Fri, 18th Apr 2014

Star News

Concerns mount for man who went missing after night out

8:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: Michael Greaves

A 52-YEAR-OLD man is missing after failing to return to a residential home following a night out, say police.

'Too many children are going hungry'

8:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: Call for free school meals to stop Blackburn children going hungry

WORRYING numbers of children are arriving at school so hungry that they can’t learn effectively, says a new report.

Johnny Vegas directs video for Jacqui Abbott's return

5:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

ONE of the town’s biggest names has helped one of its greatest musical exports ahead of her big comeback.

Saints stars back charity launch

12:55pm Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: Melissa with Mark Flanagan, Sia Soliola and Willie Manu

SAINTS trio Mark Flanagan, Sia Soliola and Willie Manu welcomed Melissa Adams to Langtree Park as she launched the charity set up in her name.

UKIP wades into the debate over councillors' high-tech equipment

1:14pm Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: MEP Paul Nuttall

THE debate over whether councillors should all be equipped with the latest hi-tech gadgets to help them in their work has attracted criticism from UKIP.

Two house fires in 24 hours

9:18am Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: Firefighters to hold charity car wash

A 51-YEAR-old woman had to be treated for smoke inhalation after the second fire in 24 hours in homes less than a mile apart.

Cancer news was ‘like a bombshell’

9:05am Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: Positive attitude: Donna Tickle, centre, with her partner Nick Reardon and her three children

WHEN mother-of-three Donna Tickle was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 29 in February it was a massive shock.

Liverpool's international business festival needs volunteers

5:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: The 150-acre dockland site on Liverpool's waterfront set to become Liverpool Waters.

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a major international business festival that is heading to the town’s doorstep later this year.

Bikes are best for health

7:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: Billy and Zak think bikes are best

CYCLISTS of all ages are being encouraged to get on their bikes like smiling duo Billy and Zak who are enjoying the newly provided storage facilities for two wheelers at the Shining Lights Community Centre within the grounds of Sutton Manor Primary School.

Ladies Day was a winner

6:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

St Helens Star: Thank you! Luke Atherton, his sister Holly and mum and dad Vicky and David are grateful for people’s support for their chosen charities.

Thank you! Luke Atherton, his sister Holly and mum and dad Vicky and David are grateful for people’s support for their chosen charities.

Town centre yob reports drop after police get new powers

7:04pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

St Helens Star: Police are appealing for information following a crash just after midnight.

CALLS to the police about anti-social behaviour in the town centre dropped in nine days that followed the introduction of new powers.

Driver's momentary lapse of concentration led to tragedy

2:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

St Helens Star: Liverpool Crown Court

THE widow of a man who died after a van ploughed into the back of their car expressed sympathy to a driver who was sentenced at court today.

Loan shark jailed after subjecting family man to terror campaign

10:55am Wednesday 16th April 2014

St Helens Star: Loan shark jailed after subjecting family man to terror campaign

A LOAN shark who subjected a family man to a campaign of intimidation has been jailed for 12 months.

Two men wanted in connection with house burglary

3:52pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

St Helens Star: Police appeal after women racially abused on Priory Bridge Road, Taunton

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a burglary in which a large TV was stolen.

Bandsman part of world record marathon team

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

St Helens Star: Marching band blows the way to marathon record in under seven hours

EUPHONIUM player Danny Lowery was part of a determined marching band that finished Sunday’s London Marathon on a high note having blown their way to a world record.

Inquest opens into Burgies death

10:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014

St Helens Star: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

A MAN found dead by a walker on the Burgies off Merton Bank Road has been named.

Seven jobs saved at Haydock ink manufacturer

9:06am Wednesday 16th April 2014

St Helens Star:

A PRINTING ink manufacturer that sunk into administration after becoming swamped with debt has been bought out, saving seven jobs.

Behind the scenes at wildlife haven

6:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

St Helens Star: Behinds the scenes at wildlife haven

FUTURE generations of zoologists and conservationists have been busy behind the scenes at Knowsley Safari Park.

