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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Family of six escape arson attack

CLUB COULD BE CLOSED FOR GOOD

POLICE could ask for a popular Northwich nightspot to be closed indefinitely after its owner and an employee were arrested in connection with a brutal assault.

Madisons, on High Street, has been shut since 55-year-old Frank Pemberton was attacked outside in the early hours of Saturday, April 25. After a meeting with licensee John Bates, of Priory Avenue, Northwich, on Thursday, council licensing chiefs ordered the premises remain closed ‘for the next few weeks at least’. It is understood police will ask for the bar and eaterie to have its licence revoked when a review is held at the end of the month – meaning the venue could be shut down for good. Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman Shelley Williams said: “At a Cheshire West and Chester Coun-

THREE young children and their parents managed to escape unharmed when their Winsford home was ravaged in a fire started by arsonists. But the family’s pet Chihuahua was killed when the first floor flat was destroyed by the blaze, which started in the Nip-In shop below, on the corner of Siddorn Street and High Street, at 1.30am on Friday. Det Sgt Christian Pugh, of Northwich Specialist Investigation Unit, said: “This was a potentially lethal attack and the family are very lucky.” Police believe an incendiary object was thrown through a downstairs window on the Siddorn Street side of the shop, but are ‘keeping an open mind’ over the motive. A third adult, another family member, was also in the flat and he too escaped unscathed. Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman Jacqui Hanson said: “The fire alarm in the flat above the shop, where the family live, activated and all six of them managed to escape. “Fortunately none of them suffered any injuries. If the alarm had not gone off, the consequences could have been much worse. “Sadly their dog died as a result of the fire.” The parents, both in their late 20s, their two sons, aged six and eight, and their three-year-old daughter have been temporarily rehomed. Insp Dave Snasdell, head of Winsford police, said: “The fire is being treated as suspicious. The family are lucky they got out. It just shows fire alarms save lives.” ■ Anyone with information should call police on 0845 4580000, or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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cil licensing committee meeting, the decision has been made to support police recommendations (to close it). “The premises licence has been suspended at Madisons. A full review hearing will be heard in due course.” Mr Pemberton, the steward of the RAOB (Buffs) Club on Witton Street, is still in hospital with serious head injuries after he was allegedly hit with a spade. But his condition is improving. He is now breathing without the help of a ventilator and his injuries are no longer considered life-threatening. Doorman Mark Igoe, 33, of Milton Grove, Warrington, has been remanded in custody in connection with the incident. He will appear at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday, May 12, charged with two counts of wounding with intent to commit GBH. Madisons owner Mr Bates, 41, a former firefighter, was arrested on suspicion of assault and is on bail until May 16. Insp Paul Loughlin, head of Northwich police, told the Chronicle he has increased patrols in the town centre as a consequence of the Madisons fracas, an incident he described as ‘unusual for Northwich’.

BAIL: Madisons owner John Bates.

ATTACK SCENE: Madisons on High Street, Northwich, has had its licence to trade suspended by council bosses. SB270409MADI-03

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Firm keeps Our Boys fighting fit A TOP Tory paid tribute to the engineering work done on behalf of Britain’s armed forces on a visit to a Winsford factory.

Shadow Health Minister and Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien paid a visit to Rolls-Royce DGS (Distributed Generation Systems) in Winsford. The Woodford Park factory is dedicated to supporting the Army and Navy with specialist electrical power systems and employs a 100-strong workforce. Mr O’Brien met managing director Jim Vickerman and works director Chris Goodwin to discuss the business, its activities and future challenges. He was also introduced to Liam Morris, a young apprentice who is taking part in Rolls-Royce DGS apprenticeship scheme, as well as other members of the highly-skilled workforce. Mr O’Brien said: “I was delighted to visit Rolls-Royce DGS and meet staff to discuss this important local manufacturing business, its activities and future challenges. “The company provides an extremely important technical and engineering support role for the British Army and Navy’s Rolls-Royce engines with their electrical power systems. “The workforce is highly skilled and motivated, with excellent ongoing training opportunities. “I also took the opportunity to meet with one of their young apprentices, Liam Morris, to discuss the rigorous and demanding Rolls-Royce training scheme. “Liam said the apprenticeship scheme was challenging, but also very rewarding and offered him the opportunity to work closely with experienced craftsmen in an excellent working environment. “Rolls-Royce DGS is a great example of British manufacturing and engineering at the leading edge of their field – providing both jobs and training opportunities for people living here in Winsford and Cheshire. “I will do everything I can to support and promote this great business right here in the heart of our community.”

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NEWSFile Star’s charity shirt

WINSFORD mayor Cllr Des Worthington is running a postal auction to help raise funds for his chosen charities, the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Cheshire Autism Support. Manchester United have donated a home football shirt personally signed by Portuguese international winger Nani. The star, who wears the number 17 shirt, has scored a series of spectacular goals for United and is famous for his exuberant celebrations. Sealed bids for the shirt should include the amount of the bid and the bidder’s name and contact details. Envelopes containing the bids should be marked ‘Nani Shirt’ and addressed to: Town Mayor’s Charity Auction, Winsford Town Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1AH. Bids must be received no later than noon on Friday, May 15.

Brush up on job skills

FACTORY VISIT: Stephen O’Brien MP, apprentice Liam Morris and Geoff Davies in front of a Rolls-Royce hybrid electric drive system.

FREE skills training is being offered to people in Mid Cheshire who are keen to brush up their job-hunting techniques. A wide range of one-day and half-day courses are being run at The Zone, Northwich, until July 15. The aim is to give people the practical and vocational skills they need to find a suitable job and participants can sign up to as many courses as they wish. The courses include CV writing and applications forms, retail legislation, equality and diversity, interview skills and telephone techniques, customer service skills, product knowledge, teamwork, and communications skills. For details and to book a place, call The Zone on 01606 45724 or drop into the office at Northwich Station in Manchester Road, where you can also look at the full programme for the coming weeks.

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SITE TOUR: Managing director Jim Vickerman shows MP Stephen O’Brien another Rolls-Royce electrical power system at the Winsford factory.

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All the fun of the fair

CUDDINGTON Primary School wants to see as many faces as possible at its fair on Saturday. The Ash Road school is offering fun for all the family with a coconut shy, bouncy castle, raffles, face painting stalls, chocolate and bottle tombolas, a beat-the-goalie shoot-out, archery, pony rides and more. A range of refreshments, including alcoholic drinks, will be on offer. The fair will be open from noon-2.30pm and admission is 50p for adults and 30p for children. A family ticket gets two adults and three children in for £1.50. For more information, call 01606 883045.

Make your views known

CHESHIRE West and Chester (CWaC) councillors representing Northwich East and Shakerley and Northwich West are now holding regular surgeries on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Northwich Library, Witton Street, from 10am-noon. At least one councillor from each ward will be on hand to listen and talk to residents about local issues. Councillors Terry Birtwistle, George Miller and Mark Stocks represent Northwich East and Shakerley, while councillors Kate Birtwistle, Simon McDonald and Helen Weltman represent Northwich West.


NEWSFile Home Front revisited

Fundraiser fun at country park RUNNERS turned out in force to help raise much-needed funds for Cuddington-based charity The Joshua Tree at Marbury Country Park. The foundation’s third annual Family Fun Run was held on Saturday, April 25, with 2.5km and 5km races held. The charity was set up by Lynda Hill and husband David after

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their son Joshua was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2004. The family hope to set up a £500,000 holiday home and support centre off Dalefords Lane, Sandiway, for children who have cancer or other illnesses that prevent them from doing everyday activities. They are currently seeking full planning permission.

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Scores of people turned out to support Northwich charity The Joshua Tree.

Crime down by 6% but knife-point robberies up CHESHIRE residents are even less likely to fall victim to crime, according to new figures.

Between October and December last year, the overall number of crimes reported in Cheshire fell 6% compared to the same period in 2007. During these same periods, the national average was a fall of only 4%. But while the overall drop in crime levels was hailed by Cheshire Constabulary, there were rises in robbery at knifepoint, burglaries of non-houses, and car crime. Deputy chief constable Graeme Gerrard said: “We are particularly pleased the figures show considerable reduc-

By Chris Smith

tions in criminal damage – one of the quality of life issues raised most frequently by people. “Everyone has a right to feel safe. Fewer crimes lead to less victims and a greater feeling of community safety. “The dedicated work and diligence of police officers, supported by police staff and local people, has paid dividends with significant reductions in the number of crimes recorded. “The Force continues to work with other agencies to reduce opportunities for criminals to commit crime. Neigh-

bourhood officers remain committed to working with communities to solve problems involving anti-social behaviour and other issues that people in the community highlight as affecting their quality of life.” During the periods under scrutiny, Cheshire witnessed 9.4% less violent crimes committed against people than the UK average, which was a drop of 6%. There were 60% less firearms offences in Cheshire (which relates to 25 offences reducing to 10), while nationally the fall was 16%. Robberies in this county fell by more than 10 times the national average –

Cheshire saw a 21% drop compared to a 2% drop nationally. However, robberies specifically committed with knives rose by 5% across Britain and rose by 4.5% in Cheshire. Domestic burglaries were up by 4% nationally but down by 10.9% in Cheshire; while burglaries of other premises like businesses rose by 4% in the UK and rose by 10.4% in Cheshire. Car crimes were down by 7% nationally but rose by 1.7% in Cheshire. And criminal damage was down by 9% nationally and down by 16.3% in Cheshire.

Networking lunch for female entrepreneurs BUSINESS women are being invited to a ‘networking’ lunch being organised by West Cheshire Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 12. Any women who work or run businesses are welcome to attend the event, which is taking place at Nunsmere Hall on the A49 at Oakmere.

The lunch has been organised by members of the West Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, which recently launched a group covering the former Vale Royal area. It will give local business women the chance to meet, make new friends and contacts, hear influential speakers and

enjoy lunch in great locations around Mid Cheshire. Chairman Mike Worthington said: “The event is one of a whole range of positive things happening within the Chamber – including business growth clubs, social events and training.” The lunch format will include the

chance to network with other businesses over a drink, followed by a light lunch and guest speaker. There’s a small charge to cover the costs of the lunch and tickets can be booked by contacting Domine Ashley at Domine@businessafterhours.co.uk or by telephoning 01606 553554.

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A BUSINESS advice and support service is encouraging firms in the North West to consider their continuity planning in the light of possible further swine flu outbreaks. In recognition of the possible impact on business, the Government-funded Business Link group has collated relevant guidance at www.businesslink.gov.uk/northwest/swineflu The website also features guidance on how to perform a risk assessment, handling workplace health, and guidance for international traders about health and safety controls following the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico and various other countries all over the globe.

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THREE people, including an eight-year-old boy, had to be cut from a car after a collision on the bypass at Hartford on Friday afternoon. The A556 was closed and diversions set up following the crash at 3.45pm, and the male driver of a Peugeot 106 was treated for head injuries at Leighton Hospital. He and his two passengers, the schoolboy and a 17-year-old male, were freed from the wreckage by firefighters, but the younger pair were unhurt, as was the female driver of a Ford Focus. The collision occurred on the Manchesterbound carriageway. Witnesses can call 01244 613163.

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AN exhibition on Northwich during the Second World War is currently on display at the Salt Museum on London Road. Northwich at War – The Home Front relives experiences of rationing, air raids, the blackout, ‘Dig for Victory’ and evacuation. The exhibition also includes original artefacts, memorabilia and photos from the 40s, and there will be a film show based on the ON SHOW: A range experiences of a of genuine war handful of Northwich residents artefacts are on display in Northwich. who lived through the darkest days. The exhibition runs until July 12 and admission to the special exhibitions gallery is free. A nominal charge applies to those wishing to see the rest of the museum. For more information call 01606 271640.

Abandoned pets scandal

THE number of animals abandoned across the North of England during the credit crunch has soared by 67% – above the national average. Latest RSPCA figures show that regional officers dealt with 3,372 dumped animals in 2008, compared with 2,009 in 2007 – an average of nine animals cast aside every day.

Stroll around Sandiway

DAVENHAM Ramblers’ next walk will be a 3.75-mile stroll around Sandiway on Monday, May 11. The route will take walkers along Cockpit Lane to Pettypool Woods, returning past the scout camp and Cheshire Hunt Kennels. Anyone who wants to take part should meet at The Bulls Head car park at 6.40pm for car share, or 7pm at The Blue Cap car park. For more information contact walk leader Gill Horne on 01606 889359 or visit the website: www.davenhamramblers.co.uk.

Environmental advice

CHESHIRE West Council is tapping into the latest ideas on improving the environment. Council representatives will be attending the annual conference of the North West Liveability Foundation (NWLF) in Manchester on May 11 at which a host of experts will advise on tackling problems such as litter, graffiti, vandalism and fly-tipping. The NWLF was set up by the Keep Britain Tidy charity in response to the region’s poor showing in England’s environmental league table.

Rivendell concert

HOLY Trinity Church, Castle, is hosting a concert displaying the musical talents of the Rivendell Singers on Saturday. The show starts at 7pm and includes piano, brass and woodwind music as well as an array of vocals performances. Tickets are £6.50, which includes light refreshments. Family tickets (two adults and two children) can also be bought for £18 from Steve Lovatt on 07711 399076.

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Opticians give guides helping hand A NORTHWICH opticians has supported Girl Guides in Mid Cheshire to help them make a difference. The town’s Specsavers store paid for First Rudheath Girl Guides to go to the 2009 World Thinking Day conference in London. This annual event brings guide leaders together to discuss how to help people in their own communities and across the world. The focus of this year’s event was stopping the spread of diseases like Aids and malaria across the globe. Salma Kamaluddin of Specsavers said: “When Rudheath Guides approached us for help and explained what it was all about, we were thrilled to get involved. “It’s very easy to get caught up in day-to-day life and forget about what’s going on around you. “World Thinking Day is a fantastic idea to get young women to focus on how they can make a difference. “We look forward to hearing how the girls from the Rudheath Guides will take the information and ideas forward to help other people around the world.”

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EXCHANGE: Val Godfrey of The Hollies Farm Shop with Czech student Tereza Svatkova and Nick Harris of the Weaver and Dane Twinning Committee.

Tereza checks out life in rural Cheshire A CZECH exchange student is experiencing working life in rural Cheshire as part of a three-week work placement at a farm shop. Tereza Svatkova is one of three business students from Rychnov and Kneznou in the north of the Czech Republic involved in the placements. They have been organised by the Weaver and Dane Twinning Committee to give them an insight into life in Cheshire and help them improve their English. The 17-year-old is working at The Hollies Farm Shop in Little Budworth to experience working in the local community, and business practices.

She said: “Although this is my third visit to England, it’s the first time I have been able to find out what it’s like to work here. “I’ve really enjoyed my time so far and I am looking forward to the rest of my stay.” To give her a further taste of local culture, she will experience a bowls night at the local Red Lion pub and weekend trips to Chester, Manchester and Liverpool. Ed Cowap, director of The Hollies Farm Shop, said; “We’re delighted to be involved in this work placement programme and to welcome Tereza to the shop.”

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CHESHIRE Wildlife Trust is launching a competition to find the most wildlife-friendly miniature garden. The charity wants eco-friendly planters to take to the RHS Show at Tatton Park in July. The ultra-green competition highlights the fact you do not need a large garden in order to make it friendly for wildlife and is part of the Trust’s new Wildlife Friendly Garden Award scheme. “Just a few simple changes or additions to a garden can make a huge difference for wildlife,” said Sue Tatman, CWT’s Gardening for Wildlife officer. “A bird feeder, some nectar-rich flowers and a pile of twigs or leaves can all benefit a range of wildlife from birds such as blue tits and woodpeckers through to invertebrates such as ladybirds and centipedes.” The winning entries could be planters, window boxes or even a hanging basket combining an attractive design plus wildlife-friendly features all contained within a 50x50cm planter. Entries can be sent in as photographs or you are invited to display the ‘real thing’ at CWT’s free family fun day One Earth Festival at the Trust’s HQ, Bickley Hall Farm, Bickley, near Malpas, on Sunday, July 5. The final three planters will be taken to the RHS Show at Tatton Park 22-26 July to be displayed on the Cheshire Wildlife Trust stand. The winners will also be presented with vouchers totalling £275, donated by The Grosvenor Garden Centre near Chester. Entry forms and further information about the Wildlife Friendly Garden Award scheme can be downloaded from www.cheshirewildlifetrust.co.uk or please send a stamped SAE to Planter Competition, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Bickley Hall Farm, Bickley, Nr Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8EF.

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NEWSFile Fine defaulters tackled

Christina’s made up with birthday treat

POLICE and HM Court Service officials carried out a series of warrants in Winsford last week to collect money owed in fines. Eight people were arrested and 13 paid up the money that was outstanding. Insp Dave Snasdell, head of Winsford police, said more than £8,000 was recovered – around £1,500 of it in cash. One offender paid up £700 in cash and was also jailed for 16 days. Insp Snasdell said: “The courts give various sentences other than custodial ones, and some people are fined. If they don’t pay up, courts will take action – and we’re happy to support them.”

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LUCKY shopper Christina Duffy had an extra special birthday this year after winning a pampering prize courtesy of Bratts, Northwich.

NEW LOOK: Christina browses the exclusive Bratts range.

TOUCH UP: Bratts’ Estee Lauder beauty consultant, Debbie Lawson, applies the finishing touches.

