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HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

Cheshire Wildlife Trust fears the five-mile section of HS2 will destroy vital areas of natural habitat.

They believe the high speed link just south of Crewe will destroy 69 ponds, 14 miles of hedgerows, and 27 acres of native woodland, including ancient woods.

Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

A Willaston family has scooped top honours at the 38th World Worm Charming Championships.

Hundreds gathered for the event, held in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy.

Schools enjoy Nantwich swimming gala as Pear Tree and Sound triumph

Schools enjoy Nantwich swimming gala as Pear Tree and Sound triumph

Pear Tree and Sound & District primary schools triumphed in the annual Nantwich schools swimming gala.

Pupils from 15 primary schools in and around Nantwich took part in the event at Nantwich Pool, sponsored by Riverside Dental Practice in Nantwich.

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

A Wistaston man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has been jailed in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the UK.

Andrew Dobson, 49, of Merrivale Road, was jailed after pleading guilty at Chester Crown Court to one count of importing an indecent object, two counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images of children.

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich put their backs into their latest exam – by renovating a dilapidated canal building.

The students spent nine months on the project to revamp the site at Sykes Hollow, near Venetian Marina, as part of their 3rd year NVQ Level 3.

Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors have laid flowers near to the site of the tragic crane collapse in Crewe which killed two workers.

Emergency services were called to a new-build site on Dunwoody Way after reports of a collapsed crane.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News, Politics
Two men killed after crane collapses on South Cheshire housing development

Two men killed after crane collapses on South Cheshire housing development

Two men have died after a crane collapsed on a building site near Morrisons supermarket in Crewe, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to a new build site on Dunwoody Way following reports of a collapsed crane at around 4.30pm today (June 21).

Developers believe arsonists sparked blaze in former Nantwich Methodist Church

Developers believe arsonists sparked blaze in former Nantwich Methodist Church

Developers renovating the former Nantwich Methodist Church believe arsonists sparked the fire which ripped through the top of the building last night.

The blaze broke out at around 9pm in the Grade II Listed building on Hospital Street where work is underway to turn the old Wesleyan chapel into luxury apartments.

June 20, 2017 2 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Fire crews battle blaze in roof of former Nantwich Methodist Church

Fire crews battle blaze in roof of former Nantwich Methodist Church

Fire crews have battled a major blaze which ripped through the roof of the former Methodist Church on Hospital Street in Nantwich.

The fire broke out around 9pm, and crews rushed to the scene to cordon off the area.

Baby kestrels nursed back to help by Nantwich RSPCA staff

Baby kestrels nursed back to help by Nantwich RSPCA staff

Three orphaned baby kestrels found helpless at the bottom of a tree are being cared back to full health at the RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich.

A member of the public found the birds – initially thinking they were owls – shaking and frightened in the grounds of a residential home in South Yorkshire.

June 19, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Memorial day raises £4,000 in name of tragic Nantwich baby Johnny Forbes

Memorial day raises £4,000 in name of tragic Nantwich baby Johnny Forbes

A memorial day in honour of Nantwich baby Johnny Forbes has helped to raise more than £4,000 for Donna Louise Hospice.

Jessica and Neil Forbes were devastated after Johnny, born 23 weeks premature weighing 1lb 5oz, died just a few days old.

June 18, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Talented South Cheshire dancers scooped seven British Championship trophies

Talented South Cheshire dancers scooped seven British Championship trophies

Talented street dancers from South Cheshire scooped seven awards at the British Dance Organisation (BDO) Championships.

Six dancers from The Glasheen Academy (TGA) in Crewe entered the Street Dance Championships, competing against more than 300 dancers from across the West Midlands.

June 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
Nantwich Words & Music Festival organisers unveil top line-up for 10th event

Nantwich Words & Music Festival organisers unveil top line-up for 10th event

Organisers of Nantwich Words & Music Festival have unveiled a top line-up for the town’s tenth annual event, including a debut for poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Other headline acts range from alternative rock band THERAPY? (pictured) to British rock quartet Tom Robinson and Band and iconic English poet Roger McGough.

June 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News