DAVID Mowat has backed a new rail line that could add an extra £8billion and create around 40,000 new jobs in the north west.
ONE hundred people from Warrington are to take part in a pilot scheme to identify those at risk of heart attacks or strokes.
THE manager of a Stockton Heath computer shop was in for a shock when he arrived at work on Thursday.
A BUYOUT of lingerie store La Senza has failed to save it from closure in Warrington.
IS your new year resolution to make a difference in the community? Then why not lend a helping hand at St Margaret’s Community Hub in Latchford.
FATHER Christmas helped the Stockton Heath and District Lions Club and Warrington Round Table raise more than £3,000 for good causes.
A PERMANENT memorial could be erected in Lymm to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
A CARER is appealing for witnesses to come forward to help her following a car collision.
STAFF at Unilever in the town centre were set to join colleagues from across the country in a protest outside the company headquarters in London today, Tuesday.
THE next meeting of Stockton Heath Parish Council takes place tonight, Tuesday at 7.30pm at Sandy Lane Centre.
MERYL Streep’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady is both accurate and persuasive.
LYMM resident Denise Welch has become the latest big name from the town to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house.
IS your new year fitness regime looking for something a bit more exciting than a session on the treadmill?
SMOKERS in the town do not realise how damaging smoking is to their health and finances, according to latest statistics.
RAIL passengers travelling to Manchester Airport from Warrington will now be able to use their phones as a ticket.
ANYONE interested in becoming safety stewards or turnstile operators at The Halliwell Jones Stadium can attend an open day later this month.
YOBS smashed up two bus stops in Padgate just weeks after they had been improved to encourage residents to catch the bus.
PUPILS at Penketh High School enjoyed an unexpected extra day off last week.
TAKE in a morning stroll around Walton Hall Gardens next Tuesday.
THE next meeting of Warrington Borough Council’s executive board takes place next Monday at 6.30pm in the Town Hall.
PROSPECTIVE buyers are shirking mortgages in favour of renting properties, according to a Warrington-based lettings agent.
KEEP those new year fitness resolutions and help raise money at the same time.
Then why not volunteer to help out at St Rocco’s Hospice shops in Hood Manor and Latchford.
SPEED limits were slowed on Thelwall Viaduct on Thursday for the second time in a week due to high winds.
THIS year has been hard for many people in Warrington so my first wish would be for the Government to see sense and invest to create jobs.
RUGBY fans will find out this month which teams will be heading to The Halliwell Jones Stadium for next year’s Rugby League World Cup.
PLANS to extend the life of a Sankey Bridges tip have finally been submitted by Waste Recycling Group (WRG).
CONMEN are trying to dupe residents into handing over personal details by offering to help them save money on council tax bills.
HEALTH chiefs have warned of the dangers of whooping cough after the number of cases in the north west doubled in the past year.
A GROUNDBREAKING new prototype created at Daresbury Laboratory could revolutionise cancer treatment.
AN open day is being held at Banana Moon Day Nursery in Risley on Saturday from 11am to 2pm.
NEW volunteers are needed to help with collections at Marie Curie Cancer Care.
THE annual Warrington Horse Show will have a new date this year.
DID you know that Richmal Crompton, author of the Just William stories, went to the Clergy Daughters’ school in Warrington?
IF you have any leftover card envelopes from Christmas with stamps on them you could help raise money for St Rocco’s Hospice.
RIXTON residents can speak to their local police officers at a beat meeting on Saturday.
AUTHOR and Bob the Builder designer Curtis Jobling has been made a patron of the newly-formed Warrington Wolves Children’s University.
DISCOVER your prehistoric crafty side during an activity afternoon at Warrington Museum this Saturday.
A LARGE number of patients suffering from breathing difficulties were treated by NHS teams in the town at the end of last week following strong winds.
CAMPAIGNERS against industrial development on land bordering Winwick and Newton are calling on residents to oppose planning changes.
PART of the roof from the away end at The Halliwell Jones Stadium has been damaged in the winds.
THE hunt is on for the best builders’ breakfast in Warrington.
A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital on Wednesday after a crash outside the King and Queen pub at the corner of Padgate Lane and King Edward Street, at around 12.30pm.
A YOUTH club could reopen at Fearnhead Cross Community Centre this month after it closed in June.
WOMEN have been warned to be vigilant after a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Padgate.
For the last few weeks in Auckland you could be forgiven for thinking you were one small town away from Warrington.
Moore and Daresbury WI By Barbara Brown Members arrived for our first meeting of the New Year eager to be reunited with friends and catch up on festive news. Greetings and good wishes were exchanged.
Warrington HF Ramblers By Daphne Thomas The first walk of the year was on Saturday January 7 along the Wirral Way, which is a 12 mile linear walk along a disused railway track between Hooton station and West Kirby.
St Rocco’s Lottery Winners for the draw held January 6 major prizes first:. 05202, 49033, 06466, 51834, 18193.
THE second annual Winter Music Festival takes place at The Old Town House, Buttermarket Street, later this month.