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 […]

PLEASE PAY YOUR RESPECTS FROM HOME ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

With Halton and the rest of the  Liverpool City Region in the ‘very high’ Covid alert level, outdoor commemoration events planned for Remembrance Sunday on 8 November have been cancelled to help to reduce the spread of coronavirus in our community. Instead of the traditional parade and commemoration at the war memorial in Victoria Park, […]

HALTON BOROUGH COUNCIL WILL SUPPORT FAMILIES IN NEED OVER THE HALF TERM

A Council spokesperson said: ‘We will ensure anyone who is entitled to a free school meal and requests one will get one over the half term school holiday. ‘Because of the short notice and practical distribution difficulties we are unable to offer a voucher scheme by next week to 6,000 school children, but we are looking at […]

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, […]

DVLA SCAM ALERT

Halton Borough Council’s Trading Standards is warning consumers of a scam DVLA email currently circulating. The email is a ‘phishing ’email, trying to extract consumer’s personal information, bank details and passwords. A close examination of the email shows it has not come from the DVLA, but in fact an email address ending in telenet.be. In […]

GYMS TO REOPEN IN HALTON AND THE LIVERPOOL CITY REGION

It has been confirmed that gyms will be allowed to reopen, following calls from local leaders. The following statement was issued this morning (Wednesday) by the Metro Mayor and Leaders of the Liverpool City Region: Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said: “On behalf of the Leaders and MPs across our City […]

ACTIVE HALTON VIRTUAL CLASSES

FREE virtual classes for the rest of the month. You can access videos on @activehaltonleisurecentres Instagram pageor by visiting https://kingsway.activehalton.co.uk/fitness-video Click here for more tips and advice about staying active at home.

LIDL GB RECALLS COLOGRAN SUCRALOSE SWEETENER TABLETS

Halton Borough Council issues alert, after Lidl GB recalls Cologran Sucralose sweetener tablets because of undeclared aspartame (E951) Lidl GB is recalling Cologran Sucralose sweetener tablets (Sucralose variant) because aspartame (E951) is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to sufferers of phenylketonuria (PKU). Product details:Cologran Sucralose sweetener […]