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Lancashire care provider seeks rescue plan after financial pressures

Financial pressures have forced one of the country's biggest private home care providers to seek a rescue plan.
Business
Have you seen missing man William Hope?

Have you seen missing man William Hope?

A search is on to find missing man William Hope.

Crime
Vianden Castle in the Ardennes region of Luxembourg

Travel: Rich history of nation the size of Lancashire

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg may be a little country but it has a lot to offer visitors as Mike Hill discovered
Lifestyle
A photo of the scene posted by Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods.

M6 closed following "serious injury collision" involving car and lorry

The M6 was closed this afternoon following a two-vehicle collision.
Transport
Police were called

Kirkby couple sentenced for bus shelter sex session

A Kirkby couple who hit the headlines after they were filmed having sex in a bus shelter have been sentenced for outraging public decency.

Crime
The Shyte home page. The name is an acronym for 'seriously helps you to energise"

Canadian chocolatier Shyte goes viral for hilarious name

A Canadian chocolatier has the internet in hysterics after eagle-eyed Scots spotted his very cheeky brand name online.

Offbeat
Pam and Emily with their runner bean chutney in the new BBC2 show Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
Arts
Saints coach Justin Holbrook

Saints hoping for lucky number 13

Saints, who have lifted the coveted RL Challenge Cup on no fewer than 12 occasions, will be hoping 13 will be their luck number this year.

Sport
Michael Smith

DARTS: Smith upbeat about Unibet Premier Darts League hopes

Michael Smith’s hopes of reaching the final stages of the Unibet Premier Darts League are still alive despite losing one of his two games in the Rotterdam double header on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Theatre Royal manager Chantelle Nolan and Thomas Aspinall of B&M Waste Services

Theatre diverts all its waste from landfill sites

A theatre in St Helens has introduced a new service which allows none of its waste to be taken to landfill sites.

News
Coun Barrie Grunewald has resigned as council leader following a police investigation into a possible data breach

Council leader resigns following WhatsApp police investigation

St Helens Council’s leader has resigned after a police probe was launched into a “possible data breach” into allegations of sharing information on WhatsApp.

News
Rise in first preference primary school places

Rise in first preference primary school places

Education chiefs in St Helens says they have recorded another increase in the number of children securing their first preference primary school.

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Reginald Road to close next week for major building work

Reginald Road in Sutton will be closed for two day next week as part of housing development work in the area.

News
Dale Winton

TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62

TV presenter Dale Winton has died at the age of 62, his agent has said.
News

Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

Health
Saints coach Justin Holbrook

Youngsters in for suspended Percival and injured Taia

James Bentley and Jack Ashworth are included in Saints’ 19-man squad for Friday’s homer fixture against Huddersfield Giants.

Sport
Police probe

Detectives have named the body of a baby girl found in Manchester

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby girl in Manchester have named her Pearl.

North West
Not quite ready to shed those layers

Jabbering Journo column: I'm totally unprepared for Spring

After the longest winter known to  womankind, spring is finally in the air and my enormous, reinforced and padded, hooded and fur-trimmed winter coathas finally been relegated to the cupboard.

Opinion
The River Ribble outside the Spread Eagle at Sawley

Restaurant review: The Spread Eagle at Sawley near Clitheroe

Nestled next to a soaring stretch of the beautiful  River Ribble, with views stretching a cross the Forest of Bowland, The Spread Eagle at Sawley has earned its reputation as a calming bolt-hole in a stunning corner of our beautiful Lancashire countryside.
Lifestyle
Police investigation after shooting incident in Haydock

Police investigation after shooting incident in Haydock

A police investigation is under way after a man was injured in a suspected shooting.

Crime
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