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Osborne's 'Northern Powerhouse' train breaks down three times in four months

Crewe Guardian:

3:10pm Monday 20th July 2015

A TRAIN renamed the 'Northern Powerhouse' by a Northwich MP has broken down three times in four months.

County show agrees 30 year lease deal for Tabley showground

Crewe Guardian: Halton schools looking forward to the Cheshire Show

11:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

THE future of the Cheshire Show has been secured for the next 30 years after a deal was signed between the landowners and the organisers – despite the ominous shadow of the HS2 project looming over the site.

Northwich chef and businessman meets the Prime Minister at invite-only reception

Crewe Guardian:

11:12am Wednesday 1st July 2015

A CHEF from Kingsmead has been treated to an evening with the Prime Minister on the back of the success of the company he jointly owns.

Danish energy firm submits plans to build new plant in Lostock

Crewe Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 1st July 2015

A DANISH renewable energy firm is set to submit plans for a new plant in Lostock.

Staff at Mid Cheshire College prepare to go on strike following dispute over job losses

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10:42am Thursday 25th June 2015

COLLEGE bosses are in 11th hour negotiations with staff at Mid Cheshire College in Hartford in a bid to avert a strike following a dispute over job losses.

Staff at Mid Cheshire College prepare to go on strike following dispute over job losses

Crewe Guardian: The Mid Cheshire College campus opened in Winsford in 2010 (21998773)

10:40am Thursday 25th June 2015

COLLEGE bosses are in 11th hour negotiations with staff at Mid Cheshire College in Winsford in a bid to avert a strike following a dispute over job losses.

UPDATED: Eight crews battled fire at Winsford paint factory 'all night', according to force

Crewe Guardian:

9:40pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

CHESHIRE Fire has told the Guardian an investigation will take place after crews spent all night tackling a fire at Mitras Automotive UK Limited on Road One in Winsford.

Nunsmere Hall owners bring in the administrators

Crewe Guardian:

5:44pm Thursday 14th May 2015

THE owners of Nunsmere Hall have placed the hotel - and three others - in the hands of administrators.

UPDATED: Man tasered by police during late night drama in Moulton

Crewe Guardian:

4:52pm Thursday 30th April 2015

AN eyewitness has told the Guardian how she saw a man being tasered in the street after fleeing a crashed car in Moulton in the early hours of this morning.

Council warns residents over hoax callers

Crewe Guardian:

7:00am Monday 30th March 2015

CHESHIRE West and Chester Council has issued a warning about hoax callers targeting residents and claiming to work for the council – just weeks after neighbouring Cheshire East Council issued the same warning.

Ice cream firm fined almost £19,000 after worker's finger cut off by fruit slicer

Crewe Guardian:

10:58am Friday 27th March 2015

AN ice cream manufacturer in Cheshire has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s finger was cut off by a fruit feeder machine.

Middlewich couple jailed following £2million drugs find at their home

Crewe Guardian:

4:38pm Thursday 19th March 2015

A MIDDLEWICH couple have today been jailed at Chester Crown court following a drugs warrant at their home in October 2013.

Graham hails railway line's electric future

Crewe Guardian: Graham Evans

3:57pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A NORTHWICH MP has hailed a report that recommended electrifying the railway line between Chester and Manchester.

Guardian launches election campaign urging mid Cheshire residents to vote

Crewe Guardian:

10:20am Monday 9th March 2015

VALUE your vote mid-Cheshire.

Mid Cheshire rail line could be 'electrified in 2019'

Crewe Guardian: Campaigners want to see electrification of the line, such as on the Chingford to Liverpool Street route (above).

4:58pm Thursday 5th March 2015

THE train line serving mid Cheshire is in line to be 'electrified' as a priority following the release of a report into the future of railways in the north of England.

Ashley aims to be world's best crane driver

Crewe Guardian:

9:41am Monday 23rd February 2015

A BARNTON man is set to take on crane drivers from 11 countries in a bid to become world champion.

Pictures reveal Round Tower progress

Crewe Guardian:

5:19pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

WORK will start next month on returning Sandiway’s historic Round Tower to its original roadside site.

New 'waste transfer centre' will be built in Middlewich

Crewe Guardian: ON THE DRAWING BOARD: Recent applications submitted to Carmarthenshire County Council's planning department.

