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Man jailed for persistent begging in Northwich

Northwich Guardian:

11:18am Monday 1st September 2014

A NORTHWICH has been imprisoned for persistent begging in the town centre.

Pickmere horse breeder questions HS2 High Court decision

Northwich Guardian:

2:47pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A PICKMERE businessman whose thriving horse stud farm will be demolished by HS2 has questioned a ‘dangerous precedent’ set by the High Court.

Police praise fire service as Northwich arsonist hunt continues

Northwich Guardian: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

10:16am Tuesday 5th August 2014

POLICE have praised the quick response of fire crews for preventing serious injury after two vehicles were destroyed in an arson attack in Northwich.

Police to bid for iPads on the beat

Northwich Guardian: £37k iPad theft leaves school 'sickened'

7:00am Friday 27th June 2014

POLICE officers in Cheshire could soon be kitted out with iPads if a bid to get a six-figure sum of public money is successful.

Sir John Deane's pupil was 'on top of the world' before tragic motorbike accident

Northwich Guardian: 18-year-old Sam Carson is described as having a 'natural gift for spreading joy'.

5:25pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Sir John Deane’s College student felt ‘on top of the world’ before being killed in a motorbike accident, an inquest has heard.

Man drove male victim to Northwich woodland before 'serious' sexual assault

Northwich Guardian: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

2:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN was sexually assaulted in woodland near the River Weaver after getting into another man’s car in Northwich town centre.

Partial closures at Northwich and Winsford schools as NUT strike

Northwich Guardian: 50 schools in Cornwall to close as teachers strike on Wednesday

1:12pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

PARTIAL closures will be in affect at some schools across Northwich and Winsford tomorrow, Wednesday March 25.

UPDATE: Police seek Rudheath Academy arsonists after 'malicious' fire

Northwich Guardian: UPDATE: Police seek Rudheath academy arsonists after 'malicious' fire

12:51pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

POLICE are urging the community to come forward with information, after the computer suite at the University of Chester Academy in Rudheath was deliberately set alight.

Double burglary charge after homeowner apprehends intruder

Northwich Guardian: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

7:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

POLICE arrested a local man after he was caught in a house he had broken into by the home’s owner.

Officers seize £1,500 of Class As after Northwich drugs op

Northwich Guardian: Elderley man dies after falling ill at wheel of his car

10:36am Tuesday 25th March 2014

POLICE caught and arrested a man who tried to escape from officers in Northwich after being stopped on suspicion of dealing drugs.

Bike theft victim notices cycle for sale in Northwich pawn shop

Northwich Guardian: Car-jacking incident in Woodford Green

7:00am Friday 7th February 2014

A THIEF was caught after the victim of a bike robbery noticed his stolen cycle for sale in a Northwich pawn shop.

Police arrest Manchester gang linked to more than 100 Cheshire burglaries

Northwich Guardian: 13-year-old girl raped in Astley

11:11am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

POLICE have arrested four people in connection with more than a hundred burglaries across Cheshire that blighted Northwich and Winsford.

Heroin and crack cocaine seized by Northwich police after Castle raid

Northwich Guardian: Police car

10:37am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

NORTHWICH police interrupted a class A drugs operation and recovered thousands of pounds worth of narcotics during a house raid yesterday.

Man mugged by knife-brandishing thieves in Northwich

4:59pm Monday 20th January 2014

A MAN was assaulted and threatened with a knife during a ‘shocking’ gang robbery in Northwich.

Police appeal after teenage girl followed and harassed by stranger

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

10:20am Tuesday 24th December 2013

A TEENAGE girl was followed through Rudheath for nearly a mile by a man who then attempted to grab her arm.

Christmas diamond wedding celebrations for Northwich couple

Northwich Guardian: Bernard and Joan Buckley

11:02am Friday 20th December 2013

A COUPLE who met in the final seconds of 1950 are due to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary this Boxing Day.

