• Fire crews called to 6,000 false alarms

    THE fire brigade was called out on 6,000 false alarms according to the latest figures released by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. The 2006/07 statistics show that 98 per cent of automatic fire signals received by the service were false alarms. Chief

  • Nursery rhymes

    I spent the night with Jemima Puddleduck and Miss Tiggywinkle. No, I hadn't consumed Oliver Reed-proportions of alcohol and gone tripping on an LSD tab the size of Gibraltar. Let me explain. Each year 40 members of clan Craddock descend on the genteel

  • He was rubbish

    A RICHARD and Judy reporter has completed a work placement with a Warrington business. The celebrity couple's weekly Apprentice' feature on their self-named programme shows their reporter, Mike McClean, trying his hand at different professions for three

  • Panel review Louis Anderson high tackle

    LOUIS Anderson's alleged 56th-minute high tackle on Mike Bennett during Friday's clash between Warrington Wolves and St Helens has been under scrutiny. The Rugby Football League match review panel considered whether Anderson is to face disciplinary action

  • New signings doubtful for Hull KR trip

    AUSTRALIAN signings Matt King and Michael Monaghan are both doubtful for Wolves' clash with Hull Kingston Rovers at Craven Park on Sunday. King, who left the field with a calf tear during Wolves' 30-22 defeat at St Helens, is spending the week in a hyperbaric

  • Council's four-star celebrations

    HUNDREDS of council employees gathered at The Halliwell Jones Stadium to celebrate after Warrington was given a four-star excellent' rating by the Audit Commission. The event was organised by Town Hall bosses to say thanks to staff for playing their

  • Car crash victim named

    THE family of a 34-year-old man who died after a car crash while out walking his dog has paid tribute to a man who lived life to the full'. Ian Robert Tarry, from Orford, suffered serious head injuries after the collision with a silver Volvo on Poplars

  • UPDATED: Police hunt sex attacker

    POLICE are hunting a teenage sex attacker after a girl was assaulted in Longford. The boy is believed to have been following two girls, aged 14 and 16, as they walked down Long Lane towards Winwick. He had been wolf whistling the girls before he

  • Fairtrade fun

    SCHOOLS across Warrington are working towards receiving Fairtrade accreditation. During Fairtrade fortnight, a number of schools will have visiting speakers to give information on Fairtrade and some schools will be holding Fairtrade tuck shops. And

  • Tax plan vote for tonight

    A TAX rise of almost five per cent is likely for council taxpayers in Warrington from April. Members of the executive are expected to agree the increase, which will cost an average of £50 a year, when they met tonight. The hike has been proposed to

  • Not acceptable to make these mistakes

    Once again we run St Helens close but just couldn't take the spoils at the end. I think you'll agree it was a good game to watch and i thought the quality of skill on display was really high. Saints showed why they are a great team, they punished us

  • Wolves snap up under 16s

    ALL 11 of Wolves' under 16s squad have signed deals to join the club's Junior Academy set-up. Jordan Burke, Joe Clarke, Josh Crowley, James Mendeika, James Laithwaite, Greg Hamilton, Gareth O'Brien, Mike Reid, Anthony Whelan and Liam Hulme will all make

  • Planners to decide fate of Greenall site

    GREENALL'S bosses will learn this week if they have permission to sell land worth £15m to a developer. The vodka and gin giant has re-submitted outline planning applications to build a combination of private and sheltered accomodation and business premises

  • We were always in with a chance

    WHEN Kevin Penny touched down his first try of the season to put Wolves within four points of Saints with three minutes to go on Friday he was confident of winning the game. He said: "There was never a stage where I thought the game was gone. "We were

  • Murderers defended

    THE mothers of two of the Newlove murderers have defended their "decent" sons. Margaret Sorton and Sue Swellings spoke out and said their sons were not as bad as they were being made out to be. "My family know what he is like, my friends know what he

  • Dance group's leap to success

    A TALENTED dance group from Warrington has been shortlisted to compete in the Youth Dance England festival when it comes to the Parr Hall for the very first time. Urban Footsteps, a dance class of youngsters aged between 11 and 19, will compete against

  • Designed in Len’s memory

    A WARRINGTON asphalt plant has paid tribute to its design engineer who died shortly after seeing his last project completed. Len Austin designed the Tarmac's asphalt plant in Warrington, which was opened in August 2006. Sadly Len died shortly afterwards

  • Author ferries into Borders

    AUTHOR Pat Monteath is coming to Borders on Saturday to do a book signing. The author, who wrote the Ferryman trilogy, will be coming to the book store on Riverside retail park to begin signing at 1:30pm. The Ferryman' series deals with subjects such