Crewe Chronicle - 2018-07-18
Crewe Chronicle 2018-07-18

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Crewe Chronicle - 2018-07-18

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018 www.crewechronicle.co.uk £1.30 Chronicle CREWE incorporating the SANDBACH & MIDDLEWICH edition Trusted news since 1874 Plan to build homes on car park Page 6 MAKING A SPLASH Plan submitted to turn former baths building into a community hub P10 ANGER OVER BOARDED-UP ‘No pay-off’ for council’s ex-chief Page 8-9 INSIDE Twelve-page Nantwich Show special Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1 TOWN SHOPS • Traders lament state of town centre as vacant Queensway stores are boarded up • Councillor complains: ‘It looks like the set for the next series of The Walking Dead’ • Council prepares for the new Royal Arcade redevelopment and looks into ways of screening the units in a creative and visually appealing way ●●Just three businesses – Santander, Boots Opticians and Shoezone – remain open on this side of Queensway in Crewe FULL STORY PAGE 5 NOW OPEN! Best PRICES in CREWE GUARANTEED! CREWE 64 NANTWICH ROAD, CW2 6AL 01270 257128 www.selectatyre.co.uk

2 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle TheChronicle www.crewechronicle.co.uk INSIDE TODAY The Guide P37-39: What’s on where and all you need to know about theatre, cinema and concerts We want to hear what is important to you. If you have a story call our newsdesk now on 01244 606431 email crewe.news@trinitymirror.com or write to: The Chronicle, Maple House, Park West, Sealand Road, Chester CH1 4RN Editorial team Editor: Michael Green Reporters: Chief reporter Belinda Ryan 01270 502436 Leanne Palin 01270 502433 Andrew Cain 01244 606181 Sports Editor: Peter Morse 01270 502437 Newsdesk 01244 606431 Sportsdesk 01270 502437 Email crewe.news@trinitymirror.com Twitter: @CreweChronicle Facebook: Crewe Chronicle Advertising Private advertising 0151 227 3691 or www.bookanad.com Crewe advertising crewe.advertising@trinitymirror.com Advertising To advertise, call: Sonia Jones: 01492 574419 Karen Lloyd: 01492 574475 To make an appointment for someone to come and discuss your advertising, call: Chris Brereton: 07979 092080 Property advertising Suzanne Phillips: 07776 498042 Recruitment Advertising 0151 601 9594 Business pages 01244 606428 Newspaper Sales 01492 574324 Photo Sales 0191 201 6000 Customer Services To contact Customer Services call our helpline on 0151 227 2000 or email us at customerservices@liverpool.com Subscriptions 0808 144 8808 This newspaper supports recycling The recycled paper content of UK newspapers in 2016 was 62.8% Published by Trinity Mirror Cheshire Ltd at Maple House, Park West, Sealand Road, Chester CH1 4RN. Printed by Trinity Mirror Printing Midlands Ltd at Wood Lane, Birmingham B24 9PW. Registered at the Post Office as a newspaper. Price: £1.30 P24: Event celebrates work of the emergency services DON’T MISS Chester Zoo will provide free entry to 35,000 school children later this year, as part of a campaign to inspire a new wave of conservationists. The zoo, which is the UK’s most visited tourist attraction outside London and the country’s most popular zoo, is both a conservation and an education charity. A scientific study, supported by the zoo, reported last year that people have significantly better understanding of biodiversity and conservation after a visit to a zoo. Conservationists hope that visiting the zoo will be the start of a lifelong conservation journey for many school children, some of whom could go on to play a crucial role in preventing the extinction of wildlife for years to come. This is the second year the zoo has offered free school places, after a successful trial in 2017. The zoo initially allocated some of the free places earlier this year but is now opening up the scheme more widely, and are encouraging schools who have not taken up the offer before to apply. Charlotte Smith, Head of Discovery and Learning at the zoo, said: “Inspiring a new generation of conservationists could be the key to preventing the extinction of species in years to come. We want to encourage as many children through our gates as possible and we hope to remove as many barriers as we can to create opportunities young people may never have had before. “It is time to act for wildlife.” From songbirds in Asia to rhinos in Africa, large numbers of species are under threat across the world. Right here in the UK, the majority of wildlife is in decline. Almost three quarters of British butterfly species are in decline, one in five wildflowers are threatened with extinction and the hedgehog population has decreased by 50% in rural areas in only 15 years. Field conservationists from the zoo are fighting back, working with partners to deliver more than 80 vital projects in 30 countries worldwide, including the UK. P27: Story of canal is told on panels at historic aqueduct Chester Zoo’s major Safari Ranger outreach programme already delivers free sessions to schools throughout the North West of England and North Wales. Experts from the zoo also train community group leaders in habitat conservation, work with local field partners to protect endangered species and engage families and young people on site in Chester every day. The free school places scheme is available for pupils from reception age to year 13, for weekday visits between December 2018 to Index VIEWS 16-17 school report32 BUSINESS 33-34 District news36 SPORT 61-68 35,000 school pupils to get free zoo entry Campaign to inspire interest in conservation ● ● Chester Zoo will make 35,000 school visits free between November 2018 to February 2019, in a bid to inspire a generation of new conservationists February 28 2019, during the Cheshire West and Chester region term time. School groups are advised to book early via www.chesterzoo. org/education/all-you-need-toknow/booking-your-visit There is a maximum capacity of bookings per day to avoid overcrowding and ensure every child and visitor is able to enjoy a world class experience. A range of in zoo workshops are available at an extra cost and free post-visit learning resources are also available for schools at www.chesterzoo.org/education. Corrections and Complaints If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the editor on 01244 606425, at newsroom@cheshirenews.co.uk or at The Crewe Chronicle, Maple House, Park West, Sealand Road, Chester CH1 4RN and, once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible. The Crewe Chronicle newspaper is published by Trinity Mirror Cheshire a subsidiary company of Trinity Mirror PLC, which is a member of IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation. We adhere to the Editors’ Code Of Practice as enforced by IPSO who are contactable for advice at IPSO Gate House, 1 Farringdon Street, London EC4M 7LG. Website http://www. ipso.co.uk/ Telephone: 0300 123 2220 email advice@ipso.co.uk If you have a complaint concerning a potential breach of the Code of Practice, we will deal with your complaint directly or IPSO can refer your complaint to us. Please go to http://www.trinitymirror.com/howtocomplain where you can view our Complaints Policy and Procedure. 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Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3 Hosepipe ban to be imposed across area HOUSEHOLDS across South Cheshire will be affected by a hosepipe ban which is due to be imposed by United Utilities across the North West from Sunday, August 5. The ban, known as a temporary use ban, follows what is believed to be the longest heatwave since 1976. Customers who believe they should be exempt from this ban should provide feedback to United Utilities before the ban comes into effect. The ban will apply to domestic customers who get their water supply from United Utilities, with the exception of customers in Carlisle and the north Eden Valley, where supplies remain at reasonable levels. Martin Padley, United Utilities Water Services Director, said: “Despite some recent rainfall, reservoir levels are still lower than we would expect at this time of year and, with forecasters predicting a return to hot dry weather for the rest of July, we are now at a point where we will need to impose some temporary Roads to be closed for essential work Three roads in Crewe will be closed for a while at different times over the weekend so essential work can be carried out. Sydney Road Bridge in Crewe will be closed on Sunday (July 22) from 1am to 8am for critical safety work. The work involves lifting out rail electrification gantries by a crane positioned on the bridge above. Cheshire East Council says normally, this would be done from the restrictions on customers. “It is not a decision we have taken lightly and we are enormously grateful to customers for having helped reduce the demand on our network over the last couple of weeks, but unless we get a period of sustained rainfall before 5 August these restrictions will help us safeguard essential water supplies for longer.” Whilst the ban restricts the use of hosepipes or sprinklers for watering private gardens and washing private cars, customers will still be able to water their gardens with a watering can and wash their vehicles using a bucket and sponge. These methods typically use a fraction of the amount of water a hosepipe or sprinkler uses. The move by United Utilities is alongside the company’s continuing efforts to maintain essential supplies, such as maximising water abstraction from ground water supplies, moving water around its regional integrated network of pipes and running an extensive campaign to encourage customers to use water wisely. AS United Utilities move to impose a temporary hosepipe ban on its customers during the summer, GMB, the union for the water industry, has claimed that United Utilities waste more than 430 million litres every day by failing to tackle leakages. United Utilities, who provide water to homes and businesses across the North West, say a temporary ban would affect seven million people in the region from August 5. But GMB say that the latest leakage figures for railway tracks. However, closing the road and using the crane from the bridge will reduce noise disruption for residents by enabling the noisiest tasks to be completed in one weekend, rather than over two weekends. further overnight closures may be required in advance of the main bridge replacement scheduled to start in October. Details of this work will be publicised nearer the time. Water Watchdog, Consumer Council for Water have backed the decision. Robert Light, Northern Chair for CCW, said: “Customers would find it unacceptable for essential water use in the home to be restricted so we think it’s right for United Utilities to take action now to help alleviate that risk by preparing for a hosepipe ban. “We’ve been assured that Blue Badge holders and customers on the company’s Priority Services Register will be exempt from any restrictions but we’d urge any other vulnerable customers who are unable to use a watering can, for instance, to get in touch with the company. “In the meantime we’d encourage customers to keep using water wisely and for the company to do everything in its power to reduce the amount of water lost through leaking pipes, in the hope that we may still be able to avoid restrictions.” ●●For more water saving tips and information about the hosepipe ban visit the website www. unitedutilities.com Union highlights amount of water lost to leakage A NANTWICH police sergeant has hailed a recent operation targeting rural roads near Nantwich as a success. Sgt Ian Bennett and other officers from Nantwich Police joined up with colleagues from HMRC and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on July 5 for Operation Tractor, where they worked on the A49 Whitchurch Road near Nantwich to identify any drivers or vehicles in breach of the law. In total, Sgt Bennett said, 29 vehicles were stopped with many being dealt with for incidents and offences of varying severity, which included: ●●10 Immediate Prohibitions - the Vehicle standards agency carrying out immediate maintenance on United Utilities show 439,200,000 litres of treated water are wasted each day. That represents 133 litres of water per day per household - the equivalent of a full bath tub and washing machine cycle thrown away in every home. Stuart Fegan, GMB National Officer, said: “Millions of people in the North West are facing a hosepipe ban while United Utilities let more than 175 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of water go down the plug hole every single day.” Police rural road campaign is hailed a hit vehicles before they can proceed on their journey (including tyre change repair or defective brakes on trailers). As a result of this, some drivers had to call out emergency tyre companies as their tyres were found to be defective. ●●Four Advisory notices issued for vehicle defects ●●One “Red Fuel” seizure by customs and excise ●●One vehicle seizure for no insurance and only holding a provisional license ●●One HGV driver with no CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) ●●Eight traffic enforcement tickets issued for various moving traffic offences ●●Sergeant Ian Bennett of Nantwich Police @PoliceNantwich Meanwhile, surfacing work at the Crewe Green Roundabout will take place on Saturday (July 21) between 8am and 11pm. During this time, the link between Hungerford Road and Sydney Road will be closed. This will then be followed by the closure of the A534 at the roundabout on Sunday 22 July, between 8am and 6pm, for further surfacing work to be carried out. ●●A hosepipe ban is due to be imposed by United Utilities across the North West from Sunday, August 5 Invitation to arts in the park ARTISTS are being invited to share their work with the public in the beautiful setting of Queen’s Park. ArtsPark is an opportunity for visual artists to be creative, to promote and share their work, and engage with other artists and the visiting public - all within a stunning setting. Art in Action takes place this Saturday from 11am until 4pm and costs £5 per artist, with proceeds going towards a swing for disabled children. The event has been organised by Friends of Queen’s Park. There is no charge for use of the park’s tables & gazebos, but they need to be booked in advance on a first-come first-served basis. A spokesperson said: “We would like each artist to display some of their work and also demonstrate their skills during the event. We cannot offer display boards, but do have table space in the pavilion and some to be shared in gazebos. “If you have a portable table and a gazebo that can be fastened down, these can be used outside the pavilion on grassed areas. You are welcome to bring your own easels and other display equipment.” ●●For more information on how to get involved, contact t.pagett@sky. com

4 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle Landlord licensing fees are revised Licensing fees paid by landlords who operate houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in Cheshire East have been revised, to help ensure better living conditions and management standards. Previously, the fee for an HMO licence in Cheshire East was set at £575 for a period of up to five years – regardless of how big the HMO was. That charge has been replaced by a scale of fees and charges, ranging from £430 for an initial licence for the smaller HMOs, through to £760 for a renewal licence for up to five years for the largest. The revised fees are in preparation for changes in government legislation in October, and allow councils to bring HMOs under closer scrutiny. Council cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, Cllr Ainsley Arnold, said: “Poor housing can impact on a person’s mental and physical health and mandatory licensing will be key in ensuring landlords provide good quality accommodation that is well-managed. “In Cheshire East, there are an estimated 600-650 HMOs and 51 meet the current definition for a mandatory licence. However, from October, it’s estimated around 500 will require one. “To make sure we can respond to the increase in HMOs needing a licence, we have strengthened our resources and created additional posts. “The licence fees and charges have also been reviewed, to ensure the full cost of processing an application is passed to the landlord as a valid cost of operating their business.” At the moment, an HMO must be licensed if there are five or more occupants – living in two or more households – who are sharing amenities and the property is set out over three or more storeys. But, from October 1, the three-storey part of the criteria will be removed. From the same date, councils will also be able to enforce mandatory conditions regulating the size and use of rooms as sleeping accommodation, as well as rules on waste management. Operating without a licence is a criminal offence and the penalties include an unlimited fine. Other enforcement action for licensing offences includes banning landlords from operating and issuing civil penalties of up to £30,000. ●●For more information, visit: www. cheshireeast.gov.uk/hmo www.cheshirebathrooms.mobi Cheshire Rose www.cheshirekitchens.mobi We Design • We Supply • We Install Cheshire’s Premier Independent Wetroom, Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Showroom 0ver 60 gorgeous displays, including the latest Rotpunkt German Kitchens • Free parking • Free Survey • Family Business • Since 1987 Man whose careless driving caused fatal A500 crash is jailed By Andrew Cain andrew.cain@trinitymirror.com @CreweChronAndy A MAN has been jailed after admitting causing a horrific crash that claimed the life of a Nantwich man. Adam Staley, 35, of Hawksworth Close, in Leek, pleaded guilty to death by careless driving earlier this year as his trial was about to start, and was jailed for eight months and disqualified from driving for three years and four months, when he appeared at Chester Crown Court for sentence. The crash occurred on the A500 at Barthomley in the early hours of November 7, 2016, when Neil Dey, who was 31 and from Willaston, tragically lost his life. The court heard Mr Dey, a surveyor, was travelling towards the M6 from the direction of Crewe, while Staley was travelling the opposite way. Prosecutor Owen Edwards said that Mr Dey was not in any hurry as he travelled along the straight stretch of the A500 in the correct lane. But there was a head-on collision, he said, when Mr Dey’s van collided with the light-goods vehicle being driven by Staley. He added that Staley, who was injured in the accident, said at the roadside and in his police interview that the accident had been caused by Mr Dey, who he believed to have been driving in the wrong lane, and that he had been manoeuvring to try and avoid him when the collision happened. He said: “Mr Staley blamed the accident on the erratic driving of Mr Dey. I make clear now that the defence have conceded that while it remained his perception that Mr Dey was on his (Staley’s) side, it is accepted that no blame at all is attached to Mr Dey’s driving.” Mr Edwards said police accident investigators had found no evidence to support Staley’s account that he was performing an emergency manoeuvre, adding: “If he had to carry out an emergency swerve then some physical signs of the manoeuvre would be expected. Simply, the account of Mr Staley did not accord with the physical findings. “We do not say he was carrying out a deliberately dangerous move. We say that, due to inattention, he drifted on to the wrong side of the road.” Victim personal statements were read out by both Mr Dey’s father and his fiancée, who both T. 01260 280 868 Opening Hours Mon to Sat 9am-5pm 6-9 Hopkins Close, Greenfield Road, Back Lane, Congleton, CW12 4TR ●●Neil Dey, 31, from Willaston, lost his life after the crash on the A500 at Barthomley implored the judge to give the maximum sentence for not only the pain caused to them by their loss, but also their negative feelings towards the defendant, saying they felt that Staley had shown no remorse or respect to the family by maintaining his account that Mr Dey caused the accident. His fiancée, Eadaoin McLoughlin, said: “The only thing that has kept me going is that Neil needs justice and for someone to be held accountable for the actions that caused this utter devastation. “Nothing I do changes the fact that he has gone. Today and for the rest of my life, I am mourning the loss of my love, my best friend, my confidant and my protector. “I do not feel that Staley has shown me or my family any remorse. If he did, he would not have put us through this pain. He waited and tortured me for 19 months with numerous court dates before finally admitting his guilt.” Defending Staley, Carl Hargan said: “Despite what has been said, my submission is that there is remorse, and that is important in this case. “He pleaded guilty because he did not want to put anybody through any more suffering. He War battlefields visit for British Legion members MEMBERS of the Crewe branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) will be among those making a pilgrimage of remembrance to First World War battlefields this summer. Local RBL members Dave Machin and Paul Fox will be taking part in the RBL Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90), which culminates in a parade and ceremony at Ypres, as part of the end of the First World War centenary commemorations next month. The event runs between August 5-9 and will be one of the largest in the charity’s history. GP90 will mark 90 years since the first RBL Pilgrimage in 1928, when 11,000 First World War veterans and war widows visit the battlefields at the Somme and Ypres, ten years after the end of the war. Mr Machin and Mr Fox will be attending this year’s pilgrimage to accepted that there was no other explanation to support what his perception was.” He added that, in an interview with probation, the probation officer had noted that Staley accepted his guilt and had shown remorse. Judge Roger Dutton said: “You will forever bear the responsibility for what you caused that day, but on the other hand you have a life to lead, and Neil Dey has been deprived of his. “It is put to me that you show remorse by your guilty plea – I accept that. But, frankly, I take the view that you knew perfectly well that your inattention had allowed your vehicle to stray to the opposite side of the road, and it does you no service that you caused investigations to be made which might, in the event if there had been anything in it, to have laid some blame at the door of the deceased. “It is important that matters be investigated, but if you had shown full and complete remorse, you would have admitted straight away that you were in the wrong, and you did not do that until the jury was about to be sworn.” Following the hearing, Roads Policing Investigator PC Cath Hilton said: “This was a heartbreaking incident which has resulted in a young man having his life tragically cut short. “Neil’s family have been deeply affected by his death and their lives will never be the same again, although I hope that Staley’s conviction will provide them with some closure.” His father, Dr Michael Dey, 58, said: “This is a heartbreaking case where Neil has sadly been taken away from his fiancée and family far too early and in the cruellest of ways. “Tragically, this was due to the careless driving of Adam Staley. “No court sentence can come close to the life sentence that our loss of a much-loved fiancée, son, brother and uncle has brought and the unforgivable way Staley took 19 months to change his plea to guilty. “It is crucial that Adam Staley and other drivers take note of this case and the consequences of careless driving and ensure they take more care on the roads to reduce the risk of similar tragedies in future. “The family ask that you please respect our privacy as we now try to rebuild our lives following our tragic loss and a very difficult, long court case.” represent the Crewe RBL Branch and the community at the event, as Standard Bearer and wreath layer, respectively. Michael John, of the Crewe Branch of RBL, said: “Great Pilgrimage 90 is a unique opportunity for the Legion community to come together and bear our Standards along the same route in Ypres taken 90 years earlier by the veterans and widows of the First World War. “The Crewe Branch looks forward to proudly representing Crewe at the event.” As local champions of Remembrance, the Crewe RBL is looking to work in partnership with the community to bring their own unique Remembrance message to the Menin Gate, where the wreath will be laid and where it will be displayed for viewing by the public until the end of August.

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5 ‘Zombie’ town By belinda ryan Police vow on belinda.ryan@reachplc.com @CreweChronBel anti-social CREWE’S behaviour centre blasted boarded-up town centre looks as if the council is preparing for a hurricane or providing a set for the next series of the Walking Dead, a councillor has said. Cllr Brian Roberts (Lab) has joined with disgruntled traders to vent his anger at the state of the town centre - saying shopkeepers have been forced out and premises boarded up several months before a planning application has even been submitted for the site. And one shopkeeper – whose family business has been in the town for 71 years – yesterday told the Chronicle he is now considering relocating and leaving Crewe completely. Andrew Carter, of Carters Jewellers, is on the side of Queensway which hasn’t been earmarked for demolition and his shop is still open. Mr Carter said: “Across the road from me it looks disgusting. The shops have been boarded up, painted grey. I’m still paying full business rates to be here. They’ve made no attempt to help us. It’s scandalous.” Mr Carter said he is not convinced the redevelopment will go ahead. “Yet they’ve forced all the small businesses out [on the side of the road affected by the plans] but the national stores are still there,” he said. He added: “We could even be one of the shops out. 71 years we’ve been here. My dad started the business in 1946 but I’m thinking of relocating away from Crewe.” Three businesses on the side which is to be bulldozed for the planned Royal Arcade redevelopment are still open - in amongst the boarded properties. Busineeses on the other side of the street are open as usual. ●●Boarded-up shopfronts in Queensway, Crewe Cllr Roberts said: “The project is not due to commence until the spring of 2019, if on time, and given this project’s history of delays, it’s more likely to be much later. “We could easily be looking at this crude boarding this time next year or later. “We have a large section of our town centre boarded up as if we are preparing for a hurricane or turning the town centre into a set for the next series of The Walking Dead.” Cheshire East bought the Royal Arcade site – which includes Crewe bus station and 26 units on the west side of Queensway and the south side of Victoria Street – in April 2015, for £6m. The plan is to transform it into a leisure-led, mixed use scheme that will include a new bus station, car park and major enhancements to the public realm. Cllr Roberts said the council has had more than three years ‘to plan for vacant possession of Queensway and to design a ‘hoarding’ which would create the vision of a vibrant and economically successful future view of our town centre regeneration’. “What I have seen is totally unacceptable and I am sure would not be provided in other towns of Cheshire East,” he said. Cllr Ainsley Arnold (Con), cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, said: “As previously stated, the council is continuing to take the necessary steps and working with tenants to secure vacant possession of all properties within the Royal Arcade, in readiness for the site’s redevelopment. “As a matter of health and safety, hoardings have been installed in front of the units which have already been vacated and we are working with the managing agent for the site to ensure these are painted a uniform colour as quickly as possible. “The council has no intention of leaving the hoardings blank. Working with our development partner, we are actively looking into ways of screening the units in a creative and visually appealing way.” Cllr Arnold added: “This is an exciting time for Crewe town centre and we know that people are rightly eager to see construction works get under way at the site. But as with all complex regeneration schemes, much work has to be done to prepare the site before this can begin.” POLICE have pledged to crack down on anti-social behaviour in a village near Crewe, saying they are “working to resolve” the situation. Officers from the Shavington, Willaston and Rope division of Crewe LPU took to their Facebook page to address community concerns about anti-social behaviour in Shavington, and encouraged anybody who witnesses such behaviour to get in touch. In a post on their Facebook page, Shavington, Willaston and Rope Police wrote: “There has been reports of Anti Social Behaviour around the Wessex Park and Chatsworth Park areas of Shavington. We are aware of this and are working to resolve the situation. If you have any information please report it to us on 101, in an emergency always ring 999. #HereForYou.” They followed this up with a further post detailing a targeted ASB operation outside Shavington High School on Wednesday (July 11), adding: “We carried out an Anti ASB police operation outside Shavington Academy this afternoon, hence the large police prescence. There is no need for alarm. This may continue over passing days. #HereForYou “If you notice any anti social or suspicious behaviour please report it to 101.” Two badly hurt in crash TWO people are in a serious condition in hospital after being cut from a vehicle following a collision involving an HGV and a car at Wimboldsley. Firefighters worked with other emergency services to free two passengers from the car following the collision on Nantwich Road in the early hours Sunday morning. A Cheshire police spokesperson said: “Two passengers from the Micra – a 21-year-old man from Middlewich and a 19-year-old woman from Crewe – were both trapped in the vehicle and both sustained serious injuries. They are both at the Royal Stoke Hospital.” The car driver, a 19-year-old man from Winsford, was taken to Leighton hospital. He did not suffer serious injuries. The driver of the HGV was uninjured. One fire engine from Middlewich, one from Winsford and one from Crewe together with the major rescue unit, police and ambulance were called to the scene just after 12.20am. Police say the car was in the hedge following the collision. Clive Green Lane and Chapel Lane were both closed. Fire Crews were in attendance for one hour 40 minutes. MOT TEST NOW ONLY £45 Established for45 years Your local award winning MOT & SERVICE CENTRE We can service your new car! 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6 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle Resident’s anger as plan ‘understates’ effect on neighbours PLANS to build houses on Browning Street car park have sparked fury from neighbours, with one resident saying it will prevent him maintaining his house and the owners of the former Limelight arguing it “understates the effect of the proposals on neighbouring premises”. Cheshire East-owned Engine of the North has applied to Cheshire East for permission to build eight houses on the 76-space free town centre car park. The decision is due to be taken behind closed doors by a Cheshire East officer. Last year, the council’s own planning committee unanimously refused permission for eight houses to be built on the car park. One objector has contacted the council to say: “I live next door to the proposed row of five new terraces. My house is an end-terrace, so I own the outside of the building to the side and it is my responsibility to maintain and upkeep the façade. The plans seem to suggest that the side of my house will be in the garden of the new-build house next door to me. If the plans go ahead, I will have no access at all to the side of my house. This is totally unacceptable, surely this is illegal and against planning regulations.” The architect and agent who is converting the former Limelight Club for housing has objected, saying: “The proposals described in this application partially occupy my client’s site and indicate an allocation of 10 general car parking spaces in lieu of 15 private spaces agreed for my client’s development. This is indicated in the Planning Statement as being on the basis of an informal agreement with the previous owners. “There is no provision for enforcing this private use. My client is unwilling to remodel his development in the manner indicated in this application, as it is considered that this would be detrimental to the future occupants. The car park is exceptionally busy during the working day and reduction of this amenity is unsatisfactory and unacceptable.” Another objector, who lives in Myrtle Street, said: “I believe the proposed development is against the interest of existing residents of the area and their visitors. The houses which stand on Richard moon street have no access to car parking. Other streets in the area are being used already by the residents who live in those streets, meaning the Browning Street car park is used by visitors. Any new residents to the area will only bring more congestion to the surrounding streets causing dangers to residents.” A Richard Moon Street resident said: “I live near the Browning Street car park and, as far as I can see, the houses are going to be far too small; they will also need to be in keeping with the houses already built as most are Victorian terraces and they will stick out like a sore thumb.” ●●To view and comment on this application, search for number 18/2481N on the Cheshire East website. The closing date for comments is today. BUILDINGS AND LAND AT MOSTON, SANDBACH Lot 1: Farm Yard with Buildings and Land 1.2 acres Lot 2: Paddock 3.69 acres Lot 3: Land and Woods 9.57 acres FOR SALE BY AUCTION (subject to conditions of sale and unless previously sold) at the CHIMNEY HOUSE HOTEL, SANDBACH, CW11 4ST on Tuesday, 31 st July 2018 at 7.00 pm Illustrated Sale Particulars from Wright Marshall Ltd Northwich Office Tel: 01606 41318 stephenbuckingham@wrightmarshall.co.uk Council ‘trying to push through’ home plan on free car park ● ● Browning Street car park, in Crewe Council has to be totally open on planning applications from itself LAST year, Cheshire East submitted a planning application to itself (well, a council-owned company did) to build eight houses on a Crewe car park. At the time, the council’s own planning committee – made up of Conservative, Labour and Independent councillors – said the scheme was so flawed they refused it unanimously, with Tory councillor Stan Davis saying “this wants throwing out and forgetting about”. Rather than forget it, the council – or its company, Engine of the North – has, it says, addressed the [numerous] concerns raised and put in another application. By belinda ryan belinda.ryan@reachplc.com @CreweChronBel Cheshire East is trying to push through controversial plans by one of its own companies to build houses on a free car park by bypassing its own planning committee which had previously refused a similar scheme on the same site. That’s the view of Crewe councillors, who are appalled an officer will be making the decision behind closed doors on an eighthouse scheme proposed for Browning Street car park - with no input from elected councillors. The decision is due to be made by an officer under delegated powers - which is not unusual for small-scale applications. This move, which has been branded “totally undemocratic” comes just over a year after Cheshire East’s own southern planning committee - made up of Conservatives, Labour and Independent councillors - was unanimous in refusing an eight-house scheme on the site, with one Tory on the committee saying “this wants throwing out and forgetting about”. On Friday, Crewe councillor Brian Roberts (Lab) told the Chronicle: “They’re trying to push this through under the radar. I would have thought myself, considering this is an application from Engine of the North - a Cheshire East-owned company - that Cheshire East should, in the spirit of democracy, discuss this in the open. This needs to be ultra-transparent. I’ve called it in” [he has officially ask for it be debated openly by councillors at the planning committee]. The council-owned company, Engine of the North, wants to build the eight houses - four for open market sale and four affordable sold at 80% open market value - and remodel the 76-space free car park so there will be parking for 56 cars. According to the report done for the council’s company by Frost Planning Ltd: “To directly address the loss of parking spaces within the car park, if required by the council, 10 additional on-street spaces can be safely provided on Richard Moon Street.” Cllr Roberts said: “They want to remove the yellow lines and have cars parking on the road there. When those yellow lines were put there, there must have been a reason for doing it.” He added: “Putting in this application again, after it was unanimously refused by its own councillors from all parties, is a really Chronicle COMMENT By Belinda Ryan belinda.ryan@trinitymirror.com @CreweChronBel Only now it looks as if those councillors who scrutinised the last application and raised concern after concern before refusing it, won’t get a say this time round, because it is to be decided by a planning officer under delegated powers. Planning officers had recommended approval for last year’s application – which councillors eventually turned down. Cheshire East, of all councils, needs to be totally open and transparent when it considers planning applications from itself. Remember Lyme Green? For those of you who don’t, that was when the council started building a waste transfer station in Macclesfield without getting planning permission from itself. It also broke various other rules and the outcome was three officers quit – with large payouts – and council taxpayers were left to cough up for a bill which ran into hundreds of thousands of poor show. Why do they need that car park to build houses? We’ve got that site off Goddard Street which is ideal for starter homes. That isn’t a car park, it’s just unused land.” Browning Street is the only free car park in Crewe town centre. It is used by shoppers and workers during the day and, in the evening, by nearby residents who otherwise would have no parking. When the Chronicle spoke to Cllr Roberts on Friday morning, he had just returned from the car park and said it was completely full, as most days. Frost Planning argues the proposal will increase housing supply and the local population which will spend and support local businesses and services, especially within walking distance of the town centre. The developer says the affordable houses will help meet identified housing need in Crewe and the borough generally and it will make the most efficient use of a brownfield site in a sustainable urban area. It will enhance the appearance of the site. It says in a report it has addressed issues raised by the previous scheme. Closing date for comments is today (Wednesday). Visit cheshireeast.gov.uk and search for 18/2481N. pounds. I’m not saying the decision-making process for this application for houses on Browning Street can be likened to Lyme Green, or is in any way wrong. What I am saying is perception is everything. Not only does Cheshire East – particularly in light of its past record – need to do things correctly, it needs to be seen to be doing things correctly. And why, when its own councillors were so opposed to the previous application for the site, would the council even consider making a decision on the new application behind closed doors? That’s just leaving itself open to public criticism.

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7 Green light for £1m special school work ● ● Cllr Jos Saunders (Con), of Cheshire East Council ACCIDENT OR INJURY? Choose your LOCAL personal injury Solicitor By belinda ryan belinda.ryan@reachplc.com @@CreweChronBel A CREWE school for children with special needs has been given the go-ahead for a £1m expansion so it can take another 24 pupils. Cheshire East’s cabinet has backed proposals for Springfield Special School to increase its pupil numbers, after a report identified a significant need for the council to increase its specialist educational provision in the borough. Cabinet member for children and families, Cllr Jos Saunders (Con), told Tuesday’s meeting of the cabinet this was a good news story. “It’s one of the components of our three-year plan to increase provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities in Cheshire East,” she said. “The recommendation is to increase the places from 132 to 156. What we’re hoping, over a three-year period, is we’ll end up increasing the places in total across Cheshire East by 270. The reason for that is, at the moment, many of our children travel outside the borough to access education and the average journey is about one hour, which is far too long.” Springfield was judged as an outstanding school by Ofsted in 2013 and is the only school in the south of the borough that provides for children with severe learning difficulties and profound multiple learning difficulties. “By increasing capacity, we can reduce travel costs but, more importantly, it means our children’s journeys will be much shorter which then means that they spend more quality time with their families and are not tired when they’re in school,” YOUR HOME... YOUR STYLE... YOUR PRICE... HALF PRICE UP TO said Cllr Saunders. Planning permission for the scheme was granted in February this year. It will be funded from developer (section 106) contributions, the school and from Cheshire East Council. Cllr Saunders added: “The extra places will potentially offer savings of £441,000 per year.” A stain resistant hard-wearing loop Berber available in 2 modern colours. Five engines tackle big fire on farmland FIVE fire engines were called to a large fire at farmland at Burleydam. Two units from Crewe, one from Audlem, one from Nantwich and another from Whitchurch attended the scene of a large fire involving hay, straw and a combine harvester on Lodmore Lane at 4.21pm on Sunday. Firefighters were assisted by local farmers in containing the fire. The blaze was extinguished by 6pm and crews remained at the scene for 30 minutes to dampen down. wow unbeatable value LOVE THIS TAVIRA CARPET NOW ONLY £3 .99 m 2 Was £5.97 NEW LOVE THIS NEW SUNRISE CARPET FOR ONLY £5 .97 m 2 Laminate to Take away ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ NO WIN NO FEE EXPERIENCED QUALIFIED SOLICITORS ALL ACCIDENT CLAIM TYPES MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE GENERAL LITIGATION Call FREE on 0800 533 5800 or 01270 509 800 BENTLEY SOLICITORS No17, Macon Court, Herald Drive, Crewe, CW1 6EA (opposite Macon Way McDonald’s) UP TO 4 YEARS 0% INTEREST FREE CREDIT † & NO DEPOSIT On Everything In Store Vinyl From £7.16m 2 Baroness Orthopaedic 4'6" (I35cm) Orthopaedic fi rm mattress made in the traditional way, complete with divan base. Accessories not included. GREAT VALUE £299 10 Nantwich Rd, Crewe CW2 6AD Telephone 01270 210371 Rugs to go From £39.99 INCLUDES HEADBOARD DRAWERS DELIVERY on this Bed PLUS EVERY CARPET FITTED FREE * www.unitedcarpetsandbeds.com or call Free on 0800 344 442 Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Thur late night 9am-7pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm SHOP: IN STORE/ONLINE/MOBILE Products subject to availability. *Free fi tting applies when you buy the equivalent size of our Airstep or Treadmore underlay. Stair surcharge applies. Free fi tting offer does not apply to laminate wood or vinyl fl ooring. Stocks vary from store to store. Colours in photos may vary slightly due to print quality. United Carpets accept no responsibility for printing errors. †Interest free credit available up to 4 years, payable monthly. Based on £2000 total spend then 48 monthly payments of £41.67, Equivalent to £9.62 per week. United Carpets and Beds is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to credit broking. Minimum order applies. Trustpilot review was correct at time of printing.

8 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle ‘No pay-off’ for resigning council chief By belinda ryan belinda.ryan@reachplc.com @@CreweChronBel CHESHIRE East has said chief executive Mike Suarez, who resigned from the council at the beginning of last week, did not receive a ‘pay-off’. Mr Suarez, who took the unusual step of contacting the Chronicle and our sister paper the Macclesfield Express last Tuesday morning to inform us he had quit the council, had been suspended on full pay since April of last year. His resignation was later confirmed by the council leader, Rachel Bailey, at full cabinet. The following day, after press enquiries, a Cheshire East spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there has been no ‘payoff’ to Mike Suarez. Mr Suarez has left the organisation by resignation. There has been no settlement agreement.” Cheshire East had made no announcement about the chief exec’s resignation until the Chronicle broke the story. Councillors had not been informed by the council leader and there was clearly annoyance from many that they learned of the top boss’ resignation from the Chronicle. Labour group leader Sam Corcoran said it was awful he had to find out the news from the Chronicle rather than from official sources. Council leader Rachel Bailey confirmed during last Tuesday afternoon’s cabinet meeting that Mr Suarez had resigned. That was more than an hour after we published the story on our website. Cllr Bailey informed councillors at that meeting: “You will be aware there has been comment from the press that I wish to formalise that Mike Suarez chief executive of this council, has forwarded his resignation and it has been accepted. “You will understand my practice in relation to matters HR and that is that is a notice there will be no further debate or questions in relation to that.” Cllr Corcoran argued the public deserved answers. “How long will the leadership hold out against pressure this time for any independent reports into recently departed senior officers to be released?” he asked. “Given that this council has spent over £1m on the cost of suspensions and investigations I do think there is a public interest element in answering these questions.” At that time the council’s IDC (investigation and disciplinary committee) had not met – it was due to meet the following morning (Wednesday) – and the council leader said it was inappropriate to comment until it had. The committee had been set up to investigate allegations concerning officer conduct. But Cllr Bailey didn’t rule out further information being disclosed at a later stage. “That doesn’t and shouldn’t, in an open and transparent authority, ensure that at the appropriate time the appropriate messaging takes place but that would be absolutely inappropriate at this point,” she said last Tuesday. Three top officers – Mr Suarez, monitoring officer Bill Norman and chief operating officer Peter Bates – were all suspended by the IDC while the investigation into allegations concerning officer conduct took place. The council stressed the suspensions are a neutral act taken in the interests of the council and the individuals. A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said: “Cheshire East Council does not publish reports in relation to confidential staffing matters. This includes those considered by the cross-party investigation and disciplinary committee. “The council has an absolute legal duty to comply with the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018, therefore the IDC reports will not be published.” Mr Suarez resigned last week with immediate effect. Mr Norman resigned in December and Mr Bates is still suspended. Investigation into Suarez scrapped ●●Former Cheshire East Council chief executive Mike Suarez Cheshire East has scrapped the investigation into allegations against former chief executive Mike Suarez following his resignation last Monday. The council issued a statement last Wednesday to say the investigation regarding Mr Suarez had ended. Cllr Margaret Simon, acting chair of the IDC (investigation and disciplinary committee) confirmed that the two-day disciplinary hearing, which was due to commence last Wednesday, was to have considered allegations in relation to Mr Suarez. Cllr Simon said: “It is confirmed that Mr Suarez resigned on 9 July 2018 with immediate effect and without notice. “The resignation was accepted by Kath O’ Dwyer, acting chief executive on July 10. “Mr Suarez will receive his contractual and statutory entitlement to outstanding holiday pay and salary to 9 July 2018. “The IDC reconvened at Macclesfield Town Hall at 10.30am today. However, as the IDC can only deal with matters in relation to existing statutory officers of the council, there is no need to proceed with the disciplinary hearing, due to the resignation of Mr Suarez.” Three top officers – Mr Suarez, former head of legal services Bill Norman and chief operating officer Peter Bates – were being investigated following allegations of misconduct by the council’s investigation and disciplinary committee (IDC). All three had been suspended. The council stressed the suspensions are a neutral act taken in the interests of the council and the individuals. ●●Cllr Margaret Simon, acting chair of the IDC The investigation and suspensions are estimated to have cost the council tax payer about £1m so far.

