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LocalLife

St Helens Edition Jul/Aug 2020

Big St. Helens Crossword

Pages 12-13

Jacks Tracks: Dalton

Pages 20-22

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Baking Special

Pages 8-9


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UNIVERSITY CENTRE ST HELENS

Are you looking to enhance your career or

considering a career change?

We may be small compared to other universities across the

Northwest but this is what makes us unique and able to

provide a great community of ambitious individuals.

With lower tuition fees and unrivalled access to experienced

lecturers, choose from a wide range of qualifications and

degrees, in areas such as creative arts, business management,

engineering, early years and teaching.

APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER ENTRY ARE STILL OPEN!

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The ink was barely dry on all those optimistic

New Decade’s resolutions when along

came the virus which completely changed

the world that we live in. There are so many who

have put themselves in harm’s way to tackle this

virus and we are forever in your debt.

It is only right that we highlight the efforts made

by those individuals and groups who have gone

above and beyond to help others. We would like to

do this in our September magazine, but we want

your help! Tell us which individuals or voluntary

groups brought a little light into your life and made

a difference in your neighbourhood and together

we will highlight their good work. Just email details

to editorial@locallife247.co.uk or post a message on

our Facebook page Local Life Magazines.

We know that many of you use our

trades sections at the back of this

magazine to source

quality tradespeople.

Where you see the logo illustrated

on an advertisement, you know that

the tradesperson concerned has

confirmed to us that they are following

safe distancing guidelines and will

wear PPE when appropriate to do so.

We’re spending the summer weeks

working on the new look Local Life

magazine: a different feel and a

different size await you! Stay safe this

summer and see you in September.

Chris Pearce, Publisher

chrisp@locallife247.co.uk

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us during these

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Archive Appeal

Borough residents are being asked to record their

experience of life in lockdown to share with future

generations. The St Helens Archive Service has

launched an appeal for residents to help document

how life has been affected due to the pandemic.

There are many ways residents can contribute to

the project, either by keeping a diary, creating a

scrapbook, taking photographs or videos, writing

songs, poems, drawings and more. The collected

items will help to document this unique period in

our lives for future generations to discover. Items

that are chosen for preservation will be catalogued

and stored as part of borough archive collections

and possibly shared in future exhibitions.

For more information about how you can get

involved and contribute to the project, please visit

www.sthelens.gov.uk/libraries/archive-service or

call 01744 671748. Contributions can be submitted

by email to archives@sthelens.gov.uk or delivered in

person once it is announced it is safe to do so.

Prescot Chiropody Clinic

New Junction

Details on a £10m plan to make major improvements

to the M6, in a move designed to underpin economic

growth and reduce traffic jams, have been revealed.

Plans have now been revealed for the northern arm

of the A49 Lodge Lane to be re-routed away from

junction 23 of the M6, to go through the new Haydock

Point site to a new junction on the A580 East Lancs

Road. The works are designed to reduce journey

times, improve safety and underpin economic growth

by supporting key sectors, keeping lorries moving and

creating jobs.

Wish to Close

Local radio station Wish FM is to close in September.

Owners Bauer Media has announced that 49 of its

stations will be merged into nationwide station

Greatest Hits Radio as part of a national re-brand.

Wish has broadcasted to the Wigan and St Helens areas

since 1997 and is broadcast from Orrell Lodge in Orrell,

along with Tower FM and Wire FM, both of which will

also be closed down as part of the re-branding. The

changes mean that the Greatest Hits Radio Network is

set to become the largest commercial radio network

in the UK.

Liveable Streets

St Helens Council is calling on residents, businesses

and community groups to help identify ways of

introducing enhanced spaces for people to walk

and ride their bikes. The ‘St Helens Liveable Streets’

consultation runs until 31st August and the council

has already received a good range of views on where

cycling and walking facilities are needed the most.

