Human Interest

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
Artist unveils latest oil paintings of Nantwich scenes

Artist unveils latest oil paintings of Nantwich scenes

By Jonathan White
Talented local artist Christian Turner has produced a series of stunning new oil paintings of Nantwich.

His new works are of a Battle of Nantwich re-enactment, Churches Mansion, Nantwich Aqueduct carrying the Shropshire Union Canal over Chester Road, Pillory Street, St Mary’s Church, Sweetbriar Hall on Hospital Street, The Bowling Green, and Welsh Row.

May 13, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Churches Together in Nantwich to rehome Syrian refugee families

Churches Together in Nantwich to rehome Syrian refugee families

By Stephen Topping
Churches Together in Nantwich is one of the first community groups to secure funding to support and rehome Syrian refugee families.

Cheshire East Council this week agreed to let community sponsors apply to rehome refugee families in the borough.

Rescued puppies nursed by Reaseheath College students in Nantwich

Rescued puppies nursed by Reaseheath College students in Nantwich

These adorable rescued puppies have been in good hands after students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich nursed them back to health.

The 11-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier x American bulldogs have had their first training lessons from undergraduates on the college’s Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training.

Nantwich children warned as pupils risk lives using railway as short cut

Nantwich children warned as pupils risk lives using railway as short cut

A headteacher has warned Nantwich parents after school pupils were pictured walking down the main railway line as a short-cut to and from Brine Leas School.

These images show youngsters walking along the main Shrewsbury to Manchester line close to Stapeley Terrace in Nantwich.

Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

By Stephen Topping
The councillor in charge of Cheshire East’s roads insists their approach to repairing potholes is “the right way forward”.

Cllr Don Stockton believes engineers should be sent out to conduct structural repairs in a preventative way, rather than repair potholes as and when they need filling.

Nantwich residents to stage ‘Big Sleep’ event to support homeless

Nantwich residents to stage ‘Big Sleep’ event to support homeless

Dozens of people will sleep rough in Nantwich town square later this month as part of a campaign to raise awareness of local homelessness issues.

The Big Sleep Out also aims to raise much needed funds for CHANCE Changing Lives homeless charity.

May 9, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
1,400 South and Mid Cheshire women missed breast cancer screening

1,400 South and Mid Cheshire women missed breast cancer screening

By Stephen Topping
A nationwide fault meant 1,400 women from mid and south Cheshire were not sent invitations for routine breast cancer screening, it has emerged.

Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, announced last week that as many as 450,000 women aged 68 to 71 in England had not been sent invitations since 2009 – and up to 270 women may have died as a result.

May 8, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich man who died in River Weaver tragedy named as Robert Kynnersley

Nantwich man who died in River Weaver tragedy named as Robert Kynnersley

A man who disappeared while swimming in the River Weaver in Nantwich, has died.

The man, 59, disappeared underwater during the incident close to the weir off Mill Island, sparking a massive police and fire rescue operation.

May 8, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Housing boss claims Cheshire East Council “misrepresents” new homes facts

Housing boss claims Cheshire East Council “misrepresents” new homes facts

A housing boss bidding to push through a 1,100-home ‘Nantwich South’ development in Stapeley, claims Cheshire East Council is ‘misrepresenting’ the facts about planning permissions for new homes.

Colin Muller says almost a quarter of the homes that the authority claims it has granted planning permission for were actually approved on appeal.