Human Interest

RSPCA Stapeley prepares for baby bird boom

RSPCA Stapeley prepares for baby bird boom

Staff at Stapeley RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich are preparing for an annual baby bird boom, with the arrival of six orphaned tawny owlets in a week.

Every year around May time, the London Road centre sees an increase in the number of baby birds admitted after being found orphaned or out of their nest.

May 21, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich stage manager scoops top music award

Nantwich stage manager scoops top music award

Nantwich man James Hayward is living the dream touring with headline bands and chart-topping musicians as a freelance stage manager.

And now he’s topped it off by scooping a major music industry award.

May 20, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital to fund third CT scanner costing £1.5 million

Leighton Hospital to fund third CT scanner costing £1.5 million

By Stephen Topping
Leighton Hospital chiefs are set to spend £1.5 million on a third CT scanner as current capacity is “now exhausted”.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital serving Crewe and Nantwich, has approved the business case for the new scanner – which will be more advanced than the current two.

May 19, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire celebrates 30th birthday

St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire celebrates 30th birthday

It’s Royal weekend with a difference for St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire as staff and volunteers prepare to celebrate its 30th birthday.

While Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle, staff and volunteers at St Luke’s will remember how his parents Princess Diana and Prince Charles officially opened the hospice back in 1988.

Brine Leas students team up for Cheshire Duathlon in Elle’s memory

Brine Leas students team up for Cheshire Duathlon in Elle’s memory

Six Brine Leas School students are taking part in the Cheshire Duathlon in Nantwich in memory of their friend Elle Morris.

Millie, Isla, Grace, Jess, Mia, Hannah and Libby have been collecting as many sponsors as possible in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust before Saturday’s race.

Homeless South Cheshire man jailed for “distressing” anti-social behaviour

Homeless South Cheshire man jailed for “distressing” anti-social behaviour

A South Cheshire homeless man who breached a Criminal Behaviour Order a day after it was imposed on him, has been jailed.

Kevin Holleran (pictured), 49, was given the order on Friday after committing a series of anti-social behaviour offences in Crewe town centre.

May 16, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Nantwich builders find duck bedding down in bag of bark

Nantwich builders find duck bedding down in bag of bark

Builders in Nantwich thought they were going barking mad – when they found this duck bedding down in one of their bulk bags!

Staff at TG Builders on Beam Heath Way found themselves in a flap when they discovered the creature nesting in the bag of bark.

May 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich pupils to be Harry and Meghan for Royal Wedding event

Nantwich pupils to be Harry and Meghan for Royal Wedding event

A Nantwich school is to stage its own Royal Wedding celebration – with their very own Harry and Meghan!

Pupils at Pear Tree Primary School in Stapeley are polishing their shoes, dusting down their best hats and choosing their smartest wedding attire in readiness for the wedding of the year.

Richmond Village Nantwich staff clock up 60 years’ service

Richmond Village Nantwich staff clock up 60 years’ service

Three members of staff at Richmond Village Nantwich have been recognised for achieving a total of 60 years’ service.

Margaret Williams and Rebecca Reade, part of the housekeeping team, and hospitality manager Debbie Mercandelli have each been awarded 20-year service certificates, flowers and champagne.

May 16, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
More than 25% Leighton Hospital staff abused, bullied or harassed at work

More than 25% Leighton Hospital staff abused, bullied or harassed at work

By Stephen Topping
More than a quarter of hospital staff in South Cheshire who took part in a survey said they experienced harassment, bullying or abuse last year.

Figures released by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Leighton Hospital, show that of 668 employees surveyed 168 said they had experienced harassment, bullying or abuse at work from patients, their relatives or members of the public.

May 16, 2018 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News
Drone to help tackle crime and incidents in South Cheshire

Drone to help tackle crime and incidents in South Cheshire

A new state-of-the-art drone will be used to help police and fire crews tackle crime and incidents in Crewe and Nantwich.

The drone – also known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) – will be used during a six month trial to assess its capabilities and inform future plans.

May 15, 2018 2 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 visitors thronged to Reaseheath College’s Family Festival in Nantwich on Sunday, making it the best and biggest since its launch 22 years ago.

The action-packed festival, held on the college’s Nantwich campus, offered hundreds of fun activities and displays for record breaking crowds in a day of perfect spring sunshine.

Ofsted finds ‘serious weaknesses’ in Cheshire East SEND services

Ofsted finds ‘serious weaknesses’ in Cheshire East SEND services

By Stephen Topping
Ofsted inspectors have criticised Cheshire East Council for “serious weaknesses” in its services for youngsters with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Now the authority has to provide a ‘Written Statement’ to Ofsted to outline how it intends to improve.

May 14, 2018 5 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics