Pharmaceutical jobs boost with new venture

A flagship pharmaceuticals firm’s headquarters near the Ashton and Haydock border could bring up to 175 new jobs to the area.

A CCTV image of the man who left cannabis behind at Rainhill Post Office

Police hunt man who left bags of cannabis in post office

An appeal has been issued to track down a man who left four bags of cannabis behind at a post office.
Former England RL star Scott Moore

RL star awaits fate over assaults

A former England rugby league international has pleaded guilty to assault charges after a violent confrontation which left a borough police officer with a broken wrist.
Jordan Campbell was murdered at a New Year's Eve party

Pair jailed for helping teenager’s killer

The former girlfriend and a cousin of a man who brutally murdered Haydock teenager Jordan Campbell have been jailed for trying to help him cover his tracks.

The Fire Brigades Union has expressed alarm at changes for Eccleston fire station

'Lives put at risk' by fire service cuts, says union

Lives are being put at risk by plans to only offer a retained fire engine at a station in St Helens overnight, it has been claimed.
Robert Sempey, whose body was found in Haydock just after midnight on Sunday

Murder probe in Haydock: Victim is named

Detectives have confirmed the identity of a man at the centre of a murder investigation in Haydock.
Student actors remember the 200 Wood Pit mining disaster victims

Pit disaster which claimed more than 200 lives is remembered

Theatre students have kickstarted a series of memorial events to the more than 200 victims of a major colliery disaster 140 years ago.
Cassie Hayes, left, with mum Tracy, centre, and sister Nadine.

Fresh tributes issued by family of tragic travel agent

The family of a mother-of-one - who had her throat cut in front of horrified colleagues - have issued fresh tributes to her.
The funeral of Adam Ellison will take place next week

Funeral for tragic Adam next week

The funeral details of tragic Adam Ellison - who was stabbed to death in Prescot - have been announced.
A fresh arrest in the James Meadows murder inquiry has been made in St Helens

James Meadows murder: Second St Helens arrest

A second arrest has been made in the St Helens area by detectives probing the murder of a Liverpool teenager.
Vincent Burke has appeared before a special court session in Liverpool, accused of murdering Cassie Hayes in Southport on Saturday

Travel agent murder: St Helens man appears in court

A St Helens man has appeared in court accused of murdering a travel agent at her workplace.
A 30-year-old St Helens man will appear in court tomorrow charged with Cassie Hayes' murder

Travel agent murder: St Helens man charged

A St Helens man will appear before magistrates tomorrow accused of the murder of a travel agent in Southport.
Cassie Hayes, who died at a travel agents in Southport

Travel agent murder: St Helens man arrested

Detectvives have arrested a St Helens man on suspicion of murder after a woman was attacked at a travel agents earlier today.
One of the CCTV stills released by detectives in St Helens

CCTV appeal after OAP suffers debit card thefts

Detectives have released CCTV stills of two people being sought over a suspected burglary and cash theft in St Helens.
Part of Burton's chop shop

Illegal 'chop shop' operator is jailed

A Whiston man who ran a "chop shop" for stolen cars has been jailed for 68 months.
Four people have been released on bail

Four people released on bail as part of murder probe

A suspect arrested as part of a murder probe in Prescot has been released on bail.
Alan Kennedy, 15, who has been missing since December 28

Appeal for missing teenager from St Helens

An appeal has been issued for a St Helens teenager who has not been seen for nearly a fortnight.
Detectives have arrested a woman in Prescot as part of a murder probe

Arrest made in Prescot as part of murder probe

Detectives have made an arrest in Prescot as part of a murder probe in Liverpool.
Police have issued an appeal after a distraction burglary in Rainford

Police condemn thief who targeted man in his 90s

Detectives have appealed for help after a man in his 90s fell victim to a sneak thief.
Scamblers on the M6

Police condemn scrambler riders "pulling wheelies" on the M6

Motorway police have slammed young riders who were filmed pulling wheelies on the M6.
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