Post Office proposes Sandiway branch relocation

Northwich Guardian: Post Office in South Moor moving

9:00am Thursday 19th December 2013

THE Post Office is proposing to move its Sandiway branch to the local Spar shop.

Thieves use wheelbarrow to steal safe from Northwich pub

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

7:00am Wednesday 18th December 2013

A DEFIANT couple said they won’t be driven from their home after thieves used a wheelbarrow to steal a safe containing thousands of pounds from their Northwich pub.

Northwich police hunt lone offender following Hartford crime wave

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

10:55am Monday 16th December 2013

POLICE believe a lone offender may be responsible for a burglary crime wave that has blighted Hartford for the past month.

Large police response to further Hartford burglary spree

Northwich Guardian: Police helicopter in search for stabbing victim

9:40am Friday 13th December 2013

THE police helicopter was in the sky above Northwich last night, December 12, following a series of burglaries in the Hartford region.

Tata confirms New Year Winnington closures

Northwich Guardian: Tata confirms New Year Winnington closures

7:00am Wednesday 11th December 2013

HUNDREDS of workers face an uncertain Christmas after Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) confirmed it was shutting down two plants in Winnington.

Police seek witnesses after moped fail to stop incident

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

10:59am Tuesday 12th November 2013

A TEENAGE moped rider was knocked off his motorcycle after it was in collision with another vehicle which failed to stop after the incident.

Northwich police deal with Hartford burglary spike

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

5:00pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

POLICE have been dealing with a spike in burglaries and attempted burglaries throughout Hartford region during the weekend.

Car chase after botched Northwich bag snatch

Northwich Guardian: Police car

7:00am Tuesday 12th November 2013

OFFENDERS chased a car in Northwich after attempting to steal a bag from the passenger seat while the vehicle waited in traffic.

Pet dog chases off would-be bag thieves

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

2:40pm Monday 11th November 2013

A WOMAN’s dog bit back against offenders who tried to snatch her bag in Northwich.

Badger group aiming for Northwich Bovine TB immunisation

Northwich Guardian: The badger cull has been extended

3:12pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

A CHARITY group is planning to offer a badger immunisation programme throughout Northwich and Delamere as a viable alternative to culling.

Firefighters plan strike for bonfire period in pensions row

Northwich Guardian: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

4:15pm Monday 28th October 2013

FIREFIGHTERS are to stage two strikes during the run-up to bonfire night because of a row over pensions.

Gyratory diversion will be 11 miles long

Northwich Guardian: Gyratory diversion will be 11 miles long

9:19am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

THE suggested diversion route for forthcoming roadworks in Northwich will lead drivers on an 11-mile round trip of the town’s outlying villages.

Cycle safety calls after spate of thefts from sheds in Northwich

Northwich Guardian: This Specialized bike was stolen from Weaverham. Police are appealing for information

4:31pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

POLICE in Northwich are asking residents to make sure that their sheds and outbuildings are secure after a recent rise in thefts.

Cars targetted with paint-stripping chemical in Northwich

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

10:11am Monday 21st October 2013

CARS were doused in a paint-melting chemical during a spate of criminal damage incidents in Northwich.

Badger cull decision referred to CWAC scrutiny committee

Northwich Guardian: Protesters gather outside Wyvern House in Winford ahead of the council debate on tackling the spread of bovine tuberculosis

7:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

PLACARD-waving protestors packed out Wyvern House in Winsford to see borough councillors debate a possible badger inoculation programme.

Police capture wanted Cheshire fugitive in Gloucestershire

Northwich Guardian: Police appeal over wanted man

9:53am Friday 18th October 2013

POLICE have apprehended a convicted rapist who failed to return to his Sandbach hostel. 

'Chronic' housing shortage in Cheshire West laid bare

Northwich Guardian: The lease for Little Budworth Country Park was up for renewal by Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) this month.

9:22am Wednesday 16th October 2013

HOMES on rural Greenfields were granted planning permission due in part to Cheshire West and Chester council’s ‘chronic’ lack of housing supply.

