Features & Lifestyle

FEATURE: What Nantwich’s upcoming fibre internet means for you

FEATURE: What Nantwich’s upcoming fibre internet means for you

Following a plan from internet provider Openreach, work will soon be underway for the installation of a greater fibre network for homes and businesses in Nantwich.

Scheduled to begin in August of 2021, the fibre network is expected to see a gradual rollout until complete availability in late 2024.

May 3, 2021
FEATURE: Two huge lottery wins remain unclaimed In Cheshire

FEATURE: Two huge lottery wins remain unclaimed In Cheshire

We all dream of winning the lottery. But what happens when we win… but don’t claim our jackpot?

For not one, but two winners in Cheshire, this is a frustrating reality.

May 3, 2021
FEATURE: Factors first-timers should consider before remortgaging in 2021

FEATURE: Factors first-timers should consider before remortgaging in 2021

Remortgaging can put a significant amount of money back in borrowers’ pockets.

While many of us shop around for the best car insurance or phone contract, we often don’t pay the same attention to our biggest financial commitment.

April 29, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Is CEC leadership spreading “political nastiness”?

READER’S LETTER: Is CEC leadership spreading “political nastiness”?

Dear Editor,

As a fairly new elected member of Cheshire East Borough Council, I anticipated a Leadership from a new administration with the same grace, professionalism and dignity as the previous Conservative administration.

April 28, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Democracy “kicked into touch” by CEC Leader

READER’S LETTER: Democracy “kicked into touch” by CEC Leader

Dear Editor,

At the Full Cheshire East Council meeting the Labour/Independent Administration’s Leader, Cllr Sam Corcoran, insisted that we hurtle headlong into our new decision making Committee system without having the necessary rule book, our new Constitution, in place.

April 22, 2021
READER’S LETTER: “CEC is run by Macclesfield for Macclesfield”

READER’S LETTER: “CEC is run by Macclesfield for Macclesfield”

Dear Editor,
Cheshire East Council is run by Macclesfield for Macclesfield.

Sadly the biggest and most economically deprived town in the borough, Crewe, does not get a look in.

April 21, 2021
FEATURE: Is Bitcoin a good way to store value?

FEATURE: Is Bitcoin a good way to store value?

The past year has shown how volatile the economy is and there really is no end in sight.

People are rightly worried about their financial future and are looking for ways to keep their money safe.

April 21, 2021
FEATURE: Could bars be the future of Virtual Reality Gaming?

FEATURE: Could bars be the future of Virtual Reality Gaming?

Once upon a time, bars used to be good for drinking and having a good time, and we’re not talking about back in the olden days either.

Whether they were old-fashioned pubs or micro-breweries, they were the hub of entertainment.

April 18, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Proposed cuts to service for over 85 year olds

READER’S LETTER: Proposed cuts to service for over 85 year olds

Dear Editor,

First the Labour/Independent administration decided to make cuts to children’s services, now they have the residents aged over 85 years old and living alone in their sights.

April 18, 2021
FEATURE: 5 Dangerous IT Scams You Need to Be Aware Of

FEATURE: 5 Dangerous IT Scams You Need to Be Aware Of

Whether you own a digital business or are just a consumer, it is essential to be on your guard against cybercrime.

In Britain, 2020 saw a record rise in IT scams, driven largely by the fact that more of us are at home on our computers than ever before.

April 13, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Crewe shoppers “ripped off” over car park charges

READER’S LETTER: Crewe shoppers “ripped off” over car park charges

Dear Editor,
Crewe shoppers and visitors are being exploited and ripped off by the Labour run Cheshire East Council on car park charges.

Crewe pays the highest parking fees in Cheshire East but in NINE other towns (Sandbach, Alsager, Middlewich, Handforth, Prestbury, Poynton, Bollington, Disley and Holmes Chapel) motorists pay NOTHING to park.

April 13, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Help those who can’t see as lockdown eases

READER’S LETTER: Help those who can’t see as lockdown eases

Dear Editor
With lockdown restrictions easing, there is an understandable buzz of excitement in the air as people head outside to see loved ones and enjoy the warmer weather.

But we are hearing from many blind and partially sighted people who are anxious about public spaces becoming busier and have lost confidence in going outside after a year of Covid restrictions.

April 13, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Covid Testing – keeping it simple!

READER’S LETTER: Covid Testing – keeping it simple!

Dear Editor,
Last week, the first national pilot of a dual use Covid-19 testing site rolled into action in Cheshire East, on the Chester Street car park in Crewe.

Those without symptoms who need a test can book and attend in the mornings (getting their results in as little as half an hour!)

April 12, 2021