Nicholas Crawshaw trial: schoolgirl claims she was raped in alleyway

Nicholas Crawshaw, 23, of West Street, Chester, denies 16 sexual offences, including 10 counts of rape. Picture by Andrew Price
Crawshaw, 23, of Hoole is accused of 16 sex offences, including 10 rapes, against seven victims

Cheshire police suspended from using stop and search scheme by Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May. Picture: PA Wire
Police watchdog says black, Asian and minority ethnic groups 'disproportionately' subjected to stop and search in the county

Father of Stephen Wilkinson victim says 'he has got what he deserved'

Stephen Wilkinson has been given a 27 month jail term by the Court of Appeal, which overturned his original suspended sentence
Wilkinson, from Elton, has been sent to prison after the Court of Appeal overturned his suspended sentence

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service must make £5.1m cuts over four years

Share of council tax to rise by almost 2% as government cuts bite

Man admits kidnap and rape of Ellesmere Port 11-year-old

Chester Crown Court
Paul Ripley will be sentenced at Chester Crown Court at April 4

Chester FC allocate Tranmere Rovers 1,110 tickets for derby clash later this month

Chester FC's Lookers Vauxhall Stadium
Rovers season ticket holders and supporters club members will get first option on tickets

Pro-European leaflet delivered to Chester households ahead of EU referendum

Britain Stronger in Europe leaflet drop follows anti-EU visit by UKIP leader

Protection proposed for Blacon open spaces in ownership transfer

View of Blacon in Chester
£250,000 investment in youth services and employment opportunities also announced

Ellesmere Port youngster George Shaw can inspire Everton FC this weekend, says Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez presents Everton's goal of the month award to George Shaw.
Toffees manager meets nine-year-old at Finch Farm to present him with goal of the month prize

Chester FC: FA Trophy exit 'bitterly disappointing' for everyone, says Jon McCarthy

Halifax celebrate Jordan Burrow's match-winner at the end of the first-half
Assistant feels Blues had the better of the game but admits that counts for nothing as poor run continues

Car on its roof near Two Mills traffic lights

A540 Parkgate Road closed in both directions with 'very slow' traffic

Accident on A41 at Hooton leads to delays

crash scene
Reports of 'very slow' traffic in both directions

Police appeal after Ellesmere Port store armed robbery

The offender made off with cash from the till

North West Ambulance Service copes with surge in 999 calls

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Sore toenail and swallowing chewing gum among the 'emergencies' reported

Spice Girls night Liverpool: Tickets and venue announced

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Why Chester rape victim is campaigning for support closer to home

Victim speaks to Women2day about why vital rape services should be available closer to Chester

No more multi-buy deals at Sainsbury's as store announces it is permanently removing such offers from shelves

Sainsbury's has become the first supermarket to completely scrap all buy one get one free-style offers

Carden Park gets into gear with official Jeep partnership

The Jeep Fleet at Carden Park
Cheshire hotel announced as official Centre of Excellence

Ellesmere Port schools enjoy play by young writers and performing arts students

Budding young writers and talented performing arts students will have their show performed in schools across Ellesmere Port thanks to oil giant Essar. L-R (back row) - Sadie Williams, writer Kevin Dyer, writing assistant Laura Duncalf, Hannah Burks, WCC Performing Arts tutor Paul Moss, Leigh Price, Young Writer Jack Maddocks (front row) Francesca Carr, Ryan Salmon, Megan Monaghan and Tiffany Hughes. Pic supplied by ATT. Credit Sylvia Selzer.
'Funny, theatrical and thought provoking' show tours the town thanks to Essar

Police appeal after Hartford station bag theft

Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police believes he can help with its investigation after a bag was taken from a train at Hartford station
Officers wish to trace a man they believe can help with their investigation

Police investigate after Whitby High School students asked to get in man's van

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Two pupils were approached near William Stockton Primary School at around 3.45pm on Tuesday

Chester anti-frackers invite everyone to their 'Bye, Bye IGas' celebration

Activists to gather on Valentine's Day as they say farewell to energy company that wanted to drill in their communities

Broughton man quits supermarket job and begins new career as fantasy novelist

Broughton author Colin Davies, 36, with his debut novel The Guardian's Sword
Colin Davies penned The Guardian's Sword while working at Tesco

Chairman of Frodsham Town Council to leave post

Second resignation from the role in three months as Cllr Mike Pusey announces he will step down

Beth Tweddle undergoes back surgery following fall on The Jump

Operation to fuse fractured vertebrae in champion gymnast's neck hailed a 'success' by her parents

Safer Internet Day: One in five 15-year-old girls in Cheshire have been victims of cyberbullying

Cyber bullying reaching an unprecedented level among Merseyside schoolchildren
Data released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre highlights worrying figures

Cheshire West Easter holiday headaches as differing dates put parents in a pickle

Your reaction as early Easter Sunday means some schools have moved their spring break

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