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CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER COUNCIL SPLIT OVER SUN HILLSBOROUGH BAN

Critics of a council's proposed ban on speaking to The Sun say it is an attempt to limit free speech.

CHESHIRE POLICE OFFICIAL APPOINTED DESPITE NEPOTISM CONCERNS

Cheshire's police and crime commissioner has appointed a previous colleague as his new chief of staff.

PROSTHETIC PENIS SEX ATTACKER GAYLE NEWLAND JAILED

Gayle Newland created an online persona to trick her female friend into a relationship for two years.

HAYDOCK: STALLS HANDLER IN INTENSIVE CARE, RACING ABANDONED AFTER INCIDENT

Racing at Haydock is abandoned on Friday after an incident which left a stalls handler in intensive care.

MAYORS JOE ANDERSON AND STEVE ROTHERAM DISMISS CLAIMS OF RIFT

Opposition councillors had claimed mayors Joe Anderson and Steve Rotheram were not cooperating.

CHESTER CASTLE REOPENS AFTER SEVEN YEARS

Chester Castle, founded in 1070, was the base for the English conquest of Wales.

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City Information & Statistics

Widnes is an industrial town in the unitary authority of Halton and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in Northwest England. In 2011 it had a population of 60,221. Historically in Lancashire, it is on the northern bank of the River Mersey where the estuary narrows to form the Runcorn Gap. Directly to the south across the Mersey is the town of Runcorn. Upstream and 8 miles (13 km) to the east is the town of Warrington, and downstream to the west is Speke, part of the city of Liverpool. Before the Industrial Revolution Widnes was made up of small settlements on marsh and moorland. In 1847, the first chemical factory was established and the town rapidly became a major centre of the chemical industry. The demand for labour was met by large-scale immigration from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania and Wales. The town continues to be a major manufacturer of chemicals . Widnes and Hough Green... View More Information at Wikipedia

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