Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has been praised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) for its work supporting the local community during COVID-19.
Network Rail’s helicopter team is surveying the railway as flood waters recede across the North West after Storm Christoph.
As part of Northern’s ongoing work to transform rail travel in the North, customers are now seeing £650,000 worth of improvements at car parks across the network.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to support communities across the county following the major flooding incident caused by Storm Christoph.
Cheshire East Council has lifted timing restrictions on travel for holders of concessionary bus passes.
Emergency services and other agencies are continuing to work together to support local communities across Cheshire following persistent rain and severe flooding.
While it is not the way Sandbach RUFC hoped to start 2021, the club continues to face the problems caused by Covid-19 with innovation, commitment, and resilience.
The Barnaby Festival is looking for new trustees to support their work as a local charity.
Edward Timpson MP has welcomed the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination programme in British history – that sets ambitious targets as the Government continues to ramp up its vaccine rollout.
RSPCA rescuers have been called in to rescue animals and people caught up in the floods after Storm Christoph battered England and Wales.
Health chiefs have praised the heroic effort to protect Cheshire residents via the county’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Cheshire police and crime commissioner David Keane is encouraging community groups to apply for emergency funding to support residents who have been affected by flooding.
Cheshire East Council has published its response to HS2 Ltd’s latest consultation on changes to the phase 2b western leg design (Crewe to Manchester).
Northern customers are still being asked to check ahead before travelling as the region continues to feel the impact of flooding.
Cheshire East Council is inviting residents to have their say on a draft masterplan for Macclesfield's Victoria Park.
Local MP, David Rutley, has given his strong support to the campaign to ensure that much-needed improvements take place at the Broken Cross roundabout junction before houses being developed on Chelford Road are occupied.
Motorists in Cheshire are being urged to take extra care on the county’s roads this morning following Storm Christoph.
Northern is advising customers across the North West of England NOT TO TRAVEL due to increasingly poor conditions following torrential rain across the region.
Cheshire Police is pleased to be supporting a new government scheme to enable victims of domestic abuse to access much needed support from thousands of pharmacies across the UK.
Heavy rain and flooding continue to cause disruption on some routes across the Northern network.
Knutsford is to launch its own Adopt a Shop Scheme, after seeing it promoted by High Street guru Mary Portas and following its success in Dublin and other towns.
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Over Road near Church Minshull.
Railway engineers across the North West are battling the effects of Storm Christoph as they try to keep passengers and freight safely on the move.
The UK’s biggest citizen science project has been recording the winners and losers in the garden bird world for over four decades with the help of half a million people, and now the RSPB is counting on Cheshire residents to join in too.
A charity set up to alleviate loneliness brought on by the pandemic has been able to hire its first paid member of staff, following a £10,000 donation from Cheshire-based Equilibrium.
The views of women and girls across Cheshire are being sought to help shape the Government's strategy to tackle violence and abuse.
Cheshire businessman and great supporter of Silk 106.9, Cyril (Joe) Henshaw has died peacefully at his home after a long illness. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, friends, colleagues and customers.
Residents across Cheshire are being urged to be prepared following the arrival of Storm Christoph, which is set to bring heavy rain across the county this week.
Plans are in place for potential flooding incidents in Northwich following long periods of heavy rainfall over recent days.
Habiba Chowdhury, from Northwich, has been named as one of the UK’s most 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain’s f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign.
The RSPCA is urging animal owners and farmers to prepare for potential flooding this week after flood alerts were issued across the country and a major incident was declared in the north.
At Warrington Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 19 January, Paul McMillan was remanded into custody.
With the North West experiencing extremely wet weather, rail passengers are being advised to check before they travel.
Detectives are issuing a warning to the public following reports of phone calls purporting to be from the police demanding money and gift cards from residents.
New market research released today reveals how many people in the North West are looking to 2021 for the career plan shake-up they had envisaged at the turn of the new decade, before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
A 35-year-old man from Alsager has been charged after a pensioner was assaulted during a burglary incident in the town.
Elworth Grange is the first care home in Sandbach to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as residents and staff received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Following the vaccinations, the team presented each nurse with a breakfast sandwich and hot drink as a gesture of their appreciation.
Bollington Town Council has announced ambitious plans to install six electric vehicle charging points at Pool Bank car park, supporting residents with their switch to zero emission vehicles.
Drivers who have to travel are being urged to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and until Thursday (21 January) due to heavy rain.
