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Widnes school hosts tea dance to foster friendship and fun

Runcorn and Widnes World: John and Vera Stewart enjoy a dance on Valentine's Day

6:20am Thursday 2nd October 2014

RESIDENTS are invited to a tea dance at a Widnes School.

Urgent help needed to find Runcorn man missing from home

Runcorn and Widnes World:

1:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to find a Runcorn man who is missing from home.

UPDATED: 11.55 Police officers from Cheshire and Merseyside unite to combat crime

Runcorn and Widnes World:

11:08am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CRIMINALS travelling between Cheshire and Merseyside were greeted with more than a surprise today as officers from both forces took part in Operation Crossbow.

Community rallies round to support families of two Runcorn dads

Runcorn and Widnes World: Lee Crowe with his daughter, Keira

6:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HEARTBROKEN community has united to help the families of two Runcorn dads who grew up together and died two weeks apart.

Runcorn residents claim wheelie bins are 'an eyesore' outside their front doors

Runcorn and Widnes World: GENERIC WHEELIE BINS IN NEWPORT (987952)

7:20am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PLANS to replace black bin bags with wheelie bins for thousands of Runcorn homes have incensed residents.

Widnes tenant ashamed to bring home visitors because of the 'squalor' of her flats

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WIDNES tenant said she feels ashamed to bring visitors to her home because of the ‘squalor’ of her flats.

Cancer survivor wins dream bathroom

Runcorn and Widnes World: Brenda Jacobs thrilled to bits in her new bathroom  DGWD260914 (10920079)

3:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CANCER survivor couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw her prize – a £5,500 dream bathroom fitted into her West Bank home.

Hundreds of pounds raised for Macmillan at charity events across Halton

Runcorn and Widnes World: Iggle Piggle joins in the fun at  Domino's in Widnes  DGJ260914 (10852425)

12:28pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for cancer sufferers as wellwishers supported the world’s biggest coffee morning.

Runcorn's top performing school opens a new sixth form

Runcorn and Widnes World: Sixth formers can study a broad range of subject MBAK290914  (10949886)

8:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RUNCORN’S top performing and only Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ secondary school has opened a new sixth form.

Widnes opticians provide new kit for young footballers

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FOOTBALL team has received a new kit from a Widnes opticians.

Masked gang try to rob cash in transit van in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MASKED raiders tried to rob a man delivering cash to Asda in Milton Road, Widnes this morning.

Interactive marketplace offers health and wellbeing advice

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

More than 200 people attended Halton’s biggest health engagement day.

Children challenged to design a Christmas poster for Widnes Foodbank

Runcorn and Widnes World: Every little helps for Widnes Foodbank

3:20pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHILDREN are invited to draw a picture for a Christmas poster for Widnes Foodbank.

VIDEO: Hundreds join Brindley's free 10th birthday celebrations

Runcorn and Widnes World: TV celebrities join the panto cast for the Brindley celebrations MBA270914 (10932694)

2:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HUNDREDS of residents enjoyed free celebrations on Saturday to mark the first decade of The Brindley Arts Centre.

Pet of the Week

Runcorn and Widnes World:

11:22am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RALPH, a 22-week-old Shih Tzu puppy who lives in Weates Close, Widnes, is this week’s pet of the week.

Two men bailed following alleged rape of 16-year-old girl in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

9:52am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO men arrested following the alleged rape of a teenage girl in Runcorn have been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

Daresbury company calls in administrators with more than 100 jobs to go

Runcorn and Widnes World: Daresbury Park

8:08am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN engineering business with headquarters in Daresbury has gone into administration, with more than 100 members of staff made redundant.

Sci-Tech Daresbury builds more new offices and labs as the innovation campus continues to grow

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WORLD class Runcorn research centre has announced exciting plans for further growth.

Vintage rally attracts record crowd of more than 65,000 visitors

Runcorn and Widnes World: Roy Philips with an 1876 Cheshire Fire and Rescue fire engine MBCA270914 (10895856)

7:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VINTAGE rally attracted a record crowd of more than 65,000 visitors to Victoria Park in Widnes over the weekend.

Scientist shares his knowledge about 'dark matter' at a talk in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World: Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Mersey Road, West Bank

6:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TALK about so called ‘dark matter’ and if it exists will be presented by a scientist in Widnes.

September was warmest on record

Runcorn and Widnes World: NHS Warrington has issued tips for sun worshippers

2:43pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

RUNCORN and Widnes has enjoyed the driest September since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall, according to figures from the Met Office.

Pic of the week

Runcorn and Widnes World:

11:17am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THIS aerial picture of Halton Castle was captured by World reader Caroline Roberts, of Beechwood, Runcorn, who took the photograph with a drone camera.

Police appeal for help after Runcorn burglary and car theft

Runcorn and Widnes World:

5:14pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE today released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with a burglary and car theft in Runcorn.

Technical experts appointed for the Mersey Gateway

Runcorn and Widnes World: Hugh O'Connor general manager Merseylink, Clr Rob Polhill, Halton Council leader, David Parrk Halton Council chief executive and Steve Nicholson interim chief executive Mersey Gateway crossings board

4:15pm Monday 29th September 2014

CH2M HILL has been appointed as technical and contractual advisor to the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board to deliver the the £1.86 billion Mersey Gateway Crossing Project.

