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Enforcement officer attacked in Widnes town centre over £75 litter fine

A Halton Council enforcement officer was assaulted in Widnes town centre while issuing a fine for littering.

Halton Council reveals employee attack on July 1

Lancaster Bomber Flight Lieutenant's personal effect collection goes under hammer in Runcorn for over £3,000

A Distinguished Flying Cross that was part of a collection that sold in Runcorn at auction for £3,200. It belonged to Flight Lieutenant Arthur Powell who flew in a Lancaster Bomber during the Second World War.
Flight Lieutenant Arthur C Powell's Distinguished Flying Cross was sold at The Auction Centre in Runcorn

Widnes killer to appeal against jail sentence

The Royal Courts Of Justice, Strand, central London. Convicted murderer Callum Paul Wilcocks, 22, is set to challenge his sentence. PIC: Nick Ansell/PA Wire
Man throttled lover to death after sex taunt

Widnes man slams police after door damaged in search undertaken without warrant

The front door of Gary Towns' house in Somerville Road in Widnes which was damaged after he claims armed police entered his house with no warrant.
Gary Towns, 57, of Somerville Road, said armed police raided his home on Thuesday, October 21

Runcorn thug sentenced to over nine years imprisonment after 'shocking' assault on man

Christopher Ray, 28, of Bartlegate Close in Brookvale, was sentenced after attacking a man on The Uplands in Palacefields, Runcorn.
Christopher Ray, 28, of Bartlegate Close in Brookvale, was sentenced for GBH on Tuesday, October 28

Drug dealer from Widnes who grew cannabis farms and supplied ecstacy jailed for three years

On Friday, October 24, Stephen Thompson, of Appleby Walk, Widnes was sentenced to three years imprisonment, convicted of producing a class B drug (cannabis) and possession with intent to supply a class A drug (MDMA).
Stephen Thompson, 35, of Appleby Walk, was sentenced at Warrington Crown Court
Twinkle and Daisy were two Guinea pigs owned by Hayley Houston who said they loved tormenting the dog and squealing for food.

In pictures: Pets of the past

Take a look at our new Pets of the past gallery

In pictures: Pets of the week, October 30

Molly is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel owned by Kim. Molly likes eating, sleeping, watching telly, going for walks along the canal and staying over at Aunty Hazel and Uncle Bernard's house, where she is spoiled rotten.
Take a look at our latest pets of the week

In pictures: Pets of the week, October 23

“I would like to nominate our rabbit, Sandy, for pet of the week. She is six months old and never stops eating. She loves carrots and potato peelings. She likes to chase cats round the garden and her favourite thing is sleeping in the chiminea.” Sandy is owned by Abby and Adam Kelly from Widnes.
Take a look at our latest pets of the week

Ray Miller: Memories of old tip and what it was like with 'the devil on the doorstep'

The Dundalk Road refuse tip and the chemical waste heaps alongside Ditton Road were tranformed in to a municipal golf course. Picture by Andrew Teebay
Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future
Widnes' Paddy Flynn goes for the gap between Castleford's Michael Shenton and Oliver Holmes.

Widnes Vikings named club of the year as Castleford's Daryl Clark lands Steve Prescott Man Of Steel award

Clark beat off competition from St Helens' James Roby and Warrington's Chris Hill to land top award and is also young player of the year

No arrests made during Widnes-Warrington encounter as police presence stepped up for fixture

Widnes Vikings chief executive James Rule said the club sent its own stewards to the Halliwell Jones Stadium to ‘help identify potential trouble makers’.
Cheshire police said seven people were handed section 27 notices as 48 extra officers were deployed at the fixture

RFL investigation into Widnes Vikings Challenge Cup semi-final pitch invasion continues

Widnes Vikings chief executive James Rule has thanked Vikings fans who have cooperated with the investigation
The Super League club published stills of alleged perpetrators exclusively in the Weekly News

Young victim of dog attack meets Widnes Vikings stars

Widnes Vikings players Kevin Brown and Danny Tickle with Riley Fox who was attacked by a dog in Liverpool in August.
Riley Fox, aged four, met Vikings stars Kevin Brown and Danny Tickle
Sugarking have performed alongside household names Katy B, The Pigeon Detectives and Professor Green and are on the bill for Into The Void in Widnes this Saturday

Music fans take journey Into The Void this Saturday at The Studio in Widnes

Eclectic mix of talent from borough and further afield

Tour of Britain: Send us your pictures as the cycle race kicks off in Liverpool

Bradley Wiggins will ride in the Tour of Britain in Liverpool
We particularly want to see images of the Tour of Britain that could only be captured in Liverpool

Widnes Foodbank organises abseiling fundraiser down Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral

The Widnes Foodbank abseiling fundraiser down Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral will take place on Saturday, August 9. Picture Andrew Teebay
Event will take place on Saturday, August 9
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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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