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Reaseheath College students celebrate graduation success

Reaseheath College students celebrate graduation success

Successful graduates from University Centre Reaseheath celebrated their degrees at a graduation ceremony at St Mary’s Church, Nantwich.

Watched by families and employers, graduates marked the completion of degrees in adventure sports, agriculture, business, countryside, equine, food science and horticulture.

October 14, 2017 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Secretary of State backs CEC Local Plan over Gorsty Hill development

Secretary of State backs CEC Local Plan over Gorsty Hill development

The Secretary of State has backed Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan and dismissed a developer’s appeal to build 900 homes on a golf course.

The controversial scheme was for a mixed-use development including up to 900 new homes on the former Gorsty Hill golf course, near Crewe.

October 10, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Washed up seal pup named Jon Snow recovers at Nantwich RSPCA centre

Washed up seal pup named Jon Snow recovers at Nantwich RSPCA centre

A ten-day-old seal pup is being looked after by RSPCA staff in Nantwich after being rescued from a beach.

The orphaned pup, named Jon Snow after the Game of Thrones character, was found alone and hungry by walkers in North Wales.

October 9, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Swan attacked by dog on River Weaver died, RSPCA confirms

Swan attacked by dog on River Weaver died, RSPCA confirms

A swan rescued from the River Weaver in Nantwich after being attacked by a dog, has died.

The bird was rescued by RSPCA and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service officers off Manor Road North on Saturday afternoon (September 30).

October 3, 2017 3 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Historic Monks Lane wall damaged in apparent vandal attack

Historic Monks Lane wall damaged in apparent vandal attack

Residents have hit out after historic Monks Lane in Nantwich was damaged in an apparent vandal attack.

Coping stones were found scattered on the floor and pushed away from the wall edge along the ancient walkway close to the town centre.

September 30, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Cheshire East confirms asbestos fears amid Macon House blaze

Cheshire East confirms asbestos fears amid Macon House blaze

Roads were closed, shops shut and areas evacuated amid the Macon House blaze because of asbestos contamination fears, Cheshire East Council confirmed today.

Macon Way and Grand Junction Retail Park were reopened at around 11am today following the fire which broke out in Macon House yesterday shortly after 4.30pm.

September 29, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Burst water main causes chaos in Nantwich town centre

Burst water main causes chaos in Nantwich town centre

A burst water main flooded Beam Street in Nantwich, causing chaos for drivers and shoppers.

The incident happened at around 8am today on Beam Street, close to the Oatmarket and Swinemarket area.

September 23, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Nantwich man flies out to help hurricane victims on British Virgin Islands

Nantwich man flies out to help hurricane victims on British Virgin Islands

A Nantwich man has teamed up with a charity to help the hurricane-hit communities of the British Virgin Islands.

Danny Roberts, 35, was flown out to the Caribbean with Team Rubicon UK as they provide relief to thousands of people.

September 22, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
A500 dual carriageway plan unveiled for public consultation

A500 dual carriageway plan unveiled for public consultation

Plans are now being unveiled to dual the final stretch of the A500 between Shavington bypass and the M6.

Cheshire East Council is to launch a public consultation on the proposals which will involve widening the current single carriageway stretch between the roundabout at the B5472 and the new dual carriageway section near the M6, junction 16.

September 21, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police are investigating allegations into Cheshire East Council’s air quality data and a public funds grant made to Berkeley Academy in Wistaston, the authority confirmed today.

Recent reports revealed air quality data between 2012 and 2014 was ‘deliberately and systematically manipulated’ to suggest it was better than it actually was at around 40 of its testing sites, including in Nantwich and Crewe.

Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Wildlife campaign groups have criticised Government plans for a badger cull in Cheshire.

Ministers have granted a licence for the culling of badgers which some blame for the spread of diseases like TB among farming livestock.

September 18, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Fallen trees and flooding but South Cheshire escapes Storm Aileen

Fallen trees and flooding but South Cheshire escapes Storm Aileen

Storm Aileen blew through South Cheshire overnight, causing trees to fall and roads to flood.

But Nantwich and surrounding areas escaped lightly with little structural damage, says Cheshire East Council.

September 13, 2017 0 comments Environment, Incident, News, Village News
Police issue Storm Aileen warning to Crewe and Nantwich residents

Police issue Storm Aileen warning to Crewe and Nantwich residents

Nantwich and Crewe residents are being warned to be prepared as Storm Aileen is set to sweep through Cheshire tonight (Sept 12)

The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for Cheshire, with forecasters predicting winds of up to 75mph.