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Breaking news UPDATED: 16:54 Ofsted inspectors slam St Chad's School in Runcorn and place it in special measures

Runcorn and Widnes World:

2:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SCATHING Ofsted inspection has slammed St Chad’s Catholic and Church of England High School in Runcorn.

Breaking news Police appeal after attempted post office robbery in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:48am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MASKED bandit tried to rob a post office in Widnes.

Appleton Village surgery in Widnes may finally have found a new home

Runcorn and Widnes World: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

7:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ONE of the busiest GP surgeries in Widnes may have finally found a new home – after a 20-year search.

Ear, nose and throat service to re-open at Highfield Hospital

Runcorn and Widnes World: MP Derek Twigg

3:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to re-open a ear, nose and throat service at Highfield Hospital in Widnes have been welcomed by Halton MP Derek Twigg.

Runcorn optician pledges to raise £5,000 to thank nurses for saving his daughter's life

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A RUNCORN optician has launched a £5,000 fundraising campaign to thank nurses for saving his baby’s life.

Breaking news Police appeal after 16-year-old Liverpool drug dealer is arrested in Hough Green

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:38am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TEENAGE drug dealer was arrested after a skirmish with detectives in Widnes.

Car thief caught breaking into a vehicle in Widnes at 4am

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CAR thief was caught breaking into a vehicle in Widnes at 4am on Sunday.

Violin lessons are giving Widnes pupils confidence

Runcorn and Widnes World: Harvey Bennett IPA81014  (11685861)

7:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

LEARNING to play a musical instrument gives children confidence and improves their behaviour, says a Widnes head teacher.

Runcorn MP commends Runcorn companies for offering opportunities to apprentices

Runcorn and Widnes World: Graham Evans

6:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE largest annual fall in unemployment since records began more than 40 years ago has been welcomed by Runcorn MP Graham Evans.

Breaking news Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man is shot in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:04pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO teenagers have been charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Widnes.

Widnes woman who intimidated her neighbours is given an ASBO

Runcorn and Widnes World:

9:14am Monday 20th October 2014

A WIDNES woman who victimised her neighbours has been given an anti-social behaviour order for two years.

Drama students perform their own interpretations of the classics at Shakespeare Festival

Runcorn and Widnes World: The Ormiston Bolingbroke cast of Macbeth DGB171014  (11663719)

7:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

DRAMA students have staged an innovative interpretation of Shakespeare’s 1592 history play Richard lll.

Staff and residents at Runcorn care home turn pink to support cancer care

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS at a Runcorn care home held a ‘pink Friday’ and raised almost £400 for cancer care.

Halton Haven appeals for a volunteer willing to listen to patients

Runcorn and Widnes World: Viv Culleton, director of care and operational services at Halton Haven Hospice DGG010714 (10595671)

12:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

HALTON Haven Hopice is looking for a volunteer to give patients and carers a voice.

New managing director appointed at Widnes specialist logistics company

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20am Monday 20th October 2014

WIDNES specialist logistics and supply chain company Suttons Group has appointed a new managing director.

Halton residents invited to save lives by giving blood

Runcorn and Widnes World: Peter Torre made his 160th blood donation

6:10am Monday 20th October 2014

HALTON residents are urged to use save lives by giving blood.

MEP Paul Nuttall denies he played 'Bungle' in children's TV show Rainbow

Runcorn and Widnes World: MEP Paul Nuttall

12:42pm Monday 20th October 2014

NORTH West MEP Paul Nuttall has denied that he used to play the character Bungle in the 1970s classic children's TV show Rainbow.

Gales and heavy rain on the way

Runcorn and Widnes World:

9:22am Monday 20th October 2014

THE remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will arrive in the UK later today bringing with it gale force winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the country, the Met Office has warned.

Halton residents asked for their views on policing

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:40pm Sunday 19th October 2014

HALTON residents are invited to say how they want their community to be policed.

Children donate harvest festival gifts to Widnes Foodbank

Runcorn and Widnes World: Sophie Carter, Luna Higgins, Lola Quinn, Jacob Leatherbetter, Liam Eley and Joshua Lamb MBB161014                                    (11622858)

7:29am Sunday 19th October 2014

PUPILS at a Widnes nursery have been collecting items for Widnes Foodbank as part of their harvest festival.

Train enthusiasts enjoy guided tour of Fiddlers Ferry

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TRAIN enthusiasts were invited to watch a locomotive deliver coal to Fiddlers Ferry.

Classics reading group offers chance to discuss books in relaxed atmosphere

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:10pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DO you enjoy reading Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy or Charlotte Bronte?

Residents invited to create wild flower havens across Halton

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

THOUSANDS of free seed kits are available to create colourful wild flower havens across Halton.

Police are concerned about vulnerable missing man who may be in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

4:05pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are concerned about a vulnerable missing man from Hastings who may have travelled to family and friends in Runcorn.

Halton health chief is confident about plans for Ebola

Runcorn and Widnes World: Health workers in protective gear wait to carry a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola not in frame   Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals am

10:38am Friday 17th October 2014

HALTON is ready to tackle the deadly Ebola virus, says the borough's health chief.