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9 Labour demands copies of report be given to councillors LABOUR is demanding all elected councillors be provided with a copy of the report into the investigation of former Cheshire East chief executive Mike Suarez. The council’s IDC (investigation and disciplinary committee) was due to consider the report last Wednesday. Mr Suarez was suspended by the council 15 months ago and resigned two days before the committee hearing. No further details have been released – other than the council saying the probe has now been scrapped. The council stressed suspension is a neutral act taken in the interest of the council and the individual. Labour group leader Sam Corcoran said this week; “Many Cheshire East residents are very concerned that yet again a senior officer has left the council just before a long and expensive investigation reports back. We may now never know whether the report exonerated Mike Suarez.” Crewe councillor Brian Roberts said; “Rachel Bailey [council leader] cannot duck this one by pleading that it is a ‘legacy issue’. It has happened on her watch, and it is her duty to the members and staff of Cheshire East Council along with the long-suffering residents of Cheshire East to ensure that there is full transparency on the matter. “Given that the council has spent over £1m on disciplinary investigations and the salaries of suspended senior officers I think that there is a public interest in seeing the independent reports released.” Crewe councillor Dorothy ●●CEC Labour Group leader Cllr Sam Corcoran Flude said the money Cheshire East spends investigating itself could have been used on services for residents. “This Tory controlled council has blighted the careers of many officers. The cost to struggling council tax payers runs to millions – money that would have gone far to mitigate the neverending cuts to services,” said Cllr Flude. Labour’s deputy group leader, Laura Jeuda, said: “We should be told who took the decision to instigate the suspension 15 months ago and why it has taken so long to reach this conclusion. Somebody, somewhere should be made responsible for this disgraceful waste of money.” Crewe councillor Irene Faseyi said; “After the Lyme Green fiasco, where it took months of pressure before a heavily redacted version of the DIP (Designated Independent Person’s) report was released, we need to provide prompt re-assurance to members, our staff and the public this time.” ●●North West Motorway Police images of a car fire on the M6 northbound Huge car blaze breaks out on the M6 POLICE have released dramatic images following a vehicle fire on the M6 near Sandbach on Friday (July 13). North West Motorway Police posted the photos from the incident on M6 northbound, near junction 17, which caused delays. “Thankfully driver got out of the vehicle safe and sound,” said the tweet. Three fire engines attended the scene after being alerted about 10.40am. A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “On arrival, crews found one car which was well alight. The team used two hose reel jets and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. The team remain in attendance and are currently damping down at the scene.” One lane of the northbound carriageway was closed while the team tackled the incident. MOTS £29.50 SERVICING from only £60 175/70r13 TYRES FULLY FITTED from only £29 Budget Yokohama 155/65r14 75T ...£31 . .£45 185/65r15 88H ...£38 . .£53 Cheapest Yokohama tyres not including Runflat OR £19 when booked with a Master Service Budget Yokohama 195/60r15 88H ...£36 . .£60 205/55r16 91V ...£38 . .£56 Visit F1autocentres.com or CALL your local centre for more great deals OPEN: MON - FRI 8.30am - 6pm SAT 8.30am - 5pm SUN 10am - 4pm We simply WON’T be beaten on price! Ask about our Price Promise T&C’s apply EXHAUSTS | BATTERIES | BRAKES | SUSPENSION | CLUTCHES | AIR CON | 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT | 0% INTEREST FREE CREDIT AVAILABLE* CREWE FIRST AVENUE, off WESTON ROAD, CW1 6BG 01270 849049 All advertised prices include VAT & apply to retail customers only. All offers are subject to availability. *On all in branch purchases over £250.

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Snugburys’ head of production, Cleo Sadler, said: “It has been a challenge ensuring there is no compromise on taste and texture without the use of dairy products. “After lots of testing and tasting, we found a base of creamed coconut and avocado gave the best results with a rich creamy base and smooth texture with most importantly no compromise on taste. “We are extremely pleased with the final product and have had incredible feedback from our customers already!” ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Pensioners go crazy for new hearing aid AT LAST. The hearing aid that thousands have wanted is now available. Alta2 Pro is a totally invisible hearing aid when worn. It offers pensioners the opportunity to defy hearing loss by compensating for your individual hearing loss, in all situations, day and night. Nobody can see it because TV show reveals Judith’s £100k inheritance windfall A NANTWICH woman has received a welcome surprise in the form of a £100,000 inheritance which was featured on television. 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Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11 Couple make top effort on Trail for life-saving cause By belinda ryan belinda.ryan@reachplc.com @@CreweChronBel A WYBUNBURY couple braved the blistering heat to walk the 34 Sandstone Trail to raise funds for a hospital which saved the life of one of their son’s best friends. Neil and Debbie Denby have so far raised nearly £3,000 for the unit at Wythenshawe, which saved the life of 25-yearold Nick Arterton, from Shavington. Nick was rushed into Manchester Royal Infirmary in May following a sudden massive internal. He had three cardiac arrests, his lungs collapsed and he suffered kidney failure Nick’s dad, Craige, said: “They had to take blood out of his body, oxygenate it and put it back in.“ That was done by an ECMO machine. There are only five centres in the country with ECMOs and one is Wythenshawe, where Nick was transferred for the specialist treatment and intensive care. His dad said this week: “Nick is doing much better now. At the time, we were told to prepare for the worst. He’s home with us now in Shavington.” Because of the massive impact on his body – he was in a coma for two weeks – Nick has had to learn to walk again. He owes his life to medical teams and the ECMO machine, which is why family friends Neil and Debbie did their mammoth trek on Saturday. Neil said: “We learned of Nick’s hospital admittance and life-threatening situation on May 13, when our son, Alex, rang us. “We decided to immediately do something practical to help.” So, on the day England were busy beating Sweden in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, Neil and Debbie were walking from Frodsham through Delamere Forest to Beeston Castle and up the three Cheshire hills of Peckforton, Rawhead summit and Bickerton before heading down across endless fields towards NoMansHeath and finally meeting the canal towpath at Willeymoor locks, an hour before the end at Jubilee Park in Whitchurch. Neil said: “We met very few people, but then there was a sporting event on! We did hear a roar when, at the top of Bickerton Hill around 3.30pm from a distant pub – England’s first goal!!” The couple set off at 7am. Neil said: “We enjoyed some early shade before open full sunshine for the last five hours. We finally arrived at 7pm, after 12 hours.” They were supported by Nick and his parents, Craige and Morag, who ●●Neil and Debbie Denby, of Wybunbury, walked the Sandstone Trail to raise funds for the hospital which saved their friend Nick Arterton’s life; and, above, right, Neil and Debbie with Nick met them at strategic points along the route with food, 12L of water and several changes of clothes. Neil said: “The walk was very challenging – just the two of us doing it, and we are in our 50s – but it was thrilling to raise so much support. “It was wonderful to see ●●To help raise more funds for the unit and the ECMO machine, please Nick and his parents at the end, where we exchanged some emotional hugs and celebrated with a muchappreciated glass of bubbly.” visit www.JustGiving. com/fundraising/neildenby1 Clean Team into action LITTER-pickers from Crewe Clean Team have a busy few weeks planned, including their 75th litter pick. But first the group had its sixth annual AGM on Monday at the Ibis Styles Hotel, in Emperor Way. On Saturday, the group will meet at 10am at Brewer’s Fayre, Weston Rd. They are set to tackle the areas on Weston Rd, particularly around the station car park, behind B&Q and behind the post office building. Chairman David McDonald said: “After 90 minutes, we will head for refreshments at the Crewe Arms Hotel. “Any volunteers can park at either the Brocklebank or the Crewe Arms Hotel. All equipment will be provided and children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. “Anyone wanting to help needs to bear in mind that it is a very busy main road; however, we will be working in safer areas away from the road.” ●●For more details, email enquiries@crewecleanteam.co.uk 6 WEEKS FOR ONLY £60 * Come and try us during our summer short-term offer for new members! With great facilities Alvaston Hall is the perfect leisure club for you. Simply drop by, call 01270 629 444 or e-mail alvastonhall.leisuremanager@bourne-leisure.co.uk Alvaston Hall Hotel, Middlewich Rd, Nantwich CW5 6PD warnerhotels.com/alvastonleisure @AlvastonHall Terms & Conditions: Available for new member sign ups between 1st July and 30th September 2018 only. Six-week membership applies to six consecutive weeks. 3203_4243

12 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle New arrival on NHS’s big day A COUPLE from Nantwich have welcomed a new arrival to the world whose birth coincided with another milestone birthday for the NHS. First-time parents Sally and Rob Capener had double the reason to celebrate when they welcomed their son Logan to the world as he was born on July 5 – the same day as the NHS’s 70th birthday. Logan was the first baby to be born at Leighton Hospital in Crewe on the day, but Sally and Rob had no idea that another momentous birthday was also being celebrated up and down the country at the same time. Sally, 41, said: “Within literally a minute or two of giving birth the midwives realised it was the 70th birthday of the NHS. They were both really chuffed about it. It was really nice.” Logan was born weighing 5lb 8oz at 6.23am and received one of his first birthday presents from the hospital – a cuddly toy dog. Sally added: “It’s been brilliant. All the midwives and staff that we came into contact with, from the induction bay, labour suite and this ward [Ward 23] have all been really accommodating.” Husband Rob, 44, added: “They’ve all been really helpful, especially as first -ime parents. It’s really new to us so to have somebody there to show us the ropes and give us confidence has been fantastic. Nothing’s too much trouble.” Join us for a laid-back summer celebration of the very best food, drink and music, hosted by Tom Kerridge THE LAMBING SHED, KNUTSFORD 7 – 9 SEPTEMBER 2018 Last tickets remaining at www.pubintheparkuk.com Event partners ● ● Sally and Rob Capener with new born baby Logan The arrival of Logan on the anniversary of the NHS was also a timely reminder for his parents about how important the institution is. Rob said: “It’s not until you actually need the NHS that you realise what an amazing service it is to have. We all take it for granted, but we’ve seen first-hand this week just how fabulous it is.” Logan was one of seven babies born at Leighton Hospital on July 5 and one of the more than 2,800 that the award-winning maternity service sees every year. Alison Walker, deputy head of midwifery, said: ““We’re thrilled that Sally and Rob have been made to feel so supported and would like to wish them, as well as baby Logan, the very best for the future.” Ready to get on with the show It’s my sixth year as chairman of the Nantwich Show, and in a true British way, I am delighted to talk about the weather first, and say it looks like we will have some sunshine all day for once – let’s hope I haven’t jinxed it! Our team of volunteers have been working around the clock for several weeks now to ensure the event goes off well. The list of jobs that our volunteers do is huge and includes inputting over 5,000 cheese entries onto the database, sending out of hundreds of Sponsor and Exhibitor passes, setting up the cattle lines, crowd control barriers, marking out the exhibitor space, cutting the grass, organising site contractors and deliveries, running the social media and marketing. On the day, more volunteers arrive in the form of cheese judges and stewards, ticket and car park marshals and litter pickers. Special thank you to our secretary, Adrian Lawrence, whose sterling work throughout the year brings this altogether. The Nantwich Agricultural Society is a charity that I am very proud to be part of and on behalf of my fellow directors, all of whom, like me, are volunteers too, I would like to say a very big thank you to them. It is important to all the directors of the society that the Nantwich Show remains focused on the rich dairy farming heritage of South Cheshire and showcases everything ●●Nantwich Show chairman Michael-John Parkin with Alpha Omega managing director Ken Lawton and operations director Andy Taylor as they plan security of the event Chairman of the Nantwich Show Michael-John Parkin looks forward to what is billed as another memorable year for South Cheshire’s biggest calendar event that is great about our dairy farming, agriculture and local business communities. This year I would like to say a special thank you to Rick Johnson, who has been a show volunteer since his retirement from the police over 20 years ago. Rick has understandably decided that is is time for him to step down and relax for the the rest of his retirement and we wish him well with that. I would also like to wish another long standing volunteer Peter Robinson a speedy recovery after sustaining a broken hip and leg following a fall whilst setting up on the Showground a couple of weeks ago. This just highlights our need for new volunteers and I welcome anyone to please contact me at nantwichshow@btinternet. com to enquire about joining our team, especially if you can help on the days after the event to pack it all away again. Finally, huge thanks to all who have taken a trade stand, entered a competition, provided an attraction and our numerous sponsors that come from all over the world and special thanks to our main key local sponsor Mornflake (over 30 Years support) and to the Chronicle for supporting us as media partners. Please do get your tickets in advance and save up to 20% on the price on the gate on the day : www. nantwichshow.co.uk/ buy-tickets/ and come and join us for what will be another wonderful day.

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16 8 6 YOURVIEWS Thursday, Wednesday, May August 8, July 2014 18, 13, Chester 2018 2014 Chronicle Training Thanks for helping me as Chief executive I decided to resign yesterday (Monday, July 10). with immediate effect, my position as Chief Executive of Cheshire East Council. Setting aside my reasons, I just wanted to thank all those staff, residents, businesses, partners and town and parish and other councillors who have offered me their sincere support and wellwishes over this period. I am very grateful to staff, residents and partners for their significant contributions over my time at Cheshire East. Without them, the Council could not have come out of Ofsted intervention, delivered a new state of the art leisure centre at Crewe or secured a future HS2 Station, or successfully delivered such impressive Community events such as the Tour of Britain. I was also very impressed with CEC staff and the recognised trade unions at Cheshire East and the way they were prepared to support the creation of new forms of service delivery, from Limited Companies to a Leisure Charity. These new arrangements helped to improve services and value for residents and ensured a strong, albeit different form of ‘going concern’, for the staff involved. I should like also to pay particular thanks to all partners involved in supporting all those affected by the CIRCLEGRAM Replace the question mark with a letter so that the letters within the circle can be rearranged to form words with a common theme. What are the three words, and the letter represented by the question mark? E E A A A V L R S ? I L O M O N H ALPHAMUDDLE Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make five words that read both across and down. Five letters have been placed to start you off. R E T P E B C A A C R E R E A D E Z D R SOLUTIONS A D E P T Z E B R E R R E B R A C R E C A A D E P Alphamuddle: R P B A E A Circlegram The letter represented by the question mark is C. Versace, Cavalli, Moschino, all Italian fashion designers. More puzzles on page 41 R B E Bosley Mill explosion. It was perhaps one of the finest examples of joint working across communities, statutory and non statutory partners I have witnessed in my local government career and the resilience of the Bosley Community and the strong work of the Parish Council was very humbling. Lastly, I moved my family to Cheshire because of its wonderful countryside, proximity to national parks, and its fantastic businesses and schools. Despite circumstances, I still think Cheshire is a great place to live and work with a great community here. I wish the Staff at Cheshire East and its partners all the best for the future. Mike Suarez Resident of Cheshire East • After the resignation of Mike Suarez on July 9 (following 15 months of paid gardening leave), Cllr Bailey was asked an entirely reasonable question by Cllr Corcoran, Leader of the Labour Group on Cheshire East Council. He asked whether the council would publish, without the dragging of heels and political pressure which preceded the publication of the report into the Lyme Green fiasco, the Independent Person’s Report into the conduct of Suarez and other P QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS 6. Malady (7) 7. Beneath (5) 9. Crease (5) 10. Least (7) 12. Command (11) 14. Component (11) 18. Unaffected (7) 19. Amusing (5) 21. Player (5) 22. Move forward (7) Down: 1 Aisle; 2 Retain; 3 Use; 4 Insist; 5 Set upon; 8 Liqueur; 11 Ethical; 13 Monarch; 15 Stupor; 16 Normal; 17 Slack; 20 Odd. recently suspended senior officers of the Council. She refused to answer on the basis that (according to the minutes of the meeting) “a cross party Independent Disciplinary Committee... was still considering matters and whilst this was happening there would be no debate and no response to questions relating to these matters.” She gave that answer on July 10. On July 11, the Independent Disciplinary Committee declined to discuss the report into Mr Suarez on the basis that they only had jurisdiction to investigate current officers of the council, Mr Suarez having resigned two days previously, was no longer within their reach. There are a series of objections which can be raised here. First, who took the decision to allow Mr Suarez such a long period of paid suspension? Second, how has it taken so long for a disciplinary committee to do its work? Third, Cllr Bailey must either have known the disciplinary committee would not convene hearings on the basis that Mr Suarez was no longer an employee, or she ought to have known this. Refusing to answer Cllr Corcoran was therefore either cynical or negligent. Neither are particularly attractive qualities in the leader of a DOWN 1. Passage (5) 2. Keep (6) 3. Employ (3) 4. Maintain (6) 5. Assault (3,4) 8. Alcoholic cordial (7) 11. Moral (7) 13. Sovereign (7) 15. Coma (6) 16. Usual (6) 17. Negligent (5) 20. Uneven (3) Quick Crossword Across: 6 Disease; 7 Under; 9 Pleat; 10 Minimum; 12 Instruction; 14 Constituent; 18 Natural; 19 Droll; 21 Actor; 22 Advance. council which has presided over the spending of over £1m of public money on suspended senior staff and extraordinarily lengthy disciplinary investigations. It is now patently clear that neither Cllr Bailey, nor the Conservative Party, who have led Cheshire East since its founding, through all of this appalling mess can be trusted to restore faith in local leadership. The ever increasing tax bill on Cheshire East residents (don’t forget the 5.99% hike in Council Tax last year) goes to fund these additional salaries and increasing councillor allowances at a time when core services are being cut to the bone. The leader of the council refuses to engage with civilised debate on the issues or take any political responsibility for them. It is time for change at Cheshire East. May 2019 cannot come soon enough. Dr Bleddyn Davies Sandbach Tory split got us into this mess on brexit As the Tory Brexit shambles judders on it is worth reflecting on how we got into this mess. David Cameron called the Brexit referendum to silence his critics within the divided Conservative Party. His plans backfired. Theresa May then came to power and in order to secure a Parliamentary majority did a £2bn deal with the DUP. The DUP are implacably opposed to any border controls between Northern Ireland and Britain. Meanwhile, Theresa May has promised the EU that there will be no controls on the border between southern and northern Ireland and she has promised the hardline Tory Brexiteers (and there is no one more Brexit than our own Fiona Bruce MP) that we will have border controls between EU & UK. Square that one! It’s a Tory Brexit Shambles. All these promises cannot be reconciled and so the Tory Brexit negotiations will fail. Under the Tories the choice is between crashing out of the EU with no deal and paying into EU with limited control of rules or immigration or borders. Under Labour we would negotiate a new customs union and control immigration through limiting benefits to new arrivals, strengthened workers’ rights and training of UK workers. Given the resignation of Boris Johnson, the political calculation for Theresa May is whether she continues to negotiate with the EU on the country’s behalf (knowing that Boris is campaigning for the leadership behind her back) or whether she abandons any hope of getting a Brexit deal for the nation and calls a general election to try to stymie any leadership challenge from Boris. As Sir Keir Starmer put it “This is the heart of the problem. Tory divisions led us to Brexit. Tory divisions prevent a way forward. Here and across EU, time is running out on this Tory indulgence.” Cllr Sam Corcoran Radbroke Close, Sandbach LOVE CREWE? LOVE FACEBOOK? Like Crewe Chronicle Visit www.facebook.com/crewechronicle Have your say at: www.crewechronicle.co.uk Every week we’ll show one of your in YourFlickr, you need to upload at www. flickr.com/groups/crewe claims we can’t exist outside eu an insult We are emphatically not law-makers in the EU, as one of your correspondents seems to think. Only the European Commission (27 unelected foreign commissioners) is permitted to propose new laws. They flesh out these proposals in secret with a committee of bureaucrats called COREPER. The laws then go to a Council of Ministers for decision, also in secret, where the UK has 8% of the vote, and few vetoes are now available. The powerless EU parliament then rubber-stamps laws which it cannot amend or reject. We sacrificed our youth and bankrupted our country, freeing Europe from the Nazi tyranny, and were making a slow, sustained recovery, when we voted to give away our sovereignty, misled by a pack of lies from our politicians. We are now being misled again! The idea that we can no longer exist, and that all our industry, commerce and science will somehow collapse unless we are governed by the EU, ignores a thousand years of history, and insults our great nation. The British people are full of confidence, courage, enterprise and industry, and have actually voted to leave the EU. When will the timid and hesitant politicians and Remainers accept this? David Hutton Betjeman Way, Crewe Labour is not for you if you voted to leave The two letters carried in last week’s edition of the Crewe Chronicle by You can follow us @Crewe chronicle

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 17 Write: The Chronicle, Maple House, Park West, Sealand Road, Chester CH14RN Email: crewe.news@trinitymirror.com Stephen Pennell and DA Powell reveal the mess that the Labour Party is still in over Brexit over two years after the referendum result in which two thirds of local residents and over half of those who voted nationally decided to leave the European Union. Mr Pennell, who I like and respect, campaigned with myself and others for leaving in 2016. He was right to do so and the fact that he still holds this position shows that he is at least consistent in his opinions. Mr Powell no doubt voted to Remain and still wishes us to do so. He, too, is at least consistent even if his view was rejected by 52% of the people in the referendum, by over 80% who voted for parties in the General Election last year promising to uphold the referendum result and by successive votes in both Houses of Parliament. your ●●Spiderman by DP Hughes best shots of the South Cheshire area in the YourFlickr segment. To feature your images within our Crewe Chronicle Flickr group, which can be found chroniclepics/. You must own the copyright to any images you upload. Mr Pennell goes on to state, rightly, that the local MP has now endorsed leaving the EU – including its Customs Union and Single Market. However, she is very much in the minority of Labour MPs holding this view, despite the fact that over a third of Labour voters also supported leaving the EU. For this reason, and the fact that Labour is clearly divided as shown by these two letters, means that Labour cannot be trusted to uphold the expressed will of the people. If Mrs May has betrayed Brexit through her latest proposals, many in Labour would only differ by wanting to capitulate even more if not remaining outright. For that reason, although it is wrong in all respects, Mr Powell’s view will prevail in the Labour Party which is why all those wanting to Leave the EU should think twice before voting Labour again. Cllr Kevin Hickson Social Democratic Party (SDP) Bodged execution of a disgraceful plan I refer to an article written by Belinda Ryan in September 2014, regarding the Church Lawton housing decision, an absolute disgrace. I live in the property next to the site and their planning control is bewildering. They are now putting the drains in after the houses are finished. The planning officer for East Cheshire Council planning committee suggested all the safety issues had been addressed when they had not. They are now putting access to the houses through the Cheshire railing onto the roadway. I understand that there is protection on Cheshire Railings and does this comply with the protection requirements. They have as of today not yet put a footpath around this dangerous corner which is an identified requirement of the planning. ●●I was under the impression that Cheshire Railings which were on the edge of the site were protected by some legislation. ●●The fencing which has been replaced has had gateways cut into it for each of the houses directly on to the dangerous road. ●●The drainage for the site is only just being installed after all the houses are finished – a bodge job. ●●The footpath on the edge of the site Sandbach Road is a requirement of the planning application has not been installed. ●●There has been no street light provision at the rear of the houses. ●●There has been no storm water drainage been provided for the road to the rear. ●●As you are probably also aware the planning officer persuaded the planning committee to get the plans passed and some of the safety issues have never been discussed and I believe will never be addressed. In my opinion as a retired Health and Safety Advisor there will at some stage be a catastrophic accident at this junction. Peter Bellerby Sandbach Road Forget houses, build town new industries After catching the end of ‘Question time’ in the House of Commons on Wednesday July 11 on TV, I saw Laura Smith ask about job security for Bentley and Leighton Hospital. I must admit I felt ‘this was leaving the door open after the horse has bolted’. Back in the late forties threw to late 70’s, Rolls Royce must have employed two-thirds more staff to what Bentley employs today in Crewe. Over the same time how many engineers worked in the sheds all around Crewe working on locals and rolling stock? Roller makers were in Crewe and on top of that we, also had lots of small engineering shops. How many employees worked at the Royal Mail sorting office and final what happened to all the clothing factories across Crewe? These factories, plus people working at railway station, on the tracks and not forgetting farming and parks and gardens, was the main employment in and around the town, there weren’t many people who hadn’t got family members working in these places or were not working their them themselves. I understand her worries about the nursing staff, but I feel Bentley is nothing to the work force this town has lost with pollution and councillors not really standing up to save the work force back then. I think it’s about time, instead of building houses, we should look at bringing back the industry to this town. If we bring back jobs that pay the town will grow. Today our main work force is in the nursing and care sector and after that in the retail sector, sadly, a lot of these jobs, workers are on the minimum wage. This town has lost such a lot, bring back the manufacturing industry, the employment, decent wages and make the town grow and the people proud to belong to Crewe again. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED christian comment by Julian Ward, Former Dean of Students, Regents Theological College The recent 100th anniversary celebration of the Royal Air Force was commemorated by a service in Westminster Abbey and flypast of over 100 historic and modern aircraft over Buckingham Palace in London. These events remind us of the great contribution of RAF personnel to the defence of this country in the two world wars and in various conflicts since. The pilots and observers in the First World War, flying without parachutes and armoured protection, had an average combat flying time of just six hours before being killed. Very few survived. We remember with pride the gallantry of the 3,000 pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain and those aircrew who took part in the ‘Dambusters’ raid in 1943. But we must not forget those who served in all the RAF squadrons throughout the Second World War. Most of us have never had personal experience of the terrifying aspects of modern warfare, but we owe a debt of gratitude to our service personnel who have served in more recent conflicts. Some have suffered major injuries and some have lost their lives. We rightly remember the casualties of war on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday in November. Since the RAF was created out of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service on April 1, 1918, 110,000 airmen have given their lives for their country and it is fitting that their sacrifice is remembered. They have contributed to the preservation of the personal, social and political freedoms which we enjoy today. All too often we take these freedoms for granted but we should remember the cost in the lives of courageous service personnel. We also have the freedom to attend church and often do at christenings, weddings and funerals. But we never should forget that this too is only possible because of the sacrifice and death of the founder of Christianity.

18 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle ANIMALSMATTER IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE RSPCA STAPELEY GRANGE @RSPCAStapeley Brilliant support for our summer ● ● Bikers from Stoke Hog Chapter at the summer fair, at RSPCA Stapeley Grange fundraiser event ● EARLIER this month, we once many stalls, eating delicious foods, Christmas fair. It might seem early to again, had fantastic support visiting the cattery and education be thinking about Christmas, but we from the local community after centre and having a go at one of the want this year’s festive fundraiser – on hundreds turned up to our annual summer fair. It is the biggest event of the year for many games we had available. We’re pleased to say that the event raised £6,500, so a massive thanks to Sunday, December 2 – to be the best one yet. Last year, we had to cancel it at late us and this year we were blessed with everyone who made this possible, notice because of the heavy snow – gorgeous sunny weather throughout including all the companies and individuals surely that can’t happen twice in a the whole day! who donated food, drinks row! Two of the main attractions of the event for visitors are the dog agility and the dog competition, but a decision was made to cancel both attractions because it was far too hot for dogs to be outside all day. Despite cancelling the dog show, and prizes for our amazing raffle. We’d also like to say a big thank you to everyone who volunteered and made the day a success: the day would not have been possible without our amazing volunteers. Our fundraising team doesn’t stop We also have two bat walk events coming up, which will fundraise for us. On Sunday, August 26, for the first time ever, we will be holding a bat walk for adults. Our bat walks for children are there was still plenty for visitors to do, and already they are planning our always very popular and we’re often including shopping at one of our second biggest event of the year – our asked if we can do one for adults, so ● Police officer, Sarah Marson, with visitors to the RSPCA Stapeley Grange summer fair this time we have. It starts at 7.30pm and costs £6 per person. The following evening, on Monday, August 27, we’ll be holding our popular bat walk for kids, which kicks off at 7pm. Again,the price is £6 per person. If you can’t make the bat walks, then come along to our coffee morning, which is being held on Saturday, August 4, from 9am to noon, at Nantwich Parish Hall. Come along for a fun morning of coffee, tea, cake and the traditional tombola. As always, we are very thankful for the support we get from the local community – it means so much to us and the thousands of animals we help every year. ●●The RSPCA is a charity and relies on public donations to exist. It costs the centre £50,000 to feed the 6,500 animals which are admitted every year. The food bill for seals alone costs £500 a week. Anyone who would like to support the vital work of Stapeley Grange can now donate online at www.justgiving.com/campaigns/ charity/rspcahq/stapeleygrange.

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 19 GARYBAINBRIDGE ONE MAN’S STRUGGLE WITH THE 21st CENTURY @Gary_Bainbridge Tricked by the THERE are some experiences we realise at this point, is going to be repeatedly undergo because strewn with cut corners. we forget about the bad parts “I didn’t come here to eat bits of and only remember the good parts – buying a car, or jogging, or childbirth, for instance. To this list of infamy we must also add the act of going to a Chinese buffet restaurant. Visiting a Chinese buffet sweetcorn,” you tell yourself. You take some hot and sour soup, and the three prawn crackers that you can carry, and sit down. The soup is both hot and sour, and so you cannot complain, even though you didn’t get the restaurant always seems like a prawn on this occasion. good idea at the time. “What?” you say. “All I can eat for £9.99? Did they Now for the bit for which you really go to Chinese restaurants, the dim not see me take the last piece of sum/ hors d’oeuvres. “Take me to the Dundee cake on December 29?” sesame prawn toast, feet,” you say. Challenge accepted, you walk You fetch up at the buffet area. There inside. Because you have forgotten is no sesame prawn toast. Instead, about The Chinese Buffet Trap. You take up a seat and order a small beverage, perhaps a Coke. “THREE POUNDS?!” you think. “I wanted a Coca-Cola, not cocaine. So that’s how they make this pay.” You pick up a bowl and take it to a there is sesame chicken toast. “Oh,” you think, “that’s where the chicken went.” You pile your plate with ribs and dumplings and chicken wings and crispy seaweed – because what could be healthier than deep fried kale? – couple of tureens. One of them is and sit down again. filled with hot and sour soup. You can see one prawn in there. “They must be saving the prawns for the sesame prawn toast,” you think. Then you look in the other tureen. It is labelled You realise that 70% of what is on your plate is bones. “So that’s how they make this pay”, you think again. You try to pick up crispy seaweed with your fork. Neither the fork nor “sweetcorn soup”. “Where’s the the crispy seaweed is having it. It is chicken?” you wonder. The floor, you like trying to pick up water with a tennis racquet. The napkin you have been allocated has given up the ghost, defeated by hoisin sauce and your skin. Your plate is now 95% bones and 5% crispy seaweed. It is time to return to the buffet. The buffet is a free-standing thing filled with vats of stuff. You take a fresh plate and pay close attention to the flow of traffic. It is moving anticlockwise. You find a gap and join the queue, planning to furnish yourself with a bed of rice on which you will How much food are you allowed to leave? You have no idea challenge later sit a variety of what the Chinese think the English will eat based on years of the Chinese’s bitter experience. A nearby waitress watches and “Fine,” you think. “Anarchy it is.” And you plunder the remaining vats, pushing children and little old ladies out of the way, piling some very inwardly shudders. undistinguished sweet and sour Your plate filled with a variety of rice and noodles, you move anticlockwise towards a vat of vegetables chicken and beef in black bean sauce onto your plate, not caring that it is the equivalent of piling pizza, fish fingers, in something when somebody and shepherd’s pie onto your swoops in from the clockwise direction and swipes the serving spoon before you can touch it, and you have to wait for them, like a seagull waiting for a dropped chip. plate, and forgetting that this is lunch and not a Man v Food challenge. And then you remorselessly work your way through the meal you have carefully curated. It turns out that “all you can eat” is roughly equivalent to a normal meal. And now you have found yourself in the Chinese buffet trap. There is a sign saying: “Please do not take more food than you can eat”. But also you remember that bank advert that says that Chinese people take it as an insult if you clear your plate, because it implies they haven’t given you enough food. So, how much food are you allowed to leave? You have no idea, and you remember that’s why you told yourself last time you would never go to another Chinese buffet restaurant. Brought to you by IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE YOUR BUSINESS The Cheshire Business Awards celebrates dynamic, engaging and inspirational businesses from across Cheshire. The awards are free to enter and culminate in a celebratory awards ceremony and dinner. ENTER YOUR BUSINESS NOW For more information and an entry form visit www.cheshirebusinessawards.co.uk 01244 606 472 | enquiries@cheshirebusinessawards.co.uk | @CheshireAwards CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2018 Supported by

20 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle Allowance payouts fall CHESHIRE East councillors were paid £1.272m in allowances and expenses over the last financial year – a decrease of £2,140 on the previous 12 months. Figures published on the council’s website show the authority’s 82 councillors were paid a total £1,272,065 between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Council leader Rachel Bailey (Con) topped the list, receiving £42,093 – down £725 on last year. Cllr Bailey’s total comprised a basic allowance of £11,871, a £27,000 special responsibility allowance (SRA) as leader and £3,221 for travel expenses. The second-highest payout went to Cllr Paul Bates (Con), cabinet member for finance and communications. He received £28,329 which was made up of the basic £11,871 – which all councillors receive – £13,500 SRA for being a cabinet member and £2,957 in travel expenses. All cabinet members, which the exception of Jos Saunders who was not a portfolio holder for the entire year, picked up at least £25,000 because they receive £13,500 SRA on top of the basic £11,871. After Cllr Bailey and Cllr Bates, the next highest claimant in the cabinet was Cllr Paul Findlow, who was paid £28,022. As was the case last year, Cllr Janet Clowes (Con) was the cabinet member who claimed the least. She received £25,371 – and didn’t claim for travel or meals. Claims for travel expenses varied 225465343-04 UK Breaks SHROUDS OF THE SOMME 2 DAYS ONLY £119 Departing Sunday 11 Nov To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, an astonishing art installation will be created in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 72,396 shrouded figures will be laid out, each representing a British serviceman killed at the Somme who has no known grave. greatly with the council leader claiming the most, followed by Cllr Paul Bates. Others who claimed in excess of £2,000 for travel expenses were Cllr Harold Davenport (Con) at £2,028, Cllr Paul Findlow (Con) at £2,647, Cllr Peter Groves (Con), at £2,329, Cllr Jos Saunders (Con) at £2,074 and Cllr Don Stockton (Con) at £2,530. As with last year, there were some councillors from all groups – Conservative, Labour, Independent and Liberal Democrat – who did not claim for travel. These were Damian Bailey (Lab), Gary Barton (Con), Derek Bebbington (Con), Joy Bratherton (Lab), Suzanne Brookfield (Lab), David Brown (Con), Craig Browne (Ind), Barry Burkhill (Ind), Steve Carter (Lab), Clair Chapman (Lab), Janet Clowes (Con), Sam Gardner (Ind), Martin Hardy (Con), Simon McGrory (Ind), Gill Rhodes (Lab), Brian Roberts (Lab), Margaret Simon (Con) and Hayley Wells- Bradshaw (Con). Former councillors Michael Jones and David Newton also didn’t claim travel expenses. On top of this 20 councillors also received payments for being directors of the council’s various wholly owned companies. This totalled £121,273 and was in addition to the total £1,272m paid out in allowances and expenses. ●●For a full breakdown of all councillors’ allowances and expenses visit www. cheshireeast.gov.uk and search for councillors’ allowances. Just Go! Holidays is a UK leader in the provision of group tours and holidays carrying in excess of 70,000 passengers annually. BY COACH FROM CREWE, NANTWICH & SANDBACH What’s Included • Return coach travel • Overnight stay at the 4-star Tower Hotel with full English breakfast • Entrance to the Shrouds of the Somme display at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park • Free time in London Coach package holidays and short breaks are subject to Just Go! Holidays terms and conditions which are based on and protected by the Bonded Coach Holiday Group Trading Charter. Tours offered subject to availability. Errors and omissions excepted. Prices per person, based on two people sharing a dbl/twin room. Single supplements apply. Call 03332 341 875 (quoting TRN) or visit justgoholidays.co.uk/TRN 033 numbers are free within inclusive minutes packages otherwise standard rates apply. ●●Meadow Brook Cemetery in Crewe Cemetery plan is ‘outrageous’ say townsfolk By belinda ryan belinda.ryan@reachplc.com @CreweChronBel ALSAGER residents have slammed Cheshire East’s report on future cemetery provision as ‘clearly outrageous’ and a disaster for the town’s residents. Mold-based consultants Harrison Design Development devised the planned strategy which will see Crewe Meadow Brook and Macclesfield as the two principal cemeteries in Cheshire East. But residents and a ward councillor who attended last Tuesday’s cabinet meeting said the proposals - which will go out for public consultation between July 20 and September 14 – are ‘disastrous’ for the people of Alsager. Sylvia Dyke said: “The findings of the cemeteries document are clearly outrageous concerning Alsager. For well over 10 years we have been pleading for extra burial space and, in that time, there has come many, many opportunities of land that could have been used or extensions to land. They are being completely ignored, in fact the whole subject is being ignored. “And now we are faced with the two alternatives of extreme journeys that no-one else probably in ‘No fly-tip increase’, says council ●●Rubble dumped in alleyway off West Street, Crewe CHESHIRE East says there is no evidence that fly-tipping has increased since it introduced the rubble charge. The council’s response came after the Chronicle forwarded a picture we were sent last Wednesday of paving slabs dumped in an alleyway on West Street. We asked whether there had been an increase in the amount of rubble dumped since the charge was introduced, how much it will cost to remove these paving slabs and when they would be removed. A Cheshire East Council spokesperson said: “As we have stated previously, the council takes fly-tipping seriously and we are continuing a robust campaign to discourage flytipping and to prosecute offenders. “There is no evidence to suggest Cheshire East is going to have to undertake for a burial service. There is the one at Minshull New Road which is across Crewe to the west and then there is one to the north east at Macclesfield which appear to be now our only alternatives, and neither of these should be acceptable.” Michael Unett, who has raised his concerns at previous cabinet meetings about the lack of burial provision in Alsager, said he was disappointed with the report. “After acknowledging the importance of local provision and the demand and for the need of burial provision in Alsager why has the council ignored this and provided no solution to the issue of burial provision in Alsager?” he asked Alsager councillor Rod Fletcher (Lib Dem) said: “As far as the people of Alsager are concerned, I think it’s an absolute disaster and they’ve been badly let down by Cheshire East.” He said many of the towns residents didn’t have access to cars to drive to cemeteries in Crewe to visit family members’ graves. “I know this is going out for consultation but my concern is that the decision has basically been made,” said Cllr Fletcher. “I would like to see this come back for future discussion and not just signed off by the cabinet member.” Cllr Ainsley Arnold (Con) said the consultation would be ‘meaningful’ and that officers would be happy to meet with Alsager Town Council and ward councillors to discuss concerns. Cllr David Marren (Con), chairman of Cheshire East’s company Orbitas Bereavement Services, praised the document saying it was ‘very well researched’ and a ‘very good piece of work’. In a statement released after the cabinet meeting, Cheshire East said the strategy, which was approved by the cabinet for consultation, shows there will be room for burials for the next 30 years and encouraged residents to take part in the consultation. Cllr Don Stockton, who has responsibility for the environment, said: “This is a sensitive issue but an extremely important one to get right. While more people are choosing to be cremated these days, we wish to maintain the choice of burial for the public and welcome the results of this assessment. “It’s vitally important people are given their last wishes and this approved plan will ensure we are adequately prepared for the next 30 years.” that fly-tipping has increased as a result of the rubble charge. We are pleased that most responsible residents dispose of their rubble material in the proper manner. “Unfortunately, there is a small minority of people who choose to dump their rubble in public places or in isolated rural locations, leaving the council or land owners to deal with it. This was evident prior to the rubble charge and, sadly, will continue to be a challenging antisocial problem. “The fee of £3.50 to dispose of household rubble at a Cheshire East Council recycling centre is a modest fee to pay for the council to dispose of a waste that is not its legal responsibility to deal with. We are pleased that the vast majority of residents have accepted this.”

