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Hoole restaurant hosts charity ladies lunch

Hoole restaurant hosts charity ladies lunch

A great day was had by Chester and Hoole women to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer. Sixty ladies packed into The Suburbs and The Hollows restaurant in Hoole where there were fashion shows from Hoole boutique Erj and new watch and jewellery sh

57 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Ellesmere Port store holds gala charity evening for Countess of Chester Hospital

Ellesmere Port store holds gala charity evening for Countess of Chester Hospital

An Ellesmere Port store was the venue for a charity gala evening for the critical care unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Niki Stubbs and colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group hosted the spectacular at Debenhams on the Coliseum Shopping Park. They

today, 11:08 in Regional North West
 
Anderton Boat Lift opens new £50,000 playground

Anderton Boat Lift opens new £50,000 playground

Cheshire ’s distinctive Anderton Boat Lift, one of the Britain’s most famous waterway landmarks, has opened its new £50,000 bespoke adventure play area. MP for Weaver Vale Mike Amesbury and chair of the Rural Growth Board and the West Cheshire and Warrin

today, 10:19 in Regional North West
 
Chester Storyhouse to help young people succeed in the creative industries

Chester Storyhouse to help young people succeed in the creative industries

Storyhouse in Chester have announced a new programme to provide young people with skills and experience in the creative industries. The Young Leaders initiative is a tri-annual programme for 14–25-year-olds looking to gain experience into the creative in

today, 09:38 in Regional North West
 
Ellesmere Port firm buys Merseyside maritime business

Ellesmere Port firm buys Merseyside maritime business

An Ellesmere Port entrepreneur has snapped up a well known Merseyside maritime firm. Businessman and former member of the Armed Forces Jonathan Willoughby, 46, has bought Bootle-based Wren Industrial & Marine Fabrications. The company, run for 27...

today, 07:38 in Regional North West
 
Rural crime in Cheshire rises by almost a quarter

Rural crime in Cheshire rises by almost a quarter

Rural crime across Cheshire increased by a staggering 24% in 2016 at a cost of £740,000, compared to £600,000 in 2015. Tools, all terrain vehicles and quad bikes top thieves’ wish lists and police response time is still a concern for communities living i

yesterday, 21:16 in Regional North West
 
Chester Pride 2017 road closures: What you need to know

Chester Pride 2017 road closures: What you need to know

Hundreds of people are expected to attend this year's Chester Pride which takes place in the city centre on Saturday (August 19). As usual, the spectacular parade will kick off proceedings, and a number of roads in the city centre will be closed to accom

yesterday, 19:39 in Regional North West
 

Nostalgia: Chester's Watergate Street in decades gone by

We have featured some of Chester's original streets over the past few weeks and now it’s time to take a look at what Watergate Street used to look like. By the 1960s, Watergate Street had become one of the more delapidated looking streets in Chester. The

yesterday, 18:04 in Regional North West
 
Elderly woman rescued from canal after being spotted face down in water in Wednesday's storm

Elderly woman rescued from canal after being spotted face down in water in Wednesday's storm

An elderly woman was spotted face down in a canal in the middle of Wednesday’s storm by two Richmond Court staff members who wasted no time in carrying out a daring recuse. Outreach workers Gary Fellows and Lee McGrady were leaving the homeless hostel on

yesterday, 16:42 in Regional North West
 
Bike thief assaulted cyclist as he travelled home in Blacon

Bike thief assaulted cyclist as he travelled home in Blacon

Police are appealing for witnesses after a hooded bike thief assaulted a lone cyclist as he made his way home. The robbery occurred between 11.30pm-11.45pm on Thursday, August 17, when a 22-year-old man cycling along Blacon Hall Road was approached by a

yesterday, 15:55 in Regional North West
 
Cheshire about to launch new way of adopting children

Cheshire about to launch new way of adopting children

A new way of helping people who want to adopt is coming. Together for Adoption is the new service which will offer children and families in the region the support and guidance they need throughout the adoption journey. It brings together the adoption ser

yesterday, 15:15 in Regional North West
 
Countess Charity kidney dialysis appeal will help young patients like Natasha Gabriel

Countess Charity kidney dialysis appeal will help young patients like Natasha Gabriel

The Countess Charity is continuing its appeal to provide the Countess of Chester Hospital with new kidney dialysis machines to help patients like young Natasha Gabriel. Natasha, 24, was diagnosed with genetic nephrotic syndrome when she was just 16. She

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional North West
 
Chester Lord Mayor sends message of sympathy to terror hit Spain

Chester Lord Mayor sends message of sympathy to terror hit Spain

The Lord Mayor of Chester has written to express condolences on behalf of the city following the terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils yesterday (Thursday, August 17). Cllr Razia Daniels has written to the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, and the Mayor

yesterday, 13:15 in Regional North West
 
Storyhouse Chester to host extreme physical theatre performance

Storyhouse Chester to host extreme physical theatre performance

Straight from their critically acclaimed performances in Australia, The Farm presents the first UK tour of Cockfight, an exhilarating duet of extreme physical theatre that explores male behaviour and intergenerational conflicts. Cockfight comes to Storyh

yesterday, 13:15 in Regional North West
 
Ellesmere Port refinery raises £3,000 for cerebral palsy charity

Ellesmere Port refinery raises £3,000 for cerebral palsy charity

Safety at an Ellesmere Port refinery has helped a cerebral palsy charity. An uncle, father and grandfather, all working at Essar Stanlow, have been able to support a charity close to their hearts following a recent safety achievement of eight million hou

yesterday, 12:13 in Regional North West
 


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