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Cheshire College students join virtual mission to Moon

Cheshire College students join virtual mission to Moon

Crewe and Nantwich college students are on a mission to virtually reach the moon during lockdown by running, walking and cycling.

Cheshire College has joined forces with Association of Colleges Sport in their latest Lunar Challenge to collectively travel 238,855 miles with other member colleges.

February 9, 2021
Online mental health sessions for Nantwich residents

Online mental health sessions for Nantwich residents

Residents in Nantwich will be offered virtual mental health and wellbeing sessions funded by Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane.

The local policing team and volunteer group, Nantwich Buddies, have received funding from the Community Police Fund to run an eight-week course.

February 9, 2021
Nantwich Covid survivor raises £1,200 for staff who “saved her life”

Nantwich Covid survivor raises £1,200 for staff who “saved her life”

An 80-year-old coronavirus survivor from Nantwich has raised more than £1,200 for the hospital that ‘saved her life’.

Gill Bennett was admitted to Crewe’s Leighton Hospital after her temperature soared to 40 degrees.

February 4, 2021
Nine in 10 over 75s in Cheshire receive first Covid vaccine dose

Nine in 10 over 75s in Cheshire receive first Covid vaccine dose

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Nearly nine in 10 of Cheshire and Merseyside’s over-75 population received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of last month.

That’s according to the latest weekly data released by NHS England today (February 4).

February 4, 2021
Hospital charity raises more than £6,000 with festive activities

Hospital charity raises more than £6,000 with festive activities

A South Cheshire hospital charity has raised more than £6,000 with their festive activities, which included £5,000 from their annual Merry Miles fun run.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity (MCH Charity), part of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, moved their Merry Miles fundraiser online last month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

February 2, 2021
Leighton Hospital emergency department set for expansion

Leighton Hospital emergency department set for expansion

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital’s emergency department could soon expand by more than 4,000 square metres.

Health chiefs have submitted a planning application to add a two-storey modular extension to the site’s accident and emergency department, which will be installed in the car park.

February 1, 2021
Cheshire East seeks to expand community Covid-19 testing in borough

Cheshire East seeks to expand community Covid-19 testing in borough

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Talks are ongoing between Cheshire East Council and the government over expanding community Covid-19 testing in the borough.

Professor Rod Thomson, public health consultant for CEC, revealed that the authority has ‘an expression of interest with the Department for Health and Social Care to allow those individuals who have to leave home for work’ more access to community testing.

January 31, 2021
Nantwich officers warn parents of teenagers as Cheshire Police issue 300+ fines

Nantwich officers warn parents of teenagers as Cheshire Police issue 300+ fines

Nantwich officers have warned parents of teenagers to keep them at home in lockdown after Cheshire Police issued more than 300 fines in January.

They say parents of children caught breaking lockdown rules could be fined, after complaints in the Stapeley area of groups of youths hanging around, some involved in anti-social behaviour.

January 28, 2021
Vaccine rollout not slowing down in Cheshire, say health chiefs

Vaccine rollout not slowing down in Cheshire, say health chiefs

By Hannah Youds
It has been almost three weeks since the first Covid-19 vaccine was administered in Nantwich – and the fight to eradicate the virus locally is not slowing down, say health chiefs.

Residents of Nantwich have been receiving their vaccines at the Civic Centre to help them gain protection against the Coronavirus.

January 28, 2021
Cheshire Directors of Public Health urge supermarkets to tighten COVID rules

Cheshire Directors of Public Health urge supermarkets to tighten COVID rules

Directors of Public Health across Cheshire today appealed to all supermarkets and food/convenience stores to adhere to the COVID secure public health guidance.

Several national supermarkets have confirmed they will be tightening up rules and enforcing face coverings in their stores which is welcomed by directors.

January 26, 2021
Cheshire East Council lifts time restrictions on bus pass users

Cheshire East Council lifts time restrictions on bus pass users

Cheshire East Council has lifted timing restrictions on travel for holders of concessionary bus passes.

The move aims to support the Covid-19 vaccine roll out for elderly people and disabled residents.

January 25, 2021
Health body overseeing Cheshire vaccines faces £6.5 million deficit

Health body overseeing Cheshire vaccines faces £6.5 million deficit

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter

The NHS body responsible for Cheshire’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is facing a deficit of £6.5 million.

NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) latest financial projections show higher expenditure in the organisation’s hospital discharge programme in the autumn means it is facing a black hole of £6.461 million by the end of March.

January 24, 2021
10% in Cheshire East vaccinated as mass county vaccination centre considered

10% in Cheshire East vaccinated as mass county vaccination centre considered

Ten per cent of Cheshire East residents have ‘already’ had their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, according to Cheshire East Council leader Sam Corcoran.

His comments come as it emerged health chiefs are looking into opening a mass Covid-19 vaccination centre for Cheshire.

January 22, 2021