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HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

Cheshire Wildlife Trust fears the five-mile section of HS2 will destroy vital areas of natural habitat.

They believe the high speed link just south of Crewe will destroy 69 ponds, 14 miles of hedgerows, and 27 acres of native woodland, including ancient woods.

Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

A Willaston family has scooped top honours at the 38th World Worm Charming Championships.

Hundreds gathered for the event, held in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy.

Schools enjoy Nantwich swimming gala as Pear Tree and Sound triumph

Schools enjoy Nantwich swimming gala as Pear Tree and Sound triumph

Pear Tree and Sound & District primary schools triumphed in the annual Nantwich schools swimming gala.

Pupils from 15 primary schools in and around Nantwich took part in the event at Nantwich Pool, sponsored by Riverside Dental Practice in Nantwich.

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

A Wistaston man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has been jailed in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the UK.

Andrew Dobson, 49, of Merrivale Road, was jailed after pleading guilty at Chester Crown Court to one count of importing an indecent object, two counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images of children.

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich put their backs into their latest exam – by renovating a dilapidated canal building.

The students spent nine months on the project to revamp the site at Sykes Hollow, near Venetian Marina, as part of their 3rd year NVQ Level 3.

Men killed in crane collapse tragedy in Crewe named by police

Men killed in crane collapse tragedy in Crewe named by police

Two men who died in the Crewe crane collapse incident earlier this week have been named.

David Newall, 36, from Bradford, and Rhys Barker, 18, from Castleford, were working at a building site in Dunwoody Way on Wednesday (June 21) when their crane collapsed.

June 23, 2017 0 comments Incident, News
Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

An 18-year-old was set upon and badly beaten by a gang as he walked through Joey the Swan park in Wistaston, police say.

Detectives from Crewe Local Policing Unit are appealing for information after the serious assault.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News, Wistaston
Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors have laid flowers near to the site of the tragic crane collapse in Crewe which killed two workers.

Emergency services were called to a new-build site on Dunwoody Way after reports of a collapsed crane.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News, Politics
Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

A Nantwich headteacher is investigating cladding used on his school buildings, in light of the Grenfell Tower disaster which claimed more than 70 lives.

Andrew Cliffe, head of Brine Leas School on Audlem Road, says he has asked “questions” about cladding on a number of buildings on his site in wake of the tragedy.

Two men killed after crane collapses on South Cheshire housing development

Two men killed after crane collapses on South Cheshire housing development

Two men have died after a crane collapsed on a building site near Morrisons supermarket in Crewe, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to a new build site on Dunwoody Way following reports of a collapsed crane at around 4.30pm today (June 21).

Church arson attacks in Nantwich are linked, say police

Church arson attacks in Nantwich are linked, say police

Police say two arson attacks on town centre church buildings in Nantwich are linked.

Officers are appealing for witnesses following the two fires which happened on Monday night, June 19.

June 21, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Two women injured in serious road smash at Cholmondeley, near Nantwich

Two women injured in serious road smash at Cholmondeley, near Nantwich

Two women were left trapped in the wreckage of their car after a smash in Cholmondeley, near Nantwich.

An air ambulance was called out to the incident involved two vehicles at around 2.30pm today (June 20).

June 20, 2017 0 comments Incident, News
New Crewe and Nantwich MP calls for MMU to stop Crewe campus redundancies

New Crewe and Nantwich MP calls for MMU to stop Crewe campus redundancies

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith MP has called on Manchester Metropolitan University to halt redundancies amid plans to close the Crewe campus.

Ms Smith, from Stapeley, is a former MMU students where she studied before working as a teacher at Brine Leas.

June 20, 2017 2 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges