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Man left in serious but stable condition after assault in Widnes

Police tape and forensics on Upton Grange in Upton Rocks, Widnes, on Thursday, December 18.

Two men aged 51 and 23 suffered head injuries in the incident in Upton Rocks

Burglary rate across Halton drops, police figures show

The number of burglaries in November 2014 in the borough has fallen by nearly 30% compared to November 2013.
The amount of burglaries in Runcorn in Widnes in November 2014 fell by nearly 30% compared to November 2013

Over 75 Halton teens at risk of child cruelty in 2013-14, figures show

Figures from the Department For Education have shown that 76 people aged 16 and 17 in Halton were deemed as 'in need' by social services in 2013-14. PIC: Jon Challicom/ChildLine/PA Wire
The Children's Society is calling on MPs to extend protection on child cruelty to 17 year olds

Widnes family thank people for donations after fire guts home before Christmas

The aftermath of a fire on Cross Street in Widnes on Monday, December 15.
Steph and Chris Littler's home on Cross Street caught fire on Monday

Box of syringes filled with adrenaline and atrophine goes missing from Runcorn hospital

Halton General Hospital in Runcorn.
Police said that the medicine 'could potentially be harmful' to those who take it

Fraudster who spent £1m of employer's cash on prositutes told to cough up £3,000 in ill gotten gains

John Skermer, 45, of Widnes, was sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding £2.1m from Barclays bank and spent £900,000 on prostitutes. PIC: City Of London Police.
John Skermer serving seven years for 'ghost accounts' overdraft scam
Clay is a black goldendoodle and is nearly one. He is owned by Ian and Kayleigh who said "Clay likes to jump in swamps, bark at Christmas decorations and shred up magazines."

In pictures: Pets of the week, December 18

Take a look at our latest pets of the week

Halton Plodders embark on several festive runs throughout December

Tracy Brindly, Cal Bardi, Sandra Bentley, Alison Evans and Denise Zachariasz
More than 50 members of the group took part in the Santa Dash for Halton Haven Hospice

Charity that helps older people in Halton offers homeowners festive safety tips

Church Street, Runcorn. Picture: James Maloney
Age UK Mid Mersey has a branch on Church Street in Runcorn

Gypsy band to perform at Runcorn theatre

Gypsies of Bohemia will be performing at The Brindley, Runcorn in February 2015
The Gypsies Of Bohemia will play at The Brindley on Thursday, February 12
Aaron Heremaia, Danny Tickle and Willie Isa joined in the fun with a family of fans for the launch of the Vikings 2015 away kit.

Widnes Vikings 2015 away kit revealed

Fans take part in launch photoshoot           

Widnes Vikings and RFL speak out after club fined £20,000 for pitch invasion at Challenge Cup semi-final

Widnes Vikings have been handed a total fine of £20,000 by after being found guilty of serious breaches of Rugby Football League (RFL) Operational Rules by an independent tribunal.
The club was found guilty of serious breaches of RFL operational rules by an independent tribunal

Widnes Vikings unveil new kit

Lloyd White, Manase Manuokafoa and Kevin Brown model the new Widnes Vikings kit with young fans Cameron and Chloe Shaw
Green joins black and white on strip

Widnes Vikings launch 2015 kit

Lloyd White, Manase Manuokafoa and Kevin Brown model the new Widnes Vikings kit with young fans Cameron and Chloe Shaw. Cameron, 11, and Chloe, six, got the chance to take part in the shoot at the Venture studios in Rodney Street, Liverpool, following a charity auction won by their parents.
Flash of green on strip honours Vikings Stronghold
The Brindley, Runcorn. Picture: Rob Stratford

English version of Die Fledermaus to be performed at Runcorn theatre in 2015

The Bentley Operatic Society will deliver the performances at The Brindley

Charity to perform adaptation of classic Charles Dickens story in Widnes

Victoria Music Ltd will present its production of Scrooge on Friday, December 12, at The Studio in Widnes.
Scrooge will be performed at The Studio on Lacey Street on Friday, December 12

Comedy show in Runcorn to raise funds for two cancer charities

Pauline Daniels will be performing at The Brindley
Pauline Daniels' Comedy Christmas Cracker will be hosted at The Brindley on Thursday, December 18
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Recap: Non-League football registration deadline day

It is the last day for non league clubs to make signings and we’ll have all the latest news in our live blog

Upbeat Town ready for title chasers

Runcorn Town manager Simon Burton
Glossop North End pose stiff test

Wild tame the Lions in outstanding style

Widnes Wild trio #58 Troy Evans, #77 Bobby Caunce and netminder #64 Greg Ruxton defend the net against Nottingham Lions. Photo: GEOFF WHITE
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