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Offenders in Cheshire clock up more than 72,000 community service hours

Offenders in Cheshire clock up more than 72,000 community service hours

Offenders in Cheshire have put in more than 72,000 hours of work as part of the community payback scheme in the last six months, figures have shown.

People sentenced to unpaid work in Cheshire have clocked up 72,333 hours Community Payback across the county, completing a range of projects to improve communities.

August 17, 2018 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Villagers support devastated Wistaston pensioner after vandals destroy gnomes

Villagers support devastated Wistaston pensioner after vandals destroy gnomes

By Jonathan White
Angry villagers in Wistaston have rallied in support of a pensioner after mindless vandals destroyed his popular garden gnomes display.

Laurence Perry’s gnomes, which became famous a year ago after a dispute with the local council, have proved a big hit with residents.

Rise in refugee children dumped at Cheshire’s M6 service stations

Rise in refugee children dumped at Cheshire’s M6 service stations

EXCLUSIVE
More children fleeing war-torn countries were abandoned at Cheshire’s M6 service stations in 2017-18 than in every other year this decade.
In a special report, Stephen Topping speaks to those on the front line dealing with rising numbers of young asylum seekers dumped in Cheshire.

August 15, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich care home “inadequate” and facing police probe into neglect allegations

Nantwich care home “inadequate” and facing police probe into neglect allegations

A Nantwich care home which was plunged into controversy after the death of one of its missing dementia patients, has been ruled “inadequate” after its latest inspection.

And it has emerged that Brookfield House Care Home, on Shrewbridge Road, is now the centre of a police and local authority investigation into allegations of neglect.

August 15, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
RSPCA staff appeal for new home for feline siblings at Nantwich cattery

RSPCA staff appeal for new home for feline siblings at Nantwich cattery

Staff at Stapeley RSPCA centre in Nantwich who reunited three feline siblings are now seeking a new home for them.

Ezra, Otto and Wilma were signed into the RSPCA’s care in March after coming from a multi-animal household.

August 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

By Stephen Topping
From rescuing oxygen-starved fish in the River Weaver to a freshwater jellyfish in the Shropshire Union Canal – the Environment Agency has been pretty busy this summer.

Tucked away on an industrial estate in Winsford, the team is working around the clock to keep Cheshire’s waterways safe for wildlife.

August 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Town council backs “effective CCTV” in Nantwich after flower vandals caught

Town council backs “effective CCTV” in Nantwich after flower vandals caught

Town councillors in Nantwich say CCTV is effective in the town after five teenagers were caught on camera vandalising flowers and plants.

Nantwich Police officers were able to identify and trace the youths from the CCTV images catching them in the act in the town square and Pepper Street.

August 7, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Nantwich Lake has terrapin as its latest resident

Nantwich Lake has terrapin as its latest resident

Visitors to Nantwich Lake may have encountered a more unusual inhabitant in recent days.

For this little terrapin is now resident at the popular beauty spot among the ducks, swans and fish.

August 3, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

By Stephen Topping
An attempt to build 112 homes to fund the renovation of the Doddington country estate near Nantwich has been rejected following fierce opposition from neighbours.

Lady Rona Delves Broughton, who owns the Doddington Estate, wanted to build 112 homes across 12 smaller plots of land to fill a £9.6 million funding gap for the renovation of her estate – which has planning permission to become a hotel, and is on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register in parts.

Hosepipe ban planned for North West dropped by United Utilities

Hosepipe ban planned for North West dropped by United Utilities

United Utilities has lifted the proposed hosepipe ban for Cheshire and the North West, just three days before it was due to be enforced.

The water company says a number of factors have resulted in the ban, due to come in on August 5, being shelved.

August 2, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Private landlords face tougher penalties for poor housing in Cheshire East

Private landlords face tougher penalties for poor housing in Cheshire East

Private sector landlords in Crewe and Nantwich are being warned of tough new penalties to crack down on poor housing standards.

Cheshire East Council has amended its housing enforcement policy to include new powers, which could see the most serious offenders banned from letting properties altogether or entered on to a national database of rogue landlords.

July 31, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich twin town students tour the sites of Cheshire

Nantwich twin town students tour the sites of Cheshire

Fourteen students from Crewe and Nantwich’s German twin town of Bischofsheim sampled one of the hottest weeks in decades during a summer school organised by Crewe and Nantwich Twinning Association (CANTA).

The students, aged from their teens to 70s, received formal English lessons each day as well as dedicated cultural and learning visits.

July 31, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich college serves up scholarships for global farming adventures

Nantwich college serves up scholarships for global farming adventures

Reaseheath College in Nantwich has helped two Cheshire farm workers embark on global adventures after awarding scholarships.

Lizzy Andow and Sam Walton have earned John Platt Travel Scholarships from the college and Cheshire Agricultural Society worth £2,000 to fund international research which will benefit Cheshire’s farming community.