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Terri Kearney, of Nighstop, has invited residents and organisations to show their support by coming down to St Paul's Church in Widnes for a couple of hours or to stay for the night.

Everyone invited to homeless support sleepover and soup kitchen at Widnes church

Campaigners to 'sleep rough' in bid to highlight struggles faced by homeless

Runcorn nature spot to host solar eclipse gathering

A combination of two images of the full moon and the Sun in hydrogen light. This shows what will happen during the eclipse and how much of the Sun will be visible. The Moon's surface will not be visible as it is shown here when the eclipse takes place on March 20. Picture by Andrew Davies, of The Knowledge Observatory.
Area set to be plunged into darkness during near-total passage of the Moon's shadow over the Earth

Science and manufacturing support network launched by Halton Chamber

Dr Peter Cook, Halton Chamber Of Commerce chairman.
Project set up in conjunction with some of sector's top companies in borough

Grieving father angry over remembrance garden plans at Widnes Cemetery

An illustration of what the crematorium garden will look like at Widnes Cemetery once an overhaul is completed.
Grandfather who visits with deceased daughter's children said area is being 'turfed over' and memorial vases removed

Runcorn cancer care unit nominated for chartered institute award

The Delamere Centre at Halton General in Runcorn is in the running for a gong at the 2015 RICS North West Awards.
Delamere Centre impresses panel with design
Operation Shield launched on March 2 in Halton and across Cheshire. It uses unique DNA liquid to link property and offenders to crime scenes.

DNA marking system targets Halton burglars

Operation Shield has been launched by Cheshire police

Police want to speak to man in connection with alleged Creamfields sexual assault

Police are keen to speak to the man pictured in connection with an allegation of sexual assault, alleged to have taken place at Creamfields Music Festival, Daresbury during the August 2014 Bank Holiday Weekend.
Festival reveller urged to come forward

Pair cleared of kidnapping Runcorn man and making him deliver drugs to Scotland

Liverpool Crown Court
But Shaun Rimmer and Jack Quinton will be sentenced on March 26 after admitting other offences including handling stolen goods

Chinese man racially abused on bus heading from Liverpool to Widnes

Merseyside police are appealing for information from those who witnessed the hate crime on the bus that was travelling from Liverpool to Widnes.
35-year-old was verbally and physically abused by group of five to 10 males
Derek Twigg MP with campaigners including Halton constituent Pauline Krause, centre, left, celebrating their victory in Parliament.

Owners to be told if their pet has been killed on the roads after Halton MP's motion backed in Commons

Government backs call from Derek Twigg for mandatory contact with owners after e-petition signed by more than 122,000 supporters

Halton MP quizzes defence secretary on Ukraine situation

Derek Twigg spoke to Michael Fallon in the House Of Commons.
Derek Twigg grills Michael Fallon in commons

Halton Council paying more than thirty times more than in Yorkshire for water charges

Cllr Dave Thompson, Halton Lea
Motion to be tabled demanding review from secretary of state as councillor says borough's schools also affected by higher rates

Halton MP receives responses to questions posed to health secretary

Halton MP Derek Twigg has received answers to questions posed in the House Of Commons.
Derek Twigg receives three answers on health issues

Riverside College preparing for cut to adult skills funding as spending focus shifts towards apprenticeships

Skills Funding Agency slashing overall funding by 11% in 2015-16

Charity estimates over 2,500 Halton children go to school in incorrect or unclean uniforms due to cost

The Children's Society has called on the Government to explore capping the costs of school uniforms.
The Children's Society estimates £4.7m is spent by Halton parents annually

Historic Runcorn tugboat lands £3.8m Heritage Lottery Fund restoration grant

The Daniel Adamson
One of town's cultural gems to carry passengers once again

Halton young people collect Duke Of Edinburgh Awards at Runcorn theatre

More than 200 young people collected their Duke of Edinburgh awards at The Brindley
More than 200 young people attend ceremony at The Brindley
Mark Jepp, managing director of Majestic Bingo, left, with Stuart Green, director of national accounts at Runcorn-based Playnation, which will supply its amusement machines to the bingo operator

Runcorn firm to supply amusement machines to UK's third-biggest bingo operator

Playnation has signed a four-year deal with Majestic Bingo

Science and manufacturing support network launched by Halton Chamber

Dr Peter Cook, Halton Chamber Of Commerce chairman.
Project set up in conjunction with some of sector's top companies in borough

Recruitment consultancy firm opens new office in Widnes

Mersey Gateway Bridge CGI image aerial view
Benson Clarke sets up shop at Widnes Waterfront

Widnes accountants Mitchell Charlesworth warn firms of new HMRC payroll fines

Mitchell Charlesworth Payroll Directior, Ken Davies
Payroll law shake-up in the pipeline
The new facility could be built off Johnsons Lane in Widnes should it be given the green light by councillors.

Widnes incinerator ash facility plan set for approval

Ash facility could be built off Johnsons Lane

Solar farm planned for Widnes landfill site

SBC Renewables wants to build a solar farm on the outskirts of Widnes. Picture: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
Renewables firm says array would generate enough energy for 1,000 homes
Graham Evans MP, Susan Smith, head of Daresbury Laboratory and John Simpson of STFC with a plaque marking the launch.

Cutting-edge medical physics lab opens in Daresbury

State-of-the-art scanners used to train students

Live: Beating Bowel Cancer - the signs to look out for

Log onto our live web TV show from 2pm, when expert Mark Flannagan will give up to date advice and information on bowel cancer

Videos & Photos

Halton Ramblers walk in Hayfield in Derbyshire

Halton Ramblers complete routes around Derbyshire

In pictures: Pets of the week, February 26

Paul McGuigan, who was murdered in Iraq in 2009, with his son Reece. Reece's mum, Charlotte Ryan,from Runcorn, is fighting plans to allow Paul's killer Danny Fitzsimons to be allowed to return to the UK to serve out his sentence

Runcorn mum in fight to stop her ex-husband's killer being transferred back to Britain from Iraq

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