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Cheshire East give green light for new adoption scheme

Middlewich Guardian: Rise in county adoptions

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CHESHIRE East Council has given the green light to allow people who have been approved to adopt, to search the Adoption Register for the first time.

Firefighters announce more strike action for next month

Middlewich Guardian: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine

2:32pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have this week issued a further eight day period of strike action for next month after revealing the government had not improved their pension proposals.

Baked bean bathing in Middlewich care home

Middlewich Guardian:

12:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

STAFF at Manor House Care Home in Middlewich relaxed in a bath of baked beans for 24 hours to raise money for a new sensory garden for their residents. Seven members of staff from the care home took turns bathing in the tub, which was filled with more than 100 tins of baked beans.

Middlewich to be equipped with speed reducing signs

Middlewich Guardian: Signs like these could be used to cut motorists’ speed

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

MIDDLEWICH is set to be equipped with speed reducing ‘Smiley SIDS’ signs after the Town Council was put under pressure from residents.

First Food and Drink Festival goes down a treat

Middlewich Guardian:

3:40pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MIDDLEWICH’s first Food and Drink Festival went down a treat with crowds enjoying demonstrations from a celebrity chef.

Tickets on sale for Town Council music events

Middlewich Guardian: Swing with Basingstoke Concert Big Band in Sherfield-on-Loddon next week

12:40pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TICKETS are now on sale for two Middlewich Town Council music events later this year.

"Let me be town crier of Middlewich" cries Kidsgrove proclaimer

Middlewich Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HUNDRED years after the retirement of the last town crier in Middlewich, the role could be set to return to the town - but not everybody is happy about it.

Residents to organise Middlewich's first music festival

Middlewich Guardian:

4:35pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

RESIDENTS of Middlewich are coming together to organise the town’s first Music Festival.

Former Timelord returns for cult Cheshire movie production

Middlewich Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Cheshire-based team behind a cult sci-fi series have taken their worldwide audio hit to the big screen, in a movie prologue featuring stars from Dr Who and Blackadder.

New roads to be named in Middlewich

Middlewich Guardian: Middlewich housing development set to open to homebuyers

5:15pm Monday 28th July 2014

SIX new roads off Warmingham Lane in Middlewich are set to be given names with the proposed names including reference to Stoke pottery.

Middlewich Good Neighbours event to celebrate achievements

Middlewich Guardian: Good Neighbours launch pilot scheme

1:08pm Monday 28th July 2014

MIDDLEWICH Good Neighbours will be holding a celebration event on Friday, August 1, to share what the group has achieved so far.

Shops blame Tesco for lack of trade

Middlewich Guardian:

10:09am Monday 28th July 2014

BUSINESS owners on Warmingham Lane have hit out at Tesco Express after the stores refurbishment has forced them to shut up shop and miss out on trade.

Support for five-year-old boy with severe epilepsy is 'overwhelming'

Middlewich Guardian:

2:17pm Friday 25th July 2014

PARENTS Rebecca and David Reed from Middlewich have been overwhelmed by the support for an appeal to buy a specialist bed for their son.

Food and Drink festival comes to Middlewich

Middlewich Guardian:

9:49am Friday 25th July 2014

THE first Middlewich Food and Drink Festival is set to take place in the town centre with an appearance from celebrity chef David Mooney.

VIDEO: And now the weather forecast... for dogs

Middlewich Guardian:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, and proud Chihuahua owner, David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye delivers a knockout performance of a completely different kind today as he presents the world’s first-ever weather forecast just for dogs.

M6 to be closed tonight for emergency bridge inspection

Middlewich Guardian:

4:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIVERS using the M6 through Cheshire are being advised that the southbound carriageway of the motorway around Sandbach will be closed from 10pm tonight, Thursday, for an emergency bridge inspection.

Clean sweep for Clean Team

Middlewich Guardian:

4:06pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MIDDLEWICH Clean Team set out on another litter pick to keep the town tidy with the help of Cledford Brownies.

M6 reopens after concrete falls from bridge and hits two cars

Middlewich Guardian:

10:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

TRAFFIC on roads around Middlewich heavy this morning after the M6 was shut southbound - but has since reopened - due to concrete falling from a bridge.

Middlewich business given Queen's Award

Middlewich Guardian:

9:27am Thursday 24th July 2014

MIDDLEWICH company Extronics has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014.

Middlewich Community Games 2014 set for kick-off

Middlewich Guardian: sport.jpeg

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MIDDLEWICH Community Games 2014 are set to commence on Saturday, July 26, and will run until Saturday, August 30.

Fiona Bruce MP celebrates Middlewich boys brigade

Middlewich Guardian:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE first Middlewich Company of the Boys Brigade held their annual open evening and awards presentation at Middlewich United Reformed Church.

Cledford Primary receives award

Middlewich Guardian:

9:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CLEDFORD Primary School has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to children's literacy.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area of Middlewich? The Office of National Statistics has released a quiz challenging your knowledge

Middlewich Guardian: Middlewich FAB Festival: 'This year we had more of a community focus'

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

How many people in Middlewich have a degree? What proportion of people are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Grants up for grabs from Gannett

Middlewich Guardian: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

3:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Middlewich Guardian is once again offering charities in the area the chance to apply for a Gannett grant, with between £5,000 and £10,000 on offer.

Teenage cancer sufferer travels to Middlewich High prom in style

Middlewich Guardian:

5:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEENAGER Charlie Hemming travelled in style to a school prom thanks to Cancer Research UK Ambassador Neil Olsson.

Firefighters continue action after eight-day strike

Middlewich Guardian: VIDEO: Warning ahead of firefighter strike

10:56am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across Cheshire have come to the end of their eight-day strike, but will continue with further action.

