Human Interest

Campaign to correct “misspelt” names on Nantwich War Memorial

Campaign to correct “misspelt” names on Nantwich War Memorial

A Nantwich man is campaigning to have what he believes are misspelt names on Nantwich War Memorial amended.

Mark Potts says at least five – and possibly more – of the names on the town square memorial have errors in them.

August 5, 2022
Cheshire East councillors debate closing tips on some days

Cheshire East councillors debate closing tips on some days

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Two Cheshire East councillors have rubbished a suggestion the council should consider cutting the number of days its tips are open to the public.

At present, household waste and recycling centres such as Pyms Lane in Crewe are open seven days a week and only close on Christmas Day.

August 5, 2022
Cat that nurtured her family at RSPCA Stapeley seeks new home

Cat that nurtured her family at RSPCA Stapeley seeks new home

A cat is looking for loving new owners after her seven kittens – all born at Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre and Cattery in Nantwich – were rehomed.

August 4, 2022
Nantwich author publishes new book “from Crewe to Malibu”

Nantwich author publishes new book “from Crewe to Malibu”

A Nantwich-born writer now based in Hollywood has published his new book “Fizzy Days and Plastic Monkeys: from Crewe to Malibu”.

Mark Millicent’s auto-biography is about making a comedy feature film set around 1970s ownership of a “Fizzy” and the moped phenomena of the mid 1970s when he lived in Cheshire.

August 4, 2022
Anger over damaged Nantwich learner pool impact on lessons

Anger over damaged Nantwich learner pool impact on lessons

Parents hit out at Everybody Leisure after swimming lessons at Nantwich Pool were cancelled – while direct debit payments were still taken from accounts.

Damage to the learner pool at the revamped Nantwich Leisure Centre has led to a number of paid for lessons cancelled at the facility on Wall Lane.

August 3, 2022
Businesses and even US town backs Crewe bid for new Rail headquarters

Businesses and even US town backs Crewe bid for new Rail headquarters

More than 100 businesses have penned an open letter to the Transport Secretary backing Crewe’s bid to be the home of the Great British Railways (GBR) Headquarters.

And now Crewe’s namesake town in Virginia (US) has backed the campaign!

August 2, 2022
Funeral and wake for Church Minshull man killed in Ukraine

Funeral and wake for Church Minshull man killed in Ukraine

The funeral and wake for a young South Cheshire man shot and killed while fighting for Ukraine against Russia will be held next week.

Jordan Gatley’s family has released details of the services which will honour him.

August 2, 2022
CEC councillor code of conduct labelled “bully’s charter”

CEC councillor code of conduct labelled “bully’s charter”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The Cheshire East councillors’ code of conduct has been labelled a “bully’s charter” by one councillor.

Cllr David Marren (pictured), of Shavington Ward, made the comment during a debate on the current code at a recent audit and governance committee.

August 2, 2022
CEC councillors query officers’ actions over Ward budget scheme

CEC councillors query officers’ actions over Ward budget scheme

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East’s audit and governance committee has been asked to look into whether council officers exceeded their powers amid claims a decision taken on Ward budgets may not have been properly implemented.

Ward budgets of £4,200 were allocated to all 82 councillors to spend on highways issues in their areas, following a decision made at full council in February 2021.

August 1, 2022
Dorchester Hotel chef’s recipe for success at oldest Nantwich pub

Dorchester Hotel chef’s recipe for success at oldest Nantwich pub

A pub landlord who worked as a chef at the world famous Dorchester Hotel has launched Michelin-inspired grub at one of Nantwich’s oldest landmarks.

Darren Snell is putting the Grade II-listed Black Lion on the map for five-star pub food after introducing dishes inspired by his time working at the Michelin-starred London restaurant.

July 31, 2022
Six-week police operation targets drug users in Cheshire

Six-week police operation targets drug users in Cheshire

Police in Cheshire are targeting recreational drug users as part of a six-week crackdown in the county.

“Operation Powdered” will run throughout the summer in a bid to tackle drug-related crime and child criminal exploitation.

July 30, 2022
Cheshire Police boss claims funding success for Safer Streets

Cheshire Police boss claims funding success for Safer Streets

Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has secured £1.5 million from the Government’s Safer Streets Fund.

With match funding, it could see a total of £2.5 million for safety buses, a new app and educational programmes in schools across the county.

July 30, 2022
South Cheshire snapper focuses on cancer charity fundraiser

South Cheshire snapper focuses on cancer charity fundraiser

By Jonathan White
Talented South Cheshire photographer Peter Robinson has raised vital funds for a cancer charity by hosting portrait and small group photography sessions.

The 66-year-old’s sessions took place inside Shavington Village Hall earlier in July and raised a substantial amount of money for the Shine Bright Foundation charity.

July 29, 2022