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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

SAD LOSS: Jacob Marsland.

PARENTS’ TRIBUTE TO BRAVE JACOB By Dave Goodban DEVASTATED parents Nicky and Anthony Marsland say words cannot express their grief after the death of their six-year-old son Jacob.

The brave youngster, a Kingsmead Primary School pupil, lost his two-year battle with a rare form of cancer on Friday, January 9, the day after his mum’s birthday. Nicky and Anthony had planned to take Jacob to America for revolutionary treatment, but a scan just before Christmas revealed the neuroblastoma had spread to every part of his body. And just weeks after his parents received the shattering news, the inspirational youngster lost his fight for life. “It happened sooner than we expected, but Jacob passed so peacefully surrounded by his family,” said Anthony. “He looked more beautiful than ever and at peace. Jacob meant everything to us and we fought his illness together for two years. “Words cannot express our grief. The pain we feel is indescribable.”

Schoolboy loses his two-year battle with cancer Jacob, a Manchester United supporter, was honoured for his bravery and “unfailing zest for life” at the Chronicle’s Community Champions awards in November, and he continued to astound everyone with his irrepressible cheerfulness and charm right until the end. “Jacob has truly touched the hearts of so many people,” said Anthony. “We would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of condolence.” Kingsmead Primary headteacher Catriona Stewart said: “Jacob had been with us since September and was a delightful little boy. “He will be remembered for his chirpy smile and optimistic and happy nature. He was an asset to the school and we will cherish the short time we had with him.”

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COMING SOON: Project managers Nicola Kent and Steve Johnson at the new-look centre. A DILAPIDATED former nursing home in Winsford is nearing full restoration and will soon open its doors for the first time in almost a decade. Elmhurst, on Roehurst Lane, closed in 2000 and fell into disrepair after becoming a target for vandals and arsonists. But work to return the derelict building to its former glory began in July 2008 and is now almost complete. Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust (CECPCT) is leas-

ing the premises from Cheshire County Council and is creating a 30-bed “intermediate care centre,” to help guests recuperate after a spell in hospital before returning to independent living. “It’s all systems go and it’s looking good for an early spring finish,” said Cty Cllr Tony Hooton, of neighbouring Windermere Close, who has campaigned to get the centre reopened. “All the building work will be completed before the facility becomes op-

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erational. They’re fitting out the inside at the moment.” The “halfway house” will include en-suite facilities and recreation areas. “It will feel a lot like being at home and will be an ideal atmosphere to help people get back on their feet,” said project manager Nicola Kent. “Patients will stay in the facility and receive therapy until they are able to return to their own homes.” She added: “We’re hoping to have patients in before the end of March.”

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AN emergency First Aid course is among the sessions on offer for adult learners at Sir John Deane’s College on Saturday (January 17). The course runs from 10am-4pm and costs £40, which includes a book and a light lunch. A session on making wedding stationary costing £35, which includes a light lunch and all materials, runs at the same time, as does a workshop on digitally restoring old photographs (£30). A Yoga for Health and Relaxation course lasts from 10-11.30am and costs £50 for 10 weekly sessions. To book, or for more information, call the college on 01606 46011.

Ball for charity

THE Vale Royal Mayor’s charity ball will be held at Northwich Memorial Hall on Friday, February 6, and tickets are on sale now. All proceeds from the event will be split between The Joshua Tree and the Salvation Army. The evening starts at 7.30pm with a Buck’s Fizz reception, which will be followed by a five-course dinner. Tickets, priced £35 per guest, are available from Selina Harris at Vale Royal Borough Council on 01606 867502. Tables, for eight people, must be booked before Friday (January 16).

Have your say

WEAVER Vale MP Mike Hall will be available to meet his Mid Cheshire constituents at the following venues and times on Friday, January 16: ■ 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 everyone will be seen on a first come, first served basis. ■ For more information call 01928 735000.

Grand opening

BUILDING society Skipton is opening a new branch in Northwich later this month. On Wednesday, January 28, the Leicester Street office will officially open its doors for the first time.

Van set alight

A MERCEDES Vito van was found on fire on Coach Road, Little Budworth at 10.25pm on Thursday, January 10. Police found a petrol can lying nearby and suspect arsonists are to blame. Anyone with information is asked to call 0845 4580000.


Victoria in line for a crisp £50,000 win DO HER A FLAVOUR: Northwich girl Victoria Howard.

A FORMER Leftwich High School pupil has pocketed a tasty £10,000 and could be in line for major windfall after helping Walk-

She said: “Crispy Duck & Hoisin has been a long-time coming. It’s a favourite Chinese dish, so hopefully it will be everyone’s favourite crisp too.” The other five final flavours are Chilli & Chocolate, Fish & Chips, Onion Bhaji, Cajun Squirrel and Builder’s Breakfast. The flavours are all available now for a trial period, and members of the public will decide the winner with a text vote until May 1.

ers launch a new bite. Victoria Howard, 21, of Antrobus, has made the final six in a nationwide competition to help the company find a new crisp as part of its Do us a Flavour campaign. And you can help her beat the credit crunch by voting for Crispy Duck & Hoisin. If successful, Victoria will win another £50,000 and pick up 1% of future sales of her flavour.

Team cooks up best customer care in county schools CATERING staff from Hartford High School were celebrating this week after being praised for their customer care. The kitchen team, led by Linda Bayman and Jackie Garnett, won the CBS Catering Award for Customer Care at the annual awards, which recognise the best school catering teams across the county. The presentation was made recently at Northwich Memorial Hall, with Linda and Jackie accepting the award on behalf of their team. “We were really thrilled,” said Linda. “We are a dedicated team who share a great rapport with our students and are committed in supporting our school.”

TOP TEAM: The catering crew at Hartford High School.

Calling all wannabe performers BUDDING stars of the stage and screen are being invited to attend a drama academy being held at Sir John Deane’s College. The academy is open to children aged from eight to 16 years and gives them the chance to learn about TV acting, stage combat, mime, improvisation and theatre design. The course is run in 10 weekly workshops and there will be a performance at the end of the project. A college spokeswoman said: “The drama academy is fun and helps build confidence – as well as being a great way to make new friends. “Boys and girls wishing to take part do not need any previous acting experience – just an eagerness to perform.” The classes take place on Wednesday at the college, on Monarch Drive, Northwich, from 4.45pm to 6.15pm. The first session is tonight, but bookings can be made for the remainder of the course. Call 01606

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A SUSPECTED loan shark, who allegedly sexually assaulted one of his victims and lent money to about 900 people over a sixyear period, went on trial this week. Paul Nicholson, 41, of Golf Course Road, Delamere, is charged with sexual assault, 14 counts of blackmail, actual bodily harm, three counts of acquiring criminal property, illegal money lending and giving false information. His trial, which is expected to last up to three weeks, began at Warrington Crown Court on Monday. Nicholson’s partner Tracey Rogers, 38, of the same address, is charged with illegal money lending, making unwarranted demands of money with menaces and two counts contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act. She is also on trial.

Vehicles ablaze

FIREFIGHTERS were called to car fires in Gorstage and Northwich in the early hours of Saturday. A car was reported ablaze at Millington Lane, Gorstage at 4.20am and another at 5am at Malpas Road on Sunday. Police believe the second fire was started deliberately.

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Card firm ‘will not’ go into receivership

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CULTURE group DAN is organising a study weekend to Cologne this spring. The trip will last from Friday, April 17, to Monday, April 20, and transport will be via the Dover ferry both ways. The cost is £294 per person based on two people sharing a twin room. The price includes coach travel and three nights bed and breakfast in central Cologne. Some single rooms are available for a £20 supplement. Details and a booking form are available from Nick Hughes in the DAN office in Northwich Library on 01606 41597.

Connett firm in court

BEACONET LTD, ex-Northwich Vics chairman Mike Connett’s company, could be wound up at a High Court hearing today (Wednesday). The business was due to appear before a judge in November in relation to an unpaid tax bill, but the hearing was adjourned. Beaconet owns the nine-acre Wincham site on which the Marston’s Arena is located, but administrators at Deloitte have seized it and are looking for a quick sale to recoup the company’s debts.

Roman exhibition

AN exhibition of Roman artefacts will be on display in Northwich from Friday, January 16 until the end of March. Visitors will be able to examine carved stones, figurines depicting Roman gods, coins, brooches and an array of other genuine artefacts at the Salt Museum on London Road from Friday morning. ■ For more information send an email to cheshiremuseums@cheshire.gov.uk or call 01606 271640 .

CONCERNED staff and shareholders of Clinton Cards have been reassured that the high street chain will not be going into receivership, despite share prices crashing in 2008. Businesses including Adams Kids, M&S, Viyella, Woolworths

and Zavvi have all recently announced job cuts, gone into administration or closed down. The share price of Clinton Cards, which has premises in Northwich on Witton Street and in Winsford on Dingle Walk, dropped from 63p to 6.5p last

year, while the company is reported to be £60m in debt. But despite the strangling effects of the financial downturn and decreased footfall, the firm, which recently acquired rival Birthdays, is confident it will

continue to trade this year. Spokesman Nick Diddon said: “We appreciate that there is a lot of concern on the high street due to the fact that Clinton’s have a high level of debt, but we certainly will not be going into receivership.”

Relief for staff as M&S store is kept off list of closures STAFF at Northwich’s Marks & Spencer store breathed a sigh of relief after it escaped last week’s national closure programme. The Leicester Street premises were not included on the list of 27 stores that will be closed as a result of the current financial downturn. Despite heavy price-cutting, poor sales figures before Christmas have forced M&S bosses to shut down outlets across the country – the majority being M&S Simply Food stores. Spokeswoman Lucy Kelly confirmed Northwich was not among the 27 stores listed for closure. And she said job losses were “just in stores where there is a proposed closure”, which could see the loss of up to 780 positions across the country. Marks & Spencer first opened in the town in 1908 at 21 High Street, currently occupied by Meller Braggins. In 1933 a new M&S store with a Tudor-style front was built in Witton Street, where Clinton Cards currently trades. The large branch extended back to Weaver Square through the shop units where Greenwoods operates. The food and clothes giant then moved to its current home in Leicester Street, when former occupants Sainsbury’s moved to Venables Road.

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Man faces life for admitting murder By Dave Goodban

VICTIM: Murdered teenager Rhys Butler.

THE Northwich man accused of battering a teenager to death in a flat in Castle is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to murder. Ian Broughton, 28, initially denied murdering 17-year-old Rhys Butler and was due to stand trial today, Wednesday at Chester Crown Court. But a hearing was arranged for Friday, January 9, at Chester so the former Witton Church Walk Primary School and Rudheath High School pupil, of Priory Street, could change his plea. Rhys, who came from Speke, was found dead in a flat at Peckforton Way, Castle on May 27 last year, and Broughton has been in custody ever since being charged a week later. Police say the teenager had been the victim of a “very physical assault”, and linked the murder to a feud over drugs. After Rhys’ death his mother Tina Butler said: “I’m not saying he was a perfect teenager – he did have his moments. But he was mine. He didn’t deserve to die like this.” Broughton was remanded in custody by Recorder of Chester Judge Elgan Edwards, and will be sentenced on Friday, January 16.

Call for residents to share opinions on housing RESIDENTS in Vale Royal are to be asked for their opinions on housing to help the new authority prepare their policies ahead of coming into power in April. Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) is distributing a survey to households across the county as part of their housing market assessment. It is designed to find out how much affordable housing is required, what the aspirations of

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NORTHWICH police are close to securing an order banning a third person from town centre shops. Since the Northwich Against Business Crime initiative was launched in November two identified troublemakers have been prohibited from certain stores. Companies signed up to the scheme share information about crime and anti-social behaviour. Insp Pete Minghella said: “We are close to getting a banning order on a third person, and have written to a fourth warning them about their behaviour.”

A PASSENGER was showered with glass and suffered a cut to the head when yobs threw missiles at a bus as it drove through Winsford. The Arriva bus was travelling along Nixon Drive at 6.25pm on Friday when eight or nine youths started pelting it with stones. Insp Dave Snasdell, head of Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “Fortunately, the passenger only received a minor injury, but this kind of mindless crime could have lead to something a lot worse.” Anyone with information is asked to call 01244 612594.

TWO Mid Cheshire special schools are taking on a 12-month “eco-challenge” to become cleaner, greener and leaner in 2009. The Russet School Weaverham and Oaklands in Winsford are teaming up with United Utilities and environmental charity Groundwork to make the grade in the Eco-Schools Award Scheme – by saving energy, reducing waste and cutting bills. Schools work toward gaining one of three awards – bronze or silver, or the coveted Green Flag award.


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My eyes adored a chance to dance JUSTWilliam The musings of a middle-aged man from Middle England PART of my past died towards the end of 2008, and another last week. Many my age will remember Len Breeze and his wife, Kitty Oakes. They ran a dance club behind what is now the Spatial TV shop across from Somerfield. They taught us youngsters how to dance, and it was there I fell in love for the first time. I will be eternally grateful to both Len and Kitty. I went with my friend Roy every Saturday night. He didn’t need dancing skills – he had the looks. The girls were all over him like a rash, but I held my own because I could jive and it played a major part in me getting my darling wife to marry me several years later. It seems sad now to look back at that magical time when simply having a dance with a lovely girl was the highlight of the week. We had to learn to waltz, quickstep and foxtrot in the first hour, but then we got our music, rock ’n’ roll, and didn’t we just love it. I am not sure whether Len and Kitty approved, but they were a lovely couple and were happy just to see us happy. Once, I got up the nerve to ask one girl to go to the pictures with me, she got cold feet and didn’t turn up. She apologised, but it was the end of our little romance. We could not have been more than 13 but, oh, how my heart ached for such a long time. Whenever I hear the Four Seasons song My Eyes Adored You, that lovely young girl comes to mind and the ache returns just a little, which is lovely for an old dodderer like me. I still dance with my wonderful wife. We pretend we are 18 again whenever one of the old groups comes to the Memorial Hall (or ‘The Morgue’ as we always called it) and we have loved the chance to revisit our youth listening and dancing to the Mersey Beatles when they appeared at two local venues recently. But those halcyon days at Kitty’s were the days I will always treasure, days when my only worry was whether I could get a girl to dance with me. ‘WHS’

Needham has vision

I WAS absolutely flabbergasted when I read the article in The Chronicle ‘Environment chief backs gas caverns’ (December 31). Cllr Andrew Needham was the only councillor that had any insight into the political arena. He was the only one out of all the council members in Cheshire County Council that was able to foresee and assess what might be best for the future, concerning this gas pipeline and consequences relating to Russia and President Putin, which is highly relevant in this week’s news. If the gas plant went ahead, the people of Cheshire would be guaranteed views of green pastures for decades once the gas plant had been constructed. Instead, ever-expanding warehouses and trading estates loom at the top of the road. It is this which I find scary – that these councillors, who are paid to help conserve our counties, cannot see beyond the initial impact of such a huge project, one which can provide jobs and then a conserved landscape. The article mentions that 92 letters of objection have been submitted. Of this number I wonder how many of these people actually live in Lach Dennis? And if you consider the population of the area including Northwich, this wouldn’t even amount to 1% against this project. So thank you Andrew Needham for voicing the majority of the views of Northwich, it is just a shame that you were the only one to stand and voice our views. Perhaps if we had more Andrew Needhams looking after the welfare of our counties we might have a more proactive county, with the people of Cheshire enjoying not only the comfort of securing commodities such as gas, but also enjoying what the project will have helped conserve – the landscape. MRS L ASPINALL Lach Dennis

Surgery also let us down

WITH reference to your article on Firdale Medical Centre, previously Castle Surgery. I read Mr Blacka’s story in The Chronicle last week with astonishment as it is very similar to my own experience. My family were also registered with Firdale Medical Centre and a young member of my family was receiving painkillers on

Please don’t leave a doughnut as a legacy MAY I suggest that the redundant Woolworths building in Northwich town centre should be used to accommodate a new department store rather than move Sainsbury’s to make room for a store on their site. Vale Royal Borough Council is apparently trying to persuade Sainsbury’s to make room for Debenhams who, it seems, aren’t keen to build a new store on a flood plain as part of the Northwich Vision. The Woolies location surely has a lot to offer, probably at a keen price, and would avoid creating the ‘doughnut effect’ of a hole in the town centre, which would damage other traders. It appears that our local authorities are playing the game of legacy as they approach reorganisation in April, when they lose their identity. They are trying to initiate new projects or to complete existing ones so that they can claim them as their legacy. As part of this game VRBC aims to choose a design in March from an architects’ competition for a cultural centre, even though it will remain a drawing until the economic recession lifts and investors can find a site. STUART HOGG President of the Northwich & District Heritage Society BUILDING PLAN: The Woolworths store in Northwich has now closed.

Obscene question

SUPPORT: Cllr Andrew Needham is in favour of gas storage caverns at Rudheath.

