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Crackdown on mobile phone usage gathers pace – police

THE author wonders why so many people have to use mobile phones when driving. Apart from the fact that they’re dangerous, iPhones in particular are often expensive. THE Cheshire police and crime commissioner has been out with officers to warn people of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving.

Mr David Keane joined officers from the streets and wrongdoing unit on Wednesday (24 April) watchful for drivers accepting a call, messaging or looking through online networking.

Keane stated: “Utilising a mobile phone while driving is one of the principle contributory factors in a lethal crash and drivers utilizing their telephone in the driver’s seat are multiple times bound to be associated with an impact.

“In any case, despite everything we keep on observing drivers crosswise over Cheshire settle on rash choices when they are very much aware of the threats and

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City Willing To WAIT for Eddie

SIMON DAVIES today revealed that Eddie Johnson would be a Chester player within the next six weeks. The Blues boss is keen to include the Chester-born striker in his squad after a trial period at the club following a frustrating time yesterday in his failed attempt to release midfielder Paul Rutherford before last night’s transfer deadline. Davies said: “I was in a situation of having to get a player out before thinking about any new signings. “Our attempt to release Paul Rutherford to Northwich Victoria didn’t work which was slightly frustrating. I thought a deal was nailed on but we were unable to do anything.

“I’m in a situation like other lower league clubs of having a budget and business plan to work with and I have to be shrewd.

“But I can reveal that Eddie Johnson will be a Chester City player within

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Teenager Ben Jones makes start at Chester City FC


A TEENAGER thrust into the hardened world of professional football will never forget the moment he realised he would be pulling on the blue and white shirt of Chester City for the first time.

Ben Jones, 16, of Connah’s Quay, made an impressive 11-minute cameo as the Blues drew 1-1 at Lincoln City in League Two on Saturday.

The powerful striker, the latest talent to roll off the Flintshire Schoolboys production line that unearthed Chester legend Ian Rush and Michael Owen, made his City debut seven days earlier in the 3-1 home loss to Chesterfield.

Injuries left boss Mark Wright down to the bare bones. But Jones admits it still came as a shock when the former England defender named him in his matchday squad.

Jones said: “Mark Wright said I was going to be in the squad against Chesterfield, but I didn’t think … Read the rest