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State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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Rainhill High published a newsletter showing a pupil making a Isis-style salute

St Helens school published newsletter with pupil giving ‘Isis salute’

A St Helens school has issued an apology after publishing a newsletter featuring a pupil apparently making an Isis-style salute.

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£1.85m funding boost for Mere Grange project

£1.85m funding boost for Mere Grange project

An economic development scheme in St Helens has been awarded a massive cash injection.

Ecstasy tablets

St Helens schoolgirl, 14, rushed to hospital after taking ecstasy

A teenager girl from St Helens was taken to hospital after taking an ecstasy pill.

St Helens Crematorium

Funeral details announced for St Helens residents

Town hall chiefds have announced the funeral of a man who died last month.

Olympic swimmer Francesca Halsall

Francesca Halsall’s tips for success in sport and coffee

She’s best known as an Olympic swimmer but is now following her boyfriend, Saints skipper Jon Wilkin, into the business of coffee shop ownership.

Helen, Marie and Michael McCourt at a family wedding

A touching tribute to Helen McCourt

A poignant tribute will be paid to a murder victim later this month on what would have been her 52nd birthday.

Formal identification of Rainford RTC victim expected today

Formal identification of Rainford RTC victim expected today

Police today expect to formally identity a woman killed in a road traffic collision in Rainford.

Police appeal

Investigation into fatal road collision launched

Police have launched an investigation into a fatal road traffic collision.

One of the suspects from the View Road break-in

CCTV appeal issued after Rainhill burglary

An appeal has been issued after CCTV footage was captured of suspected burglars in Rainhill.
Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

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Fingers crossed

Indian summer predicted as three months of hot weather could be on the way

The UK could be set to bask in three months of hot weather as an ‘African blast’ of hot air heads north to Britain.
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Police incident.

Woman in her 80s targeted by burglar

A man forced his way into the home of an elderly woman in Prescot after calling at her home.

Police issued the warning following reports of a theft this morning

Warning to public after medication stolen

St Helens Police have issued a warning after prescription medication was reported stolen this morning.
Carolyn and Stuart Croft are trying to track down the couple from Burnley who came to their aid on holiday

Wigan couple appeal for holiday heroes who came to their rescue

A Wigan couple are looking for the good Samaritans from Burnley who came to their rescue when their money was stolen on holiday.

Isla Creig 24 mountain bike

Thieves steal child's piggy bank from home

The hunt is on for thieves who stole a child's piggy bank.
The Jacksons at Haydock Park

Review: The Jacksons at Haydock Park

When you think of The Jacksons you can’t help but think of five energetic youngsters fronted by a beaming afro-sporting kid who went on to become the King of Pop.

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Claimant count fall comes to halt

The latest labour market figures show almost identical numbers of St Helens residents are claiming out-of-work benefits as 12 months ago.

Volunteers wanted for library scheme

Volunteers wanted for library scheme

Animal Agents volunteers needed for St Helens Libraries this summer!

Discovering St Helens’ curious creatures

Discovering St Helens’ curious creatures

St Helens Council’s Ranger Service is inviting residents to a series of peculiar events this month, on the hunt for a variety of curious creatures.

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