Human Interest

Amber warning as 20cm of snow set to hit South Cheshire

Amber warning as 20cm of snow set to hit South Cheshire

Families are being warned of disruption caused by heavy snow forecast to hit South Cheshire tomorrow.

An Amber warning has been issued by the Met Office for heavy snow between 4am and 6pm throughout Sunday, which could leave up to 20 centimetres in low lying areas.

December 9, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Town Council to raise Council Tax by 3.9%

Nantwich Town Council to raise Council Tax by 3.9%

Nantwich councillors are to raise Council Tax for the town’s 5,200 households by 3.9%.

The rise will provide the council with a precept of £574,958 for the 2018-19 financial year.

December 8, 2017 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council is to spend an extra £10.9 million on adult social care in 2018/19 as it bids to tackle a growing demand in the borough.

The authority’s Cabinet, facing reductions in government grants, rising costs and increased demand, has backed proposals to recommission care at home, residential care and respite care.

December 7, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Thousands sign petition against plans to downgrade Crewe Fire Station

Thousands sign petition against plans to downgrade Crewe Fire Station

The campaign to stop proposals to downgrade Crewe Fire Station takes to the streets again this weekend, after thousands of people signed a petition.

Cheshire Fire Authority proposals could see only one fire engine for Crewe and Nantwich with 24/7 on call firefighters.

December 6, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
A51 closed after serious accident near Reaseheath, Nantwich

A51 closed after serious accident near Reaseheath, Nantwich

The busy A51 near Reaseheath in Nantwich was closed today after a serious accident.

One vehicle over-turned in the incident between Reaseheath and the Bluestone Lights junction at around 1pm today.

Nantwich tap dancers turn on talent in aid of Children in Need

Nantwich tap dancers turn on talent in aid of Children in Need

Young tap dancing students in Nantwich turned on the talent to help raise thousands for Children in Need.

Pupils from Dysart School of Dance in Nantwich joined other clubs in South Cheshire for the national fund-raising “Tapathon”.

December 5, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Chief Operating Officer suspended by Cheshire East Council

Chief Operating Officer suspended by Cheshire East Council

A third senior officer at Cheshire East Council has been suspended.

Chief operating officer Peter Bates was formally suspended today by the council’s investigation and disciplinary committee looking into officer conduct.

December 4, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Police hunt car after collision left teenage cyclist seriously injured

Police hunt car after collision left teenage cyclist seriously injured

A teenage cyclist was seriously hurt in a collision with a car in South Cheshire which failed to stop.

The 17-year-old suffered serious injuries in the incident which happened on Wistaston Road in Crewe, close to the Duke of Bridgewater pub.

December 4, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Weston Christmas lights unveiled as firms back charity display

Weston Christmas lights unveiled as firms back charity display

The Weston Christmas Light Display has been unveiled as more local firms throw their support behind the project.

The dazzling festive illuminations, built by Graham Witter in memory of his sister, were lit up last night at Carters Green Farm on Jack Lane in aid of Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

December 2, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital unveils Cheshire’s first ‘virtual’ fracture clinic

Leighton Hospital unveils Cheshire’s first ‘virtual’ fracture clinic

Crewe and Nantwich fracture patients are to benefit from fewer hospital visits and shorter waiting times with a new “virtual” fracture clinic.

The scheme, the first in Cheshire, has launched at Leighton Hospital in a bid to improve care while cutting the number of times patients have to visit the hospital for an appointment.

November 30, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Santa Dash runners gear up for latest Nantwich fund-raiser

Santa Dash runners gear up for latest Nantwich fund-raiser

Festive families are gearing up for the annual Nantwich Santa Dash event to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospice.

The race takes place in through Nantwich town centre on Sunday December 10, sponsored by Tarporley-based recycling firm RUKGroup.com.

November 30, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
South Cheshire rail users to suffer Virgin Trains drivers strike

South Cheshire rail users to suffer Virgin Trains drivers strike

Crewe and Nantwich rail users could be hit by further transport problems as Virgin Trains West Coast staff announce strike action in December and January.

The action comes after RMT Union members voted by 9 to 1 in favour of striking in a dispute over pay.

November 30, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
26 firearms surrendered in Crewe and Nantwich during amnesty

26 firearms surrendered in Crewe and Nantwich during amnesty

More than 100 firearms, including 26 in the Crewe LPU, were handed in to Cheshire Police as part of a two-week surrender.

Residents across the county took part in the national initiative, which gave them a chance to safely dispose of firearms or ammunition, whether held lawfully or unlawfully, without the risk of prosecution.

November 29, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News