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Widnes Army driver jailed for death crash at Runcorn 'boy racer' club

Runcorn and Widnes World: Gareth Jones

12:19pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A HIGHLY-trained driver for the Army has been jailed for 15 months for killing a teenage motorcyclist in a crash at a ‘boy racer club’ at the Manor Park industrial estate.

Widnes cake shop manager makes her TV debut

Runcorn and Widnes World: Debbie Kenwright

7:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A SUPERMARKET cake shop manager is making her debut on TV.

Widnes student appeals for help after two bikes were stolen

Runcorn and Widnes World: The stolen bikes

2:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A WIDNES student is appealing for help after thieves stole two bikes.

Children enjoy Easter fun at a Runcorn park

Runcorn and Widnes World: Sasha Taylor enjoying some Easter fun

12:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHILDREN had fun when they met the Easter bunny at Runcorn Hill Park.

Police appeal after Widnes postman is assaulted

Runcorn and Widnes World: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

9:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

A POSTMAN was attacked as he delivered cash to a Widnes Post Office.

Man arrested following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Police are appealing for witnesses

8:51am Thursday 17th April 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD local man has been arrested as part of a police investigation into a serious sexual assault in Runcorn.

Search for gifted young performers in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Captain Hook

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE search is on for talented young performers aged eight to 21 to star in the musical 'Peter Pan’.

Halton animal lovers warned not to give Easter eggs to their pets

Runcorn and Widnes World: Stolen Crufts puppy found in Culcheth

6:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

COMPLAINTS about animal poisoning reported to the RSPCA has increased by nearly 10% in a year.

Police arrest man on suspicion of serious sexual assault

Runcorn and Widnes World: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

4:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police have arrested a man after issuing CCTV pictures yesterday following a serious sexual assault in Runcorn.

Firefighters tackle chip pan blaze in Runcorn

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

9:12am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CHIP pan blaze broke out at a flat in Runcorn in the early hours of this morning.

Acorn Antiques makes a comeback in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Marilyn Baxter and David Rimmer rehearsing for Acorn Antiques

7:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VICTORIA Wood’s much loved Acorn Antiques is making a comeback in Runcorn.

Runcorn school 'requires improvement' say Ofsted inspectors

Runcorn and Widnes World: Runcorn school 'requires improvement' say Ofsted inspectors

12:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

INEFFECTIVE teaching and poor leadership and management have been criticised at a Runcorn Primary School.

Runcorn gym offers free day pass in exchange for an Easter egg

Runcorn and Widnes World: Joe Dunbar, Caroline Johnson and James Harper from PureGym with some of the Easter eggs

12:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

KEEP fit enthusiasts have been donating Easter eggs in exchange for a free day pass at a Runcorn gym.

Calls for urgent action after Widnes Foodbank record amount of emergency aid

Runcorn and Widnes World: Every little helps for Widnes Foodbank

10:05am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ALARMING figures released today reveal that 2,711 people received three days' emergency food from Widnes Foodbank in the past year.

Runcorn sex offender posed as a knight to travel first class on Virgin trains

Runcorn and Widnes World: Runcorn sex offender posed as a knight to travel first class on Virgin trains

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CONVICTED sex offender caught with a cache of extreme porn posed as a knight of the realm to travel on first class trains up and down the country, a court heard.

Runcorn teenager wants to find 'good samaritan' who saved her life

Runcorn and Widnes World: Ellena recovering at home

7:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TEENAGE girl plunged into a big crater after tripping over unmarked roadworks in Runcorn.

Support groups welcome Halton people with hearing loss

Runcorn and Widnes World: Susan Root, with a device that is meant to mask the effects of musical tinnitus

6:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A CHARITY is offering practical help and support to people with hearing loss and tinnitus.

Man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World: Man wanted after assault

4:28pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN has been arrested following a series of indecent exposures in Widnes, and released on police bail.

Police appeal after indecent exposure incidents in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Police are appealing for witnesses

3:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE today appealed for witnesses following a series of indecent exposure incidents in the Town Park area of Runcorn.

