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Nantwich Mayor launches 2018 Salt of the Earth Awards

Nantwich Mayor launches 2018 Salt of the Earth Awards

Nantwich Mayor Cllr Penny Butterill has launched the 2018 “Salt of the Earth” awards to recognise people who make a difference in the town.

The popular awards aim to celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and businesses who go the extra mile in the Nantwich community.

February 21, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Parents warned over rise in scarlet fever cases in Cheshire

Parents warned over rise in scarlet fever cases in Cheshire

Parents across Crewe and Nantwich are being warned to look for signs of scarlet fever amid rise in cases across the region.

The symptoms of scarlet fever are a fine pinkish or red rash that feels similar to sandpaper – in conjunction with a sore throat, headache and fever.

February 21, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Cancer charity runs free pamper sessions for South Cheshire patients

Cancer charity runs free pamper sessions for South Cheshire patients

An international cancer support charity has launched its 99th workshop at Leighton Hospital in South Cheshire.

Look Good Feel Better, which provides practical support for people struggling with the visible effects of cancer treatment, is offering free pamper sessions to local cancer patients.

February 19, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Thousands feel tremors after 4.4 earthquake hits Wales and England

Thousands feel tremors after 4.4 earthquake hits Wales and England

Thousands across South Cheshire felt tremors today after a 4.4 earthquake affected parts of Wales and England.

Shaking has been reported across south Wales, the south west of England and the Midlands.

February 17, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Third South Cheshire man dies a week after A41 road collision

Third South Cheshire man dies a week after A41 road collision

A third man from South Cheshire has died days after his two friends were killed in the same road accident on the A41 near Chester.

Darryl Smith, 29, and his friend Sean Broomhall, 24, both of Wistaston, died as a result of the collision.

February 16, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Highfields Academy hosts Chinese New Year Fireworks event  in Nantwich

Highfields Academy hosts Chinese New Year Fireworks event in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
Highfields Academy hosted their first ever ‘Chinese New Year Fireworks’ event at their school on Cumberland Avenue in Nantwich.

Their annual late-October Bonfire Night display was carried over from 2017 due to extensive roofing work on the school premises.

February 16, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
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
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
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.

Stunning pictures capture Cormorant on River Weaver in Nantwich

Stunning pictures capture Cormorant on River Weaver in Nantwich

River Weaver in Nantwich continues to attract plenty of wildlife – as these stunning pictures show!

Our latest riverside resident is a Cormorant, captured in these images by local photographer Paul Topham.

February 11, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News