Door staff assaulted at Northwich pub

Northwich Guardian: Man found dead in Harpenden home

11:49am Tuesday 15th October 2013

BOUNCERS were assaulted at The Quayside in Northwich on Friday night, October 11, during two separate incidents.

Takeaway till-grab offenders foiled

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

11:47am Tuesday 15th October 2013

OFFENDERS tried to steal the till from a Northwich takeaway in the early hours of Saturday morning, October 12.

Northwich man charged with attempted murder following alleged Winsford stabbing

Northwich Guardian: Scales of Justice

9:33am Wednesday 9th October 2013

A NORTHWICH man has been charged with attempted murder, following an incident during which a man was allegedly stabbed in Winsford.

Elderly man hospitalised during bank card theft ordeal

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

6:05pm Monday 7th October 2013

KNIFE-brandishing thieves punched an elderly man in the face and stole his bank card, before withdrawing his money from a Northwich cash machine.

Police appeal for witnesses to Leftwich mugging

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

3:36pm Monday 7th October 2013

OFFENDERS stood and watched while a member of their three-strong gang stole money from a woman as she walked through Leftwich.

Police advise public after officer loses taser cartridge

Northwich Guardian: A taser cartridge like the one that has been lost

5:22pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

CHESHIRE Police are advising the public to be aware after an officer lost a taser cartridge in the course of his duties.

Northwich police release CCTV of newsagent attempted robbery suspects

Northwich Guardian: Northwich police release CCTV of newsagent attempted robbery suspects

12:10pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they suspect of attempted robbery at a newsagent in Leftwich.

Police catch wanted Winsford paedophile on south coast

Northwich Guardian: Ronald Anderson

5:57pm Friday 27th September 2013

POLICE have captured a man who carried out a series of sexual offences against children in Winsford.

Cheshire police say wanted man is a 'risk to children'

Northwich Guardian: Ronald Anderson

4:03pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

POLICE are appealing for the public′s help in tracing a former Winsford man who is wanted on recall to prison after failing to adhere to his licence conditions.

Special Report: HS1 and the case for HS2. Part II

Northwich Guardian: HS2 Ltd have used Alstom’s Automotrice a grande vitesse (AGV) as the reference train for planning HS2. AGVs can run in formations of 14 cars, 252 metres long. HS2 will also be able to carry double deck trains.

10:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013

FOLLOWING its trip along Britain’s first high speed railway, HS1, The Guardian continues its look at HS2 with a focus on the route alignments of the line through Cheshire.

On the beat with police pub licensing team

Northwich Guardian: Special Constable Mike Harrison talks to Jessica Wallace at The Queens in Winsford.

9:32am Wednesday 25th September 2013

THE Guardian attended a ride along with Northwich’s Special Constabulary Licensing Team to see firsthand how officers are making pubs safer by working alongside local landlords.

Northwich gang steal man's phone at knife point

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

8:10am Thursday 26th September 2013

A MAN was mugged at knife point in Castle, Northwich, in the early hours of Sunday morning, September 22.

Masked duo flee Leftwich McColl store empty handed

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

7:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013

WOULD-be thieves climbed over the counter to demand cash at the McColl newsagents in Leftwich on September 17.

Police respond to rise in Northwich begging incidents

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

7:00am Tuesday 24th September 2013

POLICE suspect people reported begging for money in Northwich during the past week are attempting to fund their drugs habits.

Police hunt Carphone Warehouse thefts trio

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

1:17pm Monday 23rd September 2013

SHOPLIFTERS targeted the Carphone Warehouse in Northwich for the second time in two weeks on Friday, September 30.

Police issue bogus roofer warning for Barnton

Northwich Guardian: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

1:08pm Monday 23rd September 2013

POLICE are warning home owners in the Barnton area to be aware of bogus callers claiming to be carrying out roofing work on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Police appeal after Northwich cupboard arson

Northwich Guardian: Five people stuck in lift in NatWest Bank in Bridgwater

4:01pm Thursday 19th September 2013

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a deliberate fire at a house in London Road, Northwich, yesterday.


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