Human Interest

Crewe man trains for 900 Land’s End to John O’Groats charity ride

Crewe man trains for 900 Land’s End to John O’Groats charity ride

By Jonathan White
Crewe man Roy Price is on schedule as he prepares for a 900-mile charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) in May.

His ride is to raise money for cancer charity The Joshua Tree, which supports North West families living with life-changing experience of childhood cancer.

February 25, 2019
Cheshire East “Little Bus” dial-a-ride service future uncertain amid budget cuts

Cheshire East “Little Bus” dial-a-ride service future uncertain amid budget cuts

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have begun to discuss the future of the ‘Little Bus’ with the dial-a-ride service facing a possible cut in the newly-approved budget.

Cheshire East’s full council approved the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) for 2019 to 2022 – including next year’s budget – at Thursday’s meeting.

February 23, 2019
Councillors approve 2.99% Council Tax rise across Cheshire East

Councillors approve 2.99% Council Tax rise across Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents in Cheshire East will face an increase in Council Tax from April after members approved the budget for next year.

A 2.99 per cent tax increase will come into effect – with the bill for a Band D property rising from £1,404.28 to £1,446.27.

February 23, 2019
Road closure in Wistaston forces drivers to detour through businesses

Road closure in Wistaston forces drivers to detour through businesses

By Jonathan White
Frustrated motorists have been forced to take an unofficial detour through business premises to avoid long-running roadworks in Wisaston.

A ‘major gas replacement’ by Cadent Gas Ltd has closed the busy Wistaston Green Road from February 11 for five weeks.

February 22, 2019
Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Cheshire East residents who face higher car parking fees have forked out more than £360 for the Council Leader to park her car in the past three years.

The figures – obtained through Freedom of Information – are revealed on the day Leader Cllr Rachel Bailey and her Conservative colleagues voted to increase car parking charges across the borough.

February 21, 2019
Tributes paid to former South Cheshire College boss who has died

Tributes paid to former South Cheshire College boss who has died

Tributes have been paid to former South Cheshire College Principal Sir David Collins who has died.

Sir David, who was also FE commissioner as well as college leader, died on February 14 following a long period of illness.

February 21, 2019
Mid Cheshire Hospitals bids to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals bids to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital, is bidding to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital.

The private hospital, in the grounds of Leighton, is currently run by BMI Healthcare.

February 20, 2019
Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Nantwich and Crewe are urging MPs to get behind plans to transform the way Cheshire East Council is run ahead of a crucial meeting.

Members of the Independent group, including Nantwich councillors Arthur Moran and Penny Butterill, have secured a special council meeting on March 5 to debate whether to change from a cabinet system to a committee system.

February 20, 2019
Nantwich nurse beats breast cancer and holds “Debbie’s Not Dead” party

Nantwich nurse beats breast cancer and holds “Debbie’s Not Dead” party

A Nantwich nurse fought off breast cancer and held a “Debbie’s Not Dead” party to celebrate and raise more than £2,000 for St Luke’s Hospice.

Deborah Brown, 41, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after feeling ridges in her breast last Easter.

February 19, 2019
Hundreds of families to flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekends

Hundreds of families to flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekends

Hundreds of local families are expected to flock to Reaseheath College in Nantwich in March to welcome the first lambs of the season.

The college’s lambing weekends have been a major draw to the college for 23 years.

February 19, 2019
Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Residents in Alpraham say one of their local roads is one of the most poorly maintained in Cheshire – because two authorities will not claim responsibility.

Vale Road in Alpraham is set in idyllic countryside on the border between Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West Council.

February 18, 2019
Second hen re-homing event in Nantwich after huge success of first

Second hen re-homing event in Nantwich after huge success of first

A second hen re-homing event is to take place in Nantwich after one held last month was hailed a huge success.

In January, 437 hens were saved from slaughter and adopted as pets from the British Hen Welfare Trust Nantwich collection point.

February 18, 2019
Nantwich people and organisations honoured at town’s Salt of the Earth Awards

Nantwich people and organisations honoured at town’s Salt of the Earth Awards

Unsung heroes, organisations and youngsters were honoured at the Nantwich Salt of the Earth Awards, backed by local organisations including Nantwich News Directory.

Many gathered at the popular annual award-giving ceremony in Nantwich Civic Hall as honours were handed out.

February 17, 2019