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HBC Open Spaces operative Ian Thompson with one window ledge affected by pigeon droppings

Pigeon poo problem at Runcorn Town Hall so bad that wedding parties at risk of slipping

Council considering electric shock lining to disperse pests

Commemorations announced in Widnes to mark Great War outbreak centenary

A ceremony marking the centenary of the Great War's outbreak will take place at the cenotaph on Monday, August 4
Event will take place at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park on Monday, August 4

Lights out across Halton to mark start of First World War

Soldiers of the British Army seen here resting by the roadside at Hennecourt, France March 6th 1918
Single lights left on across homes and buildings 100 years on from Britain's entry into Great War

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HBC Open Spaces operative Ian Thompson with one window ledge affected by pigeon droppings

Pigeon poo problem at Runcorn Town Hall so bad that wedding parties at risk of slipping

Council considering electric shock lining to disperse pests

A ceremony marking the centenary of the Great War's outbreak will take place at the cenotaph on Monday, August 4

Commemorations announced in Widnes to mark Great War outbreak centenary

Event will take place at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park on Monday, August 4

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

Lights out across Halton to mark start of First World War

Single lights left on across homes and buildings 100 years on from Britain's entry into Great War

A rare picture of Thomas 'Todger' Jones which was handed to the Todger Jones Statue Campaign, courtesy of Cheshire Military Museum

Todger Jones VC statue to be unveiled this weekend

Parade and ceremony falls on eve of centenary of start of First World War

Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs, officially opening the new Men's Shed facility at Halton Haven Hospice

Men's Shed male bereavement centre launched at Halton Haven Hospice

Lord Lieutenant declares suite open

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

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

Suspect, 51, arrested

Martyn Platts, 55, who was killed in a collision in Runcorn

Twelve motorists injured in RTCs involving an HGV in Halton in past year

Collisions with lorries in Halton resulted in 12 casualties over the past 12 months.

Cllr Ged Philbin, Halton Council’s executive member for children, young people and families

Halton Council chief expresses joy after 82% of borough's schools now judged to be good or outstanding by Ofsted

Cllr Ged Philbin has hailed the achievement

Courteney Pimlett, 16, of Runcorn, remained in The Walton Centre head trauma unit over the weekend after a collision with a car. She was taken to hospital by fire engine after waiting an hour for an ambulance

Girl taken to hospital by fire engine after hour-long wait for ambulance in Runcorn

Ambulance service agrees to 'thorough investigation'

Last year's Champion of Champions Gary Steele, second left, founder of Leighton Hospital's Prostate Cancer Awareness group, with Trinity Mirror host Carl Wood, right, ScottishPower host Neil Clitheroe, second right, and special guest Wynne Evans, left

Your Champions 2014

Who will be this year's community champions?

Members of Halton Ramblers visited Haworth, West Yorkshire for a series of walks

Halton Ramblers visit Haworth for a day of hiking

Ramblers step out in the Yorkshire countryside

Four-year-old black Labrador, Sam loves to go for long walks on Runcorn Hill. He was nominated by owner Colin Wood.

In pictures: Pets of the week, July 10th

Take a look at our latest pets of the week

The Silver Jubilee Bridge illuminated

Home movers come to Halton from as far as Cornwall and Wiltshire

Maps show migration between borough and other areas of England and Wales

Paramedic Andrew Orme

"I hope he rots in hell!" Fury that ambulance man can still go on emergency call-outs, despite two patient deaths

Andrew Orme taken off paramedic register, but can attend call-outs as emergency medical technician

THROUGH THE WARS: Peter Muldoon sent in this picture of his 13-year-old rescued shih-tzu Sam. He said:

In pictures: Pets of the week, June 12

Take a look at our latest pets of the week

The Silver Jubilee Bridge illuminated at night.

Halton Council 'continuing fight for free bridge crossings for residents'

Borough's leader responds to campaign group

Halton Council has warned residents not to wash raw chicken

Council warns Runcorn and Widnes residents not to wash raw chicken

Food poisoning alert

Mark Cameron Roscaleer (left) and Karl Steinman

Masked thugs who raided pub with claw hammer and a knife have jail sentences increased

Judges at London's Appeal Court rule their original sentences were "unduly lenient"

Police at Mersey Road, Widnes. Pic: Keith Hilton

Man charged with murder of 42-year-old woman in Widnes

David John Hoyle, from West Yorkshire, to appear before magistrates today

The Runcorn Bridge

Lorry driver arrested following Runcorn bridge crash which caused rush-hour traffic chaos

47-year-old held on suspicion of driving without due care following three-vehicle collision

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Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs, officially opening the new Men's Shed facility at Halton Haven Hospice

Men's Shed male bereavement centre launched at Halton Haven Hospice

Members of Halton Ramblers visited Haworth, West Yorkshire for a series of walks

Halton Ramblers visit Haworth for a day of hiking

Four-year-old black Labrador, Sam loves to go for long walks on Runcorn Hill. He was nominated by owner Colin Wood.

In pictures: Pets of the week, July 10th

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