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Stapeley victim among those targeted by fraudsters, warn Cheshire Police

Stapeley victim among those targeted by fraudsters, warn Cheshire Police

A Stapeley resident was among six victims in Cheshire targeted by telephone fraudsters in one weekend, officers have revealed.

Detectives are warning people to be vigilant after several fraud offences were reported over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

May 29, 2019
£11m Sydney Road bridge scheme to be complete by end of June

£11m Sydney Road bridge scheme to be complete by end of June

Work on the £11 million scheme to replace Sydney Road Bridge in Crewe will continue until the end of June, highways chiefs say.

The later than planned opening is due to poor weather conditions experienced earlier in the year and delays with works carried out by utility companies to divert their services.

May 28, 2019
Reaseheath College opens new Halls of Residence on Nantwich campus

Reaseheath College opens new Halls of Residence on Nantwich campus

The latest halls of residence building has been officially opened at Reaseheath College and University Centre in Nantwich.

It brings the total capacity on campus to 850 bedrooms, and is part of a recent £80 million investment.

May 28, 2019
Winners of Nantwich Rotary art and handwriting competition unveiled

Winners of Nantwich Rotary art and handwriting competition unveiled

The winners of the Nantwich Rotary Art & Handwriting competition have picked up their prizes from local MP Laura Smith.

The young winners gathered at Nantwich Museum for the 11th Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary Schools Art and Handwriting Competition.

May 28, 2019
Volunteers rebuild 4,000-year-old Bronze Age house at Beeston Castle

Volunteers rebuild 4,000-year-old Bronze Age house at Beeston Castle

A Bronze Age house is being reconstructed by English Heritage volunteers at Beeston Castle near Nantwich – 4,000 years after it disappeared.

Workers are using authentic tools and archaeological evidence informed by the recent discoveries at the Bronze Age settlement in Cambridgeshire as well as earlier discoveries at Beeston Castle.

May 27, 2019
Warning to train fans as Flying Scotsman heads for South Cheshire

Warning to train fans as Flying Scotsman heads for South Cheshire

Trainspotters and photographers have been warned not to risk their lives trying to photograph the world’s most famous steam locomotive when it comes to South Cheshire.

Flying Scotsman will haul the luxury Northern Belle train from Crewe to Carnforth on Saturday July 20.

May 27, 2019
Welsh Row in Nantwich to close for five days

Welsh Row in Nantwich to close for five days

Welsh Row in Nantwich is to close for five days starting on May 28 for “structural patching work”, says Cheshire East highways.

The closure will be in place from 9am until 5pm each day between Tuesday (May 28) and Saturday June 1.

May 26, 2019
Nantwich Lymphoma Action group tackles fundraising zip wire challenge

Nantwich Lymphoma Action group tackles fundraising zip wire challenge

A member of a Nantwich charity support group joined a team to tackle the world’s fastest zip line in aid of Lymphoma Action.

Chris Bailey joined more than 20 other people at Zip World in Penrhyn Quarry on Velocity 2 – whizzing through the air above breathtaking views at speeds over 100mph.

May 26, 2019
Woman injured after car crashes into shop in Nantwich town centre

Woman injured after car crashes into shop in Nantwich town centre

A woman was injured after a car careered into a shop frontage in busy Nantwich town centre today (May 25).

The incident happened at around 2pm on Swinemarket in Nantwich and is believed to have involved one vehicle.

May 25, 2019
New Mayor of Cheshire East is Cllr Barry Burkhill

New Mayor of Cheshire East is Cllr Barry Burkhill

Councillor Barry Burkhill has been elected as Mayor of Cheshire East.

He was sworn in at the annual mayor-making ceremony on Wednesday May 22.

May 24, 2019
Cheshire East Council to move to committee system for decision making

Cheshire East Council to move to committee system for decision making

Cheshire East Council is set to move to committee system of decision making after a notice of motion to move away from a ‘leader and cabinet’ model won support.

The notice of motion was brought by Cllr James Nicholas, deputy leader of the Independent group.

May 23, 2019
Cheshire East Council votes in first ever Labour leader

Cheshire East Council votes in first ever Labour leader

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has its first ever Labour leader after Cllr Sam Corcoran fought off a Conservative challenge to claim the role.

The Labour and Co-Operative Party member for Sandbach Heath and East won 43 votes in the race to become council leader today (May 22) while Wybunbury Cllr Janet Clowes, Conservative, received 25.

May 22, 2019
Record breaking crowds enjoy Reaseheath College Family Festival in Nantwich

Record breaking crowds enjoy Reaseheath College Family Festival in Nantwich

Record-breaking crowds thronged to Reaseheath College’s Family Festival, making the event the best and biggest since its launch 23 years ago.

Around 11,000 visitors enjoyed the action-packed event on the college’s Nantwich campus, which offered hundreds of fun activities and displays in a day of perfect spring sunshine.

May 22, 2019