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.

Two illegal immigrants detained at Chester Indian restaurant

A woman and a 17-year-old girl were found to have overstayed their visas

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Disruption on M53 near Chester following vehicle fire

'Medium' level of disruption caused by incident at Little Stanney

McDonald's in Foregate Street, Chester, is closed for a refurbishment

New Chester McDonald's will offer a high tech experience

Customers will be able to play games and browse the internet on interactive tablets while enjoying their food

Chester lap dancing club to become burlesque show bar

Platinum Lounge on Bridge Street Row loses licensing battle but says it will continue to hold fully nude events once a month

Heli-med Dr Gemma Mullen after receiving the President's Prize in 2011 from Dr Virginia Clough, the then president of the Chester and North Wales Medical Council

Countess of Chester Hospital medic is on board Prince William's air ambulance

Dr Gemma Mullen, who was trained at city hospital, is part of the East Anglian Air Ambulance service

Landlord of the Watergate Inn and chairman of Pubwatch, Frank Marnell, is backing Chester Race Company's ban on people taking their own alcohol on the open course

Chester Races booze ban supported by city Pubwatch chairman

Frank Marnell backs race company decision to stop alcohol being taken on to open course

Euan Hall, CEO of the Land Trust and the Duke of Westminster unveil a carving of a tree at the Memorial Forest on the Countess of Chester Country Park as Norman Armstrong-Kersh, CEO and founder of the Life for a Life charity watches on. Picture courtesy of Andy Scargill

Countess of Chester Country Park memorial forest launched by Duke of Westminster

Life For A Life charity creates area to commemorate loved ones

Chester free school submits planning application just seven weeks before building is due to open

University Cathedral Free School intends to move to Murlain House in Union Street for start of new term on September 1

Michael Gray, right, a commiittee member of the Criminal Law Solicitors' Association and a partner in Chester-based Gray and Co Solicitors, outside Chester Magistrates Court, together with solicitor and barrister colleagues including Owen Edwards, a representative of The Criminal Bar Association for England and Wales, protesting at Legal Aid cuts in 2014

Chester lawyer says legal system is in meltdown as protests grow against government cuts

Solicitors refusing to take on new Legal Aid work in a bid to put pressure on Lord Chancellor Michael Gove

Volunteer coordinator Sally Dobbing and cafe manager Amy Edwards are looking for volunteers to help out at a new community cafe project in Hoole

Hoole lottery winning community cafe seeking volunteers

New venture planning to open its doors in September

The number of love locks is slowly creeping back at the Queen's Park suspension bridge in Chester

Chester suspension bridge love locks are making a comeback

Council monitoring romantic gesture as padlocks are potential health and safety hazard


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