Human Interest

Millfields Cubs and Beavers launches new Scout troop for Nantwich

Millfields Cubs and Beavers launches new Scout troop for Nantwich

A new Scout troop has been launched in Nantwich thanks to the success of the 7th Millfields Cubs and Beavers.

It means Nantwich now has two Scout troops to help it cope with demand for places.

October 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich War Memorial to be listed, while stone will honour town hero Stanley Boughey

Nantwich War Memorial to be listed, while stone will honour town hero Stanley Boughey

Nantwich War Memorial looks set to be officially ‘listed’ by Historic England as a site of ‘special architectural or historic interest’.

The move to list the memorial in the town square on High Street is part of the Government’s plan for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, which takes place in November 2018.

Police to target speeding drivers near Nantwich Lake after complaints

Police to target speeding drivers near Nantwich Lake after complaints

Residents and councillors are calling on police to target speeding motorists on Shrewbridge Road close to Nantwich Lake.

Several residents have complained about dangerous speeds of drivers along the 30mph stretch alongside the lake before the bend on Park Road.

October 15, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News, Politics
Fire crews tackle house blaze on Bowyer Avenue in Nantwich

Fire crews tackle house blaze on Bowyer Avenue in Nantwich

Fire crews tackled a house blaze in Nantwich after residents managed to scramble clear.

The incident happened on Bowyer Avenue, near the Barony, at around 1.30pm today (October 13).

October 13, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Hundreds of youngsters enjoy Brine Leas School ‘Activity Day’

Hundreds of youngsters enjoy Brine Leas School ‘Activity Day’

Brine Leas School in Nantwich opened its doors to 250 pupils from years 5 and 6 throughout Crewe and Nantwich for its annual ‘Activity Day’.

Youngsters opted for a range of practical activities – from making chocolate creatures to ceramic animals, to developing CSI skills in the laboratory, to designing, making and launching their own rockets.

October 12, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich Ambulance First Responders shortlisted for Community Hero awards

Nantwich Ambulance First Responders shortlisted for Community Hero awards

Nantwich’s two Ambulance First Responders have been shortlisted in the national 2017 Community Hero awards.

Gavin Palin and Max Kelly were stunned when they discovered they had been nominated for the award.

October 11, 2017 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News
Secretary of State backs CEC Local Plan over Gorsty Hill development

Secretary of State backs CEC Local Plan over Gorsty Hill development

The Secretary of State has backed Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan and dismissed a developer’s appeal to build 900 homes on a golf course.

The controversial scheme was for a mixed-use development including up to 900 new homes on the former Gorsty Hill golf course, near Crewe.

October 10, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates new Early Years outdoor facility

Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates new Early Years outdoor facility

Pupils, staff, governors and visitors at Nantwich Primary Academy have celebrated the opening of a new Early Years outdoor area.

They were joined by Cllr Penny Butterill, Mayor of Nantwich, who cut the ribbon at the grand opening at the school.

October 10, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Firms rally to help Hough youngster Lewis fighting rare leukaemia

Firms rally to help Hough youngster Lewis fighting rare leukaemia

A charity ball is being planned to help the family of battling youngster Lewis Crossley in his fight against a rare cancer.

Lewis, of Hough, near Shavington, was diagnosed with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and has undergone challenging treatments including multiple courses of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Washed up seal pup named Jon Snow recovers at Nantwich RSPCA centre

Washed up seal pup named Jon Snow recovers at Nantwich RSPCA centre

A ten-day-old seal pup is being looked after by RSPCA staff in Nantwich after being rescued from a beach.

The orphaned pup, named Jon Snow after the Game of Thrones character, was found alone and hungry by walkers in North Wales.

October 9, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Unlicensed taxi driver nabbed in Nantwich by dashcam footage

Unlicensed taxi driver nabbed in Nantwich by dashcam footage

A Nantwich taxi driver helped to capture an unlicensed operator by catching him in the act on his dashcam footage.

Javeed Iqbal was plying for trade on a Hackney Carriage stand in Swine Market, Nantwich.

October 6, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Mayors join Macmillan Coffee Morning at Nantwich bowling club

Mayors join Macmillan Coffee Morning at Nantwich bowling club

Cheshire East Mayor Arthur Moran joined residents to enjoy a cuppa as part of a fund-raising Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Cllr Moran, who represents Nantwich North and West, was invited along with the event at Park Road Bowling Club in Nantwich.

October 5, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
KAPOW! Superhero challenge raises thousands for St Luke’s Hospice

KAPOW! Superhero challenge raises thousands for St Luke’s Hospice

By Jonathan White
A KAPOW! superhero obstacle challenge at South Cheshire College helped raise thousands of pounds for St Luke’s Hospice.

The 3km-long course included eight giant inflatable obstacles, a travelator and plenty of bubbles!

October 4, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News