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Police appeal for witnesses after firefighters tackle suspected arson attack in Crewe

Police and firefighters are investigating a wheelie bin fire in Crewe as a suspected case of arson.

Two fire engines from Crewe were sent to West Avenue shortly after 1.05am today (Monday, July 23) after reports of a fire involving a wheelie bin up against a domestic property.

Nobody ...

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Work underway on giant warehouse in Crewe

First Panattoni has broken ground on its latest logistics warehouse near Junction 16, Crewe 240.

The 240,000 sq. ft logistics warehouse is being speculatively built and is the only development of its size and scale along the M6 corridor.

The building, which is due for ...

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"Dangerous and predatory" Crewe paedophile groomed girl while awaiting sentence for other child sex offences

A “dangerous and predatory” paedophile from Crewe has been jailed after attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex - while awaiting sentence for other child sex offences.

Ian Robinson, 57, formerly of Stanier Close, Crewe, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison on ...

2018-07-20 14:38 open_in_new
Man dies after "incident involving digger" at Crewe building site

A man has died this morning following an incident on a Crewe building site, police have confirmed.

Officers were called to the building site on Stoneley Avenue, Crewe, at around 8.40am this morning after reports of an “incident involving a digger” in which a 70-year-old man was ...

2018-07-19 17:38 open_in_new
Cheshire East worker loses employment tribunal case

A former Cheshire East HR officer who accused the council of unfairly dismissing her after trying to raise concerns through the whistle-blowing process has lost her employment tribunal.

Sue Wallace, of Connah’s Quay, claimed the local authority dismissed her in December 2016 because she ...

2018-07-19 11:20 open_in_new
Man arrested following Middlewich burglary

Police have launched an investigation after a house was burgled in Middlewich yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

The incident took place shortly after 1pm on St Ann's Road and the suspects are believed to have fled in a black car.

Officers swiftly attended the scene and searched the ...

2018-07-18 11:11 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: Liverpool training day is also a loan swoop opportunity

David Artell will run the rule over Liverpool’s under-23 squad with a view to a loan swoop when he takes his players to the Premier League club’s training base today (Wednesday).

The Alex’s first-team squad will travel to Merseyside to take part in a joint training session with ...

2018-07-18 11:11 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: Manager confident the squad he has shaped is stronger

David Artell believes he has shaped his strongest squad after 18 months in the hot seat.

The former club captain took over as boss in mid-January 2017, and is approaching the end of his fourth transfer window.

While any Crewe manager is required to make up a large part of his squad ...

2018-07-17 22:36 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: 'Delamere Forest efforts affected Barrow friendly' - David Artell

David Artell was not concerned about Crewe Alex’s 1-0 friendly defeat to non-league Barrow – because his players were exhausted from running around Delamere Forest 24 hours earlier.

The home side won it in the final 10 minutes as the Railwaymen, who had been second best for large parts ...

2018-07-16 19:17 open_in_new
Crewe road closures planned for weekend

Three roads in Crewe will be closed for a while at different times over the weekend so essential work can be carried out.

Sydney Road Bridge will be closed on Sunday (July 22) from 1am to 8am for critical safety work.

The work involves lifting out rail electrification gantries by a ...

2018-07-16 17:11 open_in_new
£200K appeal to help Nantwich mum beat cancer

A fund-raising appeal has been launched to give a mother from Nantwich a fighting chance to beat cancer and raise her two boys.

Heidi Spencer, from Burland near Nantwich, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer last year, despite never having smoked in her life, and has been undergoing ...

2018-07-16 17:11 open_in_new
Middlewich man and Crewe woman seriously injured in crash

Two people are in a serious condition in hospital after being cut from a vehicle following a collision involving an HGV and a car at Wimboldsley.

Firefighters worked with other emergency services to free two passengers from the car following the collision on Nantwich Road in the early ...

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Family pay tribute to Neil Dey victim of careless driver Adam Staley who was jailed for eight months

The family of a Willaston man killed in a collision in 2016 have spoken out following the conviction of the driver that caused the crash.

Adam Staley, 35, of Leek, was jailed for eight months at Chester Crown Court on Friday after admitting to causing death by careless driving following a ...

2018-07-16 14:02 open_in_new
Music festival to celebrate pub takeover

Beer is flowing once again at The Cheshire Cheese in Shavington following a takeover by the team behind a popular South Cheshire pub.

Owners of the Blind Beggar on Pedley Street, Crewe, are staging a music festival over the weekend July 28-29 to mark the relaunch of ‘The Cheese’ as a ...

2018-07-16 14:02 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: How David Artell helped new signing Alex Nicholls in his darkest hours

David Artell expects ‘big things’ from a player he helped through his darkest hour.

The Alex boss was a team-mate of new signing Alex Nicholls’ when the duo were together at Northampton in 2012-13.

That was the season the forward suffered a career-threatening injury and spent ...

2018-07-16 06:41 open_in_new
Latest from Haslington, Middlewich, Bunbury, Holmes Chapel, Aston & Cholmondeley

Haslington were beaten at home by UKFast Cheshire Division One leaders Stockport Georgians on Saturday.

They suffered an 81-run reverse at Clay Lane despite a strong performance in the field.

Captain Tom Gledhill (4-50) and Peter Davies (4-17) shone, and Ben Istead took three ...

2018-07-15 18:05 open_in_new
Cheshire East gives go-ahead for Crewe school expansion

A Crewe school for children with special needs has been given the go-ahead for a £1m expansion so it can take another 24 pupils.

Cheshire East’s cabinet has backed proposals for Springfield Special School to increase its pupil numbers after a local authority report identified a ...

2018-07-15 10:44 open_in_new
Get a frosty reception at Liverpool's Christmas Ice Festival

Families are getting a frosty reception with a difference as they enjoy a bit of festive cheer in one of the North West’s favourite Christmas retail destinations.

An ice Festival is taking Liverpool by storm and attracting visitors and families from the North West,

Now in its ...

2018-07-15 06:32 open_in_new
Rain and thunder storms forecast for tomorrow (Friday)

The Met Office is forecasting rain and thunderstorms for tomorrow (Friday) and Cheshire East Council highways are advising all motorists and road users to take extra care on our roads.

After a long period of hot, dry weather road surfaces can become extremely hazardous during and ...

2018-07-15 00:14 open_in_new
Man jailed following crash which claimed life of Willaston man

A man has been jailed today (Friday) following a crash at Barthomley which claimed the life of a Willaston man.

Adam Daniel Staley, 35, had previously pleaded guilty to death by careless driving in relation to a collision that occurred on the A500 in Barthomley in 2016.

Staley, of ...

2018-07-14 17:56 open_in_new
Dramatic pictures of M6 car fire released by police

Police have released dramatic images following a vehicle fire on the M6 near Sandbach earlier on Friday (July 13).

North West Motorway Police posted the photos from the incident on M6 northbound, near junction 17, which caused delays.

“Thankfully driver got out of the vehicle safe ...

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