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Chester Racecourse takes legal advice over 'defamatory' Lib Dem leaflet

Chester Racecourse
Chester Lib Dems issue an apology and will print a full retraction

Blazing sunshine as Chester Races 2016 season opens in style

Huge crowds turn out for the first day of the Boodles May Festival

Famous faces turn out for first day of Chester Races 2016 season

Natasha Hamilton, Jeremy Kyle and Everton football team among the racegoers at the Roodee

Chester mum slams payment reforms for contaminated blood scandal victims

Debra Todd, from Chester
Debra Todd depends on ex-gratia payments, but could lose thousands under new Government proposals

Chester women in court to deny murder of Sadie Hartley

Businesswoman was found dead at her Lancashire home in January

Recap: Chester Races May Festival gets under way

No Heretic (centre) ridden by Jamie Spencer wins The Betway Chester Cup from Nakeeta (left), during Betway Chester Cup Day of the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse live
All the best pictures, tweets, action and reaction from day one of the Boodles May Festival

Ellesmere Port man charged after child has mobile phone stolen

Accused to appear at Chester Crown Court later this month

Brutus the Saltney Morrisons cat is now a work of art

Artist Kerri Heinrich travelled from Hereford to present Brutus with a special painting

Chester 'flood plain' homes plan rejected by inspector

The playing fields in Clifton Drive which have been earmarked for up to 142 homes
Government inspector says there are less flood prone areas available for new housing

Hollyoaks star died 'after going to sleep with a pain in his arm'

Kristian Ealey died suddenly at the age of 38

Ellesmere Port and Chester men jailed for kidnap and blackmail charges

Caernarfon Crown Court
Nathan Parry, of Ellesmere Port, was described by the judge as the brains behind the offence

Chester traffic disruption on A55 following collision between lorry and car

A55 Queue westbound towards the Post House junction on Wednesday
Police say road has been closed while car is removed from the scene

Cheshire paedophile sent thousands of Facebook friend requests to schoolboys

Chester Crown Court
Richard Jones, 51, used multiple phones and sim cards to contact children under the age of 13

Chester FC: Kane Richards backs McCarthy for job and credits him for new-found confidence

Kane Richards, right, celebrates with Ross Hannah after netting against Gateshead on Saturday
Richards hoping caretaker boss gets the permanent role and wants chance to build on recent form with the Blues next season

Northwich welcomes Sir Chris Hoy for major cycling event

Sir Chris Hoy will be encouraging young cyclists as part of The Hoy One Hundred Sportive in Northwich
Cycling legend will be encouraging young cyclists as part of The Hoy One Hundred Sportive on May 8

Airbus secures more than £8bn worth of deals in two days

Delta has ordered Airbus A321
Aerospace giant will build more than 70 aircraft as part of astonishing 48 hours of orders

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

Chester Races 2016 fixtures

Tickets now on sale for 2016 season

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

Carden Park Hotel awarded prestigious Gold Standard honour

Carden Park staff Sophie Cannons, Kim Adams, Gemma Jones, Stephanie Hobrow, Liz Pickering and Katie Hughes with their Gold Standard
Cheshire venue praised for its excellent customer service

Old King’s School scholars celebrate 150th annual dinner

Event raises funds for a university exhibition

Ellesmere Port fundraisers pedal 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

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

Werby Mile initiative means children are on the run

Chester city hotelier is giant in his field

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Upton High School Year 8 students Isobel Roberts and Amelia Lindop promoting the UNICEF fundraiser

Upton High School students in search of foreign coins and banknotes

Decibellas women’s choir has an Italian flavour

Chester Half Marathon organisers hosting seminar to give runners all the advice they need

Win meals for two at Pizza Express in Chester

Marbury Merry Days takes place in support of St Michael and All Angels Church

Marbury Merry Days announces 2016 programme of activities

Visitors at last year's Open Farm Sunday at Cheshire Wildlife Trust's Bickley Hall Farm

Cheshire Wildlife Trust to host Open Farm Sunday event

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

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