It’s easy to raise an issue - just put a pin on the map

to raise issues and leave a suggestion on how

active travel and social distancing can be achieved.

Comments will help the council to secure emergency

funding to deliver walking and cycling facilities, and

support project delivery in the future.

To take part, visit https://sthelensliveablestreets.

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Rail Plan

St Helens Council’s cabinet approved proposals

to earmark more than £500,000 of match funding

towards a proposed junction improvement scheme

at Carr Mill which will help facilitate the new railway

station.

Should the Liverpool City Region be successful in

applying for highways pinch pot funding, the £5.6m

scheme would see a new traffic signalled controlled

junction installed on Carr Mill Road at its junction

with the East Lancs Road – as well as extending left

and right turn lanes on A580 East Lancashire Road

to improve journey times.

The scheme would support proposed regeneration

activities in the area, including a new residential

development and a railway station, that were

outlined in metro mayor Steve Rotheram’s

‘Merseyrail for All’ plan.

Commissions Awarded

The Arts in Libraries team at St Helens Cultural Hub

have announced the recipients of this year’s artist

commissions. There were sixteen applications in

total, and nine of these were shortlisted to receive a

total of £12,500 of funding.

The nine successful projects are; It Is What It Is

Productions crew, The Year of The Rat performance

collective, Sarah Gilman, Kevin Crooks, Grace

Collins, Fiona Stirling, Ian Brownbill, Emmer

Winder and a performance troupe consisting of

Ian Greenall, Andrew Dickinson, Jason Anders,

Michaela Anders and Ian Ryan.

The commissions will enable these artists, with

support from the team and a fee attached, to make

work which will be shared in the libraries across the

borough.

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READY

in 1 hour

plus cooling

& setting

Peaches &

Cream Flan

Serves 8

A light sponge base topped with a vanilla filling, peaches and tangy jelly -

an easy-to-make summer dessert the whole family will love.

Ingredients

FOR THE SPONGE BASE

75g caster sugar

3 large eggs

75g plain flour

FOR THE TOPPING

135g pack pineapple or lemon jelly

200g full-fat soft cheese

1 tsp vanilla extract

25g caster sugar

150ml double cream, softly whipped

2 x 411g cans peach halves, drained

TIP: You can use any canned or fresh

fruit you like in place of the peaches.

Strawberries, apricots, plums or

raspberries will all work well.

Method

1 Preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas mark 5. Grease a 23cm round

sandwich tin and line with baking paper.

2 To make the sponge base, place the sugar and eggs in a heatproof bowl set

over a pan of simmering water. Using an electric handheld mixer, whisk for

3-4 mins until the mixture is pale and thick – it should leave a trail on the

surface when the whisk is lifted. Remove the bowl from the heat. Sift over

the flour and fold in with a metal spoon.

3 Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 12-14 mins until risen,

golden and springy to the touch. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer

to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Grease a 23cm round springform

cake tin and line the base and sides with baking paper. Gently press

the sponge into the base of the tin.

4 To make the topping, make up the jelly following the pack instructions and

leave in a cool place until cold and beginning to thicken and set.

5 Beat the soft cheese in a bowl with the vanilla extract and sugar until smooth.

Fold in the whipped cream and spread evenly over the sponge base. Arrange

the peach halves over the creamy layer then gently pour over the jelly. Chill

for 3-4 hrs until set. To serve, remove from the tin and slice.


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Makes 18 slices

READY

in 1 hr 10 mins

plus cooling

& setting

Iced Mocha

Traybake

Coffee and chocolate are the perfect combination

in this simple all-in-one tray bake recipe.

Ingredients

225g unsalted butter, softened,

plus extra for greasing

225g light muscovado sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp strong black coffee

4 medium eggs

225g self-raising flour

50g cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

FOR THE ICING

100g dark chocolate, broken

into pieces

25g unsalted butter

150g icing sugar

Method

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160 fan/gas mark 4. Grease a 30cm x 23cm tray

bake tin and line the base with baking paper.

