Crewe Chronicle

Woman died in Nantwich car crash

A woman died when her car careered off the road and crashed into a fence post in Nantwich.

Police were called to the scene on Peter Destapleigh Way at approximately 8.15am on Saturday (February 18).

Just one vehicle, a silver Volkswagen Polo, was involved in the collision which ...

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Crewe Alex opinion: Positivity is restoring a hope which had faded

What a difference a fortnight has brought about for all associated with Crewe Alex.

Two wins and a credible draw have seemingly come out of the blue at a time where all forms of hope had faded.

Of course, this is just three games we are talking about and it would be difficult to ...

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Police appeal for information about former Crewe man, missing from Colwyn Bay

North Wales Police are appealing for help tracing a 46-year-old former Crewe man who has gone missing from Colwyn Bay.

Stephen Christopher Carson has not been seen since February 3 and police, his family and friends are growing increasingly concerned.

Police say enquiries to trace ...

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Police officer who monitored Nantwich rail crossing believes it's too dangerous for school walking route

The British Transport Police (BTP) officer who monitored the London Road rail crossing in Nantwich has said it is a ‘disaster waiting to happen’ and especially vulnerable for schoolchildren using it on a daily basis.

Neville Gordon visited the crossing in November 2016 as part of ...

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Crewe Alex: Oliver Turton on the most meaningful goal of his career

Oliver Turton was delighted to score the first truly meaningful goal of his career in the 2-2 draw at Blackpool on Saturday.

The 24-year-old homegrown defender’s late equaliser, which earned a crucial point in Crewe’s relegation battle at Bloomfield Road, was just the fourth of his ...

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Crewe Alex opinion: Focus is key after fantastic eight days

If the last week or so has reminded us of anything, it’s that the footballing landscape can change in an instant.

Having looked to be on a crash course to oblivion at the start of the month, Crewe Alex now find themselves in a far more optimistic-looking situation.

Hopefully, at ...

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Police operation disrupts drug taking in Nantwich

Police and a specially trained sniffer dog were out in force at the weekend as part of an operation to disrupt drug use in Nantwich town centre.

The latest ‘Operation Taro’ took place on Friday night (February 12) and focused on one of the town’s busiest night spots, ...

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Iconic mansion in Nantwich is put up for sale

Churches Mansion – one of only two buildings in Nantwich to have survived the great fire of 1583 – has gone on sale for almost £1.3m.

The iconic black and white property, which is Grade I listed, has been standing in Hospital Street for almost 440 years, having been built in 1577 ...

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Hometown gig for X Factor boot camp star Tim

Crewe singer-songwriter Tim Gallagher will headline a hometown show at The Box on April 25.

Inspired by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Tim is determined to make a breakthrough in the music business after seeing his X Factor dreams shattered last year.

In 2012, Tim won through to the boot ...

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The match: Blackpool 2 Crewe Alex 2

Blackpool 2 Crewe Alex 2

Oliver Turton’s first goal of the season earned a vital point for Crewe Alex after they fought back from 2-0 down at Blackpool on Saturday.

Poor defending allowed Nathan Delfounso and Tom Aldred to give the home side a two-goal lead inside half an ...

2017-02-18 20:21 open_in_new
Crewe Alex reaction: "Fans were unbelievable" - David Artell

David Artell praised his players - and the supporters - after Crewe fought back to get a 2-2 draw at Blackpool.

The manager was delighted with the effort of his men, and he acknowledged the backing from the 500-plus travelling support at Bloomfield Road.

Manager Artell said: "We ...

2017-02-18 20:21 open_in_new
Serial paedophile from Crewe had thousands of ‘extreme’ indecent images on computer

A SERIAL pervert has been jailed after police found more than 50,000 ‘extreme and depraved’ indecent images on his computer – as well as a film showing children being raped.

Daniel Francis Tunney, of Manor Way in Crewe, admitted 22 charges of possessing, making and distributing ...

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Management team have put 'soul' back into Nantwich Town

Phil Parkinson and his management team have 'put the soul' back into Nantwich Town.

That's according to director of football operations Jon Gold, who could not disguise his joy as the Dabbers reached the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy for the first time ever on Tuesday ...

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Eric Tomkinson death: Knife attack victim Eric Tomkinson was the ‘aggressor’ in alleged murder

A MAN stabbed to death in Crewe started the confrontation that led to his alleged murder, a court heard.

Paul Ward, 27, is standing trial at Chester Crown Court accused of murdering 26-year-old Eric Tomkinson, who was stabbed in the stomach on the evening of January 4 this ...

2017-02-17 22:21 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: Neil Baker is 'massive part' of what we do - David Artell

David Artell says Neil Baker is a 'massive part' of what Crewe Alex are trying to achieve now and in the future.

Experienced head of recruitment Baker, who has 23 years of service under his belt at Gresty Road, had become less involved in the first team set-up in the last couple of seasons ...

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Crewe & Nantwich confident - not complacent - ahead of a vital match

Andy Dudley says there will be no complacency when his Crewe & Nantwich team head into a must-win home fixture with rock-bottom Kenilworth tomorrow (Saturday, 2.15pm).

They were beaten 24-10 despite an improved performance at Hereford last weekend, and remain second-bottom of Midlands ...

2017-02-17 15:43 open_in_new
Human remains discovered in well in Malia near where Sandbach man Steven Cook vanished 12 years ago

A human skeleton has been found in a well in the Greek party resort of Malia close to where Sandbach holidaymaker Steven Cook vanished without a trace more than a decade ago.

Steven, then 20, disappeared on a night out in Malia with friends in 2005 - the first holiday he had taken without ...

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Preview: Blackpool v Crewe Alex

Where and when: Bloomfield Road, Saturday February 18

Nickname: The Tangerines.

Founded: 1887.

Manager: Gary Bowyer.

The lowdown: Blackpool appeared to have finally halted the decline they had been in since their relegation from the Premier League in 2011, and ...

2017-02-17 14:37 open_in_new
Crewe Alex boss David Artell meets with scouts ahead of a vital summer

David Artell has held important talks with his team of scouts to draw up recruitment plans for next season at Crewe Alex.

The manager, appointed last month, wants to give the club’s talent spotters more guidance and responsibility in a bid to improve the club’s patchy record in signing ...

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Residents kick up stink about irresponsible dog owners failing to clean up properly after their pets

Residents are kicking up a stink about the number of irresponsible dog owners who are either failing to clean up after their pets or throwing full bags of excrement into trees and hedgerows.

Dog fouling is high on the list of problems connected with Crewe’s current ongoing flytipping and ...

2017-02-17 11:19 open_in_new
Murder accused Oliver Dabbs claims friend Cameron Scragg 'stabbed' Stephen O'Brien

The first of two men accused of murdering a man in Crewe last year has taken to the stand to proclaim his innocence.

Oliver Dabbs, 19, was called to give evidence at his trial at Chester Crown Court, where he stands accused of murder alongside Cameron Scragg, 20.

Both men deny the ...

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