The online survey, launched earlier this month by police and crime commissioner David Keane, asks Cheshire residents whether they feel safe in their area and what they would like to see Cheshire Police prioritise over the next 12 months.
Waterways and wellbeing charity, the Canal & River Trust is launching a new 12 week ‘Wellbeing at Home’ programme for Cheshire residents.
Cheshire’s largest provider of post-16 education is hosting their first Virtual Open Day of 2021 this month to give local learners an opportunity to discover what College life is like.
A Northwich care home executive was given a surprise gift for her efforts in keeping staff and residents safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Growth Track 360 calls for Union Connectivity Review to recommend coordinated cross-border transport investment benefitting Wales and England.
Drivers in Cheshire are being reminded the M6 motorway is set to be closed at Knutsford over the next two weekends as the £43 million junction 19 upgrade reaches an important milestone.
Having actively campaigned for fundamental reforms for local leaseholders over recent years, local MP, David Rutley, has warmly welcomed the Government’s recently announced plans to provide greater fairness, save money and establish clearer security for millions of leaseholders across the country.
Did you know almost 100,000 people filed their tax returns on 6 April 2020, which is the first day of the tax year? With the 31 January deadline fast approaching, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) shares some little-known facts about Self Assessment tax returns.
School-age children in Wilmslow have participated in a study to evaluate the usability of a breakthrough saliva-based COVID-19 test.
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane and Chief Constable will hold their final virtual public engagement session tomorrow.
A second centre opens in Cheshire West and Chester today, Monday, 18 January, to offer COVID-19 tests to targeted groups of residents who do not have symptoms of the virus.
Victims of domestic abuse will be now able to access support from local pharmacies in Eddisbury, as part of the Ask for ANI scheme backed by local MP Edward Timpson and the Government.
Cheshire Fire Authority is seeking residents views on its plans to increase its share of council tax (called its precept) for the 2021/2022 financial year.
Firefighters have launched an investigation after a woman died in a house fire in Bollington.
Young people across Eddisbury are set to benefit from a national, multi-million-pound fund aimed at making sure those studying pioneering new T Level qualifications from 2022 have access to world class facilities and equipment.
This week Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire Police came together to work on Operation Triplet.
The plans mean that hard to reach areas in rural communities will have access to gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband, something that has incredible benefits for not just home use, but also the ability for businesses to trade.
Tourism and hospitality businesses from across Cheshire and Warrington have joined forces to call on the Government for more support during the country’s third national lockdown.
North West Academies Trust is spearheading a campaign to help ensure children across Cheshire have access to a laptop for home-schooling.
A Shetland pony, rescued by the RSPCA after he was seen pulling passengers along in a makeshift wheelie bin trap through a Cheshire town, is enjoying life in his new home.
Cheshire Constabulary is launching its first ever Fast Track Detective Programme, which will see those successfully recruited fast tracked to undertake the nationally accredited detective training programme.
New market research released today reveals how many people in the North West are looking to 2021 for the career plan shake-up they had envisaged at the turn of the new decade, before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
Siemens is bucking the downward trend in early careers opportunities by offering 26 school leavers, university students and graduates a pathway into manufacturing, automation and digitalisation.
Despite the challenges of COVID-19 this winter, NHS staff in the North West have played their part in the largest national NHS flu immunisation programme which has seen record numbers of people being vaccinated.
Three people in Little Budworth are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.
With many more of us working from home, it is ever likely that we are sitting at a home desk (often the kitchen table) for long periods and due to current lockdown restrictions are limited to exercising outside only once per day.
Pre-schoolers at Townhouse Nursery in Alsager have been getting active with online Family Dance Fit workouts by Health and Wellbeing Charity Everybody Leisure.
Life-saving coronavirus jabs will begin to be delivered at two community pharmacies in the North West from today, as the NHS accelerates the biggest vaccination programme in its history.
The RSPCA has welcomed new guidance from the UK Government which will make it easier for people in England to walk and exercise their dogs amid ongoing lockdown restrictions.
Migrating toads in the village of Smallwood are to get special protection as they head off to breed, thanks to Cheshire East Council.
Kidsgrove station’s multi-million-pound accessibility upgrade will ramp up from next week, as work to stabilise historic mine shafts under the site gets underway.
Vulnerable older people in Cheshire East are being supported through the pandemic by Age UK thanks to funding from the county’s police and crime commissioner (PCC).
The RSPCA has launched an investigation after two cats were found dumped in a desolate layby at the side of a closed road in Cheshire.
