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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SPOT KING ‘JAGS’ IS CUP HERO Family so proud – despite supporting beaten United

The defender’s uncle, Winnington Park Hockey Club stalwart Rick Jagielka and his family were watching the FA Cup semi-final at home in Green Park – cheering on the men in red! But they were unable to suppress their pride in the England international, who fired The Toffees into their first Cup final since 1995. Cousin Andrew, 32, said: “Phil himself is a big United fan – most of our family are – so it was bittersweet for us.

By Dave Goodban But we’re all really proud of him.” Phil’s dad Jan used to live in Weaverham and the 26-yearold remains a popular figure in Mid Cheshire. Kenny Sweeney of the Mid Cheshire Everton Supporters Club, which meets at the Greenbank pub, told The Chronicle: “Phil’s just awesome. We couldn’t wish for a better player or a better man. He’s an absolute credit to the club and to his family. “He came down to one of our meetings earlier this year and stayed for an hour and a half talking to supporters and signing autographs for the kids. “He’s an inspiration to

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everyone and he’s everything a footballer should be. He’s been our player of the year. “He’s a fantastic ambassador for our great club, and we all love him.” The penalty hero, who lives at Knutsford, told our sister paper, The Liverpool Echo: “Just before I started to walk up (team-mate) James Vaughan shouted to me ‘fire us into the final Jags’ – and from that point I knew where I was going to put the ball. “If the goalkeeper had dived and saved it, I’d have probably ended up crying but thankfully it went in. We want to go and win the Cup now.”

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THE right-wing British National Party claims it was forced to rearrange a meeting at the 11th hour after ‘threats and intimidation’ from political enemies. The BNP, which is making a concerted effort to target the electorate in Mid Cheshire, had planned to hold a meeting – chaired by its leader Nick Griffin – at Winsford United FC’s Barton Stadium last Wednesday night. But Winsford BNP representative Dave Murphy said they had to swiftly re-schedule after ‘anti-BNP’ campaigners threatened via emails and internet forums to ‘smash the meeting up’. “They were going to bomb the place,” he claimed. Mr Murphy said the meeting had to be switched to the £10.8m council-run Winsford Lifestyle Centre – and the ‘highly successful’ event went ahead without any disturbance. Cheshire BNP leader Ralph Ellis, who lives at Whitegate, said political opponents were behind a series of threatening messages. He said: “Our opponents have sunk to threats and intimidation to prevent a political party holding a meeting. “They are looking more and more like Hitler’s anti-democratic fascists by the minute. “Happily, the well-attended meeting went ahead as planned and attendees were treated to a informative evening that laid bare New Labour’s mismanagement of the economy.” Winsford United secretary Bob Astles said the club made the call to show the BNP the red card and cancel the meeting. “But it wasn’t because it was the BNP,” he said this week. “It wouldn’t have mattered which party it was – we’re not a political club. We couldn’t care less about the BNP, all we care about is the interests of Winsford United FC.” ■ Cheshire police said on Monday they had not received any official complaints from the BNP about alleged threats or intimidation.

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WHEN Everton star Phil Jagielka scored the winning penalty against Manchester Utd at Wembley on Sunday, it was a ‘bitter-sweet’ moment for members of his extended family!

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Chronicle April 22, 2009

Charity circus show proves a big hit Commonhall Street, Chester CH1 2AA

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THERE were laughs aplenty in Winsford when a travelling show rolled into town to raise money for a children’s hospice. Circus Starr brought its wide variety of acts and clownish antics to the Verdin playing fields. Proceeds were donated to The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice at Stoke-on-Trent, which serves South Cheshire and Staffordshire. The all-human show provided a magical mix of top-flight acrobatics, breathtaking balancing and non-stop comedy. More than 750 tickets were bought and donated by local businesses, with children from Greenbank, Hebden Green and Russett special schools among the lucky beneficiaries.

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DNA probe follows foetus discovery SCIENTISTS are analysing muscle tissue from the six-month-old foetus found buried in the grounds of a Sandiway vet surgery. The 10-inch-long female body, fully preserved in a jar of formaldehyde, was discovered by construction workers at Hollybank Veterinary Centre on Chester Road on March 31. The foetus, which weighed just 1.5lb, has since been dismembered, as scientists in a North West laboratory attempt to match its DNA to living relatives. Tests conducted after the jar was unearthed revealed it had been buried since the early 1970s, and Cuddington

By Dave Goodban and Sandiway historian Mark Bevan told The Chronicle a doctors’ surgery was then located on the site now occupied by the vet. Cheshire police began an investigation after the grim find and said they believe the foetus may have been used as a medical exhibit. But they say no crime has been committed, as the modern-day offence of ‘concealing birth’ had not been conceived four decades ago when the body was hidden. Spokeswoman Shelley Williams said

the foetus was not ‘viable’ – meaning it would not have survived outside the womb. It is understood the body is unfit for further medical research and could be incinerated. Living relatives will only be discovered if they have been arrested or interviewed by police since the national DNA database was set up in the early 1990s. Det Insp Simon Newell, of Northwich CID, said: “There are strict rules in place that govern the disposal of body parts, and we will be seeking guidance from the Coroner’s Office in respect of appropriate action to take.”

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RUDHEATH residents can meet their local PCSO at a series of surgeries over the next two months. PCSO Angela Richardson is holding meetings at the Neighbourhood House, on Cotebrook Road, on Tuesday, May 12, June 2 and June 23 from 5pm-6pm. The surgeries are ideal for residents who would like to raise an issue they have in their area, offer suggestions on local policing or get crime prevention advice. PCSO Richardson said: “We want residents to get involved in community policing by telling us what issues most concern them. These drop-in surgeries are a great way for people to come and talk to us in their own community without having to come into a police station. “Our relationship with the community is important, and I’d love to see as many people as possible at these events.” For more information call PCSO Richardson on 0845 458 6392 or email northwich.npt@cheshire.pnn.police.uk.

Celebrate St George

A TRADITIONAL country pub on the outskirts of Northwich will be flying the English flag with pride to mark St George’s Day tomorrow (Thursday). The 400-year-old Alvanley Arms Inn, on the A49 at Cotebrook, is more determined than ever to make people aware of England’s patron saint. The pub will be awash with red and white flags, bunting and English red roses – with the dragon slayer himself welcoming guests outside the pub on horseback. And guests can even claim a free pint of traditional cask ale. From noon-3pm anybody who exclaims ‘By George!’ when placing their order can claim their drink – on the house. In the evening, a selection of ‘St George Specials’ will be on the menu, offering a selection of mouth-watering dishes to celebrate some of the great food England has to offer. There will also be a quiz, where guests can test their knowledge on all things English.

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DANESIDE Mews care home on Chesterway, Northwich, is holding a fundraising quiz night on Wednesday, May 13, at 6.30pm. Teams of four are £4, and all profits will be donated to the home. To book your place call Debbie on 01606 351935. A car boot sale will also take place at the home next month – but pitches are in short supply. The sale is being held on Saturday, May 30, on the car park and stalls are £5 each. Call the number above to book.

Free computer lessons

WINSFORD Library is offering free 45-minute sessions for beginners on how to use computers and the internet on Monday, May 11. Librarian Ian Anstice said: “This is a great taster session for those who always meant to learn more about computers but somehow never got round to it. “We often get asked to do this sort of thing so now is your chance – come on down! Places are limited so call 01606 552065 to book early and avoid disappointment.”

Church fundraiser

THE United Reformed Church on Swanlow Lane, Winsford, is holding a craft afternoon this weekend to raise money for church funds. Organisers are promising a fun afternoon for people to make their own cards from 2-4pm on Saturday, April 25. Admission is £3, which includes refreshments.


Accident verdict on man who lost control of car A GARAGE owner from Weaverham died in a car crash in Winsford when he lost control of his car and hit a van coming the other way, an inquest heard. David Ashbrook, 58, of Church Lane, died in Leighton Hospital following the collision on November 7 last year. Deputy Cheshire coroner Dr Janet Napier heard on Friday how mechanic Andrew Turner had inspected a problem with the catalytic converter on the VW Passat earlier that day and returned it to Mr Ashbrook, who in turn dropped him back at his garage. But making his way back to his own garage on High Street, he took a bend too quickly, clipped the kerb and lost control. Property developer Jason Waldron was travelling with employee Piotr Sokolowski in the other direction. He told the inquest: “Just as we approached it we saw a car come around the corner out of control. “The car was weaving, it came sort of sideways at first and then looked like it was trying to straighten up, and that was it. The next thing it was bang.

NEWSFile Store leads the way

ASDA in Winsford is to stock living aids for older people. The Dene Drive store is one of 75 nationwide to roll out 15 new products from the Mobilease range to make life easier for pensioners. Until now aids such as bath shelves and raised toilet seats have generally only been available on prescription via the NHS or Social Services. But an increase in demand due to an ageing population has led to the decision to stock the goods.

By Will Harris “I remember coming around in the van and seeing Piotr outside. I got hold of my leg and tried to lift it out of the way, squealed and blacked out again.” All three casualties were taken to Leighton Hospital where Mr Ashbrook later died. His wife Ruth said they were going on holiday just a few days later. She said: “I popped into the garage at lunchtime and he was in the middle of doing a customer’s car – and he squirted me with water. “I got a phone call at 6pm saying he was in hospital so I went there. They said he was stable. “The scans had been done and they were waiting for an opinion from North Staffordshire Hospital. It came back and they said there was nothing they could do.” A pathology report confirmed Mr Ashbrook had died from severe head injuries. Dr Napier recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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FUNDRAISER: A Winsford teenager is holding a plant sale in her back garden to raise money for an educational trip to South America. Bethany Clewes, 17, will be selling young trees, shrubs, clematis, rhododendrons and azaleas at 3, Over Hall Drive on Sunday, May 3, from 2-5pm. The Sir John Deane’s College student is saving for a trip with the Project Trust to Peru this summer to teach English in an orphanage. Admission will be £1.50 for adults and free for children. Refreshments will be available.

Catch up on ‘new’ technology SIR John Deane’s College is running a series of computer courses for adult learners, starting today (Wednesday). The Back to Work course is designed for people who want to find employment but are worried they have been left behind by modern technology. The five-week programme will give them all the help they need to refresh and update their computing skills, and give them courage to return to work or study, or move on to more advanced computing skills. The course costs £35 and will run every Wednesday from 4.45-6.45pm. Also starting today is a course in Microsoft Word for those with sound basic skills and a thirst to learn more about computing. Pupils will be taught how to create, format and present a range of documents, including making letterheaded documents and symbols. The five-week course costs £35 and will run every Wednesday from 7.15-9.15pm. The college’s 10-week Type Right programme started on Monday. The basic keyboard familiarisation course will teach students how to touch type. Sessions run every Monday from 7.15-9.15pm and the full course costs £65. ■ For more information on any of the courses, or to book a place, call Sir John Deane’s College on 01606 46011.

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to three nuisance fires on the Wharton Estate in Winsford over the weekend. Dry grass was set alight at Wharton Gardens at 8pm on Saturday, and a bin fire was reported 25 minutes later on Bradbury Road. Crews were called out again at 9.40pm on Sunday to a rubbish fire at Wharton Park, of Wharton Road. A car fire also reported on Grange Lane at 10.45pm on Sunday.

Fundraising for animals

A NEW animal rescue organisation is holding a fundraising car boot sale at Lostock Community Centre this weekend. Spaces for sellers are £5 on Sunday morning, April 26, with proceeds going to Wettenhall Animal Rescue Sanctuary (WARS). For more information contact John Ashworth on 07892 823257.

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NEWSFile Dangers of farmyard

THE Health Protection Agency North West is advising parents planning to take children on farm visits to observe strict hygiene rules after touching or stroking animals to avoid a range of potentially serious infections. Dr Hilary Thurston, the HPA’s lead for gastro-intestinal infections in Cheshire and Merseyside, said cases of cryptosporidiosis, e-coli and other stomach bugs and infections increase in spring and are often linked to farm visits and handling animals like lambs. Visitors must always wash hands carefully after touching animals and other farm objects, especially before eating or drinking, and clean their wellies and pushchairs afterwards.

Women’s coffee evening

THE next Davenham Methodist Church Ladies Group’s meeting is a coffee evening on Wednesday, May 5, at 7.30pm. The evening is entitled From Cow to Cone and all women are welcome.

Evening of pampering

TICKETS are now on sale for an evening of indulgence, pampering and shopping in aid of the NeuroMuscular Centre at Winsford. The event, at Browns of Chester, takes place on Tuesday, May 12, from 6.30-9pm. There will be demonstrations using a wide range of top beauty products and activities on each counter, as well as fantastic offers and opportunities to win prizes. ■ Tickets (£5) include a glass of wine and a goody bag. They are available from the NMC’s events manager, Leanne Marsden, on 01606 861733.

SAVERS: Gary Cliffe, Louise Bratt and Deina Smith from Furniture Finders of Winsford, with Sarah Saward from Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Vicky Spruce. WEAVER Vale Housing Trust is joining forces with a furniture re-use project to help new tenants settle into their homes. The trust is giving all new tenants a £50 voucher for Furniture Finders of Winsford

to help them furnish their homes when they move into their property. FFoW, based on Road Two of Winsford Industrial Estate, is a not-for-profit enterprise which collects unwanted household furniture and

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POLICE have issued an appeal for information a week after an 89-year-old Northwich woman was tricked by a distraction burglar. A white man, about 5ft 7ins tall, stole £300 from the pensioner after telling her he was from the council and had come to check her water pressure. He targeted the address on Maitland Wood Close at 3.15pm on Thursday, April 9, and was wearing a black and white top and gloves. ■ Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Pete Cole on 0845 458000.

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PRIMARY schools across the North West could bag themselves a new main gate. Suppliers Cannock Gates has launched a nationwide competition to award one deserving primary school with a state-of-the-art school entrance worth up to £2,000. To enter, just say in 500 words why your school needs a new gate. You can include photos of the school’s existing entrance. Deadline for entries is Sunday, May 31, with the overall winner announced on July 1. ■ Send entries to: Cannock School Gate Appeal, c/o Haslimann Taylor, 1 Wrens Court, Lower Queen Street, Sutton Coldfield B72, 1RT or email winagate@htpr.co.uk.

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CUDDINGTON-BASED charity The Joshua Tree is holding its third annual family fun run this Saturday at Marbury Country Park. And organisers are keen for as many people as possible to turn out and raise money for the foundation. There will be two events, a 2.5km run starting at 11am and a 5km race starting at 11.30am. Runners can register for both from 10.30am. Joshua Tree founder Lynda Hill said: “The course is relatively flat and is suitable for all ages and abilities. “So if you want the challenge of trying to beat your personal best, or would simply like to take a gentle stroll in beautiful surroundings, it would be great to see you.” Entry fees for the races are £6 for adults, £4 for children and £15 for groups of four. Medals will be awarded to all finishers and there will also be a book and toy stall and refreshments will be available. The charity is currently seeking full planning permission to build a holiday house on land off Dalefords Lane in Sandiway.

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Bridge to the past

CHRONICLE readers are being asked for their help. 0n May 8 Acton Bridge Parish Room will celebrate a century since it was opened by Sir John Brunner. And the committee is trying to find the descendents of the original builders, Dickenson and Noden of Winsford. ■ Anyone who has old photos of the builders or the people who ran the company is asked to contact Veronica Oliver by calling 01606 853226, or emailing veronicaoliver2003@yahoo.co.uk.

Police surgery pitstop

A MOBILE police surgery is being held on the Glebe Green Estate in Winsford next week. Residents can meet their local officers, PC Gary Weaver and PCSO Claire Hulse, to discuss any issues or concerns which are effecting their community. Surgeries will be held outside the Vauxhall Way shop car park on Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, between 2-3pm.

Hardy plants on sale

THE Cheshire branch of the Hardy Plant Society is holding a sale at Lach Dennis Village Hall on Monday at 7.45pm. The group will again have its own stall at the RHS Show at Tatton Park in July and wants to give keen gardeners an early taste of what will be on offer. ■ For more information contact branch treasurer Katy Percival on 01928 788077.

Man hurt in crash

A MAN was taken to hospital after a car crash on Station Road in Acton Bridge in the early hours of Wednesday. The driver, who lives in nearby Strawberry Lane, had to be cut from his car by firefighters after the incident at 12.35am. Only one car was involved. He discharged himself from hospital later that day.

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Talk on fantasy author THE next meeting of Northwich and District Heritage Society will take place at Mid-Cheshire College’s Hartford campus on Friday, May 1, at 8pm. The illustrated talk, entitled Through The Window, will focus upon acclaimed writer, mathematician and logician Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The talk will be given by Irene Rutter, and admission is £1.50 on the door for non-members. For more information contact Richard Kelsall on 01606 75853.

Fake goods alert POLICE and Trading Standards officers are warning homeowners to beware of fake goods after two addresses on Dart Walk were raided on Thursday. Counterfeit cigarettes were seized from one property and equipment for copying CDs and DVDs was found at the other.

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Home town is where the heart is JUSTWilliam The musings of a middle-aged man from Middle England WHEN my new wife and I walked down the aisle of St. Helen’s Church in Northwich in 1966 we could not even afford a honeymoon in a caravan, never mind go abroad. We did get away later that year with my mum and dad and younger brother though, for a week at Butlin’s. We had our own chalet, of course, but it was hardly what you could call a honeymoon. Throughout the early years of our marriage Butlin’s was our holiday of choice, especially when the two boys came along – they loved it. They had so much freedom on the camps, they could wander around without us having to tag along all the time. I am not sure I would do the same nowadays, though I doubt there would be any real danger on the sites even now. Once the kids were grown I finally plucked up the courage to get on an aeroplane. It only took us to Mallorca, but I was terrified. I was convinced when the plane landed it had done so in the sea as I could see water on my side of the aeroplane just before touchdown. I now know that what I saw was a bay, but at the time that was not my impression. What I said, or more accurately yelled, at the top of my voice, was that the idiot pilot had put us down in the sea. Actually, that is not exactly true. The words I used were mostly expletives! On realising my mistake I spent the whole time we were taxiing apologising to everyone around me. Fortunately all of them thought it was hilarious. Having flown once you would think that I would be calmer now. But, to be honest, I still hate it and only do it because it gets us to where we want to go. It has taken us to many parts of the USA and Europe, and to Turkey and Egypt – not bad for a couple of raggedy backsided Rudheathers! But I recognise that we have been lucky. Others just as deserving have never had the chance to travel like my wife and I. But if it is any consolation to them I can tell them this: Though I moan about all that is wrong about my town, I would not change it for anywhere else in the world. It is home and always will be.

