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Breaking news TV stars announced for Brindley panto

Runcorn and Widnes World:

2:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TV stars will be treading The Brindley boards in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Children's charity which supports Halton young people appoints a new chairman

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A children’s charity which helps youngsters across Runcorn and Widnes has appointed a new chairman.

Halton brownies and rainbows celebrate the centenary of guiding with a fun-filled carnival

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Almost 150 Halton brownies and rainbows celebrated the centenary of guiding with with a fun-filled event.

Widnes school on road to recovery

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WIDNES school in special measures is on the road to recovery, say Ofsted inspectors.

Runcorn's Norton Priory Museum and Gardens brings a bee hotel to the RHS Show

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

A BEE hotel created for Norton Priory Museum & Gardens was buzzing with activity at the RHS Show in Tatton.

Halton residents invited to service to commemorate the centenary of the First World War

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SERVICE of commemoration is being held at The Cenotaph in Victoria Park, Widnes, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Cheshire Police is looking for new recruits

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE search is on to recruit 100 new police officers across Cheshire.

Asda sparks price war by cutting fuel prices

Runcorn and Widnes World:

11:40am Monday 28th July 2014

From tomorrow the company is reducing the price of its petrol and its diesel by up to 2p a litre.

Police appeal after garden shed is torched in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

9:42am Monday 28th July 2014

VANDALS torched a garden shed in Runcorn.

Halton residents urged to save lives and give blood

Runcorn and Widnes World: Appeal for young blood donors

7:20am Monday 28th July 2014

A BLOOD donor session is being held in Widnes on Tuesday, August 12 at The Foundry in Lugsdale Road.

Grange students celebrate success with graduation ceremonies

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

STUDENTS at The Grange school celebrated success at a series of graduation ceremonies.

Widnes pupils hailed safety champions

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:40am Sunday 27th July 2014

CHILDREN at Lunts Heath Primary School in Widnes have been commended for their hard work helping fellow pupils to stay safe.

Free forest school comes back to Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NATURE charity the Cheshire Wildlife Trust is bringing back its popular free Forest School club for children to Runcorn this August.

Halton holidaymakers join thousands jetting off this weekend

Runcorn and Widnes World: John Lennon Airport

12:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

HALTON holidaymakers will be joining hordes of families jetting off on holiday today.

Widnes school celebrates outstanding Ofsted inspection

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

A WIDNES school is celebrating after achieving top marks in an Ofsted inspection.

UPDATED WITH PICTURES: 4.43 Bridge tolls to be free for Halton residents after all following Government U-turn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

1:32pm Friday 25th July 2014

HALTON residents will have free tolls across The Silver Jubilee bridge and the Mersey Gateway, the Chancellor has announced today.

Share your images of Halton with us

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

THESE photographs of a Widnes sunset were captured by World reader Angela Leivesley of Kennington Park, Widnes.

Man who robbed Widnes post office jailed for almost five years

Runcorn and Widnes World:

4:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN has been jailed for almost five years following two separate robberies in Widnes and Liverpool.

RSPCA urges Halton animal lovers to keep pets safe in the heat

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE RSPCA is urging Halton animal lovers to keep their pets safe in the heat after a spate of horrifying calls.

Aerial pictures capture Halton's forgotten past

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

THIS aerial photograph of Runcorn was captured in the early 20th century as part of the Britain from Above project.

Widnes double lung transplant athlete wins a double gold and silver at the European Games

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A WIDNES athlete who can only breathe thanks to a stranger has won a double gold medal and a silver at the European Heart and Lung Transplant Games in Luthuania.

Halton volunteer centre moves to new home

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:30am Friday 25th July 2014

HALTON volunteer centre has moved into the former St Marie’s Church in Lugsdale Road, Widnes.

VIDEO: And now the weather forecast... for dogs

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, and proud Chihuahua owner, David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye delivers a knockout performance of a completely different kind today as he presents the world’s first-ever weather forecast just for dogs.

Runcorn schoolgirls donate their ponytails to children with cancer

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO teenage girls had their pony tails chopped off for children battling cancer.

Charity gig in Widnes raises funds for The Stroke Association

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CHARITY gig is being held in Widnes from 3pm on Saturday, July 26.

Grants up for grabs from Gannett

Runcorn and Widnes World: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

3:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Runcorn and Widnes World is once again offering charities in the area the chance to apply for a Gannett grant, with between £5,000 and £10,000 on offer.

