AS 2023 draws to a close, it is time to take a look back on some of the biggest stories this year.

Over today and tomorrow, we will be remembering some of the best images from news and sport.


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It is January so it must be panto season. And we love this picture of some of the stars of the Parr Hall panto shocking unsuspecting shoppers in Golden Square Shopping Centre in January.

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This month also the biggest snowfall of the year. This picture shows a winter wonderland created in Lymm Dam.


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February was dominated by the tragic death of teenager Brianna Ghey. The Birchwood High School student was killed at Culcheth Linear Park.

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Her death brought an outpouring of emotion across the town.

Thousands attended vigils in her memory in Culcheth and here in Golden Square in the town centre.

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The end of February also saw what was called 'walkout Wednesday' with thousands of local Government workers taking strike action against pay and conditions. Schools across Warrington closed and teachers protested outside the Golden Gates in the town centre.


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March saw the funeral of Brianna. Held at St Elphin's Church, hundreds of mourners came to pay their respects.

Warrington Guardian: Celebrating World Book Day at St Barnabas Primary School in March.

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March also marked the 30th anniversary of the Warrington bombings. The families of Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball held a moment of silence at the River of Life memorial on Bridge Street. Former Prime Minister Sir John Major delivered a speech citing the impact on Warrington as being a driving factor in the peace process.


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Warrington Wolves started the season in incredible fashion.

The peak was a win at Catalans Dragons which was loved by the hundreds of fans who travelled to the south of France.

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Warrington's new bus depot was unveiled this month.

Ahead of the arrival of a fleet of new electric buses in 2024, it saw the start of a positive year for Warrington's Own Buses.


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Pulp were the stars as thousands of music fans hit Victoria Park for the Neighbourhood Weekender festival.

Jarvis Cocker and band were the highlight of the show.

Sadly, 2024 will be a fallow year.

Warrington Guardian: Great Sankey residents hosted a joyous street party in honour of the Coronation

Street parties were held across Warrington for the King's Coronation.

It meant an extra bank holiday an despite the damp weather, plenty of celebrations took place.

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At St Wilfrid's Church in Grappenhall, children from the neighbouring primary school held a mock coronation. Parents were invited to attend.


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June saw the annual Warrington Walking Day.

Thousands were in town for the event despite the wet weather.

Warrington Guardian: Members of The Campaign to Scrap the Central 6 Streets Plan

June was also the source of celebration for Latchford residents.

The controversial Central 6 plans were scrapped. It meant the removal of the controversial planters which had stopped traffic on Grange Avenue and roads surrounding.