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Nantwich bus users launch Facebook group to fight service cuts

Nantwich bus users launch Facebook group to fight service cuts

Angry bus passengers from Nantwich have set up a Facebook group to fight cuts to local services from the town. Many have hit out after key journeys like the number 44 from Nantwich to Shavington and Crewe before 9am were axed.

January 15, 2013
Hundreds brave rain for Crewe Christmas Lights switch on

Hundreds brave rain for Crewe Christmas Lights switch on

By Jonathan White Hundreds braved the rain and wind to watch the annual Crewe Christmas lights switch-on in the main square. The cast of Cinderella from the Lyceum Theatre pantomime began the countdown and switched on with Mayor of Crewe Peggy Martin.

November 23, 2012
MP Timpson backs Crewe and Nantwich “Green Gap” 4,000-name petition

MP Timpson backs Crewe and Nantwich “Green Gap” 4,000-name petition

A 4,000-name petition calling for the Green Gap around Nantwich and Crewe to be protected, has been backed by local MP Edward Timpson. Campaigners launched the “Save the Green Gap” effort in Willaston two years ago to safeguard the area from excessive urban development.

November 19, 2012
Cheshire Fire chiefs unveil plans to overhaul emergency cover

Cheshire Fire chiefs unveil plans to overhaul emergency cover

Cheshire Fire chiefs have unveiled plans to change the way large areas of South Cheshire are covered by crews and appliances. Proposals, which aim to save up to £7 million over the next eight years, include a new station at Alsager and possibly adding a second station in Crewe.

November 13, 2012
Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

A Willaston and Rope councillor convicted of breaching 11 fire safety regulations, will retain his position as an elected member. Cllr Brian Silvester was fined £45,000 after what fire chiefs said was one of the most serious breaches they’d dealt with.

October 24, 2012
Willaston councillor fined £45,000 for Shavington house fire safety breaches

Willaston councillor fined £45,000 for Shavington house fire safety breaches

A Willaston councillor has been fined £45,000 after admitting fire safety breaches at a property he rented out. Cllr Brian Silvester, who represents Willaston and Rope at Cheshire East, was fined at Chester Crown Court.

October 24, 2012
X Factor wannabe recovers to make Nantwich Spooktacular event

X Factor wannabe recovers to make Nantwich Spooktacular event

A young performer is to play before a huge live audience in Nantwich for the first time since his X Factor dream was shattered by illness. Tim Gallagher, 19, won through to the boot camp in Liverpool after a resounding ‘yes’ from judges only to be rushed to hospital with a blood clot.

October 17, 2012