All stories for01 Mar 2012
A TALENTED artist was killed by a train when he wandered on to railway tracks after taking the party drug ‘meow meow’.
MAGICIAN Paul Daniels has been forced to cancel tonight’s show at The Brindley after he was admitted to hospital.
A HEALTH chief has warned that Halton General Hospital could close because of a £105m cancer treatment centre set to be built in Liverpool.
DENIS BETTS is preparing his Widnes Vikings troops to enter the Craven Park cauldron ahead of their clash against Hull KR on Sunday (3pm).
VIOLENT robbers knocked a man unconscious and stole five contaminated motor boats from a Widnes storage yard.
ARTY children are being invited to turn their creative eye toward some floral masterpieces.
A DECADE after writing a series of short rhyming stories, a woman from Widnes has finally had her book published.
MEMORIES of an eventful rugby tour were among the talking points when two old Widnes pals were reunited.
AFTER 60 years of marriage, a Widnes couple are celebrating their diamond anniversary by renewing their vows.
THE search is continuing for a Widnes man more than a month after he was first reported missing.
DENIS BETTS is preparing his troops to enter the Craven Park cauldron ahead of their clash against Hull KR on Sunday (3pm).
PLAYING rugby is something I have done for almost as long as I can remember.
MORE than 130 tipplers in Widnes attended the first real ale festival to be hosted by scouts in the town.
AN AVID Widnes Vikings fan is seeing red after pranksters decked his van out in the colours of fierce rivals Warrington Wolves.
THE end of season play-offs got under way last Thursday night and in the Town Championship, Section Four team, Railway Sleepers ran out 5-4 winners against Section Three opponents, Beechwood.
RUNCORN Rowing Club secured eight fantastic wins at Trafford Head.
RUNCORN Canoe Club enjoyed several successes in ther first domestic race of the year.
THREE Libyan men living in Runcorn face possible deportation after they were flagged up to immigration officials by Cheshire police.
POLICE have hailed a decline in crime across the board in Cheshire in 2011.
POLICE have hailed a car dealership in Runcorn for its efforts to combat theft in the area.
A BRAVE Runcorn swimmer is set to take on freezing temperatures for charity, only months after he suffered a debilitating stroke.
PAUL McNALLY believes the next three weeks will go a long way to sorting the congestion at the top of the North West Counties Premier Division – and feels Runcorn Linnets will have a big say in matters.
DETECTIVES are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a betting shop in Runcorn.
SIMON BURTON has warned against complacency as his Runcorn Town side prepare to face struggling Atherton LR this weekend.
WIDNES’ Mick Bowman faces Ian Entwistle in a pivotal lightweight bout at the Olympian MMA Championships on Saturday.
TRAVEL chaos descended on Runcorn at the weekend as fans travelling to the Carling Cup final were delayed by a derailed train.
YOUNG thespians from Widnes have been treading the boards in a Runcorn production based on stories by Daresbury’s most famous author.
AMBITIOUS plans to restore a historic Runcorn steam tug to its former glory have taken a major step forward.
A DARESBURY Science And Innovation Campus firm has agreed a partnership deal to bring ‘cloud computing’ to Bahrain.
POLAR Ford in Runcorn has donated £1,000 to disability motoring charity Motability.
RUNCORN-based fuel cell pioneer ACAL Energy is set to benefit from a slice of £1m in funding from the Carbon Trust.
AN EVENING of dance and musical theatre comes to Runcorn later this month with what organisers said will be a ‘vibrant and diverse’ performance.
A REUNION is being planned for former schoolgirls in Widnes.
POPULAR observational documentary Eddie Stobart: Trucks And Trailers will return to screens this Friday with a feature on the firm’s Widnes operation.
THE Woodland Trust has called on Halton residents to plant a tree to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
CHARITY fundraisers from Halton have helped to launch Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal across the borough.
HALTON schoolchildren were involved in a sporting event with a distinctly Scottish flavour as they held their own Primary Highland Games.
FORDS A continued their march to the First Division title with wins over Sutton A and Widnes RUC I with trebles from Mal and Denise McEvoy, Ken Bennett and Rob Goldson.
MUMS across Halton are gathering together to showcase and sell a range of unique products.
POLICE in Halton have issued warning over the effects of misusing the new police non-emergency number.
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A CAMPAIGN to ensure no homeless Halton residents have to spend more than one night on the streets has been launched.
HALTON youngsters showcased their artistic flair alongside professional photographer Dave Jones in a bid to capture the regeneration of the Castlefields estate.
AN EVENT is taking place at a Widnes charity shop with customers being invited to suggest improvements.
EFFORTS to set up a lasting memorial to a Runcorn war hero have received a massive financial boost.
THE second phase of the £5.9m Heron Business Park in Widnes is now more than 70% full after developer St Modwen secured a number of lettings and sales.
PEOPLE in Halton are among those taking part in a scheme to help increase heart attack survival rates.
A GROUP in Widnes held their own Oscars-style evening as they celebrated the launch of a new DVD.
A MUSIC producer from Runcorn has co-produced an album for Palestinian-based rapper MC Gaza.