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Roberts bakery earns a better crust

FAMILY-owned Cheshire Roberts Bakery has hailed a year of progress as sales and operating profits rose. The company, based at Rudheath near Northwich recently opened a 3,000 sq metre new bakery on the site enabling production of 7,000 loaves an hour, was founded in 1887 and has more than 850 staff. Its accounts for the year to the end of August 2014 show operating profits...
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Crewe HS2 announcement hailed as ‘Game Changer’

The transport secretary’s announcement that HS2 could be brought to Crewe ahead of schedule has been welcomed by Cheshire East Council, with leader Michael Jones describing it as “fantastic news and a real game changer”. During a speech in Leeds, Patrick McLoughlin called for the high-speed rail line to be fast-tracked and indicated again that Crewe could become the first northern hub for HS2 before the...
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Birchwood Shopping Centre plots major expansion

More shops, parking and an Asda Click & Collect service are set to be introduced to Birchwood Shopping Centre as part of a major expansion of the site. Part of the existing complex will have to be demolished to make way for the proposed development. Birchwood Warrington has submitted an outline planning application to Warrington Borough Council to overhaul the centre on Benson Road to the...
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Motoring: Bentley’s Russian drive & more

LUXURY manufacturer Bentley Motors has reinforced its commitment to the company’s key Russian market, by announcing the opening of its third dealership in Moscow. Keen to boost its overseas trade – but at odds with the economic sanctions imposed on the country – Bentley has opened the doors on its new dealership, which occupies a prime site on Volgogradskiy Prospekt. Read more from Business...
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College students prove they are the fittest

Two students from West Cheshire College fought off competition from colleges in the North of England and Scotland to be named champions in the regional final of the AoC Sport Fitness Trainer Competition. The competition, which was held at West Cheshire College’s Ellesmere Port Campus, saw students Joanna Beevers and Angharad Hayes taking first and second place in the Personal Trainer Level 3 category and Student...
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Muse named Developer of the Year

The developer behind Chester’s new business quarter has scooped a prestigious award. Muse Developments has been crowned ‘Developer of the Year’ at the Insider North West Property Awards, which took place in Manchester last week. Dubbed the ‘property Oscars’, over 1,000 leading industry figures from across the North West gathered at Manchester Central to celebrate the success the sector has seen over the last 12 months. Muse is...
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