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22 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle Record-breaking total raised for good causes Caring students and staff from Reaseheath College in Nantwich have raised a record breaking £24,000 for local charities this year. Most of the funds, an impressive £19,175 with more donations still to come, has been handed over by members of Reaseheath’s Student Association to Visyon, a Cheshire charity which supports the emotional health of children, young people and their families. Representatives of Visyon, which has bases in Congleton and Crewe and helped 1250 young people across Cheshire East and Staffordshire Moorlands last year, were 225463850-07 guests of honour at the students’ summer ball. The money will be used to deliver a new support programme to help young people deal with online issues such as bullying and the consequences of gaming. There are also plans to appoint ‘young community ambassadors’ to set up and run wellbeing groups through social media. Confirming that this was the biggest single community-fundraised donation that the charity had received in its 24 year history, Visyon CEO Gervase McGrath, himself a former Reaseheath student, Omega Holidays was established in 1979 and was family owned and managed until becoming part of the JG Travel Group in 2017. The family friendly approach to customer service remains a core part of the Omega offering. London Theatre Special ●●Gervase McGrath and Visyon Business Development Manager Sandi Marshall receive the cheque from Rhianne Edisbury, watched by members of Reaseheath’s Student Association said: “We were amazed at the amount of money raised through the college. “Visyon is a community based organisation, started by the com- munity for the community. “The funding from Reaseheath means a lot to us because it came from young people within our community, some of whom have directly benefited from Visyon. “This generous donation, which we will use to identify emerging trends, means we can be innovative and forward thinking.” The students, who chose Visyon as their charity of the year because they wanted to highlight how it benefits local young people, have been fundraising throughout the academic year. Student Association members have organised over 100 events in RAG (raising and giving) Week plus fund raising activities at Reaseheath’s Family Festival and lambing weekends. Student Association President Rhianne Edisbury said: “I am so proud and grateful for the amazing support of students and staff this year. There have been so many campaigns and everyone has pulled together to make them really successful. “Watching a team of staff and students successfully climb Snowdon was my proudest moment, they raised around £6,000 for that event alone!” The students have raised a further £4,000 this year for other charities including the Royal British Legion. Firm sets up £18m affordable homes bid THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL MATINEE 2 DAYS BY COACH ONLY £149 Departing on Saturday 11 Aug from Crewe, Nantwich & Sandbach Tina Turner’s power vocal, tempestuous personal life and sheer survival instinct were just begging to be turned into a rock opera and now it has been. Written by Olivier awardwinning Katori Hall and directed by acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd – it’s Simply the Best! WHAT’S INCLUDED • Return coach travel • Overnight stay at a 3 or 4-star hotel in the Heathrow area with dinner & full English breakfast • Grand Circle ticket (matinee performance - face value £35) • Free time in London Coach package holidays and short breaks are subject to Omega Holidays terms and conditions and are protected by a bond held with ABTA (No.V4782). Tours offered subject to availability. Errors and omissions excepted. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a dbl/twin room. Single supplements apply. Call 03300 130 051 (quoting TRN) or visit omegabreaks.co.uk/TRN 033 numbers are free within inclusive minutes packages otherwise standard rates apply. JGTravelGroup Aspire Housing has made a huge investment of over £18m in two large housing developments to create more affordable homes in Cheshire East. The developments, situated in London Road (Holmes Chapel) and Church Lane (Wistaston), will see a total of 515 new properties being built, with 150 of these to be allocated as affordable homes. Upon agreeing the development, Cheshire East Council placed a contractual commitment on Bloor Homes, the main developer of the site, stating that 30% of the total dwellings were to be provided as affordable homes. Aspire Housing and its shared ownership sales brand Cerris Homes were keen to make the £18m investment to help ease the strain on the housing market in Cheshire East. Dan Gray, executive director, property, at Aspire Housing said: “We are delighted to be able to provide muchneeded affordable homes on these two fantastic sites. “There are housing needs in Cheshire East, as in many regions, which are not currently being fulfilled by the private market; with these schemes we aim to meet these needs whilst maintaining the existing communities.” There is an acute need for intermediate tenure in Cheshire East and the local authority is keen to see affordable homes on each site. House prices in the area have consistently increased and continue to do so. Rising prices have forced many firsttime buyers out of the market, with the average age of a first-time buyer now being 37. Of the 150 affordable homes, 99 will be allocated as affordable rent through Aspire Housing, whereas 51 will be available for shared ownership through Cerris Homes. The properties available will range from flats suitable for single occupants, couples and families with one child, to houses suitable for larger families. Shared ownership is an increasingly popular option for those looking to get on the housing ladder. It allows individuals to buy a share of the property, rather than the entirety of it – this usually equates to somewhere between 25% and 75% – with the buyer making mortgage payments on what they own, and rent used to cover the remainder. This means that buyers would not need a huge deposit or hefty income to be able to afford their ideal home. The shared ownership properties are available through Cerris Homes, with the first properties expected to be ready by March 2019. ●●Cerris Homes are keen to hear from potential purchasers. For more information visit https://cerrishomes.co.uk or email newhomes@cerrishomes.co.uk. ●●Bloor Homes aims to complete the building of all units by 2022.

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 23 health & lifestyle Liz Connorreveals all the kit you need to beat the heat Summertime, beach season... whatever you choose to call it, the warmer months are finally upon us. But while the hot days and long evenings can spell good news for your social life (hello, Aperol Spritz sundowners), the temperatures can be a challenge for anyone who likes running. That said, summer is a terrific time to get moving – the streets are dry, you can put your pace on the back-burner and, with the right preparation, the weather doesn’t have to be a total torture-fest. Whether you’re a professional runner, training for a marathon or simply can’t stand the thought of being cooped up in a gym when the weather is so glorious, the key to showing summer who’s boss is in arming yourself with the right gear. We can’t promise you won’t sweat, grimace or want to give up when you’re pounding the pavement in 30-degree heat, but we can guarantee that some heatwavefriendly kit will make getting out on a run that little bit more bearable. Lululemon Tracker Short V, £48 (lululemon.co.uk) These light-as-a-feather shorts are designed with running in mind, mastering the tricky task of letting your upper leg area breathe while keeping you covered on a breezy run. As well as being super flattering, they’re also made from a special four-way stretch fabric that works to wick sweat away from the body - so they won’t bunch or cling to your legs during those tricky double-figure miles. Sweaty Betty Stamina Workout Bra, £35 (sweatybetty.com) Getting the support you need on a long run doesn’t have to feel like a burden. This breathable bra has secure shoulder straps and a compression design that keeps everything in place, while clever waffle ventilation under the breast prevents the ultimate discomfort of moisture pooling. Karrimor X Lite Running Belt and Bottle, £19.99 (karrimor.com) Running dehydrated is not only unpleasant, it’s dangerous too. Make sure your H2O levels are topped up with a water belt – this one from Karrimor comes with a 250ml BPA-free bottle which snugly slots into place on the hip, with an elasticated holding strap that will stop it cool running from sliding out while you’re sprinting. There’s also a handy pocket, so you can keep your keys, bank card and phone safe while you’re on the move. Nike Flex Stride 2-In-1 Shorts, £37.95 (nike.com) The beauty of these shorts is in the double layer effect; you basically slip into a pair of fitted shorts underneath, with a looser pair attached over the top. They’re not as tight as other compression styles out there, so there’s no chance of chafing, and they’ll also stop you from self-consciously tugging at the hemline while you’re taking on an incline. Smoovall Skin Contact Spray, £12.99 (smoovall.co.uk) One of the worst things about running in the heat is the very real chance that you will chafe. The uncomfortable rubbingtogether of your thigh area in sweaty conditions can all too quickly lead to irritating friction burns. This non-greasy spray forms a protective layer over the skin and can be applied everywhere to help protect your delicate areas. Saucony Endorphin Singlet, £26.69 (sportsshoes.com) Sometimes all you need to get you hyped for a run is some colourful performance kit that makes you feel like an athlete. This racer-back running vest from Saucony is made from silky smooth material that keeps your chest covered while letting your underarm areas breathe. Time to retire the baggy T-shirts, gentlemen. Adidas Ultraboost Parley Trainers, £149.95 (adidas.co.uk) The sole of these streamlined trainers are made from Adidas’ trademark ‘boost’ technology, which absorbs the energy you put into each stride and fires it back at your foot – making for a bouncy and responsive ride. They’re also made from recycled ocean plastic – each pair’s upper is made from 95% waste dredged from the oceans around the Maldives. Look good, do good, feel good. Sony WF-SP700N Sports Headphones,£180 (sony.co.uk) When you’re already hot and bothered, there’s nothing worse than getting tangled up in your headphone wires while you’re trying to skip through tracks on your running playlist. Eliminate the inconvenience with Don’t let the summer heat put you off your exercise routine these bud sport headphones, which fit snugly into the ear and don’t budge. There’s in-built noise cancelling technology to block out distractions, while an ambient mode lets you enjoy your music and still hear your surroundings on the roads. They have around threea hours battery life, but there’s also a separate pocket-sized carrying case that stores enough juice for two extra recharges. Coola Sunscreen Spray SPF 30, £36, Space NK (spacenk.com) The most important thing to bear in mind on summer runs? Keeping your skin safe. A good sunscreen will help to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, preventing sunburn and various skin cancers. This one comes in a handy spray bottle for easy use and quick-drying application, and is sweat resistant for up to 40 minutes. Remember, the sun is strongest between 10am and 4pm, so if you’re planning to get out on a run, it’s better to clock up the miles early in the morning or later in the evening, so you can stay safe and avoid the burn. ask the expert how to deal with a pain in the neck Most of us have woken up with a dull ache in the back of our neck, as though we’ve slept in a funny position, and if you rely heavily on computers, phones and tablets at work, this is sadly just a fact of moderwn life. Pain expert Dr Roger Henderson explaines some of the causes and treatments of neck pain – from mild to serious. What are the main causes of neck pain? “Usually a combination of poor posture and tension. People who sit at a desk tend to slump, which puts strain on the back and builds tension in the neck and upper shoulder muscles. This usually results in a stiff, painful sore neck and tension headaches. People who have the incorrect number of pillows or an uncomfortable mattress, can wake with a stiff, painful neck. The most extreme example is wry neck (torticollis). Your neck will be at a painfully tilted angle that you can’t straighten out.” Can over-exercising cause neck pain? “People who do a lot of breaststroke in swimming, or play rugby or contact sports, and even archery, where they’re in a certain position holding tension for a little while, are at increased risk. If you’re not stretching out after the exercise, you’ll likely feel tension in those neck muscles.” How do you know if neck pain is serious enough to see a doctor? “The danger sign is pain that will not settle with painkillers. Also symptoms like numbness to the arms or hands, loss of sensation or severe headaches, especially if they occur when you bend your head forward. These are all indications that you should seek the advice of a professional.” What steps can you take to avoid neck pain? “If you’re looking up at the screen, your neck’s at an angle, or you’re typing at an uncomfortable position for six to eight hours, you’re putting yourself under considerable risk of neck spasm. “Ask your employer for a desk assessment: you need the correct chair and the correct eye level for your screen. Make sure you’re not cradling your phone between your head and your shoulder and that you’re taking regular, mini breaks to stretch.”

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The awards, sponsored by Visa, celebrate local achievements on our high streets and are designed to encourage communities to share top tips to make their high streets a success, shining a light on great examples of how high streets can meet new challenges. Community teams, councils and trading associations can register their local high streets by visiting thegreatbritishhighstreet. A FUNDRAISING event held in Nantwich to celebrate the heroes of the emergency services and raise money for charity has been hailed a success. The inaugural ‘Cheshire Emergency Services Day’ in Nantwich took place at The Weaver Stadium on Sunday (July 8) in aid of The Donna Louise, which helps children and young families across Cheshire and Staffordshire. The emergency services represented on the day included firefighters, police, ambulance and blood bikes, with many of the exhibitors based in Nantwich. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service had several appliances on display as well as a Dunk the Firefighter game and a “Be safe near water” awareness campaign. There was also a restored City of Chester Fire Service Dennis F7 Fire Appliance from 1949 on display. Cheshire Constabulary displayed two police cars, a van, and two bicycles with the opportunity to sit inside the vehicles and try out a riot shield. A North West Ambulance Service Ambulance First Responder gave CPR and defibrillator familiarisation sessions, while North Staffordshire Voluntary First Aid Service displayed an ambulance. Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes also had a display of their bikes that people could sit on and gave information about how they provide free urgent transportation of medical items. As well as serving emergency service vehicles and personnel, there was also three vehicles on display from the Blue Light Vehicle Preservation Group, including a Jaguar 1993 XJ 40 PS motorway patrol car; 2012 Ford Focus neighbourhood response team police car; and a Range Rover P38a control vehicle, which was used on September 6, 1997, to escort Diana, Princess of Wales’s hearse from Hyde Park Corner to Althorp. The vehicle was restored to its co.uk. Members of the local community can also register their high street by getting in touch with their MP or local council. The 26 shortlisted entries in the Champion High Street category and 12 Rising Stars will be announced in October. They will then go through to a public vote and be visited by a judging panel made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and business. Britain’s best high street will be announced in November, with the winner receiving a £10,000 cash prize for a local community project. The Conservatives say they are original special escort group condition by owner Richard Hopkins. Also featured at the event was a variety of entertainment including an artisan market, beat the goalie competition, face painting and a children’s funfair. Refreshments were available from the Dabbers Diner and other outlets. Nantwich Town FC stewards supervised the event while local radio station The Cat 107.9 FM kept visitors entertained throughout the event with a range of upbeat music and there was appearance by their mascot Twitchy the cat, who was later ‘arrested’ as the day went on. committed to helping local business communities and have introduced over £9bn worth of business rate support, so that many small businesses now pay no rates. Cllr Bailey said: “The high street is at the centre of many of our communities, and this competition will celebrate the creativity of the many businesses which are so vital to preserving our high streets. “We have some fantastic towns and villages across Cheshire East, places such as Sandbach and Knutsford, which attract visitors from far and wide. “I would urge everyone to get involved in this important competition and encourage our communities to enter their high streets for the Great British High Street Awards 2018.” Secretary of State for Communities, James Brokenshire MP, said: “The Great British High Street Awards acknowledge how vital high streets are to our nation. They are crucial in creating jobs, nurturing small businesses and driving local and regional economies. “As a government, we are committed to ensuring high streets continue to thrive and I’m delighted to support this brilliant competition.” Event celebrates emergency crews By Jonathan White crewe.news@trinitymirror.com @CreweChronicle ●●A display of service vehicles from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service ●●PCSO Nick Jarvis with a Peugeot 308 police car Pictures: Jonathan White ●●Blue Light Vehicle Preservation Group Range Rover P38a and owner Richard Hopkins ●●Presenters from Nantwich local radio station The Cat

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 25 Charity calls for caution over fraudulent charity bags A CHARITY has urged supporters to be vigilant, after discovering its name has been used to raise money fraudulently. Meningitis Now said it has discovered its name is being used on clothes recycling bags and other items which are then often used to raise money for charity. But the charity says it does not use this method to raise funds and has no agreement in place with any company to collect unwanted goods, meaning such bags are being used fraudulently. A spokesman for the charity added that Meningitis Now are not the only charity to have been affected by such fraud, with their logo sitting alongside other charities on these bags including bibic, which supports children and young people with disabilities and learning difficulties. Policy manager at the fundraising regulator, Stephen Service, said: “While many clothing collections are legitimate, charity bag fraud is an increasingly common problem Final curtain for production A NANTWICH theatre company’s summer production has come to an end with several packed performances. A series of full houses saw the Nantwich Players’ summer production of Ladies Day finish on Saturday, leaving many looking towards September, when the group will be performing Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s A Bunch of Amateurs. Ladies Day’s sevenstrong cast put on the play, which tells the funny story of a group of Hull fish factory workers on a day out at York racecourse, on the only occasion that Royal Ascot has ever moved from its Berkshire Home. ●●Mayor and Mayoress of Nantwich, David and Belinda Marren, with the cast of Ladies Day The Mayor and between Hull and York. I Mayoress of Nantwich also realised what a were in the audience for brilliant asset The Friday’s performance, Players’ Theatre is for with the Mayor, Cllr Nantwich. It is a genuine David Marren, saying: “I community venture with was pleased we were local members, local able to see Ladies Day, helpers and local players. but with a seating “Well done to everyone capacity of just 82, I involved, not just for wasn’t surprised that Ladies Day, but for being every seat had been sold. one of the pillars that The play also refreshed makes Nantwich a great fond memories of the community and such a time, not so long ago great place to live, work when I lived and worked and visit.” which makes victims of donors and charities alike. If in doubt, check with your local council directly before you give to ensure the collection is licensed.” CEO at Meningitis Now, Dr Tom Nutt, said: “Sadly, this is an issue that affects the wider charity sector and not just Meningitis Now. “Charities rely on the generosity of public donations to help keep vital services running. “I would like to make it clear that With FREE NIGHTS on many dates* these bags are fraudulent and nothing to do with Meningitis Now – please do not make any donations in this way. “We are working with other charities and the charity regulator to minimise the impact this type of behaviour has on the charity sector.” CEO at bibic, Lynda Williams, said: “We are extremely disappointed to learn of the continued fraudulent use of the bibic brand. “To falsely claim to be changing the lives of children with disabilities and Reader Travel Offers Jersey 3 NIGHTS from £249pp Other durations are available. 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26 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle OUT&ABOUT @RedShiftRadioUK WITH LIZ PARKIN OF REDSHIFT RADIO Listen to your favourites at community show garden ●●Hannah Surry and Jess Goodwin in the Redshift studio This time next week I will be at the fabulous Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards at Dorfold Park. We will be hosting the RedShift Community Garden where you can come and enjoy your picnic lunch whilst listening to our great show favourites including Jonathan Tarplee, Tim Lee, The Funky Choir, Nantwich Young Voices and the cast from the new Acton Operatics production, The Wizard of Oz. We will be joined this year by our Community Partners, the NHS South Cheshire & Vale Royal CCG’s, Cheshire College South and West who will be hosting the baby change and feeding station, Kids Bee Happy with their sand art activities and Tropic Skincare demo’s, trails and giveaways. The International Cheese Awards on Tuesday is closed to the public so that some 200 judges from across the UK can carefully judge over 5,000 cheeses from more than 25 countries worldwide. It really is a day of showcasing and celebrating the world of cheese. The Public Day, Wednesday, July 25 looks set to be warm and sunny, quite unusual for the Nantwich Show! The organisers, who, all but one, Call 0330 160 8028 QUOTE LPW are volunteers are hopeful that this year will see an improvement on visitors because of the weather! Please do get your tickets in advance via www.nantwichshow.co. uk or the various Tourist Information Centres across South Cheshire. There is a volunteer briefing at the Showground on Monday at 6pm. Please email me hello@redshiftonline.org or call 01270 440 750 if you would like to come along and join the team, alternatively just turn up and ask for Michael-John Parkin. Following the Nantwich Show, we will be working hard on Thursday and Friday to turn the showground around for two events. Firstly, on Friday night, the St Luke’s Hospice Party Gras event (www.partygras.co.uk) celebrating 30 years of the Hospice. Then on Saturday, it will be all hands on deck to set up for our fifth Big Day Out event which will include a main stage in the huge hospitality marquee (so no worries about the weather!) and lots of activities for all ages, including more than ever before for teenagers. The popular 80s and 90s band, The Christians will headline at 4pm and last admission is 3.30pm. Reader Offer Christmas at Longleat and Salisbury’s Christmas Market 2 days from £ 145 . 00 , 9 December 2018 You’ll enjoy a magical Winter Safari! Highlights & inclusions Entrance to Longleat’s ‘Festival of Light’, including Longleat House, winter-Safari and Adventure Park attractions A visit to Salisbury’s Christmas market One night’s bed and English breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Southampton/Swindon area Coach travel from the local area Escorted by a friendly tour manager Visit www.newmarket.travel/lpw19130 These holidays are organised & operated by Newmarket Holidays Ltd. ABTA V7812 . Subject to availability. Single supplements apply. Standard phone charges. Care home residents in South Cheshire and Vale Royal will have everything they need if they’re required to have a stay in hospital, thanks to a red bag. NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale Royal CCG have launched the Red Bag Scheme, making sure that all the necessary documents and personal items stay with the care home resident and follows them from admission, during their hospital stay, and then back to the care home. Tracey Shewan, executive director of quality and safeguarding at the CCGs, said: “This is a simple idea, one bag to keep certain types of medicine, any letters or other important Tickets are available in advance and on the gate at £10 for adults and £4 for children. All online tickets purchased will include a free car parking space and a rapid entry so please do purchase in advance this week via www.BDOfestival.co.uk and remember to bring your tickets with you. We have some VIP Group passes which include entry for six people, a bottle of fizz for the adults and some sweets for the children, queue jump and VIP toilet pass, and some discount vouchers to use on the day. The two charity partners are Hope House Hospice for children and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) who help farmers in crisis. We will also be supporting the RSPCA Crewe & Nantwich District branch as they host our Fun Dog Show at 3pm. Last week I had two work experience students in from Sandbach High School. Jessica Goodwin and Hannah Surry worked very hard and helped me with social media, website and research. We delivered the NHS 70th Birthday cards that our Back to the Future participants made last week at Richmond Village, to the local South Cheshire NHS CCG which were very well received. Jessica and Hannah even presented three shows on their own and interviewed PCs Matt Stonier and Marc Harley from Nantwich Police about their careers and what they will be doing at the Big Day Out. This week I have Ben Jones in from Upton School in Chester for a week of work experience and you will find us out and about in Nantwich and Crewe on Friday giving out leaflets for the Big Day Out and Nantwich Show. Today (Wednesday) as you read your Chronicle, I will be at the opening day of the RHS Tatton Flower Show. I am very much looking forward to this day out and reporting on all the fabulous local exhibitors that I will meet. items with the resident. “More importantly, we’re also asking care homes to make sure that there is something of personal importance to the person too, maybe a family photo or a small item to make their stay in hospital a little more comfortable and reassuring.” Every care home in South Cheshire and Vale Royal has been issued with the bags, with a checklist of items for it to include, such as the patient’s care plan, certain medications, glasses and other essential personal items they may need during their stay at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT), which runs Leighton Hospital in Crewe. Julie Tunney, director of nursing Finally, thank you to everyone who kindly donated to my birthday fundraiser via Facebook in aid of Bloodwise, it raised over £270 which is fabulous! ●●Nantwich Police officers Matt Stonier and Marc Harley Red bag scheme set up to aid elderly’s hospital stays and quality at MCHFT, said: “Whenever a patient is admitted to hospital it’s essential that we understand and support their individual needs. The Red Bag scheme is yet another initiative we have introduced, along with our partners, to ensure this is achieved. “The information contained in the Red Bag Passport will improve communication at all stages of the patient’s journey and supports our focus of putting patients at the heart of everything we do - it allows patients to be discharged in a timely manner, and also reduces some of the anxiety that a hospital admission may cause to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 27 Groups unite for civic service LOCAL guide groups, dignitaries and a school choir were among the guests for a recent Civic Service held in Alsager. The Chairman of Alsager Town Council, Councillor Shirley Jones, held her Civic Service on July 1 at Christ Church, Alsager, which was led by Revd John Varty with assistance from Revd Rob Hilton of Alsager Wesley Place Methodist Church and Father Tony Grace of St Gabriel’s RC Church. Alsager Excalibur Primary School choir provided musical entertainment and Alsager Brownies and Guides spoke about why they enjoyed being part of the Girl Guiding movement. Also in attendance were various Leaders from Cheshire East Town and Parish Councils, Fiona Bruce MP and representatives from community groups in Alsager. Afternoon tea was served in the church hall following the service, and a retiring collection was made for the Chairman’s Charities: Alsager Memory café and Alsager Girl Guiding. ●●Cllr Shirley Jones with members of Alsager Girl Guiding and the Royal British Legion History of canal on show with panels THE fascinating history of Nantwich’s canal network has been revealed in a number of new “interpretation panels” at a historic Nantwich aqueduct. The story of the canals has been revealed in the panels which have been installed next to Thomas Telford’s historic aqueduct, known as ‘The Gateway to Nantwich’, having been recently restored by the Canal and River Trust charity. The trust, which cares for 2,000 miles of canals, has been joined by Nantwich Museum and Nantwich Partnership to create the panels, which tell the story of the Shropshire Union Canal and Telford’s iconic aqueduct, which carries the canal over the A534 Nantwich to Chester Road. The famous cast iron trough aqueduct was built in 1828 and is designated a Grade II listed structure. In 2015 it benefited from a major £200,000 restoration funded by the Canal & River Trust, Cheshire East Council, Nantwich Town Council, Acton, Edleston & Henhull Parish Council and Nantwich Partnership. Restoration work involved repairs to the supporting masonry and cast iron parapet railings, brickwork repairs and repointing, as well as repainting the structure. This new interpretation panel, coupled with recent improvements to a nearby canalside playground, are part of a partnership initiative to promote tourism and boost investment in Nantwich. Sarah Lalieu, enterprise manager with the Canal & River Trust, said: “We hope local residents and visitors alike will enjoy discovering more about the fascinating history behind Thomas Telford and his engineering masterpiece in Nantwich. ● ● The ‘Gateway to Nantwich’ Aqueduct “The aqueduct is a perfect example of that golden age of canal-building during the Industrial Revolution. History is all around us here and visitors will even be able to find rope marks left in the ironwork by the hundreds of horse-drawn boats who once plied their trade along ‘The Shroppie’. “Today our wonderful waterways provide new opportunities for leisure and keeping active and healthy. Research proves people feel happier by water, so we want to encourage everyone to come and discover Cheshire’s inspiring combination of heritage and the great outdoors here in Nantwich.” Jeff Stubbs, Nantwich Partnership chairman, added: “This is the product of some successful partnership and cooperation between local groups, volunteers, our councils under the leadership of the Canal & River Trust, who have involved the community all the way, especially the invaluable expertise from Nantwich Museum’s Local History Group.” CONSERVATORIES FROM FROM 1993

28 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle cheshire business awards Who will be your best in business? Entries are open now for the Cheshire Business Awards 2018 in association with SAS Daniels, with 12 prestigious awards on offer recognising excellence, innovation and achievement across the Cheshire region. Held at Chester Cathedral the winners in 12 categories will be announced at an awards ceremony and dinner on the night of Friday, October 12. As well as recognising both businesses big and small, the awards will climax on the night with the presentation of the SAS Daniels Business Person of the Year award, honouring an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the regions business scene. Flying from Manchester Jerusalem, Galilee & 8 days from £ 1499 Flying direct from Manchester , November 2018, February to May, September to November 2019 weathered – corners, a sacred land forged over centuries. Tour highlights Discover Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Galilee and the Dead Sea Take the cable car to Masada See the Western Wall and the sacred Visit the Church of the Nativity, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and the Call 0330 160 8028 Each week until the deadline for entries on Friday, July 27, we are spotlighting the various awards categories and this year we focus on the Business of the Year categories: ●●Business of the Year (up to 10 employees), sponsored by ScottishPower: Whatever your sector if you have a great business tell us about it. This award is for businesses established for more than two years that employ up to 10 people and can demonstrate all round business excellence. The judges will be take financial performance and local economic impact into account when selecting the winner. Mark Bowen, marketing director Shrine of the Book Fully escorted by a friendly, accommodation, return flights QUOTE LPW Visit www.newmarket.travel/lpw20804 at ScottishPower, said: “Entering the Business of the Year award (up to 10 employees) is a fantastic opportunity for small businesses in Cheshire to showcase their achievements. “Previous winners have impressed us with their determination to succeed and their innovative practices, and we’re excited to find out more about this year’s applicants over the coming weeks. “Putting yourself forward for an award such as this can help give your business the edge in a competitive market and help you celebrate your achievements. We wish the best of luck to all this year’s applicants.” ●●Business of the Year (11 to 50 Discover more on an escorted tour! These holidays are organised & operated by Newmarket Holidays Ltd. ABTA V7812. ATOL protected 2325. Subject to availability. Sin gle supplements apply Standard phone charges ●●Jonathan Whittaker, senior partner, SAS Daniels and host Lucy Meacock presented the Business of the Year (over 50 employees) to Tyres on the Drive back in 2016 employees), sponsored by NatWest: If you can demonstrate outstanding business performance in your industry and employ between 11 and 50 people this is the category for you. Judges will be looking for your specific business achievements and a strong financial performance together with significant local economic impact. Paul Telfer, NatWest regional director business banking Merseyside and Cheshire Natwest, said: “At NatWest, we believe it’s our role to help businesses succeed. “We’ve been working hard to do that, building trust with business customers, through proactive partnership. We’re improving our services and doing more to meet their needs. “Whether it’s a small business or larger commercial business, our support goes beyond finance: “Unique support for entrepreneurs through our NatWest Accelerator programme, helping businesses start and scale, whether they bank with us or not “Exciting digital tools such as FreeAgent, Receipts and ClearSpend to reduce the daily admin and save time “Support through our Boost programme and unrivalled expertise from our IOEE accredited Business Growth Enablers and qualified Relationship Managers “Our new online knowledge store, the NatWest Business Hub, sharing thought leadership from others “Our customers tell us we’re making progress and we will keep innovating and listening to them. Speak to us about how we can howtoenter Businesses of any size or sector can enter free across all relevant categories. Simply download and complete an entry form from the website www.cheshirebusinessawards. co.uk and return it to us. Entries can be emailed to enquiries@cheshirebusiness awards.co.uk or posted to the Events Department, PO Box 48, Liverpool, L69 3EB. If you have any questions about how to enter, or for more information, contact the events team on 01244 606472 or email enquiries@cheshirebusiness awards.co.uk. For updated on twitter follow @CheshireAwards Deadline for entries is midnight on Friday, July 27, 2018 The finalists – chosen by an expert panel of judges – will be announced in September. help to support you, search NatWest Business.” ●●Business of the Year (over 50 employees), sponsored by Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership: If your business employs more than 50 people and can show outstanding business performance, enter this category. Judges will consider evidence of a strong financial performance, excellent business achievements, your contribution to local prosperity and other specific initiatives that make you stand out from your peers A Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership spokesperson: “Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership’s focus is to double the size of our economy by 2040 and grow our productivity so we are all 20% better off than the UK average. “We also improve our transport infrastructure and other facilities to ensure all our businesses are in the best position to thrive. “It’s for this reason that we are proud to be involved in these prestigious awards and to sponsor this important category, the (Large) Business of the Year award. Christine Gaskell, Chair of the LEP, added: “We have some world-leading businesses, global sector players and household names in Cheshire and Warrington which are not only major employers but help put us in the shop window and promote with confidence our name far and wide. “Their success helps us all succeed and it is wonderful that we can celebrate achievement in this way, while inspiring others to see and seize the opportunities to advance.”

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 29 beauty counter Is it wise to wear make-upwhen working out? Katie Wrightasks six beauty industry insiders for their answer to this frequently asked question If you manage to muster the energy to pop out for an early morning run, the only people you’re likely to see are the postman and a few sleepy dog-walkers, so looking good obviously isn’t a priority. But if you’re heading to a trendy versaclimber or HIIT class in a packed gym, the pressure to be perfectly preened and dolled up in the latest Lululemon leggings is real. “The reality today is that many of us go to the gym early, before work, or post work when we still have make-up on,” says Sisley make-up artist Tania Grier. “Busy schedules mean we have to adapt – and you never know who you’ll bump into, from a new love to a future employer!” Surely exercising with a full face of make-up can’t be good for your skin, though, can it? We asked Tania and five other beauty experts and discovered that actually, their opinions on the topic varied. Here, they give their verdict on the great gym debate and share their top products for pre- and post-workout. 1Karim Sattar International make-up artist at Dr. Hauschka “I wouldn’t advise exercising whilst wearing make-up – as soon as you begin to exercise, your pores open, pushing out sweat and toxins. When this happens, make-up can easily clog your pores. Plus, smudged mascara is never a good look in a spin class! “If you really feel you need a base when heading to the gym, try something lighter, such as Dr. Hauschka Tinted Day Cream, which gives skin a healthy glow and highlights your natural beauty.” ■■Dr. Hauschka Tinted Day cream, £29.50, M&S ■■PHr Lip and Cheek Tint in Flushed, £2, Primark (in store only) 2Sascha Jackson UK lead pro-artist at Stila “I’m not a fan of wearing make-up to workout, but I also know that sometimes this can’t be helped, especially when rushing from work to catch a class. “Sweating may not be hugely glamorous, however, it’s a good way to rid the skin of built-up toxins. And if your skin has a layer of make-up on, sweating on top of this will block any open pores. “If you can’t bear the thought of the gym without something to enhance your face, add a bit of definition to the brow, along with a sweep of mascara – Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara is ideal, as it’s water resistant, meaning you can avoid those panda eyes!” ■■Stila Huge Extreme Lash mascara, £18 (stila.co.uk) Dr Justine Hextall 3 Dermatologist “Breakouts may occur if make-up is worn whilst at the gym, particularly thicker foundations, which can irritate the skin as we Sascha Jackson perspire, causing redness and blocked pores. “Some women do prefer to wear make-up during a workout, so if going make-up free is not an option, I recommend cleansing straight away, using a very gentle skin wash, such as La Roche- Posay Toleriane Dermo- Cleanser.” ■■La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo- Cleanser, £12.50, Boots ■■Clinique CliniqueFit Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40, £20.50 Tania Grier 4 Make-up artist at Sisley “If you’re simply doing a quick round on the bike or a gentle class, or if you don’t sweat too much, then don’t worry if you have make-up on. The only thing I would stay clear of is heavy foundations before a very sweaty workout. This clogs pores and that means spots! “You need the skin to breathe, as sweat is our way of pushing out toxins. “There are only three Tania Grier things I’d suggest if you really want or need to look good at the gym, and they are waterproof mascara, concealer and lip balm. “Your lips can get super dry when you workout, and licking them is actually bad, because it breeds bacteria and can give you spots around the lip line. “Sisley Phyto-Cernes Eclat concealer is always in my gym bag, great for under-eye dark circles and random spots. Plus, if you have to go out straight from the gym, you can use it in place of foundation, to eliminate the redness on your cheeks.” ■■Sisley Phyto-Cernes Eclat concealer, £66, John Lewis ■■PHr Hydrating Concealer, £4, Primark (in store only) 5 Candice Gardner Education manager at Dermalogica “It’s a far greater priority to wash your face post-workout at the gym. Ideally, choose mineral-based make-up that is less clogging if you feel the need to cover up during a workout, but provided you Zain Shah Do you really need lippie when you are doing lunges? cleanse and treat correctly after exercising, you should have little additional issues, if any.” ■■Dermalogica special cleansing gel, £32 (dermalogica. co.uk) ■■Clinique CliniqueFit Lip + Cheek Flush Pink In Motion, £14 Zain Shah 6 Make-up artist at SportFX “Wearing the wrong type of make-up to the gym has the potential to cause breakouts and uneven skin texture. “SportFX has a range of workout-friendly products that are both kind to skin and sweat-proof! “A good, waterproof mascara is a beauty essential. The Sport Stamina Mascara stays put for eight hours without sweating off, flaking or stinging your eyes.” ■■SportFX Sport Stamina Mascara, £7.99, Sports Direct ■■Prices correct at time of going to print. Available while stocks last. beauty buzz the latest products and glamour gossip ■■We can’t decide what we like most about Yope’s new Coconut and Sea Salt Shower Gel, £7.99. The all-natural, skinfriendly formula? The summery scent? The moisturising kick from the coconut oil? Or the fact there’s a cute pic of a dog taking a shower on the bottle? See yope.me/en/ homepage ■■CELLULITE... yes that dreaded word. We have been trying to make peace with ours in recent years, after all everyone gets it. However if you are looking for a smoother silhouette, the combination of Lipoliss Intense Anti Cellulite Gel (£60) and Lipoliss Intense Firming Body Serum (£50), from Parisian skincare pioneer Anne Semonin (she was facialist to Princess Grace Kelly no less), is worth a shot. It’s not a magic spell for a bump-free bottom, and the products do not come cheap, but we definitely saw an improvement in skin tone after three weeks of use, annesemonin.com ■■Don’t you hate it when beauty brands discontinue your faves? Well, there’s good news for fans of Maybelline’s The Falsies mascara, £8.99, as it’s making a comeback with Gigi Hadid, above, modelling the ‘strip lash in a tube’ look. celebRITY secret Reality TV star, Amy Childs, right, is pregnant with her second baby and in a recent video on her Instagram she revealed how she is keeping stretchmarks at bay with Bio-Oil. “I actually use Bio-Oil every day,” she said. “It does say you can apply it up to twice a day, I apply it three times a day. I use it on my bum, my boobs and of course my belly. My bump is bigger this time around, but using Bio-Oil has kept the appearance of my stomach line-free.” Try it yourself on stretchmarks, scars and whatever else you fancy, priced from £8.99 at Boots.

30 Wednesday, July 18, 2018Chronicle BULLOCK GEOFF 10th July 2018 Died in Leighton Hospital, aged 76 years. Geoff, beloved husband of Michaela, dearly loved dad of Sharon, Alison and Steven, much loved grandad of Matthew, Ben, Caitlin and Maisy, loving great grandad to Jacob and Isabella, of Hough, Crewe. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium Monday 23rd July 2018 at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please, donations to University Hospital North Midlands (North Staffs), Coronary Care Unit. Any enquiries to Graham Tresidder & Son ( Crewe & Nantwich Funeral Services ) Tel: 01270 812512 BURGESS JUNE 10th July 2018 Peacefully passed away at Leighton Hospital aged 93 years. June, of Nantwich, the much loved mum of George and Bill. Funeral Service and Cremation at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 11.20am. Family flowers only and donations to Christian Aid. Any enquiries to Graham Tresidder & Son (Crewe & Nantwich Funeral Services) Tel: 01270 812512. CARTER PATRICIA (MARGARET) July 12, 2018 Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, aged 82. Formerly of Green Lane, Willaston, beloved wife of Tom Carter, dearly loved mum of Martin and Erica, and treasured grandmother of Jordan, Thomas and Jessica. Funeral service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, July 23, at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please and donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer's Society. Any enquiries please contact the Crewe Coop Funeralcare (01270 584329). COLLINS PATRICIA MARY (PAT) 12th July 2018 Passed away peacefully in Richmond Village, Nantwich, aged 93 years. Pat, beloved mum of Teresa, Leo and Michael. loving grandmother to Tatum and Dylan. Funeral service at St Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Nantwich on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 2.15pm followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations to the RNLI. Any enquiries to Graham Tresidder & Son ( Crewe & Nantwich Funeral Services) Tel: 01270 812512 FODEN PRISCILLA 9th July 2018 Passed away peacefully at home aged 89 years. Priscilla, of Shavington, the beloved wife of the late Colin and dearly loved mum of Paul and Michelle. Funeral Service and Cremation at Crewe Crematorium on Friday 20th July 2018 at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please and donations if desired to Marie Curie. Any enquiries to Graham Tresidder & Son (Crewe and Nantwich Funeral Services) Telephone 01270 812512. HORTON JOAN Passed away peacefully on 10th July 2018 aged 85 years. Joan, a dearly loved Mum to Janet and a special Grandma and Great Grandma. Service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium Wednesday 25th July at 12 noon. Donations welcomed for the Alzheimer's Society. All enquiries to Oxley's Funeral Services Crewe. Tel: 01270 214009 KEEGAN ROBERT 'BOB' Peacefully on 12th July 2018 aged 66 years. Bob the beloved Husband of the late Christine, much loved Dad to Peter, Nigel and Barry and a dear Grandad, Brother, Uncle, Father in Law and good friend. Funeral Service at St Andrew's Church, Crewe on Friday 27th July 2018 at 2.30 p.m. followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please donations welcomed for the Macmillan Nurses. All enquiries at Oxley's Funeral Services, Crewe Tel: 01270 214009. MASSER DENNIS JOHN Peacefully at home on Monday 9th July 2018, aged 91 years. Dennis, the beloved husband of the late Pamela, much loved dad to John, Paul, Karen, and David, a cherished grandad and great grandad and good friend to many. Funeral service at St Michael's Church Coppenhall on Monday 23rd July 2018 at 1.30 p.m. followed by burial in Crewe Cemetery. Flowers are welcome. All enquiries to Oxley's Funeral Services, Crewe. Tel: (01270) 214009 MILTON JANICE Peacefully on 10th July in Bentley Manor Care Home. Janice Milton aged 78 years, devoted wife to John and a much loved mum to Les, Joanne & the late Tony and a loving nanna & great nanna and a loving sister to Ann & John. Janice will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral Service to take place on Wednesday 25th July at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired in memory of Janice will be gratefully received for The Douglas Macmillan Hospice. For all enquiries please contact Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe. Tele 01270 - 584329. SIMPSON NORMA 7th July 2018 Passed away suddenly at home in Nantwich aged 80 years. Norma, beloved mum of Andrew, Graham and Carol, and a much loved grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral service at St Mary's Church, Nantwich Tuesday 24th July 2018 at 11.00am. Family flowers only please, donations to St Luke's Hospice, Winsford. Any enquiries to Graham Tresidder & Son ( Crewe & Nantwich Funeral Services) Tel: 01270 812512 STEVENSON FRANCES MARY 7th July 2018 Frances, formerly of Rosemount, Broomhall Green and latterly of Manor Way, Crewe, fell asleep in the wonderful care of staff at Station House Nursing Home, Crewe aged 94 years. Much loved sister to Eva, George, Fred, Helen and the late Henry, Phyllis, Tom and Rose and a dear auntie, cousin and friend. Funeral service at Aston Methodist Church on Monday 30th July at 11am and laid to rest in the Churchyard. Family flowers only. Donations if desired please for The Good company and The Dog's Trust. All enquiries to A W Burrows & Son, Family Funeral Directors, Swanley, Nantwich. Tel: 01270 524243 WALLEY JOHN PETER EGERTON (Peter) Peacefully at home on 11th July, Peter of Crewe aged 87 years. Devoted Husband of Audrey, much loved Dad of Keith and Ian, treasured Father in Law of Bev and Suzi, loving Grandad of Amie, Rachel, Sam, Luke and Harry. Service and burial at St Matthews Church, Haslington on Monday 30th July at 2pm. Will all family and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, but if desired a donation may be made to the British Heart Foundation. All donations and enquiries to JOSEPH EDWARDS & SONS, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove. TEL: 01270 882097 or 01782 775333. No black by request. WILKINSON NORAH 12th July 2018 Passed away peacefully at Clarendon Court Care Home, aged 78 years. Norah, formerly of Shavington, the beloved wife of Ron, loving mum to Helen, Ruth and Lisa, and a much loved nanna and great nanna. Funeral date and time to be confirmed. Family flowers only please. Any enquiries to Graham Tresidder & Son (Crewe & Nantwich Funeral Services) Tel: 01270 812512 POTTS HAZEL 22/07/2011 This sad day comes round again, as the years roll slowly by. But the memory of you never fades and the love will never end. God Bless, Derek and Family BROOKS PHILIP GRAHAM Debbie and family would like to thank everybody who attended Phil's service to celebrate his life and also for the kindness, sympathy and support received during his long battle with his illness. Also, thank you to Ross Jackson, Phil's best friend and to Pete Butler at The White Hart at Hough for giving Phil the send off he wished for. We would also like to extend our thanks to the carers from Right at Home (Nantwich), the District Nurses at Rope Lane and a special thanks to Dr David Roberts (Hungerford Medical Centre) for his care and support and his willingness to learn about the rare disease Amyloidosis alongside the rest of us. We are also pleased to announce that to date we have received donations in excess of £3000 to go toward research into the cause and a cure for Amyloidosis. Further donations can still be made on our JustGiving page, please search 'The Brooks Family'. CONDER EDWARD 'TED' Graham and Barbara wish to thank David and Joan for their support during Ted's illness. A special thanks to all the staff at Station House Nursing Home and Oxley's Funeral Services, in particular, Kirsty and Sarah for their kindness during this sad time. DODD FRANCES MARY Alan, Cheryl, Derek and family would like to thank everyone who attended Fran's funeral and for messages of sympathy. Thank you to Rope Green Medical Centre and the District Nurses, Andrea from Macmillan Nurses and the Reverend Malcolm Shaw. A special thanks to Nigel Burrows for his friendly professional service and to Tony, Phil and Andy Mac for making it a funeral Fran would have appreciated. £1250 was donated to The Christie. HORNE SHEILA MAVIS Tim, Bob and family would like to thank all relatives and friends for attending Sheila's funeral service and for the many cards and donations received which totalled £255 for St Peter's Church Fund. Special thanks to Rev. Philip Goggin for conducting a wonderful service and to Gavin Palin Funeral Directors, Nantwich for their support and kindness. ING MARGARET Jonathan, William and family would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for attending Margaret's funeral at St Marys Church, Nantwich. Thank you for all the messages of kindness and sympathy shown, grateful thanks for all those who made a donation to The Alzheimer's Society totaling £600. Thank you to all the nurses and staff at Brookfield Care Home and Ward 6 at Leighton Hospital, also Reverend Marsh for a lovely service. Lastly, thank you to Graham Tresidder and his team for the wonderful way they accommodated Margaret's wishes and supported us. MELLOR JOHN 'Johnny' Mick, Sue and all the family wish to thank you for your kind support during our recent loss, we would also like to thank you for the donations gratefully received for The Christie. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say. Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts we thank you so much for whatever part. WALLEY JOHANNA (HANNAH) The family of the late Johanna Hannelore Walley would like to thank all the nurses and carers of Primrose House, Haslington for their kindness. Thank you to the Reverend Mike Turnbull for his kind ministrations. To family and friends for your kind donations of £150 which will be given to Dementia Uk. To Mike Crimes for the catering and to April Flowers for the beautiful flower creations. Also to our entrusted Funeral Director Joseph O'Connell.