Just what the doctor ordered

THE Hospital Visitor Service, a door-to-door transport service for people to visit friends and family at Leighton Hospital, is being re-launched. The scheme began in October and is run by community partners based in Northwich. The service has increased its operating hours and is now available seven days a week, on Monday-Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It now also includes transport to and from the Northwich Infirmary, and is free for the rest of April. From the beginning of next month the service is free to bus pass holders, and concessionary fares are available to others. If this scheme isn’t used then unfortunately funding may be withdrawn, which would be a great loss to people in the local community. To book this service, or for more information, call 01606 784100. MR C BRANDON West Avenue, Rudheath

Israel blocking path to peace

FOUR months ago there was widespread condemnation of Israel’s assault against Gaza. The bombing has stopped but the blockade continues. On a typical day less than 100 small truckloads of basic foodstuffs are being allowed through the Israeli checkpoints, although the UN says 500 are needed daily to meet the needs of 1.5m residents. Virtually nothing is being allowed through for reconstruction of destroyed buildings, the needs of business or industry, or for children in schools. Gaza has been left to rot, and the international community is doing nothing. If someone can explain to me what Tony Blair is supposed to be doing in the Middle East I’d be grateful. I’ve visited Gaza twice since the beginning of the year, and sometimes I’m asked why I spend time on an issue far from my North West of England constituency. The answer is that a great many people here care passionately about the injustice inflicted upon Palestinians; I know because they tell me so repeatedly. Israel’s military occupation and control of Palestine is a cause of anger and danger across the world. My wish is for Israelis and Palestinians to live alongside each other in peace and as equals.

Focus on meningitis WE read The Chronicle on April 1 and saw the letter written by Joanna Trollope about The Meningitis Trust. When our son Adam died aged 11 years in November, 2003, our lives and those of our family were torn apart. The Meningitis Trust offered the family, his friends and anyone who had been affected by Ad’s death their unconditional support. We can never repay that debt. However, we are volunteer fundraisers for the trust and work to spread awareness of this evil killer. We feel we are fighting back on behalf of Adam. In October our daughter, Emma Wilson, will walk The Great Wall of China in memory of Adam. Ads would be so proud and we are sure that he will walk alongside her every step of the way in spirit. ALYSON AND RAY DOUGHTY Hartford

TRAGIC: Adam Doughty died from meningitis aged just 11.

For this to happen, politicians in Europe and the USA must make clear in practical ways that they will respect the rights and security of Palestinians just as they already do those of Israelis. The association agreement between the EU and Israel should be suspended until the suffering of innocent civilians in Gaza is brought to an end. CHRIS DAVIES Liberal Democrat NW MEP

Giving credit where it’s due

JANE Meadows’ letter (April 8) was a tad harsh on poor Alan Lowe. Have you never praised people or your own family as being ‘lovely’ or ‘wonderful’? The musical Fame was not acted by the likes of Lawrence Olivier or Judi Dench – they were schoolchildren. My children went to Weaverham High and I enjoyed many musicals produced by the school over the years and, yes, they were superb and magical at times. The recent production of Fame was apparently well produced and delighted the audience. In that case they were ‘remarkable’, ‘superb’, ‘terrif-

■ THIS month (April) marks the Meningitis Trust’s 10th Toddle Waddle event. For the whole month, this fun event, supported by HiPP Organic, encourages supporters to arrange a sponsored walk or waddle for the under fives to raise funds to

ic’, ‘sensational’ and ‘magic’. So please button it and let them be given credit where it is due.

Vital work of the Red Cross

BRITISH Red Cross volunteers are dedicated to helping people in crisis, both at home and overseas. Demands on their services are growing as the recession hits hard the most vulnerable members of communities right across the UK. From providing support to those caught up in large-scale emergencies to offering a helping hand to someone recently home from hospital, the Red Cross is needed now more than ever. On behalf of the Red Cross, I am appealing for your support of Red Cross Appeal Week and the local services they provide. Give just two hours of your time and collect this May, or fundraise with friends in other ways. If you can’t spare the time, please try to make a donation online or when you see Red Cross collectors in your area. For fundraising ideas and to get involved, visit redcross.org. uk/appealweek or call 0844 412 2728.

support those who have been affected by meningitis. Although meningitis can affect anyone, of any age, at any time, over half of the reported cases are in children under five. Toddle Waddle was created to engage this age group and their parents, grandparents, nursery teachers and childminders – spreading awareness of the disease and its signs and symptoms, while at the same time raising funds to support the work of the trust. There’s still time to get involved. To register for the event, visit the Meningitis Trust’s Toddle Waddle website at www.meningitis-trust.org/ toddlewaddle where you can find out more about the event and meningitis. Alternatively, call the trust’s hotline on 0845 120 45 30 to receive a registration pack and all the details you need. As a thank you, all event organisers who raise over £400 will automatically be entered into our draw to win a computer, which will be drawn on Monday, June 8. STEVE WILLIAMS Event organiser, Meningitis Trust

I hope you’re able to help this unique organisation continue to be there for those who need it most. MICHAEL BUERK British Red Cross supporter

Your wartime memories

DID YOU serve in the British armed services or essential civilian services during World War Two? Over the last year or so I have been hearing from WW2 veterans and I’d now like to find out what your opinions are of the country today and how you have found life since the end of the war. Did you struggle to adjust to civvy street? Has there been enough support for veterans? I plan to compile a book with opinions of UK life in 2009. What do you think your fallen comrades would have made of life in 21st Century Britain? All opinions are welcome, if possible provide a bit about your war experience and most vivid wartime memories, your views on the country, your name, age, rank and regiment. NICK PRINGLE PO Box 1110, Newcastle NE99 2XL

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I’M writing to Defra about the disgraceful EU Broiler Directive on meat chicken welfare. It would be extremely disappointing for the UK Government to lower chicken welfare standards despite soaring sales of higher welfare chicken, major shifts in retailer policies and high-profile campaigns by Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall and Compassion in World Farming. The EU Broiler Directive allows chickens to be stocked at 19-21 birds per square metre – this is far too high and represents severe overcrowding. The directive fails to address the issue of fast-growing breeds, which causes millions of chickens to suffer from lameness and die from heart and lung failure each year. If the UK Government takes the welfare of chickens seriously, it must exclude the upper maximum stocking density. Stocking density should be reduced not increased. It should also include a recommendation on choice of breed to help end the use of unnatural fast-growing breeds. I urge Defra to take all possible measures to improve the lives of chickens in the UK. DIANE WARD WA1 4HD

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Move to encourage otters along river

Church organ recital

Yobs spark busy day

ST Mary’s Church, Weaverham, is holding an organ recital on Friday, April 24, at 7.30pm. Resident organist and choirmaster Bob Owens will prevent the entertainment, and there will be a collection in aid of the Chester Cathedral Choir. The church’s choir is looking for new singers to join them for practice on Thursday evenings and performances on Sunday nights. For more information, contact Bob Owens on 01928 724088 or email stmaryschoir@ hotmail.co.uk. ■ Cllr Gillian Edwards is holding a social evening for local groups at 6.30pm on Friday, May 1, at the community centre.

FIREFIGHTERS in Winsford were called out three times on Wednesday after yobs started a series of blazes. Rubbish was set alight on New Road at 2.15am and the contents of a skip were torched at 7.50pm on Esk Road on the Wharton estate. Firefighters were also called out to Cleveland Way at 3.20pm after rubbish was set ablaze, but the flames were already out when they arrived. ■ A car burst into flames on Darnhall School Lane at 5.30pm on Wednesday. A fire service spokeswoman said the blaze was caused by the engine overheating. No one was hurt.

New routes from Manchester RARE: An otter park could be established on the River Weaver as part of plans to increase the number of visitors to Mid Cheshire. EMBRYONIC plans for the creation of an ‘otter park’ along a stretch of the River Weaver linking Northwich and Winsford have been floated. It is hoped the Weaver Otter Park project will encourage the iconic animal, which can only flourish in a high-quality water environment, to naturally breed and make their homes in Mid Cheshire. The proposals to increase otter habitats along the river has been endorsed and supported by a ‘task group’, set up by the Weaver Valley Management Board. The scheme is the brainchild of task group coordinator Steve

OAP tricked by conman A CONMAN stole almost £400 from an elderly woman after posing as a Water Board official and tricking his way into her Oakmere home. The thief struck at a house on Abbey Lane at 1pm on Thursday. A Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: “He left the premises on foot and is described as a white man aged in his early 20s. “He was wearing jeans and a navy blue sweater and spoke with an Irish accent. “Fortunately, the victim was unhurt during the incident, but she was left shaken and very upset.” She added: “Should anyone experience a similar caller at their homes, they are advised to contact police.”

By Dave Goodban Clarke, who told The Chronicle the proposals are “at the moment only an aspiration”. The reorganisation of local government in Cheshire has created a temporary “hiatus” in the progression of the fledgling project, but the Weaver Valley board is expected to approach the Cheshire West and Chester, and Cheshire East councils over the coming weeks to discuss funding. A survey conducted by the Environment Agency revealed the regular presence of “three, four or five” otters along the west bank of

the section between the towns. But the plan is to “make the area more hospitable for otters and for wildlife in general”. Mr Clarke said: “It’s something that, when suggested, did get a lot of support.” The project will also create new wetland habitats for fish breeding and a programme to create and manage existing woodland, and agencies including Cheshire Wildlife Trust and British Waterways will be consulted before an action plan is drawn up. The initiative will be developed alongside the Weaver Way, which aims to improve access along the river for walkers and cyclists.

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MP marks double joy STEPHEN O’Brien MP was the guest of honour for a double celebration at Cuddington Primary. The Ash Road school had its national Healthy School status confirmed for the third year running and invited the Shadow Minister for Health to visit on April 3. On the same day staff and pupils celebrated the retention of the school’s ‘eco-friendly’ status, and the Eddisbury MP was asked to raise their new green flag. Mr O’Brien said: “I was delighted to visit Cuddington Primary School and meet all the children at the Healthy Through Sports day. “It was an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of regular exercise. “Cuddington Primary has much to be proud of – their success in earning Healthy School and Eco Status is outstanding. “This success could not be achieved without the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the headteacher, all the members of staff, governors, parents and, of course, the children themselves.”

GOING GREEN: Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien raises the flag at Cuddington Primary School.

Former students embark on their dream careers MID-CHESHIRE College graduates Rachelle Carter-Shepherd and Thomas Hough are to travel the world after landing their dream jobs. Beauty student Rachelle, 18, has cruised into her new career with Steiner luxury liners, while Thomas, also 18, is flying high after becoming an air steward with Ryanair. Rachelle was offered the job of beauty therapist with leisure giant Steiner after being put through her paces at a day-long interview in Leeds. Eighty people were shortlisted, but Rachelle was one of the 12 chosen – and the youngest recruit. She said: “I was very nervous during the interviews, I had to make a presentation and perform a twohour practical demonstration. I am so excited to have been offered the job. “I am so grateful for the excellent teaching, facilities and work experience I have had.”

By Dave Goodban After three months of training in London, Rachelle will cruise the world as an on-board beautician. Thomas, from Moulton, took a two-year national diploma in Travel and Tourism at Mid-Cheshire College’s Hartford campus. “I always knew I wanted to fly from a very young age,” he said. “The college offered the exact

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Girls also Career kick-start for Matthew Earn as allowed! you learn BEING made redundant three years ago prompted fork-lift operator Matthew Buckley to look at a complete career overhaul. After attending a college open day he enrolled on a two-year Intermediate Construction Award course and has never looked back. Matthew said: “I had done odd jobs through a friend, who is a qualified joiner and found I had a bit of a talent. I thought that having a trade would be invaluable so decided I would look into

getting a qualification. “It was a bit like starting school again at first as I was a lot older than the other students, but I soon got into the swing of things and the tutors were all really supportive.” By his second year of study the 30-year-old, from Northwich, was looking to support his studies with part-time work in the industry. He approached Cheshire-based T8 Construction Ltd, which offered him a placement. “Matthew is a willing and cap-

able employee. His dedication to learning prompted us to invest in his study, allowing him to attend college on a day-release basis,” said MD Steven Curwell. “We specialise in high specification extensions and new-build projects and need a dedicated and professional workforce. Matthew ticks all the boxes for us,” Steven added. Matthew will finish his Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Award this year and will continue to work for T8 Construction Ltd on a full-time basis.

Foundation of success KMVP TS[IV> Xivvmi1Err Vsfmrwsr2 MANY girls are now entering course areas which were primarily thought of as male dominated, such as motor vehicle and the building trades. Terrie-Ann Robinson, 19, from Middlewich, joined the college in 2007 on a foundation engineering course and then moved on to motor vehicle studies. She took part in the Pimp My Panda competition in conjunction with the Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership, with team mates Anthony Parker, Stephen Garner and Mark Holland. The competition allowed students to work closely with a number of industry specialists, broadening their knowledge and understanding of mechanics and the motor industry. Teams of students from local colleges, which offer motor vehicle qualifications, had to compete against each other at a Dragon’s Den-style event at Winsford Police HQ. The chance to see their design turned into reality was at stake. A highly sought-after apprenticeship placement with Nationwide Autocentre was also part of the prize. The MidCheshire team took third prize.

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WINSFORD Ladies’ Midweek Club meets tonight, Wednesday, at the United Reformed Church on Swanlow Lane. The group meets once a month at the venue and is always on the lookout for new members. The meetings start at 7.30pm and cost £2.50 to attend, which includes tea, coffee and biscuits. The next meeting will include the AGM, followed by a cookery demonstration. For more information, call 01606 592724 or 01606 594970.

Plea for donations

BARNADO’S in Winsford is appealing for donations. All kinds of bric-a-brac and old clothes are required to maintain stock levels at the Queens Parade charity shop. Donations can be left at the back door between 9am and 5pm on Monday-Saturday. Alternatively, call Cheryl Berrisford on 01606 592442.

Charity plant sales

THE Petty Pool Trust, opposite the Blue Cap pub in Sandiway, is hosting a series of charity plant sales on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 from 9.30am-3pm. For more information call 01606 889097 or visit www.pettypool.org.

Chance for MP chat

EDDISBURY MP Stephen O’Brien is holding a surgery for constituents on Friday at Delamere Park Community Centre from 6-7.30pm. To make an appointment call 020 7219 6315, or email obriens@parliament.uk.

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Prison terms for drug-dealing duo By Dave Goodban POLICE have welcomed the lengthy custodial sentences imposed on convicted drug dealers from Northwich and Winsford. Stephen O’Brien, 22 and 19-year-old Jonathan Stott were locked up for a combined stretch of nine years and two months after being found guilty of possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply. The pair were sentenced at Warrington Crown Court on Tuesday, April 7. Northwich officers raided a flat at Chapel Court, off London Road, on September 30 last year and recovered about £200 worth of class A drugs. But during the trial it was revealed the pair were peddling about £1,000worth of heroin and crack a day over a three-month period. Cheshire police spokeswoman Shelley Williams said: “The prosecution proved they were organising a large scale supply of class A drugs on a daily basis over a period of three months. “We welcome the sentences imposed. This sends out a strong message to those who consider drug dealing to be a lucrative way of life that drug use and distribution will not be tolerated. “Drug addiction is a major contributing factor to the level of crime in any given area and, sadly, it seems there are still people who are willing to

CAGED: Stephen O'Brien (left) and Jonathan Stott. Stott, of Rowan Road, Weaverham, was jailed for 32 months on Tuesday, April 7. Bethany Moran, 19, of Chapel Court, was arrested alongside the pair after the raid in September. She pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and was ordered to carry out community service.

supply drugs and complete an extremely vicious circle.” O’Brien, of Saxon Crossway, Winsford – formerly of Granville Drive, Leftwich – was given a five-and-a-half year sentence for drug dealing, plus another 12 months for burgling a house on Middlewich Road, Winsford, in October.

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Chronicle April 22, 2009

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CAR thieves who crashed a stolen vehicle into a pumping station in Winsford and fled are being hunted by police. Cheshire police spokeswoman Shelley Williams said: “At 5.20am we attended a report of a car crashing into a pumping station on Woodford Lane West, Winsford. “A red Ford Fiesta had been stolen from an address in Weaver Street. A witness saw two males running from the scene. “Police patrols, including a dog patrol, made a thorough search of the area but did not locate the offenders. An investigation to trace those responsible is ongoing, which includes forensic examination of the car.”

EMPLOYEES at a Rudheath-based vehicle hire firm shed the pounds to raise money for charity. Swift Prestige Hire’s weight loss challenge has run its course and, after a gruelling 11-week struggle, the team lost a collective 89.25lbs. The 10-strong team was sponsored per pound lost and between them they raised more than £700 for St Luke’s Hospice and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Spokesman Gary Chew said: “The majority of the team conquered their targets, but a handful succumbed to forbidden treats and even managed to gain weight by the end!”

BARNTON Cricket Club has had to put all applications for social membership on hold, after a deluge of requests. The move is a temporary measure which will be reviewed next month, when the club will be in a position to assess the impact of a recent change to its membership renewal system. Chairman Bob Gregory said: “When we know how many existing members have rejoined we will decide whether to start admitting new social members again.” Applications for sporting membership – the club has thriving sections for bowls and squash as well as cricket – are unaffected.

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The funeral has take place of Kathleen Ann Boyd, aged 64, of Rudheath. A service at St Michael and All Angels Church, Middlewich, conducted by the Rev Barry Jobber, was followed by interment at Middlewich Cemetery.