2 Place the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, black coffee and eggs in a large

mixing bowl. Sift over the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Using

a handheld electric mixer, beat for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy.

3 Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and gently level the surface. Bake

for 35-40 minutes until risen and springy to the touch. Leave to cool in the

tin for 20 minutes then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

4 To make the icing, place the chocolate, butter and 4tbsp water in a

heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. When the chocolate

has melted, remove from the heat and stir until smooth. Sift over the icing

sugar and beat to make a smooth icing. Spread over the top of the cake in

a thin even layer. Leave in a cool place until just set. Cut into slices to serve.

TIP: For a quicker icing, warm 4 tbsp chocolate and hazelnut spread and

drizzle over the top of the cooled cake.


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In our next issue

we are going to

highlight the

stories of those

voluntary groups

in your community

who did (and

are still doing)

so much to help

us during these

difficult times. Are

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The Big

St. Helens Crossword

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EclipseCrossword.com

ACROSS

7. Name of town’s first newspaper, 13

9. Has statue at National Football Museum, 4,4

11. Man in Black, 5,3

12. Iconic Department store, 6

14. Eddie, Tommy and Keiron, 10

15. The Book Shop, now closed, 12

16. Racecourse, 7,4

18. Windle Witch, 6,5

22. TV sports presenter from Bleak Hill, 5,6

24. Chariots of Fire screenwriter, 5,7

27. Tourist Attraction, 5,2,5

28. Ex-Jesuit retreat in Rainhill, 6,4

31. Village built by foundary company, 6

32. Last pit to close, 8

34. NZ PM 1893-1906, 7,6

35. John Shaw’s business partner, 5,10

36. The Mouth, 4,6

37. Football team, 2,6,4


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How well do you

really know

St. Helens?

37 crossword entries, all

about people and places

connected with St. Helens.

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DOWN

1. Victorian House in Victoria Park, 7,5

2. Winner of Rainhill’s locomotive trials, 3,6

3. Willy Russell’s classmate at Rainford, 7,9

4. Screenwriter, novelist, 5,8,5

5. Highest point in St.Helens, 8,4

6. Boxer, 4,7

8. Independent cinema, 5,5

10. Quakers built this in 1678, 7,7,5

13. Home of Michael Pennington, 6,5

17. Body of water, 4,4,3

19. Kids TV presenter, lived in Rainford, 5,7

20. Beat Saints in the 1st Challenge Cup Final, 6

21. Abbey, 10

23. Town motto, 2,5,5

25. Railway station closed 1951, 7,5

26. Glass Brothers, 10

29. Voice of RL, and an MBE too, 3,6

30. One of the four original townships, 9

33. Rainhill’s most southerly part, 6

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for the solutions

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ACROSS

1. West Indian song (7)

5. Informal term for US dollars (5)

8. Shaft in a building in which a

series of steps is built (9)

9. Fruiting spike of a cereal

plant (3)

CROSSWORD

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2. Field suitable for grazing by livestock (3)

3. South American river fish with very

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4. Relationship lasting for a single evening (3-5,5)

5. Beautiful young woman (5)

6. Science of matter (9)

7. Industrial stoppages (7)

11. Promise of reimbursement in the case of loss (9)

13. Woman skilled in aiding the delivery

of babies (7)

14. Enduring strength and energy (7)

16. Bedtime beverage (5)

18. Claude ___, French painter (1840–1926) (5)

21. Extreme anger (3)

10. From the Orient (5)

19. Electrically charged particle (3)

12. Chipping tool (3,4)

20. Alliance (9)

13. US state, capital Boston (13) 22. Agent that assists

15. Commands with authority (7)

colonic irrigation (5)

17. Bottomless gulf or

23. Local language variant (7)

pit (poetic) (5)


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WORDSEARCH

THEME: Explorers

Find the hidden words in the word search grid

Amundsen

Banks

Bering

Cabot

Cabral

Columbus

Cook

Cortes

Dias

Drake

Ericson

Fernandes

Fiennes

Gilbert

Hawkins

Hillary

Hudson

Magellan

Mallory

Polo

Raleigh

Vespucci

SUDOKU

WIGGLE WORDS

CLUE: Everything is

in disorder!

