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Policing Cheshire’s badger cull costs more than £1.3 million, figures show

Policing Cheshire’s badger cull costs more than £1.3 million, figures show

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The policing of Cheshire’s badger cull has cost taxpayers more than £1.3 million in the past two years.

Figures released by Cheshire Police show the force’s cull operation cost £484,892.16 last year – following the £831,093.07 cost in 2017.

March 20, 2019
Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Wildlife campaign groups have criticised Government plans for a badger cull in Cheshire.

Ministers have granted a licence for the culling of badgers which some blame for the spread of diseases like TB among farming livestock.

September 18, 2017
Reaseheath College FEZ consultation launched by Cheshire East

Reaseheath College FEZ consultation launched by Cheshire East

Residents and businesses in Nantwich are being urged to engage in a consultation on the future development of Reaseheath College.

The consultation, launched by Cheshire East Council, focuses on a plan for a Local Development Order.

August 10, 2016
Government Minister Eustice to unveil food procurement plan in Nantwich

Government Minister Eustice to unveil food procurement plan in Nantwich

Government Minister George Eustice will be at Reaseheath College in Nantwich next week at a major food conference.

And Defra is expected to make a key announcement at the event on the Government’s plan to encourage public procurement.

November 18, 2015
Badger vaccination scheme to be extended in Cheshire

Badger vaccination scheme to be extended in Cheshire

The badger vaccination programme is to be extended in Cheshire after more funding was secured by the Wirral & Cheshire Badger Group (W&CBG).

The charity’s programme began in 2014 on the Adlington Estate in Cheshire East.

May 11, 2015
Nantwich’s Reaseheath College scoops Cheshire Show honours hat-trick

Nantwich’s Reaseheath College scoops Cheshire Show honours hat-trick

Reaseheath College scored a Cheshire Show hat-trick after its visitor friendly exhibition was voted “best outside trade stand” for the third year running. The Nantwich college took top honours after judges gave it full marks for enthusiasm of staff and students and diversity of activities.

June 21, 2013
Nantwich farmer’s stark TB warning after 70 cows slaughtered

Nantwich farmer’s stark TB warning after 70 cows slaughtered

A Nantwich farmer has issued a stark warning over the deadly TB virus which has caused 70 of his cows to be slaughtered. Distraught Phil Latham blames badgers for spreading the disease after losing 10 per cent of his herd at Brookhouse Farm in Chorley, Nantwich.

June 15, 2012
Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival receives funding boost

Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival receives funding boost

The Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival is expanding with a family carnival theme on Easter Monday after securing more backers. Now its 16th year, the festival attracts thousands of music-lovers to the town from across the UK.

February 17, 2012
Defra grant to fund flood alleviation work in Willaston, Nantwich

Defra grant to fund flood alleviation work in Willaston, Nantwich

A Nantwich village is to undergo flood prevention work as part of new funding granted to Cheshire East Council. The Coppice Road/Wistaston Road area of Willaston is to undergo a flood alleviation scheme after the council secured £780,000.

January 16, 2012
Reaseheath College boss outlines “challenges” at dairy conference

Reaseheath College boss outlines “challenges” at dairy conference

A college boss from Nantwich has highlighed the increasing challenges facing the dairy industry at a major conference.  Meredydd David, Principal at Reaseheath College, urged everyone from farmers to retailers to work together to ensure the industry remained viable in the face of tough demands.

December 20, 2011