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Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash in Reaseheath, Nantwich

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash in Reaseheath, Nantwich

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured after crashing on a busy road in Nantwich today.

The accident happened shortly before 8am on the B5074 Main Road, close to the entrance to Reaseheath College.

August 12, 2022
Nantwich dad and son to climb Kilimanjaro for animal charities

Nantwich dad and son to climb Kilimanjaro for animal charities

A father and son from Nantwich have teamed up to tackle one of the world’s most iconic mountains in aid of animal charities.

Mervyn Bishop and his son Ryan, 26, will set out on their challenge in September, and hope to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro on Mervyn’s 50th birthday.

August 11, 2022
South Cheshire Chamber rallies support for Crewe GBR bid

South Cheshire Chamber rallies support for Crewe GBR bid

South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce is behind a final push to get residents backing Crewe’s bid to become home of the Great British Railways as the closing date for votes approaches.

The Chamber is rallying the support of all its business members and their employees and families to “Vote Crewe!” by the deadline of August 15.

August 11, 2022
Fire badly damages homes on Nantwich estate

Fire badly damages homes on Nantwich estate

Fire crews spent more than 17 hours at the scene of a house blaze in Nantwich.

The fire broke out yesterday (August 10) and around 3.20pm on Blossom Grove, on the Malbank Waters estate.

August 11, 2022
Ex fireman from Nantwich unveils new “Cooling the Flames of Crewe” book

Ex fireman from Nantwich unveils new “Cooling the Flames of Crewe” book

By Jonathan White
A former fireman from Nantwich has compiled a new book about the fire service in Crewe, entitled ‘Cooling the Flames of Crewe’.

Gareth Roberts, 66, started the research as a lockdown project.

August 11, 2022
Work begins on new crossing on busy Nantwich road

Work begins on new crossing on busy Nantwich road

Work is underway to install a new crossing in Nantwich after months of campaigning by residents, local councillors and Crewe & Nantwich MP.

The crossing is being build on Peter Destapleigh Way at the exit from the Stapeley Water Gardens estate.

August 10, 2022
Cheshire bus users face further disruption with fresh Arriva strikes

Cheshire bus users face further disruption with fresh Arriva strikes

Bus users in South Cheshire are facing further disruption as unions rejected an increased pay offer from Arriva North West.

Negotiations between the transport company and union bosses have stalled after they rejected an improved 8.9% pay offer.

August 10, 2022
Delays to Reaseheath bypass opening “out of our hands” says CEC

Delays to Reaseheath bypass opening “out of our hands” says CEC

Council chiefs say delays to the opening of the new A51 Reaseheath bypass are “beyond control of the council”.

And there is still no date for when the new spine road will be opened, Cheshire East said.

August 10, 2022
Shavington councillor issues stark warning over new code of conduct

Shavington councillor issues stark warning over new code of conduct

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council could prevent councillors from working in the best interests of residents if it passes the new revised members code of conduct as it stands, a Shavington councillor believes.

Cllr David Marren (Ind) told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that the rule of “not bringing the council into disrepute” could be interpreted as preventing councillors from criticising the authority because criticism may damage the council’s reputation.

August 9, 2022
New film celebrates Crewe rail history amid GBR campaign

New film celebrates Crewe rail history amid GBR campaign

A new documentary film has been aired celebrating Crewe’s history as a rail town as it bids to become the home of Great British Railways (GBR)

The mini documentary is called Heart of Rail and has been created to tell the town’s compelling rail story and support the GBR bid.

August 9, 2022
Nantwich pubs urged to run quiz nights for hospice funds

Nantwich pubs urged to run quiz nights for hospice funds

Pubs and social clubs in Nantwich and Crewe are being urged to turn questions into cash with the St Luke’s Pub Quiz.

The hospice’s newest fundraiser aims to bring together communities for a fun night at their local while raising vital funds for patient care at St Luke’s.

August 9, 2022
Man charged after roof-top incident in Crewe

Man charged after roof-top incident in Crewe

A man is due to appear in court charged over a roof-top incident in Crewe on Sunday (August 7).

Police had to close off roads around the Middlewich Street area of the town.

August 9, 2022
Respects paid at Nantwich funeral of soldier killed in Ukraine

Respects paid at Nantwich funeral of soldier killed in Ukraine

Hundreds attended a moving service at St Mary’s Church in Nantwich today at the funeral of a local soldier killed while fighting in Ukraine.

Jordan Gatley, 24, from Church Minshull, died after leaving the British Army to help Ukrainian forces battle against the Russian invasion.

August 8, 2022