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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

Live: M6 closed northbound in Cheshire after crash involving two lorries and cars

Two motorists were taken to hospital after the smash involving two cars and two HGVs on Thursday

Recap: Ladies Day at Chester Races May Festival

All the action and the fashion from the ever popular Ladies Day at Chester Races

Northwich road reopens after truck fell into collapsed manhole

Police say major route has reopened sooner than was expected

Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy in Cheshire for 'weeks of shooting' on Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders at Arley Hall, Cheshire: Esme Shelby (Aime-Ffion Edwards), John Shelby (Joe Cole), Ada Shelby (Sophie Rundle), Finn Shelby (Harry Kirton), Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy), Aunt Polly Gray (Helen McCrory), Michael Gray (Finn Cole), Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson), Linda (Kate Phillips)
Arley Hall will feature in series three of hit BBC gangster show

Frodsham anti-fracking demo planned outside Ineos meeting

Anti-fracking campaigners at the site in Bridge Trafford
Energy company hosting meeting with town and parish councillors on May 10

Chester Racecourse unveils new enclosure and club

But entry to The Winning Post Enclosure will set you back £90 on Ladies' Day

Chester FC v Wrexham bubble match policing levels revealed

Chester FC's clashes with Wrexham in recent years have drawn a considerable police presence
Heavier police presence for derby matches than whole of the three-day Chester Races May Festival

Man arrested over alleged Northwich attack

Witton Street in Northwich
The alleged victim suffered 'serious injuries' which required hospital treatment

Cheshire West and Chester Council recommends new chief executive

Gerald Meehan in line to be the successor to Steve Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

GALLERY: TOWIE hunk Pete 'the pirate' Wicks meets fans in Chester

Chester Races 2016 - a guide to city bars and clubs

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

Yum Yums and Belgian buns from Greggs Chester

Taste test: Greggs, Chester

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Kelsall avalanche survivor hosts fund-raising walk for people of Nepal

Sir Maximillian ridden by Kieren Fallon wins The Homeserve Conditions Stakes, during Betway Chester Cup Day of the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse

Chester Races 2016: Our expert's top tips for Boodles Ladies Day

Blazing sunshine as Chester Races 2016 season opens in style

Chester Races 2016: Five top tips for picking winners at the Roodee

Director of Aktiv Personal Training at Carden Park Hotel Terry Samuels: A Day in the Life

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrate the Mexican holiday with these tasty Tex-Mex recipes

The Harmonettes in Dorothy's War

Chester trio in harmony to raise cash for Poppy Appeal

What will the weather be like for Chester Races?

Lawyers sponsor SHARE Shop Chester coffees to support homeless

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