Archive for May, 2015

Baby and Children’s community market set for Nantwich

Baby and Children’s community market set for Nantwich

A Baby and Children’s Market event is taking place at Nantwich Civic Hall on June 13.

The community market is organised by Cheeki Monkeys, and aims to offer families a chance to buy or sell used baby and children’s items.

Willaston man walks 15-mile London Underground line for charity

Willaston man walks 15-mile London Underground line for charity

By Jonathan White
A Willaston man has completed an unusual walk for charity.

Tony Mason, 65, followed the route of a London Underground Tube line – but above ground – on May 9 this year.

May 31, 2015 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Nantwich Town sign Darren Thornton from Curzon Ashton

Nantwich Town sign Darren Thornton from Curzon Ashton

By Richard Scott
Nantwich Town boss Phil Parkinson has completed the signing of centre half powerhouse Darren Thornton from Curzon Ashton.

Thornton’s impressive defensive displays last season helped Curzon Ashton gain promotion to the Conference North from Evo-Stik Premier Division.

May 31, 2015 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Blue Badge plan unveiled for all 85-year-olds in Nantwich

Blue Badge plan unveiled for all 85-year-olds in Nantwich

All pensioners aged 85 or over in Nantwich could automatically be enrolled on the Blue Badge disabled persons’ parking scheme.

The new policy, revealed by Cheshire East Council, is being considered as they lobby ministers to amend current legislation.

May 30, 2015 3 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Bobby Mair to perform live at Nantwich comedy night

Bobby Mair to perform live at Nantwich comedy night

The final “Very Best In Stand Up” live comedy show will take place in Nantwich on June 5.

And promoters have again lined up four top class comedians to help the season go out in style.

Anger as Nantwich Town scrap community football due to “intimidating” Travellers

Anger as Nantwich Town scrap community football due to “intimidating” Travellers

Nantwich Town has been forced to cancel community football sessions, blaming “intimidating” Travellers who set up camp on land next to the Weaver Stadium.

Club chiefs say the behaviour of teenagers among the Traveller families forced them to abandon sessions on Thursday and cancel the weekend session.

Maternity unit at Leighton Hospital earns UNICEF top rating

Maternity unit at Leighton Hospital earns UNICEF top rating

The maternity service at Leighton Hospital has been awarded a top rating by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation.

It follows a two-day assessment of the unit, and its neonatal and paediatric services.

May 29, 2015 1 comment Health, News
Nantwich Seals swimmers achieve 34 personal bests

Nantwich Seals swimmers achieve 34 personal bests

Nine Nantwich Seals swimmers made a big splash when they clocked up 34 personal bests at an event in Wales.

John Crawford, Max Austin, Tom Hales, Josh Stubbs, Mattie Currie, Cam Thomson, Harvey Zwijnen, Katie Woodbridge and Becky Moston all took part in the Llandudno gala.

May 29, 2015 0 comments Other sports, Sport
Nantwich to host popular Cheshire Triathlon

Nantwich to host popular Cheshire Triathlon

By Kirsty Rollings
Nantwich will host the annual Cheshire Triathlon on Sunday, with hundreds of participants expected to take part.

The annual event, which is aimed at all fitness levels and abilities, offers different intensity levels in races, including a fun race.

Police raid “cannabis farm” house in Nantwich

Police raid “cannabis farm” house in Nantwich

Police raided a house in Nantwich and recovered what is believed to be part of a cannabis farm.

Stunned residents looked on as police vehicles and a number of officers carried out the raid at a house on Rookery Close, Nantwich.

May 28, 2015 1 comment Crime, Incident, News
Age UK Cheshire to stage Nordic Walking in Nantwich

Age UK Cheshire to stage Nordic Walking in Nantwich

Age UK Cheshire’s Get Going Together Project is holding two free taster
sessions for Nordic Walking.

The first taster session takes place in Nantwich, at Nantwich Lake car park on Shrewbridge Road, on Tuesday June 2, 10am-11am.

Beer named after Nantwich CC batsman Livingstone’s 350

Beer named after Nantwich CC batsman Livingstone’s 350

A Nantwich Cricket Club player who hit a record-breaking innings, has now had a beer named after him!

Liam Livingstone hit 350 runs from just 138 balls for Nantwich against Caldy in a club game.

May 27, 2015 2 comments Cricket, Sport
Decibellas choir raises £1,900 at Bunbury concert

Decibellas choir raises £1,900 at Bunbury concert

Decibellas Women’s Choir of Tarporley hosted a concert with Llangollen Male Voice Choir, to raise funds for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.

The men’s motto “Cyfeillgarwch drwy Gan” (“friendship through song”), formed the theme with both choirs performing pieces from repertoires and joining for a rousing finale.