Sandbach band to mark heritage with free concert

Sandbach’s world famous Foden’s Band is to perform a free concert to mark its rich heritage. In 2016 Foden’s were successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project More »


Sandbach woman’s African mountain challenge

An inspirational Sandbach woman has taken on Africa’s highest mountain in the name of charity. Mum of three Andrea Sheardown, 45, this month went on an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, More »


Jodrell Bank could get World Heritage status

Jodrell Bank Observatory has been chosen as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage site status in 2019. The Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, is home to the Grade I Listed More »

Elworth CC Yasir Ali and Raj Kumar (FILEminimizer)

Foxes hunt success in top league

Elworth CC’s first XI are in the nets and anticipating a successful season in the top flight of club cricket. Last season’s excellent performances saw the Foxes promoted to the North Staffs More »

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Fitting finale for Sandbach’s Day of Dance

by Stewart Green The final Day of Dance in Sandbach got off a very wet start on September 9. But a bright afternoon in the town centre saw nine groups of morris More »

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Green fingered residents show off their produce

by Stewart Green Members of the Sandbach Allotment Society staged an open day at their site at Yeowood Farm this month. The group held the weekend event in Ettiley Heath to give growers More »

Sandbach RUFC looking forward to new campaign


Sandbach RUFC are already preparing for the coming season.

Following the recent AGM,  Dan Stubbs will take over from Chris Davenport as club captain, as director of rugby Willie Stockdale outlined plans for the forthcoming season.

Changes to the coaching set up will see Sale Sharks and England hooker Rob Webber become head coach and Andy Bird, the Sale Sharks Academy Coach stepping up as backs coach. 

Stand-up comedy in Sandbach


A quartet of comedy comes to Sandbach Town Hall on Friday June 22.

The line-up features funnymen Danny Mcloughlin (pictured), Rory O’Hanlon, Garrett Millerick and Christian Reilly.

Danny McLoughlin  has performed at the Edinburgh Festival and supported Al Pitcher on his UK Tour.

Young musicians on tune in Sandbach

Ben Jackson and Stephen Davies of Crewe MVChoir

by Stewart Green

Sandbach has hosted its Young Musician of the Year competition to unearth the town’s brightest talents.

The event, run by the Sandbach Concert Series, was organised at the Town Hall as a part of the Sandbach Transport Festival.

Saxophonist Ben Jackson (above) won first place in the senior section, earning a £100 bursary from Crewe Male Voice Choir, presented by the choir’s Stephen Davies. 

Police appeal after Sandbach car theft

Detectives are urging witnesses to come forward following a burglary at a car dealership in Sandbach.

At around 2.35am on Monday May 21 the dealership at The Hill on Newcastle Road was broken into and one of the vehicles inside was used to ram open the front gate.

The offenders then drove off in a black Porsche stolen from the dealership.

Five year plan works for Brereton preschool

Sharon Edwards (manager), Helen Mulford (committee chair), Lee Clark (RVW Pugh branch manager), Kirsty Dunning (committee vice chair)

A local preschool’s five-year plan for a new building project has come to fruition.

Brereton Playgroup and Preschool has raised more than £65,000 for the new premises. 

The money was raised through donations from local businesses, the community and grants from The Lottery Awards, Garfield Weston Foundation and the Thomas Cook Children Charity.

Police probe sudden death in Sandbach

Police were called to an address in Townfields in Sandbach at 6.48am on Thursday March 8 following reports of a man collapsed in a doorway.

The man had sadly died and police are in the early stages of establishing the circumstances.

As part of the investigation a 38-year-old woman has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.

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