Human Interest

Cheshire East Council will NOT appeal Sec of State decision to allow Muller scheme in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council will NOT appeal Sec of State decision to allow Muller scheme in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council will NOT appeal a controversial decision by the Secretary of State to allow a massive housing development in Stapeley, Nantwich.

It means Muller Properties are now allowed to build phase one of their proposed “Nantwich South” development.

August 7, 2020
M&Co store in Nantwich saved in company restructure

M&Co store in Nantwich saved in company restructure

M&Co’s store in Nantwich is one of more than 200 to be saved following a financial restructure aimed at preserving more than 2,200 jobs.

The company, which has had a presence in the town for over 25 years, appointed administrators in April as the coronavirus outbreak forced the closure of most UK retailers for almost four months.

August 6, 2020
Leighton Hospital staff meet Health Secretary over prescribing laws

Leighton Hospital staff meet Health Secretary over prescribing laws

Staff from Leighton Hospital held a virtual meeting with Health Secretary Matt Hancock to lobby for changes to prescribing laws which would allow Operating Department Practitioners to prescribe.

August 6, 2020
Free cycling training for children launched by Cheshire East

Free cycling training for children launched by Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council is offering free training to children looking to increase their confidence cycling on roads.

The sessions – which will run for two weeks at Cumberland Arena in Crewe and Macclesfield Leisure Centre on Priory Lane – start on Monday August 17.

August 5, 2020
Nantwich to get “fastest broadband speeds in Europe” says Openreach

Nantwich to get “fastest broadband speeds in Europe” says Openreach

Openreach has outlined plans to make ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable full fibre broadband available to homes and businesses in Nantwich and other Cheshire towns.

August 5, 2020
Nantwich COVID-19 survivor raises funds for Leighton Hospital life savers

Nantwich COVID-19 survivor raises funds for Leighton Hospital life savers

An 80-year-old coronavirus survivor from Nantwich is raising money for the hospital that ‘saved her life’ – by completing a track race in her wheelchair.

August 4, 2020
RSPCA warning after sick puppies die in Cheshire East area

RSPCA warning after sick puppies die in Cheshire East area

The RSPCA is urging people to be cautious buying puppies after a spike in reports about sick dogs in Cheshire East.

The charity and Cheshire East Council have had 10 incidents reported since the beginning of the year.

August 3, 2020
More than 30 Nantwich outlets join Eat Out to Help Out scheme

More than 30 Nantwich outlets join Eat Out to Help Out scheme

By Jonathan White
More than 30 Nantwich cafes, pubs and restaurants are taking part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ government scheme to boost their trade as lockdown eases.

August 1, 2020
Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary produce pandemic e-booklet

Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary produce pandemic e-booklet

Members of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Rotary have produced an e-booklet describing their experiences of working in or being helped by NHS during the pandemic.

The idea was started by Pat Harborth, a Friend of Rotary, and she gathered friends and family to contribute to the e-booklet.

July 31, 2020
British Airways workers hold protest in Nantwich town centre

British Airways workers hold protest in Nantwich town centre

Local British Airways workers gathered in Nantwich to protest over the company’s bid to fire its workforce and rehire those who “survive on inferior contracts”.

Staff and Union chiefs from Unite called on Crewe & Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan’s support in fighting the company’s plan.

July 30, 2020
Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

A Wistaston family has launched a bid to raise £120,000 to fund life-saving treatment for their son with a rare form of cancer.

Georgy Capener has been accepted by a specialist in Asia to undergo a stem cell transplant which cannot currently be funded by the NHS.

July 29, 2020
Leighton Hospital parking charges to be reintroduced from August 1

Leighton Hospital parking charges to be reintroduced from August 1

Parking charges for most patients and visitors to Leighton Hospital will be reinstated this Saturday August 1 following their temporary suspension during the coronavirus pandemic.

July 28, 2020
Barony Park fence will not stop unauthorised access, admits council

Barony Park fence will not stop unauthorised access, admits council

Fencing around Barony Park in Nantwich is more aimed at enhancing the site and may not prevent unauthorised access, a council chief admitted today.

The comments come after a small group of travellers (pictured) were able to gain access to the park at the weekend, despite the new fencing being erected around the perimeter.

July 28, 2020