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FAKE TICKET SCAM HITS FOREST GIG EXCLUSIVE by Dave Goodban SCORES of music fans were turned away from a sell out show in Delamere Forest after inadvertently buying fake tickets from internet con artists.

More than 100 people were refused entry to the open air Paul Weller concert on Friday night. The Forestry Commission, which organised the gig, is advising anyone affected go to police. A number of those who bought fake tickets watched Weller from a nearby hilltop. “We were gutted,” said one of the people duped into paying £40 each for a pair of tickets on Ebay with a face value of £27.50 each. He hopes to get his money back via PayPal. “There were around 120 fake tickets in circulation, and we would advise anyone who has been affected to contact police or Trading Standards because they have been the victim of a crime,” said event manager Rachael Miller. “We are very sorry for the people affected and sympathise with their situation. “All 5,500 tickets for Paul Weller sold out as soon as they went on sale in late January. Unfortunately, there are some very unscrupulous people who take advantage of situations like this to make money.” Head of policing in the area Insp Phil Hodgson said: “A scam of this magnitude is very unusual and extremely disappointing.” The Forestry Commission said no similar problems were encountered on Saturday and Sunday nights when indie favourites Doves and Welsh opera sensation Katherine Jenkins performed.

MODFATHER: Paul Weller, whose show sold out in hours leading to counterfeiting.

Picture by PAUL KYTE

Teenagers charged over road death TWO Winsford youths arrested in connection with the death of a Mid-Cheshire College student will appear before magistrates next month after being formally charged this week. The pair, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on Saturday, January 31, hours after 17-year-old Ashley O’Brien was VICTIM: Ashley killed by a O’Brien car on Winsford Industrial Estate as he walked home from a night out. They were subsequently released on bail but were charged after being interviewed at Middlewich custody suite on Monday morning. Investigating officer Sgt Rachel Gallagher said the 16-year-old, thought to have been the driver, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving; causing death by driving whilst disqualified, causing death whilst uninsured and aggravated vehicle-taking resulting in an accident resulting in death. The 17-year-old is charged with allowing himself to be carried in a stolen vehicle when an accident occurred resulting in death. Ashley, of Collingtree Avenue, Winsford, suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a red Vauxhall Corsa on Road One at 1.35am. A pupil at Verdin High School until September last year, he was studying forensic science at Hartford College. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the car which struck him was found abandoned at the roundabout at the Northwich end of Road One. The suspects, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been granted police bail pending their appearance at Vale Royal Youth Court on July 1.


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A dream comes true for Mr Fix-It By Dave Goodban

AS A children’s entertainer Bryan Dearden became known as Mid Cheshire’s ‘Mr Fix-It’, making dreams come true for dozens of boys and girls. Now the management of one of the county’s top country hotels is fixing it for him – and helping him realise one of his own boyhood dreams. Just before the Second World War Bryan and his parents moved from Salford to a cottage – now demolished – opposite Nunsmere Hall, Oakmere, then the ancestral home of the Brocklebank family. As a youngster he became friendly with the families of Sir Thomas Brocklebank’s chauffeur and gardener and frequently played in the grounds and gardens surrounding the mansion house. “Sadly, I never had a chance to meet Sir Thomas personally and I often wondered what it was like inside the big house,” said Bryan, now a 74-year-old widower living in Cuddington. “But I did write to him to ask him for his autograph and he kindly sent it to me with a short letter that I still have in the original envelope.” But now, after the appearance of a photograph he spotted in the Chronicle on May 27 of Sir Aubrey Brocklebank, the shipping magnate who designed the iconic Queen Mary whilst in residence at Nunsmere before Sir Thomas, Bryan is to realise his dream more than half a century later. From September 11-13 Nunsmere is hosting a weekend of maritime nostalgia to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liner’s launch on Clydeside. Guest of honour will be Sir Aubrey’s grandson, and arrangements are now being made for Bryan to meet him. Bryan worked as a children’s entertainer and charity worker, and dedicated much of his own time to making youngsters’ dreams come true.

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ST JOHN’S Church, Sandiway, is holding a summer fair with a difference on Saturday. The theme is the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and in addition to the usual stalls there will be a puppet show for children. The Rev Martin Cox will be dressed as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland and children are being invited to enter an art competition judged by the Cheshire Life artist Gordon Wilkinson. The event will run from 4-6pm in the vicarage grounds. For more information contact email margaret.denton3@btinternet.com, or call 07986 967859.

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MEMENTO: Bryan Dearden, 74, with the personalised letter he received from Sir Thomas Aubrey Brocklebank, the 4th baronet, in 1948. He once organised a VIP day out at Manchester’s Hotel Piccadilly for a young girl who wanted to experience ‘life in a posh hotel’, and for another schoolgirl he fixed a day with the legendary racehorse Red Rum. For years Bryan compered shows at Northwich Memorial Hall – and even now he comes out of retirement at Christmas, dons a Santa outfit and hands out gifts to Mid Cheshire children. He said: “When I saw the photo of Sir

Aubrey in the Chronicle I decided to make contact with the hotel and all my memories came flooding back. “Sir Aubrey had died by the time we moved to the cottage but I heard all about his shipping exploits and I even named my son after him. “I thought Aubrey was a lovely name. “It will be wonderful to meet his grandson and see inside the house for the first time.”

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NEWLY-FORMED group OWL (Our Winsford Library) is holding its first fundraising event next week. The library will host a quiz on Thursday, June 25, at 6.30pm. The quizmaster will be library manager Ian Anstice. Space is limited, so teams are restricted to a maximum of six. There will be prizes and refreshments. Advance tickets are £1 for adults and 50p for children (on the night adults are £1.50). To buy tickets or for further information, call 07588 632884 or drop into the library.

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DAVENHAM Ramblers are organising a 3.5-mile scenic stroll around the lanes and fields of Higher Burwardsley, with a climb through woodlands to the top of Bulkeley Hill. The walk will take place next Wednesday, June 24. Anyone who wants to take part should meet at The Bulls Head for car share at 6.15pm, or at the Candle Factory car park at 7pm. For more information contact Sue Mulder or Joyce Mellor on 01606 884352 or 01606 46977 or visit www.davenhamramblers.co.uk.

Meet MP Mike Hall

WEAVER Vale MP Mike Hall will be available to speak to constituents at the following venues and times on Friday: ■ Northwich Memorial Hall from 4.45-5.30pm. ■ Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Old Hall Road, Leftwich, from 5.45-6.15pm. ■ Castle Private Club, David Street, from 6.30-7pm. No appointments are needed and residents will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

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RESIDENTS in Winsford are invited to a drop-in ‘surgery’ with police officers tomorrow, Thursday. PC Ross Hamilton and PCSO Philip Hambleton will be outside Wharton Library on Willow Square between 2-4pm. The surgeries are informal meetings where residents have the opportunity to talk to police and discuss any issues affecting them.

MP’s surgery

EDDISBURY MP Stephen O’Brien is holding a surgery for constituents this Friday at Winsford Conservative Club, Ways Green. The drop-in session will take place from 4.30-6pm. To book an appointment telephone 020 7219 6315 or email obriens@parliament.uk.


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Bottle attack man locked up A DRUNKEN thug who attacked a man with a broken bottle has been jailed for a year. Nicholas Christopher Stanley, 21, of Alfred Street, Northwich was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Monday after previously admitting unlawful wounding in the early evening of September 20 last year. Stanley’s victim had been walking along High Street in Northwich with a friend ‘minding their own business’, the court heard. Stanley, sitting on a bench with his arm in plaster, asked for a cigarette but the pair didn’t have one, said prosecutor John Oates. “The defendant followed Mr Bullin (the victim) and kicked him. Mr Bullin was knocked to the ground, his glasses fell off and were broken. The defendant kicked him in the face and the body.” Stanley then smashed a bottle either on his victim’s head or the floor before thrusting it into Mr Bullin’s arm and

By Laurie Stocks-Moore chasing his friend. Stanley had drunk 10 pints of lager and half a bottle of sherry during a 12-hour session which began at 6am, the court heard. “He claimed one of the two victims had initiated violence by attacking his friend with a carrier bag,” added Mr Oates. Matthew Corbett-Jones, defending, said Stanley had a ‘chaotic” home life and a difficult relationship with his mother. He added: “This shows his ability to behave in a very juvenile way and, when drunk, in a criminal way.” Sentencing Stanley to 12 months for wounding and three months for a second offence of possession of an imitation firearm relating to a separate incident, which will run concurrently, Recorder of Chester Judge Elgan Edwards said: ‘You behaved very badly.’

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School band shines at concert orchestra in the UK – at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. Music teacher Jane Dale said: “We have a fantastically committed group of pupils who have worked hard to reach the standard required

A NORTHWICH school band shared the stage with the world famous Hallé Orchestra on Friday night. Twenty-eight Weaverham Forest Primary School pupils played with the Halle – the oldest professional

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A NORTHWICH-based scientist who came to England as an orphan at the age of 13 has been awarded an MBE for Services to the Water Industry. Dr Son Le, Technology Development Manager for United Utilities, is the world’s leading expert on acid phase anaerobic digestion processes – a form of waste treatment. Dr Le, who lives at Mere Bank, Davenham with his wife Rachel and children Caroline, 13; Victoria, 11; Rebecca, 10 and Christopher, eight, said: “The honour was totally unexpected but I feel extremely proud. I’m grateful to many of my colleagues for their help with my work.”

IN TUNE: Louise Green and Luke White were amongst the Weaverham Forest Primary School pupils to perform with the Hallé Orchestra.

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COUNCILLORS have deferred a decision involving the controversial proposal for the underground storage of gas at King Street in Rudheath. The application for hazardous substance consent was made by King Street Energy Ltd on June 9. The company is seeking approval to store and process 210,000 tonnes of natural gas in 10 cavities proposed to be created in the salt deposits lying under the open farmland. Two planning applications for the development, which would involve a 58km pipeline route between Bromborough and King Street, have been refused and are to be dealt with at a public inquiry starting in the middle of next month. Developers claim there is no justifiable reason to withhold consent for the storage plant. But chairman of Lach Dennis Parish Council John Hardman, who told the committee ‘the storage of natural gas in such great quantities is unacceptable’, argued granting consent would prejudice the outcome of the public inquiry. The committee unanimously agreed to defer a decision pending the outcome of the inquiry after Cllr Norman Wright (Con, Marbury) had suggested a decision would be ‘jumping the gun’.

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A WINSFORD man accused of harassment will stand trial later this year. At a hearing at Northwich Magistrates Court on Thursday morning Stephen Whitworth, 36, of Alundale Road, pleaded not guilty to approaching Penelope Watterson and demanding money. He denied asking her for £20 after approaching her in December last year, and also on February 21. He also denies being abusive towards the complainant on March 15. Whitworth was ordered not to make any contact with the victim or other family members under the conditions of his bail. He will stand trial at Northwich Magistrates Court on July 28.

Fears over ‘danger’ site NEIGHBOURS living next to a construction site on a crowded Winsford estate say their safety is being compromised by an unwelcome housing development. Residents of Abbotts Way on The Grange Estate strongly oppose the Weaver Vale Housing Trust project, which will see 11 new ‘affordable homes’ created in an ‘already very confined’ area. Neighbours Mary Munro and Flo Murphy started a campaign against the proposals three years ago, and residents sent dozens of letters of objection citing concerns over devaluation of property, loss of privacy and possible danger to children. More than 200 signed a petition. The plans were initially rejected by Vale Royal Borough Council in 2006, but the decision was overturned on appeal and the application was given the green light in February, 2008. Construction began last month. “The residents and myself are ap-

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CHESHIRE Constabulary has joined 68 public bodies to save £60m through the Carbon Trust scheme. The county force aims to cut its carbon footprint and reduce energy bills by joining phase seven of the trust’s Local Authorities Carbon Management programme. This will see participants collectively cut their carbon footprints by 395,000 tonnes and energy costs by about £60m per year. Cheshire’s chief constable, Dave Whatton, said: “We’ll establish a carbon management strategy and identify a set of practical actions that will help us to save cash and enable us to reinvest savings into front line policing.”

A MAN who denies assaulting a woman he lived with will be tried by magistrates. Andrew Lomas, 24, of Leyland Walk, Winsford, pleaded not guilty to assaulting Tracey Stubbs on May 16 when he appeared at Northwich Magistrates Court on Thursday. The defendant was released on bail but ordered not to approach the alleged victim. He will stand trial at Northwich on July 31.

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A MILKMAN caught with amphetamine powder has denied assaulting a police officer. Peter Bebbington, 60, of Weaver Street, Winsford, admitted possessing amphetamines when he appeared at Northwich Magistrates Court on Thursday morning. He was arrested when police raided his home at 5.20pm on April 3. Officers seized ‘a number of wraps’ of white powder which, on forensic testing, was found to be amphetamine (speed). As police attempted to arrest

palled that 11 more homes are to be built in this already very confined area,” said Cllr Des Worthington, who lives on nearby Nixon Drive. Cllr Worthington said residents are concerned about HGVs and diggers using a narrow ‘horseshoe’ off the main road to get to and from the site. And with children often playing in the area they are worried about two ‘blind spots’ entering Abbotts Way. “We are not against affordable housing, but this service area is definitely not the place for it,” said Cllr Worthington. “If measures are not introduced before this over-build takes place then I fear for the people’s safety.” WVHT director of housing Chris Rowbottom said: “A traffic management plan for the site was approved by the former Cheshire County Council. “The number of deliveries to the site will not be excessive.”

him, a scuffle broke out and the suspect, along with 45-year-old Winsford- based PC Steve Anderson, fell down a flight of stairs. A Cheshire Police spokesperson said at the time: “During the arrest, a struggle ensued and an officer received a broken finger and bruising to his upper body.” Bebbington will be sentenced for the drugs offence after his trial for assault on PC Anderson at Northwich Magistrates Court on July 10. He was released on bail.

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All I'm saying is give youth a chance JUSTWilliam The musings of a middle-aged man from Middle England KIDS today have many things we never had. All those computer games, TVs and DVDs in their bedrooms and loads of money to spend. When I was a lad, I was sent to bed as a punishment. The room was freezing in winter so the only place to keep warm was in bed. Now kids seem to rarely leave their bedrooms except to go to school! But we did have something that seems to have all but disappeared – a youth club. Ours catered for teenagers and was open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday nights. On a Saturday night we got a band for our entrance money. It wasn’t the Beatles or the Stones – we got the Strollers and the Aces, local groups who weren’t half bad in their own way. It seems strange that with all those TV shows trying to spot talent, there don’t seem to be many local bands any more. If there are they don’t play in youth clubs, mainly because the kind of youth club we had in Rudheath no longer exists. Our club was an old hut, converted for the use of us kids by local people. Adults gave up their time for free just to make sure we had something to do and somewhere to go. Sadly very few people are now willing to give up their time for free, everyone wants paying. Consequently they don’t do the job for the love of it, they do it for the money – and it shows. I blame Margaret Thatcher. She said there’s no such thing as society and got many Brits to believe her maxim – ‘everybody for themselves’. Sadly, those ideas still prevail with many people. We’re now in a recession and some are struggling money-wise. But one thing we still have is time – so let’s try to use it constructively. Join a charity group, join a youth club or the Brownies or Cubs, help the kids see that not all adults are against them, show them that it can be fun to get out and about. You’ll get far more satisfaction doing something like this than sitting at home moaning that the kids are out of control and there’s nowt on the telly.

