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Saturday 5 April 2014

Store closures in Crewe town centre

The number of empty stores in Crewe town centre appears to be growing. The latest store to close is the branded bargains store, which was situated on a row of, mostly, already empty stores. These stores include the pound centre, the short-lived pound centre extra, the seasonal calendar club, Carbon and now the Branded Bargains store.

In December 2008, just 2.2%* of the 183 stores in Crewe town centre were empty - I would estimate the figure, now, to be close to 20%. This figure would be even higher without the recent influx of additional bookmakers, a new amusements and second-hand loan/buy-back stores. This shows a worrying trend for our town centre..

*source Crewe Chronicle

Friday 4 April 2014

The White Rabbit returns to Llanberis Lake Railway

During the Easter Holidays, Llanberis Railway will be operating special trains for their hughely popular family Easter Egg hunt. Enjoy a relaxing train journey along the lake whilst hunting for Easter Eggs which will be hidden around the railways and stations. Each child will receive a reward for their efforts!

Trains run daily from April 18th until Tuesday 22nd April and will depart from the main station at Gilfach Ddu (next to the national slate museum) and will run at regular intervals between 10.30am until 16.00pm.

Yearly plan of events at Llanberis
Easter Egg hunt (April 18 - 22)
Steam Gala (July 5 - 6)
Teddy Bears' Picnic (Aug 25-28)
Halloween Hunt (Oct 26 - Nov 1)
Santa Trains (Dec 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21)

Tenchy's Fish and Chip Shop to replace Davison's in Crewe

A new fish and chip shop is opening tomorrow to replace Davison's, The new shop will be called Tenchy's Fish and Chip shop and to celebrate their first weekend in business, they are offering half price food, so you can watch the Grand National whilst tucking into your favourite dish.

Local Listings will be taking advantage of this offer and will report back findings here. If you have any comments regarding this new shop, feel free to comment below.

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Is there life on Mars? Find out at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

At this time of year, you can see some of the best views of Mars in the night sky and if you head down to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre this Easter, you can take part in a mission to Mars to find out about about this fascinating planet. Explore it's surface, find out how hot it is and see how different life would be from living on Earth.

You can become a martian for the day and take part in some hands-on experiments to discover more about the largest volcano on the solar system and investigate if life could really exist on this planet.