A list of councils with employees being paid more than £100,000 has been published today.
The Taxpayers' Alliance say Warrington has the most in the North West with 34 people. Liverpool and Manchester also top the list, both having 28.
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Officers are appealing for information from the public to help trace a missing Warrington man.
Samuel Brown has today been jailed for 18 months for sexual offenses against a 15-year-old girl.
Emergency services are treating the incident as a suspected gas explosion at the moment. Two people are believed to be seriously injured.