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

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

Chester 'fake taxi' rape trial accused gives evidence

Crown court jury hears defendant accessed online porn before offence alleged to have taken place

Chester Eastgate Clock replica no longer going backwards in time

The replica Eastgate Clock in Chester has now been fixed
Action taken to fix replica Eastgate Clock face which was printed the wrong way round

Armed Cheshire police swoop on Lache street

Heavy police presence on Elm Square in Lache on Wednesday, April 22
Man detained under Mental Health Act after hinting he had a firearm

Holland & Barrett Chester is UK's first allergy-friendly supermarket

New store opened today by Radio 1 DJ Jameela Jamil

A483 Posthouse roundabout works on track to meet completion deadline

Traffic jams northbound on the A483 near Gresford due to roadworks at the Posthouse roundabout
But motorists complain of yet more traffic jam misery due to 'out of sync' traffic lights, which will remain until the May 10 finish date

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Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race returns to Acton Bridge

Riders tackling the Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race last year
Line-up for Sunday's race includes Olympic gold medallists

Alleged Chester rape victim had history of psychiatric problems

Court hears 20-year-old had taken an overdose after being sexually assaulted in 2009

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Riders tackling the Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race last year

Cheshire Classic Women's Road Race returns to Acton Bridge

Line-up for Sunday's race includes Olympic gold medallists

Chester Eastgate Clock replica no longer going backwards in time

The replica Eastgate Clock in Chester has now been fixed
Action taken to fix replica Eastgate Clock face which was printed the wrong way round

Armed Cheshire police swoop on Lache street

Heavy police presence on Elm Square in Lache on Wednesday, April 22
Man detained under Mental Health Act after hinting he had a firearm

Chester 'fake taxi' rape trial accused gives evidence

Crown court jury hears defendant accessed online porn before offence alleged to have taken place

Alleged Chester rape victim had history of psychiatric problems

Court hears 20-year-old had taken an overdose after being sexually assaulted in 2009

Alleged rape victim gives evidence from beyond the grave in Chester trial

The 20-year-old took her own life five days after being interviewed by police
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

London Marathon: Sam's run for Alzheimer’s

Ellesmere port woman to run in honour of her grandmothers

Three rescued from canal in Ellesmere Port after being caught in strong tides

Crews had to be called after tides got too strong

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The new Parliamentary candidate for Chester for Ukip Steve Ingram
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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

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