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.

St John the Baptist Church in Guilden Sutton celebrates 200th anniversary

Exhibition at village fete will reveal history of church from medieval times to present day

Cheshire West and Chester Council to get tough on legal highs, rough sleeping and begging

Busking will also be covered in the new Public Space Protection Order covering Chester City Centre, Newtown and Boughton

Labour-led Cheshire West and Chester Council reintroduces free transport for children with special needs

Deputy leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council Les Ford
Labour cabinet recommends reintroducing transport subsidy from September 2015

Downing Street visit for company behind Chester eatery Mockingbird Taproom

Chef David Mooney represented New Moon Company

Hundreds sign Chester MP's petition to save Hoole bank

NatWest claims there are only 60 active customers of the branch

Traffic chaos in Boughton after car crashes into house

Roads now cleared

M56 accident causing traffic delays for motorists

A second major accident has taken place on the M56 at the Weaver Viaduct
Motorists on their way home face traffic delays following an accident on the M56 this afternoon (Monday July 6).

Traffic chaos in Boughton after car crashes into house

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Roads now cleared         

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

Deputy leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council Les Ford

Labour-led Cheshire West and Chester Council reintroduces free transport for children with special needs

Labour cabinet recommends reintroducing transport subsidy from September 2015

Newtown student homes get the go-ahead in former bakery

An artist's impression of what the new student accommodation will look like in Trafford Street, alongside Chester Fire Station, when it opens in autumn 2016
Six storey student housing scheme gets green light next to Chester Fire Station

Chester student housing proposal at bakery backed by planners

But concerned council leader 'calls in' bid for site next to fire station

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