Health

Second bird flu warning with another South Cheshire outbreak

Second bird flu warning with another South Cheshire outbreak

Health officials have confirmed another case of bird flu in Warmingham area of South Cheshire.

Cheshire East Council said today it is taking immediate measures to inform and advise local residents, partners and landowners.

January 22, 2022
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Crewe vaccination centre celebrates 100,000 life-saving jabs

By Jonathan White
The Crewe Honda Centre vaccination centre has celebrated a year of giving life-saving jabs, with more than 100,000 administered.

The Crewe motorcycle dealership was transformed into a Covid vaccination centre last year and reaches the milestone of one year of operation on Sunday.

January 20, 2022
New-look Nantwich Leisure Centre opens doors to public

New-look Nantwich Leisure Centre opens doors to public

The new-look “Nantwich Leisure Centre” and Barony Sports Complex have re-opened to the public after a £2.1 million refurbishment.

Everybody Sport and Recreation have unveiled a new extended Gym and new-look reception area with a new Taste for Life café.

January 19, 2022
Bird flu outbreak near Tarporley in Cheshire West

Bird flu outbreak near Tarporley in Cheshire West

Two outbreaks of bird flu have been confirmed – one in Tarporley and one at Aldersley, near Tattenhall.

Both outbreaks are in Cheshire West, but close to the border with Cheshire East.

January 18, 2022
Latest walk-in Covid vaccine clinic being held in Nantwich

Latest walk-in Covid vaccine clinic being held in Nantwich

Anyone eligible for a COVID vaccination can have one at a walk-in clinic at Nantwich Civic Hall today (January 17).

Vaccines are available at the walk-in between 2pm and 7pm and today.

January 17, 2022
Just one Cheshire East school closed in autumn due to Covid

Just one Cheshire East school closed in autumn due to Covid

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Just one school in Cheshire East had to close during autumn term because of Covid-19 – and only for the last day.

Mark Bayley, acting director of education, said the autumn term was probably the hardest and most challenging for schools during the whole pandemic.

January 13, 2022
New Nantwich primary school could boost SEND places

New Nantwich primary school could boost SEND places

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The new primary school planned for Kingsbourne in Nantwich could provide additional places for children with Special Educational Needs (SEND).

Members of Cheshire East’s children and families committee heard from acting director of education Mark Bayley that the need for extra provision in the town had been highlighted during the recent consultation.

January 11, 2022
304 children referred to CEC amid child exploitation claims

304 children referred to CEC amid child exploitation claims

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Child exploitation cases involving 304 children were reported to Cheshire East Council last year, new figures show.

And more than 170 of those children were later referred to social services.

January 6, 2022
Willaston woman’s stamps donation appeal for bone cancer charity

Willaston woman’s stamps donation appeal for bone cancer charity

By Jonathan White
A Willaston woman is appealing for help to collect postage stamps as part of a life-saving bone cancer campaign.

Mags Rogers wants residents to donate their postage stamps to help fund the work of Bone Cancer Research Trust via their “Bone Cancer Stamp Appeal”.

January 3, 2022
33,000 working days lost to Covid among NW ambulance staff

33,000 working days lost to Covid among NW ambulance staff

Ambulance staff covering Cheshire lost more than 33,000 working days to Long Covid, new figures show.

And some staff have suffered absences lasting more than 12 months, according to a Freedom of Information request to North West Ambulance Service Trust.

December 27, 2021
Second walk-in Covid vaccine clinic in Nantwich

Second walk-in Covid vaccine clinic in Nantwich

A second walk-on Covid vaccine session is being held in Nantwich this week.

Anyone eligible for a Covid vaccination you can attend without booking an appointment at Nantwich Civic Hall on Thursday December 30.

December 27, 2021
Donation of toys to Leighton Hospital for young patients

Donation of toys to Leighton Hospital for young patients

Santa arrived early at Leighton Hospital in the form of Pop Nightingale – a toy community initiative created to give back to those in need.

They receive charitable donations of pop vinyl, toys and other child friendly gifts and donating across the UK.

December 26, 2021
Healthcare worker at home visit

CEC given almost £1 million to recruit more care workers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Care workers should be well paid for doing a tough and sometimes “unpleasant” job just as miners were in past years for digging coal, a Cheshire East councillor said.

Cllr Stewart Gardiner was speaking at a Cheshire East Council meeting where it was announced the authority has been awarded £982,203 to help recruit and retain care staff during the winter months.

December 19, 2021