TRIBUTES have been paid to one of Halton’s longest serving councillors. Cllr Arthur Cole, 82, from Runcorn, died on Friday, following a short illness. The dad-of-two served the community of Runcorn for 40 years. He was married to his wife, known as Teddie, for 56 years and had three children Susan, Philip and Alison and one grandson Jack. Council leader Cllr Rob Polhill said: “Arthur served a total of 40 years on Halton Council which is a real achievement.