Mrs Boyd, formerly Moran, was known as Kath. She was born to William and Emily Moran at Comberbach and had brothers Roy, Don, Brian, Geoff, Ken and Dennis, and a sister Sheila. As a child she lived at Wimboldsley and attended Wimboldsley School, then went on to Middlewich High. She lived at 14 Lea Drive, Wimboldsley, until she married Stuart and they moved next door to number 16. Her mother Emily passed away in 1967 and she lost her father William in 1972. Mrs Boyd and family then went on to live in Middlewich for several years and after a divorce she moved to Sandbach. Mrs Boyd met her dear partner Alan in 2002. They had some lovely holidays abroad. She was a hard-working woman and always provided for her children by working all she could. She loved playing darts and having family barbecues. Nothing made her happier than seeing all her family happy and laughing. Her many jobs, which she loved, were at Skirlax Sewing factory, Verdin Arms pub in Wimboldsley, The Midland pub in Sandbach, Larome Perfume Factory, The Limes pub at Sandbach and Sandbach Golf Club.

Unfortunately, she had to retire from her final job at Henkel, Winsford, in 2004 following a mini-stroke. She is survived by son Paul, daughters Angela and Michelle, son-in-laws Brian and Handsley and her grandchildren Alex, Jackson, Callum, Connor and Emma.

Mourners included Mr Alan Morgan (partner), Mr Paul Boyd (son), Mr Brian & Mrs Angela Roberts, Mr Handsley & Michelle Townhill (sons-in-law & daughters), Alex & Jackson Townhill, Emma, Callum and Connor (grandchildren), Roy Moran (brother), Brian & Maureen Moran (brother & sister in law, rep Sheila Burris & family (America), Geoff Moran (brother and Annette, Carer), Stephen Moran, Dennis Moran (brothers), Ian Moran & Nicola Shone, Mrs & Mrs N Townhill, Mr & Mrs R Townhill, Mr Rob Darby, Geoff & Cynthia Spinks (rep St Luke’s Hospice Shop Sandbach), Jayne Tunstall (ex Manager & from the Hospice shop), Alice Atherton Carol & Sharon (rep The Rookery Tavern Darts Team), David Whalley (rep The Limes Hotel), Mrs Christine Harding (rep The Midland Inn Elworth), Mr & Mrs J E Robinson (rep work), Liz Broomfield (ex colleague, Henkel), Kim Edwards, Angela & Keith Phillips, Mr & Mrs M Betts, Dave & Adele Hope (rep Keeley & Lewis Hope), Winnie Harris, Doreen Mellor, Beryl Hayes, Ian Robertson, Vivien Clarke, Ivor Jennings, W Harris, Mary Sykes, Audrey Callwood, Angela Phillips, Keith Phillips, Mrs Florence Yoxall, Donna & David Latter, Linda Ormson, Anita Keal, Lillian Jackson, Mr & Mrs G R Garner, Mrs S Poyser, Sarah Jones, Elaine Dickinson, Debbie Farrington, Gordon Simpson and Cathy Spencer, Anne and Colin Hope, Keith Kay, Annette Kay, Mrs E Collins representing Mr P Collins, Mr & Mrs J Hough, Gillian Jennings, Raymond Smith, Debbie & Chris Panone (Brian Simpson rep Judith Paul Trish Yvette & Amelie), Mr P Hollinshead, Mrs Josie Crick, Mrs Jenny Carver, Mr D & Mrs E Booth, Sarah Jones, Elaine Dickenson, Debbie Farrington, Peter Dickenson, Hazel Shaw (rep Eric Shaw), Amy Buckley, Samantha Smith (rep Jean Buckley), Gordon Simpson & Cathy Spencer, Lynn Griffiths, Barbara Bickerton (rep Barry Bickerton), Barbara Hough, M Coates, Jenny Shaw (rep Ken Shaw), St Luke’s Hospice were Karen, Liz Freeman, Jill Young, Adele Capper, Marilyn Eddleston, Mary Faulkner, Ann Watson, Diane Collins, Pat Darlington, Mr & Mrs N Hulse, Amy Buckley (St Luke’s Hospice), Samantha Smith (rep Mrs Jean Buckley), Lynn Griffiths and other friends and neighbours too numerous to mention also attended the service. Arrangements: F Hayes & Son, Northwich.

MRS EDNA MAY PHILLIPS

THE funeral took place at Sandiway Methodist Church on April 22 of Edna May Phillips who died on Good Friday, aged 78.

Mrs Phillips entered a career in residential child care and went on to become vice-president of her profession’s national organisation. A Methodist all her life, she played the organ for 31 years at Sandiway Methodist Church where her funeral service was held. Born in Accrington in 1930, her early youth work, through Sunday school and the Girl Guides, resulted in her meeting her future husband, Roy Phillips, who was a scout master and harboured ambitions of entering the ministry. It was a Methodist minister who suggested they take up work with children, as they wanted to do social work. The minister’s wife saw an advertisement for a joint appointment at Dr Barnado’s and told the Phillips about it. In 1954 they began a career in residential child care work, transferring to local authority service in 1963, opening Redwalls, a new Cheshire County Council home in Sandiway. Edna and Roy were active in the Association of Health and Residential Care Officers, Roy being president in 1980-81 and Edna later becoming vice-president. They also maintained an active church life at Sandiway Methodist Church. Edna served the Sunday School and in 1958 became church organist, giving up earlier this year owing to arthritis and ill-health. Would all contributors of obituary reports please note that these are printed as a free of charge editorial service and their use is therefore subject to space availability. The Chronicle cannot guarantee to use reports on any specified week, although every effort will be made to do this. Submitted reports may also be subject to amendment as necessary. The Editor.

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VERNON NORA April 12th On April 12th 2009 in Hospital and of ’ Bennett Court’ Winsford and formerly of Sandhole Cottages, Woodford Lane, Winsford, Nora, aged 88 years, widow of the late Leonard Vernon and a devoted Mother and Grandmother. Funeral service to be held on Thursday 23rd April 2009 at St Chad’s Church, Over Winsford at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if wished to St. Luke’s Hospice, Winsford. For further enquiries please contact Fowles Funeral Services, 133−135 Delamere St, Winsford Tel: 01606 592724

Snakes and lizards prove popular in recession FORGET cats and dogs – when it comes to a recession snakes and lizards are our favourite value-for-money pets. Steve Birchall, of Cheshire Waterlife based at Blakemere Craft Centre, near Northwich, said leopard geckos, crested anoles, chameleons, the Madagascan day gecko, beaded dragons and snakes of all kinds have been flying off the centre’s shelves – so to speak – since the credit crunch took hold. He explained: “These really are low-maintenance pets that don’t cost a fortune to look after. “They are also regarded as uber-cool pets to have, especially by the younger animal lovers who visit us for supplies.” Lauren Heath, 20, a trainee chef from Delamere, is a committed lover of snakes and lizards. She said: “They are beautiful and proud and really interesting. They have personalities and certainly keep you company. “The fact that they don’t cost a fortune in upkeep is a bonus especially when times are tight.” Lauren was introduced to the world of lizards and snakes by boyfriend Craig

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Annie to hit the heights WHEN it comes to raising money for charity, Annie Hutson-Redfearn goes straight to the top. Annie, a supervisor in the Call Management Bureau at Cheshire Constabulary’s HQ, Winsford, is heading for the Himalayas in the Ultimate Everest Trek. She’ll spend most of the 21-day trek at altitudes of up to 19,000 ft. The challenge involves navigating the Kala Patar mountain and the Cho La pass, seeing the Khumbu Glacier, camping by the Gokyo lakes and visiting the Everest Base Camp. Annie hopes to raise £2,000 in sponsorship for the Rossendale Trust, which provides facilities for adults with special needs at Sutton, near Macclesfield. She said: “I did a previous mountain trek in Peru, raising money for the cerebral palsy charity. This time I decided to help the Trust. My manager’s daughter uses the Oakwood project, which is part of the Rossendale Trust. They do tremendous work, so it seemed a good idea to help.” ■ To sponsor Annie, email anthea.hutson7275@hotmail.com or write to her c/o The Call Management Bureau, Cheshire Police HQ, Oakmere Road, Winsford CW7 2UA.

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Girl power sounds good CELLIST Natalie Clein and pianist Kathryn Stott will perform together at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Thursday, April 30, at 7.30pm. Born in Lancashire, Kathryn Stott studied first at the Yehudi Menuhin School, then later at the Royal College of Music. Her career takes her all over the world, yet she maintains close links to the region (she’s a board member of The Hallé). She recently celebrated her 50th birthday with a star-studded concert at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall. She enjoys a special empathy with the cello and performs with her friend Natalie Clein, a former BBC Young Musician of the Year winner. The pair have put together a lively selection of works encompassing one of the great works of the cello repertoire by Brahms and some short lyrical pieces to show off the instrument’s sumptuous tone. Natalie Clein’s rise has been rapid and she is passionate about combining traditional repertoire with more experimental pieces. The concert includes the world premiere of a solo cello work by Fyfe Dangerfield, the singer with The Guillemots. ■ Tickets for the concert cost £12-£25 and can be booked on 0161 907 9000 – or www. bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

BBC STAR: Cellist Natalie Clein.

‘Shaw’-fire thing comedy WICKEDLY funny comedy Widower’s Houses is making a timely revival at the Royal Exchange Theatre, in Manchester from April 15 until May 9. TV star Roger Lloyd Pack, best known from his roles in Only Fools And Horses and The Vicar Of Dibley, heads the Bernard Shaw production. The play centres on young doctor Harry Trench, who falls in love with wealthy heiress Blanche, but finds his morals and desires are pitted against each other. ■ For performance times and ticket prices visit www.royalexchange.co.uk or ring 0161 833 9833.

NO FOOL: Roger Lloyd Pack who leads the cast in Widower’s Houses.

Ballyhoo! REFORMED new romantic legends Spandau Ballet will be at the Echo Arena Liverpool later this year. All five original members of the ’80s band will be playing together for the first time in 20 years on October 29. Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman turned back time when they announced their comeback. The band helped set the pace, the styles and the sound of the 1980s and notched up 25 million record sales including six multi-platinum albums and 23 hit singles. ■ Tickets are on sale now from www.echoarena.com or by ringing the Echo Arena box office on 0844 8000 400. Prices start at £37.50 and will also include a booking fee.

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unk legends The Buzzcocks, boy band McFly, X Factor favourite Rhydian and the winners of BBC’s Last Choir Standing, Only Men Aloud! are the latest acts to sign up for this year’s Liverpool Summer Pops Festival.

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Confirmed Summer Pops Festival shows include, John Mayall, James Morrison, Sharleen Spiteri – the voice of Texas – The Pogues, Leonard Cohen, Ne-Yo, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Simple Minds, the charity Beatles Day Concert, Jools Holland, Simply Red, Deacon Blue and The Lotus Eaters. More acts will be announced over the coming weeks. Tickets for The Buzzcocks, who play the Liverpool 02 Academy, on Thursday July 10, went on sale on Tuesday (£17.50). Support will come from Liverpool bands The Drellas and Fraktures. “The line up highlights the diversity of the shows on offer this year. There’s something for everyone,” said Chas Cole from organisers CMP. Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley said: “We can’t wait to be back in Liverpool, especially as we’ll be playing on the same day as Beatles Day. We’ve fond memories of playing at Eric’s back in the day.” The Buzzcocks were one of the great British punk bands from the ’70s. They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy and became one of the most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock. Hits include Ever Fallen In Love and Orgasm Addict and the line-up features original members Pete Shelley and Steve Diggles. The Drellas are fronted by ex-Space singer Tommy Scott, who had huge success in the mid-1990s with hit singles such as Female of the Species, Neighbourhood and Avenging Angels. Fraktures debut

single Call Your Bluff is produced and has guest vocals by Pete Shelley. McFly make their third Pops appearance on Saturday, July 11, at the Liverpool Echo Arena (£22.50, £27.50). The youngest band ever to chart at No1 with their debut album (an award previously held by The Beatles) are delighted to be playing the event. McFly’s Tom Fletcher said: “We can’t wait to come back to the Summer Pops. We’re really up for it and we know our fans will be too.” Discovered on The X Factor in 2007, Rhydian, was touted as the bookies’ favourite to win, his undeniable talent, unmistakable voice and look instantly won him an army of fans. Rhydian plays the Liverpool Echo Arena on Thursday, July 30, (£22.50, £27.50). He says: “Whatever song I sing, I try to put my own stamp on it. I’m classically trained but I don’t regard myself as an opera singer. “I quite like the fact that I don’t fit into any particular style. I just try and connect with a song myself and then, if I’m moved, I can actually make a magnetic connection with an audience. “I’m really looking forward to performing at the Echo Arena and my first Summer Pops show.” Rhydian will be joined by Only Men Aloud, the 2008 winners of the BBC’s Last Choir Standing. The choir set out to inject some new blood into the Welsh male choir tradition by encouraging young men to sing in Wales’ most famous musical tradition. ■ For tickets, call 0844 847 1616; 0844 8000 400 (Echo Arena); Ticketmaster 0844 847 1616; Ticketline 0151 256 5555.

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OULTON Drama Group plays host to Tatton Park’s head gardener Sam Youd on Friday, April 24, for a talk on Japanese Gardens. Afterwards a general question time will be held for those present to ask Sam for his expert advice. Tickets, priced £5, are on sale now and available on 01606 594190. The price includes a complimentary glass of wine, and supper. Booking is essential.

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HE Diabetes UK Mid Cheshire Voluntary Group is holding a fundraising brass band concert with the United Co-op Band (Crewe). The concert will take place at Middlewich Civic Hall on Sunday, May 31, at 7.30pm. There is ample parking and a licensed bar. Tickets (£7) are available from Eileen Gilbert on 01606 835179, David Tipple on 01606 551581, Middlewich Town Council offices or via the band’s website www.unitedco-op bandcrewe.co.uk.

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ARK Morriss, the voice of indie rockers The Bluetones, will perform a solo acoustic set at Square One in Crewe tomorrow night (Thursday). Famed for their part in the ‘Britpop’ era, the band clocked up 13 top 40 singles and three top 10 albums at the height of their powers. Although still together, Morriss is forging a solo career in his own right. Debut album Memory Muscle, released last year, will be showcased in a series of dates over the coming weeks. Rising local band Sumo Kings provide support along with Sahreal. Doors open at 8pm, tickets are £7.50.

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OCKER Marty Wilde and his band, The Wildcats, will be taking to the stage at Northwich Memorial Hall this weekend. Wilde was among the first generation of British pop stars to emulate American rock ‘n’ roll, and is the father of pop singer Kim Wilde. And on Friday night, he returns to Mid Cheshire for the fourth time. Tickets, priced £18.50, are available from John Bayley on 01606 834914.

T

ICKETS are still available for the Harlequin Theatre’s upcoming adaption of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. The four-night run starts tonight and finishes on Saturday. Tickets (£6. £5 for students) are available

REAL RIFFS: Guitarist Mike Walker and his band The Real Book Quintet will perform in Davenham tomorrow at the latest Jazz at the Players night.

CULTURE group DAN (Development of the Arts in Northwich) presents the latest Jazz at the Players show in Davenham tomorrow (Thursday). The concert, featuring The Real Book Quintet and The James Safiruddin Trio, starts at 8pm at the Davenham Players’ Theatre on Church Street – and there are still a handful of tickets left. The Real Book Quintet comprises guitarist Mike Walker, Andy Schofield on reeds, Les Chisnall on piano, Steve Berry on bass and Dave Walsh on drums. The group will perform a selection of pieces from ground-breaking anthology, Real Book North West, which was launched in 2007 and is made up of 100 original compositions from 60 of the region’s finest jazz composers. DAN spokesman Nick

By Dave Goodban Hughes, the event organiser, said: “The surprise element for the listener is in the quality of the work, in the sheer variety of styles featured, and in how easily the ensemble brings each piece alive.” Opening the night will be The Jamie Safiruddin Trio. All students at Sir John Deane’s College, the band play a youthful and exciting blend of classic ‘blue note’ tunes and ‘Herbie Hancock-esque’ grooves. The line-up features Jamie on keyboards, Mark Rowland on guitar and Calum Lee on drums. ■ Tickets (£6, £5 for concessions), are available from Nick Hughes in the DAN Office at Northwich Library on 01606 41597, or online at www.danarts.org.

SONGBIRD: Leading young soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.

‘Blowers’ special delivery

BOWLED OVER: Henry Blofeld.

THE BBC’s Test Match Special commentator, Henry Blofeld, is at Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre tonight. Blowers’ Loves and Laughs follows on from his successful An Evening With Blowers tour last year. In it, he talks about his life and some of the famous people he has met, including 007 creator Ian Fleming, who named one of his arch-villains after the unusual family name. Blofeld is notorious for his ramblings, between overs, about pigeons, cranes, buses and cakes – and he’s also made the odd on-air gaffe. The Loves and Laughs of Henry Blofeld starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £14-15. Phone 01270 537333 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

Elin stars at music festival ELIN Manahan Thomas is one of the star draws to this year’s Chester Summer Music Festival from July 2-18. The intense programme consists of 10 evening concerts, six lunchtime performances, an education programme and Saturday’s interactive event, the Big Sing. The penultimate evening concert

on Friday, July 17, is a performance by Elin. The Chester Summer Music Festival will be held at various venues across the city; the music is eclectic and will mix old with new, reflecting the city itself. ■ For more information about this concert and the full programme visit www.chesterfestivals.co.uk. Booking opens on May 15. Call 0845 241 7868.

