Human Interest

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
CEC councillors told NOT to use ward budgets for gritting

CEC councillors told NOT to use ward budgets for gritting

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has refused to allow its councillors to use their ward budgets to pay for gritting on treacherous roads because it goes against its new winter policy.

The Labour/Independent administration axed around 100 roads from its winter gritting route when it introduced its new policy this winter – including busy rural routes like Coole Lane and Checkley Lane near Nantwich.

January 21, 2022
Nantwich pet pooch Beans is top dog on TikTok!

Nantwich pet pooch Beans is top dog on TikTok!

By Jonathan White
A Nantwich dog has become a social media sensation!

‘Beans’ is a Bernese Mountain Dog owned by Wesley Newton, and has become a massive hit on TikTok, the video-focused social network.

January 21, 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
Five days for residents to have say on Cheshire Police budget

Five days for residents to have say on Cheshire Police budget

Residents in Crewe and Nantwich have a few days left to make their views known on the level of council tax people pay for their police service.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer’s survey will close at midday on Tuesday January 25.

January 20, 2022
Cheshire East pays out £6,600 after Ombudsman complaints upheld

Cheshire East pays out £6,600 after Ombudsman complaints upheld

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council paid out £6,674 in compensation for five complaints upheld by the Ombudsman between August 1 and November 30.

Cllr David Marren, vice chair of the audit and governance committee, said he thought the council took the matter “far too lightly”.

January 19, 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
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner awards deputy 33% rise

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner awards deputy 33% rise

By Belinda Ryan, local democracry reporter
Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has given his deputy a 33% rise taking his salary from £38,250 to £51,000 in five months.

John Dwyer (Con) was elected as PCC in May 2021 after defeating former commissioner David Keane (Lab).

January 19, 2022
Dr Kieran Mullan

Kieran Mullan thought to be among 20 MPs considering”no confidence” in PM

Crewe and Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan is thought to be among a group of Tory MPs considering submitting letters of “no confidence” in Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

It’s believed Dr Mullan attended two meetings today and yesterday as part of the so-called “pork pie plot”.

January 18, 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
Consultation on winter gritting changes was held, CEC chiefs say

Consultation on winter gritting changes was held, CEC chiefs say

Organisations and residents were consulted over changes to the winter gritting strategy in Cheshire East, council chiefs said today.

Many have aired anger over changes to the winter gritting routes, which has seen busy rural roads like Coole Lane and Checkley Lane near Nantwich no longer being gritted.

January 15, 2022
Crewe & Nantwich Tory MP urged to air view on Downing St lockdown parties

Crewe & Nantwich Tory MP urged to air view on Downing St lockdown parties

Crewe and Nantwich Conservative MP Kieran Mullan is being urged to air his views on the Downing Street lockdown parties as pressure grows on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

A number of Tory MPs have now publicly declared they have written to the chairman of the 1922 Committee to say they have no confidence in the PM.

January 15, 2022