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Blacon is a large suburb in Chester, containing a mixture of private homes and substantial public council-built properties. At one time it contained one of the largest council housing estates in Europe, but this estate is now owned, run and maintained by the Chester and District Housing Trust in partnership with Cheshire West & Chester Council.


Building control had NOT signed off Chester blocks where cladding was removed

No completion certificate was in place at three Newtown high rise buildings

Cheshire Police helicopter

Police chopper searching for wanted man in Blacon

Suspect wanted for questioning by Cheshire police

Chester pool team's ex-chairman ordered to pay £1,000

Court heard former England seniors player owed money after collecting subs and for cost of replacement balls

Stolen ashes of Blacon man are found in the street

Thief has 'sudden pang of conscience' and leaves them under a car after a media campaign

Late Chester man's ashes are callously stolen hours before his family were due to scatter them

John Ryder's ashes were among items which thief stole from family's car

Major road in Blacon closed for up to five days this week

It could cause headaches for school communities on their last week

JH Godwin Primary School pupils Abbie Clarendon, 11, Harry Clutton, 10, Alex Wells, 11, Georgia Morris, 10, Neil Mercer, 11, and Michaela Bradbury Stanley, 11, with Paul Graves from Roberts Bakery

Blacon schoolchildren use their loaf at baking workshop

Roberts Bakery visits JH Godwin Primary to show pupils how to create perfect bread

Ellesmere Port murder trial to take place this autumn

Case had been due to take place at Chester Crown Court this month

Scrapping Free After 3 will hit struggling Chester retailers, say Tories

Labour run council plans to abolish popular parking discount

Dedicated Cheshire Fire Service volunteer receives award for tireless work

Mike Farrell, of Blacon, has clocked up more than 2,000 hours of volunteering

Chester cat rescue needs your help to find these moggies a home

Could you be a volunteer for Chester Kitty Cat Rescue?

Just how flammable is cladding removed from Newtown blocks?

Chronicle carries out unscientific experiment to test its combustibility

Gallery: Blacon High School leavers prom 2017

Class of 2017 party the night away at Chester Racecourse

Test holes raised questions about Chester cladding

Sanctuary Housing explains full background to cladding removal at three blocks

International performance awaits for Chester flamenco group

Flamenco Community Inclusion Project set for stage at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Sanctuary explains why cladding is being removed from Newtown tower blocks

Sanctuary Housing has taken action to ensure 'absolute peace of mind'

Cladding stripped from Newtown tower blocks

Sanctuary Housing described exercise as 'minor building work'

Chester tower blocks NOT fitted with same cladding as Grenfell

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

Chester’s Theatre in the Quarter announce a season of new musical plays by young people. Picture by Mark Carline

Chester theatre company puts on record number of new plays this summer

Theatre in the Quarter's youth groups gear up for bumper programme

Chester councillor calls for review over fire safety plan after Grenfell

City centre member seeks reassurance over current advice to tower block tenants

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Bishops' Blue Coat students shine in musical production

Fake penis victim claims national newspaper 'outed' her to mum

Registration opens for Mersey Gateway toll system


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