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Brook Lane bridge closure causing commuter chaos

Shutting major cross-city route is leading to gridlock especially at peak times

Chester's Blackhouse Grill closing to make way for new bar

Staff are 'devastated' at closure of successful restaurant which follows strategic company review 

Chester targeted for a third Aldi supermarket

Aldi is holding a public exhibition about its plans this Thursday

Chester ducks all in a row to back neonatal unit appeal

(Apart from corporate ducks who paddled off in wrong direction due to blustery conditions)

Student on night out in Chester claims she was raped by taxi driver

Chester Crown Court
Sultan Amari denies raping the young woman twice after driving her to empty Sealand Road house

Wrexham AFC 0 Chester FC 0: Match in a minute

The Blues earn a point to pile the pressure on Dragons boss Gary Mills

Wrexham AFC 0 Chester FC 0 RECAP: The Blues earn a share of the spoils from a dull derby clash

Four clean sheets in a row as the Blues bag a point against their bitter rivals

Blacon fundraiser planned in honour of tragic Saltney toddler Malaki Hughes

The event will be held at The Waggon and Horses in Blacon this weekend
Event to be held at The Waggon and Horses on Sunday

Carden Park worker seriously injured in Corfu quad-bike crash recovering at home

Harri Jones (centre) who has been left in a coma in Greece
Teenager Harri Jones was in an induced coma following a head-on smash with a lorry at the resort of Kavos

Northwich fraudster jailed after preying on vulnerable pensioner and deceiving her out of £20,000

David Griffith, of Blake Lane, Cuddington was jailed for two and a half years at Chester Crown Court
David Griffiths, of Blake Lane, Cuddington, near Northwich was jailed for two and a half years

Police arrest 29-year-old man who walked out of store with trolley full of unpaid items

Cheshire Police helicopter
Cheshire Police were called to the B&M Bargains discount in Winsford shortly after 11am

Blueprint for £1.5m Handbridge community centre lodged with council

Sale of 'Boys' Club' opposite St Mary's Church will go towards community centre marking the end of an era  

New fire station between Chester and Ellesmere Port opening in 2017

Plans on agenda to sell off part of existing city centre fire station to a developer

Chester teenage girlfriend beaten up by 'highly dangerous' former soldier

Lee Sorrentino, 33, of Northop Road, Flint, was sentenced to five years in prison at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, September 22, for a series of serious assaults on his 19-year-old girlfriend from Chester
Lee Andrew Sorrentino, 33, jailed for five years for series of 'horrendous' assaults

Allocation of Traveller sites in Cheshire West under consultation

Council stresses that 'further work is required' before a shortlist is produced

Parents of Erin Cross 'broke down crying' when told she is finally in remission

Mum Sarah said 'mother's instinct' told her T Cell therapy would be Erin's only option

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's second Home Bargains store opens this Saturday

Children’s favourite Stuart the Minion will make a special appearance at the official opening 

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

Chester firm hopes to create 100 new jobs thanks to new investment

Ellis Whittam was founded in 2004 by Chester solicitor Mark Ellis
Ellis Whittam was founded in 2004 by Chester solicitor Mark Ellis

Former Chester school boy John Prescott slams grammar school plans

Lord Prescott in his own words explains how academic selection at a young age left him with a life-long stigma

Parkgate coffee house among top 21 in the country

The Elephant Coffee Shop and Bar in Parkgate which is shortlisted for a top national design award
New accolade for excellence gained by growing chain

Blacon residents turn to Dr Bike to get back on the road

Blacon Bike Recycling Project holds popular repair session

Neston Strummers entertain Port Arcades shoppers for good cause

Alexander Quirk gives the seal of approval to The Neston Strummers
More than £1,800 raised for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity so far

When do the clocks go back in 2016?

Rob from Teenage Cancer Trust, Amir Behnejad, Lisa from Alder Hey Children's Charity and Sensei Andy Travis holding his son Nathan

Cheshire martial arts group raises charity cash for Amir

King's School pupil Sophie Williams has been named in the UK Pony Prime squad

Chester schoolgirl named in UK pony riders top 10

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Injured Afghanistan veteran from Frodsham gets his life back on track

Award-winning theatre brings a smile to the city

Hobson's Cafe in Hoole celebrates its first birthday

Actors Fintan McKeown, Spencer Wilding and Josephine Gillan are due to appear at the Chester Comic Con this weekend

Waiting almost over as Chester Comic Con stars head to city

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