Human Interest

Travellers defy court order to leave Barony Park in Nantwich

Travellers defy court order to leave Barony Park in Nantwich

Travellers who set up an illegal camp on Barony Park in Nantwich, have seemingly defied a court order to leave tonight (June 14).

Councillors said families were given until 5pm today to vacate the park after a court order was served by Cheshire East Council’s enforcement team.

School pupils tune up for Nantwich Schoolsfest 2018

School pupils tune up for Nantwich Schoolsfest 2018

Nantwich schoolchildren are on song as they prepare for a massive celebration of music and art in the town’s annual Schoolsfest event.

And this year family-owned milling business Mornflake is throwing its weight behind the celebration which will involve more than 500 youngsters from schools across the town on July 7.

A500 dualling between Weston and M6 moves step closer

A500 dualling between Weston and M6 moves step closer

The dualling of the A500 between Crewe and the M6 motorway has moved a step closer.

It is one of three major highways schemes planned for Cheshire East which the authority’s Cabinet has agreed.

June 13, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith quits Labour frontbench in EEA protest

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith quits Labour frontbench in EEA protest

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith has quit as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office to vote against remaining in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Laura Smith, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, announced her decision to resign in order to vote against remaining in the EEA after the UK leaves the European Union.

June 13, 2018 9 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich teacher’s vintage scooter ride raises St Luke’s Hospice funds

Nantwich teacher’s vintage scooter ride raises St Luke’s Hospice funds

A history teacher from Nantwich turned back the clock to take part in a vintage scooter ride for charity.

Sarah Vaughan, Malbank School and Sixth Form College Head of History, let her hair down and rode her scooter from Nantwich to Tenby and back to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.

Tribunal involving Cheshire East Council continues despite witness marriage to judge

Tribunal involving Cheshire East Council continues despite witness marriage to judge

By Stephen Topping
A tribunal hearing involving Cheshire East Council and one of its former HR staff, could have been derailed after it emerged a witness was married to a judge.

Sue Wallace, a former HR officer from Connah’s Quay, took the case against Cheshire East Council after she was dismissed in December 2016.

June 11, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this month

World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this month

Worm charmers from around the globe will descend on Willaston Primary Academy near Nantwich later this month for the annual World Worm Charming Championships.

The quirky competition is known around the world and hundreds are expected to compete for the Best Worm Charmer trophy.

Nantwich to Leighton Hospital direct bus service to be scrapped

Nantwich to Leighton Hospital direct bus service to be scrapped

Bosses of D&G Buses are scrapping the only direct service between Nantwich and Leighton Hospital.
Angry customers say the move to end the no. 78 service will leave many facing much longer journey times, having to travel to Crewe Bus Station and then changing to get a second service to the hospital.

June 8, 2018 5 comments Environment, Health, Human Interest, News
Cheshire College – South & West launches Microsoft Academy

Cheshire College – South & West launches Microsoft Academy

Employers, staff and industry professionals attended the launch of Cheshire College – South & West’s risual Microsoft Academy.

The initiative will provide Microsoft accredited digital training for learners and local employers to equip them with skills and knowledge for the workplace.

New ‘Nantwich Pubs’ book launched at town’s museum

New ‘Nantwich Pubs’ book launched at town’s museum

Nantwich has never lacked for somewhere to enjoy a tipple!

And now it’s been officially recorded thanks to a new “Nantwich Pubs” book just launched at Nantwich Museum.

June 7, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
School staff to tackle National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of Nantwich Foodbank

School staff to tackle National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of Nantwich Foodbank

Big-hearted staff and friends of a school in Crewe will be attempting the National 3 Peaks Challenge this month in aid of Nantwich Foodbank.

The team from Adelaide School will attempt to complete the challenge on June 29-30.

Willaston dad completes gruelling 10 marathons in 10 days for Bloodwise

Willaston dad completes gruelling 10 marathons in 10 days for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
A Willaston dad has completed a gruelling 10 marathons in 10 days – to raise money for blood cancer charity.

Big-hearted Paul Dean took on the challenge in memory of his dad and two friends who all died from blood cancer illnesses.

June 6, 2018 1 comment Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Man killed in A525 Nantwich Road smash named as Tony Dennis, 49

Man killed in A525 Nantwich Road smash named as Tony Dennis, 49

The motorcyclist who died in a collision on the A525 Nantwich Road at Broughall has been named as Tony Dennis.

The 49-year-old, from Maidstone Grove in Stoke-on-Trent, died after a collision at the A525 junction with Catterals Lane on Sunday morning (June 3).

June 6, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News