Human Interest

People facing crisis turning to Cheshire East libraries, report shows

People facing crisis turning to Cheshire East libraries, report shows

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
People in crisis across Cheshire East and others needing help are turning to local libraries for support and advice.

Some vulnerable people have picked up food and others have received items such as duvets and hot water bottles after seeking help in Cheshire East libraries, according to a council document.

June 29, 2022
Nantwich Museum launches appeal for more volunteers

Nantwich Museum launches appeal for more volunteers

Nantwich Museum has launched an appeal to recruit more front of house volunteers.

The museum, on Pillory Street, needs volunteers to help with front of house activities, including welcoming visitors, answering questions and shop sales.

June 29, 2022
Nantwich disability firm scoops Sustainability Award at World Expo

Nantwich disability firm scoops Sustainability Award at World Expo

Nantwich Disability firm Direct Access won a Sustainability prize at the World Expo 2020 supplier awards.

The awards celebrate minds and businesses who contributed to the 2022 edition of the international world’s fair.

June 29, 2022
NHS charity funds high-tech X-ray machine at Leighton Hospital

NHS charity funds high-tech X-ray machine at Leighton Hospital

A state-of-the-art “mini C-arm” X-ray machine has been funded by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity which enables patients to receive faster treatment and frees up theatre slots for others.

The £52,000 machine improves the care and experience for people who attend the Emergency Department at Leighton Hospital with a suspected broken bone.

June 27, 2022
Brine Leas School to host Summer Showcase event

Brine Leas School to host Summer Showcase event

Brine Leas in Nantwich will its Summer Showcase on July 14 to celebrate and display the talents of students across all curriculum areas.

Doors will open at 5.30pm with events starting at 6pm and we will close at 8pm.

June 26, 2022
Cheshire East clears 4,400 fly-tipping cases without single prosecution

Cheshire East clears 4,400 fly-tipping cases without single prosecution

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council cleared 4,428 fly-tipping incidents across the borough in 12 months but did not prosecute a single person.

Fines totalling £3,400 were handed to fly-tippers in the 12-month period leading up to March 2022, a freedom of information request has revealed.

June 25, 2022
Councils urged to back Cheshire Fire call for sprinklers law

Councils urged to back Cheshire Fire call for sprinklers law

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councils across Cheshire are being asked to back the Fire Authority’s call for sprinklers to be mandatory in some buildings such as schools, care homes and apartment blocks.

Chief fire officer Mark Cashin praised Cheshire Fire Authority (CFA) members for their work on promoting the need for sprinklers but said it was imperative the message was heard by those with the power to legislate.

June 25, 2022
Former Malbank School student set to perform at Glastonbury

Former Malbank School student set to perform at Glastonbury

Former Nantwich student Abbie Ozard will make her Glastonbury debut when she performs at the festival on Sunday (June 26).

Abbie will be singing on the Left Field on Sunday at 3pm after being contacted to play through her agent and record company, House Anxiety.

June 25, 2022
Wych-Malbank Rotary donates £500 to Daisy’s Dream charity

Wych-Malbank Rotary donates £500 to Daisy’s Dream charity

Members of Wych-Malbank Rotary Club have donated £500 to charity Daisy’s Dream for its work in Cheshire East.

Sarah Hampton, fundraiser for the charity, accepted the cheque from John Poulson, President, Wych-Malbank Rotary Club.

June 23, 2022
Hospice urges supporters to sign up to The Midnight Walk

Hospice urges supporters to sign up to The Midnight Walk

St Luke’s Hospice are calling for more supporters to sign up for the ‘Midnight Walk’ fundraiser between Nantwich and Crewe on Saturday July 2.

The Midnight Walk is St Luke’s ‘flagship’ event in terms of fundraising, and the biggest singular event in support of patient care.

June 23, 2022
Nantwich firm’s donation boosts comfort for Hospice patients

Nantwich firm’s donation boosts comfort for Hospice patients

Patients and staff at St Luke’s Hospice will be more comfortable this summer after a donation from two businesses in Nantwich and Warrington.

Twelve new portable air conditioning units have been donated and fitted throughout the Inpatient Unit at the hospice.

June 22, 2022
South Cheshire stroke survivors to scale Snowdon in charity walk

South Cheshire stroke survivors to scale Snowdon in charity walk

Members of a stroke survivors group in South Cheshire are preparing to scale Snowdon on Saturday July 2.

Eleven walkers will take part in the walk to raise money for the Stroke Survivors Speech & Language Support Groups in Crewe and Alsager.

June 22, 2022
Cheshire Police use new forensics “digivan” to tackle sex crimes

Cheshire Police use new forensics “digivan” to tackle sex crimes

New “digivan” technology is to be used in towns across Cheshire to help police tackle rape and serious sexual offences.

The force has funded the unmarked unit from the Government’s Transforming Forensics (TF) programme which comes after findings of the in-depth Rape Response Review.

June 21, 2022