All stories for 24 Dec 2008
A LEADING charity has accused Halton Borough Council of failing adults with autism.
NEW-LOOK Widnes Vikings face their first real test against St Helens at GPW Recruitment Stadium on Saturday.
A RUNCORN schoolboy will leave a lasting legacy by naming a sculpture which is to make its home in Palacefields moat.
HALTON Simms Cross will go into their 40th anniversary year in 2009 on a high should they complete a hat-trick of Lancashire Cup triumphs this Saturday.
EX-SERVICEMEN are seeing red over Hale Parish Council’s decision to allow a peace tree to be placed near the village cenotaph.
TRIBUTES have been paid to former Weekly News columnist Bob Myers, who has died.
CONTROVERSIAL comedian Russell Brand is to appear at the Manchester Apollo on February 4 and 5.
THE Warehouse Project 2008 will provide Halton’s ravers with a feast of festive fun on Boxing Day evening.
POLICE are warning Halton residents to keep their Christmas presents under wraps over the festive period.
THE Adult Learning Centre is welcoming Halton’s mature residents back into education.
FIRE chiefs are urging Halton residents to stay safe and protect their homes from fire over the festive season by following some Christmas safety tips.
ADMINISTRATORS for Woolworths have confirmed that all 807 stores, including those in Runcorn and Widnes, will close by January 5, 2009 – unless a buyer can be found.
VICTORIA Park in Widnes hosted a special ceremony to recognise the fact that enough Christmas cards have been recycled to enable the Woodland Trust to plant thousands of trees.
YOUNG members of the Canal Boat Adventure Project’s Nessie Club have been working hard in order to launch the Runcorn club’s English rose garden in Germany.
CHESHIRE Probation Area hosted a staff conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Beechwood, Runcorn.
A CANCER charity has received a boost, thanks to a group of retired Widnes residents.
TWO important figures of the UK punk movement are to recreate their iconic sounds when they perform at The Brindley in the New Year.
STUDENTS from St Chads have collected and sent off 202 Christmas shoeboxes to children around the world.
A RUNCORN teacher is celebrating after gaining the qualification required to become a headteacher.
A NEW trend has been set with the first-time inclusion of handball on the competitive inter- school sports calendar, writes Dave Bettley.
Widnes & District League: Alan Magee spearheaded Widnes Bowling Club A’s efforts in the Cheshire Roof Trusses 501 Darts League’s Hatton Cup final at St Michael’s.
WIDNES will be playing in a competition with new main sponsors next season.
TALENTED teenagers at an amateur rugby league club have been recognised for delivering a beginners’ coaching course.
LEADERS Runcorn Town left it late to grab a home point against Cammell Laird Reserves in a 2-2 Carlsberg West Cheshire League One draw.
FORD’S A were held 5-5 by visiting fellow title chasers Sutton Manor B in Halton Table Tennis League’s Division One – despite a Mal McEvoy hat-trick for the hosts.
THE Widnes Vikings Rugby League Museum at Stobart Stadium Halton has now shut for Christmas and New Year.
RUNCORN Linnets would consider just to be playing on Boxing Day a triumph – after seeing their last three Vodkat League Premier League games postponed because of bad weather.
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ST Joseph’s A took advantage of Village A’s free week to take over top spot in Widnes & District Snooker League’s Division One.
A FESTIVE feast was served up at Stobart Stadium when the resident Halton Table Tennis held their Christmas Competition and Party.
A WIDNES Second World War veteran has received a surprise gift of a tour of places he passed through while a signaller in the RAF.
A RUNCORN horticulturist has scooped second place in a BBC competition to find the Gardener of the Decade.
ST PETER and Paul High School students’ Duke of Edinburgh Award programme has started with a navigation and hill-walking training day.
A PARTICLE accelerator at Daresbury Laboratory has achieved a European breakthrough by producing an 11m-volt electron stream with only a fraction of the energy required by conventional means.
UP TO 20,000 Halton residents could be in line for a one-off £60 hand-out to help stave off the cold.
MORE than 70 members of Widnes’s Foundry Church took to the streets to remind the public about the true meaning of Christmas.
PUPILS at Fairfield Junior School put on a fundraising performance of Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat for their families and pupils from two other Widnes schools.
LIVERPOOL and Manchester dates are looming for North West indie rockers Starsailor.
BUDDING business brains have been put through their paces on a two-day seminar at Riverside College’s Runcorn campus.
A CAMPAIGN to warn youngsters of the dangers of drink and drug driving has been using real life case studies to drive home road safety messages.