Human Interest

Memorial service for Elle Morris planned ahead of Nantwich funeral

Memorial service for Elle Morris planned ahead of Nantwich funeral

A special memorial service and funeral of courageous Nantwich youngster Elle Morris will take place this week.

Elle, 11, from Mottram Drive, Stapeley, died after a long battle with cystic fibrosis and undergoing a double lung transplant.

Nantwich to feature in Great British Railway Journeys BBC show

Nantwich to feature in Great British Railway Journeys BBC show

Michael Portillo’s visit to Nantwich as part of the popular Great British Railway Journeys BBC TV series will be screened this week.

The production team filming the current series, which is set in the Edwardian period, was persuaded to take a detour to Nantwich by museum volunteer Bill Pearson.

January 15, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News
Hundreds of Nantwich homes hit by water mains burst

Hundreds of Nantwich homes hit by water mains burst

Hundreds of Nantwich homes have been without water or suffered low pressure all day due to a leaking mains.

United Utilities engineers have been repairing the burst which they say was on Winsford Road bypass A51 junction.

January 13, 2018 2 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Rescued seal released after 138-day recovery at Nantwich RSPCA centre

Rescued seal released after 138-day recovery at Nantwich RSPCA centre

A seal who was admitted to the RSPCA in Nantwich after getting stuck in a drain on a beach, has been released back to the wild after a 138-day recovery.

Common seal Tyrion arrived at Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in July last year after being rescued from Bagillt in North Wales by Chris Cureton and his team from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

January 13, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Environment, Human Interest, News
Tributes paid to former Oddfellows Arms landlord Peter Goude who has died

Tributes paid to former Oddfellows Arms landlord Peter Goude who has died

Tributes have been paid to Peter Goude, former landlord of The Oddfellows Arms in Nantwich, who has died.

Peter, aged 69, passed away in his sleep in the early hours today (January 13).

January 13, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Councils remain bogged down in Nantwich allotments legal row

Councils remain bogged down in Nantwich allotments legal row

Two councils are still bogged down in a 12-month legal battle over who should resolve flooded allotments in Nantwich.

As allotment tenants at the Brookfield site highlight their battle with swamped plots, Nantwich Town Council and Cheshire East Council remain at loggerheads.

January 12, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich in Bloom team honoured by councillors for winning Gold

Nantwich in Bloom team honoured by councillors for winning Gold

Volunteers of the Nantwich in Bloom team have been honoured by town councillors for achieving a Gold Certificate in Britain in Bloom.

Nantwich Mayor Cllr Penny Butterill receives the Gold Certificate from Tony Percival, chair of Nantwich in Bloom.

January 12, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Work to start on £7 million Crewe Green roundabout scheme

Work to start on £7 million Crewe Green roundabout scheme

Work is to begin this month on the £7 million Crewe Green Roundabout scheme, designed to improve a pinchpoint junction which impacts on thousands of drivers in South Cheshire.

Residents, businesses and anyone wanting to find out more about the project and the likely disruption during the works, can meet contractors at an event in Crewe on January 18.

January 11, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich allotment holders’ anger over flooded plots while councils argue

Nantwich allotment holders’ anger over flooded plots while councils argue

Allotment gardeners in Nantwich are spending a third winter under water – because two councils are arguing over who should fund repairs to a burst drain.

More than 20 plots on the site between Brookfield Park and Park Road, are flooded out again.

January 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
44 drink-drug driving arrests in Crewe and Nantwich in December

44 drink-drug driving arrests in Crewe and Nantwich in December

More than 40 drivers in Crewe and Nantwich area were arrested for drink or drug driving offences in December, latest figures show.

Among 234 drivers taken off the road in December, there were 25 in Crewe police division for drink driving, and another 19 for drug driving.

January 10, 2018 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire Police warning over courier scams in Nantwich and Crewe

Cheshire Police warning over courier scams in Nantwich and Crewe

Cheshire Police is warning residents not to fall foul of courier fraud following reports in Nantwich, Crewe and Chester.

Courier fraud is when an offender cold calls the victim posing as an official such as a police officer or a member of a banks fraud team.

January 10, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Celebrity chefs cook up storm for Crewe and Nantwich college students

Celebrity chefs cook up storm for Crewe and Nantwich college students

Two celebrity chefs popped in to Cheshire College South & West’s award-winning restaurant, The Academy, to run special masterclasses for students.

Luke Thomas and Damien Wager tickled the tastebuds of budding chefs with demonstrations in street food and pastry at the Crewe campus.

January 8, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich families urged to take up free flu vaccinations

Nantwich families urged to take up free flu vaccinations

Nantwich families are being urged to take up free flu vaccinations for those eligible, as the number of cases of the illness grows in Cheshire East.

Cheshire East Council and NHS England say parents of children aged two and three are strongly recommended to make sure their children have the vaccination.

January 7, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News