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Former nurses can re-train as part of Leighton Hospital scheme

Former nurses can re-train as part of Leighton Hospital scheme

Former nurses have a chance to be paid while they retrain following the return of an award-winning programme at South Cheshire’s Leighton Hospital.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is set to launch its latest ‘Return to Practice programme’ in September 2018.

April 26, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Motorcyclist seriously injured after Coole Lane crash with truck near Nantwich

Motorcyclist seriously injured after Coole Lane crash with truck near Nantwich

A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a collision with a lorry near Nantwich.

The 21-year-old man was badly injured when his motorbike collided with the truck on Coole Lane, between Nantwich and Audlem.

April 26, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Incident, News
38th South West Scouts in Nantwich celebrate Cheshire Hike success

38th South West Scouts in Nantwich celebrate Cheshire Hike success

Young members of the 38th South West Cheshire Scouts in Nantwich are celebrating success at the Cheshire Hike.

The group, based at the Davenport Avenue hut off Barony Road, saw eight members complete the hike, which is now in its 52nd year.

April 25, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Nantwich children plan time capsule at site of new care home

Nantwich children plan time capsule at site of new care home

Children from a primary school in Nantwich donned their hard hats to visit a care home building site – where they are planning to bury a time capsule!

Pupils from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School visited the site of Barony Lodge Residential Care Home in Barony Road to get inspiration for artwork to place in the time capsule outside the home, which will be run by Sanctuary Care.

Eight animal cruelty complaints every day in Cheshire, shock RSPCA figures show

Eight animal cruelty complaints every day in Cheshire, shock RSPCA figures show

Eight new animal cruelty complaints in Cheshire are being received every day by the RSPCA, new figures show.

The RSPCA investigated 2,787 complaints about animal cruelty in Cheshire last year – with eight new animal welfare concerns being looked into by local inspectors every day.

Nantwich-based Right at Home rated ‘outstanding’ in CQC inspection

Nantwich-based Right at Home rated ‘outstanding’ in CQC inspection

Adults being cared for in their own homes by Nantwich-based Right at Home are in safe hands after it was rated ‘Outstanding’ in a recent inspection.

The homecare organisation received the rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

April 23, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Rotary members raise £1,600 for Nepal village hit by earthquake

Nantwich Rotary members raise £1,600 for Nepal village hit by earthquake

Members of Rotary Club of Nantwich have raised more than £1,600 this year to help a Nepalese village rebuild after the devastating 2015 earthquakes.

So far, rotary members have donated £5,000 to Ghanpokhara Village which has helped to rebuild their drinking water source.

April 23, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Nantwich therapist takes on world’s hardest race, Marathon Des Sables

Nantwich therapist takes on world’s hardest race, Marathon Des Sables

A 48-year-old Nantwich therapist has taken on and beaten the world’s toughest foot race, the Marathon Des Sables

Chris Byrne covered six marathons in just five days in the Sahara Desert, one of the hottest and inhospitable areas on earth.

April 22, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Scouts across Crewe and Nantwich gear up for 80th anniversary Gang Show

Scouts across Crewe and Nantwich gear up for 80th anniversary Gang Show

Scouts across South Cheshire are preparing to “do their best” in the 80th anniversary Crewe Gang Show.

More than 140 beavers, cubs, scouts and leaders will tread the boards in the “biggest and best” show in the history of the South Cheshire scouting movement.

April 22, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
92% of Nantwich primary school applicants secure first preference, says Cheshire East

92% of Nantwich primary school applicants secure first preference, says Cheshire East

More than 92% of primary school applicants from Cheshire East have secured their first preference, says the authority.

Thousands of parents found out this week if they had secured their choice of primary school for youngsters starting in September.

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

A Nantwich playground by the Shropshire Union Canal has been re-opened after a £58,000 refurbishment.

The recreation area on Marsh Lane was renovated as part of a joint scheme by the Canal & River Trust charity, WREN and Cheshire East Council.

April 20, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich woman honoured for helping Weight Watchers shed 2,300 lbs

Nantwich woman honoured for helping Weight Watchers shed 2,300 lbs

A Nantwich woman who has helped dieting residents lose more than 2,300 lbs, has been honoured for her efforts.

Amanda Smith has helped hundreds of Nantwich people towards a healthier lifestyle by helping Weight Watchers members in the community.

April 19, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council insists it has no immediate intention of introducing mandatory 20mph speed limits despite renewed calls to boost road safety.

National campaign group 20 is Plenty – which has local branches in Nantwich, Crewe, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow and Bollington – is again urging the council to lower the speed limit in built-up areas.