David Holmes

David Holmes

David Holmes is the Chester Chronicle Chief Reporter. He has a huge knowledge of the City and is always the first with the big Chester exclusives.

John Christopher Smith, 42, of Grasmere Close, Connahs Quay, was the mastermind behind a £1.3m cash for crash fraud and has been jailed for six-and-a-half years

Chester cash for crashes scam mastermind jailed for more than six years

See our gallery of 14 defendants sentenced over seven fake collisions with buses in the city area

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Potentially lethal weapon seized at Chester Railway Station

Fare dodgers also apprehended and taxis checked as part of police Operation Division

Two accidents are causing problems on the M56 between Runcorn and Chester

Two accidents causing traffic congestion on M56 between Runcorn and Chester

Multi-vehicle accident west-bound and second crash on east-bound carriageway

Bunbury sporting legend Beth Tweddle takes on The Chaser on TV for charity

Former World Champion gymnast appears on celebrity Easter edition of ITV game show The Chase

Chester Cathedral hears first Easter sermon given by woman bishop Libby Lane

Bishop Libby offers female perspective on the Easter story

Helsby left grid-locked following road traffic collision

Motorcycle and car involved in accident in Chester Road

VIEW: Michael Owen's million dollar horse returns home to Malpas after race triumph

Brown Panther in isolation at Manor House Stables after winning the Dubai Gold Cup

LOOK INSIDE: Landmark Chester tin chapel transformed into quirky holiday let

Edge family provide unusual accommodation experience in much-loved former place of worship in Whipcord Lane

WATCH: Ten people found guilty as Chester cash for crashes trial comes to an end

City businessman John Christopher Smith was mastermind behind £1m-plus fraud

Clifton Drive housing plan in Chester flood plain to be decided at inquiry

Scheme would mean loss of playing fields

West Cheshire doctors to get almost £4m to revolutionise GP practices

Video chats, text messages and online prescriptions among the innovations being considered


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