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Crewe Heritage Centre acquires town’s iconic clock tower

Crewe Heritage Centre acquires town’s iconic clock tower

Crewe Heritage Centre has come to the rescue of the town’s iconic clock “Big Bill”.

The clock was dismantled as part of the Royal Arcade demolition to make way for a new development.

November 24, 2020
Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

A primary school near Nantwich has waited almost a year to have a speed warning device on a busy road repaired by Cheshire East highways.

Now staff and parents at Bridgemere CE Primary School have finally received a reply – to be told the SID (speed indicator device) on Bridgemere Lane won’t be repaired at all!

November 24, 2020
Owner appeals for help to trace missing Eagle Owl

Owner appeals for help to trace missing Eagle Owl

The owner of this magnificent bird has appealed for help after it went missing from its Nantwich home.

The Eagle Owl disappeared from home on Coole Lane, at the Nantwich end, last night (Monday November 23).

November 24, 2020
Police launch hunt after man found stabbed in Crewe

Police launch hunt after man found stabbed in Crewe

Police are probing a knife attack which left a man in Crewe with a serious injury.

Officers say the incident happened on Davenport Avenue in Crewe.

November 24, 2020
Planning document consultation extended by Cheshire East Council

Planning document consultation extended by Cheshire East Council

Residents and organisations in Crewe and Nantwich are being given more time to put forward their views about a number of key planning documents.

Cheshire East Council wants views on its Site Allocations and Development Policies Document and draft supplementary planning document for houses in multiple occupation.

November 24, 2020
Councillors urge Nantwich and Crewe residents to engage with car parking consultation

Councillors urge Nantwich and Crewe residents to engage with car parking consultation

Councillors across Crewe and Nantwich today urged residents to take part in a Cheshire East Council public consultation on plans to revamp car parking provision and parking charges.

Authority chiefs say results will influence plans on changes to parking provision and charges as well as “inform the future direction of how to improve transport, walking and cycling in our towns”.

November 23, 2020
Cheshire PCC secures more than £300,000 to prevent domestic abuse

Cheshire PCC secures more than £300,000 to prevent domestic abuse

A new scheme that works with perpetrators of domestic abuse to change their behaviour and protect families will be developed in Cheshire.

The scheme will be funded by the Home Office after Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner David Keane secured £233,000 in funding from their perpetrator programme fund.

November 23, 2020
Nantwich Tree of Light shining bright again in town square

Nantwich Tree of Light shining bright again in town square

The Nantwich Tree of Light is shining brightly in the town square, adorned with baubles paying tribute to loved ones.

Like last year, residents were able to donate £5 to dedicate a bauble on the tree to a loved one or a special cause.

November 23, 2020
Report calls for Cheshire-wide scheme to tackle bullying

Report calls for Cheshire-wide scheme to tackle bullying

Cheshire’s Anti-Bullying Commission has released its first report into bullying among under 25s in Cheshire.

It comes in Anti-Bullying Week and as latest ONS data reveals one in five children experienced some form of online bullying last year.

November 21, 2020
Cheshire East Council “local lockdown” warning amid Covid case numbers

Cheshire East Council “local lockdown” warning amid Covid case numbers

Cheshire East Council has warned the number of Covid-19 cases could see the borough facing further strict restrictions when the national lockdown ends.

However, in the past week cases in the area have dropped from 248 new cases per 100,000 people to 191 per 100,000, according to the latest stats.

November 20, 2020
Home Secretary interviewed by  TV

MP Kieran Mullan backs under-fire Home Secretary Priti Patel

Crewe & Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan has defended under-fire Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Dr Mullan called her “determined” and that “nobody is perfect”, but his apparent support of Ms Patel drew anger from constituents on social media.

November 19, 2020
Ten arrested and 45 knives seized in Cheshire crackdown

Ten arrested and 45 knives seized in Cheshire crackdown

A Cheshire Police crackdown on knife crime has netted dozens of weapons and led to 10 arrested.

Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Cheshire pursued suspected knife crime offenders, took dangerous weapons off the streets and educated pupils about the dangers of carrying such weapons as part of Operation Sceptre.

November 19, 2020
Nantwich Christmas lights are fitting tribute to keyworkers

Nantwich Christmas lights are fitting tribute to keyworkers

Nantwich would normally be thronged with thousands of people for the annual Christmas Lights switch on in one of the town’s biggest events.

But despite the public switch-on being cancelled in line with Government’s social distancing and lockdown guidelines, Nantwich town centre is still decked out in stunning multi-coloured lights to create a festive atmosphere.

November 19, 2020