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Childminder publishes children’s book in aid of NHS Charities

Childminder publishes children’s book in aid of NHS Charities

A South Cheshire childminder has made use of time in lockdown – by writing and publishing a children’s book in aid of charity.

Hannah Malley, 23, has been unable to work due to the pandemic restrictions.

May 31, 2020
Councillor calls for vehicle restrictions amid Nantwich town square damage

Councillor calls for vehicle restrictions amid Nantwich town square damage

A town councillor has called for tighter restrictions on vehicles accessing Nantwich town centre amid damage to paved areas.

Cllr Carole Thomas says heavy delivery vehicles are causing damage to the pedestrianised town square, leading to more falls, trips and injuries to shoppers.

May 31, 2020
Major rail bridge works to close busy A530 for four months

Major rail bridge works to close busy A530 for four months

The busy A530 between Nantwich and Middlewich will close for up to four months from Monday for major railway bridge works.

Motorists are being warned of long delays to their journeys with diversion routes taking many around Crewe and back out if they want to get to Leighton Hospital.

May 30, 2020
Nantwich Market to undergo “phased” re-opening, councillors told

Nantwich Market to undergo “phased” re-opening, councillors told

Nantwich Market is to undergo a “phased” re-opening as lockdown restrictions ease, Nantwich Town Council was told.

Councillors and traders are hoping to be back in the market hall under Government plans to allow “non essential” shops to re-open in June.

May 29, 2020
Call for Nantwich allotment hours change amid dispute

Call for Nantwich allotment hours change amid dispute

A Nantwich resident is calling for reduced allotment opening hours to help limit disturbance to his family.

Andrew Spanton, who lives next to Brookfield Allotments, also told Nantwich Town Council he had been in a dispute over the use of bonfires on the site.

May 29, 2020
COVID-19 costs Cheshire East Council £60 million

COVID-19 costs Cheshire East Council £60 million

Cheshire East Council is joining other local authorities in pressing Government for additional funding to meet the rising costs of COVID-19.

It comes as the council revealed the impact of Coronavirus could already be £60 million.

May 28, 2020
Cheshire Tory MPs Mullan and Timpson react to Dominic Cummings saga

Cheshire Tory MPs Mullan and Timpson react to Dominic Cummings saga

Two Conservative MPs in Cheshire have spoken out about the Dominic Cummings saga which is splitting the party and angering the nation.

Kieran Mullan and Edward Timpson, MPs for Crewe & Nantwich and Eddisbury respectively, have responded after hundreds of constituents flooded their inboxes.

May 28, 2020
Willaston councillor “threatened” by men while taking photos of travellers

Willaston councillor “threatened” by men while taking photos of travellers

A councillor says he was “threatened” by angry men as took photos of an unauthorised encampment on The Vagrants in Willaston.

Cllr Allen Gage, Cheshire East for Willaston and Rope, said a number of men rounded on him when he was spotted taking pictures from a distance, one allegedly shouting “delete those, I’ll kill you”.

May 27, 2020
Nantwich police helpdesk available during “lockdown”

Nantwich police helpdesk available during “lockdown”

Nantwich residents are being urged to use the town’s police station helpdesk services now available again after lockdown measures were eased.

May 27, 2020
Rare meat-eating plants re-introduced to Cheshire!

Rare meat-eating plants re-introduced to Cheshire!

One of England’s few carnivorous plants has been re-introduced to Cheshire at a secret location.

The insect-eating Great Sundew (Drosera anglica), which was made extinct during World War One, was re-introduced last week, says Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

May 26, 2020
3-year Barony Park court injunction just “weeks away” before lockdown

3-year Barony Park court injunction just “weeks away” before lockdown

A three-year court injunction to stop unauthorised travellers accessing Barony Park in Nantwich was just weeks away before lockdown, we can reveal.

It emerged as the first unauthorised travellers of 2020 arrived on the park overnight (May 25).

May 25, 2020
Fundraiser launched for Wistaston boy fighting rare cancer for second time

Fundraiser launched for Wistaston boy fighting rare cancer for second time

Friends are staging a month-long fundraising campaign in support of a young Wistaston boy who is battling cancer for the second time in his life.

Georgy Capener was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma two years ago.

May 24, 2020
Willaston student produces fund-raising booklet of photos

Willaston student produces fund-raising booklet of photos

By Jonathan White
A Graphic design student from Willaston has produced a fund-raising booklet of local photographs.

Charles Brazier, 20, is a student on a Graphic Communication course at Birmingham City University.

May 24, 2020