Trace a path through

all the letters to find

the word or phrase

that fits the clue.

E L P M

T E S O

M A H C

B L E S

NUMBER BLOCK

The numbers in each row add up to totals to the

right. The numbers in each column add up to the

totals along the bottom.

The diagonal lines also add up

the totals to the right.

7

2 9

1 4

6 3

12 15 20 19

10

18

15

13

20

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All the puzzle solutions can be found

on page 29 of this magazine


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Choir Success

Talented Carmel

student Yasmin

AlZuhairi has

been asked to

join a prestigious

choir, recognised

as one of the

best youth

choirs in the world. Yasmin has been singing with

the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir for a couple

of years now and recently successfully auditioned

to join the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Yasmin said: “I was shocked when I found out the

news but I’m extremely excited to join the choir.

The majority of the concerts are based in London,

at the Royal Albert Hall, which will be an amazing

opportunity!”

“We will be performing there for the Christmas

concerts, BBC Proms, 150th Royal Albert Hall

Anniversary and more, which is really exciting. I’m

really looking forward to starting in September.”

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Still Standing –

30 Years on

For a business to survive and succeed for thirty years,

the products, the prices and the service offered by

that company needs to consistently out-perform local

competitors.

JC Kitchens & Bedrooms is such a company. Founded in 1990 by Jean Cutler,

who was a Designer at Beamans in St Helens with her industrial chemist

husband Allan, it’s still going thirty years later with Allan and Jean’s daughter

Jo-Anne at the helm, ably assisted by husband John.

JC Kitchens & Bedrooms now occupies impressive and spacious showrooms

on Greenfield Road in St Helens comprising of two floors of inspirational

kitchen and bedroom displays.

Another vital ingredient of long-standing success is the calibre of the people

running the business, and when the lockdown was announced, it would have

been easy for the owners of such an established store to close its doors and

potter around in the garden with the rest of us, and still be fairly confident

that the business would recover when the time came to reopen.

Instead Jo-Anne, along with son Alfie, spent every day for ten weeks

volunteering at the Steve Prescott Foundation’s Essential Items project at the

Eccleston Arms Bar & Grill alongside other volunteers including Johnny Vegas,

Paul Sculthorpe and Lee Briers.

So, it’s no wonder that JC Kitchens & Bedrooms enter their fourth decade of

business with an outstanding reputation for inspiration, expertise and quality.

Backed by excellent reviews and recommendations, JC Kitchens & Bedrooms

have helped transform some of the finest homes in the country.

If you’re looking for a new kitchen or bedroom do call into JC

Kitchens & Bedrooms on Greenfield Road for inspiration and a

warm, but socially distanced, welcome.

What our customers say;

Expert advice from a friendly family

business, established 30 years ago.

Browse our two-storey showrooms

for inspiration.

Absolutely brilliant customer service from us

walking through the door to designing and

fitting, love my new kitchen. Amanda Dixon

Absolutely made up with our kitchen, it’s

perfect. Thank you, we have finally got our

dream kitchen. Sarah Preston

Quality kitchen and an awesome service

from Jo-Anne and John. I can’t recommend

them enough. Matthew Hill


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JC

Kitchens &

Bedrooms

99-101 Greenfield Road,

St Helens, WA10 6SH

Tel: 01744 24406

Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 16:30

Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00

Sunday: by appointment

JC Kitchens


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Dalton Circular

by Chris Pearce

Distance: 7¼ miles Difficulty: Moderate

If it’s social distancing you want then this 7¼ mile

Jack’s Tracks takes you to the quieter side of the

Douglas Valley, away from the walking hotspots of

Parbold and Fairy Glen, to the leafy lanes of Dalton

and Roby Mill. The walk starts at Gathurst, near the

railway station (WN6 8HZ), but

parking can be tight, so you could

start this walk at Lafford Lane or at

Appley Bridge.

