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Family members pay tribute to man who died in collision in Congleton

Family members have paid tribute to a man who died in a road traffic collision in Congleton yesterday (Thursday) and asked for the public to help police with information.

The crash happened at around 6.55pm on Reades Lane and involved a tractor and a motorbike. Sadly the motorcyclist, ...

2018-05-25 20:59 open_in_new
Roadworks will see road closures in Middlewich

A key Middlewich road will be closed for a number of days so works can be carried out to improve pedestrian and road safety.

The works will be carried out at Newton Bank, on the A530 Nantwich Road, from Tuesday May 29 to Sunday June 3 and also on June 9 and June 10.

A 24-hour closure ...

2018-05-25 17:51 open_in_new
Boomtown Nantwich best in the league of empty shops

A Nantwich businessman has welcomed a growth in Nantwich’s high street economy.

Shaun Cafferty, director of Martin and Co estate agents in Nantwich, was responding to figures revealed in the Cheshire East Authority Monitoring Report for 2016-17, which showed that Nantwich had the lowest ...

2018-05-25 16:47 open_in_new
Five men ransack pensioner's home and threaten him with garden shears

Detectives are appealing for information after five men ransacked the home of a pensioner in Audlem and terrorised him with a pair of garden shears before stealing a safe.

Three of the men had smashed their way into the property on Vicarage Lane through a bathroom window.

Police say ...

2018-05-25 16:47 open_in_new
A talk on years gone by from broadcaster

Historian and broadcaster Dan Snow has embarked on his first ever UK theatre tour.

Dan Snow – An Evening With The ‘History Guy’ is a 30 date tour which comes to Crewe on June 19.

Dan who runs his own online TV Channel History Hit TV and has a regular history slot on The One ...

2018-05-25 13:38 open_in_new
Waxing Lyrical for new show

Following a sell-out UK and Ireland tour last year, the much loved comedian, author and campaigner Ruby Wax returns to the stage performing a further 21 dates of her one-woman show Frazzled.

Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby presents an evening to explore a scientific solution ...

2018-05-25 13:38 open_in_new
Shed fire damaged nearby house in Sandbach

Two fire engines and a rapid response unit were called to a blaze in Sandbach in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) when a fire broke out in a garden shed and damaged a nearby house.

The fire was reported at 12.07am on Coleridge Close.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service ...

2018-05-25 13:38 open_in_new
Sandbach shop evacuated amid reports of fire

A Sandbach newsagents was evacuated yesterday(Wednesday) amid reports of a fire in the shop.

One fire engine from Sandbach attended the store on Penda Way at 8.48pm.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Crews attended the scene and found that a full evacuation ...

2018-05-25 13:38 open_in_new
Police appeal for witnesses after man found with serious injuries in Audlem

Police are appealing for information after a 45-old man was found in a critical condition in the centre of Audlem in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called to reports of an incident outside the Bridge Inn on Shropshire Street shortly after 1am.

They attended the scene ...

2018-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Police have closed section of road in Audlem

Police are urging motorists to avoid the A525 in Audlem as a section of the road in the village centre is closed as part of an 'ongoing investigation'.

Cheshire Police tweeted shortly after 9am morning (Friday): "Traffic restrictions are currently in place on the A525 running through ...

2018-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Couple attacked by gang of more than ten assailants in "nasty and unprovoked" attack in Middlewich

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a couple were attacked by a gang of more than ten assailants in Middlewich.

Officers from Crewe LPU have urged anybody with information about the violent disorder to contact them following the incident in the early hours of Sunday ...

2018-05-23 21:44 open_in_new
Labour group on Cheshire East elects new deputy leader

THE Labour group on Cheshire East Council has elected Cllr Laura Jeuda as its new deputy leader.

Cllr Jeuda, who represents Macclesfield South, takes over from Cllr Janet Jackson, who is stepping down after having held the post for a number of years.

Cllr Jeuda said: “It is a great ...

2018-05-23 21:44 open_in_new
Business support for Crewe crowd-puller

Businesses across South Cheshire have thrown their weight behind a summer festival of transport and art in Crewe.

Bentley Motors and Cheshire East Council are key sponsors of trAction Crewe which returns to the town centre on July 7 offering a jam-packed schedule of family ...

2018-05-23 21:44 open_in_new
Police appeal for witnesses after luxury Porsche stolen from Sandbach dealership

Police have appealed for information after thieves stole a luxury Porsche from a dealership in Sandbach.

At around 2.35am on Monday (May 21) thieves broke into the car dealership at The Hill on Newcastle Road, Sandbach, and one of the vehicles inside was used to ram open the front ...

2018-05-23 12:02 open_in_new
Strictly Star AJ Pritchard in Celebrity Masterchef

A Professional dancer originally from Nantwich is swapping the ballroom for the kitchen for his latest TV challenge.

AJ Pritchard, a former pupil of Brine Leas School who is best known as one of the professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing, has been announced as one of the celebrtiy ...

2018-05-23 07:50 open_in_new
Man arrested and released pending further enquiries after boat torched in Middlewich

A man arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a boat fire in Middlewich has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Two fire engines attended the scene on Booth Lane shortly after 3.20am on Friday.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service ...

2018-05-21 22:14 open_in_new
Three Crewe teenagers sentenced for racially abusing a taxi driver

Three Crewe teenagers who racially abused a taxi driver have been handed youth referral orders and instructed to pay towards the court costs.

The three boys, who are all 16 and cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated intentional harassment.

The ...

2018-05-21 22:14 open_in_new
Squiffy Duck helps to raise money for Wildlife Trust

Cheshire Wildlife Trust has joined forces with a micro-brewery to create a new beer which will be sold in several local outlets in Crewe, Haslington and Sandbach to support the work of the trust.

Available for sale this month, the beer is a 4% amber ale made using English malts and hops ...

2018-05-21 19:05 open_in_new
Regional première for drama

The New Vic Theatre will stage the regional première of moving drama Table in a brand new production of Tanya Ronder’s acclaimed play.

Being performed from from Friday, June 8 to Saturday, June 23, Table explores how people remain connected by the stories and heirlooms, passed ...

2018-05-21 18:02 open_in_new
£20.5m First Light at Jodrell Bank project announced

The Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank is to receive a total of £16.1million for a transformational £20.5m project. £12.1m of the total is thanks to National Lottery players, with a further £4m coming from the Government. The new ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ ...

2018-05-21 16:59 open_in_new
Students risk lives crossing railway tracks as a shortcut to school

The head teacher of a Nantwich high school has issued a stark warning to parents about young students risking their lives walking near railway tracks.

Andrew Cliffe, head teacher at Brine Leas School in Nantwich, said he has been made aware of students “putting their lives at risk” by ...

2018-05-21 16:59 open_in_new