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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.

Runcorn nature spot to host solar eclipse gathering

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

Packed events calendar lined up to celebrate Norton Priory's 900th birthday in Runcorn

Norton Priory's walled garden in Runcorn.
Heritage site's Walled Garden to open for longer and for half-price entry all year
Merseyside police are appealing for information from those who witnessed the hate crime on the bus that was travelling from Liverpool to Widnes.

Chinese man racially abused on bus heading from Liverpool to Widnes

35-year-old was verbally and physically abused by group of five to 10 males

Runcorn pervert who lied about age and groomed young victims for sexual gratification jailed

Anthony King, 22, has been jailed for 25 months after he preyed on three schoolgirls and groomed them into sending him naked and semi-naked pictures or performing a 'striptease' for him.
Depraved Anthony King, 22, rumbled by vigilant adults prompting advice from detective for more parents and guardians to educate themselves about risks posed by social media and mobile messenger services

'Rot in Hell' - Paedophile from Widnes slated from public gallery as he is sent down for vast sick picture collection

Dennis Carroll, 65, formerly of Grisedale, Hough Green, has been caged for two years over a sick collection of images of children numbering at least 35,000.
Investigators counted nearly 40,000 incriminating images but said 330,000 pictures remained unchecked

Police chief tours Spike Island as calls for CCTV mount

Spike Island in Widnes.
John Dwyer to consider recorded crime at beauty spot
Derek Twigg spoke to Michael Fallon in the House Of Commons.

Halton MP quizzes defence secretary on Ukraine situation

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

Runcorn election candidate slams Government over claim that childcare costs swallow up a quarter of household income in Halton

Labour's General Election candidate for Weaver Vale Julia Tickridge has lashed out at the Government over childcare costs.
Labour on attack over nursery fees
The Daniel Adamson

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

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

Runcorn student gives up school holidays for Mersey Gateway work experience

Halton student Tom Fairclough pictured on site at the Mersey Gateway Project with Merseylink site agent George Houston and senior works manager John Humphrey
Tom Fairclough swapped his February half-term

Widnes art student on course to design supercars

Cronton College Art student Adam Gennis has been offered a place on a prestigious Automotive and Design Degree at Coventry University
Adam Gennis from Cronton Sixth Form College offered a Coventry Univsersity place
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
SBC Renewables wants to build a solar farm on the outskirts of Widnes. Picture: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Solar farm planned for Widnes landfill site

Renewables firm says array would generate enough energy for 1,000 homes

Widnes school wins Woodland Trust award for green activities

The Green Tree Gold Award being presented to the Head Teacher of Ashley School, Linda King
Ashley School on Cawfield Avenue has scooped the Green Tree Schools Award
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

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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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