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Drunk thug from Runcorn jailed for pushing policewoman onto railway lines

British Transport Police officer was knocked unconscious during struggle with Kevin Phythian, 32

Widnes mum fumes after son not offered school place despite siblings already attending

Christine Sumner and her 11-year-old son Charlie Roberts, who live on the Cherry Sutton estate in Hough Green in Widnes, holding a letter from Halton Council's School Admissions Scheme.
Christine Sumner's son Charlie Roberts wanted to attend Wade Deacon

Widnes man took his own life by falling from Silver Jubilee Bridge, inquest hears

The Silver Jubilee Bridge.
Tony Martyn Stuart Finlay died last September

Riverside College preparing for cut to adult skills funding as spending focus shifts towards apprenticeships

Skills Funding Agency slashing overall funding by 11% in 2015-16

Developers promises 'robust appeal' over flats refusal in Runcorn

Asbolute Living Developments are to appeal over Halton Borough Council's refusal for it convert East Lane House, pictured, into flats.
Absolute Living Developments says Halton Council planning chiefs' decision is 'clearly against legislation'

Widnes incinerator ash facility plan set for approval

The new facility could be built off Johnsons Lane in Widnes should it be given the green light by councillors.
Ash facility could be built off Johnsons Lane
Chester and Duke are 11-year-old labradors owned by Trish of Runcorn, who said her pets like walks, playing football, eating almost anything, cuddling and sleeping

In pictures: Pets of the week, March 5

Take a look at our latest pets of the week

Ditton Community Centre in Widnes scoops award

Ditton Community Centre in Widnes has won a Best Performer award from the Association of Public Service Excellence
Volunteers celebrate 'best performer' title

Everyone invited to homeless support sleepover and soup kitchen at Widnes church

Terri Kearney, of Nighstop, has invited residents and organisations to show their support by coming down to St Paul's Church in Widnes for a couple of hours or to stay for the night.
Campaigners to 'sleep rough' in bid to highlight struggles faced by homeless

Mersey Gateway finance deal wins two international awards

Mersey Gateway scoops two European infrastructure awards. Photo shows (L-R) Hugh O'Connor, General Manager of Merseylink, Richard Walker, Project Director at Merseylink, David Parr, Chief Executive of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board, Rob Polhill, Leader of Halton Borough Council and Chair of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board
'Flexible approach' to procurement and £250m in savings brings in double gong victory for project
Huges crowds turned out for the occasion. Picture: Rob Stratford.Huges crowds turned out for the occasion. Picture: Rob Stratford.

IN PICTURES: Widnes Vikings smash Guiness World Record attempt

More than 3,300 take part in epic fitness video session at Select Security Stadium

Widnes pub rebrands to support Prostate Cancer UK ahead of Vikings season

Widnes and Wigan held a pre-match press conference highlighting the awareness of prostate cancer with Vikings head coach Denis Betts and Wigan counterpart Shaun Wane. PIC: @RLPix
The Cricketers Arms on Lowerhouse Lane was renamed Men United Arms

Widnes Vikings Guinness World Record attempt supported by Halton Housing Trust

Widnes Vikings are to hold a Guinness World Record attempt for the biggest number of people to exercise to a fitness video at once on Thursday, February 5.
The Super League club aims to set the record for the most people exercising in a fitness video

Widnes Vikings calls on thousands to take part in Guiness World Record attempt

Widnes Vikings have called on thousands of residents to take part in an attempt to set a Guiness World Record for the largest ever number of people to exercise to a fitness video.
Residents from across Halton needed as club teams up with Halton health staff for campaign launch and bid to topple record set in China by group of 2,958
The Picture of Doreen Gray is coming to Runcorn at The Brindley

Up to 30 actors sought in Runcorn and Widnes to appear on stage and on film in comedy show at The Brindley

The Picture Of Doreen Gray producers offer residents chance to act in performance

Award winning musical coming to Runcorn theatre

Her Benny will be at The Brindley, Runcorn this April
Her Benny performance at The Brindley

Male strippers to descend on Runcorn theatre to perform show

The Dreamboys will be at The Brindley, Runcorn on April 2
The Dreamboys to appear at The Brindley

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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