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Chemical giant based in Runcorn to undertake shale gas exploration in Scotland

Ineos's Grangemouth oil refinery in Falkirk, Scotland PIC: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Ineos has purchased a 51% share of the shale section of a joint Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence in Grangemouth

Spate of cats killed by antifreeze poisoning in Widnes prompts internet awareness group

Mavis just a day before she was poisoned with antifreeze.
Widnes Cat Safety on Facebook has attracted more than 300 members since launching earlier in August

Family of Runcorn grandmother sue hospital over alleged medical blunders

Margaret Ward, 68, from Runcorn, who died in Warrington Hospital after being admitted with a bowel illness.
Margaret Ward, 68, died from a treatable bowel illness at Warrington Hospital

Bid to build 176 homes on Tan House Yard in Widnes despite 'unacceptable risk' posed by toxic land

Derelict 'toxic' land at Tan House Yard in Widnes that could be the site of 176 new homes
Site eyed for 'affordable' housing scheme

Halton boasts second highest repossession risk rate in the North West reveals charity

Shelter said reposessions in Runcorn and Widnes is among the highest across the North West
Shelter said that eviction and repossession risk in Halton is second only to Salford across the region

Nearly 1,000 Halton residents respond to consultation on future of the borough's libraries

Runcorn Library is among those included in the review of the service's opening hours.
Review of the library service is proposing slashing opening hours
The Silver Jubilee Bridge illuminated

Runcorn Bridge closed after accident involving two cars

Motorists told to avoid the area following serious smash blocking crossing in both directions

In pictures: Pets of the week, August 14

13-month-old Marley is a little softie who loves having his tummy stroked and tickled, and chasing flies. He was nominated by owner Nina Lloyd Jones
Take a look at our latest pets of the week

WATCH: Pitch invasion as Viking chief exec vows to catch rugby thugs

Widnes Vikings fans invade the pitch after defeat to Castleford
Supporters invaded pitch and shamed club following Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final meeting with Castleford

Widnes Vikings apologise for crowd trouble after Castleford semi-final

Widnes Vikings fans invade the pitch after defeat to Castleford
Fans from the Widnes end invaded the pitch after the Vikings' televised 28-6
Vikings fans applaud Pat Price's funeral procession as it passes by the Select Security Stadium.

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

Vikings stalwart died in her sleep nearly two weeks ago

Widnes dad proud of guitarist son after Halton's Got Talent triumph

Liam McGrath from Widnes performing at Halton's Got Talent 2014.
Wade Deacon pupil Liam McGrath, 15, won the £250 prize after performing his own song on the night

Tributes paid after legendary Widnes Vikings fan Pat Price dies

Pat Price with a commemorative gift given to her by the club on her 77th birthday. PIC: Widnes Vikings
The Vikings' 'Fan Of Pride' died in her sleep last Friday aged 77

Ex-Widnes Vikings player Ryan Tandy dies in Australia

Tandy played 20 times for the Vikings in 2006

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

Widnes Foodbank organises abseiling fundraiser down Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral

Event will take place on Saturday, August 9

Commemorations announced in Widnes to mark Great War outbreak centenary

A ceremony marking the centenary of the Great War's outbreak will take place at the cenotaph on Monday, August 4
Event will take place at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park on Monday, August 4

Villagers flock to Millennium Green fun day in Runcorn

Visitors were treated to a host of attractions and events including pottery, zorbs, swing boats and rock climbing at Halton Village Millennium Green fun day. Photo by Ian Percival
Organisers delighted with event

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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