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Inspectors' concern over childcare

STANDARDS in childcare provision in Halton are below the national average, according to a report from inspectors.Read

Fish bar makes award shortlist

LES Manning can claim he is Runcorn's 'codfather of sole' after his fish and chip shop was judged to be the 'plaice' to go in a national competition.Read

Runcorn Weekly News 30/08/2007

Michelle to take on the world

A FORMER St Chad's pupil is about to embark on the challenge of a lifetime as she prepares to take part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.Read

Medal that must not be worn

AN Army veteran from Runcorn who received a medal for 'the meritorious acts and supreme sacrifices' he made more than 40 years ago has been told that he is not allowed to wear it.Read

She was so excited ... until the phone call

A GIRL who suffers from cerebral palsy has been left heartbroken after being promised she would be taken to a christening - only for her care provider to cancel due to staffing issues.Read

Final preparations for Creamfields

DARESBURY is bracing it-self for an invasion of more than 40,000 dance fans on Saturday as revellers flock to Creamfields.Read

Runcorn Weekly News

MPs' lifeline for school

A RUNCORN school earmarked for closure has seen its chances of survival boosted by a report by MPs.Read

Green light for incinerator

PLANS for a waste incinerator at Ineos Chlor's Runcorn plant can go ahead.Read

Borough on the breadline

MORE than three in 10 households in Runcorn and Widnes are living in poverty - an increase of nearly 60% since 1980, according to a report by a leading research and development charity.Read

Incinerator: Council to hear arguments

INEOS Chlor's plans to build a £330m Energy from Waste plant at Weston Point will be scrutinised this week by Halton Borough Council.Read

Campaigners wait on minister's reply

THE Save the Grange campaign will receive a response from the Department for Children, Schools and Families after its petition gained more than 200 signatories.Read

Waste fight group seeks answers

THE Action Group opposed to Ineos Chlor's proposal to build a waste incinerator at Weston Point is seeking answers to its concerns as a key meeting approaches.Read

Runcorn Weekly News

Plant's bid to take on city waste

A QUARTER of a million tonnes of processed waste could be heading to Runcorn from Greater Manchester - if Ineos Chlor's proposed waste incinerator is given the go-ahead.Read

Diocese restructuring confirmed

DECLINING congregations and fewer priests have forced a restructuring of the Diocese of Shrewsbury, affecting Runcorn churches and schools. Read

Sponsors give away Vikings tickets

WIDNES Vikings could set a new attendance record, thanks to their sponsors, Hattons Solicitors.Read

School protesters launch internet fight

THE fight to save a Runcorn school from closure is being taken all the way to Downing Street.Read

Fitting send-off for ex-firefighter

THE siren from an antique fire engine wailed to mark the last watch of former fireman Alan Gaskell, who has died aged 64.Read

Runcorn Weekly News

No free ride over Mersey

DRIVERS will have to pay tolls to cross the River Mersey once the new bridge is opened in 2014.Read

Your say on Gateway

A MAJOR consultation exercise will take place in Halton to explain the proposals for the Mersey Gateway.Read

Anger over plans to close school

PARENTS have reacted angrily to proposals to shut a Runcorn high school as part of a restructuring of secondary education.Read

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