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St Helens Sutton score major victory

St Helens Sutton Athletics Club scored a major victory over the weekend - battling poor weather conditions and the mighty Liverpool Harriers.

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Seve Gomez-Aspron

Councillor guilty of social media abuse

A councillor said to have sent a “phallic symbol” to campaigners against a Haydock development could lose his armed forces champion role.

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St Helens Councils Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Team (YPDAAT) is inviting parents and guardians to demonstrate their commitment towards keeping young people safe from the effects of underage drinking and alcohol misuse - by making a personal pledge

Council asks parents to make underage drinking pledge

Council chiefs have launched a new initiative to curb underage drinking.

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Be prepared for those questions

How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

From 'Is Father Christmas real' to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot.

Health

VIDEO: Shocking reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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St Helens College

Student Sarah’s work picked for prestigious exhibition

A talented St Helens art student has had one of her painted selected for inclusion in a high-profile exhibition.

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Many Britons  are still nervous about clearing snow for fear of getting punished

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

With the first snows of winter arriving in many parts of the country, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.
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Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

With temperatures dropping as low as -15C in some parts of the country this week, vets are warning pet owners to take extra caution during the cold spell with salt, grit and antifreeze proving fatal to pets.

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Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.
Health
Police are appealing for witnesses

Pensioner rushed to hospital after being hit by car

An elderly man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a serious road traffic collision.
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Singers entertaining the shoppers in Liverpool One

Liverpool One and Albert Dock at Christmas - review

You either love Christmas shopping or you don’t – there’s no real grey area.
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Royal Mail recommends that people post early

Royal Mail workers flat-out before posting deadlines

Royal Mail staff are working to ensure millions of Christmas cards arrive on time in what is their busiest week of the year.

Business
Here are all the dates for when your benefits will be paid.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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A Jobcentre Plus

St Helens' unemployment rate falls again

Fewer people in St Helens are claiming out-of-work benefits compared to either last month or last year.
Business
Don't Tell The Bride is back

Grooms: Do you have what it takes to pull off the ultimate wedding?

Some see Christmas time as the ideal engagement season, with more questions being popped than Champagne corks.

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Knowsley Council's 'drink less, enjoy more' campaign in Prescot

Landlords face £1,000 fine for serving ‘clearly drunk’ revellers

A festive campaign has been launched urging revellers not to over-indulge and warning pub landlords they face a £1,000 fine for selling booze to someone who is clearly drunk.

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Peter Kay: What are your rights?

Peter Kay tour cancellation: What are my rights as a ticket holder?

What are your rights if you hold a ticket to one of Peter Kay's cancelled shows?

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Peter Kay

Peter Kay tour cancelled

Peter Kay's first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled due to "unforeseen family circumstances", the comedian has said.
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Queen Elizabeth II as she leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk following the traditional Christmas Day service with other members of the Royal Family

What will Meghan Markle make of a traditional royal Christmas?

The traditions and customs followed by the royal family at Christmas are likely to come as a surprise to Meghan Markle.

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College launches January course guide

College launches January course guide

St Helens College has published its new January 2018 Adult Course Guide.

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