The Equilibrium Foundation, the charitable trust of financial planning firm Equilibrium, has given a funding boost to three separate charities in the Cheshire East area as part of its community support scheme.
Diabetes UK is calling people across Cheshire to sign up to the first ever FakeAway Feb. The charity is challenging people to swap processed foods for healthier, homecooked meals throughout the month of February, to raise vital funds for diabetes research.
Cheshire East Council has welcomed the partnership approach taken in developing a Covid-19 recovery plan for Macclesfield.
Congleton Town Hall are pleased to welcome back NHS staff and volunteers this Thursday & Friday, as more patients with appointments attend for their Covid 19 vaccination.
Cheshire Constabulary regularly undertakes short surveys to help them to understand how the public of Cheshire feel about policing in the county.
Police investigating the supply of drugs to HMP Risley have arrested five people.
GP led vaccinations for COVID-19 have started.
Cheshire East Council has launched a new jobs and training support programme to help more than 5,000 young people and adults across the county to achieve their goals.
Northern, alongside the rest of the UK rail industry is to introduce amended timetables from Monday 18th January to continue to help those who need to travel get where they need to be.
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase, Dr Andrew Furber, Regional Director of Public Health (North West), Public Health England, warns against complacency and directly appeals to everyone to follow the rules and stay home as much as possible to help save lives.
A local Health and Wellbeing Social Enterprise in Crewe, called Pathways, are hosting their first ever virtual jobs fair on Wednesday 20th January 2021.
Leaders of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Warrington and Halton Councils, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership write to the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Housing and Local Government about Covid.
Professional carers from Carefound Home Care have given an inspiring insight into what they enjoy about caring for people living with dementia.
Organisations in the private, public and charity sectors across Cheshire are being offered free and subsidised access to a range of professional courses, designed to enhance skills and boost wellbeing and motivation in the workplace.
Cheshire Constabulary is urging residents to stay at home and stick to the rules after issuing more fines last weekend compared to the month of December.
David Rutley, Macclesfield MP, is calling on Cheshire East Council to keep both Bollington and Poynton recycling centres open, as the Council is carrying out a Household Waste and Recycling Review.
Three charities based in Cheshire have won a £1,000 Christmas gift thanks to nominations from the public.
Passengers are being advised about work starting next week to replace lifts at Macclesfield station.
A dedicated care home worker has only been home to North Wales for three weeks since the pandemic hit in March 2020.
Sports clubs, Scouts, hospices, and a local band are among the organisations to benefit from Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund, which has handed out almost £30,000 to 18 beneficiaries.
A man arrested following a serious assault at a shop in Alsager has now been charged.
Silvertown Taxis are the latest company to join Macclesfield FC’s commercial family, as they become the Club’s Official Taxi Partner for the 2021/22 Season.
Following the recent move to new coronavirus lockdown restrictions across the country Macclesfield MP, David Rutley, has strongly welcomed further Government support announced on 5th January to help protect jobs in the local retail, leisure and hospitality sectors.
Community groups in Cheshire are being encouraged to apply for an emergency fund set up by police and crime commissioner (PCC) David Keane to support communities through the latest national lockdown.
Cheshire is opening the door on unhealthy relationships.
As Knutsford enters its third lockdown, Knutsford Town Council is urging residents to shop local and avoid resorting to the big retailers or Amazon.
The first of two weekend closures of the M6, at junction 19 at Knutsford, has been postponed for a week due to last week’s cold snap.
Six people in Rudheath are celebrating today after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.
Coronation Street actor Harry Visinoni has told of the moment he went to brush his teeth in the bathroom of his home and was left shaken when a four-foot long snake appeared on the toilet!
Aldi has announced plans to increase the amount of food and drink it buys from British suppliers over the next five years by £3.5bn as it continues its rapid expansion across the UK.
Cheshire Police Chief Constable Darren Martland and Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane will be holding three virtual public engagement sessions over the coming weeks for Cheshire residents to attend.
Directors of Public Health across the region are urging people to abide by the latest lockdown rules and stay at home.
Edward Timpson, MP for Eddisbury, has welcomed the measures the Government has put in place to ensure every student across Cheshire receives a high-quality remote education while schools are closed.
Detectives have arrested a man in connection with a serious incident in Alsager.
Cheshire East Council’s single application to support businesses remains open to applicants, assessing local businesses for several government grants on offer.
A man from Knutsford who was convicted of causing death by careless driving following a fatal collision in the town has now been sentenced.
