- Sandbach services
Sandbach services is a
motorway service station, between junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorwayin England.
The nearest town is
Sandbach. Nearby is Jodrell BankObservatory and radio telescopes.
It has operated by
RoadChefever since it opened in 1976. In a [http://www.aatrust.com/files/reports/01062004_MSA_report.pdf recent report by the AA Trust] on UK motorway service stations, the quality of its food selection gave it bottom place [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3831659.stm] . Inspectors comments were: "You could stop for petrol and perhaps buy some provisions, but we wouldn't recommend taking a break there". National Expressuse it for the drivers' forty-five minute breaks. It was recently named as the dirtiest motorway service station in Europe.
The arrests of two men in connection with the failed Glasgow bombing were conducted in the vicinity of Sandbach Services, this is due to it being a relatively isolated services, as opposed to the next set of services at Stoke that are located on the junction with the A500. They are also the last services on the M6 in Cheshire, and therefore the final place for the Cheshire Constabulary to act.
* [http://www.roadchef.com/locations/sandbach.asp RoadChef page]
* [http://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/services/sandbach/ Motorway Services Online - Sandbach]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/3598166.stm Scousers kidnap a trucker at Sandbach services.]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/3704059.stm Police catch heroin dealer and his stash at Sandbach services.]
* [http://sabre-roads.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=57931&sid=d215a959ec66c9dfd8065fc4a408f2d8 SABRE discuss the definition of UK service station nosh.]
* [http://www.msatrivia.co.uk/m6Sandbach.asp Motorway Services Trivia Website - Sandbach]
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