Halton residents are increasingly turning to our website first to get the latest breaking news as it happens in Runcorn and Widnes.
These were the top 10 most read stories on runcornandwidnes world.co.uk in 2013:
1 Runcorn Widnes Bridge closed after reports of man threatening to jump:
The most read story of the year was news that the Runcorn Widnes Bridge had to be closed for 18 hours after a man threatened to jump from it. The World website was continuously updated throughout the day and evening as emergency services tried to reason with the man.
2 Runcorn teacher jailed after admitting sexually inciting female pupils:
Neil Mason, aged 28, of Coroners Lane, Widnes, admitted 10 charges involving four teenage schoolgirls at The Heath School in Runcorn.
3 Man’s body found near Runcorn Widnes Bridge:
The body of a man was discovered after a member of the public rang police to say they had seen someone fall from the bridge.
4 Former Runcorn teacher jailed for sexually abusing boy for four years
Former Grange Comprehensive teacher was jailed for more than nine years for sexually abusing a boy from the age of 12.
5 Runcorn Widnes Bridge reopened after 18-hour closure
6 Breaking news: Runcorn man found dead has been named
7 Armed siege in Mersey Road
Our dramatic exclusive pictures showed police surrounding a house in Widnes. Four men were arrested.
8 Men found hanged in suicide pact
9 Teenage boys viciously attacked by gang of robbers in Runcorn
10 Courageous young mum loses her cancer battle:
Katie Daintith lost her fight against cancer but touched the hearts of hundreds of people and raised thousands for charity.