Smoke coming from one of the stacks at Essar Stanlow near Ellesmere Port

Essar Stanlow stack sends smoke billowing across Ellesmere Port area

Company reassures worried residents there is no cause for concern

University of Chester fireworks complaints prompt review

The University of Chester fireworks display from the Queen's Park site in March 2015
University to look again at its distribution policies after some households not notified about the display

Leap second to pause clocks at midnight tonight

Midnight will come later tonight as for the first time in three years an extra second is added to the official time set by atomic clocks

Seniors in Cheshire West and Chester given free pass to better health

New scheme gives free access to Brio leisure centres in the borough for those aged 75 and over

How to view Venus and Jupiter 'collide' over Chester tonight

The spectacular phenomenon will be visible with the naked eye

Chester Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre begins 2015 season this week

Adam Harley plays Romeo and Jessica Clark is Juliet in the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet leads the way as advance bookings leave many shows already sold out

Police searching for missing woman find body in Antrobus

Police searching for missing Nicola Vine have discovered a body in Antrobus
Nicola Vine, 32, was last seen in Warrington on Friday

Chester blood donor statistics above regional average

More than 6,000 people in Cheshire West and Chester are active blood donors
More than 6,000 people in Cheshire West and Chester are active donors but more volunteers needed to maintain blood stocks

Collision on A559 in Northwich causes traffic disruption

A car and a motorbike were involved in a collision on Castle Street in Northwich
Incident on Castle Street involved a motorcycle and a car

Mid Cheshire College strike suspended

Staff had been due to walk out on June 30 but a resolution was reached in eleventh hour talks

Sainsbury’s in Great Boughton raises £10,862 for Cheshire Search and Rescue

Customers can now vote which shortlisted local charity to support next

Double gold medal joy for Saltney Gymnastics Club

Matt Scott and Aoife Higgins take top spot at British NDP Championships

Hundreds sign Chester MP's petition to save Hoole bank

NatWest claims there are only 60 active customers of the branch

Chester student housing proposal at bakery backed by planners

But concerned council leader 'calls in' bid for site next to fire station

Chester cash machines scam leads to warning from police

Cash machine
But Cheshire Constabulary refuse to reveal location of targeted ATMs

Achievements honoured at University of Chester valedictory ceremony

Awards for voluntary work, sporting success and community involvement

GALLERY: St Martin's Academy pupils go back to the eighties to support Macmillan Cancer Support

Colourful bunch raise funds on Dress Up and Dance day

Scouting For Girls prepare to rock Bolesworth International this weekend

Band will headline the celebrations on Saturday, June 20
Smoke coming from one of the stacks at Essar Stanlow near Ellesmere Port

Essar Stanlow stack sends smoke billowing across Ellesmere Port area

Company reassures worried residents there is no cause for concern

University of Chester fireworks complaints prompt review

The University of Chester fireworks display from the Queen's Park site in March 2015
University to look again at its distribution policies after some households not notified about the display

In Pictures: Saughall Preschool crowned winner of Queen's Lower School Little Artists competition

More than 100 works of art submitted by nurseries and preschools in the area
Andy Monkhouse celebrates scoring for Bristol Rovers against Chester with team-mates Ellis Harrison and Matty Taylor

Conference Call: Andy Monkhouse moves to Grimsby Town, Danny Wright joins Cheltenham Town

A round-up of the latest news and player movements from the Vanarama National League

Luke George: What should Chester FC fans expect?

Chester FC manager Steve Burr with new signing Luke George
Southport fan and Liverpool Echo journalist John Siddle offers an informed opinion on the midfielder

Chester FC confirm capture of combative midfielder Luke George

Luke George, in action for Southport against Kidderminster Harriers in December 2014, has signed for Chester FC
Ex-Southport man has agreed a 12-month deal with the Blues

iPad deals: How you can get money for trading yours in or save on extras

If you want to grab yourself an Apple tablet, we've got the best deals on the iPad and iPad Minis when you're buying extras or trading your old one in

Child Genius Quiz: Are you smarter than a child genius? Try our quiz and find out

Do you think you can measure up to Channel 4's Child Genius'? Take our quiz to find out
Tom Heaton has committed his future to Burnley by signing a new three-year contract

Tom Heaton signs new three-year deal with Burnley

Former Upton High School had been linked with moves to Aston Villa, Everton and Southampton

Airbus UK Broughton v NK Lokomotiva Zagreb: Everything you need to know about the Wingmakers' Europa League clash

Experienced Lokomotiva midfielder Jerko Leko (left) in Champions League combat against Arsenal's Thierry Henry in the 2003-04 season
We give Airbus fans the lowdown on their European opponents

Chlobo team up with Claire House Hospice for first charity collaboration

Chester based jewellery company launch Precious smiles charity bracelet

Wimbledon recipes: TV chef Alex Hollywood shows how to get creative with strawberries during the tennis championships

Wimbledon is returning on Monday June, 29 and Alex Hollywood serves up some tasty inspiration with her strawberry recipes

Wimbledon 2015: How much do you know about the oldest tennis tournament in the world?

Take our quiz to find out

Win tickets to see UB40 at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Founding members of UB40 - lead singer Ali Campbell, percussionist, trumpet player and vocalist Astro and keyboard player Mickey
Deadline for entries is Friday, July 3

Ultra marathon man Chris is racking up the miles

IT project manager more than halfway through incredible series of fundraising challenges

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