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Chester sees huge rise in contactless spending

More than half of eligible spending across UK now paid for using contactless

Broughton man's hammer attack on victim he thought had slept with his girlfriend

Stephen Thomas Holland was given suspended prison sentence

Union announces three more strikes on Merseyrail in July

Train services between Chester and Liverpool will be affected

Chester's Wesley Church Centre reopens after £500,000 refurbishment

The Grade II listed building is back in business

Have your say on Cheshire West and Chester Council highways services

Cash will go towards filling in potholes in the borough
Local authority wants views from the public on everything from condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities

Care home in Ellesmere Port is shut after family's audio recording raises safety concerns

'Urgent review' launched after recording at Dover Drive Care Home came to light

Plans revealed for 350-bed Chester student scheme

Accommodation would be on the site of Liverpool Road bus depot

Ellesmere Port MP urges housebuilder to act on leaseholder concerns

Justin Madders says he is disappointed 'nothing' has been done to help constituents

There's a new ice cream parlour opening in Chester – and freebies up for grabs

First UK branch of Gino's Gelato is setting up shop on Northgate Street

Pervert jailed for trying to import child-like sex doll into Cheshire

Andrew Dobson's conviction for sickening offence is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK

Cheshire West and Chester Council offer discounts to military personnel

The Weaver Hall Museum in Northwich
Offers covering museums and park and ride are part of the national Armed Forces Week initiative

Men killed in Crewe crane collapse are named

The crane collapsed on a construction site at around 4.30pm
Police have revealed the identities of the two men who died on construction site

Plans lodged for new Chester neighbourhood with 1,400 homes

Application for first 500 homes submitted along with details of school, pub, shops and health centre

What has Chester FC's CEO had to say about early season ticket sales?

Mark Maguire has also delivered his verdict on the club's summer transfer business

Broughton Airbus secures $39.7bn worth of deals at Paris Air Show

Airbus deal with GE Capital Aviation Service for 100 A320neo planes
Their order backlog is now an industry record of 6,800 planes

Hundreds of mourners gather for Manchester attack victim Nell Jones' funeral

14-year-old schoolgirl was killed in the terrorist atrocity at Manchester Arena

Family's plea for return of sentimental heirloom missing from Frodsham

Can you help trace this chair that's been in the Parker family for 200 years?

Cheshire heroes recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours list

The Cheshire line-up for the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours - Jacqueline Rowbottom, Louise Shepherd, Amy Hathaway, Professor Anthony Colin Fisher and Lex Greensill
Find out who was named alongside stars such as Ed Sheeran and JK Rowling

Five beautiful beaches within an hour's drive of Chester

Lighter nights and warmer days mean it's time to head for the beach again

Boughton homeless hostel recommended for closure

Senior council officer suggests smaller units dispersed across the borough

Chester tower blocks NOT fitted with same cladding as Grenfell

Reassurances offered by housing association over city's nine tower blocks  

Chester Storyhouse to unveil Shakespeare thriller relevant to 21st century politics

Actors Christopher Wright and Natalie Grady who play Julius Caesar and Marc Antony in the Storyhouse production of Julius Caesar
Two stars of the show talk about classic play which opens at city centre venue on June 23

Chester house raider fails to get jail sentence cut

Appeal Court judges back five year term for Miles Delaney

Airbus signs jet deal order at Paris Air Show

Airbus deal with GE Capital Aviation Service for 100 A320neo planes
This new order brings the total number of Airbus aircraft ordered by GECAS to almost 600 aircraft

Chester church burglars hunted by police

Intruders stole safe from church containing undisclosed amount of cash

Chester tot gets on bike to raise funds for Grenfell Tower victims

Youngster wanted to help on learning how children had been affected

Bupa rejects union attack following TV show featuring Chester care home

Trade union claims programme reveals systemic problems but this is strongly refuted

Land Trust reassures public that Countess of Chester Country Park is safe following reports of suspected sexual activity

Underwear has also been left in the park
Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult is coming to Theatr Clwyd in Mold

Theatr Clwyd host globally acclaimed production of Tristan and Yseult

Anthony Wheatcroft in Priestner Saws’ workshop demonstrating machines

Chester Little Theatre performer turns sponsor for Pinter classic

Women2day: Woman who lost three family members writes book to help others cope with grief

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Selfless Tarporley youngster takes on charity challenge for equine charity

The Lion Salt Works Museum’s sound and light show in action

Murder mystery evening returns to Northwich Lion Salt Works

Brightlife holds taster day for over 50s at Chester Storyhouse

Splash-tastic places to take the kids swimming in Chester and beyond

Nine nostalgic images of Chester's former hospitals

Defunct American football team Dallas Tornado hold their 50th anniversary in Chester

Sponsored walk in Chester raises £13,700 for Countess Charity and Breast Cancer Now

Northwich school gets playing field upgrade thanks to Marks & Spencer

Frodsham couple celebrate golden wedding anniversary

A 1949 Dennis F7 fire engine that served with Cheshire Fire Service until 1972, pictured at The Great Get Together at Ellesmere Port. Picture: Steve Cawood

Ellesmere Port celebrates Great Get Together community event

Chester law firm celebrates 225 years of legal practice

Blood Brothers to visit Storyhouse Chester as part of 30th anniversary tour

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