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Volunteers transform community garden into ‘beautiful’ site + MORE

A COMMUNITY garden on Padgate Lane is on the way to becoming a site residents ‘can be proud of’ after it was transformed by a team of volunteers.

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A FRESH approach to healthy eating has provided Dallam Community Primary School pupils with the key ingredients to make better nutrition choices.

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Man arrrested over threats to kill

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A MAN has been arrested for assault, affray and threats to kill.

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Police make several arrests for assault

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Warrington Police have made several arrests overnight.

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'Cheerful' teacher scoops top award

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HER pupils say she cheers them up makes you feel happy when something has upset them you and makes everybody smile.

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IN PICTURES: Sun shines on Pagdate and Woolston Walking Day 2016 + MORE

THERE are reports of heavy traffic on the M6 between junction 20 for Lymm and junction 21 for Woolston and Padgate.

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DO you recognise any of these men working in Richmond’s in the mid-1920s.

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WITH the 25th annual Disability Awareness Day just two weeks away a whole host of activities are planned leading up to the big event.

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A WARRINGTON Hospital midwife threw himself out of a plane at 15,000ft in order to raise more than £1,000 to battle cancer in pregnancies.

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SCHOOLCHILDREN from across Padgate and Woolston proudly joined their teachers to walk up Padgate Lane for Padgate and Woolston Walking Day on Saturday.

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Organisers of DogFest at Arley Hall apologise after hundreds of complaints from visitors + MORE

THE search has been launched to find the next set of Home-Start Warrington volunteers who can help change lives of people in the community.

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MANY readers will have fond memories of The Wheatsheaf pub on Orford Lane and the family who owned it are now part of an exhibition about the history of the town.

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ORGANISERS of DogFest at Arley Hall have apologised after visitors slammed its ‘shambolic organisation’ as hundreds were stranded in their vehicles trying to get to the event.

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FEARNHEAD residents have expressed concerns over an abandoned house that is attracting rats and squatters and has been described as an ‘eyesore’.

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The WESTBROOK-based laboratory used to carry out DNA testing for the Jeremy Kyle show is set to offer in-house testing to find out the paternity of baby before they are born.

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Firefighters celebrate safety week by reading to youngsters + MORE

GIVE-WAY markings at a junction off Winwick Road will be repainted ‘as soon as possible’ after safety concerns were raised from a motorist.

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RESIDENTS are being asked to wear purple to take a stand against elder abuse this week.

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CAN you identify some of Warrington’s most iconic landmarks?

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DERELICT farmland that was used a sex barn before being gutted by fire has been picked up at a bargain price at auction.

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FIREFIGHTERS teamed up with young bookworms at a shop in the town centre to chat about the ‘People Who Help Us’ last week.

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Firefighters tackle woodland fire + MORE

THE swing bridge in Stockton Heath has broken down causing traffic chaos in the surrounding areas.

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UNANNOUNCED checks were enforced at custody suites and in police cells across Cheshire to mark National Volunteers week.

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Firefighters tackle woodland fire

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FIRE crews tackled a small fire in woods off Lythgoes Lane this morning.

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A WOMAN has been pushed to the floor and had her handbag stolen this afternoon.

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GREEN Party chiefs are calling on the council to use its ‘influence’ to ‘secure a transformation in the uptake of bus usage’ in Warrington after the town was shamed for breaching air pollution safety levels.

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Four arrests after pub fight + MORE

A NEW scheme to attract businesses to Cheshire launched at Birchwood Science Park on May 24 and could bring £100 million worth of investment to the area.

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SCHOOLGIRL Beau Dermott wowed the audience with her performance tonight on the Britain’s Got Talent final.

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A DAD-of-two who organised a surprise photoshoot for his baby daughter was left out of pocket after the photography studio suddenly went into liquidation earlier this year.

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Four arrests after pub fight

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FOUR people have been arrested following a ‘disturbance’ at a pub in Bewsey last night.

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THIS cuddly companion may appear to be the cutest member of the Warrington police force but springer Rufus has proved life on the team certainly isn’t a dog’s life.

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THE scene is set. A respectable garden party is thrown to celebrate Lord Cava’s retirement and the handing over of his sparkling wine empire to his nephew, Charles Standen-Delliver.

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Hospital nurse taking on gruelling challenges in memory of 10-year-old + MORE

LONGFORD’S Jesse Lingard scored the winning goal for Manchester United in today’s FA Cup Final.

