Minister Greg Clark signs £158m growth deal at Thornton Science Park

Deal will create 12,000 jobs and 5,000 new homes

Work to fix Posthouse Roundabout traffic lights delayed as engineer was stuck in jams

Some motorists delayed for up to two hours after temporary signals at the A483 junction with Wrexham Road got stuck on red

M56 to close near Manchester Airport this weekend

Drivers warned to avoid motorway as new bridge is installed near Manchester Airport

TV's Dan Snow talks history at The King's School in Chester

Duke of Westminster's son-in-law

Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival chooses Sausage of the Year finalists

Judging of the Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival Sausage Competition at the North West Food Research Development Centre at the University of Chester
Winners will be unveiled at major event to be held at Chester Racecourse over Easter

Tribute paid to Chester butcher John Edge of Handbridge

Funeral will be held at St Mary's Church in Handbridge on Tuesday, March 10

Pedestrian taken to hospital following collision in Bache

North West Ambulance Service attended an RTC in Bache on the morning of Thursday, February 26
Incident occurred near Morrisons roundabout shortly after 8am on Thursday

Peel Energy proposing to build solar farm in Hapsford

Peel Energy are considering building a solar farm in Hapsford
Developer shared its electricity scheme vision at a public meeting

Chester man beaten with hammer and metal pole

Incident happened in Queen's Park on Friday, February 20

Chester Chasers to compete in British Quidditch Cup

Chester Chasers
University of Chester team hoping for success in national tournament

Chester Wayword Festival is a big hit with youngsters at half-term

Chester Town Hall hosted wide range of literary talks and workshops

Northwich woman's rib cage rebuilt using titanium technology

Barbara Schofield treated at Royal Liverpool University Hospital after being trampled by horse

Winsford takeaway awarded Best Chippy Chips in Cheshire

John Finney, owner of FoodCraft which has been awarded Best Chippy Chips in Cheshire
FoodCraft received accolade in the Choice Chip Awards

Handbridge WI to feature on BBC Countryfile

Filming was done in Queen's Park Chester

Work to repair Chester short-cut is delayed

Walls on Rock Lane fell down in November 2012 and work is expected to be finished by this summer

Removal of Helsby phone boxes called off

This phone box opposite Bates Lane was one of the three BT proposed to remove
Villagers backed a campaign to retain the public amenities

Saighton Primary School flushed with success after toilet twinning project

Children raised £60 with cake sale to help lives of African children

UK solar eclipse: Chester to be plunged into darkness in biggest blackout since 1999

Around 90 per cent of the sun’s rays will be blocked in the region when the sun and the moon perfectly align for a brief time in March

WATCH: Dream jobs in Chester film

Matt Singh and Kashif Iqbal ask people why they have or haven't followed their dream

Council leader says decision to allow supermarket in Hoole was 'not the best'

Cllr Mike Jones shares concerns of traders about impact on local shops

Chester and Ellesmere Port News Quiz of the Week

How many questions can you get right based on events of the past seven days?

Kingsley James hails Chester FC progress and wants one final push

Kingsley James has called for one final push to secure a top half finish
England C midfielder believes Blues have made their mark on the Vanarama Conference

Chester FC boss Steve Burr to begin contract talks with squad

Chester FC manager Steve Burr
Manager determined to keep core of his squad together - and fend off bigger rivals
Flight Brigade come to Telford's Warehouse in Chester on March 6

Chester Telford's Warehouse to host gig by rising stars Flight Brigade

Band working on debut album come to Tower Wharf venue on March 6

Chester Music Society welcomes classical saxophonist Amy Green

Saxophonist Amy Green takes part in the Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert season on March 11
Young star brings the current Celebrity Concert Series to a close on March 11
Ellesmere Port boxer Matty Fagan, right, with trainer Anthony 'Arni' Farnell.

Matty Fagan plots comeback win against Jamie Quinn

Ellesmere Port boxer looking to bounce back from maiden pro defeat

Deeside Dragons continue recovery with emphatic victory over Nottingham Lions

Deeside Dragons players celebrate after scoring against Nottingham Lions
Steve Fellows' men extend unbeaten run to three matches

In This Week's Paper

8 pubs to take your mum for Mother's Day in and around Chester

Cosy Cheshire pubs, great food and even a free gift on offer to treat your mum

Look: Have a look around one of Chester's more expensive houses at £1.65M

A media room, five bedrooms and a terrace overlooking the River Dee

How Chester Market looked in the 1960s

Images of the thriving market hall during the Swinging Sixties

Chester and Ellesmere Port News Quiz of the Week

How many questions can you get right based on events of the past seven days?


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