WHAT’S ON SHIRLEY VALENTINE (Royal Court, Liverpool, until May 9)

Pauline Daniels plays Shirley in Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy. Shirley’s always put her family first – so much so that she’s forgotten what it was like to have fun. Then her best friend invites her on a two-week holiday in Greece... The play was made into a film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti. Pauline Daniels has been described as “the best ever Shirley Valentine” and her last two outings as Shirley received 10/10 reviews from the Liverpool Echo. Tickets and information are available from www.royalcourtliverpool.com or on 0870 787 1866

SIMPLE GIRL (Manchester’s Royal Exchange Studio, April 24-25)

Performer and writer Melanie Wilson’s one-woman show trips from glamorous intrigue through to the macabre. Set in a delicately eccentric world, perilous tales and touchingly humorous confessions are intricately woven together with minutely observed physicality and a live soundtrack. Emma Benson, producer of the hugely popular Cold Feet, directs. 0161 833 9833

HONEYMOON SUITE (Newcastle New Vic until April 25)

Earthy and affectionate comedy by Richard Bean, rooted in the salty working class life of the Hull-born writer’s home town. It uses the time shift techniques of an Ayckbourn or a Priestley in a portrait of idealised love and the realities of marriage. Visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk or ring 01782 717962.

WE WILL ROCK YOU (Manchester Palace until June 6)

Since 2002, more than six million theatregoers worldwide have thrilled to this awe-inspiring production, written by Ben Elton and featuring 24 of the greatest hits of supergroup Queen. Now it comes to Manchester for a limited season. Visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk or ring 0844 847 2484.

WIDOWERS’ HOUSES (Manchester Royal Exchange until May 9)

TV actor Roger Lloyd Pack heads the cast for a timely revival of Bernard Shaw’s wicked comedy. The action of the play centres on hot-tempered young doctor Harry Trench who falls in love with wealthy heiress Blanche. He

thinks nothing can stand in the way of true love. But after discovering that his prospective father-in-law is the worst landlord in London, he finds his morals and desires are pitted against each other. Visit www.royalexchange.co.uk or 0161 833 9833.

A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS (Emlyn Williams Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, April 23-May 9)

Prisoners of their fear of falling things – known as keraunothetophobiacs – Jacqui and Robin are restricted to living indoors. When they meet online, a relationship begins which forces them to confront their fear and discover what’s real in their lives and what really matters. This new play by acclaimed young playwright James Graham is a gentle love story. Visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk or ring 0845 330 3565.

A NUMBER (Library Theatre, St Peter’s Square, Manchester, April 23-May 9)

Sarah Churchill’s hour-long visionary play features gripping accounts between a man and his three sons, exploring human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims

of nature and nurture. Visit www.librarytheatre.com or ring 0161 236 7110.

PETER PAN (Salford Lowry, April 23-26)

The classic adventure comes to life in a new production by three leading theatre companies including the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis. With a fusion of shadow puppetry and vibrant storytelling, Peter, Captain Hook, Wendy and The Lost Boys play out their adventures in an exhilarating Neverland unlike any seen before on stage. Visit www.thelowry.com or ring 0870 787 5788.

JAKE AND ELWOOD (Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, April 24)

Billed as the best Blues Brothers show in the world, this performance features the two legendary characters, both connoisseurs of blues and soul music, backed by the Black Rhino Band. This electric live performance features hits such as Gimme Some Lovin’ and Everybody Needs Somebody. 01743 281281

DAVID COPPERFIELD (Liverpool Unity Theatre until April 25)

Performers Theatre School present a stage version of the

Charles Dickens classic. The most autobiographical of Dickens' works tells the moving story of David’s journey from birth to maturity, a journey that inevitably links his life with some of Dickens' most extraordinary and colourful characters. Visit www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk or ring 0151 709 4988.

RIVERDANCE – THE FAREWELL TOUR (Liverpool Empire until April 25)

An innovative and exciting fusion of Irish and international dance including a spectacular array of talent from Russia, Spain and America propels traditional dance and music into the present day. Visit LiverpoolEmpire.org.uk or ring 0844 847 2525.

DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS (Manchester Opera House until April 25)

X Factor finalist Scott Bruton stars in this celebration of the best of British rock ‘n’ roll featuring a vast array of hits from the 50s and 60s. In 1961, emotions run high as talented young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win the hearts of their adoring fans – and, most importantly, the gorgeous Laura. Visit www.

palaceandoperahouse.org.uk or ring 0844 847 2484.

JOLSON THE MUSICAL (Venue Cymru, Llandudno until April 25)

Al Jolson’s music and songs are brought to life in this spectacular new musical starring Allan Stewart as the man himself. Visit www.venuecymru.co.uk or ring 01492 872000.

HIS DARK MATERIALS – PARTS 1 & 2 (Salford Lowry until April 26)

Nicholas Wright’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s three novels into two full-length plays was a triumph when it premiered at the National Theatre in 2004. The story sees Lyra and Will embark on a great quest, encountering many fantastical creatures. Visit www.thelowry.com or ring 0870 787 5788.

WE’LL MEET AGAIN (Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, April 29)

Singer and host Mervyn Francis performs songs from the 40s recalling Glenn Miller’s hits. 01743 281281

STEELEYE SPAN (Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, May 1)

There’s limited availability for this show which is part of the folk rock group’s 40th anniversary tour. 01743 281281


The Chronicle, April 22, 2009

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Entertainments

2/3/4 MAY OULTON0870 PARK 950 9000

for Full Gig Listings

Visit www.themclub.co.uk The M Club, High St. CreMwe Club: Thur/Fri/Sat 12pm - 5pm cash only

Tickets available from The seetickets.com www.ticketweb.co.uk Internet ticket sales: www.themclub.co.uk www.

CLASSIC ELECTRO NIGHT - £8 APRIL 25th

Black Celebration - The Definitive Depeche Mode Tribute PLUS Eraser - A Fantastic Erasure Tribute.

oultonpark.co.uk

UK GUNS N ROSES The No 1 Tribute to Guns n Roses Sat 2nd May £10 CHESHIRE ROCK AND BLUES SPLASH - 9th May Wishbone Ash, The Hamsters, Aynsley Lister, Tantrum and Stone Sole River - All On One Bill £17.50 THE ORCHESTRA - ELO, ELO pt II former members 16th May £19.50 ABBA ARRIVAL -The Mama Mia Concert Sat 23rd May £10 - The Worlds GREATEST live ABBA Show ON SALE NOW - ATHLETE, GLC, GROUNDHOGS, QEH and many more...

THIS IS THE SIGN THAT HERALDS MAITREYA

Venus has disappeared from sight. Now look to the western sky for the “star-like luminary of brilliant power” which heralds Maitreya the world teacher. Lectures by Benjamin Creme Thursday 23rd April, Thursday 18th June 2009 At Friends’ House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 7-9.30pm Admission Free Enquiries: 020 - 7482 - 1113 www.share-international.org Picture taken in Crewe on 10/03/09

DIRECTIONS Oulton Park is situated next to Little Budworth and is best accessed from the A54 or the A49. From the north take junction 19 off the M6 and follow the A556 towards Chester. from the south leave the M6 at junction 18 and follow the A54.

Car Boot/Attic Sales Back Again.... The Original Chelford Car Boot!

FRIDAY 24th APRIL TO THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2009

Holidays Abroad

CAR HIRE IN CYPRUS From £11 per day + CDW, with reputable family company

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Noticeboard 25TH APRIL (SATURDAY) − MONDAY 4TH (inclusive), MAY FRODSHAM TOWN COUNCIL, ’FESTIVAL OF WALKS’, A variety of special interest walks, to suit all ages and fitness levels. Please contact the Town Council Office on 01928 735150 or 07505 576599, for further details.

OBSERVE & REPORT (15) (FLS) FRI & MON TO THURS 14:50 16:50 18:50 20:50 SAT & SUN 15:00 16:50 18:50 20:50 STATE OF PLAY (12A) (FLS) FRI & MON TO THURS 14:40 17:30 20:20 SAT & SUN 11:50 14:40 17:30 20:20 X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (12A) (FLS) PREVIEWS 29TH & 30TH ONLY WED & THURS 13:30 15:50 18:10 20:30 FAST AND FURIOUS (12A) FRI & MON TO THURS 14:00 16:20 18:40 21:00 SAT & SUN 11:40 14:00 16:20 18:40 21:00

CRANK 2 (18) FLS FRI TO TUES 20:55 17 AGAIN (12A) FRI & MON TO THURS 13:40 16:00 18:20 20:40 SAT & SUN 11:20 13:40 16:00 18:20 20:40 RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN (PG) SAT & SUN 11:00 13:00 MONSTERS Vs ALIENS (PG) FRI, MON & TUES 16:15 SAT & SUN 11:00 12:50 14:40 16:30 THE BOAT THAT ROCKED (15) FRI, MON & TUES 13:30 18:10 SAT & SUN 18:20 FLS – Free List Suspended (No complimentary tickets accepted on these films) REEL WEDNESDAY ALL TICKETS ALL DAY £3.50

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Royal Ascot on Ladies’ Day

Cinema DAILY opening times Friday and Monday to Thursday 12.45, Saturday & Sunday 10.15

BOOK ONLINE NOW AND SAVE UP TO £22 Raceday (online) Mon 4 May* £23 Raceday (gate) Mon 4 May £28 Qualifying (gate) Sun 3 May £12 Practice (gate) Sat 2 May £10 Weekend (online) 2-4 May* £28 Children 12 & under FREE

Departs 17 June From £129.95pp for 2 days For a FREE brochure

Call: 01244 606 454 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TRINITY MIRROR NORTH WEST AND NORTH WALES IN CONJUNCTION WITH: OMEGA HOLIDAYS ABTA V4782

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‘STILL THE SEXIEST, MOST SENSATIONAL MUSICAL’ Sunday Express

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MON 4 - SAT 9 MAY BOX OFFICE: 0870 060 6649 (bkg fee) Groups: 0870 060 6619 www.ambassadortickets.com/stoke www.chicagothemusical.com


The Chronicle, April 22, 2009

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Classified

Entertainments

Property

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“A triumph“

To place an advert Tel: 01244 606381/606382

Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

Commmercial Property

CHURCH MINSHULL

Rent in the region of £15 per sq ft.

Buckingham Palace & Clarence House 2 days from

Cast includes: Les Dennis, Polly Hemingway, Paul Bown, Gabrielle Lloyd, Graham Turner, Tricia Kelly, Tom Georgeson and Eileen O’Brien. LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN AND PLAYHOUSE AND WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE PRESENT J.B. PRIESTLEY’S WHEN WE ARE MARRIED THURSDAY 30 APRIL TO SATURDAY 23 MAY

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£108.00, Aug & Sept ‘09

A Royal London break to savour and enjoy! • Return coach travel • 1 night’s B&B at the 3★ Days Hotel, Waterloo in central London • Admission to Buckingham Palace, which includes the Dressing for the Royal Tour exhibition • A short Royal London sightseeing tour • A guided tour of Clarence House • Visit to Royal Windsor (excluding admission to Windsor Castle) • The services of a Tour Manager

Edinburgh Tattoo & Royal Yacht Britannia 3 days from

£179.00, 14 & 28 Aug ‘09

Colour, Pomp and Pageantry on this unforgettable Scottish break!

YOU ARE

INVITED TO A WEDDING FAYRE

& FASHION SHOW

A fabulous selection of the areas finest wedding specialists including live entertainment at this absolutely magical venue. There will be two stunning catwalk fashions shows at 1pm and 3pm featuring exquisite bridal gowns and menswear.

Admission is free and includes car parking

• Return coach travel • 2 nights' bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation in a 3★ hotel in the Ayrshire or Strathclyde area • A seat for the Edinburgh Tattoo • Entrance to the Royal Yacht Britannia • Visits to Moffat and Gretna Green • The services of a Tour Manager

Estoril, Lisbon &

Portuguese Treasures 6 days from £339.00 June, September & October 2009

A marvellous chance to enjoy one of Europe’s most favoured corners, based in famous Estoril, and including visits to Lisbon, Cascais and fabled Sintra. • Return flights to Lisbon direct from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and return airport to hotel transfers • 5 nights’ B&B at the 3★ Hotel Saboia, Estoril • A guided visit to Lisbon and to Cascais and Sintra • The services of a Tour Manager in resort

Caverswall Castle Caverswall Staffordshire ST11 9EN

Sunday 26 April 2009

Caverswall Castle | 12noon – 4.00 pm For more information please visit: www.weddinglink.co.uk or telephone

0161 925 4289

See the last British Grand Prix at Silverstone 2 days from

£269.00, 20 June 2009

All the drama and excitement of a major sporting occasion at Silverstone! • Return coach throughout • 1 nights’ bed and continental breakfast at a 3★ hotel within coaching distance of the venue • General admission to the 2009 Santander Formula 1™ Grand Prix at Silverstone on race day and Saturday qualifying • The services of a Tour Manager

Summer in Paris £329

6 days from .00 July & August 2009 Join us on this super-value six-day break and discover all the wonders of the French capital. • Return flights to Paris direct from Liverpool John Lennon or Manchester Airport • Return airport to hotel transfers • 5 nights’ B&B at the Ibis Berthier hotel in the 17th district (the three-star Magellan hotel is available at a supplement) • A guided city tour & a Seine River Cruise • The services of a Tour Manager in resort

A substantial range of farm buildings available for either office, storage, or light production processes and Live Work Units subject to the necessary planning approval The whole grouped around a large open yard area AVAILABLE TO LET ON A FULL REPAIRING AND INSURING LEASE BASIS FOR A MINIMUM PERIOD OF THREE YEARS Applications are invited for occupation of the whole or separate units. Enquiries to N A Eckersley at Tarporley Tel: 01829 731300

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ROOMS TO RENT in Crewe shared house. 10 min walk train station and town. F/F, GCH, all mod cons inc free broadband. From £46pwk inc all bills

07770 355078

Situated on 50+

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£127,500 OFFERS CONSIDERED

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Apartments, high spec, 1 and 2 dbl bedrooms avail. Close to Town. f/f kitchen, lounge/dining room. Fully furnished. Secure parking. CCTV. Suit mature prof. From £475pcm. 01270 611699 or 07795 116136

CREWE Modern 2 Bed apartment, close to Town Centre. Private parking, suit prof person. £110pwk. Tel 01270 611699 or 07795 116136

3 Bedroom Property including garage. Gas central heating and Double glazing. Viewing essential.

RECENTLY REFURBISHED

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Accommodation To Let IMMACULATE HOUSE DINGLE

2 bed terrace house. Lounge, dining room, kitchen. Large upstairs bathroom, DG, GCH, decked back yard. Close to Town Centre. £450pcm. Tel 07545 212078

1 BED FLAT

2bed terrace nice/quiet area river view v.close to city centre GCH/DG refurbished must be seen no DHSS/ smokers refs req

Refurbished, off Nantwich Rd in quiet cul de sac includes white goods. Self contained own entrance

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BED SEMI. OXTON

3 Ents. Garden. GCH. DG. Accredited Landlords. DSS Welcome.

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WINSFORD 1 bed s/c flat,

GCH, DG, off road parking. Tel: 01829 720257 or 07756 928333

WINSFORD Room to let. Good size, all bills inc. £75p/w. 07834 228630


Property The Chronicle, April 22, 2009

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in association with

Desirable residential area

A

semi-detached property, in a prime spot, is on the market with Bridgfords and has a guide price of £175,000.

Number 50 Niddries Lane, Moulton, Northwich, offers semi-detached accommodation and has potential to be extended (subject to planning permission). It is situated in a desirable area and is well placed for access to a range of amenities and major transport networks. Internal inspection will reveal an entrance hall; lounge with a stone-effect fireplace

housing an electric fire; extended dining room with doors leading to conservatory; kitchen; utility room; and a cloakroom. On the first floor there are three bedrooms – two with fitted wardrobes – and a family bathroom and separate WC. Outside, a driveway provides parking and access to the double garage. There is a low maintenance garden at the rear of the property. l For further details, contact Bridgfords on 01606 48433 or log on to the website www.bridgfords.co.uk.

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RamadaHotel, Hotel, Chester 29th April2008 2009atat2.00pm 3.00pm Ramada Chester • 8th● October Runcorn 4 Queensway Moughland Lane Broughton CH4 0NX

Selection of the 9 properties for sale in our April auction Guide Price Guide Price

£120,000 £95,000 £135,000

Rossett 101 Garden Chester Road Lane Chester CH1 4EY

- £110,000

● In need of full modernisation ● Four bedrooms

With large gardens and tremendous potential ● Extremely sought after road this well situated semi-detached house is ●close Gardens three sides of Broughton. totothe centre Accommodation comprising of Hall, Lounge, ● Character throughout Kitchen, Bathroom, 3 Bedrooms, Garage and Gardens to 3 sides.

Guide Price Guide Price

£150,000 £100,000 £170,000

Chester 35 Oak Road Street Saughall

Guide Price Guide Price

£38,000 £60,000 £43,000

Northwich CW9 5LJ

- £120,000

Boughton, Chester 2a Ryeland Becketts LaneStreet Shotton CH5 1DT

- £80,000

Guide Price Guide Price

£220,000 -

£50,000 £240,000 - £70,000

● Individual detached bungalow

● Secluded building plot

● OPEN VIEWING - SATURDAY 25 APRIL 9.30am-10.30am

● In need of full modernisation/redevelopment

● Good location

● 1920s and full of character

Ideal for owner occupation or as an investment close to Chester University. ● Open front average 2 bedroomed Thisoutlook largerto than mid terraced house is ideally located. ● Desirable location

● Large gardens

Accommodation comprising of Lounge, separate dinning room, kitchen, 2 good sized bedrooms, bathroom.

● Just off quiet cul-de-sac Currently located at

the end of a no

through road inforthe of Northwich, ● Planning permission twoheart bed detached house this spacious ● Realistic price

3 bedroomed end terraced house has UPVC double glazing and gas central heating. An ideal investment with good accommodation, on street parking and just moments away from the busy centre of Northwich.

● Real opportunity to build own home

Entries now invited for our June auction

● Situated Four bedrooms just

off Shotton's main commercial currently providing usage as a studio. This property on ● workshop/photo Quiet location two floors has some interesting inherent ● Convenient for good schools architectural features. Ideally, subject to planning, the property would convert well for residential use, either as a whole or split into two apartments. and ● district Large garden

– Please telephone 0844 418 0268 if you have a property you want to sell!

