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The Addams Family Musical Comedy

Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 11:11:49

Filed under: Events, Announcements, Entertainment, Music and nightlife, Surrounding areas

The Addams Family - The Musical!

Knutsford Musical Theatre Company (KMTC) is a small, friendly amateur musical theatre society that has been performing shows since 1943 and who aim to put on two shows every year.

KMTC  is pleased to announce that their next show is the Addams Family. The story in the musical is drawn entirely from the original cartoons rather than the TV or movie series. The original show opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Broadway on March 8, 2010, costing $15m to produce. By June 2011 it had had over 500 performances and grossed $62m.

The Addams Family Musical by the KMTC will be showing at Northwich Memorial Court from 28th - 31st October 2015!  You can buy tickets on the KMTC website.

This truly ghoulish comedy musical comes to you at Halloween this year.  The show opens with an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead, and undecided) in a graveyard. 

The plot revolves around every father's nightmare.  Gomez Addams is caught in an impossible situation as his daughter, Wednesday Addams (the ultimate princess-of-darkness) has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family.  

If that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother, Morticia.  Gomez  must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife.  Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. 

With a dynamic cast and direction team, The Addams Family will build on the recent sucesses of this vibrant theatre company.

Tags: knutsford, musical, theatre, production, addams, family, halloween, cheshire, tickets

Drink Driver Could Not Remember Driving From Birmingham to Lymm

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 at 15:17:53

Filed under: Crime

Andrew Smith, aged 40, was seen by witnesses trying to get into the wrong house on Huntsfield Close, after trying to visit a friend's property.

Halton Magistrates Court heard on Friday how Smith was seen 'swerving all over the motorway' on the M6, between Knutsford and Warrington, at 3.55pm on November 22, last year.

Beverley Dobson, prosecuting, said a later call notified police of an abandoned vehicle on Huntsfield Close. Empty wine bottles were found in the passenger seat of Smith's BMW 320.

After being arrested, the court heard the defendant told officers at Cheshire Police he was driving from Somerset when he stopped at services near Birmingham.

"He said he couldn't remember anything after that because of the level of intoxication," said Ms Dobson. He can't remember anything until completing the breath test while in custody. He didn't give any reason as to why he had been drinking so much."

When Smith, of Gatekeeper Fold, Waterloo, Ashton-under-Lyne, took the breath test, it gave a reading of 167 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

The father-of-two, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol on December 11, last year. Smith, who has held an experienced managerial position for 16 years, admitted to having a drink problem.

The court heard the defendant has started an alcohol treatment programme, and that he is 'mortified', but could not explain driving at least 80 miles when drunk.

And Smith could not say how much he had to drink, or when he drank it. Magistrates said it was 'rare' to see a drink driving case where the alcohol limit was so high, and that it was 'fortunate' no harm was caused.

Smith was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and 250 hours unpaid work. The defendant was also banned from driving for three years.

Tags: limit

Lymm GP Arrested

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 15:23:53

Filed under: Announcements, Appeals for Information, Crime

A Doctor from Lymm has been arrested in a police probe on suspicion of possessing and distributing indecent images.

David McMaster, aged 49, is a GP at Quayside Medical Practice in Failsworth, Manchester. He was arrested by police and bailed while the investigation continues. Mr McMaster has also been suspended from working as a GP following the arrest.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “Following an investigation a 49-year-old man from Lymm was arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing indecent images.

"He has since been bailed. Enquiries are continuing."

A spokesman for the General Medical Council said Mr McMaster can longer practise as a GP, while he is under police investigation.

NHS England in Greater Manchester has confirmed it is aware of the arrest. It said it was working with Quayside Medical Practice to ensure services for patients are not affected.

According to the practice website, the experienced doctor has been a GP for 25 years.

Mr McMaster has also held a senior position as a board member of the Clinical Commissioning Group for Oldham. He joined as clinical director of urgent care, although it is believed he no longer acts in the role.

Well thought of in the profession, Mr McMaster was a 'health leader', helping form the strategy of Oldham's health services while on the CCG board.

The Warrington resident was charged with planning services including accident and emergency, ambulance and out of hours care. As a result, the suspect spent time observing in A and E hospital departments. And Mr McMaster was responsible for ensuring local people got the best service.

While a GP in Oldham, he worked alongside medical students to offer support and guidance.

Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.

Tags: doctor, arrested, crime

Lymm Rovers Reaches 30 Years

Posted by Neil on Friday, 15 August 2014 at 09:53:51

Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Lymm

This guest post come courtesy of Gavin Laidlaw:

Since it was formed in 1984 (when Lymm Youth Club merged with Oughtrington Rovers,) the club has gone from strength to strength and has grown to 20 teams including 3 all girl teams.

The Club was awarded Chartered Status by the FA and then was awarded Community Club status in 2011.

Nowadays, we are very privileged to have all of the clubs training sessions and matches taking place within the beautiful grounds of Lymm High School.

The 2013/14 season saw a big change to the management structure of the club with the introduction of level 2 FA Qualified Coaches, with access to all of the squads.

The improving standards of the players has come to the attention of several professional clubs, with more than half a dozen children training with Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Crewe. The club is also represented within the Cheshire Girls Squads. 

Lymm Rovers Development Academy

This September will see the opening of the Lymm Rovers Development Academy. Open to children between 4 and 8 years of age, and taking place on Saturday mornings at 10.15.

The Academy will provide coaching within a fun, and progressive environment, the emphasis will be on learning new football skills and developing each child to the best of their ability.

All playing and coaching within this golden age of learning will follow current FA guidelines, which encourage play within a non-pressured environment.

We realise kids want to be part of a team so, In addition to the weekly coaching there will be regular indoor 5 a side tournaments involving teams from all around South Manchester, as well as matches arranged with like-minded clubs from the region.

If you would like your child (boy or girl) to be involved in the Lymm Rovers Development Academy in September then please contact below.

Congratulations go to all the managers, coaches and parents who over the last thirty years have made the club what it is.

C’mon Lymm!

For more information please contact Gavin by email or call him on 07770 966433 or visit the Lymm Rovers website.

 

Tags: football, rovers, academy

No Permanent Head Teacher

Posted by Neil on Thursday, 07 August 2014 at 15:59:31

Filed under: Announcements, Political, School

Fears have been raised over the future leadership of Lymm High School after it was revealed that a permanent head teacher has yet to be appointed.

One concerned parent, who has asked not to be named, says she has serious reservations about the school’s progression should it fail to offer current executive principal, Tarun Kapur a permanent contract.

She said: “Since his appointment as head teacher of Lymm High School, parents, pupils and staff have been delighted at the amazing difference which is now evident throughout the school.

"It is unbelievable that the governors will not engage Mr Kapur and the Dean Trust on a permanent basis which parents and staff know would sustain the massive improvements for the school and the pupils of the future.”

Mr Kapur, who stepped up to the role last year following the suspension of former head teacher Angela Walsh, is currently contracted to remain at the school until Christmas.

Chairman of governors Kieran Walshe said the governing body will look to appoint a permanent head teacher ‘in due course’.

He said: "We confirm there is no change to the arrangement for senior leadership support from the Dean Trust, and Tarun Kapur remains the executive principal of the school.

"Governors will, of course, need to appoint a permanent head teacher in due course, and more information will be made available at that time.

"Both the school and the Dean Trust are committed to ensuring that the progress made this year is sustained and improved next year.”

Article courtesy of This is Cheshire.

Tags: head teacher, lymm high

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