Halton businesses celebrate innovation, enterprise and excellence

Runcorn and Widnes World: Nathan Knox, operations director of Mantar Engineering receives business of the year from Simon Berry, investment executive of the FW Capital

7:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

INNOVATION, enterprise and commitment were celebrated at the Halton Business and Tourism 2014 awards.

Rival football fans unite to support Runcorn Foodbank

Runcorn and Widnes World: Football fans invited to donate items to Runcorn Foodbank

3:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

RUNCORN’S two senior football clubs are teaming up to ask fans at their Easter Monday derby match to support Runcorn Foodbank.

Man who attacked police and threatened to petrol bomb housing fined

Runcorn and Widnes World: Orford man denies growing cannabis to deal

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN who assaulted two police officers and threatened to petrol bomb sheltered accommodation for vulnerable adults in Widnes has been fined £300.

Special events celebrate the 50th anniversary of Runcorn New Town

Runcorn and Widnes World: Halton Clrs Dave Cargill and Ron Hignett discuss the newly restored model of Southgate with Professor Peter Batey, Liverpool University, and Carol Davenport, a former town planner for Runcorn Development Corporation

12:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SPECIAL events have been launched to mark the 50th anniversary of Runcorn New Town.

Pet of the Week

Runcorn and Widnes World: Scarlett

11:08am Tuesday 15th April 2014

MEET 18-month-old Scarlett. Alison Hankin, from Widnes, said: “Scarlett is a Harlequin great dane, most people in Widnes know her!”

Widnes mum 'feels fantastic' after losing five stone

Runcorn and Widnes World: Jumping for joy: Susan Stokes

7:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WIDNES mum dreaded going out because of her size.

Halton residents urged to use alternative health services unless conditions are serious

Runcorn and Widnes World: Dr Cliff Richards, chairman of Halton CCG

6:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

As Easter approaches, health chiefs are urging Hilton patients to consider how they use 999 and A&E over the four-day weekend.

Reader's spring photo

Runcorn and Widnes World: Reders pic

11:03am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THIS spring picture was captured last week by World reader Liam Kelley, of New Bank Road, Widnes. He said: “I was feeding the ducks in Victoria Park."

Police appeal after four indecent exposure incidents

Runcorn and Widnes World: Police are appealing for witnesses

9:04am Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after four incidents of indecent exposure in Widnes on the same day.

Runcorn MP runs London Marathon for Halton Haven Hospice

Runcorn and Widnes World: MP Graham Evans with his London Marathon medal

7:20pm Monday 14th April 2014

A RUNCORN MP has completed the London Marathon, achieving a new personal record.

Halton's Easter holidaymakers able to travel more freely as roadworks are lifted

Runcorn and Widnes World: Drivers caught breaking new motorway rules risk fines of £100 and three points on their licence

3:20pm Monday 14th April 2014

HALTON’S Easter holidaymakers will be able to travel more freely during the bank holiday weekend as 98 per cent of England’s motorways and major A roads will be free of road works.

Halton residents warned to ignore scam callers

Runcorn and Widnes World: Picture by teachingsaggitarian from Flickr

12:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

HALTON Trading Standards is warning residents to be wary of a scam after a woman who was called by an overseas company telling her that she had won £20,000.

Firefighters tackle Runcorn car fire

Runcorn and Widnes World: Firefighters went to Tolladine Road last night

11:22am Monday 14th April 2014

AN electrical fault is thought to have caused a car fire in Runcorn.

Man racially abused bouncer before spitting at him

Runcorn and Widnes World: Orford man denies growing cannabis to deal

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A 23-YEAR-OLD man racially abused a bouncer and spat at him after being refused entry to a Runcorn bar, a court heard.

Cigarette bucket sparks fire at Runcorn apartment block

Runcorn and Widnes World: The Deck

11:15am Monday 14th April 2014

A FIRE broke out at The Deck apartments overlooking the River Mersey in Runcorn old town.

