Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 at 16:19:39
Filed under: Announcements, Political
Village Hall Was Venue for Residents Opposition
More than 100 people packed into a village hall to show their opposition to plans for High Speed Two.
An awareness meeting was held in Little Bollington earlier last month to give residents from Agden, Broomedge and Lymm East the chance to hear more about the project. It would see the route of the new train line pass through these areas.
Organised by action group ABLE (Agden, Broomedge, Lymm East) Roger Waller, treasurer of STOP HS2, and Jenny Waller, from the Chilterns, spoke about HS2 on a national level.
While there was also a presentation by ABLE group members demonstrating the impact this major infrastructure would have on the area.
Louise Grantham, chairman of ABLE, said: “To see so many people support the campaign against HS2 was terrific. Consultations on this phase of HS2 started last week and finish on January 31. It is imperative that everyone now looks at how Lymm, and the surrounding areas, will be affected and make their feelings known by responding." Two officers attended from Warrington Borough Council’s transport department.
The council has now received and published the reply from its letter addressed to HS2 Limited expressing disappointment with the route.
Information packs were compiled showing maps, press cuttings and the contact details for MPs.
Tags: HS2, railway
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 at 17:55:54
Filed under: Announcements, Sports, School
Youngsters Shine in Cheshire Sainsbury’s School Games Festival
County success was achieved as children inspired by the presence of an Olympian represented Warrington School Sports Partnership in a major event.
Lymm High School’s years seven and eight students led the way, coming out on top in the handball section on a sun-drenched day that involved more than 1,100 youngsters tackling 11 sports in the Cheshire and Warrington Sainsbury’s School Games Festival at Orford Jubilee Hub.
Watching on and presenting prizes was Merseyside-based handball player Chris McDermott, who represented Team GB at London 2012. McDermott said: "My journey started as a nine-year-old and it was coming to events like this that really inspired me and propelled me to the top of my sport."
The festival, led by Sport Cheshire and involving more than 160 young volunteers, was the culmination of a year-round calendar of school sport events, giving the winners of internal and borough competitions the opportunity to compete against the best from across the county.
Anne Ibrahim, Sport Cheshire chief executive, said: "One year on from the Olympics, the games are a shining example of the legacy that lives on in the young people of Cheshire and Warrington."
Article courtesy of This is Cheshire.
Posted by Neil on Monday, 22 July 2013 at 11:20:49
Filed under: Announcements, Appeals for Information, Crime
Police are still hunting for a murder suspect 10 years after he went on the run. Lymm resident Chris Guest More Jr is one of the UK’s most wanted criminals after he fled to Spain following the shocking torture and murder of Brian Waters in June 2003.
Three men have been jailed for his murder but More remains at large. DS Andy Smith, of Cheshire Police’s major investigation team, said he is confident the fugitive will be found.
"The brutal murder of Brian Waters took place at his home near Knutsford over ten years ago,” he said. “The Cheshire Police investigation was extensive and led to the successful prosecution of three men who were ultimately sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. Our determination to find Christopher Guest More has not faltered over the last ten years and we remain committed to finding and arresting him for his alleged involvement in the brutal murder of Brian Waters. We will not close this case until the family of Brian Waters see justice done for the murder of their loved one and I am confident that with the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies, Christopher Guest More will be traced.”
Mr Waters, a father-of-two of Mainwaring Close, Stapeley, was tied to a beam, systematically beaten and tortured, with acid poured on him, at Burnt House Farm, near Knutsford. He suffered 123 injuries and 23 fractures, dying after blows from a metal bar ruptured his internal organs.
Gang members Otis Matthews of Stretford, Greater Manchester, James Stuart Raven, of Radcliffe, near Bolton, and 54-year-old John Wilson of Glossop, Derbyshire, were found guilty of his murder in December 2004. But More Jr, of Burford Lane, escaped 36 hours after the savage attack took place and has not been seen since.
Father Christoper More Sr was jailed for nine months in prison for assisting an offender in October 2004. He visited his son in Malaga with clothes, a new mobile phone and £2,500 in cash. Numerous appeals for information and reward offers have been made by investigators.
In October 2011, More Jr was put on the top ten most wanted list by Crimestoppers and the Serious Organised Crime Agency as part of Operation Captura. A spokesman for SOCA said the investigation remained open.
Article coutesy of This is Cheshire.
Tags: murder, suspect