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A51 closed in Nantwich after serious lorry incident

A51 closed in Nantwich after serious lorry incident

A serious accident involving an HGV and man has closed the A51 Nantwich bypass between Alvaston and Peacock roundabouts.

Cheshire Police said the accident involves a lorry and has closed the road in both directions.

December 14, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research group plea for more volunteers

Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research group plea for more volunteers

A Crewe & Nantwich fundraising group is appealing for new members to help support the work of Cancer Research UK.

The fundraising group has already raised more than £45,000 in 2018 to help fund its life-saving work.

December 13, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Former Cheshire paedophile police officer jailed for 25 years for raping girl, 13

Former Cheshire paedophile police officer jailed for 25 years for raping girl, 13

A former student Cheshire police officer has been jailed for 25 years for raping a teenage girl in Crewe just after he clocked off duty.

Ian Naude was today (December 13) sentenced to 30 years (25 years custodial and five years on licence) following a hearing at Liverpool Crown Court.

December 13, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Richmond Village Nantwich wine-tasting raises £1,800 for Foodbank

Richmond Village Nantwich wine-tasting raises £1,800 for Foodbank

Richmond Village Nantwich teamed up with one of the country’s newest Rotary Clubs for a “Who’s wine is it anyway” night and raised £1,800 for Nantwich Foodbank.

Wyche-Malbank Nantwich Rotary Club was formed in the summer, after being founded by two members of staff from the retirement village, Lynne Griffin and Nicola Jackson.

December 13, 2018 0 comments Charity news, News
Residents voice fears over new police and fire station in Crewe

Residents voice fears over new police and fire station in Crewe

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents are calling on police and the fire service to make sure their new home does not cause traffic and parking problems.

Plans are in the pipeline for the existing fire station, in Macon Way, to be knocked down and replaced by a new station for both firefighters and the police – who are set to move from Civic Centre.

December 13, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Crewe and Nantwich bar firm to raffle off Buzzcocks guitar in aid of Foodbank

Crewe and Nantwich bar firm to raffle off Buzzcocks guitar in aid of Foodbank

South Cheshire bar firm Beer Dock is raffling off a signed guitar of the late Pete Shelley, to raise funds for local Foodbanks.

Sam McGarrigle, who runs Beer Dock with shops in Crewe and Nantwich, remembered he had the guitar stored away after Buzzcocks frontman Shelley died aged 63 last week.

December 12, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Man trapped in car wreckage after A51 smash in Nantwich

Man trapped in car wreckage after A51 smash in Nantwich

A man had to be cut free from wreckage after an accident on the busy A51 in Nantwich.

The accident happened on the stretch of road near to the Alvaston roundabout at around 5.30pm last night (December 11)

December 12, 2018 0 comments Incident, News
Nantwich methodist swaps gifts for £660 dementia appeal funds

Nantwich methodist swaps gifts for £660 dementia appeal funds

Big-hearted Nantwich methodist Richard Fox swapped his birthday gifts for donations – and raised £660 for the dementia appeal.

Richard, a member of Nantwich Broad Lane Methodist Chapel, decided to ask his friends and family to donate to the “Everybody Knows Somebody – dementia appeal” instead of buying him birthday presents.

December 12, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Nantwich pupils stage Bake Off contest in aid of charity

Nantwich pupils stage Bake Off contest in aid of charity

Pupils in Nantwich cooked up a great idea to raise funds for charity when they staged their own Great British Bake Off contest!

Young bakers at Highfields Academy wowed judges with a stunning array of painstakingly decorated cakes and biscuits.

December 12, 2018 0 comments Charity news, News, Schools & Colleges
Four teenage Crewe boys punished for bringing misery to residents

Four teenage Crewe boys punished for bringing misery to residents

Four teenage boys from Crewe who brought misery to the lives of residents have been punished for their actions.

The 15-year-old ringleader of the group, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been sentenced to four months at a youth detention and training centre.

December 11, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Cheshire East are stepping up the fight to change the way the local authority is run.

Thousands of residents have already signed a petition launched by the group, which includes long-serving Nantwich North and West Cllr Arthur Moran.

December 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Vandalised garden gnomes in Wistaston are back home for Christmas

Vandalised garden gnomes in Wistaston are back home for Christmas

By Jonathan White
Cheeky garden gnomes in Wistaston who were targeted by vandals, have made a triumphant return to the village.

Residents were furious when popular pensioner Laurence Perry had 25 of his gnomes smashed or stolen from his Westfield Drive garden and land at the front of his property.

December 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Village News, Wistaston
Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

A landmark international deal has been signed to open a new health science campus on the Manchester Metropolitan University site in Crewe.

The facility on the 40-acre Crewe campus currently used by MMU will host UK and international students from September 2019, offering degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Podiatry.