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Social housing development built on former Widnes music venue nears completion

Halton Council leader Rob Polhill lays a brick at a celebratory topping out ceremony of Queens Court in Widnes, built on the site of the former Queens Hall which saws musicians including the Beatles, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays play.

Queen's Court has been built on the site of the demolished Queen's Hall

Runcorn chemical firm backing bid to break 1,000mph barrier in land speed record attempt

Richard Hudson, managing director of Runcorn chemical firm ReAgent, which has sponsored and supplied the Bloodhound SSC bid to beat the land speed record and break the 1,000mph barrier. Picture by Ian Cooper
Company supplying and sponsoring Bloodhound SuperSonic Car project

Burglary gang who stole from Widnes shops as part of spree caged

Peter Neary, Adam Donoghue, and Anthony Hennigan will spend between the next three and six years in prison
Peter Neary, 30, Adam Donoghue, 24, and Anthony Hennigan, 24, will all spend between three and six years behind bars

Gang of eight attackers attack victim in own home in Runcorn

Police have released efit images of two of the gang in a bid to discover their identities after the incident in Runcorn.
Knife and another weapon used in aggravated burglary say police

Widnesian handed suspended prison sentence after cannabis plants found in loft

Nicholas Hughes, 29, of Greenway Road, has received an eight month prison sentence suspended for two years after being sentenced for production of class B drugs (cannabis) and extracting electricity.
Nicholas Hughes, 29, of Greenway Road, was sentenced at Chester Crown Court

Ex-Halton drug dealer remanded in custody after surrendering to court

Sam Walker surrendered himself at Liverpool Crown Court.
Sam Walker appeared voluntarily last Wednesday at Liverpool Crown Court
An e-fit of a suspected burglar in Runcorn

Man stabbed during burglary at his Runcorn home

E-fits released of suspected attackers

Ray Miller: The best years of our lives?

The girls of St Bede's infants in 1949, just as they were about to go into the juniors
Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

Cheshire Business Awards 2014: First names to make shortlist revealed

Global Adventure Challenges Ltd were among the Business of the Year winners at last year's Cheshire Business Awards.
Find out who is in the running for Start-Up and Business of the Year awards

In pictures: Pets of the week, September 11

Three-year-old Fred came from the RSPCA in Halewood in 2012. Owner Stuart Bell says he is a great family dog who loves playing with his ball and swimming in the sea.
Take a look at our latest pets of the week
Widnes Vikings chief executive James Rule has thanked Vikings fans who have cooperated with the investigation

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

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

Widnes Vikings to run booze ban trial at Friday's clash against Wigan

No alcohol to be allowed in spectator seats

Rugby league fans line streets for legendary Widnes Vikings supporter Pat Price's funeral

Vikings fans applaud Pat Price's funeral procession as it passes by the Select Security Stadium.
Vikings stalwart died in her sleep nearly two weeks ago
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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