Christina, of East Dudley Street, Winsford, was treated to a VIP visit to the Witton Street store on Monday, last week, after celebrating her 32nd birthday a couple of days earlier. The Chronicle teamed up with Bratts to offer readers the chance to win a brand new look with a spring makeover worth more than £200. Christina was treated to a top-to-toe pamper prize, including a wash and blow dry at the Regis salon, a makeover and goody bag of cosmetic gifts, and clothing worth £150 from the Joules clothing collection, one of the store’s new ranges. “Winning this competition was a huge surprise,” said Christina. “I have really enjoyed the experience. All the staff at Bratts were so welcoming, and I have picked up some great hair and beauty tips and tricks of the trade. “It has been a great way to round off my birthday weekend.”

Financial planning tips

A NORTHWICH stockbroker and financial adviser is hosting a seminar to help individuals better understand long-term financial planning. Jennifer Conway, of the Edward Jones financial company, will give a talk entitled A Smoother Ride to Investing on May 18. Guest speaker will be Mike Genetti from Capital International Funds. It takes place at noon at Hartford Hall, with light refreshments available. Anyone wanting more information or to reserve a place should call Jessica Marshall on 01606 42105.

LOOKING GOOD: The birthday girl after her makeover.

Row in pub spilled over

A WOMAN and two men were assaulted outside a Winsford pub last Wednesday night following an argument. Police said the fracas happened at 10.50pm outside Wetherspoon’s on Dene Drive after an earlier dispute inside the pub. Anyone with information is asked to call Det Sgt Tony Jones at Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit on 01244 612594.

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I’m pig sick of all the scare stories JUSTWilliam The musings of a middle-aged man from Middle England THE panic over swine flu has reminded me of what the great Jack Hawkins character said as he departed from Rorke’s Drift in the film, Zulu: “You’re all going to die!” Yes we are, but not from swine flu! As Corporal Jones on Dad’s Army was fond of saying, ‘don’t panic’! It seems our leaders are determined to worry us to death. First there was mad cow disease, then bird flu, now it is swine flu. What next – chimney flu? We seem to be constantly told that the end of the world is nigh – well I for one don’t believe a word of it! I don’t think the planet is going to overheat and fry us to death, I don’t think we are going to be hit by an asteroid, I’m darn sure we are not going to be blasted by nuclear bombs and no-one will persuade me that wine, beer, bacon, milk and eggs are going to kill us all off. When I was a lad we survived a proper flu epidemic, Asian flu. Virtually everyone I knew got it. Sometimes at school a class of 30 was reduced to barely a dozen, but I can’t remember it causing as much panic as five people in Scotland getting swine flu, from which they are all recovering nicely. It seems to suit our leaders to keep us fearful. It allows them to interfere in our lives in a way we would have never countenanced just a few years ago. Even at the height of The Troubles in Ireland our personal liberties were not affected in the way they are now. About the only thing that happened was the compulsory searching of bags when entering public buildings. They still do that! It seems that once you give away a bit of freedom you never get it back. So before the powers that be think of something else to try to scare us with, just consider why! Speed cameras save lives, they say. They also bring in a lot of money to the Exchequer. Taxing big cars will help save the planet, they say. How? I’ve no idea but again it puts more money into the Exchequer. And as for the old chestnut ‘global warming’, that must be the biggest money-spinning load of old guff ever invented. But who cares if it’s not true – it’s bringing in billions.

Why are we still waiting?

Swine flu peril – factory farming a likely culprit

I SAW something in a national newspaper about how Cheshire West and Chester Council ‘has launched a road surface dressing programme to improve safety’. The article states: “It will cover 34 estate roads and country lanes around Chester and Ellesmere Port.” It would appear that the portfolio holders have not experienced the rest of the potholes in remaining Cheshire roads. Our particular road has still got kerb stones which were put in in 1932, and are now disappearing below the level of the road surface. When I asked for these to be looked at some two years ago I got the stock reply: ‘We have not got any money left in the fund’. I contributed for 55 years to the balances transferred to the new authority. Is our area likely to be included in any programme for the next 35 years? ‘LONG-SUFFERING’ Rudheath (Name and address supplied)

Our destiny in the balance

AS I write this 29 million Euro election leaflets are hitting doorsteps all over Britain. Today we stand at the gates of history. Our destiny, and that of our beloved nation, hangs in the balance. It’s up to us to seize the moment and claim our place in history by making sure that our island race, the real British people, have a country of which we can again be proud. Our election strategy is simple; the BNP hates nobody. Rather we love our people, our nation and our identity. We make no bones about the fact that the BNP will put our people first when it comes to jobs, housing and anything else. Why? Because we have earned the right! Our forefathers who fought and bled at Trafalgar, Waterloo, Passchendaele, and Dunkirk. It was our fathers who toiled in the shipyards and coal mines and our grandmothers who watched their children perish through depressions, wars, starvation and disease. It was they who built this nation for us and our children! Our parents and grandparents did all of this, not the foreign invaders. Our people’s blood, sweat and tears went into creating this sceptred isle. So when anybody asks you, how can the BNP justify putting British people before immigrants, the answer is easy.

CAMPAIGNER: Heather Mills, the former wife of Sir Paul McCartney, is a leading protester against intensive pig farming.

We’ve earned the right! It was bought and paid for on Flanders Field, on the beaches of Normandy and in the jungles of Burma. Immigrants have no right to claim this country as theirs. NICK GRIFFIN Chairman, British National Party

Making school life tolerable

I’M writing to ask your readers to help improve school life for thousands of young people with Type 1 diabetes. Some schools do a fantastic job of ensuring all pupils enjoy a full school life. However, we hear from about 100 parents a month whose children experience problems like being denied the school of their choice, having to eat lunch alone or being forced to change their insulin regimen to fit around school timetables regardless of what’s best for their health. Some parents can’t work because they have to administer insulin to their child during the day where there is no provision at school. MP Jim Cunningham is putting a Schools (Health Support) Bill on Friday to improve

SO, THE world is on the precipice of a pandemic as fears grow over the swine flu outbreak. Authorities are quick to point out the disease can’t be caught by eating pork, but that is rather missing the point. The finger of blame is increasingly pointing towards intensive animal farming – factory farming. To keep the supply of cheap meat flowing, billions of animals are mistreated in filthy, unhygienic and overcrowded slums. This is the cause of hospital superbugs, antibiotic-resistant food poisoning bugs and, most likely, bird flu and swine flu. In Mexico, intensive pig farming is big business, with tens of thousands of pigs on a single factory farm. But it’s not just Mexico. Almost all the nine million pigs

the situation. We’re asking readers to contact their MP to ask them to back the Bill and help change thousands of lives. Getting in touch with your MP only takes five minutes – just visit www.diabetes.org. uk/e-campaigning or call our campaigns team on 020 7424 1000. DOUGLAS SMALLWOOD Chief executive, Diabetes UK

Keep eye out for symptoms

MENINGITIS UK would like to remind readers just how important it is to get their children protected against the disease and save lives. As meningitis can kill in under four hours, it’s vital that youngsters are given the vaccines available, protecting them against haemophilis influenzae, meningitis C and pneumococcal meningitis. The scientific breakthroughs which led to these vaccines have already saved thousands of lives. Since the introduction of the meningitis C vaccine in 1999, the number of deaths has plummeted by more than 90% – from 989 to 22 last year. However, it’s important for

we kill each year in the UK are farmed intensively – kept in cramped, often filthy conditions. Intensive farming is wholly unnatural and produces animals whose immune systems are shot to pieces. Diseases spread like wildfire and there is a kind of Petri dish ‘pick and mix’ for bacteria and viruses that can swap genetic material and produce entirely new strains. This is because the average Brit eats over 11,000 animals in a lifetime. By going vegetarian, fewer animals are bred to be eaten, fewer animals are intensively farmed and the risk to our health decreases. JUSTIN KERSWELL Viva! Campaigns manager, 8 York Court, Wilder Street Bristol BS2 8QH

parents to be alert to the symptoms of meningitis as it still kills hundreds each year. It’s notoriously difficult disease to diagnose as the early symptoms can appear flu-like. Classic symptoms of meningitis are a headache, stiff neck and a dislike of bright light. Other symptoms can include difficulty supporting own weight, fever, vomiting and diarrhoea and confusion and drowsiness. Symptoms that may exist with meningococcal septicaemia include aching limbs, cold hands and feet, plus a rash which starts like pin prick marks and develops rapidly into purple bruising. The success of the existing vaccines highlight the importance of research into finding one for meningitis B, which accounts for 90% of all cases. Our ‘Search 4 a Vaccine’ campaign aims to raise £7m to fund vital research which one day will eradicate the disease and save thousands of families the heartache of losing a loved one to meningitis. For a free symptom info pack, call 0117 373 73 73 or visit www.meningitisUK.org PHILIPPA WALKER Meningitis UK 25 Cleeve Wood Road Downend, Bristol, BS16 2SF

Common sense in short supply

IS THERE no-one making decisions about council tax who has any sense? To increase council taxes on empty homes and to use this as an incentive for people to get their houses in order is stupid in the extreme. My mother left us a house. Nothing had been done to it for donkey’s years so therefore it wanted gutting. The little money left in the will soon went as did most of our savings. We are pensioners ourselves and rely only on our pension – so how are we expected to bring the property rapidly up to date with a £250 per annum increase? The money being paid annually for absolutely nothing would help us to get the job completed sooner. We are not all rich property developers who are capable of turning a property around in three months. It makes you wonder who these people are at the council and do they have an ‘O’ level in common sense? I rather doubt it! MRS P HIGGINS Northwich

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NEWSFile Day for dog lovers

BLAKEMERE Craft Centre in Sandiway is hosting a day for dog lovers on Sunday. The North West Retired Greyhound Trust is holding an awareness day in the grounds of the centre, off Chester Road, from 11am-4pm. A spokesman said: “We are inviting people to come and meet us to talk about greyhounds as pets and we will answer all your questions. “There will be stalls full of dog merchandise and pet food, and we are also offering micro-chipping for any breed of dog – or cat – for £10.” All dogs must be on a lead. For more information call 07925384477.

Mike’s on a mission to clear up town’s dog dirt

Police surgeries

RUDHEATH residents can meet their local PCSO at a series of surgeries beginning on Tuesday, May 12. PCSO Angela Richardson is holding a meeting at the Neighbourhood House, Cotebrook Road, from 5pm-6pm. Others will be held on June 2 and June 23. The surgeries are ideal for residents who would like to raise an issue, offer Angela Richardson suggestions on local policing or get crime prevention advice. For more information call PCSO Richardson on 0845 458 6392 or email northwich.npt@cheshire.pnn.police.uk.

Taste of dolce vita

SIR John Deane’s College in Northwich is running an informal day-long course to give learners an introduction to Italian. Those taking part will learn the basics required to order food and drink, shop, book accommodation and get around successfully. The course will take place on Saturday, June 6, from 10am-4pm and costs £25, which includes lunch. To book a place on the course call the college on 01606 46011.

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CLEANING UP: From left, Andy Cummins, Mike Kennedy, Denise Davies, Kris Richards and Hilary Kennedy – and friends! VT300409BAGS-001

DOG owners who fail to clean up after their pets could be responsible for causing health problems across Winsford, claims a campaigner. Mike Kennedy, chairman of the Grange Residents’ Association, is trying to raise awareness of toxocara infection, caused by the eggs of the roundworm toxocara canis, which is found in dog dirt. Mr Kennedy, the owner of a six-year-old cairn terrier called Cassie, says the child of a family friend was blinded by the infection. And the Springbank Crescent resident has teamed up with Andy Cummins and Denise Davies, who both run pet stalls on Winsford Market, to help stamp out the problem. “It’s the owners’ responsibility to pick up the mess,” he said. “Those who don’t are a menace to society. “Dog dirt is not only disgusting, it’s also a breeding ground for a potentially dangerous infection.”

Toxocara canis is usually passed between dogs, but other animals – and humans – can be infected. Mr Kennedy said he was given ‘a parting gift’ from former Vale Royal Borough Council environmental health officers – thousands of small plastic bags to give to fellow dog owners to encourage them to do their bit. And Andy and Denise are following suit by stocking scoops and sacks on their stalls. “I totally agree with Mike that all dog owners should pick up after their dogs. I always pick up after our dog, Meg, and I fully support the ‘pick up after your pet’ initiative,” said Andy. A council spokeswoman said £50 fixed penalty notices will be issued to irresponsible owners. Mr Kennedy added: “I’ve reported people I know who do not pick up to environmental health and will continue to do so.”

Tory blasts school budget cut ‘blunders’ A TORY candidate wants reassurances about the future of Cheshire’s schools and colleges in the wake of ‘Government blunders’. Weaver Vale’s Conservative prospective MP Graham Evans demanded Government ministers talk to educational establishments which, he said, are facing funding cuts. He claimed that after telling schools and sixth form colleges how much funding they would receive next year for teaching 16 to 18-year-olds, the Learning and Skills Council changed its mind and has now cut budgets across the UK by up to £350,000 for

sixth form colleges and £55,000 for schools. He said this ‘catastrophe’ comes just weeks after the Government froze 144 further education college building projects, including some in Cheshire. Mr Evans said: “Just a month after reassuring schools that they would be fully funded, the Government has pulled the rug from under their feet. “Further education colleges have also been plunged into financial turmoil by having their building projects frozen.”

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NEWSFile Planning issues

NORTHWICH Town Council’s planning committee will meet this morning, Wednesday, to discuss applications including: ■ Two-storey extension at the rear of 4 Ryders Street. ■ Four two-storey dwellings and associated parking spaces on land adjacent to 72 Huxley Street. ■ Two-storey extension, demolition of garage and erection of new garage at 3 Moss Road. ■ Telegraph pole and equipment cabinet at 4 Winnington Lane. ■ Mobile field shelter at Bleak House Farm, 148 Shipbrook Road.

Injured in melee

TWO men wearing balaclavas smashed their way into a property on Parkfield Road, Northwich, on Wednesday night, last week, and a 19-year-old occupant was hurt in the melee which followed. The pair broke into the house after smashing a downstairs window with a hammer. Police say the victim was not seriously hurt. One alleged offender has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and released on bail, while police are still hunting his alleged accomplice.

Carnival bingo

NORTHWICH Carnival Committee will hold an evening of prize bingo on Monday, May 11, with proceeds going to local charities. Admission is 20p at the RAOB Club on Witton Street and doors open at 7pm, with eyes down at 7.30pm. The committee is now looking for walking groups to join this summer’s carnival parade. ■ For more information contact Sue Rowlinson on 01606 783866.

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Mortgage rescue plan launched A MORTGAGE rescue scheme has been launched across Cheshire West and Chester to help vulnerable homeowners during the credit crunch. The new district council, working in partnership with Chester and District Housing Trust, the Citizens Advice Bureau and Liverpool-based Riverside Housing Association, will target households on incomes of less than £60,000 and where homes are valued at below £125,000. The move follows a range of Government measures to help residents during the credit crunch, including supplying £200m to set-up a mortgage rescue scheme. “In the first instance, anyone facing problems paying their mortgage should speak to their lender,” said Cheshire West and Chester prosperity and regeneration portfolio holder, Cllr Herbert Manley. “They should be sympathetic and can help if people let them know as soon as possible that they have concerns. “It may be possible to reduce monthly payments for a time.” “If a solution cannot be found at this point then other things come into operation, with the main emphasis on helping vulnerable people keep a roof over their head.”

HELP AT HAND: Cllr Herbert Manley. If homeowners have not found a solution to their mortgage problem, the situation will then be considered by one of Cheshire West’s housing options teams. This will lead to an in-depth investigation carried out by the Citizens Advice Bureau which could result in help being provided by Riverside, which could buy the property and rent it back at an affordable rent for at least a three year period or take an equity share of the home, say 50%, which would reduce mortgage payments. Riverside would receive it’s share of the sale once the property had been sold. ■ For details of the scheme, contact the council’s housing options team or visit the website www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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NEWSFile Annual town meeting

WINSFORD’S annual parish meeting will be held on Monday, May 11, when residents will get the chance to raise matters of concern with town councillors. Insp Dave Snasdell, head of Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit, will talk about policing plans for the town and will be available to discuss policing issues raised by residents. The meeting will be held in the Cheshire West and Cheshire Council (CWaC) chamber at Wyvern House, starting at 7pm.

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Hunt for area’s finest gardens IN BLOOM: Last year’s Best House Garden winners Ann Forshaw and Kevin Evans, of Riddings Lane, Hartford, with Steve Jennings and Brian Pearson of Weaver Vale Housing Trust.

Spicing up charity!

A CURRY house is holding a charity dinner next week to a raise money for a local school – and a not-so-local one! The Bengal Dynasty, Hall Lane, Wincham, will raise funds for Wincham Primary youngsters and their counterparts in Sylhet, Bangladesh, on Tuesday, May 12. The event starts at 6.30pm for 7pm, and tickets, £20, are available on 01606 351597.

Mouthwatering event

WINSFORD Ladies Midweek Club met on April 22 at the United Reformed Church, where guest speaker Judy Townsend demonstrated her expertise in Chinese cookery. The group’s next meeting is on Wednesday, May 20, when there will be a talk entitled Railway Children. New members are always welcome. For more information, ring 01606 594970 or 01606 592724.

Buildings talk

THE next meeting of the Weaverham History Society is at Wallerscote Primary School on Northwich Road on Tuesday, May 12, at 7.30pm. Guest speaker Steve Binns, an honorary fellow of John Moores University, will give a talk on Liverpool Civic Buildings. Visitors are welcome, for £2. For more details, call Tina Johnson on 01606 851578.