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THE Poppy Appeal 2008 was a huge success for the Northwich branch of the Royal British Legion. The total amount raised was £13,458.05. I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the people of Northwich and district who donated to our very worthy cause, and also to all the businesses, volunteers and collectors who assisted or gave their time. I hope we can depend on your wonderful support again this year. We are already planning this year’s collections and would ask anyone who has a few hours to spare who would like to volunteer to help in the Poppy Appeal 2009 to contact me on 07818 090289. Our work is as important today as it ever was, with many British men and women returning from war zones in need of our help and support. MARSHALL HUNTER Acting Chairman Northwich RBL branch

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ALLOW me to say ‘thank you’ to those of your readers amongst the 235,000 who voted Liberal Democrat in the European elections. It’s a privilege to be re-elected and I’ll seek to uphold their values. The EU owes its origins to people who had experience of a Europe destroyed by actions that stemmed from racial hatred, and who vowed to ensure that it would never happen again. The election of a BNP representative for the North West is a dark reminder that its founding principles of liberty, justice and tolerance must be safeguarded and strengthened. CHRIS DAVIES Liberal Democrat MEP for the North West 87a Castle Street, Stockport, SK3 9AR

Getting on bus is no joke

WHEN I appeared in the sitcom On the Buses, we tried to show the lighter side of bus travel but for older people, getting on and off a bus is certainly no laughing matter. Shockingly, new research from Age Concern and Help the Aged shows that nearly 2 million older people are concerned about falling on a bus. Falling is a much more serious problem for older people

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as it is a leading cause of death for over 75s. If you have difficulty, here’s some tips. ■ Ask the driver to lower the floor. ■ Ask other passengers for a priority seat. ■ Don’t rush to sit down, ask the driver to wait. ■ Stay seated until the bus stops. ANNA KAREN

Safe sanctuary for refugees

THIS week is Refugee Week, a welcome opportunity to reflect upon the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, and celebrate the contribution they make to life in the UK. There are many myths and stereotypes around this vulnerable group, and that is why this year the British Red Cross is urging people to look beyond the refugee and asylum seeker labels, and see people as the individuals they are. An ICM survey found nearly a quarter (23%) of people

polled believe 100,000 or more asylum-seekers come to the UK each year – four times the actual figure of around 25,000. On average they think the UK is home to 28% of the world's asylum seekers – when in fact only around 3% seek refuge in this country. Confusion and misunderstanding should not be allowed to erode the UK’s long tradition of providing sanctuary for people fleeing persecution. Refugees and asylum-seekers make massive positive contributions – socially, culturally and economically – to life here. Readers can see the stories of three people who have found refuge in the UK and rebuilt their lives by visiting www.lookbeyondthelabel.org. Eric, Aldijana and Ticha are just three from thousands of people who, forced from their home countries, have found safety and a new life in the UK. Each has their own story to tell and their own contribution to bring. Refugee week gives us the chance to not only celebrate individuals like these, but also to take pride in our own role

MY DAUGHTER Alexia fell ill with meningitis just over two years ago and it was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. Doctors said if she’d been treated any later then the chances were she’d have died. Thankfully she received expert care and made a full recovery. She’s now a bright five-year-old and not a day goes by when I don’t feel lucky to have her. It’s heartbreaking to know that hundreds of people die from meningitis and thousands more are left with devastating after-effects. I want to use my 15 minutes of fame from The Apprentice to achieve something positive, which is why I’m taking this opportunity to raise awareness of the deadly disease and the need to seek prompt treatment. I’m proud to support the work of Meningitis UK and its mission to eradicate meningitis completely. Its Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign hopes to raise £7m to help fund cutting-edge research to develop a vaccine against Meningitis B which causes almost 90% of cases in the UK, including Alexia’s. The number ‘4’ signifies the devastating fact that meningitis can kill in under four hours, which is a chilling fact. Knowing the symptoms and

in offering safety to those in desperate need. SIR NICK YOUNG Chief executive, British Red Cross

Pledge to sever links with EU

I’M writing to thank all of the people who voted for the UK Independence Party in the recent European Election. As your new MEP, I will make three pledges to my constituents. Firstly, I will vote against any legislation that transfers power away from our country and hands it to faceless bureaucrats in Brussels. Secondly, I will act as the ‘eyes and ears’ of my constituents and report back to them exactly what the other parties are voting for in their name. Thirdly, I will work tirelessly to get our great country out of the European Union, as membership is costing each taxpayer up to £2,000 per annum. The people of Cheshire can rest assured that I will rep-

seeking prompt treatment can make a vital difference to the outcome. However, sadly, sometimes even if the symptoms are recognised, prompt treatment sought and the best medical care is given, it’s still not enough to save a life. This is why finding a vaccine is so important for future generations. I’d urge readers to make a donation to the Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign, or request a symptoms information pack, by calling Meningitis UK on 0117 373 7373 or visiting www.meningitisuk.org LORRAINE TIGHE I’M writing on behalf of the Meningitis Trust to wish Serena Entwistle from Northwich good luck in taking part in our London to Paris cycle challenge which starts on Friday. Serena is part of our team of 26 taking on the three-day challenge in a bid to raise vital funds for our work. The 310km ride between two of Europe's premier capital cities aims to raise up to £50,000 which will enable us to continue offering a lifeline to people living with the impact of meningitis in the UK. SARAH LANGTON Event Organiser Meningitis Trust

resent their interests in the European Parliament and will constantly be fighting their corner. PAUL NUTTALL, North West MEP, UK Independence Party 50 Radnor Drive, Bootle, Merseyside L20 9JJ

Alder Hey fundraiser

THE Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey is holding its Family Fun Day on Sunday June 28. The event starts at noon in the House and goes on until 4pm. There will be a children’s entertainer, face paints, games, balloon race, raffle, tombola, toy stall, cake stall, book stall, police dog etc. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. For further information, contact me or Denise Byrne on 0151 252 5869. JAN THOMAS House Director Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

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Hard-working officer honoured by Queen A POLICE officer who has spent a quarter of a century serving the people of Cheshire has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

WEAVER Vale Housing Trust’s trade staff are carrying out work on behalf of the new Cheshire West and Chester Council. A new year-long contract extension will see the trust’s subsidiary company, Weaver Horizons, refurbishing council buildings. The trust originally had a three-year contract with Vale Royal Borough Council to do its building refurbishment work. Following the formation of the new unitary council, the trust has won a contract for another 12 months all across Cheshire West. Staff have already begun work to form the new executive floor at County Hall, Chester, as part of the contract. Graham Roberts, from the trust, said: “We’re delighted. Any profits are ploughed back into community safety initiatives, so it’s a win-win deal.”

Church hosts concert

A WEAVERHAM church is hosting a free concert by the Condate Singers on Friday at 7.30pm. The Northwich choir will be singing a varied programme of modern, classical and sacred works. The concert is at St Mary's Church, Church Street, and refreshments will be available. There will be a collection for charity.

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Medal for ‘outstanding’ work CHESHIRE’S Deputy Chief Constable has been rewarded for a lifetime’s dedication to the people of Cheshire with a Queen’s Policing Medal. Graeme Gerrard has given his whole policing career to serving the people of Cheshire. He joined Cheshire Constabulary as a cadet in 1973 and became a PC in 1975. He’s worked his way up through the ranks to his current high office. His award was announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. He’ll travel to Buckingham Palace in the autumn to receive it. Graeme said: “It’s a

complete surprise but I’m absolutely thrilled. To have your work acknowledged by the Queen is something quite special.” Chief Constable David Whatton said: “Graeme’s service to Cheshire has allowed him to develop a unique insight into the challenges policing faces here in Cheshire. His outstanding leadership has been an inspiration to many.”

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HOLIDAYMAKERS who have booked trips with Thomas Cook have been told their plans are safe despite the company's German owners filing for bankruptcy. The travel agency, with branches on Witton Street, Northwich, and Jubilee Way, Winsford, announced last week that majority shareholder Arcandor AG had filed for insolvency. A spokesman for Thomas Cook said: “It has no impact on our financial position nor on our management and staff. “We remain completely independent and separate from Arcandor. “There is no impact whatsoever on our aircraft or our hotel relationships, nor on the holidays that we provide to our customers. It remains very much business as usual.”

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NORTHWICH culture group DAN (Development of the Arts in Northwich) is organising a heritage tour to the Lake District later this month. The trip, on Saturday, June 27, will take in Kendal Castle, Kendal Museum, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and The Museum of Natural History and Archaeology. After lunch it is on to Blackwell House, overlooking Lake Windermere, which showcases fine examples of decorative arts, carved oak, ironwork, and exhibitions of contemporary and applied arts. ■ The trip costs £18 and the coach leaves Northwich Memorial Hall at 8.30am. Tickets are available from the DAN office at Northwich Library on 01606 41597 or online at www.danarts.org.

Garden competition

GIFTED gardeners could win a £75 prize by letting their hobby blossom. Weaver Vale Housing Trust is reminding its green-fingered customers in Mid Cheshire time is running out to enter the popular annual garden competition. Prizes will be awarded for the best house garden, best container or patio garden, best vegetable garden and best sheltered scheme garden. The winner in each category will receive £75 worth of gardening vouchers and everyone taking part will receive a packet of seeds. For more information contact Brian Pearson at Weaver Vale Housing Trust on 01606 813406.

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HOLY Trinity Church, Castle, is holding a summer garden party on Saturday from 2pm. Admission is 50p and children go free. There will be a tombola and an array of stalls selling bottles, cakes, toys, books, hand-crafted cards, plants and bric-a-brac. ■ For more information contact Steve Lovatt 07711 399076.

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Farmers’ plea to revive dairy deal By Naomi Dunning

HUNDREDS of Cheshire farmers are hoping a fresh deal with dairy firm Milk Link will save their livelihoods. Farmers across the county were plunged into turmoil earlier this month when milk co-operative Dairy Farmers of Britain (DFB) went bust. DFB was established in 2002 with every farmer involved investing in the business. In 2004 the co-operative acquired Llandyrnog Creamery in Denbighshire, where much of Cheshire’s DFB members’ milk was processed. At a DFB council meeting on June 3, the chairman announced the receivers had been called in as the co-operative had gone into administration. Malpas farmer and DFB council member Barbara Hughes said: “We were distraught. “We knew it wasn’t going well but had no idea what was happening.” Members of DFB were told about the business’ collapse the following day. “I have been on the phone all week talking to farmers, they are very upset and panicked,” she said. “We have just invested so much money in this and it is devastating.” Milk Link expressed an interest in buying Llandyrnog Creamery and signing up those farmers who were part of DFB.

DEVASTATING: Farmer and DFB council member Barbara Hughes has helped dairy farmers after the co-operative went bust. The DFB council went into talks with Milk Link and discussed with them the best milk price they could get for their farmers. A deal was successfully agreed on June 5. Milk Link called all the DFB farmers to a meeting at the cattle auction in Ruthin, where they ex-

plained to members what was happening and gave them a chance to look at the contracts. Neil Kennedy, Milk Link chief executive, said: “This is great news both for Milk Link and the loyal staff and farmers who are at the very heart of the Llandyrnog Creamery.”

Residents’ group back with a bang POLICE in Winsford are working with the community to re-launch a residents’ association. Over 4 All was last in action a year ago. But now residents want to re-launch the group to allow the community to work together and have their say on local issues. The first meeting of the new group was held on Thursday, June 11, at the Winsford Centre, Cheviot Square, and was led by former chairman Cllr Alan Bailey. PCSO Kevin McShane said: “This is something the community wants to set up for themselves and I am willing to work with the association or attend meetings regularly if required. “I think re-launching the residents’ association is a great opportunity for the community to have their say on issues that really affect them. “Neighbourhood policing is about the police working with the community to solve issues. Having the association up and running again will really benefit that partnership.” The re-launch was the brainchild of Carol Halpin and Jill McQuaid of Winsford Community Action Project (Wincap). For more information on the Over 4 All association call Wincap on 01606 590233.


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Leisure centre to host forum

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THE first of the new Cheshire West community forums covering Marbury, Northwich East and Shakerley takes place on Monday. The forums are an integral part of the council’s commitment to recognise the role that communities play in delivering effective services and provide an opportunity for local people to voice their concerns and aspirations. The meeting, at Rudheath Leisure Centre, Shipbrook Road is an opportunity for residents to find out more about how the council works and the priorities for action. There will be an update on the Lostock Triangle – the business park under construction in Lostock Gralam – and a chance to talk to councillors and officers about local issues. There will be a community safety meeting at the leisure centre at 6.30pm, followed by the forum at 7pm. Cheshire West and Chester Council aims to organise at least four meetings a year for the area. They are open to all and residents are being encouraged to attend and have their say. Chairman Cllr Mark Stocks said: “The community forum is an opportunity to hear about the new council and raise issues that affect your area. I would encourage everyone to come along.”

KNOCK KNOCK: Police conduct a house raid as part of a national drugs crackdown.

Drugs crackdown reaps rewards POLICE in Winsford have carried out a series of raids. About a dozen homes were searched on Wednesday and Friday, with several suspects arrested and charged across the town. Insp Dave Snasdell, head of policing in Winsford, said the public’s continued support is needed to stamp out drug-related crime. “We spend a large percentage of our time dealing with the consequences of drugs and we need the support of the community to enforce and disrupt the activities of people who wish to deal,” he said. “We need your help to support us in

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The funeral took place on May 26 of Douglas Edward Farlow who died in hospital on May 13, aged 83.

Born in Crewe, Doug moved with his family to Owley Wood in Weaverham when he was three. He attended Forest Street School and later joined ICI as office boy. Doug joined the RAF in 1943 and was stationed at the records office at Viceroy Court in London. On being demobbed in 1946, he took up employment at ICI Winnington Works as a crane driver and later at Avenue Works. He married his wife Kathleen at Witton Parish Church in 1960 and was widowed in 1996. Shortly afterwards he moved from Weaverham to Lea Green in Church Minshull. In his younger days, Doug was a member of Owley Wood Scouts and was a bugler with Weaverham Boys Brigade. An all-round sportsman, Doug played football for the local football teams. He also enjoyed nature and wildlife – and particularly his dogs. He also took an interest in classic American cars which were a familiar sight in the village. Proud of his family name, he researched and met up with descendents of his ancestors in various parts of the country and USA. He is survived by his sister Margaret and his nephews and nieces. The funeral service and committal took place at Crewe Crematorium. The Rev Brian Peace led the service There were family flowers and donations were for the Macmillan Nurses. Arrangements: Nagle Brothers, Acton Bridge.

A SHUTTLE bus service taking people from Hartford and Knutsford trains stations to the Cheshire County Show has been cancelled. Dozens of visitors will be left stranded by the decision. Executive director of the Cheshire Show Nigel Evans said: “Unfortunately, due to the economic climate and subsequent budgetary constraints, the show will not be able to fund the provision of the shuttle bus service this year. “It was agreed by the service provider to set the fares generated from this service against the final charge. In recent years, the use, and therefore the fares generated from this service, has only contributed a very modest reduction of the overall cost to the show. “We hope that visitors will understand the show’s position with this matter and be assured that this service will be re-introduced when finances and increased need determine it to be so.” For more information on the Cheshire County Show visit www.cheshirecountyshow.org.uk or ring 01565 650200.

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The funeral took place on June 5 of George Littler who died in hospital on May 26, aged 71.

George was born in Northwich, one of six children of Gladys and Arthur Littler. He spent seven years in hospital from infancy and was partially disabled. He attended Danebridge School and after his education he was employed at Broadhurst’s Bakery in Rudheath. He subsequently met his future wife Sybil and they married at St Mary’s Church in Weaverham in 1959. Shortly afterwards they emigrated to Australia but got homesick and returned to live in Weaverham after three years. On his return, George took up employment at BICC in Helsby until he was made redundant. He then moved to the Eden Vale yoghurt factory in Cuddington until retirement. George enjoyed playing golf and participating in works tournaments. He also enjoyed bowls and was a member of Owley Wood Rec team. He was keen on DIY and enjoyed wildlife and photography. he was devoted to his two Westies Poppy and Winnie. He is survived by wife Sybil and son Scott. The funeral service took place at St Mary’s Parish Church in Weaverham, and was followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium. The service was led by Rev Geoff Buchan. Pall bearers were members of his bowls and darts teams: J Griffin, C Miveld, K Farr and A Gibson. There were family flowers and donations for Cancer Research UK. Arrangements: Nagle Bros, Acton Bridge.

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Estate walks aim to Recycling plant address problems plans on display WEAVER Vale Housing Trust is encouraging residents from two Winsford estates to join its staff on neighbourhood strolls. A stroll of the Grange Estate will take place on Tuesday, beginning at 9.30am outside Grange Court. Another stroll of Crook Lane will also take place on Tuesday, June 30, beginning at 9.30am at Willow Wood, outside the games area on Esk Road. The purpose of the strolls is to help identify environmental issues which are causing concern, such

as graffiti, fly-tipping hot spots, or repairs such as damaged walls. Philip Singleton, neighbourhood officer for Weaver Vale Housing Trust, said: “The neighbourhood strolls are a great opportunity for residents to get involved. “And they help the Trust to improve the environment of their local area.” The strolls are both expected to last between one and two hours. ■ For more information contact Philip Singleton on 01606 813422.

VIRIDOR, one of the two companies battling for the £850m contract to manage Cheshire’s waste, has announced the beginning of a public consultation for a proposed waste treatment facility off Griffiths Road, Lostock Gralam. The company has developed plans for an alternative, sustainable waste treatment option for household waste. The consultation will give the community a chance to get more information about the

proposals and share their views with Viridor. The company says the plant will provide an alternative to landfill, along with a visitor centre and between 50 and 60 new jobs at the Lostock facility, three new waste transfer stations and Runcorn power plant. The exhibition will be held at Lostock Social Club from 3-8pm next Wednesday and Thursday, June 24 and 25. For details call 0844 875 1570.

