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.

Newly-restored Round Tower in Sandiway officially unveiled

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place

Counterfeit mobile phone items seized from Friduddin Ranas business premises

Chester shop was supplied with fake branded mobile phone items

Cheshire West Trading Standards prosecute wholesaler importing counterfeit goods from China

The protective wrap is being removed from the Eastgate Clock

Chester Eastgate Clock cover removed

Walkway under famous timepiece to remain closed while City Walls restoration is completed

Councillor Louise Gittins and Peter Boughton, Keeper of Art, admire the masterpieces loaned to the Grosvenor Museum by the Duke of Westminster and the Trustees of the Grosvenor Estate

Chester Grosvenor Museum displays masterpieces from the Duke of Westminster's collection

A pair of portraits by Rembrandt’s workshop and two paintings by David Teniers the Younger can now be seen by general public

Upton fracking protesters to stage demonstration at parish council meeting

Residents urged to show solidarity by marching to village hall to make voices heard

Artists impressions of the new bus interchange in Chester

Chester Gorse Stacks £13.5m bus interchange contractor appointed

John Graham Construction will deliver major new project due to open in early 2017

Robert Pickthall carried out a campaign of abuse against Cheshire West and Chester Council staff and councillors

Northwich man's anti-Cheshire West and Chester Council obsession led to campaign of abuse

Anti-harassment injunction made to stop Robert Pickthall causing 'distress' to staff and councillors

The playing fields in Clifton Drive which have been earmarked for up to 142 homes

Chester Clifton Drive 142-homes plan goes before public inquiry this autumn

Government inspector will guide Secretary of State over housing scheme in city flood plain

Parents in Tattenhall 'furious' at school bus mix-up

Primary school children were told to get on the wrong bus

Dancers including Emma-Louise Phillips, left, learn how to perform Burlesque from tutor Rose-a-Lisa of Apsara, right, ready for The Platinum Lounge transforms into a Burlesque venue this Friday (July 24)

Chester Platinum Lounge unveils its new burlesque show

Chronicle given sneak preview of what lies in store for customers as lap dancing gives way to more artistic approach

Former CWaC leader Mike Jones on stage as the result is announced by chief executive Steve Robinson with new CWaC leader, Samantha Dixon. Photo by Ian Cooper

CWaC boss Steve Robinson received £30,000 for running May 7 elections

Chief executive repeats his view that aspects of the current election system are ripe for reform

Chester Library is taking part in the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge

Chester libraries launch summer reading challenge for children

Record Breakers is the theme of 2015 initiative designed to get children reading for fun

Restoration of Sandiway Round Tower is finally complete

Iconic landmark was destroyed by a car in 2013

Chester lap dancing club to become burlesque show bar

Platinum Lounge on Bridge Street Row loses licensing battle but says it will continue to hold fully nude events once a month

Children's entertainer Jo Jingles at Frodsham Festival in the Park

Frodsham Festival in the Park in pictures

Hundreds attended the event hosted by Rotary in Frodsham and Helsby

Chester free school submits planning application just seven weeks before building is due to open

University Cathedral Free School intends to move to Murlain House in Union Street for start of new term on September 1

The number of love locks is slowly creeping back at the Queen's Park suspension bridge in Chester

Chester suspension bridge love locks are making a comeback

Council monitoring romantic gesture as padlocks are potential health and safety hazard

Image for proposed log cabin development at Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest log cabins plan rejected by High Court

Forestry Commission defeated in bid to reverse decision by former communities secretary

Pro-busking campaigner Jonny Walker says council proposals would criminalise street performers in Chester. Picture by Anthony Beyga

Chester busking proposals could turn council into 'civic Simon Cowells' says campaigner

Pro-busking Jonny Walker fears public order bid will criminalise street performers

David Wilson Homes have applied to erect a temporary sales cabin on land off Swanlow Lane

Winsford sales cabin bid sparks congestion concerns

David Wilson Homes want to build the temporary unit on land off Swanlow Lane

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