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"19.01.2017 20:00:03" sthelensstar.co.uk Family of scrambler bike victim Jessica Chisnall describe ordeal as she remains in hospital with severe head injury THE family of a 15-year-old girl who was struck by a scrambler bike have described the serious injuries she has suffered. Thoughts and prayers with the family who are at Jessica's bedside
"19.01.2017 19:30:08" sthelensstar.co.uk Kind hearted sisters raise more than £300 for the homeless Great effort girls!
"19.01.2017 18:45:56" sthelensstar.co.uk Hospitals start year under heavy pressure St Helens and Whiston were among hospitals struggling to cope during the first week of the year.
"19.01.2017 18:34:04" Saints - St Helens Star This week's off the ball comment looks at the Wales Rugby League - Rygbi Cynghrair Cymru who have made an impression at Official St.Helens RLFC
"19.01.2017 18:00:43" sthelensstar.co.uk Paper Mountains look to climb high Looks like these lads have some big plans. Have you seen the Paper Mountains yet?
"19.01.2017 17:15:40" sthelensstar.co.uk 'Bring back our bus services' Have you been affected by the changes to the bus service?
"19.01.2017 16:39:50" sthelensstar.co.uk Man pleads guilty to Eccleston stabbing A 20-year-old man suffered wounds to his back and face.
"19.01.2017 14:48:10" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATE: Town centre hit by power cut More details on this afternoon's power cut.
"19.01.2017 14:06:27" sthelensstar.co.uk Power cut hits town centre Are you affected?
"19.01.2017 13:15:06" sthelensstar.co.uk Police hunting burglars who stole large quantity of cash from home Another burglary in the area
"19.01.2017 12:45:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Man charged after off-licence staff threatened with hammer in robbery Police were called to reports a man entered the shop, threatened staff and took money.
"19.01.2017 12:26:16" Saints - St Helens Star Official St.Helens RLFC young guns ready for Super League chance
"19.01.2017 12:25:41" sthelensstar.co.uk Futures of Sherdley Park golf course and Pets' Corner under review Will they be axed after cuts to council funding?
"19.01.2017 12:15:40" sthelensstar.co.uk Judge praises 'heroic' officers Tighe had to be rescued after he drove the stolen car into Carr Mill Dam
"19.01.2017 11:47:45" sthelensstar.co.uk Car tax is changing in April: Here's what you need to know Because life would be boring if everything stayed the same hey..
"19.01.2017 11:40:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Police release photograph of Rolex watch stolen in burglary Can you help Merseyside Police?
"19.01.2017 11:12:01" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATE: Woman in 'criticial' condition after car comes off M62 and hits tree The woman's condition is described as "critical" as police reissue appeal
"19.01.2017 10:20:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Ambulance service ordered to improve by healthcare regulator The chief inspector of hospitals queried whether the service 'had enough staff to meet the needs of patients'.
"19.01.2017 10:13:03" Saints - St Helens Star Official St.Helens RLFC first out and our right centre since Matt Gidley gives strike on both edges
"19.01.2017 09:49:31" Saints - St Helens Star Leadership in abundance at Official St.Helens RLFC ahead of Super League campaign
"19.01.2017 09:10:19" sthelensstar.co.uk REVEALED: CGI images give glimpse of how Tyrers building will be transformed by £1m investment Tell us what you think!
"18.01.2017 19:00:39" sthelensstar.co.uk REVEALED: Two arrests and home-made sling shot seized in police raids TWO men have been arrested today and weapons - including a home-made sling shot - have ben seized after warrants were executed. Arrests and weapons have been seized today
"18.01.2017 18:13:12" sthelensstar.co.uk 'The death spiral of St Helens is over' - claims senior councillor after Florida Farm development passed Jobs, growth and investment vs destruction of green belt and traffic fears - the debate rages.
"18.01.2017 15:54:01" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATED 3.20PM: M62 reopens after crash All three lanes were closed this morning following the incident
"18.01.2017 14:50:03" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATED: Florida Farm development approved by planning committee in the face of fierce opposition from residents THE controversial plans to build a giant distribution development on green belt land at Florida Farm in Haydock have been approved by… Full report from last night's planning meeting
"18.01.2017 14:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Police issue to appeal to trace man wish to speak to in asssault investigation Can you help police trace him?
"18.01.2017 13:31:36" sthelensstar.co.uk Residents urged to be vigilant in wake of burglaries Have you been affected?
"18.01.2017 12:28:26" sthelensstar.co.uk Community centre which faced closure celebrating £280,000 grant “In September 2015, the centre was on the point of closure and it was only because the community pulled together to prevent it from happening."
"18.01.2017 08:07:11" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATED 10.15am: Motorway accidents causing backlogs for commuters MOTORISTS are enduring misery on the motorway network this morning after accidents led to a series of tailbacks. Misery on the roads this morning by the sound of things.
"17.01.2017 20:14:28" sthelensstar.co.uk Florida Farm development approved by planning committee Breaking news this evening as planning committee approves Florida Farm development after two and a half hour hearing
"17.01.2017 17:43:26" sthelensstar.co.uk CCTV APPEAL: Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint Knife-wielding man climbed into a parked taxi and robbed cash off the driver when he returned from a shop
Police have released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.
"17.01.2017 15:48:14" sthelensstar.co.uk Need to ring 999 but it's not safe to talk? Here's what to do... Hopefully you'll never have to use this but it's well worth knowing
"17.01.2017 14:39:30" sthelensstar.co.uk Works underway on Newton-le-Willows Station interchange "Newton-le-Willows' rich railway heritage will soon be matched with a top class station."
"17.01.2017 13:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Snooker legend Steve Davis speaks to the guests at Chamber's annual dinner Steve Davis was in town on Friday
"17.01.2017 12:30:04" sthelensstar.co.uk Elderly woman's purse stolen from home distraction burglary The woman was left "badly shaken" by the ordeal.
"17.01.2017 11:44:14" sthelensstar.co.uk 'Government has left us with little choice' says acting leader as council tax hike recommended What do you think?
"17.01.2017 10:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Protestors vow to fight on after asylum hostel gets green light “This has been an absolute travesty of justice. They have completely disregarded the local consensus."
"17.01.2017 09:38:56" sthelensstar.co.uk Planning D-day for Florida Farm development Will you be going to the meeting later?
"17.01.2017 09:12:43" sthelensstar.co.uk Housing plans risk road safety say Rainford campaigners "It beggars belief that St Helens Council thinks this is an appropriate site for housing development on such a vast scale."
"17.01.2017 07:56:02" Saints - St Helens Star Official St.Helens RLFC to give big squad a run out against Widnes Vikings Rugby League Club - with a few debuts too
"16.01.2017 17:19:37" sthelensstar.co.uk Traffic delays after three-vehicle collision on East lancs Have you been caught up in this?
"16.01.2017 17:00:32" sthelensstar.co.uk Baby rhino meeting her dad for the first time caught on camera Will you be giving this a watch tonight?
"16.01.2017 16:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Entries open for regional tourism awards Any local businesses you think should be nominated?
"16.01.2017 15:48:13" sthelensstar.co.uk Lorry driver from St Helens dies in M6 crash Some sad news to bring you.
"16.01.2017 15:23:43" sthelensstar.co.uk Hear the story behind Dream Looks an interesting event.
"16.01.2017 10:39:28" sthelensstar.co.uk CCTV APPEAL: Do you recognise these women police want to speak to in connection with theft from town centre pub? CCTV images have been released by the police after a group of women stole a CB-style radio from a town centre pub. Could you help police to find them?
"16.01.2017 10:02:11" sthelensstar.co.uk Bid for St Helens shops to stop selling The Sun A motion calling on retailers to stop selling The Sun is to be put forward at a council meeting
"16.01.2017 08:17:55" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATE: Two bailed after teenage girl hit by a scrambler; victim remains in hospital The pair arrested by police have been bailed.
"15.01.2017 19:00:50" sthelensstar.co.uk Help Citadel appeal at local history screenings Fancy going to any of the screenings?
"15.01.2017 17:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk The last resort COMMENT: "Building on green belt should be a last resort after all options have been exhausted."
"15.01.2017 15:00:04" sthelensstar.co.uk Pugalugs author raises more than £1,000 for charity on latest book tour Great effort!
"15.01.2017 13:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens is a great place to live READER COMMENT: "I agree wholeheartedly with the letter decrying the levels of negativity in St Helens."
"15.01.2017 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Beauty and the Beast come to the stage at the Theatre Royal in a tale as old as time Will you be going to this?
"15.01.2017 11:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Show more imagination READER LETTER: "How about a more imaginative and ambitious strategy?"
"15.01.2017 09:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Is there a traffic plan? READER LETTER: Looking at the current log jams and accidents it is a wonder anyone can leave St Helens to work.
"15.01.2017 08:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Our town in the 50s A few nostalgic photos for you
"14.01.2017 18:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk You can't mask decline COMMENT: "Back in the early 80s, even at a time of mass de-industrialisation, the town centre had a far better range of shops and there was more of a positive vibe about it."
"14.01.2017 16:03:07" sthelensstar.co.uk This just disgusts me READER LETTER: "Can somebody please name and shame the filthy person who appears to be deliberately dropping small black bags filled with dog excrement."
"14.01.2017 14:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk I support the growth ideas "I believe that the local authority is correct in its ambitious plans for redevelopment in our town."
"14.01.2017 12:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Get your glad rags on for Willowbrook's 1920s ball Looks a good event. Will you be going?
"14.01.2017 10:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Spirit of enterprise READER LETTER: "It makes a refreshing change to see a healthy alternative, rather than another pie shop or takeaway."
"14.01.2017 09:45:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Family stunned as pet dog comes home after almost three years Lovely news!
Pet dog Buster - who had been missing for two years and 10 months - is reunited with his owners after he was spotted wandering streets
"14.01.2017 08:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk How dare you call us moaners READER LETTER: "How can you say we only care about ourselves? It is a ridiculous statement with no fact to it what so ever."
"13.01.2017 19:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Money raised for junior football club after fire destroyed equipment Super effort.
"13.01.2017 18:15:07" sthelensstar.co.uk Rugby team's new shirts support campaign to reduce male suicide in memory of Steve Gartland A great cause!
"13.01.2017 16:38:20" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATE: Two arrested after teenage girl hit by a scrambler A TEENAGE girl has been taken to hospital after being hit by a scrambler bike. Terrible news, we hope she is okay
"13.01.2017 16:01:36" sthelensstar.co.uk Warning after five cases of bird flu confirmed in Merseyside St.Helens Council is warning people to be vigilant
"13.01.2017 15:50:40" sthelensstar.co.uk Council's grass sport pitches closed this weekend due to weather conditions Anyone scheduled to play a match this weekend?
"13.01.2017 15:19:59" sthelensstar.co.uk Unsung volunteering hero Kevin honoured with MBE Congratulations Kevin!
