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Man wanted for murder of Nantwich victim arrested in Malta

A man wanted in connection with the brutal murder of a Nantwich dad-of-two at a remote farmhouse has been arrested in Malta.

Christopher Guest More Jr, 41, who was one of the UK’s most wanted men, was apprehended on a European Arrest Warrant in the Swieqi area on Thursday night as a result of a joint operation with the Maltese authorities.

June 8, 2019
Third delay to Cheshire East Council £10 million IT project sparks anger

Third delay to Cheshire East Council £10 million IT project sparks anger

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Council chiefs in Cheshire are holding back from sparking a contract dispute with the firm delivering their £10 million IT project – despite it being delayed three times.

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council entered into a joint agreement with technology firm Agilisys in 2017 to launch a new HR and finance system called Best4Business.

June 7, 2019
Cheshire health leaders call for public views on CCG merger plans

Cheshire health leaders call for public views on CCG merger plans

Health leaders in Cheshire want people to air their views on plans to merge four Clinical Commissioning Groups into one.

The proposals aim to improve how CCGs work in buying health services available to people across the county, and to make the best use of money available to the local NHS.

June 6, 2019
Hunt for knife attackers who stabbed man on Nantwich Road

Hunt for knife attackers who stabbed man on Nantwich Road

Detectives are hunting a couple after a man was stabbed in the back as he walked down Nantwich Road in Crewe.

The 40-year-old victim had got into an argument with a man and woman in the street when he was then attacked and stabbed by the man, police said.

June 6, 2019
Cheshire Police loses officer recruitment discrimination tribunal

Cheshire Police loses officer recruitment discrimination tribunal

Cheshire Police has been forced to review its recruitment process after an employment tribunal ruled it had discriminated against an individual applying to join them.

The case was brought by 25-year-old Matthew Furlong on the grounds of sexual orientation, race and sex.

June 5, 2019
Golf day raises hospice funds in memory of tragic Nantwich baby

Golf day raises hospice funds in memory of tragic Nantwich baby

A memorial golf day held in memory of a tragic Nantwich baby has helped to raise £700 for Donna Louise Hospice.

Now Johnny Forbes’ parents Neil and Jessica are planning an even bigger event as they bid to keep his memory alive.

June 5, 2019
Mid Cheshire Hospitals to bring in 20 new nurses from abroad

Mid Cheshire Hospitals to bring in 20 new nurses from abroad

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Hospital bosses in South Cheshire hope to have more than 20 new nurses recruited from abroad by October to help meet demand and cut costs.

Directors at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – which runs Leighton Hospital in Crewe – gave the go-ahead to work with an international nursing recruitment agency for around £425,000 at March’s board meeting.

June 4, 2019
Leighton Hospital to fund seven-day therapy service

Leighton Hospital to fund seven-day therapy service

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital chiefs have given the green light to fund a seven-day therapy service to support vulnerable patients who have attended A&E.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital serving Nantwich and Crewe residents, previously ran a pilot scheme for a five-day emergency care therapy service.

June 4, 2019
Three men charged in connection with Nantwich burglaries

Three men charged in connection with Nantwich burglaries

Three men have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries at shops in Nantwich.

Aaron Hobin, 25; David Benn, 27 and Benjamin Benn, 31, were all arrested on Thursday May 30.

June 3, 2019
Cheshire Police drop probe into fox death in Wrenbury

Cheshire Police drop probe into fox death in Wrenbury

Cheshire Police have dropped an investigation into the death of a fox in Wrenbury during the hunt season.

Police say there is “insufficient evidence” that the incident in December 2018 was as a result of “deliberate and intentional hunting”.

June 3, 2019
Family appeal after motorhome stolen from Nantwich car park

Family appeal after motorhome stolen from Nantwich car park

A Nantwich family is appealing for help to trace their beloved motorhome which was stolen in Nantwich.

This vehicle was taken from the car park off Pratchitt’s Row next to Morrisons in Nantwich yesterday (June 2) between 9.50am and 2.30pm.

June 3, 2019
Special needs children “left in limbo” by Cheshire East Council, say lawyers

Special needs children “left in limbo” by Cheshire East Council, say lawyers

Dozens of children with special needs were “left in limbo” after Cheshire East Council failed to meet 2019 school allocation deadline, say specialist lawyers.

Experts say 34 SEN children out of a total of 134 suffered delays in receiving their transition education healthcare plans or statements for 2019.

May 30, 2019
Edwardian orphanage in South Cheshire to be converted to retirement flats

Edwardian orphanage in South Cheshire to be converted to retirement flats

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
An Edwardian former orphanage described as a jewel in Crewe’s crown is set to be converted into retirement flats after standing empty for 12 years.

Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee has given the go-ahead for Grade II-listed Webb House in Victoria Avenue, to be transformed into 54 extra care apartments with a swimming pool and gym – subject to final design tweaks being approved by planning officers.

May 29, 2019