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South Cheshire family conquers Snowdon in aid of CRY after uncle death

South Cheshire family conquers Snowdon in aid of CRY after uncle death

A South Cheshire mum and her young children have conquered Snowdon in memory of her brother who died of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome aged just 20.

Alison Leigh and her children Milly, 11, Phoebe, 8 and George, 7,  wanted to raise funds and awareness for CRY– Cardiac Risk in the Young, in memory of brother and uncle Jonny.

October 9, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East lost 600 hectares of greenbelt under new Local Plan

Cheshire East lost 600 hectares of greenbelt under new Local Plan

New Government figures show that Cheshire East lost the third-biggest amount of greenbelt land out of 10 English boroughs to adopt new local plans last year, writes Stephen Topping.

October 8, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics, Village News
South Cheshire nurses and therapists praised for ‘rapid response’ service

South Cheshire nurses and therapists praised for ‘rapid response’ service

By Stephen Topping
Nurses and therapists are being praised after caring for thousands of housebound patients out of hospital in the first year of a new scheme.

The advanced community practitioner (ACP) rapid response service has been run as an alternative to hospital admission across mid and south Cheshire since October 2017, following a trial in Crewe last summer.

October 8, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Conservative candidate Philip Staley wins Nantwich South election

Conservative candidate Philip Staley wins Nantwich South election

Conservative candidate Philip Staley has been elected to Nantwich Town Council to represent Nantwich South.

Mr Staley polled 602 votes in yesterday’s election, ahead of Labour’s Richard Banks (395) and Independent candidate Riddell Graham (304).

October 5, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
South Cheshire badminton players net hat-trick of wives!

South Cheshire badminton players net hat-trick of wives!

Three young badminton players netted more than they bargained for when teaming up with a trio of ladies to play mixed doubles.

For the three couples ended up courting off the court – and are still married 50 years later!

October 5, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News
Firefighters tackle blaze at a bungalow on Cheyne Walk, Nantwich

Firefighters tackle blaze at a bungalow on Cheyne Walk, Nantwich

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a bungalow in Nantwich.

It happened at 10.40am on Cheyne Walk, with one fire engine attended from Nantwich and two from Crewe.

October 4, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Lorry collides with railway bridge on Whitchurch Road, Beeston

Lorry collides with railway bridge on Whitchurch Road, Beeston

A lorry driver had a lucky escape after colliding with a railway bridge on Whitchurch Road, Beeston.

It happened at around noon on A49 close to Beeston cattle market.

University Centre Reaseheath stages graduation ceremony in Nantwich

University Centre Reaseheath stages graduation ceremony in Nantwich

Successful graduates from University Centre Reaseheath have celebrated gaining their degrees at a graduation ceremony at St Mary’s Church, Nantwich.

Watched by families and employers and applauded by passers-by, the graduates marked the completion of degrees in agriculture, business and events management, countryside conservation, equine science, food science and horticulture.

October 4, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Leighton Hospital chiefs lose out on £2 million after missing A&E targets

Leighton Hospital chiefs lose out on £2 million after missing A&E targets

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital bosses are missing out on more than £2 million of funding after A&E demand soared to record-breaking levels over the past year.

Fresh figures released by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust show Leighton Hospital has failed to meet the national four-hour waiting time target for A&E every month from September 2017 to August 2018.

October 4, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East Council Leader says residents need to be “more responsible” with wheelie bins

Cheshire East Council Leader says residents need to be “more responsible” with wheelie bins

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The leader of Cheshire East Council has backed a new replacement wheelie bin charge – and says residents need to “take greater responsibility” for their bins!

Cllr Rachel Bailey insists the controversial new wheelie bin charge is necessary to maintain what she claims is the borough’s “excellent waste and recycling services”.

October 4, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich restaurant owner sentenced in court for £68,000 tax fraud

Nantwich restaurant owner sentenced in court for £68,000 tax fraud

The owner of former Nantwich restaurant Red Melon has been sentenced for a £68,000 tax scam.

Ahmed Talukdar, 48, of Lime Tree Avenue, Crewe, owned the popular Red Melon restaurant in Welsh Row before it closed in 2015.

October 3, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Brine Leas School opens doors for annual Activity Day

Brine Leas School opens doors for annual Activity Day

Brine Leas School in Nantwich opened its doors to around 230 primary school pupils for its annual Activity Day.

The youngsters were actively involved in a range of practical activities – from making chocolate creatures to designing and building Lego robots.

October 3, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Independent councillors call on residents to back “Change Cheshire East” petition

Independent councillors call on residents to back “Change Cheshire East” petition

By Stephen Topping
Independent members of Cheshire East Council are calling on residents to get behind a petition which could shake up the way decisions are made.

The group – which includes 13 councillors – has launched the ‘Change Cheshire East’ campaign to give councillors of all political persuasions a bigger voice.

October 3, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics