Human Interest

Offenders in Cheshire clock up more than 72,000 community service hours

Offenders in Cheshire clock up more than 72,000 community service hours

Offenders in Cheshire have put in more than 72,000 hours of work as part of the community payback scheme in the last six months, figures have shown.

People sentenced to unpaid work in Cheshire have clocked up 72,333 hours Community Payback across the county, completing a range of projects to improve communities.

August 17, 2018 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Choirs performance raises £300 for Nantwich Mayor charities

Choirs performance raises £300 for Nantwich Mayor charities

Two choirs teamed up to help raise £300 for the Mayor of Nantwich charities.

The concert involved two community choirs, Simply Allsorts and Simple Harmony, singing together.

August 17, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Cheshire College South & West celebrates 99.7% A Level pass rate

Cheshire College South & West celebrates 99.7% A Level pass rate

Staff and students at Cheshire College – South & West have celebrated A Level and AS Level results with an overall pass rate of 99.7% – more than 2% above the national pass rate.

Top results were achieved across a range of subjects, especially in Archaeology, Geology and German with 100% of students achieving A*, A, or B grades.

August 17, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Brine Leas Sixth Form students celebrate “impressive” A Level results

Brine Leas Sixth Form students celebrate “impressive” A Level results

Brine Leas BL6 students in Nantwich have continued to gain very impressive A Level results, the school confirmed today.

The school’s sixth form saw 76% of the cohort gain A* to C grades with 22% of entries at A* or A.

August 16, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Villagers support devastated Wistaston pensioner after vandals destroy gnomes

Villagers support devastated Wistaston pensioner after vandals destroy gnomes

By Jonathan White
Angry villagers in Wistaston have rallied in support of a pensioner after mindless vandals destroyed his popular garden gnomes display.

Laurence Perry’s gnomes, which became famous a year ago after a dispute with the local council, have proved a big hit with residents.

Malbank Sixth Form in Nantwich celebrates top A level results

Malbank Sixth Form in Nantwich celebrates top A level results

Staff and students at Malbank Sixth Form in Nantwich are celebrating another strong set of A Level results today (August 16).

Most subjects achieved 100% pass rate, with Maths outstanding as 93% of all entries gained A* – B.

August 16, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Rise in refugee children dumped at Cheshire’s M6 service stations

Rise in refugee children dumped at Cheshire’s M6 service stations

EXCLUSIVE
More children fleeing war-torn countries were abandoned at Cheshire’s M6 service stations in 2017-18 than in every other year this decade.
In a special report, Stephen Topping speaks to those on the front line dealing with rising numbers of young asylum seekers dumped in Cheshire.

August 15, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich care home “inadequate” and facing police probe into neglect allegations

Nantwich care home “inadequate” and facing police probe into neglect allegations

A Nantwich care home which was plunged into controversy after the death of one of its missing dementia patients, has been ruled “inadequate” after its latest inspection.

And it has emerged that Brookfield House Care Home, on Shrewbridge Road, is now the centre of a police and local authority investigation into allegations of neglect.

August 15, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Family tribute to motorcyclist killed  in Worleston, Nantwich

Family tribute to motorcyclist killed in Worleston, Nantwich

The family of a motorcyclist who was killed in a collision in Worleston, Nantwich, have released a heartfelt tribute.

Father-of-three William (Billy) Flynn, 55, from Winsford, was killed after a collision between a grey Toyota Aygo and a black and red Yamaha FZS on the B5074, Main Road.

RSPCA staff appeal for new home for feline siblings at Nantwich cattery

RSPCA staff appeal for new home for feline siblings at Nantwich cattery

Staff at Stapeley RSPCA centre in Nantwich who reunited three feline siblings are now seeking a new home for them.

Ezra, Otto and Wilma were signed into the RSPCA’s care in March after coming from a multi-animal household.

August 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
South Cheshire brothers walk 400 miles for Leighton Hospital dementia appeal

South Cheshire brothers walk 400 miles for Leighton Hospital dementia appeal

South Cheshire brothers Stuart and Alan Mackay walked from Edinburgh to Leighton Hospital to raise money for Mid Cheshire Hospitals ‘Everybody Knows Somebody’ dementia appeal.

Stuart and Alan, both from Crewe, have been long distance walking for four years.

August 11, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Long-serving St Luke’s Hospice member retires after 30 years

Long-serving St Luke’s Hospice member retires after 30 years

One of the longest serving members of staff at St Luke’s Hospice is retiring after 30 years of dedicated service.

Dr Kate Smith has spent decades improving end of life care for people in Crewe and Nantwich area and has touched the lives of hundreds of families during her career.

August 11, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

By Stephen Topping
From rescuing oxygen-starved fish in the River Weaver to a freshwater jellyfish in the Shropshire Union Canal – the Environment Agency has been pretty busy this summer.

Tucked away on an industrial estate in Winsford, the team is working around the clock to keep Cheshire’s waterways safe for wildlife.

August 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News