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Warrington,

uninc. residential town (1990 pop. 16,040), Escambia co., extreme NW Fla., a suburb of Pensacola, on Pensacola Bay. Although chiefly residential, it has shipyards and waterfront industries.

Warrington,

borough and unitary authority (2011 pop. 202,228), NW England, on the Mersey River and on the Manchester Ship Canal. Manufactures include wire and other metal products, chemicals, soap, leather goods, and beer. The site was early occupied; the Church of St. Elphin has a Saxon crypt. The grammar school dates from 1526, and there are several half-timbered houses. Warrington academy for religious dissenters (1757–83) included Joseph PriestleyPriestley, Joseph,
1733–1804, English theologian and scientist. He prepared for the Presbyterian ministry and served several churches in England as pastor but gradually rejected orthodox Calvinism and adopted Unitarian views.
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 among its faculty. Warrington was designated a new townnew towns,
planned urban communities in Great Britain, developed by long-term loans from the central government and first authorized by the New Towns Act of 1946. The chief purpose of the act was to reduce congestion in the great cities (or at least prevent its increase) through
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 in 1968 and has grown significantly since.
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Warrington

 

a city in Great Britain, in Lancashire until 1974, now in Cheshire. Located on the Mersey River near the Manchester Canal. Population, 163,800 (1974). Industries include metalworking and the production of leather goods. There are also cotton, chemical, and glass industries.

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Warrington

1. an industrial town in NW England, in Warrington unitary authority, Cheshire on the River Mersey: dates from Roman times. Pop.: 80 661 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in NW England, in N Cheshire. Pop.: 193 200 (2003 est.). Area: 176 sq. km (68 sq. miles)
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"Warrington Borough Council wants to give the town centre a new heart and focus and we feel these plans will make it a more attractive place for residents to live and work in."
Warrington Borough Council said a lack of cash stopped it from paying for the road closure.
Music impresario Pete Waterman will join Robert Davis, of EA Technology, and Brunner Mond's Martin Ashcroft, while the leaders of Warrington Borough Council, Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester Councils will become ex-officio members.
Royal Mail has a facility on Omega, and Warrington Borough Council said the development would not deliver an "acceptable or reasonable" standard of living accommodation in the apartments, due to unacceptable noise from the depot.
Cllr Ian Marks, leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: "This project has given us an exciting opportunity to work jointly with partners and other organisations for the benefit of the local community.
Warrington Borough Council has sealed a deal with sustainable energy company Gridserve to build the largescale solar farms at York and Hull which will deliver renewable power subsidy-free.
DEVELOPMENT partners for two major schemes worth pounds 165m are to be sought by Warrington Borough Council.
Warrington Borough Council pays Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the services at schools in the town.
First to sign up was Warrington Borough Council, with Halton Borough Council and the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service also achieving accreditation.