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Two teenage boys arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man shot in Widnes

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Widnes, police have said.

The boys are aged 16 and 15 and were arrested after a man underwent surgery to remove a pellet from his leg

Halton Council welcome Ofsted statistics on inspections of borough's nurseries

152 nurseries have been inspected across Halton since September 2008, with only two being rated inadequate by education watchdog Ofsted. PIC: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
152 early years providers have been inspected in Runcorn and Widnes since September 2008

ASBO for lout who 'intimidated' neighbours in Widnes

Dionne Smith, 43, of Hale Road, has been slapped with an ASBO.
Dionne Smith, 43,

Police appeal after vulnerable man with family in Runcorn goes missing

David Harrington, 58, who has family in Runcorn is missing after last being seen in Hastings at around 10pm on Tuesday, October 14.
David Harrington, 58, was last seen in Hastings at around 10pm on Tuesday, October 14

Efit released after attempted bag snatch in Runcorn

An efit image of the suspect.
Would-be thief reported to have struck during broad daylight

Whiston Hospital warns X-ray services affected this Monday by four-hour walkout

Radiographers at Whiston Hospital, pictured, and other NHS sites are staging and four-hour walkout on Monday.
The Society Of Radiographers votes for national industrial action from 9am-1pm
Wirral Half Marathon

Halton Plodders complete Chester Marathon and Wirral Half Marathon

More than a dozen members have taken part in running events in the North West in October

In pictures: Pets of the week, October 16

Angus, a one-year-old West Highland Terrier, is owned by Jo and Guy who said he likes watching Formula 1 racing and period dramas on the telly, and Crufts. His favourite food
is smoked salmon and when he eats dog biscuits he leaves crumbs all over the floor.
Take a look at our latest pets of the week

Charges dropped against driver who killed nephew of Big Fat Gypsy star Paddy Doherty following mass brawl at baby's funeral

The travellers' camp site in Warrington Road, Runcorn, near to Asmoor Industrial Estate
David McDonagh was ran over and killed - but the driver will only face charges of driving without insurance

Stretch of M56 closed off after serious accident involving bus, two lorries and a car

Police have now closed the motorway eastbound between junction 12 near Chester services and junction 14 at Runcorn
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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