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Hillsborough inquest finds that the 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed

The inquest jury have concluded that the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed. The jury found that none of the fans were to blame and have been exonerated of any blame for the disaster, and that the response from the emergency services was woeful. It has been reported that […]

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Lusitania Memorial service

Museum marks loss of liner on Saturday 7 May 2016 A service marking the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania will take place alongside the ship’s salvaged propeller on Saturday 7 May 2016. The Cunard luxury liner was torpedoed with the loss of 1,191 lives in one of the most horrific incidents at […]

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Trade Minister hails renewed relationship with Argentina with trade mission

Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price, leads the government’s first trade mission to Argentina in 10 years. first visit by a UK Trade Minister to Argentina in 10 years signals step change in trade relations Trade Minister also urges ambitious and comprehensive progress on EU-Mercosur free trade deal Lord Price leading high level trade missions to […]

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BASH is smash hit with pupils

Pupils from seven secondary schools across St Helens gathered at Chester Lane Library for the annual BASH (Book Award St Helens) celebration event. Now in its fifth year, the award – administered by the St Helens Schools Library Service – involves pupils attending reading workshops in libraries across the borough to cut a list of […]

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Europol welcomes decision of the ECB to stop printing EUR 500 notes

For many years, Europol has highlighted the criminal preference for using cash. This culminated in the release of a comprehensive strategic report on the use of cash as a facilitator for money laundering in July 2015 ‘Why is cash still king?’, published on Europol’s website. This report, among other recommendations, called for the European Central […]

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Deal Day comes to Wigan and Leigh

Two of the borough’s town centres will be overtaken with stalls and activities as ‘The Deal Day’ comes to Wigan and Leigh. Wigan Council is opening their doors to the public on Friday 20th May in Wigan town centre and Friday 27th May in Leigh town centre to inform residents about the hundreds of services […]

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