Human Interest

Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Cheshire East residents who face higher car parking fees have forked out more than £360 for the Council Leader to park her car in the past three years.

The figures – obtained through Freedom of Information – are revealed on the day Leader Cllr Rachel Bailey and her Conservative colleagues voted to increase car parking charges across the borough.

February 21, 2019
Tributes paid to former South Cheshire College boss who has died

Tributes paid to former South Cheshire College boss who has died

Tributes have been paid to former South Cheshire College Principal Sir David Collins who has died.

Sir David, who was also FE commissioner as well as college leader, died on February 14 following a long period of illness.

February 21, 2019
Mid Cheshire Hospitals bids to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals bids to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital, is bidding to take over South Cheshire Private Hospital.

The private hospital, in the grounds of Leighton, is currently run by BMI Healthcare.

February 20, 2019
Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Nantwich and Crewe are urging MPs to get behind plans to transform the way Cheshire East Council is run ahead of a crucial meeting.

Members of the Independent group, including Nantwich councillors Arthur Moran and Penny Butterill, have secured a special council meeting on March 5 to debate whether to change from a cabinet system to a committee system.

February 20, 2019
Nantwich nurse beats breast cancer and holds “Debbie’s Not Dead” party

Nantwich nurse beats breast cancer and holds “Debbie’s Not Dead” party

A Nantwich nurse fought off breast cancer and held a “Debbie’s Not Dead” party to celebrate and raise more than £2,000 for St Luke’s Hospice.

Deborah Brown, 41, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after feeling ridges in her breast last Easter.

February 19, 2019
Hundreds of families to flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekends

Hundreds of families to flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekends

Hundreds of local families are expected to flock to Reaseheath College in Nantwich in March to welcome the first lambs of the season.

The college’s lambing weekends have been a major draw to the college for 23 years.

February 19, 2019
Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Residents in Alpraham say one of their local roads is one of the most poorly maintained in Cheshire – because two authorities will not claim responsibility.

Vale Road in Alpraham is set in idyllic countryside on the border between Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West Council.

February 18, 2019
Second hen re-homing event in Nantwich after huge success of first

Second hen re-homing event in Nantwich after huge success of first

A second hen re-homing event is to take place in Nantwich after one held last month was hailed a huge success.

In January, 437 hens were saved from slaughter and adopted as pets from the British Hen Welfare Trust Nantwich collection point.

February 18, 2019
Nantwich people and organisations honoured at town’s Salt of the Earth Awards

Nantwich people and organisations honoured at town’s Salt of the Earth Awards

Unsung heroes, organisations and youngsters were honoured at the Nantwich Salt of the Earth Awards, backed by local organisations including Nantwich News Directory.

Many gathered at the popular annual award-giving ceremony in Nantwich Civic Hall as honours were handed out.

February 17, 2019
Lord Adonis to speak in Nantwich on Brexit debate

Lord Adonis to speak in Nantwich on Brexit debate

Lord Adonis is to speak at an event in Nantwich on Sunday about the Brexit debate.

He will be at the Crewe Vagrants Sports Club in Willaston between 4-6pm.

February 15, 2019
Nantwich Mayor hails police officers’ crime prevention strategy

Nantwich Mayor hails police officers’ crime prevention strategy

The Mayor of Nantwich has praised local police officers and their approach to preventing crime in the town.

It comes after Cllr David Marren joined them on patrol for a day and witnessed underlying issues Nantwich faces, including drug dealing, theft, anti-social behaviour and isolation.

February 14, 2019
Baby hamsters found dumped in box on park bench in Crewe

Baby hamsters found dumped in box on park bench in Crewe

Six baby hamsters are recovering in RSPCA care in Nantwich after they were found dumped in a box on a bench in Crewe.

Council workers found the Syrian hamsters in the discarded box in Queens Park on Tuesday (February 12), and took them to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre on London Road.

February 14, 2019
New service launched for South Cheshire residents with vision and hearing loss

New service launched for South Cheshire residents with vision and hearing loss

A service for people in South Cheshire who experience vision and hearing loss has been launched.

Cheshire East Council is working with charity Deafness Support Network to provide the new “one-stop shop”.

February 14, 2019