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Men killed in crane collapse tragedy in Crewe named by police

Men killed in crane collapse tragedy in Crewe named by police

Two men who died in the Crewe crane collapse incident earlier this week have been named.

David Newall, 36, from Bradford, and Rhys Barker, 18, from Castleford, were working at a building site in Dunwoody Way on Wednesday (June 21) when their crane collapsed.

June 23, 2017 0 comments Incident, News
Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

An 18-year-old was set upon and badly beaten by a gang as he walked through Joey the Swan park in Wistaston, police say.

Detectives from Crewe Local Policing Unit are appealing for information after the serious assault.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News, Wistaston
Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors have laid flowers near to the site of the tragic crane collapse in Crewe which killed two workers.

Emergency services were called to a new-build site on Dunwoody Way after reports of a collapsed crane.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News, Politics
Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

A Nantwich headteacher is investigating cladding used on his school buildings, in light of the Grenfell Tower disaster which claimed more than 70 lives.

Andrew Cliffe, head of Brine Leas School on Audlem Road, says he has asked “questions” about cladding on a number of buildings on his site in wake of the tragedy.

Two men killed after crane collapses on South Cheshire housing development

Two men killed after crane collapses on South Cheshire housing development

Two men have died after a crane collapsed on a building site near Morrisons supermarket in Crewe, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to a new build site on Dunwoody Way following reports of a collapsed crane at around 4.30pm today (June 21).

Church arson attacks in Nantwich are linked, say police

Church arson attacks in Nantwich are linked, say police

Police say two arson attacks on town centre church buildings in Nantwich are linked.

Officers are appealing for witnesses following the two fires which happened on Monday night, June 19.

June 21, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Two women injured in serious road smash at Cholmondeley, near Nantwich

Two women injured in serious road smash at Cholmondeley, near Nantwich

Two women were left trapped in the wreckage of their car after a smash in Cholmondeley, near Nantwich.

An air ambulance was called out to the incident involved two vehicles at around 2.30pm today (June 20).

June 20, 2017 0 comments Incident, News
Developers believe arsonists sparked blaze in former Nantwich Methodist Church

Developers believe arsonists sparked blaze in former Nantwich Methodist Church

Developers renovating the former Nantwich Methodist Church believe arsonists sparked the fire which ripped through the top of the building last night.

The blaze broke out at around 9pm in the Grade II Listed building on Hospital Street where work is underway to turn the old Wesleyan chapel into luxury apartments.

June 20, 2017 2 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Fire crews battle blaze in roof of former Nantwich Methodist Church

Fire crews battle blaze in roof of former Nantwich Methodist Church

Fire crews have battled a major blaze which ripped through the roof of the former Methodist Church on Hospital Street in Nantwich.

The fire broke out around 9pm, and crews rushed to the scene to cordon off the area.

Cheshire Police ruled “inadequate” in HMIC crime recording report

Cheshire Police ruled “inadequate” in HMIC crime recording report

Cheshire Police has been ruled “inadequate” by a Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) report into its crime recording processes.

HMIC inspectors, who are reviewing all forces around the UK, estimated that up to 11,600 crimes were not being recorded properly by Cheshire.

Family issues warning after burglars target Nantwich home in broad daylight

Family issues warning after burglars target Nantwich home in broad daylight

A couple’s Nantwich home was ransacked by burglars who stole jewellery and their car while they had popped out to some shopping.

The shocked couple, in their 60s, who wished to remain anonymous, returned to their Audlem Road home in Nantwich to discover the break-in.

June 5, 2017 2 comments Crime, Incident, News
Brave Nantwich student phoned dad during London terror attack ordeal

Brave Nantwich student phoned dad during London terror attack ordeal

A student nurse from Nantwich described the horrifying ordeal of fleeing for life from terrorists in London – and still had to time to call her dad to reassure him.

Former Malbank School pupil Rhiannon Owen, 19, was out with friends in the London Bridge area last night when the terrifying events unfolded.

Hot air balloon lands yards from Nantwich railway line and pylons

Hot air balloon lands yards from Nantwich railway line and pylons

These dramatic pictures show how a hot air balloon packed with passengers was forced to land just yards from the Nantwich railway line, narrowly missing electricity pylons.

Eye-witnesses gathered to watch the balloon’s dicey descent as it landed in a field next to the Nantwich to Crewe line close to Cheerbrook Farm, off Newcastle Road.