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Frances Barrett

Frances Barrett

Frances Barrett is a content editor for the Chester Chronicle and Ellesmere Port Pioneer. You can reach her on frances.barrett@trinitymirror.com or call 01244606437.

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Shot tower fire in Chester involved burning electrical cable

Crews are still on the scene at the Leadworks securing area

Luke Laidlaw, involved in a rooftop stand off with police in 2011, has been given six months for an assault

Man in prison for robbing Chester bookmaker admits attacking another man

Luke Laidlaw, 24, appeared from prison, where he is serving sentence for part in bookies shop robbery plot

High Street, Tarvin

Parish authorities angered by Cheshire West and Chester Council proposal to retain all New Homes Bonus

Tarvin and Huntington Parish Councils are urging CWaC not to cut the funding directly to town and parish councils

Chester's Shot Tower before regeneration of the canal-side area

Chester Shot Tower: Everything you need to know about the city's tallest structure

A potted history of the Grade II* listed building

Four-year-old Tillie Aird is receiving treatment at Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Ellesmere Port rallies for brave little girl fighting rare kidney cancer

JustGiving page set up to support Tillie Aird and her family exceeded target in less than two days

Victoria Roberts assaulted her former partner on Northgate Street on November 8

Woman who attacked ex in Chester on drunken night out handed suspended sentence

Mum Victoria Roberts kicked and bit James Burton on November 8

Chester Magistrates Court

Man who drunkenly assaulted police officer in Northwich handed community order

Joshua Stanton, from Knutsford, admitted being drunk and disorderly and causing injury to an officer on Halloween night out

Chester restaurant inviting six single diners for Christmas Day meal on the house

Café Rouge staff to put on a festive feast for people who will otherwise spend the day alone

North West Ambulance Service

North West Ambulance Service has the highest proportion of staff off sick in the NHS

The service, which covers Cheshire, has an average sickness absence rate over the past two years of 6.9%

Cheshire police officers on Watergate Street in Chester in the run-up to last Christmas

Safety advice issued to Chester and Ellesmere Port Mad Friday revellers

Today is the last working Friday before Christmas, but emergency services ask party-goers to remember some safety tips


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