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Chester hotel snapped up

Belgrave Hotel, a 34-bedroom property close to Chester’s historic city centre, has been sold by property consultancy GVA, on behalf of its owners. The hotel was purchased for an undisclosed sum but was sold from a guide asking price of £1.4m. In addition to the 34 ensuite bedrooms, the Belgrave Hotel, which is located 150 metres from Chester Railway Station, also features an onsite restaurant, as well...
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Shortlist Announced for Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2018

Against the backdrop of Cheshire’s surging visitor economy - up 3.9%* - businesses will shortly be competing for top honours at the 14th Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards. The much-awaited shortlist for the awards was announced today (10 August) and chosen from more than 80 nominations from individuals, initiatives and businesses. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at Cheshire’s Carden Park Hotel on Thursday...
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Premier Inn gets green light for second city centre hotel

A 94-bed Premier Inn hotel has been given the green light within empty space at Chester ’s Grosvenor Shopping Centre. Mall owners HIG Chester Property Sarl have received approval from Cheshire West and Chester Council to transform vacant retail and office space at the Pepper Street entrance into a hotel with bar and restaurant. The hotel is an alternative to previous plans for a second phase of...
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Why Cheshire is England’s most underrated county

Years ago, if I told someone I came from Cheshire I’d get a blank look. Most non-locals simply didn’t know the county: they’d struggle to pinpoint it on a map and what little impression they had of it generally came down to a handful of things: a plain, some cheese and perhaps a fleeting glimpse of Crewe station through a train window. Fast forward...
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HS2 to hold community information events in Cheshire

Three community information events will be held in the region during June and July 2018, as part of a wider engagement programme along the entire route between the West Midlands and Leeds, and Crewe and Manchester. Teams from HS2 Ltd will be visiting locations in Cheshire to talk to people about how the design of Britain’s new high speed railway is progressing. Read...
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Work starts on luxury apartments in Chester city centre

Work has started to create luxury apartments within a city centre building once home to a well known professional services firm. Knights 1759 was based at the Cuppin Street premises but is now located in the HQ building alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council and Chester Race Company. Overlea Hilbre Estates Ltd, known as Blueoak Estates, gained planning consent for an initial 13 apartments within the building...
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Christine Gaskell becomes vice-chair of a new NP11 group

The Chair of Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership is to take a prominent role in a new Northern Powerhouse body announced by Government today ( 6 July 2018). Christine Gaskell will be vice-chair of the newly formed, Government-funded board called the ‘NP11’, made up of the chairs of the 11 Northern LEPs. This new influential group has been set up to support the Government’s ambitions for...
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Warrington Borough Council and Marketing Cheshire successful in latest Discover England funding

VisitEngland has announced the latest successful applicants to receive funding from the three year £40 million Discover England Fund for tourism product development. The 11 successful bids receive funding of up to £250,000 in the third year of the Funding. From promoting food, music and heritage to literature, horse-racing and the coast, the projects showcase destinations and experiences across the country to overseas markets, driving inbound tourism...
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Cheshire’s Carden Park Hotel starts work on new £10m luxury spa

Carden Park, the privately owned, award-winning hotel, set within a 1,000 acre country estate in the Cheshire countryside broke ground yesterday (26th June 2018) on a new £10m luxury spa. Set to be world class, this extensive spa – located in the grounds of the estate – will be the crowning glory in the £20m refurbishment investment over the past three years. It is an...
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Devolution deal delays frustrate council chiefs

COUNCIL chiefs remain ‘determined in their quest’ to secure a devolution deal – but are growing ‘increasingly frustrated’ with the Government.

In January last year, Warrington Borough Council‘s (WBC) Labour group voted for the town to team up with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire East Council in a deal – instead of the Liverpool City Region. If a deal is thrashed out, the...
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