Politics

HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

Cheshire Wildlife Trust fears the five-mile section of HS2 will destroy vital areas of natural habitat.

They believe the high speed link just south of Crewe will destroy 69 ponds, 14 miles of hedgerows, and 27 acres of native woodland, including ancient woods.

Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors have laid flowers near to the site of the tragic crane collapse in Crewe which killed two workers.

Emergency services were called to a new-build site on Dunwoody Way after reports of a collapsed crane.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News, Politics
New Crewe and Nantwich MP calls for MMU to stop Crewe campus redundancies

New Crewe and Nantwich MP calls for MMU to stop Crewe campus redundancies

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith MP has called on Manchester Metropolitan University to halt redundancies amid plans to close the Crewe campus.

Ms Smith, from Stapeley, is a former MMU students where she studied before working as a teacher at Brine Leas.

June 20, 2017 2 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Working group set up to tackle Nantwich travellers issue on Barony Park

Working group set up to tackle Nantwich travellers issue on Barony Park

A cross-party working group of community members has met to tackle the problems of travellers illegally setting up camps on Barony Park in Nantwich.

Councillors from all parties, officers from Cheshire East and Nantwich Town Council, and Cheshire police officers and residents’ representatives, have met to address the issue.

June 11, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Labour’s Laura Smith wins stunning General Election victory in Crewe & Nantwich seat

Labour’s Laura Smith wins stunning General Election victory in Crewe & Nantwich seat

Labour’s Laura Smith has produced a stunning Labour victory in the Crewe and Nantwich of the 2017 General Election.

The Stapeley businesswoman overturned a Conservative majority of more than 3,000 to win by just 48 votes.

June 9, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics, Stapeley
Crewe and Nantwich political leaders issue joint support to Manchester bomb victims

Crewe and Nantwich political leaders issue joint support to Manchester bomb victims

Political leaders across Cheshire East have come together to condemn the Manchester Arena terrorist attack and support all those caught up in the horror.

And staff and pupils at schools where pupils were affected, including Malbank School in Nantwich, will be offered support from Cheshire East Council.

Edward Timpson’s Cheshire East schools funding success “laughable”, claims Labour

Edward Timpson’s Cheshire East schools funding success “laughable”, claims Labour

Crewe & Nantwich Labour candidate Laura Smith has hit back after Edward Timpson claimed success in the Cheshire East schools funding campaign.

Theresa May announced in her Tory Party manifesto that no schools would have its budget cut under any new National Funding Formula.

Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is new Cheshire East Mayor

Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is new Cheshire East Mayor

Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is the new mayor of Cheshire East – crowning 31 years in public life.

The retired magistrate, who represents Nantwich North and West, takes over the chain of office from outgoing mayor Olivia Hunter at Wednesday’s annual council meeting.

May 15, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich student becomes internet star after grilling David Cameron

Nantwich student becomes internet star after grilling David Cameron

A young Nantwich student has become an internet sensation overnight after a BBC video of him grilling former Prime Minister David Cameron went viral.

Max Parry was filmed questioning Mr Cameron who was visiting Nantwich to support Conservative candidate Edward Timpson’s election campaign.

Supreme Court judges allow 170 homes plan for green gap land in Willaston

Supreme Court judges allow 170 homes plan for green gap land in Willaston

A landmark Supreme Court ruling has allowed Richborough Estates to build 170 homes on green land in Willaston.

The decision, by five judges in the highest court in the land, brings an end to a three-year legal battle.

Cheshire East Council could axe Sunday and evening bus services

Cheshire East Council could axe Sunday and evening bus services

A radical plan to axe all subsidised evening and Sunday bus services, is being considered by Cheshire East Council.

The proposal, which will now go out for a 10-week consultation, is designed to save the authority more than £1.5 million.

Man stages 50-hour roof-top protest at Edward Timpson’s Tarporley home

Man stages 50-hour roof-top protest at Edward Timpson’s Tarporley home

A man has staged a two-day rooftop protest on the home of Crewe & Nantwich candidate Edward Timpson near Tarporley.

Police said a small number of protesters gathered at his address on Saturday at 9am, and two climbed on to the roof.

Stapeley mum Laura Smith selected as Labour parliamentary candidate

Stapeley mum Laura Smith selected as Labour parliamentary candidate

Stapeley businesswoman Laura Smith has been selected as Labour parliamentary candidate to fight for the Crewe and Nantwich seat in June.

The 32-year-old was selected by the Labour group ahead of the party’s 2015 candidate Adrian Heald.