BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin welcomes co-host Dan Walker

Louise Minchin welcomes Dan Walker to the BBC Breakfast sofa
Chester-based Louise tweeted that she has sent new co-host an alarm clock to help in his new role

Man arrested in Blacon after scuffle in the street

Another man was taken to hospital

Road near Saughall reopens after earlier accident

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police had to close the westbound carriageway to allow the recovery of a vehicle 

Chester FC: Who is the Blues' greatest loan signing?

Antoni Sarcevic and Earl Barrett are among those to make our Blues loan XI
Earl Barrett, Stuart Rimmer and Antoni Sarcevic feature in The Chronicle's all-time loan XI - but who gets your vote?

Parking in Boughton is a 'nightmare', says resident

Spital Walk in Boughton
George Beasley is urging CWaC to consider granting special parking permits for residents

Watch: Ben Foden scores dramatic winning try as Northampton Saints beat Harlequins

Ben Foden celebrates his winning try for Northampton Saints against Harlequins
Chester-born full-back reminds new England head coach Eddie Jones of his talents with match-winning score

M53 accident causes tail-back for commuters

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Rush-hour mayhem on motorway heading south towards Ellesmere Port and Chester

Frodsham man threatened police with two 12-inch carving knives as they tried to protect his wife

Chester Crown Court
Jody Leigh, 34, of Ship Street, was jailed for eight months after brandishing the blades as the officers tried to gain entry to his home

Junior doctors' strike at Countess of Chester: What you need to know

Emergency care unaffected during walkout on February 10

Chester man who was struck by train is named

Shotton Lower Railway Station
Philip Edward Davies was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident near Shotton station

Green light for more homes at Saighton Camp site despite concerns

Community leaders and residents fear problems with traffic gridlock and flooding

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

Chester Cathedral bid to open Dean's Field to public

It is hoped increasing activity will deter anti-social behaviour on the green space

Chester FC: FA Trophy quarter-final draw will see Gateshead visit Blues or FC Halifax Town

Ryan Higgins takes on Ryan Bowman in Chester's 1-0 defeat at Gateshead in November
Heed will travel to Lookers Vauxhall Stadium or the Shay Stadium on Saturday, February 27

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

Watch: Brilliant footage of Chester's streets and attractions in 1934

The OId Dee Bridge in Chester, leading to Handbridge, from a 1934 British Pathé still
British Pathé film showcases 'historic and picturesque' city

Ellesmere Port football hopefuls invited to get-to-know you session

Young people interested in a career in football can take their kit to an upcoming event at Vauxhall Motors Sports and Social Club in Ellesmere Port. College Football Academy students Curtis Thorpe and Liam McVeigh. Pic supplied by WCC.
College course for those looking for a career in the game

Gary Barlow & Tim Firth musical raises thousands for charity Bloodwise

The Girls received a standing ovation following every performance at the Lowry Theatre

Antoinette Sandbach MP visits Tarporley school prompted by social media request

Tweet from sixth former sets ball rolling

Great Sutton remembers 'life and soul' of the party

Family and friends hold commemoration to coincide with what should have been their loved one's 40th birthday 

Newly opened Ellesmere Port free-running track targeted by vandals

The facility was officially opened in December
Part of the circuit in Whitby Park was set alight on Tuesday, February 2

New way for Tarporley residents to contact police is unveiled

Contact Points have been installed in the village

Eddisbury MP tells TV audience current bereavement services 'are not good enough'

Antoinette Sandbach speaks out on BBC TV Victoria Derbyshire show

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