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The Conservative Party are in control of Cheshire West and Chester Council with 42 councillors with Labour having 32 and the Liberal Democrats 1. Chester has a Conservative MP, Stephen Mosley, while the rural Eddisbury constituency has long-standing Tory MP Stephen O'Brien. Ellesmere Port and Neston has Labour's Andrew Miller as MP while Tory Graham Evans is MP for Weaver Vale which covers Frodsham and Helsby.

A-level physics students from Neston High School have been visiting CERN in Switzerland

Teenagers’ trip to the edge of science

Students at Neston High School take a trip to CERN

Regional foodbank use is at record high level

Almost 12,000 adults and 6,700 children received foodbank parcels in 2013-14
ALMOST 12,000 adults and 6,700 children were provided with emergency supplies by Cheshire’s foodbanks during the last financial year.

Picturesque path has peaceful future

Protests by campaigners to halt the spreading of road planings on picturesque Cuckoo Lane in Little Neston have led to a redesigned scheme which has now been completed
Cuckoo Lane near Neston has been restored thanks to campaigners

Picture gallery: Your London Marathon stories and pictures

Local runners raise thousands for their chosen charities

New centre could boost pupils’ IT skills

Possible new computer Code Club in Ellesmere Port
Fire crew release trio trapped in bedroom

Firefighters rescue trio trapped in Helsby bedroom

Crew from Frodsham Fire Station gain entry to property on Back Crossland Terrace

Your chance to be a video star

You could present at this year's Boodles May Festival
Competition to present this year's Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse

City-based thriller book due for release

Crime writer David Carter has set his latest book in Chester
Crime writer David Carter’s latest literary offering set in  Chester is about to be released.

Chester MPs

Protests by campaigners to halt the spreading of road planings on picturesque Cuckoo Lane in Little Neston have led to a redesigned scheme which has now been completed

Picturesque path has peaceful future

Cuckoo Lane near Neston has been restored thanks to campaigners

Picture gallery: Your London Marathon stories and pictures

Local runners raise thousands for their chosen charities

Giants' new home is a tall order

Stephen Mosley MP cuts the ribbon with GiANTS social inclusion director Dave Roberts, executive financial director Annette Silcock, financial director John Iles and project director Kristine Szulik
Chester GiANTS move into new premises in Blacon
A view of Chester from the Cathedral at Height tour

Cathedral challenged to attract 1m visitors

Cheshire West and Chester Council leader Mike Jones sets challenge for Chester Cathedral team

Villagers up in arms over housing plans

About 150 residents gathered at the public meeting held in Tarporley Community Centre on Monday to discuss three controversial housing applications
Packed meeting at Tarporley Community Centre to discuss plans for homes

‘Back the battle against homes or lose our votes’

About 150 residents gathered at the public meeting held in Tarporley Community Centre on Monday to discuss three controversial housing applications
 

Cheshire Councillors

Deputy leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council Les Ford

Deputy council leader in ‘special needs’ storm

Cllr Les Ford apologises for calling children with additional needs 'a burden'

Work under way on £8m retirement apartments

Area manager at Homes & Communities Agency Richard Jones, Keepmoats North West area manager Frank Mondino, chairman of Your Housing Group Kathy Cowell OBE DL and Cllr Les Ford at the Meadow Croft developments sod cutting ceremony
Extra care facility to be built in Helsby

Extensive revamp under way at community park

Redevelopment of St Anne's Field to be ready for Summer

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