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Government steps up probe into Beechmere blaze in Crewe

Government steps up probe into Beechmere blaze in Crewe

Ministers have instructed building experts to investigate the Beechmere fire in Crewe.

The Building Research Establishment (BRE), a world leading independent organisation, has been asked by the Government to look into how the fire spread so quickly.

September 28, 2019
Councillor issues roads warning despite more Government pothole cash for Cheshire East

Councillor issues roads warning despite more Government pothole cash for Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The Government has handed borough chiefs another funding boost to tackle potholes – but an opposition councillor warns some roads might never be restored.

Cheshire East Council has been given an extra £533,171 from the Department for Transport to improve the borough’s roads.

April 8, 2019
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner blames Government for funding cost

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner blames Government for funding cost

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) says the Government is “passing the baton” for funding the force on to residents.

David Keane has told the Cheshire police and crime panel he will ask acting chief constable Janette McCormick how much money will be needed in 2019-20 before launching a public consultation in January about raising the council tax precept.

December 18, 2018
Government to spend £8 million on repairing Cheshire’s crumbling roads

Government to spend £8 million on repairing Cheshire’s crumbling roads

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The Government is set to invest more than £8 million on patching up Cheshire’s roads next year.

Cheshire East Council will receive £4,632,000 from the Department for Transport in 2019-20, while Cheshire West and Chester Council will receive £3,525,000.

November 14, 2018
Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

The Government will pay more than £1 million towards repairing Crewe and Nantwich’s pothole-plagued highways, it has emerged.

Cheshire East Council will receive the extra funds from the national Pothole Action Fund to tackle the borough’s potholes and road defects.

March 28, 2018
Under-performing Cheshire East schools to receive extra Government funding

Under-performing Cheshire East schools to receive extra Government funding

Under-performing schools in Cheshire East could soon benefit from a share of more than £600,000 of Government funding.

Cheshire East Council has been awarded £638,452 to help boost primary and secondary schools in both the borough and neighbouring Cheshire West and Chester.

March 18, 2018
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
Crewe & Nantwich MP Smith accuses Govt of ‘smoke and mirrors’ over schools funding

Crewe & Nantwich MP Smith accuses Govt of ‘smoke and mirrors’ over schools funding

New Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith has accused the Government of “smoke and mirrors” tactics over its latest schools funding pledge.

Education Secretary Justine Greening announced yesterday that a revised National ‘Fair Funding Formula’ would pump an extra £1.3 billion into schools.

July 18, 2017
Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of families across Cheshire East took part in a protest march in Sandbach against school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

The march was led by campaign organiser and Nantwich mum and teacher Laura Smith.

March 19, 2017
Fracking licences covering Nantwich and South Cheshire awarded by Government

Fracking licences covering Nantwich and South Cheshire awarded by Government

Fracking licences covering Nantwich and South Cheshire have been awarded to companies in the latest round held by the Government.

The new licences were announced by the Oil and Gas Authority, and cover Nantwich town, surrounding villages south to Audlem, north to Tarporley, and east to Crewe and Alsager.

December 18, 2015
Fire chiefs in Cheshire say £1.9m cuts will not impact service

Fire chiefs in Cheshire say £1.9m cuts will not impact service

Fire chiefs in Cheshire say they can maintain improvements in public safety, despite having to find £1.9 million savings.

Members of the Fire Authority were told to expect ongoing cuts of 8% a year from central Government funding – savings of nearly £8 million over the next four years.

February 16, 2015
Government delays Muller Homes Nantwich inquiry ruling again

Government delays Muller Homes Nantwich inquiry ruling again

The Government has delayed again a ruling on the controversial Muller Homes’ bid to build 1,100 homes on green fields in Stapeley, Nantwich.

A report from a public inquiry into Muller’s appeals was presented to the Secretary of State earlier this year.

September 1, 2014
St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire earns £570k Government grant

St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire earns £570k Government grant

St Luke’s Hospice (Cheshire) has been awarded a £570,000 grant to help fund treatment of terminally ill South Cheshire people. It is one of 29 grants to North West hospices as part of a £60 million Government programme.

April 12, 2013