Michael Gove wins Northwich Art Trail

Middlewich Guardian:

9:57am Monday 21st July 2014

ART and politics merged in the winning work of Northwich Art Trail, which runs until Saturday, July 26.

Highways Agency and Met Office warning ahead of predicted weekend thunderstorms

Middlewich Guardian: A large pool of water appeared next to Epsom Downs Racecourse last week following heavy rain

3:25pm Friday 18th July 2014

ROAD users across England - including those in the north west - are being warned to take extra care during heavy, thundery showers expected this weekend.

Cheshire Fire team lauded at national awards ceremony

Middlewich Guardian:

10:30am Friday 18th July 2014

A TEAM which uses data and information to help Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service improve the safety of local communities has won a national award.

Middlewich legend Tim Shaw remembered with football game

Middlewich Guardian:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MIDDLEWICH legend and family man was remembered by the community as crowds gathered to watch a football game in his honour.

Two lanes now reopen northbound on M6 after earlier crash

Middlewich Guardian: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO lanes of the M6 have reopened after this morning's crash involving five cars.

M6 shut between junction 17 and 18 after serious crash

Middlewich Guardian:

10:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

POLICE have closed the M6 in both directions between Sandbach and Middlewich after a serious crash this morning, Thursday.

21 arrests in Cheshire as part of vast anti-paedophile operation

Middlewich Guardian: SAFETY FEATURES: Google and Microsoft are to make it harder to access child abuse images on the internet

5:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

CHESHIRE Constabulary has arrested 21 people from across the county as part of a nationwide operation to target online paedophiles.

Drivers using the M56, A556 and M6 in Cheshire advised to plan alternative routes during Tatton Flower Show

Middlewich Guardian: Diversions in place while roads are resurfaced

11:33am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Highways Agency is reminding drivers using the M56, A556 and M6 in Cheshire that the annual RHS Tatton Show is taking place later this month.

Fiona Bruce MP campaigns at Mothers' Union

Middlewich Guardian:

10:01am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FIONA Bruce MP spoke to Mothers’ Union groups including the Middlewich group, about her campaign against the introduction of a new mitochondrial transfer technique.

Middlewich church apologises to residents for animal circus

Middlewich Guardian: Peter Jolly’s Circus

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MIDDLEWICH Community Church has said ‘sorry’ to locals after allowing an animal circus to use their grounds.

Classic Car and Bike Show gearing up for big weekend

Middlewich Guardian: Roaring success for Middlewich Classic Car and Bike Show

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MIDDLEWICH Classic Car and Bike Show will be held on Market Field over the weekend of Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20.

St Luke's fundraising summer at St Michael and All Angels

Middlewich Guardian: An innovative project led by St Luke’s Hospice in Winsford is adding its voice to a national awareness campaign.

6:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE first of several coffee mornings in aid of St Luke’s will be held at St Michael and All Angels church on Thursday, July 17.

Selfless pupils help MS Society

Middlewich Guardian:

1:48pm Monday 14th July 2014

PUPILS at Middlewich Primary School took part in a competition to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Former Red Caps sought for Cheshire RMPA

Middlewich Guardian: FREEDOM CEREMONY: Soldiers of 150 Provost Company Royal Military Police receive Afghan medals from the Mayor of Richmond, Councillor Barry Heap, at Richmond Castle yesterday

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

FORMER Red Caps from mid-Cheshire are being sought to swell the ranks of the Royal Military Police Association.

Scouts thank groups for years of support

Middlewich Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

MIDDLEWICH scouts have thanked the groups that have helped them with fundraising and donations over the years.

Free council tax for foster carers

Middlewich Guardian: Steph Langton loves helping the two boys she cares for through Shared Care

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

CHESHIRE East Council has approved plans to grant foster carers free council tax to encourage more to step forward and provide a home for vulnerable children.

Foodbank blown away by first collection

Middlewich Guardian:

5:33pm Friday 11th July 2014

MIDDLEWICH Foodbank held its first collection at Tesco and was blown away by the amount of support it received from the community.

Cheshire East Council win bid for £80million

Middlewich Guardian: Clr Michael Jones

12:57pm Friday 11th July 2014

CHESHIRE East Council has won its bid for a Local Growth Fund total of more than £80million.

North West Ambulance Service sees 'unprecedented rise' in patients with life-threatening conditions

Middlewich Guardian:

7:50am Friday 11th July 2014

North West Ambulance Service is experiencing an unprecedented rise in the number of seriously ill patients throughout the region - and is warning this could lead to delays for those with less serious conditions.

Parents advised to check school status during strike action

Middlewich Guardian: STRIKE ACTION: NUT member take part in a rally in Newcastle city centre during a previous strike in April.

9:49am Thursday 10th July 2014

PARENTS are advised to phone schools to check whether they are affected by nationwide strike action today.

Residents call for Croxton Lane speed calming

Middlewich Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

RESIDENTS have launched a campaign for road safety measures along Croxton Lane including the junction with King Street after several fatal accidents.

£900,000 worth of grants to be given to community groups

Middlewich Guardian:

5:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

CHESHIRE East Council has returned a budget surplus of £900,000 for last year and announced that it will be returning the money to the people of Cheshire East through grants to local community groups.

Middlewich schools closed for strike

Middlewich Guardian: Teacher strike – school closures revealed

1:32pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SCHOOLS across Middlewich will be affected by the public sector strike action tomorrow, Thursday.

Residents protest against animal circus in Middlewich

Middlewich Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

PROTESTERS gathered outside Peter Jolly’s animal circus when it visited Middlewich to show their anger at using animals for entertainment.





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