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Cheshire West and Chester Council

Cheshire West and Chester is a unitary authority area with borough status, in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It was established in April 2009 as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England, by virtue of an order under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. It replaced the boroughs of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Vale Royal and Chester District and its council took over the function of the former Cheshire County Council within its area.


Youngsters could have a go at plate spinning in this year's Lache Fun Day

Fun in the sun as Lache Fun Day draws in crowds

Range of arts and crafts activities enjoyed by all

Chester residents invited to debate future of Dee House overlooking amphitheatre

City MP Chris Matheson has organised the Chester Town Hall event to gather opinions from all sides

Chester bollards consigned to dustbin of history

Bollards deactivated following traffic flow changes due to new bus interchange at Gorse Stacks  

Chester council's 100% success rate challenged by BBC Newsnight

Newsnight investigation casts doubt on UK-wide programme aimed at turning around 'troubled families'

Developers behind Chester flood plain housing schemes won't go away

Latest homes plan would see improved flood protection plus a proposed public park 

The top tier of the new car park will open on Friday (August 26)

First element of £80m Barons Quay scheme to open this weekend

Top level of multi-storey car park will be unveiled for public use, as Asda prepares to take occupation of its unit this summer

The encampment is located towards the back of the playing fields

Travellers descend on Hoole playing fields

Convoy arrived on Coronation Recreation Ground on Thursday night

Cheshire sites awarded green flag status

Green spaces in Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Northwich and Ellesmere Port awarded national gong

A Level results 2016: How did Cheshire West fare against the national average?

More than 2,000 students picked up their grades across the borough

A roadworks sign is directing drivers to the non-existent Fordsham Street, rather than the very much alive and kicking Frodsham Street

Chester's Fordsham Street and other misspelt sign gaffes

Roadworks sign erroneously directing drivers to Fordsham Street rather than Frodsham Street

Chester Magistrates Court

Five litter bugs hit with hefty fines after refusing to pay penalties

Men and women from Chester and Frodsham ordered to pay hundreds of pounds each

Part of Gorse Stacks will be closed for 15 weeks as part of the bus interchange works in Chester

All change for Chester city centre routes as Gorse Stacks bus station works step up a gear

Section of road once home to infamous bollards system temporarily made accessible to all traffic once more

Chester Cathedral sheep removed after council hygiene concerns

Cathedral gives sheep away over fears toddlers may contract E Coli unless restrictions were imposed

Fancy exploring some of Chester's most fascinating buildings?

Your chance will come in September as city hosts Heritage Festival

Travellers leave Blacon camp before they are pushed by council eviction

Convoy departed the Shelley Road site this morning

TV's Ainsley Harriott serves up award for Northwich salt museum

Lottery-funded restoration project wins public vote  to be named the UK’s Best Heritage project

Council to seek court order after Travellers stay beyond deadline

Seven caravans have been settled on space off Shelley Road in Blacon since August 7

Lord Mayor of Chester leads city tributes following death of Duke of Westminster

Book of condolence opened at Chester Town Hall and flags are lowered to to half mast on civic buildings

Chester Cathedral: 'We did not mislead over new steps off City Walls'

Cathedral says staircase will support its falconry centre but are fundamentally 'for the benefit of visitors and residents alike'

Travellers given 2pm deadline to leave 'unauthorised' Blacon site

Group have been settled on green space off Shelley Road since Sunday


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