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Alex Clifton becomes Chester Performs artistic director

Alex Clifton has been appointed artistic director of Chester Performs which includes the new cultural centre due to open in autumn 2016
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre mastermind will lead artistic policy for city's new £37m cultural centre

Cheshire West and Chester Council have bad-tempered first meeting under Labour control

Councillors clash as new ruling group revamp committee structure and break protocol on chairman's role

Huntington homeowner confronted by two burglars during afternoon raid

Cheshire Police
Victim left shocked and shaken after face to face encounter with intruders

Chester visit from Red Arrows brings flash of colour to city skyline

World-famous display team was using Hawarden Airport as base over the weekend

A483 Posthouse Roundabout traffic misery as motorists face four-mile tailback

Motorists are complaining of lengthy queues on the A483
The £6m roadworks have resulted in a queue back to Rossett with some drivers complaining of a two hour delay

Three Queens in Liverpool have special meaning for Chester man

Peter Jones' father was a commercial artist who worked for Cunard

West Cheshire College jobs at risk in Government funding cuts

The future of the West Cheshire College campus at Handbridge in Chester is in the balance
Almost 90 jobs could go across campuses in Chester and Ellesmere Port

Ashton Hayes community furious at lack of broadband for THIRD time in less than a year

Community have been beset with problems

Fifth year of Malpas Arts & Literature Festival is another success

A mix of literary stars performed

Boat-owner blasts River Dee launch facilities as motorists block slipway

The car park on Sandy Lane
Ron Crowe says Sandy Lane car park is 'constantly full of cars'

Nepal earthquake: Peckforton medic tells of experience providing aid

Humanitarian aid worker Jonathan Povey was deployed to Nepal following the April 25 earthquake
Jonathan Povey said it was an 'immensely challenging environment' to work in
Chester choir A Handbag of Harmonies with musical director Matt Baker and the mayor of Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy

WATCH: Chester Handbag of Harmonies choir return from Italian triumph

All-female choir form exchange with Coro Calycanthus music group who are due to visit city in December

Cheshire West and Chester Council have bad-tempered first meeting under Labour control

Councillors clash as new ruling group revamp committee structure and break protocol on chairman's role

A483 Posthouse Roundabout traffic misery as motorists face four-mile tailback

Motorists are complaining of lengthy queues on the A483
The £6m roadworks have resulted in a queue back to Rossett with some drivers complaining of a two hour delay
Cheshire Police

Huntington homeowner confronted by two burglars during afternoon raid

Victim left shocked and shaken after face to face encounter with intruders

Chester collision which left woman seriously injured leads to jail for driver

Steve Lee Hubbard was sentenced at Chester Crown Court for causing a serious collison on Lache Lane in September 2014
Steve Lee Hubbard, 30, sentenced to two years and eight months following last year's Lache Lane crash

Police appeal following attempted robbery of 66-year-old man in Chester

Officers are appealing for information after an attempted robbery on Raymond Street on May 17
Victim sustained minor injuries during incident on Raymond Street on Sunday, May 17

Cheshire West and Chester Council have bad-tempered first meeting under Labour control

Councillors clash as new ruling group revamp committee structure and break protocol on chairman's role

Wirral CP Boxing Club's Leon Cooney reaches national final

Leon Cooney with Wirral Community Police Boxing Club chairman Peter Phelan
The 13-year-old will take on Oxfordshire's Jimmy Doran in the 50kg final at the England Boxing Schools Championship

11 things to do this half term in Chester and Ellesmere Port

Fun for all the family throughout the school holidays

Royal wedding milliner creates hat for hotel's 150th anniversary

Laura Apsit Liven's £770 design for The Chester Grosvenor was inspired by Eastgate clock and the landmark hotel's interior

Chester choir A Handbag of Harmonies with musical director Matt Baker and the mayor of Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy

WATCH: Chester Handbag of Harmonies choir return from Italian triumph

All-female choir form exchange with Coro Calycanthus music group who are due to visit city in December

Calveley Primary School transform mud patch into landscape garden

Calveley Primary School recently took delivery of a minibus
Youngsters have been enjoying the great outdoors

Little Sutton student's mealworm bread recipe is a winner

Gemma Lamb won the IFST North of England Young Scientist competition
Former Bishops' Blue Coat CE High School pupil Gemma Lamb wins the IFST's North of England Young Scientist competition

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Chester choir A Handbag of Harmonies with musical director Matt Baker and the mayor of Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy

WATCH: Chester Handbag of Harmonies choir return from Italian triumph

Chester visit from Red Arrows brings flash of colour to city skyline

Three Queens in Liverpool have special meaning for Chester man

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