Fire crews spend hours battling Rainford house fire

8:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

St Helens Star: Man cut free from car at Haydock Island

AN investigation is underway after a second house fire in space of 24 hours in Rainford.

Huge stash of illegal cigarettes seized in raid

2:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

St Helens Star: UGLY TRUTH: Smoking ages you.

THOUSANDS of illegal cigarettes were seized and 19 roadside stop checks made during a week long campaign to tackle rogue traders.

Car in collision with roundabout on St Helens Linkway

12:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

St Helens Star: This is a picture of the scene taken by a passer-by

A MAN was given a check up by paramedics following a road collision earlier this morning.

Silent tribute will mark 25th anniversary of Hillsborough

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

St Helens Star: A sculpture in memory of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster

HILLSBOROUGH victims will be remembered when St Helens Council staff observe one minute's silence on Tuesday afternoon, April 15, the 25th anniversary of the football disaster.

Meeting date for Autism and Asperger Union

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN Autism and Asperger Union open committee meeting is being held on Tuesday, April 15 at The Drop-In Lounge, Millennium House, Bickerstaffe Street, St Helens between 6.30pm and 9pm.

Sailor is part of ocean search team

8:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

St Helens Star: Able Seaman Matthew Cairns

ST HELENS sailor Matthew Cairns is part of the search force scouring the Southern Indian Ocean following the mystery disappearance of a Malaysian passenger plane.

Searching for Superstars

7:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

St Helens Star: Jesus Christ Superstar by TIm Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd

THE search is on for girls and boys who believe they have the talent to take part in the award-winning Phoenix Youth Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Free books from college

6:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

St Helens Star: World Book Night is being celebrated at Cowley

THE library at Cowley International College will become a stage for magicians, poetry readings and live music next Wednesday.

Blaze at under construction house

9:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

St Helens Star: Crews rescue men after car plunges down embankment

FLAMES tore through a house that is under construction in a village.

Man denies making petrol bomb threat

3:28pm Monday 14th April 2014

St Helens Star: Nathan John Smith will appear at court in St Helens on Monday.

A MAN has appeared in court charged with threatening to throw a petrol bomb at a woman’s flat.

Miracle man's £5,000 run for Macmillan

5:43pm Monday 14th April 2014

St Helens Star: Gareth Dunn who raised £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

MIRACLE runner Gareth Dunn treated himself to a pint of London Pride as he joined his wife, Liston, son Sam and daughter Evie in celebrating his completion of the gruelling London Marathon course.

Council announces 'cashless' parking pay system

12:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

St Helens Star: New car park to help town centre economy

MOTORISTS will be able to use their mobile phones to pay for parking in St Helens town centre under a new “cashless” system.

Easter farmers' market

12:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

St Helens Star: Barn owl chicks.

AN Easter farmers’ market is being held on Saturday and Sunday at Fir Tree Farm, King’s Moss.

Shoppers helping to grant wishes of young carers

9:43am Monday 14th April 2014

St Helens Star: Rachel Cathcart, front, with Sally Pitcher, Megan Johnson, Courtney Cathcart, Lorraine Pennington and Steven Brogan

GENEROUS shoppers filled a town centre wishing well to boost a group that supports unsung heroes.

Pub plans new play area

9:38am Monday 14th April 2014

St Helens Star: Last chance to put your question to St Helens Council

THE Billinge Arms has drawn up plans for a children’s play area.

Camera crews helped trace Alzheimer’s patient

8:36pm Sunday 13th April 2014

St Helens Star: Brighton and Hove City Council defends spy camera parking fines

A MAN suffering from Alzheimer’s was found driving a car in Rainhill after a police search.

Pilks' WW1 veteran emigrated to company's Canadian operation

8:10am Sunday 13th April 2014

St Helens Star: Caption: Charles Edward Slater and wife Jane pictured on their golden wedding anniversary in 1953.

