Chester woman lucky to be alive after alleged ice skate attack in Shotton

Jemma Fitzgerald, 20, had to have fragments of bone removed from her skull after allegedly being hit in the head with an ice skate

Resident's fears for large-scale housing plans in Duddon

Resident fears heart could be ripped out of village if housing development given green light

Helsby hopes for high-tech sports centre hinge on 120 new homes

What the new Helsby Community Sports Club will look like if planning permission is granted
Planning permission sought for replacement club and enabling residential development

Chester is 14th most cultural city in the UK

Survey shows city comes third for restaurants in the Michelin guide but bottom for number of cinemas

Press hailed Chester Zoo as Garden of Eden in 1931

Chronicle uncovers how zoo's opening was covered by Chester media at the time

Ornate gates proposed for daily ceremony at Eastgate

Businessman David Pickering plans to raise money for project from the people of Chester

Chief executive says authority is leading council in UK

But Cheshire West and Chester Council chief Steve Robinson admits council is "not fit for purpose" going forward and warns of more job losses

Gay website claims homophobic leaflet-drop is part of national campaign against Pride events

Chester Pride at Town Hall Square
Gay Star News concerned passage quoted incites violence

Lorry driver arrested after man killed in M53 crash released on police bail

Emergency services at an RTC on M53 between Junction 3 and 4, Wirral. The M53 was closed at junction 3
Two people remain seriously ill in hospital following nine-vehicle smash on Wirral

Son threw bowl of ice cream and fruit at 72-year-old mum

Chester Magistrates Court
Patricia Murray was left bleeding after the incident in Ellesmere Port

Homophobic leaflets posted ahead of Chester Pride

Crowds enjoy watching Chris Maloney performing at the 2013 Chester Pride
Investigators from Cheshire Police appeal for information after complaints from members of the public

Winsford water main burst leads to diversion to deal with A54 closure

Cheshire West and Chester Council is at present putting in place a new diversion route because the A54 near the Police Headquarters, Winsford has remained closed
Company hopes main road near Cheshire police HQ will reopen by the end of the week

Work to start on Chester theatre ahead of schedule

An artist's impression of what the new cultural centre in Chester will look like when it opens in autumn 2016
Preliminary work will begin in October 2014

Police to fill student homes with burglar balloons

Officers leave the 500 balloons with "I could have been burglar" in homes across the Garden Quarter

Jobs on offer at new Asda store in Chester

Super store on Greyhound Retail Park will feature collection point for online shoppers

Chester's bid to become first porn free city

MP Stephen Mosley gets behind the campaign to keep children safe from explict images

Frodsham men arrested on suspicion of operating illegal landfill released on bail

Cheshire Police Image 2
Pair will answer police bail in January

Frustration as Chester canal towpath closed again

Popular route cordoned off due to safety fears as the rock face collapses again

Dean of York Vivienne Faull to give lecture at Chester Cathedral

Pet of the Year 2014: Our first entries from Ellesmere Port

Mollington pupils experience life in the Second World War

Picture gallery: More of our Pet of the Year entries from Chester

Capenhurst Primary School get special visit from Mayor of Ellesmere Port

Chester Marathon: Entries are now closed but there is still chance to get involved

Your Flickr pictures: Farming

Optician Helen Kirk working out at Dynamics Dance and Fitness in Hoole

Helen has her eye on a Chester Marathon first

Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Fr13nds play at The Live Rooms in Chester on October 1

Chester Live Rooms welcome Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Friends

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Picture Gallery: raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in Chester

Eric And Little Ern is at Clwyd Theatr Cymru tonight

What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire from October 1 onwards

Chester woman lucky to be alive after alleged ice skate attack in Shotton

Jemma Fitzgerald, 20, had to have fragments of bone removed from her skull after allegedly being hit in the head with an ice skate

Chester Marathon: Temporary road closures in place

The start of the MBNA Chester Marathon
Details of roads closed between 8.30am and 3.45pm on Sunday, October 5

Resident's fears for large-scale housing plans in Duddon

Resident fears heart could be ripped out of village if housing development given green light
Blues midfielder John Rooney looks to get away from Mike Grogan.

Gutsy win gets Macca's approval

Chester FC: First team coach Jon McCarthy pleased with September's points return

Match report: AFC Telford United 1 Chester FC 2

Sean McConville heads the Blues into the lead at New Bucks Head.
Jim Green reports from New Bucks Head where the Blues came from behind to make it three wins in four

Match preview: AFC Telford United v Chester FC

Craig Hobson will have to shake off a sickness bug if he is to feature against Telford tonight.
Steve Burr and his squad targeting a return to winning ways at the New Bucks Head
Eric And Little Ern is at Clwyd Theatr Cymru tonight

What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire from October 2 onwards

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

Win £500 hamper and tickets to Hamper Llangollen 2014

Deadline for entries October 10
Coach Coffino and Big Lupus

Cheshire Phoenix: Club mascot BiG Lupus speaks to Coach Coffino

Basketball: Read Cheshire Phoenix and Chester FC mascot BiG Lupus' interview with head coach John Coffino

Top tips for runners in the Chester Marathon 2014

MBNA Chester Marathon runners in Aldford
Last minute training tips for runners taking part in the MBNA Chester Marathon on Sunday

Town Crier welcomes new arrival and customers to Beaverbrooks

Store's timely arrival is news to shout about

Mollington pupils experience life in the Second World War

Youngsters at St Oswald's CE Primary School visit Stockport Air Raid Shelters

In This Week's Paper

Picture gallery: More of our Pet of the Year entries from Chester

Could your pet be our winner?

Your Flickr pictures: Farming

A collection of your pictures from our Flickr group

Chester Marathon: Entries are now closed but there is still chance to get involved

250 places available in Mini Marathon fun run

Win £500 hamper and tickets to Hamper Llangollen 2014

Deadline for entries October 10

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