VACCINATION PLEA...Please arrive at your allotted time and avoid a cold wait. Today will be another busy day of vaccinations at Congleton Town Hall.
A couple from Sandbach have become the first patients to receive their Covid vaccination at Leighton Hospital this week.
Scammers have quickly taken advantage of the vaccine rollout, through bogus phone messages and texts, inviting people to apply for their vaccine appointment.
The trial will begin at Chester Nightingale Court on Wednesday 13 January in relation to the deaths of three men and a woman at a mill in Bosley.
Congleton resident Reginald Holt stepped forward this morning to become the first member of the town to receive the Covid 19 vaccination.
A man who repeatedly kicked and punched a homeless man as he lay helpless on the floor has been jailed.
A couple have been banned from keeping dogs for three years after their pet Staffordshire Bull Terrier was left to die in agony over at least a 30-hour period.
A flight instructor from Wilmslow is taking back control of his health after a shock diagnosis of type 2 diabetes following a routine medical, left him grounded.
Detectives are appealing for information from the public after a woman was stabbed at a convenience store in Alsager.
Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) David Keane has launched a recruitment drive to find a new chief constable to lead Cheshire Constabulary.
A teenager has been convicted of murdering a school boy in Ashley.
Two men who stole items from a business premises in Sandbach have been convicted of theft.
National Express will fully suspend its national network of scheduled coach services with effect from 23:59 on Sunday 10 January 2021.
SMASH Primary Care Network are working together with Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Cheshire East Council to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme to our patients.
Police are appealing for information after a motorbike was stolen from an address in Macclesfield.
82-year-old hospital volunteer, Gordon Samways from Adlington, Macclesfield is the first member of the public to receive the Covid-19 vaccine at East Cheshire NHS Trust.
The COVID -19 vaccine rollout has begun. Unfortunately, we have already had reports of scam recorded phone messages and emails asking you to press a number or click a link to make a vaccine appointment.
Did you know it is actually illegal to leave your vehicle running unattended while you de-ice it or warm it up in cold weather?
With the announcement of a new national lockdown in England, Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson CBE welcomes the Government’s increased support for businesses.
Cheshire East Council is ready to support local communities, businesses and vulnerable people following the imposition of additional measures to combat the rapid raise in Covid cases.
Cheshire Police have received a few incidents around Landrover Defenders that they want to make you aware of.
Snow and icy roads over the Christmas holiday made it one of the busiest winter spells for Cheshire East Council’s highways service for some time.
Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner is asking Cheshire residents what their policing priorities are as part of a new consultation.
Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a premises in Kettleshulme.
The key role a former Cheshire officer played in solving a serial killer case will be broadcast in an ITV crime drama this month.
New Year’s Day was made extra special this year for the parents, family and friends of Ariana Aurora Serena Chalmers, who was born at 9.45am weighing 8lbs 1oz.
Since the coronavirus pandemic, the welfare of the older generation has never been more in the spotlight. With approximately over 3.8 million individuals over the age of 65 now living alone, many people across the UK are concerned about the welfare of their older family members and how to support them to live safely and longer in their own homes.
Police in Northwich are appealing for information following an assault on a teenage girl in a park in the town.
Despite strict coronavirus restrictions being felt by the majority of the region the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) still had to respond to a high level of demand this festive season.
Cheshire East Council is urging people to have their say and take part in consultations on local transport and parking plans for the borough.
Sixteen new GP-led COVID-19 vaccination services are set to start vaccinating people across Cheshire in the first weeks of 2021.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old boy was hit by a police vehicle in Stockport on Boxing Day.
Local MP, David Rutley, has given his strong support for calls for sites in Bollington, Disley and Prestbury that are currently in the Green Belt to be removed from proposals to allocate them for development in Cheshire East Council’s Site Allocations Development Policies Document (SADPD).
Labour Leader of Cheshire East Council Nick Mannion's abiding memory of 2020 is people standing on the doorsteps to applaud the NHS and clap for carers. There was a recognition that we rely on shop workers, refuse collectors and many others for our society to function.
Crewe’s future has received a festive boost after the government announced its funding support for several new projects that will pave the way for further town centre regeneration.
Cheshire East Council is helping schools and colleges to put arrangements in place for a safe return to school in the New Year, following new government guidance.
Cheshire Constabulary is urging residents to stay home this New Year’s Eve following the news that many parts of the county have moved into Tier 4.
