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Brine Leas in Nantwich opens doors for primary pupil “Activity Day”

Brine Leas in Nantwich opens doors for primary pupil “Activity Day”

Brine Leas School in Nantwich opened its doors to 200 primary school pupils across Crewe and Nantwich for its annual ‘Activity Day’.

Year 5 and 6 youngsters opted to become actively involved in a wide range of practical activities.

October 13, 2019
Fire crews battle kitchen blaze at Nantwich flat

Fire crews battle kitchen blaze at Nantwich flat

A man managed to escape from a burning flat in Nantwich.

The fire started in the kitchen of the property on Jubilee Gardens.

October 13, 2019
Cargo bicycle carries the load in Crewe

Cargo bicycle carries the load in Crewe

By Jonathan White
ACTive Crewe Travel is offering a human-powered three-wheel vehicle for free loans to local groups.

The volunteer group, which promotes walking and cycling in the area, received the Christiania cargo bicycle as part of a joint initiative.

October 12, 2019
Draft plan backed to boost health in South Cheshire communities

Draft plan backed to boost health in South Cheshire communities

A draft five-year plan to improve the health and wellbeing of South Cheshire communities has received support from local people.

The plan was put for a public engagement exercise run by Healthwatch Cheshire East.

October 11, 2019
Cheshire East vows to tackle developers who breach planning rules

Cheshire East vows to tackle developers who breach planning rules

Cheshire East Council bosses have pledged to tackle developers who breach conditions set down as part of planning permission.

Approval for new housing and other buildings is often granted ‘subject to conditions’, ranging from colour of materials, technical matters involving contaminated land and drainage, and even times and days when construction work is permitted.

October 11, 2019
Police appeal after two pensioners critically injured in Burland smash

Police appeal after two pensioners critically injured in Burland smash

Police are appealing for witnesses after two pensioners were critically injured in yesterday’s crash in Burland, near Nantwich.

The collision involved a blue Honda 4×4 car and a white Volvo articulated heavy goods vehicle on the A534 Wrexham Road shortly before 3pm (October 9).

October 10, 2019
Two women trapped after horror crash on A534 in Burland

Two women trapped after horror crash on A534 in Burland

Two women were left trapped in their car after a two-vehicle smash on the busy A534 in Burland near Nantwich.

The accident happened on Wrexham Road close to the junction with Long Lane at 3pm today (October 9).

October 9, 2019
Girl, 16, arrested in connection with Nantwich assault

Girl, 16, arrested in connection with Nantwich assault

A 16-year-old girl from Merseyside has been arrested in connection with a serious assault at a house in Nantwich, police confirmed today.

She was questioned by officers and has now been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

October 9, 2019
Nantwich leisure services to be upgraded after councillors pass plans

Nantwich leisure services to be upgraded after councillors pass plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leisure facilities in Nantwich and four other towns are to be upgraded as part of a council scheme worth more than £12 million.

And work in Nantwich, given the thumbs up by councillors at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, will include fencing around Barony Park which local residents have been campaigning for to prevent unauthorised traveller camps.

October 9, 2019
Cheshire East need to save £7.5 million as social care costs spiral

Cheshire East need to save £7.5 million as social care costs spiral

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs will need to make £7.5 million in savings by the end of 2019-20 to balance the books following rising demand for its services.

The authority is currently facing a £5.5 million overspend in the “people” department responsible for social care services – including a £3.4 million overspend in its children and families department.

October 9, 2019
Police probe serious assault in Nantwich home

Police probe serious assault in Nantwich home

An attack in a house in Nantwich has left one man in hospital with serious head injuries.

Police say the incident, which has left a 40-year-old man from Nantwich in hospital, happened inside a house in Blagg Avenue at around 7pm last night (October 7).

October 8, 2019
Regal timepiece to go under hammer in Nantwich

Regal timepiece to go under hammer in Nantwich

An extraordinary timepiece with a Regal Heritage is to go under the hammer in Nantwich.

This 18ct gold gent’s watch with a difference is expected to fetcgh around £15,000 at the November 20 Fine Jewellery and Watches Auction at Peter Wilson Auctioneers.

October 7, 2019
Cheshire East launches public consultation on environment plan

Cheshire East launches public consultation on environment plan

Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation on its environmental strategy.

Authority chiefs want residents to air their views on its priorities and vision for the future.

October 7, 2019