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Motorcyclist killed in A530 smash near Nantwich named as Anthony Rushton

Motorcyclist killed in A530 smash near Nantwich named as Anthony Rushton

A motorcyclist killed in the two-vehicle smash on the A530 at Alvaston near Nantwich has been named as Anthony Rushton.

The 58-year-old grandad, from Chesterton, was riding along the Middlewich Road when he collided with a blue Mazda 5.

June 21, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

By Stephen Topping
Roads across South Cheshire could get a whole lot worse next winter.

That’s the warning from Cheshire East Council Conservative Cllr George Walton who says not enough work has been done to patch up the borough’s roads after last winter.

Cheshire East Council chiefs urged to scrap wheelie bin fee plan

Cheshire East Council chiefs urged to scrap wheelie bin fee plan

By Stephen Topping
Councillors are urging Cheshire East Council not to go ahead with unpopular plans to charge up to £35 for replacement wheelie bins.

The local authority revealed plans to introduce charges for new and replacement bins in its budget for 2018-19.

June 19, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council return to court in bid to move Barony Park travellers

Cheshire East Council return to court in bid to move Barony Park travellers

Council officials are back at magistrates court today in a further bid to evict travellers from their illegal encampments in Nantwich.

A number of travelling families set up camp on Barony Park and nearby Volunteer Fields a week ago.

June 18, 2018 5 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Nantwich youngsters make big splash at town’s annual school gala

Nantwich youngsters make big splash at town’s annual school gala

Dozens of young swimmers enjoyed another competitive annual Nantwich School Swimming Gala.

And Stapeley Broad Lane and Sound & District primary cam away with the trophies from Nantwich Pool this year.

Councillors urged to fight plans to axe 78 Nantwich to Leighton Hospital bus

Councillors urged to fight plans to axe 78 Nantwich to Leighton Hospital bus

A Nantwich resident made an impassioned plea to councillors to save a vital bus route between the town and Leighton Hospital from the axe.

Carole Thomas spoke out at Nantwich Town Council about the proposals by D&G Bus to axe the no. 78 service from July 22.

June 17, 2018 3 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Former Cheshire East Council worker tells tribunal of “18 months of hell”

Former Cheshire East Council worker tells tribunal of “18 months of hell”

By Stephen Topping
Former Cheshire East Council employee Sue Wallace fought back tears as she asked why she would put herself through “18 months of hell” just to lie at her employment tribunal.

The former HR officer, of Connah’s Quay, has taken Cheshire East Council to an employment tribunal after her employment came to an end on December 31, 2016 – just weeks after trying to raise concerns through the whistle-blowing procedure.

June 14, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Travellers defy court order to leave Barony Park in Nantwich

Travellers defy court order to leave Barony Park in Nantwich

Travellers who set up an illegal camp on Barony Park in Nantwich, have seemingly defied a court order to leave tonight (June 14).

Councillors said families were given until 5pm today to vacate the park after a court order was served by Cheshire East Council’s enforcement team.

School pupils tune up for Nantwich Schoolsfest 2018

School pupils tune up for Nantwich Schoolsfest 2018

Nantwich schoolchildren are on song as they prepare for a massive celebration of music and art in the town’s annual Schoolsfest event.

And this year family-owned milling business Mornflake is throwing its weight behind the celebration which will involve more than 500 youngsters from schools across the town on July 7.

A500 dualling between Weston and M6 moves step closer

A500 dualling between Weston and M6 moves step closer

The dualling of the A500 between Crewe and the M6 motorway has moved a step closer.

It is one of three major highways schemes planned for Cheshire East which the authority’s Cabinet has agreed.

June 13, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith quits Labour frontbench in EEA protest

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith quits Labour frontbench in EEA protest

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith has quit as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office to vote against remaining in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Laura Smith, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, announced her decision to resign in order to vote against remaining in the EEA after the UK leaves the European Union.

June 13, 2018 9 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich teacher’s vintage scooter ride raises St Luke’s Hospice funds

Nantwich teacher’s vintage scooter ride raises St Luke’s Hospice funds

A history teacher from Nantwich turned back the clock to take part in a vintage scooter ride for charity.

Sarah Vaughan, Malbank School and Sixth Form College Head of History, let her hair down and rode her scooter from Nantwich to Tenby and back to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.

Tribunal involving Cheshire East Council continues despite witness marriage to judge

Tribunal involving Cheshire East Council continues despite witness marriage to judge

By Stephen Topping
A tribunal hearing involving Cheshire East Council and one of its former HR staff, could have been derailed after it emerged a witness was married to a judge.

Sue Wallace, a former HR officer from Connah’s Quay, took the case against Cheshire East Council after she was dismissed in December 2016.

June 11, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics