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Nantwich girl, 7, earns national praise for poem about life in lockdown

Nantwich girl, 7, earns national praise for poem about life in lockdown

A seven-year-old Nantwich girl has received national recognition after penning a brilliant poem about life in lockdown in her home town!

Marley Sharp was reading Michael Rosen’s “A to Z: The Best Children’s Poetry” and was inspired to reply to the “Laughter Rap in Plastic Town” poem by John Agard.

April 16, 2020
Nantwich firm appeals for 3D printers to make face shields for NHS workers

Nantwich firm appeals for 3D printers to make face shields for NHS workers

A Nantwich company has appealed for 3D printers so they can expand their production of face shields for NHS staff on the COVID-19 pandemic frontline.

Gateway Electronic Components, on Beam Heath Way, has have started 3D printing face shields to help in the crisis and is running machines 24 hours a day.

April 15, 2020
South Cheshire residents stay indoors despite hot Easter weather

South Cheshire residents stay indoors despite hot Easter weather

By Jonathan White
The vast majority of people are staying indoors and following Government guidance despite warm Easter weather in South Cheshire.

Good Friday and Easter Saturday yesterday saw the warmest weather of the year so far.

April 12, 2020
Wistaston resident hailed as “community hero” during COVID-19 pandemic

Wistaston resident hailed as “community hero” during COVID-19 pandemic

A Wistaston resident has been hailed by police as a “community hero” for helping so many people during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

Cheshire Police called Nadiah Mckeown a “diamond Wistaston resident” who has helped more than 100 residents across Crewe, Wistaston, Willaston, Nantwich, Shavington.

April 12, 2020
36 deaths from COVID-19 at Leighton Hospital, latest figures show

36 deaths from COVID-19 at Leighton Hospital, latest figures show

Thirty-six people have died from COVID-19 virus at Leighton Hospital, latest Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust figures today show.

April 10, 2020
Group sews “scrubs” for Leighton Hospital staff helping COVID-19 patients

Group sews “scrubs” for Leighton Hospital staff helping COVID-19 patients

Local volunteers are making and sourcing scrubs for NHS staff in South Cheshire helping COVID-19 patients.

The group, coordinated by volunteers including Emma Dalzell, has set up a Facebook group with many helpers from Nantwich, Crewe and Middlewich who are sewing and making new scrubs.

April 10, 2020
‘Virtual Car Meet’ attracts visitors from around the world

‘Virtual Car Meet’ attracts visitors from around the world

By Jonathan White
The latest “Off The Rails Classic Car Meet” in Crewe attracted a global audience as fans did not let the COVID-19 pandemic stop their monthly event.

Normally held at Crewe Heritage Centre on Vernon Way, the physical meets have been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

April 10, 2020
Nantwich youths breaching lockdown, say concerned residents

Nantwich youths breaching lockdown, say concerned residents

Groups of young people are breaching the lockdown rules in Nantwich, and gathering in “blackspots”, say concerned residents.

Readers have contacted us to raise concerns about groups of young people gathering in the underpass below Waterlode close to Nantwich Town football club, as well as along the River Weaver.

April 9, 2020
£1 million “coronavirus” campaign launched by Cheshire Community Foundation

£1 million “coronavirus” campaign launched by Cheshire Community Foundation

A major campaign has been launched in Cheshire to raise £1 million to provide vital support to vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The appeal is a partnership involving Cheshire Community Foundation working with Steve Morgan Foundation.

April 9, 2020
Nantwich bars sign up to “Save Pub Life” campaign in face of pandemic

Nantwich bars sign up to “Save Pub Life” campaign in face of pandemic

A Nantwich pub boss has joined a “Save Pub Life” campaign as venues across the town battle to survive the pandemic lockdown.

Louise Bastow, director of The Cat, Firenze and Street on Welsh Row, has signed up to the initiative aimed at staying in touch with customers and offering incentives to return after the coronavirus crisis.

April 8, 2020
Cheshire East Council appoints “mental health champions” during pandemic

Cheshire East Council appoints “mental health champions” during pandemic

The leader of Cheshire East Council has appointed two councillors as adult mental health champions during the Covid-19 crisis.

Cllrs Sally Handley and Jonathan Parry will support residents to access mental wellbeing benefits, to remove the stigma and get people talking about mental health.

April 8, 2020
Reaseheath graduate appeals for help to feed zoo animals during pandemic

Reaseheath graduate appeals for help to feed zoo animals during pandemic

An animal science graduate from University Centre Reaseheath in Nantwich has launched an appeal for cash donations to help feed the animals at the zoo where he works.

Jack Williams, Centre Manager at Lakeland Wildlife Oasis in South Cumbria, is calling on supporters and visitors to aid the popular zoo, which has been hit hard by coronavirus restrictions.

April 7, 2020
South Cheshire charity appeals for help to survive COVID-19 crisis

South Cheshire charity appeals for help to survive COVID-19 crisis

A charity at the heart of the South Cheshire community for many years has issued a plea for help as income streams dry up because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Selling recycled furniture and running a café have helped fund charitable activities from St Paul’s Centre in Crewe for more than 30 years.

April 7, 2020