PROTEST: Ivan Blacka protesting against the poor service he says his wife received at Firdale surgery.

repeat prescription. Despite numerous requests for help, I was continually sent away with yet another prescription, at no time did the GPs at Firdale offer any further assistance and my young child was also refused referrals. I was repeatedly treated as if I was neurotic and overanxious. I moved my family to a different surgery and my child has now been diagnosed with a serious disease, but is doing well. Although a diagnosis may eventually have been achieved at Firdale, my exasperation at their behaviour caused me to completely lose confidence in them. I send best wishes to Mr Blacka’s wife, and hope that the specialist appointment is a first step towards better

health. I must also thank my friends and family who stood by me while I struggled with a sick child and an unsympathetic GP service. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED

Volunteers are needed

I’M appealing to your readers to turn a couple of spare hours into nursing care for terminally ill people by volunteering for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal. This March the charity will encourage everyone to wear a daffodil in support of Marie Curie Nurses like me. We need 18,000 people from across the UK to man collections on

their local high street. All money raised will help fund Marie Curie Nurses in your region, providing terminally ill people with the choice to be cared for at home. Most people want to die at home or in a hospice but the majority die in hospital, so I’ll be out collecting to ensure more people get to die peacefully, surrounded by the people and things they love the most. The charity’s services are free but can only be provided with your support. To volunteer, visit the website www.mariecurie.org.uk/ daffodil or call the Daffodil Hotline on 0845 601 3107. LORNA CLARKSON Marie Curie Nursing Ambassador of the Year for England

RESIDENTS at a Christian care home were required to declare their sexual orientation on a questionnaire to please their elected council. The care home staff refused to comply with this ungodly order and now could lose the care home council funding. Did brave men and women that answered their country’s call in two world wars and frightened children who huddled in air raid shelters under stairs and cellars then bleary eyed made their way to school, make this sacrifice so our godforsaken government and their quizzing can today humiliate our elderly and ask them to fill in obscene questionnaires? We as a nation survived our enemies’ fury then and now our vote will oust our nation’s elected enemies and once again our Christian faith will flourish. Our children will again learn at their schools about Christian moral values, self-discipline and our nation’s proud history. Questionnaires converted into pulp, thank God. MR KN HARVISON Northwich

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WILD WOOD: Paul Weller will be performing at Delamere Forest in June.

Crime data ‘fiddled’ EDDISBURY MP Stephen O’Brien this week slammed the Government’s “attempts to mislead the public” on knife crime figures, after a damning report was released by a statistics watchdog. The UK Statistics Authority last month criticised the release of the figures by the Home Office as “premature, irregular, and selective”, prompting a House of Commons apology from Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. And Mr O’Brien is furious at what he believes are blatant Government attempts to “fiddle” data for political gain. He said: “On this occasion the Government was caught red-handed trying to fiddle and manipulate the figures. “It is completely unacceptable that the Home Secretary and her office attempted to skew the figures for political gain in a deliberate attempt to mislead the public and Parliament. “We know this Labour Government has been fiddling the figures for years, but this just confirms what most people suspected and opposition MPs know –this Government cannot be trusted to tell the truth.”

Drunks pick on wrong man TWO drunken men staggering through Winsford at 10.45am on Sunday were locked up and fined after incurring the wrath of an off-duty police inspector. Insp Dave Snasdell had stopped a 12-year-old boy at Knight’s Grange after spotting him riding a mini-moto illegally. He was talking to the boy when two passers-by, who were drunk and clutching bottles of lager, tried to intervene and “became aggressive” – not realising the man who had apprehended the youngster was the town’s top cop. Insp Snasdell, who is head of Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said he called for back-up and the pair, aged 19 and 20, were arrested for breaching the peace. They were locked up in cells at Middlewich custody suite “until they sobered up”, and then later issued with fixed penalty notices before being released without charge. Insp Snasdell said his officers will be clamping down on anyone seen riding illegal vehicles on the public highway. He said: “If we catch anyone or have reports of anyone riding these mini-motos, or using any other non-roadworthy vehicle on public roads, we will seize it and the driver could face criminal charges.”

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THE Modfather of Rock, Paul Weller, has announced he will play a gig at Delamere Forest as part of a series of live shows in spectacular woodland locations nationwide. The legendary former Jam and Style Council frontman will be returning to Mid Cheshire for the first time since 2004 in June as part of the Forestry Commission’s live music 2009 programme.

Weller, also described as ‘Britpop’s elder statesman’, is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest singer-songwriters the country has ever produced. He will be performing at Delamere Forest on Friday, June 12. Tickets, priced £33 (subject to booking fee), go on sale on Friday at 9am. To book, call 01842 814612 or log on to www.forestry.gov.uk/ music. Tickets can also be bought from the venue.

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‘Fitting final testment’ to borough council workers

CHESHIRE Police are urging residents to look after their elderly neighbours. Det Sgt Barry Brown said: “Occasionally, the vulnerable are targeted by unscrupulous offenders who look to befriend them and then relieve them of money and possessions. “In the coming weeks and months, please look out for your neighbours and if you are suspicious of any new friends or associates or any general labourers carrying out work for the elderly, then please let us know.”

SATISFACTION is guaranteed at Vale Royal Borough Council, according to a recent survey. The Local Government Association says a general user satisfaction survey showed the council is continuing to provide highquality services. Council leader Cllr Les Ford said: “It is the end of the era for Vale Royal Borough Council, which from April 1 will become part of the new unitary authority. These results are a fitting final testament to the council’s employees and councillors, and the quality of local services provided.”

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Tots enjoy fun and games TODDLERS are getting used to school life at Sandiway Primary. The Sandiway Toddler Group meets at 10am every Friday during term time for a range of activities, followed by some refreshments. The group, organised by Emily Parker and Lona Gavins, is supported by the Norley Road school and is a strong link with the community.

Children attending the group are aged from one month up to four-years-old. Emily said: “It is a lovely opportunity for toddlers’ parents to get to know others and for their children to begin socialising with one another. “Sandiway Primary School prides itself on community links and this is an ideal opportunity to extend that.” ■ For more information, contact Lona on 01606 888669.

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Children relish cooking bus drive to promote healthy eating LITTLE chefs at a Northwich primary school enjoyed a four-day visit from healthy cooking experts last week, and got to have a go themselves in an unique learning environment. Reception class youngsters and Year 1, 2 and 3 pupils at Winnington Park Primary School made an array of healthy snacks under the watchful eye of Food Standards Agency teachers in a specially-built articulated lorry – which opens into a kitchen-style classroom! “It’s amazing, it’s like a Tardis!” said headteacher Christine Norman. “It was a brilliant experience for the children.” The school applied two years ago to have the Cooking Bus visit and there is now a four-year waiting list, such is the project’s popularity. The children made delicious snacks, salads and smoothies from MondayThursday, and the teachers even played pupils for an after-school class on Wednesday, when they made vegetable samosas, tomato and basil tartlets and mixed berry smoothies.

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Founder of dancing school Kitty dies at 98

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MUCHLOVED: Kitty and husband Len Breeze.

LASTING LEGACY: Kitty Oakes is fondly remembered.

KITTY Oakes, founder of Mid Cheshire School of Dancing and one of the major fundraisers for Northwich Memorial Hall, has died aged 98. Her death on January 5 came just two months after her husband of 68 years, Len Breeze, passed away. Born in 1910, Kitty opened her first dancing school above Burton’s on Witton Street on her 21st birthday and continued to teach and examine ballet, tap and ballroom dancing until she retired at the age of 90, in a career that took her to France, Spain and South America. In 1953 Kitty and Len, fresh from a stint in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) corps, opened a purpose-built studio opposite the old bus station on Chester Way. And it was there Mid Cheshire School of Dancing was born.

“Their names were as well known locally as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers!” said son Paul. The couple left England in 1970 to build a house in Majorca, and split their time between the Balearics and Mid Cheshire for the next 10 years. They moved to Llandudno in 1996 to be nearer to Paul, his wife Sheila and their grandchildren Nick, Phil and Michaela. But they returned to their second home every winter until Len’s death. “After that mum’s last wish was to visit Majorca and her friends once again,” said Paul. “And she fulfilled her wish shortly after Christmas. Less than a week after her return she died peacefully in her sleep.” Kitty’s funeral will take place at 11am on Monday, January 19 at Colwyn Bay crematorium. For details, call Tom Owen & Son Funeral Directors on 01492 860280.

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NEWSFile Abduction thwarted

WINSFORD police have issued an appeal for witnesses after an attempted abduction over Christmas. Investigating officer Det Con Jim Hendry said a man in a white Ford Transit van pulled over alongside a woman walking on Woodford Lane at about 10.45pm on Saturday, December 27. “He grabbed the 19-year-old by the neck and began pulling her towards the van,” said a police spokeswoman. “The woman struggled free from his grip and the man got back into the van and drove off. “Fortunately, the victim received only minor injuries, but was left in a state of shock.” The attacker, who is white, is thought to be about 25 years old. He is about 5ft 6ins tall and of skinny build, with short black hair.

Robbery arrest

A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Weaverham Co-op. Police said a man ran into the Northwich Road store at about 9.50pm on Tuesday, January 6, last week with a six-inch kitchen knife and jumped over the counter, demanding cash from the till. The 17-year-old male worker refused to hand over any cash but was unhurt after the offender grabbed alcohol and cigarettes and fled. The suspect, who lives in Weaverham, was arrested the following day , and released on police bail until Wednesday, February 25.

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It’s payback time as vandals are made to clean up graffiti CRIMINALS who sprawled obscene graffiti on a Winsford estate are being made to pay – by cleaning up their mess. Thanks to a new partnership between the borough council and the Probation Service, the Greenfields estate is getting cleaned up at no extra cost to the taxpayer. Supervised teams of vandals wearing bright orange high visibility vests are now scouring Vale Royal three days a week as part of the Respect Action Programme (RAP). The offenders have all been sentenced by the courts to carry out community work. Jane Biddle, chairwoman of Greenfields Residents’ Association, said: “Graffiti is an eyesore and makes the estate look very uninviting. By getting offenders to clear

it up, it gives them a sense of responsibility and a bit of respect for the area. “If the estate looks better, it makes people feel better and the area more presentable.” Luke Stanley, 19, is one of those paying back his debt to society. He said: “I think it’s a good idea to give something back to the community by cleaning up areas like this. “I reckon it does make a difference. A number of people have said we’re doing a good job and it makes you feel better that you’re doing something.” Probation Service manager Dave Cringle added: “The programme means local people can actually see community payback in action. We are also sending a message out to those who are contemplating this kind of vandalism that the graffiti will be removed.”

WASHING DOWN: Luke Stanley, 19, cleans up graffiti as part of a new community service scheme lauded by the borough council and probation service.

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Homes approved

VALE Royal Borough Council wants residents to check if they are entitled to extra help to keep warm this winter. There are a number of schemes, such as loft insulation, that could help reduce fuel bills for low-income households. ■ Contact the council’s housing strategy department on 01606 867651.

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NEWSFile Purse snatch in shop

AN ELDERLY woman had her purse snatched in a Winsford charity shop. The 73-year-old victim had put her bag down to look at something in the British Heart Foundation shop at Fountain Court between 11.30am and noon on Friday when the thief struck. Police said the purse contained £50 cash and all the woman’s credit cards. Witnesses should call Det Sgt Tony Jones at Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit.

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Police use stun gun to arrest knifeman

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Drugs charges

A 40-YEAR-OLD man from Northwich will appear before magistrates next month on drugs charges. Police officers arrested Timothy Hitchens at his home on Marshall Lane, Greenbank on Friday, and later charged him with possession of amphetamines and cannabis, and possession of a pepper spray canister. Hitchens was released on bail and will appear at Vale Royal Magistrates Court on February 2.

Rubbish set alight

TWO small rubbish fires were reported in Winsford on Saturday. A discarded cigarette butt is believed to have sparked a blaze in a bin at Willow Wood Infant School on Bradbury Road during the day. And vandals are thought to have set rubbish alight on Wharton Road at around 8.20pm, opposite the Red Lion pub.

Burglars take car

THIEVES drove off in a Honda Civic car after breaking into a house on London Road, Davenham between Friday evening and Sunday morning. The car is still missing and witnesses are being sought.

SHOCKING: Cheshire Police have been discharging Taser stun guns, inset, to diffuse dangerous situations. A DRUNKEN man threatening his family with a knife was the only incident in Northwich where police were forced to use a Taser gun in the past two years. The 50,000-volt firearm, which could soon be on the belts of all front-line police officers, has already been employed to diffuse tense stand-offs across Cheshire involving a mad dog and men wielding crossbows, and even to prevent a self-harmer from hurting himself. The electric stun guns have been used by Cheshire Police since 2004 and, while currently only specially trained firearms officers are allowed to carry them, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced £8m plans for front-line officers in the UK to be given 10,000 more of

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FIREFIGHTERS in Cheshire have been given vital funds to tackle possible terrorist attacks. The Government has promised an additional £71,400 to enable Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service to save people from collapsed buildings and undertake mass decontamination of the public. Improving mass decontamination and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) capabilities is part of the Government’s £1billion investment to equip fire services to deal with major incidents such as terrorism, industrial accidents or extreme weather. The new funding covers the costs of protective clothing and replacement of oxygen and supplies needed to simulate real-life situations in training. It will also pay for support and training for search dog teams and mass decontamination training for firefighters for when large numbers of people need to have hazardous substances washed off them quickly. Fire minister Sadiq Khan said: “It is vitally important that our Fire and Rescue Service is able to practice for the unexpected event that we all hope will never happen.”

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Call for town to get behind stadium bid CAMPAIGNERS are hoping to raise more than half a million pounds to revolutionise Winsford’s dilapidated Barton Stadium, with a floodlit all-weather pitch and a 360-seater stand top of the wish list. United director Alan Johnson is leading the bid for funding to give the run-down ground a muchneeded facelift. He is hoping to get up to two-thirds of the money from charitable organisations including the Football Foundation, but wants the people and businesses of Winsford to help raise the remaining £200,000. But Mr Johnson, 65, who was born and bred in Winsford and has supported The Blues since the age of five, says the change will benefit the whole town – not just the football club. “The Barton Stadium belongs to the people of Winsford, the club are

By Dave Goodban just tenants,” he said. “We want to create an environment where the people are happy to go and facilities they are happy to use.” Club directors have promised to pump their own money into the project, but say donations from the public and businesses will be key to the success of the project. “We’ve already approached Winsford Town Council, who have been supportive, and we’re hopeful they’ll help us out,” said Mr Johnson. “And there are 30,000 people in Winsford – if half of them give £10 each we’d be almost there.” A public meeting was held at Barton Stadium last night (Tuesday) for the fundraising project to begin in earnest. For an update and more on the Barton blueprint, see next week’s Chronicle.

Owners put on car crime alert POLICE in Northwich have issued a warning to car owners following a spate of thefts at Kingsmead and Leftwich. Over the past two months there has been an increase in the number of cars being stolen and broken into, and police want residents to take greater care over what they leave in the vehicles – and to ensure vehicles are left secure. PCSO Martyn Parsons said:

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“When leaving your car, even if only for a few minutes, always make sure it is locked. “Remove all valuables from view and preferably remove them from the vehicle. While thieves will target cars with items on show they will think nothing of checking glove compartments and boots. “I would also like people to be aware that there are thieves operating in the area and to be on the lookout for anyone acting suspiciously.”

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VILLAGES in Cheshire are benefiting from a flood of new businesses, which are turning their back on city centres in favour of setting up in the countryside. The traditional image of the rural economy is changing, with 22.5% of Cheshire’s businesses now based in villages, creating job opportunities. Rural development officer for Cheshire County Council, Fil Prevc, revealed demand for smaller office units in the county has rocketed as larger firms downsize and small businesses start up.

YOUNGSTERS will be hoping to raise the roof when a cheerleading course starts at Sir John Deane’s College this week. The college is offering children and teenagers the chance to learn about cheerleading, which has soared in popularity thanks to films such as High School Musical. The new course will include groups for under-10s and 10- to 16-year-olds and both workshops will take place on Saturday mornings, starting from January 17. The course takes place over 10 weeks and costs £30. To book, call the college’s adult education department on 01606 46011.

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Association AGM THE AGM of Northwich Anglers Association will be held next Wednesday, January 21, at Witton Albion Social Club, at 7.30pm. The election of officers and officials and the treasurer’s report will top the agenda. For further information, call secretary Roy Garton on 01606 786787.

Produce show VALE Royal Organic and Wildlife Gardeners is holding its winter produce show on Friday, January 16, at Comberbach Memorial Hall. The event, which starts at 7.45pm, is £1 to attend, and juniors go free. For further information, call Anthony Powell 01606 853099.

Motorbike theft A GREEN Kawasaki 125 motorcycle was stolen from the back garden of a house in Helmdon Close, Winsford, at the weekend. The thieves removed a fence panel to get into the garden, and escaped unseen with the bike, registration J325 GWR, sometime after 4.30pm on Friday, January 9.

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The funeral has taken place of Gladys Harrop, aged 68, of Winsford.

A service at St John the Evangelist Church, Over, conducted by the Rev John Watts, was followed by interment at the churchyard. Mrs Harrop was born and raised in Winsford, where she remained all her life. She was the beloved wife of Leslie (Les) and a devoted mother to Catherine, Andrew and David, who sadly died of cystic fibrosis, aged just 2½, in 1968. After giving up work for local companies, Mrs Harrop dedicated her spare time to work-

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By Ben Coulbeck BARCLAYS staff are waiting to hear whether they have been made redundant after the global bank announced 400 job cuts. Employees at the Radbroke Hall site near Knutsford, many of them from Northwich and Winsford, will find out if they are to be laid off in next few weeks. It comes after the bank announced a review of its IT operations will lead to 158 permanent staff and 250 contractor positions being made redundant. Although sites in London, Northampton and Poole are also expected to suffer, a substantial number of posts will be lost at the picturesque Radbroke Hall site. A source told The Chronicle it was feared

EXIT: Mid Cheshire workers at Barclays near Knutsford could lose their jobs. VT080109BARCLAYS003

a third of staff working in project management would be made redundant. The bank is holding one-to-one sessions with employees whose jobs are at risk this week.

Barclays has said it would try to mitigate compulsory redundancies by releasing contractors, closing vacancies and offering staff the chance to reapply for other jobs.

Views sought on community project MEMBERS of the public will be asked for their views on plans for a community garden at the former Dane Nurseries site in Northwich. Vale Royal Borough Council, in partnership with Groundwork Cheshire, is asking residents to take part in a community design day to help develop ideas for a much-needed community building as part of the ‘Grozone’ project. ing as a volunteer at Barnardo’s charity shop in Winsford, which she did for many years until her health deteriorated and made it difficult for her to continue working. However, she still helped others and in recent months she spent her ‘well’ time knitting hats for premature babies in India and encouraged her friends to help her. She also discovered the art of making her own greetings cards, the better ones then being donated to the local church to help with its fundraising. Mrs Harrop was a very caring and supportive lady who looked after her family, friends, neighbours and animals alike. She touched the hearts of many and will be missed by all, including Sally, her pet dog, who was never far from her side. Family and friends attended the service. Floral tributes and donations were gratefully received for the Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund and Ward 1, Leighton Hospital. Arrangements: Pope Funeral Services, Winsford.