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32 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle SCHOOLREPORT Sir William Stanier School Enterprising efforts rewarded Why you ask? STUDENTS and teachers at a Crewe school are celebrating after receiving national recognition for their enterprising education. Sir William Stanier School, in Crewe, was judged to be Most Enterprising School 2018 at The National Enterprise Challenge Finals held this week at Telford International Centre. The Challenge is the largest schoolbased enterprise competition in the UK since it was established in 2012, and it is endorsed by Patron, Businessman and Dragon’s Den Star, Theo Paphitis, who presented Rebecca Clarke, Assistant Principal for Personal Development & Enrichment, with the award and £2,000-worth of stationery equipment for the school. The award was given to SWS for demonstrating their commitment to Enterprise Education across the school, having forged good links with numerous local companies including Bentley Motors, AO, Bakkavor, Air Products, Siemens and Barclays to provide students with numerous opportunities to have meaningful conversations with local employers and to develop their transferable work skills. The school has also worked closely with recruitment firm Adecco UK to develop a school-based programme to promote employability skills and to help all year 11 students to write a career-ready CV with the help of consultants. SWS also hosts its own annual Careers Fair for students in years 8 – 11, and is an active member of Crewe Pledge – working with Crewe Town Council, Cheshire East Council and Cheshire & Warrington LEP to develop further opportunities for young people in the local area. Principal at Sir William Stanier School, Jason Fraser, said: “This award speaks volumes about the quality of Enterprise enrichment we offer to students at Sir William Stanier and is testament to the hard work and dedication from all the staff at the school, in ensuring that all students leave SWS fully prepared for the World of Work.” 50% of all our adverts are now booked online. Simple! It’s quicker, easier and you can do it wherever and whenever you want! Book online, try it for yourself today: bookanad.com Click the need some help button, and our friendly Live Chat team is ready and waiting to help! Brine Leas School A MODEL railway being built for the students of a Nantwich high school is nearing completion. During the recent Open Doors event, held by the Wrenbury and District Model Railway club, members displayed two modular boards which they had constructed for the pupils at Brine Leas School, in Nantwich. The funds for the display came from the sale of surplus items donated to the school, converted into cash by David Houghton, the Wrenbury club secretary, with the construction undertaken by Pete Hollinshead, a former pupil at Brine Leas who went on to obtain a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is now an incorporated member of the Mechanical Engineers Institute. The electrical and physical connections on the display have been proven reliable by linking it up with the club’s own demonstration boards, so all that remains to do now is to provide a simple operating manual for the students before the project can be formally handed over. ● ● Rebecca Clarke and students receive the award at the National Finals; and, left, Year 9 students who were announced as winners of the Service-led Business Challenge, held earlier this year at Keele Model railway built for students nearly complete ●●Andy Cliffe, head of Brine Leas School, with Pete Hollinshead The head of Brine Leas, Andy Cliffe, was given a full demonstration of the boards and thanked both Pete and David for their efforts, as well as Howard Blakeman, who visits the school once a month to oversee the students’ progress and provide practical advice. The students also receive frequent free copies of model railway magazines provide by the Wrenbury members.

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 33 IN BUSINESS InsideToday In association with Your local business community network Mulsanne WO marks Bentley’s centenary B entley Motors is to celebrate its centenary year in 2019 by designing and manufacturing a special limited edition Mulsanne The Crewe based car manufacturer is demonstrating the ‘beauty of bespoke’ with a Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner which pays homage to the founding father of the company and incorporates a genuine piece of Bentley history in every car. Inside each of the 100 limited edition Mulsannes, a slice of the original crankshaft taken from W.O. Bentley’s personal 8 Litre car decades ago – the last model he designed for Bentley Motors back in 1930 – is displayed. As Bentley approaches its centenary in 2019, Mulliner designers reflected on the last 99 years of an extraordinary British automotive story to imagine the new Mulsanne W.O. Edition. In doing so, they have created a truly unique collector’s item. The Mulsanne W.O. Edition can be specified on any of the three-model Mulsanne range, based on customer preference. Key features include a colour split interior cut from Heritage Hide reflecting the patina of vintage cars, elegant Beluga black wheels, and a stunning cocktail cabinet or bottle cooler featuring a slice of W.O.’s own 8 Litre crankshaft set into the armrest. This special model will make its public debut at Monterey Car Week in California USA in late August, with customer deliveries commencing in 2019 – Bentley’s centenary year. www.crewechronicle.co.uk/business ●●Bentley’s WO Mulsanne (left) marks 100 years of the luxury car marque Nominations open for chamber’s annual awards THERE are categories for all in the South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards 2018. Taking place at Crewe Hall on November 23, it will be the 22nd annual awards and already excitement is mounting as enterprising individuals and businesses prepare their entries and focus on what makes them stand-out from the crowd. A popular category is Apprentice of the Year which honours those just setting out on their careers who have shown outstanding progress and commitment to their own personal development as well as progression on a recognised learning scheme. The award is sponsored by Bentley Motors which plays a huge role in nurturing fresh talent with more than 130 apprentices across its departments. A spokesman said: “It’s vital that businesses encourage future talent and can offer a solid foundation for people to build the relevant skills and knowledge that will enable them to grow through their careers. “And it’s good that these opportunities celebrate the important contribution apprentices make.” Since winning the award last year, Alana Davies, 21, has stepped up the career ladder at AO.Com in Crewe becoming a junior recruiter. She said: “Winning apprentice of the year was a total shock, but it felt amazing. Since winning the award my responsibilities have increased and I am now recruiting for the next wave of future talent for AO. “I feel that the award was recognition for all my hard work, but I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the support and development from my team at AO.” Another hotly-contested category is Young Leader of the Future, sponsored by KPI Recruiting. This is open to people aged 26 or under who have demonstrated leadership qualities and a proven contribution to business. They can run their own company or be employed in the public, private or third sector. Last year’s winner, Aron Smith, is now an integral part of the Bentley Bentayga team after completing his apprenticeship with the luxury car firm. Other awards and their sponsors are: Business of the Year (25 or more employees), Eze Talk, Business of the Year (under 25 employees), Hibberts LLP, Contribution to the Community, Cheshire Connect and Cheshire College, South and West, Employer of the Year, Assurant, Excellence in Customer Service, 1825 Financial Planning and International Trader of the Year, Manchester Metropolitan University and Start Up Business of the Year, South Cheshire Development Agency. Workshops offering tips on ●●South Cheshire Chamber President John Dunning with Apprentice of the Year 2017 winner Alana Davies and Bentley employee Meg Aucott who was honoured in the company’s award scheme last year ‘How to complete an awardwinning entry’ are taking place at the Chamber offices at MMU Crewe. The next is July 26. The awards are open to all businesses in Crewe and Nantwich. Deadline is September 28. ●●For more information call the chamber on 01270 504700 or visit southcheshirechamberbusinessawards.co.uk College’s delight at new fleet of coaches: Page 34 Building society backs helpline service: Page 34 Editorial Contact the newsroom ●●Telephone: 01244 606455 ●●email: newsroom@ cheshirenews.co.uk Advertising Advertising sales manager Karen Clydesdale ●●Telephone: 01244 606428 ●●email: karen.clydesdale@ trinitymirror.com Business Advertising/ Sponsorship ●●Telephone: 01244 606450 Business to business commercial property Dave Kerr ●●Telephone: 0151 472 2756 ●●email: dave.kerr@ trinitymirror.com Forthcoming Events lauren.readdin@sccci.co.uk FREE E

34 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle IN BUSINESS in association with Your local business community network Enterprising women put on award shortlist BUSINESSWOMEN from Crewe and Alsager have been named among the finalists in a North West business competition. The finalists for the Enterprise Vision Awards (EVAs) have been announced, with four women from businesses in Crewe and Alsager among the chosen few. The local finalists in this year’s EVAs are Helen Baker, of Hydraulics Online Ltd, Alsager (Internet Industry category); Nicola Marshall and Lillie Pragnell, of Foodfit UK, Crewe (New Business and Health and Wellbeing category); and Kate Carney, of You in Mind, Crewe (Health and Wellbeing). Each finalist will now present before a panel of judges before the winners are announced on Friday, September 28, at a ceremony at Blackpool Winter Gardens. This year’s contest saw hundreds of businesses throughout the North West submitting entries to the 16 categories. The awards were launched in 2011 to provide women across the North West with the opportunity to be recognised for their achievements in business. Coral Horn, founder of networking group Pink Link Ladies and organiser of the awards, said: “I really look forward to this stage each year, ladies have a real chance to express themselves after working hard on their original entry. “This year is certainly our strongest yet, we’ve been inundated with nominations and it wasn’t easy to create shortlists for the judges, it’s a major achievement to reach this stage in itself.” The awards, are sponsored by NatWest with Heather Waters, territory enterprise manager at the firm, added: “This is now the sixth year that NatWest has been the headline sponsor of the Enterprise Vision Awards. “The awards are growing each year, entries are stronger and the standard is extremely high. NatWest is extremely proud to support involved in an event that supports and celebrates not only enterprise but successful and powerful women in various industries too.” The EVAs judging process is a mix of public nomination with a round of judging and an interview with a panel of business professionals. Public votes can be cast at www.enterprisevisionawards.co. uk, from Monday, August 20. Networking Representation Crewe Signposting Events Nantwich Knowledge Hub Export Training Sales International Trade Awards Facilitation Support Mentoring Voice of Business South Cheshire Seminars Start-Up Advice Local Economy Interactive Portal Promotion Information I DON’T WAIT FOR OPPORTUNITIES I CREATE THEM AS A CHAMBER MEMBER I’M WELL CONNECTED With the opportunity to network with like-minded business people, belonging to your local Accredited Chamber of Commerce means you are always well connected. Visit www.sccci.co.uk to see how we can support your business. #JOINYOURCHAMBER For more information, call 01270 504700 ●●President of Reaseheath’s Student Association Rhianne Edisbury, coach driver Alison Barnes and Reaseheath Campus Supervisor Natalie Williams give the new coaches the ‘thumbs up’ Coach boost given to college students STUDENTS at a Nantwich college will be travelling in style by more than 1,500 students every sible and affordable as possible. college’s commitment to its stu- The college’s transport was used to make our superb campus as acceslege values and demonstrates the thanks to a fleet of new highquality day last academic year to get them to “We take our responsibilities and dents.” coaches. Reaseheath College has contracted and from Reaseheath, and this new five-year contract to provide the our duty of care to our students very seriously, and this includes ensuring Chris Blyth, director at Harry Shaw, said: “We are pleased to be a new fleet of coaches to coach services has been won by that they have safe, reliable and working in partnership with Rease- transport students between its Nantwich Harry Shaw, one of the UK’s leading, comfortable transport between heath College. campus and their homes largest and privately-owned coach home and college.” “This partnership combines two throughout Cheshire and surrounding and travel business. Reaseheath College was sup- organisations with compatible val- counties. Reaseheath Principal Meredydd ported through the tender specificaues, aspirations and principles to The network of 24 coach services David said: “We have invested nearly tion and procurement process by deliver a first class consolidated will provide students with free home £80 million into specialist technical transportation planning consultants learning experience. to college transport from September from as far away as the Wirral, Macclesfield, resources and facilities so we can SCP. Director David Young added: offer the highest quality education “This commission has been an “We operate our own fleet of high specification coaches, so students Stockport, Telford, Uttoxeter Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Ruthin. and training. By introducing free travel on high quality coaches we aim excellent example of aligning student travel needs to Reaseheath Col- can travel safely, in style and total comfort.” Building society shows support for charity A NANTWICH building society is affirming its commitment to supporting older people in the community by promoting one of their charity partnerships. The Nantwich branch of Yorkshire Building Society is calling on older people not to suffer in silence from loneliness this summer by promoting its partnership with The Silver Line, a charity which was formed in 2013 by Dame Esther Rantzen and operates the UK’s only free and confidential 24/7 helpline to tackle loneliness and isolation among older people aged 55 and over. Some of the Society’s colleagues are part of the network of Silver Line Friends across the UK who make weekly calls to older people who have contacted the charity asking for help. Sophie Andrews, Chief Executive of The Silver Line, said: “The great summer getaway often means older people are left ‘home alone’ as family, friends and neighbours leave town, while their own memories of holidays in happier times compounds their feelings of loneliness and isolation. “In addition, the current spate of extremely hot weather has led to a surge in the number of callers to our 24/7 helpline as older people feel trapped in their homes – indeed July 2 was our busiest day ever since launch with 1,875 calls in 24 hours.” Yorkshire Building Society colleagues from the Nantwich branch on High Street will be distributing information leaflets to customers during July to highlight the services that the charity offers. Caris Bayley, manager of the Nantwich branch, said: “We’re proud to be working in partnership with The Silver Line to raise awareness of the issues faced by older people in our community, some of who feel very lonely and isolated. “As people get older they can find it increasingly hard to get out and meet new friends while at the same time having to cope with upheavals such as bereavement and ill-health. Through our partnership with The Silver Line we can offer those affected practical help through the telephone befriending scheme. “The feedback we get from both colleagues who volunteer their time as Silver Line Friends and beneficiaries of the scheme is amazing. That’s why we’re urging people not to suffer in silence because help is only a phone call away.” Alongside the 247 helpline, the charity runs volunteer-led telephone and letter-writing friendship schemes - more than 4,300 ‘Silver Line Friends’ have been recruited and trained to make weekly calls/ write fortnightly letters to older people they have been matched with up and down the country. ●●The Silver Line can be contacted on 0800 4 70 80 90.

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 35 Service marks its trust link milestone CHESHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating 25 years of delivering an inspiring programme to help young people get off to the best start in life. The service is celebrating delivering The Prince’s Trust Team programme for 25 years, a partnership project that has seen more than 5,500 young people pass through its doors since 1993 with many of them moving into employment or education on completing their time with the Service. To mark the occasion, and as a thank you to all that have supported the partnership over the last 25 years, businesses, partner organisations and staff both past and present attended a dinner and networking event at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Chester. Chief Fire Officer Designate, Mark Cashin said: “We were the first fire and rescue service in the country to become a Prince’s Trust programme delivery partner and we are immensely proud of our involvement with The Prince’s Trust and the benefits it bring to young people, their families, local business and the wider community. “I would like to thank everyone who has worked with the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and The Prince’s Trust Team programme over the past 25 years and hope we may continue to inspire and encourage young people together for many decades to come.” The Prince’s Trust team programme is a free 12-week personal development scheme which helps young people aged 16 to 25 build the skills and confidence they need to move into employment, education or training, with all team members undertaking a two week work placement to graduate from The Donna Louise’s 14th annual golf day will be held at Trentham Golf Club on Friday, September 7. Players will start the day with a bacon butty and a cuppa, before the first teams tee off at 11.30am. Following a successful day on the course, players will then return to the club house for dinner, including an auction and raffle. Zoë Gregory, events manager at The Donna Louise, said, “Our annual Golf Day is always really great fun, and a firm favourite in the diary. Last year’s event raised a brilliant £18,000 for the children and the programme. Jessica Burton, Youth Engagement Manager said: “I would like to thank all the businesses that have helped the young people by providing vital work experience placements over the last 25 years and would encourage new businesses to also get on-board and help change the lives of young people in their communities. “Companies such as Barclays Bank UK technology solution provider Chess and luxury car manufacturer Bentleys have been a great support and all currently work in partnership with the Programme, but also the many, many smaller companies that also help with placements which are invaluable to the progress of our young people.” The free personal development course that helps young people develop and improve skills in key areas and work experience, will help with such things as communication; confidence; teamwork; setting and achieving goals; searching for jobs; and leadership. Kieran Parker, Head of Employee Engagement and Client Service, at Barclays said: “We are eight years into our partnership with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service supporting the Prince’s Trust – and our relationship is stronger than ever. “Our business sees huge benefits, from supporting Barclays’ Shared Growth Agenda, through to the personal development of our people as they coach, support and mentor some amazing young people.” ●●For more information on how to get involved in a Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Prince’s Trust Team Programme or to become a future team member visit www.cheshirefire.gov.uk. Golfing fundraiser swings into action young adults so we’re hoping this year will be another great success. “Entry for a team of four is £360, which includes 18 holes of Golf, breakfast on arrival and a celebratory meal in the evening. “Places are limited and we’ve already had quite a few teams sign up, so anyone wanting to register a team can get in touch with us now.” ●●Contact The Donna Louise Events Team at events@thedonnalouise.org or call 01782 654444 for more information or to register a team. CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL Highway Notices NOTICE OF TEMPORARY SPEED RESTRICTION – ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Betchton Lane, Betchton Notice is hereby given that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and of all other enabling powers has made an order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic as follows, for safety reasons due to the construction of a new build. Prohibition of traffic – Betchton Lane, Betchton – For its full extent The temporary speed restriction will be a limit of 20mph. This order will come into operation on Friday 20 July 2018 and will continue in force for 18 months or for such less time as is necessary to complete the work to be executed in the highway, although it is anticipated that the works will be completed by Friday 6 March 2020. If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact SCP on number 0116 18324400. NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Roughwood Lane, Betchton Notice is hereby given that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and of all other enabling powers has made an order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic as follows, for safety reasons due to construction works for a new build. Prohibition of traffic – Roughwood Lane, Betchton – From the junction with Betchton Lane to the entrance to Roddymoor Mill House The alternative route will be Roughwood Lane, Smithy Grove, New Inn Lane, Cappers Lane, Chells Hill, Betchton Lane and vice versa which is considered the most suitable route. The closures will be in place for 24 hours a day. This order will come into operation on Friday 20 July 2018 and will continue in force for 18 months or for such less time as is necessary to complete the work to be executed in the highway, although it is anticipated that the works will be completed by Friday 6 March 2020. If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact SCP on 0161 8324400. NOTICE OF TEMPORARY SPEED RESTRICTION – ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Roughwood Lane, Betchton Notice is hereby given that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and of all other enabling powers has made an order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic as follows, for safety reasons due to the construction of a new build. Prohibition of traffic – Roughwood Lane, Betchton – For its full extent The temporary speed restriction will be a limit of 20mph. This order will come into operation on Friday 20 July 2018 and will continue in force for 18 months or for such less time as is necessary to complete the work to be executed in the highway, although it is anticipated that the works will be completed by Friday 6 March 2020. If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact SCP on 0116 18324400. NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Wistaston Green Road, Crewe Notice is hereby given that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and of all other enabling powers proposes to make an order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic as follows, to construct new manholes on existing sewer and installation of a new rising main. Prohibition of traffic – Wistaston Green Road, Wistaston – From the junction with Middlewich Road for approximately 200 metres. The alternative route will be Middlewich Road, Coppenhall Lane, West Street, Victoria Avenue, Queens Park Drive, Stewart Street, Valley Road, Wistaston Green Road and vice versa which is considered the most suitable route. The closures will be in place for 24 hours a day. This order will come into operation on Monday 6 August 2018 and will continue in force for 18 months or for such less time as is necessary to complete the work to be executed in the highway, although it is anticipated that the works will be completed by Sunday 26 August 2018. If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Eurogold on 0151 480 0089 Acting Director of Legal Services, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ Public Rights of Way Notices HIGHWAYS ACT 1980 – NOTICE OF PUBLIC PATH DIVERSION ORDER – The Cheshire East Borough Council (Footpath No. 12 (Part) Parish of Bunbury) Public Path Diversion Order 2018 The above Order, made on the 5th July 2018, under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980, will divert that length of Public Footpath No. 12 (part) in the Parish of Bunbury commencing at a pedestrian gate at O.S. grid reference SJ 5600 5813 and running in a generally south westerly direction for a distance of approximately 27 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 5882 8124 then running in a generally west north westerly direction for approximately 21 metres to a kissing gate at O.S. grid reference SJ 5596 5812. Copies of the Order, Plan and Statement of Reasons for making the Order have been deposited and may be seen free of charge during normal office hours in the Rights of Way Unit at the office of the undersigned and at the offices of Cheshire East Borough Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ. Copies of the Order and the Plan may be obtained free of charge from the undersigned. Any representations about or objections to the Order may be sent in writing to the undersigned not later than 15th August 2018. Please state the grounds on which they are made. If no such representations or objections are duly made, or if any so made are withdrawn, the Cheshire East Borough Council may confirm the Order as an unopposed Order. If the Order is sent to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for confirmation, any representations and objections that have not been withdrawn will be sent with the Order. Director of Legal Services, Public Rights of Way Unit, 2nd Floor Old Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ Planning Notices: We have received the following applications. Affecting the Setting of a Listed Building Application No: 18/3125N Applicant: Mr Andrew Leyland Location: Grove Cottage, Chester Road, Alpraham, CW6 9JA Proposal: Outline application for proposed two detached dwellings on surplus paddock land within the curtilage of Grove Cottage. Details of all planning applications and plans can be viewed online at goo.gl/jxvy71 or at any office of the Council that has internet viewing facilities for the public. If you wish to make representations on any application, e-mail planning@cheshireeast.gov.uk or send in writing by noon 8 August 2018 quoting the application number. Sean Hannaby, Director of Planning & Sustainable Development, PO Box 606, Municipal Buildings, Crewe, CW1 9HP Dated: 18 July 2018 cheshireeast.gov.uk BEAM HEATH ESTATE Notice is hereby given that the Trustees of Beam Heath Estate will hold a Meeting At The Parish Hall Nantwich on Wednesday 18th July 2018 between The hours of 3.00pm and 4.30 and 6.00pm and 7.00pm for the purpose of hearing claims John C Percival Clerk to the Trustees IN THE ESTATE OF CAROL OWEN DECEASED NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 27 TRUSTEE ACT 1925 Any person having a claim against or an interest in the estate of Carol Owen late of 9 Southbank Avenue, Shavington, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 5BP who died on the 12th March 2018 is required to send particulars thereof to the under-named Solicitors no later than two calendar months from the date of publication of this notice after which date the Executors will proceed to distribute the estate having regard only to valid claims and interests of which they have had notice, and will not, as respects the property so distributed, be liable to any person of whose claim they shall not have had notice. Dated this 17th day of July 2018. Lynne Thornton, Solicitor of 50 Crewe Road Shavington, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 5JB ●●Cheshire Fire staff, past and present, celebrate 25 years of partnership with The Prince’s Trust

36 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle obituary/district News Mr Frank Anthony Morris The funeral has taken place of the late Frank Anthony Morris, of Hadrian Way, Middlewich who passed away on May 28, aged 88. Frank was born in June 1929 to complete a family of three boys and one girl, and attended Sandbach Grammar School at the outbreak of WW2 in 1939. Frank was also known for his work as a Congleton Borough councillor, governor at St Mary’s school and later chairman of the governors. A mass was held at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Middlewich, prior to interment in Middlewich Cemetery on June 7 and conducted by Father Jim Robinson assisted by Deacon Tony Ford and the organist was Mr John Axon. Mourners at the funeral included: Mrs A Morris (Wife), Mr and Mrs S A Morris (Son and Daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs P A Morris (Son and Daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs P Morris (Son and Daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs M J Morris (Son and Daughter-in-Law), Ms H Morris (Daughter). Grandchildren: Mr N H Morris, Mr and Mrs J A Morris, Mr A S Morris and Miss N Ashley, Miss B A Morris and Mr E Goryl, Mr and Mrs S Yearsley, Mr P Yearsley and Miss L Proudlove, Mr and Mrs D Hughes, Miss C Morris, Miss J T Morris, Mr E J Morris, Miss G V Morris, Mr J Morris and Miss E Walenta. Great Grandchildren: Miss S Yearsley, Miss K Yearsley, Mr R Yearsley, Miss S Yearsley, Master A Yearsley, Master G Yearsley. Miss M Morris (Sister), Mrs J Ogden (Sisiter-inlaw), Mr and Mrs H Morris (Nephew and Niece), Mrs L Addyman (Niece), Mr and Mrs R Royle, Mr and Mrs A Hartley, Mr P Brotherton, Mr M Hopton, Mr and Mrs W Moreton, Mr N Hulse (Rep: Mrs M Hulse), Mr and Mrs M Coley, Mr and Mrs C Daley, Mrs T Barnett, Mr and Mrs R Grant, Mr and Mrs A Houghton, Mr and Mrs R Adderley, Mr and Mrs J Bomford, Mrs M Ford, Mrs C Browne, Mr S Devaney, Mrs P Bulter, Mr and Mrs D Jones, Mr and Mrs L Bratt, Mrs M France, Dr and Mrs J D Lilley, Mr and Mrs I Smith, Mr I Richardson, Mr J Peach, Miss M Lane, Mr and Mrs C Sigley, Mr C Brereton, Mr and Mrs K Paul, Mrs G Robinson, Mr and Mrs A Webb, Mr and Mrs D Hinde, Mr J Taylor, Mrs D Yates, Mr and Mrs M Young, Mr T Whittaker, Mr D Whittaker, Mr D Williamson, Mr P Mizzi, Mrs J Flood, Mrs F Mitchell, Mr H Gaffney, Mr and Mrs H and J Watts, Mr A Randall, Mr D Hambley, Mr G Devaney, Mr P Devaney, Mr W Jones, Mrs G Kelly, Mr and Mrs P Kitching, Mrs M Chawner, Mr and Mrs T Barker, Mr and Mrs J McEnany, Mr and Mrs A Gowans, Mrs S Bossonworth (Rep: Rev’d Liz Woode), Ms S Buckley (Rep: Mrs A Donoghue), Mr and Mrs David Roston (Rep: Mr and Mrs Donald Read, Mr and Mrs Neil Hopley, Mr and Mrs David Percival, Mr and Mrs M O’Hare (Rep: Mr and Mrs A Ward, Mr and Mrs D Moss, Mr and Mrs R Dillon and Mrs A Usherwood, Mr M Hough (Rep: Mrs A Hough, Mrs K Holden (Rep: Mr Frank Holden), Mr G Butler (Rep: Mrs M Butler), Mr J Blain (Rep: Middlewich Rotary Club), Mr J Garner (Rep: Mrs M Garner, Mr J Garner, Mr and Mrs D Hooks and The 41 Club, Mr P Cassell (Rep: The 41 Club), Mr G Page (Rep: The 41 Club), Mr J Williams (Rep: Middlewich Town Council), Mrs J Eaton (Rep: Middlewich Town Council), Mrs M Bramall (Rep: Bostock Ladies Bowlers), Mr A Jump (Rep: Middlewich Round Table), Mr I Anderson (Rep: Middlewich Round Table), Mr J Yoxall (Rep: Middlewich Round Table), Mr R Leslie (Rep: Middlewich Round Table). Arrangements by Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Middlewich, Sandbach and Holmes Chapel. Mrs Yvonne Jessie Tomkinson The funeral has taken place of Yvonne Jessie Tomkinson who passed away suddenly on April 26, 2018, aged 73. Yvonne was a loving and devoted mum, nan and great-nana. She was born in Wynbunbury and raised in Crewe. A service was conducted at Crewe Crematorium by Richard Hume followed by a cremation. Mourners included: Mr T&G Thorley (Son & Wife), Mr I Thorley (Son), Mr & Mrs D & S Sarson (Daughter & Husband), Mr A Parsons (Grandson), Mr A Parsons & Miss L Bowyer (Grandson & Partner), Mrs N Bullock Miss Y Thorley & Ms K Boe (Granddaughters), Mr M Alexander & Miss M Preston (Grandson & Partner), Mr Z Owen (Great Grandson), Mrs J Bailey (Sister), Mr & Mrs K & L Neild (Cousin & Wife), Mr & Mrs S & M Leese (Cousin & Wife), Mr M Bailey (Nephew), Mrs S Sproson, Mr & Mrs S D Lowe, Mrs S Parker, Mrs J Clarke, Mr A Clarke, Miss B Shenton, Miss A Shenton, Mrs E Bowyer, Mr & Mrs A Harris, Mr R Palin, Mrs K Sarson, Mrs S Peel, Mr D Peel, Miss R Peel, Mrs J Ashley, Mrs S Grant, Miss S Grant, Mrs R Crillian, Mr D Crillian, Mrs D Reed & Mrs M Butler. We would like to thank the family and friends for the floral tributes and all for the donations great-fully received totalling £250 for the British Heart Foundation. Arrangements were made by Joseph O’Connell funeral Services. Mrs Johanna Hannelore Walley The funeral has taken place of Mrs Johanna Hannelore Walley, who passed away on May 14, 2018, aged 80 years. Mrs Walley was the dearly loved wife of the late Derek Walley, loving mum to Maria, Derek and the late Stephen, Christopher and Karen. Also a cherished nan, great nan, sister and auntie. A service was held at St Mary’s Church, Wistaston, followed by burial in the Churchyard. Mourners included: Mrs M Elkin (daughter), Mr T Elkin (son-inlaw),Mr D Walley (son), Mr S Sear, Mr M Cornes, Mr A Manford-Walley, Mr J Manford-Walley, Mr S Manford-Walley, Mr N Walley (grandsons), Mrs J Cornes, Mrs K Manford, Mrs M Walley (daughters-in-law), Mrs W Balko (sister), Mrs A Martin, Mrs D Werning, Miss V Balko, Miss S Walley, Mrs S Buckley, Mrs B Wells (nieces), Mr S Biermurr, Mr J Balko, Mr M Valentine (nephews), Mrs C Stockton, Mrs S Walley (sisters-inlaw), Mr M Stockton, Mr R Walley (brothers-in-law), Miss K Walley, Mrs G O’Brien, Miss S Walley (grandaughters), Ms H Valentine, Ms L Valentine (family), Mr D Wells, Ms N Fernandez, Mrs B Morris, Miss E White Mrs T Naethuys, Miss J O’Hara, Mrs C Rawlings, Mrs L Marshall , Mrs L Cartwright,Mrs S Hickson, Mrs T Taylor, Mrs M Taylor, Mr D Hough, Mrs E Hough, Mr M Flaherty, Mrs K Vernon, Miss M Downey, Miss S Hough, Mrs D Herring, Mr D Everall (friends), Mrs L Hulston, Mrs M Goodwin (Primrose House), Mrs J Lomas, Mr D Astbury, Mrs L Astbury, Mr C Futerall, Mr P Futerall, Peter (neighbours). Bearers were: Mr S Sear, Mr M Cornes, Mr A Manford-Walley, Mr J Manford-Walley, Mr S Manford- Walley and Mr N Walley.Floral tributes from Olwyn Temmen-April flowers Stafford. Donations received in memory of Johanna for Dementia UK totalled £150. Arrangements: Joseph O’Connell Funeral Services. Canta At the recently held Committee meeting of the Crewe and Nantwich Twinning Association (Canta) held in the Municipal Buildings in Earle Street, Crewe included in the discussions was the success of the visit of the Engineering students from France, which incorporated visits to Bentley Showrooms, Reaseheath College and a guided tour of Agricultural Engineering Department and visit to a Zoo. Details were also finalised in conjunction with the ‘Annual Summer Scheme’ to be held locally from July 22-29. The next Committee meeting will be helf in the Municipal Buildings from 5pm on Monday, August 13, to which all who are interested in the ‘Twinning Arrangements’ are invited. Canta Chairman is Clive Mosby. Crewe The next management committee meeting of the Crosville Social Club situated in Chester Street, Crewe will be held in the club on Thursday, July 26, from 8pm. Committee chairman Frank Hadzik will preside. Crewe and Nantwich Ramblers Low Deposits £79 * Book by 31 August 2018 Call 0330 160 8028 © www.visitisleofman.com QUOTE LPW On a hot summer’s day 33 Crewe and Nantwich Ramblers travelled to Clun for their regular fortnightly Sunday Walk. Clun takes its name from the river upon which it stands. Deriving from an earlier name Colunwy. The 14th-century pack horse bridge that crosses the river connecting Saxon Clun to Norman Clun has given rise to a local saying: “whoever crosses Clun Bridge comes back sharper than he went”. From the town centre we walked to Clun Castle and spent some time looking around this ancient monument. Then, following the Shropshire Way, we headed over the hills with glorious views of the Shropshire landscape. Joining the Offas Dyke Path we continued along the infamous “Switch Back “ section of the path. This involved a few steep up and downs which had to be negotiated carefully. During this section we passed the signpost indicating the Half Way point of the Offas Dyke Path Path. On the return journey we crossed River Clun and passed through Lower Spoad. Then with another climb we were over Weston Hill with a long drop down back into Clun where we were all glad of a cool refreshing drink. Reader Offer Historic Railways of the Isle of Man 5 days from £ 529 Flying direct from Manchester , Aug to Oct 2018, Mar to Oct 2019 Step back in time and discover the ‘Jewel of the Irish Sea’. Tour highlights Journey on the narrow-gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway The Manx Electric Railway is Britain’s longest Explore historic Laxey and visit classic resort Port Erin Take the Snaefell Mountain Railway See ‘Seven Kingdoms’ from the summit station An included ‘Go Explore Heritage’ card Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager Four nights’ half-board hotel accommodation, return flights and transfers *Applies to bookings made by 31 August 2018. Subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any time. Visit www.newmarket.travel/lpw19912 These holidays are organised & operated by Newmarket Holidays Ltd. ABTA V7812. ATOL protected 2325. Subject to availability. Sin gle supplements apply Standard phone charges If you would like to join an active and friendly group of walkers and explore the countryside then you are very welcome to join us. Contact Richard Farrall our Membership Secretary on 01270 624649, e mail at candn membership@gmail.com. or visit our website at www.creweand nantwichramblingclub.org.uk. Crewe and Nantwich Rambling Club also has a page on Facebook. We are walking fortnightly on Sundays throughout the year and there are also evening rambles on alternate Thursdays during the summer months. We have members of all ages and have three walks to choose from of six, nine and twelve miles to satisfy everyone. Travel is by coach departing from Crewe Library or Nantwich Bus Station at 08.30 with pick-ups in between. Haslington The next URC Church Luncheon Club meeting will be held in the URC Church Hall situated at the corner of the Dingle, in Haslington on Thursday, July 19 from 12.30pm under the overall direction of Church Elder Carole Kynaston. The Rev Jamie Wakefield from Crewe is to lead the morning André Rieu & The Johann Strauss Orchestra At The Arena, Birmingham 2 days from £ 199 . 00 , 13 December 2018 An unforgettable festive evening with André Rieu & The Johann Strauss Orchestra! Highlights & inclusions • A seated ticket (face value £45) for André Rieu & The Johann Strauss Orchestra concert (upgrades available) • One night’s bed and buffet breakfast accommodation in the Midlands area Return hotel to venue coach transfers Coach travel from the local area • Escorted by a friendly tour manager Call 0330 160 8028 worship in the URC Church on Sunday, July 22, from 10.30am. Duty Elder will be Alice Blackburn. Refreshments will be served in the Church Hall following the Service. Marbury President Beryl Fletcher welcomed members, friends and visitors to Marbury WI’s “Open Meeting” on a beautiful summer’s evening on July 10. The business of the meeting was dealt with first. Janet Wheeler reported on a very successful visit to the Peony Flower Factory in June, and reminded us of the various forthcoming activities including visits to Trentham Gardens on 19th July and Llandudno on 9th August, and a flower arranging class in the Village Hall on 23rd August. Craft Group members are working on our entry for the Nantwich Show, and arrangements for the WI Coffee Morning at the Civic Centre on 19th October were briefly discussed. Our speaker was Peter McKeon, a volunteer with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Peter described how – having time on his hands after retiring as a teacher – he joined the Trust, initially doing conservation work, but later QUOTE LPW Visit www.newmarket.travel/lpw16684 These holidays are organised & operated by Newmarket Holidays Ltd. ABTA V7812 . Subject to availability. Single supplements apply. Standard phone charges. putting his skills to use in the education programme. The SWT - one of 47 Trusts in the UK – was formed in 1962 and benefits from 15,000 hours of volunteer time each year. Peter’s talk, which was illustrated with slides –described some of the many initiatives with children and in the wider community. He told us how the Meres and Mosses, which are an outstanding local feature, were formed and how they constitute the second largest network of ponds and wetlands in the UK - after the Lake District! Bev Tanner gave the vote of thanks for an interesting talk with a lot of local interest. The competition was won by visitor Carolyn Hardern, and the raffle by Norma Pritchard. south cheshire ramnblers As part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations South Cheshire Ramblers are going to Bickerton on Sunday, July 22, to do a moderate eight-mile walk; this was the first walk undertaken by the newly formed group in December 1992. They will meet at Acton car park to leave at 10am. The leader, Steve Butterfield, can be contacted on 07711284599. On Tuesday, July 24, they have a leisurely four-mile evening walk at Ravensmoor. They will meet at The Farmers Arms at 6.55pm. The leader, Lisa Clifford, can be contacted on 07985 656178. On Thursday, July 26, they have another Anniversary walk at Wrenbury following part of the South Cheshire Way. The leisurely five-mile walk will start from The Cotton Arms,they will meet in the car park to leave at 9.45am.There is the option of a meal after the walk. The leader, Helen Lea, can be contacted on 01270 662384. Woodnoth-cum-Shavington Les Pickford, a cartoon artist, set a light-hearted atmosphere for the July meeting, making the drawing of cartoon characters and telling funny stories, appear very easy. However, when members had a go, the task proved more challenging that it seemed. Special visitors at the meeting included winners of the 2nd Shavington Brownies / WI Environmental project. After completing individual questionnaires, 5 teams were tasked to make models of sea creatures from recycled materials. Certificates had been given out previously to all 30 of the brownies who took part, but the winners of the team project attended our meeting and were awarded the trophy. After an unfortunate delay in getting to Gloucester, members enjoyed the summer outing with lunch in the city centre followed by a trip along the canal on the cruise boat Queen Boadicea. Woodnoth Wanderers made the most of the sunny morning as they walked along Joey the Swan to Queen’s Park and in Bateswood Park spied beautiful pink marsh orchids. The evening walk took them through paddocks, from Stock Lane, across the moss to Wybunbury. The diners had a pleasant evening at the Chetwood Arms in Pipegate, where pre ordered meals ensured quick service and good food. The competition of “An object beginning with J” was won by Shirley Bailey. Birthday prize went to Shirley Bailey and the raffle was won by Nadia Stonely Next meeting Thursday, August 2, 7:30pm “Mystery Evening” Info: cheshirewi.org.uk/woodnothcumshavingtonwi – or on facebook email:woodnothcumshavingtonwi@ gmail.com.

