After the Roman troops withdrew, the Romano-British established a number of petty kingdoms. Deverdoeu was a Welsh name for Chester as late as the 12th century (cf Dyfrdwy, Welsh for the river Dee).
Another, attested in the 9th century History of the Britons traditionally attributed to Nennius, is .
Police stand outside Warrington Coroner's Office during the opening of the inquest into the death of former footballer Gary Speed.
The Wales manager was found hanged at his home by his wife, the inquest was told Asked by Cheshire Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg whether there were any suspicious circumstances, he replied: 'Given my assessment at the scene and information which I have to date, I am not investigating this as a suspicious incident.'The coroner told the packed hearing: 'I am aware that there is great Press interest in this case and I would ask that the Press do respect the privacy of the family at what is obviously a very difficult time for them.'Shocked fans of the clubs Speed represented over his long career – including Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton Wanderers – left photographs, shirts and bouquets of flowers outside their grounds.
The Saxons extended and strengthened the walls of Chester to protect the city against the Danes, who occupied it for a short time until Alfred seized all the cattle and laid waste the surrounding land to drive them out.That’s what Gary’s like – he always thinks about other people.Speed’s former Newcastle United teammate Shay Given, who attended a charity fundraising fashion event with him in May, was seen in floods of tears on television as a minute’s silence was held at Swansea City’s match against Given’s team Aston Villa.Both Speed’s parents were from Chester but he was born in the Welsh border town of Mancot and was always proud to represent his country.His father Roger played football for Wrexham before returning to his trade as a joiner.