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 »


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 »


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 »

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 »

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 degrees Ben Bradbury is currently on a 12-day cycling adventure, which will take him through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

In October next year Ben will accompany a team of cadets and leaders to Nepal to build much needed classrooms at a village school, but first the group need to raise over £70,000 for the project.

Winter wonderland for charity


Sandbach families are invited to a festive wonderland to celebrate Christmas in South Cheshire this year.

The event, based at Weston, is the work of 22-year-old business student Graham Witter and will be raising money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

This is the fourth successive year that his family home, farm buildings and garden will be transformed into a magical festive spectacle, with a visit from Santa every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in the run up to Christmas.

History boys create museum at Sandbach School


Sandbach School’s museum has been opened by Fiona Bruce MP, after almost a year in the making.

The project’s inspiration originally came from sixth form history students Tom Wade and Will Murphy.

Their dedication caught the interest of Fiona Bruce who officially opened the facility.

Olympian Dame Mary opens Sandbach facility


by Stewart Green

DAME Mary Peters visited Sandbach this month to open the Latham Court retirement accommodation on Middlewich Road.

‘Mary P’, as she likes to be known, greeted residents and visitors before delivering a 30-minute talk about her life in sport, the gold medal at the 1972 Olympics for the pentathlon and the reaction to her winning in Northern Ireland including the death threats.

She then handed around her medal for those in the audience to hold before heading off for the official opening.

Sandbach navy lieutenant shares her experience


A Sandbach Lieutenant from the Royal Navy returned to South Cheshire College to deliver a careers talk this month.

Former Sandbach High School student Annabel Broad, is the youngest commanding officer in the Royal Navy since WWII.

She gave an insight into her journey from South Cheshire College to the Royal Navy.

Sandbach drug dealers behind bars

Two men have been jailed after being convicted of selling drugs in Sandbach following a Cheshire Police investigation.

Luke Sinclair, 27, from Crewe Road in Sandbach, and Ryan Marchant, 23, from Holly Grove in Tabley were both convicted of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs at an earlier hearing.

They have since been sentenced at Chester Crown Court to three years and two months, and 12 months imprisonment respectively.

Leading the investtigation, DI Sharon Case said: “Through our investigation we discovered that the pair used the address in the quiet village of Wheelock as a base for their drug supply network, supplying drugs to users across the area.

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