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Jordan slawinski on Missing black young cat smidgey

22nd February 2021 @ 4:04pm

Thankfully found sorry for the late update

Jon Richardson on Lords & Ladies

22nd February 2021 @ 12:12pm

I must say how much I enjoy reading Adrian Leighton's postings in AoL. Always has some interesting details which are informative as well as entertaining. Today's posting is a perfect example. Nice work, Adrian. You clearly know your stuff.


22nd February 2021 @ 9:09am

My best guess would be Smoky Bracket (Bjerkandera adusta) of the Coriolaceae family. There are a number of similar Bracket fungi
which are found of dead or rotting broad-leaved tree wood and seen all year round.

Sue Davies on Shaking at Christchurch

21st February 2021 @ 3:03pm

Thank you for your superb, personal account of your experience of the earthequake in New Zealand.
It was very moving and I quite understand why it took ten years to put pen to paper.

ken lee on Windmill Drive street sign

21st February 2021 @ 11:11am

Try Billy Gibbons he's still looking for a street sign, perhaps he'll settle for this one instead of Green Lane

Sonia Kay on Shaking at Christchurch

21st February 2021 @ 9:09am

Thank you Pete and Jan for sharing your story on AOL. I'm not surprised that it still leaves you disturbed even after ten years. We were so lucky to get you all back safely.

Jordan slawinski on Missing black young cat smidgey

20th February 2021 @ 6:06pm

Hello everyone I don't know where else to ask,
Our beautiful young cat smidge has not been seen since this morning at around 7:30 am 20th February, We live out on the hill leading out of audlem along the Whitchurch road, she usually is a very indoor cat especially when the winds blowing as it has today, so it's strange she hasn't been seen all day and hasn't come back for her tea, if everyone can keep an eye out and or check sheds Or out building as she might be hiding from the weather, thanks Jordan

Chris Briggs on Windmill Drive street sign

20th February 2021 @ 3:03pm

There are two waist high Windmill Drive street signs at the junction as you enter the street. There is a third at shin height on the grassed area to the right of the junction. This third sign is slowly rusting away and is , in my view, in a dangerous condition, it could cause injury to anyone (I'm thinking more of children) should they brush past it. I just wonder if consideration should be given to removing this sign as, in its current state, I don't think it's serving any useful purpose.

Karen Jefferys on Shower replacement

20th February 2021

Can anyone recommend someone to replace a shower door and shower tray please.
Thank you in advance

Ann on Shaking at Christchurch

20th February 2021 @ 10:10am

A very moving article about the NZ earthquake. I have experienced two smaller ones in Bali and Indonesia which were frightening so it is hard to comprehend how you all must have felt to experience the NZ one. Thankyou for sharing.

Paul Cawood on CEC budget and pot holes

20th February 2021 @ 9:09am

You may have noticed that CEC have just released their medium term budget for 21/25 alongside a press release reminding us why the roads are in such a state. After a little investigation, the reason for the appalling road condition is budgetary. CEC simply don't have the budget to keep up with repairs let alone reinstate. They should be pulled up on their release too. Their budget document (274 pages of it) lists Highways with Waste and expenditure at 3.0% of the gross budget. In their release they state highways is 5%, an error I think. By comparison Shrops has a dedicated highways budget of 4.1%. So there we have it. Structural underinvestment. Embrace the fact the roads will be getting worse.

Denise Harrison on Roving dog of Audlem

19th February 2021 @ 10:10pm

Coming home from work, just. Dog ran across the road, merely missing us. Golden retriever, heading towards the village. Went to look for it, but couldn't see it

Eric on Blue Bell wood

19th February 2021 @ 6:06pm

The recent AOL article 'Reminiscences By Jessie' such a lovely wonderful story. Can anybody tell me where is the location of the Blue Bell wood?

colin cliffe on Wood suppliers

18th February 2021 @ 8:08pm

Hales of Market Drayton are by far the cheapest in the area for timber, very helpful and they deliver to Audlem 01630 653359

Nigel Mottershead on Wood suppliers

18th February 2021 @ 6:06pm

Richard Potter of Nantwich
Proper traditional timber merchant who know what they are talking about and will deliver.
01270 625791

Dave Martin on Slow work at bridge 80

18th February 2021 @ 4:04pm

Thanks Janet for the explanation. What does a heritage officer have to do with a hole in the canal I ask myself! In that case, shouldn't an archeological dig have been arranged before the big boys started work????!!!
Pleased to see the big yellow digger was being primed for action today. And the Dog Unit van was also in attendance, presumably in case someone tried to hi-jack it??

Nick smith on Wood suppliers

18th February 2021 @ 3:03pm

Can anyone recommend a wood supplier who will deliver. I require 4 m lengths of 4 x 2 and 8 x 2 wood.

Janet Maughan on Slow work at bridge 80

18th February 2021 @ 2:02pm

Canal lovers and Bridge 80 visitors will be pleased to hear that, despite today's news item describing slow progress – things are happening!!! Work had been held up by an overly vigilant heritage officer but today things seem to be under way again.

Nick Smith on Pot-hole Longhill Lane

18th February 2021 @ 11:11am

The pot-hole has now been repaired.
Thank you Chessire East council.

Sue Bonell on Pot-hole Longhill Lane

17th February 2021 @ 10:10pm

I reported this to the council 2 weeks ago I will call them again tomorrow, hopefully if they get enough calls something will ge done it appears to be getting worse by the day. It was actually a repair done by the water board a few months ago

Nick Smith on Pot-hole Longhill Lane

17th February 2021 @ 4:04pm

Be careful travelling down Longhill Lane by "Ravens Bank" cottage, there is a large pot-hole appeared in the middle of the road. In places it is 6 to 12 inches deep. I have contacted the council and been told it will be looked at within the next 20 days. If it rains tomorrow the whole area will be covered in water, as this area always floods, so be warned.

Ann Tilling on Special Days

17th February 2021

Just what I needed! What an enjoyable article Steph. I may not be overwhelmed with two valentine cards each year from Himself but I will settle happily for the cup of tea in bed even if getting up and going out would be better for me.
Keep up the good work.
I do still treasure the memory of the lovely flowers I was somewhat sheepishly presented with one year, and I have the photographic evidence of the beauty. Perhaps better to keep it as a rarity.

Michael Cookson on Ponds and Water Gardening

16th February 2021 @ 11:11am

Ponds – If you are thinking of starting a pond or water garden, or already have one, I have a collection of books on this subject, eight in total, Which if anybody would like a small donation in aid of the RNLI would secure them, the face value is over £50. Please e-mail me at if you are interested

john wainwright on Lawn mower servicing

16th February 2021 @ 7:07am

Graham from Shavington Park looks after our machinery at the cricket club and I can highly recommend him. Very knowledgeable and reliable.
Telephone 07840448978

Billy Gibbons on Dog and Mowing

15th February 2021 @ 11:11pm

I could possibly or probabably help with both of those requests. Apologies for not spelling 'posiblilly' or 'probably' correctly. Or 'requests' but that looks like it might be corecct. Or 'correct'. I can may be help with either as long as it's nothing to do with spelling. Or is that 'spelinng'?
Either way; I'm in the market for a dog and I can cut grass. With or without a dog. With would be better as this Lockdown nonsense is starting to get to me now....

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