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Crewe and Chester branches of Santander avoid axe – but one Cheshire branch will close

The banking giant has today announced the closure of 140 of its UK branches

Santander branches in Chester, Crewe, Warrington and Macclesfield have all avoided the axe as the banking giant has today announced that 140 of its stores will shut – which includes Knutsford.

Santander has ...

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Recap: How ice and snow in Cheshire caused difficult travel conditions

We will be bringing you the latest updates on any disruption to the roads and rail networks caused by the bad weather

Snow and ice have once again hit Cheshire, causing disruption on the region's traffic and travel network.

Some Merseyrail train services calling at Chester and ...

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Sandbach DIY store Homebase is to close

Town store is one of 40 shutting over the next 16 months

DIY store Homebase will close its doors in Sandbach on April 11, it has been confirmed.

The struggling company, which is the second biggest DIY retailer in the UK, announced last August that more than 40 of its 241 stores would ...

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Man with Sandbach and Macclesfield links wanted by police on prison recall

Officers are seeking the whereabouts of 25-year-old Jack Robinson

A man with links to various parts of Cheshire is wanted by police on recall to prison.

Cheshire police are seeking the public's help as they try to trace Jack Robinson.

A spokesman for the force said Robinson, ...

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Police investigating Crewe Market Centre arson release CCTV image

Detectives have released an image of a man they would like to speak to following the fire last week

Detectives investigating an arson attack at Crewe's Market Centre shopping complex have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Police confirmed they had launched ...

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Our 'Secret Diner' is coming soon to a restaurant near you

Our Secret Diner is about to hit the dining scene

We've said it on many occasions, but we think the current food and drink scene in Cheshire is absolutely fantastic.

So with this in mind, we're launching a brand new feature that celebrates the booming dining scene in Chester and the ...

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Chester branch of Patisserie Valerie confirms closure

But Cheshire Oaks continues to trade as normal

Chester's branch of Patisserie Valerie is now closed after the cake chain collapsed into administration this week.

A sign has been placed on the window of the Bridge Street shop informing customers that the store has closed, with advice ...

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Patisserie Valerie plunges into administration – leaving hundreds of jobs at risk

The cake chain currently has three branches in Cheshire

Cake chain Patisserie Valerie has today (Tuesday, January 22) collapsed into administration – leaving hundreds of jobs at risk.

It comes after the business, which has branches in Chester, Cheshire Oaks and Warrington, failed ...

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Hoodies steal mountain bike from 14-year-old in attack

At around 4.45pm on Monday 21 January the 14-year-old was cycling from Macon Way towards Ludlow Avenue through the Brook when he became aware of four teenage boys cycling towards him

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy had his bicycle stolen in a robbery in ...

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Boyband 5ive to play special one night gig in Crewe

5ive will perform at Mecca Bingo on Phoenix Leisure Park on March 16

Boyband 5ive are set to get ‘Everybody Up’ when they perform all their old hits at a one off night at Mecca Bingo in Crewe.

The group that had worldwide chart success in the late 90s and early 2000s, will appear ...

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Plans for £150m Ellesmere Port plant to convert waste into gas for lorries

Facility would generate enough fuel to power 500-1,000 HGVs per year

Plans have been lodged for a £150m plant near Ellesmere Port that would convert waste material into bio-substitute natural gas to power lorries and buses.

Progressive Energy Ltd has put forward the planning ...

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Firms involved in HS2 construction speak of business impact of new rail link to Cheshire

HS2 CEO Mark Thurston visited businesses near Chester which have been undertaking work as part of the project

Firms playing their part in making the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link a reality have spoken of the benefits they have reaped from their involvement and believe the route could help ...

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Am I eligible for an Irish passport and how do I apply?

Applications for Irish passports from British citizens reached 'record levels' by the end of 2018 as the uncertainty posed by Brexit looms large on the horizon

The issue of Brexit continues to make headlines as the end of March continues to creep forward when the UK is scheduled to leave ...

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Drake announces UK tour but tickets are not cheap

The Canadian rapper is kicking off his European tour in Manchester in March

Drake has announced that he is bringing his 'Assassination Vacation Tour' to the UK later this year.

The Canadian rapper is kicking off his European tour in Manchester in March, but be warned tickets are not ...

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Crewe Alex: 'We fear James Jones has broken his leg' - David Artell

Manager says the player is almost certain to be out for six weeks

David Artell fears that James Jones has broken his leg.

The midfielder left Stadium:MK on crutches on Saturday after picking up an injury in Crewe Alex's excellent 1-0 victory.

The 22-year-old was due to have a ...

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Delays on M6 southbound near Crewe following lorry fire

Two lanes were closed as a result of the fire, but have since reopened

There are delays of around 30 minutes on the M6 southbound in Cheshire this morning following a lorry fire which closed two lanes.

All lanes have now reopened following the incident, which occurred on the ...

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Airbus holding Beluga XL drop-in sessions this week

Residents living under the flight path invited to learn more about giant transporter plane

Residents under the flight path of Airbus’ new giant transporter aircraft the Beluga XL are invited to information sessions taking place this week.

The Beluga XL will replace the current ...

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Nantwich company staff get muddy to raise funds for Crewe hospital

The staff from Bougheys raised thousands for the charity by completing the obstacle course

Staff at a Nantwich distribution company have raised thousands for a local hospital trust after employees completed a gruelling and muddy assault course.

The employees at the Nantwich-based ...

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Special tribute to Dianne Oxberry to be broadcast on BBC1 tonight

The beloved BBC weather presenter died aged 51 on January 10 following a short illness

The BBC will broadcast a special tribute to Dianne Oxberry this evening when her last report for current affairs programme Inside Out is shown.

The programme, which will be shown on BBC1 in the ...

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Ex-Crewe Alex defender Efe Sodje and brothers 'shamed' for milking charity set up for poor African children

Ex-footballers Efe Sodje, 46, and Stephen Sodje, 43, and ex-rugby player Bright Sodje, 52, all found guilty of siphoning off money from their family charity

A famous sporting family including a former Crewe Alex and Macclesfield Town player has been "shamed" for milking a charity ...

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Cats given oxygen therapy after Sandbach fire

Two fire engines were sent to the scene of the incident on Sunday evening (January 20)

Three cats were given oxygen therapy by firefighters following a kitchen fire in Sandbach this weekend.

Two fire engines - one from Crewe and one from Sandbach - were sent to the scene on Hill ...

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