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17:00, 25 JUL 2013
Is this man the saviour of Chester's Tory Party?
FORMER Coronation Street star Adam Rickitt is definitely interested in becoming the Conservatives' parliamentary candidate for the Chester constituency.
Tory candidate quits over sexism and racism claims
THE man chosen to fight the Chester parliamentary seat for the Conservatives has resigned and accused former colleagues of sexist bullying and making racist comments.
Lib Dem councillor to stand down in May
A COUNCILLOR says she will continue to serve her constituents, despite moving away from her ward.
Is it all over for Offer?
CHESTER Conservatives' parliamentary candidate Paul Offer will today face a showdown which could mark the death knell of his political career.
Fourth time lucky for 'optimist' Russell?
CHESTER MP Christine Russell will attempt to win a fourth term at the next general election in 2009 or 2010.
American mayoral system to be debated
DIRECTLY-elected mayors could be in charge of councils in Cheshire under Whitehall proposals aimed at shaking up local government.
Frodsham Town Council
Ex-mayor fails to keep up appearances
FORMER Frodsham mayor Nigel Griffiths has forfeited the seat he held on the town council for 20 years after failing to attend enough meetings.
War memorial makes a return to square
AFTER months of controversy, Crewe's war memorial is due to return to a new spot in the town centre today.
Britannia memorial poised for new site
AFTER months of wrangling the people of Crewe and Nantwich feel Britannia would be best placed on the revamped Municipal Square.
Political fighting is delaying memorial
FORMER council leader Peter Kent has condemned 'tasteless' arguing over Crewe's war hopefulsmorial and blamed 'political point-scoring' for delaying its take-turn.
End in sight for location decision on Britannia
MONTHS of wrangling over where to put Crewe's revamped war memorial could end next month.
Tory's 'defection' letter under fire
THE Liberal Democrat leader of Chester City Council has accused his Tory rivals of trying to persuade his colleagues to defect.
Chester & Cheshire News
Ex-mayor's family call for answers
THE family of a former mayor convicted of electoral fraud have demanded to know why police have failed to quiz voters who, they say, have also broken the law.
Lecturer becomes Tory candidate for Assembly election
AT A packed meeting Clwyd South Welsh Conservative Association selected John Bell as their Candidate for the Welsh Assembly election in May 2007.
Countess of Chester Hospital
Debt relief for health boards in cash crisis
THE CHRONICLE has learnt that the government is to bail out the local cash-strapped NHS to the tune of about £20m
Triumphant Tory takes council reins
CONSERVATIVE Brian Silvester has taken control of Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council after a verbal lashing from his political rivals.
Trustworthy, honest, respected - but guilty of election fraud
FORMER Mayor of Halton and veteran councillor Pat Tyrrell was spared a prison sentence but fined £3,000 after pleading guilty to ten counts of electoral fraud following the 2004 local and European elections.
Borough to unveil new-look cabinet
IT COULD be all change at the top of Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council as members gather for their annual meeting today.
Conservative demands after gains from Labour and Lib Dems are brushed aside
THE Conservatives demanded the opportunity to govern in Chester this week after gaining five seats in last week's city council election.
Official error hits ward vote count
AN ELECTION official's mistake led to 79 votes in the local elections being declared invalid.
Politics is a family affair for Tories
TORIES are keeping local politics in the family with two gains in the borough council elections.
X marks the tot
A WIDNES woman has raised concerns about the security surrounding the local elections after her three-year-old daughter was allowed to vote.
Illness puts stop to councillor's career
VETERAN borough councillor Pat Tyrrell has announced his retirement due to ill-health.
Ousted leader strikes back
FURIOUS Peter Kent claims a 'dirty tricks' campaign robbed him of his job as council leader.