Human Interest

Leighton Hospital chiefs lose out on £2 million after missing A&E targets

Leighton Hospital chiefs lose out on £2 million after missing A&E targets

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital bosses are missing out on more than £2 million of funding after A&E demand soared to record-breaking levels over the past year.

Fresh figures released by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust show Leighton Hospital has failed to meet the national four-hour waiting time target for A&E every month from September 2017 to August 2018.

October 4, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East Council Leader says residents need to be “more responsible” with wheelie bins

Cheshire East Council Leader says residents need to be “more responsible” with wheelie bins

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The leader of Cheshire East Council has backed a new replacement wheelie bin charge – and says residents need to “take greater responsibility” for their bins!

Cllr Rachel Bailey insists the controversial new wheelie bin charge is necessary to maintain what she claims is the borough’s “excellent waste and recycling services”.

October 4, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich restaurant owner sentenced in court for £68,000 tax fraud

Nantwich restaurant owner sentenced in court for £68,000 tax fraud

The owner of former Nantwich restaurant Red Melon has been sentenced for a £68,000 tax scam.

Ahmed Talukdar, 48, of Lime Tree Avenue, Crewe, owned the popular Red Melon restaurant in Welsh Row before it closed in 2015.

October 3, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Brine Leas School opens doors for annual Activity Day

Brine Leas School opens doors for annual Activity Day

Brine Leas School in Nantwich opened its doors to around 230 primary school pupils for its annual Activity Day.

The youngsters were actively involved in a range of practical activities – from making chocolate creatures to designing and building Lego robots.

October 3, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Independent councillors call on residents to back “Change Cheshire East” petition

Independent councillors call on residents to back “Change Cheshire East” petition

By Stephen Topping
Independent members of Cheshire East Council are calling on residents to get behind a petition which could shake up the way decisions are made.

The group – which includes 13 councillors – has launched the ‘Change Cheshire East’ campaign to give councillors of all political persuasions a bigger voice.

October 3, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council refers land transaction deals to police

Cheshire East Council refers land transaction deals to police

Cheshire Police are to probe historical land transactions referred to them by Cheshire East Council, it has emerged today.

The council said it referred the “new matter” to the police for their consideration.

October 2, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith defends “General Strike” comment as “offhand”

Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith defends “General Strike” comment as “offhand”

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith has defended her controversial “general strike” comment made during the Labour Party conference week, calling it “offhand”.

Ms Smith made the comment during the fringe Momentum’s World Transformed festival event.

October 1, 2018 7 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Two children including one-year-old injured in road accident in Crewe

Two children including one-year-old injured in road accident in Crewe

Two children including a one-year-old boy were flown to hospital after being badly injured in an accident involving a car in Crewe.

The youngsters, an 11-year-old girl and the one-year-old boy, were walking along West Street in Crewe when the collision happened.

October 1, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Leighton Hospital trust earns “Good” rating from Care Quality Commission

Leighton Hospital trust earns “Good” rating from Care Quality Commission

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following inspections of its services and leadership.

It’s the second consecutive time the Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital, has received the rating.

September 30, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Multiple factors caused Nantwich traffic chaos, says council highways

Multiple factors caused Nantwich traffic chaos, says council highways

Highways bosses say a number factors caused the traffic chaos across Nantwich this week.

Thousands have been caught up in gridlock as a result of resurfacing work at the junction of Hospital Street, London Road and Millstone Lane, in Nantwich.

September 29, 2018 7 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East wheelie bin £30 charge goes ahead after call in rejected

Cheshire East wheelie bin £30 charge goes ahead after call in rejected

By Stephen Topping
A charge for new and replacement wheelie bins will hit Nantwich and Crewe residents next month after a request to look again at the scheme was rejected.

From October, Cheshire East residents will be faced with a £30 charge for the standard 240-litre recycling, black residual waste or garden waste bin, or £25 for a smaller 140-litre bin.

September 29, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Controversial housing scheme on Bombardier site in Crewe voted through

Controversial housing scheme on Bombardier site in Crewe voted through

By Stephen Topping
A housing development in the heart of Crewe which was previously deemed “not worthy” of the town has been approved at the second attempt.

Countryside Properties has been given the green light to demolish unused buildings at the Bombardier site in West Street – along with the historic boundary wall – and build 239 homes and 24 flats in their place.

September 27, 2018 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Adam and his wife, Clare

Police renew appeal for help in Audlem dad murder inquiry

Detectives probing the murder of Audlem dad Adam Lovatt have renewed their appeal for help – four months after the incident.

Officers are still keen to trace people who witnessed anything on the night of Adam’s death.

September 27, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News