Human Interest

Nantwich residents warned amid rise in “purse dipping” incidents

Nantwich residents warned amid rise in “purse dipping” incidents

Cheshire Police are urging people to be vigilant after a number of “purse dipping” incidents in Cheshire East.

During the past few weeks there have been three incidents where people have reported their purses stolen from their bags.

May 21, 2024
Police arrest man after alleged road rage incident on A500

Police arrest man after alleged road rage incident on A500

A Wybunbury man has been arrested after an alleged road rage incident which closed the A500 Shavington bypass.

The incident involved the driver of a lorry and a driver of a Mercedes at the roundabout of the A500 Shavington turn off.

May 20, 2024
Nantwich Food Festival organisers hail sponsors

Nantwich Food Festival organisers hail sponsors

Directors of Nantwich Food Festival have hailed their 2024 event sponsors at an event at The Cheese Shop in the town.

Chris Farrall, Festival Chair, acknowledged the great contribution sponsors make to the festival which will take place on Aug 30-Sept 1 this year.

May 20, 2024
Iconic tree chopped in Nantwich town square due to disease

Iconic tree chopped in Nantwich town square due to disease

A tree in Nantwich town square was chopped down and removed because it was diseased.

Many residents vented their anger at the loss of the tree, taking to social media.

May 19, 2024
Boughey competition winners see designs on UK roads

Boughey competition winners see designs on UK roads

Two Crewe and Nantwich youngsters have won a competition to see their designs on the side of Boughey Distribution trucks.

It was part of a road safety competition for their colleagues’ families and local schools Calveley Primary Academy and Highfields Primary Academy.

May 19, 2024
New Mayor elected for Cheshire East Council

New Mayor elected for Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council has elected its new mayor for the borough.​

Councillor Marilyn Houston, who represents Crewe West, was handed the chain of office by outgoing mayor Rod Fletcher as part of the ceremony in the Tenants’ Hall at Tatton Park.

May 19, 2024
Rail passengers in Nantwich warned of Bank Holiday disruption

Rail passengers in Nantwich warned of Bank Holiday disruption

Rail passengers in Nantwich and surrounding area will face disruption over the May Bank Holiday weekend with Network Rail works scheduled between Crewe and Shrewsbury.

Essential track renewals are being carried out near Wem station and users are urged to check before they travel.

May 17, 2024
Nantwich residents join forces for new River Weaver steering group

Nantwich residents join forces for new River Weaver steering group

A number of Nantwich residents have united to devise a plan to safeguard the River Weaver in the town.

“The Weaver Steering Group” has been formed at the initiative of town councillor Anna Burton and will report to Nantwich Town Council.

May 17, 2024
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Mystery Cheshire man scoops £1 million EuroMillions win

A mystery man from Cheshire has scooped an incredible £1,000,000 prize in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw.

Known only as Mr P, he is the latest to become a millionaire.

May 16, 2024
Damning Ofsted report into Cheshire East Council children’s services

Damning Ofsted report into Cheshire East Council children’s services

A damning Ofsted report has rated Cheshire East Council’s children’s services “inadequate” and “requiring improvement” across a range of problems.

The report follows an inspection carried out between February 26 and March 8 this year.

May 16, 2024
Memorial Nantwich football match raises £11K for cancer charity

Memorial Nantwich football match raises £11K for cancer charity

By Jonathan White
The annual ‘Hadzilla Cup’ charity football match at Nantwich Town has helped raise more than £11,000 in memory of a local musician.

The event was organised by Martin, Robert and Matthew Hadzik in memory of their brother, Steven Hadzik.

May 16, 2024
Pothole-plagued Station Road in Wrenbury to finally be resurfaced

Pothole-plagued Station Road in Wrenbury to finally be resurfaced

Long-suffering resident and motorists in Wrenbury are to FINALLY see pothole-ridden Station Road resurfaced next month.

The road has made a national headlines in recent months after we revealed how locals had put up amusing warning signs for drivers.

May 15, 2024
Cashless car parks plan for Nantwich “discriminatory”, town council told

Cashless car parks plan for Nantwich “discriminatory”, town council told

Cheshire East Council could be discriminating against older people with its plans to make all but one car parks in Nantwich cashless.

That was the claim made at Nantwich Town Council, as they discussed CEC’s bid to make all car parks cashless apart from Snow Hill.

May 15, 2024