| By Jennifer Rigby Halton Borough Council has bought a 40 acre site as part of the redevelopment of the Widnes Waterfront in southern Widnes, Cheshire.
It has bought the site one of the largest sites to go on the market for more than a decade in the borough with 6.1m of funding from the North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA).
The Norman Conquest brought the first great disaster.
As in so many Cheshire towns, William the Conqueror's policy of 'wasting' enemy territory meant Nantwich was left in ruins; only one building was left standing.
Quite a lot of odd bits and pieces of law were superceded by the European Act and European Human Rights Act.
Article 2: Right to Life (1) Everyone's right to life shall be protected by law.
Lewis Coral also came from Cheshire and this was the origin of the book the "Cheshire Cat".
In this case my colleague is insisting you can kill a Welshamn in Hereford with a bow and arrow legally.
In 1245 the town was again destroyed, not by the Welsh, but by King Henry III on his way back from harrying Wales.
No one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which the penalty is provided by law.
(2) Deprivation of life shall not be regarded as inflicted in contravention of this Article when it results from the use of force which is no more than absolutely necessary- (a) in defence of any person from unlawful violence; (b) in order to effect a lawful arrest or to prevent the escape of a person lawfully detained; (c) in action lawfully taken for the purpose of quelling a riot or insurrection.
Bands of invading Welshmen scourged Nantwich time and again; the Great Fire of 1583 destroyed over 600 houses; and the town played a pivotal role during the Civil War.
The townsfolk must be indomitable characters, because the town has had to be rebuilt from scratch many times.