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New playground opens in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: The Mayor of Halton, Clr Margaret Ratcliffe with Jack and Connor Ross

7:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NEW playground has opened in Runcorn, thanks to a £50,000 grant from WREN.

Unique music and theatre event in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World: Diggs

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MUSIC and theatre production is being staged at The Studio in Lacey Street, Widnes at 7pm on Friday, April 25.

Performers can audition for the X Factor in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World: Audition for the X Factor in Widnes

3:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE next winner of the X Factor could come from Halton.

Breaking news Runcorn mum recalls how her teenage son and husband died at Hillsborough

Runcorn and Widnes World: Thomas Howard junior

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A RUNCORN teenager and his dad were looking forward to watching their first Liverpool away game together when they both died at Hillsborough, an inquest heard today.

Widnes pizza staff raise funds for a school sensory room

Runcorn and Widnes World: Ryan Webster, Ste Lamb, Josh Roscoe, Becky Jenkins and Jason Edwards

12:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNDREDS of athletes ran over the Runcorn Widnes bridge on Easter Sunday in the annual five mile event.

Widnes traders raise funds for schoolboy's pioneering treatment

Runcorn and Widnes World: Callum Murray with Widnes market traders Debbie Hankin and Neil McLoughlin

7:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WIDNES schoolboy battling a rare condition has won the hearts of traders.

Identical twins inspire Widnes mum to embark on new career

Runcorn and Widnes World: Zoe with her daughters, Lily and Daisy

6:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IDENTICAL twins have inspired their Widnes mum to embark on a new career.

Runcorn Hillsborough victim died in dad's arms

Runcorn and Widnes World: Runcorn Hillsborough victim died in dad's arms

2:25pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RUNCORN victim of the Hillsborough disaster died in the crush in his father's arms, an inquest heard.

Pioneering waterless car wash launched in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Mike Wheelhouse and Anthony Bate

7:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PIONEERING waterless car cleaning service has been launched by a Runcorn inventor.

Widnes church serves free breakfasts to support Halton Haven Hospice

Runcorn and Widnes World: Halton Haven Hospice

3:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WIDNES Baptist Church is serving free cooked breakfasts to support Halton Haven.

Runcorn business student makes her modelling debut

Runcorn and Widnes World: Jessica Malone

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A BUSINESS student is making her modelling debut in the final of Miss Cheshire.

Cyclist seriously injured in a fall in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

12:35pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital by air ambulance after being seriously injured in Runcorn.

Man rebailed following death of a cyclist in Bold Heath

Runcorn and Widnes World: Terry Brown

11:59am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 38-YEAR-OLD has been rebailed after being arrested following the death of a cyclist in Bold Heath in February.

Runcorn firefighters tackle a propane gas cylinder fire

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

9:22am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PROPANE gas cylinder caught fire at a Runcorn house.

Motorists warned of overnight Widnes road closures

Runcorn and Widnes World: Serious crash causes road closure in Ponsanooth

7:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE installation of a new high voltage cable will mean road closures on Ashley Way, Widnes.

Halton passengers will see newly refurbished trains

Runcorn and Widnes World: The new look trains

6:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PASSENGERS will soon be travelling in newly refurbished trains.

Pet of the Week

Runcorn and Widnes World: Mittens

3:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MEET 12-month-old British short haired cat Mittens, this week’s pet of the week.

Readers pic

Runcorn and Widnes World: Readers pic

3:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THIS picture was captured by Jeff Jago from Weston Point, Runcorn.

The Mayor of Halton hosts afternoon tea

Runcorn and Widnes World: The Mayor of Halton, Clr Margaret Ratcliffe with Wendy Taylor, Dave Jameson, Olivia Taylor and Betty Jameson

7:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

A WIDNES family enjoyed afternoon tea in the Mayor’s parlour at Runcorn Town Hall.

New youth drama club launched in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World: The Bankfield School to become an Ormiston Academy

12:10pm Monday 21st April 2014

A NEW drama club is being launched at The Bankfield School in Widnes.

Halton leisure centres have a new owner

Runcorn and Widnes World: Scaled-back swimming pool plans approved

7:20am Monday 21st April 2014

A NEW image is being launched at three Halton leisure centres following a take over.

Countdown for the Halton and European elections

Runcorn and Widnes World: Cornwall election results: Frantic deal making as vote throws up a few surprises

7:20pm Sunday 20th April 2014

The countdown has begun for the European Parliamentary and local elections on Thursday, May 22 More than five million people across north west England will have the opportunity to vote in European elections to select the region’s eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs.) At the same time, electors in Halton will be choosing councillors in 17 of its 21 wards.

Widnes charity morning supports Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Runcorn and Widnes World: St Mary's Laisterdyke Table Top Sale

12:20pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A CHARITY coffee morning in Widnes has raised £180 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Search for the planners who created Runcorn New Town

Runcorn and Widnes World: A model of the Runcorn plan developed by architect Arthur Ling

7:20am Sunday 20th April 2014

Halton Council is a looking for the planners, engineers and other staff who helped turn Professor Arthur Ling's New Town Masterplan into a reality.

Meet Mittens from Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Mittens

12:20pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Meet 12-month-old British short haired cat, Mittens, our pet of the week.

Halton residents invited to apply for police fast track career opportunities

Runcorn and Widnes World: Hooded raiders rob NatWest bank at Neston Cross

7:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

Cheshire Constabulary is to recruit two people onto the national Constable to Inspector Fast Track programme starting in September 2014.

Share your images of Halton with us

Runcorn and Widnes World: This picture was taken by World reader Jeff Jago

7:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

This picture was captured by Jeff Jago from Weston Point, Runcorn.

Halton firefighters mount charity car wash

Runcorn and Widnes World: Valerie Binney and station manager Mark Helliwell practise for the national firefighters car wash day

12:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

HALTON firefighters are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the national car wash for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Runcorn traders collect hundreds of Easter eggs for children

Runcorn and Widnes World: Tara Sabri, deputy manager of Harvey Thompson with Daisy Farrell

7:40am Friday 18th April 2014

MORE than 200 Easter eggs have been donated to Halton Brook Children’s Centre in Runcorn.

Widnes house closed after mum terrorises neighbours can now be let

Runcorn and Widnes World: PC Paul Dukes and PC Janine Barr outside the boarded up house

7:20am Friday 18th April 2014

A WIDNES mum who terrorised her neighbours lost her home after a court order shut it down.

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 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.

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.

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.







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