Category Archives: Latest News

Raising Mr Smith’s from the ashes

The Warrington Youth Zone team is calling for the public to offer their support and donate to the campaign to SAVE the Youth Zone, in an appeal to find the £500k additional funding to build a new youth facility. Following the devastating fire at the iconic Mr Smith’s building in the early hours of last Tuesday 14th April 2015, the Warrington Youth Zone team have come together...
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Golf club wins appeal to build new hotel and sporting facilities

A GOVERNMENT inspector has granted planning permission for a sports centre and hotel with seven houses in Cranage, despite Cheshire East Council turning the proposals down last year. Woodside Golf Club on Knutsford Road applied to the authority for permission to add facilities to the site, including tennis courts, a bowling green, football and cricket pitches and other community sporting facilities. The club told the Guardian that...
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College expands Higher Education offer

Warrington Collegiate has seen a growth of student numbers studying Higher Education (HE) over the last couple of years, with students discovering that top quality university level courses are available on their doorstep.   The new qualifications are launched at a time when an increasing number of Higher Education students are choosing to study locally, significantly reducing the cost of gaining a Higher Education qualification.   The college already...
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Connecting Cheshire serves up superfast boost for business

Businesses in Cheshire East can take advantage of two schemes to help them reap the benefits of superfast broadband. Small and medium-sized businesses could get grants of up to £3,000 to upgrade to a superfast or ultrafast broadband connection through the Connection Voucher Scheme, which is available at 31 business parks and estates in the Borough. And eligible businesses have until May 1, 2015 to register for...
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University celebrates 175 years of success with latest graduands.

A colourful procession of around 200 academics and students will grace the city streets on Friday as the University of Chester approaches one of the highlights of its 175th anniversary. As part of the University’s spring graduation on March 20, time-honoured traditions will be observed before the second ceremony takes place in Chester Cathedral in the afternoon. The University’s staff, dressed in full graduation regalia, will join...
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LEP Award £5.58m To Reaseheath College for New Centre of Excellence

The Cheshire and Warrington LEP have announced the creation of a National Centre of Excellence for agri-tech, following its award of £5.58 million to Reaseheath College. The centre, which will be based at the college's site near Nantwich, will combine all aspects of agricultural innovation, mechanisation and advanced engineering, as well as an accommodation block to house 200 students. The Centre will provide general teaching areas,...
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Vauxhall delivers modern vehicle technology to College students

Warrington Collegiate students studying Motor Vehicle are working with the latest technology thanks to Vauxhall. Ten gearboxes have been donated to the Motor Vehicle Training Workshop at Warrington Collegiate giving the students the opportunity to work with leading-edge motor industry technology. The gearboxes that cover a range of cars will help the student technicians develop the knowledge and skills to successfully rebuild, diagnose and rectify gearbox...
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Cheshire agency The Design Project joins the Design Business Association

Delamere based creative collaborative agency The Design Project have just been granted membership to the Design Business Association (DBA). With only 450 members nationwide of which 48% are London based, The Design Project join a select group of north west agencies, meeting the standards required. The DBA is the trade organisation for the UK design industry, focused on promoting professional excellence and building productive partnerships between...
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LEP Launch Breakfast Club at Waters Corporation

Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Partnership hosted the first LEP Business Breakfast Club last Wednesday at Waters Corporation HQ in Wilmslow, with a gathered crowd of over 60 business leaders from across Cheshire and Warrington. This was the first in a series of regular events organised to enable the LEP to openly hear from the business community and to update attendees about the progress being made on...
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