Crewe Chronicle

Crewe FC get back in action with a shootout success

Crewe FC shook off the rust to book a place in the Crewe FA Cup final on Saturday.

A series of postponements had seen the side play just three times this year – with their previous game back at the start of February.

And they were not at their best when they finally got back in ...

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Crewe & Nantwich suffer derby day setback in relegation battle

Crewe & Nantwich suffered a major setback to their hopes of avoiding relegation when they were edged 20-17 in a derby at Stoke-on-Trent.

The stakes were high in the Midlands One West clash, with second-bottom Crewe hoping to drag their rivals deep into danger.

But the defeat, ...

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Cheshire East councillor Brian Silvester slapped with huge fine over fire safety breaches

DISGRACED Cheshire East councillor Brian Silvester has been spared jail but must pay almost £70,000 after admitting putting vulnerable lives at risk at his rented property in Crewe.

Despite his criminal conviction, the council has confirmed he will remain in his post as Willaston ...

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Crewe Alex Ladies stun leaders with superb victory

Crewe Alex Ladies produced the best performance of the season to ruin leaders Guiseley’s unbeaten record and take a big stride towards safety on Sunday.

Doubles from Amanda Fallon and Laura Garner saw the FA Women’s Premier Northern Division One champions-in-waiting stunned at the ...

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Swimming: Crewe Flyers shine across the border

Jake Brassington led the way with two gold medals as Crewe Flyers crossed the border to take part in the Menai Gala, Llandudno.

Jack Plant also landed a brace of silvers and a pair of bronze medals as all of the six-strong squad made podiums at North Wales.

A Flyers spokesman said: ...

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Running: Ultra difficult test passed by South Cheshire Harriers

South Cheshire Harriers sparkled in the sunshine at a variety of long and scenic races throughout the weekend.

Six Harriers ran in the inaugural Chester Ultra Marathon, a gruelling 52-mile race around the area including along the River Dee, Chester Racecourse, Shropshire Canal, North ...

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Sandbach pegged back by strugglers as survival fight goes on

Sandbach lost a lead and had to settle for a draw with a struggling team for the second consecutive match, on Saturday.

After a 20-20 draw with rock-bottom Syston earlier this month, they shared a 37-37 tie with second-bottom Bedford Athletic at Bradwall Road.

While the result did ...

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Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 today - what will happen next?

Today is the day Theresa May will say the UK is officially leaving the European Union.

The Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty when she sends a letter to the President of the EU - Donald Tusk informing him of the country's intention to leave.

But what does ...

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Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 today - what will happen next?

Today is the day Theresa May will say the UK is officially leaving the European Union.

The Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty when she sends a letter to the President of the EU - Donald Tusk informing him of the country's intention to leave.

But what does ...

today 11:31 open_in_new
Pedal power boosts hospice funds

Gym members have presented a bumper sum to St Luke’s Hospice after saddling up for a charity spin cycling class.

Regulars at Simply Gym in Crewe handed over £1,251 to the hospice after chipping £5 to take part in the effort.

Now members are planning more charity spins ...

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Police appeal for information after a man was assaulted in Crewe 

Cheshire Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Crewe.

At approximately 9.30am on Tuesday March 28, the victim, a 21-year-old man from Sheffield, was walking over Earle Street Bridge, towards Hungerford Road, when he was approached from behind by an unknown ...

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Crewe Alex: 'Charlie Kirk work-rate omission is warning to all players' - David Artell

David Artell says Charlie Kirk’s recent omission from the senior set-up should send a message to all of Crewe Alex's players.

The 19-year-old attacker, who has 38 senior appearances under his belt, has been tipped as a future star for the Railwaymen.

But he has been left out of the ...

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Housing scheme proposal for Crewe free car park

Cheshire East will decide tomorrow (Wednesday) whether or not to build eight houses on the free car park at Browning Street in Crewe.

Engine of the North, one of the council’s own companies, has applied for permission to build the properties on the 76 space car park, which would be ...

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Crewe Alex: 'I wanted out - but now I'd love to stay' - George Ray

George Ray says he was ready to quit Crewe Alex less than three months ago amid the 'worst days' of his career - but now he is eager to pledge his future to the club.

Out of the team and with his contract running out, the 23-year-old defender has revealed he wanted to get away from Gresty ...

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Man cut free from vehicle following crash on Shavington Bypass

Firefighters cut a man free from his vehicle following a crash which closed the Shavington Bypass for more than two hours this morning.

The collision, which happened shortly before 6am on the A500 near junction 16 of the M6, involved a lorry and a van.

A Cheshire Police spokesman ...

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Singers wanted for Crewe choir

THE Vernon Ladies Choir is looking to recruit new singers.

The group is rehearsing a programme of new songs for a concert in April in aid of the RNLI.

New members are invited to join them at St Michael’s Church Hall in Crewe from 7.30pm each Monday for rehearsals.

The choir ...

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Cheshire rescue dog awarded 'Animal OBE'

A search and rescue dog from Cheshire has been honoured for his devotion to duty in some of the world’s most challenging regions.

Border Collie Bryn became the latest recipient of the prestigious PDSA Order of Merit – the animals’ OBE.

The award is in recognition of his ...

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Crewe Alex opinion: Exciting times ahead after long overdue sacking

There was a stark contrast between the doom and gloom when we capitulated at Mansfield in Steve Davis’s final match in charge, and the win at Carlisle on Saturday.

They were two matches on different spectrums, and the upturn in form has been a pleasant and welcome surprise.

It is ...

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Kronospan join forces with university

A MANUFACTURING giant has joined forces with a North Wales university to pioneer a revolutionary new business degree.

Chirk-based Kronospan – a global company producing and distributing wood-based panels – has thrown its weight behind Wrexham Glyndwr University’s innovative ...

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Council launch new car park ticket machines

Cheshire East Council is rolling out new ticket machines at its pay-and-display car parks across the borough.

The new pay-and-display machines will be introduced over the next couple of months and will provide a variety of quick and simple ways for people to pay for their parking. ...

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Landlord looks back for the future

A PUB has reopened with a name harking back to its heyday when Victorian railway workers would flock there for a pint after work.

After many months of standing derelict and empty, The Wolverton Arms in West at Crewe has been relaunched with a traditional new look.

It dates back ...

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