The scheme proposes a community garden on the old site of the council nursery, off Whalley Road, which has been derelict for 15 years. The project team is keen to hear ideas on what the building should look like and what features it should include. The proposed community garden will need a building to include toilets, a community kitchen, classroom,

MR D DODD

The funeral has taken place of Dennis Dodd, aged 80, of Bollin Avenue, Winsford.

A service at Christ Church, Wharton, Winsford, conducted by the Rev Tom Watts was followed by interment in the churchyard.

Mourners included Mrs I Dodd (wife), Mr & Mrs G Dodd, Mr & Mrs E Dodd (sons & daughters-in-law), Mr & Mrs N Stoneley (son-in-law & daughter), Mrs S De La Haye (daughter), Mr & Mrs B Dodd, Mr & Mrs M Stoneley, Mr & Mrs A Stoneley, Mr & Mrs J Dodd, Mr K Dodd, Mr D Dodd (grandsons), Miss J De La Haye & Mr P Clewlow (granddaughter & partner), Miss S Del La Haye (granddaughter), Mr & Mrs Moody (sisterin-law), Mrs Wilson, Mrs Williams (nieces), Mr & Mrs A Tinkler (cousin), Christine Lowe, Sandra Foster, Carol Morrison (rep Roberts Bakery), Vera Rogers (Line Dancing), June Knowles (rep Asda), Mrs Michaela Carr (HCA Ward 13, Leighton Hospital). Staff on HDU and ICU Unit, Leighton Hospital, and other family, friends and neighbours too numerous to mention also attended the service.

office and equipment store. Project manager Beth Brockett, of Groundwork Cheshire, said: “Community involvement and access is very important, which is why we are asking the people of Northwich to give their views.” ■ The community design day is at Victoria Road Primary School on Sunday, from 11am-1pm. For details, call Beth Brockett on 01606 723160.

Wreaths and floral tributes were from Mrs I Dodd (wife); children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donations in lieu of flowers were gratefully received from Mr & Mrs Warburton, Mrs P Lunt, Mrs L Gibney, John Harrop, M James, E Rogers, Pam & Nathan Pardo, Brian & Carol Lightfoot, Kevin Walker, Peter Whitney, Alan Illingworth, Mrs Ledward, Mr Harris, Mr J Harris, Mr & Mrs B Southern, Gemma Howarth, Mr & Mrs Atkinson, Mr & Mrs Atkinson, Val Urmson, Eileen Cornett, Helen Larkin, Lorraine Hatton, Mrs Smith, Mr & Mrs Staley, Hayley Flood, Barbara Young, Don & Ann Stoneley, Mrs J Harris. Arrangements: Oxley’s Funeral Services, Crewe.

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The funeral has taken place of Elsie Littler, aged 93, of Newton Court Nursing Home, Middlewich.

A service at Holy Trinity Church, Castle, conducted by the Rev Carol Seddon, was followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium. Mrs Little was the daughter of the late Harry

A TROUBLED father-of-two was given community service after stealing clothes, aftershave and Disney merchandise. Serial shoplifter George Leppart, 34, of Solvay Road, Winnington, pleaded guilty to stealing a bottle of Burberry aftershave, two Nike T-shirts and High School Musical merchandise between December 3 and January 10. At Chester Magistrates Court on Monday, prosecutor Caroline Ross said Leppart “has extensive previous convictions for offences of a similar nature” and had been banned from entering any retail outlet in the county because of his past offending. Stephen Coupe, defending, said Leppart had a “fractured relationship” with his partner and two young children and “has had problems with drink and drugs for a long period of time”. Magistrates sentenced Leppart to 100 hours of community service and told him to pay £43 costs.

and Martha Griffiths, mother of the late Roy and sister of the late Harry (Hal). She attended Castle Girls School and won a scholarship to Sir John Deane’s, going to study at secretarial college for a year. She was a member of Castle Tennis Club, where she met her future husband, Reginald. They married in 1940 and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1990. She was sadly widowed in 1996. Mrs Little was a member of the Mothers’ Union at Holy Trinity Church, Castle, for 41 years and regularly attended church. She enjoyed the company of her family, whose holidays were spent with them and her friends. She also enjoyed drives in the countryside to pick fruit for homemade jam and baking. She is survived by daughter Joan, son- in-law Roger, grandchildren Colin, Martin and his partner Kerry, Diane and her partner Jason and great-grandchildren Jack, Sam, Maya, Indie and Isobel. Arrangements: F Hayes & Son, Barnton.

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December 22, 2008 In the Countess of Chester Hospital. Memorial Service at St Johns Church, Norley on Saturday January 17 at 1.00pm. No flowers by request, donations to British Heart Fund.

December 29 2008 On 29th December, 2008 at home, Chester Road, Winsford, Norman, aged 73 years. Funeral service and interment to be held on Friday 16th January, 2009 at St Chad’s Church, Over, Winsford, at 11am. Family flowers only, donations if wished to Christies Hospital. For further enquiries please contact Fowles Funeral Services, 133−135, Delamere Street, Winsford, CW7 2LY, telephone 01606 592724

GIBBONS JEAN GRACE January 5, 2009 Loving mum, nan, sister and aunty. (She will be much missed.) Cremation to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, January 16 at 12 noon, family flowers only please, donations to The Salvation Army, Northwich. Enquiries to Popes Funeral Directors, Davenham. Tel: 01606 47879.

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Colossal clubnight for band supporting 90s indie stars NORTHWICH band The Shallow Call are starting the new year with a bang by supporting 90s indie stars Dodgy for the launch of a nationally acclaimed club night. The Rudheath group will be second headliners on the bill at MoHo in the Northern Quarter of Manchester on Friday, January 23. It will be Dodgy’s first live performance after 10 years away from the gig scene. The band hit number 19 in the UK charts in 1995 with Staying Out For The Summer, and reached number 4 with Good Enough in ‘96. The This Feeling night has moved up to Manchester from London, where it attracted big names such as Kasabian, and will now launch at the trendy Tib Street venue, owned by Embrace frontman Danny McNamara. Also appearing on the launch night will be former Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim, who co-wrote the first Ian Brown album, with his band The Logicals. This Feeling has been described by Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher as a

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Celebrities face the music STRICTLY Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers waltzes into the MEN Arena next week as part of the hit BBC show’s live tour. The Holby City actor is joined by fellow dancing celebrities from the recent series, Cherie Lunghi, Rachel Stevens and Jodie Kidd, along with past favourites. The 2009 tour will see the celebrities face their dance demons, with all four TV judges – Len Goodman, Arlene Phillips, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli – joining the

RETRO throwbacks Electro 80s will be unleashing their brand of cheesy pop tracks at the Limelight club in Hightown, Crewe on Friday (January 16). The band lovingly re-create songs by groups including Human League, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and Tears for Fears to present a nostalgic show harking back to underground club scenes and school discos. Admission is £6. Saturday brings a visit from ZZ Top tribute act ZZ Eliminator to the Limelight. The outfit steers clear of obvious club anthems and claim to be uncannily authentic both visually and musically. They started up a year ago and have since played at venues throughout the North and were invited to do a TV spot for Children in Need. Admission is £9. ■ For Limelight tickets call into the box office or phone 01270 251929.

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (15) THE race to Oscar night glory begins here and this most unlikely of films is going to take some beating. It has no stars whatsoever, is set on the teeming streets of India and has India’s version of the hit TV quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? at the very heart of its story!

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after their successful New Year’s Eve gig there. He said: “We hope that our Northwich fans make the short journey down the M56 so we can start 2009 with another special gig that we expect will be sold out.”

STEPPING OUT: Tom Chambers and his dance partner Camilla Dallerup after the Strictly Come Dancing final.

HAVING wowed American audiences with an acclaimed movie debut and a host of sold out stand-up dates, controversial comic Russell Brand visits the Echo Arena in Liverpool next month. Brand, who resigned from the BBC last year over the ‘Manuelgate’ saga, is taking a break from writing, acting and broadcasting to return to his first love. Almost 18 months since the curtain fell on his acclaimed Only Joking tour, the award-winning comedian will perform at the Echo Arena on Monday, February 2. Tickets are on sale now. To book log on to www.accliverpool.com or call the box office on 0844 8000 400. Tickets are priced at £23.50.

BRAND OF COMEDY: Russell Brand will perform live at the Echo Arena Liverpool on Monday, February 2.

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VICARS, pretend vicars, an escaped prisoner-of-war and a real live dog bring mayhem to the stage in Philip King’s wartime farce, starring Arthur Bostrom of ’Allo ’Allo fame. Chaos, confusion and calamity ensue. Visit www.royalexchange.co.uk or ring 0161 833 9833.

BOOGIE on down, do the funky chicken and help Ma save her magical golden goose from ending up as Christmas dinner! This is a rock ’n’ roll panto for all the family to enjoy. Ring 0151 709 4776 or visit www.everymanplayhouse. com for tickets.

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THE Railway Hotel in Nantwich welcomes two new bands to make their debut this weekend. Four-piece Front Page News hope to make the headlines on Friday with a varied set of all styles from the 60s to the modern day. Female-fronted act Punch Alloy will be playing their wide repertoire of tracks on Saturday, delving back as far as 50 years ago. Sunday’s ‘chill out’ session sees a more familiar line-up with Jim Kirkpatrick and Heavy Weather making their return for a gig starting at 5pm. Friday and Saturday night shows are at 9.30pm and admission is free. For further details phone 01270 623482.

Date with soul

NORTHERN soul returns to Nantwich on Saturday, January 17 with the 12th anniversary of the Night Train Soul nights at the Civic Hall. There will be a special appearance from Johnny Boy, and some of the best DJS in the country for classic and Northern soul will be present. Promoter Ray Hayward said: “We do six shows a year but this is the first time we have included a live act into what is usually an exclusively vinyl disc event.” ■ The event starts at 8.30pm, with a 1.30am finish expected. Entry is £5 on the door.

Blues star’s gig

RISING blues star Newton Faulkner appears at the Victoria Hall in Hanley for the first time on Friday (January 16). Surrey-born Faulkner broke on to the music scene in 2007 when his debut album Hand Built By Robots hit the top of the UK charts. He has been hailed by many as the next Jack Johnson, with an acoustic blues/pop sound and unusual guitar playing techniques. ■ The gig starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are around £15 from the box office on 0870 060 6649.


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Top coach Heather to Stars set lead pop singing course to spring A NEW pop singing course for youngsters starts later this month at Rudheath Youth Club on Gadbrook Road. And organisers at DAN (Development of the Arts in Northwich) want budding stars to start warming up their vocal cords for professional singing coach Heather Baker. Anyone aged 12-18 can take part in the course, which costs £15 for seven weekly 90-minute sessions. “The course will cover pop harmonies, performance skills, basic vocal technique and confidence building,” said

By Dave Goodban DAN co-ordinator Nick Hughes. “Singers will work together on several popular songs by a variety of artists and at the end of the course we will perform a show for friends and families.” The course begins on Tuesday, January 27 and the sessions are every Tuesday (except February 17) from 6.30-8pm until March 17. “Whether you’re a serial performer or an absolute beginner, there’s something

for everyone,” said Nick. The course tutor will be Heather Baker, one of only 10 teachers in the UK certified to teach Speech Level Singing at Level Two and above. Heather was the singing coach to one of the entrants in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and she has been working with gospel group BlushUK, who were nominated for Best Gospel Group in the 2007 MOBO awards. ■ Places are limited but can be booked by phoning Nick in the DAN office in Northwich Library on 01606 41597.

Open day to put spotlight on theatre group

Percussionist to star at concert

Course gives guitarists chance to get rocking

NORTHWICH’S Harlequin Theatre is holding an open day on Sunday – and all are welcome to drop in. From 2-5pm visitors will be able to see a rehearsal in action and a light and sound display, and there will also be an interactive play. Spokeswoman Caroline Young said: “Whether you’re thinking of joining us or just curious about the inner workings of an award-winning theatre, come along.” The Harlequin Players are holding auditions for their production Stepping Out, written by Richard Harris and directed by Lucy Cruddas, next Wednesday, January 21 at 7:45pm. For more information, log on to www.harlequinplayers.co.uk.

THERE are still tickets available for the first Jazz at the Players evening in Davenham on Thursday, January 22. Danish percussionist Birger Sulsbrück will be performing at the inaugural concert organised by culture group DAN. The night will also feature six-piece Latin band Apitos Pequena and salsa greats including Miles Davis and Tito Puente. Tickets for the concert, at the Davenham Players theatre on Church Street, are priced £8 and £6 for concessions. To book, call Nick Hughes on 01606 41597.

GUITAR heroes in the making are invited to rock out in Rudheath in a course beginning next week. The Rock School at the leisure centre on Shipbrook Road, organised by culture group DAN, will run every Monday from January 19 until March 16 (except February 16) from 6.30-9pm, and costs £25. Anyone aged 12 or over is welcome. The eight weekly sessions will also offer bass guitar lessons and tips on drumming and singing. Participants should have at least a basic knowledge of their instrument and guitarists must bring their own instruments. To book a place, phone Nick Hughes on 01606 41597.

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COMEDY, drama and family fun will be in abundance at the Lyceum in Crewe this spring. The theatre has assembled a stellar line-up of shows and acts with a host of household names. Among the highlights is a touring production of West End hit The Vagina Monologues, featuring glamour model, pop star and actress Jennifer Ellison, comedienne Jenny Eclair and former Coronation Street actress Wendi Peters. There are solo shows for all tastes with comedian Freddie Starr, cricket commentator Henry Blofeld and television psychic Sally Morgan. There’s also the return of several theatre favourites, for what promises to be a vintage season. ■ For a full programme of shows, visit www.lyceumtheatre.net or request a free copy of the brochure on 01270 537333.

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Support plea for festival A MUSIC festival to follow the success of Crewe Live ’08 is being planned this year, with bands and sponsors urged to get involved. The Volume Festival will start two weeks earlier to allow Cheshire’s student population to attend before returning home for the summer. The rock and indie festival last year saw thousands of music fans turn out to watch more than 60 bands at pubs, bars and clubs across the town, all for free. A festival spokesman said: “This year was an astounding success and the atmosphere in the town was electric throughout the weekend. “We didn’t know what to expect as nothing like it has been done before in Crewe, but the response and turn-out was amazing.” Organisers now want to hear from potential sponsors for this year’s festival. ■ Bands interested in playing at the festival should visit www. myspace.com/volumepr. Potential sponsors and venues should email vpr@volumepr.co.uk.

European Musician of the Year is to play ‘thank you’ concert

Explosive mix at The Box

IN TUNE: Teenage violinist Sophie Rosa is performing in Northwich later this month. TEENAGE violinist Sophie Rosa is performing a concert at Sir John Deane’s College later this month to raise money for charity.

The Cuddington starlet, who won European Musician of the Year in October, will be appearing on Friday, January 23 as a ‘thank you’ to Vale

Royal Lions for their support. The concert runs from 7.15-9pm. Tickets, £7, are available from Lions president Rob Brown on 01606 889761.

AN EXPLOSIVE triple dose of ska, punk and indie delivers the kicks at The Box in Crewe on Friday The night features a home town gig for Friend Called Fred, while The Guide make a return to the venue and Winsford lads The Scoundrels make their debut in the town. Indie outfit Friend Called Fred comprise frontman Alex Holsgrove, Eddy Collier on rhythm guitar, Jim Richards on bass and Kirk T The Guide are a young Cheshire-based three-piece featuring Will Garner on lead vocals and guitar, Sam Burgess on guitar and backing vocals and Tom Andrews on bass. Winsford four-piece The Scoundrels are Paul Brown on bass, Andy Brown on lead, Andy Webster on drums and lead singer Tim Mowat. ■ Doors open from 8pm and entry is £4. For more information visit www.theboxcrewe.co.uk.

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Play reveals inspiration for Rumpole character

A TASTE of the Old Bailey arrives at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-underLyme next week as the inspiration for TV classic Rumpole of the Bailey takes to the stage. A Voyage Round My Father is Sir John Mortimer’s autobiographical play on life with his eccentric barrister father, a character famously immortalised as the muchloved Horace Rumpole in the hit TV series. The play describes Mortimer’s upper middle-class childhood and young adult life between the wars. He grows up in the shadow of his father, a brilliant, eccentric and completely impossible barrister, who goes blind in middle age but insists on continuing with life as though he hasn’t. Called to the Bar in 1948, Sir John Mortimer QC CBE developed his career as a playwright by rising early to write before attending court. His output includes 50 books, plays, and scripts including the hugely successful adaptation of Brideshead Revisited for ITV in 1981. ■ A Voyage Round My Father runs from Friday, January 23 until Saturday, February 14. Shows start at 7.30pm and tickets are £8.50-£17.50, call 01782 717962.

FAULTY TOWERS – THE DINING EXPERIENCE (The Lowry, Salford Quays, January 13-18)

ENTER the world of the manic Basil, his domineering wife, Sybil and their hopeless waiter Manuel. This two-hour interactive performance revolves around a three-course meal in The Lowry Restaurant, starting as guests are seated and concluding as dessert is served. The acclaimed Interactive Theatre Australia team have performed sell-out seasons across Australia and at their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in 2008. Visit www.thelowry.com or ring 0870 787 5793

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This is an especially lucky time for those of you entering into new ventures or enterprises, especially if it involves any form of partnership. This could even include marriage or engagement. Any contracts or business agreements entered into mark the beginning of great things. Call now to delve further into what your future holds.

Writers and artists are under particularly lucky influences. In fact, most subjects, whose work or personality comes into public view, should find both gratification and encouragement. Certain members of your family may seem to be against you, but remember that they only have your best interests at heart. Call now for a compromise.

