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Worker died 'horrific' death trapped in industrial oven in Runcorn hears trial

Alan Catterall, 54, of Murdishaw, who died at Pyranha Mouldings on December 23, 2010.

Prosecutors say Alan Catterall, 54, had 'no means of escape'

Factory worker who accidentally trapped colleague in oven in Runcorn had been due to marry his daughter, court hears

Alan Catterall, 54, of Murdishaw, who died at Pyranha Mouldings on December 23, 2010.
Company accused of 'gross negligence' over death

Weekly News speaks to commanding officer of 4th Battalion, Mercian Regiment, over future of Widnes Reserve Centre

Widnes Army reservists in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Unit needs to recruit 15 troops a year to stay open beyond 2018

Gun owners in Runcorn and Widnes urged to hand in firearms in amnesty

A BB gun and a 7.62mm AWP rifle. Guns handed in to Cheshire police in the past. The constabulary is holding a firearms amnesty until December 5.
Parents also warned not to but replicas as Christmas gifts for children

Enforcement officer assaulted over £75 litter fine in Widnes speaks out over ordeal

A CCTV image of what the former enforcement officer said is him being punched in the right foreground of the picture.
Victim continues to suffer 'PTSD and headaches'

Halton health chief urges residents to use antibiotics responsibly as part of awareness day

The MRSA virus in a petri dish, which has become resistant to antibiotics. PIC: Rowan Griffiths
NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group chair Dr Cliff Richards is backing Antibiotic Awareness Day
These two men are wanted by police in connection with an alleged theft from the Iceland store in Albert Square, Widnes. Quote incident number CC14331525.

Caught on camera

Do you recognise anyone from these CCTV images?

Halton Ramblers take in the Shropshire scenery

Halton Ramblers trip to Oswestry, Shropshire
The walking group embarked on three routes near Oswestry

Halton testicular cancer charity marks fifth anniversary with awards evening

Lou Challoner, Rich Wilding WildBikes, Roy Basnett, Leah Gorry
The Mark Gorry Foundation (MGF) held the event at The Parklands Sports Club on Friday, November 14

In pictures: Pets of the week, November 20

Take a look at our latest pets of the week

Lloyd White, Manase Manuokafoa and Kevin Brown model the new Widnes Vikings kit with young fans Cameron and Chloe Shaw

Widnes Vikings unveil new kit

Green joins black and white on strip

Widnes Vikings launch 2015 kit

Lloyd White, Manase Manuokafoa and Kevin Brown model the new Widnes Vikings kit with young fans Cameron and Chloe Shaw. Cameron, 11, and Chloe, six, got the chance to take part in the shoot at the Venture studios in Rodney Street, Liverpool, following a charity auction won by their parents.
Flash of green on strip honours Vikings Stronghold

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

Widnes' Paddy Flynn goes for the gap between Castleford's Michael Shenton and Oliver Holmes.
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
Carols in Wonderland will be held at the Lewis Carroll Centre at All Saints Church. Picture by Rob Stratford

Pupils from Runcorn primary school set to perform at Daresbury fundraiser event

Carols in Wonderland

God Of Hellfire coming to Runcorn

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown will be at The Brindley on February 26, 2015
Crazy World Of Arthur Brown announces show at The Brindley

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

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
Eclectic mix of talent from borough and further afield
live

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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