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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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Bridgewater chief executive Colin Scales

St Helens’ health chiefs told they must improve

A trust providing community health services in St Helens has been told it needs to improve.

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Council leader Barrie Grunewald is set to return to his role as council leader

Council leader set to resume duties after heart attack

St Helens Council leader Barrie Grunewald is set to resume his duties just months after suffering a major heart attack while on a family holiday.

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Marie McCourt

Major step in bid to create 'Helen's Law'

A grieving local mum’s bid to keep killers behind bars indefinitely if they fail to reveal the whereabouts of their victims’ bodies takes another important step on Friday.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall

Waterboarding 'probably' OK if it saves lives, says UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said he would "probably" support the use of waterboarding if it saved lives.

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A scene from the Hillsborough disaster

Council passes motion to ‘ban’ Sun newspaper

Council chiefs in St Helens have voted to back a motion calling for the Sun newspaper to be ‘removed’ from the town.

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A school pupil lights a candle after viewing the exhibition

St Helens school hosts travelling Yad Vashem exhibition

Ahead of today’s (Friday) Holocaust Memorial Day, St Augustine of Canterbury High School recently hosted the most respected Holocaust education facility in the world.

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The Supreme Court has ruled on whether a vote in Parliament is required to trigger Brexit

Government loses Supreme Court Brexit battle

The Government has lost its historic battle in the Supreme Court over Brexit.
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Prime minister May

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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