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Holbrook names Saints squad to take on Giants

Matty Lees is included in Saints’ initial 19-man squad for Friday’s game against Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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Lad, 15, attacked outside town centre McDonalds

Lad, 15, attacked outside town centre McDonalds

Police in St Helens want to speak to teenagers who assaulted another youngsters outside McDonalds on Chalon Way.

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Review into scrambler bike misuse

Review into scrambler bike misuse

Council chiefs have launched a probe into the misuse of scrambler bikes in the Knowsley borough.

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The Phantom Lollipop Man! by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham

Book reviews: A missing lollipop man, an orphan lamb and an amazing mum

Award-winning publisher Nosy Crow is getting ready for spring with a sparkling selection of reading and activity books for younger children.

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Kevin was feeling a little bit tense. He thought there were spirits

Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
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Paul Wellens

Wellens’ praise for England boss Bennett

Paul Wellens paints an entirely different picture of England boss Wayne Bennett than the image often portrayed by the media.

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Award-winning Shakespeare performance at St Helens libraries

Award-winning Shakespeare performance at St Helens libraries

Making his third appearance after two successful sell-out performances in St Helens libraries, award-winning performer Gerard Logan will present his solo-adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece.

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Roads re-open after WWII bomb discovery

Roads re-open after WWII bomb discovery

A number of roads closed following the discovery of an unexploded WWII bomb on a St Helens industrial estate have re-opened.

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Specialist bomb disposal teams remain at the scene

Exclusion zone set up after unexploded WWII bomb found in St Helens

Police have set up an exclusion zone around an industrial estate in St Helens after the discovery of an unexploded WWII artillery shell.

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KFC, Central Retail Park, St Helens

KFC in St Helens closes after nationwide chicken shortage

St Helens' KFC outlet has closed its doors as a result of the fast food chain's ongoing shortage of chicken.
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Geoff Pimblett

Tributes to Saints favourite Pimblett

Saints have lost one of its favourite sons with the sudden death of former full back Geoff Pimblett.

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Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Book review: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

It’s little wonder that American author Laura Lippman’s new novel was named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by a raft of newspapers, journals and reviewers.

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The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

What are your favourite rom-com ingredients? Romance and comedy of course, maybe a few mishaps and misunderstandings, or just plenty of good old-fashioned drama?

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The Photographer by Craig Robertson

Book reviews: The Photographer by Craig Robertson

When a suspected serial rapist walks free from court over a legal technicality, the race is on to nail him before he can strike again.

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The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler and Steven Lenton

Books review: Hotel capers, dead famous women and incredible germs

There are plenty of thrills, spills and chills in a colourful and entertaining selection of new books for children.

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The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Book review: The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Ginger Reilly is convinced she is having the worst 30th birthday ever when she overhears her supposed best friend cruelly betraying her at a wedding bash.

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St Teresa's in Devon Street, St Helens

St Helens primary school closed due to flooding

A St Helens primary school has been forced to close for a day due to a flooding problem.
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Rugby league fan Gerald Seddon, from Newton, died following a crash on his way back from watching his beloved Leigh Centurions

Inquest opened into rugby fan’s death

An inquest has opened into the death of a rugby league fan from Newton-le-Willows who died in a crash on the way home from a game.

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Killed by Thomas Enger

Book review: Killed by Thomas Enger

Since his six-year-old son was killed in an arson blaze, Norwegian crime reporter Henning Juul has been a man on a mission…

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St Helens man admits unlawful killing of travel agent

St Helens man admits unlawful killing of travel agent

A man charged with murdering a travel agent at her workplace admits unlawful killing, a court has heard.

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