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Controversial housing scheme on Bombardier site in Crewe voted through

Controversial housing scheme on Bombardier site in Crewe voted through

By Stephen Topping
A housing development in the heart of Crewe which was previously deemed “not worthy” of the town has been approved at the second attempt.

Countryside Properties has been given the green light to demolish unused buildings at the Bombardier site in West Street – along with the historic boundary wall – and build 239 homes and 24 flats in their place.

September 27, 2018 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Adam and his wife, Clare

Police renew appeal for help in Audlem dad murder inquiry

Detectives probing the murder of Audlem dad Adam Lovatt have renewed their appeal for help – four months after the incident.

Officers are still keen to trace people who witnessed anything on the night of Adam’s death.

September 27, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Nantwich gamekeeping student named as one of best in UK

Nantwich gamekeeping student named as one of best in UK

A Reaseheath College student in Nantwich has been recognised as the top gamekeeping student in the country.

Connah Baker, 18, was presented with the coveted Frank Jenkins Memorial Trophy at the Midland Game Fair at Weston Park, Shropshire.

September 26, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Crewe & Nantwich MP Smith calls for General Strike during Liverpool speech

Crewe & Nantwich MP Smith calls for General Strike during Liverpool speech

Crewe & Nantwich Labour MP Laura Smith has called for the first General Strike in the UK for more than 90 years.

In a speech given last night at the Momentum’s World Transformed festival, Ms Smith said the action would bring down the Conservative government.

September 26, 2018 2 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
CCTV footage released following burglary in Shavington

CCTV footage released following burglary in Shavington

Detectives have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in Shavington.

A stranger entered a house in Marshfern Place, Shavington, at around 2.10am today (September 25).

September 25, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Shavington, Village News
Crewe Vagrants hockey members raise more than £1,000 for Bloodwise

Crewe Vagrants hockey members raise more than £1,000 for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
Crewe Vagrants Hockey Club presented a cheque for £1,041.46 to Liz and Mike Boffey from the charity Bloodwise at The Vagrants Ground.

The money was raised by the club via a ‘Hockeython’ 12-hour hockey game at The Vagrants Ground in Willaston earlier this year.

September 25, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Nantwich town centre development zone ‘widened’ under Local Plan strategy

Nantwich town centre development zone ‘widened’ under Local Plan strategy

Nantwich residents are being urged to lodge their views as part of the Cheshire East Local Plan consultation, which highlights areas of the town centre that could be developed in future.

The consultation follows the adoption of the Local Plan Strategy in 2017.

September 25, 2018 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Empire Cinemas sign up to Royal Arcade scheme in Crewe

Empire Cinemas sign up to Royal Arcade scheme in Crewe

Regeneration plans for Crewe town centre have taken a step forward after Empire Cinemas agreed terms for a new state-of-the-art eight-screen multiplex.

The 800-seat cinema will be centre-piece of the Royal Arcade scheme, shown in these newly released artist drawings.

September 24, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Six-week project to start on controversial Nantwich ‘link’ road

Six-week project to start on controversial Nantwich ‘link’ road

Work is set to start on the controversial Taylor Drive – Edmund Wright Way ‘link’ route in Nantwich.

The link has sparked protest from residents living close to it, but others say the link is essential to ease traffic along Welsh Row and Queens Drive and should have been built years ago.

September 22, 2018 7 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Councillors want “world class mitigation” when HS2 rail link built in Cheshire

Councillors want “world class mitigation” when HS2 rail link built in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have reiterated support for the planned HS2 route between Crewe and Manchester – but are calling for “world class mitigation” for the environment.

Phase 2b of the high-speed rail link is due to be built to the west of Middlewich and Knutsford – including through the Cheshire Showground in Tabley.

September 22, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Train fans flock to Crewe to see The Flying Scotsman

Train fans flock to Crewe to see The Flying Scotsman

Train fans gathered in their hundreds in Crewe today to see the iconic Flying Scotsman steaming into Cheshire.

The famous locomotive set out from Crewe station before travelling across North Wales to Holyhead.

September 22, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Canal towpath in Nantwich to undergo £55,000 overhaul

Canal towpath in Nantwich to undergo £55,000 overhaul

A canal towpath in Nantwich is to undergo a major overhaul to improve access for the public.

Cheshire East Council says it is to spend £55,000 – from developer contributions – to improve the towpath near Queen’s Drive along the Shropshire Canal to prevent becoming too muddy for passers-by.

September 21, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich fire station among 21 “deterioating” bases to be revamped

Nantwich fire station among 21 “deterioating” bases to be revamped

By Stephen Topping, Local Democracy Reporter
Nantwich, Audlem and Tarporley fire stations are among 21 earmarked for improvements as part of an £8.5 million project agreed by Cheshire Fire Authority.

The service has opened new fire stations in Alsager, Lymm, Mollington in Chester and Penketh in Warrington over the past three years.