Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Jean Flaherty, said: “I speak on behalf of Warrington Borough Council and the people of our borough in expressing my profound sadness at the news of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

“We will join with people across the world as we mourn her loss, and are thankful for the immense contributions and sacrifices she made for our country and communities.

“The positive impact she has made will be felt for many generations to come. We will remember how she served with dignity and pride for 70 years, as our longest-reigning British monarch.

“Many of us will fondly remember her visits to Warrington in May 1968 when she visited Bridge Street, November 1979 when she visited the Golden Square development and the Town Hall, August 1998 when she took a tour of Hollins Park hospital in Winwick, and latterly in May 2012 when she opened the Orford Jubilee Hub.

“Many of us will equally have our own personal memories and stories of the Queen, both in and out of Warrington, and we will reflect on the immense personal impact she will have had on many of our communities.

“All civic and council-run meetings and events scheduled are currently being reviewed during the period of mourning. The flag at Warrington Town Hall will be flown at half-mast with immediate effect as a mark of respect.”

Further updates and information will be made available on our mourning arrangements webpage.

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Orford Jubilee Hub 2012

Her Majesty The Queen on a visit to Warrington in 2012