Go under the low railway bridge

to the Orrell side and you will see

two gates on the right; take the

right-hand gate and follow the path

towards the motorway bridge. Go

right under the bridge and follow

the path when it bears a sharp left

For those with the OS Maps

app on your desktop, mobile

or tablet, this walk is named:

JT-Dalton-Circular


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and crosses a green metal bridge. Bear left and

follow Dean Brook into Dean Wood, staying on the

right-hand side of the brook for ½ mile until you

reach the two bridges – one wood and one metal/

concrete. Stay to the right at this point and you will

climb out of the wood via some steep slate steps.

Once you are out of the woods turn left around

the field and you will reach a wide dirt track called

Whitley Road. Turn left and follow this track 1/3 mile

to the junction with Lafford Lane. Turn right up the

hill, go past Jollies ‘ith Dean and take the footpath

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Appley Bridge

Shevington

Vale

Lees Lane

River Douglas

Halliwell

Farm

Shevington

Long Heys Lane

Gathurst

Golf Club

Lees Wood

Lees Brook

Bank Top

Chisnall’s

Farm

Farley Lane

Roby Mill

Gathurst

Lafford Lane

Dean

Wood

Gathurst Road

Rickath

Farm

Jollies Dean

Farm

Dean Wood

Golf Club

Dean Brook

Orrell

House Farm

Porters Wood

Golf Club


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on the left-hand side. Follow the path up to Stoney

Brow, turn left and cross the road. Go past the lodge

and entrance gates to St Joseph’s and then take the

next right.

Follow this single-track road uphill, and around 100

yards past the stone mews houses, take a right turn

where the steel bar gate is, follow this path as it

curves round to another steel bar gate. Go through

the gate and follow this path for almost ¾ mile.

Stay on the path, going in the same direction, as it

narrows. Go through a small glade, then bear left and

head towards

the bungalow –

the exit to Farley

Lane is on the

right-hand side.

Once on Farley Lane, you turn left and head uphill

into Dalton. Once you arrive at a dog-leg bend take

a right turn down a wide track towards the Grade

2 listed Stone Hall. Walk past the Hall and bear left.

Follow this path as it curves into Stone Hall Lane,

which runs downhill parallel to Dingle Brook for

almost a mile. Once you cross The Dingle using the

stepping stones, carry on in the same direction until

you reach Lees Lane, and then turn left.

Follow Lees Lane past the scenic fishing lake

on the right until you reach a footpath sign by

Meadowbank Barn. Turn right and the footpath

follows a stream for ¼ mile; once the path opens

to fields on both sides, take the path that runs

diagonally across the field on the right-hand side.

This path exits out on the busy Appley Lane; turn

left, cross the bridge over the Douglas and then

cross over and take the canal towpath on the right

before the canal bridge. Please take utmost care

crossing the road at this point.

Follow the canal for 1.8 miles and exit near the Blue

Elephant at Gathurst. Turn right and the starting

point of Gathurst Station is 100 yards away on the

left.

Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and

footwear whilst walking. Whilst every care has been taken

to ensure that the walk is accurate, neither the publisher

or its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby

disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage

caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence,

accident or other cause.


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24 Motoring

Cars to

look out for

in 2020

We take a look at the most exciting cars by class due to arrive this year…

Crossover

Ford Puma

Once a two-door,

Fiesta-based

coupe,

the Ford Puma has

been reborn into a

crossover - although it does remain Fiesta-based.

It packs some clever technology under its skin.

Mild-hybrid powertrains feature in a bid to improve

efficiency, while a ‘MegaBox’ compartment in the

boot maximises practicality.

