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The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on everyone.

Following the government's enforcement of a UK lockdown, the economy has taken a huge hit.

It's without doubt that the people struggling the most are those whose livelihoods are at risk.

Some families are at ...

2020-03-28 15:05 open_in_new
New Crewe shop delays opening event due to coronavirus - but makes brilliant food bank gesture

A new food store built on the site of an old pub in Crewe has postponed its opening day event following the coronavirus outbreak - but has donated goodie bags that were to be handed out to shoppers to a food bank. 

Discount chain Heron Foods is opening a new shop on Bradfield ...

2020-03-25 04:08 open_in_new
Crewe Alex: All games now postponed until April 30 after football authorities' announcement

The remainder of Crewe Alex's League Two fixtures have now been officially postponed.

Last week, in a response to the coronavirus pandemic, the EFL announced that all games would be postponed until April 3.

That meant the Alex 's trips to Mansfield Town, Colchester United ...

2020-03-20 09:41 open_in_new
New Crewe Alex board 'united' after first full meeting

Crewe Alex's new board of directors say there is a new 'united' front now determined to take the club forward.

Following the completion of the buyout of former majority shareholder Norman Hassall last month, the first full board meeting was held on ...

2020-03-15 09:59 open_in_new
Coronavirus postponements could set up Port Vale v Crewe Alex final game showdown

Crewe Alex could face an end of season showdown with Port Vale, after four games were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in England. 

The Football League has announced that all football will be suspended until at least April 3, as part of measures to try to prevent the virus ...

2020-03-14 05:39 open_in_new
Dealer forced to spit out heroin and crack after trying to swallow drug wraps in Crewe

A drug dealer tried to swallow street level wraps of heroin and crack cocaine when confronted by police in Crewe and was forced to spit them out.

Jason Alexander was confronted in the town last year by police after being observed by officers.

Jo Maxwell, prosecuting, told Chester ...

2020-03-10 11:20 open_in_new
Crewe Works: Former worker of 50 years said it 'seemed like a prison'

Bryan Skellon was just 14-years-old when he went into Crewe Works to start a seven year apprenticeship – and he said it felt like a prison.

For a lad who had been born in Warmingham and started his working life on a farm, being plunged into everyday life in the grimy, noisy and often ...

2020-03-08 08:56 open_in_new
Crewe residents 'not really very interested' in getting to London quicker on HS2

Crewe and Nantwich’s MP has suggested what people in the area see as benefits of HS2 and claimed they are ‘really not very interested’ in travelling to London quicker.

A motion to continue proceedings on the High Speed Rail (West Midlands- Crewe ) Bill has been approved.

It ...

2020-03-07 05:38 open_in_new
Naturists seek hate crime law protection ahead of nude family swim event near South Cheshire

Calls have been made by naturists for protection under hate crime laws due to experiencing an increasing amount of abuse as a naked family swim comes to a popular attraction a stone’s throw from south Cheshire.

British Naturism represents about 9,000 nudists and wants the right to strip ...

2020-03-05 18:59 open_in_new
Police raid at Nantwich farm sees animals put down and others removed

Four animals have had to be put down following a police raid at a farm in Wardle, near to Nantwich.

Officers carried out a dawn raid at the farm on Green Lane at 7.30am yesterday (March 4) and at an address in Crewe.

During the raids seven vehicles, one quad bike, one trailer and ...

2020-03-05 18:59 open_in_new
New Heron Foods discount store to open in Crewe

Heron Foods, the discount retail store chain, has announced they will be opening a new store on Bradfield Road in Crewe on March 19.

The store, which was formerly The Merlin Public House and has stood empty since 2013, will be a boost to the local community with 17 jobs created in both ...

2020-03-05 11:38 open_in_new