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Norton Priory's walled garden in Runcorn

Runcorn's Norton Priory to open Walled Garden a month to kick off site's 900th birthday

Half-price entry and extended opening hours all year for monastic site's garden

Conference held to embrace diversity in Halton

Cheshire Police held a conference on February 25 to embrace the diverse communities of Cheshire. The event was opened by Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer and was part of the Working Together campaign.
Cheshire police hosts event

General Election: Tell us what matters most in Runcorn and Widnes ahead of the big vote

The General Election 2015 takes place on May 7 and we want you to help us draw up a manifesto for Merseyside

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Norton Priory's walled garden in Runcorn

Runcorn's Norton Priory to open Walled Garden a month to kick off site's 900th birthday

Half-price entry and extended opening hours all year for monastic site's garden

Cheshire Police held a conference on February 25 to embrace the diverse communities of Cheshire. The event was opened by Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer and was part of the Working Together campaign.

Conference held to embrace diversity in Halton

Cheshire police hosts event

General Election: Tell us what matters most in Runcorn and Widnes ahead of the big vote

The General Election 2015 takes place on May 7 and we want you to help us draw up a manifesto for Merseyside

Mark Olly, TV historian with Frank Lawless, a member of the Widnes Historical Society.

Widnes Historical Society members enjoy slideshow and talk from historian

Mark Olly delivered presentation to members

Chester and Duke are 11-year-old labradors owned by Trish of Runcorn, who said her pets like walks, playing football, eating almost anything, cuddling and sleeping

In pictures: Pets of the week, March 5

Take a look at our latest pets of the week

Ditton Community Centre in Widnes has won a Best Performer award from the Association of Public Service Excellence

Ditton Community Centre in Widnes scoops award

Volunteers celebrate 'best performer' title

Terri Kearney, of Nighstop, has invited residents and organisations to show their support by coming down to St Paul's Church in Widnes for a couple of hours or to stay for the night.

Everyone invited to homeless support sleepover and soup kitchen at Widnes church

Campaigners to 'sleep rough' in bid to highlight struggles faced by homeless

Mersey Gateway scoops two European infrastructure awards. Photo shows (L-R) Hugh O'Connor, General Manager of Merseylink, Richard Walker, Project Director at Merseylink, David Parr, Chief Executive of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board, Rob Polhill, Leader of Halton Borough Council and Chair of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board

Mersey Gateway finance deal wins two international awards

'Flexible approach' to procurement and £250m in savings brings in double gong victory for project

A combination of two images of the full moon and the Sun in hydrogen light. This shows what will happen during the eclipse and how much of the Sun will be visible. The Moon's surface will not be visible as it is shown here when the eclipse takes place on March 20. Picture by Andrew Davies, of The Knowledge Observatory.

Runcorn nature spot to host solar eclipse gathering

Area set to darken during near-total passage of the Moon's shadow over the Earth

The Daniel Adamson

Historic Runcorn tugboat lands £3.8m Heritage Lottery Fund restoration grant

One of town's cultural gems to carry passengers once again

More than 200 young people collected their Duke of Edinburgh awards at The Brindley

Halton young people collect Duke Of Edinburgh Awards at Runcorn theatre

More than 200 young people attend ceremony at The Brindley

Dr Peter Cook, Halton Chamber Of Commerce chairman.

Science and manufacturing support network launched by Halton Chamber

Project set up in conjunction with some of sector's top companies in borough

Cllr Dave Thompson, Halton Lea

Halton Council paying more than thirty times more than in Yorkshire for water charges

Motion to be tabled demanding review from secretary of state as councillor says borough's schools also affected by higher rates

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

Fitness guru Darren Scott, based at the Heath Business And Technical Park, in Runcorn and also from Runcorn has helped to set a new world record in the M45 200m hurdles relay and a European record for his leg.

Fitness guru from Runcorn breaks world record in masters 200m relay and European record for his leg

Darren Scott hopes achievements might attract sponsors

Halton General Hospital.

Halton Hospital finances to be investigated by health watchdog

Monitor looking to find out reasons for 'deterioration' and £5.9m deficit.

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 stroke survivor Emma Pitt will be taking on the Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon on March 22 in aid of the Stroke Association.

Stroke survivor from Runcorn bounces back to take on half marathon

Fitness fan in latest endurance feat

Halton Ramblers walk in Hayfield in Derbyshire

Halton Ramblers complete routes around Derbyshire

Hikers in Hayfield visit

Ada Preece, celebrates her 100th birthday on Thursday, February 26

Widnes woman to celebrate 100th birthday

Ada Preece was born in 1915

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Chester and Duke are 11-year-old labradors owned by Trish of Runcorn, who said her pets like walks, playing football, eating almost anything, cuddling and sleeping

In pictures: Pets of the week, March 5

Halton Ramblers walk in Hayfield in Derbyshire

Halton Ramblers complete routes around Derbyshire

In pictures: Pets of the week, February 26

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