Rugby League legend Martin Offiah MBE was back in Widnes today to help launch Halton Borough Council’s electric car-charging scheme. The former Widnes star, Great Britain and England international, joined Council representatives to see the new residential on-street charging points at Routledge Street, one of five locations in the borough. Offiah, 54, became passionate about […]

Two men disqualified from driving after e-scooters seen being ridden erratically

Two men have been disqualified from driving for 16 months after being seen driving erratically on e-scooters in Liverpool. At around 11.45pm on Monday 19th April two males were reported to be riding VOI electric scooters along Smithdown Road, weaving from side-to-side, zig zagging across the road and riding on the wrong side of the road […]

Young truck enthusiast helps support HGV Operation in Cheshire

Officers from Cheshire Constabulary this week enlisted the support of an eight-year-old truck enthusiast to help highlight their latest road safety operation. Alfie Simcox, from Shavington, is well known in the trucking world and can often be found at service stations and on motorway bridges taking photographs of trucks for his Facebook page. On Wednesday […]

Section 34 Dispersal Zone introduced in West Kirby

We have introduced a Dispersal Zone in West Kirby today, Thursday 27 May, following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area. The order runs from 3pm this afternoon until 3pm on Saturday 29 May. Officers will be in the area to provide a visible presence and deal with any incidents. The Dispersal Zone covers the […]


Picow Farm Road and Station Road are closed with access to the train station and business via the new roundabout and Shaw Street. Diversions will remain be in place for all closures. The Contractor responsible for the works is Balfour Beatty and Halton Borough Council Schemes and Major Maintenance Section will be carrying out supervision […]


There will be critical works at Runcorn Station Quarter to remove the advertising hoarding outside the station, this work has to be undertaken between 6:30pm and midnight tomo rrow (27th May.) Every effort will be taken to keep noise to a minimum but there may some disruption. Runcorn Station Quarter is one of 14 areas […]

Global Road Safety Week 17th May – 23rd May

Merseyside Police is reminding drivers to focus on their speed in order to save lives as part of Global Road Safety Week. The force’s Roads Policing Unit will be carrying out a number of operations and activities across the region to spread the message to all road users: Slow down and save lives. During the […]

Twenty-five Cheshire motorists fined during road safety operation

More than 20 fines have been issued as part of a road safety operation focusing on heavy goods vehicle drivers and all other motorists in Cheshire. The three-day operation, which took place on the week starting Monday 3 May, saw an unmarked HGV patrolling motorways and main roads across the county to identify any offences […]

Closures in place at Rainhill Stoops this Friday for overnight road resurfacing work

Overnight closures will be in place at Rainhill Stoops Island this Friday to allow emergency road resurfacing repair works to be carried out. Works will take place between the hours of 9:00pm-5:00am, with Rainhill Stoops roundabout closed between Watkinson Way and the eastbound exit slip road.   Closures will also be in place on the M62 westbound entry slip […]


As you may be aware, the Cycle Halton consultation launched on Monday 8 March 2021. This proposed new cycle route forms part of a network of more than 600km of new and upgraded walking and cycle routes in Liverpool City Region. Cycle Halton will be one of the first new routes that will connect Runcorn to […]