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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.

The £13m extension at the rear of the Countess of Chester Hospital

Countess staff love new £13m extension

New Countess of Chester Hospital building has overnight facilities for relatives, an endoscopy unit and critical care unit

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Isobelle at two-days-old with mum Katie

Baby unit ‘too full’ to receive mum-to-be

No room at the Countess of Chester Hospital for mum in labour

Chief reporter David Holmes speaks to Christopher Widger (National Trust Countryside Manager for Cheshire and Wirral) and Stuart Morris (Land Management Advisor for Natural England)

Trees have to go to save heathland

National Trust embarks on next phase to regenerate lowland heath on Bickerton Hill

Sir Steve Redgrave addresses the Cheshire West and Chester Council meeting at Chester town hall as council press officers Ian Callister and Rachel Ashley take notes in the background

Tense student village meeting airs on BBC

Chester's student village on BBC2's Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners

The area near The Cop play area, off New Crane Street, in January 2014

Millions being spent on flood defences

Cheshire West and Chester Council and government provide £5m for flood defences in borough

Warrington bomb victims Liz and Gordon Edwards, of Helsby, feel said the Survivors for Peace programme is coming to an end at Colin Parry's Peace Centre

Bomb victims ‘sad’ at loss of support funds

Couple injured in the IRA Warrington bomb sad at lack of funding for peace centre

An artist's impression of what the University of Chester's proposed new community rowing facility would look like

University boat race on Dee is the dream as proposals lodged

The University of Chester has ambitious plans to create first class rowing facilities on the Dee to increase participation and establish a North West University Boat Race.

Convicted child abuser David Fearnley of Northwich failed a bid to reduce his prison sentence

Nine years for child sex abuse teacher

Former Scoutmaster from Northwich fails to get prison sentence reduced

Demonstration against ATOS outside Chester Assessment Centre, 1-2 Grosvenor Court, 137-151 Foregate Street

Protest against firm over ‘fit to work’ testing

Demonstrators complain at handling of cases by Atos

Lee Ainsworth presents a defibrillator to Highfield Community Primary School in Blacon, Chester

Dad gets to the heart of the community

Lee Challinor raises thousands for defibrilators in Blacon schools and community centres

The homes will be a far cry from their more traditional neighbours

Row over 'space-age' homes on television

Frodsham pair unsuccessfully object to new homes on BBC's Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners


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