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Two men were hospitalised following a motorway crash on the St Helens stretch of the M62.Emergency crews were called to the eastbound carriageway - near Rainhill Stoops - shortly after 5pm last Thursday (July 10). Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof of the car before helping paramedics to move two casualties into a waiting ambulance on long boards.

One of the best-known and loved brass bands in region is staging a free concert in St Helens. Join St Helens Council rangers for a free brass band in the park event this Sunday (July 20). Pemberton Brass Band will perform in Mesnes Park, Newton le Willows between 2pm and 3.30pm. For more details about the concert contact the ranger service on 01925 229021.