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THE search is on for greenfingered residents in Northwich and Winsford, as Weaver Vale Housing Trust launches its annual gardening competition. The Trust is once again looking for the best horticultural pickings its tenants have to offer –- and this year there is a new category. In addition to the prize for best house garden (any size), best container/patio garden and best

sheltered scheme garden, a prize will also be given for the best vegetable garden. All entries will be judged on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14 and 15, by the Trust’s landscape officer, Brian Pearson, and an independent adjudicator. Mr Pearson said: “Last year’s competition was certainly a huge success and with the brand new category we hope more green-

fingered residents than ever will get involved.” Entry to the competition is free, and the winner in each category will receive £75-worth of gardening vouchers. All customers who wish to enter the competition should contact the Trust and return a completed entry form by Monday, June 29, along with four colour images of their garden.

NEWSFile Job skills boost

PEOPLE across the North West are benefiting from a £32.5m Government investment in skills and training to help them get and keep jobs through the downturn. Across the region Labour has reorientated the skills and training budget, to invest: ■ £19m to make skills and training available for people who have lost, or fear they may lose, their jobs. ■ £13.5m to help people who have been unemployed for more than six months access skills and training to help them back into work. The funding is part of £4.5bn the Government is spending on adult skills nationally, and will be used to ensure more people can get the benefits this training brings.

Picnic record attempt

THOUSANDS of picnickers from across Cheshire are invited to join the world recordsetting Family Week Picnic on the bank holiday on Monday, May 25. Get ready to grab your hamper, rug and lunchboxes and join mums, dads and their children as part of the Guinness world record attempt for the largest picnic across multiple venues at 1pm. National Family Week aims to bring together all family members, old and young. To search for a picnic near you, log on to www.nationalfamilyweek.co.uk.

Mayor’s car boot sale

THE Northwich town mayor’s car boot sale takes place at Verdin Park on Sunday, May 10, from 8am-2pm. Cars are £6 and trade stalls are £8, and refreshments will be available. Proceeds will go to mayor Cllr Bob Robinson’s nominated charities. To book, or for further information, telephone 01606 786521.


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Folding Walking Stick £7.00 SPECTACULAR: Honda rider Jonathan Rea soaks up the atmosphere at the 2007 event - by throwing his boots into the crowd and providing fans with a priceless memento! NORTHWICH will become petrolhead heaven again this weekend when the 13th annual Thundersprint event rolls into town.

Tens of thousands of bike fans are expected turn out on Saturday and Sunday for Mid Cheshire’s showpiece event. And organiser Frank Melling is promising one of the best ever. “If you have any interest in motorcycles, there’s only one place to be this weekend,” he said. “Every year the Thundersprint gets bigger and better – and this one’s going to be spectacular!” Witton Albion FC open its doors for weekend campers for the first time at noon on Friday, and will remain open until Monday morning. The Thundersprint Bike Show will be held next to the Memorial Hall throughout the day on Saturday, with more than 100 classic

By Dave Goodban and modern bikes on display. Ducati Manchester and Knutsford Honda will be running test rides all day and admission is free. The 2009 show will be the first since the death of 23-year-old Greenbank racing prodigy Craig Jones, who died in August after a crash at Brands Hatch. And, fittingly, it will be his close friend, double World Superbike champion James Toseland, who takes a starring role in the weekend’s entertainment. But the MotoGP star will be impressing fans with his singing rather than his speed at Northwich Memorial Hall on Saturday night, when he performs with his band, Crash (8pm, tickets £15 from the venue or on 01606 814640). Mr Melling said: “Sunday sees the Thundersprint itself taking

place right in the town centre, and there is no charge for admission, parking or the excellent grandstand seating. “Everything has open access with absolutely no restricted or VIP areas. If you want to mix with the stars like JT and six-time World Champion Jim Redman, you’ll never get a better chance.” The Thundersprint Cavalcade – 200 race and road bikes completing three 2.5-mile laps of the town centre – sets off at noon on Sunday. An RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire will roar over Northwich at around 1.20pm, with the afternoon’s racing running from around 1.40-5pm. “It is going to be a flat-out weekend,” admitted the organiser. “But there is nowhere in the world offering more for anyone with an interest in bikes.” ■ For more information visit www.thundersprint.com.

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FREE advice surgeries for businesses are being held by ACAS across the whole of West Cheshire. The one-hour surgeries have been planned for May 19 at Meridian House, Winsford, May 20 in Ellesmere Port Civic Hall and May 26 in the Chamber Offices, Chester. They are aimed at anyone facing tough choices in the current climate, dealing with difficult decisions or worried about how to face the future. ACAS can help by arranging a free, confidential face-to-face discussion with an experienced adviser. ■ For details, contact Angela Gray on 01244 669988 to book an appointment.

TATTON Park is hosting a lunchtime lecture on Plant-hunters of 19th & 20th Centuries. Simon Tetlow, Tatton’s garden team leader, will share his interest in these fascinating figures and his passion for Tatton’s gardens on Wednesday, May 13. Other events include Genealogy on Wednesday, June 17; Tatton Treasures on Wednesday, September 2; and China to Cheshire on Wednesday, October 7. All lectures start at 11am, with a mansion or garden tour at 12pm. Lunch packages available. All lectures £9 per person. Lunch and lecture £22, includes car entry. ■ Pre-booking is essential. To secure a place, call 01625 374428.

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The funeral has taken place of Albert Jones, aged 91, of Winsford.

The service at Crewe Crematorium Chapel was conducted by the Rev Brian Chantler. Mr Jones was the husband of the late Betty Jones and a devoted father to Gwenda and her husband Tony, grandad to Anthony and wife Nicola and their two children Harriet and Sam, also Sandra and Charles, and step-grandchildren Sharon and Alison. Formerly from Denbigh, where his farming life started, he continued farming when he moved to Oakmere. He then moved to Hartford where he took up employment at Cloughwood School as caretaker – where his wife Betty became a housemother. They both retired from there and moved to Weaverham where he soon took up gardening and acquired the post of groundsman at Sandiway Golf Club. Unfortunately his wife died after a long illness. By this time he was living in Barnton and again gardening for any of his neighbours who needed help. He eventually moved to Winsford to be near his family and joined two social clubs in the area, enjoying several holidays and outings with them. He celebrated his 90th birthday party at Hartford Social Club in December, 2007, which was well supported by all his friends. He enjoyed holidays with them, but died three days before a trip to Scotland with them. Arrangements: Pope Funeral Services, Winsford.

Gas pipeline plans head for appeal PLANS for two 58km pipelines stretching from Bromborough and the River Mersey to Northwich to create 10 underground natural gas cavities have been rejected by Cheshire West planners. The former Cheshire County Council had also turned down a similar planning application by King Street Energy (Cheshire) Ltd. A public inquiry and appeal into the refusal will take place this year. Cheshire West’s strategic planning committee was consulted under the Pipelines Act 1962, which states the Secretary of State will make the final decision. They can also order compulsory purchases to build the two underground pipelines. Construction of these will only occur should the Secretary allow the appeal for the cavities. Under the proposals, one pipeline would be used to create the cavities through solution mining at a site at

King Street, Northwich, and the other would flush out the brine into the River Mersey. Pumping stations would also be needed at either end of the pipeline and a further pumping station half way along at East Clifton, Frodsham. Committee members said the scheme wasn’t detailed enough to determine if there would be any impact on protected species and habitats; the pipeline and pumping stations would be visually intrusive, affecting the openness of the Green Belt in Frodsham; and the project did not constitute sustainable development and would not conserve or safeguard finite mineral resources. The committee unanimously agreed with Cllr Reggie Jones. He said: “Given the compelling case against the proposals I recommend we refuse it.” Their objections will now be sent to the Secretary of State.

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By George! Nursery is patriotic

FLAG-WAVING: Busy Bees Nursery staff and children celebrated St George’s Day.

Card firm helps with cancer fundraising THE Card Factory in Northwich has launched a competition for primary school children in the area as part of its Match our Million campaign with Macmillan Cancer Support. Children are invited to create a design for a coffee mug following the theme ‘my family’. A panel will select their favourite design, which Card Factory will then print onto a limited edition coffee mug. The mug will be sold in stores nationwide in the run up to Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 25, with all profits going to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

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Entry forms are available in the Card Factory store in The Weaver Shopping Centre, and parents simply need to validate the entry online at www.cardfactory.eu.com. Card Factory is also offering a prize of £1,000 to the winner’s school to be spent on arts and crafts materials. Teachers can download entry forms from the Card Factory website enabling the whole class or even whole school to participate. This year the retailer has challenged the public to match the £1m it gave to Macmillan last year by donating change in store. A running total is published monthly on the website.

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Trust joins the tweeting class

WHARTON residents are being invited to join forces with police at the community action meeting (CAM) tomorrow. PCSO Phil Hambleton has already issued invitations to partner agencies including Weaver Vale Housing Trust, which provides funding for his role, and the local councillors. Christ Church, Crook Lane, is the venue for the meeting, which starts at 7.30pm. Residents will get the chance to talk about any current concerns before deciding on priorities that police and partner agencies should tackle. To find out more, contact the local officers by leaving a voicemail message on 0845 4586391.

ON-LINE CHAT: Graham Fletcher, who works remotely for Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s Responsive Repairs Team, is using the Trust’s new Twitter page to keep updated.

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WEAVER Vale Housing Trust is encouraging residents from the Danefields area of Northwich to join its staff for a stroll tomorrow. The purpose is to help identify environmental issues of concern in the area, such as graffiti, fly-tipping hotspots and vandalism. Phil Singleton, neighbourhood officer for The Trust, said: “The stroll is a great opportunity for Danefields residents to get involved and help us improve the environment in the area.” To join in, meet at 9.30am at the corner of King George Avenue and Binney Road. The walk will last between one and two hours. For more information contact Phil Singleton on 01606 813422.

Battle of wits event

DANESIDE Mews Care Home on Chesterway in Northwich is holding a fundraising battle of wits next Wednesday, May 13, at 6.30pm. It costs £4 for each team of four to enter the quiz and all profits will be donated to the home. To book a place call Debbie on 01606 351935.

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STAFF at a Cheshire housing Trust are ‘tweeting’ with their customers and colleagues to boost interaction and involvement within the body. Weaver Vale Housing Trust is using the social networking site Twitter to keep staff and customers up to date on community news and events they can get involved in, as well as giving them the chance to post comments and offer feedback on community matters. Set up and regularly updated by trust neighbourhood development officer Juliet Aitken and communications officer Lucy Goldsmith, it is hoped using Twitter will encourage the younger generation of

Pair bailed in probe into hit-and-run TWO teenagers suspected of killing a Mid-Cheshire College student in a hit-and-run have had their bail extended. The pair, both from Winsford, were arrested on suspicion of causing the death by dangerous driving of Ashley O’Brien, 17, on Saturday, January 31. Ashley, of Collingtree Avenue, Winsford, suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a red Vauxhall Corsa on Road One of Winsford Industrial Estate while walking home from a

night out at 1.35am. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the car was found abandoned at a roundabout a short distance away. Two males, aged 16 and 17, were initially arrested released on bail, which was extended until yesterday when they were due to be formally interviewed. Detectives re-bailed the pair while they await the results of forensic tests. The suspects will now be quizzed on June 1.

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FOUR former Cheshire Poet Laureates have created the Fourpenny Circus, touring Cheshire West. Andrew Rudd, Joy Winkler, Jo Bell and John Lindley have a circus-themed road show for adults reminiscing about days gone by. The roadshows are presented by Cheshire Rural Touring Network. They are performing at Great Budworth Village Hall on May 14, tickets £6 – ring 01606 891019.

CULINARY QUEEN: Hollie Gillespie, third from right, with her competitors and Rotary president Nick Gidney.

ROTARIANS are cooking up support for youngsters in Northwich. The Rotary Club of Northwich is backing Year 9 pupils who are taking part in the national Young Chef competition. Leftwich County High School teachers Janet Barber and Rebecca Macklin have already organised the Northwich heat of the annual cookathon. Held in the food technology department, each contestant had to prepare a two-course meal for two, costing no more than £6, in less than 90 minutes. The six contestants were judged on planning, preparation, appearance and texture of the meal and hygiene, safety, and cleanliness skills displayed. The judges were Mark Huntley, manager of Nunsmere Hall Hotel, head chef Craig Malone and Rotarian Frank Smith, retired catering consultant. Winner was Hollie Gillespie with a prawn risotto followed by a chocolate mousse. In second place was Olivia Knight with Lauren Grecian third. Roberts Bakery sponsored the event, Sainsburys, Tesco, Somerfield and Marks & Spencer provided store vouchers to buy the ingredients; and Nunsmere Hall Hotel donated gift tokens for the winners. This was the first of four heats being held by Northwich secondary schools.

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NEWSFile A 20-YEAR-OLD Polish man could be extradited to face unspecified charges after he was caught drink-driving without insurance. Damien Milewicz, 20, of Arley, drove a Peugeot 106 on Budworth Road, Tabley, on April 12 with a breath alcohol level of 73. The legal limit is 35. He admitted the offence at Chester Magistrates Court on April 13 and was fined £100 and ordered to pay a £15 victims’ surcharge. He was fined a further £100 for driving without insurance and banned from driving for 20 months. Milewicz was ordered to pay the total amount of £215 by the next day and he was taken to London in a secure vehicle on a Polish warrant to face extradition.

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Vocational rallying call

WEAVER Vale MP Mike Hall is supporting a national day to celebrate vocational achievements. And he’s encouraging more regional colleges and service providers to get involved in the scheme. Launched at a recent Parliamentary reception, VQ Day 2009 will be held on June 24 and will recognise the success of millions of vocational learners around the UK. Mr Hall said: “Vocational qualifications are hugely important to the economy of the UK. I hope colleges, learners and employers throughout Weaver Vale will join in the celebrations on June 24.”

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HEAT WINNER: Mark Huntley, manager of Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Hollie Gillespie, and head chef Craig Malone.

Drink-drive jail term suspended A 28-YEAR-OLD man was given a suspended prison sentence and banned from driving for four years after he was twice caught drink-driving. Matthew Amery, of Harris Road, Lostock Gralam, admitted the offences at Chester Magistrates' Court on April 17. The court heard Amery, who carried out the offences while on bail, was first caught on November 15 last year, driving a silver Peugeot in Birches Lane with a breath alcohol level of 66 – the legal limit is 35. He received a 15-week concurrent sentence, suspended for 18 months. He was then caught in a different car, a Peugeot 207, on February 22 in Manchester Road, Lostock Gralam, with a breath alcohol level of 75, for which he was given a 20-week jail term, again suspended for 18 months. He was also given an 18-month supervision order and a four-month electronically tagged curfew during which he must remain at his home address between the hours of 6pm and 6am each day. He must attend a 20-day substance-related offending programme. He must also pay £455 towards prosecution costs which will be taken directly from his benefits.

YOUNG motorists who have passed their driving test in the last year can take part in a free course to build on their skills. The Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership and the Vale Royal Local Road Safety Delivery Group are funding two Pass Plus Xtra training courses including a theory session. Drivers, who must live in the Vale Royal area, can attend the next sessions, being arranged by Cheshire West Council’s Road Safety Unit at Winsford Fire Station on June 16 and July 7 at 6pm. For details call Lue Ellis on 01244 973602 or email lue.ellis@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Church spring fair

DAVENHAM Methodist Church is holding a spring fair on Saturday, May 16, at 2pm. As well as the usual stalls selling cakes, bottles and bric-a-brac – and a tombola – the Sunday school children are running a number of stalls selling sweets and decorating ginger bread people. Admission is 50p, which includes refreshments, and all children go free. All proceeds will go to church funds.

Expedition fundraiser

THE Grange School’s Peru expedition Duke of Edinburgh team have organised a car boot sale in the junior school car park in Hartford on Saturday. The event runs from 7am-noon and costs £5 per pitch per car. Entry is free. All money raised will contribute to the expedition which involves a community project for toilets in the small village of Huaraz in the foothills of the Andes.

Dog rescued from M6

AN ANXIOUS dog owner from Cheshire has been reunited with her pet – thanks to Highways Agency traffic officers. Gemma Jones thanked them for rescuing her Labrador Brandy from the M6 near her home near Middlewich.


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Hopes high for access scheme A £1.65m bid for new pedestrian and cycle routes in Mid Cheshire, as part of the massive growth point initiative, is set to be approved. The new Cheshire West and Chester Council’s highways and transportation committee will hear today (Wednesday) that an ‘expression of interest’ for the Access Weaver scheme has been successful. The next stage is to put forward a full business case by a May 22 deadline. A County Hall meeting will be told the bid would build on extending schemes such as the Northwich Connect2 project to create a network of pedestrian and cycle routes linking existing and new homes to schools and employment areas. A final decision is expected by mid July and, if approved, work must be completed by March 2011. The bid supports the West Cheshire Growth Point by providing sustainable links between homes, employment, education and other key services, according to a report. The council’s highways and transportation and housing growth point teams are said to be working closely together to develop the bid. The council itself does not have to provide any finance for the project. Eight of the 10 schemes which were put forward in West Cheshire have been unsuccessful with the overall value of potential projects costing five times the Government funds which are available. Those which have failed include the Northwich Vision transport strategy and the Northwich quality bus scheme together with a railway station improvement programme and a transport smart card scheme.

Work to start on £673,000 road revamp scheme

WORK will begin soon on a £673,000 scheme to improve a two-mile stretch of the A559 in Hartford for drivers, pedestrians, bus users and cyclists.

