The Stanlow Oil Refinery has been evacuated after witnesses say they saw a 'fireball explosion' at the huge Cheshire plant.Read the full story ›
A man has been charged with murder following an incident in Ellesmere Port.
Daniel Renshaw, 27, of Drake Road, Neston, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Chester Magistrates Court.
Cheshire Police said the charges follow an incident at an address on Seymour Drive, Ellesmere Port, in the early hours of Thursday.
Police and paramedics attended the scene and on arrival the victim, who has been named as Graham Renshaw, 52, was found with serious injuries.
He was taken to the Countess of Chester hospital but sadly died a short time later.
"Graham’s next of kin are being supported by specially trained officers and they have asked for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time."
Workers at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory have overwhelmingly backed a pay deal worth a lump sum of £750 and a 1.5% rise in January 2019.
The agreement mirrors one accepted by workers at the firm's van plant in Luton.
The Unite union said Vauxhall's owner, PSA, should repay the commitment of workers at Ellesmere Port with investment in new models at the facility.
Unite's Vauxhall members at Ellesmere Port, like their colleagues at Luton's van plant, have overwhelmingly backed the pay deal.
Our continued focus is to secure investment from PSA in new models at Ellesmere Port and guarantee the plant's long-term future.
Time and again Ellesmere Port's top-class workforce has shown its commitment to the plant.
PSA must now repay the workforce's commitment by moving forward with investment in new models at Ellesmere Port as a matter of urgency.
Bottles of wine and beer cans were hurled at an ambulance, smashing a window, by the relative of a patient paramedics were helping.Read the full story ›
A community is appealing for thieves to return a two-foot tall owl sculpture from an arts trail in Cheshire.
Locals say Ruby the owl is "irreplacable".
She was installed at Meadow Park in Ellesmere Port just a few months ago, as part of a series of animal sculptures by the chainsaw artist Simon O’ Rourke.
The sculpture was taken from Meadow Park between 2pm on Monday and 4pm on Tuesday.
We need her back! We are a community project and she is completely irreplaceable...
Please help us get Ruby back home!
The artist behind the trail has also appealed for her return:
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Len McCluskey will meet the boss of Vauxhall's parent company later, to discuss the future of the firm's Ellesmere Port plant.Read the full story ›
The 250 job losses at the Ellesmere Port Vauxhall factory in Cheshire is a devastating blow for workers and their families according to the town's MP. Justin Madders is accusing the Government of failing to act to protect jobs. He says there's an urgent need for car component suppliers to be encouraged to move to the area. He spoke to Lucy Meacock.
The owners of car giant Vauxhall have announced plans to modernise plants without making compulsory redundancies.Read the full story ›
Union leaders at Vauxhall are calling for top level talks to try to avoid compulsory redundancies at the Ellesmere Port plant.
They want meetings with the government and parent company PSA.
Four hundred people - nearly a quarter of the workforce - have been told their jobs are to go.
The car manufacturer is blaming falling demand for the Astra model which is made at the plant.
Unions are seeking urgent talks with the Government and Vauxhall after describing plans to cut 400 jobs at the car giant as a "major blow".Read the full story ›