Huge Chester Wilko store to open in old M&S outlet

Wilko is planning to move into part of the old Marks and Spencer home and menswear store in Foregate Street, Chester
Former Wilkinson due to relocate down the road in Foregate Street

WATCH: Chester Handbag of Harmonies choir return from Italian triumph

Chester choir A Handbag of Harmonies with musical director Matt Baker and the mayor of Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy
All-female choir form exchange with Coro Calycanthus music group who are due to visit city in December

Alex Clifton becomes Chester Performs artistic director

Alex Clifton has been appointed artistic director of Chester Performs which includes the new cultural centre due to open in autumn 2016
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre mastermind will lead artistic policy for city's new £37m cultural centre

Cheshire West and Chester Council have bad-tempered first meeting under Labour control

Councillors clash as new ruling group revamp committee structure and break protocol on chairman's role

Huntington homeowner confronted by two burglars during afternoon raid

Cheshire Police
Victim left shocked and shaken after face to face encounter with intruders

Chester visit from Red Arrows brings flash of colour to city skyline

World-famous display team was using Hawarden Airport as base over the weekend

A483 Posthouse Roundabout traffic misery as motorists face four-mile tailback

Motorists are complaining of lengthy queues on the A483
The £6m roadworks have resulted in a queue back to Rossett with some drivers complaining of a two hour delay

Three Queens in Liverpool have special meaning for Chester man

Peter Jones' father was a commercial artist who worked for Cunard

WATCH: Chester Grosvenor Bridge jumper lives to tell the tale

Police on Grosvenor Bridge investigate reports of a man jumping into the River Dee
Man leaps more than 30 feet into waist high water in the River Dee

Ashton Hayes community furious at lack of broadband for THIRD time in less than a year

Community have been beset with problems

West Cheshire College jobs at risk in Government funding cuts

The future of the West Cheshire College campus at Handbridge in Chester is in the balance
Almost 90 jobs could go across campuses in Chester and Ellesmere Port

Boat-owner blasts River Dee launch facilities as motorists block slipway

The car park on Sandy Lane
Ron Crowe says Sandy Lane car park is 'constantly full of cars'

Nepal earthquake: Peckforton medic tells of experience providing aid

Humanitarian aid worker Jonathan Povey was deployed to Nepal following the April 25 earthquake
Jonathan Povey said it was an 'immensely challenging environment' to work in

Prince Edward in Chester to join university's 175th anniversary celebrations

Earl of Wessex unveils plaque at Riverside Buildings to mark milestone for higher education institution

WATCH: Ellesmere Port Sports Village gets royal approval

Prince Edward describes new £15m centre on Stanney Lane as 'fantastic'

Chester Tory chief Mike Jones survives leadership challenge after election defeat

Former council leader emerges triumphant after Cllr Mark Stocks put himself forward as alternative choice for local Conservatives

Chester Labour MP Chris Matheson back from his first week at Parliament

The city's new Member of Parliament talks to David Holmes about his hopes for the next five years and his first experience at 'Hogwarts'

Building work begins on Tattenhall church project

Parishioners have been campaigning for years for church extension

New Lord Mayor of Chester unveiled as part of civic team for 2015/16

Cllr Hugo Deynem dons the robes along with new Sheriff and Deputy Lord Mayor

New B&M store in Chester attracts crowds at opening

Local hero and dignitaries were there to cut the ribbon
Bromley defender Jack Holland challenges Farnborough's Phil Page

Meet the Vanarama National League newcomers: Bromley

The Ravens and manager Mark Goldberg are determined to make an impact after winning the Conference South title

Ex-Chester FC frontman Tony Gray flies into Airbus UK Broughton

Ex-Chester FC forward Tony Gray has joined Welsh Premier League club Airbus UK Broughton.
Wingmakers boss Andy Preece delighted to snare 31-year-old after forward left AFC Telford United

Conference Call: FC Halifax Town swoop for Danny Maguire, Godfrey Poku moves to Woking

Danny Maguire has left Blyth Spartans for FC Halifax Town
A round-up of the latest news and player movements from the Vanarama National League
Russell Crowe stars in The Water Diviner which is showing at Clwyd Theatr Cymru

What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire from May 27 onwards

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

Get 15% off tickets to Birmingham's BBC Good Food Show Summer

Bag yourself tickets with 15% discount when you book online with BBC Good Food Show Summer
Willie Carson at the LDF International Polo competition at Chester Racecourse

Willie Carson delights crowds at LDF International Polo competition

73-year-old former British Champion Jockey watches on as Stella Artois team retain title at prestigious event

Ben Foden not giving up on Rugby World Cup dream

Ben Foden's last appearance for England in a full international was in November 2013
Chester-born international aiming to recover from knee injury and force his way into Stuart Lancaster's squad

Royal wedding milliner creates hat for hotel's 150th anniversary

Laura Apsit Liven's £770 design for The Chester Grosvenor was inspired by Eastgate clock and the landmark hotel's interior

Women 2day: The high heels debate

Cannes Film Festival fuels debate

Festival fashion: The 10 best picks for under £25 including playsuits, dresses and sandals

Festival season is just around the corner, so here are the top 10 best picks from the high street including Topshop, ASOS, River Island, Missguided and more

Win tickets to see Burt Bacharach at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Deadline for entries Friday, June 5

10 of the best prom dresses on the high street including Topshop, ASOS, Miss Selfridge and more

Choosing the perfect prom dress can be tough, but we've got 10 of the best short and long dresses from Topshop, River Island, Virgos Lounge, ASOS and Miss Selfridge and more


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