Interviews Local History


On this weeks show; a local railway author, and an update from Crewe Lyceum Theatre amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hobbies Interviews


Coming up on this week’s show…

  • We hear from the Manager of RSPCA Stapley grange about how the centre has been working through the pandemic
  • Lucy Smith talks to Chris Cadman about the community organisation Crewe Create
  • And Jeff Stubbs from the Nantwich Civic Society is here talking about the work they do around the town
Charities and Fundraising Hobbies Interviews


On this weeks show…

  • Kate Dobson from Nantwich Museum is speaking to Dave about the Museums @ Home event
  • Chris Cadman poses listener legal questions to Paul Clark from the South Cheshire Law Society
  • Helen Capener is fundraising £120k to help her son Georgy receive treatment for a very rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma.

Local news

Business Charities and Fundraising Food and Drink Interviews


On this week’s show

  • Local residents Kimberly Smith and her 10-year-old daughter Millie are having their hair cut for The Little Princess Trust…
  • Miss Darlington’s jams is a Crewe based jam, preserve and chutney maker that has been around since the ’80s, Des and Dave speak to Sarah Darlington, daughter of the company’s founder Marion, and now a key player in the business…
  • We look at a couple of the local news stories from the week…
  • And we get an update from The Nantwich Food Festival about this year’s postponement and ‘the lockdown awards’

News stories


Health and Fitness Hobbies Interviews


Coming up on this week’s show…

  • London underground trains built in the late 70s and early 80s will soon be running on the Crewe to Chester railway line
  • We hear from David McDonald, the chair of the Crewe Clean Team – he talks to Dave Foulkes about the work they do in the town
  • An announcement from Cheshire East – free parking in Crewe and Nantwich… but only on 4 days throughout the year
  • And we’ll learn about One You Cheshire East –  a local organisation part of a national health initiative – offering support to local residents on losing weight and stopping smoking

News Stories…

Further information from our interview guests…

Charities and Fundraising Interviews Local History


Welcome to In Case You Missed it for July 19th 2020

Coming up on this weeks show…

  • We hear from Simon Dyson, the principal of Highfields Academy – he spoke to Chris Cadman earlier this week about this impact of COVID on the school and how they responded
  • Clare Hayward MBE, the Chair of Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership talks about ‘the getting students online’ campaign
  • And our very own dave foulkes talks to Sandra Link – a Trustee at Chance Changing Lives – They talk about how the organisation is working during COVID-19 and Sandra’s nomination for an Amazing Women Award You can vote for Sandra at – Voting closes on the 31st July

In the news…

Treasure trove of unclaimed memories uncovered in former Crewe town centre chemist – Full story here:

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Business Food and Drink Interviews


In this episode Des speaks to Kitty Sadler, a company director and one of three sisters who run Snugburys, an ice cream maker, and local landmark, located on the outskirts of Nantwich.

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Business Health and Fitness Interviews


Welcome along to a new show here on The Cat, and the first edition of ‘In case you missed it’. This is where we look back to the last week, both on-air, and in our local area of Crewe and Nantwich

Coming up on this week’s show:· We’ll hear from Ben Wye, from Active Crewe travel, who talks to our very own Dave Foulkes about the future of cycling in the local area· And a Local care home agency has been rated among the top in the region… we’ll have a listen back to the interview from earlier in the week· We’ll have a run-through of the biggest local news stories of the week· And look forward to the week ahead

First up… Do you have an interesting car or bicycle, classic or state of the art?

Two local young journalists are looking for interesting vehicles to review for their YouTube channel. The duo would like local owners of interesting cars and bicycles to get in touch if they are willing to allow them to film and review the vehicle. If you think you can help, or maybe you know somebody who can, you can contact the boys via their Facebook page, just search for ‘all things auto tv’, you can also email the boys. (

Local residents using Cheshire East Council’s household waste recycling centre site in Crewe have been warned to expect delays. Roadworks near the site, on Middlewich Road and Pyms Lane, are causing higher than normal amounts of traffic in the area and this is now having a knock-on effect for residents queuing to use the household waste recycling centre. To help ease the traffic and the demand, the local authority who manages the site is reintroducing a vehicle number plate system from Friday 10 July just for the Crewe site.

Active Crewe Travel is a local organization that promotes cycling in our local area and campaigns for safer routes and conditions in the area. They would like to see 20mph speed limits on all residential and quiet streets, and Dutch-style fully segregated cycle lanes. Ben Wye is from Active Crewe Travel, and spoke to our very own Dave Foulkes earlier this week…You can listen to the full interview with Ben on our website, and to find out more about Active Crewe Travel you can visit

Home care provider SureCare Central Cheshire has won an award for being one of the Top 20 home care providers in North West England. Tina Jones, Director at SureCare Central Cheshire spoke to us about what they do, earlier this week…

News from this week – Cheshire East Council is to press ahead with a brand new walking and cycling route for Crewe to encourage people to leave their cars on the drive and get healthier.The route will be created in the Leighton area of Crewe and the council also announced a similar scheme for Wilmslow. The council is responding to calls for safer cycle routes, which also offer a pleasant environment for pedestrians. The scheme forms part of a council policy to promote active travel, reducing car dependency and our carbon footprint. The A530 scheme will support the northwest Crewe housing package and will improve walking and cycling links to the Bentley campus, Leighton Hospital, and Leighton Academy.

Looking ahead at this week on The Cat· On Monday afternoon Chris Cadman is speaking to Simon Dyson, the Principal of Highfields academy in Nantwich. They’ll be discussing the impact of COVID-19 and how the school has adaptedand· Sandra Link from Chance Changing Lives will be chatting to Dave on Wednesday at 11:30 about how the group is working during COVID-19, and about her nomination for an Amazing Women Award

Business Interviews

Repclif Chemical Services

This week Des speaks to Ivan Anketell-Clifford from Repclif Chemical Services

The companies started with Robert Frazer and Doug Holt founding Repclif Chemical Services Ltd on 20th July 1971. Robert was a Chemical Engineer and Doug an Industrial Chemist. Prior both worked for the Wellcome Foundation in Crewe, Cheshire.

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Business Interviews

SCK Group

On this edition Des is joined by Tony Birchall, the managing director of a company specializing in asbestos removal, land remediation and demolition services.

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