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Hoole May Day Festival triumphantly defies the rain

Chef and TV presenter Ainsley Harriott paid a visit to Deborah Bouchard at the Bongo's R&R Pickles stall at the Hoole May Day Festival
Crowds flock to Faulkner Street and Charles Street for inaugural event

CAMRA returns to Chester where campaign started 45 years ago

CAMRA is holding a meeting in Chester as part of a review of its future purpose
Real ale organisation holding city meeting as part of review of its future

Greek restaurant vision for Chester launches crowdfunding project

Founder Dean Wilson with members of the Preston team
Bid to open Cheshire branch of Lancashire-based Olive Tree Brasserie

Chester was where pet store chain began 25 years ago

Store worker Carol Burton from Blacon gets praised after being there from the very beginning 

How to spend a rainy day in Chester and surrounding areas

Don't let wet weather stop you from getting out and about

Chester FC 4 Gateshead 2: Dave Powell's verdict

Jon McCarthy
Hannah bags a brace from the bench as the Blues round off the season in style and give McCarthy a huge boost

Live: Chester FC v Gateshead: The Blues end their National League season at home to the Heed

Chester FC v Gateshead live
The Blues round off the league season having secured their National League status for another season

Ellesmere Port boy attacked and robbed by cyclist

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Police appealing for information following incident on Wolverham Road on Thursday evening

Chester Labour councillor 'suspended' by his party

Suspension follows allegation of assault and use of abusive language following a night out in city centre 

Sexual assault in Chester prompts police appeal

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Incident happened on Raymond Street, near Telford's Warehouse, on Wednesday night

Chester pub rules declare customer is always wrong

Read the Marlbororough Arms guidelines to better pub etiquette

Chester road trip for Paddy McGuinness and John Prescott

Paddy takes Lord Prescott on a trip down memory lane for new car show

Two car smash on Bumpers Lane in Chester

Bumpers Lane is closed after a two-vehicle collision. A dark blue estate car has knocked down a wall at the BWM & Mini specialists
Police understand there are two casualties

Mollington crash puts two people in hospital

Man had to be freed from his car after accident on Parkgate Road

WATCH Chester Zoo celebrates birth of warty pig twins

Two Visayan warty piglets born at Chester Zoo forage for food with mum Viv
Estimates suggests just 200 warty pigs are left in their native habitat in the Visayan Islands in central Philippines

Chester striking doctors form picket-line choir to sing their song

Tuneful protest song is viewed nearly 2,500 times on You Tube

Old King’s School scholars celebrate 150th annual dinner

Event raises funds for a university exhibition

Neston Air cadets aid poorly four-year-old

Air Cadet Cpl Nathan Fields who helped 2375 (Neston) Squadron raise £500 for a poorly four year old. Pic supplied by the squadron
Hopes that consultants in the USA may be able to help

Carden Arms to launch pop up kitchen in bid to find new chef

The Carden Arms in Tilston is launching a pop-upkitchen to choose a chef.Owner Didy Morgan (centre) with her parents Olwyn and John Boustead
Experiment at Tilston pub will take place between June and August this year

Cheshire West and Chester Council highlight Allergy Awareness

Allergy Awareness Week 2016
Authority reminding businesses of rule changes which came into effect in 2014

Hoole celebrates May Day with a street festival

The Hoole May festival is on Sunday, May 1
Inaugural event is to raise funds for more community activity

Neston to say farewell to successful town centre manager

Neston town centre manager Katy Pierce
Council to ensure the gains of the last three years are not lost

Cheshire West and Chester Council launch empty homes strategy

Cheshire West and Chester Council are targeting empty homes in the borough. Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Authority aims to get as many as possible of the 4,000 empty houses in the borough back into use

'Ban' on booster seats: Everything you need to know about the change in the law

Useful advice for parents as new rules set to come in later in 2016

Broughton teenager banned for a year for drink-driving

The Law Courts in Mold
Isaac Keown, 18, apologised for 'dreadful' decision to drive

Neston nature reserve promises a blanket of bluebells

Burton Mere Wetlands nature reserve is encouraging people to discover one of the best bluebell woodlands in the north west. Pic credit Lynne Greenstreet.
Due to mild winter blooms are already starting to emerge

£6m nursing home opens in Chester

Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home is located alongside the Countess of Chester Hospital

Ellesmere Port celebrates 50 years of friendship with German city

The friendship between Ellesmere Port and the south west German city of Reutlingen is celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2016
Packed programme of events for visiting civic party

Prepare to wrap up again as Chester temperatures take a dive

Shoppers with their brollies on Kings Heath High Street.
weather rain umbrella shopping
Warm weather will come to an abrupt end across the borough from Tuesday

MP demands action to improve Neston 'rip-off' fares

Direct electric train services to Liverpool are top priority for Neston Town Council. Pic supplied by Neston Town Council.
Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Justin Madders to raise issue with Government
Liam Browne and The Love are coming to Alexander's in Chester

Chester Alexander's welcome Liam Browne and The Love

King’s School team reaches F1 world final in America

Peachy play in Saltney to mark Dahl centenary

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Sheriff of Chester Cllr Alex Black and the Sheriff's Lady Janet Black with Lucia Connor and Alex Cooper

Sheriff of Chester visits St Mary’s Community Nursery School

What will the weather be like for Chester Races?

Artistic director of the Chester Music Festival, Clark Rundell, with Ensemble Deva

Chester Music Festival artistic director promises unique event

Ellesmere Port based college drama students tackled the issue of mental health on stage. Pic supplied by WCC.

Ellesmere Port drama students tackle mental health on stage

Signs it's Chester Races week

Chester Races 2016 and how Cestrians know it's Race Day

Nostalgia: How Chester looked in 1969

Eddisbury constituency MP Antoinette Sandbach, The Sheriff of Chester, Cllr Alex Black and his Lady, Janet Black with local residents at Hargrave Village Hall

Grand opening of new kitchen at Hargrave Village Hall

Lawyers, office staff and friends and family from SAS Daniels took part in a onesie walk to raise money for the Babygrow Appeal

Chester law firm takes baby steps for Countess of Chester Babygrow Appeal

Restaurant review: Chocks Away Diner

Hospice of the Good Shepherd launches new appeal with parade through Chester

Tarvin Co-op sponsors Cubs first camp

Kelsall charity gala to reinstate Rose Queen tradition

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