Crewe Chronicle

Witness appeal following burglary near Nantwich

Police are appealing for witnesses after burglars broke into a Barbridge property last night (Wednesday) and attempted to steal two bikes.

The offence happened at around 9pm when a teenager and a man broke into the property on Bankside Close by the back entrance.

They were disturbed ...

2017-08-17 20:39 open_in_new
Cheshire East A level results are above the national average

A Level students in Cheshire East have again chalked up impressive results - with a provisional pass rate of 99% against the national average of 98%

Figures show that 27% of the borough’s 1,685 students achieved grades A* to A, which is higher than the proportion nationally, and 54% ...

2017-08-17 20:39 open_in_new
M6 northbound carriage closed at J19 for emergency roadworks

Police have advised drivers to avoid the M6 northbound due to emergency roadworks.

All three lanes of the northbound carriageway of the M6 are currently closed from J19, with the closure expected to be in force until this evening.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "Shortly ...

2017-08-17 17:49 open_in_new
Sandbach School celebrating 99.5% pass rate in A levels

Sandbach School is celebrating a 99.5% pass rate in A levels in the first year of the linear exam system - with one pupil showing ‘amazing resilience’ to sit his exams after returning to school following a horrific car crash.

Josh Bettany was given little chance of sitting his exams ...

2017-08-17 17:49 open_in_new
Success for Sandbach students

Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College’s headteacher has praised his students for their hard work and commitment despite the ‘educational environment changes’ and ‘ever increasing challenges being faced by today’s young people.’

John Leigh congratulated students from the ...

2017-08-17 16:39 open_in_new
Malbank celebrates exam success

Students from Malbank School and Sixth Form College are celebrating after receiving their A Level results today.

The fantastic set of results have now enabled many of them access to a wide range of university courses including Law, English Literature, Geography, Performing Arts, Human ...

2017-08-17 16:39 open_in_new
Newly merged college celebrates best ever results

South Cheshire College has achieved its best-ever A Level results.

As a newly merged college with West Cheshire College, celebrations are underway after students studying A Levels at the college achieved an overall pass rate of 99.7% - almost 2% above the national pass ...

2017-08-17 16:39 open_in_new
Brine Leas School celebrates outstanding A level results

Brine Leas School is celebrating another successful year at A level with more than 50% of entrants achieving grade A*, A or B - but the headteacher criticised the lack of guidance in light of government-led changes.

A total of 75% of those students who took their A-levels at the Nantwich ...

2017-08-17 15:33 open_in_new
Fantastic results for Alsager Sixth Form students

Alsager Sixth Form College is celebrating a fantastic set of A level, AS level and BTEC results this summer with 54% of all grades awarded A*-B.

A quarter of all results were awarded at A*/A and 78% at A*-C.

More importantly, the vast majority of students secured their first choice ...

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Holmes Chapel Comprehensive celebrating fantastic A level results - but head attacks government imposed 'obstacles'

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive is celebrating fantastic A level results despite students and teachers having to overcome obstacles put in their way by government-led changes, the headteacher has said.

Altogether 31% of students achieved A* or A grades and the top 21 gained these grades in at ...

2017-08-17 14:27 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: David Artell to decide on ex-Swansea trialist this week

David Artell is considering making an addition to his squad this week.

Midfielder Lee Lucas, a former Swansea City and Motherwell man, has been on trial since last week and played for the under 23s at Ipswich Town on Monday.

The 25-year-old free agent, an ex-Wales under 21 ...

2017-08-16 20:51 open_in_new
South Cheshire Harriers mix it up at events far and wide

South Cheshire Harriers proved they are a force to be reckoned with over a variety of disciplines and distances last week.

The Willaston-based club’s members enjoyed success at the Burton 10k, the Cotswold Classic, Swim Rutland and North West Triathlon.

Nigel Baskerville ...

2017-08-16 20:51 open_in_new
Wistaston Village Ladies seal divisional crown

WISTASTON Village have sealed the Cheshire Women’s League Division Two championship with two games to play.

They clinched the title with a comfortable win at Oxton.

The home side made first use and were 107ao as Christine Lawson (3-22), Alison Smith (3-31) and Katie Haszeldine ...

2017-08-16 19:45 open_in_new
Wistaston Village boost survival hopes

WISTASTON VILLAGE boosted their fight against relegation from Division Three with a third win of the season on Saturday.

The Villagers, bottom and 29 points off safety, picked up a vital one-wicket success over Chester County Officers at The Brittles.

The visitors made first use and ...

2017-08-16 19:45 open_in_new
Elworth, Weston and Sandbach stay on course

ELWORTH regained control of their promotion campaign with a 57-run victory at Little Stoke on Saturday.

The Foxes had been slightly knocked off course in Division One promotion places by two draws and a defeat.

But they got back to winning ways, and closed on leaders Blythe, with the ...

2017-08-16 19:45 open_in_new
Running: South Cheshire Harriers mix it up at events far and wide

South Cheshire Harriers proved they are a force to be reckoned with over a variety of disciplines and distances last week.

The Willaston-based club’s members enjoyed success at the Burton 10k, the Cotswold Classic, Swim Rutland and North West Triathlon.

Nigel Baskerville ...

2017-08-16 19:45 open_in_new
Crewe FC: Grassroots, goals, penalties... and a trip to Wembley

Crewe FC have scored seven goals, conceded six and taken four points from their opening two Premier Division fixtures, writes Alex McQuade.

Andy Aspinall’s men started off with a thrilling 5-4 victory at Malpas in midweek, when captain Nathan Southern scored a hat-trick and Jack Gater ...

2017-08-16 19:45 open_in_new
Police warning after bogus cop conned his way into Crewe house

Police in Crewe are urging residents to be vigilant after a bogus cop conned his way into a house today and searched the property.

The incident happened shortly after 3pm when a man posing as a police officer called at a house on Manor Way in Crewe.

Cheshire Police say he entered the ...

2017-08-16 19:45 open_in_new
RSPCA issue warning over garden litter after bird sustains horrific injuries

An animal rescue charity is seeking to remind people of the dangers garden litter poses to wildlife.

The warning from the RSPCA comes after a blackbird suffered horrific injuries to its legs after they became entangled in twine.

The bird was taken to RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife ...

2017-08-16 17:33 open_in_new
Driver injured in crash involving milk float and car in Nantwich

A milkman has been taken to hospital following a collision in Nantwich this morning (Wednesday) between a milk float and a car.

Cheshire Police say officers were called to reports of a two vehicle crash on Newbold Way at 6.30am.

The collision involved a white Suzuki milk float and a ...

2017-08-16 13:09 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: Boss remains calm as George Cooper speculation mounts

David Artell admits he cannot be sure that George Cooper will be a Crewe Alex player in a fortnight’s time, as speculation continues to mount surrounding the talented attacker’s future.

The 20-year-old scored 10 goals and made 14 assists last season, and he has been in sensational form ...

2017-08-16 08:45 open_in_new