3:40pm Friday 12th December 2014

MIDDLEWICH will be home to a new 'waste transfer centre' under new proposals put forward by Cheshire East Council.

Anderton popcorn maker finds sweet success at Downing Street Christmas Market

Crewe Guardian:

11:30am Thursday 11th December 2014

AN ANDERTON popcorn maker found himself selling his wares at the first ever Downing Street Christmas market.

Duo hope for good karma in new venture

Crewe Guardian:

10:43am Thursday 4th December 2014

A CUDDINGTON salon has welcomed a new beauty parlour to its premises to give the village a facelift.

Rosie is a leading light in hospice’s festive efforts

Crewe Guardian:

10:04am Thursday 13th November 2014

A WINSFORD-based hospice is hoping mid Cheshire residents take part in one of the centre’s most important dates in the calendar.

Rosie is a leading light in hospice's efforts

Crewe Guardian:

8:00am Friday 14th November 2014

A MID Cheshire-based hospice is hoping residents take part in one of the centre’s most important dates in the calendar.

Saga enters new chapter as demolished plot sells

Crewe Guardian:

10:50am Thursday 13th November 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plot of land in Weaverham that was cleared in 2011 following a five-year legal battle has been sold.

Anaconda plot in Weaverham is sold after going on the market

Crewe Guardian:

11:00am Tuesday 11th November 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plot of land in Weaverham that was cleared in 2011 following a five-year legal battle has been sold.

Rosie and family set to light up a life for hospice

Crewe Guardian:

8:00am Monday 10th November 2014

A WINSFORD-based hospice is hoping mid Cheshire residents take part in one of the centre's most important dates in the calendar.

'Twitterthon' to promote work of offenders in Northwich

Crewe Guardian: PROBATION SERVICE: The Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust building on Corporation Road, Darlington. Picture: ANDY LAMB

7:00am Monday 3rd November 2014

COMMUNITY Payback is throwing the spotlight on probation and hosting a 'Twitterthon' on Thursday to promote the work being carried out by offenders in Northwich.

Town turns out in force to enjoy 12th annual Beer Festival

Crewe Guardian:

1:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

MIDDLEWICH residents and those from further afield enjoyed the taste of more than 40 beers, wines and ciders as the town held its 12th annual beer festival over the weekend.

Weaverham navy officer heads off to West Africa to help the fight against Ebola

Crewe Guardian:

4:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

A ROYAL Navy Met officer from Weaverham has deployed to Sierra Leone as part of the UK military operation to help combat the spread of Ebola.

Owners put Weaverham pub on the market

Crewe Guardian: David Mooney and Paul Newman put the finishing touches to the Hanging Gate

3:41pm Monday 27th October 2014

A POPULAR Weaverham pub has been put on the market by its owners. 

Planning officers give 'green light' for Hill Top Farm homes

Crewe Guardian:

9:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANNING officers have recommended that 113 homes are built at Hill Top Farm in Davenham – just two months after the proposal was pulled due to the council seemingly meeting its five-year housing supply.

Round Tower work set to start this week - but rebuild won't begin until the New Year

Crewe Guardian: More pictures released of Round Tower Lodge damage

3:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

ALMOST a year on since it was demolished, work is set to start this week on the reconstruction of Sandiway's Round Tower with it being rebuilt on its site in the New Year.

Jobs set to go in Northwich after Phones 4 U goes into administration

Crewe Guardian:

2:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

MOBILE phone retailer Phones4u has collapsed into administration, putting more than 5,500 jobs at risk - and closing the Northwich store in the process.

Jobs in Northwich saved after company takeover

Crewe Guardian:

5:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

MORE than 270 jobs have been saved after a Northwich firm went into administration before being bought out by a Halton-based company.

GCSE Results day - live blog

Crewe Guardian: 16-year-old Francesca Harrison collected her GCSE results with the support of big sister, Danielle (21).

9:25am Thursday 21st August 2014

THOUSANDS of youngsters across mid Cheshire are picking their results up this morning. Click here to find out how they have done.

Government announces firms in frame to run Mid Cheshire's trains

12:46pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Government has announced the train companies that are in the running to operate trains on the Mid Cheshire line.

Government announces firms in frame to run Mid Cheshire's trains

Crewe Guardian: Northern Rail will continue running services in the north - but MUST get better

10:52am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Government has announced the train companies that are in the running to operate trains on the Mid Cheshire line.

John looks for residents to keep community safe

Crewe Guardian: PCC John Dwyer is appealing to the public to help

8:18am Monday 18th August 2014

POLICE and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer is asking people to step forwards and give some of their time to help their community stay safe.

John looks for residents to keep community safe

Crewe Guardian: PCC John Dwyer is appealing to the public to help

8:17am Monday 18th August 2014

POLICE and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer is asking people to step forwards and give some of their time to help their community stay safe.

Charity shout out for burning coal challenge

Crewe Guardian: Knutsford Clr Stewart Gardiner takes part in the firewalk challenge when he was town mayor in 2011.

8:02am Sunday 17th August 2014

MILLINGTON-based charity, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, is appealing for brave souls to brave their soles by taking part in its annual Firewalk event on September 26.

VIDEO: Knutsford's scouts have a blast at 2014 Chamboree

Crewe Guardian: Knutsford Explorers Max Davies, Catherine Eadie, Grace Haselden, Harry Sanger, and Ed Lunnon show the after-effects of the Tattonbury 24 powder paint fight

4:40pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE challenge and excitement of Chamboree 2014 provided a week-long feast of fun and adventure for Knutsford Scouts.

Georgie's new suit is a winner thanks to town's generosity

Crewe Guardian: Georgie picks up her new suit at Egerton Youth Club.

1:15pm Friday 15th August 2014

A KNUTSFORD teenager is loving life in a brand new 'physio suit' thanks to the generosity of the town's residents.

Developer submits new plans for former Oaks site

Crewe Guardian: An artist’s impression of what the former Oaks site will look like with the two new apartment blocks on it.

7:02am Friday 15th August 2014

THE owners of a former pub in Knutsford have submitted plans to build a two blocks of flats on the site.

New name and new chair for Cheshire's sporting voice

Crewe Guardian: David Newton, patron and former chair hands over the baton to incoming chairman Mark Greaves

12:59pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A NORTHWICH-based charity has changed its name and chairman as it enters a new stage in its mission to get more people moving in the county.

Weaver Hall appeals for items for 50s and 60s exhibition

Crewe Guardian: Time for a pint, circa 1950s

12:12pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

WEAVER Hall Museum and Workhouse in Northwich is appealing for objects from the 1950s and 1960s for a special exhibition which looks at what it was like being a teenager or young adult in the decades after the Second World War.

Knutsford firm raise more than £55,000 during year of fundraising

Crewe Guardian:

9:02am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BROOKFIELD Rose, the parent company of de Poel, the global workforce solutions specialist, has presented its charity of the year, The Outward Bound Trust, with a cheque for an impressive £55,918.09, to bring to a close a successful year of fundraising.

Police strike communications deal with Cheshire's councils

Crewe Guardian: Hooded raiders rob NatWest bank at Neston Cross

5:19pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

CHESHIRE Police is set to save £117,000 a year in a 'collaborative network' deal with the county's two councils.

Dementia care centre to remain open after scrutiny committee approves plans

Crewe Guardian: More help demanded for dementia patients in Yorkshire

1:47pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

CHESHIRE East Council has said a dementia care centre in the borough will remain open.

Diane backs school meals for Knutsford's youngsters

Crewe Guardian: Diane Modahl and Paula Dunn

11:23am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ATHLETE Diane Modahl is leading the race to get more young people in Knutsford to eat healthy nutritious meals both in school and at home.

Police strike communications deal with Cheshire's councils

Crewe Guardian: How many hands will Alan Pardew be shaking this summer to get deals done?

11:14am Tuesday 12th August 2014

CHESHIRE Police is set to save £117,000 a year in a 'collaborative network' deal with the county's two councils.

Doctor cycles his way into charity's good books

Crewe Guardian: Dr Edward Taylor on his bike as he completed an Ironman challenge for a children's charity.

9:02am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A DOCTOR from High Legh swapped his stethoscope and prescription pad for Speedos and a road bike when he took on a gruelling Ironman challenge for a children’s charity.

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