Chester Zoo's been named as the UK's most visited tourist attraction outside London.
It caps off a record breaking year for the zoo, which welcomed 1.9 million visitors - more than any other year in its 85-year history.
"Almost 1.9 million people visited us last year and every one of them played a key part in helping us protect endangered animals around the globe. We can't thank them enough.
"Visitors now are looking for more than just a day out. When people come to the zoo, not only do they have a great time but they are also making a difference and discovering how all of us, as individuals, can act for wildlife. We think this is key to our success."
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Chester Zoo is closed today as Storm Doris hits the region. The zoo released a statement advising visitors of the closure because of "extreme adverse weather conditions"
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A man who stole a religious painting from Chester Cathedral has been jailed for nine months.
The judge said the actions of Vassily Apilats were like 'the instinct of a magpie."
Chester Crown Court heard he was obsessed with religious artefacts and had many at his home in Crewe.
Rob Smith was at today's hearing:
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Chris Hall joined him at training.
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The city of Chester has won a major EU award for its work in welcoming disabled people. The Lord Mayor Councillor Angela Claydon says everyone should feel very 'chuffed' about it.
It's called the European Access City Award and is presented to the city which is making an effort - above and beyond - to be accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities.
In all 43 cities from 21 EU Member States applied for the Award
The six other finalists were:
- Alessandria (Italy)
- Funchal (Portugal)
- Jūrmala (Latvia)
- Lugo (Spain)
- Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
- Skellefteå (Sweden)