Blood, plasma and platelet donors in all Tiers are urged by the NHS to keep attending as normal if they are fit and healthy. Giving blood and plasma – including in Tier 3 and Tier 4 – is classed as essential travel and donation sessions will stay open, with appointments remaining as normal.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fail to stop collision in Macclesfield.
A 27-year-old woman has been charged with arson with recklessness as to whether life was endangered. Emma Atkins, of Bridge Street, Macclesfield will appear at North Cheshire Magistrates today (30 December).
Long term Christie supporter and well known Cheshire business woman Sarah Darlington has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.
The UK Government has invested more than £88 million into the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine developed and made by scientists in the UK and has pre-ordered 100 million doses.
A £23 million project to secure a vital road link over the M56 in Cheshire, supporting communities and businesses for decades to come, is set to start in the spring.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a deliberate fire at a house in Macclesfield.
More than 2,700 customers filed their Self Assessment tax return on Christmas Day, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can reveal.
The RSPCA is trying to find the owner of a Jack Russell terrier whose dead body was found wrapped in a sheet and dumped in Nantwich, Cheshire.
Cheshire West and Chester Council today welcomed a £10 million investment from the Future High Streets Fund, to support its ambitious plans for Winsford.
Electricity distributor SP Energy Networks has shared power cut safety advice to ensure people can stay safe during Storm Bella.
Police are appealing for information following a deliberate fire at two outbuildings in Chelford Lane, Over Peover.
Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson has welcomed the Government’s announcement that Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council will see their budgets boosted by an average of 4.3 per cent next year, as part of the Conservatives’ commitment to level up local services across the country and give them the resources they need to support their communities as we recover from the pandemic.
Cheshire East has now moved into tier 3 – the Covid ‘very high alert’ level. The change came into effect at a minute past midnight today, in the early hours of Boxing Day.
Funding from the Government has been provided to councils, allowing families struggling to afford food and essentials over the Christmas period to access support in Eddisbury.
In a major boost for local high streets, up to £830 million from the Future High Streets Fund will be invested in 72 areas across England, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced today (26 December).
A woman who admitted causing a collision that resulted in the death of a close friend has been sentenced.
Action Fraud has seen a surge in reports relating to fake emails and texts purporting to be from DPD.
In a major boost for the region, four high streets across the North West have been awarded up to £66.7 million to help them implement ambitious local plans to transform their high streets for generations to come, the Government confirmed today.
Cheshire East is to move into tier 3 – the Covid ‘very high alert’ level. The change will apply from one minute past midnight, in the early hours of Boxing Day, Saturday 26 December.
This time last year, when I was first elected—suffice to say—I wasn't expecting the difficult and often torrid year that we've all just had.
An 80-year-old woman who killed a close friend in a car accident has been fined for causing death by careless driving.
Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner, David Keane, is calling on the government to protect women and older people within law crime law.
This weekend has seen our focus move to a new strain of coronavirus which is being transmitted at an even faster rate than the original COVID-19 disease, and we ask everyone to be extra careful over social distancing, social contacts and general hygiene during the festive period.
Cheshire Fire Authority is asking the public to give their views on its plans to increase its share of council tax for the 2021/22 financial year.
There will be changes to the opening hours for Cheshire East Council’s contact centre phone lines over the festive period – but customers can still get in touch in an emergency.
Cheshire East Council will begin with the refurbishment of Congleton Leisure Centre in the spring – subject to obtaining planning approval – which will then deliver on its promise to provide modern gym, exercise and swimming facilities for the town.
The number of people killed or seriously injured on Cheshire’s roads has reduced by 38 per cent over the last five years.
Just months after opening its doors, in March 2020, Delamere Health has won the Best Amazing Space category at the Northern Design Awards 2020.
Backing the Macclesfield ‘Pledge’ initiative based in Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, David Rutley is calling on local Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) to support a ‘reach and inspire’ event focusing on the next generation of employees to boost the local economy in the area, including Poynton.
Passengers are being advised about upcoming work to replace lifts at Macclesfield station.
Cheshire East Council leaders have called for respect towards council staff following a number of recent incidents of ‘extreme hostility’ by members of the public.
Following the government announcement at the weekend of stricter limitations over the Christmas period, and concerns about a new variant of the Covid-19 virus, Cheshire East Council leader Councillor Sam Corcoran has stressed once again the importance of observing all safety measures and infection control guidance.
Cheshire East Council is to start work in the new year on a £1m walking and cycling scheme in Wilmslow.
Cheshire East Council’s highways service is ready for winter and drivers are urged to prepare for changing road conditions and think carefully before venturing out.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a robbery in Congleton.
