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Breaking news 50 extra police at Wolves' play-off battle with Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World: Five Widnes fans arrested following crowd trouble at derby

4:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

POLICE numbers will be significantly increased at Saturday's play-off derby clash between Warrington Wolves and Widnes at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Mayor of Halton launches new look bakery in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

A RUNCORN bakery has been given a makeover.

A resident was overcome with smoke in a kitchen fire in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

9:07am Friday 19th September 2014

A TOASTER caused a kitchen fire at a house in Runcorn last night One occupant suffered from smoke inhalation at Thorn Road shortly after 11.30pm.

Cronton performance students inspired to apply to UK's top drama schools

Runcorn and Widnes World: Actor Tom Martin with Cronton performance students

7:21am Friday 19th September 2014

A YOUNG actor from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts led a master class with drama and performance students at Cronton Sixth Form College.

Share your images of Halton with us

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:10am Friday 19th September 2014

THIS picture of a sunset was captured World reader Claire Worsley of Halton Brook Avenue, Runcorn.

Motorists warned of Weston Point Expressway closure

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MOTORISTS are warned that Weston Point Expressway northbound towards the Runcorn bridge will be closed tomorrow for resurfacing.

Hay catches fire in field in Hale village

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:56am Thursday 18th September 2014

WIDNES firefighters tackled a blaze in a field in Hale village.

Widnes school staff take on Bruce Bogtrotter's cake eating challenge

Runcorn and Widnes World: School caretaker John Russell stuffing his face with cake

7:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FUN and laughter erupted at Wade Deacon School in Widnes as staff were challenged to eat as much as they could in five minutes.

Staff at Widnes fashion store host fun charity event

Runcorn and Widnes World: A woman watches the bikes pass in a fetching purple wig. Picture by Nick Toogood 3414681603. (9555561)

3:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF at a Widnes fashion store will be wearing crazy wigs at the weekend to raise funds for charity.

Vandals torch grass in Stockham Lane

Runcorn and Widnes World:

11:18am Thursday 18th September 2014

VANDALS torched grass in Runcorn.

Motorists warned of first major road work for £600m Mersey Gateway

Runcorn and Widnes World: Halton Council leader, Clr Rob Polhill Picture: Ian Park IP18510

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

The Mersey Gateway team is preparing to start the project's first piece of major road work at junction 12 of the M56 in Runcorn.

Firefighters offer young people chance to gain confidence and qualifications

Runcorn and Widnes World: 'Course gave us inspiration'

6:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit a team of young people from the Halton area to take part in the next Prince's Trust programme.

Tesco's Widnes depot teams up with Eddie Stobart to support fire-ravaged Manchester Dogs' Home

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE giant Tesco distribution centre in Widnes teamed up with Eddie Stobart to help co-ordinate the rescue effort following the Manchester Dogs Home fire.

Police surprise 'wanted' offenders by knocking on their doors

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:45am Wednesday 17th September 2014

OFFENDERS wanted for various offences are being arrested across Halton as part of a special police crackdown.

Hidden treasures turned into cash as ITV antiques show is filmed in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World: A dealer values a picture IP13914 (10344850)

7:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A ROLEX watch was one of the gems discovered in Widnes by antiques expert David Dickinson.

Halton residents invited to fun and interactive free health day

Runcorn and Widnes World: Simon Banks, chief officer of Halton CCG

12:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Keeping Halton Healthy Day is being held on Wednesday, September 24 at The A FREE event is being held in Halton to encourage residents to improve their wellbeing and find out what health chiefs are planning.

£1.6m development provides 17 new apartments on site of legendary Queens Hall

Runcorn and Widnes World: Halton Council leader Clr Rob Polhill and Nick Atkin chief executive of Halton Housing Trust at the topping out ceremony   DGY110914 (10274596)

7:21am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE iconic site of the Queens Hall where some of the world's most famous musicians includingThe Beatles once played will soon be home to residents.

More than 1,000 visitors enjoyed a free day out at Halton Castle and Norton Priory

Runcorn and Widnes World: Susan Brownrigg and Claire Broadhurst with some medieval fayre MBA140914 (10424516)

6:11am Wednesday 17th September 2014

More than 1,000 visitors explored ancient Norton Priory and Halton Castle free of charge.

Motorists warned of more road closures to prepare for the Mersey Gateway

Runcorn and Widnes World: Mersey Gateway

4:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MORE road closures have been announced today to pave the way for the £600 million Mersey Gateway.

UPDATED: 12.15 Runcorn bridge has now re-opened following a collision

Runcorn and Widnes World: The existing SIlver Jubilee bridge

11:56am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Runcorn bound carriageway of the bridge is closed following an accident involving a lorry and a car.

Widnes mum inspired by her twin daughters is nominated for top business award

Runcorn and Widnes World: Lily posing DG50002 (10408774)

7:36pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WIDNES mum inspired by her identical twins to embark on a new children’s fashion career is in line to win a top award.

Bold Street will be closed for four days for resurfacing

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOTORISTS are warned that Bold Streete in Runcorn will be closed for four days for resurfacing.

Pet of the Week

Runcorn and Widnes World:

2:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

LUKA, a four-year-old dog from Farnworth, Widnes, is this week’s pet of the week.

Pic of the Week

Runcorn and Widnes World:

2:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THIS picture of a hedgehog was captured by World reader Jennifer Lewis, of Ireland Street, Widnes.

