Human Interest

Appeal to find missing man after car found at Bickerton

Appeal to find missing man after car found at Bickerton

Police are searching for a man missing from home after his ca found abandoned in Bickerton near Nantwich.

Michael Anthony Wardle, known locally as Tony, lives in the Cuddington area of Northwich.

August 21, 2019
Lymphoma Action blood cancer support group launched in Nantwich

Lymphoma Action blood cancer support group launched in Nantwich

A support group for families dealing with lymphoma, myeloma or leukaemia has been launched in Nantwich.

Lymphoma Action, the only charity in the UK dedicated to this type of cancer, is holding its first support group gathering in Nantwich on Wednesday September 4.

August 21, 2019
Rare red squirrel admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange

Rare red squirrel admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange

The RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich has admitted a rare patient – a red squirrel.

The elusive squirrel – a native British species which is only seen in certain parts of the UK – was admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange after being found orphaned in Liverpool.

August 21, 2019
Campaigners say Cheshire East “refuses” to reveal legal advice over Barony Park injunction

Campaigners say Cheshire East “refuses” to reveal legal advice over Barony Park injunction

Campaigners fighting for a court injunction to tackle unauthorised traveller camps in Nantwich, say Cheshire East Council has “refused” to disclose details of legal advice which has stalled the move.

August 20, 2019
180 Cheshire College students celebrate A level results

180 Cheshire College students celebrate A level results

More than 180 Cheshire College South & West students are celebrating their A Level results.

Learners at the college achieved a 98% pass rate, with 120 exceptional A* or A grades.

August 16, 2019
Brine Leas and Malbank pupils celebrate A level results

Brine Leas and Malbank pupils celebrate A level results

Students at Brine Leas and Malbank sixth forms in Nantwich today celebrated a strong set of A-level results.

At Brine Leas, an impressive 54% of grades achieved were A* – B and nearly 80% of grades were A* – C.

August 15, 2019
Leighton Hospital welcome third MRI scanner

Leighton Hospital welcome third MRI scanner

By Stephen Topping
Leighton Hospital bosses have welcomed a third MRI scanner.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital in Crewe, has spent more than £1.1 million on leasing and installing the new scanner.

August 15, 2019
Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

A petition has been launched calling on Cheshire East Council chiefs to ditch plans to open a transit site for gypsies and travellers at Cledford Hall.

Cllr Jonathan Parry, Labour Cheshire East Council member for Middlewich, launched the petition online on Tuesday – and it has had more than 100 signatures so far.

August 15, 2019
Sharp fall in number of Cheshire East smokers, latest figures show

Sharp fall in number of Cheshire East smokers, latest figures show

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Smoking is becoming much less common across Cheshire East according to new Government figures – but the council insists it will not rest on its laurels.

Figures released by Public Health England show that in 2018, 8.7% of adults across the borough were smokers, compared to 16.4% in 2017.

August 14, 2019
Rotary funds Nantwich children on two-day adventure

Rotary funds Nantwich children on two-day adventure

Thirty children from Nantwich Primary Academy spent two days and a night at the Wingate Centre in Wrenbury, thanks to a Rotary club donation.

The youngsters aged between six and eight enjoyed the experience after receiving support of the Rotary Club of Nantwich.

August 14, 2019
Residents can air views on Cheshire East travellers transit site plan

Residents can air views on Cheshire East travellers transit site plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents in Nantwich can soon have their say on a key council document that will pave the way for a transit site for gypsies and travellers.

Cheshire East Council is about to open consultation on the latest draft for the second part of its local plan – formally known as the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD).

August 13, 2019
MP Laura Smith urges building regulations review after Beechmere fire

MP Laura Smith urges building regulations review after Beechmere fire

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith MP is calling on building regulations to be reviewed after the devastating blaze which ripped through the Beechmere residential complex.

August 13, 2019
Dementia pilot study at Belong Crewe hailed big success

Dementia pilot study at Belong Crewe hailed big success

A pioneering pilot study exploring the impact of creative workshops on those living with dementia at Belong Crewe care village has been hailed a huge success.

August 12, 2019