Steve Burr and Jon McCarthy are getting close to deciding on a starting side for the first game of the season

Competition for places hotting up, says Chester FC assistant Jon McCarthy

First-team coach says line-up for season opener against Braintree Town is starting to take shape

Chester Boughton Hall retain Fred Graham Trophy despite weather worries

Chester Boughton Hall's players celebrate their Fred Graham Trophy victory at Upton CC
Rain fails to wash away club's bid for first piece of silverware in 2015

Jordan Chapell settling in well with Chester FC and confident there's more to come

Jordan Chapell takes on the Rochdale defence during pre-season
Sheffield-born winger has caught the eye during pre-season following switch from Torquay United

Stalybridge Celtic 1 Chester FC 4: Jim Green's verdict

Jordan Chapell bagged a brace for the Blues at Bower Fold
Jordan Chapell's double and goals from Sam Hughes and Craig Hobson gave the Blues a win at Bower Fold

Chester v Wrexham derby fixtures will be bubble matches for third season running

Stadium vandalism caused by a minority of Chester fans in last meeting played a part in the decision

John Rooney encouraged at smooth integration of new Chester FC signings

John Rooney pictured during the pre-season match with League One side Rochdale
Liverpool-born midfielder enjoying more advanced role following arrival of Luke George and Tom Shaw

Andy Morrison departs as Airbus UK Broughton assistant manager

Andy Morrison has left his position as assistant manager with Airbus UK Broughton
Former Manchester City captain leaves by mutual consent four weeks before the start of the new season

Newton Athletic make history with Liverpool Champions League triumph

Newton Athletic under-11s, winners of the Liverpool Champions League Final. Back row: Sam Bowdler, Jack Dalton, Elliot Hughes, Joseph Smith, Harvey Bawn, Harry Anderson. Front row: Jamie Davies (coach), Thomas Smith, Callum Bushell, Ben O’Brien, Dennis Tyson, Issac Musker, Joe Flynn (coach).
Chester-side defeated Mags Barca to be crowned the best under-11s team in Merseyside region

Sponsorship boost for Chester & District Sunday League Cup

Kevin Jones, assistant manager of The Cheshire County Sports Club, with Keith Bolton, secretary of the Chester & District Sunday League
Upton-based The Cheshire County Sports Club 'delighted' to be new competition sponsor

Deeside Dragons retain defensive duo

Deeside Dragons defenceman Bryn Roberts has signed a short-term deal with the club
Steve Fellows and Bryn Roberts to return to the ice for Flintshire club ahead of new Laidler Conference campaign

Athletics round-up: West Cheshire AC's Isobel Griffin-Morris spins her way to silver

West Cheshire AC's Isobel Griffin-Morris bagged silver
Teenager takes second spot in the under-17 women's discus at the Schools International Meeting

Jenny Tinmouth pleased after posting quickest-ever times at Brands Hatch

Jenny Tinmouth in action for Honda
Chester-born racer registered 19th and 22nd placed finished at round six of the British Superbikes Championship

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Steve Burr and Jon McCarthy are getting close to deciding on a starting side for the first game of the season

Competition for places hotting up, says Chester FC assistant Jon McCarthy

First-team coach says line-up for season opener against Braintree Town is starting to take shape

Jordan Chapell settling in well with Chester FC and confident there's more to come

Jordan Chapell takes on the Rochdale defence during pre-season
Sheffield-born winger has caught the eye during pre-season following switch from Torquay United
Cheshire Phoenix head coach John Lavery

John Lavery remaining patient as Cheshire Phoenix close in on further signings

Head coach pleased with how squad is shaping up and hopes to have added more bodies by early August

Local heroes of Chester honoured at Dee 106.3 awards

Annual awards honour city's bravest
West Cheshire AC's Isobel Griffin-Morris bagged silver

Athletics round-up: West Cheshire AC's Isobel Griffin-Morris spins her way to silver

Teenager takes second spot in the under-17 women's discus at the Schools International Meeting

Newton Athletic under-11s, winners of the Liverpool Champions League Final. Back row: Sam Bowdler, Jack Dalton, Elliot Hughes, Joseph Smith, Harvey Bawn, Harry Anderson. Front row: Jamie Davies (coach), Thomas Smith, Callum Bushell, Ben O’Brien, Dennis Tyson, Issac Musker, Joe Flynn (coach).

Newton Athletic make history with Liverpool Champions League triumph

Chester-side defeated Mags Barca to be crowned the best under-11s team in Merseyside region

Ben Foden's last appearance for England in a full international was in November 2013

Ben Foden not giving up on Rugby World Cup dream

Chester-born international aiming to recover from knee injury and force his way into Stuart Lancaster's squad

Team Sky's Chris Froome celebrates winning the 2015 Tour de France

Opinion: Why hasn't Chris Froome received the plaudits he deserves?

Cyclist became first Brit in history to win two Tour de France titles but has failed to win over the public

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