Incident

Large earth tremor shakes South Cheshire and Shropshire

Large earth tremor shakes South Cheshire and Shropshire

One of the largest earth tremors to his the region in 20 years was felt by thousands across Cheshire and Shropshire today.

The earthquake hit the Wem area of Shropshire just after 3.30pm and was initially given as a magnitude 4.2

May 30, 2022
All residents safe after Audlem nursing home gas leak incident

All residents safe after Audlem nursing home gas leak incident

Care home bosses say all residents are safe after a nursing home near Audlem was partly evacuated over reports of a potential gas leak.

Officers, fire crews and paramedics attended the scene at Corbrook Park nursing home near Audlem.

May 25, 2022
Fire damages trees, fence and shed in Nantwich property

Fire damages trees, fence and shed in Nantwich property

Fire crews had to tackle a fire which damaged tall conifer trees and a shed and fence in Nantwich.

The fire broke out on Davenport Avenue at around 12.30am this morning (May 24).

May 24, 2022
Man jailed for killing pedestrian on Crewe crossing and driving away

Man jailed for killing pedestrian on Crewe crossing and driving away

A man has been jailed for seven years after hitting and killing a pedestrian in Crewe and driving away.

William Bratton was travelling along Macon Way in a white van when he hit Joshua Spender, 23.

May 20, 2022
CEC asked deaf and blind woman to read out disability badge details

CEC asked deaf and blind woman to read out disability badge details

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East Council officer rang a 94-year-old deaf and blind woman asking her to read out details for her new disability badge – even though the council itself had certified her blind.

The council has apologised for the blunder which left Hilda Bates distressed and embarrassed because she was unable to provide the answers.

May 19, 2022
Drink driver jailed for killing dad and injuring daughter in horror smash

Drink driver jailed for killing dad and injuring daughter in horror smash

A man who killed a dad and seriously injured a daughter following a collision in Blakelow near Nantwich has been jailed for 12 years.

Mark Taylor, of Railway Street, Crewe, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment when he appeared at Chester Ccrown Court yesterday (May 16)

May 17, 2022
Cheshire Police launch two-week firearms surrender

Cheshire Police launch two-week firearms surrender

People in Cheshire who have firearms are being urged to hand them in to police as part of a two-week surrender.

The firearms amnesty, from May 12-29, means all guns can be handed over anonymously at police stations throughout Cheshire.

May 14, 2022
Former world darts champion Hankey jailed for Cheshire sex assault

Former world darts champion Hankey jailed for Cheshire sex assault

Former world darts champion Ted Hankey has been jailed after he admitted sexually assaulting a woman in Cheshire.

Hankey appeared at Chester Crown Court today (May 12) where he was sentenced to two years in prison.

May 12, 2022
Audlem man jailed for eight and a half years for manslaughter

Audlem man jailed for eight and a half years for manslaughter

A man who killed his victim after beating him with a baseball bat at their Audlem home has today been jailed for eight years and six months.

Daniel Griffiths was sentenced at Chester Crown Court after being convicted last week of manslaughter of Andrew Guy.

May 11, 2022
Detectives investigating arson of large barn near Leighton Hospital

Detectives investigating arson of large barn near Leighton Hospital

Detectives investigating a large barn fire near Leighton Hospital are appealing for information from members of the public.

The barn, located on an old farm near the hospital grounds, was deliberately set alight at around 6pm on Saturday May 7.

May 9, 2022
Audlem man convicted of manslaughter following jealous killing

Audlem man convicted of manslaughter following jealous killing

A man from Audlem has been found guilty of killing a man he believed was chatting up his partner.

Daniel Griffiths (pictured) repeatedly beat Andrew Guy with a baseball bat shortly after he had sent his partner the text message ‘on way babe, 10 mins’.

May 5, 2022
Police arrest dozens of suspected online paedophiles across Cheshire

Police arrest dozens of suspected online paedophiles across Cheshire

Cheshire Police have arrested dozens of suspected paedophiles in a month-long campaign targeting those who view indecent and abusive images of children online

May 5, 2022
Resident treated by paramedics after Nantwich flat fire

Resident treated by paramedics after Nantwich flat fire

A resident was treated at the scene following a flat fire in Nantwich.

The fire broke out at a flat on Market Street in the town centre.

April 30, 2022