"13.01.2017 11:00:02" sthelensstar.co.uk Woman's appeal for missing dog after being cut from car in Haydock Island crash Have you seen Phoenix?
"13.01.2017 10:22:01" sthelensstar.co.uk 7 reasons why Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky date Unlucky for some
"13.01.2017 08:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk MP slams Government over rising train prices “The Government has allowed blatant profiteering that is ripping off passengers and consistently failed to act protect commuters."
"12.01.2017 19:15:01" sthelensstar.co.uk World War Two bomb survivor celebrates 100th birthday Great story. Many happy returns Isabella!
"12.01.2017 18:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Pensioner who stole funeral donations avoids jail term “No one I have spoken to can believe that a man of his age could do such a horrible thing."
"12.01.2017 17:40:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Residents alerted to road closure due to electricity works Closure will commence from Monday next week
"12.01.2017 17:07:42" sthelensstar.co.uk Council warn residents over snow forecast St.Helens Council is also urging people to check on elderly neighbours or those who live alone.
"12.01.2017 16:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Plans for William Hill bookies on Bridge Street What do you think?
"12.01.2017 15:03:19" sthelensstar.co.uk Twenty-three individuals and organisations could face criminal proceedings following Hillsborough Criminal proceedings could follow with CPS to look at evidence
"12.01.2017 13:01:33" sthelensstar.co.uk More than 1,600 new Helena homes to be developed Could be one for home seekers.
"12.01.2017 11:27:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Martin Murray to have another crack at middleweight ST HELENS boxer Martin Murray is preparing to drop back down to middleweight after enduring a disappointing 2016. Martin Murray to drop back down for another crack at middleweight division
"12.01.2017 11:10:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Burglars make off with eight vans after industrial estate break-in Can you help Merseyside Police trace any of the stolen vans?
"12.01.2017 10:40:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Is it time to be 'radical' with town centre? Council report says the town centre strategy needs to be “radical” in how it can be rejuvenated.
What do you think should be done?
"12.01.2017 09:53:53" sthelensstar.co.uk New economic strategy drawn up for town What do you think is needed?
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"11.01.2017 17:29:58" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATE: Woman taken to hospital after being cut from car after collision with heavy goods vehicle An update on this afternoon's crash on the East Lancs
"11.01.2017 15:30:34" sthelensstar.co.uk 'It would be a moral injustice': Protestors gather in bid to save care home "The bed bocking problem we've got is horrendous. It's exactly what we need and it's horrendous that the council want to lose this."
"11.01.2017 14:12:42" sthelensstar.co.uk East Lancs closed at Haydock Island following road accident Have you seen anything?
"11.01.2017 13:43:26" sthelensstar.co.uk 'His refusal to admit guilt was particularly shameful': Man, 22, jailed for causing death of cyclist Dave Hitchen “I hope this sentence gives closure to the family in terms of the criminal investigation and helps them adjust to life without David.”
"11.01.2017 11:59:48" sthelensstar.co.uk Star Wars and Bridget Jones swell Cineworld audience numbers to 100m What was the last film you went to see at the cinema?
"11.01.2017 11:40:44" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of assault at Rainford High School released from custody Man released pending a disposal decision
"11.01.2017 10:30:27" sthelensstar.co.uk Can you give Beano a home? He's at Merseyside Dogs Trust if you want to meet him...
"11.01.2017 07:24:12" sthelensstar.co.uk Feeling lonely? Well how about a brew and some good company “We've all felt lonely at some point in life,” said social organiser Julie Webster.
“For some, it's a temporary feeling that we overcome, but for others it lingers and can seriously dent your confidence, as well as leave you feeling cut-off."
"10.01.2017 23:04:37" sthelensstar.co.uk Man arrested in connection with 'domestic dispute' assault at Rainford High School A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of assault following a reported dispute at Rainford High School this afternoon. Readers have been asking why police were at the school.
"10.01.2017 22:16:18" sthelensstar.co.uk Blundering bus thief a 'serial taker of vehicles' A BUNGLING thief who stole a bus and immediately crashed it into a set of railings has been jailed for 18 months. He stole bus and crashed it into railings.
"10.01.2017 18:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Ste's scoring under the sticks with rugby shop Looks a good one for rugby fans!
"10.01.2017 15:09:37" sthelensstar.co.uk Council admits dumping recycling in bin wagon to tackle 'backlog' 'Rubbish' news for you this afternoon
"10.01.2017 13:11:41" sthelensstar.co.uk Drop-in service for those interested in adoption to be held at St Helens Town Hall Fifty children in St Helens have found families in the last year
"10.01.2017 08:59:17" sthelensstar.co.uk Proud dad posts online tribute to brave seven-year-old son battling cancer "I will never be braver than my son but I can give a little back."
"09.01.2017 18:43:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Florida Farm proposals recommended for approval ahead of committee meeting Council planning committee will sit next Tuesday.
"09.01.2017 15:34:08" sthelensstar.co.uk Shake-up for community healthcare in St Helens A three-way partnership will take control of adult community health services, such as district nursing, in St Helens, after the current service was deemed to be unsuitable for the years ahead
"09.01.2017 13:00:37" sthelensstar.co.uk Sue rockets to sci-fi success Congratulations Sue!
"09.01.2017 12:10:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Cats and kittens rescued from house fire Firefighters tackling house fire in Blackbrook brought six cats and six kittens to safety
"09.01.2017 12:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Met Office issues snow warning for St Helens Hands up if the thought of snow this week still makes you a little bit excited...
"09.01.2017 11:38:26" sthelensstar.co.uk Married couples can claim money back Are you one of the 373,902 couples in the North West eligible for a cash rebate?
"09.01.2017 08:33:55" sthelensstar.co.uk TRAFFIC: Delays on M62 near Rainhill THERE are reports of slow and heavy traffic on the M62 this morning. Hope the delays aren't too bad this morning
"09.01.2017 07:55:30" sthelensstar.co.uk DIY dad got creative to build sons bedrooms of their dreams WHEN dad Chris Scott decided to test out his DIY skills by giving his sons' bedrooms a fresh look, he set out with ambitions to create a space… A lovely story to start the day...
"08.01.2017 22:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Rainford residents join fight against green belt development A GROUP of villagers have joined together to raise awareness of proposals that could see land released from the green belt to pave the way for… Rainford residents became the latest group to voice opposition to potential plans to develop on green belt land.
"08.01.2017 21:48:23" sthelensstar.co.uk Arctic air could bring snow to most of UK by Friday National forecasts say most of the UK could see snow as Arctic air moves south and winds pick up towards the end of the week.
"08.01.2017 21:02:52" sthelensstar.co.uk College merger puts jobs at risk The potential merger of two colleges could put up to 50 jobs at risk of redundancy over the next two years, the Star has learned.
"08.01.2017 20:04:16" sthelensstar.co.uk Proposals on newspapers' legal costs 'wrong', MP Damian Collins warns Controversial measures to saddle newspapers with the cost of legal disputes regardless of fault are "wrong in principle" and could play… Mr Collins said the ability of the press to hold those in power to account is "one of the cornerstones of our democracy" and warned that the laws would have a chilling effect.
"08.01.2017 15:00:33" sthelensstar.co.uk Where's the opposition? READER LETTER: "In my view councillors are elected to represent local people's feelings and concerns. They then do what they want to and ignore us."
"08.01.2017 13:02:13" sthelensstar.co.uk Apartments bid a waste COMMENT: "Plan is just a waste."
"08.01.2017 11:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Miserable moaners "It seems the majority of St Helens folk are more bothered about paying £1 to park their car in the town centre or not having a Primark shop to bother about helping anyone else."
"08.01.2017 09:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk They deserve the praise COMMENT: "I was not shocked when I read that Rivington Primary School was the best achieving school in the borough."
"07.01.2017 18:00:35" sthelensstar.co.uk Failure to invest in town COMMENT: "The shopping centre hasn't had any investment and has remained 'locked in time' the way it was."
"07.01.2017 16:01:36" sthelensstar.co.uk Keeping the town's history COMMENT: "I'm glad it's not being torn down or turned into another bar."
"07.01.2017 14:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk A friendly bunch READER LETTER: "I relocated to the area not so long ago but I can already feel a great sense of community which makes settling in much easier."
"07.01.2017 10:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk What future do you want? READER LETTER: "Future generations will look at St Helens and think, whatever where they thinking of?"
"07.01.2017 08:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk It's a good place to live COMMENT: "I have lots of friends round here and never had a bit of trouble."
"06.01.2017 20:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Do us a favour... get off the road READER LETTER: "I would like to say well done to the most stupid, irresponsible and downright idiotic person who decided to cut across me on the East Lancs Road."
"06.01.2017 19:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Park's towering reflection Stunning shot of former Pilks head office by contributor Denis Williams
"06.01.2017 18:45:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Man released without charge after 'firearms arrest' Officers were called to reports a man had been seen with a gun.
"06.01.2017 18:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Community effort sees sitcom pilot filmed at Earlestown cafe Great effort guys!
"06.01.2017 16:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Granddad Bob swaps hill-walking for painting following cancer treatment Well done Bob!
"06.01.2017 15:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Retirement village is a healthy option for over-60s "I moved here to enhance my life, because of all the facilities available at hand There's something to do here every hour of every day."
"06.01.2017 14:30:02" sthelensstar.co.uk Detectives issue of image of man they want to speak to about assaults and theft Can you help detectives?
"06.01.2017 13:25:15" sthelensstar.co.uk Man, 19, arrested in connection with house burglary in which jewellery of 'sentimental value' taken A jewellery box was taken containing items of sentimental importance was stolen.
"06.01.2017 11:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Snooker icon Steve Davis to be guest speaker at Chamber annual dinner Looks a good event
"06.01.2017 11:13:51" St Helens Star's cover photo This picture taken from Taylor Park Hill was sent into us by Star reader Anthony Lowe
We thinks its great and really shows how the frosty weather can make for beautiful photographs.
What do you think?
Got a picture you think deserves a spot in our
"06.01.2017 10:26:42" sthelensstar.co.uk PJ DEBATE: Tesco customer calls on supermarket to ban shoppers in pyjamas What do you think?
"06.01.2017 10:10:10" sthelensstar.co.uk Cancer survivor Jules raises more than £10,000 with Smarties tubes What a great idea. Well done Julie!
"06.01.2017 07:30:29" sthelensstar.co.uk Council taxpayers set to face 3.99 per cent rise COUNCIL tax in the borough is set to be increased by almost four per cent for the second successive year. Your bills look set to rise again
"06.01.2017 07:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Mum appeals for donations to hospital which saved her 11-year-old daughter's life Izzy was one of 120 people in the world to contract the extremely rare form of encephalitis
"05.01.2017 22:11:29" sthelensstar.co.uk Challenge Cup draw made The draw for the first round of the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup took place this evening (Thursday, January 5) at The Deep in Hull. That's some trip for the Pilks lads...
