Archive for May, 2016

Eye Care Centre at Leighton Hospital to be given new look

Eye Care Centre at Leighton Hospital to be given new look

Work has started on a hospital extension that will see more patients in Nantwich and Crewe being able to access eye care services.

The project, a joint venture between Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) and Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd, will see the Eye Care Centre at Leighton Hospital extended and further specialist staff recruited.

May 26, 2016 0 comments Health, News
Campaigners step up fight against plans for Nantwich Children’s Centre

Campaigners step up fight against plans for Nantwich Children’s Centre

Campaigners fighting to reverse plans for four Sure Start children’s centres in South Cheshire have vowed to continue their fight.

Protesters gathered outside a Cheshire East Council scrutiny committee calling for the council to stop the de-designation of Nantwich children’s centre on Dog Lane, and those in Knutsford, Sandbach and Broken Cross.

South Cheshire bus driver scoops £6.1 million Lotto jackpot

South Cheshire bus driver scoops £6.1 million Lotto jackpot

A South Cheshire bus driver could soon be making his final stop – after scooping a £6.1 million Lotto jackpot!

Grandad Kevin Jones, from Crewe, found out he’d won the National Lottery draw on May 18 during a rush-hour shift.

May 25, 2016 0 comments Human Interest, News
Bombardier apprentice scoops top honours at Reaseheath College

Bombardier apprentice scoops top honours at Reaseheath College

An apprentice engineer at Bombardier’s Crewe works has been crowned Reaseheath College’s ‘Engineering Apprentice of the Year’.

Liam Barnett, 21, received his award from Bombardier General Manager Tony Webb at a workshop floor presentation in front of fellow apprentices and work colleagues.

May 25, 2016 0 comments Business, Business
Doggy Day Out families gather in Nantwich for Elle’s Wishes

Doggy Day Out families gather in Nantwich for Elle’s Wishes

Hundreds of families gathered in Nantwich with their beloved pooches to enjoy the Doggy Day Out fundraising event.

Nantwich Marina hosted the event, organised by Redshift Radio, to help raise funds for Elle’s Wishes and Crewe & Nantwich RSPCA.

May 25, 2016 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Alextra accountants boost Leighton Hospital MRI appeal with skydive

Alextra accountants boost Leighton Hospital MRI appeal with skydive

Daring South Cheshire accountants were counting down when they plunged 10,000ft out of a plane – in aid of the MRI scanner appeal.

Eight employees from Alextra Accountants conquered the skies when the team completed skydives at Tilstock Airfield in Whitchurch.

May 24, 2016 0 comments Business, Business
Nantwich schools and groups urged to tap into community champion

Nantwich schools and groups urged to tap into community champion

Nantwich schools, clubs and groups are being encouraged to tap into a supermarket’s community champion.

Rachel Lewis, based at Morrisons, has been helping scores of organisations through the company’s community scheme.

May 24, 2016 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Tarporley High School earns national recognition from SSAT

Tarporley High School earns national recognition from SSAT

Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College has earned national recognition for its 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT).

Latest statistics show the school is in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students.

Steampunk Festival to boost South Cheshire economy

Steampunk Festival to boost South Cheshire economy

The inaugural Steampunk festival takes place in Crewe this weekend, which organisers say will help boost the local economy.

Free events, visiting attractions and exhibitions will be staged across the weekend, with shows at the Crosville Club and Lyceum Theatre during the evenings.

H Clewlow Butchers crowned UK Speciality Sausage champion

H Clewlow Butchers crowned UK Speciality Sausage champion

H Clewlow Butchers in Nantwich has been crowned UK Speciality Sausage champion.

The Pepper Street butchers scooped the honour in the UK final of the Butchers Q Guild 2016 BBQ Competition.

May 23, 2016 0 comments Business, Business
Wistaston Singers perform fund-raising concert for local causes

Wistaston Singers perform fund-raising concert for local causes

By Jonathan White
Wistaston Singers helped raise hundreds of pounds for local causes at a fund-raising concert in St Mary’s Church Hall, Wistaston.

Musical director Phil Houghton introduced each song and soloist, with Treona Holden the accompanist for the show.

May 23, 2016 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Nantwich head hits out at ‘punitive’ fines for parents amid High Court ruling

Nantwich head hits out at ‘punitive’ fines for parents amid High Court ruling

A Nantwich headteacher has hit out at the use of “punitive” fines for parents who take their children out of school for holidays.

Mary Hennessy Jones, head at Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley, spoke after a High Court ruling backed Isle of Wight parent Jon Platt for refusing to pay a £120 fine after he took his daughter out last year.

Teenage girl charged with assault after Nantwich pool incident

Teenage girl charged with assault after Nantwich pool incident

A teenage girl has been charged in relation to the assault of a 14-year-old boy from Nantwich.

The 15-year-old, from Crewe, was arrested on Sunday May 1 following an incident in a field off Wall Lane, near to Nantwich Pool, on Saturday April 30.

May 23, 2016 0 comments Crime, Incident, News