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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.


Newton Athletic, Waggon & Horses and Blacon Youth Vets grab glory

Spot-on Newton claim cup as Waggon do double and Blacon complete treble

Elite runners prepare for the start of the 2016 Chester Half Marathon

Chester Half Marathon road closures announced

Find out which roads in and around Chester will be affected and for how long on May 21

Chester FC host junior football league finals

Hundreds turned out to support the grassroots football event

Travellers set up camp on children's play area

The country park is often used by mums and children

Upton AA beat Blacon Youth to win Chester & District FA Senior Cup

Blacon's quadruple hopes ended as Upton claim cup for first time since 2010

Blacon Youth and Upton JFC take titles on finals day

And all the rest of the action as Spital Vaults and Deva Christleton seal promotion

Breaking News

Police discover body of man at Blacon house

The 42-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene

Stunning bronze sculpture unveiled in Chester Baby Memorial Garden

A moving ceremony was held at Blacon Crematorium

Travellers set up 20 caravans on Blacon playing fields

Group arrived on Tuesday evening

Blacon Youth complete league and cup double

And there's also joy for Avenue Vets and The Cat as season reaches business end

What's Jose Mourinho got to moan about? Blacon Youth seal stunning title triumph

Blacon overcome fixture pile-up that would make Manchester United boss wince to take top spot

Young Blacon footballers show off their new kits thanks to McDonald's

Local franchisee helps boost grassroots football in the area

Blacon Youth make third final - and close in on top spot

Results, scorers and pictures from the local football scene

People and places from life in Chester in the 1970s

Do you recognise any of the faces in these images?

Diamond wedding anniversary joy for former Chester couple

Retired teachers met at a dance in the Midlands

Cheshire West and Chester council leader Mike Jones

Former CWaC leader's council credit card paid for 12 guests at 1539 restaurant

Meals paid for on rates included lunch for a dozen Cheshire business leaders 

Blacon's new Labour councillor will tackle loneliness in community

By-election victory means Labour retains overall majority on Cheshire West and Chester Council

Videos & Photos

Chester's new foot pedal operated bin could be a winner

Sophie Hook murder still haunts the man who found her body

Nostalgia: Grosvenor Park in the 1960s


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