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'Burglars took away my Christmas but people of Runcorn gave it back'

Christmas is back on for Renay Snelson, 31, and her children Leuis, eight, Ethan, three, and Abbie, 10, in Runcorn after residents rallied round to replace gifts for the children following a burglary on Friday.

Mum-of-three thanks town after wellwishers including strangers replace children's gifts after crooks ransacked house while she watched youngsters' nativity play

Man charged with assisting an offender after alleged firearm discharge in Widnes

St Michael's View in Widnes.
Jordan Grimes, 22, from Burnley, remanded in custody

Widnes thug who kicked victim's head 'like taking a penalty kick' at festival caged

Leon Wong ran up and kicked his victims head like taking a penalty kick at the Parklife Weekender in Heaton Park has been jailed. He was caught on mobile phone footage running at victim Jordan Holmes and booting him full in the face.
Leon Wong, of Elstree Court, has been jailed for 18 months

Three arrests made in Halton of suspected drink drivers as part of festive crackdown

Cheshire police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug drivers as part of Operation Blue Christmas in Halton and across the county.
Two arrests were in Runcorn and one was in Widnes

Runcorn Linnets versus Runcorn Town derby Boxing Day clash to host Runcorn Foodbank collection

Runcorn Foodbank will return to Millbank Linnets Stadium for this Friday's Boxing Day derby clash between Runcorn Linnets and Runcorn Town following the success of a collection at a match over Easter. Pictured are Katie Heeley, Bethany Heeley, Colin Keiley, Tony Waddington, Lee Metcalf, Katerina Heeley, Chris Heeley.
Clubs mark season of goodwill off the pitch while battling for bragging rights on it

Mersey Gateway bridge works to intensify in Runcorn and Widnes in January

The Mersey Gateway bridge works by night.
Next year is going to be 'extremely busy' say bosses
Trainees on Merseylink's pre-employment course in the construction centre at Riverside College. Photo courtesy of Riverside College.

Halton residents gain construction skills through Merseylink training course

Nine Runcorn and Widnes residents attended Riverside College as part of the initiative

Widnes students receive science awards in London ceremony

Science students from Cronton Sixth Form Juliet Porter, Catherine Arnold and Andrew Owen won the Armourers and Brasiers Sixth Form materials competition
Juliet Porter, Catherine Arnold, and Andrew Owen from Cronton Sixth Form College attended the awards ceremony at the Armourers' Hall

Generous Widnes schoolboy donates toys bought through his own fundraising efforts

Harrison Lightfoot with his stack of toys to be donated to the Wire FM toy appeal
Harrison Lightfoot is a pupil at Farnworth Church Of England Primary School

Catwalk success for Cronton fashion students at Clothes Show Live

Cronton Sixth Form students at the Clothes Show Live
Catwalk success for Cronton fashion students at Clothes Show Live
Aaron Heremaia, Danny Tickle and Willie Isa joined in the fun with a family of fans for the launch of the Vikings 2015 away kit.

Widnes Vikings 2015 away kit revealed

Fans take part in launch photoshoot           

Widnes Vikings and RFL speak out after club fined £20,000 for pitch invasion at Challenge Cup semi-final

Widnes Vikings have been handed a total fine of £20,000 by after being found guilty of serious breaches of Rugby Football League (RFL) Operational Rules by an independent tribunal.
The club was found guilty of serious breaches of RFL operational rules by an independent tribunal

Widnes Vikings unveil new kit

Lloyd White, Manase Manuokafoa and Kevin Brown model the new Widnes Vikings kit with young fans Cameron and Chloe Shaw
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
Maria Lovelady who was chosen from more than 50 actresses to play Helen Forrester in Twopence to Cross the Mersey at the Epstein Theatre and on tour in 2015

Widnes-born actress beats off stiff competition to become leading lady in classic play

Maria Lovelady will be appearing in Twopence To Cross The Mersey

English version of Die Fledermaus to be performed at Runcorn theatre in 2015

The Brindley, Runcorn. Picture: Rob Stratford
The Bentley Operatic Society will deliver the performances at The Brindley

Charity to perform adaptation of classic Charles Dickens story in Widnes

Victoria Music Ltd will present its production of Scrooge on Friday, December 12, at The Studio in Widnes.
Scrooge will be performed at The Studio on Lacey Street on Friday, December 12

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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