A new problem crops up, which involves your money, time and energy. Don’t be afraid to delegate. Close ones are ready, willing and able to help you. A stubborn mood could be your worst enemy this month, so try to keep control of life and love please. Call now to hear how Venus favours you asking for what you really want.

You may receive a financial proposition from an unexpected source. However, be careful, and don’t go rushing into anything that you are not quite sure of. You could also be getting into something way over your head. Don’t be afraid to back out of what may not be working for you. Call now to better understand that Gemini.

You should make quite a lot of new friends this week. One person, in particular, is becoming more and more a part of your life on a daily basis. Emotionally, you are still rather raw from last month’s dramatics though, so try to ensure a slow pace, in order to build the solid base your sign needs. Call my starline now to utilise untapped talents.

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Your main problems this week appear to be financial. Something you need badly seems to be beyond your pocket at the moment. Creating a better schedule for both your personal and your professional life is the key to your success at this time. Call my starline now to hear why it’s dangerous to act on gossip you’re hearing.

At some point, you have to take control of your own life again Aquarius. I’m sure it’s all been very nice giving up the driving seat and being allowed to blame others, but sooner or later, you have to accept that it’s your life and your decision, especially in affairs of the heart. Call now to hear why I’m so sure you can and will get what you want.

Travel is well starred, and many of your sign may find themselves going out of their way for both business and pleasure. You seem to be so much surer of who you are, and where you’re going. Life begins to feel fun again, and promises you make over the coming days confirm this fact. Call now to hear how the Sun encourages love.

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THE Russian State Ballet of Siberia and the Russian State Ballet Orchestra present this magical new production of the most famous of fantasy ballets. Toys come to life on Christmas Eve as an army of soldiers does battle with a gang of mice while a nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince. Visit www.www.bridge water-hall.co.uk or ring 0161 907 9000/Visit www.regenttheatre. co.uk or ring 0870 060 6649

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MARY POPPINS

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BOOGIE on down, do the funky chicken and help Ma save her magical golden goose from ending up as Christmas dinner! Writers Sarah Nixon and Mark Chatterton and musical director, Tayo Akinbode, have worked their magic to bring the rock ‘n’ roll panto for all the family to the Everyman Theatre. Francis Tucker returns for his tenth Everyman panto appearance to play Ma Goose, with Luke Kempner as Brucie, her handsome son. Nicky Swift is back to cast a spell again as Fairy Feathers, and the magic is complete with Sarah Vezmar as Minxy. Visit www.everyman

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SEE HOW THEY RUN (Royal Exchange

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VICARS, pretend vicars, an escaped prisoner-of-war and a real live dog bring mayhem to the stage of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre in Philip King’s madcap war-time farce, starring Arthur Bostrom of ‘Allo ‘Allo fame. Set in the village of Merton-cum-Middle wick during the Second World War, the story centres on vicar’s wife Penelope Toop. Reunited with an old friend from her acting days, they hatch a plan to escape their lives for one night. Chaos, confusion and calamity ensue in a fast-paced, uproarious comic masterpiece. Visit www.royalexchange. co.uk or ring 0161 833 9833.


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NEW 129,950

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Semi Detached House Three Double Bedrooms Extensively Refurbished Gardens Front & Rear Off Road Parking DG & GFCH

Hollybank Close Winnington

By order of the mortgagees in possession, we would advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sun of £285,000.

Swetenhams - SEQ 9 The Bull Ring, Northwich Cheshire CW9 5AW Tel: 01606 43937

Investment Opportunity Rare Acquisition Two Bedroom Cottage Two Receptions Sizeable Grounds Detached Garage

Alfred Street Castle ● ● ● ● ● ●

NEW & UNDER OFFER £267,500

Drillfield Road Northwich

Wharton Gardens Winsford

Crook Lane Winsford

●End

Of Terrace Property.Two Reception Rooms

●Double Glazing To Majority ●Three Bedrooms ●Gardens To Front & Rear ●No Onward Chain Involved ●Ideal For 1st Time Buyer/Investor

Alike

● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Mid Terraced Cottage Partial uPVC DG Lounge, Kitchen Diner Two Bedrooms Gardens, Parking In Need Of Modernisation No Onward Chain Involved

NEW PRICE £97,950

Maples Court Winsford

●Ground Floor Apartment ●One Bedroom ●Fitted Kitchen ●Lounge, Bathroom ●Communal Parking & Gardens

● ● ● ● ● ●

Modern Style Det. Bungalow Two Recept. Rooms, Conservatory Three Bedrooms, En-Suite Facility Landscaped Gardens Front & Rear Ample Parking & Det. Garage No Onward Chain, Viewing Essential

Carlisle Close Winsford ● ● ● ● ● ●

Well Presented Semi Det. House Extended Lounge Diner, Kitchen Two Double Bedrooms, Bathroom Gardens To Front & Rear Extensive Driveway & Det. Garage No Onward Chain Involved

NEW £124,950

Rydal Close Winsford ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Semi Detached Bungalow Gas CH & uPVC DG Cul-De-Sac Location Backs Onto Woodland High Degree Of Privacy Landscaped Gardens No Onward Chain Involved

NEW PRICE £139,950

Saxon Crossway Winsford

NEW PRICE £97,950

NEW £54,950

NEW £129,950

Pinetree Close Winsford ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Modern Style Semi Detached House Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing Lounge, Cloakroom, Fitted Kitchen Three Bedrooms, Bathroom Gardens & Driveway Internal Viewing Essential INCENTIVES AVAILABLE

NEW PRICE £179,950

Quarry Bank Rise Winsford

●Detached Family Home ●Four Double Bedrooms, Ensuite ●Two Reception Rooms ●Cloakroom & Utility Room ●Breakfast Kitchen

UNDER OFFER £85,950

NEW PRICE £169,950

Saville Rise Winsford

●New Build Detached 'The Norfolk' ●Three Beds, En-Suite Facility ●Corner Plot Location ●Gas CH & uPVC DG ●Fitted Kitchen with Appliances ●Gardens To Three Sides ●Internal Viewing Essential

NEW PRICE £115,000

Saxon Crossway Winsford

●Much Improved Mid Terraced ●Gas Central Heating ●Two Reception Rooms ●Three Bedrooms, Bathroom ●Gardens To Front & Rear

●Modern Second Floor Apartment ●Popular Town Centre Location ●Lounge & Kitchen ●Master Bedroom With En-Suite ●One Further Bedroom ●Off Road Parking

NOTICE OF OFFER 229 Manchester Road, Northwich, Cheshire. Cheshire CW9 7NB

NEW PRICE & UNDER OFFER £74,950

NEW £88,000

Farm Road Weaverham ● ● ● ● ●

Mid Terrace Three Bedrooms Sizeable Kitchen Gardens Front & Rear Expansive Views to Rear

Manchester Road Northwich ● ● ● ● ● ●

Bay Fronted Mid Terraced home 2 bedrooms Lounge / Dining room Fitted Kitchen Front Courtyard and rear garden No onward chain

By order of the mortgagees in possession, we would advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sun of £79,950. Any person wishing to increase on this offer should notify the agents of their offer prior to exchange of contracts Swetenhams - SEQ 9 The Bull Ring, Northwich Cheshire CW9 5AW Tel: 01606 43937

NEW PRICE £114,950

Cherry Crescent Winsford

●Situated On Popular Estate ●Semi Detached Property ●Gas CH & Majority DG ●Lounge Diner, Kitchen ●Two Double Bedrooms

NEW PRICE £74,950

Chester Road Winsford

£225,000

Semi Detached House, Sought After Location

●Mature

●uPVC D. Glazing & Gas C.Heating ●Accommodation Over Three Floors ●Det. Office To The Rear ●Landscaped Gardens, Parking ●VIEWING ESSENTIAL

Kingsley Walk Winsford

Mid Terrace Home In Need of Modernisation Three Bedrooms. Lounge & Dining Room Bathroom, Separate W.C. Gardens To Front & Rear ● NO ONWARD CHAIN ●

● ●

NOTICE OF OFFER 1 Magdala Place, Northwich Cheshire CW9 7BW

James Street Rudheath ● ● ● ● ●

UNDER OFFER £74,950

Mid Terraced House Two Bedrooms Two Receptions First Floor Bathroom Double Glazing & GFCH

Magdala Place Northwich ● ● ● ● ●

End Terrace Two Beds Two Receptions Bathroom Upstairs Ideal for Investors

NEW & UNDER OFFER £72,500

By order of the mortgagees in possession, we would advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sun of £72,500. Any person wishing to increase on this offer should notify the agents of their offer prior to exchange of contracts Swetenhams - SEQ 9 The Bull Ring, Northwich Cheshire CW9 5AW Tel: 01606 43937

NEW PRICE £69,995

Princess Street Winsford

●End Terrace Property ●Two Bedrooms ●Sitting Room, Lounge ●Kitchen, Lean-To ●Bathroom ●Rear Garden. No Onward

NEW PRICE £147,950

Princess Street Winsford

Chain

● ● ● ● ● ● ●

£74,995

Mid Terraced Home Ideal 1st Time Buyer or Investor Through Lounge Diner Kitchen, Bathroom Two Bedrooms & Further Room Enclosed Rear Garden No Onward Chain Involved

Bannister Grove Winsford ●Modern

Home

Style Semi Detached

●Gas CH & uPVC DG ●Accommodation Over Three Floors ●Four Bedrooms, En-Suite Facility ●Gardens Front & Rear ●No Onward Chain Involved


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7 Fountain Court, Winsford Tel: 01606 553412 TEWKESBURY CLOSE

JOHN STREET

MEADOWBANK

Detached true bungalow Lounge, Inner hall, Kitchen ● Two bedrooms, Bathroom ● Conservatory, Garage, Gardens ● Driveway for several cars, GCH & DG ● Viewing recommended MID060041 £209,950 Middlewich

End terrace property, Two bedrooms Detached office to rear ● Two reception rooms ● Rear garden ● Off road parking ● GCH & DG WIN060358 Asking Price £95,000 Winsford

Detached property Semi rural location ● 18" lounge & 24" kitchen/diner ● Four bedrooms ● Viewing highly recommended WIN070342 WIN070342 £175,000 Winsford

HIGH STREET

THRUSH WAY

2 bedrooms

Entrance porch

Lounge / diner, kitchen

Bathroom

Rear yard £94,950

NO CHAIN. Easy reach of town centre Mid terrace property, loft conversion ● Spacious family accomm. Ent hall ● Kitchen, lounge/diner, conservatory ● Five bedrooms. Driveway providing ORP WIN070397 £125,000 Winsford

Immaculate period town house Four bedrooms, master with en-suite ● Two reception rooms ● Conservatory ● Driveway & garage ● Substantial rear garden WIN080258 £199,950 Winsford

● ●

WEAVER STREET

Semi detached house Three bedrooms ● Three reception rooms ● Utility room, Conservatory ● Garden ● Private parking Offers over £140,000 ●

WIN080611 Winsford

Mid terrace property

Three bedrooms

Front and rear gardens £61,950

Modern detached

Semi detached

Four bedrooms with ensuite to master

Entrance hall, lounge, dining area,

WIN080271 Winsford

SWANLOW LANE

REDUCED

WIN080603 Winsford

End cottage

Lounge

Kitchen

Two bedrooms

Driveway with detached garage £79,950

Lounge/dining room. Kitchen/diner

Kitchen, conservatory, landing,

Family room, Conservatory

Three bedrooms and a bathroom.

● Large garden to the rear Offers over £120,000

WIN080044 Winsford

GLADSTONE STREET

HAWKESHEAD WAY

KINGFISHER DRIVE

BRINDLEY AVENUE

WIN080605 Winsford

SYCAMORE AVENUE

Semi detached property Three bedrooms ● Lounge ● Kitchen ● GCH and DG ● Really must be viewed to be appreciated WIN080620 £129,950 Winsford

STATION ROAD

NORMAN DRIVE

Cloak/WC and family bathroom Offers over £225,000

Lounge. Kitchen

THRUSH WAY

Attractive detached property Three bedrooms Three reception rooms ● Bathroom. Front garden ● Well established rear garden backing onto open countryside ● Detached double garage WIN070482 Offers Over £325,000 Winsford ●

REDUCED

WINSFORD

GOWY WALK

Modern detached ● Four bedrooms with ensuite to the master ● Family bathroom ● Lounge/diner ● Conservatory. Cloakroom/wc ● Garden to rear. Block paved driveway WIN080516 £179,950 Winsford

KENTMERE AVENUE

End Mews ● Three bedrooms ● Lounge ● Kitchen ● Gardens ● ORP £115,000

DELAMERE STREET

WIS080469 Winsford

DUNKIRK AVENUE

WIN080277 Winsford

FERNWAY

PUBLIC NOTICE

Gladstone Street, Winsford We are acting for the mortgagees and have received an offer of £108,000

Terrace property

Two double bedrooms

Lounge. Dining room. Kitchen

Detached brick built storage room & studio

WIN080389 Offers over £90,000

on the above named property.

REDUCED

Mature semi detached property Gas central heating and double glazing ● Lounge, kitchen/diner, rear hall, bathroom ● Landing, two double bedrooms and a loft room. ● Externally there is a paved garden to the rear WIN080407 £105,000 Winsford ●

Winsford

MEADOW RISE

NEW

4 bed semi detached

4 bed detached

3 reception rooms

Period features

Cul-de-sac location

4 double bedrooms

2 reception rooms £249,950

WIN080661 Winsford

HAWKESHEAD WAY

NEW

BY ORDER OF THE MORTGAGEE IN POSSESSION

Semi detached home, cul de sac location 3 bedrooms ● Lounge, dining area ● Kitchen, bathroom ● Rear garden, garage ● Driveway for several vehicles WIN080318 £124,950 Winsford

WAYS GREEN

● Gas central heating/ double glazing WIS080663 £173,950 Winsford

Modern detached Four bedrooms, en suite ● Two receptions, conservatory ● Kitchen & utility, Cloakroom/WC ● Garage, driveway & gardens ● GCH and double glazing £189,950 ●

WIN080565 Winsford

WIN080661 Winsford

4 bed period semi

3 bed semi detached

2 reception rooms

In need of renovation

Lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen

2 reception rooms

Four piece bathroom

Garage and off road parking

Gardens £POA

WIN070473 Winsford

NEW

HAWESWATER DRIVE

NEW

WIS080670 Winsford

Gardens front and rear £129,950

Any interested parties must submit

Modern detached home, cul de sac location 3 double bedrooms ● Cloakroom/WC. lounge, dining room ● Kitchen/diner, utility room ● Master bed with en suite, bathroom ● Front & rear gardens, garage WIN080283 £169,950 Winsford ●

WEAVER STREET

NEW

Modern detached ● Four bedrooms, en suite ● Two receptions, conservatory ● Kitchen & utility, Cloakroom/WC ● Garage, driveway & gardens ● GCH and double glazing £189,950

Mid terrace property Beautifully presented ● 3 double bedrooms ● Lounge, dining room ● Kitchen, study. Bathroom ● Front and rear gardens £119,995 ●

before an exchange of contracts takes place wis080089 Winsford

PINEWOOD ROAD

NEW

3 bedroom detached ● Detached garage ● Full double glazing ● Cul-de-sac location ● Immaculate condition ● Viewing highly recommended ●

WIS070375 Winsford

any higher offers in writing to the selling agent

AVON WALK

Mid terrace Three bedrooms ● Lounge ● Kitchen/diner ● Loft room ● Front & rear gardens £69,950 ● ●

wis080630 Winsford

WIN080609 Winsford


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● Lounge / dining area ● Kitchen ● Recently modernised ● GCH & DG

£169,750

● Driveway to front ● Garden to rear

Northwich Road ● Three bedroom terraced house ● Lounge ● Kitchen/breakfast room ● Parking for several vehicles ● GCH and double glazing

£125,000

Grange Road ● Outstanding semi detached home ● Stunning open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area ● Two bedrooms. GCH & DG ● Landscaped garden to rear ● Driveway providing parking. Double garage

£159,950

N EW

PR IC E

£385,000

Ashbank ● Well presented three bedroom detached ● Lounge and dining room ● Kitchen/breakfast room ● Garage and driveway ● Rear garden with patio area ● GCH and UPVC double glazing

N EW

Yarwood Close ● Modern semi detached house ● Three bedrooms ● Lounge / diner ● GCH & DG]

£124,500

Green Lane ● Distinctive detached house ● Entrance hall, lounge, dining room ● Kitchen / breakfast room ● Utility, downstairs shower room ● Four double bedrooms and family bathroom ● Gardens to three sides, GCH and double glazing

PR IC E

Siddall Street ● Mid terrace. Three bedrooms

PR IC E

N EW

N EW

N EW

PR IC E

find all our homes on thecheshire.co.uk/estateagency and rightmove.co.uk

● Well presented throughout]

£134,950

Clary Meadow ● Three bedroomed detached bungalow ● Lounge, dining room ● Cul de sac location ● Good size plot ● Garage and driveway ● GCH and double glazing

Green Avenue ● Well presented, traditional semi detached ● Lounge, sitting room/dining room ● Three bedrooms ● Rear garden not over looked ● Driveway and garage ● GCH and double glazing

Lyndale Court ● 2 bed purpose built flat

● Allocated parking

Middlewich Road ● Semi detached house ● Lounge ● Dining Room ● Kitchen ● Breakfast room ● Garage with driveway

Honiton Way ● Modern four bedroom home ● Popular estate ● GCH & d/glazing ● Detached garage ● Cul-de-sac location ● Viewing essential

Inglewood Avenue ● Four bed detached ● Master with en suite ● Lounge, dining room ● Utility area and d/stairs wc ● GCH & d/glazing ● Gardens to front and rear

£230,000

The Loont ● Spacious four bed detached

Weaver Street ● Three bed mid terrace ● Well presented ● Lounge/dining room ● Kitchen, utility room ● Bathroom, GCH & d/glazing ● Front & rear gardens

Mendip Close ● Well presented. Three bedroom semi ● GCH & maj D/glazing ● Lounge, dining room ● Gardens to front and rear ● Off road parking

Gleneagles Drive ● Detached house. Three bedrooms ● Lounge / dining room ● Kitchen ● Double glazed. Gas central heating

Cross Lane ● Mature cottage style home ● Three bedrooms ● Majority d/g & GCH ● Lounge, dining kitchen ● Gardens to front and rear ● Detached garage

Woodstock Drive ● Well presented three bedroom semi ● Double glazing & GCH ● Driveway & detached garage ● Gardens to front & rear ● Fields behind ● View now

Kitfield Avenue ● Three bed terraced ● Lounge ● Kitchen/ diner ● GCH and double glazing ●Front and rear gardens ● Workshop/ shed

£180,000

£99,950 No Chain

● Three reception rooms ● D/stairs W.C. & en-suite ● Gardens. Driveway and Garage.