"05.01.2017 19:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Four-year-old with rare disease receives first treatment to prolong her life “To be able to afford the train fare to take Kaycee for this life prolonging treatment means everything to me."
"05.01.2017 18:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Residents voice anger over delayed recycling collections as council apologises A council spokesman said: "Collection crews are working until 7pm to tackle the backlog. All outstanding recycling will be collected by the weekend.
"We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
"05.01.2017 17:09:47" sthelensstar.co.uk Stillia confirm release date of single Let Me In So, who's going to be buying this?
"05.01.2017 16:15:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Burn off Christmas excess with Couch to 5k scheme Anyone fancy this?
"05.01.2017 15:29:36" Saints - St Helens Star Pick your best Official St.Helens RLFC hooker of the Super League era
"05.01.2017 14:19:24" sthelensstar.co.uk Ex-school governor Mike Foy awarded with OBE for services to education Congratulations Mike!
"05.01.2017 14:15:47" sthelensstar.co.uk Not sure who your child is talking to online? This film will make you check Difficult to watch but let's hope sharing this video will save lives
"05.01.2017 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Chalon Court Hotel to be rebranded under deal with major chain Mecure Venue to be renamed Mercure Chalon Court Hotel.
"05.01.2017 11:55:18" Saints - St Helens Star New Official St.Helens RLFC scrum half Matty Smith's thoughts on his move and what he has learned away from St Helens
"05.01.2017 11:06:33" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATE: Missing Catherine Heyes found 'safe and well' Missing Catherine Heyes has been found safe and well, say Merseyside Police.
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"05.01.2017 09:41:32" sthelensstar.co.uk Family's pain as tragic teenager's online profile is stolen "We have just had our first Christmas without her and now to deal with this. It is heartbreaking."
Grieving mother of Jessica Davies speaks of her disgust after a fake Facebook profile used photographs of her daughter.
"04.01.2017 19:15:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Care home told to improve by inspectors Care home told to make improvements after the service was found to be "not always safe".
"04.01.2017 18:28:01" sthelensstar.co.uk YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: Help us fight section 40 legal threat to your right to be told the truth "Your local newspaper really does need you.”
"04.01.2017 17:42:34" sthelensstar.co.uk Appeal to trace woman missing from home since New Year's Day Appeal from Merseyside Police to trace missing Catherine Heyes. Have you seen her?
"04.01.2017 15:02:39" sthelensstar.co.uk Jewellery of 'sentimental value' stolen in house burglary Can you help?
"04.01.2017 13:10:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Echoes of the past brought to life at Central Library "It has been really good to see what young people take from the photos."
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"04.01.2017 12:13:45" sthelensstar.co.uk Car wash plans at dealership premises Hand car wash plans submitted
"04.01.2017 11:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Actress Dame Judi Dench named patron of new Prescot playhouse "The Shakespeare North project is important to me because I believe that great Shakespearean performances can change lives and because I want to help offer hope, vision and an enhanced educational experience to the children of Knowsley."
Dame Judi Dench
"04.01.2017 10:11:25" sthelensstar.co.uk New plans for homes on vacant site off New Street Fresh plans for homes on vacant site submitted
"04.01.2017 08:58:00" sthelensstar.co.uk LOOK INSIDE: Healthy Vigour Kitchen and Juice Bar opens its doors A peek inside the new Vigour Kitchen on Bridge Street. Have you been in yet?
"04.01.2017 07:52:33" sthelensstar.co.uk 'It's getting worse': Frustrations grow over car parking at Junction station Campaigners say congestion has got worse at the station and have felt frustrated at a lack of progress on plans to improve the car park.
"03.01.2017 16:25:30" sthelensstar.co.uk Army veteran who came close to suicide is backing a campaign encouraging other personnel to ask for help “Ex-servicemen and women need to know help is out there and that it is important and okay to ask for it.”
Inspiring story of army veteran who ended up living on the streets and slept in Victoria Park for six months.
"03.01.2017 13:06:30" sthelensstar.co.uk Warning over traffic disruptions due to gas mains works Updated with some clarification on the locations affected. It is Laffak Road from tomorrow.
"03.01.2017 10:10:00" sthelensstar.co.uk What was the bright light in the sky next to the moon last night? Did you see it?
Send us your pics
"03.01.2017 09:54:15" sthelensstar.co.uk On a New Year health kick? Well new town centre venue could be right up your street Vigour has its official opening today
"03.01.2017 09:00:26" sthelensstar.co.uk Funeral of mother-of-two Sheila Chowdhury to take place today Thoughts are with the family today.
"02.01.2017 15:22:04" sthelensstar.co.uk Whiston site included in Government list of approved 'garden villages' "Locally led garden towns and villages have enormous potential to deliver the homes that communities need."
"02.01.2017 11:19:10" sthelensstar.co.uk Energy facility planning application being considered for Pilks site GLASS giants Pilks have submitted plans for a cutting edge energy recovery facility that would be capable of producing 15MW of electricity. There'll be some big planning decisions for St Helens in 2017.
Here's one that will be under consideration.
"01.01.2017 17:08:29" sthelensstar.co.uk Meet Whiston Hospital's first baby of 2017 HERE is Whiston Hospital's first arrival of 2017. Awwwww...if you've got news of any other New Year's Day babies let us know.
"01.01.2017 15:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk A better world READER COMMENT: "I thought how much nicer would the world be if we all tried to do this for someone less fortunate."
"01.01.2017 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk The gender debate... READER LETTER: "Am I the only one who finds the current 'growth industry' of gender politics among so many young people ridiculous?"
"01.01.2017 10:25:14" sthelensstar.co.uk British tourists put on alert after Turkey nightclub massacre British tourists have been warned to "remain vigilant" in Turkey where at least 39 New Year's Eve revellers were killed by a gunman… Warning to "remain vigilant" in Turkey where at least 39 New Year's Eve revellers were killed by a gunman.
"01.01.2017 09:58:19" sthelensstar.co.uk New quid on the block: 12-sided coin to replace round pound on March 28 The new 12-sided £1 coin will enter circulation on March 28, the Government has announced. Something to look out for this year.
"01.01.2017 08:37:01" Timeline Photos Got your New Year's resolutions sorted yet?
"31.12.2016 18:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Why blame our town? READER COMMENT: "After reading about the church robbery in Parr I am confused why everyone blames St Helens."
"31.12.2016 16:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk 40 million Britons expected to celebrate New Year's Eve with 'big night in' Around 40 million adults across the UK are expected to welcome 2017 by having a "big night in", according to a report. Are you having a big night in?
"31.12.2016 15:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Kym Marsh relives miscarriage heartbreak in Coronation Street storyline The actress, who went to school in Garswood, said she thought "long and hard" about taking on the storyline and discussed it with family and friends.
"31.12.2016 15:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Can we stop this rot? READER LETTER: "While the heart of St Helens seems to be having its lifeblood sucked away, Pieland is alive and kicking."
"31.12.2016 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Difficult choices lie ahead on green belt READER LETTER: "I can totally understand views on the proposed building on green belt land."
"31.12.2016 11:08:41" sthelensstar.co.uk Comic Ken Dodd: I'm full of plumptiousness and highly tickled by knighthood He said it was worth the wait to receive the honour. Arise Sir Doddy! Theatre Royal favourite tickled by honour.
"30.12.2016 22:22:00" sthelensstar.co.uk REVEALED: Why countdown will take longer than usual this New Year's Eve This is enough to make revellers' heads spin...
"30.12.2016 21:49:19" sthelensstar.co.uk Police seize handgun from outside address The weapon is undergoing forensic examination to see if it is linked to any crimes.
"30.12.2016 19:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Badge fine is just so petty READER LETTER: "No wonder people have stopped coming into town for shopping. How petty can you get?"
"30.12.2016 15:04:36" sthelensstar.co.uk Ale enthusiasts open own micro pub after receiving funding Have you been in yet?
"30.12.2016 14:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Jobseekers offered free pampering by Hair Academy Free blow dries and manicures are being offered to St Helens JobCentre Plus customers
"30.12.2016 12:30:02" sthelensstar.co.uk Woman appears in court charged with Peasley Cross murder The woman appeared in court this morning charged with murder
"30.12.2016 11:32:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Now that's yummy... Well done to these little chefs!
"30.12.2016 08:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Civil servant Jean wins accolade for volunteering Nice one Jean!
"29.12.2016 20:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Heart-broken family pay tribute to Sheila, 33, who has died after cancer battle We're all so sorry to hear this sad news
"29.12.2016 18:45:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Cuts put 'safety at risk' warns Police Commissioner “Crime is rising and these destructive cuts will put public safety at greater risk.”
What do you think of the Commissioner's comments?
"29.12.2016 17:50:34" sthelensstar.co.uk College students donate unwanted toys to charity Great effort!
"29.12.2016 17:50:12" sthelensstar.co.uk Woman charged with Peasley Cross murder A 34-YEAR-OLD woman has been charged with murder after a man died from a single stab wound to the chest. She will appear in court tomorrow charged with murder
"29.12.2016 17:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk 'It would mean a lot': Cancer sufferer Hayley looking to get wig of own hair "My hair is my defining feature so when I am ill if I can somehow keep that I will still feel like me."
"29.12.2016 16:22:19" sthelensstar.co.uk 'A devoted family man': Emotional tribute paid to Albert Brown, 82, who died in car crash “Dad was a happy, kind natured and generous man who only saw the best in people and was loved by all who knew him."
Touching family tribute paid to Albert Brown
"29.12.2016 15:33:20" Saints - St Helens Star Joined up thinking required to stop club v country argument
"29.12.2016 14:21:02" sthelensstar.co.uk Marie Rimmer backs pledge to put an end to rough sleeping "The fact that in 2016 there will 120,000 children homeless in the UK at Christmas is a scandal."
"29.12.2016 13:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Pageant queen Rebecca Lake takes starring role in Cinderella pantomime Rebecca relishing stage role alongside Sonia
"29.12.2016 12:04:24" sthelensstar.co.uk Woman found with serious head injuries in St Helens has died, say police The woman was found collapsed in the town centre
"29.12.2016 11:13:45" St Helens Star Like our page to get the latest news and sport straight to your Facebook news feed.
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"29.12.2016 11:04:26" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATED AND VIDEO: Woman still in custody after arrest on suspicion of murder; stabbing victim due to be identified Murder suspect remains in custody
"29.12.2016 07:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Stunned families of children with 'ultra rare' condition who live miles apart brought together Lovely story of two schoolchildren who have same rare health condition brought together
"28.12.2016 19:34:27" sthelensstar.co.uk Can you help police find missing Joshua? POLICE are appealing for the public's help in finding a 16-year-old boy who was last seen nearly a fortnight ago. Joshua Neary was last seen in… He was last seen nearly a fortnight ago.
"28.12.2016 18:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Men bailed after church robbery Two men arrested in connection with robbery have been bailed.
