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A weekend's worth of litterstandard
A weekend's worth of litter collected from the streets has been put on display by St. Helens Council.
The pile of litter was almost almost 8ft (2.4m) high - the council says it cost £1,759,713 to clean up litter off its streets last year.
A new team of environmental wardens will be on patrol from August to ensure anyone who drops litter is made to pay for the mess they make, a spokesman says.
St Helens election news
BBC Radio Merseyside
Labour may have taken 14 of the 16 seats available in St Helens today, but Ukip came second in 10 of the seats.
Also, Marie Rimmer confirms to me that she will not keep her West Park council seat in St Helens should she win her bid to become the MP for St Helens South and Whiston.