Family fun day celebrates a decade of success for Widnes martial arts school

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DECADE of success was celebrated at a family fun day on Sunday.

Runcorn man is attacked with a knife in a terrifying burglary

Runcorn and Widnes World:

9:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A GANG of armed burglars attacked a man in a terrifying ordeal at his home in Runcorn.

New adult learning courses offered to Halton residents

Runcorn and Widnes World: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

7:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEW courses can now help adults across Runcorn and Widnes improve their maths, English and computer skills.

Halton's Got Talent finalists support Mayor of Halton's charity night

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

GIFTED young people helped to raise funds for three charities.

Police warning after illegal rave is held in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World: CHESHIRE Police is supporting a campaign warning residents to be vigilant against terrorism.

4:06pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN illegal rave dispersed after police were called to a Widnes beauty spot on Saturday night.

Police appeal after armed robbery in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:35pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN armed robber threatened staff at a Widnes bookmakers with a knife today.

Police appeal after armed robbery in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

11:13am Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE are investigating an armed robbery in Runcorn.

Mobile phone retailer set to go into administration putting jobs in Runcorn at risk

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:40am Monday 15th September 2014

RETAILER Phones 4u is to go into administration, placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk, including staff in Runcorn and Widnes.

Free school dinners for Halton's infant schoolchildren creates 80 new jobs

Runcorn and Widnes World: Halton Clr Phil Harris and deputy head of St Bede's Catholic Infant School Christine Towell serve  Adam Hill and Amelia Jezzard from the Billy Bus DGP 110914 (10274665)

7:31pm Monday 15th September 2014

AROUND 80 new catering jobs have been created in Halton's schools to provide free dinners to all infant children.

One dog has died and another is recovering after being found unconscious in hot car at Halton Hospital

Runcorn and Widnes World:

2:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

ONE dog has died and another is recovering after being found unconscious in a hot car at Halton Hospital in Runcorn.

Firefighters tackle rubbish fires in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:19am Monday 15th September 2014

VANDALS set fire to wood and rubbish in Runcorn.

Halton residents invited to nominate someone for first ever people's Strictly Come Dancing

Runcorn and Widnes World:

9:35am Monday 15th September 2014

For the first time ever, Strictly Come Dancing is opening its doors to the public and they need your help to find contestants.

'Failing' Runcorn primary school has been transformed into a flourishing academy

Runcorn and Widnes World: Kate Greer and Jacob Bryan IPF3914 (9961262)

7:23am Monday 15th September 2014

A FAILING Runcorn primary school put into special measures by Ofsted inspectors has been transformed into a flourishing academy.

Around 7,600 homes in the north west escaped deadly gas incidents, new research reveals

Runcorn and Widnes World: File photo dated 18/01/12 of gas rings on a cooker as a "new era of competition and choice" for the UK's 49 million current account holders has dawned with a guarantee which enables consumers to ditch their old bank and switch to ano

6:10am Monday 15th September 2014

ALMOST 7,600 homes in the north west have escaped deadly gas incidents in the last year, new research has revealed.

Runcorn beautician holds charity event to celebrate the life of her friend

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:21pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A RUNCORN beautician is organising a family fun day to celebrate the life of her friend who lost her battle against cystic fibrosis.

Widnes morris dancers' lottery joy

Runcorn and Widnes World: The Widiwig Denettes

12:21pm Sunday 14th September 2014

YOUNG street dancers who have revived the ancient art of morris dancing have been awarded £6,590 from the Big Lottery.

Halton furniture recycling project wins £10,000 boost

Runcorn and Widnes World: The upcycling factor: the mother-daughter team giving old furniture a new lease of life

7:40am Sunday 14th September 2014

A PROJECT which gives young people the skills to transform unwanted furniture for needy residents has won a £10,000 boost as it prepares to launch in Halton.

Widnes company invites charities and community groups to bid for paint makeover

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:10pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Charities and community groups are invited to apply for a paint donation from a Widnes company.

Antiques expert David Dickenson filming TV show in Widnes today

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

TV antiques expert David Dickinson is coming to Widnes today.

Pet of the week

Runcorn and Widnes World: Luka

7:11am Saturday 13th September 2014

LUKA, a four-year-old dog from Farnworth, Widnes, is this week's pet of the week.

Runcorn sex attacker jailed for 15 years

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:26am Friday 12th September 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for 15 years after sexually assaulting a woman as she walked home from a night out.

Halton residents invited to charity coffee morning at Whiston Hospital

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

A CHARITY coffee morning is being held at Whiston Hospital in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Exciting TV challenge for Halton's ambitious chefs

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

ARE you an ambitious chef looking for an exciting new challenge?

Staff name Halton Hospital as one of the top 100 places to work in the NHS

Runcorn and Widnes World: Mel Pickup at Halton Hospital

12:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

HALTON and Warrington and Halton Hospitals been named as one of the top 100 places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal national magazine.

Widnes man hailed a hero after offering support to fire hit dogs home

Runcorn and Widnes World: These two Cheshire Dogs Home pets need a new home

10:11am Friday 12th September 2014

A WIDNES man is being hailed as a hero online after offering to support rebuilding work for free after a blaze at Manchester Dogs Home.

Children win first prize at Widnes Horticultural Show

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Friday 12th September 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN won the £100 first prize at Widnes Horticultural Show.







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