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Helen's Law is a petition by murdered Helen McCourt's mother, Marie, who wants killers who have never revealed where their victim's bodies are to the families and police to never be freed.
She took her protest to 10 Downing Street today.
Ashley Derricott reports.
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Watch this: It's a great example of how courage can run in a family.
The widow of the former St Helens Rugby League player Steve Prescott has revealed tonight she's joining a challenge in his memory to climb Everest and she's taking her fourteen year old son with her.
Steve was 39 when he died after a seven-year battle with cancer.
Throughout his illness he raised thousands of pounds for charity with a series of endurance events.
On tonight's Granada Reports Steve's widow Linzi and his 14-year-old son Taylor exclusively revealed they're taking part in the Everest challenge in October. It was a privilege to interview them
They will climb with 40 others who include friends and supporters. They will take the amount raised to over a million pounds.
St Helens hospital has become one of just three to be named 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.Read the full story ›
A department store in St Helens has been forced to close after a 120 years of trading.
Tyrers which is family run made the decision to shut up shop because it was struggling to compete with online shops and out-of-town retailers.
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It was heartbreak again for St Helens' Martin Murray as his fourth world title attempt ended in defeat once more against Arthur Abraham in Germany.
The defending WBO super-middleweight champion won a split points decision 115-112, 112-115, 116-111 to retain his belt.
Murray had little success in the opening rounds in Hanover and was caught by a straight, powerful right hand in the third.
It was not until the sixth that Murray landed something meaningful, forcing his opponent back on to the ropes with a right hand, but Abraham responded with a counter to mark the Briton's face.
The champion twice caught Murray in the seventh but he landed the best punch of the fight in the next round, catching Abraham with a big right glove.
Murray was deducted a point, after a couple of warnings, in the 11th for using the shoulder, which all-but ended the 33-year-old's hopes.
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A couple whose wedding was in danger of being postponed after a protester scaled the roof of St Helens Town Hall in Merseyside were married in the end, the local council has confirmed.
A spokesman for the council told ITV News: "It [the wedding] did go ahead, so it was a happy ending in that respect."
The protester reportedly climbed down from the roof after an appeal by the couple. He was arrested by police.