All posts by Prescot Online

  • Stephenson’s Rocket Coming back to Rainhill

    The steam engine that won the Rainhill Trials of 1829 is returning to the town this bank holiday weekend (25-27 May 2019). A replica of Robert Stephenson’s Rocket will be on display to commemorate 190 years since...

    • Posted May 21, 2019
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  • 1980 Whiston Child Murder Case Will Not Go back to Court

    The murder of two Whiston schoolboys in 1980 remains unsolved, and there is not enough evidence for anyone to be prosecuted, Merseyside Police have announced. John Greenwood and Gary Miller were assaulted and left for dead on...

    • Posted May 20, 2019
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  • Prescot & Whiston Town Councils Turn Green as Labour Lose All Seats

    Whiston Town Council is now 100% Green, and Prescot Town Council is Green-controlled, with 7 Green councillors to 5 Lib Dem. No Labour members remain on either town council after last Thursday’s local elections. All seats were...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • What’s on in Prescot, May 2019

    Events in & around Prescot, Whiston & Rainhill in May 2019 Saturday 4 May . 9am-2pm . Prescot Town Centre & Shopping Centre Prescot Producers’ Market & Arts & Craft Fayre Saturday 4 May 11am-4pm . Prescot...

    • Posted May 3, 2019
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  • Knowsley Elections: Green Gains, Labour Losses, Lib Dems Remain Steady

    The Green Party made significant gains on Knowsley Council in yesterday’s local elections (Thursday 2 May 2019), unseating Labour borough councillors in two seats. In Prescot South, Cllr Joanne Burke – pictured with Green MP Caroline Lucas...

    • Posted May 3, 2019
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  • Prescot Festival Clocks up 15 Memorable Years

    (Press release) A Merseyside arts festival is celebrating its fifteenth year this June. At a time when similar festivals often run into trouble after two or three years, the Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts has...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Prescot Elizabethan Fayre Returns Saturday 4 May

    (Press release – Knowsley Council) A traditional parade will launch the festivities on Saturday 4 May at 11am, as the town commemorates its special history with medieval music, dance, arts and crafts in a recreation of its...

    • Posted April 30, 2019
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  • 2019 Local Elections in Knowsley: Thursday 2 May

    Polls are open from 7am to 10pm this Thursday, 2 May, in local elections across the UK. In Prescot and Whiston, three Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council seats are being contested. They are, with prospective candidates: PRESCOT NORTH...

    • Posted April 30, 2019
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  • Two Arrested following Knife & Machete Recovery in Prescot

    (Via Merseyside Police) Two men have been arrested after two officers searched a van in Prescot and recovered a knife and a machete. At around 2.35am yesterday, Thursday 14 March, officers sighted a Ford Transit van parked...

    • Posted March 15, 2019
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  • Movies & Musicals at 2019 Prescot Festival

    (Press release) Show tunes are on the programme at this year’s Prescot Festival. Crosby-based Opera Viva will be ‘On Broadway’ at Whiston Town Hall on Saturday 29 June, promising an array of classic songs picked from among...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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