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.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have bad-tempered first meeting under Labour control

Councillors clash as new ruling group revamp committee structure and break protocol on chairman's role

Eccleston livestock manager forged documents over slaughtered cows

Timothy Misson's actions risked unsafe meat being processed for human consumption

Fifth year of Malpas Arts & Literature Festival is another success

A mix of literary stars performed

The car park on Sandy Lane

Boat-owner blasts River Dee launch facilities as motorists block slipway

Ron Crowe says Sandy Lane car park is 'constantly full of cars'

Chester Tory chief Mike Jones survives leadership challenge after election defeat

Former council leader emerges triumphant after Cllr Mark Stocks put himself forward as alternative choice for local Conservatives

Chester Labour MP Chris Matheson back from his first week at Parliament

The city's new Member of Parliament talks to David Holmes about his hopes for the next five years and his first experience at 'Hogwarts'

Winners of first Cheshire's Community and Voluntary Arts Awards announced

Lord Mayor of Chester leads ceremony at Chester Town Hall

Prince Edward visits Ellesmere Port today

The Earl of Wessex to open new £15m Ellesmere Port Sports Village

The Marks and Spencer home and menswear store in Foregate Street, Chester, has now closed

Chester's River Island could move into old M&S store

Application from River Island to change shop front on unit closest to Frodsham Street

Cheshire's first ever Community and Voluntary Arts Awards to be presented

Winners will be announced at Chester Town Hall this evening

Another fire broke out at Richmond Court in Chester

Chester homeless hostel suffers second fire in less than a month

Food left in cooker burst into flames at Richmond Court in Boughton

Your chance to vote for community centre in Handbridge

You have until May 30 to vote for the project online

Theatre in the Quarter outline vision for St Mary's Centre

Artistic director Matt Baker promises a key venue in the city's vibrant cultural life

Wayne Copley, Procurement Director, REPIC (award sponsor), Christine Skeldon, Recycling Engagement Co-ordinator (Kier), Emma Harrison, Customer Relationship Team Leader (CWAC), John Outram, Head of Service, Commissioning Places (CWAC), Steve Bakewell, Senior Waste Contracts Manager (CWAC), Sue Perkins, awards host at the Local Government Chronicle Council of the Year awards

Taxpayers' Alliance slams Cheshire West and Chester Council for awards 'jolly'

Freedom of Information request shows cost of sending representatives to London bash was more than £11,000

Work begins on Chester city centre student housing scheme

Scheme includes two blocks to house 120 students in Upper Northgate Street

Sheila Brown, from Vicars Cross, passed away in February following a long battle with breast cancer

Charity night in memory of much-loved Vicars Cross mum

Sheila Brown's daughter and nieces are raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Referendum victory for Malpas as Neighbourhood Plan gets green light

More than 90% of residents voted in favour of plan in referendum

VE Day commemorations: Lord Mayor of Chester leads service at Chester Cathedral

Veterans representing the Navy, Army, Wrens and Land Army attend VE Day commemoration

£500 worth of Argos vouchers to be won with The Chronicle

Deadline for entries Friday, May 22

New CWaC leader Samantha Dixon. Photo by Ian Cooper

WATCH: CWaC Labour leader-elect Samantha Dixon wants a new consensual approach

Chester City councillor Samantha Dixon tells the electorate:  "We will not disappoint you."

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