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Recap: GCSE results in Chester and Ellesmere Port 2016

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Here's everything you need to know about the results as they come in from schools in the area

Kim Cattrall in Chester filming new BBC thriller

Scenes for new BBC Agatha Christie thriller being recorded in Abbey Square

GCSE results 2016: Blacon High School

Sensational performance by students adds to a milestone year for school

Chester restaurant owners 'devastated' by early hours blaze

A huge plume of smoke rises from the Hickory's Smoke House restaurant.
Hickory Smokehouse group is dealing with aftermath of serious blaze at its Dudley restaurant

Cheshire police documentary follows M56 drink-drive arrest of footballer

James Gray, in yellow, for Southport
Next instalment of 999: What's Your Emergency focuses on the effects of alcohol

GCSE results: Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port

GCSE students from Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port celebrate their results
Pupils and staff have worked hard

GCSE results 2016: Christleton High School

31 students achieved eight or more A*-A grades

GCSE results 2016: Tarporley High School

Every student has passed more than five GCSEs

GCSE results 2016: The Hammond School

Pupils at The Hammond School in Chester celebrating their GCSE results
Students study GCSEs alongside an intensive programme of dance or drama training

Victim recovering from 'serious injuries' after Winsford alleyway assault

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The 39-year-old man was attacked as he walked between Nixon Drive and Knights Grange Fields

Frodsham and Helsby survey to assess community's view on fracking issue

Push to find out public feeling on the issue

Night bus to serve Chester and Ellesmere Port revellers

Late night bus will operate at weekends from September as part of a trial

Chester FC: It's up to me to make these players believe, says McCarthy

Blues boss says onus is on him to make sure players realise their potential and overcome poor start

Restaurant manager from Chester drove at 108mph in 70mph area of A55

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Shohidul Ismal Ali banned from driving for 28 days

GCSE results: Neston High School

Neston High School students celebrate their GCSE results
Students achieve 600 A* and A grades at GCSE

GCSE results: Ellesmere Port Catholic High School

Students at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School celebrate successful GCSE grades
Top grades from students in the modern languages department in French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Polish

Water leak causing problems for Ellesmere Port residents

Properties in Ellesmere Port are experiencing poor water pressure
Leak on Upper Mersey Street to blame for water pressure issues

GCSE results 2016: The Queen's School

Another excellent year at Chester girls' school

GCSE results 2016: University Church of England Academy

Ellesmere Port UCEA students Adam Bowles who achieved seven A* grades and three grade As and Shania Jones who achieved one grade A*, four grade As and four grade Bs. Pic supplied by UCEA.
93% of students secured five or more passes at GCSE in a range of subjects

Chester actor Josh Whitehouse stars in new film Alleycats

Alleycats, starring Chester's own Josh Whitehouse, is released this month
Rising star plays lead role in thriller about underground bike racing

GCSE results 2016: Abbey Gate College

Headteacher Tracy Pollard says she is 'delighted' with the results

GCSE results 2016: St David's High School

Many students met or exceeded their personal targets

GCSE results 2016: Bishops' Blue Coat CE High School

Twins Emily and Abigail Tucker achieved 19 A* and A grades between them

Liverpool airport gears itself up for 'busiest weekend of the year'

Will you be one of the 70,000 travellers expected to pass through airport this Bank Holiday

GCSE results 2016: Cheshire teenagers warned of dangers of celebrating with alcohol

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Social enterprise Under Age Sales putting retailers on alert for booze hunting students

Chester law firm raises £1,000 for Stroke Association

Jolliffe and Co staged a networking event attended by more than 50 people

Find out how Cestrian your surname is

A new heat map widget can tell you how popular your surname is in your local area
Researchers have devised a quirky online tool which reveals just how popular your last name is where you're from

Frodsham's mayor launching 'Oscars' to celebrate town's unsung heroes

Mayor Mallie Poulton wants to recognise community champions

Countess of Chester Hospital offers tips on how to exercise at your desk

Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company present Legally Blonde at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton

Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company to stage hit show Legally Blonde

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Students from The King's School in Chester celebrate their GCSE success

GCSE results 2016: The King's School

GCSE students at The Grange School in Hartford

GCSE results 2016: The Grange School

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GCSE results 2016: Queen's Park High School

GCSE results 2016: Helsby High School

GCSE results 2016: Upton High School

GCSE results 2016: Chester Catholic High School

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Chester Picnic for Peace hailed a roaring success

GCSE results 2016: Cheshire West and Chester schools

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