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Speed limits to be lowered across Runcorn and Widnes for Mersey Gateway building work

Speed limits are to reduce on routes where Mersey Gateway construction and road works are taking place.

Bid to boost safety during construction

National Crime Agency makes Runcorn arrests in cocaine and cannabis raids

Three kilos of cocaine found in a sports bag
Arrests made as three kilos of cocaine and 50 plants seized

Urine fetishist caged for 15 years after 'despicable' sex attack in Runcorn

Talbot handed himself in to police after the press, including the Weekly News, featured a CCTV image of him near the crime scene. exclusive
Craig Talbot, 28, was spotted on CCTV lying face down in waste bodily fluid moments before 'brutal' assault on lone female

Man killed in Runcorn M56 collision may have been trying to retrieve jacket, inquest hears

Jake Anthony Johnson was killed by a lorry as he ran across the eastbound carriageway of the M56, near to Junction 12 in Runcorn.
Jake Johnson, 22, of Frodsham, died on January 6 this year

Halton's MP asks foreign secretary about ending British operations in Afghanistan

Derek Twigg has asked Philip Hammond if the British Army should still be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the year
Derek Twigg quizzed Philip Hammond on the decision to withdraw by the end of 2014

Police called to 'mass brawl' at funeral for baby reported to have died following collision in Runcorn last week

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty was at the funeral
Eye witnesses said terrified mourners hid behind gravestones as fighters 'with balaclavas and weapons' laid into each other at ceremony attended by Paddy Doherty
The girls of St Bede's infants in 1949, just as they were about to go into the juniors

Ray Miller: The best years of our lives?

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

Runcornian raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust through zip slideing off Silver Jubliee Bridge

Hayley Campbell will be zip sliding off the Silver Jubilee Bridge on Sunday, September 14, to raise funds for a cystic fibrosis charity.
Hayley Campbell grew up in Windmill Hill and wants to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis
Widnes Vikings players Kevin Brown and Danny Tickle with Riley Fox who was attacked by a dog in Liverpool in August.

Young victim of dog attack meets Widnes Vikings stars

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

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
Bradley Wiggins will ride in the Tour of Britain in Liverpool

Tour of Britain: Send us your pictures as the cycle race kicks off 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

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

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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