Human Interest

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
Nantwich care boss Ben Selby scoops national honour

Nantwich care boss Ben Selby scoops national honour

A care-in-the-home provider from Nantwich who has transformed life for people living with dementia in Cheshire has won a prestigious national award.

Ben Selby, owner of Right At Home in Mid and South Cheshire, is the winner of a Great British Franchisee Award from whichfranchise.com, placing him among the industry’s elite.

July 29, 2022
Coole Lane WILL be gritted after CEC reinstates it to winter programme

Coole Lane WILL be gritted after CEC reinstates it to winter programme

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Coole Lane between Nantwich and Audlem which was axed from Cheshire East’s winter gritting programme have been re-instated following a number of accidents.

The route will be gritted again following six incidents, and is one of two to be reinstated including Brook Street in Macclesfield.

July 26, 2022
Dorfold Food and Drink Festival hailed a big success

Dorfold Food and Drink Festival hailed a big success

Families turned out in force to sample the delights of a new food festival in Nantwich over the weekend.

Dorfold Food and Drink Festival was hailed a ‘big success’ after attracting more than 3,000 visitors to sample all that was on offer including celebrity cookery demonstrations, live music and family entertainment.

July 26, 2022
Nantwich Choral Society ends season on a high

Nantwich Choral Society ends season on a high

Nantwich Choral Society is planning a 50th anniversary programme of concerts after ending the season on a high with a sell-out concert at St Mary’s Church.

The choir was in fine voice for Gioachino Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, an upbeat piece penned by the Italian composer in 1863 but never heard in his lifetime because he could not get permission to use female singers in church.

July 23, 2022
Police probe after Bunbury councillor targeted by hate mail

Police probe after Bunbury councillor targeted by hate mail

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Police have been contacted after a Bunbury councillor and former mayor of Cheshire East has been targeted by hate mail.

Cllr Sarah Pochin (Ind) told the Local Democracy Reporting Service she is determined to stand up to the “bully” and “coward” behind this latest poison pen letter.

July 22, 2022
Sex offences rise in Cheshire as other crimes drop, latest stats show

Sex offences rise in Cheshire as other crimes drop, latest stats show

Cheshire has seen a large increase in the number of reported sex offences, latest crime statistics reveal.

But at the same time, the county has seen a drop in burglaries, drug offences and murders.

July 21, 2022
MasterChef 2022 winner looks forward to Nantwich event

MasterChef 2022 winner looks forward to Nantwich event

MasterChef 2022 champion Eddie Scott is looking forward to meeting the “foodies of Nantwich” when he will demonstrate one of the dishes that helped him secure his win.

The former marine pilot, who won this year’s BBC culinary contest, is appearing at the new Dorfold Food and Drink Festival taking place this weekend (July 23-24).

July 20, 2022
Cheshire East bids for £158,000 for more EV charging points

Cheshire East bids for £158,000 for more EV charging points

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is bidding for nearly £158k of government funding to install electric vehicle charging points in its towns.

The council has identified sites in nine towns – including Snow Hill car park in Nantwich – as part of this phase to install charging points for residents unable to charge vehicles at home.

July 20, 2022
Cheshire East backs scheme to pay pregnant women to quit smoking

Cheshire East backs scheme to pay pregnant women to quit smoking

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is going ahead with a pilot scheme to pay pregnant women to quit smoking.

The women will be paid a total of £400 – over six instalments – and other smokers in their household will be paid £200 to give up.

July 19, 2022
Strikes set to disrupt Arriva bus services in Cheshire East

Strikes set to disrupt Arriva bus services in Cheshire East

A strike by Arriva employees is expected to severely disrupt bus services in Cheshire East and the wider North West region from tomorrow (July 20).

Arriva bus drivers and support staff who are members of GMB and Unite unions will begin strike action from 2am on July 20.

July 19, 2022
Reaseheath College staff honoured at PRIDE awards

Reaseheath College staff honoured at PRIDE awards

Staff at Reaseheath College and University Centre in Nantwich have been honoured at a ceremony for their contribution to “life of its local community”.

The Reaseheath PRIDE Awards are presented to teams and individuals who “go the extra mile” in role modelling the college’s values of People, Responsibility, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.

July 18, 2022
Northern Soul fans to pedal from Bristol to Nantwich in aid of MND

Northern Soul fans to pedal from Bristol to Nantwich in aid of MND

A group of Northern Soul fans from across the country aim to raise £5,000 for Motor Neurone Disease Association in a 150-mile charity bike ride from Bristol to Nantwich.

The Lycra-Clad Soulboys and Girl, aged between 30-67, plan to cycle 150 miles between two soul music venues, The Bristol Fringe in Clifton and The Crown Hotel in Nantwich.

July 18, 2022