Human Interest

Cheshire East primary schools show improvement in SATs results

Cheshire East primary schools show improvement in SATs results

Primary pupils in Crewe and Nantwich have helped Cheshire East achieve improved end of key stage results in 2018.

From the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage through to the end of Key Stage 2, schools across the borough have produced outcomes where 18 out of the 21 national indicators have improved in 2018 compared to last year.

Drunken reveller admits to vandalising Nantwich town centre shop

Drunken reveller admits to vandalising Nantwich town centre shop

An embarrassed man has owned up to vandalising a Nantwich town centre shop after CCTV images of the incident were circulated on social media.

The man, from Manchester, contacted John McMillan at Johnsons Printers today after Nantwich News published a story and images yesterday (August 1).

August 2, 2018 5 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

By Stephen Topping
An attempt to build 112 homes to fund the renovation of the Doddington country estate near Nantwich has been rejected following fierce opposition from neighbours.

Lady Rona Delves Broughton, who owns the Doddington Estate, wanted to build 112 homes across 12 smaller plots of land to fill a £9.6 million funding gap for the renovation of her estate – which has planning permission to become a hotel, and is on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register in parts.

Cheshire East Council chiefs leave air quality data investigation to police

Cheshire East Council chiefs leave air quality data investigation to police

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council chiefs say they did all they could to try to get to the bottom of the air quality scandal before handing it to police.

Cheshire Police has been looking into the deliberate manipulation of Cheshire East Council’s air quality data over the past year after it was revealed that some figures between 2012 and 2014 were changed.

August 2, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Hosepipe ban planned for North West dropped by United Utilities

Hosepipe ban planned for North West dropped by United Utilities

United Utilities has lifted the proposed hosepipe ban for Cheshire and the North West, just three days before it was due to be enforced.

The water company says a number of factors have resulted in the ban, due to come in on August 5, being shelved.

August 2, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich boss’ ultimatum to yobs caught on CCTV vandalising business

Nantwich boss’ ultimatum to yobs caught on CCTV vandalising business

The boss of a Nantwich business has issued an ultimatum to yobs caught on CCTV vandalising his company premises.

John McMillan, who runs Johnsons Printers on Oatmarket in the town centre, released these images of a number of young people near his front door when the damage happened.

August 1, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Auditors refuse Cheshire East Council “value for money” certificate

Auditors refuse Cheshire East Council “value for money” certificate

By Stephen Topping
Auditors have refused to give Cheshire East Council the all clear for a third year running as the investigations swirling around it continue.

Grant Thornton has approved the council’s finances for 2017-18, but it has refused to issue a ‘value for money’ certificate over governance concerns.

August 1, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich twin town students tour the sites of Cheshire

Nantwich twin town students tour the sites of Cheshire

Fourteen students from Crewe and Nantwich’s German twin town of Bischofsheim sampled one of the hottest weeks in decades during a summer school organised by Crewe and Nantwich Twinning Association (CANTA).

The students, aged from their teens to 70s, received formal English lessons each day as well as dedicated cultural and learning visits.

July 31, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich college serves up scholarships for global farming adventures

Nantwich college serves up scholarships for global farming adventures

Reaseheath College in Nantwich has helped two Cheshire farm workers embark on global adventures after awarding scholarships.

Lizzy Andow and Sam Walton have earned John Platt Travel Scholarships from the college and Cheshire Agricultural Society worth £2,000 to fund international research which will benefit Cheshire’s farming community.

Thousands of GP patients in South Cheshire still without full out of hours access

Thousands of GP patients in South Cheshire still without full out of hours access

Thousands of registered GP patients in South Cheshire still do not have access to out of hours appointments, latest figures revealed today.

Only 13% of the 185,538 patients registered in the South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group area have full out of hours provision, according to data compiled by the BBC and shared with Nantwich News.

July 30, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Midnight the cow puts Nantwich care home residents in good mooo-d

Midnight the cow puts Nantwich care home residents in good mooo-d

Midnight the cow deserves a ‘pat’ on the back for putting Nantwich care village residents in a good mooood!

She came to the rescue of residents at Richmond Village, off London Road, who were competing in an inter-village contest called “The English Countryside”.

July 29, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Aldi unveils plan to demolish Nantwich store and build larger one

Aldi unveils plan to demolish Nantwich store and build larger one

Aldi supermarket chiefs have unveiled plans to demolish the current Nantwich store and build a bigger one in its place.

The store, on Station Road, has grown in popularity since opening in the early 2000s and bosses say a new store is now needed to cope with demand.

July 28, 2018 3 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich market stallholder scoops silver at International Cheese awards

Nantwich market stallholder scoops silver at International Cheese awards

Nantwich Market stallholders are celebrating this week, following the award success of one of their fellow traders.

Andrew and Lucy Hollinshead of Real. Raw. Milk. took part in the Nantwich Show and International Cheese awards competing for a prize in the Raw Milk category.

July 27, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News