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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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Jonathan Murphy, of Walnut Avenue in Weaverham, has been sent to prison for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs

Weaverham member of drugs gang which spread 'misery' is jailed

Jonathan Murphy, 27, was part of an organised crime ring which supplied cocaine across Cheshire

Police have cordoned off Highfield Road North in Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port negotiations with man 'making threats' is not a hostage situation

Officers at the scene in Highfield Road North dismiss rumours on social media

Revealed: Cheshire UFO sightings reported to police

We delve into the force's X-Files, which feature hovering shapes and an unusual space ship request

Police are dealing with an incident on Highfield Road in Ellesmere Port updated

Ellesmere Port road closed as police negotiate with man 'making threats'

Highfield Road North has been cordoned off due to ongoing incident

Gayle Newland

Appeal date for Chester fake penis sex offender Gayle Newland

Newland was locked up last year, but her lawyers will try to overturn her conviction at a Court of Appeal hearing

Chester's historic City Walls

Chester City Walls contactless donations scheme delayed

Three-month scheme was due to launch in August, but the technology system 'wasn't fit for purpose'

A property on Beechfield Road has been closed due to antisocial behaviour and drug use

Ellesmere Port flat causing 'huge negative impact' closed by courts

Beechfield Road property has been shut for the next three months following reports of drug activity and anti-social behaviour

Which is the best coffee shop in Chester according to TripAdvisor?

Our top 10 cafés according to TripAdvisor's rankings revealed

Revealed: Where in Chester and Ellesmere Port you're most likely to be hit with a parking ticket

The 20 car parks and streets in Cheshire West which were penalty charge notice hotspots last year

Man charged over serious assault of Neston teen

Chance Edward Beardmore, from Woodchurch, has been charged in relation to Tannery Lane attack


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