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Day of industrial action as Merseyside workers join the national strike of public sector staff & teachers protesting at pay and working conditions. Pictured are staff outside the Passport office on Old Hall street in Liverpool city centre null

Live: Merseyside public sector workers out on strike

Follow our coverage from across the region as workers from the National Union of Teachers, Unison, Unite the Union, the GMB, PCS and the Fire Brigades Union walk out.

Robber escapes with post office cash after hiding in photobooth

The Ball Post Office in Widnes
Man pushed postman to the floor as his victim delivered money at The Ball Post Office in Widnes

Business secretary says Mersey Gateway received £470m of government funds

‘Bridge had  £470m  from us’  claims  Cable

Bystanders arrest drink drive suspect

The car on its side in Fir Street exclusive
Audi lands on its side in Widnes street

Home movers come to Halton from as far as Cornwall and Wiltshire

The Silver Jubilee Bridge illuminated
Maps show migration between borough and other areas of England and Wales

High profile cases and better victim support trigger 36% recorded sex offence hike in Halton

Latest statistics discussed

Thieves swipe 600 bottles of beer brewed by adults with learning difficulties from Runcorn brewery

Priory Ale
Callous hoodlums jeopardise future of project

Cheshire police arrest 21 suspected cyber paedophiles as part of nationwide operation

Cheshire police and the National Crime Agency have worked together to arrest 21 suspected cyber paedophiles across the county. PIC: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.
Force is one of 45 across UK that has arrested 660 suspects

Masked thugs armed with axe and knife terrorise family in own home in Runcorn

Children witnesses to shocking burglary
Cllr Rob Polhill, Halton Borough Council leader.

Halton Council chiefs welcome free crossings across Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges for residents

Council leader Rob Polhill and chief executive David Parr among those to express delight

Runcorn MP says tolls announcement and Halton Curve bonanza show Government's commitment to region

Graham Evans MP updated
Graham Evans reacts to latest boost to area

Twigg hints at A14 'local road' swinging the issue in tolls battle

MP 'delighted' with announcement

Tolls campaigners react to chancellor's announcement

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TOLLS critics have used today's announcement from the chancellor that residents will not to press for further reductions in charges in the borough and further afield.

Half of Halton's schools shut tomorrow for industrial action

Local government workers and teachers strike over pay

Widnes school in special measures making 'reasonable progess' according to Ofsted

West Bank Primary School in Widnes has been in special measures since May 2013.
West Bank Primary School has been in special measures since May 2013

Voting opens for £30,000 Change The Grange project in Runcorn

The logo designed by Jessica Whelan, of Halton Lodge Primary School, featuring a slogan devised by young people at HRMZ youth centre on Grangeway in Runcorn.
First ballots cast

Widnes students to experience life at prestigious universities over summer

Hannah Smith, Jessica Rigby and Jack McAdam from Cronton Sixth Form.
Three Cronton Sixth Form students have gained a place on the Sutton Trust Scheme
Mitchell Charlesworth's Brian McCann

Widnes accountancy firm takes the lead at International Festival Of Business event held in Liverpool

Mitchell Charlesworth organised presentations for more than 100 SME delegates

Launch of the 2014 Cheshire Business Awards competition

Chris Naylor of Peckforton Castle, the 2013 Click Consult Business Person Of The Year at Trinity Mirror Cheshire Business Awards 2013. Picture: Ian Cooper
Search begins for cream of the crop of county’s businesses

Home movers come to Halton from as far as Cornwall and Wiltshire

The Silver Jubilee Bridge illuminated
Maps show migration between borough and other areas of England and Wales

Live: Top tips to start your business trading internationally

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Chris Naylor of Peckforton Castle, the 2013 Click Consult Business Person Of The Year at Trinity Mirror Cheshire Business Awards 2013. Picture: Ian Cooper

Launch of the 2014 Cheshire Business Awards competition

Search begins for cream of the crop of county’s businesses

Pollution gust sparks alert for Halton lung patients

Air quality expected to improve today

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

Live: How do you know if you really have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

What is OCD, and could you be suffering from it?
Join our live and interactive web TV show from 2pm, when Beth Murphy, Head of Information at Mind will talk about OCD and how it is treated

Videos & Photos

Members of Halton Ramblers visited Haworth, West Yorkshire for a series of walks

Halton Ramblers visit Haworth for a day of hiking

Four-year-old black Labrador, Sam loves to go for long walks on Runcorn Hill. He was nominated by owner Colin Wood.

In pictures: Pets of the week, July 10th

IN PICTURES: Hundreds attend official opening ceremony of Runcorn's Buddhist temple

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