Chronicle TheGUIDE Wednesday, July 18, 2018 37 your weekly guide to what’s on where and when Stunning First World War show to visit the Regent: Page 39 ●●Benidorm Live comes to the Regent Theatre from September 24-29 Sun, sea, sangria and side-splitting laughs Hit TV sitcom is brought to Lyceum in first stage show SMASH hit ITV comedy Benidorm is set to bring sunshine and smiles to the UK as the first ever stage version opens at The Regent Theatre in September. From Monday to Friday, September 24-29, the show will be produced for the stage by Michael Harrison and David Ian. Derren Litten has written an all new set of Alicante escapades for the much-loved cast members, including Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Adam Gillen, Sherrie Hewson, Shelley Longworth, and Tony Maudsley as they swap sangria for the stage after a quick spruce at the Blow ‘n’ Go. Benidorm – Live will be the stage debut production of the hugely popular TV show, and on making its transfer, writer Derren Litten said: “I’ve loved 10 years of writing my TV show Benidorm but despite a successful writing career I’m first and foremost a performer so have always been secretly frustrated I couldn’t hear the audience’s laughter. “This national tour of Benidorm Live will not only make a long lasting dream come true but will also mean I no longer have to stand in strangers’ gardens listening at their windows at 9 o’clock on cold winter evenings.” ITV’s smash-hit comedy celebrates a decade of allinclusive hilarity, having followed the ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff for nine series since it first broadcast in 2007. Critically acclaimed Benidorm has received two National Television Awards, a TV Quick Award and nominations at the British Comedy Awards and Baftas. After leaving school in Hull in the late 1980s Derren Litten spent a year working as a professional magician whilst auditioning for drama schools. Duncan Ireland He won a place on the three year acting course at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama where he met fellow student Catherine Tate. After 10 years of working as an actor, Derren was asked by Catherine to write for her newly commissioned TV sketch show, The Catherine Tate Show – in which he also appeared in many of the sketches. After co-writing and appearing in two series and a Christmas Special, Derren was given a script commission by legendary comedy producer Geoffrey Perkins who said, ‘just write anything you want as long as it’s funny’ - and Benidorm was born. Derren’s hobbies include drinking and karaoke, usually in that order and he splits his time equally between homes in London and Spain. ●●Tickets are available from the box office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or visiting www. atgtickets.com/stoke crewechronicle.co.uk/whats-on www.facebook.com/crewechronicle @CreweChronicle

38 TheGUIDE Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle New Vic’s Autumn season revealed T HEATRES across the area are now winding down their summer programme of events – but the New Vic has already announced its full autumn season. The theatre will produce two brand new productions, beginning with Maxine Peake’s Queens of the Coal Age, which takes centre-stage from September 7-29. It tells the story of four ordinary women who take a stand against the closure of Parkside Colliery. A powerful play full of Northern wit, Queens of the Coal Age continues the New Vic’s tradition of putting the voices of those within the coal mining community on stage. For Christmas, New Vic artistic director Theresa Heskins will adapt Kenneth Grahame’s classic family story, The Wind In The Willows. It will run from November 17 to January 26 and features all the familiar characters from the classic children’s story, including Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger. This beloved tale of adventure, courage and the value of friendship will be brought to life in the theatre’s trademark style and is a story all ages of family members can enjoy together. Alongside The Wind In The Willows, the New Vic will also produce Tale Trail to The Wind In The Willows - an immersive theatre experience for three to five-year-olds. Tale Trail will invite children and their families to journey into the world of this muchloved story on an adventure created especially for them. Completing the autumn season, a stellar line-up of onenight concerts is set to delight audiences. In his first solo concert in four years, Blur’s Graham Coxon brings his unique blend of ’60s pop psychedelia and folk to the theatre in-theround on Monday, September 17. A unique and intimate opportunity to see Graham perform solo and in-theround, this special concert will be a real treat for music fans. Pam Ayres takes to the stage on November 21, there is an Evening Shared with Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan on November 26-27 and Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders are also among the lineup on September 12. Full details about the New Vic’s autumn season are available from the theatre at newvictheatre.org.uk and via the box office on 01782 717962. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Forest fun for all family ●●Graham Coxon, from Blur, is on stage at the New Vic in September Top line-up for Bluedot ●●Connor and Coby Palin enjoyed finding the Gruffalo at Delamere Forest DELAMERE Forest has lots going on this summer, including their famous Gruffalo trail – perfect for the whole family. Children can take part in the Gruffalo orienteering trail, where they use a simple map to try and find 12 Gruffalo markers. Once they have found each marker, they need to answer the question in their Gruffalo orienteering leaflet. They will also find a Gruffalo sculpture along the route. The leaflet with certificate and course map is available to buy from the forest for £1.50. For more information, visit www.forestry.gov.uk/ gruffalo-orienteering Delamere Forest is also hosting a couple of fencing activity sessions in the forest on August 6. Sessions will run for 40 minutes and children aged four up to 12-years-old are welcome to join in. The sessions are in conjunction with the Forestry Commission England, who are offering a number of sessions in partnership with British Fencing and Premier at various woods across the country. ●●To book your place, visit info.premier-education.com/ fencing-in-the-forest ●●Last year’s Bluedot festival, held at Jodrell Bank This weekend will see Jodrell Bank play host to one of the biggest festivals around. Bluedot Festival sees music combined with the sciences for a weekend of entertainment and learning. And, with a line-up which includes the like of The Chemical Brothers and Richard Dawkins, thousands are expected this weekend (Friday, July 20). Event organiser Ben Robinson said the festival was going from strength to strength and this year looked to set to be the best yet. He said: “Music and science are very different worlds, but they are coming together and they work together. This is a festival for people who are inquisitive and who want to know how things work. “I think we have been able to create a community feel at the festival and people are not just there to be popular, they have sought it out and they want to be around people with similar interests.” He added: “This year’s line-up is perfect for me, I grew up on guitar music and Flaming Lips are one of the best bands I have ever seen.” ●●Weekend tickets are still available, priced at £175, and can be found on the website www.discoverthebluedot.com/tickets

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 39 TheGUIDE Crewe TODAY (Wednesday, JULY 18) Yoga with Rick Calligaro, Brittles Pavilion, 7.30-9pm. Line Dancing, Coppenhall Working Mens Club, North Street, 7.30-8.20pm (beginners) 8.20-10.30pm (Intermediate) tel. 07739 352209 Zumba Circuit Training, New Life Centre, Fuller Drive, Wistaston, 6.30pm, tel. 663958. Card Making Class, Georges Community Centre, West Street, 1-3pm, tel. 580566. Coffee Morning, Crewe Spiritualist Church, Adelaide Street, 9.30am-noon. Evening of Mediumship, Crewe Spiritualist Church, Adelaide Street, 7.30-9pm. Judo, Georges Community Centre, 7-9pm, tel. 580566. Zumba Dance Fitness, South Cheshire College, 6.30-7.30pm, tel. 663958. Zumba Fitness, Sir William Stanier Leisure Centre, Coronation Street, 6-7pm, tel. 651984. Prize Bingo, Crosville Club, 8pm, tel. 255076. DanceBasics Ballroom and Latin Classes for Children, St Mary’s Church Hall, Wistaston, Beginners 5.30pm, Improvers session, 6.15pm, tel. 669084. TOMORROW (Thursday, JULY 19) Zumba with creche, Willaston Social Club, tel. 9.30am, Open Circle, Crewe Spiritualist Church, Adelaide Street, 7.15-9pm. Yoga, Wistaston Memorial Hall, 2-3pm, tel. 625042. Crewe Photographic Society, Crewe Library, 7.30pm, tel. 569721. Zumba Dance Fitness, Wistaston Memorial Hall, 6pm, tel. 663958. Crewe Dance Club, Modern Sequence and Ballroom, Coppenhall Working Men’s Club, North Street, 7.45pm, tel. 568528 or 568575. Coffee Morning, Union Street Baptist Church, 10.30am-noon, tel. 652151. DanceBasics Ballroom and Latin Classes for Absolute Beginners, St Mary’s Church Hall, Wistaston, 7.30pm, Improvers session, 8.15pm, Practice, 9pm, tel. 669084. SATURDAY Zumba Circuit Training, New Life Centre, Fuller Drive, Wistaston, 10.30am, tel. 663958. DanceBasics Ballroom and Latin Classes for Children, St Mary’s Church Hall, Wistaston, 10am, tel. 669084. Strictly Ballroom Children’s Classes, St Mary’s Church, Wistaston, 10-11am, tel. 669084. SUNDAY Zumba Dance Fitness, Wistaston Memorial Hall, 6.15pm, tel. 663958. Divine Service, Crewe Spiritualist Church, Adelaide Street, 6.30-8pm. MONDAY Zumba Circuit Training, New Life Centre, Fuller Drive, Wistaston, 7.45pm, tel. 663958. Zumba For Beginners, New Life Centre, Fuller Drive, Wistaston, 9.45m, tel. 663958. Zumba Fitness, St Mary’s Church Hall, Wistaston, 6-7pm, tel. 663958. Zumba Fitness, Ruskin Sports College, 8pm, tel. 663958. DanceBasics Ballroom and Latin Classes for Beginners, St Mary’s Church Hall, Wistaston, 7.30pm, Improvers session, 8.15pm, Practice, 9pm, tel. 669084. TUESDAY Bingo Night, Coppenhall Working Men’s Club, tel. 584144. Zumba Dance Fitness, St Mary’s Church Hall, Wistaston, 6-7pm, tel. 663958. Tickets on sale for spectacular stage version of War Horse ●●War Horse comes to the Regent Theatre in March next year TICKETS are now on sale for author Michael Morpurgo’s unforgettable theatrical event based on his beloved novel War Horse, which will return to the Regent Theatre next year. War Horse last visited Stoke-on- Trent in 2014, when it was the Regent Theatre’s most successful show ever, with over 30,000 people visiting the theatre. It returns from Wednesday, March 27 – Saturday, April 6. War Horse is the remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship, about a young boy called Albert and his horse, Joey. It Nantwich TODAY (Wednesday) 50+ Club, Nantwich Civic Hall, 10am-12pm Sequence Tea Dance, Nantwich Civic Hall, 1.15-3.45pm AC Fusion Dance, Nantwich Civic Hall, 7-10.30pm Ashtanga Yoga with Rick Calligaro, St Mary’s Parish Hall, 10-11.30am. Relaxing and Healing Yoga, St Mary’s Parish Rooms, 10-11.30am, tel. 625042. Ashtanga Style Yoga, St Mary’s Parish Rooms, 7.30-9pm, tel. 625042. Tomorrow (THURSDAY) Social Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing, Nantwich Civic Hall, 7.45-10.30pm Table Tennis, Worleston Village Hall Beginners Yoga, St Mary’s Parish Rooms, 7.30-9pm, tel. 625042. Zumba Dance Fitness, Highfields Primary School, Cumberland Avenue, 7.40-8.40pm, tel. 663958. FRIDAY Wyche Duplicate Bridge Club, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 7pm, tel. 01270 629577 Story Time for Under-Fives, Nantwich Library, 10.30am, tel. 375360. SATURDAY Toddler Dance, Stapeley Community Centre, 9.15am, £4, tel. 07973 479471. is set against the backdrop of the First World War and is the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history. It features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping horses to life on stage. Michael Morpurgo said: “After a few months rest, out at pasture, Joey, the War Horse and his great team from the National Theatre, are touring the UK again, taking their show all over the country, to towns and cities, many of them places War Horse has not been ZumbAtomic (Kids Zumba), Stapeley Community Centre, 10am, tel. 07973 479471. MONDAY Art Club, Wybunbury Village Hall, 9.30am-12.30pm, tel. 509814. Ashtanga Yoga with Rick Calligaro, St Mary’s Parish Hall, 9.30-10.30am. Ashtanga Yoga with Rick Calligaro, St Mary’s Parish Hall, 7.45-9.15pm. DAB Rhythm Bollywood, Street & African Dance Classes, Civic Hall, 7-8pm, tel. 522277. Zumba with Sara, Malbank School, Welsh Row, 7.30pm, tel. 07976 087949. TUESDAY Ashtanga Yoga with Rick Calligaro, St John’s Methodist Church, Willaston, 7.30-9pm Short Mat Bowls, Nantwich Civic Hall 10am-12pm Table Tennis, Nantwich Civic Hall, 1.30-4.30pm Ceroc, Nantwich Civic Hall, 7.45-11pm Toddler dance, Martial Arts Centre, 10.30am, Baby Sign, Martial Arts Centre, 11am, all tel. 07973 479471. Zumba Fitness, Brine Leas High, Audlem Road, 8pm, tel. 663958. Sandbach TODAY Sequence dancing, Church Lawton seen before. I am so pleased this is happening; that so many more people will have the chance to enjoy this unique theatrical event. Steady boy, steady Joey. “Trot on.” War Horse, which has been seen by over 7m people worldwide, completed its record-breaking eightyear London run at the New London Theatre in March, 2016. It has won 25 awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway. ●●Tickets are avavilable by calling 0844 871 7649 or visiting www. atgtickets.com/stoke Memorial hall, 7.30-10pm. Includes some tuition. Live music once a month, tel. 01270 768321. Dancercise, Sandbach Cricket Club, Hind Heath Road, 7.30- 8.30pm, tel. 01606 832703. FRIDAY WeightWatchers, Wheelock Methodist Church, 10am, tel. 01606 558828. MONDAY Aquarius Swim Club, Sandbach School Swimming pool, 7-8pm, tel. 07746 425434. TUESDAY Sandbach Folk Dance Club, Rode Heath Village Hall (alternate Tuesdays), 8.30-10.30pm, tel. 764685 or 765775 Middlewich TODAY Body Control Pilates, Wych Centre, Civic Way, 9.30-10.30am, tel. 01477 532556. TOMORROW Middlewich Singers, The Institute, Queen Street, 8pm, tel. 01606 833771. Dancercise, Middlewich High School Drama Studio, 7.15- 8.15pm, tel. 01606 832703. MONDAY Bingo, Bembridge Court, 7pm, tel. 01606 835552. pubsandgigs in association with crewegigs.com TODAY Open Mic Night @ The Red Lion Winsford, Open Mic Night @ The Raven Crewe, Acoustic Open Mic Night @ The Railway Inn Alsager TOMORROW Jam Night @ The Railway Nantwich, Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar Nantwich, 12-2pm FRIDAY Dave Lee Vaughan @ The Flying Lady Crewe, 7 Deadly Sins @ The White Horse Nantwich, Step Mutha Humbucker @ The Raven Crewe, The Burt’s Gone Buskin’ @ Albert’s Corner Crewe, Byte @ The Cosey Club Haslington, Gambler @ The Railway Nantwich, Bobby Dazzler @ The Railway Inn Alsager, DBS with Andy Scott @ The Red Lion Winsford SATURDAY Glory Days @ The Box Crewe, The Jem @ Shavington Club Shavington, The Start @ The Rising Sun Vaults Crewe, The Dans @ The White Horse Nantwich, Vavoom! @ The Railway Nantwich, Pink Cadillac @ The Raven Crewe, Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar Nantwich, Tumblin’ Dice @ The Cosey Club Haslington, Cheshire Folk Music Session and Singaround @ The King’s Lock Middlewich, Elvis by Jason Dale @ The Linley Tavern Alsager, Marie Lowrie @ The White Lion (Ford Lane) Crewe SUNDAY McNulty’s Ghost @ The White Horse Nantwich, NSS Band @ The Raven Crewe, Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar Nantwich, Mark D’Lacey @ The Woodside Crewe MONDAY Robert Wootton @ Crown Hotel Bar Nantwich TUESDAY Jam Session @ The Red Lion Winsford, The Norfolk Mountain Rescue Team Acoustic Session @ Black Lion Nantwich Dancercise, Middlewich High Drama Studio, 7.15-8.15pm, tel. 01606 832703. TUESDAY Sequence Dancing, Royal British Legion Club, 8pm, tel. 01606 833994. Alsager TODAY Line dancing, Christchurch Hall, Church Road, 1.45-3pm, tel. 01782 722298. DanceBasics Ballroom and Latin Classes for Absolute Beginners, Civic Hall, 7.30pm, tel. 669084. TOMORROW Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing, Civic Centre, 8-10.30pm, £4 entry, tel. 07980 636274. Ceroc Modern Jive, Civic Centre, 8-10.30pm, Beginners Welcome, tel. 01782 619456. Strictly Ballroom & Latin Dancing, Christ Church Village Hall, Church Road, 2-4pm, tel.01606 860921. FRIDAY Pilates for Beginners, Scholar Green Village Hall, 8.30-9.30am, tel. 07926 262625. MONDAY Charlottes’ville Linedancing, Civic Centre, Beginners Class 6.30-7.30pm, Intermediates 8-10pm, tel. 01782 722298. crewechronicle.co.uk/whats-on www.facebook.com/crewechronicle @CreweChronicle

40 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle getaway IT’S not every day that you’re grilled by the CIA. Or put under the heat of the FBI. But far from being under suspicion in the world of international espionage, or getting the once-over in Washington DC’s famous J Edgar Hoover Building, this experience is a delectable delight. The CIA in question is the Culinary Institute of America, the training centre for many of tomorrow’s top chefs. And the FBI is the Food and Beverage Institute, which speaks for itself. Someone, somewhere, has a great sense of humour – and top marks for publicity skills too. The foodie version of the CIA is based in New York State’s beautiful Hudson Valley, less than two hours north of New York City itself. Or, to keep on theme, the ‘Big Apple.’ You can get there by train, starting with the wonderful experience of Grand Central Station, with all its arches, tracks, bustling concourses, markets and food stations. The journey is almost straight north, with panoramic views of the Hudson River as you zip along to a place called Poughkeepsie. Then a taxi will take you on to the CIA. Better still, hire a car and enjoy a few days in the Valley to see all the attractions of Old America that are on offer. The 18th Century buildings of the Revolutionary period are in abundance; the 19th and 20th-Century mansions of the rich and famous are there too – those of the Roosevelts and Vanderbilts are not to be missed – and the scenery is spectacular. But to wrap up with the CIA, the institute is the pinnacle of culinary achievement, and is open for tours. It has four fully operational restaurants where the visitor can book in for a top-class meal, prepared and served by students, under the watchful eye of their tutors. The aim is to cover costs, so three-course meals come in at around £40, plus generous tip of course, and just £5 for a bookedin tour, escorted by a keen and knowledgable student. The three-year course is carefully crafted to cover cooking, serving and business skills. It has paid internships in the restaurants, and three career fairs each year, with 400 potential employers arriving to recruit the students. It’s a win-win situation. The Hudson Valley was a divine inspiration to an art movement that gave a young America a massive confidence boost. It’s just as inspiring today. Familiar names and places trip off the tongue, such as Rip Van Winkle Bridge across the mighty Hudson, which flows north to south from upstate New York to Manhattan. Rip Van Winkle was one of the LINDSAY SUTTON visits West Point while on manoeuvres in New york state’s hudson valley Historic links: Part of the chain that blocked off the Hudson The home of artist Thomas Cole The grave of Washington Irving most popular short stories by author Washington Irvine, who also penned The Story of Sleepy Hollow, which is the place in which he is buried in Tarrytown. Apparently, he enjoyed something akin to rock star status in his day. Thousands attended his funeral. Also buried there is Scottish steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, whose grave is marked by a simple Celtic cross, unlike the lavish memorial to William Rockefeller and his Standard Oil partner John Archibald. Another tycoon, railroad ‘robber baron’ Jay Gould lived on the Hudson in a fascinating Gilded Age mansion. The main New York railway line went past his property, but since it was owned by a rival, he sailed down the Hudson to his Manhattan office in a private yacht rather than pay a fare to his adversary. Next up is America’s most famous military academy, West Point. It’s a tourist hotspot, commanding an imposing position over a bend in the Hudson, where ‘The Great Chain’ was hung across during the American Revolution, to stop British ships moving inland. It’s museum has George Washington’s pistols and Napoleon’s sword and great military figures learned their craft here, such as Civil War generals Ulysses Grant and Robert E Lee, right up to World War Two heroes Dwight D Eisenhower and Omar Bradley. Up from Poughkeepsie is the Hyde Famous author Washington Irving served as the U.S’s ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846 need to know ■■Lindsay Suttonflew with United Airlines from Manchester to Newark for £360. London Heathrow to Newark is also available. See united.com ■■Accommodation at Sheraton, Tarrytown, was £126 per night (sheraton tarrytown.com); at historic Thayer Hotel, West Point, it was £142 (thethayerhotel. com; at the Beekman Arms at Rhinebeck, it was £185 (beekmandelamaterinn.com). ■■For further infomation see iloveny.com; visitnewyork state.net; visittheusa.co.uk The view across the Hudson river to West Point Park home of the man credited with saving America from America itself, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his wife Eleanor, a major force in her own right. You can even see the very chair from which FDR broadcast his reassuring fireside chats to the nation during the grim times of the Great Depression in the 1930s. The house, grounds and the library are must-visit places. In the nearby Catskill Mountains is the home of Thomas Cole, founder of the hugely influential Hudson River School of Art during the 1830s and 40s. Depicting the awe-inspiring wilderness, it was the first time America had asserted its sense of identity. On every front, it’s worth travelling the hundred miles or so north of hectic New York City. It really is a breath of fresh air. The Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse in Tarrytown

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 41 Weekly Puzzles General Knowledge Quiz 1. Which city became France’s capital for four days in WW2? A Nice B Nantes C Tours D Orleans 2. Which element has the symbol Ar? A Argon B Arsenic C Astatine D Americium 3. Which giant planet takes around 165 earth years to orbit the sun? A Neptune B Saturn C Uranus D Mars 4. Which metric unit of volume is equal to one cubic decimetre? A Two Litres B Ten Litres C A Litre D Half a Litre 5. Which horror actor was born William Henry Pratt? A Christopher Lee B Barry Andrews C Timothy Spall D Boris Karloff 6. Which historical event of 1666 is commemorated by the Monument? A The Fire of London B The Bubonic Plague C The Death of Oliver Cromwell D The Restoration of the Monarchy WORDWHEEL Find as many words as possible using the letters in the wheel. Each must use the hub letter and at least 3 others. Letters may be used only N once. You cannot use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. There is at least one 9-letter word to be found. LADDER H R I M A O C A Using the clues provided, fill in each step of the ladder with a new word, changing one letter at a time. Singer Jorja Smith See Question 15 7. Who played Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army? A Ian Lavender B Clive Dunn C John Les Meurier D Arthur Lowe 8. The Ringgit is which country’s currency? A China B Malaysia C Japan D Thailand 9. In what country was the mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary born? A England B Australia C New Zealand D Scotland 10. Which French-born British author wrote Cautionary Tales? A Jean Racine B Hilaire Belloc C Jules Verne D Eugene Brieux CODEWORD This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. 11. Which 7th century BC Athenian lawgiver was famous for his severe code of laws? A Draco B Taco C Paco D Craco 12. Which German composer wrote A German Requiem and the Alto Rhapsody? A Strauss B Beethoven C Brahms D Wagner 13. In which year was Bob Geldof awarded an honorary knighthood? A 1976 B 1996 C 2000 D 1986 14. Which Rugby Union team defeated Sale 9-3 to win the 1997 Pilkington Cup Final? A Gloucester B Moseley C Leicester D Bedford 15. What is the title of the recently-released debut album from British singer Jorja Smith? A Truth & Lies B Us & Them C Lost & Found D Love & Lust WORDWISE The word may sound familiar but do you know what it means? TWANKAY A Sharp flavour B Kind of green tea C Local dialect SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS 6. Late tributes to somebody coming from the wars! (7) 7 & 9 Ac. Could they be the barriers between political factions? (5-5) 9. See 7 Across 10. Daily record at the sawmill? (3,4) 12. A man with unbelievable relations! (11) 14. He displays an advertisement for William’s watch (4,7) 18. Strike another match (7) 19. Could possibly be synonymous with power (5) 21. Young attendants used by bookmakers (5) 22. One who will produce handmade predictions (7) MIRROR IMAGE Which of the shapes below is an exact mirror image of the shape on the right? A C B D DOWN 1. Put your weight on a rung of the ladder (5) 2. Plaque that shows a different battle (6) 3. No-one who is brazen will be cast! (3) 4. A jagged point will get the Spanish fish (6) 5. Swimming movements for oarsmen! (7) 8 & 20 Dn. Get in touch with the fellow - he’s an intermediary (7,3) 11. See 17 Down 13. According to the letter, it’s illuminated with real variation (7) 15. He conducts the German songs we hear (6) 16. This is quite a problem - give me a gin well mixed (6) 17 & 11Dn. Could they be authors of ‘The Wraith’ and ‘The Phantom Spirit’? (5,7) 20. See 8 Down Filter Sediment Condiment Brewing grain Shopping gallery SOFT BALL A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 O L 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Wordwise B. Kind of green tea Codeword 1=N, 2=F, 3=Y, 4=M, 5=O, 6=Z, 7=R, 8=L, 9=V, 10=E, 11=B, 12=G, 13=T, 14=P, 15=W, 16=U, 17=K, 18=J, 19=S, 20=D, 21=A, 22=H, 23=I, 24=X, 25=C, 26=Q Ladder Soft, Sift, Silt, Salt, Malt, Mall, Ball. Wordwheel HARMONICA How you rate: 15 words - average; 25 words - good; 35 words - very good; 40 or more - excellent. Mirror Image D Cryptic Crossword Across: 6 Wreaths; 7 Party; 9 Walls; 10 Log book; 12 Storyteller; 14 Bill sticker; 18 Remarry; 19 Might; 21 Pages; 22 Palmist. Down: 1 Tread; 2 Tablet; 3 Shy; 4 Barbel; 5 Strokes; 8 Contact; 11 Writers; 13 Literal; 15 Leader; 16 Enigma; 17 Ghost; 20 Man. General Knowledge Quiz 1 C; 2 A; 3 A; 4 C; 5 D; 6 A, 7 D; 8 B; 9 C; 10 B; 11 A; 12 C; 13 D; 14 C; 15 C.

42 Wednesday, July 18, 2018Chronicle CHESHIRE CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW Inc. NW Morris Minor Day 400+ vintage, classic & modern classic vehicles Sunday 22 July 10am – 4pm Adult £8, Child (7–14) £3 Capesthorne Hall WWW.CLASSICSHOWS.ORG | 01484 667776 CHESHIRE DARTS OPEN 2018 COMES TO CREWE!! This year’s Cheshire Open 2018 will be heading to Coppenhall Working Men’s Club in Crewe for the first time in over 20 years! The Cheshire Darts Organisation recently moved venues from Northwich to Crewe last year and will be hosting their first Major Open supported by the great team from the Coppenhall Club. The Cheshire Open has seen many great players accomplish so much over recent years, from both Men’s and Ladies events. Last year saw Kyle Anderson record a 9 Darter in the 1st Round, a feat we hope will be repeated. This year will see young PDC Star Nathan Aspinall, from Stockport, far as Cumbria and the Midlands, for the Cheshire Open Shield. With entries coming in hot, we’ll see the likes of former World Finalist and PDC Star Andy Hamilton, former 2x Cheshire Open Champion Stuart Kellett, PDC’s John Bowles, 2x World Champion, the Count, Ted Hankey and even the Crewe Legend himself, the most capped player in Cheshire’s History, Peter Boughey, all compete to claim the £1,000.00 prize fund and become the Cheshire Open Champion 2018. The Ladies Event will also be played with a £500.00 first prize fund on offer. We’ll be seeing Australia’s Number 1 Corrine Hammond, World Number 1 Deta Hedman and England Internationals Lorraine Winstanley & Sarah Roberts in the mix to challenge for this year’s Ladies Open. This event is open for the public to come and watch. The event is played in the Main Hall at Coppenhall Club, with 14 boards in operation and a Main Stage Board for the finals. Saturday 21st - Ladies Open, Men’s Money In Money Out Singles & Pairs Events. Sunday 22nd - Main Cheshire Open. Doors open from 9.30am both days and entry is free to the public. return to defend his title and win the £1,000.00 1st the reigning 2x Champion and 3x Ladies World prize on offer. He’ll be challenged in a field of over Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova defend her If you wish to enter the event, you can do so by visiting www.cheshiredarts.co.uk 100 players travelling from all over the North West, some even coming as title, 3x World Champion and Former Cheshire Open Champion Lisa Ashton, and enter via PayPal, or turn up and enter on the day. Full details are on the website. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT PHIL TAYLOR Tel: 01270 584144 103 North St, Crewe, CW1 4NJ CHESHIRE DARTS ORGANISATION www.cheshiredarts.co.uk TOE TO THE OCHEY STARTS 11AM, DOORS OPEN 9.30AM INTRODUCING THE FIRST CHESHIRE OPEN AT COPPENHALL CLUB, THIS WEEKEND. SATURDAY 21 ST JULY LADIES OPEN, MENS MONEY IN MONEY OUT SINGLES & PAIRS EVENTS ON SUNDAY 22 ND JULY MAIN CHESHIRE OPEN The Event is open to the public to come and watch, FREE admission. ANASTASIA TED HANKEY ANDY HAMILTON

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 43 DEBBIE-DOES DALLAS £20 Aduldvds cult 1970s classics taboo £20,the dev- l in miss Jones £20, behind the green door £20,deep th- - - - - £20,the ope-ing of misty beetoven £20 07434710826 T-34 TANK BOXED BRAND NEW Interactive cd-rom contemporary film footage + loads of extras £5,Sherman M4 tank interactive cd-rom + loads of extras boxed brand new £5 07434710826 BASIC INSTINCT 1 £5, BASIC INSTINCT 2 £5 Ero-ic films, stritease £5, showgir-s £5 manhandlers £5, lessons in lus- £5 the nurse £5,girls and £5 07486095007 MUHAMMAD-ALI GOLD PLATED Picture coin/medal,I'm the greatest ,boxing legend £20, Muhammad Ali championship ring £20 07486095007 ROLLING-STONES GOLD PLATED Picture coin/medal with all rolling stones on, group emblem on back £20 unseen photos mag+ large poster £10 07486095007 ELVIS-PRESLEY SIGNATURE GOLD Plated picture coin medal with king of rock n roll on £20,Elvis ring £20 07486095007 BOXED SETS £5 EACH Resident evil,rocky,Rambo, die hard, mission impossible,back to the future More boxed sets £5 07486095007 TITANIC-100TH ANNIVERSARY Ship picture gold layered bullion bar £20, Titanic coins £20,titanic dvd film £5 07486095007 LEATHER LOUNG SWIVEL CHAIR Brown leather chrome base swivel chair widnes £99.00 01512081631 or 07934997359 2 SMALL DRAWERS 4 sets of 2 drawers in oak veneer excellent condition Will sell separately for £20 per set or all for £60 0151 420 3323 LIE WITH ME £5 Eroic films,talk naugh-y to me £5, behind closed doors £5,la nurses £5, sensations £5,wet £5 07486095007 FIFTY-SHADES-OF GREY £5, Ero-ic films, fifty shades darker £10, fifty shades uncovered £10,fifty shades freed £10 07486095007 FAWLTY-TOWERS C O M P L E T E - COLLECTION All 12 episodes plus loads of extras included in boxed set £10 07486095007 BAND-OF-BROTHERS BOXED-SET 6 xdvds,us army mini-series plus loads of extras £10 07486095007 BUILT-IN FRIDGE White built-in fridge excellent condition 6 months old £90 0151 420 3323 BEATLES-GOLD PLATED Picture coin medal with all 4 Beatles on £20,Beatles dvds,cds £5 07486095007 OAK VENEER DRESSING TABLE Four drawers and jewellery space excellent condition £70 0151 420 3323 VIXEN RUSS MEYER £10 Adul-dvd films ,ultra vixens £10, beneath the valley of the ultra vixens £10 07486095007 Q U E N T I N TARANTINO 6 X DVDS SET 3 great films plus loads of extras £7 07486095007 LARGE SET OF DRAWERS 4 large and 2 small drawers in oak veneer excellent condition £60 0151 420 3323 NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 1 TO 7 All 7 nightmare on elm Street films,+ loads of extras £10 07486095007 ADUL-DVDS 7 x assorted dvds,+ 5 free dvds,12 brand new dvds in total £49 07486095007 DVD-FILMS,MUSIC DVDS,CDS Boxed sets etc,any film or cd from £2 07486095007 ALFRED-HITCHOCK COLLECTION 14 X classic dvd films + extras £20 07486095007 LETHAL-WEAPON MEL GIBSON All 4 films plus loads of extras £5 07486095007 CARAVAN AWNING 16ftx7ft vgc £75 07949642830 ALIEN-9XDVDS All alien films plus loads of extras £10 07486095007 OLD TOYS WANTED Cash paid for Action Man, Star Wars, Meccano, Dinky, Diecast, Tinplate, Plastic or Railway. 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Hand reared parrots also available 07756 878271 STAIRLIFTS NEW £1245 CURVED £2795 FREEPHONE Real Wood Venetian Company 4 Wood Venetians from £199 7 Verticals from £99 7 Rollers from £99 Discounts for OAPs 0333 2004255 Market Street Factory Blinds WE MANUFACTURE ALL OUR BLINDS IN-HOUSE 7 Verticals from only £99.00 Wooden Venetian Specialists FREE Same Day Discounts for Measuring & Next Day Fit Senior Citizens 6 Rollers from only £99.00 01270 419029 Open 7 Days a Week 8am-10pm MICROSTART COMPUTER SERVICES Home or Office Visit no problem No call out charge NEW & USED SYSTEMS UPGRADES REPAIRS SERVICING Phone: 01270 254875 www. microstartcomputers.com CASH PAID FOR MOBILITY SCOOTERS, POWERCHAIRS, HOISTS, RAMPS ETC TELEPHONE WHEELCARE 01270 878309 BLACK FRIDGE FREEZER Kenwood F/F fridge freezer H69 W22 D22inches, excellent condition. £100 07858259141 or 07855597649 HOTPOINT UPRIGHT FREEZER with work top good clean condition £60 01270524579 Oak Double Wardrobe and Desk/Dressing Table Light Oak (not veneer) Double Wardrobe Width 97cm, Depth 56cm, Height 192 cm. £100 Matching Desk/Dressing Table Width 120cm ,Depth 40cm, Height 75cm. £50. 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44 Wednesday, July 18, 2018Chronicle WANTED LP's, Records & music cassette tapes wanted Personal collections, Small / large inherited collections, attic/loft finds or house clearances. 1960s thru to present..... rock, heavy metal, pop, indie, dance, punk, folk, blues, reggae etc records and vinyl LP's bought, ... Rock/Punk/Heavy Metal Music Cassette Tapes now also wanted. Must be in good/excellent condition. Top prices paid. call 07778 804999 anytime WANTED WANTED MODEL RAILWAYS AND OLD TOYS Best CASH prices paid, by Private Collector, for your unwanted Trains, Planes & Diecast Models, HORNBY, DUBLO,BACHMANN, Farish, LIMA, TRIX, DINKY, CORGI ,etc, Any Gauge or size Layouts dismantled. 0151 353 0916 or 07974 116014 CASH FOR YOUR MODEL RAILWAYS Private collector, any type any age any amount. HORNBY, BACHMANN, LIMA, FARISH etc Tel - 07768 338333 / 01565 733020 WANTED OLD GUITAR AMPS Marshall, Vox, Selma, Hiwatt, Orange, fender etc.. From 1960's/70's. 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46 Wednesday, July 18, 2018Chronicle THE HELSBY AND ELTON PRACTICE PART TIME RECEPTIONIST/ADMIN POSITION - 16.5 HOURS PER WEEK (3 x 5.5 hour sessions am and pm) Required in this friendly and well run Medical Practice. Surgery hrs 08.00 - 18.30 Actual days/hours will be discussed at interview Pay £8.00 per hour with salary review following six months probation Extra hours may also be required to cover holiday and absence where necessary Previous experience preferred but not essential. This role requires IT, administrative and communication skills Please send CV and covering letter to: Sue Dodds - Reception Manager susan.dodds2@nhs.net OR Helsby Health Centre, Lower Robin Hood Lane Helsby Health Centre WA6 0BW Tele: 01928 723676 Closing Date: Friday 20th July 2018 MF E W CV

PROPERTY &LIVING TENNIS ANYONE? BEFORE Andy Murray came to dominate British tennis, keen fans of the sport may remember that the nation’s gaze was fixed with hopeful determination on another promising player, the famously nice Tim Henman. During the late 1990s and beyond the then No.1 British seed carried the nation’s hopes of a Wimbledon winner when he reached the semifinals of a clutch of Grand Slam competitions including several at Wimbledon, although he never made it to a final. His considerable success on the international stage was down in part to coaching by another English hopeful, Nick Brown. Brown, who for a time was also the British No.2, is one of the sport’s backroom titans. Having originally been a young hopeful, he quit the circuit to become a coach at the David Lloyd centre in London. He did enjoy his ‘15-games of glory’ when in 1991 he came out of retirement and beat Goran Ivaniševic at Wimbledon, much to the delight of the centre court crowds. At the time this also made him the first Brit to beat a seeded player at Wimbledon. Brown, who lives near Cambridge within the village of Little Abington, is now selling his family home for £2 million. It’s a six-bedroom former vicarage with a converted stables-cum-annexe, outdoor swimming pool, two reception rooms, sauna, former dairy that’s now a pantry and grounds extending to 2.5 acres. It also features, as you might expect, a hard tennis court. More information from Cheffins.co.uk

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56 Wednesday, July 18, 2018Chronicle MOTORS NEW CAR REVIEW Peugeot 508 #THELATESTNEWS Smooth, suave and sophisticated PEUGEOT is about to launch a new 508 flagship sporty looking coupe-cum-hatch and it is good enough to rival anything from the German big hitters. Targeting business users in particular, the new model will be on the road later in the year with prices ranging from £25,000 to £37,400. Packed with kit including a segment first with night vision available on top grade models the new 508 is up with the likes of the Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 Series. It also drives in superlative fashion and comes with the choice of five engines, two petrol and three diesels with power outputs ranging from 130 to a healthy 225bhp. Most are mated to Peugeot’s eight speed electronic automatic gearbox and only the 1.5-litre BlueHDi diesel is available as a six-speed manual. Sitting lower than the current model the new 508 is also some three inches shorter and more than an inch wider and with coupe-like styling it is a very good looking car. The stylish effect is compounded with frameless door windows, LED running lights and indicators which run in a strip curving down from the headlamps and a rear end that features a delightful light display that appears to run the width of the car. Stylish it is but that has done nothing to diminish its practicality and not only is by: email: CHRIS RUSSON motors@trinitymirror.com it roomy inside but boot space under the high opening and powered hatch ranges from 487 litres to a maximum of 1,537 litres with the rear seats down. We have just tried two versions of the new 508 in top but two GT Line trim and powered by a 2.0-litre diesel and a 1.6-litre turbo petrol PureTech engine, both developing 180bhp. Neither was lacking and on the performance front there is little between the two with both having a top speed of 143mph and a 0 to 60 acceleration of 7.9 seconds for the petrol and 8.4 for the diesel. On paper the real difference is with fuel economy which is rated at 62.8mpg for the diesel and 51.4 for the petrol with respective emissions of 120 and 125g/km. However, we saw an average of just 34 to the gallon for the diesel and just 24mpg for the petrol on runs around the French Riviera. Both cars were fitted with adaptive suspension – a £1,000 option on GT Line but standard fit on the higher grade GT and First Edition models – which worked well and the car handled in quite sublime fashion. Good, precise steering was responsive and accurate and allowed for some sporty driving using the variable drive modes which also include an eco setting as well as paddle shifters for the auto box. There is plenty to set the new 508 apart and the flair for design continues inside with Peugeot’s high end i-Cockpit as standard on all but the base model. A bank of piano keys below the 10-inch high definition colour touchscreen in the centre of the dash give easy access to system settings and below those are haptic buttons for the heated seats, heated rear window and the like. It’s all very sensibly laid out, simple to use and the instrument panel ahead of the driver can be configured in a variety of ways with displays ranging from conventional dials to sat nav information or the night vision system which highlights objects in the dark that could be hidden. That’s another option at £1,300 on GT Line and GT models but is again standard fit on the fully-loaded First Edition cars. The two 508 GT Line models we tried were priced from £31,200 for the PureTech and £31,050 for the 2.0-litre diesel and for what you get for the money that’s competitive compared to the German alternatives. All versions of the 508 come with sat nav, starter button ignition and an electronic parking brake while standard safety features include automatic emergency braking. GT Line additions include upgrades to the interior, wireless phone charging on top of a reversing camera. They also sit on 18-inch wheels and come with a studdedeffect front grille which really sets the car off. Adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist were further options but these are standard on the models higher in the range as is a Focal audio system. An estate model will follow and that’s equally stylish while a plug-in hybrid powertrain with an EV range of just over 30 miles will be launched next year. All in all the new 508 is a suave, stylish and sophisticated – a fine alternative to anything else in this league. Whether it carries the right badge for bragging rights is a different matter but alongside Peugeot’s new generation of SUVs the 508 is another example of the brand’s move upmarket and part of its mission statement to become the finest ‘mid-to-high end generalist car maker’. Can it cut it? Honda hopes to smash high-speed record with Mean Mower V2 CUTTING your grass while travelling at more than 150mph may sound like a pipe dream - and perhaps a bit impractical - but Honda’s latest creation could make it possible. This is the Mean Mower V2 - a lawn mower let entirely off the hooks. Developed in conjunction with motorsport firm and Honda British Touring Car Championship partner Team Dynamics, this grass-cutter boasts features you’d regularly associate with performance motoring. Based - admittedly very vaguely - on the Japanese manufacturer’s HF 2622, the machine is powered by a 999cc Fireblade motorbike engine, which is coupled to a six-speed gearbox and produces “in excess of” 190bhp. Also taken from the Fireblade are the clutch, ECU and LCD display in front of the rider. As the V2 moniker suggests, this isn’t the first Mean Mower from Honda. The original was revealed in 2013 and achieved an at-thetime record top speed of 116.575mph - since surpassed by Norwegian tuning firm Viking, which managed 134mph. Dave Hodgetts, managing director of Honda UK, says: “The original Mean Mower was a great challenge for us and the result was an amazing machine. “This time, we have moved the game on considerably to build an incredible piece of We have moved the game on considerably to build an incredible piece of real engineering... Honda UK managing director Dan Hodgetts real engineering, using advanced design and production techniques and calling upon some very clever thinking to bring the performance and power but still retain the look of the production mower. “We’re in the testing phase now and everything is looking good, with a top speed of more than 150mph very much in our sights.” Not only is this one very powerful lawn mower, it’s extremely light too, with engineers predicting a power-toweight ratio of around 1,000bhp per tonne. For context, a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport produces 627bhp per tonne. It boasts a bespoke chassis made from T45 steel, which apparently improves durability and flexibility over a conventional mower frame - perhaps ideal, considering it doesn’t have any suspension. Piloting the V2 will be a real expert - Jess Hawkins, a 23-year-old go-kart racer who is currently starring as a stunt driver in the touring show, Fast & Furious Live. And how will Mean Mower V2 come to a stop once it hits its target? Well, fourpiston calliper brakes have been fitted to the front axle, with six-piston ones at the rear. Completing the package is a set of anodised gold alloy wheels wrapped in custom-made Hoosier racing tyres. It certainly brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘cutting edge’.

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Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 61 YOUR gaRDEN With Diarmuid Gavin Spring is the time for sowing seeds, especially annuals – those plants which germinate, flower and die all in the same year. However there is another category of plant – biennials – which can be sown in early to mid-summer. These plants take two years to complete their life cycle – sow now and they will germinate and form a rosette of leaves this year, followed by a spike of flowers next spring. The plant will then set seed and die in the autumn. Many of our most-loved flowers fall into this category, such as foxgloves, forget-me-nots, Queen Anne’s Lace, Sweet Williams and wallflowers. So if you’d like to see these in your garden next year, harvest or buy some seed now and get propagating. You won’t get the quick gratification that annuals provide, but with a little patience and dedication you will be rewarded with colourful and often fragrant flowers that both you, the bees and butterflies will enjoy. Here is my pick of the crop: Oenothera biennis, or evening primrose is a tall biennial that grows up to 1.5 metres with yellow flowers. These only open at night to release their fragrance – this is done to attract night-time pollinators such as moths. It’s a good choice for poor soil so long as it’s well drained and in the sunshine, and once you have it, it will self-seed happily, making it a great choice if you like an informal look in your garden. It’s hugely popular as a herbal remedy – the oil in the seeds contain fatty acids that are used to help with hormonal and other health issues. Digitalis because who doesn’t like a foxglove? Elegant spires covered in bell-shaped blossoms, and if you look closely, you will often see the hairy behind of a bumble bee buried within nuzzling away for nectar. The flowers form capsules – open these and you will see the plant’s tiny brown seeds inside. You can scatter these straight into the soil but you’ll need to be eagle-eyed when weeding Game of patience Nurture these biennials and then sit back for a super show of colour when they flower next year to avoid removing the subsequent seedlings. You can also propagate in seed modules or pots. Scatter on the surface of pre-wetted seed compost and don’t cover as they need the light to germinate. Lunaria annua, or Honesty is grown as much for its attractive purple flowers in spring as for its beautiful disc-shaped translucent silver pods – a florist’s favourite in their dried form. There’s also a lovely white variety ‘albiflora’. Sow well spaced in seed trays where they will take about a fortnight to germinate. You want to get them planted into their final flowering positions outside Dianthus Barbatus – Sweet William in September/October so they have time to establish roots. Dianthus barbatus, or Sweet William – like all members of the Dianthus family – it’s all about that delicious sweet clove scent. The Duchess of Cambridge included a white version in her wedding bouquet, which was a delightful romantic gesture to her new husband. Otherwise they come in bright pinks and reds and there’s a lovely dark variety called ‘Sooty’ with very dark ruby blossoms and chocolatecoloured foliage. Sow seeds in early summer and plant out to final positions either in autumn or next spring into fertile soil, adding some slow-release fertiliser to the planting hole. Sunshine is best for flower production and they make excellent cut flowers. Lunaria Annua – Honesty Echium pininana, or Giant Viper’s Bugloss is one of my favourite plants. It’s great for adding drama and excitement because it grows several metres tall. I have them growing at the front of the house where they happily self-seed. I’ve noticed they sometimes take an additional year to complete their life cycle – the middle year they gather their strength to send up these enormous spikes covered in violet blue flowers. I can think of no other plant that attracts the same amount of bees – the hum of the bees buzzing is the sound of summer for me! Echium Pininana – Giant Viper’s Bugloss Oenothera Biennis – evening primrose Digitalis – foxglove PLANT OF THE WEEK Penstemon ‘Garnet’ This is a jewel of a plant that sparkles – it’s laden with deep pink-red blossoms at the moment and should keep going until the beginning of autumn. It’s an easy care perennial that doesn’t need staking. It grows happily in sunshine or semi-shade, though it doesn’t like being flooded in winter. Deadhead by removing the spike of faded flowers and use liquid feed fortnightly to keep the display going. It’s hardy but in very cold places you could apply a mulch in winter. I’d leave the dead stems on over winter as a form of protection, then cut back to buds a couple of inches above ground in April. WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK ■■To help keep everything hydrated, use a basin in your kitchen sink and use the dishwater for your pots and containers. ■■It’s a good time to take softwood and semi-ripe cuttings – a great way to grow expensive plants such as Buxus. ■■Pinch out tomato shoots. Feed tomatoes, peppers and cucumber with high-potash fertiliser once fruits start to form. ■■Sow spring cabbage, turnips, fennel and autumn/winter salads. ■■Cherry, plum and peach trees can be pruned if needs be now – this is a job you can’t do in winter as there is a risk of silver leaf disease. ■■Stop climbing beans when they reach the tops of their stakes so they divert energy to cropping on sideshoots.

62 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle Leaders establish bigger margin DARTS Premier Division pacemakers LMR B’s 6-2 defeat of third-placed Cosey Club has taken them seven points clear at the top. Sole challengers Coppenhall Club C won 5-3 at Broughton Arms to head Cosey by a huge 15 points in the Crewe Oddies Club Open League. Bottom-placed White Lion A were whitewashed by visitors Vine A, while Darren Cooper’s win spared his team Express from a similar fate at King’s Arms A. Top chucker was Danny Ayres (LMR B) who won in 16 and 18 darts, while Dan Smith (Broughton) and Pete Doyle (White Lion A) also fired 16-darters – Doyle included a 180 in his. Patrick Lynskey (LMR B) hit a 17-darter and a 180, while Paul Blythe (Willaston Club) chucked a 19-darter and a 180 and team-mate Rob Paine bombed a ton checkout. Paul Taylor (Kings A) was another 19-dart ace, and further 180s came from LMR B duo Shaun Wilkinson and Paul Goodwin, Clive Lucking (Coppenhall Club B) and Melv Roberts (Oddies Club). Division One’s top four all won, with leading pair Swan & Chequers and Military Arms now on level points after beating bottom duo Nags Head A and Kings Arms B. Third-placed Eight Farmers’ 6-2 win at Pioneers Club was spearheaded by 18-darters from Paul Ralphs and Dave Wade – the latter ending his with a 116 kill. They had excellent back-up from Cliff Williams, who won with a brace of 19-darters. Raven’s 6-2 win at Hop Pole A saw father and son John and Tom Knibbs weigh in with 17 and 19-darters, while Fraser Cooper responded for Pole A with 19 and 20-dart legs. Andy Connell (Swan) included a 180 in an 18-darter and Jason Pointon’s 123 checkout saved Kings Arms B from being whitewashed. Division Two has new leaders in Coppenhall A after their whitewash of Brunel Arms B. Nick Bayliss (Foresters A) bombed an 18-dart leg, Ben Sheridan (Webb) fired a 113 finish and Russ Gott (Coppenhall Club C) hit a 180. Ian Fraser’s win prevented Horse Shoe from being blanked. Division Three toppers Duke of Bridgewater A whitewashed Dishers Club A to got seven points clear of Vine B, who were 5-3 winners over Flying Lady B. John Speed (Duke A) included a 180 in a sparkling 12-dart leg. In a basement battle, Crown were held 4-4 by Coach & Horses. Division 4 Darts sees White Lion FL B taking over at the top after they devastated bottom placed hosts Imperial by delivering a whitewash. Cheese Hall enjoyed a 6-2 win at Foresters B. Paul Jones (Cheese Hall) included a 180 in a 19-darter, while Jordan Bradley (Lion B) bombed a maximum. cricket Delight as Dabbers claim T20 crown NANTWICH have celebrated becoming Cheshire County League T20 champions thanks to a superb performance on finals day at Bramhall on Sunday. The Dabbers beat Neston by two wickets in the semi-final and then saw off the host side by 63 runs in the final to see captain Ray Doyle lift the Joseph Holt Brewery trophy. They have earned a spot in the area final of the ECB Vitality T20 Competition at Flixton CC on July 29. And the success capped yet another stunning weekend for the Whitehouse Lane club, who also closed the gap on ECB Premier leaders Timperley on Saturday and saw their 2nds win again to stay well clear in their league. But the T20 triumph was the highlight, and they did it in fine style. In the semi, Neston chose to bat first and were restricted to 125-6 as Oliver Freckingham returned 3-19. Nantwich scored steadily in reply, with opener Doyle (25) and Ryan Brown (22) scoring best as they reached 128-8 with time to spare. Doyle won the toss for the final, and backed his men to make first use. Steve Rimmer contributed 40, but it was Brown’s man-of-the-match-winning 74 that made the difference. It enabled his side to post 186-8 and set Bramhall a daunting target. And they never truly threatened it, 112: Feet at ‘five-to-one’ Something I’m always keen to see at the address position is a golfer’s feet pointing slightly outwards in what I call the ‘five-to-one’ position. In the first photograph we can see the top of the back-swing position achieved, but the lead foot is flared out far too much at set-up. This excessive ‘splayed out’ lead foot restricts the hip turn in the back-swing, and the lead knee ends up moving outwards rather than turning in and pointing at the ball. This will also restrict the amount of shoulder turn possible, and create a lack of weight transfer going into the trail side. In turn, this will cause a loss of power and lack of consistency. The second photo shows the desirable position, with both feet only slightly outwards. This allows shoulders and hips to turn correctly in the back-swing, and weight to move unhindered into the trail leg – as shown in the third photo. Also this five-to-one position will enable you to transfer your weight back to your lead side in the downswing, and unwind through to face the target – again unhindered by the position of the feet at the address position. ●●For information visit andylambgolf.com, email info@andylambgolf.com or call 07887 422140. ●●Nantwich CC are Cheshire T20 champions as Freckingham (3-13) and Luke Robinson (2-15) caught the eye. James Warrington, Shaneil Patel, Oliver Griffiths and Doyle picked up a wicket apiece, and Brown showed safe hands when taking two catches and stumping another two victims. On finals day, Dabbers will take on Flixton in the semi-final, with the winners going onto face Menai Bridge or Checkley. The previous day, Warrington (4-34) and Griffiths (4-15) impressed as Nantwich won a low-scoring game at Cheadle. Griffiths and Henry Dobson also picked up run-outs as the home side, who had chosen to bat first, found themselves 98ao. Rimmer opened the batting and set the tone with 40 and, although Brown (15) and Doyle (13) were next best, the visitors eased to 99-5 in under 25 overs. Timperley had to settle for a winning draw at Alderley Edge, so the gap was cut to 22 points. For the 2nds, Dave Ferris (4-18), Harry Newton (3-7) and George McCormick (3-16) skittled Macclesfield 2nds for 47. Then, McCormick (27no) and Adam Simpson (21no) powered Nantwich to 48-0 in 7.3 overs. Improve your golf with andy lamb An important point for your feet position ●●Andy Lamb demonstrates ‘Feet at five-to-one’ PGA Advanced Professional Andy Lamb has more than three decades of experience in helping golfers of all ages and abilities. 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Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 63 CREWE Vagrants are up to fourth in Division Three after a 67-run success at Hanford. Louis Bacon (53) and Nick Lange (41) starred as they posted 222ao. Then Martin Dawson (4-60) and Oliver Jarvis (2-28) took centre stage as the home side were 155ao in reply. SANDBACH battled to a 10-point return from a draw at Moddershall 2nds. The hosts set a massive target of 291-6ic (Jono Whalley 88, Ather Abid 3-59). Abid then scored 56 and Jack Kesteven hit 25no as Sandbach dug in for 186-8. Meanwhile, Elworth were left frustrated when they were held to a draw at Checkley on Saturday. Having been asked to bat first, they posted a commanding 258-6ic to put themselves in with a great chance of victory. But the home side, who sit two places above the sixth-placed Foxes in the North Staffs & South Cheshire Premier, proved a tough nut to crack as were 176-6 at the end. Elworth were awarded 12 points to Checkley’s eight. Club spokesman Ron Davies said: “It was hard work, this is a durable Checkley side who have only lost twice this season. “But we scored at 4.69-an-over to gain the five additional points for a winning draw, which maintains our position in sixth place.” Alex Banks (67) and Chris Regan (34), who had both played for the Cheshire development side in the week, impressed as Elworth made first use. Yasir Ali’s swift 49no, Raj Kumar’s 37 and Adnan Ghaus’ unbeaten 26 also contributed well to the side’s strong score. Chris Winter and Ghaus took two wickets each, but Nick Hunt (54no) was key as Checkley survived comfortably. Relegation fears deepened for BETLEY and WESTON as both lost in Division One. Rock-bottom Betley look doomed after a 10th defeat in 12 – despite a stirring effort against Eccleshall. James Price scored a magnificent unbeaten 137, which included a mammoth 20 fours and four maximums, and Steven Brierley hit 92 as they posted 298-3. But even that wasn’t quite enough, as the visitors replied with 300-8 (Raja Haider 112no, Tom Hibbert 56, Rohan Hesketh 3-66, Brierley 2-52). Third-bottom Weston lost by five wickets, after batting first and scoring 143ao (Usman Afzaal 40, Zia Ur Rehman 24). ●●Louis Bacon in action for Crewe Vagrants Mohammed Kaleem took 2-27 but hosts Moddershall won with 147-5 in reply. WOORE took another stride towards promotion from Division Two thanks to a 25-run success at Stafford. Professional Dissanagge Eranga Thilina Rathnayake was the hero, hitting a brilliant century for the second time in three weeks. He plundered 122 from 115 balls, ●●Jack Taylor took three wickets for Haslington on Saturday including 18 fours, as he dragged Woore to 228ao when batting first. Craig Ruscoe (32) and Nicholas Reed (25) were his only team-mates to make a significant contribution. Stafford batsmen moved steadily towards the target, four of the first five eclipsing 20 before being dismissed. Opener Robert James went onto score 93, but when Rathnayake (3-56) saw him off it paved the way for victory. Des Evans Bacon brings home the win for Vagrants Captain Tas Hussain returned 5-60 as Stafford were 203ao, helping Woore retain place – 59 points clear of third-placed Sandyford. ALSAGER were hammered by 201 runs at Bignall End, who batted first and posted 265-7ic (Sohail Zaroof 98, Tom Bason 5-77). Only number nine Bason (25) managed double figures as the visitors were skittled for 64 (Arsalan Arshad Mir 6-21) in reply. Squirrels still in danger after loss on the road HASLINGTON missed a chance to pull away from relegation danger when they lost by 54 runs at Cheadle Hulme on Saturday. They sit third bottom of UKFast Cheshire Division One, and both teams below them lost their games. But the Squirrels were also beaten, leaving them with a mere 10-point buffer to the drop zone. Captain Tom Gledhill won the toss and bowled, and the hosts’ total of 141-9ic (Jack Taylor 3-31, Gledhill 3-46) should have been well within reach on a fast outfield and a pitch that eased during the day. But Haslington’s batting again proved fragile, with only Gledhill (19), Jack Moran (21) and Taylor (14) getting into double figures against a good, brisk paced attack. They were 87ao (Vijay Muslapuram 4-34). cricketshorts leaders shows no mercy as drop fears worsen UKFAST LEAGUE: Middlewich were soundly beaten at Division Two leaders Oakmere on Saturday. Batting first, only Matt Allen (44) reached double figures as Craig Phelan (7-18) ripped through the visitors’ batting order. Middlewich were 90ao, and Oakmere eased to the triumph with a commanding 91-2 (Slade Mitrovich 45) in reply. Middlewich are fourth from bottom, just six points off the drop zone. Opening batsmen Frank Farrington and Steve Percival led BUNBURY to victory at CHOLMONDELEY in Division Three. Both were unbeaten on 51 and 84 respectively to take their side to 142-0 in reply to Cholmondeley’s total of 138-9ic. Earlier, George Hamner (44) top-scored and Jon Maginess hit 26 as Chum, who prop up the rest in the table, made first use. Matt Steventon returned 3-29 for Bunbury, who lie in fourth position in the standings. ASTON are second bottom after their five-wicket reverse at Chester County Officers. Batting first, Rob Draper (30) and number 11 Vinayak Rane (38no) contributed most to their total of 126ao. Ben Wright then took 2-38 but Chester went on to win with 127-5 in reply. HOLMES CHAPEL moved away from immediate danger with a seven-wicket victory over Wilsmlow Wayfarers. Kane Helyar returned 4-37 as the home side scored 201-5ic. Mark Stuart (80no) and James Aspden (63no) were the heroes for Chapel, as they guided them to 203-3 in reply. AUDLEM continue to sit right at the top of Division Four thanks to a one-wicket success at struggling Bowdon Vale. Vale made first use and were 177ao, as Neil Humphries (6-65) wreaked havoc. The leaders made hard work of it before going onto reach 178-9 after 44.4 overs. Charlie Hine (51) and Chris Shenton (32) paved the way before Humphries (15no) hit the winning runs. swans earn stylish win CHESHIRE WOMEN’S LEAGUE: Wistaston Swans recorded an impressive T20 win over Oakmere on Sunday. The side is struggling in the league, but the T20 competitions have been their salvation. At the weekend their 105-3 (Hannah Bratt 27ret, Laura MacLeod 26ret) proved just too much for Oakmere Kats. They finished on 101-3 (Shami Ahmed 25ret, Hayley Coutts 25ret, Jen Regan 3-29). Wistaston could yet pip Appleton to the Western Division top spot. dabbers to host county COUNTY CRICKET: Cheshire will face Dorset in the Unicorns Championship Western Division on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. So far in the competition Cheshire have lost at Shropshire and drawn with Wales MC. Play will get under way at 11am at Whitehouse Lane on each of the three days.

64 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle sportshorts full day of super sport HOCKEY: Crewe Vagrants will hold a 12-hour ‘hockeython’ later this month to support the 2018 Women’s World Cup. The World Cup gets under way in London on Saturday, and the Vagrants want to harness its power to promote the sport. On Saturday, July 28 they will host a full 12 hours of action and activities at their Willaston base, including adult and junior games as well as watching live action on a big screen. Vagrants spokesperson Katie Gibbs said: “Everyone is welcome, we want to promote our awesome sport. “As well as hockey available all day, we will have World Cup hockey showing all day too. “We plan to play 12 continuous hours of hockey with rolling subs, with different age groups playing at different times of the day.” “We are doing this also in support of Steph Thompson who is one of our long-standing Crewe Vagrants players, who has recently been diagnosed with Leukaemia, so we are supporting the charity Bloodwise.” The day will get under way at 7am before players aged seven and above get in action, with various breaks scheduled for drinks and snacks. Cost is £5 (adults) and £3 for Year 8 pupils and below. To register, or for more details, contact Abi Axon via email on abi. axon@yahoo.com. county cup draws made RUGBY UNION: The draws have been made for the first rounds of the 2018-19 county cups. Sandbach will host Altrincham Kersal in round one of the Cheshire Vase, marking the first meeting between the sides in six years. Crewe & Nantwich will visit New Brighton or Port Sunlight in the Cheshire Bowl, and Holmes Chapel will visit Oldershaw or Prenton in the Cheshire Plate. Dates are yet to be confirmed, but the games are expected to take place on Saturday, August 25. Meanwhile, Sandbach will host a two-day Sale Sharks Development Camp at the their Bradwall Road base next month. The camp, for players aged U17-U12, will be on August 20-21. ●●To book, visit salesharks.com/ rugbycamps Hat-trick of losses in a torrid few days STOKE Potters have crashed to three defeats in four disappointing days. The fell to a heavy 61-29 loss at Belle Vue Colts in the Travel Plus National League on Friday night. Then they were beaten 51-37 at home to Kent Kings in the second leg of the Knockout Cup on Saturday, which completed a 107-71 aggregate success for the Kings. And they fell to a third successive South Cheshire Harriers’ Nick Hackett produced a storming run to finish second at Sunday’s Potteries Marathon. He clocked 3hrs 3mins 53secs at the race, revived again as part of the Stoke on Trent Festival of Running. But as good as it was, the time was not fast enough to guarantee Nick a place at next year’s London Marathon, so he will try again in Hull in September to get the 2:45:00 qualifying time. He was joined in Stoke by club-mate Shane Finney, who finished in 5:00:15. In the accompanying half marathon, Rachel Degg ran 1:53:33 and Diane Mason 2:11:51. There was more marathon action at the weekend, and on terrain even hillier than the Potteries, as an intrepid Harriers half-dozen took on the Snowdonia Trail Marathon which includes more than 5,000ft of ascent. Star performer was Emma Heath, who was 16th woman out of 250, taking more than 20 minutes off her 2017 time to finish in 5:43:02 – ahead of all the club’s male competitors. Emma was also sixth in the women’s over 40 age category. Also taking on the mountainous terrain were Dave Nimmo (5:45:43), John Putt (5:57:00), Lee Birchall (6:32:04), Rob Huntbach (7:06:55) and Kerry Podmore (7:42:04). Not to be outdone, Philippa Tyson travelled to Iceland to defeat when they were thrashed 64-26 at Kent Kings in the National League on Monday. Potters team manager Malcolm Vasey said: “I was very disappointed to have lost both legs of the Knockout Cup, but given the circumstances it was inevitable as we lost both reserves during the course of the second leg as well as Adam Extance. “It was always going to be difficult coming to Kent without our reserves and using rider replacement for Adam, against an in-form Kent side. “The lads that came in and tried their hardest throughout the meeting, and I was delighted to see them get a well deserved 3-3 in Heat 14. The three rides that did come in all showed promise. compete in the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon, completing the 34m course in 8hrs 20mins. At the Wizard 5m off-road race in Alderley Edge in midweek, Steve Crowe was 19th in 31:11, while Andy Mayers was 30th at the Biddulph leg of the Staffs Moorlands AC summer series in 30:24. There were also some strong team showings at the Grocontinental Relay near Whitchurch, where a team comprising Sue Poole, Ruth Pryce and Cheryl Rees finished third in the women’s competition, completing the course in a combined 41:17. In Saturday’s Parkrun events, Sue Poole was sixth lady at The Whammy in Newcastle under Lyme in 22:26 and Danielle Kenny was sixth in 24:26. Rachel Degg (26:21) and Claire Allman (29:13) were the others in action there, while Claire Harrison was 20th lady at Edinburgh in 23:02. At the Crewe event in Queens Park, David Hook was fourth in 18:43, James Simpson eighth in 19:16, Brad Smith 13th in 19:59 and John Putt 18th in 20:38. Lana Davidson was fifth lady in 23:51 and Joanna Mascarenhas seventh in 24:18. “Even our heat leaders struggled early on but got better as the meeting went on, and we were not helped by the referee holding the tapes on what was an extremely humid and warm evening. “But on the whole it was a disappointing performance by us.” Stoke are next in action at Birmingham in the National League on Saturday. Harriers’ Hackett hurries to top two athletics SPEEDWAY ● ● South Cheshire Harriers runner Emma Heath beat all her male club-mates at the Snowdonia Trail Marathon ●●South Cheshire Harriers runner Nick Hackett en route to second place at the Potteries Marathon in Stoke Bryan Dale

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 65 howtheystand CRICKET CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE ECB Premier Division P Pts Timperley....................................................13 283 Nantwich.....................................................13 261 Chester Boughton Hall.........................13 214 Toft.................................................................13 212 Neston..........................................................13 209 Alderley Edge............................................13 195 Oulton Park................................................13 167 Marple..........................................................13 150 Cheadle........................................................13 150 Bramhall.......................................................13 147 Grappenhall...............................................13 125 Didsbury......................................................13 94 N STAFFS & S CHES LEAGUE Premier Division P Pts Porthill Park................................................12 248 Meakins........................................................12 218 Blythe............................................................12 206 Checkley......................................................12 206 Stone.............................................................12 194 Elworth.........................................................12 173 Longton.......................................................12 152 Ashcombe Park........................................12 146 Burslem........................................................12 137 Leek................................................................12 129 Hem Heath.................................................12 125 Whitmore....................................................12 114 Division One P Pts Cheadle .......................................................12 237 Moddershall & Oulton...........................12 234 Wood Lane.................................................12 232 Caverswall...................................................12 220 Eccleshall.....................................................12 183 Audley..........................................................12 176 Little Stoke..................................................12 173 Knypersley..................................................12 168 Newcastle & Hartshill.............................12 162 Weston.........................................................12 127 Barlaston......................................................12 122 Betley............................................................12 96 Division Two P Pts Bagnall Norton.........................................12 275 Woore...........................................................12 253 Sandyford....................................................12 194 Porthill Park 2nds.....................................12 189 Silverdale.....................................................12 189 Alsager..........................................................12 171 Norton-in-Hales.......................................12 171 Bignall End..................................................12 161 Meir Heath..................................................12 159 Stafford.........................................................12 139 Leycett..........................................................12 88 Meakins 2nds............................................12 82 Division Three P Pts Moddershall 2nds...................................12 238 Endon...........................................................12 234 Kidsgrove....................................................13 228 Crewe Vagrants........................................12 193 Hanford........................................................12 179 Rode Park & Lawton...............................12 177 Sandbach....................................................12 169 Stone 2nds..................................................12 169 Checkley 2nd.............................................13 164 Hem Heath 2nd........................................12 154 Oakamoor...................................................12 136 Silverdale 2nds.........................................12 53 UKFAST CHESHIRE LEAGUE Division One P Pts Stockport Georgians..............................13 285 Congleton...................................................13 275 Disley.............................................................13 223 Port Sunlight..............................................13 214 Ashton-on-Mersey..................................13 206 Kingsley........................................................13 203 Cheadle Hulme.........................................13 178 Barnton........................................................13 160 Bredbury St Marks...................................13 160 Haslington..................................................13 142 Lymm Oughtrington Park...................13 132 Prestbury.....................................................13 93 Division Two P Pts Oakmere......................................................13 301 Stockport Trinity......................................13 252 Chelford.......................................................13 226 Ashley...........................................................13 218 Maritime......................................................13 198 Winnington Park......................................13 196 Woodford....................................................13 172 Stretton........................................................13 152 Middlewich................................................13 150 Wilmslow.....................................................13 145 Poynton.......................................................13 144 Irby.................................................................13 132 Division Three P Pts Heaton Mersey.........................................13 262 Langley.........................................................13 242 Wilmslow Wayfarers...............................13 225 Bunbury.......................................................13 222 Appleton.....................................................13 222 Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge...............13 176 Chester County Officers.......................13 173 Wirral.............................................................13 170 Holmes Chapel.........................................13 167 Old Parkonians.........................................13 149 Aston.............................................................13 129 Cholmondeley..........................................13 129 Division Four P Pts Audlem........................................................13 262 Trafford Metrovics...................................13 237 Knutsford....................................................13 220 Styal...............................................................13 219 Frodsham....................................................13 205 Over Peover................................................13 197 Westminster Park.....................................13 179 Winsford......................................................13 174 Wistaston Village.....................................13 171 Tranmere.....................................................13 171 Bowdon Vale..............................................13 155 Glazebury....................................................13 137 CHESHIRE WOMEN’S LEAGUE Division One/Two P Pts Didsbury........................................................7 155 Appleton.......................................................7 155 Oakmere........................................................7 153 Stockport Trinity........................................6 130 Chester Boughton Hall...........................6 114 Leigh................................................................8 76 Ashton-on-Mersey....................................8 74 Stockport Georgians................................8 69 Oxton..............................................................8 66 Wistaston Village.......................................7 31 Division Three P Pts Appleton.......................................................8 180 Oakmere........................................................8 178 Didsbury........................................................8 157 Stockport Trinity........................................7 154 Chester Boughton Hall...........................8 146 Leigh................................................................8 76 Ashton-on-Mersey....................................8 74 Stockport Georgians................................9 72 Oxton..............................................................9 72 Wistaston Village.......................................7 31 bowls CREWE & NANTWICH VETS Division One P Pts Post Office A..............................................11 1280 Hop Pole A..................................................11 1260 Shavington A.............................................11 1179 Crewe BC A.................................................11 1170 Park Road B................................................11 1101 Methodists A.............................................11 1100 Park Road A................................................11 1083 Rode Heath A............................................11 1083 Wistaston A................................................11 1064 Rode Heath B.............................................11 1037 Bentley.........................................................11 1026 Willaston A..................................................11 1020 Division Two P Pts Hop Pole B..................................................11 1197 Barony Park A............................................11 1194 Crewe BC B.................................................11 1171 Methodists B..............................................11 1156 Post Office B...............................................11 1113 Wistaston B.................................................11 1104 Wrenbury....................................................11 1099 Coppenhall A.............................................11 1097 Shavington B.............................................11 1090 Wistaston C................................................11 1069 Haslington A..............................................11 1066 Betley A........................................................11 1065 Division Three P Pts Alsager Golf................................................10 1149 Haslington B..............................................10 1073 Willaston C..................................................10 1049 Wistaston D................................................10 1047 Coppenhall B.............................................10 1042 Crewe BC C.................................................10 1038 Willaston B..................................................10 989 Crewe BC D.................................................10 981 Willaston D.................................................10 927 Barony Park B.............................................10 914 Betley B........................................................10 794 SANDBACH & DISTRICT Division One P Pts Post Office A..............................................11 1711 Victoria A.....................................................11 1708 Alsager Inst A.............................................11 1685 Queens Park...............................................11 1583 Meadow Bank A.......................................11 1575 Hop Pole A..................................................11 1542 Shavington A.............................................11 1521 Swettenham..............................................11 1462 Coppenhall Meths A..............................11 1412 Winsford C&C A........................................11 1386 Middlewich CC A.....................................11 1338 Post Office B...............................................11 1264 Division Two P Pts Middlewich RBL A...................................11 1613 Alsager Inst B.............................................11 1607 Coppenhall WMC A................................11 1606 Hop Pole B..................................................11 1543 Sandbach Park A......................................11 1538 Wharton Rec A..........................................11 1526 Over Park.....................................................11 1522 Congleton Coronation..........................11 1488 Rode Heath A............................................11 1455 Clough Hall A............................................11 1445 Barony Park A............................................11 1440 Shavington B.............................................11 305 Division Three P Pts Marriott House A.....................................11 1636 Post Office C...............................................11 1570 Victoria B......................................................11 1556 Winsford C&C B........................................11 1537 Limes Hotel A............................................11 1533 Wistaston MH A........................................11 1533 Crewe BC A.................................................11 1533 Clough Hall B.............................................11 1454 Alsager Inst C.............................................11 1438 Railway BC..................................................11 1422 Crewe BC B.................................................11 1408 Middlewich RBL B....................................11 1357 Division Four P Pts Haslington BC A.......................................11 1582 Middlewich CC B......................................11 1573 Limes Hotel B.............................................11 1563 Coppenhall Meths B...............................11 1549 Coppenhall Meths C..............................11 1540 Rode Heath B.............................................11 1535 Wharton Rec B..........................................11 1534 Willaston A..................................................11 1490 Coppenhall WMC B................................11 1463 Meadow Bank B.......................................11 1403 Coppenhall Meths D..............................11 1335 Shavington C.............................................11 1269 darts ODDIES OPEN LEAGUE Premier Division P Pts West End LMR B.......................................13 85 Coppenhall Club B..................................13 78 Cosey Club..................................................13 63 Willaston Club...........................................13 57 The Oddies.................................................13 57 Vine A............................................................13 56 Broughton Arms......................................13 39 Express.........................................................13 34 Kings Arms A.............................................13 30 White Lion (Ford Lane) A.....................13 21 Division One P Pts Swan & Chequers....................................13 65 Military Arms.............................................13 65 Eight Farmers............................................12 64 Raven............................................................12 56 Pioneers Club............................................13 52 Dishers Club B...........................................13 46 Amalgamated A.......................................13 44 Hop Pole A..................................................13 43 Nags Head A..............................................12 37 Kings Arms B..............................................12 32 Division Two P Pts Coppenhall Club A..................................13 68 Foresters Arms A......................................13 65 Nantwich Road Club..............................13 62 Flying Lady A.............................................13 61 Alberts Corner...........................................13 59 Coppenhall Club C..................................13 54 Captain Webb...........................................13 47 Woodside....................................................12 41 Horse Shoe.................................................12 33 Brunel Arms B............................................13 22 Division Three P Pts Duke of Bridgewater A..........................11 66 Vine B............................................................11 59 West End Band A.....................................12 54 Nags Head B..............................................12 54 White Lion (Copp)...................................11 41 Dishers Club A...........................................12 40 Flying Lady B..............................................12 39 Crown...........................................................11 33 Coach & Horses........................................12 30 Division Four P Pts White Lion (Ford Lane) B......................13 78 Cheese Hall.................................................12 77 Foresters Arms B......................................13 61 Four Eagles.................................................13 49 Hop Pole B..................................................13 45 The Monkey...............................................13 40 Brunel Arms C...........................................13 38 Imperial........................................................12 16 dominoes ODDIES OPEN LEAGUE Premier Division P Pts White Lion (Ford Lane) A.....................13 62 West End LMR B.......................................13 60 The Oddies.................................................13 59 Broughton Arms......................................13 59 Kings Arms A.............................................13 50 Willaston Club...........................................13 50 Cosey Club..................................................13 48 Express.........................................................13 45 Vine A............................................................13 44 Coppenhall Club B..................................13 43 Division One P Pts Dishers Club B...........................................13 70 Hop Pole A..................................................13 63 Raven............................................................12 56 Nags Head A..............................................12 50 Pioneers Club............................................13 46 Eight Farmers............................................12 45 Military Arms.............................................13 45 Swan & Chequers....................................13 45 Kings Arms B..............................................12 42 Amalgamated A.......................................13 42 Division Two P Pts Foresters Arms A......................................13 61 Nantwich Road Club..............................13 60 Woodside....................................................12 55 Alberts Corner...........................................13 55 Horse Shoe.................................................12 50 Flying Lady A.............................................13 48 Coppenhall Club A..................................13 48 Brunel Arms B............................................13 45 Captain Webb...........................................13 45 Coppenhall Club C..................................13 45 Division Three P Pts Dishers Club A...........................................12 53 Vine B............................................................11 49 Crown...........................................................11 49 Flying Lady B..............................................12 47 Duke of Bridgewater A..........................11 46 West End Band A.....................................12 45 Coach & Horses........................................12 43 White Lion (Copp)...................................11 43 Nags Head B..............................................12 41 Division Four P Pts Cheese Hall.................................................12 65 Foresters Arms B......................................13 59 Hop Pole B..................................................13 59 Brunel Arms C...........................................13 56 The Monkey...............................................13 47 White Lion (Ford Lane) B......................13 46 Four Eagles.................................................13 40 Imperial........................................................12 32 ●●Jak Higginbotham heads home for Nantwich Town against Salford City Dabbers net first victory of pre-season football By James Brown NANTWICH Town recorded their first win of pre-season when they edged Newcastle Town at the Lyme Valley Stadium on Saturday. Though the Dabbers had acquitted themselves very well against Football League newcomers Salford City in midweek, goals from Jake Beesley and Lois Maynard made Jak Higginbotham’s header a consolation in a 2-1 reverse. But they took the honours at the weekend thanks to goals from new signings Joe Malkin and James Lawrie either side of half-time. Manager Dave Cooke made several changes as he looked to give his players minutes, and Malkin went close early on as they started brightly. Newcastle grew into the game SPORT IN DETAIL Results CRICKET CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE Premier Division: Cheadle 98ao Nantwich 99-5. NORTH STAFFS & SOUTH CHESHIRE LEAGUE Premier Division: Checkley 176-5 Elworth 258-6ic. Division One: Moddershall & Oulton 147-5 Weston 143ao; Betley 298-3ic Eccleshall 300-8. Division Two: Bignall End 265-7ic Alsager 64ao; Stafford 203ao Woore 228ao. Division Three: Hanford 155ao Crewe Vagrants 222ao; Moddershall & Oulton 2nds 291-6ic Sandbach 186-8. UKFAST CHESHIRE LEAGUE Division One: Cheadle Hulme 141- 9ic Haslington 87ao. Division Two: Oakmere 91-2 Middlewich 90ao. Division Three: Holmes Chapel 203-3 Wilmslow Wayfarers 201-5ic; Chester CO 127-5 Aston 126ao; Cholmondeley 138-9ic Bunbury 142-0. Division Four: Bowdon Vale 177ao Audlem 178-9; Wistaston Village 85-1 Westminster Park 83ao. DARTS & DOMS CREWE ODDIES CLUB OPEN LEAGUE DARTS Premier Division: Kings Arms A 7 Express 1; WL Ford Lane A 0 Vine A 8; West End LMR B 6 Cosey Club 2; Broughton Arms 3 Coppenhall Club B 5; Willaston Club 5 The Oddies 3. Division One: Dishers Club B 4 Amalgamated A 4; Military Arms 7 Kings Arms B 1; Swan & Chequers 5 Nags Head A 3; Hop Pole A 2 Raven 6; Pioneers Club 2 Eight Farmers 6. Division Two: Alberts Corner 4 Woodside 4; Coppenhall Club A 8 Brunel Arms B 0; Captain Webb 7 Horse Shoe 1; Flying Lady A 2 Coppenhall Club C 6; Nantwich Road Club 4 Foresters Arms A 4. Division Three: Flying Lady B 3 Vine and ex-Nantwich striker Jonny Kapend threatened to break the deadlock. But the first goal arrived on 27 minutes when a low cross from Harry Cain found Malkin on the edge of the six-yard-box and the ex- Cammell Laird man blasted home under the keeper. Damien Skolarzynski almost doubled the advantage moments later, catching Joe Trevor off his line only for the keeper to recover to make a good save. The Dabbers dominated the early stages of the second half with Nathan Cotterell and Danny Glover both going close. But against the run of the play Newcastle found an equaliser through Harry Goode, who tapped home a driven cross from close range. Sam Groves blasted into the side netting as the visitors looked to restore their advantage, and Lawrie B 5; Duke of B’water A 8 Dishers Club A 0; Nags Head B 4 West End Band A 4; Crown 4 Coach & Horses 4. Division Four: Brunel Arms C 2 Hop Pole B 6; Foresters Arms B 2 Cheese Hall 6; The Monkey 1 Four Eagles 7; Imperial 0 WL Ford Lane B 8. DOMINOES Premier Division: Kings Arms A 4 Express 4; WL Ford Lane A 6 Vine A 2; West End LMR B 5 Cosey Club 3; Broughton Arms 6 Coppenhall Club B 2; Willaston Club 3 The Oddies 5. Division One: Dishers Club B 7 Amalgamated A 1; Military Arms 3 Kings Arms B 5; Swan & Chequers 3 Nags Head A 5; Hop Pole A 6 Raven 2; Pioneers Club 5 Eight Farmers 3. Division Two: Alberts Corner 4 Woodside 4; Coppenhall Club A 3 Brunel Arms B 5; Captain Webb 2 Horse Shoe 6; Flying Lady A 4 Coppenhall Club C 4; Nantwich Road Club 3 Foresters Arms A 5. Division Three: Flying Lady B 5 Vine B 3; Duke of B’water A 2 Dishers Club A 6; Nags Head B 3 West End Band A saw a 30-yarder tipped around the post. The winner came when Glover lofted a brilliantly weighted ball over the Newcastle defence and Lawrie thundered home first-time volley. There was little further goalmouth action as Nantwich made sure of victory. Nantwich will send a team to face Alsager Town tomorrow (7.30pm), before the visit of Blackpool on Saturday (noon). Meanwhile, the Dabbers have learned their fixture schedule for 2018-19. They start at home to Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday, August 18 and complete the campaign at Basford United on Saturday, April 27. On Boxing Day the Weaver Stadium outfit will visit Stafford Rangers, and they will kick off the new year at home to Witton Albion on January 1. 5; Crown 4 Coach & Horses 4. ......... Division Four: Brunel Arms C 5 Hop Pole B 3; Foresters Arms B 5 Cheese Hall 3; The Monkey 3 Four Eagles 5; Imperial 5 WL Ford Lane B 3. BOWLS MID CHESHIRE WOMEN’S LEAGUE Division One: Castle Ladies 159 Lady Owls 110; Lady Owls 159 Rode Heath 130; Barnton A 151 Norley 115; Castle Ladies 151 Winnington Ladies 132; Bunbury 131 Hartford 148; Good Companions A 97 Wharton Cons Ladies 168. .Division Two: Davenham Ladies 157 Barnton B 109; Rudheath SSC 151 Willaston 132; Hazel Pear 150 Rudheath SSC 115; Moulton Ladies 137 Kelsall 92; Good Companions B 136 Bostock Ladies 121. Fixtures CRICKET SATURDAY CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE Jonathan White Premier Division: Neston v Nantwich (12.30pm). NORTH STAFFS & SOUTH CHESHIRE LEAGUE Premier Division: Elworth v Stoke (12.30pm). Division One: Weston v Newcastle & Hartshill; Knypersley v Betley (both 12.30pm). Division Two: Bignall End v Alsager; Stafford v Woore (12.30pm). Division Three: Crewe Vagrants v Hem Heath; Sandbach v Rode Park & Lawton (both 1pm). UKFAST CHESHIRE LEAGUE Division One: Haslington v Ashton on Mersey (1pm). Division Two: Chelford v Middlewich (1pm). Division Three: Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge v Holmes Chapel; Aston v Appleton; Wilmslow Wayfarers v Cholmondeley; Bunbury v Old Parkonians (all 1pm). Division Four: Glazebury v Audlem; Styal v Wistaston Village (1pm).