Young artists brighten up Widnes town centre

Runcorn and Widnes World: The Mayor of Halton, Clr Margaret Ratcliffe with St Gerard’s pupils

7:30am Monday 14th April 2014

COLOURFUL murals now adorn hoarding around a demolished Widnes pub.

Halton youth programme receives £200 cash boost

Runcorn and Widnes World: John Dwyer presents £200 to theThe Prince's Trust

6:20am Monday 14th April 2014

AN enterprising leadership and skills scheme which gives confidence and self-esteem to Halton young people has received a cash boost.

Halton carers complete innovative dementia training

Runcorn and Widnes World: Home Instead carers Julie Shadlock, Gayle Egerton, Tracey Preston and Lyndsey Russell

7:20pm Sunday 13th April 2014

CARERS in Halton have completed specialist training to cope with the growing number of older people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Easter comes early for Runcorn care home residents

Runcorn and Widnes World: Debbie Smith, deputy manager and Lisa Churchill senior care assistant with the Easter eggs

12:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

EASTER has arrived early for residents at a Runcorn care home.

Collective switch helps Halton families cut their energy bills

Runcorn and Widnes World: Adjusting the valve to let out air, below, keeps your radiator hotter

7:40am Sunday 13th April 2014

MORE than £205,000 has been saved on energy bills by residents who took part in the Merseyside Collective Switch.

Halton Haven Hospice appoints a new lottery officer

Runcorn and Widnes World: James Caza

7:20pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A BUSINESS graduate is using his expertise to boost funds at Halton Haven.

Young Runcorn soccer players get taste of the World Cup

Runcorn and Widnes World: Youngsters celebrate the grand final of their Brazian World Cup themed soccer camp

12:40pm Saturday 12th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS have enjoyed a Brazilian World Cup themed soccer camp in Runcorn.

Runcorn industrial units sell for £1.6m

Runcorn and Widnes World: Jensen Court

7:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

RUNCORN industrial units have been sold for £1.625 million.

Police appeal after two bins are torched in Runcorn

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

9:17am Friday 11th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after vandals torched two bins in Runcorn last night.

Three new stores coming to Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Karl Clawley, the new manager of Runcorn Shopping Centre

7:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

NEW jobs are being created as three stores are opening at Runcorn Shopping Centre.

Health checks for rugby fans to prevent strokes

Runcorn and Widnes World: SQUAD NEWS: Widnes Vikings 19-man squad against Warrington Wolves

3:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

WIDNES Viking fans will be offered blood pressure checks at the game against Warrington Wolves on Friday, April 18.

Motorists warned of road closure in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: ROAD RAGE: Ioan Richard claims the closure of the Ammanford mountain road is unnecessary.

12:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

A TRADITIONAL May Queen procession will be held in Moore on Saturday, May 3.

Halton's successful businesses to win prestigious accolades

Runcorn and Widnes World: Halton's successful businesses to win prestigious accolades

10:40am Friday 11th April 2014

EXCITEMENT is mounting as the winners of the prestigious 2014 Halton Business and Tourism Awards will be revealed this evening.

Runcorn volunteers turn an eyesore into a community garden

Runcorn and Widnes World: Daniel Travis and Mitchell Huskisson put the finishing touches to the community garden

7:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A DISUSED Runcorn playground has been transformed into a community garden, thanks to a big-hearted team of volunteers.

Halton youngsters warned of the dangers posed on the railway

Runcorn and Widnes World: Trains were forced to travel slowly at the level crossing at Henwick Halt

6:20am Friday 11th April 2014

HALTON children are warned to stay away from railway tracks over the Easter break.

Tiny pygmy goat to meet visitors at Cheshire Show

Runcorn and Widnes World: Ffiona, the tiny pygmy goat

7:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A TINY pygmy goat born severely weak and underweight is now skipping for joy thanks to round the clock care by her owners who will be taking her to this year’s Cheshire Show.







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