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A MUM-of-two is setting up her own Slimming World group after her own weight loss journey was inspired by her daughter asking if she was pregnant.

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A NURSE at Warrington Hospital is taking on three gruelling challenges inspired by a 10-year-old boy who died after battling a rare cancer.

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WARRINGTON has featured on a proposed map of a Liverpool Underground that a technician has spent three years devising.

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14 per cent drop in benefit claimants

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THE NUMBER of benefit claimants in Warrington has dropped 14 per cent according to new statistics.

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Cheshire Fire cadets clean up Pretty Muddy runners + MORE

CHESHIRE Fire Cadets cleaned up competitors at the Pretty Muddy 5k race on Saturday, May 7, by hosing off mud for a small donation.

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WARRINGTON Collegiate has been told to improve its finances after a government commissioner visiting last year said the college had overestimated its income, was overspending on staff and had failed to recruit as many students as they hoped.

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PENKETH High School has been ordered to clean up its finances by the Education Funding Agency after receiving additional financial support from the government.

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A 62-YEAR-old priest is set to cycle 300 miles in order to raise money for the Warrington and Halton Hospitals Charity.

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POLICE have removed needles which were found on children’s play equipment at a park yesterday afternoon.

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GREASE is the word for Centenary Theatre Company next week.

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Six-year-old makes mum dress as a minion for the day to raise hundreds for charity + MORE

Man arrested after cannabis fire

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CANNABIS has been discovered at a house in Warrington after the property caught fire.

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AFTER three years of meticulous research and tireless examination of evidence, senior case officer Nicola Brook from Great Sankey could not have done more in the fight for justice on behalf of the 96 Hillsborough disaster victims.

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ARRESTS have been made following a police operation at a Warrington town centre bar.

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A SIX-year-old made his mum dress as a minion for the day and also donated money he was given by the Tooth Fairy in aid of Oxfam.

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THE legacy of Viola Beach and their manager Craig Tarry lives on as family, friends and even strangers rally together to raise funds for the memorial fund set up following their tragic deaths.

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Pre-school praised for 'happy and welcoming environment' by Ofsted + MORE

A NEW father whose baby son was saved by doctors at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital will hike 75 miles with his best friend to fundraise so that other children can receive life-saving care.

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AN ORFORD nursery is celebrating after being rated good by Ofsted inspectors.

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A TOWN centre reveller has warned punters to be vigilant after he was hospitalised hours after his drink was spiked.

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A WOMAN who had never ridden a bicycle in her life celebrated her 88th birthday in style with a ride around town in a motorbike sidecar, raising hundreds of pounds for St Rocco’s Hospice.

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CREWS were called to Norman Street last night, Friday, after a car engine caught fire.

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37 famous people we've said goodbye to in 2016 + MORE

MORE than a thousand people have taken part in Warrington Borough Council’s dog fouling survey, which closes on May 1.

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THE FIRST tenant of a new development at Daresbury enterprise zone has been announced.

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POLICE officers are appealing for information after boxing equipment was stolen from a vehicle parked at the Odeon in Westbrook.

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IT is a decade since the closure of the last major wire manufacturer in Warrington.

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Celebrity deaths come in threes? Not in 2016, where the year’s off to an even sadder start with a slew of departed musicians, actors and entertainers.

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Couple put best foot forward to thank St Rocco's + MORE

A ‘CHARMING’ donkey has visited Padgate House to help patients on their road to recovery.

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A HUSBAND and wife who run a plumbing business together and have never fundraised before are running from Cumbria to Warrington to thank St Rocco’s Hospice.

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Fire shuts Hume Street

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EMERGENCY services were called to Fairfield on Saturday night after a large fire at a house.

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A PADGATE hairdresser who worked at the Miss World competition marks 50 years in the trade this year and says she is still passionate about her work.

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Warrington's favourite gardening song

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A STUDY to celebrate National Gardening Week has revealed Warrington’s favourite songs to listening to while getting green fingers.

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Office design team raise £10k for St Rocco's + MORE

CALLANDS Primary School has been awarded top marks after an education watchdog graded the school as outstanding.

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A SCHOOLGIRL with an extraordinary operatic voice is on the road to stardom after wowing judges on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent this evening.

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A CARE home for young adults with learning difficulties has received a rating of good after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

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BRAVE employees from a Birchwood business have raised £10,000 for St Rocco’s Hospice after taking on a year of fundraising challenges.