Ten people in Weaverham were celebrating at the weekend after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.
People living with memory loss and/or a sensory loss have enjoyed a special festive afternoon tea thanks to a charity.
The Government will provide cash refunds for domestic rail and coach tickets for the previous Christmas travel window between 23-27 December, bought before the change in regulations and guidance that were announced by the Prime Minister on Saturday 19th December.
The Rural Crime Team would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you a Merry Christmas.
Yesterday, the government announced a staggered return to school in the New Year, for education settings with secondary aged pupils (including secondary schools, colleges and special schools with secondary-age pupils).
A dedicated walk-through Covid-19 testing site in Macclesfield is now open for pre-booked appointments.
As we all prepare for a very different Christmas this year, Cheshire East Council is reminding residents of the importance of staying safe this festive period.
Cheshire East Council is encouraging residents to make the most of the milder winter weather this December by taking a walk.
Second Sight, Barnaby Festival’s new online gallery, launched in December and is the result of a year that didn’t go according to plan for many – particularly those in the arts and events industries.
The NHS in the North West is urging people to plan ahead to keep themselves and their families healthy over the festive period.
Cheshire East Council is inviting residents to sign up to receive Covid-19 information updates direct to their email inbox.
Cheshire East Council has showcased its ambitious plans for Crewe – as it looks back at all that has already been achieved to help revitalise the town and wider area.
Northwich resident and Handforth Post Office Manager Marsha Johnson has challenged herself to wear a different festive costume every day in December to raise money for the National Deaf Children’s Society for the second year running.
Cheshire Constabulary’s problem solving teams have added real value to community policing across the county since being introduced last year.
Here's the December edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Here's the December edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Work is progressing well on the long-awaited £53m Poynton Relief Road.
Councillor Bob Rudd, Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority, has written a letter to the Prime Minister outlining his concerns regarding the recent announcement of the public sector pay freeze.
Police have released CCTV images following an armed robbery at a shop in Chester Road, Castle.
Police are appealing for information following reports of an incident in Prestbury.
A major new study has been launched in Cheshire to understand the impact of COVID-19 among Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, as well as views about the COVID-19 vaccination.
Cheshire East Council is confident it can press ahead with creating a refurbished Congleton Leisure Centre in the spring – subject to the formal decision process and despite the economic setback caused by the pandemic.
There is plenty to see at West Cheshire Museums over Christmas with exhibitions and activities for the whole family.
Drivers using the M6 in Cheshire will see big changes in the New Year when a new bridge across the motorway begins to take shape.
Jag Virdie has applied his engineering knowledge to create the ‘Conker Visor’ to help glasses wearers stay protected.
Almost five years ago, flooding on an unprecedented scale caused devastation and misery for thousands of people across Cheshire.
A county lines gang responsible for supplying crack cocaine and heroin from Liverpool to Macclesfield have been jailed for a combined total of more than 25 years.
Groups of GP practices in Cheshire this week begin the crucial task of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine in local communities.
Local MP, David Rutley, recently visited a new local business, That Refill Place, to help raise awareness of how we can all reduce our reliance on single use plastics to live, work and shop in an affordable, more environmentally sustainable way.
Parents in the North West are being urged to register the birth of their newborns, so HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can verify their Child Benefit claims.
LSH Auto, part of LSH International, one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide, has been announced as the ‘Official Van & Car Supplier’ to Macclesfield FC.
Following the recent full reopening of the newly rebranded Potteries Centre, and in celebration of the festive season, its team has put together their 12 reasons to visit this winter – one for each of the 12 days of Christmas.
Cheshire residents who have been affected by road traffic collisions will be supported by a specialist charity thanks to funding from the county’s police and crime commissioner (PCC).
Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary at a home in Nantwich.
After embarking on a series of fundraising and awareness activities to celebrate its 25th year in business local marketing and public relations firm, Calvin Marketing, has doubled its original £250 target for local charity, the East Cheshire Hospice, and has raised £550.
Local charity Age UK Cheshire East has teamed up with its partners in Age UK Cheshire to deliver boxes of festive treats and activities to older people that they have supported during the pandemic, reassuring people that they are not forgotten at Christmas time.
A driver training course which allows 10-year olds to get behind the wheel in a bid to create a safer next generation of drivers is relaunching in Crewe thanks to high demand for lessons.
