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Floods and fallen trees across South Cheshire during Storm Ciara

Floods and fallen trees across South Cheshire during Storm Ciara

Trees were felled, buildings damaged, and roads flooded across South Cheshire which was battered by Storm Ciara over the last 18 hours.

February 9, 2020
Mid Cheshire Hospitals Little Ones Appeal reaches halfway

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Little Ones Appeal reaches halfway

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals “Little Ones” appeal is almost halfway to its £100,000 fundraising target.

The appeal has been supported by major retailers and local businesses over the last few months, organisers say.

February 9, 2020
Nantwich residents to pay £10 extra for policing

Nantwich residents to pay £10 extra for policing

By Aran Dhillon
Residents across Cheshire are set to pay an extra £10 a year on average to fund policing.

It comes after it emerged that the “burden” of funding is shifting from central Government to taxpayers in the area.

February 7, 2020
Long delays after road accident outside Leighton Hospital

Long delays after road accident outside Leighton Hospital

A serious road collision outside Leighton Hospital has resulted in long delays today (February 6)

The incident happened on the A530 Middlewich Road by the turn in for the Leighton Hospital treatment centre.

February 6, 2020
Cheshire folk needed for Keele research project into knee pain

Cheshire folk needed for Keele research project into knee pain

A new clinical trial is looking for people in Cheshire with osteoarthritis to take part in a £1.6 million investigation.

The project aims to find out if an appropriate knee brace could help reduce pain and be good value for money for the NHS.

February 6, 2020
Four arrests as police break “county line” drugs op in Shavington

Four arrests as police break “county line” drugs op in Shavington

Four people have been arrested in raids across Shavington, Crewe and Alsager in a week-long police crackdown on drugs and organised crime.

Drugs warrants were carried out by officers from the Crewe Local Policing Unit (LPU), targeting those who are causing significant harm to Cheshire communities.

February 5, 2020
Masked armed robbers target Wistaston store

Masked armed robbers target Wistaston store

Three masked men raided a Wistaston store worker during an armed raid.

The incident happened at the Bargain Booze store on King’s Drive at around 7.30pm last night (February 4).

February 5, 2020
Councillors APPROVE 200 roads being axed from Cheshire East gritting routes

Councillors APPROVE 200 roads being axed from Cheshire East gritting routes

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
More than 200 roads including many rural lanes in and around Nantwich will be taken off Cheshire East Council’s gritting routes after councillors approved the plan.

The controversial policy, which will come into effect from October this year, has been met with fierce criticism with many saying the council is putting lives in danger.

February 5, 2020
£400,000 funds for Cheshire East Council to help rough sleepers

£400,000 funds for Cheshire East Council to help rough sleepers

Cheshire East Council has been given £400,000 of Government funding to help the borough’s rough sleepers.

The council will receive £438,329.30 from a £112 million pot as part of the government’s rough sleeping programme.

February 5, 2020
Show St Luke’s Hospice some love on Valentine’s collection

Show St Luke’s Hospice some love on Valentine’s collection

Nurses, staff and supporters will be showing some love for St Luke’s Hospice – by volunteering at Valentine’s to raise funds for patient care.

The annual “Love St Luke’s” street collection will be taking place in Nantwich and other towns across mid and south Cheshire on Saturday February 15.

February 5, 2020
Rotary Nantwich raises £775 for North West Air Ambulance

Rotary Nantwich raises £775 for North West Air Ambulance

The Rotary Club of Nantwich has raised more than £700 to help keep the North West Air Ambulance flying its life-saving missions.

The donation of £775 will fund an hour and a half of North West Air Ambulance flying time, rescuing critically injured patients who would not survive without the service.

February 4, 2020
Nantwich scoops Cheshire Best Kept Station at In Bloom awards

Nantwich scoops Cheshire Best Kept Station at In Bloom awards

Nantwich has scooped another award in the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competition.

Members of Nantwich In Bloom collected the Merseyrail In Bloom Award at a ceremony at the Grange Theatre, in Hartford.

February 3, 2020
Car park thieves target ticket machines in Nantwich and Crewe

Car park thieves target ticket machines in Nantwich and Crewe

Thieves are targeting car park ticket machines in Nantwich and Crewe, Cheshire East Council has warned.

It comes after a recent spate of thefts in which £15,000 has been stolen from pay-and-display machines across the borough.

February 3, 2020