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Police probe gas canister arson attack in Ridley near Nantwich

Police probe gas canister arson attack in Ridley near Nantwich

Arsonists used gas canisters to torch the back of a property in the village of Ridley, near Nantwich, detectives say.

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the arson at a house on Wrexham Road in Ridley.

Fire crews tackle chimney blaze at house in Aston, Nantwich

Fire crews tackle chimney blaze at house in Aston, Nantwich

Fire crews spent an hour battling a chimney blaze at a house in Aston, near Nantwich.

The fire broke out at around 6.50pm last night (April 13) at a property on Wrenbury Road in the village.

April 14, 2018 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Audlem, Village News
Appeal over 41 homes plan for Wrenbury rules in Cheshire East’s favour

Appeal over 41 homes plan for Wrenbury rules in Cheshire East’s favour

Plans for 41 homes on the outskirts of Wrenbury near Nantwich have been rejected by a planning inspector after a two-day appeal.

Gladman Developments appealed against the Cheshire East Council decision to refuse permission for the houses on a green field site, claiming the authority could not demonstrate a five-year supply of housing land.

April 13, 2018 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Village News
Aston woman to plunge 10,000ft in aid of terminally ill children

Aston woman to plunge 10,000ft in aid of terminally ill children

A Nantwich woman will be plunging new depths this summer – when she ski dives from 10,000ft in aid of terminally ill children.

Nikki Diamond, from Aston, usually goes the extra mile as part of her role as head of complex care at Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

April 12, 2018 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Village News
Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

By Stephen Topping
Men and women are expected to live up to 15 years longer in rural areas of Cheshire than in the centre of Crewe.

Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics highlight an alarming inequality in life expectancy across Cheshire East.

Nantwich to receive £324,000 community project New Homes Bonus

Nantwich to receive £324,000 community project New Homes Bonus

By Stephen Topping
Communities in Cheshire East will benefit from a share of a £2 million New Homes Bonus, with £324,000 allocated for Nantwich.

The cash is from a Government grant paid to councils as an incentive to build new homes.

Pebbleart makes an artistic impact in Willaston

Pebbleart makes an artistic impact in Willaston

By Jonathan White
Pebbleart participants are bringing a smile to Willaston residents – by painting rocks and then hiding them for strangers to find.

Pebbles from craft shops or public places are being painted with acrylic paints or permanent pens.

April 5, 2018 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Wistaston Scout Group earns £700 from leader’s calendar

Wistaston Scout Group earns £700 from leader’s calendar

By Jonathan White
A young Scout leader’s calendar idea has helped raise £712.97 for the Wistaston Scout Group.

Ellie Newbrook, a Young Leader at the Wistaston Scout Group, came up with the idea to boost funds for the group’s new base.

April 3, 2018 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Wybunbury youngsters run fundraising scheme in memory of Lewis Crossley

Wybunbury youngsters run fundraising scheme in memory of Lewis Crossley

Big-hearted pupils at Wybunbury Delves are running a fund-raising project in memory of their friend Lewis Crossley, who died of leukaemia last year.

Youngsters in Year 3 came up with the idea to honour Lewis, who bravely battled the disease before his tragic death.

Olympic star Bryony Page helps Wingate Centre celebrate 30th birthday

Olympic star Bryony Page helps Wingate Centre celebrate 30th birthday

Nantwich’s Olympic silver medallist Bryony Page helped the Wingate Centre to celebrate their 30th birthday in style.

Bryony, one of the centre’s Vice Presidents, hosted their 30th Birthday Sponsored Bounce which saw more than 40 people taking to the trampolines and bouncing over 27,000 times.

Woman stole £43,000 from sick mum in Audlem nursing home, court told

Woman stole £43,000 from sick mum in Audlem nursing home, court told

A South Cheshire woman has admitted stealing £43,000 from her own mentally ill mother who was living in an Audlem care home.

Cassie Stubbs, of Smallman Road, Crewe, pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court yesterday (March 28) to theft from Rosita Stubbs and was given a suspended jail term.

March 29, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Crime, Human Interest, News, Village News
Police warn of bogus caller targeting Nantwich households

Police warn of bogus caller targeting Nantwich households

A bogus caller asking to do building or roof repairs is targeting Nantwich households, police have warned.

Officers are urging residents to check on elderly neighbours and make them aware of the alert.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News
Bunbury youngsters donate old school uniform to Uganda orphans

Bunbury youngsters donate old school uniform to Uganda orphans

Big-hearted Bunbury children stopped their old school uniforms going in the bin – so they could donate them to an orphanage in Uganda.

The pupils worked together to collect more than 500 items of old uniform after Bunbury Aldersey CE Primary near Nantwich decided to change its outfit.

March 27, 2018 2 comments Audlem, Bunbury, Village News