Keepers at Chester Zoo have named their new baby orangutan after one it's vets. Six-week-old Siska was born at the zoo last month.Read the full story ›
A dementia friendly checkout has opened at Tesco in Chester. The layout is designed to help people with the disease.Read the full story ›
A dementia-friendly checkout has been opened at a supermarket in Chester. It features diagrams to help customers identify symptoms. It follows dementia workshops at the Countess of Chester Hospital to raise awareness of the condition. Gina Shaw was 61 when she noticed her memory was beginning to fail.
There was no wooly thinking on display as Regimental Mascot Derby has been rewarded for his good behaviour with an Army promotion.Read the full story ›
One-week-old elephant, Nandita Hi Way, has been enjoying a mud bath at Chester Zoo.
The calf, along with five other members of her family, spent around half an hour slipping and sliding in the mud before mum wiped her eyes and ears with her trunk.
Andy Mckenzie, Chester Zoo’s team manager of elephants, said:
“Our new calf Nandita Hi Way is only a few days old but she’s wasted no time in diving in to enjoy a splash with the others. All of the family really look out for her, and mum Thi in particular is never far away - always there to lend a helping trunk should Nandita need a bit of mud wiping away from her eyes and ears.”
Chester Zoo is opening the UK's largest ever indoor zoo exhibit today.
It's called Monsoon Forest and it's home to a number of animals and plant species that can be found in South East Asia.
It’s home to a number of animal and plant species that can be found in South East Asia - Sulawesi crested macaques, Sunda gharial crocodiles, tortoises, turtles, fish, hornbill, various inverts and tentacled snakes.
Lots of the species are highly threatened in the wild so it’s trying to put a spotlight on endangered species in that part of the world. Chester Zoo is the only place in the UK where you can see many of them. It’s part of the zoo’s £40m Islands project
The Airbus factory near Chester is celebrating an historic finance deal that's led to the sale of an aircraft to China.
The arrangement between the UK and China was welcomed by Chancellor George Osborne on a visit to the Broughton, near Chester.
100,000 jobs around the UK rely on the success of Airbus, he said.
The Chancellor added that it's a "great example of how the Northern Powerhouse can grow in strength".
Amazing timelapse footage from the producers of Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre in Chester reveals the complete construction of the city’s unique open air theatre, which takes place for 9 weeks every summer.
The theatre was constructed in 2 weeks by a crew of 10 men. It is 4 metres in height and has an 80 metre radius. It has over 500 seats, 200 of which are covered by canopies to protect audiences from sun and rain.
It’s incredible to watch the theatre rise from the ground this way; it’s such a unique structure.
Over 25,000 people will visit the shows this summer, this films offers a different perspective to the experience.’
The Wind in the Willows, Romeo and Juliet and the Merry Wives of Windsor are being performed until Sunday August 23rd.
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Three months after the devastating earthquake in Nepal a student who lives in Chester has returned to her home country to visit and support her family
Maya Shyangba Hyolmo lost her mother in April's disaster. Friends in Chester have helped her make the journey to Nepal.
Our Correspondent Carole Green was there with her.
Keepers are celebrating the birth of a rare Rothschild’s giraffe – the second to be born at the zoo in the space of just six months.Read the full story ›