Chester: Councillors asked to approve city's new £37m theatre scheme

Plans for eagerly awaited new cultural centre go before councillors on Thursday, September 18

Waitrose Chester: Boughton store to open November 6

New store attracts more than 1,000 job applications

Chester Zoo: Founder's daughter to make appearance in episode of TV's Our Zoo

June Williams seen as protester against her family's bid to establish tourist attraction in 1930

Chester: Appeal to keep Victorian City Baths afloat

The historic Chester City Baths
Refurbishment means income has dried up

NHS bosses admit Delamere Street centre 'isn't beautiful'

Health chiefs hope new health centre will create advantages for patients

Chester: Racist rant by former soldier

Chester Magistrates Court
Former Mercian Regiment soldier Matthew Linton hurled abuse outside Blacon curry house

Former Chester MP Gyles Brandreth says he was abused in his updated book

Writer, broadcaster and former Chester MP Gyles Brandreth
Ex-MP says immediate predecessor had reputation as a 'pervert' but he can't shed light on veracity of the claims

Hoole: Snake found slithering down road

Police are searching for the owner of the reptile

Cheshire Oaks drama as police swoop on two men suspected of possessing samurai sword

Shoppers at Cheshire Oaks watched as police arrested two men on suspicion of possessing a samurai sword updated
Shoppers watch as officers surround car on roundabout at The Coliseum

Chester: Charles and Camilla charm the crowds during whistle-stop tour of city

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at Chester Cathedral
Royal couple pack in visits to Lache, Cathedral, Airbus and Countess of Chester Hospital

Chester: Poundworld confirms it is to open second store in city

The USC store in Foregate Street, Chester, has now closed
Discount firm says existing shop in Forum will stay open

Ellesmere Port: Anti-fracking camp set up

Claims that Cheshire West and Chester Council will take legal action if people do not leave camp off Merseyton Road

Ellesmere Port: Explosion as army blow up device

The Royal Logistic Corps was called to deal with a Second World War shell which was discovered in a house in Ellesmere Port updated
The live artillery head was found at a house in Little Sutton

Traffic: Months of roadworks start at the Posthouse Roundabout

Work starts on the £5.3M project on the A55 and lasts until March

Mollington villagers show solidarity with Scottish 'No' campaign

Take our quick poll and let us know what you think regarding the Scottish Referendum

University of Chester denies any plans for student accommodation in Queen's Park

Former call centre owned by Lloyds Banking Group on Queen's Park Road, Chester
Speculation continues over what will happen to former bank site overlooking River Dee

Chester Posthouse Roundabout: Motorcyclist hospitalised following smash

Emergency services arriving at the scene of the crash in Eccleston . Picture tweeted by Neil Cooper @scoopz
Air ambulance called to the scene earlier this afternoon

Ellesmere Port: Accident involving bus and motorbike

crash scene updated
Police are currently at the scene of the incident in Stanney Lane

Scottish Referendum: Vote here!

Chester Freshers 2014: NUS student discount guide

Chester Duck Race: a quacking gallery

Chester elephant has coat of many colours

Theatre in the Quarter production at Chester Railway Station

Your Flickr pictures: White

Athletes from Ellesmere Port, Chester and Neston sponsored walk to summit of Great Orme

Cholmondeley Castle attracts hundreds for Tough Mudder challenge

Jasper Carrott

What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire - from September 17 onwards

Competition: Win a trip to Liverpool Biennial art event

Queen's School students enjoy school trip to China

Scottish Referendum: Vote here!

Take our fun poll to see what Chester voters would say in the Scottish referendum

Chester Freshers 2014: NUS student discount guide

Your essential guide to NUS discounts for students new to Chester

Chester elephant has coat of many colours

Friends jumbo effort in memory of friend
John Rooney tries his luck in the second half.

Gallery: Chester FC 2 Southport 0

First half goals from Kieran Charnock and Craig Hobson gave the Blues maximum points

We should have scored more goals, says Burr

Steve Burr congratulates Craig Mahon after the 2-0 win over Southport.
Chester FC: Manager 'very pleased' with overall performance after win over Southport

Match report: Chester FC 2 Southport 0

Kieran Charnock is mobbed after putting the Blues into the lead against Southport.
Jim Green watched the Blues overcome a poor Sandgrounders side to win for the third time this season

Theatre in the Quarter production at Chester Railway Station

Crowds turn out for Over By Christmas

Chester Duck Race: a quacking gallery

Our feathered friends help raise funds for the Countess of Chester Hospital Babygrow Appeal
Cheshire Phoenix coach John Lavery, Steve Fives, chairman of Westgrove Group, Cheshire Phoenix head coach John Coffin, Devan Bailey, Claire McKinley-Smith, managing director of Westgrove Group, David Aliu, and Andrew Donaldson, chairman of Cheshire Phoenix.

Nix step up partnership with Westgrove

Basketball: Cheshire Phoenix announce the Westgrove Group has become a corporate partner

Cheshire Phoenix star AJ claims Invictus Games gold

AJ Pingram celebrates winning gold for Great Britain in the wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games
AJ Pingram part of Great Britain squad that won gold at the inaugural Games for injured and wounded servicemen and women

Walker Smith Way takes on new staff after completing training

Law firm appoints three new solicitors

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What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire - from September 17 onwards

Events, music, shows and exhibitions coming up in the area

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Chester Freshers 2014: NUS student discount guide

Your essential guide to NUS discounts for students new to Chester

Your Flickr pictures: White

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Competition: Win a trip to Liverpool Biennial art event

Deadline for entries Friday, September 26

Cheshire Military Museum: Talk on the 1914 invasion of Togoland

First autumn talk to take place in September


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