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The Woodland Trust has backed the initiative

Tree lovers invited to plant hundreds of saplings in Widnes to kickstart regrowth of Halton's 'green lungs'

Residents asked for half an hour of their time to leave 'leafy legacy' at The Bongs in Halton View this Saturday

Over 450 workplace injuries recorded in Runcorn and Widnes over two years

The Health And Safety Executive said that more than 450 workplace injuries have been recorded in Halton over a two-year period.
Figures have been released by the Health And Safety Executive

Halton MP quizzes health minster in Westminster on A&E issues

Halton MP Derek Twigg spoke to Norman Lamb in the House Of Commons.
Derek Twigg spoke to Norman Lamb in the House Of Commons

Burglary trio who entered Widnes home while victim slept jailed

Scott McLean, 23, of Hough Green Road in Hough Green, Widnes, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment in total for one count each of aggravated burglary and possession of a prohibited weapon, which was a CS spray canister.
Scott McLean, 23, Anthony Mulvany, 22, and Wayne Jones, 26, were sentenced at Chester Crown Court

Plan to demolish and rebuild Widnes school approved by councillors despite HSE objections

Plans to demolish and relocate Halebank Church Of England School in the same area have been approved by Halton Council.
Councillors have given the green lights to plans to rebuild Halebank C Of E Controlled Primary School
Brookdale in Hough Green, Widnes.

Flat where occupants 'argued over drugs running out' and 'asked neighbours for tin foil to smoke heroin' closed down in Widnes

Damning dossier of complaints presented to judge

Cocaine dealer from Widnes jailed

Christopher Ravenscroft, 31, of Heath Road, Widnes, has been sent down for for 30 months for dealing cocaine.
Culprit had full-time job and no previous convictions

Cocaine dealer from Widnes jailed for 30 months

Christopher Ravenscroft, 31, of Heath Road, Widnes, has been sent down for for 30 months for dealing cocaine.
Offender had full-time job and no previous convictions

Cocaine dealer from Widnes jailed for 30 months

Christopher Ravenscroft, 31, of Heath Road, Widnes, has been jailed for 30 months for dealing cocaine.
Offender had full-time job and no previous convictions
Weaver Vale's election candidate Julia Tickridge, centre, with Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Cabinet Office Minister and election campaign deputy, centre left, and Beechwood Cllr Chris Loftus, front left, and members of the 'Labour Express' in Beechwood, Runcorn, on Saturday.

Election fever arrives in Runcorn with the 'Labour Express'

Shadow Cabinet Office minister and Lucy Powell MP, vice chairwoman of party's General Election campaign, visit Beechwood.

Lib Dems reveal General Election candidate for Halton

Ryan Bate, back, centre left, pictured here with Lib Dem councillors and activists, has been picked as the party's General Election candidate for Halton.
Teacher and former Warrington councillor says his party is the 'only one trying to build stronger and fairer society'

Secretary of state for culture 'impressed' by Norton Priory in Runcorn

But minister saved from question about 'page 3' by entourage

Halton MP questions politicians in Westminster on 'relentless' pressures faced by hospital staff

Halton MP Derek Twigg spoke to William Hague and Andy Burnham in Westminster.
Derek Twigg spoke to William Hague and Andy Burnham in the House Of Commons
Fairfield High School being demolished in 2013.

Sport England objection could leave Fairfield High cemetery plan in Widnes dead and buried

Funding body says it has 'not seen any evidence' of playing fields being replaced

Wade Deacon leads pack in GCSEs in Widnes and Runcorn as many schools feel sting of stricter results regime

Wade Deacon in Widnes sustained its GCSE performance year on year despite a Government review tightening how exam results are collated meaning vocational qualifications can not be passed off as contributing to English and maths scores
INTERACTIVE: FIND OUT HOW YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL DID: Several high schools' results plummet after loopholes closed by Government's Wolf review

Students take the bake–off challenge!

Year Seven pupils from Wade Deacon School have just competed in their end of course bake-off
Year seven students at Wade Deacon High School have recently taken part in a bake-off challenge

Construction students celebrated at skills competitions

David Harari with winners Dave Barber and Carl Hatton
Competition to test the mettle of would-be building industry workers held at Riverside College
O2 in Preston Brook

1,400 workers at O2 Preston Brook, Runcorn, face uncertain times as takeover talks begin

Hong Kong firm eyes telecommunications giant

Halton Council to 'do all it can' to help to find jobs for Tesco staff in Runcorn

Halton Borough Council leader has called for urgent talks over Tesco's decision to close its Runcorn store. Tesco image: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Local authority leader Cllr Rob Polhill reacts to 'devastating news' of supermarket closure

Tesco to close Runcorn store putting 110 jobs at risk

Tesco has announced 43 closures of 'unprofitable stores' across the country. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire updated
Branch in Runcorn Shopping Centre among 43 'unprofitable stores' across country to be axed

Stobart in £110m-plus energy deal

The 3MG site, which will host Stobart's biomass plant in Widnes
Contract adds to plant being built in Widnes
The Woodland Trust has backed the initiative

Tree lovers invited to plant hundreds of saplings in Widnes to kickstart regrowth of Halton's 'green lungs'

Residents asked for half an hour of their time to leave 'leafy legacy' at The Bongs in Halton View this Saturday

Tree lovers invited to plant hundreds of saplings in Widnes to kickstart regrowth of Halton's 'green lungs'

The Woodland Trust has backed the initiative
Residents asked for half an hour of their time to leave 'leafy legacy' at The Bongs in Halton View this Saturday

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

Landi is a six-month-old Cavapoo owned by Ste and Liv of Runcorn who said: "Landi likes burying socks around the house, chewing things and going the pub!"

In pictures: Pets of the week, January 29

Year Seven pupils from Wade Deacon School have just competed in their end of course bake-off

Students take the bake–off challenge!

David Harari with winners Dave Barber and Carl Hatton

Construction students celebrated at skills competitions

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