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Chimpanzee born at Chester zoo offers ‘real hope’ for world’s rarest subspecies
Baby western chimpanzee, of which there are said to be only 18,000 left across Africa, will be named after rock or pop star

Robyn Vinter

12, Jan, 2023 @11:39 AM

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Chester zoo hails birth of rare Malayan tapir as ‘important moment’
Female calf named Nessa will help efforts to protect species, of which fewer than 2,500 remain in the wild

Robyn Vinter

09, Dec, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Labour byelection victory ‘a clear message to Sunak’, says Starmer – as it happened
Latest updates: byelection was first test at the ballot box since Rishi Sunak became prime minister

Rachel Hall (now) and Ben Quinn (earlier)

02, Dec, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Labour wins Chester byelection with ‘best result since 2010’
Rishi Sunak’s first test ends brutally, with 14-point swing pollsters say would give Starmer comfortable majority at election

Sammy Gecsoyler and Kiran Stacey

02, Dec, 2022 @2:52 PM

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What would politics look like if Starmer’s plan was working? Like it does now | Rafael Behr
His own party remains cautious, but Tories are pretty sure he is heading for No 10, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

02, Dec, 2022 @11:13 AM

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Labour stays on course for power with Chester byelection victory
Little sign of Tory resurgence under Rishi Sunak after thumping win for Labour against difficult backdrop

Kiran Stacey Political correspondent

02, Dec, 2022 @9:54 AM

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Chester byelection: polls close in Rishi Sunak’s first electoral test as PM
Labour expected to hold seat with new candidate after resignation of Chris Matheson

Sammy Gecsoyler

01, Dec, 2022 @11:36 PM

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Ian Blackford stepping down as SNP’s leader at Westminster – as it happened
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon pays tribute after Scottish MP announces he will not stand again for position

Rachel Hall and Jamie Grierson

01, Dec, 2022 @5:17 PM

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Rishi Sunak faces first electoral test as Chester votes in byelection
Vote triggered by Labour MP’s resignation is first byelection under current prime minister

Sammy Gecsoyler and Nadeem Badshah

30, Nov, 2022 @8:59 PM

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UK zoo helps lost Mexican fish live to see another Tequila sunrise
Declared extinct in the wild in 2003, the species has been reintroduced to Teuchitlán River after being bred in Chester

Helen Pidd North of England editor

29, Dec, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Mike Mercer obituary
Other lives: Landlord for 50 years of the much-loved Albion Inn in the centre of Chester

Glyn Turton

17, Nov, 2021 @5:37 PM

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Readers chip in to pay dance school fees for ballerina with autism
Constance Bailey, 13, offered a place at Hammond school but her mother could not afford the £90,000 needed

Helen Pidd North of England editor

23, Aug, 2021 @3:59 PM

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