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Man admits murders of ex-wife and her new lover from Wistaston

Man admits murders of ex-wife and her new lover from Wistaston

A man has admitted to the New Year’s Day murders of his ex-wife and her new partner from South Cheshire.

Rhys Hancock appeared at Derby Crown Court today (July 6) via videolink, where he pleaded guilty to the murder of Helen Hancock and Martin Griffiths.

July 6, 2020
COVID-19 local outbreak plans launched by Cheshire East Council

COVID-19 local outbreak plans launched by Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council has published its plans on how it would handle local outbreaks of Covid-19 virus.

The plan is part of the Government’s national Covid-19 test, trace, contain and enable recovery strategy.

July 6, 2020
One arrest on pub reopening night in Nantwich, say police

One arrest on pub reopening night in Nantwich, say police

The first night of pubs being open for almost four months passed off successfully in Nantwich, police say.

Just one arrest was made of a man outside The Studio on Castle Street on Saturday night, officers confirmed.

July 6, 2020
Public consulted over Cheshire East “special powers” on tackling dog fouling

Public consulted over Cheshire East “special powers” on tackling dog fouling

Residents in Cheshire East are being asked if they want “special powers” extending to tackle anti-social behaviour such as dog fouling.

Cheshire East Council is consulting over whether special orders protecting communities should be extended for a further three years, including the control of dogs and dog fouling.

July 6, 2020
Thousands across South Cheshire clap for NHS birthday

Thousands across South Cheshire clap for NHS birthday

Families and workers across South Cheshire joined in the national “clap for NHS” birthday celebration, writes Jonathan White.

People gathered outside their homes, on doorsteps and in front gardens at 5pm yesterday (July 5) for the national “pause for applause”.

July 6, 2020
Cheshire East leaders slam Government funding as “wholly inadequate”

Cheshire East leaders slam Government funding as “wholly inadequate”

Cheshire East Council leaders have criticised as “wholly inadequate” a government funding package to help councils hit by COVID-19 costs.

Leader and Deputy Leader Cllr Sam Corcoran and Cllr Craig Browne said most of the £27 billion headlining the announcement had already been delivered to businesses in grants.

July 5, 2020
Police Crime Commissioner secures £300K for victims’ organisations in Cheshire

Police Crime Commissioner secures £300K for victims’ organisations in Cheshire

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner has secured grants for organisations supporting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence through the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 4, 2020
South Cheshire resident marks 100th birthday and 78th wedding anniversary

South Cheshire resident marks 100th birthday and 78th wedding anniversary

South Cheshire resident Ronald Smith has enjoyed a rare double celebration that very few of us will ever experience!

For Ron has marked his 100th birthday – and then his 78th wedding anniversary just a day later.

July 4, 2020
New “al-fresco” licensing laws could benefit Nantwich venues

New “al-fresco” licensing laws could benefit Nantwich venues

Dozens of Nantwich venues could benefit from new “al-fresco” licensing arrangements being planned by Cheshire East Council.

The Government has given the green light for easing of licensing legislation as restrictions on bars, restaurants, cafes and pubs are lifted from tomorrow (July 4).

July 3, 2020
Childhood sweethearts to stage first post-lockdown wedding in Nantwich

Childhood sweethearts to stage first post-lockdown wedding in Nantwich

A Nantwich couple will be centre of attention at the first St Mary’s Church wedding in Nantwich since lockdown – in front of just 13 people!

Childhood sweethearts Emily Hardy and Samuel Bosson will tie the knot this Saturday (July 4) at the Nantwich “cathedral” in the town centre.

July 3, 2020
Beam Street in Nantwich to reopen to traffic from July 4, says council

Beam Street in Nantwich to reopen to traffic from July 4, says council

Beam Street in Nantwich is to reopen to traffic from July 4, Cheshire East Council has confirmed.

But Pillory Street and Hospital Street will remain closed amid measures to help shoppers socially distance.

July 2, 2020
Barony Park play area to reopen in Nantwich on July 6

Barony Park play area to reopen in Nantwich on July 6

Barony Park play area in Nantwich is among 15 run by Cheshire East Council which will re-open on July 6 as lockdown restrictions ease further.

Along with Queens Park in Crewe, the Barony will be open again for families and children with measures in place to make them as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2, 2020
Licencees meeting Civic Hall

Nantwich residents urged to be “responsible” as pubs set to reopen

Residents in Nantwich and Crewe are being urged to remain vigilant and “act responsibly” as pubs and restaurants reopen this weekend.

For the first time in more than 100 days, licensed premises across Cheshire will be reopening their doors to customers as lockdown restrictions ease further.

July 2, 2020