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Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.

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Residents in Haydock protesting against the proposed Florida Farm development. A parish councillor says not enough time has been given to allow residents to study proposals to build on greenbelt land

Councillor hits out at greenbelt plans

A senior councillor has complained that protestors have not been given enough time to consider the town hall’s consultation document on its green belt plans.

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Bleak Hill Primary School, Windle, St Helens.

School honours board tribute to late councillor

Parish councillors want to install a plaque in memory of a late Windle councillor at a local school.

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MP Marie Rimmer during the recording of the song You Can't Always Get What You Want

St Helens MP’s pride in Jo Cox record

St Helens MP Marie Rimmer has spoken of her pride at being asked to take part in a recording of a unique protest song as a tribute to the late MP Jo Cox.

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Council’s fuel poverty campaign praised

Council’s fuel poverty campaign praised

Town hall chiefs in St Helens have been praised for a campaign to help residents living in fuel poverty.

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Chair Edward Hodgson (front row: fifth on the left), Deputy Chair Sam McGuiggan (front row: end left), Communications
Lead, Lucy Rauer (front row: second on the left)  and Secretary Sam Pickersgill (back row: sixth on the right)

St Helens’ youth council’s manifesto vote

Elected members of the St Helens Youth Council recently returned to the town hall chamber to agree on a manifesto - and form a cabinet tasked with overseeing key duties.

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Coun Lisa Preston with volunteers from Teardrops

Councillor helps hand out food to needy

A councillor has joined volunteers to help give out food parcels to the needy.

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Councillors and the Mayor of St Helens with cast members

Hard-hitting domestic abuse drama performed at town hall

A ground-breaking drama lifting the lid on the domestic abuse problems children face was performed to a packed audience at St Helens Town Hall.

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St Helens MP Marie Rimmer says Labour have pledged to make rough sleeping a thing of the past

St Helens MP pledges homeless pledge

St Helens MP Marie Rimmer has welcomed labour’s pledge to make rough sleeping history.

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St Helens town hall

New planning applications before St Helens Council

Council officials in St Helens are currently considering nine new planning applications.

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Marie Rimmer MP

St Helens MP backs National Postal Workers Day

St Helens MP Marie Rimmer is backing a campaign to support the work of postal workers.

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St Helens Town Hall

Have say on 30-year plan for St Helens

St Helens residents can give their views on plans for homes and employment land over the next 30 years.

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Conor McGinn, MP for St Helens North, with Marie McCourt and her family to Downing Street, where he helped deliver the petition to introduce Helen's Law which has been signed by over 320,000 people

MP Conor demands Helen’s law meeting with Government minister

A St Helens MP is demanding an urgent meeting with Justice Secretary Liz Truss to seek answers on whether the Government will support moves to introduce a new law inspired by the case of Billinge murder victim Helen McCourt.

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St Helens MP warns to social care funding crisis

St Helens MP warns to social care funding crisis

St Helens MP Marie Rimmer has called for the Government to act now to prevent a funding crisis in the social care.

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Council to replace library fines with food bank donations

Council to replace library fines with food bank donations

Tardy book borrowers can clear their library fines with food donations instead of money after council chiefs in Merseyside launched a food bank scheme to help residents who are struggling to make ends meet.

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A map of the Haydock Point site

MPs pledge to oppose logistics hub proposal

Two local MPs have vowed to oppose plans to put a huge logistics hub at a motorway junction, fearing it will cause traffic chaos in the borough.

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Marie Rimmer MP

MP says disabled jobseekers not helped

A St Helens MP has strongly criticised the Government for failing to support disabled jobseekers.

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St Helens Town Hall

Council urged to reconsider response to report

St Helens Council has been asked to reconsider its response to a report into a complaint about a disabled man’s care.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

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Marie Rimmer

MP unhappy with autumn statement

St Helens MP Marie Rimmer has hit out at the Government’s autumn statement.

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