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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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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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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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Paloma Faith will play an open air summer concert at Haydock Park Racecourse

Paloma Faith to play Haydock Park

Singer Paloma Faith will play at Haydock Park Racouse over the summer.

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Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith announces Haydock concert

Singer Paloma Faith will play at Haydock Park Racecourse over the summer.
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Tweet your local police!

Tweet your local police!

Police in St Helens have taken a further leap into the digital age by introducing a dedicated social media desk to allow people to report non-urgent crimes or get advice online.

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Headteacer Monica Middlehurst surveys the scene of devastation at RL Hughes Primary School

Primary school arsonists in the dock

A headteacher revealed the impact an arson attack had on her school, as the three culprits appeared in court.

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Dance students at De La Salle performed a tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombing

School tribute to Manchester bomb victims

Pupils at a St Helens school performed a moving tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

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Joanne Milroy, from St Helens had been trawling social media, phone books and ancestry websites for years in an attempt to locate her long lost cousin John Pownall before their paths suddenly crossed at Amazon's fulfilment centre in Warrington, where they both worked

Long long cousins reunited ... by Amazon!

Long lost cousins were reunited after 33 years when they both got jobs working at the same warehouse.

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Elected MPs need to stand up for a free press and local democracy

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press. It is very much to be welcomed.
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Nathan Evans

Police search for missing teen in St Helens

Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 14-year-old boy who may be in the St Helens area.
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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.
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Helen McCourt

Marie McCourt - I cannot rest until my daughter's body is found

Exactly 30 years ago today Helen McCourt went to work but never arrived home.
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Marie McCourt on the 30th anniversary of her daughter Helen's murder

A mother’s 30-year fight for closure

On Friday this week a special mass will be said to commemorate, almost to the hour, the 30th anniversary of the disappearance and murder of Helen McCourt.
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Education chiefs win £750k grant

Education chiefs in Knowsley have secured just over £744,000 of Department for Education funding which will be used to accelerate educational outcomes for children in Knowsley.

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Members of the Adult and Community Learning team pictured at the service's recent 'New Year, New Skills' event in St Helens Town Hall

Praise for council’s adult social care team

St Helens Council’s Adult and Community Learning (ACL) team is celebrating after receiving a ‘Good’ further education and skills inspection report by Ofsted.

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Sgt Neil Birkett, Andrew Tickle (Winner) and Insp Matt Drennon

St Helens police poster appeal to tackle knife crime

Over the past six months, Merseyside Police Officers from the St Helens Local Police Team have embarked on a local initiative (Operation Jinli) working with partners to target the county’s increase in knife crime.

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