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Cheshire East Council faced 360 pothole claims in just three months

Cheshire East Council faced 360 pothole claims in just three months

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
An additional £1 million will be spent patching up potholes after Cheshire East Council faced more than 360 new insurance claims between April and June.

A report issued at Thursday’s full council meeting said that following a harsh winter, there were 368 new insurance claims against the council in the first quarter of 2018-19.

October 20, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Gunman threatens staff and robs Subway store in Crewe

Gunman threatens staff and robs Subway store in Crewe

A gunman threatened staff at a Subway store in Crewe before taking cash from the till.

Detectives appealing for witnesses have released this CCTV image in a bid to trace the offender.

October 19, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Cheshire College – South & West students in University of Oxford awards

Cheshire College – South & West students in University of Oxford awards

Students at Cheshire College – South & West have been competing with scholars across the UK to earn prestigious awards during a residential programme at Pembroke College, the University of Oxford.

Second Year A Level student Nariah Majid was recognised by the University of Oxford as a Pembroke Scholar and will take part in an additional event linked to the Pembroke North Programme.

October 19, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Leighton Hospital unveils plaque for prostate cancer campaigner

Leighton Hospital unveils plaque for prostate cancer campaigner

Bosses at Leighton Hospital have unveiled a plaque to celebrate the founder and chairman of its prostate cancer support group.

Gary Steele MBE was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999 and went on to found the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group in 2000.

October 18, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Knife-wielding robber targets South Cheshire off licence

Knife-wielding robber targets South Cheshire off licence

A knife-wielding robber threatened staff in a raid on a South Cheshire off licence, police said.

The armed robbery happened at the Bargain Booze outlet on Hungerford Road in Crewe.

October 18, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Cheshire East Local Plan may need revisit if HS2 hits Cheshire

Cheshire East Local Plan may need revisit if HS2 hits Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs could be forced to review their local plan if MPs give the green light for HS2 to hit Cheshire.

The authority adopted its local plan strategy for up to 2030 last July – three years after it was told to go back to the drawing board after submitting its first draft to the planning inspectorate.

October 17, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Whitby Morrison breaks ice cream van world record in South Cheshire

Whitby Morrison breaks ice cream van world record in South Cheshire

South Cheshire firm Whitby Morrison whipped its ice cream vans into shape – by breaking a Guinness World Record!

And there were no (traffic) cones in sight as hundreds of the colourful vehicles lined up at Wychwood Park to create the longest ever convoy of ice cream vans.

October 17, 2018 2 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
MP Laura Smith’s office becomes Referral Unit for Nantwich Foodbank

MP Laura Smith’s office becomes Referral Unit for Nantwich Foodbank

MP Laura Smith’s constituency office has become an official Referral Unit for Nantwich Foodbank.

The charity fears more residents will have to be referred to the Foodbank ahead of plans for the next stage of Universal Credit.

October 16, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors and officers at Cheshire East are hopeful a new code of practice will mean the end of ‘bodge job’ pothole repairs on major roads.

Cheshire East Council is set to adopt a new code of practice for road maintenance – called the Well Managed Highway Infrastructure – in line with Government guidelines introduced two years ago.

October 16, 2018 1 comment Environment, News, Politics, Village News
Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Engineers have widened a road and built a new pavement in Wistaston – but forgot to move a street light while doing it!

Now baffled residents in the village near Nantwich have called on Cheshire East Council to shed some light on the embarrassing bungle.

Cheshire Police could axe 250 officers to meet budget cut pressures

Cheshire Police could axe 250 officers to meet budget cut pressures

Cheshire Police chiefs warned today they may be forced to reduce police officer numbers by 250 over the next two years as it faces further budget cuts.

It comes as forces like Cheshire Constabulary are under increasing Government pressure to make more savings.

October 15, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, News, Politics
Man from Crewe climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan

Man from Crewe climbs Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan

A South Cheshire man has successfully scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Macmillan Chemotherapy Suite at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

Roy Price, from Crewe, made the self-funded trip to Tanzania to climb the highest mountain in Africa in September this year.

October 15, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Town Council to appoint official Town Crier

Nantwich Town Council to appoint official Town Crier

Oh yay, oh yay – a big shout out to Nantwich Town councillors!

For they have voted to appoint an official Nantwich Town Crier – and are now crying out for applications, if you think you’re loud enough!

October 14, 2018 4 comments Environment, Human Interest, News