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Cheshire East Pride in Park events cancelled amid pandemic

Cheshire East Pride in Park events cancelled amid pandemic

The Cheshire East “Pride in the Park” events are the latest to be cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Crewe/Nantwich event was due to take place in Queens Park on September 12.

May 20, 2020
Nantwich headteacher stunned as she stars on BBC One Show

Nantwich headteacher stunned as she stars on BBC One Show

A Nantwich headteacher was stunned when she became the star of the BBC’s One Show.

Pear Tree Primary head Boo Edleston was surprised as she was in the middle of a story-telling session with key worker pupils attending the school.

May 19, 2020
Balloon from Nantwich found by family nearly 1,000 miles away

Balloon from Nantwich found by family nearly 1,000 miles away

A Nantwich family who released balloons in memory of their dead son were stunned when one was found by a family almost 1,000 miles away in Germany!

Jessica and Neil Forbes released the balloons in honour of Johnny, who died a few days old after being born 23 weeks premature.

May 19, 2020
Police hunt man after serious assault on dog walker in Crewe

Police hunt man after serious assault on dog walker in Crewe

A dog walker suffered serious facial injuries when he was assaulted in Crewe, police say.

Detectives want help to trace the attacker after the incident on Bradfield Road, near the Coppenhall Working Men’s Club, shortly before 7pm on Friday (May 15).

May 18, 2020
Pam Kirkham takes over as Mayor of Nantwich

Pam Kirkham takes over as Mayor of Nantwich

The new Mayor of Nantwich Cllr Pam Kirkham has officially taken over the chains of office for 2020-21.

Cllr Kirkham was elected as the new Mayor of Nantwich to take over from Cllr Arthur Moran at an unusual Mayor Making Ceremony on Friday (May 15).

May 18, 2020
Nantwich canvas to be auctioned for NHS Charity

Nantwich canvas to be auctioned for NHS Charity

By Jonathan White
A one-of-a-kind canvas on display in Nantwich is being auctioned off with the proceeds going towards an NHS charity.

The artwork, entitled ‘Support the NHS’ was created by talented Nantwich-based artist Tony Denton

May 17, 2020
Hospital, police and MP award certificates for South Cheshire lockdown children

Hospital, police and MP award certificates for South Cheshire lockdown children

Leighton Hospital, Cheshire Police and Crewe & Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan have launched a “certificate” scheme to reward youngsters staying home during lockdown.

May 17, 2020
New intravenous medication service launches for South Cheshire patients

New intravenous medication service launches for South Cheshire patients

A new service has been set up to provide intravenous medication to Cheshire people in their own home.

“IV at Home” will allow patients to receive medication through intravenous injections in their own homes rather than having to remain in hospital.

May 17, 2020
Appeal for Cheshire East foster parents amid rise in children in care

Appeal for Cheshire East foster parents amid rise in children in care

An appeal has been issued to boost the number of foster carers in Cheshire East, amid fears more children will need care after the pandemic “lockdown”.

There are 534 cared for children in the borough and official say “there may be more children needing our support when lockdown ends”.

May 15, 2020
Nantwich scientist on COVID-19 testing frontline at Govt mega-lab

Nantwich scientist on COVID-19 testing frontline at Govt mega-lab

A scientist from Nantwich is one of a group of Cancer Research UK volunteers testing thousands of patient samples each day for coronavirus.

Sophie Richardson, 22, is based at the new Lighthouse Lab at Alderley Park in Cheshire, led by Medicines Discovery Catapult.

May 15, 2020
Fire crews called to dangerous controlled burning in Nantwich

Fire crews called to dangerous controlled burning in Nantwich

Fire crews were called to tackle a fire during what they called a “dangerous controlled burning” incident in Nantwich.

May 15, 2020
Farewell message as Nantwich Mayor Arthur Moran hands over robes

Farewell message as Nantwich Mayor Arthur Moran hands over robes

Nantwich Town Council Mayor Cllr Arthur Moran has issued a farewell message as he ends his year of office.

Cllr Moran will formally hand over the chains of office to incoming Mayor Cllr Pam Kirkham at a ceremony this Friday (May 15).

May 14, 2020
Nantwich Food Festival cancelled amid pandemic

Nantwich Food Festival cancelled amid pandemic

The Nantwich economy suffered a further blow today as Nantwich Food Festival directors announced September’s event will NOT go ahead.

The festival attracts tens of thousands of people every year and was due to take place on September 4-6.

May 13, 2020