Chester loses out in UK City of Culture bid

Chester has failed to make the UK City of Culture 2017 shortlist, losing out to Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay, the Department for Culture Media & Sport said on Wednesday.

Chester updates One City Plan

Chester's bid to be UK City of Culture 2017 and plans for improved waterways will be among topics at the next One City Plan residents' drop-in session at the Town Hall.

Ryder enters landscape debate

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Stuart Ryder of Chester-based Ryder Landscape Consultants has been appointed to the Landscape Institute's technical committee to advise on forthcoming national policy.

Ryder writes EA design guide

Chester-based Ryder Landscape Consultants has completed the Access for All Design Guide for the Environment Agency.

Archaeologists on Chester theatre site

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Cheshire West & Chester Council has moved archaeologists onto the former Odeon cinema site to carry out exploration of land to be used for the foundations of Chester’s theatre and library venue.

Energy start-up to relocate to Chester

Energy metering firm SenseLogix has secured £1m funding from a group of investors led by the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental, managed by CT Investment Partners.

Chester prepares for ‘significant’ Roman dig

The eight-storey office building Commerce House will be demolished and foundations studied by archaeologists before making way for the city's new theatre, if special consent is granted by Department for Communities & Local Government.

CWAC holds heritage crime conference

Cheshire West & Chester Council is hosting a seminar on Friday to identify the challenges faced by crimes that damage historic buildings in Chester.