Archive for February, 2018

Former Crewe Alexandra youth coach Barry Bennell guilty of more sex abuse charges

Former Crewe Alexandra youth coach Barry Bennell guilty of more sex abuse charges

By Lewis Warner
Ex-Crewe Alexandra youth coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of a further seven charges of sex offences against boys.

The 64-year-old, who also worked for a short time at Stoke City, was convicted of more charges at Liverpool Crown Court today (February 15).

February 15, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Shavington Village Festival set to stage milestone 40th production

Shavington Village Festival set to stage milestone 40th production

By Claire Faulkner
Shavington Village Festival Committee have a lot to celebrate this year.

The group of local volunteers have been busy getting ready organising “Aladdin” – their 40th pantomine to date.

February 15, 2018 0 comments Shavington, Village News
Local man in his 50s dies after Nantwich train incident, police confirm

Local man in his 50s dies after Nantwich train incident, police confirm

A man in his 50s was killed after being hit by a train at Nantwich railway station, police have confirmed.

The victim, from the local area, was struck by an Arriva Trains Wales train shortly after 6.40pm yesterday (February 14), British Transport Police have said.

February 15, 2018 0 comments Incident, News
Person hit by train at Nantwich sparks long rail delays

Person hit by train at Nantwich sparks long rail delays

A person has been hit by a train in Nantwich, sparking long delays on the Shrewsbury to Crewe line.

Arriva Train Wales now say the line has re-opened two hours after the incident.

February 14, 2018 0 comments Incident, News
Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Highways chiefs in Cheshire East have almost doubled the number of pothole repair teams in a bid to tackle the rapid rise in road defects.

Drivers are faced with hundreds of potholes on many journeys around Crewe and Nantwich, with major roads also badly affected.

February 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Reaseheath College public lecture series starts with talk on Nantwich watercourses

Reaseheath College public lecture series starts with talk on Nantwich watercourses

Plans to involve the local community in caring for Nantwich’s watercourses will be described at a free public lecture at Reaseheath College tomorrow (February 15).

The ‘Love My River’ Project has enjoyed great success in Northwich and there are plans to extend the scheme into Nantwich in 2018.

February 14, 2018 0 comments Community Events, What's On & Reviews
Malbank pupils in Nantwich relish Twickenham rugby experience

Malbank pupils in Nantwich relish Twickenham rugby experience

Pupils from Malbank School and Sixth Form College enjoyed a day to remember at Twickenham when they paraded as flagbearers on the pitch ahead of England’s NatWest 6 Nations clash with Wales.

The students were given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity thanks to their involvement in the CBRE All Schools programme this season.

February 13, 2018 0 comments Rugby, Sport
Liberal Democrat councillor to stand in Bunbury Cheshire East by-election

Liberal Democrat councillor to stand in Bunbury Cheshire East by-election

Cllr Mark Ireland-Jones has been selected by the Liberal Democrats to stand in the forthcoming Cheshire East by-election seat of Bunbury.

The by-election was called after former Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones announced he was quitting as councillor in December.

February 13, 2018 0 comments Bunbury, Village News
Crystal Legal staff donate £2,100 to Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Crystal Legal staff donate £2,100 to Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Charitable staff members from South Cheshire firm Crystal Legal Services delivered a generous donation of £2,100 to Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

MD at Crewe-based Crystal Legal Tony Shields handed over a giant cheque on behalf of his team after three months of fundraising for the cause.

February 13, 2018 0 comments Business, Business
Crewe Lyceum performers finish show outdoors after fire drama evacuation

Crewe Lyceum performers finish show outdoors after fire drama evacuation

Performers finished in a blaze of glory at Crewe Lyceum – after a fire drama meant they ended their show outdoors!

The incident happened during the final night-time performance of the popular production, Birdsong.

February 13, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Residents oppose wedding venue plans by Hatherton Lodge near Nantwich

Residents oppose wedding venue plans by Hatherton Lodge near Nantwich

Villagers are fighting plans to turn a historic country house near Nantwich into a wedding and events venue.

The owners of Grade II listed Hatherton Lodge, in Hatherton have submitted plans to Cheshire East Council for a change of use.

Stapeley residents go to polls on Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Stapeley residents go to polls on Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Residents in Stapeley have a chance to vote this week on whether the parish’s Neighbourhood Plan should be adopted.

The vote, which takes place this Thursday February 15 gives residents an opportunity to influence the future of Stapeley and Batherton Parish.

February 12, 2018 0 comments Stapeley, Village News
Talbot and Crewe FC progress in Sunday Presidents Cup

Talbot and Crewe FC progress in Sunday Presidents Cup

Talbot and Crewe FC battled to wins to progress in this year’s Crewe Regional Sunday Presidents Cup.

Division One Talbot saw off Premier Division Betley FC 2-0, with goals from Scott Rankin and Brandon Broadhurst.

February 12, 2018 0 comments Football, Sport