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Shakespeare-themed micropub given green light

A Shakespeare-themed micropub in Prescot has gained approval from planners.
Business
Cannabis discovered at a house on Alfred Street

Arrest after large cannabis farm found

A man has been arrested after police discovered a large cannabis farm in St Helens.
Crime
Emails should be sent to staff about their behaviour before parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year.

Business
Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

Crime
Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

Education
Heirs and Graces was one of the nurseries targeted

Would-be-thieves target children's nurseries

Police are appealing for information following a break-in at several St Helens nurseries.
News
Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

Business
Campaigners say Rainford has smaller amount of greenbelt land in the whole of St Helens

Campaigners say Rainford has smaller amount of greenbelt land in the whole of St Helens

Rainford needs more green space not less say campaigners who have learnt the village has the least amount of green space in the whole of St Helens Borough.

News
Police

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.
Crime
The Oraefajokull volcano

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes.

Environment
Aiden McAteer, who was jailed for nine years for causing death by dangerous driving

Police in the clear over Violet-Grace Youens' death

An independent inquiry has cleared police officers of any blame in the run-up to the death of tragic Violet-Grace Youens.
Crime

WARNING: Strong language - McDonald's employee headbutts customer after row over chicken nuggets

This is the shocking moment a McDonald's customer is headbutted by an employee after an argument broke out - over CHICKEN NUGGETS.
Crime
Rainford High staff celebrating their award

St Helens schools celebrates awards success

St Helens schools have been honoured at the prestigious Educate Awards ceremony.

News
Police issue festive night-out safety advice

Police issue festive night-out safety advice

As part of the build-up to another busy festive season Merseyside Police is issuing advice to ensure everyone can enjoy their nights out safely.

News
Ashley Highfield

Local deomcracy is firmly in the spotlight

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.

News
One in three employers surveyed said that men will never take an equal role in caring for children.

Managers reluctant to hire women who may have children, survey finds

One in seven employers admit they would be reluctant to hire a woman who might have children, according to a new study.

Business
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
Transport
The council and partners are warning that too much alcohol can have fatal consequences

Campaign warns of tragic consequences of festive alcohol bingeing

St Helens Council has launched the "One Punch Can Kill" campaign to remind people of the lethal consequences of too much alcohol.
News
St Helens town hall

Takeaway proposal submitted at former convenience store

A proposal has been submitted to planning chiefs to convert an empty One Stop store into a takeaway.

News
Council shortlisted for healthy living award

Council shortlisted for healthy living award

St Helens Council’s Healthy Living Team has been shortlisted for an award in the Public Health category at the 2018 LGC Awards.

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