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CROWTON WI president Diana Evans welcomed everyone to the June meeting when an update was given on the progress of the exhibit for the Cheshire Show. The Spring Lunch was a great success and thanks were expressed to all who had helped. A day trip to Castle Howard and a Yorkshire lavender farm will take place on August 25. The branch’s annual holiday – this year to Norwich – departs on June 29. As there was no speaker, members enjoyed a beetle drive. The next meeting is on July 7 at 7.30pm in the village hall and features a talk by flower arranger Mavis Thompson. ● Little Leigh WI met for their June meeting when members were thanked for contributing to the success of the May Fair. A letter from May Queen Maddie Carter was read out. Tickets for the summer event at Owley Wood Club on June 17 were sold and final arrangements were made for the visit to Denman College. The Happy Feet tap dancers entertained members and were thanked by Bernadette O’Donnell. Margaret Davies won the competition for a decorative box, with Elsie Evans second and Janet Whalley third. ● Moulton WI sang Happy Birthday to Lillian Woolley who was 93 on June 8. President Sharon Boden said that a mystery trip had been organised for the evening of June 18. There are a few spaces left for the day trip to York on September 23 and friends and family are welcome to go. Speaker Bob Davies then gave a talk entitled My Way with Roses. The raffle was won by Gill Brain and the competition by Joan Slobom. The next meeting is on July 13 at the Methodist Hall when the speaker will be Diane Simpson with a talk on handwriting psychology. New members and visitors are very welcome.

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free style jumps 30ft into the air. Professor David Bellamy is back at the Cheshire with his fund of stories and reminiscences, and the full range of falconry displays, advice on shooting and country sports, and a team of New Zealanders shearing sheep with speed and skill. The WIs of Cheshire will be out in strength with their full range of competitions and displays, and farmers markets and food halls offer all the specialities the visitor might fancy. A new demonstration this year comes from the team of Welsh axemen who work on wood to produce spectacular articles of all kinds, and for anyone who works right round the 240-acre field at Tabley, there’s always something new to discover – groups of enthusiasts with antique machinery, astonishing organs and engines, and a permanent distant backTSTYPEV> Hezmh Fippeq} {ls {mpp fi ex xli ground of expert clay pigeon shooting. Gliwlmvi Wls{2

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popular attractions at the show, with top chefs from all over the North West displaying their skills. Those pleasures are on the quieter side, but for excitement you might prefer to watch adrenaline junkie Jason Smyth, who is one of the UK’s leading quad motor stunt riders, and his performance includes all the wheelies and stoppies that the fans enjoy, topped by the hair-raising

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DAVENHAM Ramblers' next Sunday stroll takes place on June 28 around Chester. The 10km flat walk will go along the river and back along Dukes Drive. To join in meet at The Bulls Head car park in Davenham at 10am for car share or 10.45am at Eccleston Village Hall. Walkers are advised to take a drink and packed lunch. For more details contact walk leaders John and Cath Freeman on 01606 782892 or visit www.davenhamramblers.co.uk.

OAP group recruiting

The Winsford-based Vale Royal Pensioners Association is on the look-out for new members. The group meets for an outing once a month and wants more people to come and join the fun. Members meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm at Wharton Cons Club, Wharton Road. To join or find out more drop in at the next meeting or call 01606 554920 or 01606 44040.

Degree sponsorship

CHESHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is on the hunt for two dedicated people who want to pursue a career in the industry. As part of its High Potential development scheme, the service is offering to sponsor two individuals to complete a three-year BSc (Hons) Degree in Fire and Leadership at the University of Central Lancashire . Sponsorship will include the payment of the tuition fees for the degree course, paid work experience with the service in the summer holidays and a guaranteed job with them once the course has been completed. For details call the Learning and Development Team on 01606 868785 or visit www.cheshirefire.gov.uk

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Fundraiser is simply a Knockout! THE Whitegate Charity Trust expects Saturday’s successful It’s a Knockout fundraiser will produce a bumper windfall for a local charity.

The event was held to raise much-needed funds for The Joshua Tree, based in Cuddington and organisers reckon there could be a £7,000 pay-day after crowds flocked to the weekend’s event. The Joshua Tree has set itself a huge £650,000 fundraising target. Its aim is to build a holiday home where children with life-threatening illnesses can take a much-needed break with their families. Last year’s event raised £5,500 for the North West Air Ambulance Service but organisers reckon this year’s total will be even higher. Nige Durose said: “The event proved to be even bigger and better than last year, thanks to the support of local people who came to enjoy the games. “We estimate that over 2,000 people attended.” Twenty teams competed in two rounds of It’s a Knockout, games with the win-

ner from each round going forward to the final. The Goon Platoon, a team made up of staff and friends of The Oakmere Motor Group, were victorious in the final. A prize was also given to the best dressed team, won by Ernie’s Honeypots in bumble bee outfits. Representatives from The Joshua Tree were at the event to enjoy the fun and to help promote their cause. Lynda Hill from The Joshua Tree said: “We are amazed at the success of the event. It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves and ultimately helping us to reach our goal.” As well as the Knockout games, families could also enjoy a mini fun fair, children’s activity tent and a BBQ. The beer tent proved a big winner and several live bands entertained the crowds until the early evening. ■ The Whitegate Charity Trust is a group of friends and business people who get together to raise money for various charities. For more information, see their website: www.whitegatecharity.co.uk.

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Families can learn new skills at Day of Discovery LOSTOCK Gralam Primary School is holding a Day of Discovery on July 4. Funded by the National Lottery, the activities are open to pupils and their families – and they are all free. The aim is for families to discover new talents and skills together. Activities include den-building, ice- skating, a climbing wall, golf, a treasure hunt, scarecrow-making, watercolour painting, dance and circus skills. Everyone who takes part receives a special passport as a souvenir of the day, which will be stamped as each activ-

ity takes place. The day comes to a close with a family barbecue. Headteacher Cheryl Walton said: “We’re delighted to once again present Family Learning as an event full of exciting activities. “It’s our second full day event and has something to interest everyone.” Cheshire West Council’s Education Executive Member, Arthur Harada, said: “Family members can discover new skills in a wide range of activities which can last for half an hour, an hour or half a day.”

Rosy outlook for village event A RECORD number of youngsters are expected to take part in Goostrey Rose Day on Saturday, June 27. More than 200 children will join the procession at 12.30pm from Booth Bed Lane to the village school playing field where Emily Hocknell will be crowned this year’s Rose Queen. There will be entertainment from the Alderley Edge Scout band, Jimmy Gilman’s One Man and his Ducks act and Maypole dancing by Year 2 children from Goostrey School. Rose Festival chairman Julia Sewell said: “Rose Day is a very special event in Goostrey’s calendar and we hope all the children and their families enjoy it.”

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Hurricane Tom on tour BRITISH singer-songwriter Tom McRae is a rising star after four acclaimed albums over the last decade. His eponymous debut album in 2000 was nominated for a Mercury Prize, a Q Magazine award and a Brit. Two years of solid touring followed which cemented his reputation. Just Like Blood, his second album, was a big hit in America where every track was licensed for TV and film use, his style fitting the darker output of LA’s film studios. In 2004 McRae moved to LA, while making his third album, All Maps Welcome. After signing to V2 in 2006, the following year McRae released King Of Cards, a more upbeat offering than previous albums. He became a huge hit at festivals across Europe and he’s now back in London about to release his fifth album – The Alphabet of Hurricanes. It is scheduled for release in September 2009, with a second volume to follow in early 2010. Hence Tom will tour the new album with a full band – and he’s coming to the North West. On Saturday September 26, he’s at Liverpool’s O2 Academy (0844 477 2000) and the next night he performs at Manchester Club Academy (0161 832 1111) ■ Tickets are available on the 24-hour hotline on 0871 2200 260 or online at www.gigsandtours.com

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Call to arms STELLAR: Rising stars The Shallow Call topped the bill at DeBees Music Bar.

Arrival of ‘Gent’ Ne-yo PROLIFIC singer-songwriter Ne-yo performs at the Echo Arena Liverpool on July 17. Ne-yo has penned tracks for Rihanna, Mary J Blige, Britney Spears and Beyonce. The Grammy award winner has sold five million albums to date. Ne-yo is expected to showcase songs from the album The Year of the Gentleman, including Closer and Miss Independent as well as his signature hits So Sick and Because of You. ■ For tickets, log on to www.accliverpool. com or call the Echo Arena box office on 0844 8000 400. Tickets are £35 plus booking fee.

It’s barbaric and it’s fun! A PLAY by a Widnes author is being given a new lease of life. Some Barbaric Tune by Alan Roberts, is being staged by The Minimum Wage Theatre Company next Wednesday, June 24, at the Bankfield School hall in Liverpool Road, Widnes, and Friday, June 26, at The Brindley in Runcorn (7.30pm). Tickets are £8 on the door, and £6 concessions. Paul Kennedy from Minimum Wage, said: “This production was last staged in 2004. It’s an insane comedy about a doctor trying to create the perfect man.” To join the company, call 0151 424 8632.

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ORE than 160 fans packed into the revamped DeBees Music Bar last Thursday to witness some of the best live acts Mid Cheshire has to offer. Topping the bill of the Winsford showcase were Whatfest ’09 headliners The Shallow Call, who delivered a revamped set bolstered by four new songs from the pen of talented lead singer Phil O’Driscoll. By the end of what can only be described as a stellar performance, the Rudheath indie group lived up to their growing reputation as the ones to watch in 2009. They gave their ever-increasing band of loyal supporters some new

material in the shape of Ask Me, Wanted Me Less, Why Do You Want Me and Bragging It. Classic Shallow Call numbers Where We All Hang Around and Come Home (This Minute) proved to be crowd pleasers. Soon-to-be-released Happy Drunk is a singalong favourite and as well as being recorded at Vibe Studios in Manchester’s Cheetham Hill last weekend, 250 copies of an acoustic version of the track were handed to those in attendance. Before the Call’s superb finale, music lovers were treated to four performances, differing in genre, but similar in excellence.

Kicking off proceedings were The Cordels, currently working with former Charlatans and Foo Fighters producer Jim Lowe. The three-piece upbeat indie group set a very high standard for the night with drummer David Wimbush impressing many in an intrigued crowd. On the outdoor stage, bringing the pace down a level, was solo artist Gemma Rose, who played an emotional but provocative set on her acoustic guitar and is a must-see at this year’s Whatfest. Back inside were The 66, a youthful but confident synthesised techno group with echoes of Kasabian and

the Charlatans running through many of their spine-tingling offerings. They may well be the dark horses for the blue riband for up-and-coming bands at next month’s three-festival at Whatcroft. Adding a dash of reggae outside was Golty Farabeau who, with No Woman No Cry and Don’t Worry, Be Happy, kept smiles and a relaxed content vibe among those looking on before a humorous yet compelling version of The Shallow Call’s hit Frank Bruno acted as the perfect set-up for Northwich’s young pretenders the Call to take the stage.

Small cast shines in Finney’s impressive directorial debut DAMAGES is the fast-paced, real-time drama of a tabloid newspaper, brought to life by the Harlequin Theatre. Faced with the decision of frontpaging a topless photograph of a well-known children’s television presenter, the hacks are thrown into a dilemma. Why the hesitation, you may ask? The threat of a potential law-suit is the answer. Baz (Matthew Lambert), the night

REVIEW by Tracey Clare editor, arranges for Abby (Stacy Hirst), his ex-girlfriend and a successful lawyer, to attend as legal advisor. Meanwhile, his nemesis Lister (Richard Sadler), a hard-nosed, ‘old school’ journalist is insistent on publication. The atmosphere intensifies when it is revealed the TV personality is Abby’s good friend. But to the rescue comes the proofreader

Howard (Dave Gilliver), whose fox-like mind intuits trickery, and the photograph is aimed at deflecting attention from a heinous crime – involving the presenter’s son! Points of law are debated back and forth and personal insults exchanged as the tension grows. Matthew Lambert played the university-educated, wet-behind-

the-ears journalist Baz, who was convincingly parodied and relentlessly baited by Richard Sadler throughout. Stacy Hirst excelled as the uppity barrister and Dave Giller gave an admirable performance as the oldfashioned moralist. Chris Finney’s debut as director successfully combined perfect timing and believable characters throughout this entertaining satire.


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ANCE festival Creamfields has been granted a licence for its site in Daresbury over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Daresbury has been the festival’s home since 2006, when it moved from the Old Liverpool Airfield site in Speke. This year’s line up includes Basement Jaxx, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris, Mylo Live, David Guetta, 2manydjs Live and Deadmau5 to name a few. Event manager Jim King from Loudsound said: “We’re looking forward to continuing the excellent working relationships with Cheshire police and the council to ensure that this year is a success.” Last year saw Creamfields become a two-day camping show which attracted more than 65,000 people, generating £7.2m to the local economy. Whilst the UK festival remains its flagship event, Creamfields has been successfully established in the global market. This year will see Creamfields stage 10 festivals around the world including Argentina, Portugal, Romania, Brazil, Czech Republic, Spain, Mexico, Russia and new territories in Malta and Ukraine. For a limited period, all weekend and camping tickets are £100 plus the booking fee. They’re on sale at www.ticketline.co. uk (0844 888 4401).

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CTOR Philip Olivier will star as Dirty Harry in the national tour of Never Forget, the hit musical with the songs of Take That, when it plays the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl, on Tuesday to Saturday, September 1-5. Philip is best known for playing the popular role of Tim O’Leary, aka Tinhead, in Channel 4’s Brookside for seven years. Never Forget is written by BAFTA award-winner Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless, Sorted, Clocking Off) along with Guy Jones and Ed Curtis.

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OUNTRY act Jonny Williams appears at the Gladstone Club, Station Road, Northwich, this Sunday. The same night, country duo Jim Ryder and Adam James entertain at Desperado’s at the Farnworth Social Club in Peel House Lane, Widnes.

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LTERNATIVE rockers Illicit Eve promise a show to remember at Crewe’s Limelight Club tomorrow. Admission is £5. On Friday, there’s a tribute act double header with Beautiful Sound and Crowded Scouse. Admission is £5. On Saturday, Simple Minds tribute act Sample Minds hits the stage. Admission is £9. For tickets, phone 01270

Superstar Beyoncé returning by popular demand DUE to phenomenal demand, global superstar Beyoncé is to return to these shores later this year with her sizzling live show, the I Am… tour. The set of new dates includes the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on Wednesday, November 11. Her current European tour has been an incredible success with more than 350,000 tickets sold over 32 shows – the UK leg of the tour sold out, with Beyoncé playing to more than 100,000 fans. Featuring her sexy 10-piece all-female band, state-of-the-art HD screens and the hottest crew

of dancers, the I Am… show is a spectacular tour de force showcasing Beyoncé as one of the must-see live performers in the world right now. Since the release of her current multi-platinum album I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé has had an incredible six months with her single If I Were A Boy becoming an international smash and her hit film Obsessed. ■ To book tickets, log on to www.echoarena.com or call the Echo Arena box office on 0844 8000 400. Tickets are subject to booking and transactions fees.

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THE magic of supergroup Queen and Freddie Mercury lives on through tribute QEII who appear at Crewe’s M Club on Saturday. The popular five-piece from Stoke are well established, having played more than 2,000 gigs in the last decade. They rehearsed behind closed doors for 12 months to perfect their sound. Fans can expect to hear renditions of classics such as Killer Queen, Bicycle Race, Under Pressure and Another One Bites the Dust. ■ For tickets (£11.75), phone 01270 216785 or visit www.themclub.co.uk.

LEEDS rockers Pulled Apart By Horses stampede into The Box Club, Crewe, tomorrow. Known for their explosive live shows, the four-piece are acclaimed as one of the most exciting prospects on the UK rock scene. A band spokesman said: “They have huge riffs and tunes aplenty.” Support comes from Alsager rockers Troops of Mafeking and Crewe three-piece Flux. Entry is £6. Doors from 8pm. For more information visit www.theboxcrewe.co.uk.

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WHAT’S ON THE FLAGS (Liverpool Royal Court until June 27).

Bridget O’Connor’s multi-award-winning black comedy is about two Irish lifeguards who have the misfortune to patrol the second worst beach in Ireland. The synopsis has been described as imagining Father Ted meets Steptoe and Son – on a beach! The two main characters are lifeguards JJ (Andrew Schofield) and Howie (Eamonn Owens) and they are desperate to get away from their deserted stretch and are applying for two vacant posts at the prestigious Banna Strand beach. They must impress Brendan (Kieron Cunningham), the director of leisure services, to win the post but their chances won’t be helped by the unstable jilted bride Ursula (Jessica Regan) who is hunting for a beach to end it all. See www.royalcourtliverpool.com or call 0870 787 1866

RELATIVELY SPEAKING (Manchester Library Theatre, St Peter’s Square, until June 20)

Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious 1960s comedy established him as a modern-day comic master. Greg and Ginny are living together and planning to get married. But Greg is becoming increasingly suspicious that he is not the only man in Ginny’s life. So when she plans to visit her parents, he decides to secretly follow her. Visit www.library theatre.com or ring 0161 236 7110.

