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Nantwich pubs and restaurants adapt for “outdoor” opening

Nantwich pubs and restaurants adapt for “outdoor” opening

Pubs and restaurants in Nantwich have been adapting their premises to take advantage of “outdoor” reopening of hospitality from today (April 12).

Venues can now serve drink and food to customers outside under the latest stage of the Government’s roadmap out of the Covid pandemic lockdown.

April 12, 2021
Nantwich community steps in to help learning disability resident

Nantwich community steps in to help learning disability resident

Community-spirited residents have helped a Nantwich care group’s appeal to support a client with learning disabilities.

Robert has been under the care of InSafeHands in Nantwich since his mum died.

April 10, 2021
Two-thirds of Cheshire adults have Covid-19 vaccine, data shows

Two-thirds of Cheshire adults have Covid-19 vaccine, data shows

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Nearly two-thirds of Cheshire’s adult population have now had their Covid-19 vaccine, new data shows.

The statistics, from NHS England, show that up to April 4, 388,487 residents have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine — out of a population of 596,446 — representing 65% of the county’s over-16s.

April 9, 2021
New Adult Day Care centre to open in Nantwich

New Adult Day Care centre to open in Nantwich

A new Adult Day Care centre is opening up in Nantwich.

The centre will be run by homecare provider Right at Home South Cheshire and is to open at Frederick House, on Princes Court, Beam Heath Way.

April 8, 2021
Astra Zeneca vaccine “benefits” outweigh risks, says Cheshire health chief

Astra Zeneca vaccine “benefits” outweigh risks, says Cheshire health chief

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
The ‘benefits’ of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine ‘outweigh the risks’, a leading Cheshire NHS official has said.

Clare Watson, accountable officer for the NHS Cheshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) — the organisation leading the county’s vaccination roll-out — made the comments yesterday (April 7).

April 8, 2021
Four-year-old Nantwich stroke survivor’s 26-mile fundraiser

Four-year-old Nantwich stroke survivor’s 26-mile fundraiser

A four-year-old Stroke survivor from Nantwich has completed an amazing 26-mile challenge to raise charity funds.

Big-hearted Orlah Maudsley, from Barbridge, completed the final mile of her challenge on Thursday at Calveley Primary Academy near Nantwich.

April 6, 2021
Crewe to pilot country’s first dual use Covid-19 testing site

Crewe to pilot country’s first dual use Covid-19 testing site

Cheshire East Council is trialling a dual use Covid-19 testing site in Crewe – the first of its kind in the country.

From tomorrow, the existing walk-through testing site in Crewe will become dual use for two weeks from April 6-19

April 5, 2021
NHS pay campaigners plan demo at Leighton Hospital

NHS pay campaigners plan demo at Leighton Hospital

NHS pay campaigners say they will return to Leighton Hospital this week as Covid restrictions are eased.

Members of Crewe’s Trades Union Council say they will return to the hospital tomorrow (April 1) with a socially distanced campaign to raise awareness “for a real and meaningful pay settlement for all NHS staff”.

March 31, 2021
Tarporley cancer patient to trek 240 miles for cancer charities

Tarporley cancer patient to trek 240 miles for cancer charities

A student from Tarporley who was diagnosed with advanced cancer the day before his 19th birthday, is set to walk 240 miles for two charities only a year after beginning his treatment.

Patrick Savage, 20, will walk from his university campus in London to The Christie hospital in Manchester where he was treated last year for Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a type of blood cancer.

March 29, 2021
Appeal for temporary staff by Nantwich firm supplying Covid test kits

Appeal for temporary staff by Nantwich firm supplying Covid test kits

Nantwich firm Everything Genetic is looking to recruit temporary workers to meet the demand across the UK for its Covid test kits.

The company has teamed up with Nantwich Town to take over the club’s function suite to put together thousands of the test kits it is supplying around the country.

March 27, 2021
Nearly 9 in 10 over 50s in Cheshire get have first Covid vaccine

Nearly 9 in 10 over 50s in Cheshire get have first Covid vaccine

By Ethan Davies, local democrary reporter
Nearly nine in ten of Cheshire’s over-50 population have had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

New data, from NHS England up to March 21, shows that an average of 87.3% of those in the various age groups from 50 onwards have had their first dose.

March 25, 2021
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Thousands of food and energy vouchers sent to CEC families for Easter

More than 22,000 supermarket and energy vouchers have been sent out to vulnerable children and families across Cheshire East – with more in the pipeline to cover the Easter school holiday.

The scheme has been coordinated by Cheshire East Council with schools, colleges, early years settings and other family support services.

March 24, 2021
Cheshire East and HSE team up for Covid-secure business checks

Cheshire East and HSE team up for Covid-secure business checks

Cheshire East Council and Health and Safety Executive officers are checking up on local businesses to see if they have Covid-secure measures in place ahead of planned reopening.

CEC has vowed to “take immediate action” on businesses which are not managing risk and protecting workers, customers and visitors.

March 23, 2021