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Costa and Co-op prepare to open in Hoole

Costa and Co-op prepare to open in Hoole

Opinions will be divided as two high street giants prepare to invade Hoole. A Costa sign has appeared in the window of the former Nat West bank in Faulkner Street confirming the worst kept secret about the imminent arrival of the coffee chain – with...

yesterday, 21:21 in Regional North West
 
WH Smith in Chester has opened a new clearance store

WH Smith in Chester has opened a new clearance store

WH Smith Chester has opened a clearance outlet inside its Foregate Street store. The clearance outlet, which is a standalone store within the existing WH Smith store, provides customers with extensive end of range products across books and...

yesterday, 20:05 in Regional North West
 
Cheshire scheme launched to help young people with mental health issues

Cheshire scheme launched to help young people with mental health issues

A major new fund has been launched aimed at helping young people affected by mental health issues. The Young Minds Matter Programme is the brainchild of Cheshire Community Foundation (CCF), which matches charitable donors with the causes that matter...

yesterday, 17:32 in Regional North West
 
Chester accountants take on 50km trek for charity and raise nearly £8k

Chester accountants take on 50km trek for charity and raise nearly £8k

Staff from Champion Accountants in Chester have raised almost £8,000 for charity after completing a 50km gruelling walk across the Peak District’s tough terrain. A team of 13 Champion trekkers laced up for the TrekFest challenge to raise money for...

yesterday, 15:22 in Regional North West
 
Vision to create £40million medical school in Chester unveiled

Vision to create £40million medical school in Chester unveiled

The University of Chester has revealed its vision to create a £40million medical school. Cheshire, Wirral and Shropshire are three of the few areas of the UK currently without a specialist training facility for doctors – but that could be about to...

yesterday, 13:05 in Regional North West
 
Things I Know To Be True is heading to Chester

Things I Know To Be True is heading to Chester

A critically acclaimed production of Things I Know To Be True arrives in Chester next month. Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves...

yesterday, 11:12 in Regional North West
 
Chester based charity shines 4,076 lights on adoption

Chester based charity shines 4,076 lights on adoption

As part of their 70th anniversary celebrations and to mark the start of National Adoption Week, a Chester based UK charity is shining a light on adoption. Trees at the head office of Adoption Matters, on Liverpool Road in Chester were lit up on Monday...

yesterday, 09:18 in Regional North West
 
New independent boutique opens in Handbridge

New independent boutique opens in Handbridge

A rowing inspired fashion brand is opening its first shop just a stone’s throw from the River Dee in Handbridge. Square Blades’ store opened its doors on Friday (October 20) and is run by owners David Peake and Helen Rowland. A launch party saw VIP...

yesterday, 08:02 in Regional North West
 
Hoole World War One brothers remembered at Lochnagar Crater

Hoole World War One brothers remembered at Lochnagar Crater

Hoole History and Heritage Society members have visited the Ypres and Somme battlefields of World War One, led by one of their members, Ged Ellis of Entente Cordiale Battlefield Tours. A full day exploring the Somme battlefields was given a moving...

Friday, 19:56 in Regional North West
 
We've found more old pictures of Chester Zoo - and they're amazing

We've found more old pictures of Chester Zoo - and they're amazing

We recently featured some pictures of Chester Zoo in days gone by and it was so popular, we were inspired to search for more. The zoo is one of our city’s proudest achievements and its huge popularity with people from all over the world shows no sign...

Friday, 18:08 in Regional North West
 
Enchanting chatbot launched at Chester Zoo

Enchanting chatbot launched at Chester Zoo

One of the big new attractions to be unveiled at Chester Zoo is an automated chatbot! The zoo has created an industry-first, storytelling Facebook chatbot, with media partner Carat Leeds. The activity turns the conventional chatbot on its head to...

Friday, 17:52 in Regional North West
 
Cheshire fire cadets fly to Nepal to complete classroom project

Cheshire fire cadets fly to Nepal to complete classroom project

A group of Cheshire Fire Cadets is heading to Nepal to help finish off much needed classrooms at a village school following two years of fundraising. They will fly from Manchester to Kathmandu on Saturday, October 21, before embarking on foot for four...

Friday, 15:14 in Regional North West
 
Chester couple have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary

Chester couple have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary

If anyone ever deserved to be used as a poster girl and boy for the institution of marriage, it is Chester couple Betty and Robert Hughes. Bob ‘n’ Bet, as they are better known, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at their home in Dodleston on...

Friday, 15:14 in Regional North West
 
Chester council leader backs new cafe in bus interchange

Chester council leader backs new cafe in bus interchange

Andi and Jaci Delooze have opened a second Chester coffee shop with the good wishes of their new ‘landlady’. Barista’s has been trading in Watergate Street for eight-and-a-half years. Now the couple have leased a unit at Chester Bus Interchange from...

Friday, 14:58 in Regional North West
 
Decontamination complete at former Chester petrol station

Decontamination complete at former Chester petrol station

An underground clean-up operation to recover leaked fuel from a former Shell filling station is nearing completion. Abbots Park Service Station in Liverpool Road, Chester, closed in late 2011 to allow investigations because of ‘a potential...

Friday, 13:22 in Regional North West
 


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