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Dawn till dusk Chester market proposed as part of Northgate Development

An impression of what the new Chester market square would look like as part of the Northgate development
Stallholders will continue to trade from existing market hall while the new one is being constructed

Wayne Rooney visits Helsby pub and praises its 'great food'

England and Manchester United superstar dined at the Hornsmill pub in Chester Road

Chaos as traffic lights fail at Chester Sainsbury's roundabout

Reports of traffic light failure at Overleigh Roundabout
Traffic is building in the area following the fault

Casualties cut from vehicles after crash near Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Newton Lane in Tattenhall
Firefighters had to rescue two people following collision on Newton Lane

Cheshire toddler Lewis Palmer found safe

Cheshire Police
Police say the three-year-old found his own way back to his home after vanishing from a garden earlier this afternoon

Watch this lorry driver's Ellesmere Port reversing fail

Screengrab from video of truck reversing into fence and street sign in Ellesmere Port
Footage of HGV tearing down fence has gone viral

Ellesmere Port man injured in 'terrifying' dog attack

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Victim Barry Williams had surgery during four days in hospital and will be permanently scarred

New Freedome aerial activity park to leap into action at Coliseum this October

The new Freedome freestyle aerial park will open its doors at the Coliseum, Cheshire Oaks in early October 2016
Ellesmere Port will host 'world's first' venue touted as next generation of trampoline-based entertainment centres

Cheshire police's mental health support explored in Channel 4 documentary

999: What's Your Emergency focuses on emergency services providing support in Cheshire
999: What's Your Emergency highlights force's increasing role in helping those with mental health issues

Chester Zoo visitors: smile - you may be on camera!

People visiting the zoo could feature in the second series of Channel 4’s The Secret Life of the Zoo.

Chester school 'merger' moves step closer

New international studio school could be located on site of Handbridge secondary school as a spin-off

Chester FC: McCarthy pleased with Nantwich Town workout

Jon McCarthy
Blues boss looks at the positives after Chester come from a goal down to draw 1-1 at the Weaver Stadium last night

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 line-up boasts two Cheshire dancers

AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt have been unveiled as two of the newest additions to the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing professional line-up
Chloe Hewitt and AJ Pritchard will become the hit show's youngest ever professional dancers

Potential fracking sites near Mickle Trafford come into focus

Fact-finding event stimulates debate around whether fracking can be done safely

New city centre restaurant will be biggest in Chester

Opera Grill will be able to seat 400 diners

Blacon toddler comforted after cuddly toy is set alight by mirror

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service issues warning after freak accident sparks small house blaze

Restoration award for Combermere Abbey

Combermere Abbey has been crowned the winner of the 2016 Restoration Award
24-year restoration project is a success for Callander Beckett family

Historic Dee Mile race will see swimmers make a splash this weekend

Hundreds of swimmers will hit the water in Chester for the historic Dee Mile swimming race
Organisers inviting members of the public to turn up and watch the action

Dee Banks School headteacher retires after 12 years

Outgoing Dee Banks School headteacher Ray Elliott
Ray Elliott will be succeeded by Jude McGuinness, who takes up her new role in September

Neston village honours World War One VC holder

A commemorative paving stone was laid in Burton, Neston on the 100th anniversary of the death of Major William Congreve who was born in the village and received the VC for conspicuous gallantry in the face of the enemy. Pic supplied by CWaC
Event was held on the centenary of the death of Major William La Touche Congreve who died at the Somme

Can Hollyoaks characters actually afford to live in Chester?

Majority would have to rent rather than buy based on their salaries, according to research

New toilets in Alexander's Chester are no longer bog standard

New owner of well known Chester music and comedy venue gives toilets a much needed major spruce up

Chester BHS to close within next four weeks

BhS in Chester will close in the next four weeks
No specific date set but Foregate Street store will have closed for good by August 20

Ellesmere Port's twin town scene of horrific machete attack

Police investigate the scene where a man killed a woman with a machete in Reutlingen near Stuttgart, southern Germany on Sunday, July 24, 2016.
Ellesmere Port has had a relationship with Reutlingen in Germany for 50 years

HQ apartments are Chester's most expensive flats sold this decade

Two pads sold for more than £1m each

Elderly Winsford rapist's 19 year jail term is a 'death sentence'

Defence claims Alan Charles Foulkes, 72, might not live to end of sentence

Schools issue Pokémon Go advice to parents on how to keep their children safe

Augmented reality app craze shows no signs of slowing as summer holidays begin

Shocking map shows M56 crashes are happening far too often

Public data charts how frequent accidents are happening between junctions 12 and 15

Transformation of Helsby 'eyesore' into family homes complete

Ribbon cut on £1.5m housing scheme in Lower Robin Hood Lane

Empty homes crackdown in Chester and Ellesmere Port

Cheshire West and Chester Council want to bring empty homes back into use
Cheshire West and Chester Council wants to bring as many empty homes as possible back into use
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be making an appearance at Chester Races on Sunday, July 31

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Chester Races

St Saviour's Catholic Primary was among seven schools across Ellesmere Port and Neston which showcased their art work

Ellesmere Port and Neston schools take part in art showcase

Olive Tree Brasserie Chester opens in style

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Belgrave Primary School staged an end of year production of Shakespeare Rocks

Shakespeare Rocks at Westminster Park school's end of year show

Day in the Life of Paul Cookson, general manager of Oddfellows Hotels

General manager of Oddfellows Hotels Paul Cookson: A Day in the Life

The Welsh Mountaineer steam train at Llandudno Junction

Chester crowds greet historic steam engine the Welsh Mountaineer

The third year of the highly successful Lynk Cheshire summer school is taking place in Cheshire with Minerva Arts

Chester Minerva Arts running summer youth theatre projects

Your Champions 2016: Share Shop nominated as Team of the Year

The Cholmondeley Arms takes delivery of its 366th gin from Staffordshire

Cholmondeley Arms celebrates festival with arrival of 366th gin

Step inside grand £1.8m Italian townhouse on the banks of the River Dee

Fred Lancaster as Orlando and Rose O'Loughlin as Rosalind in As You Like It at the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. Picture by Brian Slater

Review: As You Like It at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre in Chester

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Little Actors in Neston is again running a summer course for children. Pic supplied by Little Actors

Neston children's theatre group has free places on offer

Win Chester Races ladies day tickets with Echo Falls

Tom Jones, Wet Wet Wet and the Hallé Orchestra will all appear at Tatton Park Concerts by the Lake

Tatton Park Concerts by the Lake: advice for motorists

Chester Races: Festival fever as summer gets underway

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