66 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle EYE ON THE ALEX ALEX IN BRIEF Alex aims to repay manager with goals ALEX Nicholls aims to repay David Artell for helping him through a horrific leg break in goals this season. The pair were team-mates at Northampton Town in 2012-13 – the season Nicholls suffered a career-threatening injury and spent many weeks in hospital. Artell supported him through the trauma, spending hours at the striker’s bedside. Now the pair are reunited at Gresty Road, Nicholls (pictured) wants to give something back. He said: “They were tough times. The manager is someone who stood by me through those times and it’s something I’ll be forever grateful for, he probably doesn’t realise how much it helped at the time. “I probably haven’t thanked him properly, but what better way than to try to score some goals and shoot the team up the league? “We always got on and I like to see him as a friend, and the opportunity of playing in the league is something I didn’t want to turn down. “But there’s a line that’s drawn, he’s my manager now. “We are both professional people and as soon as I step on the pitch he’s the manager and I respect him in that role. “The line won’t be crossed.” Fightback at Bay Second-half goals from Callum Ainley and Regan Griffiths gave Crewe Alex a 2-1 win at Colwyn Bay last week. In another useful run-out for the Railwaymen, boss David Artell handed new signing Alex Nicholls his first run-out in the club’s colours as his squad got more minutes under their belts. The hosts took the lead just before the interval with Louis Barnes netted a freekick from 20 yards. The Alex responded well in the second half and drew level just after the hour through Ainley. The winner came when Shaun Miller teed up first year professional Griffiths with 18 minutes. Crewe had a glut of half-chances to increase their lead, but the Seagulls battled hard to it tight. Tickets go on sale Tickets for Crewe’s home pre-season friendly with Blackpool, their Carabao Cup first round tie with Fleetwood, and opening Sky Bet League Two fixtures are now on sale. Prices for the friendly with the Tangerines on Saturday, July 28 (3pm) are £10 (adults), £6 (seniors) and £4 (under 16s). For the cup game with Fleetwood on Tuesday, August 14 (7.45pm), cost will be £12 (adults), £8 (seniors) and £4 (U16s). And tickets for League Two matches are between £20-£22 (adults), £15.50-£17 (seniors and disabled), £9.50-£10.50 (12-16 years) and £6-£6.50 (U11s). Tickets are available online at www. eticketing.co.uk/crewealex and in the club shop. Fans urged to join The Railwaymen The first open meeting of The Railwaymen – the new Crewe Alex supporters’ club – will take place tonight (Wednesday, 7pm). Four years after Alex’s last fans’ group folded, the new organisation launched online last week and received a good response with hundreds signing up as members. Now a meeting will be held at the Duke of Gloucester, Crewe, to allow people to meet the organisers behind the Railwaymen. Chairman Mark Beavan said: “We aim to be an independent, democratic voice for fans and we’re hoping as many people as possible come along and get involved. “We want to hear from Crewe fans what they feel the big issues are, what clear aims they would like to see The Railwaymen try to achieve, and what they think we can do to help the club. “It really is a blank canvas to a large extent. We have put the structures in place and established a dialogue with the club which means we are now in a position to work with the club, for the benefit of the club. “It is really important to us that we hear your views and ideas. We want you, the fans, to be the driving force behind the supporters group.” The new group is an affiliate of the Football Supporters’ Federation. Membership is free and for life. To sign up, or for more details, visit www.therailwaymen.com. Boss confident in squad he’s shaped David Artell believes he has shaped his strongest squad after 18 months in the hot seat. The former club captain took over as boss in mid-January 2017, and is approaching the end of his fourth transfer window. While any Crewe manager is required to make up a large part of his squad with homegrown players, the only senior player still at Gresty Road who was brought in from outside the club by the previous incumbent Steve Davis is keeper Dave Richards. With truly his own stamp now on the playing staff, Artell is happy the Alex are in a stronger position. But he accepts that will bring pressure, too. “I’m under no illusions that the longer I’m sat in this chair, the more questions will be asked,” he said. “Who signed the players was never was an excuse, we have to make sure we win football matches regardless. “But I do think so (that the squad is stronger). “You need to be afforded time to that, that’s the key.” Artell will be hoping his three 2018 summer signings Paul Green, Alex Nicholls and Shaun Miller will complement the previous captures Chris Porter, Jordan Bowery, Michael Raynes, Eddie Nolan and Brad Walker. Crewe Alex’s family fun day will take place on Saturday (10am- 2pm). The club’s second free open day, which includes an open training session at Gresty Road, is expected to attract large numbers of people of all ages. Manager David Artell said: “It’s great for young kids to meet their footballing heroes and get an ice cream at the same time, so why not? “The local business community, from what I’ve heard from Bev (Dyer) at the ground who is coordinating it, has been fantastic in their PROFILE But he knows the success or failure of any Alex team often rests with the players who have come through the academy and where they are in their development. Artell admits the fact that James Jones, Charlie Kirk and Callum Ainley signed new contracts was a huge boost. He added: “I do think it is taking longer for footballers to develop, and that’s partly due to the wider society. “It helps that the three boys from last year signed on, there is every hope they will have good seasons.” ●●Crewe Alex will host a fans’ forum evening on Wednesday, 1. To be staged in the Carlsberg Lounge at Gresty Road, doors will open at 6:15pm for a prompt 7pm start. All supporters are invited to attend the evening and there will be a full bar in operation. Tickets are £1 and must be bought in advance. An Alex spokesman said: “We look forward to welcoming you for an evening of discussion and interaction between club officials, staff and supporters. “Tickets are on sale from the ticket office and will be available online shortly. Photography is permitted, but video recordings and live streaming is prohibited.” support for it. “So expect ice creams and facepaints and all the rest of it! “We’ll train on the pitch so the fans can see an open session, and so we can engage with the supporters afterwards.” Entry to the event is free for everybody, and includes a meet-andgreet session with the players in the Carlsberg Lounge after the training session. Among the host of activities and events scheduled are a magic show, balloon modelling, face painting, an inflatable slide and a penalty shoot-out. ●●Alex boss David Artell during pre-season training Kevin Warburton - A Moment in Sport Family fun day expected to attract large crowds Anybody who has ever felt the urge to take a shot at a Crewe player will finally have their chance – with a wet sponge as the footballers brave the stocks. Mascot Gresty the Lion will be on the prowl throughout, and the new 2018-19 away kit will go on sale in the club shop for the first time the same day. A Whitby Morrison ice cream van will bring free treats, Giovannis restaurant will provide free slices of pizza. Benny’s chip shop across the road is offering a 10% discount on the whole menu. A stylish Land Rover from APEX Connected, and speedy police cars from Cheshire Constabulary, will be on hand for fans to pose with for photos. A Crewe spokesman added: “All of this could never have been possible without all the terrific support of our partners and local businesses. “We’d like to thank Whitby Morrison, Giovannis, Benny’s, Handson Safety, Crewe Arms Hotel, Buildrite, Nantwich Funeral Services, Ceramic Tiles, APEX Connected, Cheshire Constabulary & Leaders.”

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 67 PETER MORSE with the latest from gresty road VIEW FROM THE STANDS ●●Manager David Artell (front) shows the strain as his player rehydrate after the fitness exercise at Delamere Forest Crewe Alex FC Club has a duty to work with new fans’ group DAVID Artell was not concerned about Crewe Alex’s 1-0 friendly defeat to nonleague Barrow – because his players were exhausted from running around Delamere Forest 24 hours earlier. The home side won it in the final 10 minutes as the Railwaymen, who had been second best for large parts at Holker Street, ran out of steam on Saturday. Despite making a raft of substitutions, the Alex looked leggy at times and short of attacking spark. But manager Artell was happy with the outing, especially as his men had undergone a gruelling fitness exercise the previous day. He explained: “There was some good stuff, you could see what we’ve worked on, so it’s good they are listening and learning. “There are always refinements to make and we need to get that into them over the next few weeks. “Am I worried that we conceded late on? Not particularly, because I’m pretty sure Barrow weren’t doing what we were doing the day before.” For the second successive year, the squad met at the forest near Northwich on Friday and were divided into groups of six. Presented with a map, a compass and a large bag of peat to carry Crewe Alex have signed 10 new scholars for Lee Bell’s under 18s squad. The group have linked up with eight second-year scholars to form a new-look group for 2018-19. Eight of the 10 have already been with the Gresty Road club for many years, joining at an average age of eight. They are – keeper Andrew Walklate, from Stoke, and defenders Nathan Woodthorpe from Northwich, Jamie Wrench from Poynton, and Jack Goodrich and Luke Allen, both from Chester. Peat exercise made Barrow a real tester between them, they were set off at intervals and tasked to find and follow a 10km route which included almost 300m of climb. Last year most of the players got lost, went off track and failed to complete the mission. But this time around it was a success for all. Artell said that as well as the physical benefits, it was a test of decision-making, collaboration and compromise for the players who felt the strain in searing temperatures. And he should know – because he took part himself! Artell added: “Their map reading skills have improved no end. Midfielders are Danny Lokko from Chester, Joe Robbins from Manchester, and Ethan Hartshorn from Congleton, while forwards Jakob Priestman and Tyreece Onyeka are from Leek and Stoke. An Alex spokesman said: “The boys went through the formalities of putting pen-topaper on two-year scholarship deals with Lee Bell and assistant manager Mike Jackson at Gresty Road. “We would like to congratulate all the lads on being awarded their scholarships.” “No-one got lost, and it was harder than I thought because I did it this year and it nearly killed me! “They go round in teams of six with a bag of peat, they have to get it round without any rips in it while the following the map. “I think it’s good for team bonding, and we got plenty of physical work into them. “I think they enjoyed it and understood what it was all about, they questioned each other and themselves, there was more thought going into it this time. “You have to make decisions all the time on a football pitch while you are running around and fatigued, so there are skills learned which can be transferred.” At Barrow, the home side created the better of the chances in the first half and went closest to scoring when Jack Hindle’s strike hit the underside of the bar and Crewe trialist Nicky Hunt blocked the follow-up. After the restart Chris Porter’s side-footed effort was saved and Alex Nicholls volleyed a Charlie Kirk cross over the bar for Crewe. But the clincher came when ex- Crewe man Lee Molyneux’s freekick was spilled by keeper Ben Garratt and the loose ball was prodded in. Squad refreshed as talented in-take go full-time ●●Crewe Alex’s new scholars are (top, from left): Danny Lokko, Andrew Walklate, Mike Jackson (assistant manager), Lee Bell (manager), Ethan Hartshorn, Nathan Woodthorpe. Front: Jamie Wrench, Jakob Priestman, Joe Robbins, Tyreece Onyeka, Jack Goodrich, Luke Allen Kevin Warburton - A Moment in Sport Amid the euphoria of the World Cup, some may have missed the launch of a new independent supporters’ group for Crewe fans last week. The Railwaymen’s mission is to ‘safeguard the long-term future of Crewe Alex by building a strong relationship between the club and its supporters’. What many fans are now asking is whether The Railwaymen will be able to succeed where Crewe ASi, the previous supporters’ club which folded four years ago, failed? Will they be able to successfully provide a link between the club and fans? Nobody would argue that it is a link in desperate need of repair. Many too, will feel a considerable amount of responsibility for the group’s success lies with the club’s board. It is their duty to ensure they are approachable and put a framework in place through which this new group can thrive, and go some way to restoring a relationship which has been verging close to divorce. After years of smoke and mirrors, it is more important than ever that supporters are aware of discussions taking place behind closed doors. There’s still a long way to go, but there is also huge respect and admiration amongst the fans for the board. Without their financial support last season, the club would have been in very real trouble. The hours of unpaid work they put in behind the scenes does not go unrecognised, either. All fans ask for is to be kept in the loop. And with plans afoot to make shares available to supporters, communication will become more important than ever. The founders of The Railwaymen have a very busy few months ahead if they are to set about rectifying the communication issues that have plagued Crewe Alex for a number of years. Establishing a two-way link between Crewe’s directors and the fans will be vital to the modus operandi of the club moving forwards. The excellent uptake in membership over the last few days has proved that there is a willingness amongst fans to become involved and help where possible. But for the club to get fans truly back onside, greater transparency is required. With the huge potential the group has to affect positive change, there is no doubt fans should throw their weight behind it. This is our chance to make a difference. The rest is up to the club. TOM KURAL

80 Sport Thursday, August 28, 2014 The Chronicle CRICKET ATHLETICS T20 finals Nick storms day glory to second in for Dabbers marathon Page 62 Page 64 Anfield link is a loan opportunity Players will train together as boss scouts for new targets CREWE ALEX by PETER MORSE peter.morse@trinitymirror.com @ThePeterMorse DAVID Artell will run the rule over Liverpool’s under-23 squad with a view to a loan swoop when he takes his players to the Premier League club’s training base today (Wednesday). The Alex’s first-team squad will travel to Merseyside to take part in a joint training session with Anfield side’s young talent. It has been organised through Reds U23 manager Neil Critchley, a former Crewe professional and joint-academy manager, and will see the players mixed for practice drills as well as games. Manager Artell confirmed one purpose of the exercise is to allow him and his coaching team to watch Liverpool players who could be available for loan. He said: “We’re looking forward to it. It’ll be tough and a different experience for us, training against unknown, good players in an elite environment. “We’ll get to have a look at a few of their players. Every Premier League club now has a group of U23s who are just swimming about in the system, and you can get lost in it – you can even at our place if you’re not careful. “We welcome the opportunity to train with them, and it ticks a lot of boxes for both Liverpool and us. “We might take a player, we might not take a player. If we don’t, it’s not a problem.” Crewe and Liverpool has well-established links in the 1990s and 2000s, forged by Dario Gradi and ex-Reds chief executive Rick Parry, with the likes of Rob Jones and Danny Murphy leaving Gresty Road for the bright lights. The Alex also borrowed several Liverpool players over the years, including Lee Jones, Murphy and Stephen Wright, but the relationship faded as the people in key positions at both outfits changed. Now Artell is hoping to restore the connection when they meet up at the top flight club’s Kirby facility. He added: “I know this club has a long history with Liverpool which has dwindled over the years, and we have to try to rekindle that. “That’s part of modern-day football management, to have contacts and understand that you can work together.” Defenders Corey Whelan, who spent time on loan at Yeovil Town last term, and Adam Lewis could be among those who interest Artell as he looks to bolster cover in full-back areas. Meanwhile, Crewe’s pre-season preparations will continue when they visit Altrincham on Friday (7.45pm). The club’s open day is between 10am-2pm on Saturday. ●●Crewe Alex will train with Liverpool U23s at their Kirby base today in an exercise organised through coach Neil Critchley (inset) James Maloney/Getty Images Just a click away For all the latest sports news visit www.crewechronicle.co.uk Contact us email peter.morse@ pioneer. sport@cheshirenews.co.uk trinitymirror.com telephone or telephone Peter Morse 01244 on 01270 606410 502437

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THE NANTWICH SHOW WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY 2018 Come along and enjoy the show once more! Chairman Michael-John Parkin NANTWICH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY CHAIRMAN MICHAEL-JOHN PARKIN WELCOMES YOU TO THE SHOW IT GIVES me great pleasure to tell you about the 120th Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards during my sixth year as chairman of the Nantwich Agricultural Society. It is important to all the directors of the Society that the Nantwich Show, remains focused on the rich dairy farming heritage of south Cheshire and showcases everything that is great about our dairy farming, agriculture and local business communities. Once again, we have seen an increase in entries into the International Cheese Awards We are confident that we have catered for everyone, whether you are from an agricultural background or not. with over 5,600 cheeses arriving from 31 countries worldwide, all wanting that internationally-recognised endorsement of quality. We are confident that we have catered for everyone, whether you are from an agricultural background or not. I do hope you join us next Wednesday and visit the length and breadth of the 45 acre site to experience the cattle, sheep, pigeons, poultry, shire horses and dogs, horticulture, honey, floral art, home-craft, mouth-watering cheese and food, the vintage cars and tractors, music and entertainment. On behalf of the Nantwich Agricultural Society, I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to this event. Whether you have taken a trade stand, entered a competition, provided an attraction or indeed been a generous sponsor; I hope you will agree, this event is a fantastic representation of team work and community cohesion here in South Cheshire. I would like to thank all my fellow directors along with the hundreds of volunteers who give up their time, often months in advance, to help organise and steward. We are always recruiting volunteers so if you would like to be involved next year please let us know! Michael-John Parkin MRAC, chairman of Nantwich Agricultural Society.

THE NANTWICH SHOW WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY 2018 Entertainment, excitement and education for all at The Nantwich Show COME ALONG AND EXPERIENCE ALL THAT IS ON OFFER AT THE WONDERFUL ANNUAL EVENT THE Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards are held in a beautiful parkland setting on the edge of the historic market town of Nantwich, on Wednesday, July 25. The day will include the largest cheese show in the world, showcasing a record-breaking 5,000 plus entries of every type of cheese, with something to suit everyone’s taste; celebrity chefs James Martin, Will Holland and Sean Wilson will be undertaking live cookery demonstrations throughout the day. There will be over 450 trade stands, with something for everyone, whether it be clothes, tractors or new cars. The Shopping & Craft Marquee and Food Hall will offer a huge range of all that is best to taste and purchase. In addition, there will be displays of cattle, horses, sheep, poultry, pigeons and dogs. The Countryside Pursuits Area will be packed all day with ring displays and demonstrations. The rapidly expanding vintage cars, tractors, commercials and machinery section offers a nostalgic look back at motoring from a bygone age. With an afternoon parade in the Main Ring, a huge contrast to the Bolddog Lings stunning stunt displays which will also take place here. The Main Ring will see some 10 hours of continuous attractions. There will be a display of heavy horses with about 100 entries - one of the largest displays in the UK. There will also be the return of the Jason Smyth Adrenaline Tour. The vintage cars and tractors are popular, both as a static a display and also in their Main Ring Celebrity chefs James Martin, Will Holland and Sean Wilson will be undertaking live cookery demonstrations appearance. The Cheshire hounds and beagles will entertain the crowds with children invited to meet the hounds. The Pony Club Relay has all the excitement that these youngsters bring in trying to be crowned top club. The Dog Protection Services will show how their dogs control every type of incident. The Cattle Section sees a wonderful display of cattle of superb-quality at Nantwich, and all housed in the fantastic Sugarich Marquee, whilst the sheep in 2016 had 250 entered - the biggest displays ever seen at Nantwich. In the poultry and pigeon section, there are exhibits of every breed possible and the evening is concluded with the ever popular Dog Show. The Haslington Tandoori Authentic Bangladeshi Cuisine www.haslingtontandoori.co.uk OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK INCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS 5pm - 11pm Free Home Delivery (within 3 mile radius) Min order £10 & OVER Crewe - Haslington - Winterley - Wheelock Telephone 01270 215448 or 01270 210005 79 Crewe Road, Haslington CW1 5QX FREE CARPARK AT REAR | We accept Visa, Master Card, Delta and Switch

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THE NANTWICH SHOW WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY 2018 So much to see and do - navigate the site with our guide + FIRST AID TOILETS ALL TRADE VEHICLES will enter and leave at Gate 1 - Nantwich except Food Hall who will enter and leave at Gate 2 - Acton CHEESE VEHICLES will enter and leave at Gate 2 - Acton There will be no exception to this rule. Public Catering Units. Baby Changing NANTWICH SOUTH CHESHIR SHOW 201 TRADE STANDS (ALPHABETICAL) 27A Adapt 92 Agarangemaster Ltd 133 Agri Lloyd 32A Agricola Recruitment 37 Agricultural Mach (Nantwich) 26 Alan Richards Cleaning Equipment 154 Applewood Independent 87 Aquaspray 141 AR Dodd Ltd 9 Arctic Spas 104 Arty Sally 89 Ashbank Garage 127 Aw Renewables Ltd 112 Bags & Gladrags CROSS KEYS BEDS LTD 265-267 BROAD STREET, CREWE, CW1 4JJ 01270 213534 FREE DELIVERY 81 Barlows (Henbury) Ltd 63 Bay Farm Tours 137 Beeston Animal Health 39 Berrys 48 Blitzworld Ltd 28 Blue Bell Crewe Ltd 159 Blue Bell Mini Display 25 Brad Rushton Agric Buildings Ltd 160 Bradburys 150 Bristol Street Motors 30 Britclean (UK) Ltd 148 British Red Cross 19 Butcher & Barlow 116 Capricorn Animal Rescue 124 Caritas Care 97 Cat Comm Radio 70 Cats Protection 83B Celfiderw Oakencraft 147 Certas Energy 110 Charles Taylor 52 Chelford Farm Supplies 122 Chesh Fire And Rescue 140 Cheshire Agric Chaplaincy 16 Cheshire East 123 Cheshire Police 78 Cheshire Stoves & Flues 8 Cheshire Wood Stoves 75 Cheshire’s Silk 106.9 72A Chester Pet Supplies 96 Church Minshull Aqeduct Marina 51 Churnet Valley Garden Furniture HERON COURT, DENTON DR, NORTHWICH CW9 7LU TEL: 01606 227483 FREE DELIVERY 2’6” & 3’0” Divan Beds from £79 4’0” & 4’6” Divan Beds from £129 4’0” & 4’6” Reo Divan from £165 4’6” Ortho Divan from £199 Memory Ortho Divan Set £369 with 11” Deep Mattress 4’6” Pocket Mattress, Firm Divan Set from £449 4’6” Dual Sided Memory Pocket Mattress Divan from £479 100 Ciara Doone Rush Photography 11 Classic Racing 60 Cogent Breeding Ltd 135 Conwy Landrover 106 Cottages.com 85 Country Leather 45 Countrywide LPG 44 County Power 120 Creative Crafts Marquee 107 Crewe & Nantwich Lions Club 35 Da Cotton & Son 155 Da Roberts 36 Dairy Scope (NW) Ltd 24 David R Beech Barn Equip 13 Dencas By Design 46 Dragon Drilling OVER 40 BEDS ON DISPLAY - SHOWROOM UPSTAIRS Much, much more in store, Right prices all year round FREE DELIVERY TRADE VEHICLE PARK 62 Edwards Power Cleaning 139 Elite Milking 5 Emerald Lawn Care 102 Emerton Roofing (Western) Ltd 121 Farmyard Novelties 20 Fisher German 99 Footart 69 For Ever Hound Trust 108 For Your Eyes Only 129 Forfarmers 94 Fowler & Gilbert Ltd 79 G Richardson 55 Garnett Farms Engineering 130 GB Bulls 138 Genus Breeding 65 Ggm Groundscare 6 Grays Country Gifts 101 Guide Dogs 50 Hall Smith Whittingham CATTLE VEHICLE OVERFLOW PARK HOME PRODUCE ARTS & CRAFTS THE BATHGATE SILICA SAND LTD HORTICULTURE/ HONEY, FLORAL ART MARQUEE V THE CHESHIRE SILK 106.9 COUNTRYSIDE PURSUITS ARENA THE SUDDENSTRIKE CLASSIC CAR SECTION SHEEP RINGS THE SAWYER FENCING SHEEP MARQUEE SHEEP & CATTLE PARKING THE SUGARICH CATTLE MARQUEE SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL 47 Harry West (Prees) Ltd 77 Haughton Honey 105 Healthful Pets Ltd 33 HFB Trailers 40 Hibberts LLP 158 HJ Lea Oakes 23 Hoof Trimming 53 Howard Worth 73 Imperial Commercials - Stoke 21 Independent Feeds 149 James Du Pavey 162 Jason Smyth 128 Jennico 29 John Bownes Ltd 118 John Gill 88 Jones Sheridan 67 Joules 68 Julia Margaret Handbags 82 Jw Rigby 57 King Feeders UK 64 Lambert Leonard & May 117 Leisuretime T 147 BENTLEY VINTAGE SPORTS CAR CLUB ENCLOSURE U 148 TOILETS 149 CATTLE RINGS CATTLE RINGS THE CHESHIRE EA COUNCIL MAIN 127 HORSE WALK GRANDSTAND PUBLIC CHE VIC HOSPI AN GRANDSTAND CATERING + 128 129 130 131 132 133 126 125 124 123 1 118 61 Lely Centre Midlands Ltd 49A Leonard Brothers Vets 153 Livestock Supplies Ltd 11A Lyon Griffiths 58 Malpas Tractors 74 Mid Wealth Management 41 Millward & Keeling 34 Morris Corfield 15 Mr Sweetie 111 Mr Sweetie 164 Mr Sweetie 20 Murray Smith 113 My Handmade Soaps 86 N Wales Owl Sanctuary 151 Nantwich Farm Vet Group 125 Nantwich Royal British Legion 1 Nantwich Town Council 152 Nantwich Vet Hospital 117 116C 116B CREATIVE CRA 1 CREATIVE CRAFTS MARQUEE PARKING

& E 8 E 8 CATERING PARKING KITCHEN ESE SPONSORS & E PRESIDENTS TALITY MARQUEE D ENCLOSURE ST RING 142A 142B SECRETARY R 141 140 139A 139 P 134 135 136 22 121 120 142 144 143 FTS MARQUEE 111 TOILETS HEAVY HEAVY HORSE HORSE & PRIVATE PRIVATE DRIVING DRIVING PARKING PARKING Q 137 138 O L A FOOD HALL PARKING VINTAGE TRACTORS & MACHINERY JUDGES PARKING CONTRACTORS VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS IN THE NANTWICH TOWN COUNCIL PAVILION THE REDSHIFT COMMUNITY GARDEN AREA 22 PUBLIC CATERING 21 SERVICE VEHICLES TOILETS TOILETS VIP PARKING THE TOILETS + MORNFLAKE FOOD HALL B C D E I 26 F 57 56 G 58 H 78 119 N 116A 116 115 114 M 12 113 S 146 145 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 17A 18 25 27 28 K 29 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 79 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 55 54 53 52 51 50 77 24 37A 23 49 48B 76 75 74 73 72 72A 80 81 82 83 84 85 46A 46B 46C 46D 48 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 33A 48A THE NANTWICH SHOW WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY 2018 104 105 106 107 108 109 20 30 J 19 31A 31 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 101A 102 103 THE CHESHIRE LAMONT ENTRANCE TOILETS TOILETS GATE 2 (ACTON) PUBLIC ADMISSION GATE 3 CHEESE EXHIBITORS VEHICLE PARK CHESTER CHESTER ROAD GATE 6 COUNTRYSIDE PURSUITS MARQUEE Barry Milne Beehive Demo South Cheshire Barn Owl Conservation Trust Dry Stone Walling Assoc Mid Cheshire Bridleway Cheshire Small Holders Spinning & Weaving- Fiona Nisbet Rare Breeds Brackendale Photography Paul Jones-Woodburner Simon Whitehead- Pakfield Ferrets Stone Carving - Richard Yates Bunbury Mill Trust Angling - Fly Tying David Garstang John French Potter Burslem Pottery Healthy Waterways Trust Emma Bailey Ceramics Mandy Scammell Artist OUTSIDE Cheshire Hunt Barry Jackson - Coracle Dave Gater - Stick Maker Twiggy Twiggs - Ash Gate Hurdle Demo Bodging Paula - Pole Lathe Demo Stuart Grey - Leather Goods Willow Pool Design - Sculptures Alan Williams - Logging Horse Poultry Information - R Pryce Derek Turner - Fly Casting Terry Large - Falconry Cheshire Beagle Hunt Fiona Birch - Peggy Spoons Roadside Woodcarver - Dave Bytheway Kune Kune Pigs Owen Jones - Oak Swill Baskets RSPB Cheshire Wild Life Trust Yorkshire Woodland Side Saddle - Shirley Oultram Farrier - David Grant Egan Sheepskin Congleton & District Metal Detecting Club Romany Caravan Lamberts (Lancaster) Ltd Moorlands Poultry Supplies Ian Griffiths Dogs R & J Equine Wildbanks Conservation Jeremy Atkinson - Clog Maker FAIR 110 THE ALPHA OMEGA POULTRY & PIGEON MARQUEE POULTRY & PIGEON PARKING GATE 1 (NANTWICH) 54 Natwest 143 NFU 59 NWF Agric 144 Oakley Timber 161 Ornua 20 P&L Agri Consultancy 73B Paladin Farm Services 2 Penmere Plants 131 PH Winterton & Sons 95 Phil Coppell Ltd 132 Pickstock Telford 156 Pinkstones Toyota 103 Portsonachan Hotel 90 Proctors Nursery 17 Public Catering 17 Public Catering 126 Pure Indulgence Soaps 73A Quick Hitch 146 R.A.B.I. 115 Rachaelsfund 93 Ready Pave Ltd 119 Real Donkeys 49 Reaseheath College 18 Red Shift Radio Garden Area 18 Red Shift Radio Garden Area 109 Rediculously Rich By Alana 7 Redrow PLL 72 Richmond Village 4 Riverford Organic Farmers 84 Riverside Dental Practice 134 Rix Petroleum 38 Robert Eardley & Son 10 Rookery Hall Hotel 56 Rostons Ltd 114 Royal Voluntary Service 31 RVW Pugh Ltd 43 S & S Agric Liming Ltd 71 Security Services Group 142 Semex 156A Sharrocks 163 Shire Horse Society 3 Show Promotions Ireland 14 Show Promotions Ireland 83 Signal Radio 66 Simeson Co 128A Sp Energy Networks 42 Stamford Agric Services 22 Strutt & Parker 32 Surface Technicians 157 Swansway Group 12 Tegla Furniture Ltd 126A The Fifth Element 83A Thomas Sanderson 27 Toddlers 2 Kids 91 Toyland 145 Welch & Co 80 WFS Ltd 98 Wine Holders UK 136 Wright Marshall 76 Young Gas & Oil Ltd www.butcher-barlow.co.uk facebook.com/ButcherBarlowLLP @butcherbarlow

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THE NANTWICH SHOW WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY 2018 Get a moo-ve on and check out the Cattle Section... THE Cattle Section has always been an integral part of Nantwich & South Cheshire Show. The show’s organisers strive to offer a wide array of classes and events, to encourage the younger generation to get involved with farming and livestock. The show is extremely privileged to receive support from its local, and not so local, exhibitors, and the organisers aim to encourage new exhibitors to attend what is a truly great agricultural show. There are sections to cover all cattle breeds and calves, all housed in the fantastic Sugarich Marquee, providing the best facilities possible at the one day show staged in open countryside. The Sheep Section has also been an important part of Nantwich & South Cheshire Show for over 20 years. The section’s entry numbers have climbed steadily in recent years, culminating in a record number of entries in 2017. The show features a wide variety of breed classes, as well as a demonstration section, which offers sheep owners the opportunity to bring their livestock along to Nantwich. There’s also a Young Handler class designed to inspire the next generation of breeders. Hold your horses! THE Nantwich & South Cheshire Show is a popular diary date in the shire calendar and the show is lucky to receive support from many local breeders and exhibitors. 2017 saw 100 entries in the Heavy Horse Section - a truly fantastic show that filled out the Main Ring all THIS year’s show will feature the return of the quirky sport of bird racing. There are hundreds of bird racing clubs in the UK and abroad. Competitors’ birds compete against each other for trophies, medals and prize money. Birds race against the clock and are timed-in by the ring they wear on their feet, which carry all of their information. There will be a variety 2017 saw 100 entries in the Heavy Horse section - a truly fantastic show that filled out the main ring all morning morning. This year, the show will feature In Hand Classes, Foal Classes and a qualifier for the Horse of the Year award, as well as the Ridden Heavy Horse class which is an Equifest Qualifier. The show will also feature Heavy Horse turnouts for agriculture and trade and the of racing birds on display, including the hugely-popular fancy pigeon. There are many varieties of fancy pigeon, including flying breeds like Birmingham Rollers, Competition Tipplers, West of England Tumblers, Show Tumblers and many more. There are also many varieties that are just for showing. These include Jacobins, Show Decorated Harness Class. The organisers are also pleased to announce that all the prize and appearance money will be paid out in cash on the day. And, in addition, a £300 cash prize will be given to the exhibitor that gains the most points in the In Hand Shire and Foal Classes. Competitive sections are open to all men, women and children. Remember, you don’t need to belong to an organisation or group to enter. Fancy yourself as a fancier? Homers, Pouters and Voorburgs, Modenas, Lahores, Chinese Owls, African Owls, Fantails, Archangles, Nuns and many more. All the birds vary in appearance and appeal to many different types of people. The Pigeon Section is just a small window into the fascinating world of birds and bird racing, so do come along. You may be surprised at what you will find!

THE NANTWICH SHOW WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY 2018 Creating floral masterpieces THIS year, the Nantwich Show will welcome exhibitors and visitors to the fantastic Floral Art Section. Some of the exhibits, including the children’s class, can be brought in ready assembled. There are awards Build up a buzz and learn all about bees IF YOU are interested in learning about bees and the environment, try and spend some time at the Honey Show this year. There will be beekeepers on-hand to answer all your questions about how you can help bees survive and prosper with a little careful conservation within your garden or farm. You can learn all about nectar-producing plants and what times of year these plants are most productive. There will also be observation hives on display, allowing you to see the secret life of bees. You can learn all about old world methods of keeping bees, as well as more modern techniques. Bee hive parts will be available for examination and you can discuss your findings with one of the Cheshire Beekeepers. There will even be virtual hive parts on display, to show you the intricate construction of the hive itself. for Best in Show, Best Novice, Best Use of Garden Material, Best Use of Colour and Most Points in Show. There is a copy of this year’s schedule on the website and if you require any further information contact judy. MANY of us keep chickens in the back garden or in a small holding, and for those who want to take the next step, the Nantwich Show is the perfect place to meet with exhibitors and judges to learn more about your chosen breed. The organisers are keen to support junior exhibitors and, over the years, the show has had many youngsters showing gratton@live.co.uk or 01270 650341. On show day, there will be drop-in workshops for adults and children, to help you learn some exciting new techniques, or just to enjoy the flower arrangements. Encouraging all junior exhibitors to take part their pets for the first time, only to later become experienced exhibitors in their own right – winning prizes at bigger shows. More details can be obtained from Susan Broadhurst, Little Acres, Chapel Lane, Tern Hill, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3PY. Tel 01630 638630, email: susan.broadhurst49@ btinternet.com. No fowl play... EXHIBITING breeds of poultry and waterfowl at an official show is an exciting hobby pursued by many around the country. Over the years, the Nantwich Poultry and Waterfowl Show has risen through the ranks to become a Championship Show at one of the biggest one-day shows in the country. As such, it now attracts between 700 and 800 entries, including an impressive display of eggs each year. !

