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Breaking news UPDATED: 2.37pm Bridge tolls to be free for Halton residents after all following Government U-turn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Mersey Gateway

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Historic short boat coming to Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:40am Sunday 20th July 2014

THE historic Liverpool short boat Kennet will be in the dry dock at Runcorn’s Bridgewater Motor Boat Club on Sunday, July 20.

Open air theatre returns to Runcorn's Norton Priory

Runcorn and Widnes World: Discover the rare quince fruit at Norton Priory

7:40pm Saturday 19th July 2014

NORTON Priory is hosting two open air threatre productions in its walled garden.

Widnes heart patient thanks Whiston Hospital staff with a poem

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A WIDNES patient has thanked staff at Whiston Hospital for his care in poetry.

Fun-filled family roadshow visits Catalyst in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

HAVE you ever wondered what music looks like?

Halton landlord appoints new chief executive

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

Plus Dane Group which has properties in Halton has a new chief executive.

Stroke survivor returns to Runcorn classroom

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

A STROKE survivor returned to his Runcorn classroom to thank pupils for their fundraising efforts.

John Bishop honoured by university

Runcorn and Widnes World: John and Melanie Bishop

3:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

RUNCORN comic John Bishop has today received an honorary fellowship from John Moores University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the arts and the promotion of social causes.

Runcorn and Widnes World Design a T-shirt competition winners revealed

Runcorn and Widnes World:

1:32pm Friday 18th July 2014

HERE are the two lucky winners and two lucky runners-up in the Runcorn and Widnes World design a football shirt competition.

Creamfields 2014 will be safe and secure, Cheshire police reassures Halton residents

Runcorn and Widnes World: Sean entertains the crowd at Creamfields

12:50pm Friday 18th July 2014

CHESHIRE police is reassuring Halton residents that the Creamfields festival 2014 will be safe and secure.

Nobel prize winner Sir Harry Kroto visits Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

11:40am Friday 18th July 2014

A NOBEL Prize winner shared his passion for science with Widnes schoolchildren.

Cheshire police chief highlights concern about 'legal highs'

Runcorn and Widnes World: John Dwyer

6:10am Friday 18th July 2014

A CHESHIRE police chief has expressed his concerns over the policing challenges posed by the drugs called legal highs.

Victorian fun at Norton Priory is hailed a huge success

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A VICTORIAN fun day attracted more than 550 visitors to Norton Priory.

Bankfield pupils in Widnes team up to perform Annie

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Broadway hit musical Annie was brought to life by Widnes students.

Aerial pictures capture Halton's forgotten past

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

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

Free football session for Halton schoolgirls aged five to 11

Runcorn and Widnes World: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

6:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

A FREE girls-only football session is being held in Widnes.

Doctors and teachers among 660 suspected paedophiles arrested in nationwide child abuse investigation

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:37pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

MORE than 600 suspected paedophiles, including doctors, teachers and former police officers, scout leaders and care workers have been arrested across Britain after a six-month investigation led by the National Crime Agency.

Superfast broadband reaches homes and businesses in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SUPERFAST fibre broadband is now available to more than 600 premises across Widnes as Connecting Cheshire’s roll-out continues in Halton.

Halton sports fair offers residents the chance to try new physical activities for free

Runcorn and Widnes World: GET SET: Children from two County Durham schools are heading to he national swimming finals this weekend

12:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A SPORTS fair will give residents across Runcorn and Widnes the chance to try a range of physical activities.







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