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Emergency services called to M62 crash + MORE

THE family of missing teenager Jade Lynch have issued a heartfelt plea for her return.

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AN investigation has been launched following a suspected arson attack in the town centre.

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A LOVEABLE Bulldog who enjoys socialising with other dogs and even likes cats is looking for a new home.

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Nursery boost for growing centre

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EMPLOYEES at St James Business Centre near the Southern Gateway will be able to spend a lot more time with their children thanks to the centre’s latest letting.

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Emergency services called to M62 crash

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THREE cars and a lorry were involved a crash on the M62 east this morning.

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Happy Easter from the Bishop of Warrington + MORE

A TEN-year old Culcheth pupil who is the only girl on her school’s rugby team is showing people that gender does not matter when it comes to school sports.

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FIRE crews attended reports of two bins on fire in Great Sankey in the early hours of this morning.

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AN Easter message from the Bishop of Warrington, Rt Rev Richard Blackburn.

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PARAMEDICS were called to Winwick Road yesterday, Friday, following a crash involved a van and a motorcycle.

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20 Easter callouts for air ambulance

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THE NORTH west air ambulance attended a total of 20 incidents across the Easter weekend last year.

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Youth commission launched in Cheshire + MORE

Youth commission launched in Cheshire

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Cheshire’s new Youth Commission on Police and Crime was launched on Saturday during its first meeting.

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A PET shop is asking people to think carefully before buying an Easter bunny instead of chocolate eggs this spring.

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NEARLY 500 less people are claiming benefits in Warrington compared to this time last year.

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PLANS have been submitted to turn a former beauty salon into a café and sandwich shop.

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A TOWN centre nightclub was ordered to close by police this morning after officers raided the drinking hotspot as part of a crackdown on drugs supply in Warrington.

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Woman speaks of ovarian cancer battle after 'shock' diagnosis + MORE

A WOMAN has shared her battle with ovarian cancer as she hopes to raise awareness of the disease.

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WARRINGTON Borough Council is pleading with residents to donate unwanted clothes to charity shops after figures show that the average household has more than £1,000 worth of clothes that have not been worn in the past year.

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WARRINGTON Wolves prop forward Mitchell Dodds suffered a double leg break in this evening’s 30-20 win against Catalans Dragons in France.

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USERS of a Warrington Borough Council care service have said it helps them to be independent in a Care Quality Commission report.

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A NURSE has been personally awarded her MBE by the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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CODYS’ Cats had the cream of Warrington’s talent.

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RICHARD Fleeshman plays a notorious gambler and a man who can never turn down a bet in the classic musical, Guys and Dolls.

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Man to take on marathon with Soccer Saturday's Jeff Stelling in memory of dad + MORE

A LATCHFORD man will walk a marathon with Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling in memory of his dad who died of prostate cancer.

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THREE intrepid men from Croft will walk 66 miles around the Isle of Wight to raise money for an incubator for neonatal babies.

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CORONATION Street’s David Neilson clearly remembers the moment he looked in the mirror and no longer saw Roy Cropper.

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WE know Warrington has some of the best mums in the world.

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A WOMAN quit her job in the finance industry to open up a yoga studio in Latchford.

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THE M56 has been reopened at Stretton after a serious crash.

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Fire crews called to suspected arson at Bennett's Rec + MORE

OVER 50s are being urged to seek medical help if they notice blood in their urine with Warrington having a ‘significantly higher’ mortality rate for bladder cancer compared to the national average.

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PUPILS at Birchwood Community School took part in a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ challenge to celebrate the Diamond anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award on Tuesday.

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THE NUMBER of older people in work in Warrington rose by more than 2,000 last year.

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FIRE crews were called to a wheelie bin which was torched on Bennett’s Rec on Saturday night.

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THIS week on Yester Years we have unearthed this remarkable picture of the second Thelwall Viaduct.

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Royal Mail workers transformed by fundraising drive + MORE

Co-op store to close for refurb

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THE CO-OP store at Fearnhead Cross will close for a 10-day period next month as a refurbishment takes place.

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FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a large blaze in a derelict building in Haydock Street near St Peter’s Way in the town centre.

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PENKETH Library is one of nine libraries to have its opening hours slashed in a month long trial by LiveWire.

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Cat with unusual paws seek new home

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A PAIR of cats with a rare genetic condition that gives them extra toes are looking for a new home.

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POSTAL workers at Royal Mail Warrington who raised more than £3.5k for charity have found that fundraising brings them together as a community.

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