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RSPCA appeal for information after cat found "peppered" with airgun pellets in Crewe

An animal rescue charity has appealed for information after a cat was found “peppered” with 10 airgun pellets in Crewe.

The RSPCA is asking for anybody with information about the incident to come forward after a member of the public found the male black cat seriously injured, lying on ...

2018-03-19 20:35 open_in_new
Mini 'Beast from the East' to hit the UK this weekend

The country is set to be plunged back into freezing cold weather conditions as a 'Mini Beast from the East' heads to Britain.

With yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in place for the North West on Friday and Saturday (March 16 and 17), the Met Office is warning that we can expect ...

2018-03-19 14:17 open_in_new
Assault on train at Liverpool Lime Street station

A man was assaulted on a train which was destined for Crewe.

Officers from British Transport Police are appealing for information following an assault on a train at Liverpool Lime Street.

At approximately 11.30pm on February 9, the victim – a man in his 30s – opened a toilet ...

2018-03-19 14:17 open_in_new
Revamped market hall welcome move

As a life-long resident of Crewe, I whole-heartedly welcome plans for the restoration and redevelopment of our historic market hall.

It has been a long time coming, and to see such a once-bustling market dwindle away to almost nothing hasn’t been nice for anyone to witness.

I ...

2018-03-19 14:17 open_in_new
Mini 'Beast from the East' to hit the UK this weekend

The country is set to be plunged back into freezing cold weather conditions as a 'Mini Beast from the East' heads to Britain.

With yellow weather warnings for snow and ice in place for the North West on Friday and Saturday (March 16 and 17), the Met Office is warning that we can expect ...

2018-03-19 14:17 open_in_new
Bomb disposal team called to Crewe car showroom following "suspicious package" report

Bomb disposal experts from Cheshire Police have been called to a car showroom in Crewe following reports of a suspicious package.

Weston Road in Crewe is currently closed while police deal with the incident, which was reported to them shortly after 10am this morning, and nearby businesses ...

2018-03-19 14:17 open_in_new
Plumber entrepreneur returns to university

A PLUMBER turned entrepreneur has returned to the university where he trained to oversee the development of an innovative social learning project.

Phil Simmonds was a student at the former Aston College – now Wrexham Glyndwr University – in the late 1970s, before going on to co-found ...

2018-03-14 12:29 open_in_new
Crewe Alex refusal to hold inquiry 'demonstrates a disregard for Bennell's victims' town council leader says

Crewe Alexandra’s refusal to hold an independent inquiry into how serial paedophile Barry Bennell was able to prey on young boys ‘ demonstrates a disregard for the victims and a lack of understanding as to how the club will now be perceived within football and outside,’ the leader of the ...

2018-03-14 12:29 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: "I'm a confidence player and I'll thrive on that" - Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk says his dramatic late equaliser at Stevenage is a huge confidence boost.

The 20-year-old came off the bench to bag a 97th minute header which completed a fight-back to 2-2 at the weekend.

It was the homegrown player’s second goal in Alex colours and it was a boost to ...

2018-03-13 19:41 open_in_new
Cheshire's deputy police commissioner to leave at end of the month

Cheshire's deputy police commissioner, who was controversially appointed to the £50,000 a year post last year, will leave at the end of this month.

Sareda Dirir will leave her job later this month when her 12 month contract comes to an end.

The Chronicle understands the post is ...

2018-03-13 19:41 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: Practice made a perfect strike for Perry Ng

Perry Ng says his stunning goal at Stevenage was down to 15 years of quality coaching at Crewe Alex’s academy.

With his side trailing 2-0 and the clock ticking down, the 21-year-old cut in from the right and unleashed a rocket which looks certain to be named the club’s goal of the ...

2018-03-12 19:32 open_in_new
Firefighters tackle blaze in milk parlour near Nantwich

Firefighters from Crewe, Nantwich and Tarporley were called to tackle a blaze in a milking parlour at Calveley.

The fire broke out at 1am on Saturday and was sparked by an electric power washer.

No animals were in the parlour at the time.

Four fire engines were at the scene for ...

2018-03-12 19:32 open_in_new
Three fire engines called to large rubbish fire in Crewe

Three fire engines were called to a blaze in Crewe after arsonists set fire to tyres and a large amount of rubbish.

Firefighters from Crewe and Nantwich battled for three hours to put out the fire, which occurred on Chapel Lane shortly after 11.20 on Saturday night.

They also ...

2018-03-12 19:32 open_in_new
Migration in focus at show

Axis Arts Centre’s spring season continues when Brazillian-born dancer Jean Abreu brings his latest work to the Contemporary Arts centre in Crewe.

On Thursday March 8, British-Brazilian choreographer Abreu, who has now spent exactly half of his life in Brazil and the other half in ...

2018-03-12 07:59 open_in_new
Crewe Alex opinion: A truly magic moment - but perspective is the key

It wasn’t the fastest race you’ve ever seen, but perhaps the happiest.

David Artell out in front by a pair of spectacles, pursued by grinning assistant Kenny Lunt, yelling kit man Peter Cope and a plethora of jubilant substitutes and tracksuits, they streamed down the touchline – ...

2018-03-12 00:38 open_in_new
Running: Parkrun has come to Crewe - and it's annoyingly brilliant

“I’ve got what I’m not afraid to call ‘a pitch’ for you.”

It was Charlie Rowlands, South Cheshire Harriers’ media executive, messaging me.

Oh no, I thought. I don’t like the sound of this already.

“The first ever running of the brand new Crewe Parkrun will ...

2018-03-11 15:11 open_in_new
Crewe Alex reaction: 'It feels like a victory' - David Artell

David Artell admitted Saturday's draw at Stevenage felt 'like a victory'.

Crewe fought back from 2-0 down with late goals from Perry Ng and Charlie Kirk.

Manager Artell said: "When you are 2-0 down you have a mountain to climb. There had been nothing in the game and we gifted ...

2018-03-10 22:23 open_in_new
The Match: Stevenage 2 Crewe Alex 2

Stevenage 2 Crewe Alex 2

CHARLIE Kirk’s 97th minute header rescued a vital point for Crewe Alex at Stevenage on Saturday.

The second-half substitute got onto the end of a Harry Pickering cross in the dying seconds to send the travelling supporters into raptures.

It completed ...

2018-03-10 22:23 open_in_new
Irresponsible dog owners warned they face fines of up to £1,000

Cheshire East is putting up signs at parks and open spaces across the borough East warning dog owners they could be fined up to £1,000 if they don’t pick up after their pets or keep them under control.

The council introduced the new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in November ...

2018-03-10 10:50 open_in_new
The Manchester label dressing the Real Housewives of Cheshire stars

The Real Housewives of Cheshire have been spotted filming for a new series in the North West - and they have one thing in common.

Lavish Alice is the Manchester based label every fashion lover wants to be seen in this season.

The high end label has been worn by many women in the ...

2018-03-10 06:38 open_in_new
Acting Cheshire Chief Constable Janette McCormick tells young girls: 'Never put a ceiling on yourself'

Acting Cheshire Chief Constable Janette McCormick hosted a media briefing about force priorities but took time out to discuss the role of women and policing on what was International Women’s Day (Thursday, March 8).

Mrs McCormick wants to promote a fairer world for women not only in the ...

2018-03-10 06:38 open_in_new