Human Interest

Nantwich Mayor joins campaign over fracking planning loophole

Nantwich Mayor joins campaign over fracking planning loophole

Nantwich Mayor and town councillor David Marren has joined 800 others across the UK to fight a Government bid to make easier planning regulations for fracking companies.

Under the proposals, fracking firms wishing to carry out exploratory drilling in areas of Cheshire will not have to obtain planning permission from local authorities.

January 8, 2019
Stolen Nantwich dog Mouse found in Anglesey

Stolen Nantwich dog Mouse found in Anglesey

A beloved family dog stolen from a car in Nantwich before Christmas has been found – in Anglesey!

The theft of terrier called Mouse sparked a major social media campaign, and Nantwich Police also appealed for help.

January 5, 2019
Woman, 58, killed in A500 collision with tractor

Woman, 58, killed in A500 collision with tractor

A 58-year-old woman died following a collision with a tractor on the A500 near Crewe.

Police say the accident happened at around 10pm last night (Thursday January 3) in the Barthomley area.

January 4, 2019
Revamped St Luke’s Hospice “Midnight Walk” to include men

Revamped St Luke’s Hospice “Midnight Walk” to include men

The biggest St Luke’s Hospice fundraiser of the year is receiving a New Year makeover – and for the first time will include men!

The “Midnight Walk”, which has seen thousands of women taking part in a sponsored walk between Nantwich and Crewe for the past 14 years, will look a little different this year, say organisers.

January 3, 2019
121 wanted criminals arrested in Cheshire Police Christmas crackdown

121 wanted criminals arrested in Cheshire Police Christmas crackdown

Cheshire Police chiefs say they have rounded up 121 wanted criminals in a Christmas operation to make the streets safer.

Operation Jingles ran throughout December as part of the Constabulary’s “All We Want For Christmas” campaign focusing on areas of crime prevention such as burglary, drink-driving and robbery.

January 2, 2019
Nantwich mum’s charity mountain climb for children’s trust

Nantwich mum’s charity mountain climb for children’s trust

A Nantwich mum with a phobia of heights is embarking on a mountain climb challenge in Africa to help raise funds for a local Adventure Farm trust.

Sarah Smith, 43, is hoping the charity trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro will raise more than £2,000 to fund youngsters’ breaks at the Adventure Farm Trust in Altrincham.

January 2, 2019
Network Rail chiefs’ reminder over 9-day Nantwich level crossing closure

Network Rail chiefs’ reminder over 9-day Nantwich level crossing closure

Network Rail chiefs have issued another warning to Nantwich residents and rail passengers over the temporary closure of the busy Newcastle Road level crossing in January.

The closure, according to Network Rail, is to allow a team of engineers to perform “essential renewal work” to the crossing.

December 31, 2018
Reaseheath College Food Centre earns world-first certification from BRC

Reaseheath College Food Centre earns world-first certification from BRC

Reaseheath College’s Food Centre in Nantwich has become the first educational institution in the world to achieve Grade AA certification for food safety from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

It is the highest possible benchmark for best practice in food manufacture.

December 30, 2018
Cheshire Fire Service rated “good”, according to review

Cheshire Fire Service rated “good”, according to review

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is rated “good” in most areas, according to an independent review by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

The service is one of 14 inspected so far with more to be scrutinised in 2019.

December 30, 2018
Strictly star AJ Pritchard and brother injured in Nantwich nightclub brawl

Strictly star AJ Pritchard and brother injured in Nantwich nightclub brawl

Strictly dance star AJ Pritchard and his brother have been injured in a brawl in Nantwich nightclub Nakatchas.

AJ, who made the semi-finals of this year’s BBC series, was enjoying a night out with brother Curtis in the Welsh Row venue when witnesses say a group of men became aggressive towards them.

December 29, 2018
Nantwich teenager Joe Rowlands recognised in New Year Honours List

Nantwich teenager Joe Rowlands recognised in New Year Honours List

Courageous Nantwich teenager Joe Rowlands has been awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the New Year Honours List.

The 14-year-old has been named on the Civilian Gallantry List for his incredible bravery in saving his dad Paul’s life during a dramatic kayaking incident off the coast of Anglesey.

December 29, 2018
Town and parish councils to earn Community Infrastructure Levy funds

Town and parish councils to earn Community Infrastructure Levy funds

Nantwich Town and parish councils could soon benefit from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge on housing and retail developments in 2019.

Cheshire East Council’s draft framework for the scheme has been largely endorsed.

December 28, 2018
Staff and pupils at Weaver School in Nantwich celebrate new building

Staff and pupils at Weaver School in Nantwich celebrate new building

Staff and children at Weaver Primary in Nantwich are celebrating the completion of their new look school building.

The work, completed just before Christmas and seven weeks ahead of schedule, means all pupils can now be accommodated in the maim building and not in mobile classrooms.

December 27, 2018