084 4 418 0268

www.auctionhouse.uk.net


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The Chronicle, April 22, 2009

Northwich 01606 48433

21

Frith Avenue

Modern Detached Bungalow Three Bedrooms Ensuite To Master Rural Location Gardens & Garage

Guide Price £300,000

Guide Price £225,000

Crowton

Delamere

Guide Price £220,000

Gabriel Bank

Modern Detached Bungalow Lounge & Kitchen Diner Three Bedrooms Gardens Front & Rear Off Road Parking & Garage

Guide Price £314,950

Norley Place

Three Storey Town House Lounge & Family Room Master Bedroom & En-Suite Three Further Bedrooms River Views

Holmes Chapel Road

Mature Detached Bungalow Rural Location Two Bedrooms Off Road Parking & Garage No Chain Involved

Spacious Bungalow Two Reception Rooms Three Bedrooms Generous Sized Plot Garages & Off Road Parking

West Road

Individually Designed Property Open Plan Contemporary Living Master Suite & Guest Suite Three Further Bedrooms Off Road Parking & Garage

School Road

Detached Bungalow Four Reception Rooms Three Bedrooms,Two En-Suite Off Road Parking & Garage Extensive Rear Garden

Guide Price £475,000

Cheshire’s Estate Agent

Guide Price £575,000

Moulton Anderton

Modern Semi Detached Master Bedroom & En-Suite Two Further Bedrooms Off Road Parking No Chain Involved

Wellington Street Semi Detached Property Three Bedrooms Open Plan Lounge Diner Extensive Rear Garden Single Garage

Westage Lane

Mature Semi Detached Ground Floor Extension Open Plan Lounge Diner Three Bedrooms Extensive Gardens

Guide Price £295,000

Guide Price £285,000

Guide Price £249,995

New Road

Guide Price £199,950

Guide Price £190,000 Carlton Road

Mid Terraced Property Two Bedrooms First Floor Bathroom Off Road Parking Enclosed Rear Garden

Guide Price £164,950

Northwich

Guide Price £154,950

Kingsmead

Lavender Drive

Modern Detached Property Four Bedrooms En-Suite To Master No Chain Involved Off Road Parking & Garage

Weaver Road

Guide Price £119,950

Great Budworth

Eaton View

Detached Bungalow Three Good Sized Bedrooms Lounge & Dining Room Kitchen, Utility Room Gardens & Garage

Lach Dennis

Detached Property Four Bedrooms Lounge & Dining Room Off Road Parking & Garage Enclosed Rear Garden

Mond Street

Link Detached Property Three Bedrooms Gardens To Front And Rear Off Road Parking & Garage No Chain Involved

Guide Price £180,000

Weaverham

Sutton Close

Extended Semi Detached Three Reception Rooms Two Kitchens Three Bedrooms Impressive Rear Garden

Guide Price £165,000

Moulton

Wincham

01606 48433

Emmett Street

Ground Floor Apartment Two Bedrooms En-Suite To Master Modern Fitted Bathroom Lounge/Diner

Guide Price £144,950

Rudheath

Barton

Guide Price £129,950

Richmond Court

Guide Price £98,000

Barnton

Hartford

Moulton

Wilson Drive

Mid Mews Property One Bedroom Lounge & Conservatory Breakfast Kitchen Parking & Garden

Guide Price £89,950

Guide Price £69,950 Mid Terraced Property Three Bedrooms Lounge Diner Breakfast Kitchen Gardens To Front & Rear

Oakleigh Rise

Aston By Budworth

Retirement Apartment One Bedroom Lounge Diner 24hr Emergency Care Line Lifts To All Floors

Winnington

Weaver Court

Northwich

Single Unit Park Home Two Bedrooms Lounge & Fitted Kitchen Double Glazed & GCH No Chain Involved

Rudheath

Bartington Hall Park

Northwich

Bartington

northwich@bridgfordscountrywide.co.uk www.rightmove.co.uk

Churn Cottage

Period Detached Cottage Three Bedrooms Roof Terrace & Converted Loft Room Garages & Converted Garage Extensive Gardens

Guide Price £850,000


The Chronicle, April 22, 2009

22

Wright Manley • Established 1861 •

www.wrightmanley.co.uk

PROPERTY AUCTIONS & TENDERS FINAL REMINDER - FOR SALE AS A WHOLE BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON TUESDAY 28TH APRIL 2009 AT 7.00 PM AT THE SWAN HOTEL, TARPORLEY

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON THURSDAY 14TH MAY 2009 AT 7.00 PM AT NANTWICH FOOTBALL STADIUM, NANTWICH

CHURCH VIEW, 22, HOCKENHULL LANE, TARVIN, CHESTER

26 CHESTNUT AVENUE, SHAVINGTON , CREWE

DETACHED TWO BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENOVATION IN A LARGE PLOT. A SUPERB OPPORTUNITY. Excellent residential position | Two reception rooms Scope for large extension | Two double bedrooms Large rear gardens | Many original features

OF INTEREST TO DEVELOPERS, INVESTORS AND OTHERS AN EXCELLENT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY A detached Victorian house for renovation with potential to extend subject to planning permission, together with adjoining BUILDING PLOT with outline planning permission for a two storey dwelling with separate access.

7 BRASSINGTON STREET, BETLEY, CREWE

A CHARMING DOUBLE FRONTED PERIOD COTTAGE REQUIRING COMPLETE RENOVATION IN A MOST TRANQUIL LOCATION. Semi-detached cottage | Two bedrooms Considerable potential | Large gardens to front Delightful position | Two reception rooms

24, LONG LOOMS, GREAT BARROW, CHESTER Situated in an enviable rural position on the fringe of Barrow village, convenient and accessible for all local amenities, this appealing semi detached house offers extensive three bedroom accommodation with potential to further modernise, improve and possibly extend (subject to planning permission), set in good size gardens. Option to purchase adjoining land up to 3 acres.

GUIDE PRICE £70,000 - £120,000+

128 CREWE ROAD, SHAVINGTON, CREWE

A SUBSTANTIAL BAY FRONTED SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE WITH LARGE GARDENS AND MANY ORIGINAL FEATURES REQUIRING FULL RENOVATION. Considerable potential | Detached garage Three bedrooms | Scope for extension Two reception rooms | Many original features

PRICE GUIDE £165,000 - £195,000

GUIDE PRICE £100,000 - £130,000+

AGRICULTURAL LAND AT HOLLOWMOOR HEATH, BARROW

A valuable parcel of pasture accommodation land with extensive road frontage, ideal pony paddock or for grazing, keeping of stock extending to 0.64 of an acre.

74 MAIN ROAD, SHAVINGTON, CREWE

A CHARMING BAY FRONTED SEMI-DETACHED PERIOD COTTAGE IN A DELIGHTFUL LOCATION REQUIRING FULL IMPROVEMENT BUT OFFERING CONSIDERABLE POTENTIAL. 2 beds potential for 3rd | Village location Rear gardens | Superb opportunity Two reception rooms | Potential off-road parking

PRICE GUIDE £10-£15,000

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT TARPORLEY OFFICE

FINAL NOTICE - FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON TUESDAY 28TH APRIL 2009 AT 7.00 P.M. AT THE ROCK INN, ST ASAPH ROAD, LLOC, NR. HOLYWELL

GUIDE PRICE £60,000 - £90,000+

25 GREEN LANE, WILLASTON, CREWE

GELLI FARM, LLOC, NR. HOLYWELL, FLINTSHIRE, CH8 9DD

A most appealing residential/agricultural/equestrian holding located amidst attractive countryside, within 1½ miles of the A.55 North Wales Express Way. The property offers a detached dwelling requiring modernisation, an excellent range of modern general purpose agricultural buildings with potential for alternative uses such as appropriate consents, and pasture land extending in total to 43.06 acres or thereabouts. For sale by Public Auction either as a whole or in 4 Lots

AFFORDING CONSIDERABLE POTENTIAL, A WELL SITUATED SEMI-DETACHED COTTAGE IN NEED OF FULL IMPROVEMENT. Two bedrooms | Rear gardens Two reception rooms | Character accommodation Off-road parking | Pleasant village location

FOR SALE EITHER AS LOTTED OR AS A WHOLE WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY 2009 AT 7.00 PM AT THE HOLT LODGE HOTEL, WREXHAM, LL13 9SW

43.67 ACRES FERTILE PASTURE LAND BEING PART OF THE KINNERTON LODGE ESTATE, HIGHER KINNERTON, NEAR CHESTER

Comprising 4 parcels of attractive conveniently sized pasture land, the majority having the benefit of Council road frontage and access situated in Higher Kinnerton, Penyffordd & Lower Kinnerton

WREXHAM-CHESHIRE BORDERS BROOK FARM, WORTHENBURY, WREXHAM LL13 0AW

HEATH LANE, CHILDER THORNTON, SOUTH WIRRAL

Conveniently situated 0.76 acres pasture paddock with frontage and access on Heath Lane. For further details on all of the above, contact Wright Manley, 15 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD – Tel 01244-317833

LAND AT HEATH FARM, BACKFORD, NR CHESTER

Of interest to Developers and Others

Building plot approx 525 sq mtrs. Benefit of outline planning permission for 1 detached single storey property. Valuable Building Plot Outline Planning Permission Single Storey Dwelling Rural Views

Lot 1

An attractive brick and slated Farmhouse suitable for modification and improvement, set in a splendid location Brick traditional buildings, together with Loose Housed Stock framed buildings with extensive concrete yard areas Traditional grazing land adjoining Worthenbury Brook TOTAL AREA 24.24 ACRES 9.809 HECTARES

Lot 2

Accommodation Land adjoining Lot 1 and near to Worthenbury Village having separate access and consisting of traditional meadow grassland. TOTAL AREA 49.68 ACRES 20.103 HECTARES

GUIDE PRICE £100,000

For full details please contact Whitchurch Office Tel: 01948 662281

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON TUESDAY 12TH MAY 2009 AT 7.00 PM AT THE SWAN HOTEL, TARPORLEY, CHESHIRE NORLEY BANK FARM, COW LANE, NORLEY, WA6 8PW A Residential Holding in a noted residential rural location.

Attractive house in immaculate order, Conservatory Entrance Hall, Utility, Kitchen, Office, Sitting Room, Inner Hall, Living Room, Conservatory, three Bedrooms, Bathroom Immaculate garden and grounds with extensive lawn and orchard area. Original brick and slate traditional farm buildings for stock produce or other allied use. Amenity Pool, Paddocks and Land

Lot 3

An excellent area of typical grazing Land with the entire Eastern boundary formed by Worthenbury Brook TOTAL AREA 56.70 ACRES 22.945 HECTARES AREA OF THE WHOLE 130.62 ACRES 52.857 HECTARES Certain Areas Of Lots are subject to periodic flooding

FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY PRICE GUIDE: REGION OF £1.2 MILLION FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT TARPORLEY OFFICE TEL: 01829 731300 (REF: JGL/GC)

DODDLESPOOL FARM BETLEY, CREWE CHESHIRE, CW3 9AE

An elegant and imposing twin-gabled Victorian period House of mellow brick under a tiled roof enjoying open views. 3 Reception Rooms, Cloakroom, Office, Kitchen, Garden Room, Utility, Five Bedrooms, Games Room/Bedroom six, Bathroom, Shower Room Lawns to Front, Side and Rear with shrubbery and Lime and Acacia Tree, Vegetable Section within walled area. Double range of similar brick construction providing garden store and tank room with four original Pig Sty’s with outlets.

Option Area One OPTION TO PURCHASE PADDOCK With timber Loose Box or General Purpose Store 0.280 Acres 0.113 Hectares FIXED PRICE £20,000 Option Area Two A further grazing Paddock adjoining option area one with small Spinney with deciduous trees and fruit trees TOTAL AREA 3.725 ACRES (1.508 HECTARES) Fixed price £45,000 THE WHOLE FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT TARPORLEY OFFICE TEL: 01829 731300 (REF: JGL/GC)

3 PROSPECT DRIVE, DAVENHAM, CHESHIRE

An excellent productive permanent pasture field adjoining the River Dee, which produces high yields of grass. 370 yards single bank fishing rights currently let TOTAL AREA 10.83 acres. Tarporley Office – 01829 731300

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

Holly Grove, 9 Bowmere Road, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0BS

Lot 2 – 4.934 acres | Lot 3 – 1.260 acres | Lot 4 – 4.372 acres Tarporley Office – 01829 731300

Tarporley Office

TOTAL AREA - 4.692 Acres

TOTAL AREA 25.51 ACRES, 10.323 HECTARES

Accommodation Land and Fishing Rights At Worthenbury, Wrexham

A most appealing detached house set in large gardens located in a prominent village location within walking distance of the village High Street offering good sized family accommodation with potential to further modernise, alter and extend subject to planning permission. Porch, Sitting Room, Study, Living Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Cellar First Floor : Landing, 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Separate W.C. Attached outhouses comprising Fuel Store, Greenhouse. Detached Two Storey Outbuilding Including Utility, Cloakroom, Garage with Loft Over. Extensive Gardens and Grounds

Pasture and Arable Land with road frontage

Amenity Grounds Arable and pasture land

TOTAL AREA 0.902 ACRES (0.365 HECTARES) PRICE GUIDE: REGION OF £675,000

FINAL NOTICE - FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION IN 7 LOTS ON THURSDAY 30TH APRIL 2009 AT 7.00 P.M. AT ROWTON HALL HOTEL, ROWTON, CHESTER

Building Plot, Rear of Bridge Cottage, Hollins Lane, Tilstock, SY13 3NT

MAIN HOUSE An elegant five bedroomed Victorian period house set in landscaped mature grounds. MERE HOUSE COTTAGE An immaculate two bedroomed cottage within the building complex area. BUILDINGS Extensive brick and steel portal framed buildings. Previously used to house an intensive dairy herd but adaptable for other uses.

For further details please contact Crewe Office – Tel: 01270 255396

FINAL NOTICE - FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL 2009 AT 7.00 P.M. AT ROWTON HALL HOTEL, ROWTON, CHESTER

FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER TENDER DATE 7TH MAY 2009

MERE HOUSE, WEAVERHAM, NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE, CW8 3PY

GUIDE PRICE 60,000 - £90,000+

For further details on all of the above, contact Wright Manley, 15 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD – Tel 01244-317833.

For further details on all of the above, contact Wright Manley, 15 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD – Tel 01244-317833.

PRIVATE TREATY

GUIDE PRICE £100,000 - £150,000+

PRICE GUIDE £250,000 - £325,000

Approx 100 acres of Fertile Agricultural Land Including Heath Wood, an attractive amenity woodland extending to 9.78 acres

,

£249,500

Located within a quiet cul-de-sac - a much improved and greatly extended Semi-Detached house providing well appointed and beautifully presented accommodation over three levels. Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, double glazed Conservatory, Breakfast Kitchen, second floor Principal Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room, two further Bedrooms, plus Study and well appointed Bathroom. Driveway parking plus substantial Detached Garage and Workshop, together with an enclosed landscaped rear garden.

CHESTER OFFICE TEL 01244 317833

Chartered Surveyors l Auctioneers l Valuers l Land and Estate Agents

Nantwich: 56 High Street. 01270 625410 Offices also at:

Crewe: 137 Nantwich Road. 01270 255396

Chester 01244 317883 Tarporley 01829 731300 Whitchurch 01948 662281


The Chronicle, April 22, 2009

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7 Fountain Court, Winsford Tel: 01606 553412 MEADOWBANK

D L SO

Detached property

Semi rural location

18"

lounge

&

LINWOOD

24"

Four bedrooms Viewing

highly

recommended

£175,000

WIS070342

Downstairs cloaks/wc

Lounge

Kitchen

D L SO

Conservatory

Gardens front and rear

Off road parking

Gas central heating

Double glazing

OIRO £134,950

THRUSH WAY

presented

WIS080027

D L SO

with

Lounge/dining room

Kitchen/diner

Family room

Conservatory

Cloak/WC

Family bathroom

Edwardian semi detached property Four bedrooms (3 doubles) ● Sitting room, lounge, dining room ● Breakfast kitchen and utility, Cellar ● Enclosed rear garden and detached gaarge ● Wealth of charm and character WIS090133 £225,000 ●

WIS080044

Three bed modern detached

Entrance hall

Stunning views over 'The

Lounge

Dining area

Kitchen

● ● ●

D L SO

Conservatory Landing Three bedrooms and a bathroom.

Large garden to the rear

2 bedrooms

Entrance porch

Lounge / diner

Kitchen

Bathroom

Rear yard WIS080469

Lounge Dining room

Garden

Detached garage to rear

18 MEADOW RISE, CW7 2TT WE ARE ACTING FOR THE MORTGAGEES AND HAVE RECEIVED AN OFFER OF £155,000 ON THE ABOVE PROPERTY. ANY INTERESTED PARTIES MUST SUBMIT ANY HIGHER OFFER IN WRITING TO SELLING AGENT BEFORE EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS TAKE PLACE WIS080663

Lounge

Kitchen

Conservatory

Master bedroom en-suite

WIS080397

Offers Over £135,000

D L SO

● ● ● ● ●

£190,000

COLLINGTREE AVENUE

D L SO £169,500

Well presented 4 bedroom detached Contemporary dining kitchen Downstairs w/c Lounge Dining room Utility Master bedroom with en-suite and built in wardrobes Off road parking Integral garage WIS080641

Modern detached

Four bedrooms

En suite

Two reception rooms

Conservatory

Cloakroom/w.c.

