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Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of families across Cheshire East took part in a protest march in Sandbach against school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

The march was led by campaign organiser and Nantwich mum and teacher Laura Smith.

Nantwich councillors welcome Mobile Children’s Centre for rural areas

Nantwich councillors welcome Mobile Children’s Centre for rural areas

A new mobile children’s centre soon to be unveiled in Nantwich and nearby villages, has been welcomed by town councillors.

The Cheshire East Council service is embarking on a tour of the area, with the aim of gathering views from the public on the facility.

Nantwich pupils gain top football tips from young Crewe Alexandra stars

Nantwich pupils gain top football tips from young Crewe Alexandra stars

Sporty pupils from a Nantwich school gained top tips from the future stars of Crewe Alexandra FC at a football tournament.

Millfields Primary youngsters were part of the tournament which formed an assessment for Crewe Alex apprentices studying BTECs at Reaseheath College.

Nantwich lane flooded for months without repairs, say residents

Nantwich lane flooded for months without repairs, say residents

Residents in Wrenbury are demanding action on a road that has been flooded for months, causing problems for emergency services and other users.

Flood waters have plagued the junction of Pinsley Green Road and Station Road since the turn of the year.

Fire crews cut roof from car after crash at Joey the Swan in Wistaston

Fire crews cut roof from car after crash at Joey the Swan in Wistaston

Fire crews and an air ambulance were called out to a serious road accident in Wistaston.

The two-vehicle smash left at least one person trapped in the wreckage on Church Lane, by the junction at Joey the Swan.

March 6, 2017 9 comments News, Village News, Wistaston
More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% of parents in Cheshire East have been offered their first choice secondary school, today’s 2017 admissions figures show.

This is 9.6% better than the 2016 national average of 84.1%.

Wistaston Rose Queen stages Fashion Show for charity

Wistaston Rose Queen stages Fashion Show for charity

By Jonathan White
A charity fashion show run by Wistaston Rose Queen raised almost £1,000.

The Fashion Show & Sale took place in St Mary’s Church Hall, in Wistaston.

February 27, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

High winds from Storm Doris are causing havoc across Cheshire today, emergency services have warned.

Cheshire Police have received an unprecedented number of calls relating to the storm from 9am today (February 23).

Campaigners win battle to stop Hack Green RAF base turning into travellers camp

Campaigners win battle to stop Hack Green RAF base turning into travellers camp

Villagers near Nantwich are celebrating after the Planning Inspectorate dismissed an appeal to turn former RAF camp at Hack Green into a travellers camp.

Applicants representing nine traveller families, known as Hack Green Group, wanted to turn the former camp into nine plots.

February 23, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Sound
Robbers armed with crowbars raid Shavington Co-op store

Robbers armed with crowbars raid Shavington Co-op store

Armed robbers threatened staff with crowbars and stole cash and cigarettes in a raid on the Co-op store in Shavington earlier today.

Two men pulled up at the store on Rope Lane in a red car, police believe.

February 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Shavington, Village News
Woman, 76, killed in car smash in Stapeley, Nantwich

Woman, 76, killed in car smash in Stapeley, Nantwich

A woman was killed when her car careered off a Nantwich road and ploughed into a fence post.

The 76-year-old was driving along Peter Destapleigh Way in Stapeley when the accident happened.

February 20, 2017 1 comment Incident, News, Stapeley
Wistaston homeowner escapes tumble dryer house blaze

Wistaston homeowner escapes tumble dryer house blaze

A homeowner escaped a house blaze in Wistaston sparked by a tumble dryer.

The incident happened on Tatton Road in the early hours this morning (February 18).

February 18, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Nantwich youngster Elle Morris undergoes double lung transplant

Nantwich youngster Elle Morris undergoes double lung transplant

Elle Grace Morris has undergone a double lung transplant which her family desperately hope will save her life.

The 11-year-old Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, of Wrenbury Road, Aston, near Nantwich and her mum were called to Great Ormond Street Hospital this week when a donor match was found.