Human Interest

Leighton Hospital outlines plan for winter A&E demand

Leighton Hospital outlines plan for winter A&E demand

By Stephen Topping
Leighton hospital is gearing up for the winter ahead following unprecedented A&E demand and delays last year.

The NHS trusts which control Leighton and Macclesfield hospitals presented their plans on how to improve winter A&E performance to a Cheshire East Council scrutiny committee.

July 7, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council enforcement teams are dealing with another illegal traveller encampment on Barony Park in Nantwich.

The travellers arrived yesterday afternoon (July 6), three weeks after a previous group left following a week-long stay on the park and nearby Volunteer Fields which involved two court applications.

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

By Stephen Topping
A council-owned company could be set up to protect social care services in Crewe and Nantwich from further cuts.

Care4CE, Cheshire East Council’s provider of adult social care services, has been slashed in size over the past nine years from a workforce of 1,500 to fewer than 700 – while some services are no longer offered.

July 6, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Complaints against Cheshire Fire and Rescue fall by more than half

Complaints against Cheshire Fire and Rescue fall by more than half

By Stephen Topping
Complaints made to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fell by more than half last year.

Figures revealed by the Cheshire Fire Authority show that the service received 17 complaints in 2017-18, compared to 35 in the previous year.

July 6, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Elle Morris mum to tackle 65km challenge in her memory

Elle Morris mum to tackle 65km challenge in her memory

The mum of tragic Nantwich youngster Elle Morris, who died after a double lung transplant, has vowed to continue raising money in her memory.

Becky Whitfield spoke out as she prepares to take part in a 65km cross Peak District challenge in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust tomorrow (July 7).

Weaver Primary youngsters fly the flag for Nantwich allotments

Weaver Primary youngsters fly the flag for Nantwich allotments

A Nantwich youngster and his friends are flying their flag high this week – after winning an allotment flag design competition!

Young designer Jack Best, 10, a pupil at Weaver Primary, and his classmates entered the contest to design a logo for the Brookfield Allotments Association last winter.

Timber firm boss welcomes jail sentence for Nantwich man who swindled business

Timber firm boss welcomes jail sentence for Nantwich man who swindled business

The chairman of a timber company has welcomed a jail sentence for a former director from Nantwich who swindled the firm out of thousands of pounds.

Nigel Bacon (pictured), 53, of Newbold Way, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Caernarfon Crown Court after he admitted defrauding Clifford Jones Timber, the UK’s largest manufacturer of fence posts.

July 5, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Town Council could show World Cup final on Nantwich Civic Hall movie screen

Town Council could show World Cup final on Nantwich Civic Hall movie screen

Nantwich town councillors could open up the Civic Hall for a mass screening of the World Cup final if England make it all the way!

World Cup fever is gripping the area after England’s dramatic win over Columbia.

July 5, 2018 2 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Wheelbarrow man pushes for 14 miles to raise cash for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

Wheelbarrow man pushes for 14 miles to raise cash for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

By Jonathan White
A South Cheshire man has pushed his 100kg wheelbarrow for 14 miles around Crewe and Nantwich – to raise money for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity.

Roy Price, aged 50, was joined by friend Ian Jones, 46, from Crewe, who was dressed as a bear and carried a donation bucket.

Nantwich mum’s campaign to stay alive in heart-rending battle against cancer

Nantwich mum’s campaign to stay alive in heart-rending battle against cancer

A courageous Nantwich mum has revealed her heart-rending battle to stay alive after being found riddled with more than 25 tumours in her lungs, brain and bones.

Heidi Spencer was stunned when she was told she had just weeks to live by doctors who diagnosed her with Stage 4 lung cancer.

Nantwich-Crewe Midnight Walk helps raise more than £100,000 for St Luke’s Hospice

Nantwich-Crewe Midnight Walk helps raise more than £100,000 for St Luke’s Hospice

Hundreds of women dressed in 80s clothes did the Midnight Walk through the streets of Nantwich and Crewe to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice.

The Walk, returning for the 14th year, saw hundreds of ladies walk either the full 13.1-mile route or the “half moon” of six miles from Reaseheath College through the streets of Crewe and Nantwich finishing back at Reaseheath in the early hours of Sunday morning.

July 3, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
School warnings after man attempts to lure Malbank pupil into his car

School warnings after man attempts to lure Malbank pupil into his car

Schools across Nantwich have issued a warning to parents after a man tried to lure a pupil into his car.

The incident involved a year 10 Malbank School pupil as she was walking home in the Burland area near Nantwich after school.

Bereaved Nantwich mum takes part in CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk

Bereaved Nantwich mum takes part in CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk

Bereaved Nantwich mum Alison Howells took part in the annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk in memory of her tragic daughter Ceri.

The walk is organised by a leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which campaigns to raise awareness of heart problems in young people.