"28.12.2016 16:10:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Met Office issues freezing fog warning Basically, a good night to stay in
"28.12.2016 15:49:20" Saints - St Helens Star 20 Official St.Helens RLFC questions to tackle
"28.12.2016 13:03:21" sthelensstar.co.uk Waste recycling centres back to business after Christmas break In case you were wondering.
"28.12.2016 12:05:34" sthelensstar.co.uk Burglars make off with cash after breaking into pizza restaurant The burglars struck overnight
"28.12.2016 07:51:49" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATED AND VIDEO: Woman held on suspicion of murder after man dies from stab wound POLICE have arrested a 34-year-old woman on suspicion of murder following an incident last night. Breaking news from overnight
"27.12.2016 20:00:43" sthelensstar.co.uk Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60, days after heart attack Carrie Fisher, the actress who shot to stardom as Princess Leia in the Star Wars film saga, has died at the age of 60. "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly."
Another star passes away in 2016.
"27.12.2016 15:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Sue and Ron's Christmas appeal for school kitchen stove "We need over the next few years to raise money for three more classrooms which would be 10, a full primary school."
"27.12.2016 14:37:11" sthelensstar.co.uk REVEALED: Ten best performing primary schools in St Helens for SATS . The tests, taken by pupils in year 6, measure children's skills in reading, writing and maths.
"27.12.2016 13:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Darts academy hits the bullseye Well done everyone!
"26.12.2016 17:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Everton youngsters pay visit to brighten up homeless people's Christmas Homeless given festive treat by Everton Football Club.
"26.12.2016 14:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Mini popup Tight Modern gallery launched World's smallest pop-up art gallery returns to St Helens.
"26.12.2016 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk MP backs campaign to support grieving parents with funeral costs “No parent should have to endure the heartbreak of having to bury their child. But that pain is made so much worse if they cannot afford to meet the cost of a funeral at such a difficult time."
"26.12.2016 10:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Family 'blown away' by police response after boy's presents taken in Rainford burglary A RAINFORD family are praising police for their "quick, friendly, sensitive" response after a boy's birthday presents were stolen from… "It is hard to put into words how their kind and generous gift and words made us feel, it was such a wonderful and touching gesture."
"26.12.2016 08:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Barrie Grunewald returns to UK via air ambulance - more than two months after major heart attack "All I wanted for Christmas was to see my kids, and I'm home for Christmas."
"26.12.2016 07:28:40" sthelensstar.co.uk Here are all the stars we have lost in 2016 The world of entertainment has lost stars from all sections of the industry in 2016, bidding farewell to a list of showbiz giants.
"25.12.2016 23:56:47" sthelensstar.co.uk George Michael dies from suspected heart failure aged 53 Pop superstar George Michael's death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as "unexplained but not… Another terribly sad loss in 2016
"25.12.2016 23:35:54" sthelensstar.co.uk Relief as man who went missing on Christmas Day is found safe and well A MAN who went missing from home on Christmas Day afternoon has been found safe and well. Happy news. Brendan has been found.
"25.12.2016 09:18:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Christmas at Knowsley Safari Park - no turkey in sight Sparing a thought for everyone that has to work today
"25.12.2016 08:36:01" Timeline Photos Wishing all our readers a very merry Christmas
"25.12.2016 07:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Merry Christmas! Happy Christmas everyone from the St Helens Star team!
"24.12.2016 19:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Cut out the negativity READER LETTER: "Maybe the schools should focus a lot more on celebrating local history and civic pride. A bit more optimism wouldn't go amiss in 2017."
"24.12.2016 17:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Well done brave Douglas READER LETTER: "I read the Star's front page story about Douglas Groves, who fought off the burglar."
"24.12.2016 15:30:01" sthelensstar.co.uk How can this be right? READER LETTER: "We need the government to recognise that we have been treated unfairly and to rectify the mistake that has been made."
"24.12.2016 15:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Street pastors' patrols get underway Street pastors have begun mission to help keep people safe in St Helens town centre.
"24.12.2016 13:04:45" sthelensstar.co.uk Woman with cancer who blacked out while Christmas shopping thanks strangers for 'acts of kindness' "She fell over between M&S and New Look and a lady and gentleman came to her aid, made sure she was ok, phoned for an ambulance and stayed with her until help arrived."
"24.12.2016 12:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Way to go Johnny READER COMMENT: I am chuffed to see Home from Home being given a series."
"24.12.2016 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Woman who blacked out while Christmas shopping thanks strangers for 'acts of kindness' Woman, 71, who has cancer is so grateful to people who helped her after she collapsed in town
"24.12.2016 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Saints raise a glass after landing off the field deals Official St.Helens RLFC strengthen comercial ties over the off-season
"24.12.2016 11:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Students make hygiene packs for the homeless “The students were very passionate about this initiative as they cover several of these issues on the course."
"24.12.2016 10:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk www.sthelensstar.co.uk “The children absolutely loved trying out Google Expeditions which gave them a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom."
"24.12.2016 10:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Build on brownfield READER LETTER: "Why do we need to release land from green belt now?"
"24.12.2016 09:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Time to build some loos READER COMMENT: "They are looking at making Aldi bigger but how about making some public toilets on there?"
"24.12.2016 08:45:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Thanks for lighting up my Christmas: Thomas, 10, posts cards to every house in street What a lovely gesture, Thomas
"23.12.2016 20:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk We're just gridlocked READER LETTER: "It would appear that road users now see this congestion as the 'norm' and unless the council receive complaints, it will remain as such."
"23.12.2016 19:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk 12 church services to attend over Christmas in St Helens Christmas masses to attend over Christmas
"23.12.2016 18:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk A shame the building could not have been used READER COMMENT: "It was a shame Sacred Heart Church closed and a further tragedy the building could not have been used for other purposes."
"23.12.2016 17:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Chocolate warning over festive season after thousands of pets poisoned "According to PDSA research, nearly 200,000 dogs are regularly fed chocolate and the hazard grows at Christmas."
"23.12.2016 16:12:34" sthelensstar.co.uk WATCH: Storm Barbara sweeps across St Helens Oh the weather outside is frightful....as this reader captured earlier this afternoon
"23.12.2016 15:48:12" sthelensstar.co.uk Man who drove stolen car into Carr Mill Dam admits to dangerous driving The driver has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and handling stolen goods.
"23.12.2016 08:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk 'I want to help other rising stars in the town', says actress Emma “I would love to be given the opportunity to help people like I was. It's all about giving back and this town is so amazing that people always want to come back and help people here."
"23.12.2016 07:21:00" sthelensstar.co.uk IN PICTURES: Nativities 2016 Be there's lots of proud parents this Christmas
"23.12.2016 07:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Do you recognise anyone in this old school photo? Do you see any familiar faces in this old school pic?
"22.12.2016 20:46:57" sthelensstar.co.uk Man in his 80s dies and three suffer serious injuries in crash on Gorsey Lane EMERGENCY crews are at the scene of a crash involving two cars tonight. Sadly the crash we reported on earlier has claimed the life of a man in his 80s. Three other people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Awful news before Christmas.
"22.12.2016 19:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Kind-hearted Elle loses locks for Macmillan Well done Elle!
"22.12.2016 19:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Carol singing on the wards Another selection of Christmas pics from back in the day
"22.12.2016 18:23:47" sthelensstar.co.uk 6PM UPDATE: Third arrest over church armed robbery A 26-YEAR-OLD man has become the third person arrested on suspicion of an armed robbery on a church. Breaking: Developments in the investigation into the armed robbery at a Parr church.
"22.12.2016 18:06:04" sthelensstar.co.uk Gorsey lane closed after two-car smash Two cars involved in crash tonight. Let's hope everyone is OK.
"22.12.2016 17:30:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Rifle club launched as part of Vulcan Works regeneration "It would not have been possible without the commitment and enthusiasm of John Pearson and the Steering Committee."
"22.12.2016 17:00:04" sthelensstar.co.uk Off-licence shut down after court order Off-licence linked to anti-social behaviour has become the first in the town to be shutdown at court
"22.12.2016 16:30:33" sthelensstar.co.uk Emmerdale bad boy enjoys role as foodbank's Christmas angel Nice one Michael Parr!
"22.12.2016 15:25:42" sthelensstar.co.uk Robber armed with knife takes money from post office “These are not victimless crimes and they can have a severe impact on the staff who are subjected to threats by these criminals."
"22.12.2016 12:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Free wonky carrots for Rudolph at Morrisons this week Tasty treats for Rudolph and his pals on Christmas Eve
"22.12.2016 11:42:01" School nativity pictures have got a two page spread in our paper this week, showing your little cherubs in their Christmas shows.
We will be posting an online gallery of all the photographs tomorrow, Friday for everyone to see, so keep your eyes peeled
"22.12.2016 09:52:53" sthelensstar.co.uk Star readers voice fury at church robbery - and hope to raise replacement funds for orphanage Two men have since been arrested in connection with the robbery
"22.12.2016 09:44:12" St Helens Star Like our page to get the latest news and sport straight to your Facebook news feed.
This week's paper is available at our office at Unit 2, Catapult Too, Parade Street, St Helens.
"22.12.2016 09:14:19" sthelensstar.co.uk My £1m vision for Tyrers building Bright news for the town centre. What do you think?
"21.12.2016 17:46:55" sthelensstar.co.uk Robbers 'holding handgun' order priest to empty church safe containing donations to orphanage Two men arrested in connection with robbery at St Vincent de Paul
"21.12.2016 14:26:37" sthelensstar.co.uk Lidl gravy recalled as it 'could cause headaches and vomiting' Don't let it ruin your Christmas...
"21.12.2016 13:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Volunteers wanted for Home-Start to help families Do you think you could volunteer for Home-Start St Helens?
"21.12.2016 12:30:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Residents warned of potential Freeview TV interference by 4G mobile signals Have you been affected at all?
"21.12.2016 11:41:25" sthelensstar.co.uk Missing teen Joseph Maughan found safe and well in London Good news to bring to you.
"21.12.2016 10:56:10" sthelensstar.co.uk PICTURES: 42 brilliant Elf on the Shelf and other Christmas elf ideas from readers Bit of last minute inspiration if you're stuck for ideas
"21.12.2016 09:30:55" sthelensstar.co.uk Taxi drivers set to stage protest If you see a lot of taxis in town this morning, this could be why
"21.12.2016 09:11:55" sthelensstar.co.uk Kind hearted stranger left Christmas gifts outside home of single mum and two children Lovely news to start the day
"20.12.2016 22:25:20" sthelensstar.co.uk Robbers 'holding handgun' order priest to empty church safe containing donations to orphanage A PRIEST was threatened by three robbers, one believed to be armed with a handgun, tonight. Breaking news tonight - police hunting three offenders believed to be aged 17 to 21.
"20.12.2016 20:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Post workers strike as skeleton staff keep Bridge Street post office operating Postal workers have been striking - what do you think?
"20.12.2016 19:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Former Saints and Widnes scrum half Alan Ashton has died, aged 65 Rest in peace Alan.
