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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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Nicholas Crawshaw, 23, of West Street, Chester, denies 16 sexual offences, including 10 counts of rape. Picture by Andrew Price

Nicholas Crawshaw trial: woman claims she was raped a number of times in one night

Crawshaw, of West Street, Hoole, denies 16 sex offences, including 10 rapes, against seven victims between 2010 and 2015

Shadow cabinet member Cllr Margaret Parker, cabinet member for children and families Cllr Nicole Meardon and director of CWaC's Children and Young People's Service Gerald Meehan

Cheshire West and Chester Council welcome 'good' Ofsted rating for children and families service

Team of 11 inspectors concluded CWaC is ‘oustanding’ for leadership, management and governance

Nicholas Crawshaw, 23, of West Street, Chester, denies 16 sexual offences, including 10 counts of rape. Picture by Andrew Price live

Recap: Nicholas Crawshaw rape trial - updates from Warrington Crown Court

Hoole man, 23, is accused of 16 sex offences, including 10 rapes

Front view of Cassidy + Ashton's vision for the Watergate Street scheme

Plans submitted for modern mixed-use Watergate Street development

Proposed scheme includes 23 apartments and a food and beverage unit

Seventeen-year-old Kieran Preston

Bid to make Northwich teen's final wishes come true

Doctors have advised the family of Kieran Preston, who has mitochondrial disease, to take special Disneyland trip sooner rather than later

Cheshire Constabulary HQ in Winsford

Cheshire Constabulary rated outstanding for preventing crime

Report into police effectiveness gave the force a good rating overall

Cheshire police

Witness appeal following suspected arson in Blacon

Woman was at home when she realised curtains near the front door were on fire

Ellesmere Port Waste Water Treatment Works in Little Stanney

Picket line planned in Ellesmere Port as water workers strike over pensions

United Utilities workers who are in the GMB union will walk out for 27 hours from 5am on Friday (February 19)

Mark Curzon has brought his Winsford home to life with colourful cartoon decorations

Winsford dad transforms home into cartoon world

Talented Mark Curzon wanted to create a fun living space for his five sons following his divorce in 2003

The Met Office has issued a 'yellow' alert over ice, which it said is 'likely' to form on untreated surfaces overnight.

Ice warning for Cheshire as temperatures set to plummet overnight

Met Office weather alert in place from 8pm today to 10am on Thursday


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