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Newton-le-Willows man jailed for involvement in banned neo-Nazi group

A Newton-le-Willows man has been jailed for his involvement in a banned neo-Nazi organisation.
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Queues on the M6

M6 closed after multi-vehicle collision

A stretch of the M6 motorway has reopened after a multi-vehicle collision forced it to close.
North West
Luke Thompson

Saints’ rising star Thompson ready for battle with arch enemy

Luke Thompson is licking his lips at the prospect of picking up some of the riches which lie ahead at the business end of the RL season.

Sport
Wigan Warriors' Tony Clubb  is tackled by James Roby 'during the Super League match at the Totally Wicked Stadium earlier this season

Ashworth included in St Helens squad to face Wigan

Jack Ashworth replaces the injured Zeb Taia in the only change to Saints’ 19-man squad ahead of Thursday’s derby clash with Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium.

Sport

Special investigation: The hidden cost of war

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicide rates among military veterans are spiralling.
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The shops will close next week

More Poundworld stores will be shut

Wigan's Poundworld store is among 40 set to close, as administrators announce plans to axe a further 531 jobs.

North West
Alex Walmsley

Walmsley progressing well ahead of crucial scan

St Helens are delighted at the progress being made by Alex Walmsley.

Sport
Jobcentre Plus

St Helens ready for full Universal Credit roll-out

The benefits system in St Helens is being given a massive shake-up with the launch of the full service of Universal Credit.
Business
Matty Smith

Smith turns down further games with Sheffield Eagles

Natty Smith has rejected the chance of playing further games with Sheffield Eagles on dual registration.

Sport
Zeb Taia

Saints forward Taia ruled out of Wigan showdown

Zeb Taia has been ruled out of Thursday’s eagerly-awaited derby showdown against arch-rival Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium.

Sport
Book review: Boredom-busting books for the long summer holidays

Book review: Boredom-busting books for the long summer holidays

Come rain or shine, there is a book to keep youngsters busy this summer…

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New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation.

Arts
William the guinea pig who was found abandoned in a box

Guinea pig cruelty increases

The RSPCA is urging families to think before they buy a guinea pig after a huge increase in neglect and cruelty cases involving the furry animals.
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Joseph Michael Keane

Family's moving tribute to man who died in car crash

A grieving family has paid tribute to a "special, beautiful" man who died in a car crash.
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Michael Smith claims the Shanghai Masters title. Picture: Henry Yu/PDC

Smith claims maiden World Series title

Michael Smith claimed a maiden World Series of Darts title with an 8-2 victory over Rob Cross in the final of the 21.co.uk Shanghai Masters at the Pullman Hotel Shanghai South on Saturday.

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Book review: In The Dark by Cara Hunter

Book review: In The Dark by Cara Hunter

Oxford has – rather appropriately – developed a pleasing habit of spawning cerebral crime thrillers.

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Book review: The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver

Book review: The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver

The Whitehorns’ family home is that perfect Cornish dream… a solid, stone house perched on a cliff top, white jasmine dancing over the windows, and looking out over a glittering blue sea.

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Book review: Nucleus by Pam Norfolk

Book review: Nucleus by Rory Clements

It’s 1939 and maverick professor Tom Wilde is in a race against time to save the world from a deadly threat.
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Book review: The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance by Frances Welch

Book review: The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance by Frances Welch

It should have been a joyful occasion but the ‘dreich and misty’ driving rain that greeted the arrival of the newly crowned Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra at Balmoral in September of 1896 was just an augur of things to come.

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Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

What are your favourite rom-com ingredients?
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