£265,000

N EW

PR IC E

£229,950

Carlisle Close ● Cul-de-Sac location ● Two bedroom semi ● Lounge, Kitchen / diner ● Double glazing, Gas central heating ● Detached garage

East Lane ● Three bedrooms link detached ● Lounge/dining room ● Breakfast kitchen ● Garage with driveway ● Rear garden with patio area ● GCH & Double glazing

Carisbrook Drive

● Five bedroom detached house

● Enclosed well tended rear garden

● 24ft lounge/dining room ● Gas central heating

● Garage with driveway

£179,950

● Lounge/dining room ● Kitchen, bathroom ● Economy 7 heating

£85,950 NO CHAIN

Alexandra Road

● Four bedroom home ● Conservatory ● Two reception rooms

● Recently fitted bathroom with

jacuzzi bath

● Gardens, ORP ● No Chain]

£129,950

OIRO £224,950

£190,000

£199,950

£112,000 Open to Offers

£139,950

OIRO £127,500

£134,950

£157,000

£124,950

Head Office: Castle Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6AF Cheshire Estate Agency is a trading name of Cheshire Property Services Limited (registration number 2124903). Cheshire Property Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheshire Building Society. Cheshire Building Society is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (registration number 206102).


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Tenders are invited for the supply of the materials and services listed below during the period 1st April 2009 to 31st March 2010. Tender No. Description 1 Carriageway Resurfacing & Planning (Works) 3 Coated Materials (Supply Only) 5a Slurry Seal Surfacing of Footways (Works) 7 Specialised Forms of Carriageway Surface Treatment 8 Roadstone and Concrete Aggregates (Supply Only) 10 Ready Mixed Concrete (Supply Only) 11 Drain Cleansing 14 Precast Concrete Products (Supply Only) 17 Road Marking & Reflecting Roadstuds (Works) 25 Hire of Temporary Traffic Lights 31 Hire of Lorries & Plant 32 Hire of Self Drive Vehicles Forms of tender may be obtained on application to the Director of Environment, County Hall, Mold, Flintshire CH7 6NF. Applications should clearly state the items in the above list for which tender documents are required. Applications for the tenders must be received by no later than 6th February 2009 and completed tenders returned in the envelope provided by no later than 13th February 2009.

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07866 794651 01606 76900

Telephone Services ALL

Telephone work. Telephone & computer extensions, ex BT Engineer 01270 875424.

Gas Services HEATING & PLUMBING Installations, Repairs, 5 YEARS WARRANTY ON SELECTED BOILERS. Complete Central Heating from £1,999. CORGI 306235, mobile 07964 330376

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Sales & Bargains Private: 0870 2340031 Trade:01244 606381

Home Improvement 950

DRESSED SANDSTONE

Various sizes £OFFERS. Tel: 01244 380 066.

DOG

CRATE Wire dog crate large size also suitable for rabbits will deliver £35 07725880268

MARLEY WESSEX

Roof tiles, 1000, brown, £250. Tel. 07802 408116.

SUN BED Wooden frame-

work top and bottom, 16 tubes, £75 ono. Tel. 07810 007313.

BESWICK/

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

Home Improvement Sandstone gate posts, 18x12 and 8ft high, beautiful condition, £400 ono. Tel: 01829 261251.

RECLAIMED

Staffordshire blue clay roof tiles, 10x6", handmade, excellent condition, £475. 91/2 ridge tiles, £20. Tel: 01829 261251.

Furniture HOUSE MOVE...Has prompted sale of following. M and S hide away bed/ mattresses, oak frame, £150. Giant bean bag, cream cover, £50, John Lewis oak frame glass top dining table plus 6 chairs, £150. Glass top coffee table £30. Stone effect fire surround and hearth with flame effect dimplex inset. £100. Various curtains/poles/ light fittings, all great condition. £Negiotable. Tel. 01829 770805.

CONSERVATORY

GEMINI

SUITE

Unused, still in wrap, luxury cushions, intended for show home, cost £1,495, will accept £495. Can deliver. 07944 081985.

Zanussi Freezer £50. Hotpoint Fridge £50. Highchair £10. Sunbed £25. Cast iron Fireplace Large £50, Small £25. Slate Fireplace £75.

S D N I L B R ROLLE

E E R F 1 T E BUY 1 G S ON LY ) (S EL EC TE D FA BR IC

B U Y N O W PAY L AT E R

Furniture FURNITURE

beautiful mahogany gate leg table with barley twist legs and 4 matching balloon back chairs with upholstered seats. Also mahogany sideboard with 3 carved doors and 1 drawer, all excellent condition, reluctant sale, £300. 07899 814290 Knutsford area.

ELECTRIC RECLINING CHAIR burgundy leather, months old, immaculate £300 ono. Tel: 01270 650 278 or 07852 666 709.

G−PLAN

DINING table and 4 chairs. Lovely condition, extends to seat 8. £200ono 01270 212473

GILDED

FANTASTIC SAVINGS AVAILABLE

01606 46178

WALL

MIRROR

103x73cm ex cond £50. Tel (01606 557149) F

GOLD DRAYLON 3 Piece

suite and poof, good condition, £100 ono. Also Axminster gold pattered carpet, 27ft x 12ft, £50. Tel. 07802 408116.

PLANT STAND three tier

in pine 995cm £20. Tel (01606 557149) F

Household Goods STEREO SYSTEM by Pioneer, including turntable, amplifier, CD player, double tape, radio and speakers £40. Beech computer table £25. Matching filing cabinet £20. Computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and printer £20. All vgc. Old iron and brass single bed £20. Sale due to house move. After 6pm.

£Negotiable

01606 77156 3 PIECESUITE

3+2 str, armchair, storage pouffe. Beech frame recovered with Beige Chenille (Removable/ rewashable) £250 01270665698

SUBJECT TO TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS

NOT IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER SALE OFFERS

Household Goods CURTAIN

CUSHIONS

Faux silk plumb curtains 66x72 inch. Matching cushions, bedspread brown. £35.00 0151 3554047

Beds/Bedrooms

BEDS, PLUS

3’0’’ matts ..............from £19 4’6’’ matts ..............from £39 5’0’’ matts ..............from £50 3’0’’ divans ............from £25 4’6’’ divans ............from £45 3’0’’ deep quilted matt......£49 4’6’’ “ “ “ ......£69 3’0’’ luxury matt ..............£69 4’6’’ luxury matt ..............£89 Pine frames from ............£35 3’ Metal Frame & Mattress £49 4’ 6” Metal Frame & Mattress £99

“SPECIAL OFFER”

luxury 2 drawer bed with 10’’ deep matt. In damask King size was £399 now £189 Double was £349 now £179 Single was £299 now £159

Call 0151 4248001 ANYTIME FOR DELIVERY Also low cost laminate flooring From £7.99 per 2.7m2 box

Hurry stocks limited

Beds/Bedrooms MIDI

BED

metal midi sleeper bed from next excellent condition £65.00 07974071757

PINE WARDROBE Double

Wardrobe 1.25m(w) X 1.82m(h) can email pics £45 07979 860 420

TEMPUR MEMORY FOAM double mattress, excellent condition, £120 ono. Tel: 01928 770855.

Domestic Appliance Sales AGA COOKER

GCB Green, two oven, excellent condition with full service history. £1,200. 07770 238381.

WHIRLPOOL

FREEZER

white whirlpool freezer, with built ice maker. also− washing machine, dish washer, tumble dryer all only £310 07522560129

Collectors Items Wanted CLERGYMAN WISHES TO BUY Stamp Collections, anything considered, realistic prices paid. 07903 848406

Hobbies

£ono

Brand new 2 draw double divan bed. orthopaedic mattress. Still in original wrapping. Can deliver. £170.00

01244 836065

WANTED

BRAHMA CHICKENS Pol,

golden trio, brown eggs, easy maintenance. £70.00p 0151 632 1971 or 07803130889

DRUM KIT Excellent con-

dition full size 5 piece set gloss black includes stool. £160 07849095931

HOUSE

silver drum kit, excellent condition, 6 months old, £100 07595511184

TUTOR

Experienced tutor avail. for GCSE or A−Level Maths. Merseyside area. £25 p/h 07967388165

POOL

TABLE good condition, little used, 6ft x 3ft, slate bed, solid wood, includes cues/ accessories £199. 07736 162 321.

Collectors Items NATWEST

PIGS

collectables complete family, father, mother, boy Maxwell, girl Annable, baby Woody, excellent condition, £90. Tel: 01606 42467 Northwich

Computers/Games INTEL PENTIUM 4 − 3000

Mhz, with 80gb harddisk, DVD re−writer and 17−inch TFT monitor. In VGC, £120. Tel. 01829 732 727 (CW6).

Sports Equipment AIR WALKER Carl Lewis

Air Walker, excellent condition, hardly used £40.00ono 0151 287 2905

AND

PAPAS

Moses basket and stand, £15. Infant rocking chair, £10. Sport 03 pram, infant car seat, rain cover, sun shade, foot muff, £100. Deluxe papoose, £10. Tel. 07909 525242.

SAFETY

GATE

Lindam, no tools required £30. Tel (01606 557149) F

DOOR BABY

BOUNCER

from 8 mths £10. (01606 557149) F

Tel

QUINNY

PRAM three wheeled pram with carrycot/carseat/ and bag to match = blue/ grey £300 07788940368

ALL HOUSE CLEARANCES ★ FREE ESTIMATES ★

Full 7 day polite & professional clearance service Everything bought & rubbish removed

8am-9pm - 7 days

any old toys, Corgi, Dinky, Britains Farm and Military, Trains, Mamod Steam Engines, Minic, anything considered. Tarvin. 01829 740258.

FOOTBALL/RUGBY PROGRAMMES Wanted,

pre−1970’s, League, Non−League, Friendlies, Cup, Internationals, Scottish etc., very good prices paid. Tel. 01745 563002.

MODEL RAILWAYS

and old toys wanted, best cash offers for Hornby/ Trix/Triang/Farish/ Dublo/Dinky/Lima/ Malod/Minic, any amount, layouts dismantled. Tel: 01829 781532.

OLD

POSTCARDS

WANTED DOULTON

BEREAVEMENT CLEARANCES

01606 42142

Radio equipment wanted, valves, amplifiers, military radios, valvetesters, radiograms, vintage hifi, tape recorders, wind−up gramophones, crystal sets, pre 1950 televisions, old cinefilms, petrol pump globes etc. Tel. 01782 517278 or 07958 447732

Wanted pre−1950 in albums or loose. Also old photos. Contact with confidence, top prices paid. 01925 762838.

Articles Wanted

Tel: Peter or Julia Critchley on

ANY OLD

CASH WAITING for

18 months, large selection, babygro’s, t−shirts, bodies, socks, sleepsuits, trousers, bargain £10. Tel: 01606 42467 Northwich

CHILD

old shop advertising/ card/ enamel/ figures/ tins/ dummy packs and display cabinets. Good prices for quality items. 01691 671367.

BESWICK/

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

WANTED Subbuteo foot-

ball, rugby, cricket teams, triang minic motorway items, britains tractors vehicles timpo plastic soldiers, pelham puppets. 07840 831802

WANTED

BOOKS

Always required, collectors, libraries also maps, magazines, prints, pictures, classical records. 01978 266606/01928 788743

large garden building/workshop/gazebo/decking or other interesting garden items to enhance large garden project, good condition/reasonable price, can collect quickly. 01352 742230

Classified Agriculture

To place an advert Tel: 01244 606381/606382

POWER

Tonic exercise machine, vibration plate, 5 modes, general fitness endurance relaxation, ex condition cost £149.99 will sell £80 only used 4 times. 01606 557769

D.I.Y. & Tools RECORD

wood turning lathe, model cl2, 36 x 18, complete with large bowl attachment, chuck and assorted chisels, £275 ono. 01928 715050

WORKSHOP DRUM KIT Full black and

CLEARANCE

furniture including leather sofa’s, tables, chairs, upright piano, coffee table, bookcases, glass shower screen, books, games, toys etc etc. Tel: 01606 557902 or 07881 583434.

MATHS

MAMAS

BABY GIRLS clothes, 9−

01270 583399

CONTENTS

mobile welder, bench drill, manchester hacksaw, folder air tools, welders welding benches, rotator vices, hand tools, many more. 01606 891844.

Disabled Equipment

DOUBLE BED

wanted by collector, top prices paid for badges, medals, uniforms, helmets etc. Anything considered. Please phone 01270 568542.

Parent & Child

GENUINE ITEMS

3 Vertical blinds, up to 6’ wide, any drop £76 7 vertical blinds, up to 6’ wide, any drop £179 7 Rollers, up to 6’ wide, any drop £195

FAMILY RUN BUSINESS EST OVER 25 YEARS

ARMY MEMORABILIA

HAND Four wheeled shoprider buggy with charger, working order, buyer collects preferably. £350. 01244 332964

Miscellaneous

VISA FREE FITTING*

FREEPHONE 0800 731 4904

(subject to status)

tickets, photo’s, autographs, medals, match worn shirts, international caps etc. Excellent prices paid. 07808 584481

SECOND

SPECIALISTS IN SUN A WNINGS AND PLEATED BLINDS FOR CONSER VAT O R I E S

DINING

Classified Articles For Sale

MASTERCARD FREE MEASURE

Articles Wanted FOOTBALL MEMORABILIA WANTED Programmes,

Purchased for £2795 in Dec 08. Still boxed. Totally unused. 4 large alloy wheels. Twin headlights. Tail lights inc indicators. Independent suspension. Adjustable captains seat. 30 mile range up to 30st user. Easily climbs kerbs. Fits through standard household doorway. **CAN DELIVER**

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BLINDS

01244 811576

0800 118 2705 • 07858 210556

8MPH SCOOTER

£1395 07870 833 916

Half price applies to selected blinds & Awnings only. Subject to availability.

FLAT ROOFING SPECIALIST

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Disabled Equipment

71378919SS13

Plasterwork

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Horses/Tack/Equip 12FT

X

12FT

Field

Shelter, 4ft overhang on the front. £560. Tel. 07876 201929. Also Labrador pups for sale, chocolate and black girls. £290.

17.5"

IDEAL WS Event Saddle. Wide fit, deep gusset, security tagged. Original documents included, lovely condition, little used. Comes with almost new leather girth, stirrups, leathers. £450 ono. Tel: 07979 158964.

HAY

FOR SALE grown under Countryside Stewardship Scheme. Quality 2007/8 barn stored hay, from £2 per bale. 01829 720247.

HORSE

BOX Mercedes Ardern, 1982, 61/2 tonne, non HGV, 3 horses, large live in, 6mths tax, MOT July 09, full recent service, ideal first horse box or as a joint venture, less than 40,000 miles on clock, sale due to loss of interest £2,950 ovno. 01928 740069 or 07970 715589

WANTED DRIVE

RIDE

AND PONY

approximately 12 hands, must be 100% in traffic and live out. Tel: 01829 260247 or 07815 916020.

Pedigree Pets CHOCOLATE LABRADORS An excellent example of this appealing breed. Strong, big boned and chunky pups. Very well handled, happy and confident, superb parents with excellent temperaments, elbow and hip scores. K.C reg, fully wormed, insured and depart with full professional puppy pack. Genuine homes only for this beautiful litter.

£450 Ready first week of Feb.

01606 884 001/ 07501 269422 Pedigree

3

wire

fox

terriers, 2 dogs one bitch, hound marked, 5 weeks old, Tel. 01606 45350.


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Pedigree Pets GERMAN

Pets

SHEPHERD

PUPS Black/tan, KC reg, had vaccination and vet health checked, super temperaments with excellent pedigree, 6 weeks free insurance. £400 each. Tel. 01948 830323. IRISH PUPPIES,

TERRIER

KC registered, 3 boys, 3 girls, excellent pedigree, home reared with children, make devoted pets. £600/650. Ready end of January. 01829 759069 (Tarporley)

BEAUTIFUL

BIG

BONED Chocolate labrador, ready now, mother and father can be seen, good with children, only 1 bitch left 10 weeks old, not KC reg, £300. Tel: 07902 396425.

BEAUTIFUL BLACK LABRADOR puppies, just 3 remaining, both parents here to see, KC reg, full pedigree, vet checked, ready now, £250. Call Michelle for more details. Tel: 07967 380413 or 01948 662035.

BOXER PUPS

Red and white, 3 males, one flashy, 2 solid, excellent pedigree, both parents heart tested clear. £650. Tel. 07919 178251 / 01244 819531. Pictures available by email.

CAVALIER CHARLES

KING SPANIELS

Blenheim puppies, KC Reg & insured, vet checked, ready now. Telephone 01630 638480.

CAVALIER KING CHARLES puppies, excellent pedigree and temperament, Blenheim, house reared, health checked, insured, high quality, low price! 01948 880022. Shropshire

ENGLISH SPANIELS

SPRINGER

liver and white, male and female, excellent pedigrees, KC reg if required £250. Rossett nr Wrexham After 6pm 07523 108562

LHASA

APSO

PUPPIES

ready 25th Jan, deposit secures, wormed, home reared and good pedigree. Tel: 01606 41874.