DUMB SHOW (Newcastle New Vic until June 20)

This hilarious exposé of celebrity culture and tabloid journalism introduces a Saturday night TV host who fears his 15 minutes of fame may be coming to an end. Two hot-shots offer him the chance to make some big money and he is happy to go along. But in the hotel suite, we learn his marriage is on the rocks, his show is on the way out and he has hit the bottle. Call 01782 717962 or

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Mold Theatre until June 20)

Mold Players present Tim Kelly’s adaptation of the most famous Sherlock Holmes story. A monstrous hound roams the moor – a beast which is inextricably bound up with the legacy which Sir Henry Baskerville has inherited. Can Sherlock Holmes save the day? Visit www.clwyd-theatrcymru.co.uk or ring 0845 330 3565.

OLIVER! (Theatr Cymru, Mold until June 20)

Tip Top Productions follow their recent successes with The Full Monty and Bouncers with the classic Lionel Bart musical, bringing to life Dickens’ characters as Oliver Twist asks for more. Packed with wonderful songs such as Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself and As Long As He Needs Me. Visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk or ring 0845 330 3565.

QUADROPHENIA (Manchester Opera House until June 20)

Set in London and Brighton at the height of the mod era, this story is told through the eyes of Jimmy, a hedonistic, style-conscious teenager searching for a place to belong and a girl to love. Misunderstood by his parents and stuck in a dead-end job, he sets off on a trip to Brighton that will change his life forever. The evocative world of ’60s Britain is emulated by the stunning Pete Townshend score from The Who’s classic album. Visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk or ring 0844 847 2484.

EVOLUTION OF ENGINEERING (Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury, June 21)

A fascinating show hosted by Lt Col Dick Strawbridge, who believes it is as important to know how and why things work as actually getting them to work. He may be familiar from the shows Scrapheap Challenge and It’s Not Easy Being

VER wondered what it’s like to handle ancient artefacts, care for unusual bugs or produce an exhibition of artworks? National Museums Liverpool is giving the public an opportunity to quiz curators and discover more about their fascinating jobs. Posting questions is easily done on the National Museums Liverpool website at www.liverpoolmuseums. org.uk/curator/. The best will be selected and posed to the curator in a video interview which will also be shown on the website. The first curator to be featured is Pauline Rushton, curator of costumes and textiles. Pauline is responsible for Liverpool’s huge range of costumes, from gorgeous Edwardian frocks to punky Vivienne Westwood suits. National Museums Liverpool has a host of different curators – all experts in their field – that reflect the diversity and richness of the collections held on Merseyside. ‘Ask the Curator’ is your chance to discover what goes on behind the scenes at the museums.

LAZYTOWN LIVE! (Liverpool Empire until June 21)

Swashbuckling fun for all the family. Get ready for star jumps, power moves, laugh out loud fun, sing-a-long songs and dancing in the aisles. You'll be transported on to the high seas through a high energy story full of parrots, pieces of eight and buried treasure. Visit www.liverpoolempire.org.uk or ring 0844 847 2525.

THE PIANIST (Manchester Royal Exchange until June 27)

Best known as an Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanksi, this play is based upon the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman. It retells the harrowing story of one man’s time under the Nazi occupation in Poland, with internationally acclaimed concert pianist Mikhail Rudy performing the music of Chopin and Szpilman. Visit www.royalexchange .co.uk or ring 0161 833 9833.

DR KORCZAK’S EXAMPLE (Manchester Royal Exchange until June 27)

Penned by award-winning writer and director David Greig, this is based on a true powerful and poignant story and recounts the remarkable last days of Janusz Korczak, a children’s author and paediatrician who founded a Jewish orphanage in the shadow of the Warsaw Ghetto. Visit www.royalexchange.co.uk or ring 0161 833 9833.

WEST SIDE STORY (Stoke Regent until June 27)

With groundbreaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre forever. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria and America. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com/stoke or ring 0870

WARD-WINNING Key103 DJ and star of Phoenix Nights Justin Moorhouse tops the stellar line-up at this month’s M Comedy Night in Crewe on Friday, June 26. Fellow comedian Jimmy Carr has recently Justin declared Moorhouse Justin his favourite live act. He’s appearing alongside Eric Cantona in the hit film Looking for Eric. He has also starred in a number of TV shows, including Max and Paddy and 8 Out of 10 Cats. A show spokesman said: “Justin is now in great demand as a stand-up, actor, writer, TV and radio presenter. “He’s currently presenting a live daily radio show but never misses an opportunity to get back on the road. “This is all a far cry away from being fired from his day job in 2000 over a misunderstanding with a parking ticket.” Joining Justin on the night will be student comedian of the year Nathan Caton and veteran comic Silky, who has been touring the UK circuit for 15 years. Doors will open at 7.15pm for the show at 8.15pm. The show is strictly over 16s and youngsters aged 16-17 must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets, priced £9, phone the box office on


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To book online visit: www.diamondhols.co.uk BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TRINITY MIRROR NORTH WEST IN CONJUNCTION WITH: DIAMOND HOLIDAYS ABTA W0552

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Sunday 21st June 10am - 4pm & then at

Nantwich Civic Hall

Town Centre, Nantwich (Sat Nav CW5 5DG)

Thursday 25th June 10am - 4pm V&A Fairs 01938 580438 www.vandafairs.com

Noticeboard

KELSALL STEAM VINTAGE RALLY

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28TH

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JUNE

Churches View Farm, Kelsall Road Ashton Chester, CH3 8BH (on A54) Annual gathering of ERF Gates open at 9.30am There will be steam engines, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, tractors, commercial vehicles and lots more to see! F O R F U R T H E R I N F O R M AT I O N C O N T A C T

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From £11 per day + CDW, with reputable family company

2 days from

Collectors Fairs

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Join us on this fantastic Christmas markets cruise. Book early to avoid disappointment! The warming smell of baked gingerbread, the cheering taste of Glyhwein, the heart-lifting sight of twinkling outdoor lights. When was Christmas shopping more enjoyable?

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Property The Chronicle, June 17, 2009

23

in association with

Accommodation To Let

Full of character features

A

sympathetically restored Victorian home which retains many original features is on the market with Bridgfords and has a guide price of £185,000.

WILLASTON

3 BED SEMI-DETACHED

Fully Refurbished, Part Furnished, 3 Bedroom, Semi-Detached Cottage at 77 Wistaston Road, Willaston, CW56QP. 2ea Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Cloakroom, 2ea First Floor Bedrooms (1 Double/1 Single), Bathroom, 1ea Attic Bedroom. GCH, UPVC DG, Rear Yard/Patio. Street Parking Only.

DEPOSIT-REFS REQUIRED ABSOLUTELY NO DSS-HOUSING BENEFIT/AGENCIES/DOGS £499 PCM 07889 105454 (anytime) or 01270-842745 (eves after 6.30pm)

Number 30 Church Lane, Weaverham, Northwich, is situated in a sought-after spot and is well placed for access to local amenities and major transport networks. The property boasts an entrance hall; two versatile reception rooms; and a spacious cottage-style kitchen with a breakfast area. On the first floor there are two bedrooms and a refitted bathroom with an impressive roll top bath. There is parking at the front of the property; a courtyard; and a well stocked rear garden. n For further details or to arrange a viewing of the property, contact Bridgfords on 01606 48433 or log on to the website www.bridgfords.co.uk.

STUDIO FLAT PART FURNISHED LAUREL RD FAIRFIELD

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Homes For Sale

Caravan Parks/Mobile Homes

Queensgate, Northwich

Call: Swetenhams 01606 43937

HOUSE FOR SALE FARNWORTH WIDNES

MOBILE HOME

located on Wervin Park, nr. Chester. 1 bedroom, fitted kitchen with extras, open lounge, conservatory to side, decking to front, beautifully decorated with excellent views, residential site, genuine reason for sale

£59,995 ono

Large 3 bed semi, 2 reception rooms, conservatory & garage. excellent price

07877 174479.

£O/O 150000

Accommodation To Let

07770936375 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Manchester (Clayton) 3 bed Semi for improvement, for sale by auction. Guide price £50,000+. ashleywall@stanley house.plus.com 07831 368562

Property General HIPS AND EPC’S Direct from energy assessor.

HIPs £250 incVAT(freehold) Energy Performance Certificate £50. Why pay more? Fast reliable service. Multiple copies. Telephone Phil:

07530197179

£295 pcm

01512636744

NANTWICH LUXURY

Apartments, high spec, 2 dbl bedrooms. Close to Town. f/f kitchen, lounge/ dining room. Fully furn or unfurn. Secure parking. CCTV. Suit mature prof. From £550pcm. 01270 611699 or 07795 116136

FOR SALE 2 Bed Luxury Apartment in newly converted church 2 bedrooms, 1 ensuite, family bathroom, 1 secure indoor parking space. Fitted kitchen Double glazing Gas central heating OIRO £150,000

Double glazed and carpeted throughout. Large lounge with electric fire. Fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, fridge, ceramic hob/oven and microwave, laminate flooring. Fully tiled bathroom with bath and electric shower. Nicely decorated with door entry system.

UNFURNISHED

ONE BED FLAT HAMPSTEAD RD FAIRFIELD

Spacious flat with large lounge and feature fireplace, double bedroom, tiled bathroom with electric shower. Fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, fridge, oven/hob, microwave and laminate flooring. Carpeted throughout with door entry system and security alarm. Must be seen.

CREWE Rooms to let in newly refurbished house. Modern F/F rooms. From £55pwk inc all bills, broadband & cleaner. No DSS

07821 898515

L32 KIRKBY 4 bed, 3 storey semi, en− suite, gardens, garage. good location. No DHSS, dep & ref req

£650 pcm 07887644542 N&B Properties.

Various 2, 3 & 4 bed properties in Winsford & Crewe. 07951 183553

3 BED House, Northwich.

Close to all amenities. £550pcm. Tel. 07951 955708

Accommodation To Let 3 STOREY

house in Nantwich. Furnished − lounge, new fully fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. Internet access, CH, DG. Allocated parking and garage. Dep/ref req. No DSS or pets. £650pcm. Alec 07970 775835

PLEASANT ROOM Fully furnished accommodation. Widnes Town Centre. Very clean & quiet

532781

07836

ROOMS TO RENT in Crewe shared house. 10 min walk train station and town. F/F, GCH, all mod cons inc free broadband. From £54pwk inc all bills

07770 355078

CREWE 2 PROPERTIES Nantwich Road area,(large). 2 bed £460pcm & 3 bed £525pcm. Immac kit/bath. Lounge, dining room, garden. 07919 828199. Refs + dep req, DSS welcome. Polacy mile widziani

CREWE STUDIO FLAT s/c. DG, new kitchen and bathroom. Off road parking. £70pwk. Tel 01270 611699

07795 116136

Land For Sale/Let LAND an attractive

area of amenity/pasture land. Likely to be of interest to those seeking a parcel of cheshire countryside, for perhaps occasional recreational tenting, caravaning, hobby farming or grazing of horses. Approx 9 miles south of Chester. £20,000 07850 563639

LAND an attractive

area of amenity/pasture land. Likely to be of interest to those seeking a parcel of cheshire countryside, for perhaps occasional recreational tenting, caravaning, hobby farming or grazing of horses. Approx 9 miles south of Chester. £20,000 07850 563639

it pays to advertise in

£395 pcm 01512636744

CREWE Modern 2 Bed apartment, close to Town Centre. Private parking, suit prof person. £100pwk. Tel 01270 611699 or 07795 116136

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Selling Property in Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire 17-19 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS Oak Street, Northwich

D L O S Cheshire

D L SO Cheshire

Tel: 0844 4180268 www.auctionhouse.uk.net

90% SOLD

IN OUR LAST 4 AUCTIONS ENTRIES ARE NOW INVITED FOR OUR NEXT AUCTION ON

Shipbrook Road, Rudheath

D L O S Cheshire

D L SO Cheshire

5TH AUGUST 2009

D L O S

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 3RD JULY

D L SO


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Northwich 01606 48433

Riddings Lane

Detached Property Four Bedrooms En-suite To Master Lounge & Dining Room Conservatory

Guide Price £290,000

Guide Price £295,000

Victorian Mid Terrace Open Plan Lounge & Dining Room Breakfast Kitchen Three Bedrooms First Floor Shower Room

Eaton View

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

Coronet Avenue

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

Chapel Lane

Barnton

Guide Price £229,950 Primrose Hill

Detached Family Home 25' Breakfast Kitchen Four Bedrooms En-Suite To Master Views Over Countryside

Guide Price £350,000

Cheshire’s Estate Agent

Guide Price £450,000

Semi Detached Property Three Bedrooms Lounge & Conservatory Off Road Parking & Garage Gardens Front & Rear

Birch Grove

Semi Detached Property Three Bedrooms Conservatory Gardens Front & Rear Off Road Parking & Garage

Guide Price £157,000

Guide Price £150,000

Guide Price £225,000 Semi Detached Cottage Two Reception Rooms Three Bedrooms Detached Garage Gardens To Front & Side

Wincham

Victoria Road

Hindley Crescent

Guide Price £139,950

Little Leigh

Northwich

Northwich

Guide Price £120,000

Northwich

Emmett Street

Extended Semi Detached Three Bedrooms Three Reception Rooms Garage & Off Road Parking Gardens Front & Rear

Rudheath

Lostock Graham

Northwich

Grosvenor Court

Spacious Modern Detached Lounge/Dining Room Master Bedroom & En-Suite Three Further Bedrooms Good Sized Gardens

Mature Terraced Two En-suite Bedrooms Lounge & Dining Room Kitchen & Sitting Room Rear Yard & Single Garage

Guide Price £149,950

Guide Price £220,000

Winsford

Hartford

Guide Price £199,950

London Road

Victorian Terraced Property Four Bedrooms Lounge, Dining Room & Cellar Courtyard To Rear Off Road Parking

Percy Street

Middlewich Road

Mature Mid Terrace Lounge/Diner Three Bedrooms Off Road Parking Courtyard Rear Garden

Guide Price £114,950

Orchard Drive

Spacious Mature Detached Home Rural Location Three Reception Areas Four Bedrooms Garage & Gardens

Guide Price £279,950

Weaverham

Modern Detached Property Master Bedroom & En-Suite Three Further Bedrooms Gardens Front & Rear Integral Garage

Beeston Street

Modern Mid Terrace Lounge Breakfast Kitchen Three Bedrooms Gardens Front & Rear

Guide Price £113,950

Northwich

Moreville Close

Modern Semi Detached Lounge & Dining Room Conservatory Three Bedrooms Gardens & Off Road Parking

Station Road

Mature Mid Terrace Lounge & Dining Room Fitted Kitchen & Utility Two Bedrooms Courtyard Rear Garden

Guide Price £120,000

Guide Price £145,000

Northwich

Northwich

Guide Price £144,500

The Woodlands

Modern Second Floor Apartment One Bedroom Lounge Separate Dining Kitchen Allocated Parking

Cuddington

Gladstone Street

Extended Semi Detached Three Bedrooms First Floor Bathroom Off Road Parking & Garage Open Views To Rear

Offers over £119,950

Barnton

Winsford

Offers Over £118,000

Arley Court,Wrenbury Drive

Second Floor Apartment Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen Two Double Bedrooms Communal Gardens Allocated Parking

Webbs Court

Guide Price £106,000

Barton

Arley Court,Wrenbury Drive

Modern Ground Floor Apartment Two Bedrooms Sought After Development Open Plan Lounge/Dining Kitchen Allocated Parking

Guide Price £100,000

Kingsmead

Northwich

Guide Price £95,000

James Street

Mature Mid Terrace Lounge & Dining Room Two Bedrooms Loft Room Rear Garden

Moulton

Semi Detached Property Gardens To Front & Rear Off Road Parking Lounge / Diner Bedroom (Overlooks Lounge)

Acton Bridge

Withington Close

Northwich

Leftwich

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

Sandy Lane

Period Detached Home Four Reception Areas Four Bedrooms To Main House Approximately 8 Acres & Stables Separate Two Bedroom Annex

Guide Price £1,500,000


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7 Fountain Court, Winsford Tel: 01606 553412 WELL STREET

D L SO

Mature terrace

Two double bedrooms

£94,950

D L SO

LD

SO

Three bedroom detached property

Garden

Cul-de-sac location

Master bedroom with en-suite shower room

Detached garage to rear

Off road parking and detached garage

Modern semi detached

3 bedrooms

SHEPHERS FOLD DRIVE

LYTHAM DRIVE

LD

SO

Modern detached Four bedrooms, En suite ● Two receptions, Conservatory ● Kitchen & utility ● Cloakroom/WC ● Garage, Driveway, Gardens ● GCH, Double glazing £189,950 ●

