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Drivers face Middlewich Road 8-week closure chaos

Drivers face Middlewich Road 8-week closure chaos

Motorists could face traffic nightmares for up to eight-weeks as the A530 Middlewich Road in Nantwich is closed due to flood damage.

The busy route was badly damaged when a burst water main flooded the area with the junction at Colleys Lane.

July 21, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Second Nantwich water mains burst adds chaos to roads and supplies

Second Nantwich water mains burst adds chaos to roads and supplies

A second water mains leak in Nantwich in 24 hours has added chaos to roads and water supplies in the town today.

The A530 Middlewich Road at Alvaston remains closed after yesterday’s burst caused major flood damage to carriageways.

Wistaston mooning gnomes row sparks UK campaign to save cheeky chaps

Wistaston mooning gnomes row sparks UK campaign to save cheeky chaps

Gardening fans across the UK have launched a campaign to save Wistaston’s mooning gnomes after the village rumpus hit national headlines.

Thousands of readers have clamoured for a Cheshire East Council climb-down after it demanded gardener Laurence Perry remove his two gnomes baring their bottoms

Burst water main causes flooding on Nantwich roads

Burst water main causes flooding on Nantwich roads

A burst water main in Nantwich has caused chaos with flooded roads and affected water supplies to hundreds of properties.

The leak was spotted close to the junction of the A530 Middlewich Road and Colleys Lane, not far from the Alvaston/Sainsbury’s roundabout, at around 6.50am.

Nantwich residents urged to air views on major overhaul of bus services

Nantwich residents urged to air views on major overhaul of bus services

Nantwich bus users are being urged to air their views as Cheshire East plans a radical overhaul of its supported routes which could impact on hundreds of people.

The 10-week borough-wide consultation into proposed changes to subsidised bus services, including the ‘Little Bus’ flexible transport service, comes to an end on July 26.

Village gardener’s cheeky gnomes cause rumpus in Wistaston

Village gardener’s cheeky gnomes cause rumpus in Wistaston

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Green-fingered Laurence Perry’s cheeky garden gnomes have sparked a rumpus in Wistaston – and a council letter threatening action!

Laurence, who has helped transform derelict council land in the village for the last four years, added the gnomes baring their bottoms as part of colourful displays on grass verges.

Marsh Lane play area in Nantwich set for upgrade after two-year battle

Marsh Lane play area in Nantwich set for upgrade after two-year battle

A children’s play area in Nantwich looks set to be upgraded after a two-year battle for funding and planning permission.

Youngsters have helped planners put together new ideas for the recreation area on the development of Canalside Close, off Marsh Lane.

July 18, 2017 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Council leaders welcome Crewe HS2 hub station public consultation

Council leaders welcome Crewe HS2 hub station public consultation

Cheshire East Council leaders have welcomed a Government announcement for a public consultation on plans to build a HS2 Hub station in South Cheshire.

The consultation was unveiled today (July 17) by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling who confirmed Britain’s high speed rail lines to the North West, East Midlands and Yorkshire.

Baby wagtails rescued after nest collapsed into Leighton Hospital air vent

Baby wagtails rescued after nest collapsed into Leighton Hospital air vent

Four baby grey wagtails are recovering at the Nantwich RSPCA wildlife centre after their nest crumbled and fell into an air vent at Leighton Hospital.

Staff in the hospital’s pathology department were alerted to the birds’ plight after hearing tweeting and seeing a tiny bird inside the vent.

Angry Nantwich town centre residents fight plans for Craft Ale Bar

Angry Nantwich town centre residents fight plans for Craft Ale Bar

Nantwich town centre residents are fighting plans for a Craft Ale Bar on Castle Street, claiming the area is already a magnet for drug users and trouble makers.

A licensing application to open premises next to The Studio has been submitted to Cheshire East Council by Peter Terry.

July 14, 2017 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Reaseheath College students celebrate at annual awards ceremony in Nantwich

Reaseheath College students celebrate at annual awards ceremony in Nantwich

More than 1,200 students from Reaseheath College in Nantwich were celebrated at their annual awards ceremony.

The event, held over two days, marked the success of 1251 Further Education students who achieved industry-recognised qualifications and skills.

Cat recovering in Nantwich from hole in the neck awaits new home

Cat recovering in Nantwich from hole in the neck awaits new home

A cat who arrived in the RSPCA’s care in Nantwich with a hole in his neck, exposing his jugular vein, is waiting for his purr-fect home.

One-year-old Buddy was found as a stray in the streets of Congleton with blood around his neck.

July 11, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Brine Leas School could pot £10,000 of paint in national competition

Brine Leas School could pot £10,000 of paint in national competition

Brine Leas School in Nantwich is in the running to scoop £10,000 of paint in a colour and design makeover national competition.

The Audlem Road school hopes to brush off its competitors to win funds to give its foyer and entrance hall a much-needed lick of paint.