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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

Cheshire police stock image
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

Cheshire police explain appearance on bad parking Facebook page

Image of patrol cars in parent and child bays surface on Parking like a T*** in Cheshire

Saltney residents 'dreading summer' because of yobs

Carlton Avenue play area in Saltney where groups of youths congregate in the evenings and weekends
Residents on Carlton Avenue have had eggs and missiles thrown at their homes

Anne Williams BBC Hillsborough documentary gives insight into long fight for justice

Anne Williams with a picture of her son Kevin, who was killed at Hillsborough when he was 15
Campaigner lived in Chester prior to her death in 2013

Chester chefs contribute to new Cheshire cookbook

Joseph Benjamin and Chef's Table among restaurants to submit recipes for The Cheshire Cook Book

Chester school's new-look building gets military welcome

Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire launches RAF Combined Cadet Force as he unveils revamped school buildings

Great Sutton family of Oscar Phillips found charity in his memory

Oscar Phillips, who died at Capenhurst Station in January 2015
Great Sutton teenager tragically died after being struck by a train last year

Snow predicted for Chester as cold snap continues

Snow falls around the Eastgate clock in Chester
Met Office yellow weather warning in place between 5am and 10am

University of Chester placed 94th in the country

Chester scored strongly in student satisfaction in Complete University Guide

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

How good is Chester for vegetarians and vegans?

Where herbivores can chow down in the city

University of Chester awarded white ribbon status

The University of Chester has become the first university in the north west to gain White Ribbon Status

Historic lighthouse at New Brighton lit up again after 42 years

Lights restored in their original form and powered through a solar panel

Restaurant review: Chocks Away Diner

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

Tarvin Co-op sponsors Cubs first camp

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Kelsall charity gala to reinstate Rose Queen tradition

Chester Races 2016 - a guide to city bars and clubs

Manor House horses are flying for Chester racecourse's May Festival

The Daymons are coming to Alexander's in Chester

Plimp Souls cancel Chester gig following accident

Eight new jobs have been created following a major £305,000 makeover at popular Ellesmere Port pub The Cat on Wolverham Road. Punch Taverns area manager Tony Riley, MP Justin Madders and publican Steve Agar. Pic supplied by Punch Taverns.

Ellesmere Port pub refurbishment creates eight new jobs

Chester FC and Wrexham AFC fans organise charity football match

Stuart Reid as Frank Farmer and Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard

Review: The Bodyguard at the Liverpool Empire

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The amateur dancers before they took to the floor for Claire House Hospice do Strictly Come Dancing

Claire House Hospice Strictly event dances away with £47,000

Becky Holmes snapped this photo of an upside-down rainbow over Chester Business Park

Upside-down rainbow over Chester caught on camera

Some of the London Marathon 2016 runners from Cheshire

London Marathon success for Cheshire runners

Chester Cathedral, Superbikes at Oulton Park, Chester v Gateshead, Cheshire Military Museum

10 things to do in Chester and Ellesmere Port this weekend

Cheshire celebrates The Queen's 90th birthday

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