Gas central heating and double glazingWIS090076 £149,950

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 £229,950 £190,000 ●

Dining area

Breakfast kitchen

Conservatory

● ●

Converted

garage

to

Master bedroom ensuite Off road parking and garage

WEAVER VALLEY ROAD ●

Kitchen/diner

WIS090166

Modern four bedroom

WC

Lounge

Dining room

Breakfast kitchen & utility

Master bedroom with en-

Bathroom

suite shower room ●

Front & rear gardens

Modern three bedroom

£189,950

WIS080665

Garage

Front and rear gardens

No chain

Mature three bedroom semi

GLADSTONE STREET

WIS090088

detached detached

Lounge

Dining room

Kitchen

Conservatory

Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes

Driveway

Detached garage

Gardens front & rear

CAMBRIAN WAY

Two bedroom detached

Flexible accommodation

S

Off road parking Detached garage

LINWOOD ●

Gas central heating Double glazing No chain

WIS090100

Beautifully

3 Bedroom Terrace Loinge/dining Room ● Double Glazing ● Gas central Heating ● Off Road Parking ● Garden OIRO £79,950

S

presented

Downstairs cloaks/wc

Lounge

Kitchen

Conservatory

Gardens front and rear

Off road parking

Gas central heating

Double glazing WIS080027

Kitchen, lean to and bathroom

Attractive gardens to rear

Gas central heating WIS080631

PRIORY CLOSE

WEAVER STREET

D L O

Spacious detached bungalow Sought after cul-de-sa location ● Lounge, Kitchen, Dining room ● Utility, Conservatory ● Two double bedrooms ● Off road parking £229,950

S

WIS090070

D L O

No Chain Recently modernised three bedroom semi Lounge, dining room ● Recently refitted modern dining kitchen ● Modern family bathroom, Gardern to rear ● Gas central heating, partially double glazed ● Viewing essential WIS090069 £109,950 ●

WIS090105

GLADSTONE STREET

Lounge

Kitchen

Bathroom

Two bedrooms

Off road parking

Garage

Gas central heating

Double glazing

£145,000

S 2 bedrooms ● Entrance porch ● Lounge / diner ● Kitchen ● Bathroom ● Rear yard £94,950

S

Detached bungalow ● Lounge ● Kitchen/diner ● Conservatory ● Two bedrooms ● Garden to rear ● ORP Offers Over £135,000

S

WIS080469

End cottage

Lounge

Kitchen

WIS080521

Attractive two bedroom semi detached

D L O

Two bedrooms

Driveway with detached garage £79,950

true

WIS090189

MIDDLEWICH ROAD

SWANLOW LANE

D L O

detached

Hall

D L O

Semi

bungalow

HIGH STREET

modern semi detached ●

DELAMERE RISE

D L O

25" lounge with dining space

bungalow ●

£119,950

WIS080422

D L SO

Lounge

provide office

Lounge

Driveway

ELMWOOD GROVE

£129,500

Cloakroom

detached

£128,000

D L SO

WIS080661

Modern four bedroom detached

LD

Dining room

GLENEAGLES DRIVE

OIRO £134,950

SO

WIS080610

WINSFORD

HAWKESHEAD WAY

Lounge

£70,000

D L SO

ELMWOOD GROVE

WIN080605

Hall

Lounge

Dining room

Breakfast kitchen

Gardens front and rear

Garage

Internal

inspection

highly recommended £137,950

WIS080357


Classified

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Northwhich Chronicle

Classified

PVCue

Business

SPECIALISTS

‘Family Business’

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

Financial

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

Classified Home Services To place an advert Tel: 01244 606381

STORAGE SOLUTIONS. For all your storage requirements: From as little as £300 pounds

Call now ask for Paul: Mobile: 07929 377961 All work done in a few hours, upgrades available

• SLATE TILE FLAT ROOFING & REPAIRS • FASCIAS, SOFFITS & GUTTERINGS

Joinery Windows, Doors & skirtings Etc. Loft Conversions & Velux windows installed. 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Tel Mr McBride On 01606 330736 Or 07973 706035

Kitchens 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

FALCON SERVICES

ALARM

Intruder alarms installed, repaired & serviced. Excellent standards of workmanship by experienced tradesman. Free quotations Call 01606 855047 or 07525 483488

Tiling A PROFESSIONAL TILER All aspects of wall & floor tiling. Free quotations. Professional job guaranteed. Friendly & reliable. Competitive rates. Tel 01244 544994

C.C. HANDYMAN

• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Tiling • Laminate flooring • Painting & decorating • Flat pack furniture • Grass cutting & borders • Odd jobs Ring Chris on 07544 019312

01270 820 426/WWW.ENVIROSKIPHIRE.CO.UK INFO@ENVIROSKIPHIRE.CO.UK HEAD OFFICE & TIPPING, STATION YARD, RADWAY GREEN, CW2 5PH TIPPING, NORTON WAY, SANDBACH, CW11 3UL

Painting/Decorating WILLIAM

DODD

DECORATOR High quality at an affordable price. Free estimates. T: 01606 833099 or M: 07946342013

TONY’S PAINTING & Friendly DECORATING

STRIPPING

We Strip Restore & Polish Furniture, Doors All Woods, Veneers & Metals Powder Coating On site Stripping paintstripping @yahoo.com 0780 7045695

Carpet Services AFFORDABLE CLEANERS

Professional carpet & upholstery cleaners, high quality clean, most carpets dry before we leave. Excellent rates. For a free quote call 01606 74298 or 07854 690355 carpetcleanerscheshire.co.uk

Distribution: 0151 472 2803

Come and see us at the shop at 66 High Street, Saltney

SKIP HIRE

Ring Dave on 01606 569166 / 07876 403309 (m)

PAINT

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

Digital Aerials from £40 or extra phone points from £50

Burst pipes, leaks, taps Drains unblocked Showers, Radiators, Bathrooms OAP Discounts

07772 913 350.

By Fax:

AERIAL SATELLITE SERVICES

24 HR CALLOUT WITHIN 1HR - NO CALLOUT CHARGE

L.G. HEATING

Ray Addison (Northwich Advertisers) Tel: 01244 606318 Mobile: 07795 302461 E-mail: ray.addison@buysell.co.uk

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

BUDGET PLUMBING

Central heating installs, breakdowns & servicing. Cookers & fires. 5 year boiler guarantee. Gas safe reg.

Marie Dixon (Winsford Advertisers) Tel: 01244 606383 Mobile: 07714 429637 E-mail: marie.dixon@cheshirenews.co.uk

TV/Video/Audio Repairs

Heating/Plumbing

Paint Stripping

Burglar Alarms

DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL ALL SKIP SIZES AVAILABLE MINI-MIDI-MAXI-ROLL-ON-OFF TWO FULLY LICENSED TRANSFER STATIONS WITH FULL TIPPING FACILITIES FOR ALL TRADES IN ALSAGER & SANDBACH

Handyman

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

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

• CHIMNEY POINTING, REBUILDING OR REMOVAL

01244 879790

Classified Trade Ads Tel: 01244 606381/606382

By Post or in Person

• GARAGES, GARDEN WALLS, PORCHES • HOUSE POINTING, PATIOS, PATHWAYS & DECKING

OR

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

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

BUILDING, ROOFING AND CHIMNEYS

01606 551470

By Phone:

Recruitment Advertising

CARL DUCKETT

Other joinery jobs considered

THE LOFT SPACE MAKERS:

SKIP HIRE

Soffits

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

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.

d ar bo ge ar B Cu PV s PVCu

PVCu Shiplap Cladding (in a range of colours)

ALL ASPECTS OF JOINERY UNDERTAKEN.

General Home Improvements

ENVIRO

Established 1985 PVCu Tile Caps (Dry Verges)

Gutter(different shapes & colours) PVCu Fascias

No Sub Contractors No Salesmen No Gimmicks

CHEQUES CASHED

Skip Hire

Building Services/Supplies

How to place an advert

27

tidy work by tradesman, discount OAP’s, free quote. Tel 01606 46096 or 07799 127245

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

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

Tel: 01829 260 687 Fax: 01829 260 556

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

Call Ray on

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

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

SKIP

HIRE

Mini & midi, reliable same day service. Competitive prices. Tel 01606 871759 or 07765 311206

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

Registered installer

Heavy Duty Cleaning Services DRIVEKLEEN

driveway and patio cleaning service, all exterior cleaning considered, for free quotes. contact steve. 01606 559501 mob: 77852828342

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

Call Rick on

01606 559346 or 07843 725314

Roofing FLAT ROOFING 30 years Life expectancy

BADDELEY

PLASTERING

RRS DIGITAL AERIALS

20 YEAR GUARANTEE

Tel 07900 148 127 BAILEY

0800 118 2705 • 07858 210556

Only top quality felts used Ply Decking Fast efficient service Flat roofing since 1977 Eddie Mcdaid Flat Roofing Comberbach

01606 892194 or 07774 713459

Cambridge & Sandringham Departs 3 July & 21 August

189.95pp

From £ for 4 days

For FREE a brochure

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


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Private: 0870 2340031 Trade:01244 606381

£££s

Furniture

BLINDS SALE 50%

3

COFFEE

CHAIRS

MADONNA

TICKETS

For M.E.N arena, being sold at cost price of £485 in total, I am willing to split. Concert date Tues July 7th. Tel. 01270 842878.

FRIDGE

FREEZER

Hotpoint, 50/50, £45. Drop−leaf table & 4 folding chairs, light beech, £45. Corner TV/video unit, light beech, £10. Small hardwood garden table & 2 chairs, £15. 2 multi−position garden chairs, with cushions, £15. Tel. 01270 750035

PHOTO LABEL STANDS approx 40, suitable for plant/nursery, vgc, offers. Tel (07813 279066) northwich

Household Goods 3

PIECE SUITE large, cream with removable/ washable covers, very comfortable! £100 0151 2286111 or 07736039328

BEECH

FURNITURE

small bookcase and two coffee tables, good condition £10−15 each 0151 2286111/ 07736039328

DFS

SOFA DFS cream three seater sofa. Excellent condition £100 07824700465

FRIDGE

FREEZER Beko silver fridge freezer. Good condition. Buyer collects £100 07824700465

Fireplace Sales ELGIN & HALL FIREPLACE Elgin & Hall Fireplace, hearth and insert. Cotswold stone effect. £250 01606 75208

TABLE teak, rectangular, lower shelf, good condition, £25. Tel: (01606 75809) Northwich

COMPUTER DESK

Ikea, 5ft, plus two cabinets, in teak, open to offers, as new. Tel: (01606 851139) Northwich

COMPUTER DESK

MFI, plus set of drawers, cream, as new, open to offers. Tel: (01606 851139) Northwich

COMPUTER DESK tiered

to take peripherals. Beech wood & chrome. 50 x 100 x 150h. Excellent condition. £50 01270 664702 or 07740284712

SIDEBOARD oak, 4 1/2 ft

length, 20" wide, very good condition, £180. Tel: (01606 871884) Northwich

SOLID PINE TABLE & 6 CHAIRS antique wax finish, 6ftx3ft approx., excellent condition, £150. 01270 811701.

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different tunes, good condition, £30. Baby first trampoline, never used, as new, £10. Baby outdoor swing, good condition, hardly used, £15. tel (01606 43917) northwich

TRAVEL COT by chicco,

vgc £10. Tel (01606 557149). Winsford.

TILE cutter, 150mm diamond cutting disc, hardly used, £25. Tel (01606 557149). Winsford.

TILES 57 new fired−earth

African multi−colour slate tiles, 30 x 40 x 1−2 cms, £200; 165 new Marlborough pearl pink mix, 11.5 cm tiles, £100. Tel. 01829 740 103 or 07980 026 961 (Tarvin).

Tickets 2 TICKETS FOR AC/DC AT WEMBLEY on Friday 26 June. Cost 07841 020511.

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D.I.Y. & Tools

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Parent & Child

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large red, 38 miles range, 8 mph, lights, indicators, canopy, £350 ono. Tel: (01606 330378) Northwich

NINTENDO

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Labrador & Friends, never used, £15. Tel (07707 881761) rudheath

LEXMARK

X83 3 in 1 printer, £5 Tel: (07961785462) Winsford

Collectors Items DENBY

TOUCHSTONE

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ALL HOUSE CLEARANCES

WANTED LEATHERS

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0151 2036540

Bridal Wear IVORY strapless wedding

dress with beaded detail, size 8−10, £100. Tel: (07961785462) Winsford

Fishing

NATWEST PIGS 8 in total,

1 family of 5, all with stoppers, baby sunshine ceramics, £190. Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore beanies,all retired £3 each. Tel (01606 334023) northwich

WEDGEWOOD

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BARBEL

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10ft, with 2 tops, excellent condition, £50. Tel (01606 556461) moulton

BARREL ROD 11ft, spirit, mint, (01606 Northwich

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Hobbies

REST ASSURED electric

control disabled bed, adjustable, as new, open to offers. Tel: (01606 851139) Northwich

BROTHER

Intarsia carriage, model KA 8210, £20. Tel (01606 42962) rudheath

RISE AND recline

BROTHER

STANNAH STAIR lift, full

ELECTRIC WOOL TWISTER 125 gr plus five

chair, sherborne, pink excellent condition, £300. Tel (07808756225). Northwich.

working order, £100. tel (07808756225). Northwich.

WHEELCHAIR

Lightweight folding wheelchair. Attendant brakes on handles. As new. £80.00 0160644937 OR 07702853348

WHEELCHAIRS x 2, £60 and £40. Tel: (01606 557092) Winsford

Miscellaneous

colour changer, model KRC 900, boxed, £45. Tel; (01606 42962) rudheath

cones, industrial yarn, boxed, £40. Tel (01606 42962) rudheath

Sports Equipment CROSS

TRAINER with LCD display and tension control, used once, £45 ono. Tel (01606 47778) davenham

EXERCISE machine, good condition, (01606 Northwich

£25. Tel: 851139)

REEBOK

step, £5. Tel: (07961785462) Winsford

Parent & Child QUINNY PRAM hardly

CHIHUAHUA PUPS

10 weeks old, excellent with children come with first injection, fully wormed and puppy pack email:

chihuahua.pup.09@googlemail.com

for more info £550 07835592127

BATTERY

POWERED

boat engine, used twice, ideal for fishing, £60. Tel (0795750136). Winsford.

Cycles LADIES

BABIES

R

US

door bouncer, £10. Tel (01606 557149). Winsford.

BEBE CONFORT LOOLA Pushchair Grey, car seat, changing bag, cosytoes, parasol, 2 rain covers. Excellent condition. £175.00 01695735193

BRITAX

baby sure car seat and infant carrier with rain cover, birth to 13kg, £8. Tel: (01606 350928) Northwich

COSATTO riga pushchair

pram with rain cover, blue, £28. Tel: (01606 350928) Northwich

BIKE

Marin Stinson Comfort bike 21 gears hardly used £150 ono 0151 630 4358

LADIES

used, all acc, eg dream cot,car seat, bag. £300.00 07928 270888 or 0151 259931

gel bike seat, never used, £5. Tel (01606 42962) rudheath

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NORTHWICH CANINE SERVICES

* K9 Water World - Canine Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy can help with Arthritis, Muscle Building, Pre & Post-operative or general weight control and fitness Also available - Puppy swims - from 12 weeks to 12 months Facilities Include ****15ft x 8ft jet pool, hot spa & drying room **** (Fully insured and a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association) * K9 Cuttery - Grooming Salon Friendly & professional. All your dogs needs * K9 Day Creche - Doggy Day Care Day creche for your pet; at work or having a day out leave your pet in a loving dog friendly environment * K9 Microchip - Pet Microchipping Pet microchipping (includes dogs, cats, rabbits & ferrets) Tel: 01606 783871

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BOX OF 500 green

half seed trays, £25 ovno. Tel (07813 279066) northwich

TORTOISES Must go to good homes.

