Warrington to move into tier 3 on Tuesday

Warrington is set to become a ‘very high’ local COVID alert area, tier 3, from 00.01am this Tuesday, 27 October. Initial discussions indicated that Warrington’s new restrictions could come into play from Thursday 29 October, but a decision has been made between the council and government to bring this forward. The joint agreement for Warrington’s enhanced […]

Blackmailer jailed after taking advantage of elderly man in Congleton

A 35-year-old blackmailer who took advantage of an elderly man in Congleton has been jailed. Robert Hughes, known locally as Bungle, forced his way into the 79-year-old’s home to take money from him after making the victim believe he had photographic evidence of him with a woman. Hughes was sentenced to six years in prison […]

Warrington – Rugby League World Cup 2021 is only one year away

The public ticket ballot is now open to celebrate the one year countdown to the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021). Warrington will be hosting three fixtures at RLWC2021, starting off with New Zealand vs Lebanon on Sunday 24 November 2021. Professor Steven Broomhead MBE, Warrington Borough Council Chief Executive and Vice Chair of Warrington […]

Council secures tier 3 coronavirus support package for Warrington

Warrington Borough Council has secured £5.9 million in coronavirus (COVID-19) support from the government as part of its move from a ‘high risk’ tier 2 area, to a ‘very high’ risk tier 3 area. Around £1.68 million of this funding package will be allocated to supporting the council’s Public Health response – including for public […]

Eight charged in connection with large-scale burglary conspiracy

Detectives investigating a large-scale burglary conspiracy have charged eight people following a series of warrants in Merseyside and Lancashire. The group were arrested on Tuesday 20 October following a twelve month joint investigation by detectives from Warrington Beat Initiative Team, in partnership with officers from Merseyside and Lancashire Police. The following people have been charged […]

Residents urged to work together to help tackle Covid-19

Cheshire Constabulary is urging residents to work together to help in the continued fight against Covid-19. In recent weeks there has been a steady increase in coronavirus cases across the county, which has resulted in the introduction of a number of restrictions under the new three-tier system. As part of this, those living in Warrington, […]

Council and government in discussion over tier 3 proposal for Warrington

Leader of the Council, Cllr Russ Bowden, has reflected on positive initial discussions held between the council and government over the prospect of Warrington becoming a ‘very high’ risk (tier 3) local COVID alert area. Warrington is currently designated a ‘high risk’ area (tier 2), but with the continued and stubbornly high levels of coronavirus […]

Two men charged following robbery at Warrington shop

Two men from Warrington have been charged following a robbery in the town. David Holt and Simon Baker were arrested in O’Leary Street shortly after 11.30am on Monday 19 October. The pair, who both live in O’Leary Street, have subsequently been charged with robbery. Holt has also been charged with possession of a bladed article […]