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Soldiers of the British Army seen here resting by the roadside at Hennecourt, France 6th March 1918

World War One: Use our search tool to find relatives or people from Widnes and Runcorn who died in the conflict

Full searchable database allows you to discover ancestors who fought in the conflict from Halton and beyond

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

Murder probe launched after man found with cuts to neck and arms in Whiston

Merseyside Police stand guard outside a property in Whiston, where a man in his 50s has died after suffering lacerations to his neck and
Suspect, 51, arrested

Bystanders arrest drink drive suspect

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

CCTV released after car stolen from Runcorn turns up in the West Midlands

Bid to identify duo

Widnes fraudster handed community order after trying to pay in bogus cheques

Chester Crown Court
Scams rumbled

More than 50 arrests made as police target those evading justice in Runcorn and Widnes

Operation Hatay Two saw 173 arrests made across Cheshire with 52 in the Northern Policing Area, which includes Halton.
Operation Hatay Two has been rolled out across Cheshire

Man poured bleach on girlfriend's head in row after she refused sex in Widnes

Philip Worsley, 33, of Chidlow Close, Widnes, was sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Court hears 'violent' boyfriend tipped girlfriend on floor
Derek Twigg has asked Philip Hammond if the British Army should still be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the year

Halton's MP asks foreign secretary about ending British operations in Afghanistan

Derek Twigg quizzed Philip Hammond on the decision to withdraw by the end of 2014

Halton's MP quizzes Prime Minister on Islamic State rise in Iraq

Derek Twigg asked David Cameron about the situation in Iraq during a session in the House Of Commons
Derek Twigg asked David Cameron about the Government's knowledge of the Iraqi Army's state

East Runcorn MP welcomes drop in youth unemployment

Number of young JSA claimants plummets by 43.6% in 12 months

Hundreds turn out for Labour party fun day in Runcorn

General election candidate praises 'community spirit despite cost of living crisis'
Big projects helping to boost employment in Halton include expansion at Jaguar Land Rover, Vauxhall in Ellesmere Port and the Mersey Gateway. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Number out of work and training falls 34% in Halton

Jobcentre Plus says most will have found employment

Residents line roadsides as Tour Of Britain passes through Halton

Riders go past Wade Deacon High School in Widnes on September 8, 2014 as the Tour Of Britain passed through Halton.
Second stage of the cycling event crossed the Silver Jubilee Bridge

Widnes school currently in special measures reopens under a new name

John Rigby, Executive Principal of Ormiston Chadwick Academy and Tuesday Humby
The Bankfield, on Liverpool Road, is now Ormiston Chadwick Academy

Widnes martial arts school gearing up for tenth anniversary

Karate Masters Matt Fiddes and Steve James.
Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Widnes launched in September 2004
Global Adventure Challenges Ltd were among the Business of the Year winners at last year's Cheshire Business Awards.

Cheshire Business Awards 2014: First names to make shortlist revealed

Find out who is in the running for Start-Up and Business of the Year awards

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

Mitchell Charlesworth's Brian McCann
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
The site in the distance of a proposed warehouse to be built in Halebank, Widnes, as seen from an entrance to Halebank Park

Planning application proposing warehouse in Widnes to go before council despite objections

A plan proposing a freight warehouse in Halebank is set to be approved on Monday

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

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

Harvey is an eight-year-old English Springer Spaniel, owned by the Houston massive. Some of his pastimes include terrorising squirrels on the park, stealing socks and curtain twitching.

In pictures: Pets of the week, September 25

Michelle Doran, of Widnes, sent in this picture of two-year-old Golden Retriever Chester who likes cuddles and playing fetch.

In pictures: Pets of the week, September 18

Three-year-old Fred came from the RSPCA in Halewood in 2012. Owner Stuart Bell says he is a great family dog who loves playing with his ball and swimming in the sea.

In pictures: Pets of the week, September 11

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