£125 07756 878271

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breeding geese & crested duck. chickens & bantams available ideal pets £0 01829760067

HORSE BOX J Reg

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• Private coach travel throughout • Cooked breakfast throughout • Journey on a local vessel to watch the QM2 and Queen Victoria sail out together from Southampton • Accommodation for one night in a twin or double bedded room with private en-suite facilities • Visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard • Service of our tour driver For further information or to book

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CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER COUNCIL PUBLICITY FOR PLANNING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

These applications may be examined at the One Stop Shop, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays). All representations should be made within 21 days 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

Proposed Development

Applicant

09/00784/COU

Land and Building at Air Training Corps, Queen Street, Northwich Cheshire

Change of Use to car wash and the manufacture of UPVC double glazed windows in existing buildings

Mr Hayatun Rehman

09/00899/ADV

Lidl, Chester Way, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 5JF

Two 48 page billboards

Mrs Claire Grundlingh Lidl UK GMBH

09/00903/FUL

4 Westage Lane, Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6HJ

Demolition of existing attached garage and erection of two storey extension with alterations

Mr Robert Collier

& 09/00904/CAC

01270 215600

20 x 30ft, easily erected with own jacking handle, ideal for renting out, cost new £4,500, asking for £1,400 ono. 01606 835237

pigs. Tel (07813 279066) northwich

NEW STABLES OPENING

MALE Masseur 4 M/F. In/

HEAVY DUTY MARQUEE

WANTED slap marker for

Horses/Tack/Equip

K Female 07706 007130

300 lawnmower, vgc, £30. Tel (01606 76613) northwich

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FLYMO HOVER Compact

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BABY AFRICAN GREYS Macaws Cockatoos and small parrots. Phone for details. 07890 860123

in Northwich, text MAXINE to 69996 for pics. PCT Box 653 tw92wz £1.50/msg 18+

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• Lots of free time in London for sight-seeing or shopping at leisure

Cheshire West and Chester Council on behalf of the Cheshire Pension Fund & the following demising Authorities, Cheshire County Council, Chester City Council, Ellesmere Port & Neston Borough Council, Vale Royal Borough Council

Audit of Accounts 2008/09 and Notice of Public Rights Audit Commission Act 1998 Accounts & Audit Regulations 2003 Notice is hereby given that from 6 July 2009 to 31 July 2009, between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday, any interested person may inspect and make copies of the accounts of the above named bodies for the year ended 31 March 2009 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating thereto. The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the offices at which they are normally kept or otherwise by arrangement. Initial applications for inspection should be made to the Head of Finance, County Hall, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SG Tel: 01244 977355. Notice is also given that from 10am on 3 August 2009, until the conclusion of the audit, the external auditor, at the request of a local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate, will give the elector or their representative, an opportunity to question him/her about the accounts and request the auditor to issue a public interest report under Section 8 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 and/or make objections to any matter in respect of which the auditor could take action under Section 17 (1) of the Audit Commission Act 1998, in relation to unlawful items of account. In respect of Cheshire County Council, Ellesmere Port & Neston Council, Chester City Council & Cheshire Pension Fund accounts, questions may be received at County Hall, Chester CH1 1SG by arrangement with the District Auditor, Ms Judith Tench of the Audit Commission, at First Floor, Block 4, The Heath Business & Technical Park, Runcorn WA7 4ZY Tel: 01928 523550 to whom requests of this nature should be addressed. In respect of Vale Royal Borough Council, questions may be received at County Hall, Chester CH1 1SG by arrangement with David Buxton, of Baker Tilly, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3HF Tel: 0161 830 4001 to whom requests of this nature should be addressed. No objection may be made unless the auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection and its grounds. A copy of this notice must also be sent to the Cheshire West and Chester Council at the address below. Simon Goacher, Head of Legal Services, Cheshire West and Chester Council, County Hall, Chester CH1 1SF. Dated this 29th day of May 2009.

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CHESHIRE FIRE AUTHORITY AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS 2008/09 NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the Audit Commission Act 1998 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003. The accounts of Cheshire Fire Authority for the year ended 31 March 2009 and all relating books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts will be available for public inspection from Friday 3rd July to Friday 31st July 2009 inclusive (with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays), between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The accounts and other documents will be available at the offices at which they are normally kept or otherwise by arrangement. Initial applications for inspection should be made to the Head of Finance and Governance, Cheshire Fire Authority, Fire Service HQ, Sadler Road, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2FQ, telephone (01606) 868484. From Monday 3rd August 2009 at 10.00am until completion of the audit, the external auditor will give local government electors for the area covered by the Authority or their representatives an opportunity to question her about the accounts. Questions may be received by the District Auditor, Ms Judith Tench of the AUdit Commission at First Floor, Block 4, The Heath Business & Technical Park, The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QF. The elector for the area or their representative may object to the accounts asking that the auditor issue a report in the public interest (under section 8 of the Audit Commission Act 1998) and/or apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law (S17 of the Act). No objection may be made unless the auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection and its grounds, and a copy of this notice must be sent at the same time to the address below. Kathryn Foreman, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Fire Service HQ, Sadler Road, Winsford CW7 2FQ. Dated this 9th day of June 2009

Royal Windsor & Bath Departs 25 September

£5pp discount when you book this break on-line until 30 June '09 For further information and a free brochure

Act 2003. Davenham Recreation Bowling Club is applying for the grant of a club premises certificate for Davenham Recreation Bowling Club at Laburnum Road, Davenham. The certificate, if granted, is to enable the following activity to take place: Sale of alcohol on the premises to members and their guests only. Any person wishing to make representations in relation to this application may do so in writing to the Licensing Section at Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1AH. Representations may be made for 28 consecutive days from the date of this notice. A copy of the application for the grant of the above Club premises Certificate is kept by the Licensing section at Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1AH. The application can be viewed Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, except bank holidays. Dated 11th June 2009. It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application. The maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for making a false statement is a Level 5 fine on the standard scale.

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IT/Design ST NICHOLAS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Recruitment

A Business and Enterprise College GREENBANK LANE, HARTFORD, NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE, CW8 1JW

To place an advert Tel: 0870 701 0073

A Voluntary Aided 11-18 Co-educational Comprehensive School Required asap

ICT Technician

Public Sector

Full Time - 37 hours per week

Cheshire West & Chester Council Cheshire West and Chester Council is a highly ambitious and motivated Council who intend to be the best. We have a diverse range of buildings throughout the authority and seek to recruit a senior managers with the drive, enthusiasm and energy to achieve our objectives.

Building Cleaning Manager Scale 10 £30,546 - £35,824 You will lead a team responsible for managing building cleaning and caretaking contracts to all establishments. Reference number CWC255.

Building Maintenance Manager Scale 11 £35,824 - £41,598 You will lead a team responsible for managing term maintenance, legionella, heating, ventilation and gas servicing. Reference number CWC253. We encourage creativity, innovation and forward thinking in an environment conducive for high achievers. For further information please contact Ken Johnson, Principal Facilities Manager on 01606 867895. Closing date for both posts: 25 June 2009, 12 noon. For an application forms please call 01244 972503 or email jobenquiries@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk, or visit cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Application forms to be returned to jobs@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk Sorry no CVs. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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‘A truly outstanding college’ Ofsted

Learning SkiLLS Co-ordinator / tutor Salary £23,240 - £26,563 At Reaseheath College, we’re committed to the concept of inclusive learning and strive to enable students with a range of learning needs to integrate fully into both the academic and social life of the College. From removing barriers to education, to raising standards and realising individual potential, you’ll co-ordinate the day-to-day operation of the Learning Skills Centre, liaising with teaching staff over individual students’ learning and support needs and managing the work of the Learning Skills team Friendly, approachable and with an empathy with the diverse needs of students, you will be a qualified teacher with significant experience of supporting people with learning difficulties, in particular dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome. Calm, caring and considerate, you’ll need to be a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude demonstrated through your enthusiasm to see the job well done. An application form and further details may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department, Reaseheath College, Reaseheath, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF. Alternatively, e-mail personnel@reaseheath.ac.uk or telephone 01270 613 168 Closing date: Friday 26th June 2009

ST NICHOLAS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL A Business and Enterprise College GREENBANK LANE, HARTFORD, NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE, CW8 1JW A Voluntary Aided 11-18 Co-educational Comprehensive School Required for 1 September 2009 The Governors seek to appoint enthusiastic and conscientious persons in the roles below.

Curriculum Support Manager Full-time 37 Hours Per Week (Negotiable) Salary Grade 8 SCP29-34 £24,402-£28,353

The Governors seek to appoint an enthusiastic and conscientious person to develop and maintain the School’s Information Management Systems (SIMS), to be responsible for the management of the school’s internal and external examinations process and manage the preparation of reports and data using Assessment Manager. Previous experience working in a school environment and knowledge of SIMS is essential.

Cover Supervisor (AAAE5080) 31.25 hours per week, 39 weeks pa Grade 5 £16,614-£18,882 pro rata

Supervises whole classes of pupils and ensures that set work is completed in the absence of the teacher. Cover is provided for the short-term absence of teaching staff. Dependant on experience, this role could be expanded to encompass a Teaching Assistant role. Grade 6.

2 Teaching Assistants 25 hours 5 days per week, 39 weeks pa Grade 4 £15,247 - £16,614 pro rata

Two enthusiastic and adaptable Teaching Assistants to work with students with a range of needs including learning, behavioural, Physical, Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD. Application forms, Job Description and Person Specification are available to download from http://www.stnicholas-school.org.uk Alternatively contact: 01606 75420/77500 Closing Date for receipt of completed applications is 3rd July 2009

Grade 4 £15,247 - £16,614 The Governors seek to appoint an energetic and committed person to provide ICT and multimedia support throughout the school with particular emphasis on managing the website. Application forms, Job Description and Person Specification are available to download from http://www.stnicholas-school.org.uk Alternatively contact: 01606 75420/775500. Closing Date for receipt of completed applications is 3rd July 2009

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response and transmission shift-points. This is just one of a whole raft of options available for this vehicle. The danger is that when ordering a loaded car, the price leaps astronomically. My test car with about 20 optional extras fitted tipped the price scale at a scary £57,790 when delivery, fuel, number plate and Road Fund Licence are also added. If I have a criticism, it is that the large door mirrors are set high and with my seating adjustment I found they did impede visibility somewhat. But other than that, the Q5 3.0 TDI is a tour de force of how to get it right in the SUV sector.

Ian Johnson

CREATING the ideal combination of sports utility vehicle and sports saloon has never been an easy task. These mid-sized SUVs have recently been led by the likes of the BMW X3, but there is now a new kid on the block.

The Audi Q5 has hit the marketplace running and has not slowed its pace because, unlike its hulking great big brother the Q7, the Q5 delivers the goods with much more grace. The 3.0 litre TDI Quattro version fitted with the latest seven-speed S Tronic twin-clutch transmission is a perfect example of why this model is becoming a must-have in the ranks of those who want their mid-sized SUV to pack a punch. Its strong driver focus is aided by longest-in-class wheelbase and Quattro permanent four-wheel-drive. Q5 has a low centre of gravity for an SUV, giving a great advantage in cornering, but the driving experience is enhanced tremendously due to a sophisticated five-link front and trapezoidal rear suspension system which converts the engine’s high torque output into unruffled progress, even over quite rough surfaces. Although the Quattro system is one of

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the most advanced 4x4 arrangements available, you could never brand Q5 a dedicated extreme mud-mover. It is, in fact, king of the soft-roaders – vehicles that are capable of a degree of off-roading but major on using 4x4 technology to tackle the worst road surfaces and weather conditions. There are two petrol options, a 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol and a 3.2 V6. In addition to the 3.0 TDI diesel, there is also a 2.0 TDI. But it is the larger, more punchy diesel that brings the driving qualities of the Q5 to the fore. Capable of 139mph and possessing a 0-62mph sprint capability of 6.5 seconds, Q5

Ford

BMW 318 Ci Coupe

silver, 3 door, X Reg, lots of extras, excellent condition, full service history

£3,895

07790 343965 BMW 3 2004, 320TD, 49k,

FSH, AB air cond, c/ Locking, silver. MOT. £6,500 Tel. 01270 652380

Citroen CITROEN SAXO VTR W Reg, Yr 2000, 3 dr, Silver. Some slight attention needed 12 Months MoT. Good runner

£650 01270 665692 after 5pm.

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Peugeot

FORD KA STYLE

PEUGEOT 306 Meridian Estate

2001, 65000 miles, One owner since new, MOT until June 2010, CD, Aircon, alloy wheels, power steering.

£4,200

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FORD FIESTA 1.25 ZETEC W reg, 52k, Silver, Air Con, p/s, r/c, e/w, heated front screen, c/l, 5 door, tax & tested until end of Aug, service history, looks & drives superb. £1395 ONO

07716 850089 (t)

FORD FOCUS 1.8TDdi 5 Door

2001, 89k miles, A/C, electric fronts, CD, C/Locking, 12 months MOT, 6 months Tax. Great car.

£1,600

Saab SAAB 9−3 LINEAR

Sport TD 8V September 2006, grey, 21,000 miles

£7250

Skoda SKODA classic

FABIA

£1,795 ono

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2003, 10 months MOT, Taxed, r/ locking, FSH, 46K, £2895 Tel. 07930699441

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CORSA LIFE 5.4 Silver, 30,000 miles, taxed & tested September, New alloys and tyres, immac cond,

£3,400. 01606 551823

VW

07944 705592 01244 300604

Commercial Vehicles VW CADDY VAN 1999, tax and tested, electric windows, central locking, good condition, excellent runner, radio/cassette

£700 07825 737019

LDV VANETTE T−99

VW POLO 1.4

excellent condition, ready for work, 5 door model

1998 S REG

£995 ono

63,000 miles, Black Tax & Mot Sept 09 pas, e/w, cd player, alloys. Lady owner

£1,100 ono 07932 617541.

07790 343965 FORD

TRANSIT 80D, swb, P Reg 1996, 100,000 miles, red, tax/ MOT, good runner; £550. 07876 031138

Motorcycles MOTORCYLES WANTED Modern & Classic

Trailers

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Vauxhall

20/03/2007. 3 Door hatchback. Petrol. 1300 cc. Black, colour coded, Taxed to October. Excellent condition. Mileage 8,700

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3.0 TDI can cut the mustard with ease in the ranks of the sports saloons in its price bracket of £33,815. The quality of the interior is impressive and there is more than enough room in the back and luggage compartment to service the needs of a family of four. Drivers wanting the sharpest, most car-like driving experience possible can select the unique-in-class Audi-drive select option at extra cost (£1,665). This allows the driver to fine-tune the dynamic characteristics of the vehicle, including suspension settings, steering behaviour, throttle

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Chapel House Cars

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VIEW ALL MY CARS NOW AT: chapelhousecars1.website.orange.co.uk X RENAULT MEGANE 1.4 RT ALIZE 5 DOOR. THIS VERY TOP OF THE RANGE CAR HAS POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, ELECTRIC SUNROOF, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ELECTRIC MIRRORS, ANTI LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM WITH TOP CLASS INTERIOR FITTINGS AND SO MUCH MORE......................................................................NOW AT £1995 W NISSAN MICRA 1.0 CELEBRATION. ONE PREVIOUS KEEPER AND ONLY 36,000 MILES, INCLUDES POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, SUNROOF AND NISSAN ANTI THEFT SYSTEM. AN IDEAL FIRST CAR IN LOW ROAD TAX AND INSURANCE GROUPS WITH SUPERB FUEL ECONOMY ................................................................................NOW AT £1995 W BMW 318I SALOON. THIS VERY WELL LOVED BAVARIAN BEAUTY HAS POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, UPGRADE ALLOY WHEELS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, AIR CONDITIONING, AND ANTI LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM WITH COMPLETE LUXURY INTERIOR FITTINGS. OBSCENE MOTORING AT THIS PRICE ........................................................NOW AT £2995 Y PEUGEOT 206 1.4 LX THIS ECONOMICAL CAR IS IN LOW ROAD TAX AND INSURANCE GROUPS AND INCLUDES, POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, CD PLAYER, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRIC WINDOWS AND MIRRORS WITH REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING..BE QUICK, AS THIS HIGH SPEC LX MODEL INCLUDES MANY EXTRAS ABOVE A STANDARD LX MODEL ..............................................................................................................................................................NOW AT £2295. V VOLVO S40 1.8 SE. THIS IMPECCABLE VERY HIGH SPECIFICATION MOTOR CAR COMES WITH A FULL SERVICE HISTORY.ITS MANY FEATURES INCLUDE, POWER STEERING AIR BAGS, QUALITY STEREO SYSTEM, AIR CONDITIONING, FULL LEATHER INTERIOR, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ANTI LOCK BRAKING AND FAR TO MUCH ELSE TO MENTION.BE QUICK FOR THIS ONE OFF ......................................................................................................NOW AT £2295 Y FORD FIESTA 1.25 FREESTYLE 5 DOOR. HAS A FULL FORD SERVICE HISTORY AND COMES WITH POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, AIR CONDITIONING, CENTRAL LOCKING AND LOTS MORE.VERY ECONOMICAL AND LOW ROAD TAX AND INSURANCE GROUPS..................................................................NOW AT £2495 W HONDA ACCORD VTEC SE EXECUTIVE 2.0 AUTOMATIC. COMES WITH A FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND SPEC WISE IT COULDNT BE ANY HIGHER FROM EVERY ELECTRIC FEATURE AVAILABLE TO ANTI LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM TO FULL LEATHER INTERIOR TO AIR CONDITIONING AND FAR TO MUCH ELSE TO LIST,YOU WILL HAVE TO COME AND SEE IT..NOW AT £2895. 2001 51 PEUGEOT 307 2.0 XSI. HAS A FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND INCLUDES POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, 4 ELECTRIC WINDOWS, E.B.F.D BRAKING SYSTEM, DIGITAL AIR CONDITIONING, CD PLAYER, LIGHT SENSITIVE AUTO HEADLIGHTS, RAIN SENSITIVE AUTO WIPERS, HALF LEATHER SPORTS SEATING AND LOADS MORE. YOU WONT FIND BETTER NOW AT £2995 X VAUXHALL CORSA 1.6 SPORT. HAS FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND INCLUDES POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, CD PLAYER, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, AIR CONDITIONING, ALLOY WHEELS CENTRAL LOCKING AND LOADS MORE.DONT MISS THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY......................................................................................................................NOW AT £1995 2002 52 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0 SE 20 VALVE. HAS FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND INCLUDES POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, FOUR ELECTRIC WINDOWS,.AIR CONDITIONING, CD PLAYER, ANTI LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM, TOP SPEC INTERIOR AND TO MUCH ELSE TO LIST ........................................................................................................NOW AT £3295 03 03 CITREON C3 1.4 DESIRE 5 DOOR. THIS SPECIAL EDITION CAR IS VERY ECONOMICAL AND IN LOW ROAD TAX AND INSURANCE GROUPS.IT HAS A FULL SERVICE HISTORY WITH ONLY 35,000 MILES.IT COMES WITH POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING, AIR CONDITIONING AND HIGH SPEC INTERIOR PLUS LOADS MORE.A REAL STUNNER ........................................................................................NOW AT £3495 VEHICLES UNDER £1500 T RENAULT CLIO 1.2 5 DOOR. 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INCLUDES POWER STEERING, AIRBAGS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ANTI LOCK BRAKES, AIR CONDITIONING, ALLOY WHEELS AND REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING WITH NISSAN ANTI THEFT SYSTEM. A TOP QUALITY CAR AT A BARGAIN PRICE. ..................................................................................................NOW AT £1495 DUE IN THIS WEEK 51 RENAULT LAGUNA 2.0 DYNAMIQUE. THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR A TOP OF THE RANGE CAR.£££ 54 VAUXHALL CORSA SXI ( NEW SHAPE) VERY RARE CAR £££ 54 VAUXHALL VECTRA 1.8 LIFE 5 DOOR. NICE LIMITED EDITION CAR £££

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£4,250 ono

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On a fabulous 5 star Caravan Park open all year. Fantastic for long stay winter holidays in the sun. Caravan can be viewed in Lancashire prior to departure or on costablancacaravans.com

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£28,000

0151 512 5114

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2004, 37x12, 3 Bedrooms, 8 Berth, CH, DG, corner plot Presthaven Sands, Prestatyn. Fees paid for 2009. Excellent Condition.