Cheshire charity receives £26,000 to help young victims at risk of sexual exploitation

Runcorn and Widnes World: John Dwyer

12:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VICTIMS Support, the charity that provides help and support for victims and witnesses of crime, has been awarded a contract to provide mediation services to young people at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation or entrenched community tension.

Widnes schoolgirl hopes to represent England in international beauty pageant

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

A WIDNES teenager has won a chance to represent England in an international beauty pageant.

Motorists warned of Runcorn road closure

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

HALTON motorists are advised that the A558 Daresbury Expressway westbound sliproad to the A533 Central Expressway will be closed from Friday, July 25 for up to five days.

VIDEO: How the bridge tolls will hit Halton's workers

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HALTON firms fear the tolls could drive some companies out of business - but without tolls we could not have a new crossing. We have been talking to employers and workers who cross the bridge several times a day about the impact the charges could have on their livelihoods.

Halton celebrates as 82% of schools are hailed good or outstanding by Ofsted

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE latest Ofsted inspections reveal that 82 per cent of Halton schools are now judged to be good or outstanding.

Runcorn personal trainer competes to become world champion in Ironman Hawaii

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A VETERAN triathlete will be competing to be world champion after pushing himself to the limit in Ironman Bolton at the weekend.

Children enjoy free family fun day at Halton's only millennium green

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FREE family fun day was held at Halton’s only millennium green in Runcorn.

Pet of the Week

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:48am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OUR pet of the week is a cheeky monkey.

Halton's battle for free bridge tolls continues

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HALTON firms fear the tolls could drive some companies out of business - but without tolls we could not have a new crossing.We have been talking to employers and workers who cross the bridge several times a day about the impact the charges could have on their livelihoods.

Widnes school celebrates Ofsted joy

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE motto ‘Shoot for the moon and you will land among the stars’ captures the successful journey of a Widnes school, say Ofsted inspectors.

Alan Tichmarsh makes dream come true for courageous Runcorn mum

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DREAM has come true for a courageous Runcorn mum.

Thieves steal 600 bottles of ale brewed by adults with learning difficulties

Runcorn and Widnes World:

1:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIEVES have stolen 600 bottles of craft beer from a Runcorn brewery.

Family of legendary Vikings fan Pat Price thanks everyone for their support

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE family of legendary Widnes supporter Pat Price, who passed away last week, have thanked asked fellow Vikings fans for their thoughts, prayers and messages of condolence.

Runcorn war hero honoured in his home town

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A RUNCORN war hero who survived bullets charging across No Man’s Land in 1916 is being honoured in his home town.

Two new urgent care centres to open in Halton

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TWO new urgent care centres are opening in Halton this winter, say health chiefs.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area of Runcorn? The Office of National Statistics has released a quiz challenging your knowledge

Runcorn and Widnes World: This sunset over the Runcorn Widnes bridge was taken by World reader Adam Roberts

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

How many people in Halton Brook have a degree? What proportion of people in Murdishaw are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Share your images of Halton with us

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS photograph of a bridge over the Bridgewater Canal was captured by World reader Alison Banks of Oxford Road, Runcorn.

Two Runcorn burglars admit breaking into nurse's home and stealing her £28,000 car

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

A NURSE was left traumatised after two Runcorn burglars broke into her home in the early hours of the morning and stole her £28,000 Audi A3, Warrington Crown Court has heard.

Widnes schoolgirl lands lead role in Annie

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WIDNES schoolgirl has landed a top role in Annie at the Liverpool Empire.

Runcorn children bid farewell to music teacher

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MUCH-LOVED music teacher has been christened ‘wonderwoman’.

No access from Runcorn to the M56 this weekend

Runcorn and Widnes World: Mersey Gateway

9:26am Monday 21st July 2014

HALTON residents are warned that the north roundabout at the M56 Junction 12 will be closed this weekend to pave the way for the new Mersey Gateway.

Halton's Mayor and Mayoress to present Runcorn artist with visitor's choice award

Runcorn and Widnes World: Halton Mayor and Mayoress, Clr Shaun Osborne and his wife, Della

7:10am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Mayor and Mayoress of Halton, Clr Shaun Osborne and his wife, Della will be at The Brindley theatre tomorrow.

A new climbing wall is opening at Upton Community Centre in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A NEW climbing wall is opening at Upton Community Centre in Widnes in time for the summer holidays.

Fledgling Runcorn company nominated for prestigious national award

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:20pm Sunday 20th July 2014

RUNCORN company The Protein Works has been shortlisted for the New Business of the Year Award for the 2014 National Business Awards, completing what has been an amazing first year for the online sports nutrition brand.







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