The new edition of The Chronicle is out on Thursday and is packed with local news, sport, what’s on and views.

Highlights of the May 7 edition include:

It's election day and we provide a round-up of the political heavyweights who made last minute visits to Chester.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls receives as red rose from Sandra Riley of The Flower Box on a visit to The Forum and Chester market accompanied by Labour Chester parliamentary candidate Chris Matheson.

Chester has been all over national TV this week - see our round-up including a behind the scenes look at BBC Breakfast at Chester Races.

Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin with Sally Nugent on the BBC Breakfast sofa which was broadcast from Chester Racecourse. Photo by Ian Cooper
Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin with Sally Nugent on the BBC Breakfast sofa which was broadcast from Chester Racecourse. Photo by Ian Cooper

Win tickets to the 2015 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power.

You could win tickets to this year's Pageant of Power event at Cholmondeley

Beth Tweddle and Michael Owen open new fitness centre at Chester Queen's School.

Sports captain Alice Thompson, Beth Tweddle, Sport England chief executive Jennie Price, Michael Owen and deputy sports captain Jemma Bright

Picture special on the cast announced for this year's Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre productions.

Jess Clark will play Juliet in the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet
Jess Clark will play Juliet in the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet
Pictures from the Abbey Gate College pre-exam prom at Chester's Queen Hotel.
Year 11 girls at the Abbey Gate College Upper School Ball at The Queen Hotel
Year 11 girls at the Abbey Gate College Upper School Ball at The Queen Hotel

Kind-hearted couple come to aid of dog found injured on M56 slip road.

Chance, a whippet who was found on the road side with a broken leg
Chance, a whippet who was found on the road side with a broken leg

Photos special from Bank Holiday Monday's Bunbury Church Fete.

The Bunbury Church Fete at Beeston Castle
The Bunbury Church Fete at Beeston Castle
Cafes of yesteryear are highlighted in this week's Nostalgia spread of pictures.
You could get milkshakes and coffee amongst other things at Deeways Cafe
Don't miss this week's brain teasing puzzles page.
The puzzles page in the May 7 edition of The Chronicle
The puzzles page in the May 7 edition of The Chronicle