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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.


Simon Cussons who died on February 24, 2017

Chester funeral for former leader of Cheshire County Council

Simon Cussons was also the man who approved Manchester City's first £1m signing

Ellams keeps Blacon's title hopes alive as Chester Nomads return to winning ways

Results, scorers and pictures from the local football scene

Blacon council seat targeted by former UKIP member

Steve Ingram is among four candidates standing in council by-election

Struggling Chester school has bright future ahead

Headteacher Lyndsay Watterson aims to make her secondary school 'one of the best'

Handbridge revealed as location for £4m Chester 'business' school

Innovative new Studio School will be based alongside existing secondary school 

Cheshire 'super college' on hold but mini merger is imminent

Cash-strapped West Cheshire College awaits ministerial approval for smaller scale merger

Chester's Good, Bad and Ugly awards

Chester Civic Trust reveals their alternative 2017 New Year Honours 

Search for best Cheshire sausage reaches grand final stage

Winners will be announced at the Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival over Easter weekend

Eight great places to walk your dog around Chester

How to make the most of the lighter evenings

Lucky escape for Chester dad and son after falling tree writes off their car

John Taylor and his 15-year-old son were miraculously unhurt in Storm Doris chaos

Upton JFC coup, Christleton move up, Upton AA march on, Malpas snatch point

Results, goalscorers and pictures from the local football scene.

A Cheshire West burial fit for a king will cost you

Council will now accept large ornate American-style caskets but for a price

Rock on up to Queen's Park High School

Students present Rock of Ages

You can catch Bruce on Radio Four between 12.15pm and 1pm tomorrow

Handbridge butcher to appear on BBC Radio Four tomorrow

Bruce Edge of Ernest W Edge and Son talks about the resurgence of the British butcher

Chester celebrates the Chinese Year of the Rooster

Colourful parade brightens up a wet day in the city

File photo dated 03/12/03 of pupils during a lesson. Photo credit should read: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Cheshire West schools could be hit by massive £22m cuts plan

Days in classroom could be reduced from five to four to save money

The Vroom2groom dog grooming van

Dog grooming van hits the streets of Chester

The animal salon is the brainchild of entrepreneur Liz Carter

Westminster Park Chester set to bloom in spring

Bulb planting event was funded by councillors' members budget

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chester

Preparations are under way for annual parade and celebration on January 28

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