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United Utilities apologise for 'coincidental' double pipe burst in Winsford

Northwich Guardian: Multi-million pound Wirral sewerage upgrade in pipeline

3:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

UNITED Utilities have apologised for two separate pipe bursts that shut off water in Winsford, causing traffic chaos and school closures.

First haircut in two years for Winsford suicide man's best friend

Northwich Guardian:

9:31am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Best friend of a Winsford man who took his own life has just had his first haircut and shave in two years – after embarking on a fundraising crusade for the Depression Alliance.

Town council adds voice against Bellway Flashes homes plan

Northwich Guardian: Can you top this picture of a snow covered bottom flash, taken by Winsford' Guardian photographer, Nick Jones

4:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WINSFORD Town Council has unanimously opposed plans to build hundreds of new houses on the shores of Bottom Flash.

Salt Fair 2014: Full event listings

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WINSFORD Salt Fair officially gets underway tonight, when town mayor, Councillor Gina Lewis, reads the historic Royal Charter at the George and Dragon.

Salt Fair 2014 arrives in Winsford

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AFTER months of hard work and planning, Winsford Salt Fair 2014 has arrived.

Helicopter warning follows alleged laser pen incident after Winsford rail death

Northwich Guardian: The police helicopter was scrambled in the search

11:48am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE have reiterated the potentially ‘devastating consequences’ of shining laser pens at aircraft following an alleged incident involving the constabulary helicopter.

New-look marina ready to welcome the crowds at Salt Fair 2014

Northwich Guardian:

2:28pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE Salt Regatta will take place on Winsord’s new-look marina this weekend.

CWAC give green light for Winsford Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Northwich Guardian: The plan features aspirational designs for the town such as improved cycle networks, leisure facilities and shops.

7:15pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CHESHIRE West and Chester Council have cleared the Winsford Neighbothood Plan (NP) to progress to a referendum on October 23.

Fundraiser flies along zip wire at 100mph for Winsford charity

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WINSFORD fundraiser with a rare muscle-wasting condition completed a daring 500ft zip wire challenge to raise money for the charity that helped him to walk again.

Business booming for Winsford period costume maker

Northwich Guardian:

12:45pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WINSFORD seamstress has gone from voluntary needlework to thriving business, boasting a Hollywood wardrobed-sized collection of eye-catching period outfits.

First World War commemorative candle stolen from Winsford garden during centenary

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Monday 11th August 2014

A WINSFORD woman has blasted the ‘imbecilic disrespect’ of thieves who stole a First World War commemoration candle from her front garden.

Winsford Neighbourhood Plan given green light for public referendum

Northwich Guardian: The plan features aspirational designs for the town such as improved cycle networks, leisure facilities and shops.

6:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

WINSFORD residents will go to the polls to make one of the most important decisions in the town’s recent history this autumn.

Fantastic turnout for walk to work

Northwich Guardian:

2:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Winsford 1-5 Group organised a walk and cycle to work day for all the 4,000 estate workers on Winsford Industrial Estate.

Former Timelord returns for cult Cheshire movie production

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Cheshire-based team behind a cult sci-fi series have taken their worldwide audio hit to the big screen, in a movie prologue featuring stars from Dr Who and Blackadder.

Pet Labrador escapes vicious Winsford dog attack with £1,000 vet bill

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A WINSFORD mother is calling for law changes, after her Labrador was viciously attacked by another dog in front of her two young daughters.

Residents ready to fight Winsford housing development

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

WINSFORD residents are mobilising to fight another speculative housing development in one of the town’s most scenic locations.

Family 'greatly affected' by Winsford child grave thefts

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

POLICE in Winsford are appealing for information after a child’s grave was targeted by thieves for the second time.

Winsford U3A take aim for special Great War library exhibition

Northwich Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LEE-Enfield Mark III rifle forms part of a fascinating display of First World War memorabilia at Winsford Library next month.

