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|Borough of Halton|
|Region:||North West England|
|Traditional Counties:||Cheshire, Lancashire|
- Total (2005 est.)
1,502 / km²
|Arms of Halton Borough Council|
Halton Borough Council
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Mike Hall, Derek Twigg|
Halton dates back to the 12th century (and beyond) when land on both sides of the river belonged to the Barony of Halton. Now its major towns are Widnes and Runcorn. The area borders Merseyside, Warrington and the shire county of Cheshire. The borough straddles the River Mersey — the area to the north (including Widnes) is historically part of Lancashire, that to the south, Cheshire.
The district was originally formed on April 1, 1974, from Runcorn urban district and part of Runcorn Rural District from Cheshire, and the borough Widnes and the parish of Hale from the Whiston Rural District in Lancashire. The unitary authority associates with the five Merseyside councils to form the "Greater Merseyside" group and is considered part of the "Liverpool city-region".
Local sites of interestEdit
The borough is home to a large number of historic sites:
Daresbury Church  is a church well-known as the inspiration for Alice In Wonderland. Lewis Carroll was born in the village, and his father was rector there. The church contains a carving of a grinning cat, a play on the wildcat in the arms of a local family empowered in the Middle Ages to kill poachers by hanging or garrotting (giving them a "permanent grin").
This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Halton and Warrington at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.
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Parishes in HaltonEdit
The following civil parishes are in Halton:
|Districts of North West England||Flag of England|
Allerdale | Barrow-in-Furness | Blackburn with Darwen | Blackpool | Bolton | Burnley | Bury | Carlisle | Chester | Chorley | Congleton | Copeland | Crewe and Nantwich | Eden | Ellesmere Port and Neston | Fylde | Halton | Hyndburn | Knowsley | Lancaster | Liverpool | Macclesfield | Manchester | Oldham | Pendle | Preston | Ribble Valley | Rochdale | Rossendale | St Helens | Salford | Sefton | South Lakeland | South Ribble | Stockport | Tameside | Trafford | Vale Royal | Warrington | West Lancashire | Wigan | Wirral | Wyre