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Sandbach man steps up for charity

A Sandbach grandfather has raised £4,000 for the Stroke Association by walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats in separate stages. Stephen Davies, 73, was inspired to take on the walking challenge More »

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Sandbach parents protest planned school cuts

Hundreds of parents took to the streets of Sandbach last month to campaign against school funding cuts. The government has announced a new national formula for schools to address ‘inconsistent’ funding levels, which More »

SpareParts Festival – a performance of STEAM by The Urban Playground

Sandbach festival proves a hit

By Jonathan White The 27th Sandbach Transport Festival proved a hit once again, attracting hundreds of visitors to the town last month. This free event included a large vehicle display with trucks, classic More »

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Sandbach man on Asian mission

A Sandbach fire cadet leader, who is raising funds for a school project in Nepal, has headed to Asia with his bike to help with fundraising. Cycling in temperatures of over 30 More »

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MP marks milestone for Sandbach school

Sandbach MP Fiona Bruce visited St John’s Church of England Primary School to mark its 150th year. She met with pupils, their parents and grandparents, teachers and teaching assistants to celebrate the More »

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Sandbach Striders set the pace

It’s been a busy start to the summer for the Sandbach Striders. Last week saw members take to the Welsh hills in four different events, with more than 15,000 feet of ascent More »

Elworth Foxes out in front

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Elworth have opened a gap at the top of the North Staffs and South Cheshire League Divison One, following an impressive victory over Newcastle and Hartshill.

Elworth took 25 points from the encounter, ending 183/8 with Newcastle all out for 95.

The win comes on the back of a 95-run victory over Silverdale.

Foxes skipper Russ Ballard won the toss and elected to bat, showing confidence that the Elworth attack, spearheaded by Yasir Ali, Mike Holt and spinner Chris Winter, is well equipped to defend anything in excess of 180.

Sandbach man steps up for charity

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A Sandbach grandfather has raised £4,000 for the Stroke Association by walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats in separate stages.

Stephen Davies, 73, was inspired to take on the walking challenge after he lost his wife Ann to a stroke in February last year.

Stephen began the first 340 mile leg of the journey in August 2016, with the final 760 miles completed during the spring this year.

He said: “Ann and I were married very nearly 50 years.

New facilities for Sandbach Rugby Club

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Building work for a new gym and studio has started at the home of Sandbach RUFC.

The project will see the construction of the new facilities at the Bradwall Road ground, as part of the club’s long term strategic development plan and community involvement principles.

The new facilities will not only provide benefits for the club and a potential income, but also advantages for the town and surrounding area.

Sandbach women on a mission for charity

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A plucky trio of Sandbach women are taking on a grueling cycling challenge for charity.

Clare Curtis, Kim Morton and Lisa Jordan are preparing for the epic ride from London to Amsterdam from September 22 to 24.

They popped into Waitrose in Sandbach last month to seek sponsors for the trip, which they are taking on to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.

Sandbach parents protest planned school cuts

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Hundreds of parents took to the streets of Sandbach last month to campaign against school funding cuts.

The government has announced a new national formula for schools to address ‘inconsistent’ funding levels, which would amount to cuts for saome Sandbach schools.

The march against the plans started at Sandbach School and ended on the cobbles in the town centre.

Sandbach festival proves a hit

SpareParts Festival – a performance of STEAM by The Urban Playground

By Jonathan White

The 27th Sandbach Transport Festival proved a hit once again, attracting hundreds of visitors to the town last month.

This free event included a large vehicle display with trucks, classic and vintage cars, motorbikes, bicycles, a stage performance area and children’s funfair on Scotch Common car park.

There was also a performance by Foden’s Band, an open day at Sandbach Fire Station, a road train in Sandbach Park, a hog roast by the Sandbach Round Table and the Sandbach Music Festival on the Cobbles.

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