"20.12.2016 17:24:56" sthelensstar.co.uk Our dad has terminal lung cancer - so why has landlord taken two weeks to fix broken heating? “I do not want my dad's last Christmas to be spent like this"
"20.12.2016 17:02:19" sthelensstar.co.uk Rugby club treats elderly residents to Christmas surprise Great touch from Haydock Amateur Rugby League Club!
"20.12.2016 12:19:55" sthelensstar.co.uk Burglar targeted homes of elderly After entering the property he stole £1,340 cash, which was pension money the pair, who were in their 80s, had saved to give to their grandchildren for Christmas.
"20.12.2016 10:27:42" sthelensstar.co.uk Inspired by Loach film, actor Michael Parr is helping out at St Helens foodbank Emmerdale star Michael Parr is at St Helens foodbank today, taking food and cash donations from the public.
He says he was inspired by Ken Loach film 'I, Daniel Blake'.
"20.12.2016 08:52:29" sthelensstar.co.uk Carley Stenson and Danny Mac to appear together in stage adaptation of Sleepless in Seattle We reckon they'll be amazing.
"20.12.2016 08:15:41" sthelensstar.co.uk Nine dead, 50 injured, as truck rams into Berlin Christmas market Awful news last night in Germany.
"19.12.2016 19:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Mums' stories feature in new drive to increase breastfeeding rates in St Helens “I only wish that I had the same information and support when I had my children."
"19.12.2016 18:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk PICTURES: How they did nativities in the 50s How do nativities compare to those of yesteryear? Scroll through these pictures to find out.
"19.12.2016 18:01:04" sthelensstar.co.uk FA to appeal FIFA fine for poppy display The Football Association has announced its intention to appeal after being fined by FIFA following last month's poppy row. The FA, along with counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, fined for displays of poppy.
What do you think of the fines?
"19.12.2016 17:35:37" sthelensstar.co.uk Shop owner fined more than £1,200 after offering illegal tobacco for sale £1,500 of illegal tobacco products were seized from the premises.
"19.12.2016 16:32:28" sthelensstar.co.uk Gluten-free food will no longer be prescribed routinely in St Helens What do you think of the decision to save money by not routinely prescribing gluten-free foods on the NHS?
Will this affect you?
"19.12.2016 16:02:47" St Helens Star's cover photo This picture of a sunset over Carr Mill dam was taken by Star reader Andy Brown
"19.12.2016 15:38:08" sthelensstar.co.uk Saints duo help wrap up Christmas for fans Official St.Helens RLFC players help make fans' Christmas at Church Square Shopping Centre
"19.12.2016 14:51:14" sthelensstar.co.uk PICTURES: Hospice market is a fantastic festive fundraiser Willowbrook's markets looked great fun.
"19.12.2016 11:17:57" sthelensstar.co.uk Shop opening hours in the run-up to Christmas Don't panic... but there are just six shopping days left until Christmas Day (including today)!
Find out the shop opening times in St Helens town centre.
"19.12.2016 09:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Here comes a real troublemaker...Olly Murs to perform Haydock Park concert Dear darling please excuse my writing...but how exciting is this? Olly Murs
"19.12.2016 08:40:30" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATED: Woman 'serious but stable' after suffering head injuries as police try to piece together her movements A WOMAN who was found collapsed in the town centre with head injuries is in a serious but stable condition in hospital, say police. The woman is in a serious but stable condition but mystery remains how she suffered the injuries Merseyside Police
"19.12.2016 08:11:12" sthelensstar.co.uk M6 crash causes delays back to Haydock Trouble on the roads this morning. Have a safe journey.
"19.12.2016 07:48:36" sthelensstar.co.uk Five rule changes ahead of Super League What do you make of these rugby league rule changes?
"18.12.2016 20:00:03" Timeline Photos View some brilliant behind the-scenes pics from St Helens Theatre Royal with Amy Childs and Co.
View the pics here: http://bit.ly/2hx1Hp3
"18.12.2016 14:00:42" sthelensstar.co.uk Driven away READER LETTER: "I am sure there are many frustrated people who do not shop in St Helens because of this."
"18.12.2016 14:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk My angels THIS is to all of the kind people who picked me up after I slipped going down the ramp at the multi-storey car park at Chalon Way while the car… "To all of the kind people who picked me up after I slipped going down the ramp at the multi-storey car park at Chalon Way."
"18.12.2016 13:16:46" sthelensstar.co.uk Man knocked down by bus on Westfield Street WESTFIELD Street has been closed both ways after reports of a serious accident. A man has been taken to hospital after being knocked down by a bus.
"18.12.2016 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Parking dismay READER LETTER: "Why do some car park charges come into effect at 6am and others at 8am?"
"18.12.2016 10:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Our town needs growth READER LETTER: "If we want to catch up with other boroughs with house building and investment then we need a plan for growth."
"18.12.2016 08:57:40" sthelensstar.co.uk Everything you need to know about bin collections over festive period WITH Christmas and New Year fast approaching, there is always the confusion surrounding recycling and waste collection dates. Want to check your bin collection times for the next few weeks?
"17.12.2016 19:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk It's a builder's charter READER LETTER: "The St Helens Local Plan amounts to a builder's charter that puts profit before people."
"17.12.2016 17:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk We musn't roll over READER LETTER: "I urge the people of St Helens to not roll over and accept this."
"17.12.2016 15:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Why I did not renew my season ticket READER LETTER: "Lack of continuity in the game is making it boring."
"17.12.2016 13:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk E-cigarettes helped me to quit READER COMMENT: "Totally Wicked sounds like a crazy name but e-cigs did stop me smoking real cigs."
"17.12.2016 11:59:03" sthelensstar.co.uk Part of town centre sealed off amid police investigation A SECTION of the town centre has been cordoned off by police this morning. The area behind Barrow Street and Cotham Street is sealed off. Updates to follow.
"17.12.2016 11:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk What's wrong with people? READER LETTER: "Red Rocks is a lovely walk even better without people knocking gradual holes in the wall and dumping full dog bags and food wrappers from fast food businesses."
"17.12.2016 10:55:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Misty morning across St Helens DRIVERS are being warned to take care this morning after St Helens woke up to a blanket of fog in places. Careful on the roads people, the fog's dense in places.
"17.12.2016 10:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Carley Stenson encourages people to vote for fiance Danny in Strictly final Good luck Danny!
"17.12.2016 09:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Keep up the fight for greenery READER LETTER: "Thank God there are various far-sighted people who have taken the trouble to fight to save something from this carnage of vandalism."
"17.12.2016 08:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk A behind-the-scenes peek at pantomine Have a sneak peek of our gallery of the theatre and its cast.
Have you been to the panto yet?
"16.12.2016 23:20:57" sthelensstar.co.uk PICTURES: Bridge glows orange in memory of Elliot Lamb SPECTACULAR aerial pictures show the Steve Prescott bridge glowing orange to cap a charity day in memory of Elliot Lamb. Amazing pics to cap the Chocolate Orange Challenge.
"16.12.2016 20:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Tony uses St Helens' industrial landscape as inspiration for exhibition Well done Tony!
"16.12.2016 19:00:02" sthelensstar.co.uk Actor Tom to take centre stage at Epstein in Noises Off Former De La Salle pupil will peform in the leading role at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre
"16.12.2016 18:00:49" sthelensstar.co.uk TV beds specialist growing thanks to grant funding Following the investment the business has grown and has created two new roles to support a new office and showroom at Haydock Industrial Estate.
"16.12.2016 17:01:43" sthelensstar.co.uk Earlestown market needs your votes to scoop top award “Many things may have changed since its establishment more than 700 years ago, but the traditional market atmosphere, created by the fantastic traders and supportive community, certainly remains."
"16.12.2016 16:42:43" sthelensstar.co.uk Chocolate Orange Challenge: Chris Lamb and supporter send out more than 7,000 treats in Elliot's memory Nice news for a Friday evening
"16.12.2016 16:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Takeaway defends title "Winning this award means everything to us because we care about what we do, how we do it and it's so nice to be recognised by our customers.”
"16.12.2016 14:43:04" sthelensstar.co.uk Fresh plans submitted for store at Brown Edge Hotel car park Another planning application submitted for convenience store
"16.12.2016 10:56:00" sthelensstar.co.uk 'Such a lovely genuine guy': Tributes paid to paramedic Alan Gribben Emotional tributes paid to Alan Gribben
"16.12.2016 10:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk 'It's how you pick yourself up' Linzi Prescott tells women “What I believe is something Stephen used to say: 'you don't know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice'."
"16.12.2016 09:56:43" sthelensstar.co.uk Community searching for child who sent dead dad a Christmas letter by balloon Just trying to do our bit to help with the Dunfermline Press search. Fingers crossed...
"16.12.2016 09:39:04" Timeline Photos It's National Christmas Jumper Day. If you're wearing yours - share your pics here.
"16.12.2016 08:44:14" sthelensstar.co.uk Thanks for saving my life FAST-ACTING police officers and a passing doctor have been praised for saving a woman's life when she suffered a heart attack outside St Helens… Lovely story to start the day...
"15.12.2016 19:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens news - the place for all of the latest news for the St Helens area from the St Helens Kiera thanks the support from her hometown as she releases debut single You Gotta Be.
Have you listened to it yet?
"15.12.2016 18:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens news - the place for all of the latest news for the St Helens area from the St Helens "The idea is homing on the friendship and community aspect of it, music is taking a back step in schools and it's fitting to keep it going."
"15.12.2016 17:17:45" sthelensstar.co.uk Back to school for top headteacher Diane after cancer fight "I'm so happy to be getting back to 'normal life' and I'm enjoying being at school again, surrounded by all the children."
"15.12.2016 16:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Men get into the kitchen to get creative and build confidence “Mental health is often hidden away and we want to make sure people know they don't have to go through it alone and that help is available."
"15.12.2016 15:11:50" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens and Knowsley Colleges confirm merger proposals to become 'super institution' St Helens College and Knowsley Community College confirm they are proposing merge into super institution of more than 11,000 students.
What do you think?
"15.12.2016 14:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Do you recognise anyone in this nostalgic shot of 1950s Haydock? Scene from the past in Haydock
"15.12.2016 13:37:01" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATE: Police find body believed to be missing paramedic Alan Gribben The body was found by officers this morning.
"15.12.2016 13:16:25" sthelensstar.co.uk Don't break up our community, plead residents “We do not want to be split up and moved away. This news has completely destroyed our peace of mind, security and contentment."
"15.12.2016 12:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Johnny Vegas "thrilled" as his show is set to become BBC One series “The opportunity to work closely with Home From Home's creators, fellow cast members and producer Rebecca Papworth is one I'm chuffed to have."
"15.12.2016 11:19:38" sthelensstar.co.uk Ryan Morgan excited to be following in the footsteps of Lyon, Gidley and Meninga
"15.12.2016 09:52:21" sthelensstar.co.uk 'I can't wait until this low life is caught', says son of pensioner who used walking stick to fight off burglar “I am proud of dad and even the police told him that he was brave to fight back."
