Politics

Rise in EU staff quitting Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust amid Brexit fears

Rise in EU staff quitting Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust amid Brexit fears

The number of EU staff quitting the NHS trust in South Cheshire is on the rise, latest figures show.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT), which runs Leighton Hospital, is among just 29 trusts in the country that have seen both a rise in EU staff leaving and a fall in EU staff joining.

October 16, 2017 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Police to target speeding drivers near Nantwich Lake after complaints

Police to target speeding drivers near Nantwich Lake after complaints

Residents and councillors are calling on police to target speeding motorists on Shrewbridge Road close to Nantwich Lake.

Several residents have complained about dangerous speeds of drivers along the 30mph stretch alongside the lake before the bend on Park Road.

October 15, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News, Politics
Secretary of State backs CEC Local Plan over Gorsty Hill development

Secretary of State backs CEC Local Plan over Gorsty Hill development

The Secretary of State has backed Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan and dismissed a developer’s appeal to build 900 homes on a golf course.

The controversial scheme was for a mixed-use development including up to 900 new homes on the former Gorsty Hill golf course, near Crewe.

October 10, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police are investigating allegations into Cheshire East Council’s air quality data and a public funds grant made to Berkeley Academy in Wistaston, the authority confirmed today.

Recent reports revealed air quality data between 2012 and 2014 was ‘deliberately and systematically manipulated’ to suggest it was better than it actually was at around 40 of its testing sites, including in Nantwich and Crewe.

Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Wildlife campaign groups have criticised Government plans for a badger cull in Cheshire.

Ministers have granted a licence for the culling of badgers which some blame for the spread of diseases like TB among farming livestock.

September 18, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Headteachers and council chiefs ‘cautious’ over latest Government schools funding plan

Headteachers and council chiefs ‘cautious’ over latest Government schools funding plan

Council chiefs and headteachers in South Cheshire have given a cautious welcome to latest Government plans for schools funding.

Education Secretary Justine Greening unveiled the latest national funding formula plan this week.

September 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Cheshire East Council chiefs seek stronger powers to tackle dog fouling

Cheshire East Council chiefs seek stronger powers to tackle dog fouling

Council chiefs are seeking stronger powers to tackle dog fouling which plagues the streets and open spaces of Nantwich and Crewe.

Cheshire East Council wants to impose a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) on all its public spaces.

September 12, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich allotment tenants losing plot in council crackdown

Nantwich allotment tenants losing plot in council crackdown

Would-be gardeners in Nantwich are literally losing the plot – amid a council crackdown on absent allotment holders.

Nantwich Town councillors are targeting a ‘growing’ problem with tenants who have ‘bean’ neglecting their sites.

September 8, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Major £48 million plan to revamp Crewe’s Royal Arcade considered

Major £48 million plan to revamp Crewe’s Royal Arcade considered

A £48 million plan to revitalise the Royal Arcade site in Crewe town centre is being considered by Cheshire East Council, it emerged today.

The plan aims to redevelop the Royal Arcade site to include a new eight-screen cinema, gym, restaurants, shops, a new bus station, and refurbish the Market Hal

September 1, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire Police Chief Constable suspended amid misconduct allegations

Cheshire Police Chief Constable suspended amid misconduct allegations

The Chief Constable of Cheshire Police Simon Byrne has been suspended and faces allegations of gross misconduct, it emerged today.

The decision, by Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane, follows advice from the IPCC.

August 23, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire Police Commissioner warning over substance attacks

Cheshire Police Commissioner warning over substance attacks

Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has warned criminals involved in corrosive substance attacks that they face tough action.

David Keane’s warning comes after a substance attack in Lymm, and a number of high profile cases in London and other parts of the UK.

August 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Politics
Reaseheath College and North Shropshire College fail in merger bid

Reaseheath College and North Shropshire College fail in merger bid

Reaseheath College in Nantwich will not merge with North Shropshire College after they failed to secure Government funding for the move.

The colleges have been working together for over a year, sharing best practice and quality improvement projects.

Four major Nantwich housing schemes on “high risk” wrong air quality data list

Four major Nantwich housing schemes on “high risk” wrong air quality data list

Four major Nantwich housing development applications are on a “high risk” list of 12 impacted by the manipulated air quality scandal, Cheshire East Council has revealed.

Developments at Stapeley Gardens, Kingsley Fields, Audlem Road/Broad Lane, and Queens Drive are all on the list the council has been forced to review after external investigators uncovered ‘deliberate’ manipulation of air quality test results.