Category Archives: Business

Cigarettes and tobacco seized in crackdown on illegal trade

Cheshire East Council officers seized cigarettes and tobacco worth more than £12,000 during a swoop against suspected fraudsters. More than 50,000 cigarettes were uncovered during raids by council trading standards officers on a number of properties in Crewe and Macclesfield. Officers and sniffer dogs discovered concealed stashes of tobacco at the premises, with products hidden…
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Superfast broadband now reaches 95 per cent coverage for Cheshire East

Nineteen out of 20 homes and businesses across Cheshire East can now access superfast broadband – thanks to the council-backed Connecting Cheshire partnership. Investment by Connecting Cheshire, a partnership between four Cheshire councils, BT and central Government, with additional funding from the European Regional Development Fund, has now reached more than 85,000 premises with superfast…
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Council helps pioneering US tech company expand into Cheshire East

A pioneering US hi-tech company has expanded into the UK – following support from the Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth company. Los Angeles-based Eyenuk, which has developed advanced retina screening technology, has opened its first office outside America thanks to help to source premises in Crewe and identify new markets. Since recently opening…
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Paintings from the Grosvenor collection go on display

Dutch and Flemish masterpieces by some of the foremost artists of the 17th century are on display at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum this summer.  A pair of portraits by Rembrandt and two paintings by David Teniers the Younger, generously lent from the Grosvenor family collection, will be on display between 27 June and 23 September.  Rembrandt…
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