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Jobs threat for Chester lawyers at Walker Smith Way Legal

Jobs threat for Chester lawyers at Walker Smith Way Legal

Chester and Wrexham -based lawyers face a grim Christmas after the multi-national that took over city-based Walker Smith Way Legal announced four office closures. International law firm Slater and Gordon will shut offices in Chester and Wrexham but...

Tuesday, 06:13 in Regional North West
 
Time-line for rejuvenating Chester's Dee House in tatters

Time-line for rejuvenating Chester's Dee House in tatters

The schedule for regenerating Chester’s crumbling Dee House has gone out of the window. But the developer behind plans to transform the grade II-listed property into a hotel, restaurant and visitor centre insists it iremains enthusiastic about the...

Monday, 21:09 in Regional North West
 
Big-hearted seven-year-old gives all her birthday presents to less fortunate children

Big-hearted seven-year-old gives all her birthday presents to less fortunate children

One young lady who is guaranteed a place on Santa’s nice list this year is Tilly Axford from Kingsley. The Helsby Hillside School pupil was preparing to celebrate her seventh birthday when she decided she wanted to do something special to help...

Monday, 20:08 in Regional North West
 
Chester Girl Guide gets help with funding for World Jamboree

Chester Girl Guide gets help with funding for World Jamboree

A girl Guide from Great Boughton has been chosen to represent the area at the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia in 2019. This amazing opportunity only arises every four years and is a unique educational event, bringing cultures together to develop...

4 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Is Chester's Toys 'R' Us among the 26 stores for the chop?

Is Chester's Toys 'R' Us among the 26 stores for the chop?

News broke over the weekend that Toys 'R' Us was planning to close some of its stores. Now the retail giant has confirmed at least 26 shops will be axed, putting some 800 jobs at risk. But its branch on Chester's Greyhound Park has escaped the...

4 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Thousands take part in the 2017 Chester Santa Dash

Thousands take part in the 2017 Chester Santa Dash

Thousands of people took to the streets of Chester yesterday (Sunday, December 3) for the 2017 Chester Santa Dash. The annual event, which is now in its seventh year, benefits two great local charities, the Countess of Chester Hospital and the Hospice...

4 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Nominations for Chester Beer Awards now open

Nominations for Chester Beer Awards now open

The Chester Beer Awards are returning for the third year – and beer-lovers have once again been called upon to decide who’s top of the hops. Members of the public are asked to nominate their favourites in seven categories. Nominations are now open...

4 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Cheshire police officer pleads not guilty to raping 13-year-old girl

Cheshire police officer pleads not guilty to raping 13-year-old girl

A Cheshire police officer will stand trial next year accused of raping a 13-year-old girl. Ian Naude, 29, appeared at Chester Crown Court this morning (Monday, December 4), when he pleaded not guilty to one count of rape and two counts of sexual...

4 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Next recalls children's coats due to potential choking hazard

Next recalls children's coats due to potential choking hazard

Next is recalling two types of hooded children's coats due to a potential choking hazard. There is a problem with the buttons which could become detached, making them hazardous for young children. Next, which has branches in Chester, Ellesmere Port...

4 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Chester newsagent closes after almost 230 years

Chester newsagent closes after almost 230 years

A Chester newsagent which opened almost 230 years ago closed its doors at the weekend – ironically on Small Business Saturday. Hilary Wright, who owned Mountford’s in Northgate Street with son Patrick, accepts newsagents are struggling across the...

4 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Winners of the Marketing Cheshire Annual Tourism Awards 2017 announced

Winners of the Marketing Cheshire Annual Tourism Awards 2017 announced

The winners of the 13th Marketing Cheshire Annual Tourism Awards were announced at a glamourous awards ceremony at Chester Racecourse. The awards on November 23 which were attended by nearly 300 tourism representatives, celebrate excellence and...

4 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Delamere Academy pupils step into shoes of their role models

Delamere Academy pupils step into shoes of their role models

Imaginative children from Delamere Academy gave teachers a glimpse of the future when they were asked to dress up as someone inspirational. The school’s ‘aspirations day’ gave pupils an opportunity to step into the shoes of their role models – and...

4 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Chester’s community radio station celebrates 10th birthday with 24 hour charity broadcast

Chester’s community radio station celebrates 10th birthday with 24 hour charity broadcast

Chester ’s Flipside community radio station is preparing to celebrate its tenth birthday with a special 24-hour charity show. Presenter Mr Parsley will be broadcasting from 6pm on Friday, December 8 until 6pm on Saturday, December 9. Money raised...

3 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
Christmas starts early for Chester Beaver Scouts with party and sleepover

Christmas starts early for Chester Beaver Scouts with party and sleepover

Beaver Scouts from all over the Chester area took part in a special Christmas party followed by a sleepover. The Scouts held the event at the Fun4All Play Centre at the Sealand Road Industrial Estate. The girls and boys made their own sandwiches for...

3 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
New Chester cinema operator applies for licence to show movies

New Chester cinema operator applies for licence to show movies

Coming to a city centre near you (hopefully) could be a bespoke multi-screen cinema after the operator applied for a premises licence allowing them to show movies until 4am. Last year Cheshire West and Chester Council announced Picturehouse Cinemas...

3 December 2017 in Regional North West
 
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