Jobseekers across Cheshire have the chance to access a new jobs portal as part of an initiative to support those whose jobs have been impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
An innovative new ‘Virtual Ward’ model has been established at East Cheshire NHS Trust to provide added assurance to patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
In view of the restrictions imposed as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, CAFOD have decided this year to run a virtual fun run in place of the Bollington and Liverpool Fun Runs and to roll this out across the UK.
A Knutsford schoolhouse for the poor, dating back to 1692, is one of the most captivating historic sites listed this year in the North West.
Cheshire East Council is warning residents not to get caught by a festive toy-buying scam as online sales continue to rise.
Cheshire East Council, with the help of schools, colleges, early years settings and other family support services across the borough, are distributing vouchers worth £880,000 on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions, during the winter months to the most vulnerable children and families to pay for essentials such as food and energy.
Police are urging Christmas shoppers to be vigilant following purse thefts in Macclesfield, Nantwich, Sandbach, Crewe and Northwich.
A support package worth up to £3million that will enable coach operators to provide additional scheduled services over the Christmas travel window, has today [Saturday 12th December] been announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
Arrests of children by Cheshire Police have been reduced by 47 per cent since the Howard League for Penal Reform began a major campaign to keep boys and girls out of the criminal justice system, new figures reveal today (Monday 14 December).
Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been out with officers from Cheshire police to warn people of the dangers of drink or drug driving over Christmas.
David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield, has recently met with local Bollington author Jenny Martin to discuss and support her latest book, ‘One Dog and His Cop’.
A soap legend, Dame Barbara Windsor leaves a lasting legacy following her death at the age of 83.
Barnaby Festival, in partnership with artists in Macclesfield and arts agency and innovation lab FutureEverything, has created a new online arts centre Second Sight.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England has today announced further awards from its £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund: £58.9 million has been awarded through the Fund’s Capital Kickstart grants programme and over £165 million has been offered through the Repayable Finance programme.
Cheshire East Council is working to support local businesses in adhering to national Covid-19 regulations.
Crewe Town Board says there is now an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to write a new chapter in the town’s history, as members continue their work to help secure up to £25m in government funding.
As well as keeping roadworks to an absolute minimum, Highways England’s traffic officers will help you stay on the move by changing their working hours to meet peaks in traffic volumes.
The coronavirus pandemic has escalated incidents of domestic abuse, with lockdown making it a difficult and worrying time for adults and children who live with it.
The RSPCA is urging people with birds to follow the latest Government measures to keep birds contained indoors to limit the spread of bird flu after a number of confirmed outbreaks of the virus this winter.
Prizes are up for grabs in a contest to reward the best festive decorated houses in Cheshire.
Three community police projects in Cheshire have received funding from Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) David Keane to make their area safer.
Pupils, staff, families and Governors of the 15 schools that make up Focus Trust, have successfully raised £4,428 for the NSPCC and Education Support after completing the Trust’s ‘one trust’ health and wellbeing challenge.
Cheshire West & Chester Council Labour Group are seeking to pass a motion at Full Council tomorrow which recognises the threat of Trail Hunting on Council-owned land, with the endorsement of the Cheshire West Labour Parliamentary Group.
Cheshire East Council is urging visiting relatives to work with care home staff to help protect vulnerable residents.
The animal centre staff work round-the-clock, 365 days a year to care for animals in need and Christmas Day is no exception for Stapeley Grange Cattery.
People across Cheshire are being urged to ‘put Alzheimer’s Society on their Christmas list’ as the charity seeks to ensure no one affected by dementia goes without the support they need over the festive season.
With the busy festive season approaching, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is calling on the North West’s 967,000 Self Assessment customers not to miss the 31 January deadline.
Macclesfield MP, David Rutley, has embraced the festive spirit by launching his Parliamentary Christmas Card for 2020, celebrating the work of East Cheshire Hospice’s dedicated volunteers.
Community art facility Cine Window returns this week to sprinkle a touch of festive sparkle on Winsford Cross shopping centre, while celebrating residents’ resilience this year.
Cheshire’s Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff have joined forces to launch a major new fundraising campaign to tackle food poverty across the county.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged after a machete and a lock knife were seized by officers following a stop and search in Macclesfield.
A man from Knutsford has been convicted of death by careless driving following a fatal collision in the town.
Officers are appealing for information from members of the public following a burglary incident at a church in Handforth.
A clear commitment to develop an “end to end” A6 corridor study and action plan was agreed at a high-level meeting involving the three MPs and four Local Authorities representing the route from Buxton in the east, through Disley and on to Hazel Grove in the west.
