M56 to close near Manchester Airport this weekend

Drivers warned to avoid motorway as new bridge is installed near Manchester Airport

TV's Dan Snow talks history at The King's School in Chester

Duke of Westminster's son-in-law

Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival chooses Sausage of the Year finalists

Judging of the Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival Sausage Competition at the North West Food Research Development Centre at the University of Chester
Winners will be unveiled at major event to be held at Chester Racecourse over Easter

Tribute paid to Chester butcher John Edge of Handbridge

Funeral will be held at St Mary's Church in Handbridge on Tuesday, March 10

Pedestrian taken to hospital following collision in Bache

North West Ambulance Service attended an RTC in Bache on the morning of Thursday, February 26
Incident occurred near Morrisons roundabout shortly after 8am on Thursday

Peel Energy proposing to build solar farm in Hapsford

Peel Energy are considering building a solar farm in Hapsford
Developer shared its electricity scheme vision at a public meeting

Chester man beaten with hammer and metal pole

Incident happened in Queen's Park on Friday, February 20

Area around King Charles Tower in Chester to get a facelift

£200,000 plan led by Chester Renaissance

Tarporley residents say no to more houses

Plans for 45 new homes have been submitted

Chester Chasers to compete in British Quidditch Cup

Chester Chasers
University of Chester team hoping for success in national tournament

Chester Wayword Festival is a big hit with youngsters at half-term

Chester Town Hall hosted wide range of literary talks and workshops

Northwich woman's rib cage rebuilt using titanium technology

Barbara Schofield treated at Royal Liverpool University Hospital after being trampled by horse

Winsford takeaway awarded Best Chippy Chips in Cheshire

John Finney, owner of FoodCraft which has been awarded Best Chippy Chips in Cheshire
FoodCraft received accolade in the Choice Chip Awards

Handbridge WI to feature on BBC Countryfile

Filming was done in Queen's Park Chester

Work to repair Chester short-cut is delayed

Walls on Rock Lane fell down in November 2012 and work is expected to be finished by this summer

Removal of Helsby phone boxes called off

This phone box opposite Bates Lane was one of the three BT proposed to remove
Villagers backed a campaign to retain the public amenities

Saighton Primary School flushed with success after toilet twinning project

Children raised £60 with cake sale to help lives of African children

Work to fix Posthouse Roundabout traffic lights delayed as engineer was stuck in jams

Some motorists delayed for up to two hours after temporary signals at the A483 junction with Wrexham Road got stuck on red

M56 to close near Manchester Airport this weekend

Drivers warned to avoid motorway as new bridge is installed near Manchester Airport

TV's Dan Snow talks history at The King's School in Chester

Duke of Westminster's son-in-law
Kingsley James has called for one final push to secure a top half finish

Kingsley James hails Chester FC progress and wants one final push

England C midfielder believes Blues have made their mark on the Vanarama Conference

Chester FC boss Steve Burr to begin contract talks with squad

Chester FC manager Steve Burr
Manager determined to keep core of his squad together - and fend off bigger rivals

Kingsley James hopes Hereford FC can follow in footsteps of Chester FC

Kingsley James battles with Danny Harrison in the meeting between Chester FC and Hereford United in August 2013
Ex-Hereford United midfielder pleased for supporters as phoenix club secures lease on Edgar Street
Singer Ian Sherwood will be performing at Little Budworth Village Hall on March 6

Little Budworth Village Hall to welcome singer and storyteller Ian Sherwood

Award-winning Canadian musician comes to Cheshire rural venue on March 6

Former Chester waitress Bexi Owen returns to workplace as a singer

Former waitress Bexi Owen will be returning to sing at the venue she previously served tea at Mad Hatter's Tearoom on Bridge Street in Chester
Songstress will be back at Mad Hatter's Tearoom on March 8
Ellesmere Port boxer Matty Fagan, right, with trainer Anthony 'Arni' Farnell.

Matty Fagan plots comeback win against Jamie Quinn

Ellesmere Port boxer looking to bounce back from maiden pro defeat

Deeside Dragons continue recovery with emphatic victory over Nottingham Lions

Deeside Dragons players celebrate after scoring against Nottingham Lions
Steve Fellows' men extend unbeaten run to three matches

Chimps raise funds for Claire House charity

Chimps raise funds for Claire House charity

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