Cooker catches fire in Runcorn house

Runcorn and Widnes World:

9:15am Monday 29th September 2014

A COOKER caught fire  in a Runcorn kitchen.

Sutton Weaver swing bridge ready for next 50 years after £4.5m restoration

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20am Monday 29th September 2014

A £4.5 million restoration of Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge over the River Weaver near Runcorn has been completed.

New homes set to breathe new life into Runcorn housing estate

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

NEW homes are set to be built on the site of a former dilapidated Runcorn pub.

Search to find 250 recruits for graduate training scheme

Runcorn and Widnes World: HM Revenue & Customs

3:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

CAREER opportunities beckon for people in Halton seeking employment after university.

Widnes ecologist guest speaker at horticultural social evening

Runcorn and Widnes World: EPPING: Volunteers needed for horticulture show

3:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN avid Widnes ecologist will be talking about his passion at a community event.

Work by Halton residents with mental ill health to go on show

Runcorn and Widnes World: ARTS AND CRAFTS: One of the many displays Arts and food festival draws record crowds

12:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

WORKS of art produced by Halton residents who have experience of mental ill-health will be displayed at a festival of arts.

New interactive maps keep Halton residents informed of Mersey Gateway roadworks

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

HALTON residents and commuters cannow keep up to date with the construction of the £600 million Mersey Gateway at the click of a button.

Flower demonstration in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:05pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FRESH flower demonstration is being held in Widnes.

Flourishing Runcorn firm flies into orbit

Runcorn and Widnes World: Freight First launch their Mission 18 drive to expand as staff dress up as spacemen with Aeden McGuffie as Buzz Lightyear DGA240914 (10704324)

6:11am Monday 29th September 2014

A FLOURISHING Runcorn company has launched their ambitious expansion plans into orbit.

Sainsbury's cuts 5p off petrol

Runcorn and Widnes World: Sainsbury Petrol Station at Bishop's Waltham

4:29pm Monday 29th September 2014

Sainsbury's has sparked a likely supermarket fuel-price war by slashing up to 5p a litre off the cost of its petrol and diesel.

Volunteer drivers wanted to help young carers in Halton

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20pm Sunday 28th September 2014

YOUNG carers who often who give up their own dreams to help others need volunteer drivers to help them reach their full potential.

Mersey Gateway builder offers free specialist support to the community

Runcorn and Widnes World: Mersey Gateway

7:10am Sunday 28th September 2014

Halton community organisations, businesses, and schools are invited to apply for specialist support through the Merseylink time bank.

Halton CAB is recruiting 100 new volunteers

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

THE search is on to find people who want to make a difference to their community.

Halton residents invited to make a stand as a hospital governor

12:10pm Saturday 27th September 2014

HALTON residents are invited to consider becoming a hospital governor.

Pet of the week

Runcorn and Widnes World: Ralph, the Shihtzu

7:21am Saturday 27th September 2014

RALPH, a 22-week-old Shihtzu puppy who lives in Weates Close, Widnes, is this week’s pet of the week.

Train driver electrocuted on railway line near Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:18pm Friday 26th September 2014

A TRAIN driver electrocuted on a railway line near Runcorn is being treated in hospital for extensive burns.

Police appeal for missing man with links to Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

9:13am Friday 26th September 2014

POLICE have renewed their appeal for the public’s help in tracing a man with links to Runcorn.

Halton residents invited to nominate unsung heroes for Queen's voluntary award

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

HALTON residents are urged to nominate unsung heroes for a top royal honour.

Butterfly house has attracted 7,500 visitors to Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE butterfly house in Victoria Park in Widnes has attracted 7,500 visitors since it re-opened in May.

Detectives continue to investigate alleged rape of 16-year-old girl in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

11:33am Friday 26th September 2014

DETECTIVES are still questioning a 20-year-old man following the alleged rape of a teenage girl in Runcorn.

A 1961 Halton Transport bus will ferry visitors free of charge to vintage rally

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Friday 26th September 2014

VISITORS can step back in time this weekend and travel on an old Widnes bus.

Share your images of Halton with us

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:10am Friday 26th September 2014

THIS picture of Pickerings Pasture was captured by World reader Beryl McWhan, of Carlton Avenue, Runcorn.

October 'heatwave' forecast for Runcorn and Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

2:16pm Friday 26th September 2014

Autumn may be here, but Runcorn and Widnes are set to enjoy a final flourish of summer sun.

Detectives investigate alleged rape of 16-year-old girl in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:27pm Thursday 25th September 2014

TWO Runcorn men have been arrested following the alleged rape of a teenage girl in Runcorn.

Car supermarket chain investing £1m to create biggest north west outlet in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

4:30pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A LEADING car supermarket is investing £1 million in Widnes to develop the biggest outlet in the north west.

Former Halton Mayor raises almost £20,000 for her three charities

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Thursday 25th September 2014

ALMOST £20,000 has been raised for three community charities by the former Mayor of Halton Clr Margaret Ratcliffe.







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