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Magical milestone marked in Sandbach

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary at Sandbach Town Hall NEWS

by Stewart Green

Fans of the Harry Potter books and films celebrated in Sandbach last week to mark 20 year’s since the character’s screen debut.

It is two decades since the first film in the Harry Potter series reached the screens of the nation and Sandbach fans celebrated with a party at the Town Hall hosted by Laura Surgenor, conference and events officer at the town council.

With the hall divided into the various houses of Hogwarts School there was a Harry Potter quiz, food and all the children dressed up as characters from the film, with most appearing as Harry Potter himself and at least one as Voldemort.

Elworth Foxes out in front

Elworth CC Yasir Ali and Raj Kumar (FILEminimizer)

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


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


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

P1010930 St Lukes Cyclists NEWS

By Stewart Green

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.

Teen tearaway banned from Sandbach Park

A teenager who made the lives of people in Sandbach and Crewe a misery has been handed a criminal behaviour order banning her from parts of the towns for two years.

Konnie Looms, 18, of no fixed abode, had been causing extensive anti-social behaviour for more than a year, including assaults and criminal damage.

At Crewe Magistrates Court this month Looms was issued with the Criminal Behaviour Order, which prevents her from entering areas including The Commons, Sandbach Park, and High Street including the cobbles, unless given express permission by police to do so.

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