THE NANTWICH SHOW WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY 2018 Learn from the best with top chef demonstrations James Martin THE CELEBRITY CHEF LINE-UP AT THE 2018 SHOW IS PARTICULARLY STRONG - AND INCLUDES JAMES MARTIN THERE is a brilliant celebrity chef line-up at the 2018 Nantwich Show demo kitchen, featuring James Martin. Tickets for James Martin’s show can be pre-booked via the Nantwich Show website for just £5; for the other demonstration chefs, just turn up – but make sure you get there early! One ticket gets you entry to both the Cheese Awards and the Nantwich Show – amazing value for the world’s biggest cheese show and the largest one-day agricultural show in the UK. Better still, tickets are cheaper if you buy in advance. Order your tickets now from the Nantwich Show ticketing website. James Martin made a great impact with his television debut in November ‘96 and has rarely been off-screen since. He presented BBC1’s hugely successful Saturday Kitchen for 10 years; regularly attracting viewers in excess of 3.5m. He was regularly on Ready Steady Cook (BBC2), and in 2006 reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1). In 2008, James featured in prime-time special The Real Italian Job (BBC2) where he lived his dream of racing in the exclusive Mille Miglia in Italy in a vintage sports car. With over 3.5m viewers it cemented James’ role as a car enthusiast and expert. James had great success with his many series for UK TV, three series’ of Operation Hospital Food (BBC1), and as a judge on Junior Bake Off series two. His most recent work includes Operation Meet the Street (BBC1) in 2014, Home Comforts, and new series The Box (BBC1) in 2015. James is the author of 18 best-selling and awardwinning cookbooks, as well as his autobiography, Driven (HarperCollins). Sweet was published October 8 2015 and following on from 2015’s Home Comforts, the latest title More Home Comforts was published by Quadrille in February 2016 to accompany the BBC One series. In 2013, James was honoured with ‘The Craft Guild of Chefs Special Award’ for outstanding contribution to the industry. His series Food Map of Britain won ‘Best Daytime and Early Peak programme’ by the Royal Television Society in March 2014. In 2015 he was named TV Personality of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Awards, and Saturday Kitchen won Best Food Programme at the TV Choice Awards. James is passionate about celebrating British food, using the best ingredients possible and creating simple, delicious recipes, accessible to all. When not busy pursuing his love of food, James spends his time driving his collection of vintage cars and flying around the country with his pilot’s licence. From Coast to Ocean Cobbles to cheesemaking LEARN FROM THE BRAINS BEHIND THE OCEAN RESTAURANT AT THE ATLANTIC HOTEL IN ST BRELADE, JERSEY PREDICTED to be one of the 10 most influential chefs of the next decade by The Good Food Guide, Will Holland has worked in Michelinstarred restaurants since the age of 18 and was awarded his own Michelin star before he was 30 years old. Taking a relaxed approach, the focus of his food is on celebrating exemplary British ingredients, using excellent technique resulting in outstanding dishes. Will Holland Will grew up in Bristol in a household with an appreciation of good food and clearly recalls his first time eating Michelin-starred food, at two-star Lettonie with Chef Martin Blunos. When Will was 13 he started working at a local butcher’s shop after school and at weekends, where he stayed until leaving home. Will organised for his secondary school work experience to be with Chef Michael Kitts at the Swallow Royal Hotel and after two years at catering college, Will secured his first job at Homewood Park in Bath working under Chef Gary Jones, now Raymond Blanc’s Executive Chef at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Will subsequently held positions at some of the finest establishments across the UK including many influential years at Gravetye Manor in Sussex. Will joined Alan Murchison’s L’Ortolan Restaurant in Berkshire in 2004 where he was promoted to head chef within a few months. In 2007 he opened L’Ortolan’s sister restaurant La Bécasse in Ludlow. It was here that Will earned his first Michelin star just 18 months after opening the restaurant. 2014 marked a change for Will with the opening of Coast Restaurant in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Coast was received with wide acclaim, including being named ‘AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales 2015-2016’. Will joined The Atlantic Hotel as Executive Chef in October 2017, starting a new chapter for dining at the hotel. Over the years, Will has appeared on numerous television programmes including Saturday Kitchen with James Martin. Named ‘UK Restaurant Chef of the Year 2016’ by The Craft Guild of Chefs, in Autumn 2017 Will appeared in the grand final of the National Chef of the Year competition. Sean Wilson JONATHAN Harrison is chef patron of The Sandpiper Inn, Leyburn, a 17th century inn, which he has run with his wife Janine since 1999. While he has been there the business has won many accolades and strives to serve the freshest and finest of local ingredients. Everything is made in-house from bread to ice cream. Career highlights include winning various gold medals at Salon Culinaire in Birmingham SEAN Wilson is a wellknown actor, playing Martin Platt in the nation’s favourite soap Coronation Street for 21 years (1984-2005). After Sean left the street he decided to fulfil his lifelong passion of cooking and went on to spend a year training as a chef, working at a number of Michelin starred restaurants, including, Northcote Manor at Langho near Blackburn. In 2009 Sean started a new venture, The Saddleworth Cheese Company with best friend of 30 years Mark Revell. Their cheeses were met with immediate success, winning three awards at the British Cheese Focus on the freshest and finest with Jonathan Harrison and London, including “Parade des Chefs” - a Michelin star experience in France, England and Jersey. Jonathan won a Roux Scholarship in 1993- went to Alain Ducasse, Monte Carlo. Awards in 2009 including the Gold Medal for “Muldoons Picnic” and winning three more British Cheese Awards in 2010. Saddleworth Cheese’s most recent accolade was to win a Gold Medal at the World Cheese Awards in both 2011 and 2012. Sean is now into his fifth year of producing award-winning cheese and continues to travel up and down the country presenting his range of artisan cheeses at various festivals in their unique style focusing on fun and hilarity. Sean is also the Patron of The International Cheese Awards and is a respected cheese judge. Follow Sean on Twitter @SeanWilsonChef. Jonathan Harrison

Pre-Show “Open Air” Ecumenical Church Service on Tuesday 24th July at 7.30 p.m. INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS • Horses • Cattle • Sheep • Floral Art • Pigeons • Horticulture • Honey • Trade Stands • Poultry • Home Produce, Arts and Crafts • Companion Dog Show • Cheese and Dairy Products ADVANCED SALE OF TICKETS: Family Ticket (2 Adults/2 Children) £35, Adults £15 until 30-6-18, £16 from 1-7-18 until 24-7-18, Junior £5 ON LINE AT: www.nantwichshow.co.uk TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM: Tourist Information Offices at Nantwich, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Congleton, Chester, Wrexham, Northwich, Macclesfield, Libraries at Crewe, Sandbach and Nantwich. Cotebrook Shire Centre, Tarporley. ADMISSION ON THE DAY: Adults £20, Junior £7 Family Ticket £45 (2 adults / 2 children)

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1 SEVENDAYS INSIDE TODAY 18.07.18 Margot Robbie tAKES CONTROL turning up the heat in kitchen THE ROAD TO RUIN The return of Unforgotten sees DCI Stuart and DI Khan investigate the discovery of a body beside a motorway, a case that threatens to tear a group of old friends apart ALARM couple’s CANCER battles PLUS – BEST OF NEW GAME RELEASES

2 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle DIAL M4 MURDER as crime drama RETURNS Crime drama fans rejoice – gripping ITV series Unforgotten is back with a whole host of new suspects to sift through. The prime-time hit – penned by screenwriter Chris Lang and hailed as the “best detective drama of the decade” – sees dream team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan (played by Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar, respectively) return for a third run, as they investigate another emotionally-charged cold case. “We discover a body that has been buried beside a motorway,” Sanjeev, 54, reveals of the six-part run. “The motorway construction workers discover it whilst doing some repair work on the road and we then find out it was a young girl who went missing at the turn of the millennium – New Year’s Eve 1999.” It differs to previous seasons, he adds: “Because in this one, the investigation centres around four friends and their families who rented a holiday home near DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) and DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) where a young girl went missing. These four men have been friends for years, all of them are supportive of each other and they are all still fairly close,” says The Kumars At No. 42 star. “The investigation becomes centred around those characters and their families.” Noted. So what else should we know ahead of the show’s return? MEET THE SUSPECTS Much like its predecessors, the latest series of Unforgotten plays host to a line-up of acclaimed British actors – and what a selection it is. Alex Jennings, Kevin McNally, Neil Morrissey and James Fleet join forces to star as four former school friends who, having stood by one another through thick and thin, find their relationships tested. TIMING IS EVERYTHING While the whodunit drama is obliged to check certain boxes – there’s a body, tick, and suspects, tick – that’s where the similarity ends. First off, the case investigated this series is the most recent to date, with the victim having gone missing only 18 years earlier (previous series harked back 30 to 40 years). This affects the team’s approach to the case, explains Nicola. “For many, many people it is in living memory, and that makes the case incredibly complex,” she says. “In the past, that distance of time has probably allowed the team to step back a little.” thebiginterview Margot Robbie has got World Cup fever. For years, the Australian star lived in London and it’s clear she loves being back in the UK. “I am totally and utterly swept up in it,” she enthuses about the football. “I don’t think I will be able to get on a plane and leave! It’s too exciting.” We’re here to chat about new noir thriller Terminal, the day after England defeated Columbia in a penalty shoot-out. For Margot, 28, it’s bringing back memories of when she lived in a flat-share in Clapham with her boyfriend (now her husband, Tom Ackerley) and their pals. “London feels like my second home so I miss it all the time anyway but right now when it’s summer, football is on, Wimbledon is on, Pride is coming, it’s too many good things,” she says laughing, her Aussie accent clearly audible. It was with Tom, who she married in 2016, and their friend Josey McNamara, that she set up her production company LuckyChap Entertainment in 2014. Their second film I, Tonya, a biopic of the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, bagged Robbie an Oscar nomination for the title role and scored Allison Janney a little gold man for her supporting role as Harding’s mother. Terminal was actually their first film, even though it’s being released a few months later, and was the reason the company happened in the first place. “My roommates and I talked about starting a production company one day, and then we had a friend the boys knew who had written this script. “When I read it and I was like, ‘Why don’t we make this? It’s so great! Why don’t we do it?’ “And that is what kicked off the company. We learned a lot and it took quite a few years to get it made, but here we are now and it was an incredible experience.” Margot had no idea what she was letting herself in for when she decided she wanted to make her own films, rather than wait for the perfect part. And that is despite a 10-year career in front of the camera which started with her Harley Quinn will return in Suicide Squad 2 Co-starring with Will Smith in Focus I actually don’t know if I could still act in an Aussie accent After earning an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of disgraced American skater Tonya Harding, Australian actor Margot Robbie is now playing a Cockney femme fatale in her new movie. She talks to Laura Hardingabout her love of the UK and how a lack of patience has led to her taking on the role of producer as well Oscar-winner Allison Janney in I, Tonya, which Margot produced and co-starred in 7of the best... margot robbie films role as Donna Freedman in Neighbours. “I had to discover all the things you have to do as a producer. I’ve been on sets for the last 10 years non-stop and I still underestimated it as a job. “I really didn’t know the job was that difficult. I thought it was come to set and watch behind the monitors and make a few phone calls, send a few emails, blah blah blah. “But it’s years of your life, years of it! It’s like, ‘Oh! I had better get the whole thing together then’. But it’s such a feeling of satisfaction when you do it, it’s very special.” 1about time (2013) Margot made her big screen debut in this romantic comedy by Richard Curtis. She played Charlotte – the object of her best friend’s brother Tim’s desire, played by Domhnall Gleeson. He tries repeatedly to find ways to make her his girlfriend when his father reveals he has the gift for time travel and can change the past. He later has more success with Mary (Rachel McAdams). In Terminal, she stars as a femme fatale with two aliases, the bombshell proprietress of an all-night cafe and a hitwoman tasked with bumping off the competition. It’s set in a neon-drenched dystopian city and Margot’s Annie speaks with a thick Cockney accent. “I thought that is a cool weird take on a femme fatale,” she says. “I love that she is very aware of what a man wants the femme fatale character to be and so subverts it. “I actually don’t know if I could act in an Aussie accent any more,” she admits. “I haven’t done it in so long. I I really didn’t know the job (of producing) was that difficult. I thought it was come to set and watch behind the monitors and make a few phone calls, send a few emails, blah blah blah. But it’s years of your life... Margot Robbie admits she didn’t fully know what to expect when she started producing 2the wolf of wall street (2013) She drank three shots of tequila to relax before filming her sex scenes with Leonardo DiCaprio on a bed covered with cash. Martin Scorsese’s Oscarnominated movie was based on the true story of hedonistic rogue American stockbroker Jordan Belfort. As Naomi in The Wolf Of Wall Street

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3 bevan on the box nathan bevan casts a critical eye over the week’s tv Margot Robbie formed her production company specifically to get Terminal to the big screen Margot in new noir thriller Terminal haven’t done it since Neighbours, that was the last time. “So it would be weird to do it now. I think I would be worried I would be acting too much like myself. “I love doing the accents but the English accent is particularly fun and all the Cockney slang is all so great to say.” Margot learned early on that if she wants a role, she has to make it happen, but landing that best actress nomination for I, Tonya certainly didn’t hurt. “It’s a really exciting time, doing the company, acting on this kind of level now – I’m in such a fortunate position,” she says. “Any time I think of something, we just go out and find it or make it, or talk to a writer we love and say, ‘Have you thought about this?’” She has already wrapped production on the 1930s Dust Bowl thriller, Dreamland, in which she plays a fugitive bank robber, and she will also star in and produce Bad Monkeys, based on Matt Ruff’s 2007 novel of the same name, playing a woman arrested for murder. And after she reprises her role of Harley Quinn for Suicide Squad 2, she will star and executive produce Gotham City Sirens, which will focus on the top female villains from DC Comics, including Quinn. If that is not enough, she is also due to play the title role and produce a Maid Marian film, following the heroine as she picks up the cause to lead her people into a pivotal war after Robin Hood dies. “That is the wonderful thing about producing,” she says. “It’s getting to build the projects and not waiting for them to come along. “I’m so impatient, if I had to wait for every dream role to come along I would never...” she tails off briefly. “I would be waiting too long.” ■■Terminal is out in UK cinemas now and will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital from August 6 Where do you stand on Keith Lemon? Had you asked me that question a few years ago then my answer would most surely have been an emphatic, “Directly on his windpipe. Preferably whilst wearing a pair of heavy hobnail boots.” But, and the reason for this utterly escapes me, I find I’ve gradually warmed to the artist previously known as Avid Merrion (AKA Leigh Francis to his wife). He’s certainly had a very weird arc in my affections since he burst onto our screens in Bo’ Selecta! in 2002 – a bafflingly bonkers amalgam of cringey celebrity wind-ups and grotesque latex caricatures of stars such as Michael Jackson and Spice Girl Mel B. Best of all, it damn near single-handedly killed the career of uber smug R’n’B star Craig David, portraying him as an NHS specs-wearing Northerner, replete with a kestrel on his arm and a raft of unlikely catchphrases such as “Proper bo, I tell thee”. After that initial run though, the joke started to wear thin and Francis’ already shrieky brand of comedy became an irritant, the televisual equivalent of driving along with a wasp stuck inside your motorbike helmet. (Pretty soon it’s going to do your head in and you’re going to hit a wall.) So I left Keith/Avid/Leigh/ whatever to fester away in the congenitally cloth-eared and ham-fisted satellite channel hinterlands of ITVBe and the such like – where no common denominator is too low for your viewing pleasure. Yet, at some point, probably during his tenure hosting the revamped Through The Keyhole, I began liking him again – in particular, the 2013 episode where he rummaged around Kerry Katona’s smalls drawer and pulled out a sex toy that was anything but. And since then I’ve always admired his front, not least what outrageous indignities he inflicts on his willing guests during each episode of Celebrity Juice – Holly Willoughby and Ferne Cotton must be masochists, that’s all I can say. So I had big hopes for Keith Lemon: Coming In America– in which he tries to break it big in The States – despite the predictable ‘fnarr fnarr’-style childishness of the show’s title. And, while those expectations didn’t quite pan out, there was certainly a lot of mileage to be had from the looks of utter befuddlement on the faces of the Yanks he, er, came across. It’s kind of the same look most people in this country have whenever President Trump opens his mouth – so at least Keith’s helping to give a little bit of that idiocy back. All you need to know about the show was summed up by the moment in last week’s episode where Keith halted one of those ‘homes of the stars’ Hollywood bus tours so he could have a poo at Vinnie Jones’ place – a scene which culminated in the football hard man-turned-actor chasing him down the street with a baseball bat. All staged, of course, but full marks to Keith in bringing out some of Jones’ best acting since midfielding for Wimbledon. Altered states: Keith Lemon ■■Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing continues to be an utter joy. Who’d have thought two men eating pie and chips and talking rubbish, in between long periods of standing waist deep in cold water, could be so much fun? 3Suite Française (2014) shE met her husband, Tom Ackerley, on the set of this romantic movie. He was the third assistant director on the film, set during the Second World War. The couple eventually married in Australia in 2016. Margot later said: “We were friends for so long. I was always in love with him, but I thought ‘Oh, he would never love me back. Don’t make it weird, Margot. Don’t be stupid and tell him that you like him.’ And then it happened. ” 4Focus (2015) MARGOT teamed up with Will Smith in this crime thriller about a con man who falls for a young girl called Jess, who he takes under his wing. Will and Margot later worked together again on Suicide Squad and she said: “There’s no one more genuinely likeable than Will Smith.” The movie was filmed on location in New Orleans, New York, Las Vegas and Buenos Aires. 5the legend of tarzan (2016) Alexander Skarsgård’s plays Tarzan in this fresh take on the popular Edgar Rice Burroughs novel about the fortunes of a baby boy raised by apes in the African jungle. Trouble strikes when Tarzan and Jane (played by Margot) return to Africa and are promptly kidnapped in a village raid. The cast also included Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz. 6suicide squad (2016) IT took more than three hours in make-up to transform Margot into her Harley Quinn character for the movie. The work involved applying 20 temporary tattoos, painting her skin white and wig fittings. Margot’s co-star Jared Leto gave her a rat as a present, which she named Rat-Rat, and she also kept her character’s jacket and baseball bat after finishing filming. 7i, tonya (2017) THE Aussie star spent three months learning how to skate to play real-life American competitive ice skater Tonya Harding. However, CGI had to be used for the triple axel jump featured in the movie as only a handful of women skaters have ever managed to nail the move. Margot was nominated for an Oscar and Allison Janney won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

4 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle THEMUSICREVIEW SOUNd JUDGEMENT The latest Album releases rated and reviewed RICK ASTLEY BEAUTIFUL LIFE HHHHH Massive respect to any artist who restarts their career after having one of the biggest pop hits ever, especially with a brave foray into a different genre. Rick Astley might be best known for 1987 earworm Never Gonna Give You Up, but Beautiful Life is light years from that bastion of pop cheesiness. Beautiful Life is a fair effort, comprising tracks penned by Astley and on which he plays all the instruments. The title track is an uptempo pop piece that showcases his soulful vocals. But some of the songs – best described as an homage to mid-noughties Take That – get a bit lost. I Need The Light is one of the catchiest tracks, though nowhere near his classic – but nothing ever will be. Rick’s come a long way, and where he is suits him fine, and fans will love this. DIRTY PROJECTORS LAMP LIT PROSE HHHHH In a musical landscape more crowded than ever, it’s challenging to create an original sound. But indie-eccentrics The Dirty Projectors, helmed by the ubiquitous David Longstreth, have produced another startlingly fresh collection that brims with invention. Lamp Lit Prose is a curious blend of straightforward pop songwriting and left-field instruments and arrangements. The risk in such a bold album, is whether it experiments past the point of comfortable listening, but, thanks to Longstreth’s care and sensitivity, the elements balance neatly, with the potentially jarring instrumentation adding flair to quite traditionally written songs. THE VAMPS NIGHT AND DAY (DAY EDITION) HHHHH The Vamps are back with their second offering in a year. Fans couldn’t get enough of Night Edition, the first part of their album Night & Day. Now 12 months later they’ve delivered the Day Edition. Packed with tracks, it’s a tall order to deliver an album that makes you want to listen to every song, but it’s undeniably catchy and you’ll be bopping along. Guitarist James McVey says the two-part concept was to “give fans more songs over a short period of time”. The album opener Just My Type, for which they’ve just released a music video, is a surefire hit. A bit like the album. The Alarm’s Mike Peters was battling leukaemia when his wife Jules was told she had breast cancer. The couple tell Marion McMullen how they’ve faced the tough times together and come through ‘WE are both cancer survivors,” says Mike Peters simply as he recalls the moment he and his wife Jules discovered she first had breast cancer. The BBC were filming a documentary with The Alarm’s frontman about his own battle with leukaemia when Jules received the devastating news. “The documentary had a working title of Being Mike Peters and then Jules was diagnosed as I was by her side,” recalls Mike. “She bravely decided to let the cameras film her experience and tell the woman’s side of the story of dealing with the treatment and surgery and the cameras became a bit like a therapist in a way.” Jules says poignantly: “I was diagnosed two years ago on July 4, Independence Day, and I always say that was the moment I lost my independence.” The documentary, While We Still Have Time, provoked a huge reaction went it was first shown on BBC Wales and it went on to be repeated on BBC2 and BBC1. Now the couple are bringing their story up-to-date with new BBC documentary The Next Step, which will be broadcast on August 6. Mike says music helped him confront his fears and worries during the dark times when Jules was undergoing treatment. “I couldn’t express myself the normal way and when Jules was having radiation, chemotherapy or surgery I would be pacing the corridors of the hospital thinking ‘What’s happening to us?’ “The only way I could put these emotions into context was to type everything I was feeling into my phone; just this mass of words into my phone. “Jules would be in surgery for eight hours and I would be terrified. Scared for my wife and my kids and I wrote all these feelings down. “When Jules read it all, she said that should be the beginning of your music, that’s the next record.” New album Equals is a poignant reflection of the tough times Mike and Jules have both been through together. Mike himself recovered from lymph cancer in 1996 and was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in 2005. After an initial recovery, he suffered a relapse in 2015. Jules, who plays piano and sings backing vocals with The Alarm, says: “There were times I would be sitting by his hospital bed not knowing if he was going to make it and thinking ‘this is it’ and thinking about our little baby at home.” All band activity was put on hold as the pair underwent The Alarm live on stage Many people know how precious life is... but after cancer, we really do treatment and it is only now, with both in remission, that The Alarm are firing on all cylinders again. “The songs were built out of what I had become,” says 59-year-old Mike. “I learned a lot about myself and my relationship with Jules, and it’s all there in the music. “I didn’t set out to write about what we were going through.” The couple met when Jules was a 19-year-old university student and Mike smiles as he recalls: “She did not know me, or the band or the music we played and that was really refreshing. One of the first times she saw The Alarm play was when we supported U2 at Cardiff Arms Park in 1987. “I was so nervous about having her backstage with me. I remember we were standing at the side of the stage watching U2 and the Edge was playing a long solo. “Bono just came over to us, put his arms around Jules and gave her a kiss on the forehead and went back on stage. “He’s always remained a good friend and he’s still the same. What you see is what you get.” Bono was among the first to offer his support when Jules was told she had cancer and the couple recently went to see him and U2 in concert in LA. Jules admits emotions will be running high and there are likely to be a few tears when the new documentary is broadcast next month. “I’m starting to choke up just talking about it,” she admits. “It’s been a gruelling two years. It’s not been easy and there have been meltdowns. “I’d been exposed to cancer because of Mike, Mike on stage Credit: Andy Labrow I learned a lot about myself and my relationship with Jules, and it’s all there in the music Mike Peters of The Alarm but it’s been a massive learning curve for me. “I’ve always been a positive person, but the treatment and hospital visits become the norm and it is only now that it is no longer my norm.” The couple have two sons, Dylan and Evan, and Jules says she believes the IVF treatment she underwent might have led to

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5 GAME REVIEWS It grows on you: Mushroom Wars 2 U2 singer Bono (centre) with Jules, Mike, Dylan and Evan Mushroom wars 2 PC, iPad/iPhone, Xbox One, PS4, Switch ★★★★★ It’s appropriate for Mushroom Wars 2 to keep us in the dark, but it’s a shame an inspired plot is hidden within unexplained images of alien mushrooms, redcap knights and warring tribes of fungoids. Thankfully, the solid core of addictive strategy needs no narrative to support it. The aim is simple: Conquer enemy buildings, such as recruitment bases or defence towers, while protecting your own. But elements like powers which enhance a building’s defensive strength, upgrades which sacrifice troop numbers for greater attack power, and special victory conditions such as King of the Hill provide layers of tactical opportunity that, combined with the breakneck pace of each skirmish, makes Mushroom Wars 2 a particularly moreish serving of bite-sized Switch warfare. ■■Price: £17.99 Mike and Jules Peters Picture by Arwyn Roberts her cancer. “If that’s the case it was worth it to have my two babies. “I think the hardest part of the treatment was losing my hair. It’s such a big part of your femininity and sexuality and I just felt miserable. “I’d wake up in the morning and have to drag myself out of bed. I’d be like ‘I don’t feel like going to the recording studio today you go without me.’ But Mike would get me there saying ‘You’re coming with me in the morning so sort yourself out’.” She laughs: “It was exactly the right way to manage me. I would be swearing like a trouper, but I’d get there.” Formed in 1981 in the Welsh seaside resort of Rhyl, the original band of The Alarm featured Mike, Dave Sharp, Eddie MacDonald and Nigel Twist. The band went on to sell six million albums while clocking up 17 top 50 singles in the UK including tracks like Sixty Eight Guns, The Stand and Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke?. After an emotional swansong at London’s Brixton Academy in 1991, the original members went their separate ways, with Mike launching a solo career and joining forces with Billy Duffy in a short-lived band called Coloursøund. The lingering allure of his old group, however, proved hard to resist and Mike entered a new millennium back at the helm of The The current line-up of The Alarm Alarm. The band will be touring the UK this autumn and there are already plans to release another new album before the end of the year. Mike says: “The turbulence of the last few years has shaken The Alarm’s world to its core but we have survived the challenges and are now ready for the next steps, Bono with Mike in 1983 which is performing the music live with our fans adding to the experience. “Myself and the band are primed and ready to give everything we have to make this year a lifeaffirming experience for all our fans.” Jules points out: “Mike is eight years older than me and I’ve always looked at him for guidance. “There was no room in his psyche for moaning or whining about his cancer. “I lived with the scary situation with Mike for a long time and I think we both now have a extra zest for life. Many people know how precious life is ... but we really do.” ■■Equals (pictured left) is out now through The Twenty First Century Recording Company (manufactured and distributed by InGrooves). Go to thealarm. com for more details. Lego The incredibles PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch ★★★★★ LEGO’s unstoppably charming tie-in titles have a barely-hidden secret. On the surface, they look like whirling, dynamic reconstructions of blockbuster movies complete with bombastic set-pieces, but in reality there’s a straight-jacketed formula guiding the action, and LEGO The Incredibles is no different. There’s the authentic roster of characters (Jack-Jack included) with their recognisable special powers, Elastigirl and Frozone being the standouts. Then there’s the prescribed situations, where only one character’s power will suzy cube PC, iPad/iPhone, Mac ★★★★★ Suzy Cube appears pretty basic at first glance – a cute Super Mario 64 clone with a cuboid style, shallow treasure-hunting plot and charming but plain character design – but this is more than a mere imitation. The pared-back visuals skip along at a smooth 60fps, creating a gorgeously fluid feel to each of the 40 levels and making the most of the game’s sharp, accurate controls. The fixed camera is impressively intelligent, and once you begin Jurassic World Evolution PC, Xbox One, PS4 ★★★★★ What you’ll remember about Jurassic World Evolution is the logistics. The bureaucracy. The sheer tsunami of admin required to build, open and maintain a tourist trap full of dinosaurs. Jeff Goldblum’s voiceover is a highlight, and there’s plenty of lush scenery to distract from the busywork – it’s even possible to pursue escaped velociraptors in a helicopter, or drive a jeep over to the T-Rex’s feeding zone and capture a few special snaps. But mostly you’ll be worrying about power outages, laying Another brick in the wall: Lego The Incredibles unlock the way forward. Finally, the hoop-jumping progresses to set-pieces that require bricks to be broken down and built back up to overcome obstacles or puzzles. The Incredibles are always watchable and the personalities really work in this set-up, but the experience is mindless. ■■Price: £41.99 trusting it to be in the right place at the right time, it’ll rarely let you down. Suzy Cube might owe a debt to classics like Mario or Fez, but that doesn’t make it any less of an accomplished, well crafted and challenging platformer. ■■Price: £3.99 Park life: Jurassic World Evolution paving slabs up to dreary modernist facilities, and waiting for timers to countdown. With little opportunity for any real creativity in the design of your park, you’ll always be a bland corporate employee, not a John Hammond-style visionary. ■■Price: £44.99

6 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle thefilmreview A smart and Lily Newmark plays Iona super sequel PIN CUSHION (15) HHHHH This low-budget British coming-of-age drama is a nightmarish revenge tragedy which is at times as darkly uncomfortable to watch as the name would suggest. Young Lily Newmark gives a well-judged performance full of awkward angles as teenager Iona, who is trying to fit in with the local mean girls. Her clumsy attempts are hampered by her shyness and sexual innocence, plus the social inadequacies of her mother, the terrific Joanna Scanlan. Mum’s weighed down with a club foot and a hunchback which emphasise the collision of reality and fantasy which lie at the heart of the script by director Deborah Haywood. Putting her characters through a wringer of social media betrayal, self harm and alcohol abuse she maintains our sympathy as the mother and daughter seek refuge in self-created fantasies, one of which involves a glamorous air stewardess played with toothy splendour by former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle. SKYSCRAPER (12A) HHHHH Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson cements his place at the pinnacle of the Hollywood pile with another hugely entertaining action adventure to follow this year’s Rampage and the Jumanji sequel. He plays a former marine injured in a hostage rescue, who now wears a prosthetic leg and works as a safety assessor in Hong Kong on the world’s tallest and most hi-tech building. When a criminal gang sets the building on fire, he must swing into action to save his wife and kids. The setting brings maximum appeal to the Chinese cinema market, now the globe’s biggest. There’s no escaping Skyscraper is built on the foundations of 1974 disaster classic The Towering Inferno and 1988 terrorist thriller Die Hard, while the tone is peak Arnold Schwarzenegger at his cheesy action best. It’s an express elevator ride of slick stunts and knowingly preposterous plotting and, as the cast kept commendably straight faces, I grinned my way through 220 floors of pure popcorn fun. Dwayne Johnson is in action man mode again as a former marine From left, Dash, Frozone, Elastigirl, Mr Incredible, Jack-Jack, Violet and Edna watch at home three to see Missed it at the cinema or on TV? We round up the best streaming and DVD releases of the week mary magdalene (12) ★★★★★ On the coast of Judaea in 33 CE, Mary of Magdala (Rooney Mara, left) tends the land with her sister Rachel (Ariane Labed) and brothers Daniel (Denis Menochet) and Joseph (Ryan Corr). The patriarchy strongly encourages Mary to marry a local man, whose children need a mother. After much internal wrangling and feverish prayer, Mary defies this edict and brings shame on her kin. Soon afterwards, Mary meets prophet Jesus Christ (Joaquin Phoenix) and he inspires her to join the ranks of the apostles, including Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Judas (Tahar Rahim). ■■Stream/download from July 16 and available from July 23 on DVD/Blu-ray. A wrinkle in time (PG) ★★★★★ Gifted student Meg (Storm Reid, left) has shunned friendship since the disappearance of her father Alex (Chris Pine) during his ridiculed experiments into space travel. While walking in their neighbourhood, Meg and adopted brother Charles (Deric McCabe) encounter three astral seers – Mrs Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs Which (Oprah Winfrey). The trio reveals that Meg’s father is alive in another dimension and they need the children’s help to find him before an insidious evil pollutes the universe with hatred and self-loathing. ■■Stream/download from July 16 and available from July 30 on DVD.

Chronicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7 also showing Frozone tries to get Dash and Violet out of a tight spot Fourteen years is a long, long time to wait for a kids’ movie sequel but at last Mr and Mrs Incredible and their three kids are back with this brilliant blockbuster adventure. And, just like the original, it’s powered by strongly drawn and relatable characters, fabulous retro design and consummate technical skill. Plus, the smart and funny script begins and ends the fun with two great action sequences, making for a gorgeous, entertaining and exciting time. Craig T Nelson and Holly Hunter return as the voices of Mr Incredible and his wife Elastigirl, who, alongside their three super-powered kids, combat a new super-villain, the mysterious Screenslaver. He has the power to hypnotise the population through their tellies. They’re joined in the battle by Samuel L Jackson’s fan favourite Frozone, and once again our heroes are kitted out in kick-ass costumes by eccentric pint-sized fashion designer Edna Mode. An admirable determination to deal with gender issues means we hear Pacific riM: Uprising (12) ★★★★★ A DECADE after the Pan Pacific Defense Corps (PPDC) unleashed an army of Jaegers – 25-storey tall robots operated by mind-melded humans – to fight giant Kaiju monsters from the deep, former pilot Jake Pentecost (John Boyega, left) is contacted by estranged sister Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). She implores him to return to the PPDC to head off the threat posed by Liwen Shao (Jing Tian), who intends to replace the Jaegers with unmanned drones. When a new threat emerges from the ocean, Jake and fellow pilot Lambert (Scott Eastwood) sprint into action. ■■Stream/download from July 16 and available from July 30 on DVD/Blu-ray. coming soon Cher joins the ABBA party alongside Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth in the sunkissed musical sequel MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN. Bob struggles to control Jack-Jack incredibles 2 (??) ★★★★★ By Christopher Hunneysett a lot about how Elastigirl feels guilty for being out fighting crime while leaving the kids with her hubby, and he struggles on the domestic front with his super cute toddler Jack-Jack. Less effective is the plot’s dreary attempt to deal with the legality of superheroes – which was a reasonably fresh idea in 2004 but not now after umpteen Marvel films have examined the issue. Plus there’s a lot of navel gazing discussion about the cinema audience’s need for superheroes which will sail right over your kids’ heads. The villain’s identity is a bit obvious and the family’s task is to save monorails and super yachts, so no preventing the end of the world. Pixar’s history of sequels veers from the magnificent Toy Story films to the lacklustre Cars series. Thankfully, minor gripes aside, Incredibles 2 is super fun. The movie has already taken more than half a billion pounds at the global box office, so I don’t imagine we’ll wait nearly a decade and a half for the next one. Cher THE FIRST PURGE (15) HHHHH Five years ago, before the possibility of Donald Trump as US president was a pungent whiff in the air, writer-director James DeMonaco terrified cinema audiences with The Purge. His bloodthirsty horror thriller unfolded on the one night when citizens of America are permitted to arm themselves with knives and guns to kill anyone they choose. Gerard McMurray replaces DeMonaco in the director’s chair for a redundant and predictable prequel, which traces the origins of the carnage to a sociological experiment. The First Purge doesn’t advance the franchise’s narrative other than to pin the blame for the slaughter on one female behavioural scientist (Marisa Tomei). The first cut is supposedly the deepest but McMurray’s origin story barely leaves a scratch. WHITNEY (15) HHHHH Staccato bursts of the rousing anthem I Wanna Dance With Somebody open Kevin Macdonald’s revealing documentary. This heart-breaking portrait of the doomed musical genius is the only account of Houston’s life and career officially supported by her estate and includes original studio recordings and never-before-seen footage alongside live performances recorded by the late singer. What sets apart this meticulous sift through family albums is the suggestion that Houston’s downfall may have been precipitated by child abuse when she was growing up. Her vocals soar to dizzying heights and Macdonald’s upsetting film follows her most of the way. SICARIO 2: SOLDADO (15) HHHHH Expectations were high following the popular reception of 2015’s Sicario film, so Italian director Stefano Sollima arguably had big boots to fill when he took over from Denis Villeneuve. Josh Brolin returns as CIA operative Matt Graver alongside Benicio del Toro, who reprises his role as lawyer-turnedhitman Alejandro, and the pair are a formidable on-screen force. Tasked by the American government to find out if Mexican drug cartels are trafficking terrorists across the border, they concoct a plan to ignite a cartel bloodshed by kidnapping Isabel Reyes, the daughter of a cartel boss. Transformers actress Isabela Moner, 16, is impressive as the gutsy, headstrong character and she more than holds her own against her seasoned co-stars. box office top 10 1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2. The First Purge 3. Ocean’s 8 4. Sicario 2: Soldado 5. Tag 6. Adrift 7. Patrick 8. Hereditary 9. Sanju 10. Yellow Submarine chart courtesy of cineworld Tragic: Whitney The First Purge is in at number two

8 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Chronicle thefoodfocus Turning up the heat Spice up barbecue food with a burst of chilli. Marion McMullenfinds out how Indian-inspired food has brought Alun and Dawn Sperring national recognition IT was 10 years ago that husband and wife duo Alun and Dawn Sperring opened The Chilli Pickle restaurant. The Brighton eatery has become a multi-award winning hawkers corn INGREDIENTS (Serves 6) Six pieces of fresh corn on the cob with husk removed; 1.5ltr water; 4g salt; 4g madras curry powder; 15g shallots, fine diced; 3g turmeric; 3 lemons freshly squeezed; 120g unsalted butter, cut in cubes; Pinch of sea salt; Pinch of cracked black pepper; Melted butter to finish; Pinch of chilli flakes Method 1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and add salt. Put the corn in and cover with lid and leave to simmer for about 12 minutes. The end of the knife should pierce the corn quite easily. If it doesn’t then simmer for another one or two minutes. Remove corn and refresh in iced water. As soon as it is cool, remove from water. 2. In a small saucepan add lemon juice and diced shallots and bring to a simmer. Add turmeric and madras curry powder and simmer for another minute. 3. Whisk in whole butter gradually until all incorporated. If it gets too hot remove from the heat or the sauce will split. Add sea salt and pepper. 4. Place corn on pre-heated barbecue for a few minutes until nicely charred. Remove and brush with butter and sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and chilli flakes. 5. Serve warm with madras lemon butter on the side. success and the couple say their secret is offering authentic and accessible Indian dining. They take family trips to India every year and their food celebrates recipes from the Himalayan peaks to the Indian Ocean. Alun and Dawn, who are just about to open a new restaurant in Guildford, say: “We can’t wait to share our passion for India and tamil mussel rasam INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) Around 15 West Country Black mussels per portion; 500g tomato, diced; 25g ginger paste; 2dsps of coriander, freshly chopped; 20 curry leaves; 4g mustard seeds; 4g methi seeds; 10g black pepper, crushed; 15g cumin seeds; 20g fresh crushed garlic; 100ml tamarind pulp; 10g turmeric powder; 10g coriander powder; 12g salt, 50ml extra virgin coconut oil; 100ml tomato juice; 1dsp lemon juice; 500ml water Method 1. Clean mussels of any debris and pull out any beards. Wash well. Mussels should be heavy and full. If they are open, lightly tap on the surface and they should close tight if they are alive, if any are dead or dying they will remain open so discard immediately. 2. Heat pan, add coconut oil. Add everything that it has to offer.” ■■Here are three favourite recipes from The Chilli Pickle to try at home. You can go to thechillipickle.com for more information. barbecue chilli butter lobster INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 1 cooked lobster (600-800g); 500g long red chillies; 1tsp cumin seed; 50g ginger paste; 25g crushed garlic; 150ml white wine vinegar; 250ml water; 2tsp salt; 50g sugar; 75ml mustard oil; 200g butter diced; For samphire salad: Coriander to taste; Samphire to taste; curry leaf to taste; Splash of coconut oil Method 1. Wash the chilli, remove stalk and cut in three. Blend with vinegar to a rough purée (not smooth). Heat a sauteuse pan, add mustard oil and heat until smoking. Remove from heat and cool lightly before returning to the heat and adding cumin seeds and crushed garlic. Cook until golden. Add ginger paste and cook for one minute more. 2. Add the chilli vinegar mix, water, salt and sugar and simmer until water has reduced and chilli heat subsided (around 15 mins). 3. Take one cup of chilli sambhal and place in another sautuese pan. When it starts to bubble, whisk in cubes of fresh butter. If it gets too hot, remove from heat to prevent splitting. When all butter is added, put in fresh chopped coriander. 4. Split the sauce in half. Use one part to baste the lobster and the other for extra sauce. Baste tails and claws liberally as well as all inside shell and under tail. 5. Cook both sides on a hot Alun and Dawn Sperring mustard seeds, methi seeds, and cumin seeds until they crackle. 3. Add black pepper, fresh tomato, salt, turmeric, coriander powder and water. Bring to boil, add tamarind pulp, the curry leaves and fresh coriander and check seasoning. 4. Add cleaned mussels to boiling rasam and cover with lid. As soon as the mussels start to open, shake the pan a little to move everything around and then return lid and cook for about one more minute. 5. Add chopped coriander, mix gently and serve into four bowls. 6. Drizzle with coconut oil and sprinkle with more cracked black pepper. barbecue each side until the meat is sizzling, lightly charred and still tender. Place claws in the empty part of the shell. 6. To make the samphire salad, heat frying pan add coconut oil when smoking add curry leaf and samphire. Flash fry and remove. 7. Serve lobster with extra sambhal butter on the side and samphire salad. on the grapevine sam wylie-harris selects six white wines to enjoy with seafood SPAR Languedoc Blanc 2017, 1 France (currently reduced to £6.50 from £7, SPAR, in store only) A Mediterranean white that’s right on cue with soupe de poissons (fish stew), we love its floral character that lifts the fruity flavours of apricot, citrus and peach, with a spicy note on the tail and fleshiness that keeps the wine rich and round. 2Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling 2017, Australia (£6.99, Aldi) A dry riesling with grassy aromas, limey acidity and a streak of minerality that works so well with shrimp and a squeeze of lime (or any foods that have ‘green’ flavours, such as Thai seafood curry). But, with sun-kissed apple, lime and lemony notes you might expect in a riesling from Down Under, there’s depth and intensity. Taste the Difference 3 Albarino 2016, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain (£8.50, Sainsbury’s) Spain’s answer to muscadet, the crisp, clean flavours of albarino (Galicia’s flagship grape) have a natural affinity for seafood, and this captures all the freshness that is albarino’s calling card. A brisk style with floral aromas, inviting peach and apricot notes, even some green apple and lime, well-balanced acidity and a zesty minerality makes it just the ticket with seafood tapas, grilled fish and even paella. Dourthe No1 Sauvignon 4 Blanc 2017, France (£8.50, The Wine Society) A pioneer of dry, white Bordeaux, Dourthe are celebrating 30 years of their No1 label – and from the first sip, this dependably delicious wine delivers ripened tropical and grapefruit flavours with much more purity, weight and energy than the price would suggest. A sophisticated and delicious choice with a seafood platter. Fildefere Muscadet 5 Chateau de Cleray 2017, Loire Valley, France (£9.95, FromVineyardsDirect.com) Muscadet is a natural bedfellow with oysters, with its bright acidity, pure mineral character and light, lemony weight. Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape, while they can be neutral in a nice way, this one has some melony concentration and would be terrific with any type of shellfish. Abbotts & Delaunay Fruits 6 Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc 2017, South of France (£9.99, Majestic) This new release sings from the glass and captures sauvignon blanc’s classic character – but with a roundness, complexity and blossomy, fruity freshness. A perfect partner with fish stews, sardines, shellfish, grilled fish and fresh crab.

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