Widnes forward Tom Olbison has confirmed his commitment to the Vikings for 2018.
The 26-year-old second rower joined Widnes on a 12-month deal from Bradford when the Yorkshire club folded in the winter, with an option for a second season.
"I've really enjoyed my first year at Widnes Vikings," said Olbison, who has made 18 appearances so far.
"It's been a great experience to play regular top-level rugby and I feel like I have developed well as a player here.
"I'm really pleased to have this opportunity to extend my stay and I'm looking forward to what we can achieve going forward."
Widnes coach Denis Betts said: "Tom came here with the ambition of building a career in the Betfred Super League and he was proven himself at this level.
"He has settled in well and made a good contribution to the team this year. I am very pleased that he has chosen to sign this new deal and look forward to continuing to work with him."
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The pair, both aged 16, appeared at Chester Crown Court today in relation to the death of Lee Briggs.Read the full story ›
Jamie Hull, from Widnes, is just 14-years-old but already he's taking the scootering world by storm.
He's now ranked 2nd in the UK, 2nd in Europe and holds the title of Worlds Best Trick - a double backflip triple whip!.
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A third teenager has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed during a lesson at a Cheshire college.
Two other 17-year-olds remain in custody after the incident at Riverside College, Widnes, on Wednesday afternoon. The 17-year-old victim remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
I would like to reassure people that this appears to be an isolated incident. The investigation is continuing and enquiries are ongoing. If anyone has any concerns regarding the incident or any information, which could assist with our enquiries, they are urged to speak to a local officer or call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 473 of 7 December.
A new bridge that links Runcorn and Widnes will open in autumn 2017.Read the full story ›
There have been celebrations and some commiserations across the region today as thousands of pupils collected their GCSE results.
Nationally there has been a record fall in pass rates with girls continuing to do better than boys.
- Watch Michael Worrall's report from one high school in Cheshire which is celebrating a rise in A star to C grades.
Students at Wade Deacon High School in Widnes are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.
We'll have a full roundup on the tears and joys of GCSE results day in the North West on Granada Reports at 6pm.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a 'confrontational' burglary last week in Bold Heath, Widnes.Read the full story ›
A man's been jailed for life after murdering a Good Samaritan.
When Alison Wilson saw a row between a man and a woman, with a baby, in Widnes, she felt she had to intervene.
That decision cost her life.
When she stepped in to help the man 28 year old Stephen Duggan lashed out at her with a broken bottle. She died six days later.
At Liverpool Crown Court today, Duggan was told he'd serve at least 22 years in prison.
Our correspondent Nick Quraishi reports: