Benefit need for workers

4:29pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

OFFICIAL figures released at the end of this summer have shown that the “in-work” housing benefits bill has more than doubled to £4.6 billion since the Tory-led coalition came to power, as people struggle to survive in austerity Britain.

Free market not for home plan

4:28pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) says that 30,000 homes have been built on greenfield sites due to the Government’s new planning rules (the National Planning Policy Framework).

We must save historic inn

11:51am Monday 29th September 2014

 I AM hopeful that my campaign to save the historic Horse Shoe Inn in Willaston from demolition could be successful.

Transport facts need to be right

Crewe Guardian: hhhf

11:43am Monday 29th September 2014

JOHN Knight of the Green Party wrote that Northern Rail had made a massive increase in rail fares by fiddling with off peak conditions and that they operate ‘most services in Cheshire’, Guardian, September 18.

Rail reforms

Crewe Guardian: hhhf

12:04pm Friday 19th September 2014

THIS week, Northern Rail has put up its fares by up to 117 per cent following the phasing out of some of its off-peak fares.

Clarify figures

Crewe Guardian: Council Leader Mike Jones announced the launch of the new fund at a meeting of full council in December.

11:51am Friday 19th September 2014

THE article in the Guardian, September 11, about Cllr Jones' ambition to change the local government of Cheshire by reintroducing a single Cheshire County Council is interesting and might have merit.

People First

Crewe Guardian: Letter: They’ll always find a way

11:42am Friday 19th September 2014

IT IS amazing how Cheshire East Council leader, Michael Jones manages to pick up Labour ideas but years too late.

Gullibility is always with us

Crewe Guardian:

11:35am Friday 19th September 2014

A FEW years ago I watched a series of ‘specials’ on Channel 4 starring psychological illusionist Derren Brown.

Who gives children a bad name? Parents, very often

Crewe Guardian:

3:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

I’M no Shakespeare scholar but I found a quote from Romeo and Juliet quite apposite this week.

Wimbledon peak of tennis demand

Crewe Guardian:

4:22pm Monday 14th July 2014

I WAS amazed that Cheshire East Council decided to close down all three tennis courts at the Nantwich Barony sports complex for resurfacing in the first week of the Wimbledon fortnight.

Shed light on Christmas spirit

Crewe Guardian: New Malden is Lit Up

4:13pm Monday 14th July 2014

IT is a fact that in November 2013 the clerk of Crewe Town Council was asked by the then Cheshire East town centre manager whether they wanted the Christmas lights.

Food deal could leave bad taste

Crewe Guardian: Flag of the European Union.

4:08pm Monday 14th July 2014

FOLLOWING the food scandals of recent years, people are becoming much more aware of what goes into our food.

Help carers living on poverty line

Crewe Guardian:

4:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

I WRITE regarding your article “Tax relief for foster carers” Guardian, July 3.

Variety of houses needed

Crewe Guardian: Today marks the start of the seventh National Apprenticeship Week.

1:26pm Thursday 29th May 2014

MUCH has been written about the excessive influence that developers hold over planning applications in the absence of a Local Plan and a five-year supply of housing.

We will secure NHS for years

Crewe Guardian: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

1:25pm Thursday 29th May 2014

THE Tories have been boasting about the performance of the NHS but official figures paint a different picture.

Increase the price of alcohol

Crewe Guardian: Councillors recommend booze ban for council parties

1:24pm Thursday 29th May 2014

ALCOHOL is estimated to cost society £21 billion a year, made up of NHS costs of £2.7 billion, police and criminal justice £11 billion and loss of productivity £7.3 billion.

Thanks for support

1:23pm Thursday 29th May 2014

PUBLICITY for this year’s Christian Aid Week has focused on the victims of war and conflict that so often fill the television news screens.

The number of fines handed out for dog fouling is derisory

Crewe Guardian: Clr Brian Silvester

1:08pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

The number of fines that have been handed out in the first five years of the Cheshire East Council’s existence for littering and dog fouling are derisory, see figures below.

Crewe Town council facts are just wrong

Crewe Guardian: Pete Waterman

12:29pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

In last week’s Guardian, May 1, D Hughes wrote the same letter that he had written to another local newspaper and his facts are all wrong.

More roads are not the answer to traffic jams

Crewe Guardian: traffic jam stock

12:32pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

In the past 30 years, journeys of under half a mile made by car have increased by almost 400 per cent.

Transport is the key

Crewe Guardian: Transport is the key

4:48pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I AM proud that our hospital is based in my ward. For years my father worked as a hospital porter and relied on buses to get to there.

Positivity needed

Crewe Guardian: Positivity needed

4:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT was refreshing to see a letter from someone who is proud to live in Crewe and sees the positives. Like Dee Hunt, I was not born in Crewe, but have lived here for 10 years. Yes, there are plenty of areas which need improving, and there are times when I despair.

Bold welcome

Crewe Guardian: Bold welcome

4:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

READING the letters in the Guardian prompted me to respond. Did any writers read the full article? It was Cheshire East Council who designed the Welcome to Crewe signs and place them in all the wrong places not Crewe town council.

Get real over HS2

Crewe Guardian: I'm tired of HS2 criticism

12:45pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

IN response to Dr Adrian Heald’s letter in the Guardian, March 20 might I suggest that he comes down out of the clouds and rejoins the real world and stops thinking like a politician?

Place bets on our scheme

Crewe Guardian: Horse racing

12:39pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

LAST week four horses died at one of the most important events in the racing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival.

Reject this application

Crewe Guardian: Clr Brian Silvester

12:32pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

I REFER to the planning application for 170 houses on land bounded by Moorfields and Wistaston Road, Willaston.

Get real over plans for HS2

Crewe Guardian: I'm tired of HS2 criticism

9:50am Wednesday 26th March 2014

REGARDING HS2 and the plans for Crewe station.

Thank you to A&E staff

Crewe Guardian: NHS logo

4:52pm Monday 17th March 2014

As a recent patient of Leighton Hospital A&E major clinic, thank all the team staff who treated me and kept my family informed.

Take care walking on Queensway

Crewe Guardian: Do something about streets

4:32pm Monday 17th March 2014

I was most interested to read Howard Curran’s letter about his father’s riddle, Guardian, March 6 and more importantly the disgraceful state of the pavements in Crewe.

Glad 880 homes plan rejected

Crewe Guardian: Whole thing is s shambles

4:28pm Monday 17th March 2014

I am pleased the strategic planning board of Cheshire East Council have rejected the proposed Gresty Oaks development of 880 houses on land bounded by Crewe Road, Rope Lane, Gresty Lane and the A500.

We're not all dog lovers

Crewe Guardian: Sid the dog

4:17pm Thursday 6th March 2014

The weather was lovely a few Sundays ago so my husband and I decided that we would take a short walk by the River Weaver in Nantwich.

No decision on sites

Crewe Guardian: Clr Michael Jones

4:17pm Thursday 6th March 2014

It is national policy that as part of the local plan we are required to identify a five-year land supply for the provision of gypsy and travellers and travelling show people sites.

I’ve finally solved my dad’s riddle

Crewe Guardian: Pavements on Thorpe Road have been badly damaged by dirt, water and heavy goods vehicles.

4:16pm Thursday 6th March 2014

When I was a small boy, I lived in a small terraced house on Wistaston Road. Television was not on the scene and even radio was a bit primitive.

Challenge politicians

Crewe Guardian: I'm tired of HS2 criticism

4:15pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Regarding the letter ‘Stop moaning about HS2’, February 27, was surprising, in my view. Perhaps Mr Curran has a lot of faith in our politicians.

Are ‘old school’ ways the best way?

Crewe Guardian: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

11:54am Thursday 6th February 2014

I SUPPOSE it’s the prerogative of a Secretary of State for Education to interfere in, well, education, and Michael Gove, the current incumbent, is certainly doing just that.

Why do we only hear from Labour?

Crewe Guardian: Labour Party Drop-in

11:51am Thursday 6th February 2014

NOT a week seems to pass without a letter being published in the Guardian from Dr Adrian Heald, the Labour party candidate for Crewe.

Why not be a councillor?

Crewe Guardian: Cornwall election results: Frantic deal making as vote throws up a few surprises

11:50am Thursday 6th February 2014

MANY residents will know the importance of organising their opposition to speculative planning applications, but these campaigns could have been more effective if the structures were in place before the need arose.

Good news – but it’s bland

Crewe Guardian: Good news – but it’s bland

11:48am Thursday 6th February 2014

I WRITE about in response to ‘Historic home to the razed’, Guardian, January 23. When I came to Crewe in 1978 to replace Dennis Speed the former chief housing officer, Brooklands House was occupied by elderly people.

Time to tackle privatisation

Crewe Guardian: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

5:32pm Thursday 30th January 2014

I AM writing in response to a letter from prospective labour candidate Adrian Heald (Guardian, January 9) concerning voter apathy ‘Every Vote Will Count’.

Banks must face change

Crewe Guardian: Gang fail in bid to steal cash machine

5:31pm Thursday 30th January 2014

THE experience of many bank customers is of poor service and high charges funding the banks’ plush office suites in our city centres. Ed Miliband said last week that for an industry that calls itself a ‘service’, it has been a poor servant of the real economy.

Respecting the memorial

Crewe Guardian: Crewe’s War Memorial in Municipal Square during this year’s Remembrance. Picture by Jonathan White

5:30pm Thursday 30th January 2014

REGARDING the article ‘Call for Memorial Restoration’, Guardian, January 9, I would like to add a few lines about the history of the same.

Pickle is Pet of the Week!

Crewe Guardian: Pickle is Pet of the Week!

12:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

INTRODUCING this week’s Pet of the Week – Maxine Lambert’s dog Pickle, all ready for a night out.

Devil is in the detail

2:09pm Thursday 16th January 2014

What is a ‘rail hub’ (Guardian, January 9) and how is it different from the existing Crewe Station?

Bring back Bobbies

2:10pm Thursday 16th January 2014

I approached the Cheshire Police Commissioner about his pledge that each village in Cheshire would have a Special Police Officer.

Hub proposal is vague

2:09pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Regarding the article ‘Build Rail Hub in Town’, Guardian, January 9, what part of ‘in town’ does Cheshire East Council not understand?

Merge councils and save tax payers a whole lot of cash

Crewe Guardian: Don’t just complain, what is the energy solution?

12:09pm Thursday 16th January 2014

I WASN’T a fan of local government reorganisation and the way it was implemented in Cheshire.

Yet another bloom success

3:47pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

I WAS delighted that Willaston had once again won a Silver Gilt Award in the best small town category for the second year running in the North West in Bloom Competition, falling just short of the Gold Award winners.

Wasted time in tip trips

3:47pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

I HAVE suffered similar problems to those described by David and Ann Woolf in the Crewe and Nantwich Guardian.

An interesting year in store

3:46pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

New Year message from the Council Leader, Cllr Kevin Hickson AS we enter the New Year I wanted to wish everyone in the town and the wider area of South Cheshire a happy and prosperous New Year.

Looking after each other

3:46pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

OVER the festive period, the Trussell Trust food banks helped feed 60,000 people, including 20,000 children, who did not have enough money to eat; that’s three times more than last Christmas.


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