Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across the North West are today going on strike – with further industrial action looming on the horizon.
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Sir Steve Redgrave is back a campaign to raise awareness of diabetes

Thousands in St Helens at risk of losing their eyesight because of diabetes

More than 3,500 people in St Helens are at risk of losing their sight because of diabetes, new figures reveal.
The mental health awareness event at Wesley Methodist Church

Success of St Helens mental health awareness event

Dozens of people flocked to a St Helens church for an event to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
Mental health awareness week runs from May 14 to May 21 this year

Trust launches anti-stigma campaign for mental health awareness week

A local NHS trust is marking Mental Health Awareness Week by relaunching its anti-stigma campaign to help reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health.
Tooth decay

Choosing healthier drinks to battle tooth decay

A new campaign is aiming to battle tooth decay in young children by encouraging healthier drinks choices.
Felicity Litchfield

Student's video will make a real difference for hospital patients

A series of videos developed by a student in St Helens promise to save the NHS money and reduce the amount of time patients stay in hospital.
The event will be held at Church Square

Fun health event returns to help St Helens residents

A weekend of fun family entertainment is returning to St Helens for the 10th year.

Did you know this month is Zombie Awareness Month?

Zombie Awareness Month is a campaign to bring awareness about zombies and the possibility of a future zombie apocalypse

The importance of immunisation highlighted

European Immunisation Week promotes the core message that immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life.
St Helens Council

Library performance celebrates 70 years of NHS

The NHS' 70th birthday is being celebrated in St Helens with an unusual drama performance in libraries.
New app being tested to highlight effects of cannabis use

'Am I Stoned' app to highlight effects of cannabis

A new app could make cannabis use safer by helping those who take it understand how the drug is affecting them.
Family handout photo dated 23/04/18 supplied by the Alfies Army Official facebook page of brain-damaged boy Alfie Evans cuddling his mother Kate James at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool

UPDATED: Alfie may be allowed home but not to Rome

A judge has ruled that terminally ill Alfie Evans may be allowed home, but will not be allowed to go to Rome for further treatment.

Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

Eight out of 10 police officers are showing signs of depression according to a new report

Majority of police officers are depressed about work

Eight out of 10 police officers are displaying signs of depression or anxiety as a result of “doing too much”, the chairman of the Police Federation has warned.

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Why your dog is your best mate

Dogs have been celebrated as man’s best friend for centuries – and that’s no accident. Your dog is probably the best friend you will ever have, when you’re looking your worst or feeling under the weather they will be there to cheer you up.

Does losing an hours sleep leave you wiped out?

Top tips on how to survive the clock going forward

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour'.

Derek Cartwright is 'retiring' from his role, the ambulance service has confirmed

Ambulance chief to retire - weeks after service is branded a 'shambles'

Ambulance service chief executive Derek Cartwright is to leave his role, it can be revealed.

What makes you happy on this special day?

People across the North West and the world over are celebrating the sixth annual International Day of Happiness today.

Scott and Danielle Whitfield

St Helens couple inspired by daughter raise money for good cause

A charity supporting children with liver disease has been given a financial boost by a couple from St Helens.
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