Funded and supervised by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the scheme starts on Monday, May 18, and is expected to last 14 weeks. It includes the building of a short slip road joining the A559 Chester Road and Bradburns Lane. The works will be undertaken by A E Yates Limited. The scheme follows an extensive analysis of possible ideas by consultants to reduce vehicle congestion and provide better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists at the same time – issues that had been raised by the Parish Council and local residents. The slip road for traffic turning left towards Northwich will allow the signal timings to be changed to give more green signal time to Chester Road, with the aim of providing more pedestrian crossing facil-

Pedestrians and motorists will benefit By Chris Smith

ities at the junction as well as reducing vehicle queues. The purpose of the project includes dealing with the extra traffic that will be generated by the Winnington Urban Village development and Northwich Vision programme. Improvements include: ■ New pedestrian and cyclist facilities at the Bradburns Lane and The Green junction. ■ More pedestrian refuges to help people cross the road and to encourage a reduction in traffic speed.

■ Footway widening at points where narrowness causes problems for pedestrians, particularly for wheelchairs and pushchairs. ■ Dropped kerbs with improvements for visually impaired people at side roads to help pedestrians, particularly for wheelchairs and pushchairs. ■ Improvements to bus stops by providing new shelters. ■ Kerb realignment at some side road junctions to increase road safety by slowing down traffic and to help pedestrians. ■ Road safety improvements to the junction layout of School Lane and The Green. Environment executive member Neil Ritchie said:”This is a chance to improve the environment and quality of life on Chester Road and around Hartford Church and the shops. “It will also ease some of the traffic congestion which has affected this area for many years and which is set to increase in the future.”

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A 24-YEAR-OLD Winsford man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman after police were called to a flat at Moss Bank at 2.40am on

Cycle for stroke funds CYCLISTS from around the country will be taking to the streets of London on Sunday, May 31, for the Stroke Association’s Thames Bridges Bike Ride. More than 2,000 riders will take part in the fundraising event, which follows the River Thames over 14 bridges, from Tower Bridge to Hampton Court, giving cyclists the opportunity to embrace the city from a new perspective. To take part or volunteer at the event, contact the national events team on 020 7566 0311, email nationalevents@stroke.org.uk or register online by visiting www.stroke.org. uk/thamesbridges

Beating water leaks UNITED Utilities, the North West's water and wastewater company, has set a new record for beating water leakage. Despite the coldest winter for years, the first three months of this year saw leakage cut by 81 megalitres per day compared with the previous-best quarter in 2001 of 77 megalitres per day. Cutting unnecessary leaks from the water system is a major focus for water companies throughout the UK. Each year regulator Ofwat sets individual regional targets for cutting leaks. As well as setting a quarterly record, United Utilities also met the latest annual target for the year ending March 2009.

Hit campaign trail THE search is on for people to take part in the annual 15-mile Wirral Coastal Walk in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. The walk, organised by the Rotary Club of North Wirral, is on Sunday, May 17. It starts at Seacombe Ferry Terminal and finishes 15 miles later at Thurstaston Country Park. Walkers can opt to finish at five miles or 10 miles if they can’t do the whole course. All participants will receive a Campaign T-shirt and a certificate of thanks. And those excelling at fundraising will receive polo shirts and fleeces, and could win a Ferrari driving day. Get an entry form and sponsorship pack by calling 01244 403012 or email charlesh@muscular-dystrophy.org

Top director awards THE Institute of Directors (IoD), North West, has announced that nominations are now open for the prestigious North West Director of the Year Awards 2009. Business leaders across the North West now have the chance to show there have been many high achievers in the past 12 months by naming contacts, colleagues or themselves. Nominations are open until Friday, May 22, and can be made online at www.armstrongcraven. co.uk/iod. The awards ceremony is at the Manchester Hilton on October 7. To book tickets for the event, contact Jo Williams at Out There Events on 0161 214 5200.

Building to success A COMPANY is giving registered Cheshire construction firms the opportunity to maximise the number of grants available to them and help with day-to-day management. ConstructionSkills North West is holding a half day workshop on May 18 at the Halliwell Jones stadium, Warrington. It includes sessions on the benefits of employing apprentices, how to apply for grants that enable companies to develop their staff and how to improve the efficiency of the company. For further information on the event or to register with ConstructionSkills, contact Yan Cockayne on 07740 067224 or Julie Lawrenson on 07876 130558.

Leg injuries

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to Leighton Hospital with leg injuries after a collision on the A54 Oakmere Road, Winsford. The 51-year-old was hurt after his bike collided with a Ford Fiesta at around 7.50am on Thursday. The road was closed for about two hours, but reopened shortly before 10am.

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BUSINESS SKILLS: Chris Lloyd and Acacio Marino from Vision4dreams speak to pupils at Rudheath High School. NORTHWICH youngsters are to showcase publicly their business skills as part of their Creative and Media Diploma. The 35 pupils from Leftwich County High School, Rudheath Community High School and Mid Cheshire College will be highlighting work they have produced over the last 12 months as part of a Diplomanet project, funded by the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA). The project, supported by Connexions – Cheshire and Warrington Limited and managed by Education Business Plus is a

pilot scheme, one of only three to be awarded nationally. Its purpose is to create a network between local employers and students, who were given project briefs to work to by firms. Companies involved in the project included Vision4dreams, Imagine, Mexican red and Grove creative. Leonie Murphy, work-related learning manager for Education Business plus, said: “This project was great for the young people, they worked on real life business tasks integrated with principal learning. “We are very pleased with links that have

been created between the schools and businesses and are certain this model can now be adapted for the other Diploma subjects.” The students’ showcase will take place at Portal Golf Club, Tarporley, on May 12. Guest speaker will be David Duffy, chief executive at Cheshire FM, and there will be presentations from students from each school and college. A second event will be held on July 12 when awards relating to the project will be presented.

Lunch-time lessons SCHOOLS Minister Sarah McCarthy-Fry has welcomed figures that show children on free school meals are improving in lessons. Results published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families show the performance of children on FSM improved by 2% in English, maths and science in 2008 in Key Stage 2 tests compared to a 1% improvement the previous year. She congratulated children and teachers on their hard work, adding she hoped the Government’s determination for pupils to leave primary school with the best prospects of doing well at secondary


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Day for the carers CHESHIRE Carers Centre is holding its annual Carers Day on Tuesday, June 2, at the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Tarporley, from 10.30am-3pm. The day is open to those who care for a relative or friend who needs help due to illness, disability or frailty. There will be an array of activities to choose from, including flower arranging, an archeology talk, crafts, swimming, golf, beauty therapies and a comedy talk. The day is free for Carers in Cheshire West and Chester and is funded by the Carers Grant. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to request a booking form, call Cheshire Carers Centre freephone 0800 085 0307 (Monday to Friday 10.00am until 4.00pm).

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Win tickets to music festival FUN IN THE SUN: The hugely successful first ever Whafest in 2008 attracted around 1,000 revellers over two days, but organisers are promising a bigger and better event this summer.

Trek along Great Wall THE Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) is calling on adventurous people to put their best foot forward for the charity’s Great Wall of China trek. Fundraisers taking the challenge between October 6-18 will raise vital funds for RNID’s research programmes and services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. To claim a place in RNID’s team, fundraisers pay a registration fee of £250 and must raise a minimum of £2500. ■ To register for a place, available on a first come first served basis, call Caroline Jupe on 0845 634 0687, email events@rnid.org. uk or visit www.rnid.org.uk/chinatrek.

Stay alive on roads THE Driving Instructors Association has launched an extensive project to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries to new drivers on British roads. For the next four months its 14,500 members – Instructors and Advanced Driving Instructors – will be able to profile all of their learner driver pupils and determine the personality-specific training needs of each one to make them safer on the road. Of the 750,000 people who pass the driving test each year, three-quarters are aged under 25 and one in five will have some kind of accident within six months. For details, visit www.driving.org.

Bosses of tomorrow NORTH WEST children are being urged to launch their own firms and become the business leaders of the future. Thomson Local, the UK search company, has announced its first Build a Business scheme for schools. Pupils should submit proposals for firms that will add value to their community. Thomson will shortlist 50 schools, and each will receive a £100 bursary to start them up. The initiative comes as new research shows 81% of kids aspire to run their own business and their most admired boss is Sir Alan Sugar. Register your interest in the scheme at www.thomsonlocal.com/buildabusiness

Ring support for dogs NOW Spring is here, why not get rid of your old mobile phone and help kit out the North West Guide Dog Training School. The school, based in Atherton, near Bolton, wants readers to search through their cupboards and drawers and send them their old mobiles. These can be sent off for recycling, for cash which will help equip the school, which is due to open this summer and will be able to train around 30% more guide dogs per year for blind and partially sighted people in the UK. Send old phones to: Training School Appeal, FREEPOST GUIDE DOGS RECYCLING, Trinity Street Recycling, Queensway, Leamington Spa CV31 3JT.

ONE of the North West’s biggest and best live music festivals, Whatfest, is just around the corner, and to celebrate the Chronicle has teamed up with the organisers to give away two pairs of day passes. The three-day festival, sponsored by Cheshire FM and Mid-Cheshire College, is being held at Riverside Organic Farm, Whatcroft, near Northwich, from Friday-Sunday, July 17-19. Nineties Britpop stars Dodgy and The Bluetones will headline the event, while Liverpool’s China Crisis, and Rudheath band The Shallow Call have also signed up.

Around 10,000 people are expected to attend the family-friendly festival, with more than 40 bands taking to two stages. Camping is available throughout the festival, which also boasts hot food stalls, and fully licensed bars. Early booking discounts are now available

with tickets starting from £16.50 per day, or £39.50 for a weekend pass – and you can book online at www.whatfest.co.uk. For your chance to win tickets to Whatfest 2009 simply answer the following question: Which area of Northwich do indie favourites The Shallow Call hail from? Send your answers on a postcard or in a sealed envelope to Mid Cheshire Chronicle, Chronicle House, Commonhall Street, Chester, CH1 2AA. Usual Chronicle competition rules apply. All entries must be received before Saturday, May 30.

Hospital ready for swine flu epidemic LEIGHTON Hospital has confirmed it has made plans to deal with a possible swine flu epidemic.

Medical director Dr Paul Dodds, of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Leighton, said: “The trust has in place a comprehensive flu plan and is work-

Contact point Anyone with flu type symptoms, should call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or visit www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk ing closely with NHS Western Cheshire, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the Department of Health to ensure that this plan can be put into action if necessary.

“Anyone who has recently travelled to the affected areas and is experiencing influenza-like illness should stay at home to limit contact with others and seek medical advice by phone from

their GP or NHS Direct.” Guidance issued by the Health Protection Agency includes: ■ Staying at home if you have symptoms of the flu. ■ Covering the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, using a tissue when possible. ■ Maintaining good basic hygiene, for example washing hands frequently.

Firm offers businesses a new cost-cutting lifeline

Food lovers invited to judge best in North West

BUSINESSES struggling to beat the credit crunch are being offered a lifeline with a cost-cutting venture. Print management specialist Thinkprint in Winnington is giving business leaders the chance to slash their accommodation costs, while dramatically shortening their lease times. The company is offering bespoke offices that are ideal for companies feeling the pinch and struggling to meet expensive business rates. A spokesman said: “We offer a viable alternative for com-

THE search is on for a Cheshire food lover to become an expert for a day. You could join a panel of food specialists to help judge the Fine Food North West Awards tasting nearly 500 of the finest foods the region has to offer. The Fine Food Northwest Awards is run by Food Northwest, the organisation set up by the North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA) to lead the food industry, recognise the best fine foods produced across the NW – from chutneys and preserves to cakes and confectionery.

struggling to meet expensive corporate rates. “Our units offer all the benefits of other business centres, but at a reduced cost. We also offer great flexibility – with rents for a minimum of just one month, as opposed to up to three years on many business leases.” Costing from £5 per sq ft, Thinkprint boasts a variety of business units ranging from 300sq ft-10,000sq ft. For more information contact Mark Roberts on 01606 784567 or e-mail mark.roberts @thinkprint.co.uk.

recruiting a Cheshire foodie to join four other food enthusiasts as judges at Ewood Park, Blackburn, on June 3. They will enjoy a day of tasting as part of a team of judges, including top chefs, as well as speciality food retailers, food journalists and supermarket buyers. The chosen five will also be invited to an event at the Manchester Hilton Hotel on June 25, to see the 10 winners receive their awards. To enter the competition or apply to become a judge, visit www.foodnwawards.co.uk.

Road victim ‘critical’

A WOMAN is in a critical condition in hospital following a head-on car crash on the outskirts of Winsford. Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident at 5.25am on Saturday, when a Volvo lorry driven by a 25-year-old Slovakian man was in collision with a blue Vauxhall Corsa, driven by Veronika Behounova, 26, of Nantwich. She was taken to hospital with serious head and spinal injuries and is described as being in a critical but stable condition. The HGV driver, who lives at Poole, near Nantwich, was refused bail when he appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates Court on Monday morning charged with dangerous driving. He will appear again on Monday, May 11. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt Rachel Gallagher on 01244 613168 or PC Kevin Hillier on 01244 614270.

Six towns ‘need help’

A MAJOR study of Cheshire’s market towns has identified six which would benefit from support to boost their prosperity. The in-depth research concluded that Alsager, Middlewich and Bollington would benefit most from a package of resources to improve their economic performance, while Frodsham, Holmes Chapel and Poynton would benefit from investment on a smaller scale. These include improving town centre layouts, car parks and gateways, bringing empty buildings back into use, improving arts and cultural activities and realising the potential of tourism assets.

School car boot sale

HARTFORD High School Parent Teachers Association is holding a fundraising car boot sale on Sunday, May 10, in the east car park of the Hartford campus. Sellers should arrive by 8am and the sale is open to buyers at 9am. Cars costs £7 and vans and trailers are £12. For more information visit www.hartfordhigh. org.uk, or contact PTA chairman Tina Johnston on 07834 266105.

Fire hits school

FIREFIGHTERS were called to Wincham Primary School on Church Street at 7.10am on Friday, May 1, after an electrical fault sparked a small blaze. Damage was minimal.


Top drawer acts at MEN THE MEN Arena has some big names lined up. Punk-rock trio Green Day return this autumn as part of their first UK tour since early 2005. The Californian three-piece will perform tracks from their soon-to-be released album 21st Century Breakdown alongside classic punk-rock anthems from their back catalogue spanning two decades. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday Oct 30-31 shows are £35 and limited to two per person (on sale now). ■ Elbow stage their final live UK show of 2009 at the MEN Arena. Frontman Guy Garvey said: “It’s been a brilliant couple of years. To finish with a home town show is perfect.” Tickets for the Friday, September 18, gig, are £25 (0n sale now). ■ Grunge pioneers Pearl Jam return to the Arena for the first time since 2000 as part of a four-date European tour. Tickets for the Monday, August 17, show are £30 and £37.50 and go on sale on Friday at 9am. Call 0844 847 8000 for details.

PUNKS: Green Day.

Curtain up for society THE Bentley Operatic Society may hail from Liverpool but it now regards Runcorn’s Brindley theatre as home. Performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, The Gondoliers, Pirates of Penzance and Trial by Jury have been staged there. The Bentley players are staging Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience from tonight until Saturday. It���s an hilarious romp, interspersed with some of the finest examples of the duo’s unparalleled talent. ■ Tickets, £10, are available by calling 0151 907 8360.

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Clone crisis for TV star ONE of TV’s most popular actors, Daniel Casey, who played Sergeant Troy in ITV’s long-running Midsomer Murders, is making his Library Theatre debut in writer Caryl Churchill’s play A Number. The play is directed by Sarah Punshon, one of the country’s hottest young directors working today. It is at the Library Theatre in Manchester until Saturday. It begins when Bernard (Casey) discovers he is a clone. ■ Contact the box office on 0161 236 7110 or visit www.librarytheatre.com.

NUMBER’S UP: Daniel Casey.

GLASS ACT: Laura, played by Naomi Savage, and her much-loved menagerie.

EBUT director Lucy Cruddas impressed at the Harlequin Theatre when the Players performed Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie to sell-out audiences over four nights. A tight cast enacted the semi-autobiographical memory play, originally performed in 1944. Matriarchal dominance, unfulfilled dreams and sibling loyalty were woven into an intense storyline, cleverly narrated by the character Tom Wingfield, often thought to be the alter ego of Williams himself. Tom tells the play as a partial monologue, reflecting with hindsight on his family situation – an absent father and a dependent mother and sister. The sister finds it difficult to form friendships and cannot function in the world outside the home. Her days are locked in a rigid routine of obsessively replaying the same records on the gramophone and talking to the animals in her glass menagerie. At his mother’s insistence Tom brings home a friend, as a potential suitor for his sister. All are let down, however, when they realise this ‘gentlemen caller’

GENTLEMAN CALLER: Naomi Savage and Matthew Bird in The Glass Menagerie. already has personal commitments. Tom becomes wholly disillusioned by his life half-lived, follows his father and deserts the family. Naomi Savage played her part superbly as the disturbed and introverted Laura. Sue Curran was admirable as the overbearing mother, Amanda, who kept up an almost constant tirade of manipulative chatter. Matthew Lambert, as Tom, held together the flow and pace of the play, whilst successfully communicating the misery of his existence to the audience. And Matthew Bird, as the gentleman caller, injected the necessary joviality and liveliness that Williams would have had in mind when he wrote it. Congratulations to Lucy on her success and well done to cast and crew for another superb performance.

