Human Interest

Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

The Government will pay more than £1 million towards repairing Crewe and Nantwich’s pothole-plagued highways, it has emerged.

Cheshire East Council will receive the extra funds from the national Pothole Action Fund to tackle the borough’s potholes and road defects.

March 28, 2018 8 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Police draft in extra officers for Nantwich Jazz Festival

Police draft in extra officers for Nantwich Jazz Festival

Police chiefs in Nantwich say they will be ready for the influx of thousands of music fans attending the town’s 22nd Jazz, Blues & Music Festival.

The four-day event is classed as a ‘Force’ event by officers in Cheshire, with policing strategy forged from headquarters.

March 27, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Cheshire East pays consultancy firm £150,000 to tackle ‘bullying’ culture

Cheshire East pays consultancy firm £150,000 to tackle ‘bullying’ culture

Cheshire East Council is paying more than £150,000 to a consultancy firm to help the authority tackle its ‘bullying’ culture.

‘Sticky Change’, a company that has worked with clients such as Everton FC, is to be paid £152,460 for a 12-month contract.

March 27, 2018 7 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich PSA testing day to be held by Leighton Hospital prostate cancer group

Nantwich PSA testing day to be held by Leighton Hospital prostate cancer group

Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group is to stage a PSA testing session for Nantwich men.

Nantwich Civic Hall will open from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Saturday April 14 for men to take part in PSA blood testing for early detection of prostate cancer.

March 27, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Women at Cheshire East Council earn 14% less than men, pay gap report shows

Women at Cheshire East Council earn 14% less than men, pay gap report shows

Women at Cheshire East Council are earning 14.3% less than men on average, the authority’s gender pay gap report has revealed.

The report highlights the difference between the average earnings of its male and female employees.

March 26, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich RSPCA seek new home for cat called ‘Lucky’

Nantwich RSPCA seek new home for cat called ‘Lucky’

A cat named Lucky after being rescued from the streets by the RSPCA is hoping her name will finally bring her good luck – after a run of bad fortune.

The six-month-old kitten is currently at RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, after spending the last four months recovering from various health issues.

Leighton Hospital praised over joint replacement surgery records

Leighton Hospital praised over joint replacement surgery records

South Cheshire’s Leighton Hospital has been recognised for the way it monitors and records joint replacement surgery.

The hospital, managed by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been named as a Quality Data Provider by the National Joint Registry (NJR).

March 25, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich men to strip and perform ‘The Full Dabber’ in aid Women V Cancer

Nantwich men to strip and perform ‘The Full Dabber’ in aid Women V Cancer

Seven brave Nantwich men are to strip off and perform “The Full Dabber” as a charity stunt to raise vital cash for cancer.

The event, which will take place in the White Horse pub in Nantwich, is the idea of Nicola Savage.

March 23, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Neuromuscular Centre bosses slam Cheshire East for scrapping funds

Neuromuscular Centre bosses slam Cheshire East for scrapping funds

By Lewis Warner
Bosses of a charity which provides carer breaks for South Cheshire families, has slammed Cheshire East Council for scrapping their funding.

The Neuromuscular Centre is to lose its annual grant of up to £25,000 – less than half the £58,000 claimed by Cheshire East councillors in travel expenses alone in 2016-17.

March 23, 2018 5 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Reaseheath College student lands RHS bursary for Alcatraz trip

Reaseheath College student lands RHS bursary for Alcatraz trip

A Reaseheath College student in Nantwich is off to study at the historic Gardens of Alcatraz in California after winning a prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Roper bursary.

Jill Wood, a mother-of-four, has always been interested in plant science and gained a BSc Science degree with the Open University while at home looking after her children.

PICTURE SPECIAL: Film star Sean Bean in Crewe on set of Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’

PICTURE SPECIAL: Film star Sean Bean in Crewe on set of Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’

These pictures capture Game of Thrones screen star Sean Bean and his Sky TV team in Crewe as they film the new drama series, Curfew.

Bean and his co-stars Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister, Phoebe Fox and Malachi Kirby have been in South Cheshire for two days and nights filming scenes from the new series due on Sky One.

March 22, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
New Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’ being filmed in Crewe this week

New Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’ being filmed in Crewe this week

Filming of a new Sky TV drama featuring Game Of Thrones star Sean Bean will take place in Crewe this week.

Sets have been built and letters sent out to residents to highlight the filming of new series, Curfew.

March 21, 2018 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Busy Nantwich roads to be closed for major highway repairs

Busy Nantwich roads to be closed for major highway repairs

Key Nantwich roads are to be closed to allow for highway repairs and improvements, said Cheshire East Council.

Highways teams are targeting busy routes including Station Road, Prachitts Row, and Millstone Lane with work beginning this weekend, March 25 – just five days before the start of Nantwich Jazz Festival.

March 20, 2018 4 comments Environment, Human Interest, News