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Backford is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is the home of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.


Joe Francis ends season on high - as Jenny Tinmouth makes welcome return

Fit-again Francis races to top-10 finishes while Tinmouth impresses back on the grid

Joe Francis back for season finale - two months after fracturing vertebrae

Chester rider returns for Brands Hatch showpiece after recovering from spectacular crash

New Co-op to open in Hoole later this month

Conversion of former medical centre into a convenience store is almost complete

Chester's five villages hold free apple pressing this weekend

Drop-in event takes place at Backford Village Hall on September 30

Joe Francis on road to recovery after dramatic crash

And Chester rider could be back for season finale despite suffering fractured vertebrae

Fallen trees and road closures – how Storm Aileen affected Chester and Ellesmere Port

Weather wasn't as severe as predicted, but emergency services were still kept busy

Princess Diana opening the Countess of Chester Hospital, in 1984, during a visit to Chester and Warrington with Prince Charles (380)

How Chester came to a standstill in the aftermath of Princess Diana's untimely death

Only public toilets and emergency services operated as normal

Cheshire Crispy Duckers 1,500-mile charity road trip

Buddies including four councillors and an ex-fire service boss in crazy mission

Chester ice cream parlour sees business boom after going online

Backford Belles says it's all thanks to digital marketing training from Reaseheath College

Cyclist falls into Chester canal after being knocked out by attacker

Cheshire Constabulary are appealing for a female Good Samaritan to get in touch

New £500,000 Mollington village hall funding bid clears vital hurdle

Hall would serve five village communities if Big Lottery application is successful

Chester home care group raise funds for hospice at community coffee morning

Radfield Home Care has chosen to support Backford hospice with all future events

Joe Francis races to first podium place of season

But technical problems deny Backford rider maiden victory

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

Hundreds turned out for event in honour of Sarah Cheers, who is fighting breast cancer

Hospice of the Good Shepherd has a brand new Skoda up for grabs

New car could be won in prize draw thanks to Mitchell Group

Hundreds go crazy for Hospice of the Good Shepherd colour dash

Fun family fundraiser saw 608 people take part

Chester rider Joe Francis makes his mark on the world stage

Backford teenager claimed a top 10 place on his FIM Supersport World Championship debut

Joe Francis relishing Supersport World Championship shot

Backford Bullet handed wild-card entry to this weekend's race at Donington Park

Videos & Photos

We've found more old pictures of Chester Zoo - and they're amazing

Chester's Britain's Got Talent hopefuls get another chance to impress as auditions roll into Manchester

M56 forced to close in both directions after herd of COWS escaped from field


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