As we prepare to welcome 2024, it is time for the second part of our round-up of the best news images in Warrington of the past 12 months.

Yesterday we looked back on January to June.

So today we are reflecting on the second half of the year.


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The Warrington Guardian Education Awards took place with teachers, pupils and staff celebrated. Here children from Sacred Heart Primary School celebrate with head Colleen Everett.

Warrington Guardian: King Charles III at the ceremony with Sir Stephen Hough

Classical music legend Stephen Hough was knighted by King Charles. One of Britain's leading classical musicians, he was born and brought up in Thelwall and retains close ties to the town.

Warrington Guardian: Daryl Powell in the dug-out at Wakefield

The game was up for Wolves coach Daryl Powell. He was sacked after Wire were thumped by bottom side Wakefield at the end of July.


Warrington Guardian: Sophie Luby hit national headlines for this incredible picture of a kingfisher. The Orford resident spends hours photographing wildlife across the country and took this once in a lifetime image.

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Celebrations of GCSE results in August at St Gregory's RC High School in Great Sankey.

Warrington Guardian: Creamfields 2023

Creamfields saw tens of thousands of music fans descend on Daresbury during the bank holiday weekend. And even thick mud could not dampen spirits.


Warrington Guardian: Warrington was host to a world-first event in September. The Warrington Running Festival was the first free running festival with more than 5,000 taking to the streets of the town.

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Tony Green has had a stellar career and held an exhibition in Warrington Museum. The Culcheth artist came back to Warrington to impart his wisdom to guests at Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.


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Refuse workers started their bin strikes at the start of October. Members of the Unite union would stay on the picket lines for 10 weeks until a deal was agreed with Warrington Borough Council.

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Sisters, Fiona and Alison Wilshaw, added some extra colour to their ‘pick your own’ pumpkin patch in Warrington this year to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The family had to come to terms with the devastating news that their dad and long-term owner of the farm Mike has terminal cancer, and the girls decided they wanted to ‘give something back’.

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Sam Burgess arrived in Warrington to take on his new role as head coach of the Wolves. The former South Sydney legend will be tasked with bringing the good times back to The Halliwell Jones Stadium.


Warrington Guardian: Tom Bates is a 90-year-old artist from Padgate with a mission to sell all his beloved paintings

More than 100 paintings are stored in the home of a 90-year-old artist whose lasting wish is to sell them all before he dies.

Padgate resident Tom Bates has always had a love for art and is a self-taught and talented artist who has never stopped creating new works of art.


Warrington Guardian: The annual Remembrance Service in Warrington town centre was very well attended.

Despite the rain, hundreds of people took part.

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Warrington Winter Wonderland returned to the town centre. Thousands enjoyed events and activities across Warrington in the run up to Christmas.


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Fog spoiled what was meant to be one of the moments of the year.

Four of the Fiddler's Ferry cooling towers were demolished in December. But very few people could see it.

Warrington Guardian: The streets of Warrington

December saw the end of the bin strikes in Warrington. But not before the town was turned into quite a state as rubbish was left strewn on the streets.

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Nothing epitomises the Christmas spirit like a Nativity play. And hundreds of school children across Warrington took part this year.