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St Helens school disputes loss claim and says it will make a surplus

A strife-hit St Helens school says it is projected to make an “in-year financial surplus”.

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Parkside Colliery before it was demolished

New plans to be submitted for Parkside regeneration

A new planning application was due to be submitted today for the long-running redevelopment of a former colliery.
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Mercure Hotel in St Helens is listed on several websites as closed

Mercure ‘working hard’ to save troubled St Helens hotel

The parent company of a troubled St Helens hotel says it is “working hard” to secure its future.

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Mercure St Helens shortly after its official opening

Shock ‘closure’ of landmark St Helens hotel

A landmark hotel in St Helens town centre appears to have closed its doors - putting up to 25 jobs at risk.

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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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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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CPS confirms there will be NO further action against Ryan Lamb stabbing suspects

CPS confirms there will be NO further action against Ryan Lamb stabbing suspects

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed there is insufficient evidence to charges anyone over the death of Ryan Lamb.

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UPDATED: Man charged with manslaughter after assault in St Helens town centre

A 56-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after another man died following an incident in St Helens in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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The Vauxhall Astra on CCTV

Police chasing new lead in Haydock arson case

Detectives have today issued a CCTV image of a car they want to trace as part of an investigation into an arson at a house in Haydock last month.
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Palmer and Harvey, Haydock Pic: Google

Jobs shock as 2,500 staff made redundant at Palmer and Harvey

Around 2,500 staff have been made redundant at Palmer & Harvey after it collapsed into administration despite attempts to secure a lifeline for the troubled wholesaler.
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St Helens scouting group responds to littering complaints

St Helens scouting group responds to littering complaints

A councillor has spoken to a St Helens scout group about littering around their headquarters.

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Council leader Barrie Grunewald

Arson-hit refugee re-settled in new home

A Syrian refugee family who were victims of a arson attack at their home in Haydock have been successfully re-homed.

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Wally Ashcroft and local resident Fred Bishop at the site of the proposed drive-thru at Windle Island during an earlier campaign

Windle councillor hits back at advice not to back greenbelt protestors

A senior parish councillor has hit out at official advice urging him not to support a campaign to save the borough’s greenbelt land.

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Post office workers in St Helens stage strike

Post office workers in St Helens stage strike

More than a dozen postal workers have staged a walk-out at the town centre’s Royal Mail office.

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Residents exposed to hazardous materials at care home

Residents exposed to hazardous materials at care home

A St Helens care home has been rated as inadequate after inspectors found elderly residents were often unsafe and exposed to hazardous materials.

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Adam Ellison

Family appeal for information after Adam's murder

The family of Adam Ellison, who was stabbed to death in Prescot at the weekend, have appealed for help in finding his killer.
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Windle Island

East Lancs Road to be closed this weekend

Motorists in St Helens are being warned to expect delays over the next couple of weekends while cable diversion work takes place.

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Lidl is opening a new store in St Helens

Lidl store to open in St Helens

Budget supermarket Lidl is set to open a new store in St Helens.

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Adam Ellison

Family's heartbreaking tribute to man stabbed to death in Prescot

The family of a man stabbed to death in Prescot say "their world has fallen apart".
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Saints away kit

Saints launch new home and away strips

St Helens have unveiled their new kit for next season.
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