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Cheshire East had to grit Coole Lane after police pressure

Cheshire East had to grit Coole Lane after police pressure

Council chiefs who withdrew a rural lane from its winter gritting route, today admitted they had to grit part of it after pressure from Cheshire Police.

Highways were called out by police after officers attended the latest in a series of accidents on Coole Lane, between Nantwich and Audlem.

January 11, 2022
Police arrest man in suspected child abduction bid in Middlewich

Police arrest man in suspected child abduction bid in Middlewich

A 51-year-old man has been arrested following a report of a child abduction in Middlewich, police said today.

The incident happened when a man approached a 4-year-old girl in The Cheshire Cheese pub in Lewin Street, Middlewich and tried to lead her away.

January 9, 2022
Yobs pelt A500 traffic with bricks from bridge in Willaston

Yobs pelt A500 traffic with bricks from bridge in Willaston

Police are hunting yobs who threw concrete blocks and bricks off a bridge over the A500 near Cheerbrook roundabout in Willaston.

They want witnesses to come forward who may have seen the potentially deadly acts between January 2 and 4.

January 4, 2022
Nantwich man jailed after police seize kilo of cocaine from vehicle

Nantwich man jailed after police seize kilo of cocaine from vehicle

A man from Nantwich who had a kilo of cocaine in the car he was driving has been jailed for five years for supplying drugs.

Thomas Conway was stopped by police on Brookhouse Road in Sandbach shortly before 5pm on Thursday September 9.

January 4, 2022
Rise in abuse suffered by CEC highways staff, warns council

Rise in abuse suffered by CEC highways staff, warns council

Abuse aimed at Cheshire East highways staff is on the rise, the authority has warned.

Since April, there have been 37 incidents of staff reporting being abused by members of the public.

December 16, 2021
Police appeal after man seriously assaulted in Nantwich

Police appeal after man seriously assaulted in Nantwich

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and video footage after a man was seriously assaulted in Nantwich.

The 22-year-old victim was involved in a dispute with two other men while waiting for a taxi outside Home Bargains on Beam Street.

December 13, 2021
Man found guilty of brutal murder of Nantwich dad 18 years ago

Man found guilty of brutal murder of Nantwich dad 18 years ago

One of Europeโ€™s most wanted men has been found guilty of the brutal murder of a Nantwich father at a farm in rural Cheshire.

Christopher Guest More Jr, who was on the run for almost 16 years, was today (December 9) been convicted of conspiracy to murder Brian Waters, from Stapeley, at Burnt House Farm in Tabley.

December 9, 2021
Cheshire town centre police increase patrols over “spiking” fears

Cheshire town centre police increase patrols over “spiking” fears

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Police have stepped up patrols in Nantwich and other Cheshire East town centres to crackdown on possible spiking attempts and to help safeguard women and girls.

Superintendent Peter Crowcroft said there had been one confirmed spiking case in Cheshire, where a needle has been put into someoneโ€™s arm.

December 7, 2021
Coole Lane accident in December 2021

Third crash on Coole Lane after road removed from CEC gritting routes

Coole Lane in Nantwich has seen another crash – the third in three days – after Cheshire East Council removed it from its winter gritting route.

The latest accident involved a skip lorry which crashed off the road into the ditch.

December 2, 2021
Coole Lane accident in icy conditions

Residents angry over Coole Lane removal from CEC gritting route

By David Harrison
Residents angry over Coole Laneโ€™s removal from winter gritting routes say it has had an immediate chaotic impact on the busy rural road.

The first major cold snap of the winter led to a temporary closure of the road which connects Nantwich and Audlem after police were called to an accident yesterday (November 29).

November 30, 2021
Four injured in crash on A534 in Burland, Nantwich

Four injured in crash on A534 in Burland, Nantwich

Four people were injured and taken to hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the A534 Wrexham Road near Nantwich.

The accident happened at Burland and one of the injured had to be flown by air ambulance to hospital after being cut free from the wreckage.

November 30, 2021
Wind, snow and ice – crazy weekend of Cheshire weather

Wind, snow and ice – crazy weekend of Cheshire weather

It’s been an interesting few days’ of weather in Cheshire – even by UK standards.

Destructive winds and rain of Storm Arwen on Friday and Saturday, followed by heavy snowfall on Sunday.

November 29, 2021
Storm Arwen closes roads and rail services across Cheshire

Storm Arwen closes roads and rail services across Cheshire

Storm Arwen caused travel chaos across Cheshire as high winds brought down trees, blocking roads and railways.

The winds also brought down the Tree of Light in the centre of Nantwich.

November 27, 2021