striders Steve Farnell and Paul Barnett at the Slateman Triathlon

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 »


Appeal after Sandbach band blaze

Foden’s Band has launched a fundraising campaign to restore damaged memorabilia after a fire destroyed its rehearsal room. The world famous Sandbach band is looking to raise £30,000 after the blaze ripped More »

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Sandbach Fake Festival returns

The UK’s only touring tribute festival returns to Sandbach this summer. The fun kicks off at Sandbach Rugby Club on Saturday July 2, with three major tribute acts and five local support bands, More »

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Pupils unearth Sandbach school’s hidden past

The rich heritage of Sandbach School is being preserved by two A-level History students. Their aim is to promote a history that has long been hidden from public view in time for More »

Holocause Day 27 Jan 2016

Holocaust Day in Sandbach

by STEWART GREEN In 2014, former Cheshire East Council leader Michael Jones started the celebration to mark Holocaust Day with a service at Sandbach Town Hall. Since then the event has been More »

British Legion at Remembrance Day

Sandbach Remembers

by Stewart Green Remembrance Day as always was organised by the Royal British Legion and even the dull weather didn’t put a dampener on the ceremony in Sandbach. Assembling at Westfields the More »

Fatal collision near Sandbach

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision near Sandbach.

At 10.20pm on Friday 12 August 2016, police were called to a multiple collision on the A534 Haslington by-pass.

Three cars and a lorry were in collision. The driver of one of the cars, a 51-year-old woman from Wistaston sadly died at the scene.

Sandbach party in the park


Sandbach residents are being invited to celebrate the summer in style with a proms-style concert.

People are urged to take a picnic, rug and chairs for the Party in the Park event on July 2, featuring Foden’s Band.

The gates at Sandbach Park open at 5.30pm for everyone to lay out their picnics.

Sandbach soldier in major exercise

M3 Amphibious Rigs from 23 Amphibious Engineer Troop (23 Amph Tp) and Pionierbattalion 130 of the German Bundeswehr have today been conducting training exercises that have seen them ferry elements of US2nd Cavalry Regiment across the River Vistula in Poland. The training part of EXERCISE ANAKONDA 2016 is aimed at demonstrating NATO allies joint defense capabilities.

Photographed here LCpl Samuel Pitt.

Photographer; Mr Dominic King 
Army Press Office Germany

Lance Corporal Samuel Pitt, serving with 23 Amphibious Engineer Troop, has been participating in a major training exercise in Poland.

The exercise saw them create a record by constructing the longest M3 amphibious bridge.

Exercise Anakonda 2016 is a Polish led multinational exercise involving over 30,000 soldiers from 24 participating countries and is one of the biggest exercises undertaken in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

The 23 year-old from Sandbach, who is based in Minden Germany, said: “It has been really good working with the other nations, a great experience.

Social media warning from Sandbach police

Sandbach Police are warning young people about the dangers of using social media.

Cheshire Police has received a number of reports of Facebook profiles, being created by individuals pretending to be a young person and befriending children online.

PC Helen Harrison, of the Sandbach Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “What they are doing is firstly establishing a “friendship” or connection with a young person through Facebook and then sending them sexually explicit images through the messenger services.

Milestone for Sandbach scouts


by Stewart Green

Sandbach scouts have been celebrating the anniversary of the building they have occupied for the last 40 years.

They gathered together past and present scouts and leaders for a look back at the building and past activities, and even had a cake made for the occasion.

Dennis Fricker, Jim Thompson, Reg Shallcross and Tony Harrison were guests of honour as founders of the group in Sandbach.

Sandbach Striders set the pace

striders Steve Farnell and Paul Barnett at the Slateman Triathlon

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 between them.

There were also three park runs, a five-miler in fancy dress and one of the busiest 10k events in the country.

• Entry is now open for the Sandbach 10k and Family Fun Run on Sepember 11 this year, sponsored by Butcher & Barlow.

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