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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.


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

No surprise as Labour romps home in safe Blacon seat

Labour's one seat overall majority is safe as candidate Ben Powell is returned as a councillor for the Blacon ward

What would the average Chester house price get you in each part of the city?

A look at the properties available around a £225,000 budget

Chester to get £2.5m watersports centre after plan gets green light

Ward councillors demand robust conditions to protect quality of life for neighbours

Chester residents raise traffic fears over 1,400 homes plan

Westminster Park Residents' Association says housing scheme must also cater for older people

The old phone box is on Overleigh Road in Handbridge

Save our iconic red phone box, urges Chester resident

The old landmark on Overleigh Road can be transferred to the community for just £1

West Cheshire College has today merged with South Cheshire College

Merger aims to save money while allowing greater specialisation at individual colleges

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

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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