Gardens

Driveway

Garage

Gas central heating

Double glazing WIS090014

HAWKESHEAD WAY

D L SO

Modern detached

Four bedrooms

En suite

Two receptions

Conservatory

Kitchen & utility

Cloakroom/WC

Garage

Driveway Gardens

Double glazing WIS080661

£229,950

Spacious

Lounge

Kitchen/diner

Conservatory

Two bedrooms

Garden to rear

ORP

WIS080521

MINSTER CLOSE

Modern four bedroom detached Entrance hall, cloakroom/wc Lounge, dining room, Breakfast kitchen ● Utility room & conservatory ● Master bedroom with en-suite ● Internal inspection highly recommended WIS090134 £205,000 ●

GCH

Detached bungalow

DELAMERE RISE

£189,950

D L SO

Inspection of the interior and location is a MUST

D L SO

WIS080610

GLADSTONE STREET

Mature terrace Two double bedrooms

Flashes' to the rear

£162,500

LYTHAM DRIVE ●

PUBLIC NOTICE

bedrooms

ensuite to master

WELL STREET

£70,000

Four

WEAVER STREET

Semi detached

HIGH STREET

D L SO

Offers over £210,000

WIS080277

£94,950

Modern detached

Offers Over £120,000

D L SO

HEMSWELL CLOSE

NORMAN DRIVE

D L SO

Beautifully

modern semi detached

kitchen/diner ●

detached

MINSTER CLOSE

bungalow ●

Sought after cul-de-sa location

Lounge

Kitchen

Dining room

Utility

Conservatory

Two double bedrooms

Off road parking WIS090105

● Spacious four bedroom detached ● Cul-de-sac location

● Lounge, Dining Room

● Breakfast kitchen, Utility & Cloaks

● Master bedroom with en-suite and built in wardrobes ● Enclosed rear garden

● No forward chain

£215,000

WIS090145


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Business Services OPEN DAY

Acton Bridge Pre School Wednesday 29th April 10.00 − 12.00 Play, Explore, Discover For children aged 2 1/2 − 5 www.actonbridge−preschool. co.uk

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Driveways

TV/Video/Audio Repairs

COSGROVE CIVIL ENGINEERING Cosgrove Business Park, Anderton, CW9 6AA New works department set up to offer to the public all aspects of external works including :

• Pathways • Patios • Drainage

• Driveways • Block Paving • Concreting

Very competitive quotes from a local company with over 30 years experience Please telephone for free quotation on

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email info@cosgrovebce.co.uk website: www.cosgrovebce.co.uk DRIVEKLEEN

driveway and patio cleaning service all exterior cleaning undertaken. for free quotes contact steve 01606 559501 mob: 07852828342

Home Services To place an advert Tel: 01244 606381

Building Services/Supplies

ALSO WINDOWS DOORS CARPORTS

Established 1985 PVCu Tile Caps (Dry Verges)

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No Sub Contractors No Salesmen No Gimmicks

SKIP HIRE

N. J. Griffin Joinery Service Kitchens supplied, fitted and installed. All work project managed Gas, Electrical, Plumbing and Tiling Tel 01606 594543 Fax 01606 554452 Mob 07855 760 766 www.njgriffinjoinery.net

d ar bo ge ar B Cu PV s PVCu

Soffits

PVCu Shiplap Cladding (in a range of colours)

Domestic Appliance Repairs COOKER REPAIRS(electric) free call out. All makes. Tel Gary 01606 800002/ 07765 403869 www.necrep.co.uk

Handyman C.C. HANDYMAN Kitchens to garden maintenance Friendly reliable and work for a reasonable rate Plus free estimates

Ring Chris on 07544 019312 HANDYMAN

Domestic and Commercial. All Skip sizes available: 2yd to 40yds Suppliers of • • • • •

MOT type 1 subbase Washed grit sands Washed pipe bedding gravels 6F2 hardcore • Puddle Clay Topsoil • Turf media soils ALL SIZE SKIPS AVAILABLE

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All DIY, Property Maintenance, Odd Jobs. Small plumbing and Tiling. No jobs too small. Ring Andy 01606861122 or 07931706490

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Slate, tile, flat roofing & repairs. Chimneys lowered, repointed & repaired. Gutters renewed, repaired & cleaned. Fascias & cladding. Tel 01606 551470 or 07703 440345

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TV/Video/Audio Repairs

Bespoke Aerials

No 1 in Cheshire for quality & price

01606 45444 Digital aerials Plasma & lcd fitted Multipoint systems Sky & Foreign sat Cai & RDI installers OAP discount bespoke-vision.com

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Recruitment Advertising Tel: 0870 701 0073 Fax: 0870 701 0075 E-mail: recruitment@cheshirenews.co.uk

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Plans Drawn BUILDING

PLANS for council approval. Free Design & advice. Call Oakdale Planning on 01928 731995 OR 07766 258525

Heating/Plumbing

Tel: 01606 43535

‘Family Business’

RRS DIGITAL AERIALS

01606 559346 or 07843 725314

Agents for Seiko, Pulsar, Avia All types of gold & silver jewellery

Classified

Registered

0800 118 2705 • 07858 210556

Call Rick on

Contact Philip Davies Jewellers

SPECIALISTS

Digital Aerials from £40

15 yrs exp. All jobs metered for best signal quality

GOLD BOUGHT FOR CASH! NO ADMIN CHARGE

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The Chronicle, April 22, 2009

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Chester Chronicle & Associated Newspapers may monitor or record telephone calls for training purposes

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Burst pipes, leaks, taps Drains unblocked Showers, Radiators, Bathrooms OAP Discounts Ring Dave on 01606 569166 / 07876 403309 (m)

Plumbing and Heating Engineer Corgi Reg. 210841

Tiling MATHER BROS TILING

Boiler Changes Combi’s Full Central Heating Full Bathroom Refurbishment

Specialists In Floor And Wall Tiling Professional Service Guaranteed Plastering Service Available Free Estimates Call Adam Or Visit www.matherbrostiling.co.uk

Contact Gary Young on:

07796834821

07970 491946

SSP PLUMBING & HEATING

For all your Heating & Plumbing needs. Boiler & central heating installations & servicing. Bathroom & shower fitting. Gas fire fitting service. Corgi Reg. Fully insured. Quality work from experienced tradesman. Tel: 01606 862860 or 07947257783. CW PLUMBING All your

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Plasterwork BAILEY

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All aspects of plastering undertaken, extensions & alterations. Call for free estimate. No job too small. Telephone 01270 763176 Mobile: 07962 102357.

SMALL

TILING

JOBS

Floors, Walls, Unique patterns. Regrouting and Removal of unhealthy black silicon sealant. Ring Andy 01606861122 or 07931706490

Plasterwork JJW PLASTERING PROMPT RELIABLE SERVICE for all your plastering needs. Excellent rates, 1st class finish − don’t delay call Jay today

01606 301570 or 07853133619

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Articles For Sale LEAN TO SERVATORY 10’

CON-

x 6’ Aluminium frame. Would make an ideal greenhouse. Buyer dismantles and collects £150 ( Crewe) Tel: 01270 583049

WANTED DOULTON

BESWICK/

Moorcroft animals/figurines etc., jewellery, medals, silver & gold, almost anything old. I pay the best prices so I have been told! Will travel & pay cash. Tel. 01270 520369/07718 827048. Nantwich

Household Goods LEATHER SUITE DFS Cream 3 seater leather settee, one chair and foot stool with storage. Very Good Condition

£200 0151 287 6146 or 07954 139928 MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD Georgian

RB PLASTERING Plastering, dry lining, reskims, rendering, coving, artexing. No job too small, FREE estimates. Call Ray on

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Beds/Bedrooms

Style, Inlaid Shaped Front in Good condition £40 ono 01606 45137

Conservatories/Double Glazing

STOMPA BED

Lilac Stompa Bed with new mattress and double bed settee. Excellent condition will assist with construction if required. £100.00

01270842755

BUNK

BEDS Metal framed, double bed on the bottom, mattresses included, collection only. £80 07754701098

KINGSIZE

5ft ’Priory’ quality pine bedstead and slumberland mattress. Would separate. £150. 0151 652 2020.

STORAGE

BED Single Divan with built−in storage, mattress included, good condition £35 0151 427 4348

Disabled Equipment FOLDING

WHEELCHAIR

Push type £80 01270 286043

Tel:

Clothing KAREN MILLEN Designer

CONSERVATORY

Conservatory. 3.2 x 4m. Double glazed. White upvc. Buyer dismantles and collects. £1600.00 − 01606 888101

dresses size 10 to 12. One Black and one Champagne. Beautiful outfits, excellent for a wedding or party £50 each ono Tel: 07901830334


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01244 811576 FAMILY RUN BUSINESS EST OVER 25 YEARS

Kitchens FULL KITCHEN

Sink / tap. Oven housing, oven, hob. 3 double units, 1 drawer unit. Fridge, Microwave. Worktops. Blue cupboard doors. Hardly used.

£300 07817294701

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MFI IN ADMINISTRATION Thousands of ex−

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MFI kitchens to clear. Full kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Only £795 complete Tel: 01244 902099

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in larder fridge A rated for eye level unit. As new 16 months old £90 Tel: 01270 767068

FRIDGE

AEG Brushed stainless steel. 180cm high. Excellent condition. Buyer collects. £130 07889 474137

KENWOOD

COOKER

Gas/ electric double oven. Stainless steel. Excellent condition. Buyer collects. £130 07889 474137

Miscellaneous LOSEWEIGHT Wanted: Serious People to Lose Weight. No Exercise, no hunger. Text "FeelGood" 07812020720 BENTLEY

PIANO

Contemporary style. Beech. Regularly tuned. Includes stool. Excellent condition. £offers 01606 851725

MOBILITY SCOOTER As new, with charger, rain covers, shopping baskets, hardly used £500 ono 07913632881

TABLECLOTHS.

Large quantity in various colours and sizes from £7.50 each. 07837700664 or 01270585900

WYOMING

6 Coleman family tent. Brand new. RRP: £249.99. Colour: Blue. Height: 202cm. £120.00 07828296097

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wide screen television. Good working order and condition £55 ono Tel: 01270 781046

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Agriculture

OLD RADIO EQUIPMENT

TOOLS

LOST DOG medium sized

wanted, amplifiers, valves, military radios, valvetesters, radiograms, vintage hifi, tape recorders, wind−up gramophones, crystal sets, pre 1950 televisions, cinefilms, pre 1975 organs, petrol globes etc Tel: 01782 517278/ 07958447732

woodworking tools and any interesting considered 881217

WANTED DOULTON

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BESWICK/

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2 x 2 Seater, 3 seater sofa with matching chair and footstool. Good quality and condition fire safety compliant.

£500 0151 342 8211 DRAYLON

SOFABED

red, metal frame, sprung double mattress. vgc. cost £800, accept £160 07510 661642

BROWN

LEATHER 3 seater and 2 seater settees. Light wood surround and base. Excellent condition £180 Tel: 01270 584853

LEATHER SUITE

Green leather 3 seater settee and 2 chairs. Buyer collects £150.00 01925 445552

inch wheels. folds small. suitable for boot of car £50 01928788169

Sports Equipment

BARROW

All types of: • Sheds • Summer Houses • Log Stores • Dog Kennels • Play Dens

TORTOISES Must go to good homes.

kittens, 1 girl, 1 boy, grey, fully trained, please call. 01270 763640. Anytime.

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LEAN TO GREENHOUSE Polyglass Green. Aluminium frame 183 x 122 x 220 cm. New still in box £125 ono Tel: 01270 583611

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CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESHIRE COUNCIL PUBLICITY FOR PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS These applications may be examined at the One Stop Shop, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays). All representations should be made within 21 days for this publication to the above address or e-mail to planning@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk Notice is hereby given that applications have been made to the Council in respect of sites/properties: (A) which are Listed Buildings, lie within or is adjacent to a conservation area, affect the setting of a listed building of Scheduled Ancient Monument of (B) which are departures from the Vale Royal Local Plan First Review; or (C) which are required to be advertised in accordance with Article 8 of the General Development Order. (A) Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Application No

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514 London Road, Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8LZ

Two storey extension Mr David Higton to side, extension of front boundary wall and alteration to existing access

Bluebell Cottage, Davenham Nurseries, London Road, Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8LS

Reinstate Grade 2 Mr Tony Newsham Listed garden wall by removing unauthorised increase in height of a 12.5 metre long section of the wall by approx 700mm (9 brickwork courses). Reinstate stone copings to align with and match original stones at their original height and appearance.

Oak House, Lodge Lane, Antrobus, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NR

New driveway, closure of existing driveway and reconstruction of existing garage with alterations

Land To North Of Anderton Marina, Uplands Road, Anderton With Marbury, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NR

Proposed touring Mr D Turner caravan and camping ABD Leisure Group site including the construction of a small scale amenity block, engineering, drainage and landscape works.

Manor House, 52 High Street, Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6HF

External alterations to Ms S Hartley include replacement of kitchen window, partly brick up side window and provide replacement window and erection of pitched roof dormer on rear slope and internal alterations.

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The King & I

at the Royal Albert Hall 2 days from £129.00 Departs 27 June 2009

• Return coach travel • One night’s bed & continental breakfast in a three-star hotel in the Greater London Area • A Rear Circle seat for ‘The King and I’ • Time for shopping and sightseeing in London • The services of a Tour Manager For a brochure call:

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Mr A Crossland

Mr Nigel Andrews New built Land opposite Andrews Investments Huntleigh Renray Ltd construction of Limited industrial unit Road Five, including associated Winsford, infrastructure and Cheshire, ancillary works CW7 3RB

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CHESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL EDUCATION MIDDLEWICH HIGH SCHOOL King Edward Street, Middlewich, Cheshire. CW10 9BU

Tel: 01606 288180 Fax: 01606 738260

FIVE PART-TIME TEACHING ASSISTANTS WITH CLASS COVER Temporary until 31st August 2010)

POSSIBILITY OF FULL TIME GRADE 6 £18937 - £21306 pro rata Actual salary £8353 - £9398 Job Reference No. AAAE5056 19.5 hours (3 days) per week 38 weeks per year Required September 2009

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2 days from £99.95 Departs 8 August 2009

• Return coach travel • One nights’ half-board at a good hotel in the Midlands area • A single journey from Birmingham to Stratford on the Shakespeare Express • A ten mile trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway • Tour Manager For a brochure call:

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We are looking for someone who will be largely expected to supervise whole classes of pupils and to ensure that set work is completed in the absence of the teacher. Cover is provided for the short term absence of teaching staff in a supportive environment according to the school cover system so that effective teaching and learning continues. Application forms and further details are available from Mr M Forster, Headteacher, at the school.

Closing date: Monday 5th May 2009 Interviews: Thursday 14th May 2009

CHESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL EDUCATION MIDDLEWICH HIGH SCHOOL King Edward Street, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9BU Tel: 01606 288170 • Fax: 01606 738260

2 TEACHING ASSISTANTS (Term time only) 38 week contract/33.5 hours per week Grade 6 £18,937-£21,306 pro rata Actual Salary £14,351-£16,146 Job Reference No. AAAE5053

We are seeking a teaching assistant to support pupils with a range of difficulties including learning, physical, behavioural and autism. The successful applicant must have experience of working with autistic pupils. You will be required to support the pupils in mainstream classes and on a one-to-one basis, and occasionally on educational visits or other activities. Application forms and further details are available from Mr M A Forster, Headteacher. Closing date: Monday 5th May 2009 Interview date: Friday 22nd May 2009

CHESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL EDUCATION

MIDDLEWICH HIGH SCHOOL King Edward Street, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9BU Tel: 01606 833170 / 832013 Fax: 01606 738260

TEACHING ASSISTANT /COMMUNICATOR (Term time only)

38 week contract/33.5 hours per week Grade 6 £17985 - £20235 pro rata Actual salary £13630 - £15335 Job Reference No. AAAE5053 We are seeking a teaching assistant to support pupils

(C) Planning Permission 09/00377/FUM

Education

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with a range of difficulties including learning, physical, behavioural and autism. The successful applicant must be able to sign to a Level 2 Standard. You will be required to support the pupils in mainstream classes and on a one to one basis, and occasionally on educational visits or other activities. Application forms and further details are available from Mr M A Forster, Headteacher. Closing date: Monday 10th September 2009 Interview date: Monday 17th September 2009

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Education CHESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL EDUCATION MIDDLEWICH HIGH SCHOOL King Edward Street, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 9BU Tel: 01606 288180 Fax: 01606 738260

HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTANT (Temporary for one year) GRADE 7 £21,306 - £24,402 pro rata Actual salary £16,146 - £18,493 Job Reference No. AAAE5172 33.5 hours per week 38 weeks per year

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Required September 2009. We are looking for someone who will be able to teach small groups in Science at KS3 and KS4 - this will account for approximately 10-12 hours. The remaining hours will be used for general cover. Application forms and further details are available from Mr M Forster, Headteacher, at the school. Closing date: Tuesday 5th May 2009 Interview: Friday 15th May 2009