Spirit of Elvis is alive and well at the Echo Arena ELVIS Presley In Concert is an astounding production that reunites former Elvis band mates live on stage with a state of the art video projection of the music legend. In 2010 the concert returns to the UK, taking in the Echo Arena Liverpool on March 7. Elvis fans, new audiences and

even the most cynical of critics have been thoroughly wowed since 1998. Tours have included many American dates, highlighted by a three-show smash at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Outside the US, there have been several tours of Europe with sell-outs at London’s famed

Wembley Arena, and tours to Australia and Japan. The concept is to present an Elvis Presley concert that’s as much like the real thing as possible. The original Elvis bandmates currently participating are: Joe Guercio (musical director/conductor), Myrna Smith (vocals)

of The Sweet Inspirations, Ed Enoch (vocals) of JD Sumner and The Stamps and the TCB Band: James Burton (lead guitar), Glen D. Hardin (piano), Jerry Scheff (bass guitar), and Ronnie Tutt (drums). ■ To book tickets, log on to www.echoarena.com or call the box office on 0844 8000 400.


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cclaimed composer Roger Jones will be performing his own musical, Saints Alive, at St John’s Church, Sandiway, on Saturday. The Birmingham-based composer is well known for his lively musicals on Christian themes, and his latest show tells the story of Pentecost with passion and energy. Three local actors take the lead roles, and the chorus and orchestra is made up of volunteers. But Chronicle readers can play their part too! Event organiser Kathryn Holmes said: “Roger will lead a workshop at the church hall from 10am-3.15pm, and all are welcome to come along to sing or play. “Then, at 3.15pm, he will direct a performance of the musical. There is no charge for taking part in the day, or for coming to watch the performance.” ■ Anyone interested in taking part can call Kathryn on 01606 889879.

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Abbasolutely fabulous night in gardens ABBA fans can enjoy an outdoor party picnic at Norton Priory in Runcorn. Abbasolutely Live, a tribute band honouring the Swedish supergroup, will entertain punters in the priory’s Walled Garden on Saturday, June 20. Age Concern, event organisers, are inviting guests to bring along a picnic and relax in the tranquil surroundings as they sing-a-long and dance the night away. Abba and 70s-themed fancy dress is also encouraged. Cash raised on the night will be donated to Age Concern - the event organisers. The Georgian-style garden is two and a half acres and has an orchard, fruit and vegetable gardens, ornamental borders, an ice house

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Forum Studio Theatre, Hamilton Place, Chester, May 7-16)

Classic Stephen Sondheim comedy musical, presented by Tip Top Productions, telling the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. Visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk or ring 01244 341296.

MARY STUART (Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, May 7-30)

The story of the personal struggle between two extraordinary women – one French, one English – both captive to the demands of sovereignty and both caught in a tumult of political and religious intrigue. Which of them is the rightful Queen of England – Mary Stuart or Elizabeth Tudor? Visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru or ring 0845 330 3565.

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A man stands at the shoreline. He’s holding a plastic bag with the Christmas dinner he’s made – in February. He thinks he’ll see his wife’s family and ask for their forgiveness. He thinks he’s been alone for months and the Moon is following him. A terrifying, tender, heartbreakingly optimistic new plat by award-winning Unlimited Theatre. Visit www.everymanplayhouse.com or ring 0151 709 4776.

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hythm and blues outfit Flight 505 will touch down at the Railway Hotel in Nantwich on Friday, playing a set of their own material. Audlem legends Jim Kirkpatrick and Billy Gibbons are reunited on Saturday as New Moon Fever deliver a set of rockabilly fun. For further details phone 01270 623482.

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VOULEZ VOUS: Abbasolutely Live are to perform at Norton Priory's Walled Garden to raise cash fo Age Concern. and chatting till a bit later with some background music on. “Hopefully about 300 people are going to come from all over Cheshire to enjoy themselves.” Doors open at 5.30pm and music is expected to start at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £12. To order, call 01606 305 000.

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estlife tribute band Unbreakable make their debut at the Limelight club in Hightown, Crewe, tomorrow (Thursday). Admission is £12. Friday is a double header with Led Zeppelin tribute Lets Zeppelin UK and Deep Purple replica Pure Purple. Admission £9. Premier Bruce Springsteen tribute Glory Days visits on Saturday. Admission £5. unk four-piece Page 44 head up proceedings at The Box in Crewe tomorrow (Thursday). The Midlands lads are renowned for their hook-laden melodies and high-octane live shows. Doors open at 8pm and admission is £5.

and a wild flower meadow. Katie Cartwright, Age Concern Cheshire event fundraiser said: “The event is really set to be an evening not to miss. “The quality of the performers is outstanding, and the Walled Garden at Norton Priory is truly one of Cheshire’s jewels. “Who wouldn’t want to sit back in such a beautiful setting, enjoying great food, good wine and fantastic music?” Jackie Wilkinson, Age Concern business development manager, added: “Abbasolutely Live sound brilliant and people are going to dress up so hopefully we’ll have a really good time. I’m going dressed as a hippy. “The show will go on till about 10pm and then people will probably sit round drinking

A TASTE OF HONEY (Newcastle New Vic, May 8-23)

Shelagh Delaney wrote herself into British theatre history with her first play which was a sensation when it was first staged in 1958. Now it is revived by director Gwenda Hughes as we revisit the story of a young girl living hand-to-mouth with her gadabout mother in a series of dingy bedsits. Visit www.newvictheatre.org or call 01782 717962.

THE MOON THE MOON (Liverpool Everyman until May 9)

A NUMBER (Library Theatre, Manchester until 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.

A HISTORY OF FALLING THINGS (Emlyn Williams Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold until 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 until 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.

SHIRLEY VALENTINE (Royal Court, Liverpool, until May 9)

Pauline Daniels plays Shirley in Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy. Tickets and information are available from www.royalcourtliverpool.com or on 0870 787 1866

WIDOWERS’ HOUSES (Manchester Royal Exchange until May 9)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS (The Lowry, Salford Quays 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.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Liverpool Empire until May 9)

The series of hit Disney Channel movies goes live as Troy, Gabriella and their schoolmates surf the tricky tides of peer pressure and canteen cliques to follow their dreams and score the leads in the big school show. And as well as all your favourite songs, there will be two new numbers performed. Visit www.thelowry.com or ring 0870 787 5788/

CHICAGO (Stoke Regent until May 9)

Singer Jimmy Osmond stars as Billy Flynn in this national tour of the award-winning musical which was turned into the Oscar winner. He’s joined by EastEnders’ Emily Barton as Roxie. Visit www. ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 847 2525. The Reader director Stephen Daldry helms this classic JB Priestley thriller which has won more awards than any other play in history. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the Birling family home, his investigations into the death of a young woman challenge us all to examine our consciences. Visit www.thelowry.com or ring 0870 787 5788. Clare Buckfield, Alex Ferns, Damian Humbley and former Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy star in this wickedly funny family friendly stage musical written by the same team who came up with the scores for the Disney films The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Visit www.liverpoolempire.org.uk or ring 0844 847 2525.

DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ON STAGE (The Lowry, Salford Quays, May 11-23)

WRITE ME A MURDER (Crewe Lyceum, May 11-16)

Dial M For Murder playwright Frederick Knott is the brains behind this thriller about two brothers who inherit the family fortune upon the death of their father. The gimmick here is not only trying to discover who is the murderer but also who is the

victim. Visit www.lyceumtheatre.net or ring 01270 537333.

CAN ANY MOTHER HELP ME? (Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, May 11-12)

The story of the Cooperative Correspondence Club is told in a touching new play inspired by the book by Jenna Bailey. It brings to life the often moving stories of a group of early 20th century women: women whose lives became intimately connected through the simple act of writing letters for a secret magazine. From childbirth to marriage, hidden desires to socialism, housework to wartime politics, this production chronicles half a century of real women’s joys and agonies, delving into lifelong friendships and domestic tragedies. www.theatresevern.co.uk 01743 281281

MOVE OVER MORIARTY (The Lowry, Salford Quays, May 13-16)

Lip Service - Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding - return as Sherlock Holmes investigates the Garibaldi Biscuit Affair. Down at The Strand Theatre, a mystery slowly unravels as artistes are murdered nightly by an invisible hand. Fox and Ryding play various characters as the comic caper unfolds. Visit www.thelowry.com or ring 0870 787 5788.

THE MOTOWN SHOW (Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, May 15)

Celebrating the music of Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations, this live show is now in its sixth successive year. The slick, high-energy recreation of the 60s and 70s Motown era includes other legendary artists from the great Tamla Motown stable. www.theatresevern.co.uk 01743 281281

THE TALES OF PETER RABBIT (Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, May 16)

Join Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny on their adventure through the forest to Mr McGregor’s garden to fetch a nice juicy lettuce. They’ll be meeting some friendly and familiar faces on the way, including Mrs Tiggywinkle, Jemima PuddleDuck, Tom Kitten and someone not so friendly... Mr McGregor himself, a giant of a man who has designs on a nice rabbit pie! 01743 281281

WHEN WE ARE MARRIED (Liverpool Playhouse until May 23)

It’s 1908 in the heart of a small Yorkshire town and three couples gather to congratulate each other on their silver wedding anniversaries having got married on the same day in the same chapel. JB Priestley’s comedy satirises self importance and moral double standards to hilarious effect. The cast includes Les Dennis, Tom Georgeson and Paul Bown. Visit www.everymanplayhouse.com or ring 0151 709 4776.

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.

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dramatisation with the evocative title Destination Freedom takes place at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool on May 24, with performances at 2pm and 3pm. It’s based on the true story of William and Ellen Craft and tells Ellen’s journey from enslavement to freedom. It’s suitable for all ages – as is The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole at the Slavery Museum on June 28 at 2pm, a moving performance about the life of Mary Seacole, who heroically nursed wounded soldiers fighting in the Crimean War. Deeds Not Words is the stirring title of a dramatisation at Merseyside Maritime Museum on May 24 at 1.30pm. On February 6, 1918, the right to vote was finally granted to women in Britain. Hear the story of the suffragettes’ struggle and discover more about their activities in Liverpool. Then comes Seized! – the Revenue and Customs Uncovered on May 24 and June 28 at 3pm. It explains via tales from a storyteller about how the service goes about its job. The museum then focuses on the greatest maritime disaster story ever told. Spotlight on the Titanic at 1pm on June 28 will spell out the facts and myths that surround the sinking of the White Star liner. Entry to the museums is free (10am to 5pm every day). To find out more, or what’s on elsewhere at Liverpool’s museums, call 0151 478 4499 or visit the website.

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veryone’s invited to the award- winning National Wildflower Centre in Liverpool tomorrow to spend the morning planting up a little herb garden in a pot to take home! The half-day course starts at 10am and aims to show the best way to make a container display full of herbs. To book costs £25, which includes refreshments. Latecomers can check availability on 0151 738 1913. The National Wildflower Centre is open each day from 10am-5pm. For a free events guide, call 0151 738 1913 or email info@nwc.org.uk or download it from www.nwc.org.uk. The centre’s easy to reach by car (Junction 5, M62) or public transport.

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ountry singer Phil Lloyd entertains at the Gladstone Club in Station Road, Northwich, on Sunday, while Tim McKay is the attraction at the Desperado Club at Farnworth’s Sports and Social Club in Peel House Lane, Widnes.


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Take yourself back in time and savour the sights and sounds of those magnificent men and their driving machines with theVintage Sports Car Club’s annual visit to Oulton Park. Free paddock access allows you to get close to some real treasures from the history of motorsport. Admission (online)* £16 Admission (gate) £20 Children (12 & under) FREE

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8000 400 www.echoarena.com

All ticket purchases are subject to a 'per ticket' booking fee and a handling fee. *Tickets are subject to availability.

0870 950 9000 oultonpark.co.uk

* Advanced tickets available up until midday Wednesday 13 May. Postage fee applies.

Functions & Events REVELATION Is this the

London Saturday Night Theatre

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

FRIDAY 01st MAY TO THURSDAY 07th MAY 2009 ANGELS & DEMONS (12A) (FLS) SPECIAL PREVIEWS THURSDAY 14TH MAY 14:00 17:00 20:00 STAR TREK (12A) (FLS) FRI, MON TO THURS 13:00 15:35 18:10 20:45 SAT & SUN 12:00 14:50 17:40 20:30 X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (12A) (FLS) FRI, MON TO THURS 13:20 16:00 18:30 20:50 SAT & SUN 11:00 13:20 16:00 18:30 20:50 CORALINE (PG) (FLS) FRI & MON TO WED 14:00 16:10 18:20 SAT & SUN 11:50 14:00 16:10 18:20 THURS 16:10

it pays to advertise in

Classified

HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE (U) (FLS) FRI, MON TO THURS 13:40 15:50 18:00 20:20 SAT & SUN 11:30 13:40 15:50 18:00 20:20 GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST (12A) (FLS) FRI TO WED 14:10 21:00 THURS 14:00 18:00 STATE OF PLAY (12A) (FLS) DAILY 20:30 FAST AND FURIOUS (12A) FRI TO WED 18:40 17 AGAIN (12A) FRI TO WED 16:20 MONSTERS Vs ALIENS (PG) SAT & SUN 12:10 FLS – Free List Suspended (No complimentary tickets accepted on these films) REEL WEDNESDAY ALL TICKETS ALL DAY £3.50

Health/Beauty/Fashion GEL NAILS Gel nails, gel

overlay on natural nails. Keyel@hotmail.co.uk Serving Northwich £20 07759480255

THE 18th CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW 10AM - 4PM SUN 10TH MAY 09 100+ TRADE &

CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE & GARDENS, NR MALPAS AUTOJUMBLE

(On A49 between Whitchurch & Tarporley)

STANDS

•Stunning venue with exotic gardens, OVER 1000 CLASSIC CARS AND MOTORCYCLES ONSITE tea rooms, Lake and more •Live commentary, arena, All THE MAJOR CLUBS... parades & concours awards MG, Jaguar, Triumph, Ford, • Children’s Entertainments Mini, Rolls Royce, BSA , Admission: Adults £7.00, Norton, Honda, Suzuki children 7-14 £3.00, U7 Free Hotline: 01484 452 002 / 07831 281 284

www.classicshows.org email: classicshows@btconnect.com

Wales GREENACRESBlack Rock

Sands. Porthmadog. Fully equipped luxury caravans with verandahs. Outstanding views, safe beach, fishing, golf. 01352 733584

WELSH HOLIDAY HOME 4 bedroom, refurbished, wheelchair−friendly, semi−detached dormer bungalow near Ffrith Beach, Prestatyn, sleeps 9. Ring for details. 01477535044

Holidays Abroad

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

01244 544959

Monthly Saturday departures from £109.95pp To Book

Call: 01524 511781 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TRINITY MIRROR NORTH WEST AND NORTH WALES IN CONJUNCTION WITH: OMEGA HOLIDAYS ABTA V4782

END OF DAYS we are living in. There are lots of theories about the end of days, like in the movies, books, drama on tv. The bible has a lot to say about the end of days. Especially the last book of the bible − Revelation. If interesested on what will happen in these days, come & hear Living Waters at The Dingle Centre, High St, Winsford, Cheshire every Weds evening starting at 8pm for next 4 weeks through April/May.

THE BEST PARTY IN TOWN! ‘An utter joy. Exhilarating’ Daily Telegraph

Car Boot/Attic Sales

Back Again.... The Original Chelford Car Boot!

Traders too.

New & old goods plus meat and veg. Have a fun day in the country on an open farm. Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Starts 8am - £8.50 - no need to book As seen on BBC TV “Out & About” and ITV’s “Car Boot Challenge”. 2nd biggest in GB. Voted Car Boot of the Year 98 & 99. 1 mile from Chelford, 3 miles from Knutsford, on A537, 6 miles south of Manchester Airport, by Marthall Church. Good toilets and refreshments. WA16 8SU

0871 288 6936/07774 655917 SUNDAY 17th MAY Car

Boot Sale Weaverham High School, Lime Avenue, Weaverham. Northwich. 9.00am to 12 Noon prompt. Booters Gate open 8.00am. Cars £7, Vans etc £10. No pre−booking. Refreshments available. No dogs, smoking or alcohol allowed on site

MON 18 - SAT 23 MAY BOX OFFICE 0870 060 6649 (bkg fee)

www.ambassadortickets.com/stoke


Property

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in association with

Sought-after residential spot A

three-storey townhouse, offering spacious accommodation, is on the market with Bridgfords and is available on a special deal for £155,000 until Friday, May 8.

Number 7 Billington Close, Barnton, Northwich, is situated in a popular residential area and is well placed for access to local amenities and major transport networks. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall; breakfast/kitchen with a range of fitted units and a built-in elec-

tric oven and gas hob with extractor over; lounge with French doors leading to the rear garden; and a WC. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master suite takes up the whole of the second floor and has an en suite shower room. There is an enclosed lawned garden with flowerbed borders and a garden shed at the rear. l For further details or to arrange a viewing of the property, contact Bridgfords on 01606 48433 or log on to www.bridgfords.co.uk.

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Homes For Sale 3 BED TERRACE RECTOR ROAD, ANFIELD

Lovely, spacious 3 bed house (2double & single) Well maintained. Livingroom, Diningroom, Kitchen, large family Bathroom, pretty yard. On good bus routes, handy for schools & shops. Must be seen. Recently valued at £75k, priced for quick sale £69,950

0151 549 0274 (after 7pm) or 07946 258866

CHESHIRE BRICK COTTAGE 2 bedrooms, in large plot at Ravensmoor nr Nantwich in need of renovation. Further details.

