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Chamber quiz night hailed a success

The first Chamber Christmas Quiz Night took place last week at Sticky Wicket Bar and Grub.

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CCTV images of two people wanted in connection with the murder of Prescot man Adan Ellison

CCTV images released of Adam Ellison murder suspects

Detectives investigating the murder of Adam Ellison in Prescot in November have today (Friday) issued CCTV images of two potential witnesses they would like to trace.

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Pilks in first round draw

Pilkington Recs - Challenge Cup giant-killers of yesteryear - are one of 48 clubs who will be in the hat for the first round draw of the 2018 competition.

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A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West.

YELLOW WARNING: Ice predicted across the North West

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West as temperatures have been predicted to plunge to -5.6°C.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London

Date for royal wedding announced

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 next year, Kensington Palace said.
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Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
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Deep fried mince pies on chip shop's festive menu

A chip shop is serving up deep-fried mince pies and pigs in blankets over the festive season.
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Coun Paul Tushingham raised the problem of road traffic collision around Haydock Island as early as 2012

Concern over doubling of crashes at Haydock Island

The number of crashes at a busy motorway junction has more than doubled in two years following a multi-million pound overhaul.

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60% are incorrectly planning to recycle shiny or glittery wrapping paper

Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

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Have you taken all your leave

Millions of Brits set to lose annual leave because they fail to take it off

Six million UK workers are set to lose some of their annual leave because they have simply failed to take the time off during the year.

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This year's word of the year has been announced

50 year old phrase is named word of the year

"Youthquake" has been named as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year following in the footsteps of "omnishambles", "post-truth" and "selfie" to have been awarded the accolade.

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Chocolate is toxic for dogs

Mince pies, pigs in blankets and festive choc - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found.

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Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Transport
Current guidelines recommend that an alcohol-free childhood is best

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

Health
Selfitis, or the obsessive taking of selfies, appears to be a genuine condition

Can't stop taking pictures of yourself? Then you might have 'selfitis'

Selfitis, or the obsessive taking of selfies, appears to be a genuine condition, research has suggested.

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Alex Walmsley is tackled during the Rugby League World Cup final between Australia and England

Jammer: Walmsley should be a prime target for NRL clubs

Alex Walmsley’s current deal at the Totally Wicked Stadium expires at the end of the 2018 season but will the 27-year-old prop forward be heading for pastures new in 12 months’ time?

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Principal defends academy’s record against Ofsted criticism

Principal defends academy’s record against Ofsted criticism

A St Helens academy has been included on a list of schools criticised for failing to receive a good Ofsted report over the past decade.

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Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

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Loyola Hall closed as a spiritual retreat in 2014

Loyola Hall set to be transformed into a wedding venue

A former spiritual retreat in St Helens has been bought by the property developer and hotelier Lawrence Kenwright.

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Six Christmas puddings for all your festive dessert needs

Boggled by too many Christmas pudding choices? Here's our verdict on six of the best

Six Christmas puddings for all your festive dessert needs.

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