Crewe's local rugby clubs are both based in or near Nantwich. The Crewe & Nantwich Steamers (formerly Crewe Wolves), who play in the Rugby League Conference, are based at Barony Park, Nantwich, while Crewe and Nantwich RUFC play their home games at the Vagrants Sports Ground in Willaston.

The Crewe Chronicle reaches more than a quarter of people in the local area, selling more than 12,000 copies per week, with an overall readership of nearly 35,000

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The Crewe Railroaders are the town's American football team, currently competing in the BAFA Central League Division 2 and the subject of the film Gridiron UK (currently in production).[when?]

Kenny Macdonald, Wulvern’s neighbourhood worker, said: “This is great news for everyone living in Eadie Grove."

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Although there are eight schools for those aged 11–16 in Crewe and its surrounding area, South Cheshire College is one of only two local providers of education for pupils aged 16 and over, and the only one in Crewe. The college also provides educational programmes for adults, leading to qualifications such as Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) or foundation degrees. In the 2006–07 academic year 2,532 students aged 16–18 were enrolled, along with 3,721 adults.[27]

Queen's Park is the town's main park, and is currently undergoing a £6.5 million transformation.[25] It features walkways, a children's play area, crown green bowling, putting, a boating lake, grassed areas, memorials and a café. Jubilee Gardens are in Hightown and there is also a park on Westminster Street.

The Market Centre is the largest shopping centre in Crewe. It is situated in the heart of the town centre with 22 national retailers including River Island, Wilkinsons, Argos, Iceland and Dorothy Perkins. There are three large car parks nearby and Crewe Bus Station is a five-minutes walk from the shopping centre. It has a weekly footfall of approximately 100,000 visitors.

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Both the Lyceum Theatre and the Axis Arts Centre feature galleries. The private Livingroom art gallery is on Prince Albert Street. The town's main library is on Prince Albert Square, opposite the Municipal Buildings.

The Society has a help desk in the library on the second Thursday of each month between 10.00am and 12.00 noon. Just drop in for information, support or advice relating to dementia.

The railways still play a part in local industry at Crewe Works, which carries out train maintenance and inspection. It has been owned by Bombardier Transportation since 2001. At its height, the site employed over 20,000 people; in 2005 fewer than 1,000 remained, with a further 270 redundancies announced in November of that year. Much of the site once occupied by the works has been sold off and is now occupied by a supermarket, leisure park, and a large new health centre.

In 1842 the GJR decided to move its locomotive works from Edge Hill in Liverpool to Crewe, siting the works to the north of the junction between the Warrington and Chester lines. To house the workforce and company management the town of Crewe was built by the company to the north of the works.

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Crewe is on the A500, A530 and A534 roads, and is less than 5 miles (8.0 km) from the M6 motorway.[20]

To enter the First Class lounge, just show your valid Virgin Trains ticket (either Virgin Business, First Anytime or Advance First ticket) that's for travel along the West Coast Main Line.

The station was completed in 1837 and is one of the most historic railway stations in the world.[1] Crewe was chosen after Winsford, seven miles to the north, had rejected an earlier proposal, as had local landowners in neighbouring Nantwich, four miles away.[2]

The Ellesmere Port Pioneer reaches more than 1-in-3 people in the local area. It sells more than 3,900 copies per week, with 2.9 people reading every copy.

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Designated spaces area available on Lyon Street and Prince Albert Street.

For information on how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay visit the Virgin Trains website.

Route planning around the station including maps and platforms

The magnificent Crewe Hall in Cheshire is a hotel you'll want to return to time and time again. As you make your way up the tree lined drive, the majestic grade 1 listed building stands proud in the heart of the Cheshire countryside and has played host to royalty throughout the years.

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There is a multiplex ODEON cinema on Phoenix Leisure Park on the edge of the town centre, as well as a bowling alley.

The Digital Workshops will be at 10.00-11.00am and advance booking is essential. There is a different theme each month:

There is a museum dedicated to Primitive Methodism in the nearby village of Englesea-Brook.[24]

There will be an advice desk in the library on alternate Thursdays from 19th November. Drop in for a chat between 1.00 and 3.00pm.

In Threads (1984), Crewe is destroyed by a single megaton Soviet Union nuclear weapon, given its strategic roles as a transport hub and manufacturer of small arms for the British Army. Fallout from the ground-burst blast contaminates Sheffield and other adjacent cities, worsening their existing problems after being hit in a fictional nuclear exchange between NATO and the USSR in this television drama.[citation needed]

There is a BAE Systems Global Combat Systems factory in the village of Radway Green near Alsager, producing small arms ammunition for the British armed forces.

There were also plans to revamp the railway station moving it to Basford. This was pending a public consultation by Network Rail scheduled for autumn 2008, however, no such public consultation was made. The plan has now been abandoned and instead maintenance work is being carried out on the current station.[17]