Firefighters rescue motorist trapped following car crash

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:10am Friday 17th October 2014

A MAN had to be rescued after he was trapped in his vehicle following a crash on the A558 Daresbury Expressway this morning.

Residents support Widnes police station moving into the town centre

Runcorn and Widnes World: John Dwyer

9:55am Friday 17th October 2014

PLANS to move Widnes police station into the town centre have won strong support from residents.

Widnes pupils practice their German with students from Frankfurt

Runcorn and Widnes World: German students tackle a sports challenge with pupils at SS Peter and Paul Catholic College   MBG141014                              (11610735)

7:32pm Friday 17th October 2014

A GROUP of 50 German students visited Widnes to experience life in a British school.

Patients advised about industrial action by hospital radiographers

Runcorn and Widnes World: Chief executive Ann Marr at Whiston Hospital

5:01pm Friday 17th October 2014

INDUSTRIAL action by radiographers may disrupt hospital x-ray appointments on Monday.

Runcorn company joins Halton Haven's Santa Dash

3:12pm Friday 17th October 2014

A RUNCORN company has pledged to support Halton Haven’s big festive fundraiser.

Halton residents warned to be on their guard over bogus police phone calls

Runcorn and Widnes World:

2:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are warning Halton residents to be on their guard following reports of suspicious phone calls.

Runcorn East station becomes a haven for wildlife

Runcorn and Widnes World: Volunteers create a garden at Runcorn East station (11567851)

12:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

RUNCORN East station has been given a facelift, thanks to volunteers and schoolchildren.

Peace campaigner Colin Parry is keynote speaker at Halton anti-bullying conference

Runcorn and Widnes World: Colin and Wendy Parry at last year's anniversary service of the IRA bombing DGAN160313   (11563799)

7:19am Friday 17th October 2014

COLIN Parry whose son was killed by an IRA bomb is a keynote speaker at Halton’s anti-bullying conference.

Frodsham Silver Band performs free concert in Widnes

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:10am Friday 17th October 2014

FRODSHAM Silver Band will be performing an afternoon concert at St Mary's Church in West Bank, Widnes.

Homes left without a connection after Sky Broadband system failure

Runcorn and Widnes World: What happened to our Sky broadband?

4:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

SKY Broadband and telephone customers in parts of Runcorn have been left without a connection after a massive system failure.

Police come up with imaginative new use for tax disc holder

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:41pm Friday 17th October 2014

Police have dreamt up a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen - one which could save lives.

Widnes man has surgery for gunshot wounds after Ditton shooting

Runcorn and Widnes World:

11:05am Thursday 16th October 2014

A WIDNES man has been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds after a shooting in Ditton.

Mum quits science job to launch her own lingerie business

Runcorn and Widnes World: Karen Purnell runs her online lingerie business from her living room  MBAM131014     (11540813)

7:19pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A RUNCORN mum started selling lingerie from her living room to raise cash whilst she was on maternity leave.

Calendar marking Runcorn's 1,100th birthday supports autistic families

Runcorn and Widnes World:

3:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CALENDAR has been printed to mark Runcorn being in existence for 1,100 years next year.

Experts demonstrate the technique of bird ringing at Norton Priory

Runcorn and Widnes World:

7:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

FAMILIES can watch the fascinating and intricate task of applying leg rings to our globe-trotting wild birds in Runcorn.

Share your images with us

Runcorn and Widnes World:

6:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

THIS photograph of a heron was captured by World reader Lee Rowlands, of Halton Brook, Runcorn.

New opportunities at flourishing business park in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Lesley Lunt  (11524731)

7:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEW business opportunities have been created for companies wishing to grow.

Police discover man's body in house in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World:

5:07pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE body of a man has been found in Runcorn.

Pet Of The Week: Louie the Norwegian Forest cat

Runcorn and Widnes World: Louie (11516514)

3:26pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

LOUIE, a 10 year old Norwegian forest cat who lives in Cronton is our pet of the week.

Police chief urges Halton residents to be vigilant of modern slavery

Runcorn and Widnes World: John Dwyer

12:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A POLICE chief is urging Halton residents to be vigilant of modern slavery.

Widnes benefit cheat fined for failing to declare her occupational pension

Runcorn and Widnes World: Warrington Magistrates Court

10:52am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A WIDNES woman who was overpaid more than £8,000 in benefits after failing to declare her occupational pension has been fined.

Widnes benefit cheat fraudulently claimed more than £6,000 whilst he was working

Runcorn and Widnes World:

10:08am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A BENEFIT cheat fraudulently claimed more than £6,000 whilst he was working, a court has heard.

Visitors capitivated by talk on DNA

Runcorn and Widnes World:

9:06am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FASCINATING details about what makes each person unique were revealed at a talk in Widnes.

Hundreds of visitors blown away by astronomy festival in Runcorn

Runcorn and Widnes World: Ben Taylor looks at rockets DGG110114    (11465318)

6:11am Wednesday 15th October 2014

WONDERS of the universe attracted hundreds of visitors from across the country to Runcorn at the weekend.

Teenage driver is not to blame for baby's death, says Crown Prosecution Service

Runcorn and Widnes World:

12:12pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A TEENAGE driver charged following the death of a baby boy at a Runcorn travellers’ site has been cleared of all blame in court today.







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