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First element of £80m Barons Quay scheme to open this weekend

The top tier of the new car park will open on Friday (August 26)
Top level of multi-storey car park will be unveiled for public use, as Asda prepares to take occupation of its unit this summer

ITV's Victoria starring Chester actor Tom Hughes hits screens this weekend

Tom Hughes pictured at the premiere screening of ITV's Victoria earlier this month
Former Upton-by-Chester High School student stars in hotly tipped biopic as Prince Albert

Public unite to give Erin Cross a birthday she will never forget

Erin received hundreds of birthday cards from all over the world

M56 lane closure in Cheshire due to vehicle breakdown

Delays likely following incident near Hapsford

Stagecoach increases buses on Liverpool to Ellesmere Port and Chester route

Changes follow withdrawal of Arriva's number 2 service from September 4

Eaton Hall gardens open day goes ahead following death of Duke of Westminster

Open day raises thousands of pounds for local charities

Scientist sacked from Countess for incompetence suspended for year

A norovirus outbreak has led to restricted visiting at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Karen Collister botched blood tests and copied her colleague's work

Ellesmere Port Disney princess dresser spared jail for throwing bras on driveways

Chester Magistrates Court
Ian Qualters left around 40 pieces of underwear outside one woman's home

Watch the moment police arrest Chester killer Sarah Williams in her bed at 3am

Dramatic footage shows the arrest ahead of an ITV programme detailing the ins and outs of the Sadie Hartley case

Driver arrested in Chester 'hit and run' outside The Live Rooms

The Live Rooms in Chester
Bail for 19-year-old man after victim left with 'serious injuries'

Chester soap opera Hollyoaks reveals new star names to join cast

Jacey Salles, Clive Russell and Lisa Maxwell are to join the cast of Hollyoaks
Actors signed up from Game of Thrones, Cold Feet and The Bill

Witness appeal following Ellesmere Port assault

Cheshire Police seeking information after victim beaten by two attackers

Two Northwich sheds damaged in arson attack

Cheshire Police
Police appealing for help after offenders gained entry to garden through park

Lane closed on M56 in Cheshire after caravan crash

The M56 on Monday afternoon looking northbound from junction 11. Picture by Phil McCann
Delays for drivers after incident near junction 11

Chester to stage Twilight Walk for Brain Tumour Charity

The Twilight Walk returns to Chester on October 9
The 10K walk will begin at dusk and take in the sights including Chester’s historic city walls

Moving reason why this Willington mum is fundraising for daughter's college

Heather Bailey with daughter Lizzie
Heather Bailey says The Seashell Trust has opened up her daughter Lizzie's world

Find out how Cestrian your surname is

A new heat map widget can tell you how popular your surname is in your local area
Researchers have devised a quirky online tool which reveals just how popular your last name is where you're from

GCSE results 2016: Cheshire teenagers warned of dangers of celebrating with alcohol

Exam in progress
Social enterprise Under Age Sales putting retailers on alert for booze hunting students

Frodsham's mayor launching 'Oscars' to celebrate town's unsung heroes

Mayor Mallie Poulton wants to recognise community champions

A Level results 2016: How did Cheshire West fare against the national average?

More than 2,000 students picked up their grades across the borough

Recap: A Level results in Chester and Ellesmere Port 2016

Here's everything you need to know about the results as they come in from schools in the area

A Level results 2016: Upton-by-Chester High School

Praise all round from headteacher following superb set of results

A Level results 2016: Christleton High School

School reports 100% success rate in 18 subjects

A Level results 2016: Chester Catholic High School

Impressive overall pass rate of 99%

A Level results 2016: The Queen's School

96% of girls at the Chester school got into their choice of university

A Level results 2016: Ellesmere Port Catholic High

A Level students at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, which saw outstanding university successes
This was a year group with great determination, says head

A Level results 2016: University Church of England Academy

A Level students at the University Church of England Academy in Ellesmere Port: Lois Clark, Faye Challinor and Tarnie Phillips
Overall pass rate at Ellesmere Port academy was above 95%

A Level results 2016: Sir John Deane's Sixth Form College

Total of 14 students gained a clean sweep of A* grades

A Level results 2016: The King's School Chester

Students from The King's School, Chester, celebrate their A Level results
Ten students heading to Oxbridge from Wrexham Road independent school

A Level results 2016: Bishop Heber High School

Large upper sixth form sat more than 500 examinations during the summer term

Great British Bake Off returns to our screens

Chester music and arts festival to be staged by radio station over bank holiday weekend

Ten family pubs with outdoor play areas around Chester

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John Emil is coming to Alexander's in Chester

Chester Alexander's to welcome singer-songwriter John Emil

Kelsall pub celebrates five years in business with bank holiday barbecue

Chester teenagers spend the summer helping at schools in Swaziland

Cheshire canals feature in new waterways photographic competition

Upton church gets musical for children's holiday club

Win camping tickets for The Good Life Experience at Hawarden

Comic Con comes to Chester hotel this weekend

Chester art gallery exhibition celebrates volunteering

Chester Bishops' High students and staff spend summer helping in African school and church

Upton church gets musical for children's holiday club

Upton school holds garden party to say goodbye to popular headteacher

Usain Bolt's car is on sale on eBay - with a few speedy modifications

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