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  • Worst performance for 12 months

    WARRINGTON Town joint manager Glenn Walker described Tuesday night's performance against Kidsgrove Athletic as 'the worst for 12 months'. Read more in Thursday's Warrington Guardian.

  • Wolves star to battle on

    A WARRINGTON Wolves player is willing to play through the pain barrier for the rest of the season despite injury wrecking his training schedule over the past few weeks. Find out more in Thursday's Warrington Guardian.

  • Drugs arrest in Operation Crackdown

    A 37-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested as part of an ongoing operation to rid Warrington's streets of suspected drug dealers. Cheshire Police arrested the man, of no fixed abode, for conspiracy to supply class A drugs at a property in Orford as a result

  • GCSE subject codes

    If you want to know what subjects the codes stand for click here for a full list. You need Excel to be able to view the list.

  • Fantastic meal

    ON Thursday night, my wife and I went out for a meal to celebrate 10 years of marriage. After trying several places with good reputations - The Mulberry Tree, Soughton Hall, Lamburns etc - we ended up in our own back yard at Oliver's Steak House in Widnes

  • We supported the residents

    I WOULD like to respond to Councillor Stan Parker's letter in the World (August 16). Stan Parker incorrectly talks about the Green Party being against a refurbished Warrington Road Nursery School. The Green Party supports all developments and improvements

  • Caution for fence thefts

    THREE teenagers arrested by police after being caught stealing fencing from a school's playing fields have been let off with a caution. The 14-year-old males were stopped at Fairfield High School by neighbourhood policing officers after a call from a

  • How does your garden grow?

    A WOMAN has become the first person in Widnes to be given the civil version of an ASBO for having an untidy garden! The 20-year-old garden pest, who allowed broken old furniture, giant weeds and litter blight her lawn for months, faces a hefty fine and

  • Court finds rape accused innocent

    A TEENAGER who falsely claimed she was raped after passing out drunk at a party was bought vodka by her friend's mum, a court heard last week. The 14-year-old - who cannot be legally named - accused Michael Johnson, aged 20, of sexually assaulting her

  • Fraudster gets service order

    A PUB licensee has been ordered to complete 150 hours of community service after being found guilty of benefit fraud. Melanie Clayton, aged 41, told Warrington Crown Court on Friday that she still maintained her innocence, despite her conviction by a

  • WILL MURDER EVER BE SOLVED?

    FIFTEEN years after a Halton mum was brutally murdered, Cheshire Police are re-examining whether there are any leads that may help finally catch her killer. Mum-of-two Vera Anderson was found slumped over the wheel of her car in a secluded country lane

  • Finalists settled in Knockout Cup

    Runcorn Apec Taxis Darts League RED Admiral and Albion have reached the Knockout Cup Final. Red Admiral turned in a fine performance in the semi finals with the Section Two champions beating Section One opponents Lion Doo Waps 8-1. Jason Watkins, who

  • Thank you

    I WOULD like to say thank you to all the people who helped when my husband fell outside Widnes market on Saturday, August 5. He is still in hospital but has no broken bones and we are hoping he will be discharged this week. Thank you to the taxi driver

  • They were

    so dedicated I HAD to go into Whiston Hospital from July 25 to July 31. I want to thank the nursing staff for the wonderful way they looked after the sick. They truly opened my eyes as they were so dedicated to their work. I did not have any worries as

  • A lovely day

    at carnival THE children of Halebank had a carnival on July 30 and a party on the Saturday. They had a 'birthday bash' with a bouncy castle. After all the setbacks, everything went ahead and I would like to say thank you to Mr and Mrs B Alan, Mrs S Foster

  • Robbers hunted

    POLICE are hunting a gang who raided the Black Horse Post Office in Cronton last Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses reported seeing at least two men fleeing the scene carrying cash covered in red dye after an anti-theft device exploded during the robbery. Up

  • WILL MURDER EVER BE SOLVED?

