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Fundraising page set up for tragic Crewe mum killed on her bike

Fundraising page set up for tragic Crewe mum killed on her bike

A fundraising page has been set up in memory of a Crewe woman killed while out cycling earlier this week.

More than £3,000 has already been raised for the family of Agnieszka Pocz (pictured) 41.

September 17, 2020
Leighton Hospital receives £9 million to upgrade A&E ahead of winter

Leighton Hospital receives £9 million to upgrade A&E ahead of winter

Leighton Hospital is to receive £9 million of Government funding to upgrade its A&E ahead of Winter, it was announced.

The money is for the “reconfiguration and expansion of Emergency Care services” at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust site.

September 17, 2020
Cheshire East Council plans to remove green belt site allocations

Cheshire East Council plans to remove green belt site allocations

Cheshire East Council is bidding to ditch some housing allocations from its Local Plan Strategy to prevent them swallowing up more green belt.

The move comes as the authority takes next steps to finalising the second part of its Local Plan Strategy.

September 16, 2020
Care home beds under strain in Cheshire East during pandemic

Care home beds under strain in Cheshire East during pandemic

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Care home bed availability for elderly people in Cheshire East is under strain due to the Covid-19 pandemic, figures show.

Public Health England data shows there were just 9.8 care homes beds per 100 people aged 75 and over in Cheshire East at the end of March.

September 15, 2020
Nantwich bar owner and managers sell branded products for charity

Nantwich bar owner and managers sell branded products for charity

By Jonathan White
A big-hearted bar owner in Nantwich is selling branded face masks and dog bandanas to raise money for Nantwich foodbank.

Nicholas Warren, one of the managers of Ebenezer’s Craft Beer & Gin, has launched a series of products, made locally by resident Jackie Ralphs.

September 15, 2020
Father and daughter winners of Rotary photography contest

Father and daughter winners of Rotary photography contest

A father and daughter have been named winners of a “lockdown” photography competition run by Crewe and Nantwich Weaver rotary club.

Paddy McDevitt and his daughter Luna won the contest which was organised to raise money and have some fun while supporting charities impacted by Covid-19.

September 15, 2020
CEC appoints new deputy for adult social care and health

CEC appoints new deputy for adult social care and health

Cheshire East Council has appointed a new deputy cabinet member for adult social care and health due to pressures created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cllr Marilyn Houston, ward member for Crewe West, is to support the present portfolio lead, Cllr Laura Jeuda.

September 15, 2020
Leighton Hospital therapist hailed as latest NHS “Wonder Woman”

Leighton Hospital therapist hailed as latest NHS “Wonder Woman”

An occupational therapist at Leighton Hospital has featured in a series celebrating the diversity of women in health and social care research.

Dr Yeliz Prior, an Advanced Clinical Specialist at Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, Rheumatology department at the Leighton Hospital, has been included in the NHS “Wonder Woman” films.

September 15, 2020
Cheshire East Council seeks clarity over use of COVID-secure marshals

Cheshire East Council seeks clarity over use of COVID-secure marshals

Cheshire East Council is unlikely to employ Boris Johnson’s Covid-secure “marshals” unless they are fully funded by Whitehall, says the authority.

The Prime Minister said last week that the so-called marshals would be used in towns and cities across the UK to help enforce the new ‘rule of six’ social distancing restrictions.

September 14, 2020
Cyclist dies in suspected hit-and-run collision in Crewe

Cyclist dies in suspected hit-and-run collision in Crewe

A cyclist has died after a suspected hit-and-run collision with a car in Crewe earlier today, police have confirmed.

The 41-year-old woman was cycling on Hungerford Road near to Hungerford Terrace when the incident happened shortly before 7am.

September 14, 2020
Police hunt man with tattoo after woman raped in Woore

Police hunt man with tattoo after woman raped in Woore

Detectives are hunting a man with an octopus tattoo who attacked and raped a woman in a park area of Woore.

The attack happened in a park area on Audlem Road in the quiet Shropshire village eight miles south of Nantwich.

September 13, 2020
Cheshire Police appeal after motorcyclist dies in A49 accident

Cheshire Police appeal after motorcyclist dies in A49 accident

Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist died in a collision on the A49 near Cholmondeley.

The incident at Bickley Moss involved a Ford Fiesta, an Aprilia motorcycle and a Yamaha motorcycle at around 5pm yesterday (Thursday September 10)

September 11, 2020
Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Leaders of Cheshire East Council have ruled out protecting bus subsidies in their next council budget.

Currently, the authority spends £1.7 million on subsidising 12 routes across the borough.

September 11, 2020