Firefighters in Ellesmere Port battle blaze for nine hours

Blaze had spread to the roof by the time crews arrived

Violent attack in Ellesmere Port leaves man fighting for his life

Woodfield Road, close to its junction with Victoria Road
Victim sought medical help five days after assault when he fell ill, but is now in critical condition

Chester Zoo vice president Ruth Rendell dies, aged 85

Murder-mystery writer and supporter of Chester Zoo died today following a stroke earlier this year

WATCH: Michael Owen helps open new sports centre at Chester school

Olympic bronze medallist Beth Tweddle joins Owen at opening of Sports and Fitness Centre at The Queen's School

Man sentenced to six years in prison following Upton and Ellesmere Port car thefts

Liam Greenwood, of Rodney Street in Tranmere, has been sentenced to six years in prison for car thefts and key burglaries
Liam Greenwood, of Rodney Street, Tranmere, stole items worth around £340,000

Election 2015: Cheshire West and Chester council postal votes delayed

More than 200 people have failed to receive their postal votes in advance of General Election and local elections on Thursday, May 7

Gang jailed for drug dealing in Chester

Louis Sharp, 29, of Blacon Point Road, Blacon, received four years and four months. Nathan Lloyd, 42, also of Blacon Point Road, was sentenced to three years and four months. Lee Baldwin, 35, of Stanley Street, Chester, received a three-year sentence. Lee Downes, 27, of Conway Court, Ellesmere Port, was given two years and six months.
Four men sentenced to more than a decade in prison for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine from Clifton Drive flood plain

Director appointed for Chester Mystery Plays production in 2018

Peter Leslie Wild to lead the city's five-yearly spectacle for the second time

Daughter of Chester Zoo founder George Mottershead dies

June Williams, the inspiration for BBC drama Our Zoo, has passed away aged 88,

Saltney man sentenced to 13 years for 'disgusting' rape of young North Wales mother

Masood Mansouri, 33, of Saltney who was found guilty of kidnap, rape and sexual assault
Chester Crown Court judge says Masood Mansouri showed no remorse for victim who took her own life

Chester Half Marathon is a sell out

Race entries hit capacity with more than two weeks to go

Lache FM launch new station in successful test broadcast

Flipside Radio was launched on FM Radio for a four-day period

Chairman of Chester Mystery Plays receives British Empire Medal

Jo Sykes awarded honour for services to drama in the city

Chester man found guilty of kidnap and rape of young woman who killed herself

Masood Mansouri of Saltney convicted on all three charges by jury at Chester Crown Court

Police appeal for alleged racial assault outside Chester nightclub

Man's head was pushed through a window whilst leaving Rosies nightclub

Chester couple win £1m on EuroMillions draw

And now there is no place like gnome for Trish and Craig Tuft

Ellesmere Port rallies to fund emergency wedding for young mum with cancer

Childhood sweethearts Chris Carlin and Claire Fowler
Well-wishers raise more than £11,000 to enable Claire Fowler to make memories with her partner and daughter

Community supports eight-year-old boy from Ellesmere Port battling rare cancer

Cameron's Cause events to raise cash for Chester FC ball boy as he undergoes gruelling treatment

Firefighters in Ellesmere Port battle blaze for nine hours

Blaze had spread to the roof by the time crews arrived

Royal baby: Will 'Diana' be included in new Princess's name?

Diana, Princess of Wales was also the Countess of Chester - take our poll and tell us if you think the royal baby should be named after her

Violent attack in Ellesmere Port leaves man fighting for his life

Woodfield Road, close to its junction with Victoria Road
Victim sought medical help five days after assault when he fell ill, but is now in critical condition
Blues legend and chairman Grenville Millington

Chester FC chairman Grenville Millington wants club to challenge at the top

Blues legend impressed at progress made under Steve Burr and predicts further improvements

Conference 'gets tougher by the year' but Steve Burr determined Chester FC will improve

Blues boss Steve Burr
Blues boss hopes to be 'in the mix' next season after finishing 12th in 2014-15

George Thomson ready to commit his future to Chester FC

Attacking midfielder has impressed supporters since arriving from Kings Lynn Town on a short-term deal in January
Juan Martin comes to Alexander's in Chester on May 10

Chester Alexander's welcomes Juan Martin for Flamenco guitar night

Virtuoso comes to Rufus Court venue on May 10

Chester Alexander's plays host to acclaimed singer-songwriter Tom Baxter

English singer songwriter Tom Baxter
New single written for Friends star showcased at gig on June 19
David Aliu in action for Cheshire Phoenix in the BBL Play-off semi-final on Sunday

Heartbreak for Cheshire Phoenix as they narrowly miss out on BBL Play-off final

Nix beat London Lions in last ever game at the Northgate Arena but lose on on aggregate to miss out on O2 Arena appearance

Joe Francis looking to climb Pirelli National Superstock Championship table at Oulton Park

Backford teenager Joe Francis is aiming for the very top after signing a two-year contract with Keith Flint's Team Traction Control
Backford rider will be in action on his home circuit this weekend

Mitchell Škoda: Chester dealership is new and improved for 2015 and beyond

The builders have left, the decorators are done and staff are celebrating the start of a new era

Your chance to vote for which Cheshire school is top of the class

Launch of the inaugural Cheshire Schools Awards in association with executive partner Excell Supply

In This Week's Paper

Chester Half Marathon is a sell out

Race entries hit capacity with more than two weeks to go

Royal Baby: Choose a name for the new HRH

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn son
While we all endure the Great Kate Wait pick a right royal name for the baby who will be fourth in line to the throne

Women2day: The truth about the rape blame culture

Rape victim wants others to know they're not to blame

Look inside: a 5 bedroom house on Hough Green

This Victorian house close to Chester city centre is on the market for £825k

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