Politics

The Labour Party are in control of Cheshire West and Chester Council with 38 councillors with Conservatives having 36 and one independent. Chester has a Labour MP, Chris Matheson, while the rural Eddisbury constituency has Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach. Ellesmere Port and Neston has Labour's Justin Madders as MP while Tory Graham Evans is MP for Weaver Vale which covers Frodsham and Helsby.

Hoole bids to become Britain's Greatest High Street

MP backs suburb for success in national community award scheme

Relief for Tattenhall parents as council agree to pay for school transport

Community had made a stand against proposals

Chester anti-social behaviour policy begins three month consultation

Men sleeping rough on the Watergate Street Rows in Chester
Legal highs, sleeping rough and busking all under the spotlight in proposed Public Space Protection Order for city centre

Upton Parish Council backs moratorium on unconventional gas exploration

Anti-fracking campaigners staged a peaceful protest at a meeting of Upton Parish Council
Anti-fracking campaigners claiming victory after staging parade protest to Monday night's meeting

Upton fracking protesters to stage demonstration at parish council meeting

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

Pilot dies in plane crash at Chris Evans' CarFest at Oulton Park - latest updates

Chris Evans said that the pilot died after the plane crashed during a display this afternoon

CarFest North air crash victim named as RAF trained Kevin Whyman

Fast jet pilot leaves behind a wife and young daughter

Pilot killed in CarFest North air crash at Oulton Park in Cheshire

Radio and TV presenter Chris Evans pays tribute to victim of 'tragic accident'

Chester MPs

WATCH: Scout parade in Chester city centre

County Scout Sunday event attracts hundreds to Chester

New Frodsham charity seeks to recycle bikes and encourage sustainable transport

Frodsham Bike Project founder Andy Pendleton
Frodsham Bike Project has helped more than 1,000 people since its creation seven months ago

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'
Councillor Mark Stocks

Chester Tory leadership challenger launches damaging attack on Conservative CWaC chief Mike Jones

Cllr Mark Stocks says someone must take responsibility for party's embarrassing defeat

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

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

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

Cheshire Councillors

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

Chester police seize class A drugs during morning raids

Cheshire Police carried out raids in Lache and Upton
Chester Local Policing Unit used warrants at four addresses in Lache and Upton

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

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

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