Human Interest

Whitby Morrison breaks ice cream van world record in South Cheshire

Whitby Morrison breaks ice cream van world record in South Cheshire

South Cheshire firm Whitby Morrison whipped its ice cream vans into shape – by breaking a Guinness World Record!

And there were no (traffic) cones in sight as hundreds of the colourful vehicles lined up at Wychwood Park to create the longest ever convoy of ice cream vans.

October 17, 2018 2 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
MP Laura Smith’s office becomes Referral Unit for Nantwich Foodbank

MP Laura Smith’s office becomes Referral Unit for Nantwich Foodbank

MP Laura Smith’s constituency office has become an official Referral Unit for Nantwich Foodbank.

The charity fears more residents will have to be referred to the Foodbank ahead of plans for the next stage of Universal Credit.

October 16, 2018 3 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Engineers have widened a road and built a new pavement in Wistaston – but forgot to move a street light while doing it!

Now baffled residents in the village near Nantwich have called on Cheshire East Council to shed some light on the embarrassing bungle.

Cheshire Police could axe 250 officers to meet budget cut pressures

Cheshire Police could axe 250 officers to meet budget cut pressures

Cheshire Police chiefs warned today they may be forced to reduce police officer numbers by 250 over the next two years as it faces further budget cuts.

It comes as forces like Cheshire Constabulary are under increasing Government pressure to make more savings.

October 15, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, News, Politics
Man from Crewe climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan

Man from Crewe climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan

A South Cheshire man has successfully scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan Chemotherapy Suite at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

Roy Price, from Crewe, made the self-funded trip to Tanzania to climb the highest mountain in Africa in September this year.

October 15, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Town Council to appoint official Town Crier

Nantwich Town Council to appoint official Town Crier

Oh yay, oh yay – a big shout out to Nantwich Town councillors!

For they have voted to appoint an official Nantwich Town Crier – and are now crying out for applications, if you think you’re loud enough!

October 14, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Double yellow lines plan for Western Avenue in Nantwich

Double yellow lines plan for Western Avenue in Nantwich

Double yellow lines look set to be introduced along Western Avenue after a series of complaints about parking on the Nantwich street.

Cheshire East Council is proposing the move to have “no waiting at any time” on a section of the avenue close to the junction with Brine Road.

October 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Scout groups welcome expansion of Milldale campsite

Nantwich Scout groups welcome expansion of Milldale campsite

Scout groups in Nantwich will benefit from an expansion of the outdoor centre at Milldale, off the A51.

The South West Cheshire District Scouts campsite now has two new activity buildings which were unveiled.

October 12, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Poppy Cross tribute in Nantwich to commemorate 100 years

Poppy Cross tribute in Nantwich to commemorate 100 years

Nantwich Town Council staff have created a town centre tribute to commemorate 100 years since guns fell silent on November 11 1918.

An 8m by 5m cross centre-piece has been constructed in front of St Mary’s Church until the end of November.

October 12, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Drivers warned of delays as major A51 works in Nantwich take place

Drivers warned of delays as major A51 works in Nantwich take place

Major work on the A51 Nantwich bypass between Cheerbrook, Peacock and Alvaston roundabouts is set to start – with the warning of major delays.

Works will continue well into November an involve four stages.

October 11, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Orphaned otter cub nursed back to health by Nantwich RSPCA centre

Orphaned otter cub nursed back to health by Nantwich RSPCA centre

An otter cub, just days old, is recovering at the Stapeley Grange RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich after being found all on her own with no mum nearby.

The little otter, named Bramble by staff, was found by a member of the public with her eyes still closed and suffering from hypothermia next to the Menai Strait, in Bangor.

October 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Artist Christian Turner produces Nantwich 2019 calendar

Artist Christian Turner produces Nantwich 2019 calendar

By Jonathan White
Talented South Cheshire artist Christian Turner has produced a Nantwich 2019 calendar.

It is his first calendar of Nantwich and features his oil paintings of scenes within the town.

October 10, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East Council facing £5.3 million budget shortfall, says review

Cheshire East Council facing £5.3 million budget shortfall, says review

By Aran Dhillon, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council could be forced to introduce a number of “realistic” saving measures to address a budget shortfall of £5.3 million.

The mid-year review of performance – discussed by the Cabinet during yesterday’s meeting – outlines how the authority is providing “value for money” services.

October 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics