NO crimes are acceptable.

Attacking a 25-year-old man is as wrong in society as running a cannabis farm or being a benefit cheat.

But there is something particularly abhorrent about stealing from an old person.

Sadly we have a number of such incidences to report in this week’s paper.

One pensioner had just taken out money to pay for Christmas presents for her family when she had cash taken from her purse.

While a Croft farmer not only had equestrian equipment stolen, which he uses for regular exercise, but also saw his puppy pinched.

It was the Jack Russell bought for him by his family two years ago when his wife died as company.

It is outrageous that these types of attacks can take place in our society.

The people responsible for these crimes will no doubt have older family members of their own.

Would they accept something similar happening to them?

Of course not, so why should it be ok in this scenario?

So if you do know anything, get in touch with the police and let them know.

Justice must be served in these cases, and if nothing else, let’s hope Bonny is back with her rightful owner.


THE Poppy Appeal was launched in Warrington on Saturday with a short ceremony at the town’s Cenotaph.

As we revealed in last week’s paper, this is a memorial than can now be much more easily accessed.

It was wrong that Warrington’s memorial to our fallen was in the middle of the town’s busiest traffic island, cut off to all but the most intrepid pedestrian.

So credit to the council for partially righting that wrong and allowing people to cross Bridge Foot.

One day it might become even more of a feature if ambitious plans to open up the river come to fruition.

But for now it provides a more fitting tribute.

The work of Julie Francis in providing a flag and putting on the pressure is also to be praised.

Next Sunday’s Remembrance Service gives the wider Warrington community the chance to pay their respects in time honoured fashion.

Because 100 years ago people were living through the First World War and 70 years ago the second.


FINALLY this week we report on the efforts of a group of passionate volunteers in keeping a quintessentially English tradition alive.

The story of the Lymm Morris dance may not be familiar with all.

But we reflect on the remarkable journey in this week’s Warrington.

Often we find ourselves not recognising what is important and the forgetting our past.

But we should celebrate the work of passionate people who give up their time.

From contemporary art to amateur sport and theatre to ghost stories, their tales deserve to be told.