CANADIAN Wilfred Slater has written to share some interesting memories about his grandfather who served in the army during the First World War.

Public health boss voices concerns of alcohol and enegry drink combination

12:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

St Helens Star: New figures show Yorkshire is the worst for binge-drinking

FRESH concerns about the potential dangers of mixing alcohol with energy drinks have been reinforced by the town’s public health chief.

Rock and metal guru pens 12th book

8:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

St Helens Star: Neil Daniels' second book on Iron Maiden

MASSES of words have been written about Iron Maiden’s long and glorious career.

Family heartbroken after boy's best friend goes missing

7:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

St Helens Star: Staffy on the run

A £500 reward is being offered for the return of a family’s much-loved pet.

Waste collection changes

7:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

St Helens Star: Disruption to waste collection this morning

HOUSEHOLD waste collections will be postponed by one day following forthcoming bank holidays.

Greener grass from coalfield brass

7:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

St Helens Star: Vulcan bowlers celebrate

BOWLERS are celebrating after being gifted nearly £3,000 to upgrade their green.

Investigation underway after man's body discovered

10:45am Friday 11th April 2014

St Helens Star: GREEN EPS Firefighters cut man from car following lorry crash

A MAN’S body was discovered by a member of the public on land close to Merton Bank Road.

Cooking up jobs: £3m fund for Glen Dimplex to spark recruitment drive

6:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

St Helens Star: Nick Clegg meets Glen Dimplex apprentices in Prescot

THE local economy has been handed a tonic after a cooker manufacturer was given £3million of grant funding that will aim to create 300 jobs over the next three years.

Cowley cooks up a tasty challenge

6:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

St Helens Star: Cooking up something special are Jane and Elsie Bessant

PUPILS, parents and firefighters joined forces in the kitchen at Cowley International College to take part in the annual Let’s Get Cooking Cookathon healthy eating challenge when they selected choice ingredients and chose to create their own pizza.

Children explore woodlands with magnifying glasses

11:45am Friday 11th April 2014

St Helens Star: Every child will receive an explorer badge

CHILDREN are invited to take part in tomorrow's (Saturday) woodland exploration adventure at GreenAcres Woodland Burials in Blindfoot Road, Rainford.

A minute's silence to remember Hillsborough victims

10:56am Friday 11th April 2014

St Helens Star: The parents of Nicholas Joynes, pictured, live in Sutton.

COUNCIL staff will remember the victims of the Hillsborough disaster by observing one minute's silence on Tuesday afternoon, April 15, the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Easter eggs reward

9:10am Friday 11th April 2014

St Helens Star: Ealing storage team collecting Easter eggs for homeless

EASTER eggs will be the reward for trailblazers aged 12 and under who take part in a quiz and trek around Taylor Park.

Jimmy's quest to honour war victims

7:20am Friday 11th April 2014

St Helens Star: Jimmy Lamb beside a soldier's grave in St Nicholas' churchyard

THE grandson of a soldier who was killed at the Battle of the Somme has dedicated countless hours and covered thousands of miles striving to ensure WW1 victims from St Helens are duly recognised.

Staff go green for children

7:10am Friday 11th April 2014

St Helens Star: BHS staff go green for children

A TOWN centre store has gone ‘green’ to help children who have suffered abuse.

Warning for parents after rise in cases of scarlet fever

7:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

St Helens Star: Six cases of scarlet fever have been confirmed in the county this morning.

PARENTS in St Helens are being urged to look out for symptoms of scarlet fever among their children, after an increase in cases locally and nationally.

With audio: Johnny Vegas bangs the drum for musical talent in St Helens

8:58am Thursday 10th April 2014

St Helens Star: Johnny has urged his hometown to make more noise about its creative potential

JOHNNY Vegas stressed the importance of celebrating the “fantastic musical and artistic” talent in St Helens as he unveiled plans for a new town centre music festival.

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