TORRENTIAL rain washed out all local crickets matches last Saturday.
NANTWICH Town kicked off their season with a battling 1-1 draw at newly-promoted Abbey Hey.
MANY Alex fans who made the journey to Crystal Palace were understandably annoyed at having to shell out £20 on the gate to support their side. Children and OAPs had to pay £12.
CREWE Alexandra return to league action this Saturday, taking on newly promoted Walsall at the Bescot Stadium.
VILLAGERS look set to lose their fight to stop an 80 ft high mobile phone tower being erected near their homes.
POLICE are looking for witnesses to any suspicious circumstances surrounding a house fire in West Street, Crewe, last Wednesday afternoon.
BOOK lovers across Nantwich now have the busiest mobile library service in the county.
STAFF at Bridgemere Garden World were celebrating last week after scooping a top award and raising money for charity.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an attempted burglary at a Post Office in Crewe.
AS councillors prepare to splash out on costly repairs to Crewe swimming pool critics warn they are not diving deep enough into its problems.
A FORMER Labour councillor has resigned from the party because of cuts in incapacity benefits.
WORK is to start next week on a new 20 mile an hour zone with traffic calming in the West End of Crewe.
ROLL makers at Crewe are facing their second wave of redundancies this year.
KEEN walker Ellen Matthews is hoping local people will help her raise money as she tackles a 100km hike.
CREWE Alexandra celebrate the opening of the new main stand with a superb offer for the Hartlepool match, this Tuesday.
just falls short
ELWORTH'S match against Audley was abandoned due to torrential rain.
Alsager - 0 Holker Old Boys - 0
Knypersley Vics - 1 Sandwell Borough - 1
A LATE strike five minutes from time by substitute Graham Dodd sealed an opening day victory for Congleton Town, beating Bradford Park Avenue at home, on Saturday.
CHURCH services taken by a lay reader have been put forward as an option to tackle the shortage of vicars.
GREEN-FINGERED Lester Crisford has followed in his father's footsteps 40 years on after scooping a top title in Alsager.
MILL owner Derek Moorhouse is looking to shore up a river bank to stop his car park crumbling away.
ALSAGER soldier Gareth Gardner has been overwhelmed by the reception he received crossing the border into Kosovo.
CONGLETON Cubs are busy thinking up sponsorship schemes to raise the £10,000 they need for the millennium trip of a lifetime.
CHILDREN in remission from cancer have been enjoying a break from their home life near Chernobyl to stay with families in Alsager.
CHESHIRE County Council is hoping to build new tennis and netball courts along with a sports hall, classrooms and extensions at two Congleton schools.
THE Cheshire branch of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers is calling for students and parents to be aware of new deadlines for exam appeals.
TRADING Standards officers in Congleton have been praised for their work in helping to jail a mechanic for persistently carrying out shoddy work.
A SANDBACH woman has discovered a hidden talent after undergoing a life-saving heart operation.
AN unhappy customer has mounted a campaign against a furniture shop to get back a £200 deposit she paid for a settee.
CHILDREN in remission from cancer have been enjoying a break from their home life near Chernobyl to stay with families in Crewe and Alsager.
WARRINGTON Wolves could be forced into shuffling round their backline for their Super League clash at Halifax Blue Sox tonight, Friday.
WARRINGTON Wolves are continuing to attempt to attract Australian superstar Allan Langer to Wilderspool.
TRADERS and taxi drivers have objected to plans to further pedestrianise Warrington town centre.
TEENAGERS went home thirsty after a joint crackdown on youthful tipplers as part of Operation Wasted.
THE mother of two autistic children has finally won her battle for them both to be educated at a school which specifically caters for their needs.
NEIGHBOURS of the Peel Hall site have reacted with anger to claims that the land has little ecological value.
A TALENTED artist from Callands has achieved recognition for her work years after she was forced to give up painting.
THREE Warrington firefighters have been sent on a mercy mission to help earthquake victims in Turkey.
A BUDDING soap star is set to make her debut on the small screen - at the tender age of two!
AMBULANCE crews in Warrington are on the verge of industrial action over a three-year pay dispute, union chiefs have warned.
BOSSES in Warrington have welcomed a new report which paints an "upbeat and positive" view of business in the town.
A TEENAGE girl is recovering in hospital after being the victim of a hit-and-run incident in Grappenhall last Friday.
Exclusive by Suzanne Lightfoot
TWO Warrington Snooker League aces come head-to-head on Sunday for a
VILA Matautia was fired up for the game on Sunday and I was concerned with a bit of inconsistency with the referee and touch judges.
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"GARAGE from Hell" boss Andrew Derek France has been jailed for persistently carrying out shoddy work despite repeated warnings from both the courts and the Office of Fair Trading.