"15.12.2016 09:03:30" St Helens Star This week's paper is available at our office at Unit 2, Catapult Too, Parade Street, St Helens.
"14.12.2016 22:38:51" sthelensstar.co.uk Concerns mounting for missing paramedic Alan Gribben POLICE confirmed tonight they are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of St Helens paramedic Alan Gribben, who has been missing… Police appealing to find Alan. Can you help?
"14.12.2016 18:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Steve Prescott Bridge to be lit in memory of Elliot Lamb Elliot, who was born with a rare condition, passed away just before Christmas in 2010 aged four.
"14.12.2016 16:40:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Appeals for relatives of deceased residents Can you help?
"14.12.2016 15:45:04" sthelensstar.co.uk Saints sign deal with Robinsons Brewery Raising a glass...Saints have agreed another commercial partnership
"14.12.2016 15:19:28" sthelensstar.co.uk Celebrating unsung heroes on #LocalCharitiesDay Here's how you can help your favourite local charity on Friday
"14.12.2016 11:45:20" sthelensstar.co.uk SANTA PAWS: Readers' Christmas pet pictures Little bit of Christmas cheer for you this lunchtime...
"14.12.2016 08:20:00" sthelensstar.co.uk M6 delays after crash MOTORISTS travelling on the M6 northbound are being warned of delays following a crash involving multiple cars this morning.
"14.12.2016 07:56:12" sthelensstar.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of drinking driving after crash car is abandoned - triggering further accidents A MAN was arrested on a suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed and was then abandoned, say police. Man remains in custody after drink driving arrest last night
"13.12.2016 21:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Designated drivers can get free soft drinks on Christmas nights out Good to see this policy running again...
"13.12.2016 20:12:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Plans to refurbish 'shabby' areas of St Helens Retail Park and expand Aldi OK, it's not the town centre...but looks like some healthy investment for one of the retail parks.
"13.12.2016 17:45:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Could you offer Rico a new start for the new year? He's at Dogs Trust Merseyside if you can give him a home
"13.12.2016 17:20:01" Timeline Photos Is your pet ready for Christmas?
Reader Lynn Fletcher sent us this gorgeous picture of her Cavalier King Charles Bailey who is three on Christmas Day.
Post your pictures below
"13.12.2016 17:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Bounce into shape Looking for a novel way to bounce back into fitness?
"13.12.2016 16:00:32" sthelensstar.co.uk Nostalgic Newton films to be screened at Hope Academy Never-before-seen footage from bygone eras to be screened this Thursday.
Do you recognise anyone in these pictures?
"13.12.2016 15:14:33" sthelensstar.co.uk Burglars make off with drone after breaking into shop Break-in at Parr shop. Did you see anything?
"13.12.2016 14:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Call for more people to neuter their pets after abused kittens used as bait and thrown onto a fire “It is horrible to see how sick some people can be.”
"13.12.2016 13:28:21" sthelensstar.co.uk Accomplished volunteer Joanne says self-belief is important for girls today Joanne has shared her inspirational story as part of the Star's We Can! women's wellbeing campaign
"13.12.2016 12:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Winter break for garden waste If you were wondering about winter garden waste collections
"13.12.2016 11:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Sporting stars hailed Congratulations to all!
"13.12.2016 10:37:42" sthelensstar.co.uk REMINDER: Last posting dates before Christmas Because everyone knows at least one person who will leave it until the last minute...
"13.12.2016 09:38:17" sthelensstar.co.uk Amputee group members try icy therapy for phantom pains War veteran Andy Reid among members given a blast of a minus 160-degree vapour.
"12.12.2016 20:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Carpet king's mayoral bid He went from a Cowley pupil to a self-made millionaire. Now Tony wants to be the city region's first elected mayor.
Do you think he'd be a smart choice?
"12.12.2016 19:15:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Mike's hard work earns MP's praise Ms Rimmer said: “Every time I visit Thatto Heath I am always impressed at how professionally the club is run and how passionate the volunteers are."
"12.12.2016 17:25:04" sthelensstar.co.uk Supermarket gives out free mistletoe...amid fears kissing tradition is dying out Apparently, 71 per cent of under 35s admit they have never experienced a kiss under mistletoe.
What do you think?
"12.12.2016 12:39:09" sthelensstar.co.uk Blue Christmas for children on hospital wards Former Everton players deliver early Christmas to children's wards Everton Football Club
"12.12.2016 12:32:16" sthelensstar.co.uk Venue switch for Rainford Local Plan consultation A PUBLIC consultation event by St Helens Council that details proposals for a draft 30-year vision for economic growth… Reminder of a venue change ahead of meeting to discuss the Local Plan in Rainford, which includes green belt proposals.
"12.12.2016 12:08:55" sthelensstar.co.uk Gone but not forgotten: 104 famous faces we've said goodbye to in 2016 What a sad year 2016 has been...
"12.12.2016 08:35:37" sthelensstar.co.uk Gunshots fired at van in Parr: Police hunting culprits after 'targeted attack' The white van was parked outside a house when two loud bangs were reported to police
"11.12.2016 21:23:11" sthelensstar.co.uk Twenty-eight cannabis farms worth £5 million have been uncovered in police crackdown A TWO-week crackdown on organised crime has uncovered 28 cannabis farms with an estimated annual yield of more than £5 million. Results from police's regional crackdown
"11.12.2016 17:25:01" Timeline Photos Up all night attaching tinsel to the bottom of your little girl's angel costume?
Or perhaps you've got glue everywhere after attempting to attach sequins to your son's Three Kings crown.
Then it's definitely time for you to show off your hard work and
"11.12.2016 08:06:27" sthelensstar.co.uk Former church building demolished after suspected arson attack A FORMER church building which was badly damaged in what is thought to be an arson attack is being knocked down. Demolition crews have moved in.
"09.12.2016 17:43:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Pensioner uses walking stick to fight off burglar Bravery from 85-year-old after "despicable" attempted burglary
"09.12.2016 16:37:11" sthelensstar.co.uk WARNING: Traffic lights out at Windle Island due to power cut MOTORISTS are being warned that traffic lights are out at the Windle Island junction following a power cut. Motorists are being warned that traffic lights are out at the Windle Island junction following a power cut.
"09.12.2016 14:35:32" sthelensstar.co.uk Prescot man 'at centre of' of drugs conspiracy gets eight years A PRESCOT man was jailed for eight years for the part he played in a nationwide conspiracy to supply heroin. Lee Halpin, 30, jailed for his part in heroin supply network
"09.12.2016 13:35:30" Saints - St Helens Star Official St.Helens RLFC XIII of the Super League era
"09.12.2016 12:38:48" sthelensstar.co.uk Bikes, cash and jewellery taken as burglars force way into Billinge home Burglars targeted garage first, then broke into the house
"09.12.2016 08:46:38" sthelensstar.co.uk Eccleston Medical Centre set for new base next to Sainsburys What do you think. A positive development?
"08.12.2016 17:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Sweet treats for hospital staff from doting dad in memory of son "Elliott's memory lives on and people are rewarding the hard working staff who people don't realise do so much until they need them.”
Well done Chris!
"08.12.2016 15:48:47" sthelensstar.co.uk GREEN BELT: Consultation meetings on Local Plan proposals Residents invited to have their say on plan, which includes proposals to take swathes of land out of the green belt.
"08.12.2016 14:22:05" sthelensstar.co.uk Police increasingly concerned over missing teen Reece Evans Have you seen Reece? Please share
"08.12.2016 12:55:59" Saints - St Helens Star Off the ball: Solomona issue could have major ramifications for Super League clubs
"08.12.2016 12:03:29" sthelensstar.co.uk Bowling club 'devastated' after second arson attack "Why would somebody burn a burned out building? I can't understand it, it's senseless."
"08.12.2016 10:26:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Fashion boss steps in to aid fire-hit football club “I grew up around Bold Miners and often went there for events when I was younger, so when I heard what had happened I wanted to give something back to the community."
"08.12.2016 09:24:48" sthelensstar.co.uk It's been a rollercoaster... but we've got our miracle Mum Amie Lea was hit with cancer diagnosis seven months into her pregnancy
"07.12.2016 18:58:09" sthelensstar.co.uk Man escapes jail term after filming up schoolgirls' skirts in shopping centre A PERVERT arrested for filming up the skirts of unsuspecting schoolgirls and women was also found to have a collection of shocking child… What do you think of the sentence?
"07.12.2016 14:45:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Wine bar plans for salon premises PLANS have been submitted to change the ground floor of a hairdresser's into a wine bar. Plans submitted for premises on Newton High Street
"07.12.2016 14:05:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Burglars strike at garden centre Items stolen included Christmas trees, children's games and a chainsaw.
"07.12.2016 13:17:19" sthelensstar.co.uk Hunt for burglars who stole safe containing money and jewellery from house Officers would like to speak to two men who were seen acting suspiciously
"07.12.2016 12:01:01" sthelensstar.co.uk PICTURES: 33 brilliant Elf on the Shelf and other Christmas elf ideas from readers You're a creative bunch...
What mischief has your elf been getting up to this week?
"07.12.2016 11:39:28" sthelensstar.co.uk UPDATE: Prescot Blaze Pockets of fire are still being found at the site
"07.12.2016 11:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Man hospitalised after 'nasty' group attack The 51-year-old was kicked and punched to the head and torso by a group of three men.
"07.12.2016 10:52:08" sthelensstar.co.uk Truck brings Christmas cheer to town Holidays came to town yesterday when the famous truck rolled up...Did you go to see it?
"07.12.2016 09:52:05" sthelensstar.co.uk Wife of former Saints player Scott Gibbs in critical condition after being hit by motorbike "Scott has expressed his gratitude for the immense support Kate and the family have received from the hospital and from friends across the globe."
"07.12.2016 07:39:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Two cars in crash on City Road TWO cars have been involved in a crash on City Road this morning. More details to follow from police
"06.12.2016 17:56:05" sthelensstar.co.uk Danny Fox to get permanent memorial on Westfield Street Plaque in memory of Danny Fox is to go up outside Dreem Bar, where he once worked
"06.12.2016 16:11:24" sthelensstar.co.uk Curry chef honoured at glitzy awards night Congratulations!
"06.12.2016 14:09:13" sthelensstar.co.uk REVEALED: 2016's most popular baby names Know any baby Arlos, Ezras or Paisleys?
That's probably because they're among some of the fastest growing names in popularity this year
"06.12.2016 12:33:24" sthelensstar.co.uk Coca-Cola truck to roll into St Helens this afternoon Are you going to see the Coca-Cola truck today? Tweet us your pictures @sthelensstar or post them on our Facebook page.
"06.12.2016 11:15:46" sthelensstar.co.uk Part of St Helens Hospital evacuated after chemical spill EMERGENCY services have been called to St Helens Hospital after a chemical spillage in the building. Evacuation at St Helens Hospital this morning. Did you see anything?
