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Olympic star Bryony Page helps Wingate Centre celebrate 30th birthday

Olympic star Bryony Page helps Wingate Centre celebrate 30th birthday

Nantwich’s Olympic silver medallist Bryony Page helped the Wingate Centre to celebrate their 30th birthday in style.

Bryony, one of the centre’s Vice Presidents, hosted their 30th Birthday Sponsored Bounce which saw more than 40 people taking to the trampolines and bouncing over 27,000 times.

Woman stole £43,000 from sick mum in Audlem nursing home, court told

Woman stole £43,000 from sick mum in Audlem nursing home, court told

A South Cheshire woman has admitted stealing £43,000 from her own mentally ill mother who was living in an Audlem care home.

Cassie Stubbs, of Smallman Road, Crewe, pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court yesterday (March 28) to theft from Rosita Stubbs and was given a suspended jail term.

March 29, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Crime, Human Interest, News, Village News
Children support staff face axe at Cheshire East Council in £1.2 million cuts

Children support staff face axe at Cheshire East Council in £1.2 million cuts

By Stephen Topping
Dozens of staff with “the utmost commitment” to Cheshire East’s youngsters are at risk of losing their jobs following a £1.2 million budget cut.

The future of around 140 employees is under pressure after Cheshire East Council announced it is set to redesign its children’s centres and prevention service at a scrutiny committee meeting on Monday.

March 29, 2018 5 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

The Government will pay more than £1 million towards repairing Crewe and Nantwich’s pothole-plagued highways, it has emerged.

Cheshire East Council will receive the extra funds from the national Pothole Action Fund to tackle the borough’s potholes and road defects.

March 28, 2018 8 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Police warn of bogus caller targeting Nantwich households

Police warn of bogus caller targeting Nantwich households

A bogus caller asking to do building or roof repairs is targeting Nantwich households, police have warned.

Officers are urging residents to check on elderly neighbours and make them aware of the alert.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News
Reaseheath College florists qualify for RHS Chelsea for fourth time

Reaseheath College florists qualify for RHS Chelsea for fourth time

Reaseheath College’s talented floristry students in Nantwich have qualified for the finals of the RHS Chelsea Future Florist for the fourth consecutive year.

The competition is held at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22 – 26) and is a national competition open to all colleges and training institutions.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Police draft in extra officers for Nantwich Jazz Festival

Police draft in extra officers for Nantwich Jazz Festival

Police chiefs in Nantwich say they will be ready for the influx of thousands of music fans attending the town’s 22nd Jazz, Blues & Music Festival.

The four-day event is classed as a ‘Force’ event by officers in Cheshire, with policing strategy forged from headquarters.

March 27, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Cheshire East pays consultancy firm £150,000 to tackle ‘bullying’ culture

Cheshire East pays consultancy firm £150,000 to tackle ‘bullying’ culture

Cheshire East Council is paying more than £150,000 to a consultancy firm to help the authority tackle its ‘bullying’ culture.

‘Sticky Change’, a company that has worked with clients such as Everton FC, is to be paid £152,460 for a 12-month contract.

March 27, 2018 7 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich PSA testing day to be held by Leighton Hospital prostate cancer group

Nantwich PSA testing day to be held by Leighton Hospital prostate cancer group

Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group is to stage a PSA testing session for Nantwich men.

Nantwich Civic Hall will open from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Saturday April 14 for men to take part in PSA blood testing for early detection of prostate cancer.

March 27, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Women at Cheshire East Council earn 14% less than men, pay gap report shows

Women at Cheshire East Council earn 14% less than men, pay gap report shows

Women at Cheshire East Council are earning 14.3% less than men on average, the authority’s gender pay gap report has revealed.

The report highlights the difference between the average earnings of its male and female employees.

March 26, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich RSPCA seek new home for cat called ‘Lucky’

Nantwich RSPCA seek new home for cat called ‘Lucky’

A cat named Lucky after being rescued from the streets by the RSPCA is hoping her name will finally bring her good luck – after a run of bad fortune.

The six-month-old kitten is currently at RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, after spending the last four months recovering from various health issues.

Man released as police drop serious sexual assault probe in Nantwich

Man released as police drop serious sexual assault probe in Nantwich

A 19-year-old Nantwich man arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault in Nantwich has been released without charge.

Cheshire Police confirmed today the complainant, aged 21, has now withdrawn the allegation.

March 26, 2018 3 comments Crime, Incident, News
Aldi bucket collection in Nantwich raises £540 for Bloodwise

Aldi bucket collection in Nantwich raises £540 for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
A charity bucket collection held by Bloodwise at Aldi in Nantwich helped to raise more than £540.

An impressive £541.68 was donated by kind shoppers and staff at the Station Road store in just two days.

March 26, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News