COUNCILLORS have expressed disgust after a flurry of thefts and break-ins in a village and say residents are on "hyper alert".
A PLANNING application has been drawn up seeking permission to bulldoze a former pub which was ravaged by a fire last month.
A COURT was told of the movements of murderer Adam Brettle in the wake of the brutal stabbing of his girlfriend Samantha Gosney as he went on the run sparking a two-day manhunt.
THE family of a 10-year-old boy who died from an aggressive brain tumour have raised £4,000 by running the Greater Manchester Run to thank the hospital who tried to save his life.
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A NURSERY'S expansion plans to increase its intake to 60 children which sparked objections from residents have been withdrawn.
ONE crew has been called to a rubbish fire next to the playing field.
AN appeal has been launched to find the next of kin after police were called to a house where the body of a man in his 80s was found.
POLICE were called after reports of youths on bikes intimidating motorists last night (Monday, May 20).
TOY shop Smyths Toys is giving away free Toy Story 4 goodies this weekend during a party to celebrate the release of the new Disney film.
TWO men have been jailed and another handed a suspended sentence after a stolen Audi was recovered in St Helens.
A CAR owner was left fuming after her vehicle was vandalised while she was at work.
DAREDEVIL Lucas Lawrenson has become the youngest ever conqueror of the famous Three Peaks Challenge.
POLICE seized a motorbike and a quantity of drugs on Monday evening (May 20).
DISRUPTIONS were caused on the railway line due to trespassers on the track this morning.
IT IS game on at Church Square Shopping Centre as the highly anticipated Ping Pong Parlour has now opened serving up free fun table tennis sessions.
A ROAD lane is blocked after a crash on the M57 southbound after junction six at Kirkby.
A project to set up a community allotment has been officially opened by the new leader of St Helens Council.
OFFICERS are investigating six reports of crime - from burglaries to car thefts - in Rainhill.
A MAN has been handed a life sentence after murdering his girlfriend in a frenzied knife attack.