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Cheshire Wildlife Trust wins extra funding in HS2 Phase 2a battle

Cheshire Wildlife Trust wins extra funding in HS2 Phase 2a battle

Cheshire Wildlife Trust says it has secured more funding to secure landscaping and ecology work when the HS2 rail line is built through South Cheshire.

Members of the trust say they have “received assurances” from the company that their concerns have been taken on-board for Phase 2a of the work.

Former Cheshire East Council officer says tribunal “took its toll” on health

Former Cheshire East Council officer says tribunal “took its toll” on health

By Stephen Topping
A former HR officer who lost her employment tribunal case against Cheshire East Council says she will now rebuild her mental and physical health after a demanding 18 months.

Sue Wallace, of Connah’s Quay, claimed the local authority had unfairly dismissed her in December 2016 because she attempted to highlight a failure to pay the minimum wage to staff who worked ‘sleep-in shifts’ through the whistleblowing process.

July 20, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Crime rises in Cheshire by more than 32%, latest ONS figures show

Crime rises in Cheshire by more than 32%, latest ONS figures show

Crime in Cheshire has risen by more than 32% – a staggering 21,593 offences – according to Office of National Statistics figures

The latest figures released today compares crime recorded between April 2016 and March 2017 with April 2017 and March 2018.

July 19, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
South Cheshire paedophile groomed girl while waiting sentence for child sex offences

South Cheshire paedophile groomed girl while waiting sentence for child sex offences

A 57-year-old South Cheshire paedophile who drove to Bradford to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex as he awaited sentencing for other child sex offences, has been jailed.

Ian Robinson, formally of Stanier Close, Crewe, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison yesterday (July 18).

July 19, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Police seize vehicles and illegal fuel in rural A49 operation

Nantwich Police seize vehicles and illegal fuel in rural A49 operation

Nantwich Police have hailed an operation targeting rural crime along the A49 corridor a big success.

Operation Tractor saw 10 vehicles taken off the road, red diesel seized and enforcement tickets issued for motoring offences.

Nantwich schools raise more than £800 for hospital dementia appeal

Nantwich schools raise more than £800 for hospital dementia appeal

Primary schools across Nantwich have raised more than £800 for a hospital dementia appeal as part of a school project.

Ten primary schools were involved in a Business Enterprise project organised by the Nantwich Education Partnership.

Former Cheshire East Council officer loses unfair dismissal case

Former Cheshire East Council officer loses unfair dismissal case

By Stephen Topping
A former HR officer who accused Cheshire East Council of unfairly dismissing her after trying to raise concerns through the whistleblowing process, has lost her employment tribunal.

Sue Wallace, of Connah’s Quay, claimed the local authority dismissed her in December 2016 because she attempted to highlight a failure to pay the minimum wage to care staff and Tatton Park employees who had worked ‘sleep-in shifts’.

July 18, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Concern over charity bid to open home for “challenging children” next to Nantwich school

Concern over charity bid to open home for “challenging children” next to Nantwich school

Residents in Nantwich have raised concerns over a charity’s plan to open a home for “challenging children” next to Malbank School.

Safe Places for Children (UK) wants to turn a residential property on Lambert Crescent in Nantwich to a “residential institution” to care for youngsters who have a “known history of challenging and complex behaviours”.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service scoops tyre safety national award

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service scoops tyre safety national award

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has received a national award for its tyre safety checks.

The service, in partnership with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Highways England and Protyre, won an award in the Emergency Services category at the Tyresafe awards.

July 17, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Bid to improve care for SEND youngsters in Cheshire East after damning inspection

Bid to improve care for SEND youngsters in Cheshire East after damning inspection

By Stephen Topping
Urgent measures to improve support for youngsters in Cheshire East with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) have been drawn up following a damning inspection.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found “serious weaknesses” when they assessed Cheshire East Council and NHS bodies in the borough on their provision for SEND support in March.

July 17, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
New Nantwich canal history panels unveiled next to historic aqueduct

New Nantwich canal history panels unveiled next to historic aqueduct

Nantwich’s fascinating canal history is now told on new interpretation panels unveiled next to Thomas Telford’s historic aqueduct.

Known as ‘The Gateway to Nantwich’, the aqueduct was recently restored by the Canal & River Trust charity.

July 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Britain in Bloom judges praise Nantwich during visit

Britain in Bloom judges praise Nantwich during visit

Volunteers helped Nantwich look bloomin’ marvellous when judges from the annual Britain in Bloom competition visited the town.

Dozens of people helped ensure flowerbeds, planters and hanging baskets were brimming with colour for the visit last week.

July 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Reaseheath College celebrates success of more than 1,100 FE students

Reaseheath College celebrates success of more than 1,100 FE students

Reaseheath College in Nantwich has celebrated the achievements of more than 1,100 FE students at its annual awards ceremony.

Students, from across the UK and abroad, are now preparing for careers in a range of industries after completing their studies in Nantwich.