Press hailed Chester Zoo as Garden of Eden in 1931

Chronicle uncovers how zoo's opening was covered by Chester media at the time

Ornate gates proposed for daily ceremony at Eastgate

Businessman David Pickering plans to raise money for project from the people of Chester

Chief executive says authority is leading council in UK

But Cheshire West and Chester Council chief Steve Robinson admits council is "not fit for purpose" going forward and warns of more job losses

Gay website claims homophobic leaflet-drop is part of national campaign against Pride events

Chester Pride at Town Hall Square
Gay Star News concerned passage quoted incites violence

Lorry driver arrested after man killed in M53 crash released on police bail

Emergency services at an RTC on M53 between Junction 3 and 4, Wirral. The M53 was closed at junction 3
Two people remain seriously ill in hospital following nine-vehicle smash on Wirral

Son threw bowl of ice cream and fruit at 72-year-old mum

Chester Magistrates Court
Patricia Murray was left bleeding after the incident in Ellesmere Port

Chester HGV driver arrested following fatal collision on M53

Emergency services at an RTC on M53 between Junction 3 and 4, Wirral. The M53 was closed at junction 3
One man killed and four injured in crash near Woodchurch, Wirral

Anti-fracking campaigners in Chester and Ellesmere Port clash with council

Cheshire West and Chester Council did not carry our environmental assessments at gas drill sites

Chester men guilty of 'chilling' blackmail case

Stephen Randles and John McHugh threatened to torture their victim

Fury as Cheshire West and Chester Council budget debate brought forward

Cheshire West and Chester Council could be about to approve a two year freeze on council tax.
Tory administration moves date to October

Homophobic leaflets posted ahead of Chester Pride

Crowds enjoy watching Chris Maloney performing at the 2013 Chester Pride
Investigators from Cheshire Police appeal for information after complaints from members of the public

Winsford water main burst leads to diversion to deal with A54 closure

Cheshire West and Chester Council is at present putting in place a new diversion route because the A54 near the Police Headquarters, Winsford has remained closed
Company hopes main road near Cheshire police HQ will reopen by the end of the week

Work to start on Chester theatre ahead of schedule

An artist's impression of what the new cultural centre in Chester will look like when it opens in autumn 2016
Preliminary work will begin in October 2014

Police to fill student homes with burglar balloons

Officers leave the 500 balloons with "I could have been burglar" in homes across the Garden Quarter

Jobs on offer at new Asda store in Chester

Super store on Greyhound Retail Park will feature collection point for online shoppers

Chester's bid to become first porn free city

MP Stephen Mosley gets behind the campaign to keep children safe from explict images

Frodsham men arrested on suspicion of operating illegal landfill released on bail

Cheshire Police Image 2
Pair will answer police bail in January

Frustration as Chester canal towpath closed again

Popular route cordoned off due to safety fears as the rock face collapses again

Search is on for our Pet of the Year 2014

Who will win our Pet of the Year competition?

Mollington pupils experience life in the Second World War

Who will win our Pet of the Year competition?

Capenhurst Primary School get special visit from Mayor of Ellesmere Port

Chester Marathon: Entries are now closed but there is still chance to get involved

Your Flickr pictures: Farming

Optician Helen Kirk working out at Dynamics Dance and Fitness in Hoole

Helen has her eye on a Chester Marathon first

Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Fr13nds play at The Live Rooms in Chester on October 1

Chester Live Rooms welcome Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Friends

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Picture Gallery: raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in Chester

Eric And Little Ern is at Clwyd Theatr Cymru tonight

What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire from October 1 onwards

Press hailed Chester Zoo as Garden of Eden in 1931

Chronicle uncovers how zoo's opening was covered by Chester media at the time

Search is on for our Pet of the Year 2014

Picture gallery of our first entries from Ellesmere Port

Ornate gates proposed for daily ceremony at Eastgate

Businessman David Pickering plans to raise money for project from the people of Chester
Sean McConville heads the Blues into the lead at New Bucks Head.

Match report: AFC Telford United 1 Chester FC 2

Jim Green reports from New Bucks Head where the Blues came from behind to make it three wins in four

Match preview: AFC Telford United v Chester FC

Craig Hobson will have to shake off a sickness bug if he is to feature against Telford tonight.
Steve Burr and his squad targeting a return to winning ways at the New Bucks Head

Gallery: Grimsby Town 3 Chester FC 0

Mariners keeper James McKeown makes a great save to prevent Wayne Riley pulling a goal back.
Steve Burr's side struggled with a sickness bug before and during the defeat at Blundell Park
Eric And Little Ern is at Clwyd Theatr Cymru tonight

What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire from October 1 onwards

Events, Music & Gigs, Shows & Theatres and Exhibitions in the area

Win £500 hamper and tickets to Hamper Llangollen 2014

Deadline for entries October 10
MBNA Chester Marathon runners in Aldford

Top tips for runners in the Chester Marathon 2014

Last minute training tips for runners taking part in the MBNA Chester Marathon on Sunday

Rugby fans urged to join 'extraordinary' touch sessions

Chester Gladiators are running social Play Touch Rugby League sessions through the winter.
Play Touch Rugby League designed to make the sport more accessible to a wider audience

Town Crier welcomes new arrival and customers to Beaverbrooks

Store's timely arrival is news to shout about

Mollington pupils experience life in the Second World War

Youngsters at St Oswald's CE Primary School visit Stockport Air Raid Shelters

In This Week's Paper

Who will win our Pet of the Year competition?

Pause for applause for more of your pets

Your Flickr pictures: Farming

A collection of your pictures from our Flickr group

Chester Marathon: Entries are now closed but there is still chance to get involved

250 places available in Mini Marathon fun run

Win £500 hamper and tickets to Hamper Llangollen 2014

Deadline for entries October 10

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