AS we come to the end of another year, we are looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year in Warrington.

It has been a 12 months filled with heartbreak, hardship and inspiring stories.

Here are 10 of our most important front pages from the year.

The year has been dominated by the death of Brianna Ghey in Culcheth in February.

Warrington Guardian: This front page from a memorial event in Golden Square captured the thousands touched by her death.

In September, the Warrington Guardian and Brianna's mum Esther launched a Peace in Mind campaign to bring mindfulness training into schools in the town.

It has already raised more than £39,000 and our front page to launch is here.

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In August, James Ireland was jailed for at least 19 years for a brutal murder in Bewsey.

He killed Billy Moore in a doorstep attack just before Christmas 2022.

Warrington Guardian: The judge described it as a 'senseless' attack.

It has been a year dominated by industrial action,

Back in February, schools across Warrington closed as hundreds of teachers joined a national strike in a dispute over pay.

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But the biggest talking point has been the bin strike.

Refuse workers first went on strike in October in a bitter dispute which ran into December.

Warrington Guardian: It has been a poignant and historic year in Warrington.

Former Prime Minister John Major was in town in March to mark the 30th anniversary of the Warrington bombings.

The families of victims Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball were among those gathered on Bridge Street.

Warrington Guardian:  We produced a special 'wrap' around the paper to mark the occasion.

Warrington Guardian: The family of Penketh pensioner Leslie Wakefield spoke out in July following his inquest.

He was killed after he was hit by a police officer pacing a speeding driver.

And his family say they believe police let them down.

While in May we were the first media outlet to report on the sad case of Ranem whose son Ibrahim was taken from his Warrington school, illegally by his father.

Now in Saudi Arabia, she has not seen or spoken to the boy since.

Warrington Guardian: One of our most dramatic front pages featured the Warrington Running Festival.

The event in September saw thousands take to the streets to run a half marathon or 10k.

It was the first ever free running road race and is set to be even bigger in 2024.

Runners start and finish at the Town Hall.

Warrington Guardian: And finally, it was a historic year featuring the Coronation of King Charles.

It meant an extra bank holiday and the chance to enjoy a red, white and blue celebration.

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