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This week's Cheshire planning applications include garden village, employment space and new sea cadets HQ

All the latest planning applications submitted to the county's four local authorities

These are the most recent planning applications in your area due to go before Cheshire West and Chester , Cheshire East, Warrington and Halton councils.

These applications are deliberated upon by ...

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Cost of nuclear facility near Ellesmere Port spirals to almost £1bn

The facility at Capenshurst opens in June

When a nuclear facility opens at Capenhurst next month it will be four years late and have cost more than double the original estimate at almost £1bn.

Urenco has just announced the completion of the Tails Management Facility (TMF) at its ...

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Jail for Northwich man who drove into a group of three men in Holmes Chapel

One of the victims has suffered life-changing facial injuries

An 18-year-old man from Northwich has been jailed after driving a car into a group of three men on Christmas Eve.

Caspen Skinkis, of Queensgate, Northwich , was behind the wheel of a parked Volkswagen Polo as the ...

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Nantwich star AJ Pritchard's younger brother will appear on ITV's Love Island

The pro-dancer is due to fly out to the Majorca villa next month

The younger brother of Strictly Come Dancing Star AJ Pritchard has reportedly signed up to ITV's Love Island.

Curtis Pritchard, 23, is expected to head to Majorca in June for the reality programme.

Producers ...

2019-05-24 20:44 open_in_new
Two men jailed for leaving a Northwich mother and child 'living in fear' after forcing their way into her home to sell drugs

The mother and daughter were left living in one bedroom after the men manipulated their way into her Northwich home

A woman and her child were left living in fear after two men forced their way into her home in Northwich to deal heroin and cocaine.

Mark Patterson, 29 and Matthew ...

2019-05-24 18:38 open_in_new
Anger over re-submitted scheme to build houses on Crewe's free car park

The application for Browning Street will be considered on Wednesday and Crewe Town Council says it is is 'shameful' this application has come from a Cheshire East Council company again

Controversial plans by a Cheshire East Council company to build houses on Crewe’s only free town centre ...

2019-05-24 14:26 open_in_new
Nantwich residents demand action over Traveller site problems at Barony Park

Residents say over the past three years there have been cases of anti-social behaviour from Travellers on the Barony

Nantwich residents are demanding Cheshire East acts now to provide a transit site for travellers in the borough and put barriers on the Barony Park to prevent illegal ...

2019-05-23 19:32 open_in_new
Reaseheath College opens new halls of residence as part of £80m investment

Nantwich college now has 850 bedrooms available for students

The latest high quality halls of residence have been officially opened at Reaseheath College and University Centre in Nantwich.

The modern townhouse style accommodation, tailor made for student living, brings the total ...

2019-05-23 13:14 open_in_new
The Met Office forecast for bank holiday weekend across Cheshire

The weather is going to be a mixed bag for most of the weekend

If you're planning a trip away this bank holiday weekend, the advice is to pack a pair of sunglasses, a coat and an umbrella.

The weather is going to be very changeable for much of Cheshire for the late May bank ...

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Shavington scheme puts profit before road safety, claims councillor

A developer's latest proposals to change the road so a housing development can go ahead has been criticised

Profit appears to take priority over pedestrian and road safety in relation to an application submitted to change a highways condition imposed on a housing development, ...

2019-05-22 19:23 open_in_new
Crewe 58-year-old plans to fight 'hardest man on the planet' in boxing ring

Ken Lawton hopes to take on Mike Tyson's former sparring partner to raise money for charity

Crewe businessman Ken Lawton has unveiled plans to take on ‘the hardest man on the planet’ after raising more than £10,000 for charity with a celebrity boxing night.

Ken, a former ...

2019-05-22 16:14 open_in_new
122 Police and Police Community Support Officers bases opened up across Cheshire

The bases, in public buildings such as libraries and community centres, provide facilities for PCSOs and officers to hold regular surgeries or have confidential discussions with members of the public

Cheshire Constabulary is bringing policing closer to the community by allocating a named ...

2019-05-22 16:14 open_in_new
Closing down signs appear in Chester shop window but it will remain open for some time yet

Signs say all stock must go

Closing down posters have been put in the windows of an outdoor clothing store in Chester, informing customers that all stock must go.

But Trespass in Bridge Street will not be closing anytime soon according to staff, and is to remain open for at least ...

2019-05-22 16:14 open_in_new
Wistaston mum of epilepsy sufferer urges people to find out how they can help deal with a seizure

More than a third of the public admit they would be unwilling to help someone having a seizure

A Wistaston woman has spoken out about her son’s epilepsy to help people understand the condition and how they can help if they see someone having a seizure in public.

As part of National ...

2019-05-22 14:08 open_in_new
The Cheshire schools which will be closed for the European elections

A number of schools across Cheshire will be used as polling stations for the elections

Thousands of pupils across Cheshire will be getting an extra day off ahead of the upcoming half term holidays because of the European Elections.

At least 15 schools across the county will be ...

2019-05-22 13:05 open_in_new
Crewe 58-year-old plans to fight 'hardest man on the planet' in boxing ring

Ken Lawton hopes to take on Mike Tyson's former sparring partner to raise money for charity

Crewe businessman Ken Lawton has unveiled plans to take on ‘the hardest man on the planet’ after raising more than £10,000 for charity with a celebrity boxing night.

Ken, a former ...

2019-05-22 13:05 open_in_new
Cheshire Business Awards 2019: Next three categories highlighted

Spotlight on Employer, Apprentice and Corporate Social Responsibility categories

The Cheshire Business Awards, in association with SAS Daniels LLP, set out to honour the very best people and companies in the county.

The awards will culminate in a major awards ceremony and dinner in ...

2019-05-22 10:35 open_in_new
Sydney Road Bridge re-opening in Crewe will be delayed

The Crewe road should have re-opened at the end of this month - now it is hoped it will re-open by the end of June

Work on an £11m scheme to replace Sydney Road Bridge in Crewe is behind schedule and the road is now expected to reopen to traffic at the end of June instead of at the end of ...

2019-05-22 01:05 open_in_new
Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in part of Crewe

Plain clothes and uniformed officers were in the Westminster Street area of the town as part of an operation to crackdown on anti-social behaviour

Police stepped up patrols in the Westminster Street area of Crewe over the weekend to combat anti-social behaviour and vandalism by teenage ...

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Calls for vigilance after string of burglaries across Cheshire this weekend

Cheshire residents are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries across the county

A series of homes, sheds, garages and businesses were targeted in Cheshire by burglars over the weekend.

Vehicles parked in front of homes were also targeted, with keys to the cars ...

2019-05-21 19:50 open_in_new
Calls for HS2 to be scrapped and existing mainline to be upgraded

Economic Affairs Committee claims 'the north is being short-changed by the Government's present plans'

Lords are calling on the Government to consider scrapping plans to build a new HS2 line through Cheshire’s countryside and upgrade the existing mainline instead.

The House of ...

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