More homes planned for Winsford flashes

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

ANOTHER property developer is planning to build hundreds of new houses on the edge of Winsford Flashes.

Historic Winsford bridge open to traffic after six month overhaul

Northwich Guardian:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A 150-year-old road bridge near Winsford is all set for the next century thanks to a six-month restoration project.

21 arrests in Cheshire as part of vast anti-paedophile operation

Northwich Guardian: SAFETY FEATURES: Google and Microsoft are to make it harder to access child abuse images on the internet

5:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

CHESHIRE Constabulary has arrested 21 people from across the county as part of a nationwide operation to target online paedophiles.

Anger over town council WINCAP discussions

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A FORMER trustee of WINCAP said he is ‘heartbroken’ at its demise and ‘disgusted’ that town council conversations about the defunct charity have gone on behind closed doors.

Old photo puts a face to Over Allotments' 90 year history

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

NINETY years of gardening history will be celebrated next week at some of the finest community plots in the region.

Winsford Great War service to mark 100 years since conflict began

Northwich Guardian: In Flanders Fields . . . . . . poppies blow

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

A UNIQUE Great War commemorative service blending role play and period songs will be staged in Winsford this month.

MP visits Winsford war graves as part of 'virtual cemetery' project

Northwich Guardian:

11:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

WINSFORD’S MP visited war graves in Winsford in support of a ‘virtual cemetery’ project that aims to map over 300,000 Commonwealth Great War casualties.

Occupants evicted from Winsford property after 'reprehensible' anti-social behaviour

Northwich Guardian:

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

WINSFORD residents breathed a sigh of relief this week after the occupants of a flat associated with persistent anti-social behaviour were kicked out.

Council wants your opinion on Winsford play area revamp

Northwich Guardian:

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

WINSFORD residents are being asked for their views on two options for the £56,000 redevelopment of the Minster Close play area.

Woman hospitalised after sitting on Winsford play area kitchen knife

Northwich Guardian:

6:00am Friday 4th July 2014

A WOMAN was hospitalised after sitting on a bench from which a kitchen knife had been left protruding in Winsford.

Cheeshire Police refuse to answer WINCAP Freedom of Information request

Northwich Guardian: Police drop WINCAP financial crime unit investigation

6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CHESHIRE Police have thrown a cloak of secrecy over their inconclusive probe into the former Winsford charity, WINCAP.

Winsford man imprisoned after admitting prostitution charges

Northwich Guardian: Recent cases from our courts

4:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A WINSFORD man is behind bars after pleading guilty to inciting women to become prostitutes via a social network site.

Winsford campaigner calls for increased cancer drug availability

Northwich Guardian: Prostate Cancer UK Fundraiser - Sober Night Challenge

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

WINSFORD cancer campaigner, Gary Steele, wants the Government to ‘see sense’, and make a life changing drug more widely available on the NHS.

Heroic council clean-up fixes Verdin Fields Traveller mess

Northwich Guardian: Travellers on the Verdin Exchange fields in Winsford

6:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

AN encampment of Travellers left a trail of destruction and festering waste at a key community green space in Winsford.

Adopted woman seeks information on early life in Winsford

Northwich Guardian: Jenny Owen, born ‘Frances Pardoe’, was adopted aged six-weeks-old

4:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

AN adopted woman is appealing for locals to help her fill in the missing gaps of her early life in Winsford.

Winsford Youth Forum hope for lease extension at New Images

Northwich Guardian: Eyes down for Forum bingo evening

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

THE ex mayor of Winsford said bulldozers were welcome to level New Images youth club – over his dead body.

Winsford Great War project given Heritage Lottery backing

Northwich Guardian: Poppies will be a fitting addition to your garden this year

6:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A GROUNDBREAKING project to record the effects of the Great War on Winsford has been handed a massive boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Travellers evicted from Winsford Verdin Fields

Northwich Guardian: Travellers on the Verdin Exchange fields in Winsford

3:30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

AN encampment of Travellers that arrived on Verdin Fields in Winsford last weekend has been evicted from the site.

