Warrington is a large town in Cheshire, England. Founded by the Romans, it stands on the banks of the River Mersey, which runs through the heart of the town.
By the Middle Ages Warrington had emerged as a market town, and it continued to develop through the Industrial Revolution, becoming a centre of steel, textiles, brewing, tanning and chemical industries.
Recent expansion of the town has led to a marked increase in employment in light industry, distribution and technology. Despite its proximity to major retail areas in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and the Trafford Centre, Warrington is also one of the north-west's larger shopping draws.
Planned for the former site of RAF Burtonwood, which is widely remembered as one of England 's largest Royal Air Force bases and the largest US Air Force base outside the United States , is the £1 billion Omega Development Site, one of the foremost strategic development projects in Europe.
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