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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

In Pictures: Olympic champion Mark Cavendish and his Rise Above Sportive descend on Chester

Sporting legend brings event back to city for second year

Man found dead at Creamfields is named locally

Joe Sheppard is reported to be a married dad from Cornwall

Woking 3 Chester FC 1: Match in a minute

The Blues are well beaten in Surrey as the Cards win their first game of the season

Woking 3 Chester FC 1 RECAP: The Blues are well beaten in Surrey

Inconsistent Blues fall to defeat as Woking secure first win of the National League season

Delays on M56 following accident

Lane closure in place following incident near Runcorn

Ryanair ticket scam offering free flights prompts warning

Facebook users have been urged to beware of an 'offer' in honour of the airline's 35th anniversary

Bank holiday traffic warning across Cheshire West's busiest routes

More cars expected to have hit the roads this weekend than ever before

Three kittens 'fly-tipped' on road near Ellesmere Port

Petal, Primrose and Prince
The cute felines were rescued and are now being looked after by a Liverpool rescue charity

Chester residents invited to debate future of Dee House overlooking amphitheatre

City MP Chris Matheson has organised the Chester Town Hall event to gather opinions from all sides

Expert believes police want to question Yorkshire Ripper over unsolved murders

Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper
Former Chester-based personality profiler and hand-writing expert comments as serial killer goes back to jail

Chester FC 4 Sutton United 0 RECAP: Hudson, Lloyd, Shaw and Richards all on target

Blues blow away high-flying Sutton at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium

Are these eerie figures two of the ghosts which haunt Chester's Stanley Palace?

This picture shows what appears to be two ghostly hooded figures on a staircase at Stanley Palace in Chester
Paranormal investigators captured the images at a five-hour vigil

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 actor Josh Whitehouse stars in new film Alleycats

Alleycats, starring Chester's own Josh Whitehouse, is released this month
Rising star plays lead role in thriller about underground bike racing

GCSE results 2016: Abbey Gate College

Headteacher Tracy Pollard says she is 'delighted' with the results

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

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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

Where in Chester do you get the best customer service?

Eaton Hall Gardens, Creamfields, Flipside Campout and Medieval Beeston

21 things to do in Chester and Ellesmere Port this weekend

Ashton Hayes holds royal afternoon tea party

Children from Cheshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire and enjoying a week-long Theatretrain musical theatre workshops at The Forum Studio Theatre in Chester

Youngsters enjoy weeks of musical theatre at The Forum Studio Theatre in Chester

Upton Horticultural Society summer show - Ann Worboys and Nicki Priest with their floral displays

Pictures from the Upton Horticultural Society summer show

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