Cheshire Police And Crime Commissioner David Keane publishes draft Police And Crime Plan

The estimated population of Halton in 2010 was 119,300.[52] The change in population during the 20th century is shown in the following table.

            We are delighted to announce that we now have limited reciprocal arrangements with the

Remains congested on the A557 Weston Point Expressway Southbound between A5126 Weston Link and M56 J12 (Runcorn).

A man is in hospital after being gunned down in Fazakerley.

40 and 48-year-old men bailed pending further enquiries following Ridsdale incident

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Built in 1924 our parkland course measures only 5700 but offers a real test and enjoyment of golf.

Update from Joe Thomas is in Fazakerley after a man was shot in the back last night.

Drainage of the Widnes area is into the Mersey via Ditton, Steward's and Bower's Brooks. The bedrock of the area is rock from the Sherwood sandstone group. There are a few outcrops of sandstone but elsewhere the bedrock is covered by drift. Most of this consists of till except near the bank of the Mersey where it is recent alluvium. Large areas are also covered by industrial waste.[44]

Widnes Cricket Club (WA8 9LA) was founded in 1865 and have its ground in Beaconsfield Road. Moorfield Sports & Social Club in Moorfield Road hosts sports including Football, rugby league, cricket and bowls. In Highfield Road is a private golf club.

Founded in 1924, the course is located in a scenic parkland setting. It has tight tree lined fairways together with fast greens and offers a real test of accuracy for any golfer.

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Four defendants admitted a city escort agency was really a £1.2m prostitution racket during an eye-opening trial.

Fazakerley shooting in Hawksmoor Park, which is pleasant (apart from horrific crime scene). Can't cut thru from Lower Lane to Field Lane

Merseyrail say due to a broken down train at Brunswick the Northern line is disrupted. Train services running through this station may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 3.15pm.

The Liverpool Echo, Trinity Mirror Merseyside’s flagship brand, is the area’s best-read newspaper including national newspapers.

#Breaking Paul Gascoigne pleads guilty to racially-aggravated public order offence over racist joke during show

We are Sea Cadets and part of the UK's oldest nautical youth charity.

The teenager from Ormskirk was cycling across the road when he was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

Today police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and the man’s family have been informed.

In Autumn 2011 construction began of a Tesco Extra 24-hour store. The glass fronted 120,000 sq ft store has been built on the old B&Q site next to Ashley Way and was opened in March 2012. The store was built on stilts allowing a car park to be built underneath the store for around 600 cars.[62]

New River Retail Ltd wants to build store on site of The Wellington Hotel

Plus, Lee Smith on Warrington Town & Neil Prince on Cammell Lairds' struggles

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This is Craig Easton who police want to trace and send back to jail.

Before the Industrial Revolution Widnes was made up of small settlements on marsh and moorland. In 1847, the first chemical factory was established and the town rapidly became a major centre of the chemical industry. The demand for labour was met by large-scale immigration from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania and Wales.[3][4] The town continues to be a major manufacturer of chemicals .[5]

Joe Thomas reporting from Fazakerley after a man was shot in the back shortly before midnight.

I can hear the relief from my colleagues already as the owners of closed Liverpool pubs The Lion Tavern and the Cross Keys (just over the road from our Old Hall Street newsroom) have apologised to drinkers for the delay in reopening them - and again pledged to have them open again as soon as possible.

Jack Ashley (1922–2012) was born in Widnes and was a local councillor there. He was then a Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent for many years. He became a Companion of Honour in 1975 and was invested as a Privy Councillor in 1979. In 1992 he was made a life peer as Baron Ashley of Stoke, of Widnes in the County of Cheshire.[118] Gordon Oakes (1931–2005) who was born and educated in Widnes became a local Member of Parliament and a government minister.[119]


Thousands recovering from drug and alcohol addiction flock to Halton

A man had part of his ear bitten off during an attack in a Bootle ice cream shop.

Jobs market remains 'buoyant' says DWP with Jobcentre Plus on standby for firms moving to city region

Prosecutors destroyed the assertion Candy Girls was an above board business in seven days of evidence at Liverpool Crown Court.

Traffic has finally returned to normal on the A557 Weston Point Expressway Southbound between A5126 Weston Link and M56 J12 (Runcorn).

See below gallery of this year Lady Captain’s Prize. Congratulations to the Winner Nicola Ogburn with a winning nett score

Of those other Fazakerley shootings, one was on Manica Crescent - the nearest street. Wonder if these saw anything

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The singer / musician Jane Weaver was brought up in the town.[128]

A CRIME victim who turned private detective with the help of a smartphone app tracked down his stolen £40,000 Mercedes-Benz and led police to premises.