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Former Miss England from Nantwich to release album

Former Miss England from Nantwich to release album

A former Miss England from Nantwich has released an EP after collaborating with Jose Feliciano and Irish group Clannad.

Natasha Hemmings, 23, hopes the release will launch her musical career while she completes her final year at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

February 13, 2019
Anger as fly-tippers dump rubbish next to airman’s memorial in Nantwich

Anger as fly-tippers dump rubbish next to airman’s memorial in Nantwich

Fly-tippers have dumped a pile of rubbish just yards from the airman’s memorial in Nantwich.

The rubbish was found dumped by walkers earlier today close to the site by the River Weaver, off Shrewbridge Road.

February 11, 2019
NHS users in Crewe and Nantwich urged to nominate for Public Choice Awards

NHS users in Crewe and Nantwich urged to nominate for Public Choice Awards

People in Crewe and Nantwich can recognise local NHS staff for going the extra mile by nominating in the Public Choice Award.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) is urging those who have benefited from the kindness of its staff to put them forward as part of the Trust’s annual Celebration of Achievement Awards.

February 11, 2019
More than 100 attend Overwater Wheelybus officially launched

More than 100 attend Overwater Wheelybus officially launched

More than 100 people attended the official launch of the Overwater Wheelybus in Audlem near Nantwich.

The Wheelybus is a project led by Rodney Cottrell and wife Christine, who have operated the Audlem Lass, the Overwater Wheelyboat and now the Overwater Wheelybus over the past eight years.

February 10, 2019
St Luke’s Hospice Patient Comfort appeal reaches £32,000 target

St Luke’s Hospice Patient Comfort appeal reaches £32,000 target

St Luke’s Patient Comfort appeal has reached its target raising £32,000 to improve patient comfort at the South Cheshire hospice.

Donations will be used to buy items on the Nurses’ Christmas Wish List for the hospice.

February 10, 2019
Cheshire East parking charge rises approved after public consultation

Cheshire East parking charge rises approved after public consultation

Cheshire East Council has approved an increase in parking charges across the borough after making a few amendments to initial proposals.

The authority received 296 representations during a three-week consultation between November 28 and December 19.

February 8, 2019
White Horse in Nantwich forced to reduce operating hours

White Horse in Nantwich forced to reduce operating hours

Nantwich pub The White Horse has been forced to reduce its operating hours after undergoing a licence review, town councillors were told.

The pub on Pillory Street has applied for a variation of its premises licence following the review sparked by complaints from residents in the town.

February 8, 2019
Nantwich headteacher urges parents to sign funding petition

Nantwich headteacher urges parents to sign funding petition

A Nantwich secondary headteacher has called on parents to sign a national petition to help schools like his secure better funding.

David Cole, head of Brine Leas Academy, says his school is one of the worst off in Cheshire East.

February 7, 2019
Bus passengers in South Cheshire could receive lower fares under new scheme

Bus passengers in South Cheshire could receive lower fares under new scheme

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Bus passengers could soon face lower fares and simpler ticketing rules thanks to a project being developed across the north.

Cllr Don Stockton, cabinet member for environment, told members at Cheshire East Council cabinet meeting that “smart ticketing” is due to be rolled out on local buses over the next two years.

February 7, 2019
Outbreak of equine flu started at South Cheshire yard

Outbreak of equine flu started at South Cheshire yard

An outbreak of equine flu which has led to British horse racing meetings being cancelled, started at a yard in South Cheshire.

There are fears over the impact of the outbreak on next month’s Cheltenham Festival, and potentially the Grand National at Aintree in April.

February 7, 2019
Council Tax to rise by 2.99% to fund more services, says Cheshire East

Council Tax to rise by 2.99% to fund more services, says Cheshire East

Householders in Nantwich and Crewe face a further 2.99% rise on the Council Tax bills from April, it has been agreed.

Cheshire East Council says the rise is needed to help fund more frontline services.

February 5, 2019
Nantwich MP Laura Smith calls for “urgent need” for extra school funding

Nantwich MP Laura Smith calls for “urgent need” for extra school funding

By Stephen Topping
Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith, a former teacher, has spoken up on the “urgent need” for extra education funding.

Ms Smith, who used to teach at a school in Winsford, was elected in 2017’s General Election after playing a leading role in the fairer schools funding for Cheshire East campaign.

February 5, 2019
Missing cat reunited with owner five years later in Nantwich

Missing cat reunited with owner five years later in Nantwich

A cat who went missing from her family home five years ago has now been reunited with her owner thanks to RSPCA staff in Nantwich.

Lucy, a black and white short haired cat, went missing from her home in Crewe in 2014.

February 5, 2019