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Boat destroyed in fire at marina in Nantwich

Boat destroyed in fire at marina in Nantwich

A boat was destroyed in a blaze at a marina near Nantwich.

The fire broke out at the Barbridge Marina of Nantwich Road, Wardle, last night (June 23) at arond 10.30pm.

June 24, 2019
Young farmers at Reaseheath secure global travel scholarships

Young farmers at Reaseheath secure global travel scholarships

Two young farmers are looking forward to global travel thanks to an annual scholarship run by Reaseheath College and the Cheshire Agricultural Society.

Sarah Heath, a trainee land agent from Tarporley, and Rebecca Kelsall, a herdswoman from Sandbach, have each been awarded £2,000 John Platt Travel Scholarships.

June 24, 2019
Better buses plea as Cheshire East to overhaul public transport plan

Better buses plea as Cheshire East to overhaul public transport plan

By Stephen Topping
Better buses are likely to be at the top of the agenda when councillors are given the chance to overhaul the borough’s transport plan.

Cheshire East Council had been close to adopting its local transport plan for up to 2023 under the previous Conservative administration, following public consultation last summer.

June 24, 2019
David Marren

Nantwich councillor to appeal after being expelled by local Conservative party

A Nantwich town councillor expelled by his own Conservative party for comments over the Barony Park travellers issue, says he will appeal the decision.

Cllr David Marren was suspended initially over his comments which laid the blame at the former Cheshire East Council Conservative ruling party for a lack of action over securing the park.

June 24, 2019
Cheshire East planners call for new Aldi store in Crewe to be rejected again

Cheshire East planners call for new Aldi store in Crewe to be rejected again

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Planning officers are again calling on councillors to reject Aldi’s plans for a new Crewe store despite more than 3,000 people signing a petition to support it.

The retailer is closing its supermarket at the Grand Junction retail park next year and wants to build the new 1,801sq m store off University Way as a state-of-the-art replacement.

June 23, 2019
“Plan B” needed for Cheshire East economy over HS2 fears

“Plan B” needed for Cheshire East economy over HS2 fears

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Borough chiefs are being urged to have a ‘plan B’ for Cheshire East’s economy in case the next prime minister pulls the plug on HS2.

Cheshire East Council is currently working on an economic strategy for the next five years – setting out an ambition to create 6,200 jobs and grow the local economy by at least £15.9 billion per year.

June 22, 2019
Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith public surgeries in July

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith public surgeries in July

Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith has unveiled her July public surgeries.

Members of the public in her constituency can go along at various venues and dates to raise issues.

June 22, 2019
Worker, 53, who fell from Stapeley building site has died

Worker, 53, who fell from Stapeley building site has died

A man who plunged from a height while working at a building site in Nantwich has died, police have confirmed.

June 21, 2019
Appeal after driver flees following collision in Nantwich

Appeal after driver flees following collision in Nantwich

Police want witnesses to come forward after a driver fled the scene following a collision in Nantwich.

June 21, 2019
Man injured in building site plunge in Nantwich

Man injured in building site plunge in Nantwich

A man has been seriously injured after falling at a building site in Stapeley, Nantwich.

June 20, 2019
Criminal Resolution Orders used in Cheshire for serious offences

Criminal Resolution Orders used in Cheshire for serious offences

Cheshire Police are resolving around 3% of reported crimes with Criminal Resolution orders, according to latest figures.

And CRs, which do not appear on a criminal record or standard DBS check, have been used for serious crimes such as possession of a firearm, rape of a girl under 13, other sex offences and aggravated burglary.

June 20, 2019
Popular Nantwich school site manager scoops national honour

Popular Nantwich school site manager scoops national honour

A primary school site manager in Nantwich has scooped a national “Hardest Working Hands” award!

Keith Challinor, 56, has worked at Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley, since the school first opened 15 years ago.

June 19, 2019
New Cheshire East leader appoints a “cycling and walking champion”

New Cheshire East leader appoints a “cycling and walking champion”

Cheshire East Council’s new leader has appointed a “cycling and walking champion” in a bid to get more people more active.

Cllr Sam Corcoran has appointed Independent Councillor Suzie Akers Smith to the post.

June 19, 2019