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Six Cheshire West primary schools to increase in size

Cheshire West and Chester Council is proposing to expand six primary schools
The proposals affect schools in Northwich, Tarporley, Winsford, Tattenhall and Farndon

Why Chester taxi driver rapist Sultan Amari was able to flee the country

Sultan Amari, 46, fled the country before being found guilty of raping a student at a Chester house
Amari was not considered to be a flight risk, say the Crown Prosecution Service

Chester Tesco in Frodsham Street introduces new parking system

Tesco in Frodsham Street in Chester
Superstore gets rid of barriers and brings in new parking code method

Cheshire Oaks aerial activity Freedome to open in two weeks

The new Freedome freestyle aerial park will open its doors at the Coliseum, Cheshire Oaks in early October 2016
Operator Sky Zone say their new £1.8m park is a 'world first'

Treasure trove of Roman coins dug up in Tarvin

Grosvenor Museum have expressed interest in taking the find

Warrant issued for Chester taxi driver rapist who fled to Turkey

Sultan Amari, 46, fled the country before being found guilty of raping a student at a Chester house
Syrian-born Sultan Amari sentenced in his absence to 11 years in prison

Chester taxi driver rapist jailed for 11 years flees the country

Sultan Amari, 46, is understood to have boarded a plane over the weekend for Istanbul

Courageous Helsby grandmother defied odds after being told she would never walk again

Vera Kelly, 83, recognised with an award for her courage and determination in fighting back from a stroke

Chester rape accused Nicholas Crawshaw to stand trial next week

The 23-year-old will face a further three counts, all of which he has denied

Deliberations continue in Chester taxi driver rape trial

Trial of Sultan Amari, 46, will enter its fifth day on Wednesday as the jury continues its deliberations

Ellesmere Port care home placed in special measures by CQC watchdog

Atherton Lodge in Ellesmere Port
Management and staff fully committed to improvement says director

Blacon rooftop siege man 'wanted to go down like killer Raoul Moat'

Ricky Jones, centre, namechecked killers Raoul Moat, left, and Dale Cregan, during the rooftop stand off
Ricky Jones was involved in an attack on a shopkeeper before his 'bizarre' stand-off with police in Chester

Countess of Chester Hospital patients wait too long for treatment

The Countess of Chester Hospital
Data from NHS England shows the hospital has been unable to meet targets

Helsby High School fire investigated by police

Helsby High School
A fire was extinguished by a teacher at Helsby High School yesterday

Third Aldi supermarket in Chester plans to go on public display

An artist's impression of what the new Aldi will look like according to the flyer sent to residents.
Aldi is holding a public exhibition about its proposals on Thursday

Driver of Chester-based tanker involved in crash

Oil tanker has overturned after being involved in an accident on the A543 between Pentrefoelas and Denbigh, closing the road for many hours on Monday.
The driver of the Wirral Fuels vehicle was taken to hospital

MBNA Chester Marathon 2016: Organisers promise 'fabulous' spectacle

Thousands of runners will pound the city streets this Sunday

Estate agency opens for business in Tattenhall

Hunters Cheshire Homes, a new independent estate agent have opened for business in Tattenhall
Family owned independent firm based on high street

Firefighters warn residents over dangers of chimney fires

Householders are being encouraged to have their chimneys swept by a registered chimney sweep to ensure they are not at risk of catching fire
Fire crews attended two chimney fires in Knutsford and Tarvin yesterday (September 26)

Cheshire police shortlisted for national race equality award

Cheshire Constabulary HQ in Winsford
The constabulary’s insight programme has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2016 Business in the Community race equality awards

Chester TV heart-throb Tom Hughes is a real-life 'heart-breaker', says ex-teacher

ITV's Victoria starring Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Chester's Tom Hughes as Prince Albert
Victoria star would make girls 'swoon' says drama teacher Chris Tierney

Gold welfare award for Ellesmere Port stray dog service

Cheshire West and Chester Council regulatory services officer Columb McPhillips with four-legged friends
Council team receives accolade for fifth year running

Life in 'lost' Ellesmere Port street to be chronicled by local history group

A view of Dock Street, in Ellesmere Port, which was demolished to make way for the M53
Town residents asked to share their memories of Dock Street for new booklet

Two Blacon schools officially handed over after rebuilding programme is completed

Blacon High and Dee Point Primary are part of latest £27m batch of North West schools

Ellesmere Port lady loses her locks in charity fundraiser

Emma Mayers had her hair saved off so six charities could benefit
Six good causes will benefit from Emma Mayers' efforts

Chester campaigners join thousands at London rally on refugee crisis

Chester campaigners Heather Lannin, Catherine McNicholl and Millie Luxford
Campaigners urge the government to take more action on the refugee crisis

Ellesmere Port to hold third jobs fair

A Jobs Fair is to be held at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall
Hundreds of job seekers attended previous successful events

New Chester pub brewing up a whole lot of fun

Former Wetherspoon's pub to go upmarket with ales made on the premises

The Chester Grosvenor celebrates best August in its 150 year history

City centre hotel had the most successful August on record for revenue and occupancy

Ellesmere Port trained student goes for gold

Patrick Buckley, 17, who is going for Worldskills Gold with Paul Browne, a programme leader at West Cheshire College and who spear-heads the WorldSkills 3D Gaming entry at the college
West Cheshire College in the running to gain top title for the second time in two years

Hair stylist and salon owner of Hair at Mollington Grange Jessica Stevens: A Day in the Life

Your pictures: Stunning sunset over Chester

Apprentice 2016 candidates revealed ahead of new series

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Selfie Fashion is coming to Coliseum Shopping Park in Ellesmere Port

A competition has been launched in Ellesmere Port to create the town's calendar for 2017. This shot by Adrian McCabe was chosen for the 2016 calendar

Ellesmere Port calendar competition closes on October 1

Everton legend Peter Reid entertains fans in Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port theatre company provides opportunities for young writers

Chester Freshers' Week 2016: What's On for students in the city

Chester Queen's School welcomes acclaimed photographer to prize-giving ceremony

Young Newton footballers get kitted out by Cheshire Oaks Audi

Becnicks Wonder Emporium on Brook Street, Chester will provide a music post in its store for people to listen to music produced by local artists.

Chester vintage boutique launching music bandstand to promote local artists

Win hamper of goodies to celebrate Hamper Llangollen festival

Revamped Farndon 10k has new sponsor and children's fun run

Chester Zoo breeds endangered jumping rat for first time

Folly and The Hunter are coming to the University of Chester

University of Chester to host Canadian band Folly and The Hunter

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