Human Interest

Nantwich therapist takes on world’s hardest race, Marathon Des Sables

Nantwich therapist takes on world’s hardest race, Marathon Des Sables

A 48-year-old Nantwich therapist has taken on and beaten the world’s toughest foot race, the Marathon Des Sables

Chris Byrne covered six marathons in just five days in the Sahara Desert, one of the hottest and inhospitable areas on earth.

April 22, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Scouts across Crewe and Nantwich gear up for 80th anniversary Gang Show

Scouts across Crewe and Nantwich gear up for 80th anniversary Gang Show

Scouts across South Cheshire are preparing to “do their best” in the 80th anniversary Crewe Gang Show.

More than 140 beavers, cubs, scouts and leaders will tread the boards in the “biggest and best” show in the history of the South Cheshire scouting movement.

April 22, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
92% of Nantwich primary school applicants secure first preference, says Cheshire East

92% of Nantwich primary school applicants secure first preference, says Cheshire East

More than 92% of primary school applicants from Cheshire East have secured their first preference, says the authority.

Thousands of parents found out this week if they had secured their choice of primary school for youngsters starting in September.

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

A Nantwich playground by the Shropshire Union Canal has been re-opened after a £58,000 refurbishment.

The recreation area on Marsh Lane was renovated as part of a joint scheme by the Canal & River Trust charity, WREN and Cheshire East Council.

April 20, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich woman honoured for helping Weight Watchers shed 2,300 lbs

Nantwich woman honoured for helping Weight Watchers shed 2,300 lbs

A Nantwich woman who has helped dieting residents lose more than 2,300 lbs, has been honoured for her efforts.

Amanda Smith has helped hundreds of Nantwich people towards a healthier lifestyle by helping Weight Watchers members in the community.

April 19, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council insists it has no immediate intention of introducing mandatory 20mph speed limits despite renewed calls to boost road safety.

National campaign group 20 is Plenty – which has local branches in Nantwich, Crewe, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow and Bollington – is again urging the council to lower the speed limit in built-up areas.

Nantwich students take part in Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

Nantwich students take part in Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

Students at Malbank School and Sixth Form College in Nantwich have taken part in a real life business challenge aimed at developing skills and raising aspirations of young people.

The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge staff worked with Year 9 students for a day developing their ideas and business acumen.

Drivers warned over 3-month closure of major South Cheshire junction

Drivers warned over 3-month closure of major South Cheshire junction

Motorists are being warned to plan journeys as a major link at the busy Crewe Green roundabout closes today for THREE months.

The link between Crewe Green Roundabout and Hungerford Road and Sydney Road will be closed to allow highway improvement works.

April 18, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Tracy Bullock

Leighton Hospital bosses look to double A&E capacity

By Stephen Topping
Hospital bosses could double Leighton’s A&E capacity for patients with the most serious injuries in order to meet growing demand.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wants to increase the number of majors cubicles at A&E from 10 to 18, 19 or 20.

April 18, 2018 2 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Man who stabbed victim in South Cheshire house jailed for 10 years

Man who stabbed victim in South Cheshire house jailed for 10 years

A man who stabbed his victim at a house in Crewe causing him to nearly bleed to death, has been jailed for 10 and a half years.

Jay Maughan (pictured), 37, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and was sentenced at Chester Crown Court.

April 17, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Body cameras for Cheshire Police officers worth £787,000 costs, says councillor

Body cameras for Cheshire Police officers worth £787,000 costs, says councillor

By Stephen Topping
A former police officer who worked in the force’s complaints department believes the roll-out of body-worn cameras for Cheshire’s officers is money well spent.

The office of David Keane, Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner, has revealed that it will cost £787,000 to allow all front-line officers to have access to the equipment.

April 17, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News, Politics
Almost 300 men attend Nantwich PSA testing day

Almost 300 men attend Nantwich PSA testing day

Almost 300 men turned up to a PSA testing session held at Nantwich Civic Hall to help spot early signs of prostate cancer.

In total, 286 men attended for the test which was organised by the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group.

April 16, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Sealed Knot unveils plaque in Nantwich to mark 46-year association

Sealed Knot unveils plaque in Nantwich to mark 46-year association

The Sealed Knot Society have unveiled a plaque, stone and tree to Nantwich to mark their long association with the town.

The plaque, stone and mature tulip tree acknowledged The Sealed Knot’s 46 years of involvement in the annual Holly Holy Day events, commemorating the 1643 Battle of Nantwich.

April 15, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News