SERIOUS OFFERS ONLY 07725 401896 or 01270 619525

Accommodation To Let 2−BED TERRACE HOUSE MORDEN STREET, L6 Newly refurbished 2 bedroomed terraced house. DSS Considered. Contact HPL for viewing.

£400 pcm HPL ~ 0151 263 6744

Accommodation To Let UNFURNISHED 3 BED SEMI LYDIATE GCH, DG, new kitchen & bathroom, Garden and offroad parking. Close to amenities. Deposit and references required

£695 pcm exc 07515283068

2 BED TERRACE, SYDNEY cottage style, double bedrooms nice area. Newly decorated, GCH, Double glazed, Partly furnished. Deposit + references required. No DSS.

£370 07809689060

PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE TO Share delightful 5 bedroom large detached period property. F/F. Runcorn. From £220pcm. Refs and Deps req

07770 238381

CREWE Luxury house share. www.cheshirerooms.co.uk

CHARACTER TERRACED COTTAGE

Upton, Wirral. 2 bedrooms, fitted wardrobes, stylish lounge, kitchen diner with appliances, garage, garden. Non smokers. Pets considered.

£575 pcm 07525 016575

07803 139919 BARNTON

£495pcm. Avail June. Large double bedroom, box room, off road parking, small gardens, not overlooked. Variable tenancy contract. 07050 029399.

DOUBLE

ROOM and single room avail in modern 4 bed house in Middlewich. From 45pwk plus bills. No DSS. Tel 01606 737670


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7 Fountain Court, Winsford Tel: 01606 553412 MEADOWBANK

D L SO

Detached property

Semi rural location

18"

lounge

24"

kitchen/diner ●

Four bedrooms Viewing

highly

recommended

£175,000

D L SO

D L SO

Beautifully

Downstairs cloaks/wc

Lounge

Kitchen

THRUSH WAY

presented

modern semi detached

Conservatory

Gardens front and rear

Off road parking

Gas central heating

Double glazing

OIRO £134,950

WIS070342

WIS080027

D L SO

Semi detached

Entrance hall

Lounge

Dining area

Kitchen

Conservatory

Landing

Three bedrooms and a

HIGH STREET

bedrooms

with

ensuite to master ●

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

Entrance porch

Lounge / diner

Kitchen

Bathroom

Rear yard WIS080469

Two double bedrooms Lounge Dining room

Garden

Detached garage to rear WIS080610

LONG LANE ●

Semi

Three

Bedrooms,

Bathroom ●

Lounge, Dining Kitchen

Gardens Front & Rear

Driveway, Car Porch, Garage Double Glazing, GFCH MIW080076

● ● ● ● ●

● ●

£190,000

COLLINGTREE AVENUE

Detached

Property

D L SO

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

D L SO

Modern detached

Four bedrooms

En suite

Two receptions

Conservatory

Kitchen & utility

Cloakroom/WC

Garage

Driveway

Lounge

Kitchen

Conservatory

Master

bedroom

Gardens

Double glazing WIS080661 Spacious

en-

suite ●

Inspection

of

the

interior and location is a WIS080397

Detached bungalow

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

over

DELAMERE RISE

£229,950

views

£189,950

D L SO

Stunning

MUST

HAWKESHEAD WAY

modern

rear

Offers Over £135,000

bed

'The Flashes' to the

D L SO

Mature terrace

£70,000

£162,500

LYTHAM DRIVE

Three

detached

GLADSTONE STREET

2 bedrooms

D L SO

Four

D L SO

Large garden to the rear

WELL STREET

D L SO

WEAVER STREET

WIS080277

£94,950

Modern detached

Offers over £210,000

bathroom. ●

Offers oOer £120,000

D L SO

HEMSWELL CLOSE

NORMAN DRIVE

Offers Over £150,000

&

LINWOOD

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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Cheshire

North Wales Guide Price

Guide Price

£150,000 £170,000

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£150,000 £170,000

@ d l 0 o 0 S ,0 4 1 2 £ Cheshire

Guide Price

Guide Price

£200,000 £220,000

@ d l 0 o 0 S ,0 2 8 2 £ North Wales

£220,000 £240,000

@ d l 0 o 0 S ,0 4 8 2 £ Cheshire

Guide Price

Guide Price

£80,000 £90,000

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£75,000 £85,000

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Northwich 01606 48433

24

The Chronicle, May 6 , 2009

Chain Free Mature End Terrace Three Bedrooms Gardens Front & Rear Off Road Parking & Garage

Offers Over £105,000

Verdin Street Mature Mid Terrace Two Bedrooms Sitting Room Lounge/Diner Courtyard To Rear

Guide Price £99,950

Westage Lane

Mature Semi Detached Three Bedrooms Lounge & Dining Room Kitchen & Utility Extensive Gardens

Mond Street

Link Detached Property Three Bedrooms Lounge & Breakfast Kitchen Gardens To Front & Rear Off Road Parking & Garage

End Terraced Cottage Two Bedrooms Lounge/Diner Fitted Kitchen Enclosed Rear Garden

Guide Price £154,950 Station Road

Mature Mid Terrace Lounge & Dining Room Three Bedrooms First Floor Bathroom Courtyard Style Rear Garden

Weaverham

Hartford

Guide Price £200,000 Main Road

Chain Free Double Unit Park Home Two Bedrooms Lounge & Dining Kitchen Rear Garden

Guide Price £99,500

Cheshire’s Estate Agent

Guide Price £89,950

Pinfold Way

Semi Detached Dorma Lounge & Dining Room Two Bedrooms Gardens To Front & Rear Off Road Parking & Garage

Guide Price £175,000

Guide Price £125,000 Forest Road Park

Chestnut Grove

Extended Detached Home Three Reception Rooms Four Bedrooms En-suite To Master Views Over Fields to Rear & Side

Guide Price £275,000

Weaverham

Extended Family Home Three Reception Rooms Master Bedroom & En-Suite Three Further Spacious Bedrooms Garage & Gardens

Guide Price £314,950

Northwich

Coronet Avenue

Barnton

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

West Road

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

Guide Price £475,000

Queen Street

Semi Detached Property Modern Fitted Kitchen Two Good Sized Bedrooms Gardens To Front & Rear Off Road Parking

Guide Price £110,000

Oakmere

Malpas Road

Semi Detached Property Lounge & Extended Dining Room Conservatory Three Bedrooms Garage With Inspection Pit

Guide Price £175,000

Northwich

Rudheath

Guide Price £175,000

Niddries Lane

Barnton

Mature Semi Detached Lounge & Kitchen/Diner Dining Room/Sitting Room Two Bedrooms Off Road Parking

Gabriel Bank

Guide Price £229,950

Lostock Gralam

Cinder Lane

Modern Town House Lounge With River Views Master Bedroom & En-Suite Three Further Bedrooms Luxury Kitchen

Guide Price £249,950

Moulton

Lostock Green

01606 48433

Freshwater View

Double Fronted Detached Three Reception Rooms Five Bedrooms En-Suite To Master Double Detached Garage

Guide Price £320,000

Northwich

Northwich

Offers over £399,950

Woodpecker Drive

Individually Designed Detached Master Bedroom & En-Suite Four Further Bedrooms Gardens Front & Rear Off Road Parking & Garage

Crowton

Refurbished Cottage Four Bedrooms Two Ensuite Extensive Gardens Off Road Parking

Hornbeam Drive

Guide Price £499,950

Great Budworth

Warrington Road

Bespoke Detached Property Impressive Fitted Kitchen Ground Floor Master Bedroom First Floor Lounge With Views Three Further Bedrooms

Guide Price £550,000

Northwich

Bartington

Guide Price £695,000

Cliff Road

Moulton

Executive Detached Approx 5 Acres Four Bedrooms En-Suite To Master Garage & Outbuildings

Oakmere

Hogshead Lane

Acton Bridge

Oakmere

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

Crabtree Green Park Single Unit Park Home Two Bedrooms Shower Room Gardens To Front & Rear Off Road Parking

Offers over £70,000


Classified The Chronicle, May 6, 2009

Classified

Building Services/Supplies

PVCue

Business

SPECIALISTS

‘Family Business’

To place an advert Tel: 01244 606381/606382 ALSO WINDOWS DOORS CARPORTS

Financial

CHEQUES CASHED

GOLD BOUGHT FOR CASH! NO ADMIN CHARGE

Contact Philip Davies Jewellers Agents for Seiko, Pulsar, Avia All types of gold & silver jewellery

Tel: 01606 43535 Business For Sale DUE

TO

RETIREMENT

Wedding car business for sale, well maintained cars, with bookings. Phone 07729 488 568 for appointment

DC BUILDERS repairs

− renovations − extensions. General building work − brickwork, carpentry,tiling, roofing, paving, plastering − by time served tradesmen. free estimates. Tel 01270 661049 or 07517 746985

Vehicle & Driver VAN MAN CAN 24HR, UK and Europe. Light loads. Courier service. Campus connecting. Etc. Fully insured. Polite, prompt, professional. 01606 891477 or 07975 681709

For all your storage requirements: From as little as £300 pounds We can convert your loft into an easily Accessible storage area. Included in the price is One hundred square ft of flooring, A five ft strip light with pull Cord, a two or three-stage safety ladder. A new hatch opening with lock and hinges. Call now ask for Paul: Mobile: 07929 377961 All work done in a few hours, upgrades available Other joinery jobs considered

THE LOFT SPACE MAKERS:

Plasterwork BAILEY PLASTERING

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

BUDGET PLUMBING 24 HR CALLOUT WITHIN 1HR - NO CALLOUT CHARGE

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

FREE WINE CASE

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.

With every kitchen or bathroom. PLUNGE BOB PLUMBING Terms and conditions apply, see www.plungebobplumbing .co.uk for details, or call us

07807 098 629

Plumbing needs, friendly reliable service, no job too small. Tel 01270 528026 or 07980 498487

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

Tel: 01829 260 687 Fax: 01829 260 556

Email: info@nickbrookes.co.uk www.nickbrookes.co.uk All major credit and debit cards accepted

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

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

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

Handyman

Handyman HANDYMAN

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

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

Ring Chris on 07544 019312

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

Heating/Plumbing

Plumbing and Heating Engineer Corgi Reg. 210841

Boiler Changes Combi’s Full Central Heating Full Bathroom Refurbishment Contact Gary Young on:

07970 491946

Marie Dixon (Winsford Advertisers) Tel: 01244 606383 Mobile: 07714 429637 E-mail: marie.dixon@cheshirenews.co.uk Ray Addison (Northwich Advertisers) Tel: 01244 606318 Mobile: 07795 302461 E-mail: ray.addison@buysell.co.uk

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

Chronicle Newspapers Front Counter, Chronicle House, Commonhall Street, Chester CH1 2AA.

Chester 01244 606395 Chester Chronicle & Associated Newspapers may monitor or record telephone calls for training purposes

Distribution: 0151 472 2803

Would you like to Control Sky in another room? We install TV & Sky multiroom systems Tv brackets fitted, Phone points

NO JOB TOO SMALL 15 yrs exp. All jobs metered for best signal quality All work fully insured & guaranteed

Call Rick on

Elvis Presley Manchester Arena 26th February 2010

from

£61

Price includes: • Return coach travel from local pick-up point • Standard admission ticket For further information

Call: 08702 415 131

Or visit: www.mct-online.co.uk MILLENIUM CONCERT TRAVEL

Classified

Bespoke Aerials

Sales & Bargains

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

Private: 0870 2340031 Trade:01244 606381

Articles For Sale

AERIAL SATELLITE SERVICES

RDI Registered Installer / Sky / Freeview / Freesat European Satellite Systems / Motorised Systems

SPECIAL OFFER Digital Aerials from £40

0800 118 2705 • 07858 210556

RRS DIGITAL AERIALS

01606 559346 or 07843 725314

TV/Video/Audio Repairs No 1 in Cheshire for quality & price

Kitchens

If you would like to make an appointment for one of our Sales Representatives to call and see you please telephone:

TV/Video/Audio Repairs

01606 783594

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

Classified Trade Ads Tel: 01244 606381/606382

• Pathways • Patios • Drainage

• Driveways • Block Paving • Concreting

DRIVEKLEEN

Classified Private Ads Tel: 0870 234 0031 Mon-Fri 7.30am-8pm Sat 8.30am-12.30pm on line at www.buysell.co.uk

By Fax:

COSGROVE CIVIL ENGINEERING

SKIP HIRE

By Phone:

By Post or in Person CW PLUMBING All your

Driveways

Classified

STORAGE SOLUTIONS.

makes. Tel Gary 01606 800002/ 07765 403869 www.necrep.co.uk

PVCu Shiplap Cladding (in a range of colours)

it pays to advertise in

General Home Improvements

COOKER REPAIRS(electric) free call out. All

Soffits

Skip Hire

To place an advert Tel: 01244 606381

Domestic Appliance Repairs

rd oa eb rg a B Cu PV s PVCu

Tel/Fax: 01782 832500 Alsager 01270 884486 Crewe/Nantwich 01270 841425 email: sales@gutterplus85.co.uk www.gutterplus85.co.uk If we can’t sort you no one can

Home Services

for summer? electric patio heater and outside socket fitted and supplied for just £199 just call 07502081760

Heating/Plumbing

Established 1985 PVCu Tile Caps (Dry Verges)

Gutter(different shapes & colours) PVCu Fascias

No Sub Contractors No Salesmen No Gimmicks

Classified

SPECIAL OFFER!!! Ready

Northwhich Chronicle

How to place an advert

25

Registered installer

CHILDRENS BOOKS 2 SILVER, ADULTS AVALANCHE MOUNTAIN BIKES, £30 each. BOYS, RED MERIDA, MOUNTAIN BIKE, £20. GIRLS, APOLLO, OUTRIDER MOUNTAIN BIKE, £30. 1 CORNER COMPUTER DESK, £25. COMPUTER DESK, £20. LARGE BOOK CASE, £25. ROTARY SOFIA, LADIES WATCH, BOXED, £80.

01606 852968

Articles For Sale GUINEA−PIG CAGE VGC plus accessories, outdoor playpen, quantity bedding and straw. Bargain. £35 ono 07806600657

LONDON BRICK Approx

1400 used, 100 of various concrete & trench block £200 01270 567005

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


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Domestic Appliance Sales Parent & Child

5O

BLINDS SALE

%

Made-to-measure Verticals, Rollers, Venetians, Romans, Pleateds, Conservatory blinds & Awnings

OFF selected

FREE measuring & fitting FAST local service FIRST choice for blinds since 1971

100s

BLINDS

OF PRIC LOWERE ES D!

CALL NOW!

0800 916 6536

8.30am-9pm weekdays, 9am-5pm weekends

www.hillarys.co.uk

Offer subject to availability. Conditions apply.

MASTERCARD FREE MEASURE SPECIALISTS

IN

GEMINI

SUN

AWNINGS

AND

P L E AT E D

BLINDS

FOR

VISA FREE FITTING*

Beds/Bedrooms

C O N S E R VAT O R I E S

DOUBLE

FREEPHONE 0800 731 4904 3 Vertical blinds, up to 6’ wide, any drop £76

7 vertical blinds, up to 6’ wide, any drop £179

ROLLER BLINDS - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE

7 Rollers, up to 6’ wide, any drop £195

(SELECTED FABRICS ONLY)

B U Y N O W PAY L AT E R (subject to status)

01244 811576 Household Goods CHESTER-

FIELD 2 seater leather chesterfield in ox blood very good condition £50 01606862534 RED LEATHER Modern

DFS Corner Sofa, bucket chair & storage pouffe, Cost £2200 £1000 ono 07971270605

CERAMIC

01606 46178

NOT IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER SALE OFFERS

FAMILY RUN BUSINESS EST OVER 25 YEARS

LEATHER

FANTASTIC SAVINGS AVAILABLE

HOB

Siemens touch control, 4 zones, as new, cost £586 sell £250. 0151 428 1515

Household Goods BARGAIN BARGAIN table

and six chairs mexican heavy pine £80.00 unused slimline dishwasher £60.00 01514943509

FAUX

SUEDE

2 seater sofa, 1 chair, chenille/ brocade cushions, only 6 months old. £450ono 07949894169

Furniture M&S SUITE Gold large

2 seater, small 2 seater, chair excellent condition. £350 0151 931 4832

SUBJECT TO TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS

Furniture

BED Divan 2 drawers, matching headboard, 4 months old was £650. Pocket sprung. £150 07748 774401

METAL BED High sleeper

single metal bed frame. Desk, shelf + chair underneath. VGC. £70 ono 0160677067

SINGLE

DIVAN

Single divan nearly new in excellent condition ££30 01270 501566

Kitchens MFI IN ADMINISTRATION Thousands of ex−

LEATHER THREE SEATER three piece suite with foot stool. Light Green Good condition £200 ono and vertical blinds Light Green for large patio window and bow £20 Tel: 01270 666054

Bathrooms DOUBLE SHOWER.

unit Retails at £599. sliding doors & base, silver, excellent condition. £100 07809689060

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

MFI IN ADMINISTRATION Thousands of ex− MFI kitchens to clear. Full kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Only £795 complete Tel: 01244 902099

Miscellaneous

TANDEM BUGGY cosatto

HOTPOINT OVEN

Articles Wanted

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The Chronicle, May 6, 2009

Classified

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Public Notices

Recruitment

Public Notices

These applications may be examined at 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 of 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 or Scheduled Ancient Monument or (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 Location

09/00642/FUM

Proposed Development

584 London Road Rear extension Davenham Northwich Cheshire CW9 8LW Land to the rear of The Grange School, Bradburns Lane Hartford, Northwich Cheshire

Applicant

Change of use of land for The Grange recreational purposes School including construction of a hockey pitch and netball courts and two small temporary buildings for changing facilities with associated fencing and floodlighting.

Change of use of land to Mr M Crook Rouge Farm domestic curtilage Normans Lane Whitley, Northwich Cheshire WA4 4PY

(C) Planning Permission 09/00635/OUM

Mr Paul Winsford Clio Erection of 12 Apartments in two, three Webster Centre storey blocks Sadler Road Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2NB

Cheshire West & Chester Council

Local Government Act 2000 (1) The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000 Annual Notice under Regulation 12 – Publicity for Key Decisions Under the Council’s Executive arrangements Key Decisions will be made by the Executive or by bodies or persons acting on its behalf. Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Forward Plan (published on the website each month) will contain details of all Key Decisions known and likely to be taken by the Executive over the four month period following publication of each Plan. The Forward Plan can be inspected free of charge during normal office hours, (excluding Bank Holidays) in Room 251 at County Hall, Chester, or it can be accessed via the Council’s Website (www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk). The Plan includes a list of items that will be submitted to the Executive or Portfolio Holder taking the decision in respect of each matter. For further details, contact Democratic Services at County Hall, Chester, on (01244) 975996. The Council aims to publish the Forward Plan for public inspection monthly. (2) The Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 The Council has approved a recommendation from its Independent Remuneration Panel to establish a Members Allowance Scheme with effect from 1 April 2009. The Basic Allowance will be set at £11,458; Special Responsibility Allowances will range from £1,000 to £28,645. A copy of the Scheme itself can be inspected at Room 251, County Hall, Chester, or on the Council’s website. The scheme applies to the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. A copy of the Panel’s full recommendations can be inspected in Room 251, County Hall, Chester, during normal office hours or on the Council’s website. Website address: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk Fiona Crane, Head of Democratic Services

3-WAY ENGINEERING (UK) LIMITED Company No. 4405371 (In Liquidation)

A first and final dividend is intended to be declared within four months from 18/05/2009. Please take notice that Creditors should send details of their claims to the Liquidator Ian C Brown, of Parkin S Booth & Co, Yorkshire House 18 Chapel Street Liverpool L3 9AG by 18/05/2009, or you will be excluded from the distribution. Dated 24/04/2009 IAN C BROWN, Liquidator T256877

Mr and Mrs Lewis

(B) Departures 07/0726-COU

Driving & Transport

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CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER COUNCIL PUBLICITY FOR PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

09/00558/FUL

27

GOODS VEHICLE OPERATOR’S LICENCE MORGAN EST PLC of 11 Europark, Watling Street, Nr Clifton, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 0AL is applying for a licence to use KC Autos Ltd, Road Three, Winsford Industrial Estate, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 3PD as an operating centre for 1 goods vehicle. Owners or occupiers of land (including buildings) near the operating centre who believe that their use or enjoyment of that land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at: North Western Traffic Area, Application Services, Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds LS9 6NF stating their reasons within 21 days of this notice. Representors must at the same time send a copy of their representations to the applicant at the address given at the top of this notice. A Guide to Making Representations is available from the Traffic Commissioner’s Office

Legal Notices KATHLEEN FLETT Deceased Pursuant to S27 The Trustee Act 1925 (as amended) NOTICE is hereby given that any person having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Kathleen Flett late of The Gables, 142 Middlewich Rudheath, Northwich, Road, Cheshire, CW9 7DS who died on the 21st day of March 2009, is required to send written particulars to the undersigned by the 8th day of July 2009, after which date the Executors will distribute the Estate of the said Deceased among the persons entitled thereto having regard only to the claims and interests of which they shall then have had notice, and will not, as respects the property so distributed, be liable to any person of whose claim or interest they shall not then have had notice. Dated this 28th day of April 2009 National Westminster Bank PLC, Trust and Estate Services, 153 Preston Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6BD

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Health & Caring Volunteering Development Workers 22.5 hours pw (flexible). Actual salary £13,822 (based on mid Scale 6, full time £22,730 We are recruiting a team of four part-time Volunteering Development Workers across Cheshire, to work in or new 3-year project “Supporting Volunteering in Cheshire and Warrington”, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The Development Workers will work closely with the existing Volunteer Centre staff in Cheshire and Warrington. Two will be based in Crewe and will work across Cheshire East. One will be based in Chester and one in Ellesmere Port, both working across Cheshire West. The Development Workers’ role will be to support local organisations in developing good practice in managing volunteers, developing volunteering opportunities, and encouraging more people to volunteer. Applicants should have: • Enthusiasm for the value of volunteering • Experience and understanding of working with volunteers, and the need for good practice in managing volunteers. • Knowledge of the voluntary sector. • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to develop good working relationships. • Willingness to travel within Cheshire and occasionally to Warrington. For an application pack, please contact Volunteer Centre Warrington 01925 637609 or email karen@warringtonvc.org.uk Please specify which location you are interested in. Closing date May 21st. Interviews June 2nd and 3rd.

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ROUNDUp Poole’s pedal power

CYCLING: Andy Poole set the standard in tough wet conditions last week as Weaver Valley CC competed in the first round of the Summer Series. Racing in the under 50s event, Poole was the first WV rider to complete the four laps of the five-mile circuit surrounding Jodrell Bank in Lower Withington, finishing in fourth overall. Following Poole across the line was Richard Munroe, Craig Lee and Dave Swindles. The over 50s produced a better race with Graham Gregory first home for WV in fourth with husband and wife Kevin and Eleanor Underhill in sixth and tenth respectively. The summer series of time trials starts on Wednesdays at Byley at 7pm and newcomers are welcome to race against the clock over a 10-mile course. On Sunday, the club run leaves Hartford Social Club at 9.30am, bound for Two Mills, near to Chester Zoo.

Festival starts today

HORSE RACING: The May Festival at Chester Racecourse gets under way today with the Lily Agnes Stakes and the historic Chester Cup on totesport Cup Day. More than 65,000 racegoers, including many from Mid Cheshire, will descend on the famous Roodee for the first event of the season. Tomorrow sees the sold-out Boodles Ladies Day take centre stage while the Bet Chronicle City Day, which is also sold out, rounds off proceedings on Friday. Rob March, sales and marketing manager for Chester Races, said: “We have spent over £1m on improvements to our facilities to ensure that we provide the fantastic atmosphere and quality racing that Chester is famous for. We want people to have a great day here whether they are in a Private Box, Restaurant or with their family on the Open Course.”

Russetts on cup trail

CRICKET: Weaverham batted above their average on Sunday after they demolished Meller Braggins Division One outfit Ashton on Mersey. The Wallerscote Road club, from Division Two, claimed an impressive Cheshire Cup first-round victory after posting an excellent 209 from their 50 overs. Jamie Allen smashed 82. In reply Mersey had no answer to Weaverham’s attack and made just 115 with Barry Crellin the star pick taking four wickets. A club spokesman said: “Weaverham showed once again why they are a formidable force in knockout cricket as they left Mersey quite stunned.” Second round fixtures (to be played on Sunday, May 17): Burnage v Winnington Park, Romiley v Davenham.

Ladies are on their way

CRICKET: Cheshire Women tasted victory in their first win of the County Championship season last weekend. Hosting Essex at Cheadle CC, Cheshire bowled out their visitors for 190 (Laura Thomas 3-39) and in reply Cheshire eased to 192-4 (Dawn Prestridge 82no, Lauren Griffiths 40). Cheshire visit the New Rover Ground in Leeds on Sunday to tackle Yorkshire.

Vintage show on track

MOTORSPORT: Oulton Park hosts the Vintage Sports Car Club’s Hawthorn Memorial Trophies Meeting next week. The showcase event on Saturday, May 16, sees the very best in vintage motoracing arrive in Mid Cheshire to celebrate the event’s 75th anniversary. The full day of racing includes: pre-war racing and sports cars, post-war historic racing cars, 1950s sports cars, 750 Motor Club versus VSCC Austin 7 challenge. Tickets cost £20 on the gates which open from 9.30am. For further details visit www.vscc.co.uk or call Tim Gresty on 07989 583124.

Lostock in with a shout

FOOTBALL: Cheshire League Division Two hopefuls Lostock Gralam gave themselves the chance of promotion after claiming a vital win on Saturday. Their 5-2 victory at Denton Town means that a victory on Thursday over Daten (6.30pm) coupled with a defeat for second-placed Moore United on Saturday would result in Lostock being promoted. ■ Barnton ended their tough Division One season with a 2-0 defeat at Billinge.

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Park skipper has a good day all round

FINE FORM: Nathan Dumelow.

NATHAN Dumelow continued his fine early-season form with an all-round winning display in Oulton Park’s comfortable victory over Macclesfield on Saturday. The Cheshire star, who was Park’s outstanding performer at Little Budworth, hit 68 in the hosts’ total of 258. He was joined in the half-century making stakes by Danny Leech, who made 52. Rick Moore fell just short on 49. In reply, Macclesfield struggled and made just 128. Newcomer and Cheshire medium-paceman James Hawley took 6-105 while

Dumelow waded in with 3-17. Dumelow said: “It was a great result. We were not sure what to expect from Macc as they are a bit hit and miss. They have a good bowling attack so I was happy with our total. “Again Leechy and Rick Moore gave us a great start and provided us with the platform for us to go on. “James Hawley made his debut for Cheshire last week and he bowled all the way through the innings for us. He is very controlled and doesn’t give the bats-

men much of a chance.” This Saturday, Park travel to Didsbury (12.30pm). ■ Oakmere’s tough start to life in the county league continued on Saturday and they fell to their third consecutive defeat at the hands of Birkenhead Park. Paul Hutchinson hit 45 for the Overdale Lane outfit in their total of 154 but Oakmere’s bowlers could not find much of a breakthrough as Birkenhead strolled to 155-2. This Saturday, Oakmere host Tattenhall (1pm).

Watkins turns it a treat in victory Cricket

SUPER spin king Richard Watkins turned the game in favour of Barnton as they took maximum points from their home clash with Kingsley.

Watkins’ 6-30 stalled the Meller Braggins League Division Two visitors at Townfield Lane, who had been cruising early on in their innings. Batting first, Barnton made 161 all out after Mike Cross hit 47 with Watkins also weighing in with an important 35. Skipper Simon Hancock was delighted with the win and said: “It was a good competitive game. We dominated early on but Kinglsey bowled very well and took wickets regularly. “They fancied their chances and at 100-1 they were in full control. The introduction of Richard Watkins changed the game. It was a good win.” This Saturday, Barnton visit Winsford (1.30pm), who claimed maximum points themselves from a thrilling encounter at Bowdon Vale. Batting first, hosts Vale could only muster 79 all out but in reply Winsford made difficult work of it reaching 81 with just one wicket standing. Rob McMillan scored his second successive half-century as Weaverham earned a winning draw from their visit to Runcorn. His knock of 54, supported by Dave Ashley (37) and Jamie Allen (27), helped the Russetts reach 180-7. In reply the hosts were made to hold on and that they did, reaching 146-7. Jamie Ollier was the pick of the Weaverham bowlers taking 4-25. This Saturday, Weaverham host Bowdon Vale (1.30pm). In Division One, Winnington Park narrowly missed out on victory and settled for a losing draw at the Recreation Ground. Chasing 175-6 (Rob Begbie 3-30), Park reached 169-9 with David Hine to the fore

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AFTERNOON LEAGUE

Section One Barnton CC A 151 Knutsford BC 121, Beech Tree A 149 Rudheath S&SC A 143, Frod Red Lion B 136 Castle Private A 148, Grapes 148 Delamere A 105, Winsford C&C A 136 Frod Red Lion A 153. Section Two: Comberbach A 156 Norley A 136, Davenham A 154 Pochins A 120, Goshawk A 123 Wharton Cons B 166, Helsby S&SC A 157 Castle Park A 111, Overton A 156 Goshawk B 117, Winnington Pk 148 Cuddington A 125. Section Three: Comberbach A 156 Norley A 136, Davenham A 154 Pochins A 120, Goshawk A 123 Wharton Cons B 166, Helsby S&SC A 157 Castle Park A 111, Overton A 156 Goshawk B 117, Winnington Pk 148 Cuddington A 125. Section Four: Castle Pte B 162 Frodsham Cons A 106, Chetwode Arms 138 Middlewich Aces 113, Crowton VH 152 High Legh A 119, Drovers Arms 114

CRICKET CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE Premier Division

Bowdon............... Oulton Park......... Hyde ................... Nantwich............. Alderley Edge ..... Neston ................ Oxton .................. Widnes................ Toft...................... Macclesfield........ Chester BH ......... Didsbury .............

P W 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 3 1 3 2 3 1 3 1 3 0 3 0

Pts 59 59 54 53 52 51 49 45 41 35 27 16

Division Two

Middlewich.......... Sale .................... Brooklands.......... Tattenhall ............ Marple................. Bollington............ Mobberley........... Burnage .............. Birkenhead Pk .... Bredbury St M..... Stockport Geo..... Oakmere.............

P W 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 1 3 2 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 0 3 0 3 0

Pts 70 63 56 55 50 47 38 37 34 28 27 8

MELLER BRAGGINS LEAGUE Division One

Ashton on Mers .. Alvanley .............. Hale Barns.......... Malpas ................ Ashley................. Barrow ................ Northwich............ Trafford MV......... Congleton ........... Mere ................... Winnington Park . Davenham ..........

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

Pts 45 37 37 35 30 27 26 25 24 21 18 8

Division Two

Stockport ............ Winsford ............. Barnton ............... Cholmondeley..... Weaverham ........ Lymm O'ton Park Kingsley .............. Alderley Park ...... Runcorn .............. Bowdon Vale....... Prestbury ............ Over Peover .......

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

Pts 50 50 41 34 32 29 28 23 15 12 10 6

CHESHIRE ALLIANCE Division One

Offerton............... The Groves......... Woodford ............ Wilmslow Wayf ... Hartford............... Disley.................. Langley ............... Rylands............... Stalybridge.......... Knutsford ............ Appleton ............. Chelford ..............

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

Pts 50 45 35 34 28 28 27 24 16 11 10 10

BOWLS MID CHESHIRE LEAGUE Section One

HAVE THAT: Barnton’s Neil Langham hooks the ball during Saturday’s victory over Kingsley at Townfield Lane. SB020509KINGSL-02 striking 80. This Saturday, Park visit Alvanley (1.30pm). Northwich had a day to forget at Moss Farm, losing by nine wickets to Malpas. Batting first, the hosts were skittled out for just 41 and were only able to uproute one visiting batmen as Malpas made 43-1. This Saturday, Northwich visit Congleton (1.30pm).

In a low-scoring affair, Davenham managed just 82 all out in reply to Ashley’s 108. Davenham visit Mere on Saturday. In the Cheshire Alliance, home side Hartfordtasted victory after they declared on 175-5 against Chelford with Matt Shinkfield scoring 61. Shinkfield then took 3-21 as the visitors were bowled out for 126. visit Disley this Saturday (2pm).

Wharton Cons A . Frod Red Lion A . Castle Priv A....... Winsford Cons A. Frod Red Lion B . Owley Wood A.... Crewe PO ........... Kelsall A.............. Comberbach A.... Meadowbank A... Wharton Cons B . Victoria................

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

Pts 477 465 460 445 443 432 422 412 384 380 375 348

Section Two

Winsford Cons B. Rudheath Priv A . Shavington ......... Winnington A ...... Pochins............... Spinner & Berg ... Slow & Easy A .... Crosstown A ....... Frod Red Lion C . Beech Tree A...... Castle Priv B.......

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

Pts 240 230 230 224 214 210 201 172 168 149 0

Section Three

Sport in detail NORLEY AND DISTRICT

How they stand

Halton RBL 129, Kelsall A 134 Beech Tree B 138, Mere 137 Mobb’y Vic Hall 145 Section Five: Alpraham A 158 Owley Wood Vets 85, Cuddington B 159 Alpraham B 137, High Legh B 114 Comberbach B 151, Manley 161 Overton B 130, Pochins B 124 Middlewich RBL B 132, Vale Royal 156 Tarporley RBL 117. Section Six: Davenham C 133 Castle Pte C 123, Frodsham Cons B 124 Hartford Aces 137, Lady Lions 153 Gt Budworth B 115, Middlewich RBL A 155 Barnton CC B 129, Norley B 153 Kingsley 117, Rudheath S&SC B 164 Helsby S&SC B 76, Tarvin Village 134 Cuddington C 141. Section Seven: Barrow 127 Helsby S&SC D 149, Castle Park C 138 Kingswood 139, Cuddington D 139 Harg & Huxley B 139, Delamere B 139 Bunbury B 144, Helsby S&SC C 152 Davenham D 123, Knutsford Cons 147 Hazel Pear B 121, Moulton RBL B 135 Kelsall B 128.

MID CHESHIRE LADIES LEAGUE Division One: Castle Private B 164 Norley Ladies 179, Davenham A 189 Hazel Pear A 167, Wharton Cons Ladies 210 Mere 101, Bunbury 121 Castle Private 181, Barnton CC A 201 Lady Owls 170, Hartford A 179 Beech Tree 175. Division Two: Rode Heath 183 Good Companions A 139, Haslington 184 Davenham B 165, Marton 201 Kelsall 118, Hazel Pear B 132 Coppenhall 177, Winnington Ladies 182 Willaston 152. Division Three: Division Three: Blue Wyches 138 Barnton C B 169, Hazel Pear C 122 Moulton RBL Ladies 196, Goostrey 176 Bostock Green Ladies 157, Wharton Rec 202 Hartford B 142, Good Companions B 170 Rudheath S & SC 159.

