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Chester amphitheatre debate pits Romans against Georgians

But Historic England want to protect building which sits atop the 2,000-year-old venue 

Stolen turtle Clyde returned to Blue Planet Aquarium

Terrapin had been missing from the Cheshire Oaks attraction since yesterday afternoon

Chester Zizzi restaurant to close its doors this weekend

Newgate Street establishment's owners broke the news on Twitter

Blacon man asked schoolgirl to carry out sex act

Court hears how Blake Houghton had used Facebook to indulge in sexual banter with teenager

Frodsham Street had to be closed today - to rescue a pigeon

Firefighters use hydraulic platform to save the trapped bird

More than 130 arrests across Creamfields weekend

Cheshire Police said it is their 'biggest event of the year'

Woman flown to hospital after being in collision with 4x4 in Blacon

North West Ambulance Service said she had sustained back injuries

Ellesmere Port girl is latest victim of North Wales snake bites

Izzi Larkins, 13, was bitten by a snake in Aberdaron
Izzi Larkins became the fourth child in three months to be bitten by a snake in the area

Chester FC daily digest: Macca's admission, Horwood out and sad death of former Blue

A round up of all the news from the Blues today

Norley woman puts better dementia care on the national agenda

Gladys Archer has seen her husband Les suffer with Alzheimer's for more than a decade

Chester FC hero Reg Matthewson passes away

Chester FC captain Reg Matthewson (left) shakes hands with Aston Villa skipper Ian Ross before the teams faced each other in the 1974-75 League Cup semi-final
Captain of Blues' legendary League Cup team died while on holiday in Spain

Chester dining quarter phase two revealed

But Chester MP Chris Matheson is worried about growth in number of chains targeting the city

Car fire in Chester after flames spread from wheelie bin

Police believe blaze may have been started deliberately

Cheshire man dies after trying to save backpacker in Australia

Tom Jackson was critically injured as he tried to save 21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung at Queensland hostel

Saltney distribution centre to close putting 53 jobs at risk

Allied Bakeries distribution centre in Saltney
Clsoure of Allied Bakeries' depot to take place in November

Cheshire West council launches residents' parking schemes consultation

Views will be sought on potential improvement over the next 12 weeks

Chester hospital pays tribute to 32 years service from dedicated nurse

Ward clinical lead Sandra Crabbe celebrates more than three decades of care

Chester man has world rowing record in his sights

Barry Hayes, 35, formerly of Farndon, announced he would row from Australia to Mauritius in June next year
Nathan Linley reports on how Barry Hayes will row from Australia to Mauritius next summer

Delamere Academy battles to become Britain's smartest school

School has entered a team into new CBBC show Top Class

Countess of Chester maternity services sign up to Caring for You charter

The Countess of Chester Hospital have have signed the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Caring for You charter
NHS Foundation Trust have signed Royal College of Midwives charter

University of Chester academics deliver innovative training for supporting people affected by cancer

Dr Lee Hulbert-Williams and Professor Nick Hulbert-Williams from the University of Chester's department of psychology
University works with cancer support charity on psychological support techniques, based on cutting-edge research

Chester MP joins street pastors for night out on town

Chester MP Chris Matheson and street pastor co-ordinator Mike Meynell
'Different insight' into night-life gained from experience

Chester legal firm partner appointed Under Sheriff for Cheshire

The New High Sheriff for the County of Cheshire Kathy Cowell MBE DL (right) with the Under Sheriff for the county of Cheshire, John Arnold of Cullimore Dutton Solicitors of White Friars, Chester
John Arnold will assist High Sheriff Kathy Cowell

Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough recalled amid fears there could be metal pieces in ice cream

Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough ice cream
Consumers who bought 500ml cartons of Cookie Dough are being told not to eat it and instead throw it away

Ellesmere Port Vauxhall staff back charity in the town

Ellesmere Port based charity Youth Fed is to have the shared use of a £20,000 Vauxhall minibus to help transport young people who take part in its programmes. Chief executive Chris Hindley is seen right at the minibus handover.
Youth Fed to have shared use of £20,000 minibus

GCSE results: Neston High School

Neston High School students celebrate their GCSE results
Students achieve 600 A* and A grades at GCSE

GCSE results: Ellesmere Port Catholic High School

Students at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School celebrate successful GCSE grades
Top grades from students in the modern languages department in French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Polish

Water leak causing problems for Ellesmere Port residents

Properties in Ellesmere Port are experiencing poor water pressure
Leak on Upper Mersey Street to blame for water pressure issues

GCSE results 2016: The Queen's School

Another excellent year at Chester girls' school

GCSE results 2016: University Church of England Academy

Ellesmere Port UCEA students Adam Bowles who achieved seven A* grades and three grade As and Shania Jones who achieved one grade A*, four grade As and four grade Bs. Pic supplied by UCEA.
93% of students secured five or more passes at GCSE in a range of subjects

Chester Forget Me Not Walk will raise awareness of blood cancer

Chester event celebrates achievement of those recovered from addiction and mental health issues

Heels and hooves at Chester Races ladies day

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Sam Howarth from Helsby has set up Eco Bike Ads operating mainly in the Chester area

Northwich businessman's ‘ad on a bike’ firm doing wheely well

Chester Lions stage clay pigeon shoot for charity

New Chester steak house prepares to open

Win fabulous family day out at Albert Dock Liverpool

Zoe Lucker, Greg Wood, Alex Fletcher and Gillian Taylforth have all been on other soaps

A look at Hollyoaks stars who have joined the Chester-set show from other soaps

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet free summer special

Cheshire Oaks transformed into summer fun destination

What's on in Chester on August Bank Holiday weekend

How to snap up your £5 meal deal in Chester, Kelsall and Weaverham restaurants

Chester chef ready to pack a punch for charity

The Cheshire Ride for Life NoW takes place on September 4 and starts at the Cheshire Sports Club in Upton

Cyclists wanted for Cheshire charity challenge

Olympic silver medallist Mark Cavendish returns to Chester with second sportive

You are invited to the Yew Tree Inn's big bank holiday beer festival in Bunbury

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