"06.12.2016 11:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Crowds gather for Newton switch-on Were you there?
"06.12.2016 10:03:23" sthelensstar.co.uk Country singer Sonya Hurst hits the high notes after amazing 2016 Well done Sonya!
"06.12.2016 08:48:17" sthelensstar.co.uk Man held after drugs swoop in Thatto Heath He was arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.
"05.12.2016 22:31:09" sthelensstar.co.uk PICTURED: Cement mixer topples over on Knowsley Expressway THIS was the scene when a cement mixer overturned on the Knowsley Expressway this afternoon. A cement mixer overturned on the Knowsley Expressway tonight
"05.12.2016 21:53:36" sthelensstar.co.uk PRESCOT BLAZE PICTURE GALLERY: Up to 80 firefighters helped tackle flames at waste site POLICE have confirmed that Carr Lane remained closed overnight as firefighters continued to manage a blaze at a waste in site in Prescot. Pictures from yesterday's fire in Prescot.
"05.12.2016 20:48:59" sthelensstar.co.uk Windows tell the Christmas story WHILE many will have started opening their advent calendars to chocolate each day this month, people in Eccleston will be gathering round homes… Look how they are telling the Christmas story in Eccleston.
"05.12.2016 13:19:21" sthelensstar.co.uk Police appealing for help to trace Newton man, 23, on recall to prison Can you help officers track down Jamie Middleton?
"05.12.2016 12:12:38" sthelensstar.co.uk Walking football is kicking off Mike is hoping to expand the club to the wider community for over 40s and others who have suffered strokes.
Do you fancy getting involved?
"05.12.2016 10:56:12" sthelensstar.co.uk Coca-Cola lorry's coming to St Helens: Here's everything you need to know Holiday's are coming...who's going?
"05.12.2016 10:08:23" sthelensstar.co.uk PHOTOS: Hundreds flock to festive vintage and vegan fair A VINTAGE and Vegan Christmas fair at St Helens town hall was packed out on Saturday (December 3). Were you at Saturday's vintage Christmas fair at the town hall? Did you try the vegan food?
"05.12.2016 08:17:24" sthelensstar.co.uk Man denies Eccleston wounding charge A trial date has been set for next year.
"04.12.2016 09:34:17" sthelensstar.co.uk Roads and businesses closed following large warehouse fire in Prescot Police are warning nearby residents to keep their doors and windows closed
"03.12.2016 10:09:33" sthelensstar.co.uk Police warning over lost medication Merseyside Police are asking people to stay alert after medication was lost
"02.12.2016 16:23:59" sthelensstar.co.uk Gift store specialising in home-made and recycled goods opening tomorrow New gift shop opening in Dentons Green - just in time for Christmas shopping!
"02.12.2016 15:56:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Family of baby meningitis victim raise funds to mark 21st birthday Great fundraising effort in memory of baby Martin
"02.12.2016 14:48:43" sthelensstar.co.uk Waterfield's Bakers in Church Street to close Town centre bakery is to shut
"02.12.2016 14:30:16" sthelensstar.co.uk Eccleston to become life-sized Advent calendar Will you be going to any of these?
"02.12.2016 09:54:42" sthelensstar.co.uk Conor McGinn demands meeting with justice minister over Helen's Law MP CONOR McGinn is calling for a meeting with Justice Secretary Liz Truss in his fight to introduce Helen's Law. MP Conor McGinn calls to meet Justice Secretary Liz Truss over Helen's Law
"02.12.2016 06:30:02" sthelensstar.co.uk Battle for the green belt: Eccleston councillors speak out; Peel Logistics announce plans for Haydock "The idea that we as a local community can accommodate that level of housing development is simply not acceptable.”
"01.12.2016 19:30:03" sthelensstar.co.uk Buzz builds ahead of Stillia album From Ground to Light Stillia debut album takes inspiration from the town's motto Ex Terra Lucem.
"01.12.2016 17:23:59" sthelensstar.co.uk Christmas start for street angels Street pastors will begin patrolling St Helens town centre on Fridays later this month.
Do you think it's a good idea?
"01.12.2016 15:20:03" St Helens Star This week's paper is available at our office at Unit 2, Catapult Too, Parade Street, St Helens.
"01.12.2016 11:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Probe launched after pensioners targeted by rogue traders The men tried to con the pensioners out of money for work on their homes
"01.12.2016 10:41:53" sthelensstar.co.uk Appeal to trace missing Joseph Maughan Can you help? Please share.
"01.12.2016 09:27:17" sthelensstar.co.uk Crash involving seven cars causes M62 delays TRAFFIC is queueing on the M62 after a crash this morning. It's been an awful morning for some drivers on the roads this morning.
"01.12.2016 07:40:00" sthelensstar.co.uk PICTURES: 15 brilliant Elf on the Shelf ideas from readers Where did your little ones find their elf this morning?
"01.12.2016 07:06:02" sthelensstar.co.uk Road closed after building fire A ROAD is closed this morning due to a building fire.
"30.11.2016 22:05:53" sthelensstar.co.uk Junior football club appealing for help after fire destroys equipment A JUNIOR football club is asking for help after a container holding their equipment was allegedly set ablaze by youths. There's been a strong response to this appeal.
"30.11.2016 18:59:28" Saints - St Helens Star Matty Smith talks about his role at Official St.Helens RLFC
"30.11.2016 16:49:55" sthelensstar.co.uk Man charged in connection with paving slabs theft at Victoria Park Paving slabs worth more than £300 were stolen from Victoria Park.
"30.11.2016 15:28:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Leighton Holt pleads not guilty to murdering Danny Fox THE man accused of murdering Danny Fox has pleaded not guilty at court this afternoon. A trial date has been set for February
"30.11.2016 14:23:27" sthelensstar.co.uk Police warning after cars stolen while left unattended to defrost Residents urged not to leave keys in the ignition
"30.11.2016 11:09:17" sthelensstar.co.uk REVEALED: The supermarkets selling the cheapest Christmas dinner essentials With a bit of shopping around, you could get Christmas dinner for £2.48 per head...meaning more money for pigs in blankets
"30.11.2016 10:45:21" sthelensstar.co.uk Langtree Park to be re-named The Totally Wicked Stadium after striking e-cigarette deal So it's the Totally Wicked Stadium then..what do you think?
"30.11.2016 08:15:57" sthelensstar.co.uk Appeal to send Karen and Paul Ledsham on dream holiday following heartbreaking Children in Need video passes the £8,000 mark "Karen and Paul's story was devastating. I can't begin to imagine what they gave been through. I thought they could do with something nice to look forward to after an awful few years."
"29.11.2016 17:49:27" sthelensstar.co.uk Work to get underway on joint police and fire station in Prescot Station accommodating both police and fire service staff expected to be open in February 2018
"29.11.2016 13:45:01" sthelensstar.co.uk SNEAK PREVIEW VIDEO: Panto Aladdin kicks off this weekend Aladdin star David Heath gives a sneak preview of his vocal talents as panto set to open in St Helens on Saturday
"29.11.2016 12:40:00" sthelensstar.co.uk VIDEO: Police search for items "linked to criminality" in Windle woodland area Police are digging near Lady Pilkington Bridge over the East Lancs Road
"29.11.2016 12:04:27" sthelensstar.co.uk VIDEO: Skip ablaze near flats in early hours Dramatic fire in the early hours
"29.11.2016 08:39:00" sthelensstar.co.uk School pupils to be given further guidance about the dangers of online predators “We need to stop this happening to young people by arming our children with the knowledge and skills to develop an in-built sense of what to be wary of, what to question and how to seek help.”
"28.11.2016 21:56:33" sthelensstar.co.uk First Dates searching for singletons to appear on show FIRST Dates is looking for singletons who are hoping to meet the love of their life. Know someone who is single? They could find love on TV.
"28.11.2016 19:20:01" sthelensstar.co.uk MP hails Marie's courageous campaign “Marie is a remarkable woman. She epitomises what it means to be courageous and dignified."
"28.11.2016 18:58:07" sthelensstar.co.uk Two questioned over sledgehammer raid at town centre jewellers Detectives step up investigation into shocking attack on town centre jewellers.
"28.11.2016 18:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk 'They put a smile on his face': Star Wars party held for heroic battler Alex "They really put the time and effort in and they put a smile on his little face."
Star Wars party held for brave Alex
"28.11.2016 17:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Awards hat-trick for St Helens Chamber Great news
"28.11.2016 17:09:06" sthelensstar.co.uk Fresh appeal to trace missing teenager Peter Jones Can you help police? Peter has been missing since October 10.
"28.11.2016 14:46:32" sthelensstar.co.uk BRRR! Temperatures tomorrow set to be colder than Iceland Definitely time to get your hat, scarf, gloves AND thermals out...
"28.11.2016 11:48:41" sthelensstar.co.uk IN PICTURES: St Helens Beer Festival 2016 Cheers
"28.11.2016 10:45:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Councillor joins charity volunteers in delivering food to residents in need “Teardrops is a great charity and one that is very close to my heart. The work that these guys do on a voluntary basis should not go unnoticed.”
"28.11.2016 09:56:51" sthelensstar.co.uk Faith communities to gather for lighting ceremony Will you be going?
"28.11.2016 06:25:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Big-hearted Bill makes donation to brave boy with cerebral palsy and leukaemia A GENEROUS Saints fan was so moved by the story of a young boy with leukaemia and cerebral palsy that he decided to make his own donation. Awww. Top work Billy!
"27.11.2016 22:25:50" sthelensstar.co.uk Cyclist attempts to rob woman in Sutton A MAN riding a mountain bike knocked a woman to the ground as he tried to grab her handbag when she was walking along a Sutton street. Would-be robber was wearing tracksuit and riding black mountain bike.
"27.11.2016 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Why is town so busy then? "If St Helens is so empty why are the queues so long and is there people everywhere?"
"26.11.2016 19:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Whistling in the dark READER LETTER: "Still there are those who are now whistling in the dark and hoping that whatever plan there is will work."
"26.11.2016 13:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk We need investment "The fact remains unless something is done in the town then St Helens will become just another derelict satellite area of Liverpool. I don't want that for a once proud industrial giant of a town."
"26.11.2016 10:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk 'Don't be too quick to judge' READER COMMENT: "If it makes them happy that's all that matters...they're not hurting anyone."
"26.11.2016 09:02:39" sthelensstar.co.uk Special Star wars party for battling Alex A BATTLING youngster who will spend Christmas in hospital after being diagnosed with cancer for the second time in a year is to enjoy a special… The force is strong for Alex
"25.11.2016 20:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Comeback kid Rick Astley in the running for BBC Music Award Well done Rick! We're all rooting for you
"25.11.2016 19:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk VIDEO: Best foot forward as men take on town centre walk... in heels Men strut their stuff in heels to support the fight against domestic violence
"25.11.2016 18:14:22" sthelensstar.co.uk Police increasingly concerned for safety of missing Reece Evans Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Reece Evans, who has been missing since Saturday. Reece, 14, who… Can you help?
