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Jobs boost as manufacturer invests £10m in St Helens plant

Insulation manufacturer Knauf has made a multi-million pound investment in its St Helens plant - creating 18 new jobs.

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Homeowners in St Helens face a �35 annual charge to get their green waste taken away

Council approves green bin charges

Homeowners in St Helens WILL have to pay to get their green waste taken for recycling after council chiefs approved plans to introduce charges.

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Aiden McAteer is wanted over the hit and run which killed little Violet-Grace Youens

Pictured: Man wanted over Violet-Grace hit and run

Police have released this image of the man they are hunting over the hit and run which killed Violet-Grace Youens.

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Cabinet to rule on green bin charges

Cabinet to rule on green bin charges

Cabinet members in St Helens will meet today to decide whether to bring in charges for taking away residents’ green waste.

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Teacher Alison Grace

School remembers teacher who died in road crash

A popular Billinge primary school teacher was remembered at an emotional ceremony unveiling a beautiful artwork prepared in tribute to her.

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Alicia McAteer

Mum of hit and run suspect pleads for him to come home

The mother of a man believed to have fled the country after a hit-and-run crash which killed a four-year-old girl has made an emotional plea for him to come home.

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Police have released this image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the assault

Police release images of man wanted after alleged assault on six-year-old

Police are appealing for help with the hunt for a man who allegedly smacked a six-year-old boy on the head on a bus.
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Trampoline park’s fitness time for toddlers

Trampoline park’s fitness time for toddlers

A trampoline park in St Helens has launched a fitness event for toddlers.

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Borough chippy fined for employing illegal workers

Borough chippy fined for employing illegal workers

A Billinge business was caught red-handed hiring illegal workers last year has been hit with a £45,000 fine.

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The band of the Yorkshire Regiment are among those who will appear at the Prescot Festival

Top Army band sign up for Prescot Festival

One of the nation’s top military bands will appear at this year’s Prescot Festival.

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Prescot man charged following death of Violet-Grace Youens

A Prescot man has been charged following the death of 4-year-old Violet-Grace Youens in a hit-and-run crash, say police.
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Missing Sophie Callaghan

Police say missing woman and baby have been found

Police, who appealed to find a woman who went missing with her 10-week-old baby have thanked the public for their efforts after she was found.

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Teachers strike over ‘management intimidation’

Teachers strike over ‘management intimidation’

Angry teachers at Rainhill High took to the picket line today as part of a long-running dispute with the school’s management.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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The Steve Prescott Bridge lit up in memory of Violet-Grace Youens

Incredible picture of Violet-Grace bridge tribute

This stunning image shows the Steve Prescott bridge bathed in light in memory of hit and run victim Violet-Grace Youens.

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Council set to inspect brown bins to close loophole

Council set to inspect brown bins to close loophole

Council officers in St Helens could inspect residents’ brown bins to ensure they are not using them for garden waste in a bid to avoid proposed green recycling charges.

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Tributes paid to Harry Wellens

Tributes paid to Harry Wellens

Harry Wellens, the former rugby league scout and father of Saints great Paul, has died aged 86.

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Man taken to hospital after shooting

Man taken to hospital after shooting

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was shot in Stockbridge Village last night (Monday).

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Police say this man, seen fleeing from the scene of the crash which killed Violet-Grace Youens, has now fled the country

Police: Man wanted over hit and run has fled the country

A senior detective in the Violet-Grace Youens hit and run case has appealed for one of the suspects to “search his conscience” after it emerged he had fled the country.

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