Human Interest

Moving 75th memorial service for war pilot killed in Nantwich

Moving 75th memorial service for war pilot killed in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
A moving 75th memorial service has taken place in Nantwich for First Lieutenant Arthur Leslie Brown.

The service was held to remember First Lieutenant Brown of the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) at his memorial off Shrewbridge Road in Nantwich on Sunday to mark 75 years since his death.

January 15, 2019
Family pays tribute to man killed in Whitchurch Road crash

Family pays tribute to man killed in Whitchurch Road crash

The family of a young dad who died in a collision on the A41 Whitchurch Road in Edge have paid tribute to him.

The collision involved two HGVs and a car on the main road between Broxton and Malpas, on Wednesday January 9 at 6.48am.

January 14, 2019
Vision for Nantwich unveils hotel, shops and apartments plan for St Anne’s Lane

Vision for Nantwich unveils hotel, shops and apartments plan for St Anne’s Lane

Detailed plans have been submitted to turn the St Anne’s Lane former gasworks site in Nantwich into a riverside hotel, shops and apartments complex.

The proposal, put forward by Vision for Nantwich Ltd, would see two main four-storey blocks built either side of the extension to Wyche House Bank.

January 13, 2019
RSPCA appeal as dead foal dumped “like rubbish” on A500

RSPCA appeal as dead foal dumped “like rubbish” on A500

The RSPCA has launched an appeal to find those responsible for dumping a dead foal like rubbish at the side of the busy A500.

A member of the public alerted the RSPCA to the dead filly found on land off the A500 Alsager Road in Audley, between Nantwich and Stoke-on-Trent.

January 11, 2019
Cheshire East charges fifth highest fee for bulky waste collections in North West

Cheshire East charges fifth highest fee for bulky waste collections in North West

Cheshire East Council charges one of the highest amounts in the North West for bulky household waste collections, an investigation has shown.

The BBC Shared Data Unit report shows CEC charging an average of £13.30 per item – or £40 for 3 items – which makes it the fifth most costly authority of 39 in the North West.

January 10, 2019
Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates turnaround amid Ofsted Good rating

Nantwich Primary Academy celebrates turnaround amid Ofsted Good rating

Nantwich Primary Academy and Nursery has been rated as “Good” by Ofsted inspectors following its latest visit.

The report marks an amazing transformation over the last three years after it was placed in special measures in 2014 under its old name, Wyche Primary School.

January 9, 2019
Agency staff increases Leighton Hospital pay by nearly £2 million

Agency staff increases Leighton Hospital pay by nearly £2 million

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The need for agency staff has contributed to Leighton Hospital bosses forking out almost £2 million more on pay than they expected so far this year.

Directors at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which also runs Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst in Winsford, were given the trust’s latest financial figures 2018-19 at a meeting this week.

January 9, 2019
Busy Nantwich route to close – on same day London Road “should” reopen

Busy Nantwich route to close – on same day London Road “should” reopen

Nantwich drivers will be hoping the current works causing the closure of London Road do not overrun.

On the same day London Road is due to re-open – another busy Nantwich route, Wellington Road, will be closing!

January 9, 2019
Leighton Hospital ‘coped’ in early winter months, directors told

Leighton Hospital ‘coped’ in early winter months, directors told

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital’s A&E department has coped with the early winter months better in 2018-19 than last year.

Figures presented to the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board show 88% of patients were dealt with within the target four hours in November 2018.

January 8, 2019
Nantwich Mayor joins campaign over fracking planning loophole

Nantwich Mayor joins campaign over fracking planning loophole

Nantwich Mayor and town councillor David Marren has joined 800 others across the UK to fight a Government bid to make easier planning regulations for fracking companies.

Under the proposals, fracking firms wishing to carry out exploratory drilling in areas of Cheshire will not have to obtain planning permission from local authorities.

January 8, 2019
Stolen Nantwich dog Mouse found in Anglesey

Stolen Nantwich dog Mouse found in Anglesey

A beloved family dog stolen from a car in Nantwich before Christmas has been found – in Anglesey!

The theft of terrier called Mouse sparked a major social media campaign, and Nantwich Police also appealed for help.

January 5, 2019
Woman, 58, killed in A500 collision with tractor

Woman, 58, killed in A500 collision with tractor

A 58-year-old woman died following a collision with a tractor on the A500 near Crewe.

Police say the accident happened at around 10pm last night (Thursday January 3) in the Barthomley area.

January 4, 2019
Revamped St Luke’s Hospice “Midnight Walk” to include men

Revamped St Luke’s Hospice “Midnight Walk” to include men

The biggest St Luke’s Hospice fundraiser of the year is receiving a New Year makeover – and for the first time will include men!

The “Midnight Walk”, which has seen thousands of women taking part in a sponsored walk between Nantwich and Crewe for the past 14 years, will look a little different this year, say organisers.

January 3, 2019