Convertible

Volkswagen T-Roc

Cabriolet

For a crossoverturned-convertible

take a look at the

Range Rover Evoque Convertible.

This is the T-Roc Cabriolet, which takes the otherwise

normal T-Roc and brings a soft-top experience to

the car. It remains to be seen if it can carry over

the impressive driving dynamics of the vehicle

underpinning it.

Estate

Skoda Superb iV

It builds on the

supremely

practical

Czech estate with a

1.4-litre petrol engine

linked up to an 85kW motor, allowing for a claimed

electric-only range of 34 miles. No official images of

the estate have yet been released.

SUV

Land Rover Defender

A stark departure from

the classic Defender,

Land Rover has

ensured that this new

model gets a hint of the character of the old car.

There will be a variety of specifications and

wheelbase choices, as well as engines. There’s going

to be a hybrid version too – so there’s an option for

those people who want the cleanest version of the

Defender available.

MPV

Mercedes EQV

Moving forward from

the EQC SUV, the

EQV is an electric van

which is likely to be

one of a number of electrified Mercedes vehicles

due to arrive in 2020.

Pick-up

Jeep Gladiator

Essentially a fiveseater

pick-up

version of the

Wrangler, it’s a real

slice of Americana which is set to come to our roads.

Though there’s been no official confirmation, it’s

expected that the Gladiator will factor into Jeep’s

European strategy during 2020.


Saloon

BMW 2 Series Gran

Coupe

A four-door version

of BMW’s two-door 2

Series. It follows suit

against the rest of the firm’s line-up, with cars like

the 8 Series Gran Coupe and 4 Series Gran Coupe

using the same design.

Expect a range of petrol and diesel engines,

and there’s a chance of a hybrid powertrain too

although nothing has been confirmed as yet.

Luxury Car

Mercedes-Maybach GLS

Later in 2020, the

Mercedes-Maybach

GLS will arrive,

boasting a plethora of

high-end features and materials for the ultimate

in comfort. Along with distinctive looks, it brings

a powerful V8 engine, a 27-speaker audio setup

and reclining rear seats among a plethora of other

features to the GLS.

Van

Volkswagen Caddy

The

Volkswagen

Caddy is compact,

easy to drive and

extremely

practical.

Having been in production for many years, it’s now

being replaced by an all-new version.

Boasting more technology than before without

forsaking any of the practicality and spaciousness,

this latest version is likely to be just as popular.

Performance

Car

Audi RS6

The new RS6 is more

powerful than before

while being sharper

and more engaging to drive. It’s no less practical,

however, and it looks great.

Electric car

Volkswagen ID.3

This year, Volkswagen

will launch a batterypowered

vehicle a

mainstream - the

ID.3. The German hatch will come in a variety of

powertrain configurations, the largest of which

promises a range of 261 miles between charges.

Hatchback

Volkswagen Golf Mk8

The MK8 comes to

market with a fresh

new look and more

interior tech. There’s a

cleaner, more efficient range of engines, too.

Expect a go-faster GTI to arrive in 2020 as well.

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www.cosmeticar.co.uk

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• Raised Beds • Artificial Grass

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Regular or one-off work welcome

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Stoves & Fireplaces Swept

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Chimney Liners Installed

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ROOF CLEANING

• Moss Removal & Bio-Treatment

• Softwashing / Low Pressure

POWER WASHING

• Driveways & Patios etc.

CONSERVATORIES

• Exterior & Interior (Cleaning)

UPVC CLEANING

• Windows, Fascias, Gutters etc.

SPECIAL OFFER - 20% OFF

ALL CLEANING PACKAGES

Call Clint for a free no obligation quote.

