Human Interest

Jackdaw shot in windpipe treated by RSPCA Stapeley Grange

Jackdaw shot in windpipe treated by RSPCA Stapeley Grange

RSPCA staff in Nantwich have hit out at “deliberate cruelty” after treating a jackdaw which had been shot in the windpipe.

Vets at Stapeley Grange on London Road tried to save the life of a jackdaw which was rescued by the RSPCA.

October 27, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich students’ key role at Horse of the Year Show

Nantwich students’ key role at Horse of the Year Show

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich have provided a key service to the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), the world’s most famous horse show.

A team of 38 Level 3 Diploma students supported the international show jumping course designers and other displays for the eighth consecutive year at a five day action-packed programme.

October 27, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
New sign unveiled for Nantwich’s Riverside orchard

New sign unveiled for Nantwich’s Riverside orchard

A new sign has been unveiled to help inform visitors about Nantwich’s riverside orchard.

Mayor of Nantwich Cllr David Marren joined Nantwich in Bloom members to unveil the sign on Nantwich Riverside behind Shrewbridge Road.

October 25, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Man, 35, charged with two armed robberies in Crewe

Man, 35, charged with two armed robberies in Crewe

A 35-year-old man has been charged with two counts of robbery after incidents in Crewe town centre.

Matthew Hurst, 35, of no fixed address, will appear at South and East Cheshire Magistrates today (October 26).

October 25, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Cheshire East Council Tax could rise by another 3% in 2019

Cheshire East Council Tax could rise by another 3% in 2019

Council taxpayers across Nantwich and Crewe could face another 2.99% Council Tax rise from April 2019 under draft proposals by Cheshire East Council.

The authority has unveiled its Pre-Budget Consultation Report for 2019 to 2022.

October 24, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Highfields Academy in Nantwich unveils £1 million facelift

Highfields Academy in Nantwich unveils £1 million facelift

Highfields Academy in Nantwich has unveiled its new-look after a £1 million facelift bringing its much-needed facilities into the 21st century.

Parents joined Nantwich Mayor Cllr David Marren in touring Highfields following a lengthy scheme to redevelop the building and boost safety and security.

October 22, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
£350,000 overspend on replacement wheelie bins in Cheshire East

£350,000 overspend on replacement wheelie bins in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A controversial new bin charge is necessary as Cheshire East Council has overspent on replacement bins by £350,000 so far this year, its leader claims.

Cllr Rachel Bailey, Conservative leader of the council, was challenged at a full council meeting on Thursday over the decision to begin implementing a charge for new and replacement wheelie bins from next Tuesday.

October 21, 2018 3 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council faced 360 pothole claims in just three months

Cheshire East Council faced 360 pothole claims in just three months

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
An additional £1 million will be spent patching up potholes after Cheshire East Council faced more than 360 new insurance claims between April and June.

A report issued at Thursday’s full council meeting said that following a harsh winter, there were 368 new insurance claims against the council in the first quarter of 2018-19.

October 20, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Gunman threatens staff and robs Subway store in Crewe

Gunman threatens staff and robs Subway store in Crewe

A gunman threatened staff at a Subway store in Crewe before taking cash from the till.

Detectives appealing for witnesses have released this CCTV image in a bid to trace the offender.

October 19, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Cheshire College – South & West students in University of Oxford awards

Cheshire College – South & West students in University of Oxford awards

Students at Cheshire College – South & West have been competing with scholars across the UK to earn prestigious awards during a residential programme at Pembroke College, the University of Oxford.

Second Year A Level student Nariah Majid was recognised by the University of Oxford as a Pembroke Scholar and will take part in an additional event linked to the Pembroke North Programme.

October 19, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Leighton Hospital unveils plaque for prostate cancer campaigner

Leighton Hospital unveils plaque for prostate cancer campaigner

Bosses at Leighton Hospital have unveiled a plaque to celebrate the founder and chairman of its prostate cancer support group.

Gary Steele MBE was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999 and went on to found the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group in 2000.

October 18, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Whitby Morrison breaks ice cream van world record in South Cheshire

Whitby Morrison breaks ice cream van world record in South Cheshire

South Cheshire firm Whitby Morrison whipped its ice cream vans into shape – by breaking a Guinness World Record!

And there were no (traffic) cones in sight as hundreds of the colourful vehicles lined up at Wychwood Park to create the longest ever convoy of ice cream vans.

October 17, 2018 2 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
MP Laura Smith’s office becomes Referral Unit for Nantwich Foodbank

MP Laura Smith’s office becomes Referral Unit for Nantwich Foodbank

MP Laura Smith’s constituency office has become an official Referral Unit for Nantwich Foodbank.

The charity fears more residents will have to be referred to the Foodbank ahead of plans for the next stage of Universal Credit.

October 16, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, News, Politics