POMERANIAN SHIH−TZU

AND

pedigree puppies, small size, both boys, both mums can be seen, £250. ALSO PAPPILION bitch, 12 months old, fully vaccinated, very small and pretty, £325. Tel: 07936 568957 North Wales Coast.

ROTTWEILER

PUPPIES

10 weeks old, fully vaccinated, parents can be seen, £300. Tel: 07773 361487.

WORKING COCKER SPANIEL Dog, 18 months old, black, excellent worker, Kennel Club registered, any trial, £600. Tel. 01925 601560 or 07517 980928 (Warrington).

YORKIE

TERRIERS KC reg, vet checked, 1st injection, ready now, can be delivered part way. £250. Tel. 01974 251655.

Pets Tabley Brook Boarding Kennels & Cattery

Family run. Breeders of Chocolate Labradors, Cocker Spaniels & Miniature Schnauzers, Groomer. ESTABLISHED 21 YEARS. Homoepathic Vaccinations accepted Organic Diets catered for We will answer any queries you may have.

Call 01565 633934

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LABRADOR PUPPIES

chocolate, farm reared, KC reg with 6 weeks insurance, wormed regulary, 1st vaccination and vet tested. Please telephone

01824 710260 (Denbighshire) ADORABLE RUSSELL

JACK PUPPIES

smooth coated, small breed, various colours, boys and girls available, lovely natured, excellent children, with small parents are great loyal pets £135 each. Tel: 07964 916 622 or 01270 580 626.

LABRADOR

X

RETRIEVER beautiful, stunning puppies, wormed, well reared, confident, free insurance and puppy pack, make wonderful family pets, ready now, £175. 07977 194716. CAVIDOODLES

Cavalier X poodles, make lovely family pets, Tel: 01565 722337 KNUTSFORD AREA

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

BABY

PARROT with cage, lovely brightly coloured bird, starting to talk, may deliver, £170. Tel: 07948 588170 or 01978 661190.

BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES 1 boy, 1 girl, 8 weeks old, very friendly, ideal pets or working, £120 each. Jack Russell bitch, 18 months old, tri coloured, very friendly, £80. Tel: 01829 720213 or 07908 780503.

CAVY HAVEN has large

number of rescued Guinea Pigs, adult/ babies, also 2 cheeky male rabbits needing loving permanent homes, donation required. Tel 01606 862688. (Winsford).

COLLIE CROSS/COCKER SPANIELS pups, 1 bitch/1 dog, both parents can be seen £150 each. 01978 781416 or 07724 571645

F1 LABRADOODLE pups,

chocolates, blacks and creams, wormed and vet checked, raised on farm with children and other animals, chunky pups, non moulting and no allergies, £350 each. Also, free to good home, 4 year old black lab bitch, KC reg., chipped and up to date vaccines, lovely natured, has had two litters of pups but looks great. Tel. 01606 891607 / 07912 939 143

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG PUP black & Tan, 10wks old, wormed, vaccinated, de−flead & due claws clipped, very friendly, unwanted xmas gift £150. 07870 399232.

JACK

RUSSELL

jack russell bitch, 6 months old fully vaccinated. £150 01514984636

LABRADOR

PUPPIES

black, bitches, home bred, KC reg, full pedigree, breeder with 40yrs experience. Tel: 01565 777 221.

ROTTWEILER 1 year old

male, pedigree, great with kids, fully trained, good reason for sale, £150 ono. Tel: 01270 580984.

ROTTWEILER

dog. 11 months old. 7 stone in weight, 29 inch to shoulder as a pup. Big gentle giant. Great with kids. Good home. P.O.A. Tel. 07731 392604

TORTOISES Must go to good homes. 07756 878271

WESTCOTT

£125.

PUPPIES

Westie cross scotty, olga look a likes, 7 weeks old, parvo vaccinated etc, £200. Tel. 01239 810351 / 07890 745320.

Agriculture HAYLAGE/SILAGE

110 large round bales silage, £350, buyer collects (no part sale, as space needed). 6ft square hay bales (eq. 10 small bales), £20 each, buyer collects. (Wrenbury) 07905 438 652

Gardening HEDGING

SPECIALIST

Leylandii 3−4ft £4.50 4− 6ft £7.50, Laurel £3.95/ £5.50, Box 95p/£3.50. Native hedging. Tel: 01829 720514 www.hedgeit.co.uk

Livestock/Poultry BLACK Rock speckledy & warren day old and 18wk old pullets. Cobb and Ross meat chicks; also Turkeys and Ducks. Cyril Bason (Stokesay) Ltd. Craven Arms. 01588 673204/5.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOT piglets. ten weeks old, growing nicely and off heat, £40 each. 01928 787940, or 07890 883509 (Crowton).

POL

PULLETS

Hybrids, popular breeds, Black Rocks, Whitestar, Utility Sussex, others. 12+ £5 each. 01270 820626 or 07946 761435 (Nantwich)

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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Restriction of Pedestrians Public Foothpath No. 2 Parish of Davenham and No. 5 Parish of Northwich, Borough of Vale Royal NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 (2) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, that the Cheshire County Council have made an Order, the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit pedestrians on that length of: Public Footpath No. 2 Davenham which commences near Monarch Drive at OS grid reference SJ 6525 7237 and runs in a generally north easterly direction along the Weaver Navigation towpath for approximately 126 metres to the junction with Footpath No. 5 Northwich at OS grid reference SJ 6530 7247 and Public Footpath No. 5 Northwich which commences at Public Footpath No. 2 Davenham at OS grid reference SJ 6530 7247 and runs in a generally north easterly direction along the Weaver Navigation towpath for approximately 582 metres to the junction with Public Footpath No. 6 Northwich at the Riversdale Bridge at OS grid reference SJ 6570 7288. The closure is necessary to prevent the likelihood of danger to the public due to the rebuilding of the towpath. The Order continues the restriction that came into force on 5th January 2009 and will continue in force for a period not exceeding six months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the sooner. Details of Alternative Route An alternative route will be available via public roads and will be signed on site. Pedestrians are advised to follow the alternative route. Gerard L Budd, County Solicitor, Phoenix House, Clough Road, Winsford CW7 4BD 14th January 2009

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Public Notices

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Restriction of Pedestrians Public Footpath No. 18 Parish of Davenham and Public Footpath No. 7 Parish of Winsford, Borough of Vale Royal (Vale Royal Locks)

NOTICE is hereby Given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 (1) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, that the Cheshire County Council proposes to make an Order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit pedestrians on the following Public Footpaths: Public Footpath No. 18 Davenham which commences at OS grid reference SJ 6401 7033 and runs in a generally easterly direction for approximately 39 metres to OS grid reference SJ 6405 7033. Public Footpath No. 7 Winsford which commences at OS grid reference SJ 6390 7048 and runs in a generally southerly direction for approximately 247 metres to OS grid reference SJ 6401 7033. The closure is necessary while major works at Vale Royal Locks are undertaken. The Order will come into force on 26th January 2009 and will continue in force for a period of six months, or until the works are completed, whichever is the earlier. An alternative route will be made available by British Waterways. Gerard L Budd, County Solicitor, Phoenix House, Clough Road, Winsford CW7 4BD 16th January 2009

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To place an advert Tel: 01244 606346 GOODS VEHICLE OPERATOR’S LICENCE Morgan Est PLC of 11 Europark, Watling Street, Nr Clifton, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 0AL. Is applying for licence to use; Northwich WwTW, Winnington Avenue, Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4EE. As an operating centre for 1 vehicle and 0 trailers. Owners or occupiers of land (Including buildings) near the operating centre who believe that their use or enjoyment of that land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at; North Western Traffic Area, Application Services, Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds LS9 6NF stating their reasons, within 21 days of this notice. Representors must at the same time send a copy of their representations to the applicant at the address given at the top of this notice. A guide to making representations is available from the Traffic Commissioner’s Office.

GOODS

Vehicle Operator’s Licence. Michael Victor William Heath trading as Heath Transport Services of "Two Heyes", Darnhall School Lane, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1JR is applying for licence to use Michael Baddeley Transport Ltd, Deakins Road, Smokehall Lane Industrial Estate, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 3BJ as an operating centre for 2 goods vehicles and 2 trailers. Owners or occupiers of land (including buildings) near the operating centre who believe that their use or enjoyment of that land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds LS9 6NF stating their reasons, within 21 days of this notice. Representors must at the same time send a copy of their representations to the applicant at the address given at the top of this notice. A Guide to Making Representations is available from the Traffic Commissioner’s Office.

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This great value break to the popular seaside resort of Scarborough is sure to lift the spirits! You’ll also visit historic York, with its famous sights and fantastic shopping. • Return coach travel • 1 night dinner, bed and English breakfast in the Rivelyn Hotel, Scarborough (or similar) • Visit to York • The services of a Tour Manager

For a brochure call:

or to book call:

01244 606 454 0845 226 7766 (All calls charged at local rate) Quoting Code

CHC

Book online at: www.newmarket.travel/chc15112

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TRINITY MIRROR NORTH WEST & NORTH WALES

To find the ideal person for your business book your stand today For more information and booking details contact Denise on 0151 472 2308 or Chris on 0151 330 5040

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Sales

A juicy proposition

Digital Recruitment Canvassers x3 Opportunities exist for enthusiastic sales people to join our award winning Recruitment Team based in Liverpool. These new roles are exciting and challenging and will offer recognition for enthusiasm, initiative and creativity. Vacancies exist for 3 digital recruitment canvassers working within an award winning team. You will build on our existing digital portfolio across all online platforms for the North West Region, seeking out new online business revenues from new and existing clients, meeting specified targets and presenting tailored, innovative solutions appropriately designed to meet the customer’s business objectives. Duties will include: • Presenting our digital portfolio across all recruitment on-line platforms. • Working to deadlines and meeting sales targets whilst maintaining a high standard of customer service. • Develop existing business opportunities via partnerships with public and private sector organisations to deliver their online objectives. • Preparing effective and compelling customer presentations. • Grow on-line revenues and keep up to speed with technology advances relevant to your clients.

Applicants should have: • An excellent track record in sales, demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate at all levels. • A strong knowledge of media and recruitment marketplace. • Be able to develop online revenues and be aware of technological advances relevant for your clients. • Be educated to GCSE standard level to include English Language and Maths. • A great sense of humour.

What we’re offering: • £12,677.78-£18,074.48, plus £6,500 potential bonus (dependant on job role, knowledge, skills, experience and competence) • Additional sales incentives. • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays • Company pension scheme • Comprehensive on-going training

Our sales team are successful because of the high level of commitment to each other as well as the company and therefore you must be able to demonstrate that you are a team player, able to look at the bigger picture in order to achieve targets and goals as well as on an individual basis. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your CV together with a covering letter quoting the job reference (on all correspondence) to: HR Department, Trinity Mirror, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L69 3EB or email hr@liverpool.com. Closing date: 19th of January 2009

NEW NOTE 1.4 ACENTA NIL ADVANCE PAYMENT

• 15” Alloy wheels • Air conditioning • Cruise control

• Flexi-board boot storage system • Single CD player with MP3 jack and Bluetooth

*Nil and low advance payment offers on Motability apply to selected models only. Written details available on request. The facilities offered are for the hire (bailment) of goods. To qualify for this offer you must be in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance. This is a trademark of Motability, registered charity 299745.

TWG (Northwich) Ltd Middlewich Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7BL Tel: 01606 44624

Motors in association with

CARS BOUGHT Up To 8 years old Top Prices Paid

FREE COLLECTION

0800 197 4216 www.sellcarforcash.net

Audi

Daewoo

MATIZ SE, 796cc, 2001 (Y), silver, 5dr, MOT+tax March 09, economical to run, vgc £1,250 ono 01244 674183.

Ford FORD

AUDI AVANT A4 1.9TDI 130 Sport 2004, Climate Control, 6CD Multi−Changer, FSH, 9 Months MOT, ABS, Good Condition, Grey, Reg 09/ 2004, 93K

£6000

Tel. 07973845344

MG

Tdi SWB Van 2003, 84K miles. Taxed and MOT’d. £2,500 Tel. 07763 589703

CITROEN C3 1.4 Pluriel

Convertible, 2003, 3 door, metallic silver, manual, petrol, 27k miles, mot April 09, £3,195. 01606 551943.

MGTF SPECIAL EDITION SPARK 04, 29,000 miles, 1 owner, silver, 11mths MOT, 6mths tax, service history. Any trial.

FIESTA

1.3L

2000, Full MOT, 3−dr Hatch, 62000 Miles Sunroof, Taxed, Metallic Paint, VGC £999 Tel. 0151 324 1470

MONDEO GHIA AUTO ESTATE 2.0 R reg, 141k miles, mot April, tax end January, £550 ono. Tel: 07729 759621.

Mercedes

Citroen CITROEN VAN 2 Relay

Renault

MERCEDES C180 ELEGANCE Auto, S Reg, 62k miles, blue grey, fsh, mot, tax, superb condition

£1995 01606 854345

RENAULT ESPACE Expression

2003, Auto, bifuel (LPG converted−autogas 49.9p/L), AB, ABS, Air Cond, C/Locking, 7seater, spacious family car, FSH, MOT until 08/09

£5250

£6,000

07946 192950 or 01244 401796

Tel. 07878002452

(10am−3pm)

Peugeot PEUGEOT

306 HDi LX Estate, 12mths MOT, dark green, cl, ew, air con, fog lights, abs, genuine 45mpg, 105k, very clean reliable car, reluctant sale £800ono. 07976 961883

Renault RENAULT GRAND ESPACE 2.2dCI, Expression, 51 plate, diesel, 86,000mls, FSH, 8mths Mot, 10mths tax, towbar, good condition, 2 owners only; £3750. 01829 751719

Vauxhall ASTRA

1.7 TD Asuzzu engine, 1995, Tax Jan 09, Mot Dec 09, red, 4 door, superb car, very clean, extremely economical £795. Tel: 07864 328376.

Caravans/Motorhomes/Tents Boats & Craft LUXURY TOURING Caravan bessacarr cameo, 465sl, 1998, 6.18m, 2 berth, end dressing room, shower, power remote control mover. £5,250.

Tel. 01978 356217. AVONDALE Mayfly,

14ft hot/cold water, fridge, cooker, clean/tidy; £700 01978 762011.

MARQUEE

30ft x 30ft, 150oz heavy duty, fire retardant, white canvas, 12ft 6" high, excellent condition only 6 months old, complete with poles, ropes, 2ft long steel pegs, padded matting and 6 x 1000watt halogen heaters, £1,750 ovno. Tel: 07871 437965.

Collectors Cars CLASSIC CARS Old sports cars, interesting cars, non runners considered, cash buyer

01928 724161

Motorcycles

CORSA 1.2 P reg, only

71,000 miles, cd player, Tax & Mot end April 09, good condition £550. 01829 751131.

Commercial Vehicles CITROEN BERLINGO 1.9 Diesel van, 02 reg, full MOT, fully serviced with receipts, excellent £1,695. 01606 559953 or 07845 961084

MOTORCYLES WANTED Modern & Classic

GOOD PRICE PAID Will collect

01270 664391 07860 654300

BOAT−FOR−SALE CANAL CRUISER Beautifully kept, 4 berth, Seamaster 27ft. Moored at Rufford. Cooker, heating, hot water, electric toilet, new upholstery & paint.

£19950

07525 213307

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CRUSHING PRICES IN OUR CHEAPEST

EVER SALE! COST NEW

57/08 CORSA CLUB 1.2 16V 5 DR

PRE SALE

CD/MP3, split folding rear seats, PAS, EBA, airbags ABS, body coloured mouldings PETROL/DIESEL ALSO AVAILABLE

£11,300 £6488

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 5988

EXTRA URBAN 60.1 MPG

57/08 ASTRA CLUB 16V 5 DR

COST NEW

£14,660 PRE SALE

£6488

£ 5788

£7988

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 6988

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

£

AIR CONDITIONING

COST NEW

‘08’ PLATE

£18,270

700

EXTRA URBAN 51.4 MPG

VECTRA SRi 1.8 VVT 5 DR 17” alloys, front fogs, CD sport suspension/seats trip computer

PRE SALE

£7988

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 6988

EXTRA URBAN 51.4 MPG

PRE SALE

electric windows, ABS, steering wheel audio controls CD player remote locking

SALE PRICE FROM

EXTRA URBAN 56.5 MPG

COST NEW

£14,990

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

CRUISE CONTROL

£

1000

£ 4988

MERIVA DESIGN 1.6 16V 5 DR

‘08’ PLATE

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

£

AIR CONDITIONING

57/08 ASTRA SRi/DESIGN 1.9 CDTi 16V 5 DR

PRE SALE

16” alloy wheels, air conditioning, CD with MP3 steering audio controls ABS, remote locking

£7988

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 6988

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

EXTRA URBAN 67.3 MPG

PRE SALE

57/08 CORSA CLUB 1.3 CDTi 16V 5 DR PAS, body coloured bumpers, EBA airbags, CD with MP3 player steering wheel audio controls

£7488

SALE PRICE FROM

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

£7688

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 6988

DELIVERY MILEAGE COST NEW

£10,955 PRE SALE

£7988

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 7488

DELIVERY MILEAGE

CD/MP3 PLAYER

£

£8488

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 7988

DELIVERY MILEAGE

700

INCLUDES ECOFLEX £1000 MINIMUM TRADE-IN

08/58 CORSA SXi 16V 3/5 DR

£

PRE SALE

£9988

COST NEW PRE SALE

£8988

£ 7988

COST NEW

£ 8988

ELECTRIC FRONT WINDOWS

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

EXTRA URBAN 51.4 MPG

£

1000

£

PRE SALE

remote alarm, front/side airbags

£6988

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 5988

CD player/radio

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

£

ELECTRIC FRONT WINDOWS ‘08’ PLATE

COST NEW

£18,940 PRE SALE

£8988

1000

ZAFIRA 1.8 16V SRi/DESIGN

ABS, alloys, front fog lights sports suspension, roof rails

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 7988

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

EXTRA URBAN 44.1 MPG COST NEW

AIR CONDITIONING ‘08’ PLATE

£17,045

£

1000

ASTRA SRi 1.8 16V 5 DR

alloy wheels, remote alarm, sports switch ESP, sports seats & trim DIESELS ALSO AVAILABLE

PRE SALE

£7788

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 6988

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

EXTRA URBAN 50.4 MPG

PRE SALE

£9988

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 8988

£

MANUAL/AUTOMATIC ‘58’ PLATE

COST NEW

£15,920

800

58 VECTRA EXCLUSIV 1.8 16V

ABS, air conditioning, CD player, remote locking airbags, cruise control DIESELS ALSO AVAILABLE ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

EXTRA URBAN 51.4 MPG ‘58’ PLATE

COST NEW PRE SALE

£10,688

SALE PRICE FROM

£ 9988

DELIVERY MILEAGE

1000

VECTRA LIFE 1.8 16V VVTi 5 DR/ESTATE

‘08’ PLATE

£17,170

£15,160

DELIVERY MILEAGE

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

AIR CONDITIONING

08/58 MERIVA DESIGN 1.6 16V EXTERIOR PACK

immobiliser, airbags, remote locking steering wheel audio controls ABS, CD/radio

ASTRA SXi 16V SPORT HATCH

16” alloys, lower sports suspension, front fog lights sports seats CD player with MP3

SALE PRICE FROM

DELIVERY MILEAGE

SALE PRICE FROM

‘08’ PLATE

£15,160

500

£

EXTRA URBAN 56.5 MPG

COST NEW

500

ASTRA SE 16V 5 DR

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

£15,740

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

500

PAS, remote locking, air conditioning leather steering wheel, CD with MP3 format multi trip computer

PRE SALE

16” alloys, ABS with EBA, CD with MP3, front fog lights sport seats & suspension, chrome exhaust tail pipe remote locking

EXTRA URBAN 56.5 MPG

‘58’ PLATE

COST NEW

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

£

1 YEARS ROAD TAX £35

£14,700

air conditioning, 15” alloys, electric windows ‘58’ PLATE ABS, body coloured bumpers

1000

PRE SALE

EXTRA URBAN 74.3 MPG

CORSA ACTIVE 3/5 DR

COST NEW

£9885

500

£

COST NEW

£12,205

£ 6988

£

1000

COST NEW

£19,750

SAVE

ELECTRIC WINDOWS

500

electric windows, ABS, airbags, leather steering wheel cruise control, remote locking PAS, front fog lights

CHOICE OF MANUAL/AUTOMATIC

CD player, ABS, PAS, twin airbags, electric mirrors roof rails, remote locking

SALE PRICE FROM

£

AIR CONDITIONING

TURBO DIESEL

55 ZAFIRA LIFE 1.6 16V MPV

PRE SALE

£5488

ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE A YEAR ON OVER 10,000 NEW & USED CARS

£

1000

ASTRA SXi 16V SPORT HATCH sport seats, air conditoning, ABS, alloys remote locking, CD & MP3 player DIESELS ALSO AVAILABLE ADDITIONAL REAL SALE SAVING

EXTRA URBAN 56.5 MPG

£

700

Discover Vauxhall Insignia Beneath the striking design lies an impressive range of forward thinking technology that makes for a truly exciting drive.

Now arrived at Arnold Clark. Available for immediate delivery.

WINSFORD WEAVER VALLEY RD ☎ 0844 499 8009

NORTHWICH MANCHESTER RD ☎ 0844 499 7954

BT CALLS 5P PER MINUTE, OTHER PROVIDERS MAY VARY. CALLS MAY BE RECORDED FOR QUALITY OR TRAINING PURPOSES. OFFERS SUBJECT TO STATUS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS. MODELS SHOWN FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. ALL CARS ADVERTISED ARE AVAILABLE AT BRANCHES LISTED OR FROM GROUP STOCK. SEE BRANCH FOR DETAILS.

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CHECK OUT OUR LATEST AMAZING OFFERS

New Citroen C1 1.0i 12V VTR 3dr

NIL CUSTOMER

•Power assisted steering •EBD & CSC Stability Control •RDS stereo radio/CD player •Remote central locking •ABS •Airbags

DEPOSIT ON A SELECTION OF

NEW CITROENS

Cash Price

Deposit paid by Citroen

36 Monthly Payments of

Optional Final Payment of

£7895

£800

£124.21

New Citroen C2 1.1i Cachet

APR 5.9%

Balance to Finance

£7095

Based on 6,000 miles per annum

Total Amount Payable

£3576

£8847.56

New Citroen C3 1.4i 8V VTR

•Power assisted steering •EBD & CSC Stability Control •RDS stereo radio/CD player •Remote central locking •ABS •Airbags •Air conditioning

•Power assisted steering •Elec wins•ABS/EBD •Airbags •Remote central locking •RDS stereo radio/MP3 compatible CD player •Air conditioning

In Arctic Steel Metallic Cash Price

Deposit paid by Citroen

36 Monthly Payments of

Optional Final Payment of

£9765

£1700

£3390

£158.33

Balance to Finance

£8065

Total Amount Payable

£10,789.88

APR 5.9% Based on 6,000 miles per annum

Cash Price

Deposit paid by Citroen

36 Monthly Payments of

Optional Final Payment of

£11,365 £198.85

Balance to Finance

£2000

APR 5.9%

£9365

Total Amount Payable

£3346

Based on 6,000 miles per annum

£12,504.60

Brand New Citroen C1 Rhythm 5dr

NIL

DEPOSIT & £1000 CASHBACK

CHARLES BARBER & SONS

WE ARE HERE

SAINSBURY’S

TO TOWN CENTRE OLD WARRINGTON RD

CHESTER WAY

Log onto www.citroen-northwich.co.uk for more great deals

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01606 338 339

OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES FOR THE CITROEN RANGE ARE: Lowest to Highest, Urban cycle 5.5 (51.4) - 12.6 (22.4) Extra urban 4.1(68.9) - 7.6 (37.2) Combined 4.6 (61.4) - 9.4 (30.1) litres per 100km/mpg. Co2 emission 108 - 225g/km. *Terms & Conditions apply. Finance is subject to status. Guarantees and indemnities maybe required. Prices correct at time of going to press.

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Rates start from 4% Cars start from £15 per week Buy this car from £15 a week

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Cash price £3,200, £15 per week, 260 weekly payments of £15. Total amount payable £3,900 APR 4%

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Price includes: • Return coach travel from the local area • One night half board accommodation • Entrance to Heale Gardens and Painswick Rococo Gardens • Coach tour of the Cotswolds For further information and a FREE brochure

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Y PEUGEOT 206 1.4 LX AUTOMATIC.THIS VERY RARE CAR HAS FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND INCLUDES POWER STEERING,TWIN AIRBAGS,ELECTRIC WINDOWS,AIR CONDITIONING,ELECTRIC MIRRORS WITH REMOTE IMMOBILISED CENTRAL LOCKING AND CD PLAYER. BE VERY VERY QUICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WAS £2795 NOW £ SOLD 2001 51 PEUGEOT 106 INDEPENDANCE SPECIAL EDITION. VERY ECONOMICAL AND IN LOW ROAD TAX AND INSURANCE GROUPS.INCLUDES SUNROOF, COLOUR KEYED BUMPERS,SPECIAL INTERIOR TRIM WITH UNIQUE QUICKSILVER PAINT FINISH . . . . . .WAS £1995 NOW AT £1895 X FORD MONDEO 1.8 VERONA SPECIAL EDITION 5 DOOR.HAS A FULL SERVICE HISTORY AND INCLUDES POWER STEERING,AIRBAGS,AIR CONDITIONING,ELECTRIC WINDOWS AND REMOTE ALARMED CENTRAL LOCKING,ALLOY WHEELS,CD PLAYER AND LOTS MORE. A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A VERY SPECIAL CAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WAS £1795 NOW AT £1595 51 NISSAN MICRA 1.0 S 5 DOOR AUTOMATIC. WITH A GENUINE 18,000 MILES AND SERVICE HISTORY THIS IS A VERY RARE LITTLE CAR.IT INCLUDES POWER STEERING,AIRBAGS,STEREO COLOUR KEYED BUMPERS IS HIGHLY ECOMOMICAL WITH LOW ROAD TAX AND INSURANCE GROUPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WAS £2795 NOW £ SOLD V FORD FIESTA 1.3 FINESSE SPECIAL EDITION.COMES WITH SERVICE HISTORY AND INCLUDES POWER STEERING,AIRBAGS,SUNROOF AND STEREO.IN LOW ROAD TAX AND INSURANCE GROUPS VERY ECONOMICAL IDEAL FIRST CAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WAS £1795 NOW AT £1695. 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Division Five

FOOTBALL

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

P 26 24 26 25 25 26 23 28 26 22 26 24 26 26 27 27 25 25 25 24 26 24 26 24

W 18 14 13 14 13 11 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 6 8 8 9 7 5 7 4 3

Pts 58 48 46 46 45 43 41 41 38 36 36 35 33 32 30 29 28 28 27 27 26 26 17 15

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

P 23 20 23 24 23 22 24 23 21 20 22 24 23 24 27 24 21 17 22 25 22 24

W 14 12 11 11 11 11 12 11 10 10 9 7 6 8 6 7 6 6 5 4 4 6

Pts 47 42 40 39 39 38 38 38 37 36 32 28 27 27 25 24 23 22 22 21 20 20

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

P 18 21 21 20 20 21 20 20 20 20 24 17 15 20 20 21 21 20 20 20 14 21

W 16 14 13 13 12 10 7 8 9 7 8 8 6 7 5 4 6 5 5 5 3 4

Pts 48 47 42 41 38 31 30 30 30 29 28 25 23 23 21 20 20 18 17 16 14 14

CREWE & DISTRICT LEAGUE P W Pts Lostock Res....... 11 8 25 Curshaws........... 11 8 24 Bentley............... 10 7 23 Sandbach Utd.... 15 7 22 Winnington YC... 13 6 22 Cuddington ........ 8 5 15 Tarporley Vics R 9 4 13 Sandbach Town . 12 3 9 Winnington YC R 11 2 7 MMU .................. 7 2 6 Malpas Res* ...... 11 2 5 * three points deducted

MID CHESHIRE SUNDAY LEAGUE Premier Division

Pockets.............. St Joseph .......... Rudheath ........... Plough ............... Rifleman ............ Coachman ......... Cranford Rgrs .... FC Lion ..............

P W 10 5 6 5 7 5 9 5 6 3 6 2 4 1 11 1

Pts 17 16 16 15 10 6 3 3

MOSS FARM SEVEN-A-SIDE Division Three

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

P W 18 17 18 11 18 9 17 9 18 7 17 8 17 7 18 5 18 6 18 3 18 4 18 4 17 4 17 4 18 1 17 3

Pts 51 37 32 31 28 28 27 22 20 20 19 18 15 14 11 11

Division Four

Vaseco............... Harrisons ........... JAC Plumb......... Newbury Data.... WNSS................ MR FC ............... IMS .................... Wheatsheaf ....... RA Design ......... AH Electrical ...... The Old Bill ........ On Site Services

P W 16 15 16 12 16 7 15 7 16 7 17 6 16 5 15 4 16 4 16 3 16 2 17 3

Pts 46 38 24 24 23 21 19 18 16 13 13 12

Big freeze Chester duo won’t sign buys Blues Transfer embargo hits some time

Northwich Vics - Blue Square Premier

How they stand BLUE SQUARE PREMIER

Chronicle January 14, 2009

PDS FC ............. Flamecare.......... NFG ................... Tectonics............ Tarporley Lions .. New Era............. John Mill Blds .... Megamind.......... Weaverham ....... TSS.................... Amanico.............

P W 12 12 12 7 13 6 12 5 13 5 11 5 11 5 12 2 11 3 12 3 11 0

Pts 36 22 20 20 18 17 17 11 11 10 1

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

P W 11 8 11 8 10 7 12 7 12 6 12 5 12 5 12 5 11 5 12 5 12 4 11 2

Pts 17 16 14 14 13 11 10 10 10 10 8 5

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

P W 11 10 11 9 11 8 11 7 11 7 11 6 10 4 9 3 11 2 11 1 11 1

Pts 20 19 17 14 14 12 8 6 4 2 2

SNOOKER MID CHESHIRE LEAGUE Division One

Victoria A ........... Owley Wood C... Bostock A .......... Utd Servs A ....... M/Legion D ........ Castle Private A. Pockets C .......... Hartford C .......... Owley Wood A... M/Legion B ........ Owley Wood D... Winsford A ......... Utd Servs D ....... Hartford B ..........

P W 13 12 13 11 13 9 13 9 13 7 13 8 13 5 13 6 13 5 13 4 13 5 13 4 13 4 13 2

Pts 65 64 52 51 49 49 46 44 40 39 39 34 34 31

Division Two

Castle Private B. Winnington A ..... Winnington C ..... Moulton A .......... Cygnet D............ Victoria D ........... Hartford A .......... Pockets D .......... Pockets A .......... Winsford B ......... Owley Wood B... Pot Bank A ........ Bostock D ..........

P W 12 10 12 10 12 7 12 8 12 6 12 5 12 6 12 7 12 4 12 5 12 4 12 3 12 1

Pts 58 50 49 48 46 44 43 40 38 36 33 31 24

Division Three

Cygnet B............ M/Legion C ........ Castle Private C. Victoria C ........... Wharton C ......... Utd Servs C ....... Wharton B.......... Bostock B .......... Victoria B ........... Castle Private D. Wharton A.......... Meadow A.......... Pot Bank B ........ Winnington D ..... Meadow B..........

P 16 16 15 16 16 15 15 16 14 15 15 15 16 16 16

W 14 12 11 11 9 9 8 6 8 6 5 5 11 4 3

Pts 76 70 69 68 64 63 55 49 45 45 43 42 42 41 37

DARTS NORTHWICH & DISTRICT LEAGUE P Weav’ham CC A ..16 Wings...................16 Rudheath A .........16 Rudheath B .........16 Castle Private ......16 Roebuck ..............16 RAOB ..................16 Greenbank...........16 Thatch Tav ...........16 Bowling G ............16 Blue Barrell ..........16 Weav’ham CC B ..16 Freemasons.........16 Lion and Rail........16 Pill of Salt.............16 Lostock ................16

W 14 13 13 10 9 9 9 6 7 5 5 3 2 1 1 0

D 1 2 1 2 3 3 2 5 1 5 3 3 4 3 1 3

Pts 29 28 27 22 21 21 20 17 15 15 13 9 8 5 3 3

DOMINOES NORTHWICH & DISTRICT PUBS AND CLUBS Lostock A........... Wings B ............. Barnton CC B .... Wings A ............. Castle Priv B...... Castle Priv A...... Com’bach BC .... Hartford B .......... Winn Rec A........ Barnton CC A .... Rudheath A ....... Barn Owl............ Gladstone C....... Hartford A ..........

P W 15 11 15 9 15 6 15 6 15 6 15 5 15 6 15 5 15 4 15 5 15 4 15 5 15 3 15 2

Pts 24 23 17 16 16 15 15 15 14 13 12 12 11 7

WINSFORD 5X3 LEAGUE Dragon Black ..... Meadowbank ..... Rifleman ............ Salty................... Dragon White..... Golden Lion ....... Winsford Cons ... Feathers ............ WUFC................

P W 9 6 9 6 9 6 9 5 9 4 9 4 8 4 9 3 9 2

Pts 12 12 12 10 8 8 8 6 4

big swoop for unwanted pair

NORTHWICH Vics will not be signing Chester City players Paul Butler and Tony Dinning due to a transfer embargo imposed on the club. The League Two outfit’s unwanted duo were linked with a move to the Marston’s Arena last week but the current transfer freeze means that the pair will not be putting on a green and white shirt. Vics boss Steve King has been frustrated by the club’s financial situation since joining as manager in November last year and confirmed that Chester chairman Steve Vaughan’s offer could not be accepted. “Butler and Dinning will not be coming,” he said. “I am not sure I would be too interested but the embargo has put a stop to it anyway.” Dinning has gone on trial at Scottish Premier side Inverness Caledonian Thistle. This Saturday, Vics host second-placed and FA Cup heroes Histon (3pm). King’s men will be at full strength, provided his side came through last night’s friendly with Witton Albion unscathed, as Mat Bailey has returned from his loan spell at Hinckley United. Vics are still without a win in the league since October 18 and are still rooted to the bottom of the Blue Square Premier – some 12 points adrift of the first safe spot. Histon, meanwhile, arrive in Northwich fresh from their moment in the spotlight after yesterday’s FA Cup third-round home

Round-up

NO WAY: Chester City’s Tony Dinning will not be coming to the Marston’s Arena. Inset: Mat Bailey has returned from a loan spell at Hinckley. clash with Championship side Swansea. “It will be a very tough game,” said King. “Histon are very good at what they do. They get after you, turn you around and chase every

ball and it gets them results. “They are having a brilliant year so it’ll be a hard afternoon for us. If we can convert some of the countless chances we are creating then we’ll be in with a shout.”

Witton Albion - UniBond League Premier

Finley’s men full of confidence

DESPITE not kicking a ball in competition since Boxing Day, Witton Albion boss Gary Finley believes his side are in good form and full of confidence for Saturday’s trip to play-off chasing Marine. Albion have won two of their last three UniBond Premier encounters and were looking forward to taking on fellow strugglers Matlock Town until Saturday’s match was called off due to a frozen Wincham Park pitch. Witton faced bitter rivals Northwich Vics last night in a hastily arranged friendly to give both teams some muchneeded match practice.

Marine hold no fear in push to climb from drop zone

Finley said: “We were all disappointed not to play Matlock as being at home and in a decent bit of form we were confident of getting a result which would have seen us get above Matlock and out of the bottom four. “But we have just got to keep going and playing Vics will give us some match fitness and hopefully we won’t pick up any injuries. I am sure their manager Steve King won’t want any either.”

