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Mystery of Runcorn and Widnes unclaimed estates

The Treasury has published a list of unclaimed estates, several of which have links to Widnes and Runcorn.

Treasury publishes list of potential inheritances

Devastated family pays tribute to Runcorn man found dead at Frodsham caves

Peter McDonnell, 29, of Runcorn, was remembered as a 'loyal friend' and 'cheeky chappy'.
Beloved Peter was 'cheeky chappy' and 'loyal friend' who became 'tormented' by drug addiction

Two arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary in Widnes

Police have arrested a 32-year old man and a 26-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
The incident took place at Parbold Court at 10.50pm on Tuesday, October 21

Move to appoint Halton Council chief executive to Mersey Gateway Crossings Board approved

An aerial CGI image of the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
Halton Council chief executive David Parr to become MGCB interim chief executive in November

St Chad's High School placed in special measures in Runcorn

Ofsted said governors were 'over-reliant' on St Chad's headteacher Andrew Keeley, pictured, and senior staff for exam data after it placed the high school in crisis conditions. updated
Watchdog punishes secondary for drop in GCSE standards as governors 'over reliant' on exam data from headteacher to sort out problems and failure to meet statutory obligations on website

Troubleshooter recruited in bid to rescue Runcorn school from special measures

St Chad's Catholic And Church Of England High School
Parents and carers meeting to take place says Halton Council following damning Ofsted inspection
“I would like to nominate our rabbit, Sandy, for pet of the week. She is six months old and never stops eating. She loves carrots and potato peelings. She likes to chase cats round the garden and her favourite thing is sleeping in the chiminea.” Sandy is owned by Abby and Adam Kelly from Widnes.

In pictures: Pets of the week, October 23

Take a look at our latest pets of the week

Ray Miller: Memories of old tip and what it was like with 'the devil on the doorstep'

The Dundalk Road refuse tip and the chemical waste heaps alongside Ditton Road were tranformed in to a municipal golf course. Picture by Andrew Teebay
Taking a sideways look at the past, present and future

Feeling the force in Yorkshire Dales

Halton Ramblers visit to Stainforth
Halton Ramblers complete series of walks on latest outing to Stainforth

Halton Plodders complete Chester Marathon and Wirral Half Marathon

Wirral Half Marathon
More than a dozen members have taken part in running events in the North West in October
Widnes' Paddy Flynn goes for the gap between Castleford's Michael Shenton and Oliver Holmes.

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

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

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

Widnes Vikings chief executive James Rule has thanked Vikings fans who have cooperated with the investigation
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
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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