Fracking

Councils that give the green-light to ‘fracking’ projects will be allowed to keep millions of pounds more in tax revenue, the prime minister has announced.

David Cameron said local authorities in England would receive 100 per cent of the business rates collected from shale gas schemes – rather than the usual 50 per cent. Click Here for more

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Murder probe

Murder squad detectives were today continuing to quiz four men over the death of John Bonnet over the weekend.

The local men – aged 23, 27, 30 and 37 – have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently being questioned at Wincton police station. Click Here for more

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April Fight date for Millward

Wincton boxer Dave Millward is looking forward to defending his unbeaten record in Wincton in April.
And there’s even a chance he could be involved in a British title eliminator.
Middleweight Millward will share top billing with Wincton’s Matty Bubblie, who will defend his English cruiserweight title against Jack Edwards on a show jointly promoted by Bobby Hatton’s organisation and VIP.Click Here for more

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Horse Tips this weekend

Barely a day goes by without another jumps meeting meriting the description of heavy ground, and more squelchy conditions seem likely to prevail at Ascot and Haydock on Saturday. Given that further deluges are predicted at the latter venue in the run-up to the Peter Murray Chase, siding with a confirmed mud lover is essential for this valuable staying handicap. Click Here for more.

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Christmas Markets hit local businesses

Wincton businesses have been struggling to attract visitors in the lead up to Christmas, with some blaming poor sales on the success of Wincton Cathedral’s Christmas Market operations.

Stores at the upper and lower ends of the High Street complain about reduced customer footfall.  However, as reported previously, the large numbers of extra visitors mean that many businesses have never been busier.

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Wincton in Gridlock

Wincton businesses have been struggling to attract visitors in the lead up to Christmas, with some blaming poor sales on the success of Wincton Cathedral’s Christmas Market operations.

Stores at the upper and lower ends of the High Street complain about reduced customer footfall.  However, as reported previously, the large numbers of extra visitors mean that many businesses have never been busier.

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Wincton Christmas Market

The Wincton Christmas Market is expected to draw large numbers of visitors to the town centre from late November through to 22nd December.

As in previous years, the Christmas Market is situated in The Open with the Cathedral as a back-drop.

The Christmas Market is inspired by German Christmas markets, with wooden chalets as exhibitor stalls offering a wide range of hand-made, craft products which are not available on the high street.  Local craftspeople offer a number of Christmas favourites such as jewellery, paintings, glass wares and fine textiles.  There are also a host of seasonal decorations for sale.  For those wanting food and drink to keep out the cold, there are festive favourites such as mulled wine, bratwurst, mince pies and stollen.

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