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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.


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

Handbridge boy raises more than £1,000 for Grenfell victims

Six-year-old wanted to help after learning about blaze tragedy 

Gold medal winning Olympian Sam Quek opened the new hockey pitch at Chester Catholic High School

Chester's school's new hockey pitch opened by Olympian Sam Quek

The celebration took place at Chester Catholic High School

Chester tot gets on bike to raise funds for Grenfell Tower victims

Youngster wanted to help on learning how children had been affected

Union claims 170 jobs under threat at West and South Cheshire colleges

Redundancy programme follows merger at the end of March

Chester's first cheese toastie café opens its doors

And they even do NUTELLA toasties

New Lord Mayor of Chester is Councillor Razia Daniels

Handbridge Park representative speaks of delight at taking up office

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’s Rob Jeffries joins TV sport presenter in epic walking challenge

Rob will team up with Jeff Stelling of Sky TV to raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer

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

Blacon Youth complete league and cup double

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

Storyhouse holding auditions for people to join Julius Caesar cast

Chester rep company will be joined by a community cast of 15 men and women

Taste Cheshire Awards 2017 - who won what at this year's ceremony

Full list of the gold, silver and bronze winners at Chester Racecourse event

The Old Dee Bridge in Handbridge at high tide on Saturday, February 1

Chester Old Dee Bridge restricted to one way for five days

Welsh Water is carrying out sewer line repair work

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

Results, scorers and pictures from the local football scene

Diamond wedding anniversary joy for former Chester couple

Retired teachers met at a dance in the Midlands

Blacon's new Labour councillor will tackle loneliness in community

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

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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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