Human Interest

Arthur Moran takes over as Mayor of Nantwich

Arthur Moran takes over as Mayor of Nantwich

The new Mayor of Nantwich Cllr Arthur Moran has officially taken over the chains of office for 2019-20.

Cllr Moran was formally elected as the new Mayor to take over from Cllr David Marren at a Mayor Making Ceremony on Friday (May 10).

May 14, 2019
New Cheshire East Conservative Leader “disappointed” over Labour-Independent pact

New Cheshire East Conservative Leader “disappointed” over Labour-Independent pact

The new Conservative Group leader in Cheshire East said it was “disappointing” that Labour and Independents have agreed to team up and take over the authority.

Cllr Janet Clowes, who represents Wybunbury, reacted after it emerged earlier today (May 13) that Labour and Independents would join together to run Cheshire East Council.

May 13, 2019
Labour and Independents look to take control of Cheshire East Council

Labour and Independents look to take control of Cheshire East Council

By Stephen Topping
Labour and the independent group are set to confirm an agreement for running Cheshire East Council over the next four years.

A decade of Conservative rule came to an end following the May 2 elections, as the party lost its majority on the council.

May 13, 2019
Marks and Spencer Nantwich raises £1,300 for dementia appeal

Marks and Spencer Nantwich raises £1,300 for dementia appeal

Staff at Marks and Spencer Simply Food in Nantwich have helped to raise more than £1,300 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals dementia appeal.

The team at the Beam Street store chose to support the charity’s “Everybody Knows Somebody” as their charity of the year for 2018/2019.

May 11, 2019
Plastic Free Nantwich campaigners hail Aldi support

Plastic Free Nantwich campaigners hail Aldi support

Plastic Free Nantwich campaigners have hailed Aldi bosses after revealing it was the only supermarket in town to support their campaign.

Aldi in Nantwich has allowed campaigners into their store to help shoppers take off unnecessary and wasteful plastic wrapping on shop products.

May 11, 2019
Nantwich Scouts triumph at 53rd Cheshire Hike competition

Nantwich Scouts triumph at 53rd Cheshire Hike competition

Two young Nantwich Scouts were triumphant at the 53rd Cheshire Hike competition.

Jake Long and Stanton Smith, both 11, are celebrating success after taking three top prizes as they represented the 7th SWC Nantwich Millfields Scout group at the 2019 competition.

May 10, 2019
Police and fire chiefs’ fears as fatal accidents rise on Cheshire roads

Police and fire chiefs’ fears as fatal accidents rise on Cheshire roads

Chief Officers from Cheshire’s three emergency services have voiced their concerns at the rising number of people being killed on the county’s roads.

Forty-six people died in road traffic collisions in Cheshire in 2018, and this year so far 22 people have died – more than one a week.

May 9, 2019
Arthur Moran

Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran steps down as Independents leader

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The leader of Cheshire East Council’s Independent group Arthur Moran has stepped aside ahead of a new era of no overall control.

Cllr Arthur Moran, of Nantwich North and West, has been replaced in the role by Cllr Craig Browne, who represents Alderley Edge.

May 8, 2019
Nantwich Fire Cadets put through their paces by town Mayor

Nantwich Fire Cadets put through their paces by town Mayor

Nantwich Fire Cadets were put through their paces when they were visited by Nantwich Town Mayor David Marren and his family.

The Cadets are one of the local causes to benefit from the Mayor’s fundraising work when Cllr Marren came to office in 2018.

May 8, 2019
Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

New Conservative leader for Cheshire East Janet Clowes says talks are now taking place with other parties to see how the council will be run.

Cllr Clowes, who represents Wybunbury Ward, was elected as new leader after the resignation of Cllr Rachel Bailey last night (May 7).

May 8, 2019
Combermere Abbey pledges ancient oak to help rebuild Notre Dame

Combermere Abbey pledges ancient oak to help rebuild Notre Dame

Combermere Abbey near Nantwich has pledged an ancient oak in its grounds to help rebuild Notre Dame in Paris after the devastating fire.

Owners of the Abbey have rallied to contribute the mature oak tree towards the re-building of the cathedral’s roof.

May 6, 2019
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Rivals play down “Brexit” role in demise of Cheshire East Tories

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Brexit’s role in the demise of Cheshire East Council’s Conservative group has been downplayed by their political rivals.

The Tories suffered a shock loss of control, ending with 34 CEC members – eight short of the number needed for a majority – with Labour on 25, Independents on 19 and Liberal Democrats on four.

May 6, 2019
Cheshire East Conservative leader blames “Brexit” for local election shock

Cheshire East Conservative leader blames “Brexit” for local election shock

By Aran Dhillon, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council leader Rachel Bailey has blamed the ‘impasse of Brexit’ after the Conservatives lost overall control of the authority in a huge shock.

After a dramatic day of results, the council – which is now made up of 34 Tories, 25 from Labour, 19 independents and four Liberal Democrats – has switched to no overall control.

May 4, 2019