Nicholas Crawshaw trial: first alleged victim of sex attacks gives evidence

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

FC Halifax Town 1 Chester FC 0: Jim Green's verdict

Ross Hannah was the best hope of a goal as Chester came up short against Halifax
Jordan Burrow's goal at the end of the first-half denies the Blues a place in the FA Trophy quarter-finals

Ellesmere Port woman to appear on TV to discuss dying father's heartbreaking 'I love you' note

Ronald Volante, 74 and (inset) his note
Rita Cuthell believes note was written while her dad waited for an ambulance

Sex offender Stephen Wilkinson given jail term after suspended sentence ruled too lenient

Stephen Wilkinson has been given a 27 month jail term by the Court of Appeal, which overturned his original suspended sentence
The 24-year-old from Elton was convicted of a string of sex offences involving three underage girls in December 2015

Watch Malpas man with brain cancer chronicle illness in daily video blog

Phil James was diagnosed two days after getting engaged on his 30th birthday

Countess of Chester Hospital doctors on strike again

Junior doctors are taking part in national action in a dispute over a proposed new contract 

Beth Tweddle takes first steps since surgery on fractured neck

Bunbury gymnast sustained the serious injury while she was training for winter sports reality show The Jump

Chester resident 'sleeping on concrete floor' in Indian prison

Ray Tindall
Jailed Ray Tindall from Newton got engaged on New Year's Eve but was 'crying down the phone'

Bache train services disrupted by trespasser on the line

Merseyrail say some services between Chester and Liverpool have been cancelled

Fire breaks out at Whitby Sports and Social Club

Crews called to facility on Dunkirk Lane at around 8.30am on Wednesday

Serious assault in Little Sutton sparks police appeal

Victim was knocked out and suffered broken nose

Multi-vehicle collision on M53 as rush-hour traffic disrupted for a second day

Lengthy tailbacks on the M53 this morning following reports of an accident at the Hooton junction updated
Emergency ambulance spotted on its way to the scene

Trial begins for Chester man charged with 10 counts of rape

Nicholas Crawshaw, 23, of West Street, denies a total of 16 sexual offence allegations made by a number of victims

Warning as Chester high school students receive inappropriate messages via social media

Several students at Bishops' Blue Coat High School have been contacted on Facebook, Oovoo and Snapchat

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

National Waterways Museum reopens with free entertainment

The National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port which marks its 40th anniversary in 2016. Pic supplied by Canal & River Trust
Historic Ellesmere Port waterfront site celebrates 40th anniversary

Mysterious 'white powder' found in Great Boughton park turns out to be false alarm

A wildflower walk through the Caldy Valley Nature Park takes place today (Thursday)
Police took to social media over reports of powder on Caldy Nature Park pathways

Ellesmere Port tattooist Jay Hutton helps Natasha Hamilton cover up ex's name with rose design

Jay Hutton from Abergele with Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton
Atomic-Kitten star got inked at the Tattoo Fixers' star's studio ahead of her upcoming wedding to Ritchie Neville

'Outraged' Cheshire police boss aims to recover £200K costs from energy firm

Tory police and crime commissioner says costly and risky eviction of Chester protest camp was unnecessary

Cheshire's policing budget increased for 2016/17 to recruit more frontline officers

Cheshire's Chief Constable Simon Byrne and Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer
A 3.2% increase has been agreed

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