Human Interest

Nantwich nursery children help Alice celebrate 104th birthday

Nantwich nursery children help Alice celebrate 104th birthday

Children at Elmscot Nantwich Day Nursery visited a special resident at Richmond Village Nantwich to help her celebrate her 104th birthday.

Alice is one of Richmond’s oldest residents, and was over the moon when children baked a birthday cake and made a card to give during their visit.

April 19, 2019
Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Fines for taking children out of school during term time have been slammed by parents – but MPs insist youngsters’ attendance is crucial.

It was revealed last week that the number of fines issued to parents in Cheshire in the first year following a high-profile court battle soared compared to previous years.

April 18, 2019
Almost 500 attend PSA blood testing in Nantwich

Almost 500 attend PSA blood testing in Nantwich

Almost 500 men attended a PSA blood testing event in Nantwich – a record turn out.

The Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group hosted their annual PSA blood testing event at Nantwich Civic Hall.

April 18, 2019
‘Little Bus’ service to be upgraded and extended in Cheshire East

‘Little Bus’ service to be upgraded and extended in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council’s ‘Little Bus’ service is to be upgraded and extended across a wider area from August.

Little Bus supports 600 regular users in the elderly, disabled and people who have no access to a scheduled service.

April 17, 2019
Wrenbury man dies in horror A41 crash

Wrenbury man dies in horror A41 crash

A pensioner from Wrenbury near Nantwich has died in a crash on the A41.

Cheshire Police are investigating the fatal collision which happened at No Man’s Heath today (Wednesday 17 April).

April 17, 2019
Hunt supporters claim Cheshire police chief has “obsession”

Hunt supporters claim Cheshire police chief has “obsession”

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Hunt supporters have continued their war of words with Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner after learning the county’s fox hunting review cost taxpayers £34,000.

April 17, 2019
Leighton Hospital cancer unit earns Christie “mark of approval”

Leighton Hospital cancer unit earns Christie “mark of approval”

Leighton Hospital has received a “mark of approval” for treating patients with cancer.

The Macmillan Cancer Unit at the Crewe hospital run by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has become the 10th in the North to be awarded The Christie *Quality Mark.

April 16, 2019
South Cheshire woman’s skydive in aid of local mental health charity

South Cheshire woman’s skydive in aid of local mental health charity

A client support manager from South Cheshire is taking part in a skydive in aid of local mental health charity, Inner Trust.

Steph Howman will raise funds for the non-profit organisation that aims to make a difference to young people who have mental health challenges or have disabilities that prevent them from achieving their dreams.

April 16, 2019
Cheshire East Council launches new domestic abuse service

Cheshire East Council launches new domestic abuse service

Cheshire East Council has launched a new ‘whole family’ domestic abuse service.

The free service aims to offer expert service for families, adults, children and young people who are affected by abuse.

April 15, 2019
Police prepared for Nantwich Jazz Festival crowds, says officer

Police prepared for Nantwich Jazz Festival crowds, says officer

Officers in Nantwich say policing will be as high profile as ever at next week’s Nantwich Jazz festival.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flood into the town for the five-day festival starting on Thursday April 18.

April 13, 2019
Young Nantwich volunteers renovate emergency housing

Young Nantwich volunteers renovate emergency housing

Young National Citizen Service volunteers in Nantwich have been brushing up their DIY skills.

Big-hearted teenagers and NCS youth workers gave up a weekend to help renovate a bungalow for emergency housing at Regents Park in Nantwich.

April 13, 2019
Electric vehicles rise by 5,750% in Cheshire East with just 34 charging points

Electric vehicles rise by 5,750% in Cheshire East with just 34 charging points

Cheshire East has seen a staggering 5,750% rise in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in seven years but has just 34 charging points, according to latest figures.

Statistics compiled by the BBC Shared Data Unit shows that 1,170 fully electric or plug in hybrid cars, LGVs and quadricycles were registered in the Cheshire East Council authority area in 2018.

April 12, 2019
Brine Leas and Malbank schools awarded NCS champion status

Brine Leas and Malbank schools awarded NCS champion status

Brine Leas and Malbank in Nantwich are among five schools in South Cheshire to be awarded champion school status for their involvement in National Citizen Service.

The NCS is a government-backed youth programme for teenagers, helping them develop broader skills and values.

April 12, 2019