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CAR OF THE WEEK MAZDA RX8 230 BHP SPORTS 4 door, coupe, titanium silver, leather, sunroof, climate control, alloy wheels, electric windows, remote central locking, only 23,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,690 SPORTS BMW 316i SE COMPACT COUPE 1.8 finished in black, remote contral locking, electric windows, electric mirrors, alloy wheels, climate control, full service history, must be seen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,490 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.6 S 5 door, hatchback, black, p/s, CD, ew, es . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2,990 HONDA CIVIC 1.7 VETEC SPORT COUPE metallic silver, alloys, a/c, c/l, sunroof, cd, service history, 1 owner from new, taxed. . SOLD RENAULT CLIO 1.2 SPORT 3 door, metallic silver, PAS, rcl, e/w, sunroof, CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOLD VAUXHALL TIGRA 1.4 COUPE black, a/c, alloys, e/w, e/m, service history, tax & MOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,990 GENERAL CITROEN C3 1.4i SXi 5 door hatchback, metallic silver, PAS, r/c/l, air con, e/w, e/m, CD player, service history, only 37,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,990 VAUXHALL MERIVA 1.6 LIFE MPV 5 door hatchback, in metallic red, PAS, remote central locking, air conditioning electric windows, electric mirrors, full service history, only 32,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOLD NISSAN PRIMERA 1.8 S 5 door, estate, metallic silver, a/c, remote central locking, e/w, e/m, large load area. . . . . . . . £2,990 FORD MONDEO 2.0 LX AUTOMATIC estate, metallic blue, PAS, r/c/l, alloys, heated screen, air con, e/w, e/m, CD player, service history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOLD SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 2.5 V6 5 door, hatchback, metallic red, PAS, air con, c/l, e/w, e/m, great utility vehicle . . . . . £2,495 MERCEDES C180 ESPRIT AUTO SALOON silver metallic, elec sunroof, alloys, elec windows, taxed + MoT’d, excellent condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,590 DIESELS BMW 118 SE DIESEL 2.0 3 door hatchback, black, alloys, air conditioning, remote central locking, cd player, electric windows, 6 speed gearbox, voted green car of the year, only £35 tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13,990 FORD FOCUS 1.8 GEAR TD ESTATE metallic green, alloy, ac, cl, tow bar, pratical vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2,490 CITROEN BERLINGO 190 MULTISPACE 3 door hatchback, metallic silver, PAS, r/c/l, CD, e/w, e/m, good fuel economy, very practical, only 53,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOLD CITROEN SAXO 1.5D DESIRE 3 door hatchback, metallic green, PAS, c/l, sunroof, very eco, small diesel . . . . . . . . . . £1,790 SMALL HATCHBACKS FIAT GRAND PUNTO 1.4 ACTIVE SPORT 3 door hatch, red, e/w, remote c/l, alloys, e/m, cd, 1 owner from new, only 23,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOLD FIAT PUNTO 1.2 5 door, hatchback, metallic, blue, p/s, c/l, e/.w, low mileage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,990 FORD KA 1.3 3 door, hatchback, metallic red, ps, CD, good first time car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,990 PEUGEOT 106 INDEPENDENCE 1.1 3 door hatchback, metallic blue, radio/cassette, airbag, only 57,000 miles, service history £1,790 FORD FIESTA FINESSE 1.3 3 door hatchback, metallic blue, PAS, sunroof, CD, 1 owner from new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,690 FORD KA 1.3 3 door in red, PAS, c/l, CD, service history, sporty looking car. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,490 PX TO CLEAR LANDROVER DISCOVERY 300 TDi 5 door station wagen, alloys, twin sunroof, c/l, 7 seater, in great condition. . . . . . . . SOLD MAZDA MX 5 1.8i CONVERTABLE in british racing green, alloy, radio cassette, wood trim, reg, attention to body work, hence price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,200 TOYOTA RAV 4 2.0 3 door utility vehicle, metallic silver, power steering, taxed & MOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOLD

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ALL OUR CARS COME WITH A FULL OR LONG MOT ALL SERVICED. WARRANTY AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST ASTRA 1.4LS 16V 5dr, red, lovely car, 44k ...................................................................... ASTRA 1.8 SXi 5 dr in blue ................................................................................................ RENAULT CLIO 5dr, 1.1, in white, 55k............................................................................ ROVER 25 1.4 5dr, in blue .................................................................................................. FIAT BRAVO 1.2 16V 5dr, in blue, p/s, e/w, cl .................................................................. HYUNDAI ACCENT 3 dr in silver, 12 mths mot, low mileage ..................................... FORD MONDEO 20 16V in silver, ew, cl, CD, alloys ..................................................... FORD FIESTA 1.3 3 dr, 12 months MoT.......................................................................... GOLF TDi 5dr, purple, cl, alloys, ew, MOT & tax ........................................................... RENAULT SCENIC 1.9DT e/w, em, cl, ps, taxed + MOT .............................................. 306 1.9 DT 4 dr in blue T & T.............................................................................................. MAZDA 121 1.3 ps, green, MOT........................................................................................ NISSAN MICRA 1.3 3dr, full MOT................................................................................... SUZUKI BALLENO 1.6 L low mileage, cl, ps, ew .......................................................... LAGUNA 20 16V all mod cons, spairs or repairs.............................................................

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Peugeot

316i SF 1998, Service history immaculate Silver. Black interior economical, reliable all usual BMW extras. Taxed, MoT £925 Tel: 07796276517

FORD MONDEO 1.6 LX

Citroen

N reg, white, 5 door hatch, MOT end of Sept, 2 former keepers, recent new tyres, looks & drives superb, unmarked inside & out. £475 07716 850089 (t)

CITROEN C4 VTR 2005 this car is in excellent condition with FSH, new tyres, 12 months MOT, ABS and PAS. It also has an EFC reg. £3750

Tel. 07593682534

Fiat FIAT

FOCUS EDGE

SEICENTO

07775 568600

JAGUAR 2.0 FE Diesel. 2004, 43k miles. MOT & Tax. Exc condition

ESTATE

1998 1.6 Purple. MoT July Taxed August Excellent condition throughout any trial £675 ono Tel: 01270 215130 07814468954

1800 GLX petrol, FSH, one owner, 11 months mot and tax, excellent condition and runner, very reliable car

£1,100 ono 01270 501424

£950 ono 01270 650527 or 07912 394636

Land/Range Rover

1992 EX ARMY GREEN

Landrover 90 TDi defender with Sankey 3/4 ton trailer

£4250 01244 671110 07713 823383

£3500

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AMERICAN vehicles have established a reputation in Britain for providing a lot of car at budget prices and one of the latest on the scene is the Dodge Journey, a seven-seater that is aimed directly at the family who want to arrive in style.

With its massive Dodge cruciform radiator grille crowned with a macho ram's head badge, acres of room inside plus a lot of comfort, the Journey looks much more expensive than it really is. My test car, the top of the range 2.0 R/T diesel automatic would set you back £22,511, but the lead in model, the 2.4 SE petrol manual costs just £16,639 – £1,000 cheaper than a Vauxhall Astra CDTa SXi a/c. This is one of the new generation American cars, which is compact by US standards but large by ours. Brashness is thrown out of the window and in is comfort, driving enjoyment and surprising punch for a 2.0 litre diesel powering such a big car. And economy is a revelation because unlike US gas guzzlers of the past, the Journey diesel has a combined mpg figure of 40.4mpg. The bodystyle is five-door with a large, rear hatch with access to the third row of seats being by a one-touch operation

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Division Two

FOOTBALL BLUE SQUARE PREMIER P 45 45 44 44 44 44 45 44 44 44 45 45 44 44 43 45 44 44 44 43 45 43 44 44

W 27 24 22 22 23 22 24 19 19 17 15 18 17 15 15 14 12 11 12 9 10 11 9 6

Pts 88 85 79 79 79 78 77 70 69 63 60 60 56 55 54 54 52 47 46 45 44 43 37 23

UNIBOND PREMIER Eastwood Town .. Ilkeston Town...... FC Utd of Manc .. Bradford Park A .. Kendal Town ....... Guiseley.............. Nantwich Town ... Hednesford Town Ashton Utd.......... North Ferriby Utd Ossett Town........ Frickley Ath......... Buxton ................ Marine................. Worksop Town .... Cammell Laird .... Matlock Town...... Boston Utd.......... Witton Albion ...... Whitby Town ....... Leigh Genesis..... Prescot Cables ...

P 41 40 41 40 41 40 40 41 41 40 41 41 41 40 41 41 41 40 40 40 40 41

W 24 22 21 20 20 20 20 21 16 16 15 12 13 14 12 12 11 11 12 10 9 5

Pts 84 79 71 71 71 70 70 69 58 54 53 51 49 48 48 47 46 46 42 40 34 27

VODKAT PREMIER AFC Fylde........... New Mills ............ Newcastle Town.. Congleton Town.. Glossop North E . Ashton Athletic.... Alsager Town ...... Bacup Borough... Squires Gate....... Silsden AFC........ Runcorn Linnets . Atherton LR ........ Maine Road ........ Formby ............... Ramsbottom U* .. Colne .................. Nelson ................ Winsford United .. Abbey Hey .......... St Helens Town... Flixton*................ Atherton Colls .....

P 36 35 38 38 36 40 38 33 38 38 36 40 40 39 37 37 39 40 38 36 39 39

W 28 28 23 23 23 18 17 14 13 14 14 11 13 14 12 11 9 9 10 10 7 7

Pts 88 86 78 76 75 61 55 52 52 51 49 48 47 45 44 41 39 36 35 34 30 28

CHESHIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE First Division

Woodley FC........ Middlewich Town Club AZ............... Styal.................... Stalybridge Cel R Rylands/Cros ...... Greenalls P St O. Trafford Res........ Pilkington ............ Curzon Ashton R Garswood Utd..... Billinge FC .......... Linotype/Che HN Gamesley ........... Knutsford ............ Barnton ...............

P 28 27 29 28 27 25 26 29 28 29 30 27 27 27 29 28

W 21 19 18 14 13 13 12 11 12 12 9 7 6 5 5 4

Pts 67 62 59 47 45 44 41 40 40 36 33 28 25 23 21 14

Second Division

Golborne Sports . Warrington Tn R . Tarporley Victoria Moore Utd FC ..... Eagle Sports ....... Lostock Gralam .. Grappenhall ........ Whitchurch Alport Crewe FC ........... Daten .................. Poynton .............. Denton Town FC. Congleton Tn R .. Maine Road Res. Malpas ................ Monk FC ............. Broadheath Cent

P 29 30 31 27 27 27 29 30 30 27 27 27 31 29 30 27 30

W 20 17 16 16 16 16 14 12 12 13 9 9 7 9 8 4 3

Pts 64 58 56 55 53 53 47 45 42 41 35 30 28 27 27 16 12

SUNDAY LEAGUE Premier Division

St Joseph ........... Rudheath SC ...... Pockets............... Plough ................ Cranford Rngs .... Coachman .......... FC Lion ...............

P W 13 9 11 8 14 6 13 6 12 5 14 3 14 1

Pts 31 25 22 19 18 12 3

Division One

Holmes Chapel ... WCC ................... Gate.................... The Ark ............... Forest Road........ Gladstone Club... The Salty ............ Oaklands ............ Goostrey .............

P W 16 13 15 8 14 7 14 7 16 7 15 6 16 6 13 6 15 1

Albion gain point after late show

Northwich Vics - Blue Square Premier

How they stand

Burton Albion ...... Cambridge Utd ... Histon ................. Torquay Utd ........ Kidderminster H.. Stevenage Boro.. Oxford Utd .......... Kettering Town.... Crawley Town ..... Wrexham ............ Rushden & D ...... Eastbourne Boro. Mansfield Town... Altrincham........... Ebbsfleet Utd ...... Salisbury City...... Forest Green R... Barrow ................ Grays Athletic ..... York City ............. Woking................ Weymouth .......... Northwich Vics.... Lewes .................

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Pts 40 25 24 22 22 21 19 18 4

W’ham Chapels .. Owl Ath ............... Lion Moulton ....... Fern Villa ............ Cuddington ......... Broadhurst .......... Three G’hounds.. Garage................ Bulls Head .......... Blue Barrel.......... Barn Owl* ...........

P 19 20 17 17 16 19 18 18 19 18 19

W 14 12 10 9 8 8 8 6 3 1 1

Pts 45 39 34 30 28 28 27 21 14 8 3

UniBond League

MOSS FARM SEVEN-A-SIDE LEAGUE Premier Division

ID Glass.............. Hartford Golf ....... RW Joinery ......... Johnnos Hair ...... Kelly’s Plumbers . Thinkprint............ Maxton Susp....... KB Windows ....... Chapels Wine ..... Barnton Travel .... Smee Timber ...... BRB Builders ...... Pakmo Const ...... Powerplace.........

P 24 23 23 24 23 24 24 23 23 24 23 23 22 23

W 17 16 14 12 12 11 12 10 9 7 7 6 3 1

Pts 54 52 44 40 40 38 38 33 29 28 23 22 12 10

W 16 16 13 14 13 12 10 9 8 6 5 3 4 2

Pts 53 51 45 45 41 39 36 32 28 23 22 13 13 8

W 20 18 18 15 15 11 10 9 9 8 7 6 4 3

Pts 60 56 56 50 46 35 33 29 27 26 24 21 15 9

Division One

The Indian .......... CSB Const.......... Franks Paving..... BM ...................... County Comm..... Vale Royal .......... Wozu-Woodside . Sproston’s Sncks Roberts ............... Thomas Hardie ... Midpoint 18 ......... Northwich Police. RL Supporters .... Weaverham SS ..

P 23 23 23 23 23 23 22 23 23 22 23 22 22 23

Division Two

Deepstore ........... Swift.................... Cheshire Tand .... EVC .................... AJS Eng.............. Spinner & Berg ... Motorbodycare.... Gemini Auto D .... OYB .................... Real Atmos ......... Roberts Bakery... Rojac .................. Kingfisher............ Lawrences ..........

P 24 23 24 25 24 23 23 24 24 23 25 25 23 24

Division Three

TB ....................... Mid Chesh Mort .. Amber Lounge .... EBG .................... Dales Diggers ..... FOW ................... Weaver Vale Utd. 8 Skins................ Able Systems...... Linpac Allibert ..... Hormbreys But.... Vale Royal Celt ... RJ Signs ............. AD....................... Lacagole ............. Cheshire Ink .......

P 28 28 27 28 27 28 28 27 29 29 26 27 27 28 27 28

W 24 13 14 13 13 12 7 10 10 8 9 8 7 7 5 2

Pts 73 49 48 48 47 43 36 35 35 34 33 30 27 25 25 16

RUGBY UNION NORTH TWO WEST Rochdale ............ Rossendale......... Lymm.................. Altrincham K ....... Leigh................... New Brighton ...... Broughton Pk...... Wilmslow ............ Sandbach ........... Northwich............ Liverpool St H ..... Blackburn............

P 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22

W 17 14 14 13 12 10 10 10 8 8 8 4

Pts 34 29 28 27 24 22 21 20 17 17 16 9

CHESHIRE/S LANCS ONE Burnage .............. Widnes................ Sale .................... Wirral .................. Bowdon............... Ormskirk ............. Hoylake............... Vagabonds IOM.. Winnington Park . Wigan ................. Dukinfield............

P 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

W 17 16 15 13 11 10 8 6 5 5 2

Pts 35 32 30 27 22 20 16 12 11 10 5

BOWLS MID CHESHIRE LADIES Division One

Wharton Cons..... Castle Private A.. Norley Ladies...... Barnton CC A ..... Davenham A....... Bunbury .............. Hartford A ........... Castle Private B.. Mere ................... Beech Tree ......... Lady Owls........... Hazel Pear A ......

P W 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0

Pts 404 402 394 370 363 335 334 306 303 292 275 263

DARTS P 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29

W 26 25 24 20 19 17 13 12 12 12 9 6 2 3 2 1

Vics turn on style to reward the faithful ANDY Preece showed his appreciation of Northwich Vics’ loyal core of supporters after his already-relegated side showed what they are now capable of on Saturday. The comfortable 3-0 victory over Lewes, who have also dropped through the Blue Square Premier trapdoor, was Vics’ fourth consecutive win. Just 487 passed through the Marston’s Arena turnstiles at the weekend but caretaker boss Preece was quick to thank those in green and white. “It’s really important that the fans come through the gate to see us and we are certainly giving them all value for money now!

Pts 54 52 50 42 41 39 31 30 30 25 23 18 10 9 7 5

“We could have scored more on Saturday which shows just how far we have come from where we were. “We deserved to win but Lewes did not make it easy for us as they put ten men behind the ball but we still created chances. It was a real team performance.” Vics had to wait until the half-hour mark before the first goal which saw skipper Simon Grand head home Joel Byrom’s pinpoint free kick. On the stroke of half-time Jonny Allan was denied by Lewes keeper Rikki Banks but the in-form striker was not to be thwarted after the break. On 78 minutes, Allan fired home from Mat Bailey’s flick on before Allan sealed the points with his

second finishing well from substitute Jamie Mullan’s cross. Preece added: “I thought Jamie (Mullan) gave us a bit of a spark when he came on so I was pleased with him. We also looked solid at the back.” On form Vics are the Conference Premier’s second-best side behind Oxford United proving that Preece and assistant Andy Morrison are shoe-ins for the managerial job on a permanent basis once Vics’ finances are brought under control. Northwich host Ebbsfleet United tomorrow night (Thursday, 7.45) and finish their season on Sunday in front of a crowd expected to be in excess of 5,000 at Oxford United (4pm).

Winsford United - Vodkat League

Blues edge nearer to survival WINSFORD United grabbed a vital point on Saturday to boost hopes of survival in the Vodkat Premier League. The 2-2 draw at Nelson inched the battling Blues up to 18th – a position strengthened by relegation rivals Flixton who have had four points deducted for fielding an ineligible player and now occupy the second spot in the drop zone. On Saturday, United looked

odds on to taking all three points from their trip to Victoria Park after Les Miranda fired home on 18 minutes. Two minutes later, new signing 17-year-old Omar Mahmoud spotted the Nelson keeper anticipating a cross and fired a shot into the net from a tight angle. But the Blues could not hold out as Krystian Liptrot struck on half-time and 67 minutes to share the spoils.

Manager Joe Gibiliru said: “It was a fantastic improvement and a good point although it was a shame we couldn’t get all three. “Again it was a defensive error that cost us but it was a decent display and another step towards safety. “I think another win will be good enough for us.” Winsford visited Abbey Hey, who lie just one place above them, last night (Tuesday).

Lostock continue to look up Cheshire League LOSTOCK Gralam are still harbouring promotion hopes despite finding returning to the all-too-familiar position of sixth in Division Two. The Grey Lambs, who were without a game on Saturday, host Denton Town (6.30pm) on Thursday and lie just five points behind second-placed Warrington Town Reserves with three games in hand. Manager Neil Bithell said: “We are hoping that maybe the league will decide to let two go up. I don’t think they have made a final decision yet so we’re going to go for it and see where we end up. The lads deserve to go up after working so hard this season.” ■ Already-relegated Barnton pulled off a shock 2-1 victory at Greenalls Padgate St Oswald’s last Wednesday to lift the gloom around Townfield Lane. Both goals were scored by 18-year-old Dean Mundy. Mick Duckett’s men visit sixth-placed Rylands Crosfields this Saturday (3pm).

