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Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Cheshire East are stepping up the fight to change the way the local authority is run.

Thousands of residents have already signed a petition launched by the group, which includes long-serving Nantwich North and West Cllr Arthur Moran.

December 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Vandalised garden gnomes in Wistaston are back home for Christmas

Vandalised garden gnomes in Wistaston are back home for Christmas

By Jonathan White
Cheeky garden gnomes in Wistaston who were targeted by vandals, have made a triumphant return to the village.

Residents were furious when popular pensioner Laurence Perry had 25 of his gnomes smashed or stolen from his Westfield Drive garden and land at the front of his property.

December 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Village News, Wistaston
Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

A landmark international deal has been signed to open a new health science campus on the Manchester Metropolitan University site in Crewe.

The facility on the 40-acre Crewe campus currently used by MMU will host UK and international students from September 2019, offering degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Podiatry.

Extra £2.9 million council funding handed to South Cheshire health services

Extra £2.9 million council funding handed to South Cheshire health services

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councils have handed over £2.9 million to help health services run smoothly in mid and south Cheshire this winter.

NHS Vale Royal and South Cheshire clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), the bodies which buy healthcare in the area, have received the cash as part of a £240 million pot made available by the Government in October for adult social care services.

December 9, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Nantwich Town councillors have vowed to fight Cheshire East Council’s plans to increase car park charges in the town.

They say that Nantwich – and neighbouring Crewe – are being treated unfairly with some of the highest parking charges in the borough.

December 8, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Motorcyclist died after ploughing into traffic queue in Nantwich, inquest told

Motorcyclist died after ploughing into traffic queue in Nantwich, inquest told

By Fahad Tariq
A keen motorcyclist died after he drove into the back of a car in queuing traffic in Nantwich, an inquest heard.

Anthony Rushton, 58, was riding his motorbike on the A530 Middlewich Road near Alvaston Hall Hotel in Nantwich when he collided with the rear of a blue Mazda 5.

December 6, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Family tribute after South Cheshire man, 20, killed in motorbike accident

Family tribute after South Cheshire man, 20, killed in motorbike accident

The family of a 20-year-old South Cheshire man who died in a motorbike accident have paid tribute to him.

Elliot Blease collided with a metal fence on the outskirts of a farm as he rode a motorcycle on Cledford Lane in Sproston at around 7pm on Tuesday (December 4).

December 6, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Delmar Print ceases trading in business blow for Nantwich

Delmar Print ceases trading in business blow for Nantwich

Well-known Nantwich printing firm Delmar Print has ceased trading and gone into receivership, it has been revealed.

The news is a blow to the town where the company is based on Wall Lane, employing up to 15 people.

December 6, 2018 2 comments Business, Business, Human Interest, News
Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Owners of empty homes in Crewe and Nantwich could face double council tax charges under new plans by Cheshire East Council.

They want to clamp down on the owners of empty homes which are being left unoccupied and unfurnished the long periods.

December 5, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith vows to vote against Brexit withdrawal deal

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith vows to vote against Brexit withdrawal deal

Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith says she intends to vote against Theresa May’s Withdrawal Deal in the “meaningful vote” on December 11.

Prime Minister Theresa May is hoping to convince enough sceptics to change their minds and back the deal she has struck with the European Union.

December 5, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
George Eardley and his horror Nantwich rail accident in new war heroes book

George Eardley and his horror Nantwich rail accident in new war heroes book

A new book telling the stories of 22 British war heroes features a Victoria Cross winner who was badly injured in a horrific Nantwich railway accident.

George Eardley VC was driving with his wife when their car was crushed by an express train which had crashed through barriers.

December 5, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
1,600 Cheshire Police officers now wearing body video cameras

1,600 Cheshire Police officers now wearing body video cameras

A total of 1,600 officers at Cheshire Constabulary are now using body worn video cameras following the completion of a force-wide roll out.

The cameras are being worn by officers and PCSOs and are proving to be an essential piece of operational kit.

December 4, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Woman who damaged Nantwich Christmas Lights traced by police

Woman who damaged Nantwich Christmas Lights traced by police

Police have tracked down a woman who vandalised some of Nantwich town square’s Christmas lights.

The damage to the lights was done on November 27, just a few days after the display was switched on to herald the festive season.

December 3, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News