There have been no arrivals at Witton since Ashley Dunn returned for a second month on loan from Fleetwood Town just before the new year. And Finley, who has been unable to agree personal terms with a couple of players on his wanted list, says that his hands are often tied when it comes to finances. “It is frustrating sometimes but even when you have a lot of money, you

can’t always get the players you want. “Given the finances available to me for players at the club, I think we have done extremely well to get in the quality players that we have here.” Witton play fifth-placed Marine at Rossett Park on Saturday (3pm) and despite being bottom of the league, Finley believes his side can shock the Mariners. “Teams will not take us lightly any more. Marine are having a decent season but they know that we are a new team with a new manager and will see us in a different light.”

WINSFORD United boss Joe Gibiliru believes that the cold snap claiming fixtures across the country will benefit his side. The Blues’ Vodkat Premier clash at Ramsbottom United fell foul of the weather on Saturday but it gave two Winsford players the opportunity to return to the squad. Although Gibiliru admitted that being out of action and unable to train on the pitch is not ideal, it has given him the opportunity to iron out some issues within the team. He said: “It is frus- BACK IN ACTION: trating not Mark Calland. playing but we have been able to do some training in the gym and we’ll look to do the same this week if the cold weather continues. “But it has given Mark Calland the chance to come back from suspension without missing another game while Lee Madin has returned from injury so it’s actually benefited us. “We have had a chat together as a squad about the recent defeats and the players have put them down to fitness and attitude. “We have had some one-to-one sessions and we are now looking to start the new year in better form and with a better attitude.” The 11th-placed Blues have a difficult test this weekend as they host fourth-placed New Mills at the Barton Stadium on Saturday (3pm). Gibiliru is hoping to make a signing of a former Winsford United player this week but he is waiting for the local star to get in touch. “I am happy with the squad at the moment but I am hoping to sign this player. He has had my number since Friday so I am just waiting now for him to call me so we’ll see what happens,” he said. “Saturday’s game will be tough as New Mills are right up there so we are going to have to be a bit better prepared than we have been in recent weeks.” ■ Barnton’s Cheshire League Division One fixture at sixth-placed Rylands/Crosfields was a victim of the sub-zero temperatures on Saturday. Mick Duckett’s men travel to Curzon Ashton Reserves this Saturday (2.15pm). ■ Lostock’s assault on the Cheshire League Division Two high-fliers stalled on Saturday as their clash with Grappenhall Sports was also called off. The Grey Lambs host league leaders Tarporley Victoria this Saturday at Moss Farm (2.15pm).

Sport in detail FOOTBALL

MOSS FARM SEVEN-A-SIDE LEAGUE

Division Three: TB 2 EBG 1, FOW 3 Eight Skins 1, Lacagole 1 Weaver Vale Utd 1. Division Four: Vaseco 4 The Old Bill 0, Harrisons 3 WNSS 0. Division Five: NFG 7 TSS 1, Flamecare 1 Tectonics 1, AFC Amanico 0 PDS 2. Roberts Bakery Trophy: Linpac Allibert 1 AD 3, Vale Royal Celtic 4 Hormbreys Butchers 0, Mid Cheshire Mortgages 0 Swift 4, EBG 3 Real Atmos 4.

SNOOKER

MID CHESHIRE LEAGUE

Division One: Bostock A 4 Winsford A 3, Castle Private A 4 M/Legion D 3, Hartford B 3 Pockets C 4, M/Legion B 2 Victoria A 5, Owley Wood C 5 Utd Servs A 2, Owley Wood D 1 Hartford C 6, Utd Servs D 4 Owley Wood A 3. Division Two: Cygnet D 6 Owley Wood B 1, Hartford A 2, Castle Private B 5, Moulton A 5 Winnington C 2, Pockets A 2 Pockets D 5, Victoria D 5 Pot Bank A 2, Winsford B 6 Bostock D 1.

Division Three: M/Legion C 6 Bostock B 1, Meadow B 1 Victoria C 6, Wharton A 5 Wharton C 5, Winnington D 1 Cygnet B 6, Pot Bank B 3 Castle Private D 4.

DARTS

NORTHWICH AND DISTRICT LEAGUE Freemasons 2 Rudheath B 6, Lion and Railway 4 Castle Private 4, Thatched Tavern 6 Pillar of Salt 2, Rudheath A 3 Wings 5, RAOB 1 Weav’hem CC A 7, Bowling Green 4 Greenback 4, Weav’ham CC B 6 Blue Barrell 2.

DOMINOES

NORTHWICH & DISTRICT CLUBS AND PUBS LEAGUE

Wings A 4 Comberbach BC 8, Barn Owl 7 Hartford A 5, Castle Private A 4 Lostock A 8, Gladstone C 5 Castle Private B 7, Hartford B 7 Rudheath A 5, Barnton CC B 5 Barnton CC A 7, Winnington Rec A 5 Wings B 7.

WINSFORD 5x3 LEAGUE

Dragon White 2 Dragon Black 3, Golden Lion 2 Rifleman 3, Feathers 2 Meadowbank 3, WUFC 2 Salty 3.


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ROUNDUp Making a mark

CRICKET: Winnington Park have been granted ClubMark accreditation by the ECB and Sport England in recognition of the club’s off-the-field efforts, policies and working practice. A club spokesman said: “With it comes a range of benefits, not least sending positive messages to the community, schools, community groups, local authorities and other funding agencies about the quality and safety of the club’s junior section.” Park start their indoor nets sessions next month as they begin their preparations for an assault on Meller Braggins Division One. Nets commence on Sunday, February 1 and will run for 10 weeks at St Nicholas High School, Hartford. Under 9-11 sessions run from 5-6pm followed by U18 and seniors from 6-8pm.

Matches frozen off

ON YOUR MARKS: Members of Vale Royal Athletics Club under 13s squad line up ready for the 2,900m race at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships held at Knight’s Grange Sports Complex in Winsford on Saturday. For a full report and results see the back page. To view more photos taken at the showcase event log-on to www.midcheshirechronicle.co.uk VT100109CROSSC-007

Pools full of pride Swimming

WINSFORD Swim Team returned from the weekend’s North Midlands Championships weighed down with a stack of medals. Swimmers returned record times and personal bests at the Macclesfield event, the opening meet of a championship format that runs until January 25. Victoria Cunningham, 14, claimed gold in the 800m and 50m freestyle, a silver in the 100m free and broke the club record in the 50m free in a time of 28.30 seconds. Jessica Gallimore, 13, took silver in the 200m backstroke and broke the club record in the process with a time of two minutes 29 seconds. Oliver Rose, 11, broke club records in the 200m breaststroke (3:19.40) and 50m breast (41.60), claiming a silver medal in the latter event. Silver medals were also won by Sam James, 10, in the 50m back and 50m free, Michael Almond 16, in the open 50m free and Robert Hainsworth, 14, in the 50m breast. ■ Northwich Swimming Club had a record number of entries at their 93rd annual club championships. A total of 100 spectators witnessed some thrilling contests with more than 200 competitors achieving personal best times. Winners in the girls section were Georgina Steele (eight, 25m free) nine-year-olds Bethany Hanson and Rachel England, Emma Roberts (10), Helen Owen (10), Catherine Moss (11), Abbie Jones (11) and Sarah Jervis (12). Sophie Smith (13), 14-year-old Lauren Miller, Emma Foster (15) and Elizabeth Hodges (16) were crowned champions. In the boys section, winners were: Daniel Moore (8), nineyear-olds Nicky Law and Martin Rodgerson, 10-year-olds Harry Kemp, Joe Korta and Jonathan Owen, 11-year-olds Andrew Cunliffe and Conner Hanson, Alex Law (12), Dominic Cerro-Hughes (13), Jonathan Korta (14), Tom Jervis (15) and Matthew Tasker (16).

I’ll be back, promises disappointed Rebecca VALE Royal star runner Rebecca Craigie found the going tough on her England under 20 debut in Spain but has vowed to bounce back and earn more international honours. The 17-year-old cross country athlete competed against some of the very best young runners in the world at Elgoibar, near Bilbao, on Saturday and finished 13th in a field of more than 30 entrants. Although Rebecca was disappointed not to claim a higher finishing position in a field containing athletes from the African nations and Europe, proud mum Clare said she was eager to get more experience at the top level. She said: “She did OK but she was looking to finish a bit higher – but she was the youngest English athlete out there and, to be fair, we didn’t realise just how massive the event was.

Athletics “But she was disappointed as age and experience showed but she will come back stronger and is now quite positive. “The experience will certainly benefit her. “The challenge for any athlete after a result like that is to come back and learn from it. But like any athlete, like her Vale Royal team-mates that competed in the Cheshires this weekend, when you get on the starting line all you can think about is winning. If you don’t want to win then there is no point being there.” The Spanish event was Rebecca’s first in an U20 England vest although she has represented England Schools. Rebecca is next due to be in action for Vale Royal at the Northern Cross Country Championships at St Helens on Saturday, January 24.

Kick out your boots

FOOTBALL: Witton Albion are asking for unwanted pairs of football boots. In support of the UniBond League’s commitment to the Boots for Africa project, initiated by Sheffield FC, Witton hope that people will drop off boots they no longer need at Wincham Park. The stadium office will be open on Thursday evenings and at any home fixture.

Forced off their oche

BACK HOME: Vale Royal star Rebecca Craigie has returned home after a tough debut race for England under 20s in Spain.

Stan’s the man to revive Park Cricket

WINNINGTON Park have captured the services of a Yorkshire stalwart to steer them back into the County League from which they were relegated last season. Stan Garbett, 73, used to play alongside Fred Trueman and Sir Len Hutton while he was with the white rose county and arrives at the Rec with one thing in his mind – promotion. Overseeing Park’s senior sides and U15s, Garbett is keen to change the mentality of current players at the club while hoping to attract former members back and brining through talented

HIGH HOPES: Stan Garbett youngsters. He said: “My attitude is very positive and I have talked to some of the players already as they have to bounce back at the first time of asking. “The first aim I have is

ANGLING: The recent spell of cold weather took its toll on Barnton & Frodsham AC’s matches last week as both Wednesday’s and Saturday’s contests were called off as Heesom’s Pool was covered by an inch of ice. Sunday’s fifth-round match of the Scott’s Shield series on the River Weaver’s dredger length did go ahead but the fishing was atrocious. Although the air temperature was much higher than of late, the water was very cold and none of the competitors managed to record a bite. Leading the way in the series is Mark Emmison with 79 points, closely followed by Arthur Kenney, Chris Parry and Steve Walker who have 73 points each.

to get back in the county league. It will be difficult but I think it can be done. “We have to instil some confidence and get the best out of the players we have at the club. We also need to make sure their attitude is right because from what I can gather, the attitude of the team in the last few years has not been acceptable.” Having spent six years living in Italy, Garbett, who also played for England and Yorkshire schoolboys, has moved back to Cheshire and wants everybody at Winnington to join together and launch an assault on the Meller Braggins Division One title in the

summer. Club officials are delighted to have captured Garbett’s experience and they believe he is the man that can turn around the Northwich club’s fortunes. Committee member and first-team player Jonny Wales said: “It is an honour as a club to have attained the services of such an accomplished coach and his vision for the club is an exciting one. “He is someone who we can all learn a lot from and I am sure the players in the club match his ambition and will all join me in welcoming him to the club and work hard with him when preseason comes around.”

DARTS: Two teams in the Northwich and District League have been forced to find alternative venues after their home ‘grounds’ became unavailable. Weaverham Cricket Club’s teams have been locked out of their Wallerscote Road base and Lion and Railway are playing elsewhere as the pub is in the process of being sold. League secretary Brian Moore said: “The teams are finding other venues to play at, but it’s causing an awful lot of extra paperwork.”

National challenge

SWIMMING: Sir John Deane’s College’s swimming team have earned national pride after gaining a place in the National College Championships. A-level students George White, Ashley Walton, Jack Steele and Alex Hay will now compete at the event being held in Gloucester on Saturday, February 7. Lesley McLaughlin, manager of Sir John Deane’s College Leisure Centre, said: “Congratulations and good luck to the team.”


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Athletics Rebecca vows to bounce back from England disappointment: p35

‘IT’S KILLING ME’ Football

By Ben Coulbeck A TRANSFER Embargo is putting the brakes on Northwich Vics’ drive to Blue Square Premier safety.

Manager Steve King says that he was about to bring six top-class players, who had agreed terms, to the Marston’s Arena that would have shot struggling Vics up the league. But the transfer freeze, imposed by the Football Conference last month due to Vics’ worrying financial situation, has stopped King from bringing in any new faces. “It’s absolutely killing me,” he said. “I had six players lined up that are absolutely quality. Some of them have vast experience from the football league while a couple of them know this league inside out. “They were done deals but I can’t bring them in now. If they had come to Vics then there is no way we’d be in this situation.” The transfer embargo was placed on Vics when the league requested to see the club’s accounts including details of the six-figure debt to HM Revenue and Customs. Football Conference general manager Dennis Strudwick said that the embargo was only there to make sure the club did not fall further into debt and that the Birmingham-based organisation was working alongside Vics to allay their financial troubles. He said: “The embargo will remain there until they (Vics) can provide us with certain information and we know that the football club is working extremely hard to do this. “They need to acknowledge the embargo, speak to creditors and then prepare a pay-

Steve sick as embargo ends hopes of safety swoop

ment plan before the embargo can be lifted. “We don’t want clubs to increase their debt. We want to encourage clubs to act responsibly when it comes to spending money and repaying debt. “If they can’t pay back the debts then they need to put a payment plan together.” Club owner Jim Rushe says that he is getting all the paperwork in place and that he is working hard to get the transfer ban lifted. Meanwhile the sale of the Marston’s Arena saga is about to take another twist. Former chairman Mike Connett’s company Beconet, which owns the Wincham football stadium, is subject to a winding-up hearing today. If the firm is wound up then Rushe confirmed that he would be contacting administrators at Deloitte, who are seeking a buyer for the ground, to see if Vics could operate the ground on a temporary basis. This Saturday, Vics, who are still bottom of the league, host high-flying Histon (3pm). ■ To see if Steve King’s men can shock the FA Cup stars (see page 34) log-on to www.midcheshirechronicle.co.uk

Honour for youth stalwart Tony Cricket A MUCH respected Oulton Park coach has been awarded an MBE in recognition for his 50-years service to cricket. Tony Eustance, who is known for his efforts in coaching and helping talented youngsters, received his award from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Eustance, now living in Holmfirth, was instrumental in forming Oulton Park’s impressive junior section which has recently seen Jonny Kettle graduate up to the Lancashire Academy. Before enjoying success at Park’s Little Budworth ground, he was also a popular coach at Bunbury CC. Park’s first XI skipper Nathan Dumelow said that Eustance’s honour was richly deserved. He said: “He is a fantastic coach and a very down to earth guy. He puts all his time and all his effort into cricket as it is his passion. “A lot of the kids coming through now at Oulton Park have all been coached by Tony and are becoming class players on a senior level. “He spent hours and hours putting the youngsters through their paces and now the likes of Jonny Kettle and Jimmy Guest are breaking through.” Eustance received his award after being named on the New Year’s Honours List.

FRUSTRATED: Steve King

Reward all round for Vale Royal runners

ON THE RUN: Vale Royal under 13 athlete Nathan Tipping on his way to a runner-up spot at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships at Knight’s Grange. In pursuit is Patrick Standerling. VT100109CROSSC-014

VALE Royal were a top ten hit at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships at Knight’s Grange on Saturday. Despite the freezing conditions on the Winsford course, Vale Royal were in hot form and set a club record by taking ten of the titles on offer. Four individual runners took home their respective age group crowns while six of the borough’s squads claimed team prizes. Nikki Meadows won her under 17 race in 17mins 35secs with Charlotte Mills in third (18.15) while Andy Clewes took the U17 boys race in 18.33. Megan Huxley was head girl in the U15 girls race (13.08) with Tessa McCormick in third (13.35). Champion Louise Towers (11.26) was quickly followed in the U13 race by Jade Evans (11.30) to complete a Vale Royal one-two. Stevie Stockton was runner-up (26.03) in the senior women’s contest while Tom Annable (39.38) was third in the veteran men’s race. Nathan Tipping (10.46) and Patrick Standerling (10.49) came second and third in the U13 boys event while

Athletics

Hayden Healy took third in the U11 boys. The senior men’s squad of Annable, Stuart Doyle, Gavin Tomlinson, Tom Heaward, Graham Miles and James Griffiths took the team title. Not to be outdone the senior ladies (Stockton, Gemma Todd and Kate Spilsbury) were champions along with the U17 girls (Meadows, Mills and Hannah Paver). The U15 girls (McCormick, Huxley and Amelia Pettitt), the U13 boys (Tipping, Standerling and James Iken) and the U13 girls (Towers, Evans and Cerys Heaher) also claimed team gold. Cheshire County Athletics Association vice-president John Driscoll said: “It was a superb event that had a good level of competition across the board. You never knew who was going to win a race and that is good news for competition in Cheshire. “It was a bit cold and for safety reasons the course had to be shortened in places but in cross country, these are things we have to accept.”

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HONOURED: Former Oulton Park coach Tony Eustance.

Clubs back in action Rugby union AFTER an extended Christmas break due to sub-zero temperatures, Winnington Park are back in action this Saturday with a rearranged Cheshire Plate tie at home to North West Two outfit Wilmslow. Kick-off will be 2pm to allow for extra-time if it is needed. Park 2nds host Waterloo 3rds (2.30pm) while the Vagabonds are at home to Caldy 3rds (2.30pm). Over the fence at Moss Farm, Northwich have rearranged their postponed Cheshire Vase clash at Sale for Saturday (2pm) at Heywood Road. The 2nds travel to Sefton 2nds while the 3rds host Birchfield 2nds. 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.


Mid Cheshire Chronicle, 14/1/09