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“People have enough of dither” says Eddisbury winner Timpson

“People have enough of dither” says Eddisbury winner Timpson

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Eddisbury is Conservative again after Edward Timpson regained the seat for the Tories in emphatic style earlier today.

And he said that voters have had enough of “dither and delay” over Brexit.

December 13, 2019
Millfields Primary to launch “wraparound” care in 2020

Millfields Primary to launch “wraparound” care in 2020

Millfields Primary in Nantwich is to provide wraparound care for children from 3 to 11 years old from January 2020 to support working parents.

December 13, 2019
Kieran Mullan calls Crewe & Nantwich win one “for democracy”

Kieran Mullan calls Crewe & Nantwich win one “for democracy”

New Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan said today his victory was “for democracy”.

The Conservative candidate registered a comprehensive win polling more than 28,000 votes, a majority of more than 8,000 over Labour’s Laura Smith.

December 13, 2019
Defeated Labour candidate Laura Smith would have done things differently to Corbyn

Defeated Labour candidate Laura Smith would have done things differently to Corbyn

Defeated Crewe and Nantwich Labour candidate Laura Smith today admitted she would have done things differently to Jeremy Corbyn.

December 13, 2019
GENERAL ELECTION: Crewe & Nantwich, Kieran Mullan win for Conservatives

GENERAL ELECTION: Crewe & Nantwich, Kieran Mullan win for Conservatives

Conservatives have taken back Crewe & Nantwich seat with Kieran Mullan ousting Labour’s Laura Smith.

Dr Mullan polled 28,704, while Ms Smith registered 20,196 votes, giving Conservtaives a healthy 8,508 majority.

December 13, 2019
Edward Timpson

GENERAL ELECTION: Eddisbury result, Edward Timpson (CON) elected

Edward Timpson has been elected as Eddisbury MP for the Conservative Party.

Mr Timpson polled 30,095 votes, beating his nearest opponent Labour’s Terry Savage who secured 11,652.

December 13, 2019
Kath O'Dwyer

Cheshire East Council acting chief executive to quit and take up new role

By Kenny Lomas, local democracy reporter
The acting chief executive at Cheshire East Council, who was due to be made permanent next Thursday, is quitting to take on a new role in St Helens.

Candidates for the permanent chief executive position were interviewed by Cheshire East’s staffing committee in November.

December 12, 2019
Norovirus bug forces Brine Leas school in Nantwich to close

Norovirus bug forces Brine Leas school in Nantwich to close

The norovirus winter sickness bug is sweeping through a Nantwich school, forcing it to close.

Brine Leas Academy headteacher David Cole made the rare decision to shut the school tomorrow (December 13) after consulting with health chiefs.

December 12, 2019
Nantwich Town Council plans 7.5% hike in its council tax

Nantwich Town Council plans 7.5% hike in its council tax

Nantwich residents face a 7.5% hike in their town council portion of the council tax bill – to help fund new initiatives like a new Town Ranger.

The authority also wants to increase council tax to bump up its reserves to a projected £193,000.

December 11, 2019
Cheshire College – South & West rated “Good” by Ofsted

Cheshire College – South & West rated “Good” by Ofsted

Cheshire College – South & West has been rated “Good” in its latest Ofsted inspection.

It was the first full inspection since South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College merged in March 2017.

December 10, 2019
Plans for 13 new “rapid response units” to cut deaths on Cheshire roads

Plans for 13 new “rapid response units” to cut deaths on Cheshire roads

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Thirteen new rapid response rescue units could soon be introduced across Cheshire including one in Nantwich in an effort to cut the number of deaths on the county’s roads.

December 10, 2019
Busy Main Road at Worleston to close for a week

Busy Main Road at Worleston to close for a week

The busy B5074 Main Road in Worleston near Nantwich is to close for a week for patching work.

The closure between 9.30am and 3.30pm will impact on hundreds of drivers and all those accessing Reaseheath College entrances on Main Road.

December 9, 2019
BBC Victoria Derbyshire show election special in Crewe

BBC Victoria Derbyshire show election special in Crewe

The BBC Victoria Derbyshire TV Show will be broadcast live from South Cheshire on Monday (December 9) as millions prepare to go the polls in the General Election.

December 7, 2019