Widnes is the neighbouring town to Runcorn. It is connected over the Mersey by The Runcorn Widnes Bridge also known as The Silver Jubilee Bridge
The name comes from the old Danish 'Vidnes', meaning "wide nose". Ironic really, since a wide nose is exactly what you don't want when you get there. The smell is a curious synergy of soap and crisps.
Widnes is twin towned with Chernobyl.