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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

Cannabis farm of 94 plants found under railway arch in Widnes

British Transport Police (BTP) found a 94-plant cannabis farm under a railway arch in Widnes

Widnes trade centre to be demolished

Moor Lane Business Centre in Widnes, which is soon to be demolished
Building is 'too expensive' to restore

3,500 domestic abuse reports to police in Halton since 2010

There have been 3.500 reports of domestic abuse in Halton
Runcorn just higher than Widnes for incidents

Man told to pay over £500 after assaulting and racially abusing doorman at a Runcorn bar

Incident took place on March 23

HSE to prosecute firm over death of forklift driver at mayonnaise factory in Runcorn

A police officer guards the scene at AAK UK Ltd on Davy Road at the time of the incident.
Criminal proceedings brought

Suspect arrested after serious sexual assault in Runcorn

Arrest made in sexual assault investigation

Police watchdog calls for better intelligence network in Cheshire to tackle burglary

A POLICE watchdog has called for better intelligence gathering in Cheshire.
Julia Tickridge said the Government are 'out of touch'.

Runcorn election candidate slates Royal Mail privatisation as ‘botched’ £363m hit for taxpayer

Julia Tickridge believes taxpayers have been 'short changed'

Halton has lowest number of GPs per patient in city region

Twigg says doctors ratio 'beggars belief'

DfT tells Runcorn-Widnes bridge tolls critic that river crossing charges are ‘Government policy’

A CGI aerial view of the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
Halton residents will get 300 free trips a year

Better pay for Halton Council staff 'could be crippling'

Halton Council mulls living
Sarah Crompton.

Former self-harm sufferer from Widnes putting experience to use helping others

Sarah Crompton cut and cold-burned herself as a teenager

Ofsted tells Runcorn school teaching not good enough

All Saints teaching deemed 'ineffective' by inspectors

One in five final-year primary pupils in Halton obese but borough bucking trend

Health chief says borough bucking national trend

Cheshire Constabulary appeal for information after boy assaulted outside a Widnes school

Police are seeking information after a pupil was assaulted in Widnes.
Police seek information about incident
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Runcorn-based pawn retailer strikes deal with cops to combat theft

Cash Converters head office
A Runcorn-based pawn broker is working with police in a bid to prevent stolen items from being brought in to stores.

Hatlon building sites scrutinised by government inspectors

HSE inspectors are visiting building sites in Halton for safety issues including working at heights
Building and construction sites in Halton are set to receive health and safety inspections in a bid to improve standards

Pollution gust sparks alert for Halton lung patients

Air quality expected to improve today

'Futuristic' eco-homes due to be launched in Widnes

Farmeda Kosar, HHT development manager, Dan Van Den Bos, Cruden site manager, Andy Young, Cruden site agent, Lisa McAllister, Plus Dane project manager, Teresa Tierney, HHT director of housing services, and Paul Slavin, Cruden contract manager, at the trust’s eco-homes in Kingsway, Widnes, right
Three environmentally-friendly homes have been built on Kingsway in Widnes with the first tenants set to move in next week

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

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

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Norton Priory statue speaks with voice of Brian Blessed: Hear audio clip here

Cold-related A&E admissions slammed

The day's news in pictures: February 3 2014

This image made with a fisheye lens shows pre-game activity before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Super Bowl XLVII match-up between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos

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