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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 »

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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 »

Olympian Dame Mary opens Sandbach facility

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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

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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.

MP marks milestone for Sandbach school

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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 milestone.

The MP said: “It was wonderful to attend the birthday celebration event and to see photos of the school and its pupils, which have been collected from local residents showing the life of the school over so many years.

Jail for Sandbach sex offender

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A serial sex offender is starting a life sentence after sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Sandbach.

Daniel Adam Bates, 34, was staying at the Linden Bank Bail Hostel when he targeted the 19-year-old victim.

Residents in Sandbach have long been campaigning to shut down the hostel and the attack has sparked fresh protests about the facility, which is near to a children’s park. 

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.

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