BT probe 'regrettable' mid-Cheshire GP phone fault

Northwich Guardian: Charge your phone in store

6:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

BT has said it will consult the NHS to see if ‘important lessons could be learned’, after a ‘regrettable’ phone fault left mid-Cheshire patients unable to contact their GPs.

Police hunt 'obscene and racist' graffiti vandals

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt 'obscene and racist' graffiti vandals

11:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

OBSCENE and racist graffiti has been daubed on new £30,000 children’s play equipment in Winsford.

Engineering marvel would bring more boats to Winsford

Northwich Guardian: A painting by Northwich artist, Bernice Tackley, illustrates how the inclined plane might look

9:48am Monday 23rd June 2014

AN ambitious scheme to drive Winsford’s regeneration by creating a second Cheshire Ring on the canal network is gathering pace.

Winsford shopping boost after Dorothy Perkins U-turn

Northwich Guardian: Winsford shopping boost after Dorothy Perkins U-turn

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

WINSFORD’S ailing shopping centre has received a boost, after a major high street retailer decided to remain in town.

Winsford residents slam council's 'cut and run' grass mowing

Northwich Guardian: Cuttings left in Minster Close have been left to fester

12:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

OUTRAGED Winsford residents have slammed the borough council’s ‘cut and run’ policy of mowing green spaces at ‘Brands Hatch’ speeds.

Winsford parkway station plans axed as new GNWR Pendolino service bypasses town

Northwich Guardian: Virgin Trains’ Pendolino

6:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

WINSFORD’S public transport system has suffered a blow after it emerged that a planned intercity rail connection service would bypass the town.

Winsford pub opens for business at World Cup in Rio

Northwich Guardian: Dead ringer: Ernie, centre, outside the Rio's Old Star, which looks identical to its Winsford cousin.

3:25pm Friday 13th June 2014

A WINSFORD pub has opened for business 4,000 miles from home in Rio.

Council boost as Winsford Incredible Edibles begins to bear fruit

Northwich Guardian: Bearing fruit: Volunteers tend the Incredible Edibles plot at Over Recreation Ground

2:56pm Friday 13th June 2014

A PIONEERING scheme that’s turning Winsford’s underused green spaces into community food gardens is really starting to bear fruit.

Walk Winsford to explore heritage and health this autumn

Northwich Guardian: Ailsa Gaskill-Jones at Over Rec’s outdoor gym with Winsford Town Council’s new Heritage Walks guide.

11:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

THE Guardian is joining forces with Winsford Town Council for a fundraising fitness and history trail this autumn.

'Brands Hatch' council mowers churn up popular football spot

Northwich Guardian: Pauline Spruce next to the Carrisbrick Drive common with neighbour Brandon Parkey. Pauline says the area is going to waste because the council don’t cut the grass enough.

11:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A WINSFORD woman says footy-mad kids have been forced off a patch of grass because council workers have repeatedly mowed it ‘like a cow field’.

Winsford swimmer excluded by disability category changes

Northwich Guardian: Close up of swimmer for sport

6:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

THE father of a promising Winsford athlete is wandering what happened to the Olympic legacy – after disability swimming changes effectively excluded his son from competition.

Disabled blue badge changes slammed by Winsford carer

Northwich Guardian: Sidcup woman fined for misusing deceased father's blue badge

6:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A WINSFORD woman has criticised ‘unfair’ Government changes to the blue badge scheme that have left her disabled daughter facing serious mobility issues.

Winsford youth club facing uncertain future after asset transfer rejection

Northwich Guardian: Eyes down for Forum bingo evening

6:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

A YOUTH club that has served Winsford’s youngsters for 45 years is again under threat of closure.

Police drop WINCAP financial crime unit investigation

Northwich Guardian: Police drop WINCAP financial crime unit investigation

6:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

AFTER a six month investigation into suspected financial irregularities at a well-known Winsford charity, the police have been unable to hold anyone to account.

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