£16,500

07976 710890 COMPLETE WHEELS x 3, suitable for caravan or trailer, excellent condition, £10 each. Tel: (01606 330378) F

£235

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Good condition On site in Chester, site fees paid for 2009

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I am currently wanting to purchase good quality used cars. If you are thinking of selling your car privately or looking to part exchange it for another model, please contact me as I will try to offer a better price and can pay and collect the same day or anytime to suit your needs. I pride myself on offering a courteous and helpfull service to all my valued customers. Any age or mileage are required. Please contact myself Mike Graham anytime on 07967 091207 or email me at info@nantwichmotorcompany.co.uk

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BAILEY RANGER 500/5 2003, 5 berth, blown air heating plus Bradcot awning with annexe. Caravan cover, aqua roll and waste containers. Excellent condition

£6,800 Tel: 07842768450 or 01270668133.

1988 AUTO HOME HIGHWAYMAN

2 litre petrol, 71,200 miles, MoT October 2009, 4 berth, awning, roofrack & ladder, electric toilet & shower, 3 way fridge, ZIP system, hob, grill & oven, radio & stereo system

£4,700 ono

01244 816107

CAMPER VAN Volkswagen. T25.Petrol 1905cc. Taxed and Mot 1983, Y Reg. £2995

Northwich,CW96DA

01606 331131

£12,000 ono 07598 367774

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ROUNDUp Sapphires’ solid start

NETBALL: Northwich Sapphires have made a promising start to their Warrington and District Summer League campaign. The first team lie in second place in the Premier League after they recently defeated Halton 2 (27-26) with Lydia Naylor earning player of the match awards before they fell to their first defeat of the season to Trafford (48-41). Northwich 2nds and 3rds are in second and third, respectively, in Division Two after they recently locked horns for the first time this season. The second team ran out 23-13 winners with Di Millington their star turn and followed that with a comfortable 28-12 win over Knutsford. The third team took out their revenge on Gage as they won 45-15 with Jan Turley their player of the match.

Cain is able in first event

TRIATHLON: Martin Cain made history as he won the first ever Northwich Triathlon. The Moss Farm event attracted 160 competitors, including 69 novices, comprised a 400m swim, 17.4k cycle and a 5k run. Cain stormed to victory in a time of 50 minutes 38 seconds, ahead of Michael Cowdy and Hamish Shaw. Northwich’s canoeing star Matt Jump finished 20th in one hour four minutes. All competitors received a goody bag, and winners received various prizes from sponsors including Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, Zoggs, TriCentral, Sweatshop, Techniq Sport Therapy, Nokia, For Goodness Shakes!, Pure Blue, Sports Tours International and Jointace. Marshals at the event included local groups Northwich Air Cadets and the newly-formed Mid Cheshire Tri Club.

Oulton smash record

CRICKET: Oulton Park set a new record in the Cheshire Cup on Sunday as they scored an astonishing 427-3 against Meller Braggins Division Two outfit Bowdon Vale. Skipper Nathan Dumelow cracked 190, Rick Moore scored 102no and Jonny Kettle added 54. In reply, a stunned Vale were bowled out for 65 with Chris Jones taking a superb 7-24. Park now face Middlewich in the fourth round on Sunday, June 28. Weaverham’s cup hopes were dashed after they lost to County League opponents Middlewich. The Russetts posted 186-6 as Rob McMillan hit a tremendous 111 not out but Middlewich won through as they reached 187-3. ■ Dumelow was in fine form on county duty as Cheshire were forced to settle for a draw in their first match of the Minor Counties Championship. The Oulton Park captain hit 59 in Cheshire’s first innings total of 408-6 but rain on the second day of play spoiled any chance of a result.

Archer misses out

ATHLETICS: Nicky Archer ran well but failed to trouble the frontrunners at the National Collegiate Athletics Association Championships at Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Friday. The Vale Royal star finished 14th in the 10,000m at the John McDonnell Field in a time of 34 minutes 57 seconds. Former Weaverham High pupil Archer is running for the University of New Mexico Lobos while studying for a masters degree in Sports Administration.

Ride is a dog’s life

CYCLING: Weaver Valley Cycling Club are promoting a charity ride in aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind. The ride will leave Mid Cheshire and is bound for Cheshire Ice Cream Farm. Anyone who is interested in taking part then contact Alan Silver on 01606 352268.

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Impressive Park gain Edge over rivals OULTON Park skipper Nathan Dumelow was surprised by the ease in which his side turned over old rivals Alderley Edge. Last year’s Cheshire County League Premiership champions Edge won the toss and put the Mid Cheshire side into pat. Park posted a competitive total of 296-9 declared after young star Jonny Kettle hit 83, supported by Louis Bentley (57) and Dumelow (35). In the field, Park shared IN FORM: Jonny Kettle. around the wickets with five takJK180409OultonCrick-013 ing two apiece as the Edge were

bowled out for just 119, completing a 177-run victory. Dumelow said: “It was a very good win and we were quite surprised really. Alderley Edge didn’t play brilliantly and we just stuck to our game.” Fourth-placed Park travel to struggling Chester Boughton Hall (12.30pm) on Saturday but Dumelow has warned his team against complacency. He said added: “They are struggling but they have beaten us before. They are all good sides in this league.”

Ribbeck leads the way for high fliers NORTHWICH are just one point from leading Meller Braggins League Division One after comfortably beating local rivals Davenham.

Saturday’s victory was secured after Mark Ribbeck scored a superb 79 in his side’s 189-8 declared after they were put into bat at Butcher’s Stile. O’Sullivan (35) and Martin East (34) chipped in and in reply Stuart Hayes was their star pick with 4-32. The win puts the Moss Farm outfit in second place but skipper O’Sullivan is not getting carried away just yet. He said: “Everything is coming together really and everyone is chipping in with more of a team performance. “We just want to carry on as we are at the moment, it is all about momentum. Everything is going well.” Elsewhere, Winnington Park suffered an agonising defeat at home to Barrow after they had posted just 116 (Matt Atherton 38). Barrow were 80-9 but held on to win with 119-9 (Craig Walsh 5-23). In Division Two, Barnton settled for a draw at Over Peover who posted 243-5 declared (Matt Bebbington 2-19).

■ Oakmere passed the 200-run mark for the first time this season but it was not enough as the Overdale Lane side fell short in their run chase at Burnage. The mid-table hosts declared on 249-6 but despite Rick Lyons smashing a sparkling 69 and Paul Guilford (52) also making a half-century. Oakmere, who remain rooted to the bottom of Division Two, were bowled out for 200. This Saturday (1pm), Oakmere host fourth-from-bottom Bredbury St Marks.

BOWLS

dington A 211, Moulton RBL A 211 Barnton CC B, Crowton 231 Bentley Motors 170, Lostock A 235 Middlewich RBL 167. Section Five: Davenham C 228 Owley Wood C 178, Barnton CC C 237 Winnington C 174, Meadowbank C 201 Tarporley RBL A 196, Comberbach C 229 Wistaston 197, Bunbury 237 Beech Tree B 172, Slow & Easy B 177 Crosstown B 219. Section Six: Kelsall C 231 Davenham D 169, Tarporley RBL B 153 Hartford B 234, Rudheath Pte C 228 Delamere B 186, Hazel Pear B 209 Moulton RBL B 183, Norley B 236 Rudheath Pte D 176, Castle Pte E 238 Barnton CC D 172. MID CHESHIRE LADIES LEAGUE Division One: Bunbury 163 Norley Ladies 184, Hartford A 180 Hazel Pear A 143, Barnton CC A 167 Wharton Cons Ladies 166, Davenham A 180 Mere 146, Beech Tree 164 Castle Pte A 194, Castle Pte B 193 Lady Owls 166. Division Two: Willaston 189 Good Companions A 149, Hazel Pear B 204

Premier Division

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

P W 9 6 9 4 9 4 9 4 9 5 9 3 9 4 9 3 9 3 9 0 9 1 9 2

Pts 170 147 143 137 132 131 130 129 96 84 81 80

Second Division

Bollington............ Middlewich.......... Sale .................... Marple................. Stockport G......... Tattenhall ............ Burnage .............. Mobberley........... Bredbury St M..... Brooklands.......... Birkenhead Park . Oakmere.............

P W 9 8 9 6 9 4 9 3 9 3 9 3 9 3 9 2 9 3 9 2 9 2 9 1

Pts 185 164 142 129 122 116 116 110 107 97 95 60

Division One

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

P W 8 4 8 4 8 4 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 4 8 3 8 3 8 1 8 1 8 0

Pts 137 136 135 126 119 114 105 105 98 86 63 55

Division Two

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

P W 8 4 8 4 8 5 8 3 8 3 8 4 8 3 8 1 8 1 8 2 8 1 8 1

Pts 154 141 137 127 116 109 101 80 72 70 63 60

CHESHIRE ALLIANCE Division One

Offerton............... Woodford ............ Disley.................. The Groves......... Rylands............... Appleton ............. Wilmslow Wayfs . Langley ............... Chelford .............. Hartford............... Stalybridge St P.. Knutsford ............

P W 8 4 8 4 8 4 7 3 8 3 8 2 8 2 8 2 7 2 7 2 7 1 8 0

Pts 134 133 120 119 102 102 96 89 75 70 42 35

BOWLS GRENSON MOTORS MID CHESHIRE LEAGUE Section One

ON THE UP: Martin East has been a consistent performer for second-placed Northwich so far this season. RS160509Cric-002

Sport in detail GRENSON MOTORS MID CHESHIRE LEAGUE Section One: Comberbach A 231 Winsford Cons A 194, Crewe PO 221 Frod Red Lion B 195, Frod Red Lion A 205 Castle Pte A 186, Kelsall A 199 Wharton Cons A 212, Owley Wood A 235 Victoria 167, Wharton Cons B 212 Meadowbank A 227. Section Two: Beech Tree A 203 Rudheath Pte A 229, Winsford Cons B 221 Shavington 163, Crosstown A 214 Beech Tree A 203. Section Three: Wharton Cons C 203 Comberbach B 210, Barnton CC A 236 Kelsall B 185, Meadowbank B 234 Hop Pole 197, Coppenhall WMC 235 Davenham A 201, Helsby SSC 234 Sandbach Park 147, Limes 231 Owley Wood B 182, Davenham B 220 Hazel Pear A 184. Section Four: Winsford Cons C 241 Frod Red Lion D 177, Hartford A 206 Castle Pte D 223, Rudheath Pte B 229 Norley A 193, Winnington B 211 Cud-

CRICKET CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE

MELLER BRAGGINS LEAGUE

Cricket In reply, the Broomsedge side were forced to hang on at 178-9 after Mike Cross (41) and Mike Sambell (33) batted well. Winsford put in a spirited display but lost in the last over at Cholmondeley on Saturday. Asked to bat, Winsford totalled 192-8 after James Dean hit 49. Hosts Chum were made to battle all the way and only an edged four through the slips saw them home on 194-6. High-flying Weaverham could not reproduce their usual fine batting form as they fell to defeat at Lymm. Rob McMillan (35), Dave Ashley (25) and Jamie Allen (25) took the Russetts to 163-9 but hosts Lymm took their chance and won well with 164-7 (McMillan 4-30). In the Cheshire Alliance, Hartford were without a fixture, they travel to Offerton on Saturday (2pm). ■ Meller Braggins fixtures: Div One – Northwich v Hale Barns, Ashton-on-Mersey v Winnington Park, Trafford MV v Davenham. Div Two – Barnton v Alderley Park, Weaverham v Cholmondeley, Winsford v Kingsley.

Standings

Kelsall 139, Winnington Ladies 206 Davenham B 120, Rode Heath 169 Coppenhall 136, Haslington 186 Marton 152. Division Three: Rudheath 179 Barnton CC B 134, Good Companions B 163 Moulton RBL Ladies 167, Blue Wyches 110 Bostock Green Ladies 166, Hazel Pear C 110 Wharton Rec 190, Goostrey 194 Hartford 128. NORLEY AND DISTRICT

EVENING LEAGUE

Division One: Castle Private A 182 Comberbach A 139, Delamere A 203 Beech Tree A 158, Meadow Bank A 164 Owley Wood A 182, Wharton Cons A 194 Middlewich RBL A 86, Winsford C&C A 194 Kelsall A 152. Division Two: Barnton CC A 173 Rudheath S&SC A 173, Comberbach B 181 Hop Pole 160, Winnington Pk A 159 Shavington 169. Division Three: Moulton RBL A 178 Davenham B 162, Overton MH 193 Bunbury A 130, Owley Wood B 203 Cuddington A 162, Rudheath S&SC B 181

Lostock A 162, Tarvin A 172 Castle Private B 156, Wharton Rec A 200 Lions Lte Bud A 120. Division Four: Beech Tree B 179 Coppenhall B 154, Crowton VH 197 Alpraham A 154, Kelsall B 183 Winnington Pk B 189, Middlewich RBL B 187 Vale Royal 174, Slow & Easy B 196 Crewe PO B 152, Tarporley RBL A 183 Gt Budworth 164. Division Five: Castle Private C 187 Owls B 169, Cuddington B 164 Barnton CC B 179, Hartford Aces 198 Tarvin B 147, Owls A 177 Barony Park 161, Tattenhall 201 Hartford A 155. Division Six: Alpraham B 207 Moulton RBL B 150, Bunbury B 123 Delamere B 193, Lions Lte Bud B 194 Tarporley RBL B 154, Winnington Pk C 167 Wharton Rec B 168. AFTERNOON LEAGUE Section One: Beech Tree A 155 Castle Pte A 137, Frod Red Lion B 160 Rudheath S&SC A 129, Grapes 160 Frod Red Lion A 148, Wharton Cons A 140 Knutford BC 115, Winsford C&C A 142 Delamere A 137.

