Human Interest

Body cameras for Cheshire Police officers worth £787,000 costs, says councillor

Body cameras for Cheshire Police officers worth £787,000 costs, says councillor

By Stephen Topping
A former police officer who worked in the force’s complaints department believes the roll-out of body-worn cameras for Cheshire’s officers is money well spent.

The office of David Keane, Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner, has revealed that it will cost £787,000 to allow all front-line officers to have access to the equipment.

April 17, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News, Politics
Almost 300 men attend Nantwich PSA testing day

Almost 300 men attend Nantwich PSA testing day

Almost 300 men turned up to a PSA testing session held at Nantwich Civic Hall to help spot early signs of prostate cancer.

In total, 286 men attended for the test which was organised by the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group.

April 16, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Sealed Knot unveils plaque in Nantwich to mark 46-year association

Sealed Knot unveils plaque in Nantwich to mark 46-year association

The Sealed Knot Society have unveiled a plaque, stone and tree to Nantwich to mark their long association with the town.

The plaque, stone and mature tulip tree acknowledged The Sealed Knot’s 46 years of involvement in the annual Holly Holy Day events, commemorating the 1643 Battle of Nantwich.

April 15, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
New special free school for South Cheshire children to open in Crewe

New special free school for South Cheshire children to open in Crewe

A new special free school for South Cheshire children with social, emotional and mental health needs is to open in Crewe.

East Cheshire Youth Achievement Free School Trust, which runs Fermain Academy in Macclesfield, has been approved to open a 40-place special free school for children aged 4-16.

Cheshire East Council tops North West “rich list” league of staff earning more than £100,000

Cheshire East Council tops North West “rich list” league of staff earning more than £100,000

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council has more employees earning more than £100,000 than any other local authority in the north west, new figures have shown.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has published its Town Hall Rich List for 2018 – showing the number of employees that received more than £100,000 in 2016-17.

April 12, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich woman publishes book of stories based on her Paris life

Nantwich woman publishes book of stories based on her Paris life

A Nantwich woman now living in Paris has published her first book of short stories.

Former Nantwich and Acton Grammar School pupil Nicky Gentil has published “The Jazz-Girl, the Piano, and the Dedicated Tuner”.

Cheshire East councillors keen to clampdown on cross-border taxi trade

Cheshire East councillors keen to clampdown on cross-border taxi trade

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East councillors are urging the Government to close a loophole allowing cross-border taxi hiring in an effort to protect children.

New legislation in 2015 made cross-border taxi hiring easier, so vehicles licensed by other councils can lawfully work in Nantwich and Crewe without meeting Cheshire East Council’s requirements.

April 11, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

By Stephen Topping
Men and women are expected to live up to 15 years longer in rural areas of Cheshire than in the centre of Crewe.

Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics highlight an alarming inequality in life expectancy across Cheshire East.

Nine year old Nantwich girl raises RSPCA funds by selling bird seed

Nine year old Nantwich girl raises RSPCA funds by selling bird seed

A big-hearted Nantwich girl has been raising RSPCA funds by selling healthy bird seed to people visiting Nantwich Lake.

Alicia Lewis, aged 9, wanted to help the local wildlife centre during her Easter break.

April 8, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
RSPCA Stapeley staff help black Swan found covered in oil

RSPCA Stapeley staff help black Swan found covered in oil

A Swan turned completely black after getting covered in oil, has been released back into the wild after a remarkable transformation at RSPCA Stapeley.

The swan was picked up by an RSPCA officer from a lake in Radcliffe, Manchester, after being spotted by a member of the public.

April 7, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich to receive £324,000 community project New Homes Bonus

Nantwich to receive £324,000 community project New Homes Bonus

By Stephen Topping
Communities in Cheshire East will benefit from a share of a £2 million New Homes Bonus, with £324,000 allocated for Nantwich.

The cash is from a Government grant paid to councils as an incentive to build new homes.

Plans to turn former newsagents in Nantwich into town centre Gin Bar

Plans to turn former newsagents in Nantwich into town centre Gin Bar

The owners of the Barrel and Tap in Nantwich are planning a new venture – a Gin Bar in Nantwich town centre.

Change of Use plans have been submitted to turn the former Nantwich Square News shop at 41 High Street into a specialist gin venue.

April 6, 2018 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
NHS South Cheshire CCG faces ‘massive challenge’ to reduce £5 million deficit

NHS South Cheshire CCG faces ‘massive challenge’ to reduce £5 million deficit

By Stephen Topping
NHS South Cheshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) faces a ‘massive challenge’ to reduce their £4.9 million overall forecast deficit – and ‘sufficient plans’ are yet to be put in place.

Health chiefs discussed a finance report, as well as the draft financial plan for 2018-19, during a governing body meeting for NHS South Cheshire CCG and NHS Vale Royal CCG at Bevan House in Nantwich.

April 6, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News