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Woman dies day after collision with lorry in Crewe

Woman dies day after collision with lorry in Crewe

A woman who was hit by a lorry as she walked on a busy road in Crewe has died, police confirmed.

The 37-year-old pedestrian involved in the collision on the Haslington Bypass near to Crewe Green roundabout shortly before 1.52am on Tuesday (January 14).

January 17, 2020
Nantwich Food Festival WILL go ahead after CEC car parks agreement

Nantwich Food Festival WILL go ahead after CEC car parks agreement

Nantwich Food Festival WILL go ahead as planned in 2020 after organisers reached agreement with Cheshire East Council over use of its car parks.

A cloud had been hanging over the festival after it emerged in December that Cheshire East had stalled on talks to use its key sites, Love Lane and Bowling Green car parks.

January 16, 2020
South Cheshire town and parish councils “invited” to help fund bus network

South Cheshire town and parish councils “invited” to help fund bus network

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Town and parish councils are being invited to chip in alongside Cheshire East Council to help improve the borough’s bus network.

CEC recently confirmed it is working with neighbouring Cheshire West and Chester Council to fund a Sunday service for Crewe, Shavington, Leighton Hospital, Middlewich, Winsford and Northwich.

January 15, 2020
Community Nursing recruitment open day to be held

Community Nursing recruitment open day to be held

An open day is being held aimed at recruiting Community Nurses in South Cheshire.

The event is aimed at registered nurses or third year student nurses looking for a new opportunities.

January 15, 2020
Cheshire East children’s services faces budget cut despite “requiring improvement”

Cheshire East children’s services faces budget cut despite “requiring improvement”

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council children’s services could face a £167,000 budget cut – despite a recent Ofsted report saying it “requires improvement to be good”.

The proposed budget cut for “early help” children’s support in 2021-22 will not affect front-line services, councillors have been told.

January 14, 2020
Driver trapped after A525 crash between Whitchurch and Nantwich

Driver trapped after A525 crash between Whitchurch and Nantwich

A driver was taken to hospital after a serious two-car accident on the A525 between Whitchurch and Nantwich.

The incident happened at around 8.30am today (January 14) close to the turning for Ash and New Woodhouses.

January 14, 2020
19th century mansion near Nantwich badly damaged in fire

19th century mansion near Nantwich badly damaged in fire

A 19th century timber framed mansion near Nantwich has been badly damaged by fire.

Crews across Cheshire were called to the blaze at Tilstone Fearnall on Nantwich Road, south of Tarporley.

January 13, 2020
Council accused of “blank cheque” to raise parking charges in Nantwich

Council accused of “blank cheque” to raise parking charges in Nantwich

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East Council executive has denied claims next year’s budget is a ‘blank cheque’ for raising car parking charges across Cheshire East.

Draft budget plans for 2020-21 that went out to public consultation said Cheshire East Council hopes to rake in up to £4.5 million by the end of 2023-24 after a review on car parking.

January 13, 2020
Sky is limit for Reaseheath College students in 10,000ft jump for charity

Sky is limit for Reaseheath College students in 10,000ft jump for charity

Three brave students from Reaseheath College in Nantwich are looking to take to the skies to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

The team of 1st year Business BTech students will undertake a tandem skydive from more than 10,000ft to raise more than £1,200 for the charity.

January 12, 2020
Cheshire East bosses face battle to tackle £7.5m budget overspend

Cheshire East bosses face battle to tackle £7.5m budget overspend

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs insist they can achieve their cost savings targets as they tackle a budget overspend estimated at £7.5 million.

Council members were warned about the funding gap for 2019-20 at last October’s full council meeting.

January 11, 2020
Call to improve “eyesore” buildings in Nantwich town centre

Call to improve “eyesore” buildings in Nantwich town centre

Empty shops and crumbling buildings are leaving “eyesore” sites across Nantwich town centre, it was claimed at Nantwich Town Council.

Councillors heard how empty and boarded up shops, as well as poorly maintained buildings, are leaving a bad impression of the town for visitors.

January 11, 2020
Welsh Row residents say double yellow lines scheme will not work

Welsh Row residents say double yellow lines scheme will not work

Two Welsh Row residents in Nantwich say plans to put double yellow lines down one side of the road close Malbank School are flawed.

The scheme aims to put lines on the road between Nixon’s Row and the traffic lights at Taylor Drive in a bid to prevent double parking problems which have plagued many residents.

January 10, 2020
Nantwich Civic Hall extension plans submitted to Cheshire East

Nantwich Civic Hall extension plans submitted to Cheshire East

Nantwich Town Council has submitted an application to extend the town’s Civic Hall.

These images show how the hall will look once the £200,000 extension has been completed on the side facing Marks & Spencer store.

January 10, 2020