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Peppa Pig and friend found dumped on A51 near Nantwich

Peppa Pig and friend found dumped on A51 near Nantwich

Two cute pet pigs who wag their tails when happy, have been found dumped at the side of the busy A51 in Alpraham near Nantwich.

The RSPCA is now appealing for help to trace those who ditched the pigs they have named Peppa and George.

January 17, 2019
227 Cheshire drivers arrested for drink or drug driving in festive crackdown

227 Cheshire drivers arrested for drink or drug driving in festive crackdown

Cheshire Police arrested 227 county drivers during its festive crackdown on drink or drug driving.

Among those were 25 people in Crewe and Nantwich area arrested for driving under influence of drugs – the highest of any area of the county, and a rise on previous years.

January 16, 2019
Hospice hails Graham’s Weston Christmas Lights after raising £26,760

Hospice hails Graham’s Weston Christmas Lights after raising £26,760

Graham Witter has been hailed a hero by hospice chiefs after raising an incredible £26,760 for local children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

Graham once again transformed his family home in Weston near Crewe into a magical light spectacular in December.

January 16, 2019
Police probe death of man, 49, at Barony Court in Nantwich

Police probe death of man, 49, at Barony Court in Nantwich

Detectives are investigating the death of a man found in flats on Barony Court in Nantwich.

The 49-year-old was found by officers and paramedics at one of the flats in the complex off Barony Road at about 8.15am yesterday morning (January 15).

January 16, 2019
New homes planned next to historic Walled Garden in Nantwich

New homes planned next to historic Walled Garden in Nantwich

A developer has submitted plans to build six houses next to the site of the historic Walled Garden in Nantwich.

But councillors are calling for conditions on the proposals by 4 Real Developments Ltd to include restoring the listed wall and setting up a fund to maintain the site in future years.

January 16, 2019
South Cheshire public urged to get flu jab amid  rise in cases

South Cheshire public urged to get flu jab amid rise in cases

Residents across Nantwich and Crewe are being reminded to have flu vaccines amid a rise in the number of cases in the area.

Latest reports by Public Health England show that flu, a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes, is now circulating in the community.

January 16, 2019
Record year at RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich

Record year at RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich

The RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich admitted a record number of animals in 2018.

Throughout the year, 6,658 animals came through the doors of Stapeley Grange on London Road – up from 6,545 in 2017.

January 15, 2019
Moving 75th memorial service for war pilot killed in Nantwich

Moving 75th memorial service for war pilot killed in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
A moving 75th memorial service has taken place in Nantwich for First Lieutenant Arthur Leslie Brown.

The service was held to remember First Lieutenant Brown of the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) at his memorial off Shrewbridge Road in Nantwich on Sunday to mark 75 years since his death.

January 15, 2019
Family pays tribute to man killed in Whitchurch Road crash

Family pays tribute to man killed in Whitchurch Road crash

The family of a young dad who died in a collision on the A41 Whitchurch Road in Edge have paid tribute to him.

The collision involved two HGVs and a car on the main road between Broxton and Malpas, on Wednesday January 9 at 6.48am.

January 14, 2019
Vision for Nantwich unveils hotel, shops and apartments plan for St Anne’s Lane

Vision for Nantwich unveils hotel, shops and apartments plan for St Anne’s Lane

Detailed plans have been submitted to turn the St Anne’s Lane former gasworks site in Nantwich into a riverside hotel, shops and apartments complex.

The proposal, put forward by Vision for Nantwich Ltd, would see two main four-storey blocks built either side of the extension to Wyche House Bank.

January 13, 2019
RSPCA appeal as dead foal dumped “like rubbish” on A500

RSPCA appeal as dead foal dumped “like rubbish” on A500

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to find those responsible for dumping a dead foal like rubbish at the side of the busy A500.

A member of the public alerted the RSPCA to the dead filly found on land off the A500 Alsager Road in Audley, between Nantwich and Stoke-on-Trent.

January 11, 2019
Cheshire East charges fifth highest fee for bulky waste collections in North West

Cheshire East charges fifth highest fee for bulky waste collections in North West

Cheshire East Council charges one of the highest amounts in the North West for bulky household waste collections, an investigation has shown.

The BBC Shared Data Unit report shows CEC charging an average of £13.30 per item – or £40 for 3 items – which makes it the fifth most costly authority of 39 in the North West.

January 10, 2019
Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates turnaround amid Ofsted Good rating

Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates turnaround amid Ofsted Good rating

Nantwich Primary Academy and Nursery has been rated as “Good” by Ofsted inspectors following its latest visit.

The report marks an amazing transformation over the last three years after it was placed in special measures in 2014 under its old name, Wyche Primary School.

January 9, 2019