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Councillor calls on Cheshire East to make plans to tackle fracking firms

Councillor calls on Cheshire East to make plans to tackle fracking firms

By Stephen Topping
A Labour member is calling on Cheshire East Council to make sure it has a voice if gas firms apply to frack on the borough’s land.

Cllr Nick Mannion, member for Macclesfield West and Ivy, told Thursday’s full council meeting that CEC should challenge the Government over its policy to make decisions on fracking sites that go against the wishes of both communities and local planning authorities.

July 27, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Hundreds of South Cheshire youngsters enjoy Primary College event

Hundreds of South Cheshire youngsters enjoy Primary College event

More than 1,300 pupils from 32 Cheshire primary schools enjoyed a fun packed week at the 24th Primary College event at Cheshire College – South & West.

The event is designed to provide Primary School children with a chance to see a range of learning and career opportunities available to them beyond the school curriculum.

New footbridge being built across River Weaver in Nantwich

New footbridge being built across River Weaver in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
Developers are installing a new footbridge over the River Weaver in Nantwich.

The new footbridge over the River Weaver near Beam Bridge is part of the new Kingsbourne housing estate.

July 26, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Thousands enjoy sun-soaked Nantwich Show at Dorfold Park

Thousands enjoy sun-soaked Nantwich Show at Dorfold Park

Tens of thousands of families young and old enjoyed a sun-soaked Nantwich Show at Dorfold Park as the weather was kind for once for this annual spectacular.

People came from miles around to revel in the Nantwich Agricultural Society’s well-organised one-day show on the 45-acre site – one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

July 25, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
More than 1,000 take part in Cheshire East Council culture change scheme

More than 1,000 take part in Cheshire East Council culture change scheme

By Stephen Topping
More than 1,000 people have taken part in a programme to change the workplace culture of Cheshire East Council.

The local authority revealed in March that it had hired consultancy firm Sticky Change on a 12-month contract worth £152,460 to help it work on a ‘brighter future together’ scheme.

July 25, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Deborah Leat

Speeding Nantwich driver who left woman brain damaged banned for just 9 months

EXCLUSIVE
The family of a woman left brain-damaged by a speeding Nantwich driver, has hit out after he was banned for just nine months by magistrates.

David Lewis, 21, of Mottram Drive, Stapeley, was driving his Subaru Impreza down London Road when he crashed into Deborah Leat’s Nissan Pixo as she was turning out of Wright Court.

July 25, 2018 7 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Reaseheath floristry students add colour to RHS Flower Show at Tatton

Reaseheath floristry students add colour to RHS Flower Show at Tatton

Horticulture and floristry students from Nantwich added a splash of colour to the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.

The Reaseheath College students pooled their talents to design “A Path to the Future” – awarded a silver medal in the Back to Back show garden category.

Crewe & Nantwich Round Table help fund youngster’s electric bike

Crewe & Nantwich Round Table help fund youngster’s electric bike

A youngster with muscular dystrophy is back in the saddle – thanks to funding from Crewe and Nantwich Round Table.

Members raised £600 to help Thomas Robinson’s family pay for a new electric bike which will give the 11-year-old a new lease of life.

July 24, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
New Cheshire Fire training centre costs soar by more than £1.6 million

New Cheshire Fire training centre costs soar by more than £1.6 million

By Stephen Topping
A new training centre for Cheshire’s firefighters has moved a step closer to reality – but its cost has soared by more than £1.6 million.

Members of the Cheshire Fire Authority approved plans for a state-of-the-art training centre in Winsford last September, with the facility expected to cost more than £9 million.

July 24, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Fundraisers provide Leighton Hospital district nurses with new equipment

Fundraisers provide Leighton Hospital district nurses with new equipment

Big-hearted Leighton Hospital fundraisers have helped buy vital new equipment for a group of district nurses.

MCH Charity has bought 14 advanced quality stethoscopes and 18 specialised kit bags for the Eagle Bridge Community Nursing Team, part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP).

July 24, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
One of oldest pre-school groups in Nantwich celebrates anniversary in new base

One of oldest pre-school groups in Nantwich celebrates anniversary in new base

One of the oldest pre-school groups in South Cheshire is celebrating a milestone anniversary at its new base in Nantwich.

Little Crickets, previously known as Nantwich Pre-School Playgroup, has marked a first birthday in its purpose-built base at Highfields Academy on Cumberland Avenue.

Burglars ‘smoked out’ in failed raid on Nantwich Sainsbury’s petrol station

Burglars ‘smoked out’ in failed raid on Nantwich Sainsbury’s petrol station

Bungling burglars were ‘smoked out’ and fled empty-handed after breaking in to a petrol station in Nantwich.

The two offenders forced their way in to the Sainsbury’s petrol station on Middlewich Road just before 2am yesterday (July 22).

July 23, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Motorists warned over “long delays” at busy Wistaston junction

Motorists warned over “long delays” at busy Wistaston junction

By Jonathan White
Motorists in Crewe and Nantwich are being warned of more delays as major works begin at a busy Wistaston junction.

Work is due to start today (July 23) at Wistaston Green Road/A530 junction in Wistaston, next to the new ‘Kingfisher Reach’ housing development and the Rising Sun Inn.

July 23, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Village News, Wistaston