Human Interest

New Mayor of Cheshire East is Cllr Barry Burkhill

New Mayor of Cheshire East is Cllr Barry Burkhill

Councillor Barry Burkhill has been elected as Mayor of Cheshire East.

He was sworn in at the annual mayor-making ceremony on Wednesday May 22.

May 24, 2019
Cheshire East Council to move to committee system for decision making

Cheshire East Council to move to committee system for decision making

Cheshire East Council is set to move to committee system of decision making after a notice of motion to move away from a ‘leader and cabinet’ model won support.

The notice of motion was brought by Cllr James Nicholas, deputy leader of the Independent group.

May 23, 2019
Record breaking crowds enjoy Reaseheath College Family Festival in Nantwich

Record breaking crowds enjoy Reaseheath College Family Festival in Nantwich

Record-breaking crowds thronged to Reaseheath College’s Family Festival, making the event the best and biggest since its launch 23 years ago.

Around 11,000 visitors enjoyed the action-packed event on the college’s Nantwich campus, which offered hundreds of fun activities and displays in a day of perfect spring sunshine.

May 22, 2019
34 arrested in Cheshire in National Crime Agency ‘County Lines’ operation

34 arrested in Cheshire in National Crime Agency ‘County Lines’ operation

Thirty-four people were arrested and weapons, cash and illegal drugs seized during a county lines week of action in Cheshire.

The crackdown was part of a National Crime Agency initiative to disrupt and protect communities from serious and organised crime in Cheshire.

May 21, 2019
South and Mid Cheshire health chiefs to cut £20 million from budget

South and Mid Cheshire health chiefs to cut £20 million from budget

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Health chiefs in mid and south Cheshire are set to cut more than £20 million from their budgets while transforming care in the community.

NHS South Cheshire CCG – which covers Crewe, Nantwich, Middlewich, Sandbach and Alsager – is aiming to cut £10.5 million from its budget by March 31 2020.

May 20, 2019
Scrap plans for HS2 rail line in Cheshire, Lords urge Government

Scrap plans for HS2 rail line in Cheshire, Lords urge Government

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Lords are calling on the Government to consider scrapping plans to build a new HS2 line through Cheshire’s countryside and upgrade the existing mainline instead.

May 20, 2019
Train passengers evacuated after blaze on carriage in Willaston

Train passengers evacuated after blaze on carriage in Willaston

Passengers had to be evacuated after a fire broke out on a train between Nantwich and Crewe.

The incident happened as the train travelled through Willaston yesterday (Sunday May 19) at around 10.30am.

May 20, 2019
Swan family provides attraction for Nantwich walkers!

Swan family provides attraction for Nantwich walkers!

This beautiful swan and her new family are proving a real attraction for people out and about in Nantwich!

Captured by this stunning photo by Laura Hockenhull, the swan recently had what is believed to be six cygnets hatch on the banks of the River Weaver.

May 20, 2019
Weaver Wander celebrates 10th anniversary of Nantwich event

Weaver Wander celebrates 10th anniversary of Nantwich event

By Jonathan White
The 10th annual Weaver Wander pulled in the crowds to Nantwich as organisers celebrated a decade of fund-raising journeys.

The charity classic & sports car rally –  started in the town and saw more than 150 cars and motorcycles assembled for viewing from 8am at Nantwich Football Club car park.

May 20, 2019
Duck race sends Nantwich folk quackers as £1,800 raised for Hope House

Duck race sends Nantwich folk quackers as £1,800 raised for Hope House

Nantwich Town’s first duck race on Mill Island sent hundreds of people quackers with delight – and helped raise £1,800 for hospice!

The event was organised by Nantwich Lions in aid of charitable beneficiary, Hope House.

May 19, 2019
Nantwich Mayor pledges public meeting to agree Barony Park barriers

Nantwich Mayor pledges public meeting to agree Barony Park barriers

Nantwich Mayor Arthur Moran has pledged to stage a public meeting to plot a way forward in tackling unauthorised traveller camps on Barony Park.

Cllr Moran made the suggestion at a town council meeting last night (May 16) where scores of angry residents living by the park vented their frustration.

May 17, 2019
“Lost Houses in Nantwich” book to return this summer

“Lost Houses in Nantwich” book to return this summer

A book by local authors called “Lost Houses in Nantwich” is making a return – 14 years after it was first published.

Authors Andrew Lamberton and the late Robin Gray originally published the book in 2005 and it has become a local classic “must have” for all those interested in local history.

May 16, 2019
Cheshire East responds to critics over Barony Park traveller encampments

Cheshire East responds to critics over Barony Park traveller encampments

Angry residents are set to descend on Nantwich Town Council this week amid ongoing concerns around unauthorised traveller camps on Barony Park.

The fourth group of travellers to use the public park for an encampment arrived on Sunday – just an hour after the UK Triathlon event had finished.

May 16, 2019