Sport in detail FOOTBALL

NORTHWICH AND DISTRICT LEAGUE Wings A .............. Weav’ham CC .... Rudheath A ........ Rudheath B ........ Castle Private ..... RAOB ................. Roebuck ............. Greenbank.......... Bowling Green .... Thatched Tav ...... Bluer Barrell........ Ring O’Bells........ Freemasons........ Lostock ............... Wings B .............. Pillar of Salt ........

HITMAN: Jonny Allan scores one of his brace against Lewes on Saturday. Picture by Jamie Leather.

WITTON Albion grabbed what may turn out to be a vital point on Saturday in their battle to stay in the UniBond Premier League. The 2-2 draw at Worksop Town came thanks to a wonder goal from Brad Maylett on 58 minutes and an Ashley Dunn strike 15 minutes from time. Dunn’s goal marked a superb fightback from Albion after they had conceded twice in the opening 18 minutes following their late arrival at Sandy Lane. The team bus was held up for several hours after a fatal accident on the M6 and the game did not kick off until 3.34pm – just 20 minutes after Witton had arrived. Manager Gary Finley said: “It was chaos really. We ended up getting to the ground after 3pm and kicking off at half past. After 18 minutes we were 2-0 down so I was happy with the result in the end. “Ashley Dunn looked back to his best, Brian Pritchard was excellent for us at the back but I though Oliver James was our man of the match so there were a lot of positives. “Brad Maylett scored a great goal and that lifted us because before that it was two lapses of concentration that costs us in the first half. “I think a draw was a fair result.” Witton travel to Whitby Town tonight (Wednesday, 7.45pm) – see back page.

MID CHESHIRE SUNDAY LEAGUE Premier Division: Rifleman 1 Rudheath 3, Rudheath SC 3 Coachman 2, Cranford Rngs 4 Plough 0, FC Lion 1 St Joseph 7. Division One: Ark 1 Gladstone 2. Division Two: Blue Barrel 0 Barn Owl 0, Three Greyhounds 0 Cuddington 2, Three Greyhounds 0 Owl Ath 1, Cuddington 2 Blue Barrel 3, Garage 2 Owl Ath 5, Barn Owl 2 Fern Villa 6, Broadshurst 2 Three Greyhounds 4, Cuddington 4 Bulls Head 3. MOSS FARM SEVEN-A-SIDE LEAGUE Premier Division: ID Glass 5 Johnnos

Hair Shop 0, BRB Builders 2 Maxton Suspension 3, Kellys Plumbers 2 Thinkprint 0, Barnton Travel 0 Hartford Golf 1, Chapels Wine Bar 1 Smee Timber 1. Division One: Northwich Police v RL Supporters (home win to Northwich Police, RL Supporters failed to show), Roberts 1 Sprostons Snacks 6, Weaverham Sea Scouts 0 Franks Paving 2, The Indian 3 CSB Construction 1, Vale Royal 0 County Commercial 2. Division Three: Vale Royal Celtic 1 FOW 0, RJ Signs 2 Hormbreys Butchers 0, Dales Diggers 1 TB 0, Cheshire Ink 0 Able Systems 4, Linpac Allibert 2 AD 0, Weaver Vale Utd 1 EBG 1. Division Four: Vaseco 7 WNSS 2, AH Electrical 1 Wheatsheaf 1.

Moss Farm Trophy: RA Design 1 Harrisons 4. Roberts Bakery Trophy: Weaver Vale Utd 0 Cheshire Tandoori 4, Roberts Bakery 1 Swift 5.

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GRENSON BROTHERS MID CHESHIRE LEAGUE Section 3: Kelsall B 206 Wharton Cons C 197, Sandbach Park 182 Comberbach B 219, Owleywood B 212 Hazel Pear A 235, Hop Pole 243 Coppenhall WMC 175, Meadowbank B 213 Helsby SSC 193, Barnton CC A 236 Limes 163, Davenham B 199 Davenham A 211. Section 4: Castle Pte D 230 Frod Red

Lion D 179, Middlewich RBL 243 Barnton CC B 182, Norley A 238 Moulton RBL A 191, Cuddington A 226 Crowton 175, Winnington B 217 Lostock A 185, Rudheath Pte B 244 Hatford A 144. Section 5: Beech Tree B 223 Barnton CC C 208, Davenham C 211 Meadowbank C 197, Tarporley RBL A 214 Wistaston 167, Owleywood C 226 Cuddington C 176, Bunbury 236 Slow & Easy B 183, Comberbach C 247, Winnington C 145. Section 6: Hartford B 233 Davenham D 170, Kelsall C 224 Barnton CC D 170, Hazel Pear B 192 Tarporley RBL B184, Rudheath Pte C231 Rudheath Pte D 162, Lostock B 193 Delamere B 217,

Moulton RBL B 200 Norley B 195.

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NORTHWICH AND DISTRICT LEAGUE Wings A 6 Rudheath B 2, Blue Barrell 1 Weaverham CC 7, Greenbank 8 Lostock 0, Rudheath A 8 Freemasons 0, Thatched Tavern 7 Wings B 1, Ring O’Bells 4 RAOB 4, Bowling Green 5 Roebuck 3.

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April Medal

Division One: J Callan 42-8-34. Division Two: D Kerr 48-10-38.


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Battling Blacks fail to give Hosking send off AUSTRALIAN centre Stacey Hosking bid a fond farewell to Northwich Rugby Club on Saturday but his team-mates could not provide him with the perfect leaving present. Visiting rivals Sandbach failed to read the script and escaped from Moss Farm with a 38-30 victory

that saw them leapfrog Northwich in the table. Hosking celebrated his final appearance for the Blacks by scoring a try and capped off two successful seasons for the club. He will now return to his home on the Gold Coast. The Blacks had led 14-3 at one stage after winger Tom Bradfield

Awesome Park save their best until last WINNINGTON Park celebrated the end of the season is style by running in 13 tries in the sunshine at Burrows Hill on Saturday.

Visiting Vagabonds were sent back across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man with an 83-0 hammering to think about which meant Park finished a creditable ninth. Flying winger James Annells battled with number eight Harry Stubbs for the man-of-the-match award as the young duo scored nine tries between them. Annells notched four while Stubbs capped off a fine season with a famous five tries. Other tries came from Sam Brookes, Rick Shaw, Rob Garbett and Sam Barton. Fullback Ben Elliot landed nine conversions from his 13 attempts to complete the scoring for the rampant hosts. The rout put the gloss on Park’s rollercoaster season which saw them occupy bottom spot for much of the campaign. Only their recent upturn in form since the turn of the year and the RFU’s

scored an impressive try but they were not helped in their task when Chris James was sent off for a touchline altercation. Fly half Matt Bebbington kept the hosts in touch with six penalties and a conversion but the South Cheshire visitors earned yet another win, living up to their label as Northwich’s bogey team.

Chairman Sam Naylor said: “Northwich yet again suffered at the hands of Sandbach to draw the curtains on a campaign that at one stage promised so much. “The Northwich committee will now take stock, regroup and put measures in place to ensure that the Blacks hit the ground running in September.”

UP IN THE AIR: Winnington Park 2nds in action at Moss Farm against rivals Northwich 2nds.

Park thirds on the up

RUGBY UNION: Winnington Park 3rd team clinched promotion from the Miller Homes Division Four West with victory over Christleton. A Joe Ellis hat-trick and a Mark Holbrooks try were complemented by four Matt Thurlwell conversions to complete the 26-14 success. The 3rds round off their campaign on Saturday at Hutton (3pm). ■ Other score: Sandbach U14s 64 Winnington Park U14s 10. ■ Northwich 2nds capped a fine week by beating Aldwinians 22-20 on Saturday. It came on the back of a town derby victory over bitter rivals Winnington Park last week at Moss Farm as they ran out 39-20 under lights on Wednesday. They complete their campaign with a trip to Lymm (3pm).

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restructuring of the league system confirmed they would be playing in Cheshire and South Lancs One next season. Club captain Mark Patterson said: “Park really have lifted since Christmas and to finish the season with five wins and a draw and being out of the relegation zone on merit is credit to the hard work and determination that everyone in the team, coaching staff and club management have put in. “This will give the team a real lift for next season. With only one player leaving to go to university the squad should be very much the same, which will be a bonus. “On the previous six weeks’ showing there is no reason why we can’t have a top-five finish next year.” ■ Park are holding their players’ awards evening on Saturday (7pm) in the clubhouse. All players and members are welcome.

Weaver Valley on time

HE’S IN: Northwich winger Tom Bradfield powers his way to the line against Sandbach on Saturday. VH180409rugby-05

Dumelow stars with bat but Oulton lose out OULTON Park opened their Cheshire County League campaign with a superb batting performance on Saturday but it was not enough for victory. Park skipper Nathan Dumelow led the way with 141 while Cuddington batsman Danny Leech hit 68 in a total of 305-7 declared. Visiting Widnes were undaunted

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though and smacked 311-8 to take the maximum 20 points. Robin Taylor picked up 4-57. Dumelow said: “We are disappointed to lose but it was a fantastic game of cricket. For anyone watching you could not ask for better. “To be fair Widnes played well,

their number eight came and hit 85 off 60 balls. “I didn’t think I batted brilliantly but I gave myself a chance. With a young side, it’s important for senior players to pull their weight.” Oulton will look to bounce back on Saturday when they visit Knutsford side Toft (12.30pm). “There are no easy games in this

league,” added Dumelow. “But we won’t change much as we didn’t do anything wrong.” ■ Oakmere were whitewashed in their first ever County League fixture. The Overdale Lane side failed to earn a point after hosts Bollington bowled them out for a mere 47. Bolly hit the required runs without loss. They host Sale on Saturday (1pm).

Park are up for Premier push

UP FOR IT: Oulton Park CC 2009.

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OULTON Park lined up for their first match of the Cheshire County League Premier season on Saturday. The Little Budworth outfit started with a narrow defeat (see above) at the hands of Widnes but they boast a strong squad. Once again Park have chosen not to sign an overseas player this season.

“I don’t see the point as they can’t play in the Cheshire Cup,” said skipper Nathan Dumelow. Back row: Craig Williamson, Lewis Bentley, Ben Gough, Robin Taylor, Rick Moore and Nick James. Front row: Danny Leech, Ben Spendlove, Nathan Dumelow, Chris James, Stuart Robinson and Jonny Kettle.

CYCLING: Weaver Valley riders were in action at the weekend both in time trials and road racing. Competing in the Manchester and District 25-mile Championships around Jodrell Bank, Dave Fearon led the WV riders across the line in a time of 60 minutes 19 seconds. Dave McKay, Paul Jaffrey, Chas Readman, Rob Kilby and newcomer Nigel Woodacre were also in action. The over 50s were also in action at Sunday’s Swynnerton Road Race. Covering the 11-mile course four times were Graham Gregory (10th), Richard Munroe, Dave Astles, Mark Thompson and the unlucky Alan Kemp who was on course for his third win of the season until he suffered a puncture on the third lap. Last Tuesday, former Weaver Valley rider Carl Ruebotham enjoyed his first victory in the Manchester and District 10-mile time trial in 22 minutes 22 seconds. On Sunday, Weaver Valley are hosting a round of the Jo Bruton road race series with teams arriving in Weaverham from all corners of the country.

Royal runners in capital

ATHLETICS: Four Vale Royal runners have been selected to run in the London Marathon this weekend. Andy Clews, England international Rebecca Craigie, Megan Huxley and Tessa McCormick will be part of the 36 athletes chosen from the North West to compete in Sunday’s mini marathon. The famous event will be screened on BBC television.

Sapphires end on a low

NETBALL: Northwich Sapphires 2nd team ended their Warrington and District League campaign in defeat as Sutton Park 2nds grabbed the points. Lisa Curbishley earned player of the match honours in the 24-16 defeat as the seconds finished up in midtable in Division One having won five of their 14 games.

Teams roll over rivals

BOWLS: Beech Tree A and Castle Private A both enjoyed preliminary-round success in the Coronation Cup last week. Barnton-based Beech Tree had a 229-191 win over Bunbury A at the Hazel Pear in Crowton while Castle Private had 213-176 over Barnton CC B at Tarporley RBL.


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Witton face crunch in battle to beat drop

IT’S DO OR DIE Football

By Ben Coulbeck

WITTON Albion will go a long way to saving their UniBond Premier status if they can take all three points from their vital clash at relegation rivals Whitby Town tonight.

The Wincham Park side, currently fourth from bottom, take on the Seasiders in a rearranged fixture at the Turnbull Ground (7.45pm) and Gary Finley’s men know that a win is crucial if they are to avoid the dreaded drop this season. Witton, who drew 2-2 at Worksop on Saturday, could still stay up even if they finish in the final relegation spot as 16th-placed Cammell Laird will be expelled from the division at the end of the season. The Lairds have missed the March 31 deadline to complete work at their Kirklands ground to bring it up to UniBond Premier status. The Wirral club are expected to appeal against the decision but if they are unsuccesful then only the three bottom clubs at 5pm this Saturday will be relegated. If Albion are to stay ahead of the bottom three, which includes Whitby, then success tonight is a must. But manager Gary Finley admitted that taking three points from games has not been their strong point of late. “That’s where we have lost our way recently,” he said. “We have found it difficult to win games and at this stage of the season it’s important to pick up the points. “Obviously if Cammell Laird don’t win their appeal then that’s good news for us but this week is massive for us. “If we can win both games then we will be in a good position to stay up.” Witton will be without striker Mike Moseley tonight as he is struggling

BIG TEST: The pressure is on Witton Albion’s strikeforce, including Neil Black, to find the back of the net tonight against Whitby Town. TMCGL100409witton-006 with a groin injury. This Saturday, Witton host play-off chasing Guiseley (3pm). ■ Winsford United had the chance to move away from the Vodkat Premier’s bottom two last night when they visited fellow strugglers Abbey Hey last night. But the Blues could be saved from the threat of relegation by a mistake that led to Manchester club Flixton having four points deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

Winsford finish their season on Saturday, May 2, when they visit Flixton in what could be a winner-takes-all encounter (3pm). See www.midcheshirechronicle.co.uk for last night’s result . ■ Northwich Vics caretaker boss Andy Preece is appealing for supporters to turn out in force for the last home game of the season tomorrow night (Thursday) against Ebbsfleet United (7.45pm). Just 487 witnessed Saturday’s 3-0

win over Lewes and Preece says revenue produced at the turnstiles is vital. “It’s really important as fans coming through the gate will have an impact on next season’s budget. We’re playing good football at the moment so we need the people of Northwich to get behind us.” This Sunday, Vics play their final Conference match for at least another season when they visit Oxford United (4pm).

Pete powers past rivals to lift record

NORTHWICH strongman Pete Roberts is still one the Britain’s best – despite suffering from a fever! The 55-year-old, of Manora Road, smashed three national records at the British Drug Free Powerlifting Championships in Coventry last week. And despite being struck by illness prior to the competition he blew away rivals in his new Master Four division. “I had been ill so I only managed to get five or six sessions in before the competition. I didn’t really expect to do so well,” he said. “I must have misheard the judges because I thought they said I hadn’t been succesful with one of my lifts. I was a bit despondent when I came off but I knew I’d done it. “I checked the cameras and there looked to be nothing wrong. I have checked the internet

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now and I have got the record!” Roberts, who trains at Dave’s Gym on Station Road, lifted a British record 162.5kg squat, 110kg bench and another British record 185kg deadlift. The overall total of 457.5kg was another national record, smashing the previous best, held by David Freeman. Roberts, who does not take any supplements, is now targeting the World Championships in November, which has been moved from Italy to Milton Keynes. “Last year I did far too many events and I risked injury,” added Roberts. “But I have got myself right now so I am going for the Worlds and hopefully I can lift a European record. “Dave at Dave’s Gym has been fantabulous in supporting me.”

HEAVY DUTY: Pete Roberts in action at the British Drug Free Championships.

Clubs are relishing prospect of derby Cricket MOST Mid Cheshire clubs are padding up for the first time this weekend as the Meller Braggins and Cheshire Alliance seasons get under way. The Chronicle will be reporting on the highs and lows of seven local teams as well as Oulton Park and Oakmere in the Cheshire County League (see page 31). In Division One of the Meller Braggins League, rivals Winnington Park and Northwich come together for the first time in more than 20 years. Park are determined to halt their slide down the county’s league structure while revitalised outfit Northwich are on their way up having been promoted last year. Park captain Phil Amatiello said: “We can’t wait to play them. There are a few friends and well known players there so we’re looking forward to it.” Northwich skipper John Sullivan said: “We are ready for it. There’s a few local sides in our league so we’re looking forward to it.” Park lost their County League status last year but Amatiello is eager to restore some pride to the Recreation Ground club and bounce back at the first time of asking. He said: “We have to consolidate but we are not going to rule out going up either. We want to build the team spirit and enjoy playing cricket again. “Hopefully that will breed success and promotion can be achieved.” Park travel to Congleton on Saturday while Northwich head to Barrow, who were promoted with the Moss Farm side last year (both games start at 1.30pm). Also in Division One are Davenham who will be led this year by Paul Jackson and visit Hale Barns on Saturday (1.30pm). In Division Two, Barnton will clash with rivals Weaverham and Winsford, who train on Tuesday nights at their Knight’s Grange base. Barnton are looking for promotion into Division One and although the Broomsedge Ground side have no new signings to report, optimism remains high. Skipper Simon Hancock said: “We have got a young side this season but we are hoping that the players will play to their potential. “We also hope the experience of Neil Langham, who has been playing in Melbourne, Australia, will benefit the team.” Barnton travel to Cholmondeley on Saturday for their opening game (1.30pm) while Weaverham host Prestbury and Winsford are at home to Runcorn (both 1.30pm). Hartford start their Cheshire Alliance Division One campaign at home to Langley (2pm). On Sunday, Hartford host Haslington in the preliminary round of the knockout cup at Grange Park (2pm). Published by Trinity Mirror Cheshire Ltd at Chronicle House, Commonhall Street, Chester CH1 2AA. Printed by Trinity Mirror Printing Oldham Ltd at Hollingwood Avenue, Oldham OL9 8ED. Registered at the Post Office as a newspaper.


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