01744 470 051 or 07834 241 642

www.justcleanpropertycare.co.uk

No job too small or tall

Call: 01942 273944 / 07872 176335

Email: dpconservatorycleaning@gmail.com

www.dpconservatorycleaning.co.uk

• Professional Carpet - Rug - Upholstery Cleaning

• Leather Cleaning & Restoration

• FREE Pre-Inspection Visit & Quotation

helen@carrolls-cleaning.co.uk

T: 01942 409401

M: 07881 816839

St Helens’ premier

domestic

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formerly Alliance ChemDry

Cleaning in the

St Helens area

for 10+ years

We only use reliable, vetted staff

• £11.95 per hour - minimum 2 hrs

• Same cleaner each visit

• All domestic duties provided

Call or email Joanne 01744 649091

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New Name - Same Fantastic Cleans!

• Carpets - Quick Drying

includes moving furniture for you

• Upholstery - Fabric & Leather

• Hard floors - Tile/Stone/Vinyls

FREE Test clean to see the results

• Curtains - Hassle free

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• Rugs

Collection & delivery service

Call us

today for

a free quote

01925 411449

www.alliancecleaningsystems.co.uk

e: sales@alliancecleaningsystems.co.uk


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KEYS LOCKS SAFES

• Repairs & Upgrades

on all locks, including UPVC

• Safes supplied & installed

• Key cutting service

• Emergency call outs welcomed

• All work guaranteed

Call your local lock expert for a free quote

Call us now on

01744 732 256

Established 1970

Visit our showroom: 2, Lingholme Road, St Helens, WA10 2NS

Call Paul

Locksmiths

EstablishEd 2000

• uPVC & WOOdEN dOOR sPECialist

• Emergency door Opening

• uPVC door lock Repairs

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• Wood door lock Changes

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a Registered insured NCFE Certified Company

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Fast, Reliable, Professional service

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• Domestic and

commercial work

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• Free Pick Up and

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• Established in St.

Helens since 1946

• Free estimates

01744 23074

91 Shaw Street, St Helens, WA10 1EN

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Call Alec on

07730 735 174

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All aspects of Gas Heating & Plumbing

• Boilers

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Call Paul for advice and a free quote

07929 428 496

42-44 Rainford Road, Billinge

11672

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Extended warranties available

24 Hour Call-out

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Freephone 0300 3030121

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21 Naburn Drive, Orrell, wN5 8sb

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Friendly & Very Reliable Service

Both Domestic & Commercial

Trading for over 30 years

Call Adam on 01744 755 005

e-mail ajdaviesdecorator@hotmail.co.uk


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Haydock

Decorators

• High Quality Decorating Over 20 years experience

• Neat & Tidy Workmanship Haydock Decorators

For a free quote & friendly advice contact Paul on 07596 956 030

All electrical work

undertaken from full

re-wires to alarms/CCTV.

www.bodtree.co.uk

www.hjselectricalservices.co.uk

COMPUTER PROBLEMS?

Broadband broken, computer slow

printer packed up, virus/spyware or

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Bodtree Systems fix all types of PC

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Call Catherine Now 07540 222787

No Call Out Charges • Local Company • PC Experts

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Do you have

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Call Steve on

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Don’t pay £££’s to replace the frame,

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We also replace; Window locks,

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...and we do conservatory repairs.

Call us now for a free quotation on

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CHORLEY, WEST

LANCASHIRE &

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Your local roofing company

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Mob: 07961 641 826

Tel: 01257 367 386

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ELECTRIC CONTRACTOR

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• All types of electrical work

• 35+ years experience

• No job too small

• Friendly and reliable

For a free quote

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01695 622 191

07850 622 191

Tel: 01744 776880

Mob: 07730 351523

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• WILSON BROS •

Est. 1985

Roofing & Roofline Specialists

• All aspects of maintenance & repair

• Fascia & soffit installation

• Guttering and felting services

Call us now for a free estimate

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We specialise in seamless aluminium gutters.

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Damp Control

State of the art diagnostic equipment

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Free quote and advice

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For a reliable, friendly

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