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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
Samantha Corby, 28, of Lacey Street, was sentenced at Warrington Crown Court for an assault committed near the Establishment nightclub in Widnes.

Woman handed suspended prison sentence after assault with shoe near Widnes nightclub

Samantha Corby, 28, of Lacey Street, was sentenced at Warrington Crown Court on Friday, November 14

Cyber pervert asks pupils at Runcorn school for 'very inappropriate' images

Snapchat is an app that allows user to post pictures and videos that vanish after a short time.
Police investigating and children warned of online stranger danger after requests made on Snapchat social media app

Burglar who ransacked house in Runcorn jailed

Jason David Kinch, 43, of no fixed abode, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for theft and burglary in Runcorn.
Jason David Kinch, 43, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to five years imprisonment after pleading guilty to two counts of theft and one of burglary

Voting opens on next round of initiative designed to transform Runcorn neighbourhood

Cheshire Police And Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said that 11 projects have been put forward for the next round of Change The Grange.
The next round of Cheshire police and crime commissioner's Change The Grange project has begun
Widnes Army reservists in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Weekly News speaks to commanding officer of 4th Battalion, Mercian Regiment, over future of Widnes Reserve Centre

Unit needs to recruit 15 troops a year to stay open beyond 2018

Labour by-election candidate joined by MP as team canvasses 1,000th home in Widnes

Labour's by-election candidate for Kingsway Andrea Wall was joined by Derek Twigg MP while canvassing the neighbourhood.
Twigg brings experience to doorstep as contender faces competition from Ukip, Tories and Lib Dems

Lib-Dem sets out to break 'Labour monopoly' in Widnes by-election

'Stupid' bridge tolls for residents were example of unchallenged authority says contender

Halton's MP asks Lord Chancellor about Commons vote on prisoners' voting rights

Halton MP Derek Twigg asked Chris Grayling about a potential Commons say on prisoners' voting rights.
Derek Twigg posed questions to Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling in the House Of Commons
Higher Education Students Graduation

Celebrating with honours

Riverside College Celebrates Higher Education and Access students at Graduation

Council offered to buy mothballed Government building in Runcorn 'for £1'

Castle View House in Runcorn
Former mayor said empty site costing £30,000 a year in security but DfE says closure saving cash

Widnes primary school rated good by Ofsted after spending over a year in special measures

West Bank Primary School in Widnes has been rated 'good' in its most recent Ofsted inspection.
West Bank Primary School, on Cholmondely Street, has been rated 'good' by the education watchdog

Voting opens on next round of initiative designed to transform Runcorn neighbourhood

Cheshire Police And Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said that 11 projects have been put forward for the next round of Change The Grange.
The next round of Cheshire police and crime commissioner's Change The Grange project has begun
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
An incinerator bottom ash recycling facility could be built on Johnson's Lane in Widnes after plans were submitted to Halton Council.

Plans submitted to construct incinerator bottom ash recycling facility in Widnes

Ballast Phoenix Ltd want to construct the site on Johnson's Lane and would recycle up to 250,000 tonnes of ash annually

No direct incinerator cash bonanza for Runcorn residents along lines of shale gas fund

An aerial view of the energy-from-waste plant in Runcorn.
Firm says £500k-a-year Halton environment fund already in place after announcing £2.5bn shale gas giveaway for households in fracking zones

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

These two men are wanted by police in connection with an alleged theft from the Iceland store in Albert Square, Widnes. Quote incident number CC14331525.

Caught on camera

Halton Ramblers trip to Oswestry, Shropshire

Halton Ramblers take in the Shropshire scenery

Lou Challoner, Rich Wilding WildBikes, Roy Basnett, Leah Gorry

Halton testicular cancer charity marks fifth anniversary with awards evening

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