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Ex kickboxing champion to stage charity boxing event in Nantwich

Ex kickboxing champion to stage charity boxing event in Nantwich

A former kickboxing champion has unveiled plans for a star-studded charity boxing night at Nantwich Civic Hall raising cash for causes close to his heart.

It will be a big night for South Cheshire businessman Ken Lawton who is returning to the ring almost 30 years since he won the British Light Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.

August 4, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
£20 million of class A drugs seized in Cheshire

£20 million of class A drugs seized in Cheshire

A massive haul of Class A drugs worth around £20 million has been seized in Cheshire, police have revealed.

Officers stopped two vehicles between Junction 19 and 20 on the M6 northbound in Cheshire.

August 3, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Nantwich Lake has terrapin as its latest resident

Nantwich Lake has terrapin as its latest resident

Visitors to Nantwich Lake may have encountered a more unusual inhabitant in recent days.

For this little terrapin is now resident at the popular beauty spot among the ducks, swans and fish.

August 3, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East primary schools show improvement in SATs results

Cheshire East primary schools show improvement in SATs results

Primary pupils in Crewe and Nantwich have helped Cheshire East achieve improved end of key stage results in 2018.

From the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage through to the end of Key Stage 2, schools across the borough have produced outcomes where 18 out of the 21 national indicators have improved in 2018 compared to last year.

Drunken reveller admits to vandalising Nantwich town centre shop

Drunken reveller admits to vandalising Nantwich town centre shop

An embarrassed man has owned up to vandalising a Nantwich town centre shop after CCTV images of the incident were circulated on social media.

The man, from Manchester, contacted John McMillan at Johnsons Printers today after Nantwich News published a story and images yesterday (August 1).

August 2, 2018 5 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

By Stephen Topping
An attempt to build 112 homes to fund the renovation of the Doddington country estate near Nantwich has been rejected following fierce opposition from neighbours.

Lady Rona Delves Broughton, who owns the Doddington Estate, wanted to build 112 homes across 12 smaller plots of land to fill a £9.6 million funding gap for the renovation of her estate – which has planning permission to become a hotel, and is on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register in parts.

Cheshire East Council chiefs leave air quality data investigation to police

Cheshire East Council chiefs leave air quality data investigation to police

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council chiefs say they did all they could to try to get to the bottom of the air quality scandal before handing it to police.

Cheshire Police has been looking into the deliberate manipulation of Cheshire East Council’s air quality data over the past year after it was revealed that some figures between 2012 and 2014 were changed.

August 2, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Hosepipe ban planned for North West dropped by United Utilities

Hosepipe ban planned for North West dropped by United Utilities

United Utilities has lifted the proposed hosepipe ban for Cheshire and the North West, just three days before it was due to be enforced.

The water company says a number of factors have resulted in the ban, due to come in on August 5, being shelved.

August 2, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich boss’ ultimatum to yobs caught on CCTV vandalising business

Nantwich boss’ ultimatum to yobs caught on CCTV vandalising business

The boss of a Nantwich business has issued an ultimatum to yobs caught on CCTV vandalising his company premises.

John McMillan, who runs Johnsons Printers on Oatmarket in the town centre, released these images of a number of young people near his front door when the damage happened.

August 1, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
One charged and three arrested in drugs operation in Willaston, Nantwich

One charged and three arrested in drugs operation in Willaston, Nantwich

A man has been charged with drugs offences following a proactive drugs operation in Willaston, Nantwich, say Cheshire Police.

Lee Marr, 29, from Liverpool, was arrested at 2pm yesterday (July 31) after officers from Crewe Local Policing Unit stopped a taxi on Wistaston Road.

Auditors refuse Cheshire East Council “value for money” certificate

Auditors refuse Cheshire East Council “value for money” certificate

By Stephen Topping
Auditors have refused to give Cheshire East Council the all clear for a third year running as the investigations swirling around it continue.

Grant Thornton has approved the council’s finances for 2017-18, but it has refused to issue a ‘value for money’ certificate over governance concerns.

August 1, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Private landlords face tougher penalties for poor housing in Cheshire East

Private landlords face tougher penalties for poor housing in Cheshire East

Private sector landlords in Crewe and Nantwich are being warned of tough new penalties to crack down on poor housing standards.

Cheshire East Council has amended its housing enforcement policy to include new powers, which could see the most serious offenders banned from letting properties altogether or entered on to a national database of rogue landlords.

July 31, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich twin town students tour the sites of Cheshire

Nantwich twin town students tour the sites of Cheshire

Fourteen students from Crewe and Nantwich’s German twin town of Bischofsheim sampled one of the hottest weeks in decades during a summer school organised by Crewe and Nantwich Twinning Association (CANTA).

The students, aged from their teens to 70s, received formal English lessons each day as well as dedicated cultural and learning visits.

July 31, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News