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Queen's horse a Chester Races winner on final day of May Festival

Pictures, video and a report as Dartmouth dashed to victory in the Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes

Chester boat rescue of pet dog following city centre arson attack

Poodle Shadow is unharmed following the incident which led to two arrests

Ellesmere Port pub fined £6,000 for food safety offences

Pictures show how health inspectors found the kitchen in a 'generally unhygienic state'

Recap: City Day at Chester Races May Festival

All the race action and the fashion from the final day of the May Festival at the Roodee

Chester opening for healthy fast food outlet

Speculation mounts new homeware store will be located next door

Lane closed at Posthouse roundabout after HGV loses control

An HGV has lost control on the A41 slip road from the Sainsbury's roundabout to the A55 updated
The incident will cause traffic delays

Family pay tribute to young man who died in A500 collision

Kieran Barker was a porter at Peckforton Castle while applying to join the Royal Marines

Saltney accounts director banned for drink-driving offence

The Law Courts in Mold
Sarah Bradbury had been using alcohol as a crutch to combat stress at work

Queues on the M56 as emergency services deal with car fire

Traffic affected between J12 and J14 due to blaze

Chester care company has registration cancelled by watchdog

Cestrian Care can no longer legally provide care services after it was found to be inadequate

Listen to blind Little Sutton woman's book read by Nicholas Parsons

Three minute clip of audio book 'Confessions of a Guide Dog' is released

Baby Charlie is first born at new Countess of Chester Hospital facility

New high risk labour and delivery room has just opened

Chester Wetherspoon's taken over by craft beer chain

Brewhouse and Kitchen will  brew its own beer on the premises with the public invited to view the process

Chester Races again basks in warm weather for Ladies Day

Video, gallery of pictures and report of the highlights from another sunny day at the Roodee

Former Chester City FC assistant boss Mark Aizlewood in Serious Fraud Office probe

Ian Rush and Mark Aizlewood (240)
Ex-Wales international one of six men charged

Tarporley High School to be transformed by £2.5m cash boost

The school has won funding from the government

'Bogeyman' Akinwale Arobieke says his muscle-squeezing days are over

Body-building obsessive has 10-year ban on touching men’s muscle’s revoked

Does Chester's escape room live up to the hype?

The room proved too tricky for the Chester Chronicle team
Here's what happened when a team from The Chronicle tried the RoomsQuest attraction

Plas Newton couple celebrate 60 years together

Bob and Gwen Wingfield at the wedding in 1956 and at their diamond wedding celebration in 2016
Bob and Gwen Wingfield were married in Handbridge in 1956

Chester surgeon has pedal power for charity challenge

Paul Edwards at Blair Atholl
Paul Edwards raises cash for Children’s Cancer Support Group and Crisis

Buzzard in distress rescued from Ellesmere Port tree

This Finnish Goshawk got herself in a bit of a pickle on Friday (April 29)
Finnish Goshawk got tangled in a tree and required the help of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Chester Races 2016 fixtures

Tickets now on sale for 2016 season

Chance to see rare transit of Mercury in Chester skies next week

Mercury is set to transit across the face of the sun
The rare celestial event hasn't happened since 2006 and won't happen again until 2019

Toxic smog cloud could hit Chester by end of the week

Forecasters say the cloud could spread to northern parts of England by Friday

Ellesmere Port Whitby Park cafe thanks champion fundraiser

Fundraiser Billy Birch (right) has provided a fridge and hand sink for the community cafe in Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port. Pic supplied by the cafe.
Billy Birch raises cash for equipment for cafe run by adults with learning difficulties

Countess of Chester Hospital no longer offering surgery for obesity

Countess says three-year contract for regional bariatric services has expired

Successful Blacon Enterprise Centre almost full

The Parade Enterprise Centre, Blacon, Chester. MD of PDA Law Solicitors Paul DAmbrogio (centre) with his team at the Enterprise Centre, Blacon
Seven of the eight offices have already been snapped up at the state-of-the-art facility

Puppy stolen from Kingsway by man claiming to be dog trainer

Twelve-week-old Milo
Twelve-week-old Milo was taken on Saturday, April 30

Chester FC: Premier League champions Leicester City's link with the Blues

Leicester City assistant manager Steve Walsh
Steve Walsh, the man who found Mahrez, Kante and Vardy used to scout for the Blues

Ellesmere Port fundraiser pedals away for children's hospice

Mike Faulkner, 59, is fundraising for Claire House Children's Hospice
Three hundred mile London to Paris challenge awaits in the summer

Chester Cathedral to host 2016 Battle of the Organs

City Day at Chester Races in pictures

Chester Mystery Plays fundraiser is a success

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Ainsley Harriott will open the 2016 Southport Flower Show

University of Chester game designers create Utopian world

Can you answer SATs questions aimed at primary school children? Test yourself with this quiz

The best deals for safe car seats as new laws set to come into place

Chester Races Best Dressed competition winner - mum's the word

Chester’s Dee Sign Choir in mountaintop challenge

New chairman at Round Table Wirral, Chester and Wales

Chester community volunteer invited to Buckingham Palace

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr

Chester Folk Festival reveals 2016 line-up

Chester Theatre Club, Cyrano de Bergerac, Kelsborrow Choir, The King's School

10 things to do in Chester and Ellesmere Port this weekend


Ladies Day at Chester Races in pictures

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