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39 cases and 2,960 pupils impacted by Covid in Cheshire East schools

39 cases and 2,960 pupils impacted by Covid in Cheshire East schools

There have been 39 positive Covid cases in schools across Cheshire East, latest figures show.

And it has resulted in as many as 2,960 pupils and 123 staff having to self-isolate, says Cheshire East Council.

October 19, 2020
Talented artist showcases his work in Nantwich town centre

Talented artist showcases his work in Nantwich town centre

By Jonathan White
A talented local artist has been showcasing his work in Nantwich town centre.

Tony Winterbottom, 55, from Nantwich, has a selection of his artwork on display in the shop window of the Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge.

October 18, 2020
Winners honoured in Nantwich Food Festival “Lockdown Awards”

Winners honoured in Nantwich Food Festival “Lockdown Awards”

Winners of Nantwich Food Festival “Lockdown Awards” have been honoured by organisers.

The awards, held in place of this year’s Food Festival which was cancelled by the Covid pandemic, aimed to highlight the best community people and organisations.

October 17, 2020
Nantwich Spooktacular event “delayed”, say organisers

Nantwich Spooktacular event “delayed”, say organisers

The Nantwich Spooktacular outdoor event has been put back to November 14, organisers have said.

The event, which attracts thousands of people to the Dorfold Park site in Nantwich, was due to be held on Halloween, Saturday October 31.

October 17, 2020
Cheshire East residents urged “don’t travel” to other boroughs

Cheshire East residents urged “don’t travel” to other boroughs

Residents across Cheshire East are being urged by council bosses to limit their journeys to other boroughs “unless the journey is necessary”.

The advice comes as new Covid-19 restrictions bite harder and latest Cheshire East figures show 668 positive cases in seven days to October 13.

October 17, 2020
Police warning as road deaths double in Cheshire

Police warning as road deaths double in Cheshire

Road deaths in Cheshire doubled last month compared to September 2019, sparking a police warning.

Fourteen people died on our county’s roads in September, compared to seven for the same period last year.

October 15, 2020
Brine Leas Sixth Form to close again with new Covid case

Brine Leas Sixth Form to close again with new Covid case

Brine Leas Sixth Form in Nantwich has been closed for the second time in a week after another positive Covid case.

The school said they have been informed of a positive Covid-19 case in one of its Year 13 students.

October 15, 2020
Health chiefs praise Cheshire GPs response to Covid crisis

Health chiefs praise Cheshire GPs response to Covid crisis

Health chiefs have praised the ongoing response of Cheshire’s GPs and practice staff to the challenge of Coronavirus.

And they have reiterated that general practice is very much “open for business” despite the resurgence of virus cases.

October 14, 2020
New Nantwich community health garden gets £5,000 launch boost

New Nantwich community health garden gets £5,000 launch boost

A community garden project in Nantwich to help improve health and well-being, has been given a cash boost from Cheshire East Council’s Covid Recovery Fund.

The Growing Health Community Garden Nantwich is coming to life on two empty allotment plots behind Brookfield Park in Nantwich.

October 14, 2020
School application process opens for 2021 in Cheshire East

School application process opens for 2021 in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council has opened school applications for primary and secondary places in September 2021.

Parents are being urged to complete their applications before the deadlines of October 31 for secondary and January 15 for primary.

October 14, 2020
Crewe & Nantwich Labour fears over Cheshire East “Tier 2” status

Crewe & Nantwich Labour fears over Cheshire East “Tier 2” status

Crewe and Nantwich Labour party leaders say they have “deep concern” over the impact of new lockdown measures imposed on Cheshire East.

The borough alongside Cheshire West is being placed into ‘Tier 2’ restrictions from tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 14).

October 13, 2020
Cheshire boroughs placed in “high alert” Coronavirus areas by Government

Cheshire boroughs placed in “high alert” Coronavirus areas by Government

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Both Cheshire’s councils have been named as “high alert” areas on the government’s new coronavirus ranking.

The news was confirmed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon.

October 12, 2020
Crewe Lyceum Theatre to receive £231,387 in Government support

Crewe Lyceum Theatre to receive £231,387 in Government support

Crewe Lyceum Theatre has received a total of £231,387 in grant funding from the Department of Media, Culture & Sport’s (DCMS) £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund.

The fund, set up by the government in July, makes urgent support available for cultural organisations that were financially stable before the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 12, 2020