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Baby Club Cheshire in Nantwich booms after lockdown birth

Baby Club Cheshire in Nantwich booms after lockdown birth

A baby club set up in Nantwich during the pandemic lockdown is booming!

Baby Club Cheshire was the brainchild of young mum Steph Tully when her youngest daughter Izzy was just six-months-old.

July 28, 2021
90-year-old’s anger over CEC telecare charging plans

90-year-old’s anger over CEC telecare charging plans

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A 90-year-old woman has blasted Cheshire East Council proposals to charge over 85s for a lifeline care alarm service which is currently free.

Cheshire East is consulting with residents on proposals to introduce a £5 a week charge for the telecare service which, at present, is free to residents aged 85 and over if they live alone.

July 19, 2021
Cheshire Police and CEC chiefs issue warning on “Freedom Day”

Cheshire Police and CEC chiefs issue warning on “Freedom Day”

Police, council and health bosses across Cheshire today urged residents to be “responsible” as “Freedom Day” marks the final easing of lockdown restrictions.

They say cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 are continuing to rise across Cheshire East, with 1,222 more cases in week up to July 8.

July 19, 2021
Flu vaccine uptake fears aired by Cheshire East health chiefs

Flu vaccine uptake fears aired by Cheshire East health chiefs

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East health chief has warned of a “challenging winter” amid fears Covid will result in lower resilience to flu.

Director of public health Dr Matt Tyrer said it was vital people got the message that they should be vaccinated for both conditions.

July 13, 2021
Officer hit by Covid pedals from Nantwich to London for charity

Officer hit by Covid pedals from Nantwich to London for charity

A police officer from Nantwich has cycled from his home town to London in aid of charity – despite suffering long Covid!

Chris Buckley, an officer with the Regional Commercial Vehicle Unit at Cheshire Constabulary, pedalled to the capital to raise vital funds for Nantwich Foodbank.

July 13, 2021
Charity-funded “scalp coolers” help South Cheshire cancer patients

Charity-funded “scalp coolers” help South Cheshire cancer patients

Charity-funded scalp coolers are helping Crewe and Nantwich cancer patients keep their hair while undergoing chemotherapy.

Two coolers have been funded by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity to help with treatment at Leighton Hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Unit.

July 13, 2021
South Cheshire specialist school for autistic children to expand

South Cheshire specialist school for autistic children to expand

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A special school in South Cheshire rated as outstanding by Ofsted looks set to expand on to a satellite site.

Cheshire East Council wants to remodel and refurbish the Dean Row Centre in Wilmslow as a satellite site for the highly rated Springfield School in Crewe.

July 10, 2021
Audlem pilot to pedal 420 miles in aid of friend battling tumour

Audlem pilot to pedal 420 miles in aid of friend battling tumour

An airline pilot from Audlem is swapping the cockpit for the saddle – to cycle 420 miles in three days in aid of a friend battling a brain tumour.

Shaun Rayne, 49, has set himself the massive challenge to raise money for Headcase Cancer Trust after his good friend Rick Youle was dealt a devastating blow.

July 9, 2021
South Cheshire autism charity receives boost from Crewe firm

South Cheshire autism charity receives boost from Crewe firm

A charity supporting South Cheshire children and adults with autism has received a boost from a nearby company as it introduces more popular gaming sessions at its specialist centre in Crewe.

Teenager Aiden Taylor, who has the condition and is a keen gamer, was the inspiration behind the donation to Autism Inclusive from security firm Alpha Omega based on Crewe Business Park.

July 8, 2021
Motherwell Cheshire charity sees counselling demand rise 25%

Motherwell Cheshire charity sees counselling demand rise 25%

The Motherwell Cheshire charity is calling for support after experiencing a 25% increase in demand for counselling help.

The charity offers educational services, holistic therapies and mental health support, to promote positive health and wellbeing to women across Cheshire.

July 8, 2021
Studio Nantwich nightclub boss prepares to reopen after lockdown

Studio Nantwich nightclub boss prepares to reopen after lockdown

A nightclub boss in Nantwich is preparing to open after what he described as a “tough 15 months” of lockdown closure.

Nigel Woodhouse, who runs Studio Nantwich on Castle street, will reopen the venue for dancing after being force to close due to the Covid pandemic.

July 6, 2021
Walk-in vaccination centres to open amid rise in Cheshire East cases

Walk-in vaccination centres to open amid rise in Cheshire East cases

Pop-up walk in vaccination centres will be available in South Cheshire next week as health chiefs continue to tackle the rising cases of Covid.

Walk-in vaccination clinics will be running in Crewe on Monday and Tuesday at Grand Junction Retail Park and Weston Road, run by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust.

July 3, 2021
Cheshire East child SEND services “transformed”, say inspectors

Cheshire East child SEND services “transformed”, say inspectors

Childcare inspectors say services for children with special educational needs (SEND) across Cheshire East have been “transformed”.

It comes three years after an earlier report highlighted “significant weaknesses” in the provision.

July 2, 2021