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Nantwich college first to train staff on gaming and gambling dangers

Nantwich college first to train staff on gaming and gambling dangers

Reaseheath College in Nantwich is one of the first in the region to undergo specialist training on safeguarding students from gaming and gambling harm.

More than 170 members of staff at the college took part in a training workshop, delivered by Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM).

October 20, 2021
Cheshire East given £2.2m for vulnerable families in winter

Cheshire East given £2.2m for vulnerable families in winter

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has been allocated £2.2m of government funding to help provide food and essentials for vulnerable households over winter.

The household support fund runs from October 6 to March 31, 2022.

October 19, 2021
Planners back 45 new homes bid near Wrenbury despite objections

Planners back 45 new homes bid near Wrenbury despite objections

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans to build 45 affordable homes in the open countryside in Wrenbury have been recommended for approval despite objections from the parish council and local residents.

Sovini Homes wants to build the houses across two plots, on land south of Sandfield House, Station Road.

October 19, 2021
Staff shortages blamed for problems at Nantwich medical centre

Staff shortages blamed for problems at Nantwich medical centre

Staff shortages are being blamed for delays facing patients trying to get through to a Nantwich doctors practice.

Scores of patients have taken to social media to complain about Kiltearn Medical Centre in recent days.

October 18, 2021
Cheshire East councillors urged to “get on board” with Crewe train HQ bid

Cheshire East councillors urged to “get on board” with Crewe train HQ bid

Cheshire East councillors are being urged to back Crewe’s bid to become the home of Great British Railways.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has asked “traditional railway towns” to put a case forward to develop new headquarters for Great British Railways – a new, single, accountable public body responsible for running Britain’s railways.

October 18, 2021
Boughey staff step up to raise funds for Calveley Primary School

Boughey staff step up to raise funds for Calveley Primary School

Employees at Boughey Distribution near Nantwich have helped raise almost £1,500 for Calveley Primary School – by increasing their daily step count by at least 1,000 every day!

All additional steps were turned into cash credits by the company and helped raise an impressive £1,443 for the local village school.

October 17, 2021
Nantwich solicitors support St Luke’s ‘Make a Will Week’

Nantwich solicitors support St Luke’s ‘Make a Will Week’

Two Nantwich solicitors Hibberts and Poole Alcock are backing St Luke’s Hospice “Make a Will Week” campaign.

The annual event gives people a chance to make sure their Will is up-to-date and according to their wishes.

October 17, 2021
Investigation after house fire on new Nantwich development

Investigation after house fire on new Nantwich development

An investigation is underway after a house fire on the new Kingsbourne housing development in Nantwich last night (Oct 15).

No one was injured in the incident on Olney Place. One mum and her children were able to escape during the blaze.

October 16, 2021
Police seek witnesses after M6 crash closes motorway in Cheshire

Police seek witnesses after M6 crash closes motorway in Cheshire

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious crash on the M6 northbound at junction 16 turn off for Nantwich.

The incident, at around 9.50am today (October 15), involved an HGV, a van and a car.

October 15, 2021
MP Kieran Mullan slams Cheshire East on progress over parking fees

MP Kieran Mullan slams Cheshire East on progress over parking fees

Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan has hit out at the lack of progress on making car parking charges across Cheshire East fairer.

Users of car parks in Nantwich and Crewe are currently charged for car parking, and face some of the highest charges in the borough.

October 15, 2021
Lorries and cars thunder past the 'crossing' at 40mph

Council to review Peter de Stapleigh Way “crossing” after teenager’s accident

Council chiefs say they will carry out a “further review” of a controversial crossing in Nantwich where a teenage boy was injured by a car earlier this week.

The 17-year-old Brine Leas student was using the drop down kerb crossing over Peter de Stapleigh Way when he was hit by a car.

October 15, 2021
Youngsters celebrate Hello Yellow Day at Nantwich school

Youngsters celebrate Hello Yellow Day at Nantwich school

Youngsters at a village school near Nantwich had a colourful time celebrating Hello Yellow Day!

The pupils at Acton Primary dressed up in yellow to mark the day which is a campaign fighting for young people’s mental health.

October 14, 2021
Weston Christmas Lights cancelled for 2021, organisers announce

Weston Christmas Lights cancelled for 2021, organisers announce

By Dan Woodburn
The popular Weston Christmas Lights Display has been cancelled for 2021.

The decision has partly been blamed on negative feedback last year about the impact of queuing traffic, says organiser Graham Witter.

October 14, 2021