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Crewe Station area consultation deadline looms

Cheshire East is urging people to take part in the consultation which ends on Tuesday March 26

THE deadline is fast approaching for people to have their say on the type of development that could be seen around Crewe railway station following the arrival of HS2.

Cheshire East is ...

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Arrests in Crewe as police step up fight against knife crime

Arrests came when police had four day increased stop and search powers and during week-long Operation Sceptre

Thirty eight people were stopped and three arrested over the four day period Cheshire Police had increased stop and search powers in the Nantwich Road area of Crewe.

And a ...

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New Chester Northgate images on show next week

Updated designs reflect desire for more greenery in the city centre

Updated images of the Chester Northgate project will go on display next week with clear influences from a recent consultation that revealed people want more greenery in their city centre .

Key elements of phase one ...

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Experts at Chester Zoo remain hopeful that baby elephant Indali can pull through

Chester Zoo's baby elephant Indali is proving to be a real little fighter

Chester Zoo has released an update on baby elephant Indali Hi Way's condition.

The two-year-old Asian elephant calf continues to undergo intensive treatment after testing positive for EEHV during her ...

2019-03-22 20:31 open_in_new
Parcel wrecked after delivery driver 'left it with dog' in Crewe

Elly Holstead returned home to find a card posted through her door by saying 'left with dog'

A Crewe woman returned home to find her parcel had been ripped to shreds after a delivery driver threw it over her gate and posted a card through her door to say it had been ‘left with ...

2019-03-22 20:31 open_in_new
Crewe Alex's defence against Barry Bennell's victims 'undermined by his expense claims'

The 65-year-old is serving a 31-year sentence for multiple offences

Crewe Alex FCs legal defence against the civil claims lodged by victims of paedophile coach Barry Bennell has been contradicted by documents first broadcast in an Al Jazeera documentary last year and published by The ...

2019-03-22 20:31 open_in_new
HS2 is on track and tickets will be affordable, says new chairman

Allan Cook, who became chairman of HS2 Ltd in December, also believes the high speed rail scheme will be the impetus for improved rail connections between the east and west across the north of the country

The man appointed to drive HS2 forward has said the project is on track, will benefit ...

2019-03-22 17:20 open_in_new
Could Victoria be set for a royal return?

Bookies say it's now taken over Diana as the clear favourite for the royal baby name

The next royal baby is due to arrive in the coming weeks and bookmakers are going crazy over the arrival of the Prince Harry and Meghan’s first child.

The name of the next baby has been a topic ...

2019-03-22 17:20 open_in_new
Historic Nantwich hall wants to redevelop derelict stables for wedding venue

A planning application has been submitted for Dorfold Hall at Acton

Dorfold Hall has applied for permission for a permanent wedding and events venue with car parking at the historic Nantwich estate.

An application has been submitted by Dorfold Hall Events to Cheshire East for listed ...

2019-03-22 16:17 open_in_new
Planners recommend go-ahead for multi-million pound Crewe roads scheme

The North West Crewe Package is aimed at unlocking key sites for businesses and new homes in the Leighton area

Planners are recommending Cheshire East gives the green light to a multi-million pound road scheme to unlock key sites for business and housing development in the Leighton area ...

2019-03-22 09:59 open_in_new
Police cordon off alleyway after finding knife in Crewe

Officers were called to the alleyway on Gainsborough Road shortly after 11am on Wednesday

Police have cordoned off an alleyway in Crewe following the discovery of a knife this morning.

Officers were called to the alleyway on Gainsborough Road shortly after 11am on Wednesday (March ...

2019-03-21 20:20 open_in_new
Brexit: Cheshire residents help to crash website by signing petition calling for Article 50 revoke

At time of writing, almost 15,000 residents from across the county had signed up

Cheshire residents have helped to crash the UK government petitions website this morning, as a surge of people signed a petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked.

At the time of writing, 14,726 ...

2019-03-21 19:17 open_in_new
Firefighters spray 15,000 litres of water to extinguish tyre and timber blaze

More than 100 tyres were ablaze in Marton in a 'large uncontrolled' fire

Firefighters used an estimated 15,000 litres of water to bring a blaze involving timber and more than 100 tyres in Cheshire under control.

Crews from Winsford and Holmes Chapel were called to Clay Lane in Marton ...

2019-03-21 19:17 open_in_new
Men armed with knives and metal bar force their way into Crewe family home

The homeowner was confronted by the men yesterday (Wednesday, March 20)

Men armed with knives and a metal bar forced their way into a family home in Crewe , confronting the 23-year-old homeowner.

At around 9.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, March 20), the family were at home on Westminster ...

2019-03-21 17:11 open_in_new
Chester Zoo plans include hotel overlooking the giraffes

"Wake up in the morning, you get to look out over those giraffes," says zoo boss Jamie Christon

Imagine rising with the morning sun and looking out of your hotel window to see giraffes walking gracefully in the distance.

This vision is not Africa but much closer to home as explained ...

2019-03-21 14:02 open_in_new
Appeal to get Easter eggs to children around Crewe

The Swansway Easter bunny will be out and about to handout eggs to children, hospitals, care centres and hospices

Do you know a children’s group, elderly person’s day centre, hospice or hospital that would enjoy a visit from the Swansway Easter Bunny and his bounty of Easter ...

2019-03-20 15:59 open_in_new
Here are the 11 things which will cost you more money from April 1

Bills including council tax, the TV licence and NHS prescriptions are all due to be more expensive soon

In just a few days' time, several price rises will come into effect which will leave most of us out of pocket.

From April 1 - or what some call National Price Hike Day - ...

2019-03-20 15:59 open_in_new
Luxury car plant Bentley Motors launches Apprenticeship campaign

Opportunities cover areas including Digital, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Purchasing, as well as Engineering and Manufacturing

Bentley Motors has launched its 2019 Apprentice recruitment campaign with 51 new positions to start in autumn.

Opportunities cover areas ...

2019-03-20 13:53 open_in_new
A Look inside £1bn Manchester Airport Terminal Two expansion opening in 2020

Terminal Two will more than double in size to become the airport's flagship building

Take a glimpse at the future of travel at Manchester Airport.

Set for completion in just over a year and said to be the biggest current construction project in the region, Terminal Two will more than ...

2019-03-20 13:53 open_in_new
Future of Office Outlet uncertain as retailer goes into administration

Thousands of jobs could be at risk

Stationery store Office Outlet has gone into administration, leaving a question mark over the future of more than 1,000 jobs.

The retailer, which was formerly known as Staples but is not connected to the online-only business which currently trades ...

2019-03-20 03:23 open_in_new
Celebrity chefs announced for Nantwich Food Festival

The food festival takes place from August 30 to September 1

Organisers of the Nantwich Food Festival have announced the celebrity chef line-up who will be appearing at this year’s spectacular event.

Four top chefs will be giving demonstrations at the highly popular festival, which ...

2019-03-20 01:17 open_in_new