Human Interest

Dog trainer and shop boss scoop Reaseheath College apprentice awards

Dog trainer and shop boss scoop Reaseheath College apprentice awards

A dog trainer and manager of an animal feeds shop took top titles at a Reaseheath College awards ceremony celebrating apprenticeships and traineeships.

Sian Howells, 24, who works for WKD Trained Dogs in Stone, was crowned Intermediate Apprentice of the Year.

Campaigners “disappointed” Nantwich MP Timpson missed school funding meeting

Campaigners “disappointed” Nantwich MP Timpson missed school funding meeting

Campaigners fighting new school funding plans in South Cheshire have hit out at MP Edward Timpson for failing to attend a public meeting.

The protest against the proposed National Funding Formula, which could leave Crewe and Nantwich schools at the bottom of the UK funding table, is gathering momentum.

22,000 Leighton Hospital children boosted by charity’s cuddly toys

22,000 Leighton Hospital children boosted by charity’s cuddly toys

A charity that donates cuddly toys to distressed children at Leighton Hospital is celebrating a milestone.

Cheshire Freemasons launched their “Teddies for Loving Care” (TLC) scheme for Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the hospital, 12 years ago.

March 20, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of families across Cheshire East took part in a protest march in Sandbach against school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

The march was led by campaign organiser and Nantwich mum and teacher Laura Smith.

Nantwich apprentices renovate Leighton Hospital garden

Nantwich apprentices renovate Leighton Hospital garden

Green-fingered Nantwich apprentices helped to renovate a garden for patients at Leighton Hospital.

The Reaseheath College students teamed up for the project as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

Residents in Richmond Nantwich bloom thanks to Sainsbury’s donation

Residents in Richmond Nantwich bloom thanks to Sainsbury’s donation

Residents at Richmond Nantwich care village had their day brightened thanks to a donation of flowers from town’s Sainsbury’s store.

Bunches of daffodils brought a sea of yellow to the village off London Road.

March 15, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire Search and Rescue awarded share of Government grant

Cheshire Search and Rescue awarded share of Government grant

Cheshire Search and Rescue team has been awarded a share of a £913,000 grant by Maritime Minister John Hayes.

The grant supports charities running local lifeboat and rescue services.

March 15, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich councillors welcome Mobile Children’s Centre for rural areas

Nantwich councillors welcome Mobile Children’s Centre for rural areas

A new mobile children’s centre soon to be unveiled in Nantwich and nearby villages, has been welcomed by town councillors.

The Cheshire East Council service is embarking on a tour of the area, with the aim of gathering views from the public on the facility.

Nantwich residents rise to challenge at Great British spring clean

Nantwich residents rise to challenge at Great British spring clean

Litter pickers and Cub Scouts teamed up to give Nantwich a spring clean as part of a national Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

Volunteers with Nantwich Litter Group were joined by 7th South West Cheshire Millfields Cub Scouts for the event.

March 8, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich pupils gain top football tips from young Crewe Alexandra stars

Nantwich pupils gain top football tips from young Crewe Alexandra stars

Sporty pupils from a Nantwich school gained top tips from the future stars of Crewe Alexandra FC at a football tournament.

Millfields Primary youngsters were part of the tournament which formed an assessment for Crewe Alex apprentices studying BTECs at Reaseheath College.

Nantwich lane flooded for months without repairs, say residents

Nantwich lane flooded for months without repairs, say residents

Residents in Wrenbury are demanding action on a road that has been flooded for months, causing problems for emergency services and other users.

Flood waters have plagued the junction of Pinsley Green Road and Station Road since the turn of the year.

Families flock to Reaseheath College lambing weekend in Nantwich

Families flock to Reaseheath College lambing weekend in Nantwich

Hundreds of families flocked to Reaseheath College in Nantwich to welcome the first lambs of the season.

Undeterred by wintry weather, hundreds filled the college’s lambing sheds to meet the newborns and many were lucky enough to experience a live birth.

More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% of parents in Cheshire East have been offered their first choice secondary school, today’s 2017 admissions figures show.

This is 9.6% better than the 2016 national average of 84.1%.