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

P W Pts 8 8 1894 8 8 1818 8 4 1723 8 4 1655 8 2 1639 8 3 1596 8 2 1593 7 6 1588 8 1 1577 8 2 1567 8 2 1526 7 4 1342

Section Two

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

P W Pts 8 5 1715 8 6 1678 8 3 1575 7 6 1568 7 7 1550 7 4 1419 7 2 1391 7 2 1383 7 1 1371 6 2 1233 4 0 750

Section Three

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

P W Pts 10 6 2158 10 5 2147 10 6 2132 10 5 2132 10 6 2086 10 4 2078 10 4 2038 10 5 2029 10 4 2023 10 3 1965 9 7 1964 9 4 1905 9 4 1835 9 5 1822


Kemp is king of the hills in series success WEAVER Valley star Alan Kemp secured the Percy Stallard Series title after winning in style at Clitheroe at the weekend. Taking on the tough Bashal Eaves Circuit, Kemp, who was joined in Lancashire by clubmate Dave Astles, broke early with just four riders able to keep pace. The 44-mile race took its toll on rivals as Kemp crossed the line five

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Cycling lengths clear with Astles following in a very creditable seventh. Last Tuesday, Kemp was again Weaver Valley’s leader of the pack as he finished in second at Oulton Park motor racing circuit. He was followed by Astles, Kevin and Eleanor Underhill, Graham Gregory, Gary

Brown and Les Charnley. The under 50s race comprised no more than 123 riders with best-placed Nic Butterworth leading home a strong WV contingent. Former WV Carl Ruebotham is in action this weekend as he competes for the National 50-mile Championships at Chelford. Last Saturday, Dave McKay won the WV club event in 58 minutes 34

seconds, ahead of Dave Fearon and Paul Jaffrey. Other finishers included Charles Readman, Rob Kilby, Craig Lee, Richard Munro and Charnley. WV hold their club runs on Sunday mornings at 9.30am and a more social clubnight at 8.30pm. For further details go to: www.weavervalleycc.org.uk

How they stand BOWLS GRENSON MOTORS MID CHESHIRE LEAGUE Section Four

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

P W Pts 10 8 2313 10 7 2187 10 7 2163 10 6 2122 10 5 2103 10 5 2082 10 5 2068 10 4 2062 10 4 1990 10 4 1979 10 2 1891 9 6 1887 9 3 1832 10 1 1757

Section Five

Comberbach C ... Tarporley RBL A . Wistaston............ Barnton CC C ..... Bunbury .............. Meadowbank C... Owley Wood C.... Slow & Easy ....... Winnington C ...... Davenham C....... Beech Tree B...... Cuddington B...... Crosstown B .......

P W Pts 10 7 2202 10 5 2046 10 5 2045 9 4 1981 9 7 1967 9 5 1920 9 6 1901 9 4 1833 10 4 1816 9 5 1783 9 1 1712 9 2 1695 8 5 1607

Section Six

Rudheath Pte C .. Moulton RBL B ... Norley B.............. Hartford B ........... Barnton CC D ..... Hazel Pear B ...... Lostock B............ Rudheath Pte D .. Tarporley RBL B . Davenham D....... Kelsall C ............. Delamere ............ Castle Pte D .......

P W Pts 10 10 2241 10 6 2026 9 6 1953 9 5 1942 10 3 1920 10 6 1903 9 2 1761 9 1 1710 9 3 1698 9 2 1684 8 4 1663 8 5 1659 8 5 1650

MID CHESHIRE LADIES BOWLING LEAGUE Division One

RIVAL WINNER: J13 winner Liam Street (left), who rows for Runcorn.

Oarsome effort Rowing

JUNIOR JOY: Northwich RC’s winning J13 quad Nathan Jump, Zak Trigg, Liam Adamson, Tom Asteriades and cox Craig Milne.

YOUNGSTERS from Northwich Rowing Club showed their more senior counterparts how to do it with victories at two regattas over the weekend.

The club’s junior section returned two wins at the Trentham Regatta, held in celebration of the opening of their new boathouse. Racing over 750m, the novice men’s double sculls of George Clarke and Tom Curwell and the J13 coxed quad of Nathan Jump, Zak Trigg, Liam Adamson, Tom Asteriades and cox Craig Milne, were winners. The J13 quad enjoyed a comfortable six-length victory over rivals Runcorn

while the double pairing secured a convincing win over The Grange School and Liverpool Victoria. Also competing at Trentham, but in rival Runcorn colours, were Northwich-based rowers who claimed victories in their respective categories.

Liam Street was one half of Runcorn’s victorious men’s J13 double while Calvin Perchard coxed the winning J15 quad. Also winning for Runcorn was veterans Graham Sunners and Richard Frisk. Northwich sent both senior and junior crews to the Loughborough Regatta and

in perfect conditions over a 1,000m course, only the women’s junior coxed quad returned to Mid Cheshire as victors. Harriett Beesley, Alice Elliott, Emma Chaplin, Becky Jones and cox Olivia Bennett won well at an event that attracts strong competition

from southern England. The River Weaver club sent two eights to the National Veteran Championships at Nottingham but neither could bring home a winning medal, despite battling hard. Attracting 420 crews, the largest entry of crews for the season so far, Northwich’s vet D and women’s vet B competed against crews from across the UK across the 1,000m course. A club spokeswoman said: “The defending champions NRC men’s eight qualified in the semi final but came fifth in the final. The women’s eight was a straight five-boat final with NRC finishing fourth, beating rivals Grosvenor RC by a canvas. “Both crews agreed they had raced well against very strong competition.”

Saunders Jnr nets top award HEAD BOY: Callum Saunders.

A TALENTED pupil is following in the footsteps of his famous father after scooping a national awards. Callum Saunders, son of former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Wales striker Dean, was named the Independent Schools FA under 13 player of the year. The 13-year-old, who attends the Grange School in Hartford, beat opposition from private schools across the country and caps off a superb season, which including winning Rensburg Sheppard ISFA Cup. Proud father Dean, who is

Football currently Wrexham manager, said: “I’m delighted that Callum has won this award. He really enjoys playing football and it is very important to him. “It’s great too that the school won the cup for the first time. They have a good team and they’ve all put in a lot of hard work. This is something they will remember long after leaving school.” Eager to emulate his well-known dad, Callum says he wants to play for Liverpool

and Wales. He is currently playing in Crewe Alexandra’s prestigious youth section. Mark Dickson, chief executive of the ISFA, said: “Callum’s attitude to the game and his fellow team-mates both on and off the field has been exemplary.” Dave Ridley, The Grange School’s football coach, added: “This is a remarkable achievement, one of which we are all very proud. Huge congratulations to Callum for his hard work and outstanding performance throughout the season.”

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

P W Pts 8 8 1573 8 7 1564 8 7 1513 8 5 1387 8 4 1373 8 4 1359 8 4 1341 8 4 1287 8 0 1252 8 3 1227 8 1 1196 8 2 1099

Division Two

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

P W Pts 6 4 1088 6 4 1059 6 4 1055 6 3 1034 6 3 1031 6 3 1015 6 2 946 5 4 898 6 0 855 5 2 789

Division Three

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

P W Pts 6 5 1109 6 5 1099 6 4 1067 6 4 1037 6 3 1010 6 3 989 6 3 979 6 1 840 6 1 805 6 1 739

NORLEY AND DISTRICT LEAGUE EVENING LEAGUE

Wharton Cons A . Castle Private A.. Delamere A......... Comberbach A.... Winsford C&C A . Kelsall A.............. Beech Tree A...... Owley Wood A.... Meadow Bank A . Middlewich A ...... Wharton Cons B . Crewe PO A........

P W Pts 8 8 1584 8 6 1436 8 5 1418 8 5 1415 8 2 1385 8 4 1373 8 3 1352 8 4 1339 8 2 1327 8 2 1255 7 4 1247 7 2 1143

Division Two

Shavington ......... Hop Pole............. Rudheath A ........ Barnton CC A ..... Winsford C&C B . Comberbach B.... Slow & Easy A .... Davenham A....... Winnington Pk A . Hazel Pear.......... Meadow Bank B . Coppenhall A ......

P W Pts 8 6 1511 8 5 1469 8 5 1462 8 5 1362 7 5 1321 8 2 1284 7 5 1273 7 3 1234 8 0 1197 7 3 1151 7 3 1118 7 2 1083

Division Three

Owley Wood B.... Overton MH ........ Rudheath B ........ Cuddington A...... Lostock A............ Castle Private B.. Moulton RBL A ... Tarvin A............... Wharton Rec A ... Bunbury A........... Lions Little Bud A Davenham B.......

P W Pts 8 5 1466 8 6 1457 8 5 1448 8 4 1394 8 3 1357 8 3 1354 8 4 1332 8 4 1331 8 4 1330 8 3 1308 8 4 1306 8 3 1293

Division Four

Crowton VH ........ Middlewich B ...... Crewe PO B........ Alpraham A......... Vale Royal .......... Tarporley RBL A . Kelsall B.............. Winnington Pk B . Beech Tree B...... Slow & Easy B .... Gt Budworth........ Coppenhall B ......

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

4 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 2

1462 1413 1389 1383 1379 1377 1373 1370 1369 1369 1365 1298

Division Five

Tattenhall ............ Barnton CC B ..... Owls B ................ Owls A ................ Castle Private C.. Cuddington B...... Tarvin B............... Hartford A ........... Hartford Aces...... Barony Park........

P W Pts 8 6 1444 8 5 1408 8 4 1381 8 6 1377 8 5 1372 8 3 1347 8 4 1299 8 1 1288 8 3 1288 8 2 1282

Division Six

Alpraham B......... Delamere B......... Moulton RBL B ... Tarporley RBL B . Lions L Bud B ..... Winnington Pk C. Wharton Rec B ... Norley ................. Lostock B............ Bunbury B...........

P W Pts 8 5 1449 8 6 1428 8 4 1399 8 5 1385 8 4 1316 8 3 1279 8 3 1263 7 4 1251 7 3 1182 8 2 1164

AFTERNOON LEAGUE

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

P W Pts 9 8 1424 9 3 1241 9 5 1241 9 5 1228 9 3 1202 9 4 1138 7 7 1052 8 3 1018 7 3 970 7 1 937 7 2 896

Section Two

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

P W Pts 9 6 1347 9 7 1319 9 6 1266 9 5 1259 9 5 1252 9 4 1240 9 2 1173 9 4 1168 9 4 1139 8 5 1097 8 2 967

Section Three

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

P W Pts 9 6 1305 9 6 1266 9 6 1259 9 3 1224 9 5 1220 9 4 1194 9 5 1184 9 4 1173 8 5 1126 8 3 1079 8 4 1026 8 1 997

Section Four

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

P W Pts 11 8 1599 11 7 1577 11 6 1563 11 6 1537 11 4 1466 11 6 1424 11 4 1414 10 5 1314 9 5 1260 9 3 1209 9 4 1207 9 3 1198 9 4 1113

Section Five

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

P W Pts 9 8 1356 9 8 1320 9 3 1285 9 6 1255 9 4 1248 9 2 1240 9 4 1217 9 4 1201 9 4 1182 9 5 1170 9 3 1163 9 2 1080

Section Six

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

P W Pts 11 10 1686 11 8 1599 11 7 1572 11 8 1533 11 6 1467 11 4 1467 11 5 1459 11 4 1442 11 4 1434 11 3 1416 11 5 1388 11 3 1319 10 5 1288 10 4 1261

Section Seven

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

P W Pts 11 9 1575 11 7 1568 11 8 1552 11 6 1540 11 7 1534 11 6 1529 11 5 1505 11 5 1489 11 6 1478 11 3 1472 11 2 1419 11 4 1413 11 5 1412 11 3 1351


Sport

Cricket Northwich flying high as town rivals struggle: p34

VICS DELAYED IN GROUND SALE THE sale of the Victoria Stadium has been delayed after Northwich Vics’ fate was decided last week at FA headquarters in London.

The Football Conference’s decision to throw Vics out of the Blue Square North was successfully overturned at the appeal hearing but the uncertainty surrounding Vics’ future has stalled the deal. Vics owner Jim Rushe was expecting his £1.5m purchase of the Wincham-based stadium to be completed by June 12 but he told the Chronicle that an extension is now being negotiated with fixed charge receivers Deloitte. He said: “The sale got delayed a few weeks because of the hearing. Had the Conference been successful in throwing us out of the league then it would have thrown the financials open. “It made a big difference and Deloitte could not really go forward with the sale until after the hearing. “We are going forward with it, we were supposed to complete the purchase by the 12th but we are negotiating with Deloitte and the bank which owns the ground for an extension. “Legally we have another two weeks but we are expecting them to give us a bit longer than that.” Meanwhile, the exit door at the Victoria Stadium continues to open as Darryn Stamp became the latest

Football

By Ben Coulbeck

player to leave the club this summer. Last season’s second highest goalscorer has joined Blue Square North rivals Gainsborough Trinity. He joins Jamie Mullan (Fleetwood), Ryan Clarke (Oxford United), Joel Byrom (Stevenage) and former Blue Square Premier player of the year Lee Steele (Oxford City), who have already jumped ship. Manager Andy Preece said the minor exodus was not unexpected and that he was looking forward to the transfer embargo being lifted on Friday. It means that he will be able to sign players on permanent contracts for the first time since the embargo was enforced earlier this year. He said: “We knew we were going to lose some players that was always going to happen but a positive is that we have got transfer fees for two players so far. “We have got to replace those players and add one or two to make sure we have a strong squad in what is a difficult league. “There three or four teams spending big money on players, some are paying out bigger wages than we were last year. “It’s going to be a difficult season but we have got a good base of players to build on and we have already showed what we can do last year.”

India awaits as England calls upon star Rachael Squash

OUT THE DOOR: Striker Darryn Stamp (left) is the latest to leave Northwich Vics this summer but manager Andy Preece (inset) will bring in new players after the transfer embargo is lifted this Friday. SB261208VICS-03

Weaverham wonders combine for county call School sport WEAVERHAM High School is celebrating after a record number of pupils were selected for Cheshire to compete in combined events. Six young stars, from the Lime Avenue school, shined at last weekend’s Cheshire Schools Athletics Championships but were selected on their already-proven ability. Inter boys who make up the octathlon (eight events) squad are Mike Coral, Luke Johnson, Jason Oswell, Kieran Bebbington while Jenny Martin earns a Cheshire vest in the heptathlon (seven) and Charlotte Carter goes in the pentathlon (five). Head of PE Jonny Goodall said: “It’s unprecedented. We have had far more pupils selected than any other school in

RACE FOR LIFE: The Grange School’s Nicole Frith, Ellie Crowther, Fiona McRoberts, Jennie Thompson, Laura Worthington, Katy Jacques, Lauren Chapple, Emily Jones, Olivia Dunscombe, Sophie Rowe, Emily Ford and Janet Davies. gratulations to all that have been selected for the county.” Other Weaverham pupils

NATIONAL HONOURS: Mid Cheshire College’s Rachael Chadwick, 18, has been selected for the England Ladies U19 squash team for the World Championships in Chennai, India.

that have also earned selection for Cheshire, after impressing selectors at Macclesfield, are:

Lauren Roberts (discus), Coral (triple jump), Bebbington (javelin), Matthew Treacy (dis-

cus), James Ayres (800m), Martin (triple jump) and Johnson (hurdles). They will now represent Cheshire at the Mason Trophy meet at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. ■ The Grange School in Hartford also had cause to celebrate after its rowers returned successful from the recently held Trentham Regatta, near Stoke. The independent school’s victorious crews were: MJ13 single scull – Luke Oszanlav-Harris; WJ14 quad – Emily Watson, Megan Short, Emily Ford, Imogen Sherry, cox Beth Atkin; MJ14 quads – Jack Bond, Mark Toleman, Henry Baldwin, George Reilly, cox Akash Kotecha; WJ15 pair – Katy Jacques, Emily Ford and men’s single – Tom Kellett. The following day the entire WJ15 rowing squad competed in the 5k Race for Life at

THE sticky heat of India is not the easiest environment to embark on your international career, writes Alec Doyle. But that is what Rachael Chadwick faces after being selected for the England under 19s squash squad which flies out to Chennai next month for the World Championships. Rachael, who attends Mid Cheshire College, Hartford, has never played abroad before, but she is looking forward to the experience. “It is exciting because this is the first thing ever to happen to me in squash,” said the 18-year-old. “I played badminton when I was young and came to squash when I was 14. “I was at Chester Rugby Club, which is a men’s squash club – I was the only girl – but I learnt from the players and eventually played in the men’s league. “They are my coaches and I feel more comfortable playing men, despite the fact they are more determined to beat me to save their own embarrassment!” Having played league squash for some time, Rachael, who is completing a Level Three National Diploma in Sports Therapy and Personal Training at the Chester Road college, began entering one-off tournaments this season where she was spotted by the England scouts. Since then Rachael has been fitting training around her studies, working as a squash coach at the David Lloyd Club in Ellesmere Port. “I try to hit a ball every day and am rebuilding my fitness as studying has recently taken over from squash,” said Rachael. “It is tough but I will definitely be good for the World Championships.” Rachael plans to have one more year as an amateur before considering turning professional. “I would like to turn pro but a lot of people do it too early and the senior players walk all over them. “I’m going to see how things go for the next 12 months. before making a decision.” Published by Trinity Mirror Cheshire Ltd at Chronicle House, Commonhall Street, Chester CH1 2AA. Printed by Trinity Mirror Printing Oldham Ltd at Hollingwood Avenue, Oldham OL9 8ED. Registered at the Post Office as a newspaper.


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