Hankelow & Hatherton

Eddisbury Conservatives “sad” to lose MP Antoinette Sandbach

Eddisbury Conservatives “sad” to lose MP Antoinette Sandbach

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Eddisbury Conservative Association says it is sad to lose Antoinette Sandbach – but that the party must get on with delivering Brexit.

The MP for Eddisbury was one of 21 Conservatives to have the whip removed by the party on Tuesday night after voting against the Government.

September 5, 2019
Great great grandmother from Hankelow celebrates 100th birthday

Great great grandmother from Hankelow celebrates 100th birthday

A great-great grandmother from Hankelow near Nantwich has celebrated her 100th Birthday, surrounded by her family of five generations.

Edith Brough was joined by all her family and a wide circle of friends for the celebration at The Hunters Lodge Hotel in Crewe.

March 31, 2019
Fire crews tackle car blaze in Hankelow

Fire crews tackle car blaze in Hankelow

Fire crews were called to tackle a car blaze in Hankelow near Nantwich.

The fire started at around 12.20pm yesterday (March 16) at Hankelow Hall on Hall Lane in the village.

March 17, 2019
Police hunt burglars after Hatherton break-in

Police hunt burglars after Hatherton break-in

Police are hunting burglars after a break-in at a property on Audlem Road in Hatherton.

The incident took place between 1.30pm and 3pm today (December 18).

December 18, 2018
Horse rescued by fire crews from water-filled ditch near Nantwich

Horse rescued by fire crews from water-filled ditch near Nantwich

A horse was rescued in a two-hour operation by fire crews to pull it from a water-filled ditch in Hatherton near Nantwich.

The incident happened at a field on Bridgemere Lane at around 11am yesterday (November 1).

November 2, 2018
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.

August 2, 2018
Hundreds enjoy 19th Audlem Festival of Transport

Hundreds enjoy 19th Audlem Festival of Transport

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of villagers enjoyed the 19th annual Audlem Festival of Transport.

There was a spectacular parade of more than 100 cars, commercial vehicles, tractors and motorcycles.

July 30, 2018
Fire crews rescue bullock stuck in Hankelow ditch near Nantwich

Fire crews rescue bullock stuck in Hankelow ditch near Nantwich

Fire crews across Cheshire mucked in to help rescue a bullock stuck in a ditch near Nantwich.

And the animal was soon on the mooove again after they managed to pull him out with ropes and ramps.

June 29, 2018
Audlem Music & Arts Festival set to attract thousands

Audlem Music & Arts Festival set to attract thousands

The Audlem Music & Arts Festival 2018 is set to attract thousands of visitors to the village.

The five-day event, sponsored by residential developer Anwyl Homes, is taking place from May 24-28, with hundreds of performers from the world of music and art providing entertainment.

May 19, 2018
Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

By Stephen Topping
Men and women are expected to live up to 15 years longer in rural areas of Cheshire than in the centre of Crewe.

Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics highlight an alarming inequality in life expectancy across Cheshire East.

April 9, 2018
Dog which helped Nantwich teen battle depression nominated in Crufts award

Dog which helped Nantwich teen battle depression nominated in Crufts award

Grooming is a treat for any dog – but for Nantwich animal lover Ashleigh Rose it is a coping mechanism.

The 17-year-old, from Oakes Corner, Hatherton, grooms her Shih Tzu Gladys to calm her down when she’s upset.

February 24, 2018
Residents oppose wedding venue plans by Hatherton Lodge near Nantwich

Residents oppose wedding venue plans by Hatherton Lodge near Nantwich

Villagers are fighting plans to turn a historic country house near Nantwich into a wedding and events venue.

The owners of Grade II listed Hatherton Lodge, in Hatherton have submitted plans to Cheshire East Council for a change of use.

February 13, 2018
Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

The Government’s latest league tables for Nantwich primary schools have been published, rating schools on the improvement shown by pupils in reading, writing and maths.

The tables show the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), compared to where pupils were at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2).

December 14, 2017