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Handbridge is a district of Chester on the south bank of the River Dee. A settlement has existed on the site since the Iron age but the site saw major expansion during the collapse of the Roman occupation of Britain, as the city grew too large for its walls. The site was originally mainly a quarry for the abundant red sandstone that much Chester is built from, but in later years became a centre for salmon fishing in the Dee.


Chester Business Park complex for 800 workers gets go-ahead

Permission must get final rubber-stamp from Secretary of State because it lies in green belt

Former Queen's Park High student launches luxury clothes brand

Martin Johnston has formed Crafted Society with his wife Lise

Upton AA off mark as Tarporley Victoria win again

Reports, results, scorers and pictures from the Chester football scene

TV academic Alice Roberts filming in Chester for new Channel 4 series

Chester programme focuses on city's Roman heritage 

'Little to differentiate' Lache and Westminster Park claims review body

But Handbridge community leader argues ‘no compatibility’ between areas in proposed new council ward

Historic Cheshire buildings to open their doors for free

Heritage Open Days weekend (September 7-10) will see more than 60 historic buildings open across West Cheshire

Chester features in subway-style Roman road map of Britain

Before the A55 Chester had the Roman Watling Street and Via Devana

Chester studio school ready to open its doors

Pioneering school will work closely with business, work a 'full day' and use latest technology

GCSE results: 'Vintage' year for Chester Catholic High School students

Staff are 'very proud' of students' achievements

More than 100 jobs axed at West and South Cheshire Colleges

But principal of newly-merged college is 'really excited about the future'

Handbridge campaigners against Eaton Estate retail plan

Residents backed by city MP in opposing shop element of proposed development 

Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable forecasts doom over Brexit

And the new party leader teases that York is better than Chester

The Cheshire schools thousands of pounds in the red

Analysis reveals Chester and Ellesmere schools running deficits of almost £500,000

Latest twist in controversial Handbridge dormer saga

Couple go to appeal after alternative option rejected by planning department 

Woman fined for dumping waste on nearby resident's property

Cheshire West and Chester Council instigated the prosecution 

Local businesses support Overleigh St Mary's school fair

The fair marked the official opening of the new playground development

Tales of murder and mayhem in Cheshire are recreated by Chester writer

Retired journalist Derek Yarwood has revealed the Horrid Crimes of Bygone Cheshire

The Corner Pin in Saltney.

Fire at Saltney pub causing traffic mayhem

There are not believed to be any injuries

Jon Everall of executive sponsors Excell Supply Ltd presents the Secondary School of the Year award to Sandbach High School at the 2017 Cheshire Schools Awards

Winners revealed at the 2017 Cheshire Schools Awards

TV presenter and host Dianne Oxberry paid tribute to schools for helping children cope with recent tragedies

Videos & Photos

Seven pubs that were at the heart of Chester in the Swinging Sixties

Missing teen Chloe Campbell may have been seen near Chester

Traffic at a standstill at the Greyhound Retail Park in Chester

Chester's gridlock caused by unauthorised lane closure


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