"25.11.2016 16:53:09" sthelensstar.co.uk Beer festival to bring refreshing touch to town hall Cheers! Will you be sampling an ale or two at the beer festival this weekend?
"25.11.2016 14:21:22" sthelensstar.co.uk BLACK FRIDAY: 'Watch out for purse dippers who may be lurking in crowded areas' Quick warning if you are out shopping this afternoon.
"25.11.2016 11:24:40" sthelensstar.co.uk Tailbacks on M6 following four-car crash THERE are long tailbacks on the M6 this morning after a four-car crash between Croft and Woolston. Lot of disruption on the motorways this morning following this accident.
Hope everyone is OK.
"25.11.2016 09:34:54" sthelensstar.co.uk Free parking on council car parks and street bays for Black Friday bargain shoppers THE council is offering free car parking on all town centre car parks on Black Friday. Big parking offer to attract shoppers to St Helens today
"24.11.2016 18:17:50" sthelensstar.co.uk Family of Kaycee Bradshaw thank everyone from 'the bottom of our hearts' after £8,000 raised to send her to Disneyland MORE than £8,000 has been raised to send a four-year-old girl with a rare and terminal disease to Disneyland Paris before she loses her… Kaycee has no idea what the town has done for her but the rest of the family do, and we are utterly overwhelmed.
"24.11.2016 16:15:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Three arrested following early hours disturbance Police attended an address following reports of a disturbance.
"24.11.2016 15:25:14" sthelensstar.co.uk Can you give Kim a home? Staff at Dogs Trust Merseyside say she has a wonderful, cuddly nature, and that her wiggly behind often draws comparisons to another, more famous, Kim.
"24.11.2016 15:09:36" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens' to receive flood defence cash boost "This funding will ensure communities across the country are protected against increasingly extreme weather, so they are safe in their homes, can get to work and open their businesses."
"24.11.2016 15:00:31" sthelensstar.co.uk 'We want to carry on what Eric started': Haydock rugby club to hold Christmas hamper for community "We are trying to carry on what Eric started. We were really well supported on the terraces and we want to give something back to the community."
Can you help Haydock Amateur Rugby League Club's Christmas hamper appeal?
"24.11.2016 13:50:58" sthelensstar.co.uk REVIEW: Darren Day gets rude - and nude - in riotous romp Rita, Sue and Bob Too! Read the Star's review of the hilarious Rita, Sue and Bob Too!
"24.11.2016 12:36:19" Saints - St Helens Star Time for Great Britain to play Australia national rugby league team for the Ashes again?
"24.11.2016 11:50:14" sthelensstar.co.uk 'There are many barriers we need to break down': Council agrees on breastfeeding strategy “Breast feeding is a family issue and there are many barriers we need to break down in homes and in the borough."
What do you think of the strategy?
"24.11.2016 10:13:21" sthelensstar.co.uk CARR MILL DAM RESCUE: Man charged with dangerous driving and handling stolen goods He will appear in court this morning.
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"24.11.2016 08:43:08" sthelensstar.co.uk Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real Parents have been urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real in case the "lie" damages relations with their children.
What do you think?
"23.11.2016 20:14:57" www.sthelensstar.co.uk Probe launched after early hours blaze AN investigation is underway after firefighters tackled a blaze in the early hours of this morning believed to have been started deliberately. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Did you see anything?
"23.11.2016 17:58:28" sthelensstar.co.uk Jenny Meadows hands out the prizes at St Helens Sutton presentation evening ST Helens Sutton AC held their annual presentation evening last Friday and celebrated the successes of many athletes across track and field,… Jenny Meadows is guest at St Helens Sutton presentation evening
"23.11.2016 15:18:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Saints unveil new home kit for 2017 What do you think of the new Official St.Helens RLFC home kit for 2017?
"23.11.2016 14:11:02" sthelensstar.co.uk Man, 30, dies in hospital after flat fire in Precot The man had been taken to hospital in a critical condition after suffering burns.
"23.11.2016 13:26:32" sthelensstar.co.uk Police granted extension to question man rescued from Carr Mill Dam The man is still being questioned by police
"22.11.2016 20:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Disney-themed fundraiser for brave Sheila's birthday Steve Prescott Bridge to light up on Sunday for mum-of-two Sheila who is fighting cancer at Willowbrook Hospice as she celebrates turning 33 with fundraiser party
"22.11.2016 15:42:02" sthelensstar.co.uk Mike Denning and Paul Wellens recognised by rugby league's Parliamentary group
"22.11.2016 12:36:24" sthelensstar.co.uk WATCH: Man rescued after suspected stolen car driven into Carr Mill Dam Video footage from police helicopter shows man being rescued from Car Mill Dam by officers
"22.11.2016 11:20:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Control order imposed on British Bulldog type dog after attack St Helens dog owner ordered to keep dog on lead permanently when out in public
"22.11.2016 10:40:08" sthelensstar.co.uk WATCH: 'Wobbly' grass video goes viral Never seen anything like this before
"22.11.2016 08:52:30" sthelensstar.co.uk Emergency crews at scene of crash involving motorbike and car A motorcyclist is being assessed by paramedics.
"22.11.2016 00:18:07" sthelensstar.co.uk Heartbreaking video about the loss of two children drives online appeal to send Paul and Karen Ledsham on dream holiday IT was their heartbreaking video on Children in Need that had many people breaking down in tears in front of their TVs - now an appeal to bring… Incredible kindness towards Karen and Paul.
"21.11.2016 23:31:49" sthelensstar.co.uk Stillia single aired on BBC Radio 2 STILLIA have been given another boost ahead of the release of their debut album - after one of their tracks aired on BBC Radio 2. Top work lads. We can't wait to hear the album.
"21.11.2016 18:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Another medal for Lucy Renshall at Qingdao Grand Prix LUCY Renshall continued her strong run of form at the end of 2016 as she won silver at the 2016 Qingdao Grand Prix on Saturday 19 November. Another medal for Lucy Renshall
"21.11.2016 17:29:00" sthelensstar.co.uk £17.95m station improvements to start The improvements aim to help create a strategic transport hub, and will also help support future development of the nearby former Parkside Colliery site.
"21.11.2016 16:30:37" sthelensstar.co.uk Rainford CE primary celebrates night of success at Educate Awards Congratulations to Rainford CE Primary!
"21.11.2016 12:14:32" sthelensstar.co.uk MP Conor McGinn blasts benefits cuts “There is no evidence cutting benefits by almost £30 a week will get more people into work. It is more likely to have the reverse effect.”
What do you think of the proposed cuts?
"21.11.2016 11:20:04" sthelensstar.co.uk Booster seat 'ban' delayed - Everything you need to know about child safety seat law changes Did you know the law could be changing soon?
"21.11.2016 10:39:11" sthelensstar.co.uk MORE PICTURES ADDED: Crowds out in force for festive light-up We've just added more photos to our Christmas lights switch-on photo gallery. Were you there?
"21.11.2016 09:58:54" sthelensstar.co.uk Police handing out purse chains in bid to thwart pickpockets PCSO officers will be giving them out this morning.
Have you ever been the target of pickpockets?
"21.11.2016 08:03:13" sthelensstar.co.uk 15 will face crown court on drugs charges next month Latest on the drugs operation in Thatto Heath and St Helens town centre by Merseyside Police from a couple of weeks ago.
"20.11.2016 19:26:32" sthelensstar.co.uk Traffic delays on M62 following accident Were you caught up?
"20.11.2016 16:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk A&E support READER COMMENT: "We need more staff who are well rested, not less and overworked staff."
"20.11.2016 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Clean up the dirty mess READER LETTER: "The leaves might hide the dirt but it doesn't stop it getting trod into shoes or caught up in the wheels of bikes or prams."
"20.11.2016 08:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Surely this is too early? READER LETTER: "I drove by as house the other day and could have sworn there were Christmas lights on in the window."
"19.11.2016 23:28:57" sthelensstar.co.uk PICTURES: Crowds out in force for Christmas lights FAMILIES and groups of teenagers were among the music fans who packed into Victoria Square this evening for St Helens'… Did you watch the Christmas lights being switched on in St Helens tonight?
Check out our first few pics.
"19.11.2016 15:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Sick of delays caused by Brexit whingers READER LETTER: "The delay in launching Article 50 is only causing uncertainty and needs to be initiated at the earliest opportunity."
"19.11.2016 13:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk Why change the bus station? READER LETTER: "People are risking their lives walking around the fence to get to the next set of stands instead of walking all the way around the bus station which takes longer in time."
"19.11.2016 12:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens news - the place for all of the latest news for the St Helens area from the St Helens “I decided to do this after seeing my two-year-old cousin suffering from cancer and I realised that I needed to do something to help people and hopefully one day find a cure."
"19.11.2016 11:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk This was so rude READER LETTER: "I've been shopping in Asda for years and never had any complaints before, but this was rude and, frankly, unacceptable."
"19.11.2016 09:29:42" sthelensstar.co.uk Haydock Park set for Betfair Chase HAYDOCK Park racecourse is preparing for its biggest national hunt meeting of the year - the Betfair Chase. Who is heading to Haydock Park today?
"19.11.2016 08:42:57" BBC Children in Need “Something is missing. It's missing forever”
This is Abigail and Harrison's story, told by Sheridan Smith
Please give what you can at bit.ly/DonateCiN This video touched the nation's hearts on Children in Need last night.
"19.11.2016 08:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens news - the place for all of the latest news for the St Helens area from the St Helens Brave trio commended with Child of Courage award
"19.11.2016 07:21:24" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens Christmas Lights Switch-On: What you need to know THOUSANDS are expected to flock outside the town hall at the weekend for this year's Christmas lights switch-on party headlined by boyband Union… Are you going tonight?
"18.11.2016 20:30:00" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens news - the place for all of the latest news for the St Helens area from the St Helens “Everything we did to save the centre has been really hard work but it all came good in the end."
"18.11.2016 20:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens news - the place for all of the latest news for the St Helens area from the St Helens St Helens news - the place for all of the latest news for the St Helens area, including video and audio, leisure and entertainments from the Star “When I play and maybe get tackled it does not hurt as much as other things I have been through, so it has made me stronger and tougher than other people my age might be."
"18.11.2016 19:00:00" sthelensstar.co.uk St Helens news - the place for all of the latest news for the St Helens area from the St Helens PRIDE OF ST HELENS: "I feel like Helen's death hasn't been in vain."
"18.11.2016 17:00:46" sthelensstar.co.uk 'I live in the real world' READER LETTER: "It seems to me that to the liberals, political correctness has become 'God' and anyone who doesn't share their opinions is 'intolerant'."
"18.11.2016 17:00:01" sthelensstar.co.uk Clone Roses to perform homecoming gig on Saturday “We play a lot of great gigs but there is a huge buzz when you are playing to a home crowd and you recognise a lot of the faces."