Human Interest

Driver jailed for causing A500 crash which killed Willaston man

Driver jailed for causing A500 crash which killed Willaston man

A man has been jailed after his light goods vehicle crashed head on with a van on the A500, killing the Willaston driver.

Adam Daniel Staley, 35, was driving towards Crewe on the A500 at Barthomley when he crashed into a van driven by Neil Dey (pictured), 31, who was heading towards Stoke.

Nantwich police to tackle teenage drugs activity by River Weaver

Nantwich police to tackle teenage drugs activity by River Weaver

Police have vowed to tackle drugs activity in an area of Nantwich after finding a 15-year-old girl in possession of cannabis.

Residents reported seeing teenagers selling and using drugs around the sandbank area in front of the riverside properties near Mill Island.

July 13, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Barony Park ‘transfer’ could help resolve travellers issue

Nantwich Barony Park ‘transfer’ could help resolve travellers issue

Nantwich Town councillors could request Barony Park be transferred to them from Cheshire East Council in a bid to resolve ongoing issues with illegal traveller encampments.

The idea was mooted at last night’s Nantwich Town Council where members of the public, police and councillors discussed how to prevent traveller groups gaining access to the park.

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith backs breast cancer fair at Parliament

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith backs breast cancer fair at Parliament

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith joined the search for new life-saving breast cancer treatments at a research fair in Parliament.

The fair, hosted by UK charity Breast Cancer Now, was an opportunity to meet scientists behind cutting-edge research.

July 12, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire College – South & West students celebrate annual awards night

Cheshire College – South & West students celebrate annual awards night

Students at Cheshire College – South & West have celebrated their annual awards at the college’s Crewe campus.

Celebrating the achievements of learners over the past 12 months, 33 individual awards were presented in front of parents, family, friends, college colleagues and employers.

Nantwich couple’s new-born son is NHS first for Leighton Hospital

Nantwich couple’s new-born son is NHS first for Leighton Hospital

Nantwich parents Sally and Rob Capener enjoyed a double celebration after the birth of their son.

For Logan was the first to be born at Leighton Hospital on the day the nation celebrated the NHS’ 70th birthday!

July 11, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Councillors agree £1 million expansion of South Cheshire special needs school

Councillors agree £1 million expansion of South Cheshire special needs school

Cheshire East councillors have backed a £1 million expansion of a school in South Cheshire for children with special educational needs.

Springfield Special School, in Crewe, is to increase from 132 pupils places to 156 under proposals backed by the council’s cabinet.

Cheshire East Council suspended chief executive resigns

Cheshire East Council suspended chief executive resigns

The suspended chief executive of Cheshire East Council Mike Suarez has handed in his resignation, the authority has confirmed.

Mr Suarez was suspended in April 2017 by the council’s investigation and disciplinary committee.

July 10, 2018 3 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

The latest group of travellers illegally camped on Barony Park in Nantwich have until midday today to leave, council chiefs said.

Enforcement officers served a Section 77 Notice on the travellers yesterday to leave by noon.

July 10, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Angry users of the Nantwich to Crewe Greenway hit out at fly-tippers today who dumped this massive load of rubbish across the route.

Early morning users of the route which connects the two towns found the dump close off Middlewich Road close to the entrance to Alvaston Hall Hotel.

Packed crowds enjoy Nantwich Schoolsfest 2018 in town square

Packed crowds enjoy Nantwich Schoolsfest 2018 in town square

Nantwich was filled with the sound of children’s voices for a record-breaking Schoolsfest 2018.

Families flocked to the town centre to enjoy a packed programme of music, art, dance and drama involving more than 500 youngsters.

Long-serving Nantwich town councillor Norma Simpson has died

Long-serving Nantwich town councillor Norma Simpson has died

A long-serving Nantwich town councillor has died.

Cllr Norma Simpson (pictured) had served as a Conservative councillor, representing the South Ward, for the town since 2007.

July 9, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
World Cup fever grips Nantwich ahead of England semi-final

World Cup fever grips Nantwich ahead of England semi-final

Football’s Coming Home to Nantwich as it goes World Cup crazy ahead of England’s first semi-final in 28 years.

School pupils and staff will be dressing up, pubs and clubs are preparing major screenings – and a furniture company has even designed a special World Cup England sofa!