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Former Chester City FC owner Stephen Vaughan’s last minute guilty plea over attack on police officer

FORMER Chester City FC owner Stephen Vaughan has admitted fracturing a police officer’s cheek during a disturbance outside his Wirral home.Read

Tributes paid after sudden death of Flintshire Airbus worker

A HEARTBROKEN family have paid tribute to a ‘perfect’ father-of-four after his death three days before Christmas.Read

Deeside youth worker ready to tackle BUPA Great North Run 2010

A YOUTH worker from Ewloe is aiming to raise £1,000 for her charity by completing the BUPA Great North Run 2010.Read

Mother of Ellesmere Port taxi driver says family will lodge an official complaint over her son’s death

THE devastated mother of a depressed taxi driver who died when he decapitated himself inside his private-hire car says he would still be alive today if he hadn’t been released from hospital.Read

Ellesmere Port soldier hails the armoured vehicle that saved his life in Afghanistan

A SOLDIER who survived a bomb blast while serving in Afghanistan has hailed the armoured vehicle that saved his life.Read

Deeside man admits slapping man during an argument in Chester City centre

A DEESIDE man has been handed a 12-month community order after slapping a man in the face during an argument in Chester city centre.Read

Vauxhall CEO Nick Reilly says increase in component suppliers would boost Ellesmere Port car plant

VAUXHALL CEO Nick Reilly says the Ellesmere Port car plant would become even more competitive, if there was an increase in component suppliers in the area.Read

Laura Turford of Deeside ready to trek Great Wall of China for Breast Cancer Campaign

AN ADVENTUROUS fundraiser is ready to embark on the challenge of a lifetime when she attempts to trek the Great Wall of China in support of Breast Cancer Campaign.Read

Vauxhall owner General Motors Europe receives £270m in Government loans

BUSINESS Secretary Lord Mandelson has agreed £270m worth of loan guarantees to Vauxhall owner General Motors Europe.Read

Buckley soldier Danny Hughes proposes to girlfriend from front line in Afghanistan

A BUCKLEY soldier who became a dad while fighting in Afghanistan proposed to his girlfriend last week after he heard his new baby’s cries over the phone.Read

No job cuts at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant, says parent company General Motors

GENERAL Motors has confirmed there will be no job cuts at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant and that the factory will introduce a third shift in 2011.Read

Thousands brave rain to see pop acts perform at Christmas lights switch-on at Cheshire Oaks

HEAVY rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands who turned out to see a trio of giant pop acts perform at this year’s Christmas tree lights switch-on at Cheshire Oaks.Read

Pop star Mollie King of The Saturdays talks to Ellesmere Port Pioneer about what she wants for Christmas

SATURDAYS pop star Mollie King wants a puppy for Christmas – but only if her mum will let her!Read

Premier Cup/Clwyd Premier League: Brynford United secure second round Premier Cup spot but Connah’s Quay Town held in the league

BRYNFORD United booked their place in the second round of the Clwyd League Premier Cup thanks to a dominant 3-1 home win over Mochdre Sports on Saturday.Read

Gap Connah’s Quay: Nomads boss eyes cup upset after surprise first leg win over Rhyl

BUOYANT Quay manager Mark McGregor is confident his side can reach the Loosemores Challenge Cup League Cup final after a deserved first leg home win over high-flying Rhyl on Tuesday night.Read

Clwyd League: Round-up

NEIL Greenough scored a hat-trick as Caerwys hit basement boys Bro Cernyw for six in Clwyd League Division One.Read

Cymru Alliance: Stunning late strike secures derby win for Buckley Town

A STUNNING long-range strike from Colin Quirk gave Buckley Town a narrow 1-0 derby win over Flint Town United in the Cymru Alliance on Friday night.Read

Shell in exclusive talks with Essar over the sale of its Stanlow oil refinery in Ellesmere Port

THE potential sale of Shell’s massive oil refinery in Ellesmere Port has moved a step closer.Read

Two-year pay freeze secures 2,000 positions at Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port

A DEAL has been struck with the new owners of Vauxhall which will secure the future of the Ellesmere Port plant and safeguard jobs.Read

Apollo Blinds in Ellesmere Port back British Blind & Shutter Association’s child safety campaign

A BUSINESSMAN from Saltney Ferry has pledged his support to a national child safety campaign.Read

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Gary Porter is a multimedia journalist for the Ellesmere Port Pioneer and Chester Chronicle. Tel. 0151 356 2345 or 01244 606421.