Cheshire Chief Constable hopes union leaders with rethink New Year's Eve strike

But Unison says police staff are upset at being forced to work on days off for no extra pay

Victory for campaigners as axe falls on Delamere Forest holiday village plan

A government inspector has over-ruled the council's decision to grant permission for a 70-cabin scheme in Delamere Forest
Government inspector decides that the scheme for 70 cabins was inappropriate

Teenager dies following collision in Winsford

Jack Hughes, 18, died after his car was involved in a collision with a lorry in Winsford
Lorry and car collided between Road One and Jack Lane last Monday

Match report: Barnet 3 Chester FC 0

John Rooney tries to breakdown the Barnet defence in the first meeting between the clubs
Jim Green reports from The Hive where luck was not on the Blues side

Cheshire police staff to strike on New Year's Eve

Blacon Police Station
Unions have contingency plans in case of any risk to life or limb

Spike in car thefts in Ellesmere Port

Police say there has been an increase in car thefts in Ellesmere Port
Police urging people to ensure their vehicles' security

Last hope for Our Zoo as Chronicle sends petition to BBC

More than 2, 700 people signed in support of show comeback

WATCH: The Roman Saturnalia parade in Chester

The Saturnalia parade in Chester 2014
Tomfoolery in Eastgate Street as emperor unleashes the Lord of Misrule

Resident furious at abandoned 'eyesore' car

BMW parked at residential flats for nearly six months

Helsby family's Asian motorbike challenge raises thousands for burns victims

Owen Jones, Sian Falder, Eleanor Jones and Crag Jones
Sian Falder and Crag Jones rode 1,200 miles over 10 days

The Firs School wins Art in Education Award at Chester Arts Fair

Pupils exhibit work alongside professional artists

Rare capuchin monkey born at Chester Zoo

Birth brings number of species at the zoo to eight

Chester sewing company encourage customers to donate clothes to homeless charity

ZipYard support Chester Aid to the Homeless

University of Chester student gives disadvantaged children a brighter Christmas

Alice Walker-Shakespeare supports CHICKS charity in Devon

Delamere Academy and Highfield Community Primary ranked in top ten of schools in the borough

Delamere Academy tops league table for Key Stage 2 results in Cheshire West and Chester

Upton pupils turn archaeologists for the day in community project

Youngsters delve into the history of Upton Cockpit

Albion Inn in Chester to mark Christmas truce

Pub will mark momentous event of the First World War

Twitter frenzy as Cheshire police help seal stranded in field

'Sea lion' in Warrington turns out to be a seal

Muir scoops Travel Smarter award

Staff burn off 7,176 calories by picking alternative ways of travelling to work

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership children’s mental health website wins national award aims to de-stigmatise mental health issues for young people
Sean McConville hits the crossbar in the 1-1 draw at New Bucks Head on December 13

Match preview: Chester FC v AFC Telford United

FA Trophy second round place up for grabs as the Blues and the Bucks meet for a fourth time

Barnet 3 Chester FC 0: Rate the players

Kieran Charnock heads clear when the sides met at the Swansway Chester Stadium
How did you rate the Blues performance at The Hive?

Burr: The sending off had a big impact

Steve Burr was frustrated and disappointed following the 3-0 defeat at Barnet
Chester FC: Manager rues a mistake and two significant decisions from the officials after defeat at Barnet
Genesis tribute band Mama will be performing at the Forum Studio Theatre in Chester on January 24

Chester Forum Studio Theatre welcome Genesis tribute band Mama

All eras of legendary band's career covered by show which comes to city centre venue on January 24

Chester Telford's Warehouse sees the return of Trevor Roots and The Collaborators

Trevor Roots and The Collaborators return to Telfords Warehouse in Chester on July 25
Roots reggae band back at Tower Wharf venue on December 20
Mike Di Nunno was a key figure in the Nix's fightback

Cheshire Phoenix 84 London Lions 75: Comeback kings make it eight wins in a row

Basketball: Northgate Arena crowd plays its part as Nix battle back

Mason Cartwright on the right track after winning his first two fights

Mason Cartwright celebrates his win over Duane Green
Boxing: Ellesmere Port boxer pleased with his start to life in the professional ranks

Muir scoops Travel Smarter award

Staff burn off 7,176 calories by picking alternative ways of travelling to work

Gangsters invade The Queen's School

Glamour and splurge guns galore in Bugsy production

In This Week's Paper

University of Chester student gives disadvantaged children a brighter Christmas

Alice Walker-Shakespeare supports CHICKS charity in Devon

The facts about coeliac disease

Up to 70% of coeliac sufferers are women

Dancing on Ice star Dan Whiston takes to the rink in Chester

Beth Tweddle's ice dance partner joins skaters at Winter Wonderland

Ray Quinn steals the show at charity Christmas ball - picture gallery

More than £2,800 raised for Kick4Life charity


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