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Allotment holders' anger over delayed response to flood

“Nantwich allotments flood while council lawyers bicker,” is the claim being made by a Nantwich allotment association.

Representatives of Brookfield Allotment Association (BAA) have called on Nantwich Town Council and Cheshire East Council to resolve a dispute relating to a burst drain ...

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Crewe & Nantwich Ladies pass tough test with flying colours

Crewe & Nantwich Ladies piled pressure on the league leaders with a pulsating win over Preston Grasshoppers on Sunday.

The side came away from Lancashire with a 40-17 success – but the game was still in the balance right until the end.

Powerhouse Vicky Irwin scored five tries ...

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Barry Bennell's house where he allegedly abused children was like an 'Aladdin's cave'

One of Barry Bennell’s alleged abuse victims said that he thought his dream of being a professional footballer had come true when he first met him.

Bennell has pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecent assault against this complainant, who is one of 11 alleged victims to have made ...

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Crewe Alex opinion: Is firing blanks the biggest threat to League Two survival?

That’s 21 defeats, and a dozen games without scoring a goal.

Crewe Alex deserved more than to leave Brunton Park empty-handed at the weekend, but the fact they were defeated after failing to score a goal was hardly a shock.

In addition to the recent LWLWLWL form, there is another ...

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Crewe Alex: Callum Ainley is next in fresh strategy recruitment drive

David Artell says he is working hard to persuade Callum Ainley to sign a new long-term deal with Crewe Alex.

Last month the manager told the Chronicle how the club was developing a new strategy to prevent their top young players from running down contracts.

On Monday, 20-year-old ...

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Council campaign to help loan shark victims

A NEW campaign designed to encourage victims to come forward and report loan sharks after the Christmas period has been launched.

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) – a specialist team that investigate and prosecute loan sharks – has unveiled (January 15) its ‘Why I ...

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Man charged with dangerous driving and injuring a police officer

A man has been charged for a string of offences which allegedly took place at a Middlewich petrol station.

John Anthony Smith, 34, of Moss Drive, Middlewich, has been charged with dangerous driving, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, ...

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Barry Bennell trial: 'Former football coach abused victim when he was just 10'

A COMPLAINANT who alleges that Barry Bennell abused him as a child said he was first abused when he was just 10 years old.

Appearing before the jury at Liverpool Crown Court, the complainant said that he first encountered Bennell when playing as a young footballer in Derbyshire, when he ...

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Crewe Alex opinion: 'Generation me' hinders efforts to play as a team

My feelings about Crewe Alex are about as inconsistent as our results currently.

One week I am all for spending money on tickets and travel to wherever our next match might be.

The next I feel any cash spent on the club would top a list of the worst financial decisions I have ever ...

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Motorcyclist taken to hospital following crash in Crewe

A motorcyclist is in hospital with serious injuries following a crash involving a bike and a car in Crewe.

The collision, which involved a motorcycle and a blue Ford KA, happened on West Street close to the traffic lights at 7.05pm on Saturday.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: ...

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Casualty treated following Crewe house fire

One person was treated by paramedics following a blaze at a house in Crewe yesterday (Sunday).

Five fire engines and the aerial platform were drafted in to fight the fire which broke out at the semi-detached property on Readesdale Avenue shortly after 11am.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue ...

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Appeal for witnesses after man robbed in Crewe

Police want to speak to two witnesses after a man was robbed in Crewe.

Detectives from Cheshire are appealing for a man and a woman to come forward after a 46-year-old man was attacked at around 10.15pm on Saturday, January 6.

The victim was walking along Flag Lane when he was ...

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Woman charged with arson following Crewe house fire

A thirty-nine-year-old woman is due to appear in court today (Monday) charged with arson with intent to endanger life after fire ripped through a Crewe house.

Lisa Morton, of Furber Street, is due to appear at South Magistrates Court in Crewe.

She is charged with arson following a ...

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Crewe Alex reaction: 'We deserved more' - David Artell

David Artell said Crewe deserved better than their 1-0 defeat at Carlisle United on Saturday.

The Alex were the superior team in the first half, with Jordan Bowery hitting a post and the likes of Callum Ainley and new signing Paul Green impressing.

But they failed to punish the ...

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The Match: Carlisle United 1 Crewe Alex 0

Carlisle United 1 Crewe Alex 0

Crewe Alex slipped to a single-goal defeat after a disappointing second-half display at Carlisle United on Saturday.

The Railwaymen were impressive in the first 45 minutes and were unfortunate not to lead after hitting a post and creating the best of ...

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The Real Schools Guide: Search for your primary school

We've analysed all the local government data to bring you the rundown on your local primary schools. You can see how each primary school compares against other schools in your area and across the UK. Data is available for comparison on everything from pupils' attainment and the quality of the ...

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Preview: Carlisle United v Crewe Alex

Where and when: Brunton Park, Saturday January 13.

Nickname: The Cumbrians.

Founded: 1904.

Manager: Keith Curle.

The lowdown: United missed out on promotion via the Play Offs last season, and have struggled to recapture the form which made them real contenders. ...

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Primary school ratings: How we rated the schools

Today we launch the fifth edition of the most comprehensive guide ever to state-funded primary schools, rating schools on their results, teaching, progress and attendance.

The ranking system uses 44 different measures, put together from the latest publicly available data covering up to the ...

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CCTV Appeal: Off Duty Police officer run over by suspected drink driver

Police are appealing for information after an off duty police officer was run over after trying to stop a suspected drink-driver.

The incident happened at about 1am at the Shell garage on Holmes Chapel Road, Middlewich.

The officer challenged a man who was driving a white Ford ...

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Crewe Alex: 'Tom Lowery has agreed a new contract' - David Artell

Midfielder Tom Lowery has agreed to sign a new contract with Crewe Alex.

That's according to manager David Artell, who told the Chronicle minutes after the 20-year-old had given the thumbs up to the extension.

Artell, in his Friday press briefing, said: "Tom's just knocked on my ...

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Crewe Alex: 'League position looks a 'false' one' - Paul Green

Paul Green says he can't wait to help Crewe Alex move away from their 'false' position in League Two.

The Oldham Athletic midfielder joined on loan until the end of season yesterday (Thursday), and is expected to make his debut at Carlisle United tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm).

The ...

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