Saints Aghast at Morrisons Stadium Smear Campaign

Saints have issued a statement about letters that Morrisons have been sending to St Helens residents.

Read it here

5 Day Old Baby Becomes Youngest Member of St Helens Library Service

A five-day-old baby is the latest member of St. Helens Council’s growing library service.

The council recently ran a competition to find out who their youngest borrower was.

The winner was Rianna Latham, who was only 5 days old when she joined Central Library, Victoria Square, St.Helens.

The council currently has almost 42,000 borrowers ranging in age from five days to 104 years of age.

Kathy Johnson, the council’s new Head of Libraries, presented Rianna and her parents with vouchers and books, and a selection of baby gifts which were kindly donated by Morrisons supermarket.

The competition was run as part of the library service’s celebrations for this year’s National Year of Reading.

More information on future events and activities may be obtained from Jane Rimmer on 01744 677573 or email

The Face of Sutton Manor Revealed

The St Helens Star has exclusively revealed (along with every other news provider!) the design for the Face of Sutton Manor. Read about it here

The article is accompanied by some comments that show how there is still a great deal of misunderstanding locally about this project, and you can't help but think that what should be a great success for the town is in danger of becoming a PR Disaster. What a shame if it does!

BBC Merseyside have also published a story which can be found here as have St Helens Council

More information can also be found in our previous post here

St Helens to Rename Knowsley Road

Saints Stadium Knowsley RoadSt Helens have announced that they will be renaming their Knowsley Road ground as part of a sponsorship deal.

The stadium, which has been the club's home since 1890, will now be known as The GPW Recruitment Stadium until the end of the 2010 season.

Saints' chief executive Tony Colquitt said: "GPW have been long time supporters of the Saints.

"We're sure this partnership will have benefits for both organisations to go from strength to strength."

St Helens have submitted plans to build an 18,000-capacity stadium on a derelict 46-acre site on the edge of the town centre to the local council.

Subject to gaining the necessary permissions, work is scheduled to begin on building the stadium this year with the first game set to be played there in 2010.