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Katy Clark ‘withdraws from race’ to become Leigh candidate

Katy Clark has withdraw from the race to become the Labour candidate for the Leigh seat at the general election, it has been reported.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister has called an early general election

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster.
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St Helens town hall

Revealed: Nine St Helens Council officers earn in excess of £100k

Council bosses in St Helens have justified the salaries of top authority officers amid criticism town halls are not offering value for money.

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Campaigners protesting outside Florida Farm

Anger at £5,000 payment by property development company

Council chiefs in St Helens have hit back at criticism they received a £5,000 payment for planning advice from the company behind a controversial development in Haydock.

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St Helens Town Hall

12 applications put before planners in St Helens

An application to construct an access ramp for disabled parishioners is among the matters being considered by St Helens Council’s planning department.

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Countdown begins to mayoral election

Countdown begins to mayoral election

The first ever Liverpool City Region Mayoral Election takes place on Thursday, May 4.

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‘This is what austerity is’: Council chief defends green charges

‘This is what austerity is’: Council chief defends green charges

A senior councillor has hit back at critics of the borough’s controversial new bins charge, saying the council can no longer afford to take away green waste for free.

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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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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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Prescot and Whiston to be hit by 4.99 per cent tax hike

Prescot and Whiston to be hit by 4.99 per cent tax hike

Homeowners in Prescot and Whiston are set to see their council tax bill rocket by 4.99 per cent.

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Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh praises Cornation Street writers

Garstang actress Kym Marsh has said she is proud of Coronation Street writers for a truthful portrayal of the effects of stillbirth on families.

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School’s Yad Vashem exhibition

School’s Yad Vashem exhibition

St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School in St Helens recently hosted a touring exhibition produced by the most respected Holocaust education facility in the world, Yad Vashem, which is based in Israel.

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Portrait project launched at St Helens library

Portrait project launched at St Helens library

As part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported ‘St Helens Through the Lens’ project, St Helens Local History and Archives are asking for residents to become part of local history by contributing their own stories, memories and photographs to the archive.

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Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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Billinge residents protesting about the noise pollution and parking issues near Billinge Family Church

‘Noisy church’ row could go to watchdog

Angry residents locked in a bitter dispute with a neighbouring church are preparing to take the row to the local government Ombudsman.

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Rainford campaigners welcome government housing shift

Rainford campaigners welcome government housing shift

Campaigngers battling to save Rainford’s green belt from housing developers have given a cautious welcome to the government’s white paper on housing.

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Fate of Sherdley Park donkeys secured

Fate of Sherdley Park donkeys secured

Sherdley Park’s donkeys will now be returned to their owners after the Reporter revealed they faced being put down unless a new home could found for them.

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Sherdley Park donkeys could be put down when pets’ corner closes

Sherdley Park donkeys could be put down when pets’ corner closes

A number of donkeys in Sherdley Park’s pets’ corner may have to be put down unless they can be re-homed after it was announced the petting zoo will close.

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A dispute between some residents and a Billinge church has worsening despite effort to broker a peace deal

Love thy neighbour? Row over ‘noisy church reignites

An attempt by council chiefs to broker a peace deal between church leaders and disgruntled residents has failed to resolve the bitter dispute.

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