Human Interest

Reaseheath students’ insect home receives Royal seal of approval

Reaseheath students’ insect home receives Royal seal of approval

Animal Management students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich have received royal approval after they built a palatial home for insects.

The students modelled “Bug’ingham Palace” on the Queen’s London residence and built it from packing cases, wood offcuts, chicken wire, branches and foliage from native trees.

October 23, 2019
Five Nantwich youngsters chosen to switch on town’s Christmas lights

Five Nantwich youngsters chosen to switch on town’s Christmas lights

Five inspirational Nantwich youngsters have been chosen to switch on the town’s Christmas lights next month.

Mayor Cllr Arthur Moran said he was inundated with nominations after revealing his plans for this year’s switch on event on November 15.

October 23, 2019
Late night levy plan could be reviewed by Cheshire East councillors

Late night levy plan could be reviewed by Cheshire East councillors

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East borough chiefs are being asked to reconsider a decision not to introduce a “late night levy” to bring in additional cash for police and the council.

Councils have had the power to implement a late night levy since 2011 – meaning an additional fee would be charged to licenced premises that can sell alcohol between midnight and 6am.

October 22, 2019
Five-year transport plan hints at Sunday and night-time parking fees in Nantwich

Five-year transport plan hints at Sunday and night-time parking fees in Nantwich

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Parking charges across Cheshire East must be made fairer, councillors have warned, after a new five-year plan hinted at more fees.

Members of Cheshire East Council have approved the local authority’s local transport plan for up to 2024.

October 22, 2019
Concerns over Cheshire East traveller transit site plan to be reviewed, say councillors

Concerns over Cheshire East traveller transit site plan to be reviewed, say councillors

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Council chiefs insist they will take on board residents’ concerns about the next part of the local plan – including a possible traveller transit site in Middlewich.

Consultation recently came to an end on Cheshire East Council’s latest draft for its Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD).

October 21, 2019
Crewe and Nantwich rotary clubs team up to help Beechmere fire victims

Crewe and Nantwich rotary clubs team up to help Beechmere fire victims

Members of five Rotary Clubs in Crewe and Nantwich teamed up to support victims of the Beechmere care home blaze in Crewe.

They volunteered to help residents in managing huge donations of food, clothing, toiletries and equipment and in providing Sunday lunches in collaboration with Hopes and Beams.

October 20, 2019
Cheshire Fire Service backs Restart a Heart campaign

Cheshire Fire Service backs Restart a Heart campaign

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is backing annual Restart a Heart campaign in more ways than one.

The service is directly helping to save lives through defibrillators in all 36 fire engines and outside all 28 fire stations.

October 20, 2019
Councillors vote to prevent Cheshire East Mayor being axed

Councillors vote to prevent Cheshire East Mayor being axed

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have stopped the axe from falling on Cheshire East’s mayoralty – for now at least.

Labour Cllr James Barber put forward a motion calling for the role to be ditched from May 2020 at Thursday’s meeting.

October 18, 2019
Cheshire East removes Bob Fousert over “rainbow lanyards” comment

Cheshire East removes Bob Fousert over “rainbow lanyards” comment

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A former police officer who sparked controversy with comments made about rainbow lanyards has been removed from a position he held at Cheshire East Council.

October 18, 2019
British Hen Welfare Trust rehomes 5,000th hen in Cheshire

British Hen Welfare Trust rehomes 5,000th hen in Cheshire

The British Hen Welfare Trust in Cheshire has rehomed its 5,000th hen as a new pet.

The team, based in Nantwich and run by Cheshire coordinator David Marek, took more than 300 hens out of their colony cages and rehomed them to 61 different families earlier this month.

October 18, 2019
Nantwich Fire Cadet to stage curry night in aid of Nepal project

Nantwich Fire Cadet to stage curry night in aid of Nepal project

A young Nantwich Fire Cadet is hosting a curry night to help raise funds to build much-needed classrooms for schoolchildren in Nepal.

Ashleigh Culleton, 14, will be heading out to Nepal next year with a group of Cheshire Fire Cadets.

October 18, 2019
The Flintstones head for Nantwich in 2CV charity challenge

The Flintstones head for Nantwich in 2CV charity challenge

The Flintstones will be rolling into Nantwich town centre this weekend as they take on the 2CV Challenge for charity.

Fred and Barney will be pulling their classic Citroën 2CV through the streets of Nantwich to raise awareness of the challenge in aid of Dementia UK.

October 16, 2019
Who should switch on the Nantwich Christmas Lights?

Who should switch on the Nantwich Christmas Lights?

The Mayor of Nantwich has launched a search for worthy guests of honour to turn on Nantwich’s Christmas lights.

The festive season is just around the corner and planning for the popular Lights Switch-on on November 15 is almost complete.

October 16, 2019