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Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

By Stephen Topping
From rescuing oxygen-starved fish in the River Weaver to a freshwater jellyfish in the Shropshire Union Canal – the Environment Agency has been pretty busy this summer.

Tucked away on an industrial estate in Winsford, the team is working around the clock to keep Cheshire’s waterways safe for wildlife.

August 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Man arrested after street brawl in Nantwich town centre

Man arrested after street brawl in Nantwich town centre

A man has been arrested after a broad daylight street brawl in Nantwich town centre, police confirm.

The incident happened on Waterlode, close to the swimming baths and Harrisons bar at the junction with Welsh Row and High Street.

August 9, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Motorcyclist, 55, dies in road accident in Worleston, Nantwich

Motorcyclist, 55, dies in road accident in Worleston, Nantwich

A motorcyclist has died in a collision on Main Road in Worleston, Nantwich.

Officers from the roads policing unit are appealing for witnesses to the collision between a car and a motorcyclist on the B5074.

South Cheshire’s “wheelbarrow men” set to tackle Snowdon

South Cheshire’s “wheelbarrow men” set to tackle Snowdon

By Jonathan White
Charity pals Roy Price and Ian Jones are set to push their fund-raising wheelbarrow up Snowdon!

Roy, 51, and Ian, 46, both from Crewe, pushed their 100kg wheelbarrow to a staggering £2,700 when they walked 14-mile from Crewe to Nantwich and back.

August 8, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
18-week wait for treatment at Leighton Hospital quadruples

18-week wait for treatment at Leighton Hospital quadruples

By Stephen Topping
The number of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment at Leighton Hospital or Victoria Infirmary has almost quadrupled in 12 months.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which owns and runs both sites, has revealed that 1,011 patients were waiting longer than 18 weeks for treatment following referrals to its hospitals in June 2018 – compared to just 271 in June 201

August 8, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Town council backs “effective CCTV” in Nantwich after flower vandals caught

Town council backs “effective CCTV” in Nantwich after flower vandals caught

Town councillors in Nantwich say CCTV is effective in the town after five teenagers were caught on camera vandalising flowers and plants.

Nantwich Police officers were able to identify and trace the youths from the CCTV images catching them in the act in the town square and Pepper Street.

August 7, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Hundreds of Leighton Hospital A&E patients still not seen within four hours

Hundreds of Leighton Hospital A&E patients still not seen within four hours

By Stephen Topping
Hundreds of Leighton Hospital patients are still failing to be seen within four hours at A&E as it deals with more people than last summer.

Figures shown at a Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board meeting revealed patients waited to be seen at A&E on 1,473 occasions in June – compared to 437 times in the same month last year.

August 7, 2018 2 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Four people in court in Crewe over M6 £20 million drugs haul

Four people in court in Crewe over M6 £20 million drugs haul

Four people have appeared at Crewe Magistrates charged in connection with a £20 million drugs haul found in vehicle on the M6 in Cheshire.

Three men and one woman, all from Warrington area, have been remanded in custody to appear at Chester Crown Court on August 31.

August 5, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Ex kickboxing champion to stage charity boxing event in Nantwich

Ex kickboxing champion to stage charity boxing event in Nantwich

A former kickboxing champion has unveiled plans for a star-studded charity boxing night at Nantwich Civic Hall raising cash for causes close to his heart.

It will be a big night for South Cheshire businessman Ken Lawton who is returning to the ring almost 30 years since he won the British Light Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.

August 4, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
£20 million of class A drugs seized in Cheshire

£20 million of class A drugs seized in Cheshire

A massive haul of Class A drugs worth around £20 million has been seized in Cheshire, police have revealed.

Officers stopped two vehicles between Junction 19 and 20 on the M6 northbound in Cheshire.

August 3, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Nantwich Lake has terrapin as its latest resident

Nantwich Lake has terrapin as its latest resident

Visitors to Nantwich Lake may have encountered a more unusual inhabitant in recent days.

For this little terrapin is now resident at the popular beauty spot among the ducks, swans and fish.

August 3, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
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