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An illustration of what the crematorium garden will look like at Widnes Cemetery once an overhaul is completed.

Grieving father angry over remembrance garden plans at Widnes Cemetery

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

Homeless hostel due to open in Widnes in April

The Salvation Army-run hostel is on Albert Road and backs onto Cross Street.
Construction coming to an end on Salvation Army-run facility

PS4 game developed by Runcorn firm released

A screenshots from Super Stardust Ultra, developed by Runcorn software company d3t.
Heath-based d3t launches Super Stardust Ultra
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.

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

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

Burglar rammed police cars with VW stolen from Widnes

Vincent Hagan, James Richards and Ian Jones were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court.
Trio jailed over botched house ransacking
Halton MP Derek Twigg has received answers to questions posed in the House Of Commons.

Halton MP receives responses to questions posed to health secretary

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

More than quarter of Halton's workforce earning less than living wage

Lynn Collins, North West secretary for the TUC, has warned of the rise of 'in-work poverty' after statistics released under the Freedom Of Information Act revealed that more than a quarter of workers in Halton earn less than the living wage.
TUC says Britain needs a pay rise after to tackle 'in-work poverty'

Conservatives announce candidate for Halton parliamentary seat

Matthew Lloyd, prospective parliamentary candidate for the Conservatives for the Halton constituency, along with Cllrs John and Marjorie Bradshaw on the right and Colleen and Phil Harper on the left, chairman and treasurer of Halton Conservatives respectively.
Matthew Lloyd to contest Halton seat in May
Halton student Tom Fairclough pictured on site at the Mersey Gateway Project with Merseylink site agent George Houston and senior works manager John Humphrey

Runcorn student gives up school holidays for Mersey Gateway work experience

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

Conservatives announce candidate for Halton parliamentary seat

Matthew Lloyd, prospective parliamentary candidate for the Conservatives for the Halton constituency, along with Cllrs John and Marjorie Bradshaw on the right and Colleen and Phil Harper on the left, chairman and treasurer of Halton Conservatives respectively.
Matthew Lloyd to contest Halton seat in May

Halton Lib Dem election candidate says his party will protect education spending

Ryan Bate, centre left, pictured here with Lib Dem councillors and activist, has been selected as the party's General Election candidate for Halton.
Contender urges voters to pick Lib Dems at the polls to guard schools budgets
Mitchell Charlesworth Payroll Directior, Ken Davies

Widnes accountants Mitchell Charlesworth warn firms of new HMRC payroll fines

Payroll law shake-up in the pipeline

Two units leased at Widnes business centre

Aerial shot of Towngate Business Centre, Everite Road
Towngate Business Centre is on Everite Road

Haulage firm with Widnes base appoints new regional director for the Americas

Suttons Group, the leading international logistics and supply chain specialists has appointed Steve Lonsdale as regional director for the Americas
New man at Suttons has 25 years' experience in tanker logistics

Widnes business marks 20 years of trading

Christopher Charlton-Kingsley and Tony Kingsley from Total Jetting Services in Widnes, which is celebrating 20 years of trading
Total Jetting Services was established in 1995
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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