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St Luke’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection raises more than £27,000

St Luke’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection raises more than £27,000

The St Luke’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection Service has raised a staggering £27,000.

In total, 2,652 Christmas trees were collected and recycled between January 10 and 13.

January 21, 2019
Firefighters tackle tumble dryer fire in Nantwich

Firefighters tackle tumble dryer fire in Nantwich

Firefighters tackled a tumble dryer fire on Barony Road in Nantwich.

The blaze happened on Thursday at 7.45pm.

January 20, 2019
South Cheshire fundraiser tackles Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity

South Cheshire fundraiser tackles Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity

By Jonathan White
South Cheshire fundraiser Roy Price is training hard for his latest fundraising event.

Roy, 51, is riding a bicycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) in May this year to raise money for cancer charity ‘The Joshua Tree’.

January 20, 2019
14-year-old boy arrested over theft of puppy Mela in Crewe

14-year-old boy arrested over theft of puppy Mela in Crewe

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a puppy in Crewe, police revealed today.

The hunt to find Mela, a Jack Russell Terrier puppy, went viral after CCTV appeared to show the dog being stolen from her young owner.

January 19, 2019
Councillors back plans to transform mental health care in Cheshire East

Councillors back plans to transform mental health care in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democrary reporter
Councillors have endorsed plans to transform mental health care across Cheshire East, Northwich and Winsford.

NHS Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), the organisations which buy healthcare across the area, approved plans to improve services for adult mental health and dementia patients last November.

January 19, 2019
Nantwich residents blast Cheshire East Council over late delivery of paid-for wheelie bins

Nantwich residents blast Cheshire East Council over late delivery of paid-for wheelie bins

Angry Nantwich residents have rubbished Cheshire East Council for delays to the delivery of new wheelie bins they’ve had to fork out for.

The new £30 wheelie bin charge was brought in late last year, which families moving in to new developments like Stapeley Gardens and Kingsbourne are paying.

January 19, 2019
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow takes Brexit break to visit Nantwich!

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow takes Brexit break to visit Nantwich!

All ‘ayes’ were on John Bercow today when the Speaker of the House of Commons took a break from the chaos of Brexit and Parliament – to visit Nantwich and Crewe.

Mr Bercow took time out after being invited to South Cheshire by Crewe & Nantwich Labour MP Laura Smith.

January 18, 2019
Four-legged pupils begin classes at Nantwich primary school

Four-legged pupils begin classes at Nantwich primary school

A dog training team is hoping their four-legged pupils all get an A star when they start weekend dog training classes at a Nantwich school.

The Dogs Trust Dog School Shropshire and Cheshire team will be holding classes on Saturdays at Nantwich Primary Academy on Manor Road from next month.

January 18, 2019
A500 dualling project in South Cheshire moves step closer

A500 dualling project in South Cheshire moves step closer

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Dualling of the A500 road between Crewe and the M6 motorway has moved a step closer to reality.

Cheshire East Council’s cabinet, at a meeting on Tuesday, gave its endorsement for work to progress on the scheme between junction 16 and the Meremoss roundabout.

January 17, 2019
Peppa Pig and friend found dumped on A51 near Nantwich

Peppa Pig and friend found dumped on A51 near Nantwich

Two cute pet pigs who wag their tails when happy, have been found dumped at the side of the busy A51 in Alpraham near Nantwich.

The RSPCA is now appealing for help to trace those who ditched the pigs they have named Peppa and George.

January 17, 2019
227 Cheshire drivers arrested for drink or drug driving in festive crackdown

227 Cheshire drivers arrested for drink or drug driving in festive crackdown

Cheshire Police arrested 227 county drivers during its festive crackdown on drink or drug driving.

Among those were 25 people in Crewe and Nantwich area arrested for driving under influence of drugs – the highest of any area of the county, and a rise on previous years.

January 16, 2019
Hospice hails Graham’s Weston Christmas Lights after raising £26,760

Hospice hails Graham’s Weston Christmas Lights after raising £26,760

Graham Witter has been hailed a hero by hospice chiefs after raising an incredible £26,760 for local children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

Graham once again transformed his family home in Weston near Crewe into a magical light spectacular in December.

January 16, 2019
Police probe death of man, 49, at Barony Court in Nantwich

Police probe death of man, 49, at Barony Court in Nantwich

Detectives are investigating the death of a man found in flats on Barony Court in Nantwich.

The 49-year-old was found by officers and paramedics at one of the flats in the complex off Barony Road at about 8.15am yesterday morning (January 15).

January 16, 2019