IT is nice to report on good news.

But it is even sweeter to report on success for people who deserve something good to happen.

When we first featured Cameron Mathieson in the Warrington Guardian, it was part of a fundraiser for Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.

While there was a tragic end for the Great Sankey boy, his determined family have finally won a long legal battle.

For them, this success won’t directly affect them.

But they have been battling nevertheless.

And yesterday, Wednesday, they won a ruling at the Supreme Court.

Without being too technical, the legal loophole affects an estimated 500 families a year.

It meant that when a child was in hospital for more than 84 days Disability Living Allowance (DLA) payments are stopped as it is viewed the parent’s needs will be fully met for free by the NHS.

Dad Craig Mathieson said the reality is very different and mounted a challenge against the Department of Work and Pensions.

He has now been successful and those 500 families will now be protected by law.

For any family to have to go through what the Mathiesons did in the five years of Cameron’s life is truly tragic.

So congratulations to them for their victory and all the best for the future.


THIS week we also feature the innovative idea that could transform Lymm Dam.

Can you imagine the beauty spot bathed in the sort of sunshine we have enjoyed for the past few months, with rowing boats gently meandering their way along?

It is probably only a pipe dream and may never happen.

But the thinking behind it, to help transform the village and improve the economy for the traders in the village, is the right one.

Our high streets, for better or worse, do need a boost.

So something to bring more people into Lymm and other village areas of Warrington such as Culcheth or Penketh should be welcomed.

Whether this idea ever really sets sail, only time will tell.


WHAT a start for the new look Warrington Wolves.

One game down on the new Wolf design and Hardwired brand and Wigan were put to the slaughter.

Well not exactly, but The Halliwell Jones Stadium was certainly rocking and the chants of Wire, Wire were reverberating around the ground.

A few more nights like last Thursday will help Hardwired become engrained in the fans and the club.

The supporters seemed re-energised by the young talent on show and the atmosphere the club bosses created on the night.

And there is no time like this Sunday to make that happen and earn the Wolves a place in the top eight for the rest of the season.