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Dashcam appeal as police probe double fatal crash on A530 near Nantwich

Dashcam appeal as police probe double fatal crash on A530 near Nantwich

Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage which could help find out why two people died in a horror crash on the A530 near Nantwich.

Two people in their 60s, both from Nantwich, were killed in the accident which happened at 1.46pm on Friday (November 2) on the A530, Whitchurch Road, in Newhall.

Tree of Light in Nantwich illuminated in moving ceremony

Tree of Light in Nantwich illuminated in moving ceremony

Crowds gathered in front of St Mary’s Church in Nantwich for the switch on of the town’s Tree of Light, to remember loved ones.

The moving service was led by Rev Dr Mark Hart of St Mary’s Church.

November 5, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
One of Nantwich’s oldest residents celebrates 105th birthday at Richmond Village

One of Nantwich’s oldest residents celebrates 105th birthday at Richmond Village

Family, friends and neighbours joined Nantwich resident Lena Arger to celebrate her 105th birthday.

Lena, one of the town’s oldest residents, moved to Richmond Nantwich retirement village 13 years ago when she bought an apartment at the spritely age of 92!

November 5, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Leighton Hospital introduces pioneering cataracts surgery

Leighton Hospital introduces pioneering cataracts surgery

Leighton Hospital has introduced pioneering surgery that allows patients with cataracts in both eyes to have them operated on at the same time.

Traditionally, patients with bilateral cataracts have surgery on one eye before returning weeks later for the second eye to be operated on.

November 2, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Number of Cheshire people seeking help over child sex images doubles in six months

Number of Cheshire people seeking help over child sex images doubles in six months

The number of people in Cheshire seeking help to stop looking at sexual images of children online has more than doubled in just six months, latest figures have shown.

In the six months between July 2017 and January 2018, 163 people in the county contacted Stop it Now!, the child sexual abuse prevention project run by child protection charity The Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

November 2, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Wellington Bomber crew remembered at Bridgemere service

Wellington Bomber crew remembered at Bridgemere service

A commemorative service was held at the Royal Air Force’s Memorial at Bridgemere to remember the crew of a Wellington bomber which crashed near to the village.

The commemoration took place exactly 74 years to the day the plane disintegrated over Bridgemere, crashing just off the A51 and killing six of the seven crew.

November 1, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Latest secondary school results tables for Cheshire East unveiled

Latest secondary school results tables for Cheshire East unveiled

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The best and worst performing schools in Cheshire East based on GCSE results have been revealed.

Schools across England have been ranked by the Government according to its Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measurements.

October 31, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Charity ball raises £15,600 for Lewis Crossley Trust

Charity ball raises £15,600 for Lewis Crossley Trust

A charity ball in honour of tragic South Cheshire youngster Lewis Crossley has helped to raise a staggering £15,600, his family said.

Lewis, a pupil at Wybunbury Delves Primary, died almost a year ago after a brave battle against leukaemia.

October 31, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

A street light left in a busy Wistaston road by developers is still there – despite council bosses pledging it would be removed “as a matter of urgency” two weeks ago.

Now a local pro-cycling group has hit out at Cheshire East highways, who say they are “satisfied” the light has been safely cordoned off.

Mayor’s Charity Ball at Nantwich Civic Hall benefits causes

Mayor’s Charity Ball at Nantwich Civic Hall benefits causes

Hope House, North West Ambulance, Nantwich First Responders and Nantwich Fire Cadets have benefited from Nantwich Mayor Cllr David Marren’s Charity Ball at Nantwich Civic Hall.

The dance floor was filled with movers and groovers inspired by the Sounds of the Sixties, performed by nationally recognised tribute band The Revolvers.

October 30, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Health chiefs urge South Cheshire families to take flu jab

Health chiefs urge South Cheshire families to take flu jab

Health chiefs in South Cheshire are urging people to get vaccinated against flu this winter.

Flu is highly infectious and can lead to serious complications in those with underlying health problems.

October 29, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Rise in students seeking mental health support at regional universities

Rise in students seeking mental health support at regional universities

The number of university students seeking mental health support has risen dramatically in the last four years, latest statistics show.

A Freedom of Information request returned by most of the universities in the UK shows a major rise, and many institutions struggling to keep pace with funding for mental health staffing.

Nantwich teenager earns Pride of Britain award for dramatic kayak rescue

Nantwich teenager earns Pride of Britain award for dramatic kayak rescue

Nantwich teenager Joe Rowlands has been honoured in the Pride of Britain awards for his courageous rescue of his dad in a dramatic sea kayaking incident.

And a second Cheshire youngster – Max Johnson from Winsford – is also being honoured for his work in bringing a change to the laws on organ donation.

October 29, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News