    FIFTEEN years after a Halton mum was brutally murdered, Cheshire Police are re-examining whether there are any leads that may help finally catch her killer. Mum-of-two Vera Anderson was found slumped over the wheel of her car in a secluded country lane

  • Saving lives with donation

    LIFESAVING equipment has been donated to a Runcorn social club. A heart defibrillator was presented to The Pavilions in Sandy Lane, Weston Point, by Runcorn Rotary Club. Community paramedic Steve Evans will train staff plus members of the Pavilions Bowling

  • Profit boosts

    BOOSTING profits for the family business was easier for Anne Willis thanks to the support from other business leaders from the north west. Whitford Plastics has benefited from the help and knowledge of other business leaders through Vistage International

  • Facing up

    THIS friendly faced woman could soon be gazing out at shoppers from huge billboards across the north west. That's because Kirsten Penny from Runcorn and Helen Witfield from Widnes have reached the finals of ASDA's 'Face of the City' campaign. The supermarket

  • Linnets open term in dominant mood

    A BUMPER crowd saw Runcorn Linnets FC continue their dominant start to their inaugural season in North West Counties Football League Division Two. The Linnets defeated Castleton Gabriels 5-0 in front of 231 fans - the second highest in the league regardless

  • Help prevent town stray dog woes

    COUNCIL bosses are urging residents to get behind a renewed campaign to try to cut the numbers of stray dogs in the borough. Due to the success of a scheme earlier this year the environmental health team has decided to launch another drive aimed at promoting

  • Young Wolves quiz players

    YOUNG Warrington Wolves fans were given the chance to ask that burning question to their heroes this week. Staff from Warrington Wolves Foundation team up with Powergen for a skills day at The Halliwell Jones Stadium. And among the highlights of the

  • Welcome

    WARRINGTON has given such a warm welcome to youngsters affected by Chernobyl that more than ever will be making the trip to the town next year. The annual scheme sees 10 children from Mogilev, Belarus come over to the borough for a four-week stay as

  • Police and fire family fun day

    FIREFIGHTERS are to join forces with their police counterparts for a family fun day next month. The event is intended to give families a fun introduction to the services and is being held on Sunday September 3 between 11am and 4 pm at Cheshire Police

  • Better prepared than ever before

    FIREFIGHTERS will be better prepared than ever when they reach the scene of a road accident. Warrington Fire Station has just taken delivery of the latest CORE technology hydraulic rescue equipment which they will be taking out and about with them when

  • Do your bit to save water

    RESIDENTS across Warrington are being urged to do their bit to save water. Housing Association Frontis, which runs a number of houses in the borough, is urging people to make sure they watch how much they use as part of world water week which runs till

  • Extension will have to be removed

    AN extension will have to be removed and three flats converted back into a house in Wilderspool. A planning inspector has backed Warrington Borough Council's enforcement decision over the property at 120 Wilderspool Causeway, despite an appeal from the

  • Giant rabbit needs hutch to call home

    THE biggest bunny ever seen at the Warrington branch of the RSPCA is looking for a new home. The rabbit was picked up as a stray in a Runcorn garden and is at the charity's centre in Slutchers Lane, Bank Quay. "Her health is fine but she is always hungry

  • Hay days ...

    ROLL up, roll up for one of the country's most unusual "sporting" contests. Because Warrington stages the inaugural UK Straw Bale Rolling Championships tomorrow, Wednesday. Apple Jacks Farm in Stretton will be the venue for the new extreme sport. Competitors

  • On your bikes, says council

    A GREAT chance to promote cycling is on offer from the borough council. It wants people to join a new cycle forum being set up this autumn to promote bicycling round the borough. The council is looking for a variety of people to meet quarterly, including

  • Caught 'shorts'

    A DRUG user was caught hiding cocaine in his boxer shorts, a court heard on Wednesday. Michael Bradbury, aged 20, had attempted to conceal the white powder inside a clear plastic bag in his underwear. But police discovered about £160 worth of the drug