Following the announcement by the Government earlier in the week, Sandbach RUFC will be allowed to return to training and playing rugby, albeit in an adjusted format.
As part of a borough-wide ‘Wasting Food: It’s Out Of Date’ campaign, Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire West Recycling have donated a variety of Recycle 1st waste reduction goodies to Winsford Community Grocery, to help reduce food waste in the borough.
Knutsford Christmas Market runs across two days in Knutsford Town Centre this year, with some changes due to Coronavirus.
After several false starts and problems holding meetings in a pandemic, Cheshire East Council is finally voting on 20splenty for Cheshire East on 16th December.
Update - Sadly officers searching for a missing woman from Poynton have found a body in Hadfield, Derbyshire.
Businessmen and women across Eddisbury have been commended for the part they have played in responding to the coronavirus pandemic to mark Small Business Saturday.
Cheshire East Council is to start work on a major new roads and housing scheme in the borough in the new year.
Detectives have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to in connection with an investigation into a serious sexual assault in Knutsford.
Gas workers spread a little festive cheer in Crewe last night as they arranged a surprise visit from Santa and gifts for local children.
Detectives from Northwich CID investigating the theft of a delivery van in Hartford have charged two people.
This year’s reindeer, steam engines and craft activities may be on hold but Northwich's Lion Salt Works Museum, one of the country’s foremost industrial heritage museums, is determined that its smallest visitors will enjoy some of the magic of Christmas.
The Potteries Centre is now welcoming its customers back to the newly rebranded Potteries Centre.
Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are taking part in a road safety operation in a bid to educate drivers and riders and help keep people safe on the roads.
Detectives investigating a series of burglaries at new build homes across Cheshire have charged a man in connection with the incidents.
Local charity, The Rossendale Trust, has united with other UK charities in the nationwide #RoundupsPennyAppeal to ask the public to donate pennies as they spend with the Roundups app, as charities seek new income streams in the face of a £12.4 billion deficit.
Detectives investigating the theft of eight puppies from an address in Radway Green are renewing their appeal for information.
Cheshire East Council is to support a badger vaccination programme in the borough.
Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, recently opened Cheshire’s first Enabling Employment virtual jobs fair to help people with health conditions into employment.
A new exhibition by HND Fine and Applied Arts students at Warrington & Vale Royal College (Winsford) will open on 2 December at the multi award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich and will run until 11 January 2021.
Cheshire East's locally supported Covid-19 contact tracing service is going live this week.
Cheshire East Council has showed its commitment to mental health in young people by teaming up with its youth council for a special conference on Tuesday (24 November).
Cheshire East Council is to develop new schemes to promote cycling and walking in the borough after being awarded £588,000 by the government.
A new partnership could see more drama and film production coming to Cheshire East – already a popular location for leading producers and directors.
Foden's Brass Band, one of the World's leading Brass Bands from Cheshire have announced that they have been successful in an application to Arts Council England through ‘Grants for the Arts’ for ‘Foden’s next steps project December 2020 to July 2023’.
Cheshire East Council has welcomed new government proposals intended to transform the way in which land and property is purchased as part of the development of HS2.
The urgent repairs to Northwich’s historic Winnington Swing Bridge are coming to an end in mid-December.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault yesterday and remains in custody.
Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson has welcomed the Spending Review, which provides billions of pounds in the fight against coronavirus, delivers on the Conservative Party's promises made to the British people, and invests in the UK’s recovery.
Police in Congleton are advising residents to increase the security of their sheds and valuables following a number of incidents in the area.
Crewe’s National Lottery winners, Michele and Kevin Jones, have been bringing some early Christmas cheer to carers.
Avanti West Coast staff at Crewe station have chronicled their experiences of the railway during COVID-19 to raise money for charity and encourage others to share their stories.
Knutsford is ready to welcome back Christmas shoppers after the restrictions of the latest lockdown are eased.
An employee at Macclesfield District General Hospital is taking social media by storm after coming up with a bright idea to cheer up her work colleagues.
Police are continuing to patrol on the Brookhouse Estate area with a second Dispersal Order in place tonight.
Cheshire East Council is pleased to announce Market Asset Management as the new operator for Crewe Market Hall and the rest of the town’s markets.
Rail passengers are being advised about upcoming work to replace lifts at Macclesfield station.
A Cheshire tech firm has pledged to become the first business on the 12 Days of Christmas scheme, launched today by DSN.
Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Crewe over the weekend.