FOOTBALL

MOSS FARM SEVEN-A-SIDE LEAGUE Premier Division: Barnton Travel 2 Thinkprint 1, Chapels 2 Kellys Plumbers 2, Maxton Suspension 0 Pakmo Con-

struction 2, Smee Timber 1 Johnnos Hair Shop 2, KB Windows 1 Powerplace 1. Division One: BM 2 Franks Paving 1, CSB Construction 2 Roberts 0, Wozu-Woodside 7 Midpoint 18 1, Sprostons Snacks 0 Thomas Hardie 1. Division Two: Real Atmos 5 AJS Engineering 0, Cheshire Tandoori 1 Motorbodycare 1, Gemini Automatic Doors 1 Swift 9, Roberts Bakery 2 Kingfisher 5, Spinner & Begamot 4 Rojac 1. Division Three: Able Systems 2 TB 1, RJ Signs 0 Mid-Cheshire Morgages 4, Lacagole 0 Dales Diggers 1, FOW 3 Cheshire Ink 9, 8 Skins 1 Hormbreys Butchers 1, Amber Lounge 4 Vale Royal 1. Division Four: The Old Bill 2 RA Design 2, JAC Plumbing & Heating 0 WNSS 0, Vaseco 2 ID Glass 0. Division Five: John Mills Builders 3 Tarporley Lions 0. Moss Haselhurst Trophy: RW Joinery 2 Chapels Wine Bar 0, CSB Construction 3 Hartford Golf 4.

Hazel Pear A ...... Davenham A....... Helsby SSC ........ Hop Pole............. Barnton CC A ..... Wharton Cons C . Davenham B....... Kelsall B.............. Owley Wood B.... Sandbach Park ... Meadowbank B... Comberbach B.... Limes .................. Coppenhall WMC

P W 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 2 4 2 4 1 4 2 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 2 4 2 4 1

Pts 922 892 862 862 861 856 848 821 821 805 800 791 790 785

Section Four

Rudheath Pte B .. Norley A.............. Castle Priv C....... Lostock A............ Barnton CC B ..... Frod Red Lion D . Crowton .............. Winnington B ...... Middlewich RBL.. Winsford Cons C Cuddington A...... Moulton RBL A ... Bentley Motors.... Hartford A ...........

P W 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 3 4 2 4 2 4 1 4 2 4 1 4 1 4 0

Pts 939 883 873 856 851 845 837 837 826 817 811 789 730 689


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Crafty course swings open

TEE OFF: Business owners from the Destination 49 route prepare to tee off at the new Supagolf course, at Blakemere Craft Centre.

GOLFERS in Mid Cheshire can take advantage of the latest facility on which to test their putting skills. An innovative version of the game, Supagolf involves oversized clubs and balls to open up the difficult sport to newcomers. The nine-hole course at Blakemere Craft Centre opened this month. Director Andrew Risk

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said: “Supagolf is a fantastic way for everyone to have a great time. “Just like a normal golf course there are different length holes and the undulating terrain has been used to best effect to create an interesting and challenging course.” For further details call 01606 884160.

Race ace Connor is a real comeback kid RACE ace Connor Behan fought back from a disastrous first qualifying session to earn a top-six place at Brands Hatch.

The 16-year-old rider, from Greenbank, started the first round of the BSB GP125 Championships back in 12th position, having snapped his chain on the first lap. On board his Honda RS125, Connor fought against team-mates Lee Costello and Rob Guiver and battled his way to finish in sixth position, earning him 10 valuable points. Connor said: “With a few teething problems over the weekend, overall it was a great result. “First qualifying was a disaster, with the chain snapping on the first lap but the next day the track was dry

BATTLING BACK: Northwich rider Connor Behan in action at Brands Hatch.

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and I managed to get a few faster laps in. “I am looking forward to the next round and I am hoping for a podium finish. “I would like to thank Steve and SP125 Racing, Express Forklifts, Mackrory Demolition, Maxton Engineering, Appleton Mot Centre, Vital:signs, Daytona Boots, VanZant Web Design, Ross and Amanda, Bob, Graham and everyone else that has helped out this season.” Connor is next in action at Oulton Park for the next round of the BSB GP125 Championships.

Members serve up leadership YOUNGSTERS at Cuddington Tennis Club have been served up with their tennis leaders certificates. David Rossiter, 17, Brad Bird, 17 and Alex King, 16, were awarded their new qualification by Lawn Tennis Association director Mike Bain. He said: The Tennis Leader Award is a fantastic scheme which provides opportunities for 14 to

BOWLS MID CHESHIRE LADIES LEAGUE

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

P 41 41 41 41 42 42 42 42 41 39 41 42 42 42 41 42 42 41 42 42 42 42

W 34 32 25 25 25 18 18 16 14 15 16 12 14 15 13 11 11 13 10 11 9 7

Pts 104 101 84 83 82 61 59 58 57 55 55 51 51 48 47 45 43 43 39 38 37 29

*deducted four points

CHESHIRE LEAGUE Division Two

Golborne Sports . Moore United ...... Lostock Gralam .. Eagle Sports ....... Tarporley Vics ..... Warrington T Res Whitchurch Alport Grappenhall Sp... Crewe FC ........... Poynton .............. Daten .................. Denton Town....... Congleton T Res. Maine Road Res. Malpas ................ Monk................... Broadheath Cent

P 32 31 31 30 32 32 31 31 32 31 30 31 32 31 32 31 32

W 22 19 19 18 17 17 13 14 13 12 14 9 7 9 8 7 4

Pts 70 64 62 59 59 59 48 47 45 44 44 30 28 27 27 26 15

MOSS FARM SEVENS Premier Division

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

P 25 24 24 25 24 26 25 26 25 24 25 24 24 25

W 18 17 14 13 12 11 12 9 10 9 7 6 5 1

Pts 57 55 45 43 41 39 38 34 34 30 23 22 18 11

W 15 15 13 11 12 11 9 8 7 6 5 3 4 3

Pts 50 49 42 39 38 36 33 29 26 25 19 13 13 11

W 21 20 20 15 15 12 11 10 9 9 7 6 5 3

Pts 63 62 62 50 46 38 36 32 29 27 24 21 18 9

Division One

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

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

Division Two

P 25 25 26 25 25 25 25 26 25 25 26 26 25 25

Division Three

WELL DONE: David Rossiter, Mike Bain, Gary Ward, Brad Bird and Alex King at Cuddington TC.

Winnington are eager for return

DETERMINED: Winnington Park CC 2009.

FOOTBALL VODKAT PREMIER

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

Tennis 18-year-olds to work and volunteer in tennis. I am really pleased to hear about the ongoing development at Cuddington and Sandiway.” They will all now help organise and plan coaching nights, competitions and help develop the thriving junior section at the Norley Road club.

How they stand

WINNINGTON Park continue their bid to return to the Cheshire County League. Without a win but still unbeaten, Park, led this season by an enthusiastic Phil Amatiello, are determined to be among the high flyers in the Meller Braggins League Division One. Amatiello said: “We must consolidate first but if we can get everyone back enjoying their

Cricket cricket and playing the game in the right spirit then there is no reason why we can’t go up.” WPCC: George Hackerman, Matt Hatchard, Brian Shingler, James Cowell, Jonny Wales, Greg Orange. Front: Matt Atherton, David Hine, Phil Amatiello, Robert Begbie, Jake Spibey.

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

P 29 30 29 29 28 30 30 30 29 29 28 29 29 29 29 29

Pts 73 55 54 51 50 43 38 37 36 36 34 31 30 26 25 19

W 21 15 11 10 9 7 8 7 6 5 2 3

Pts 64 48 36 35 31 30 28 26 22 21 15 12

P W 18 16 18 11 18 9 18 8 18 8 18 6 18 5 18 5 18 4 18 2

Pts 48 34 33 29 27 20 19 19 13 12

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

Division Five

PDS .................... Flamecare........... Tectonics............. New Era.............. NFG .................... Tarporley Lions ... John Mills Blds.... Weaverham ........ TSS..................... Megamind...........

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

P W 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 2 4 3 4 3 4 1 4 0 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1

Pts 791 790 746 726 703 693 651 644 636 634 563 561

Division Two

Marton ................ Haslington........... Rode Heath ........ Davenham B....... Coppenhall ......... Good Comps A ... Willaston ............. Winnington.......... Hazel Pear B ...... Kelsall .................

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

Pts 391 357 346 344 342 334 333 331 305 269

Division Three

Moulton RBL....... Wharton Rec....... Good Comps B ... Barnton CC B ..... Bostock Green.... Goostrey ............. Rudheath S & SC Hartford B ........... Blue Wyches....... Hazel Pear C ......

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

Pts 391 386 357 354 337 333 286 259 249 247

NORLEY & DISTRICT BOWLING LEAGUE Section One

Frod Red Lion A . Rudheath A ........ Knutsford BC ...... Frod Red Lion B . Delamere A......... Winsford C&C A . Barnton CC A ..... Beech Tree A...... Castle Private A.. Wharton Cons A . Grapes................

P W 3 3 3 1 3 2 3 0 3 2 3 0 3 2 3 1 3 1 2 2 1 1

Pts 464 425 422 409 408 392 389 379 364 317 148

Section Two

Overton A ........... Davenham A....... Wharton Cons B . Helsby S&SC A .. Comberbach A.... Norley A.............. Goshawk A ......... Cuddington A...... Pochins A ........... Winnington Pk .... Castle Park A...... Goshawk B .........

P W 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 0 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 2 3 1 3 1

Pts 459 450 448 443 435 417 413 413 404 380 350 347

Section Three

Lions L Budworth Davenham B....... Winsford C&C B . Lostock ............... Harg & Hux A...... Bunbury A........... Hazel Pear A ...... Moulton RBL A ... Pavilion ............... Wharton Rec....... Castle Park B...... Slow & Easy .......

P W 3 2 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 2 3 1 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2

Pts 431 431 416 415 415 414 407 401 398 395 394 385

Section Four

Beech Tree B...... Middlewich Aces. Crowton VH ........ High Legh A........ Halton RBL ......... Castle Private B.. Drovers Arms...... Chetwode Arms .. Mobb Victory Hall Frod Cons A ....... Gt Budworth A .... Mere ................... Kelsall A..............

P W 5 4 5 3 5 2 5 3 5 3 5 2 5 3 5 2 5 2 5 2 4 2 3 1 3 0

Pts 739 708 691 690 690 682 661 653 641 638 542 404 375

Section Five

W 24 15 16 14 14 12 11 9 10 7 9 8 8 5 7 3

Division Four

Vaseco................ Harrisons ............ WNSS................. Jac Plumbing ...... Newbury Data..... Wheatsheaf ........ RA Design .......... IMS ..................... MR ...................... AH Electrical ....... The Old Bill ......... On Site Services.

Division One

Comberbach B.... Overton B ........... Alpraham A......... Cuddington B...... Manley ................ Vale Royal .......... Alpraham B......... Midd’wich RBL B High Legh B........ Tarporley RBL..... Pochins B ........... Owley Wood Vets

P W 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 1 3 2 3 2 3 0 3 2 3 1 3 0 3 0 3 1

Pts 454 449 441 439 427 415 406 396 392 378 355 343

Section Six

Rudheath B ........ Davenham C....... Midd’wich RBL A Cuddington C...... Tarvin Village ...... Lady Lions .......... Barnton CC B ..... Castle Private C.. Norley B.............. Frod Cons B ....... Kingsley .............. Hartford Aces...... Gt Budworth B .... Helsby S&SC B ..

P W 5 4 5 3 5 4 5 4 5 3 5 2 5 2 5 3 5 2 5 3 5 2 5 2 5 0 5 1

Pts 757 716 715 713 674 674 672 671 666 651 631 627 604 574

Section Seven

Helsby S&SC D .. Harg and Hux B .. Davenham D....... Bunbury B........... Delamere B......... Barrow ................ Knutsford Cons... Kelsall B.............. Kingswood .......... Cuddington D...... Moulton RBL B ... Helsby S&SC C .. Hazel Pear B ...... Castle Park C .....

P W 5 5 5 3 5 2 5 3 5 3 5 2 5 2 5 2 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 0 5 0

Pts 726 723 716 707 705 687 687 684 683 682 678 672 608 574


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MIRACLE GIRL Gymnastics

By Ben Coulbeck

A SCHOOLGIRL is being tipped to become the next Beth Tweddle after narrowly missing out on selection for Great Britain.

Nine-year-old Caitlin Moss, of Northwich, was born 15 weeks premature with one arm but after taking up gymnastics just 18 months ago, she is now on the edge of the national training squad. Mum Rachel Birtles and dad Keith Moss, say that Caitlin’s success story is inspirational and hopes that the perceived stigma attached to disability is lessened by her sporting achievements. Rachel said: “She is my miracle girl. She was only one pound eight ounces when she was born and her head was smaller than an apple. “Now she is training three times a week at Weaverham and Hartford and is going to be training with the British squad. We are very proud of her.” Charles Darwin Primary School pupil Caitlin is a student at the Hartford School of Gymnastics where she is trained by Charlie Oakes, and his wife Michelle. Charlie coached Olympic-medal winning GB star Beth Tweddle during her junior years and he says Caitlin has the ability to achieve similar success. Charlie said: “It was great to be Beth’s coach. You do find you are able to pick up on those early signs of natural talent. And some of those attributes that Beth had are certainly shared by Caitlin.” Girls are often considered for the British squad, based at the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall, around the age of 11 so Caitlin is already proving her potential. “They thought she was a bit young for the squad but the fact that she has been invited back shows that she is

THE NEXT BETH? Nine-year-old Caitlin Moss, who is now under the guidance of Beth Tweddle’s junior coach, practises her gymnastics routine at her home in Northwich. coming on leaps and bounds. “We have upped her hours of gymnastics because of how well she is doing. Because of her natural talent, Caitlin can compete against more able-bodied children in certain

events,” added Charlie. Most recently, Caitlin picked up two medals at a two-piece gymnastics event in Widnes and will resume her training when she comes back from a well-deserved holiday to Disneyland,

in Florida. ■ Hartford School of Gymnastics, on Daisy Bank Lane, Anderton, holds evening training sessions from Monday to Saturday. For further details call 01606 782658.

United end season in defeat

UNLUCKY: Winsford’s Mark Calland (left) conceded a penalty at Flixton on Saturday. SB291108WINSF-02

WINSFORD United ended their Vodkat Premier season in defeat, going down 2-1 at relegated Flixton on Saturday. The Blues, who avoided the threat of relegation last week, started brightly at Valley Road and took the lead on 10 minutes when John Couch stooped to head home Dean Ennion’s free kick. United manager Joe Gibiliru was forced to shuffle his pack when John Riley was forced off the pitch following a shocking late challenge on the half hour mark. Fans favourite Les Miranda then spurned two chances to put Winsford ahead before they suffered their familiar fate. A free kick was given away and Darren Vernon was afforded time and space to put the hosts level.

Football were ahead after the referee awarded the hosts a penalty. Mark Calland was adjudged to have pushed over Chris Smith and the latter stepped up to put the grateful home side ahead, in front of just 30 supporters. After the break, Nathan Southern and Calland went close for the Blues but they could not find an equaliser and brought a disappointing end to a worrying season. Boss Gibiliru said: “We started well but once again sustained an injury that we never really recovered from. Our bad luck returned and we have given them a goal before conceding a dubious

“The referee said at half-time that he should not have given it so it was bad luck for us. We had the chances to win the game and I cannot fault the lads because over the last few weeks they have been superb.” The United boss, who said he would leave the club this summer, is to meet with club officials this week with talks aimed at keeping the Liverpudlian manager at the Barton Stadium for a third year. “The supporters and the chairman have told me that they want me to stay so we’ll be speaking about that,” added Gibiliru. “But it’s not just about the manager, it’s about everybody in the club pulling together because we have found out this season that different parts of the club are

World Cup chance for Langridge Rowing MATT Langridge is looking forward to pulling on the vest of Team GB for the first time this year after he was selected for this month’s World Cup. The 25-year-old rower from Northwich is part of the men’s four that will compete at the four-day showcase event in Banyoles, Spain, starting on May 27. The Olympic silver medallist, that has now left his training base on the River Weaver to join his new crewmates in Henley, says that the World Cup presents all competitors with their first chance to impress as the build up to the London 2012 Olympic Games continues. “It’s going to be an exciting year,” he said. “In previous years we would be competing against current world champions or training against rivals but this year everyone is trying out new crews so there’ll be plenty of new faces. “It is first chance to stamp your mark on things but until that first heat you never really know how you are going to compare to the others.” Team GB’s rowing director Jurgen Grobler selected Langridge in the men’s four after he endured a tough trials event in Harswinkel, Belgium, last month. The former Hartford High School pupil had set his sights on the single scull berth and had been training on his own back in Mid Cheshire. But inclusion in the four is not a disappointment for Langridge. He will be joined by Richard Egington, from Knutsford, and Alex Partridge who were also part of the silver medal winning eight in Beijing. He said: “It is great to be rowing in the four, especially as Britain are current Olympic champions in that event. “I’ve enjoyed being back home and training by myself but now I am part of the crew I need to be training with them full-time and it has taken a bit of getting used to. “But they are all good friends of mine and hopefully we can perform well. I am very pleased.” The Spanish World Cup is the first of three ahead of the World Championships in August. The German leg sees Team GB visit Munich next month with July’s World Cup being held in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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Mid Cheshire Chronicle, 6/5/09