Archive for August, 2015

Town criers in fine voice in Nantwich during annual contest

Town criers in fine voice in Nantwich during annual contest

Town criers from around the UK were in fine voice in Nantwich at the annual Town Crier Championships.

Eleven town criers in all competed as crowds gathered to watch them perform in Nantwich town square.

August 31, 2015 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Arsonists start four tree fires in same Nantwich street

Arsonists start four tree fires in same Nantwich street

Arsonists started four fires on the same Nantwich street in the space of four hours.

Fire crews were called out to four incidents in the Birchin Lane area of the town.

August 31, 2015 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Railway Hotel top Crewe Regional Premier League

Railway Hotel top Crewe Regional Premier League

Three teams have maintained their 100% record in Crewe Regional Sunday League Premier Division.

Railway Hotel lead the table on goal difference following a 3-0 win at rivals AFC Leopard, with two goals from Scarlett and a Worrall strike.

August 31, 2015 0 comments Football, Sport
Nantwich Town aim for top spot with victory over Buxton

Nantwich Town aim for top spot with victory over Buxton

Nantwich Town are looking to build on their strong start to the season when they welcome Buxton to the Weaver Stadium today (Bank Holiday Monday).

Phil Parkinson’s men earned a deserved point in a 1-1 draw away at league leaders Blyth Spartans on Saturday.

August 31, 2015 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Nantwich South bypass is option, says Cheshire East leader

Nantwich South bypass is option, says Cheshire East leader

By Kirsty Rollings
A Nantwich South bypass could become a reality to boost transport links in South Cheshire, admits Cheshire East Leader Cllr Michael Jones.

The bypass is one of a number of ideas council chiefs are now considering to boost infrastructure when the HS2 rail line opens in 2027.

Car fire on A500 sparks peak hour delays across Nantwich

Car fire on A500 sparks peak hour delays across Nantwich

Hundreds of motorists were caught up in congestion today after a car fire on the busy A500 Nantwich bypass.

The blaze started in a car on the road between the Cheerbrook and Peacock roundabouts.

August 28, 2015 0 comments Incident, News
South Cheshire friends cycle 850-mile Rhine for Bloodwise

South Cheshire friends cycle 850-mile Rhine for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
Two South Cheshire friends are to cycle the length of the River Rhine in aid of Bloodwise charity.

Ben Reinhardt, from Crewe, and Jim Forkin,from Willaston, are spending September cycling the full river length of 860 miles.

August 28, 2015 0 comments Charity news, Health, News, Willaston & Rope
Denise Courcoux is new Nantwich Museum manager

Denise Courcoux is new Nantwich Museum manager

Denise Courcoux is the new manager of Nantwich Museum, providing temporary cover for Kate Dobson during maternity leave.

Denise recently graduated with merit in a Master of Arts in Art Gallery & Museum Studies from the University of Manchester.

August 27, 2015 0 comments Human Interest, News
South Cheshire Model Engineering Society Open Day

South Cheshire Model Engineering Society Open Day

The South Cheshire Model Engineering Society 2015 Open Day will be held on Saturday September 5.

The event, which draws big crowds, will run from 11am until 5pm at the society’s tracksite behind The Peacock Hotel, on Crewe Road, Willaston.

Yew Tree Inn celebrates five years at Bank Holiday beer festival

Yew Tree Inn celebrates five years at Bank Holiday beer festival

Award-winning pub Yew Tree Inn near Bunbury will celebrate five years of success with an August Bank Holiday beer extravaganza.

And the “Thank Yew It’s Friday!” Festival will also toast the pub’s latest award after it was voted Best Freehouse in the North West at the Great British Pub Awards 2015.

August 27, 2015 0 comments Bunbury, Village News
Nantwich Aqueduct major revamp starts on September 14

Nantwich Aqueduct major revamp starts on September 14

Work to repair and restore Grade ll listed Nantwich Aqueduct will begin on September 14.

The £200,000 restoration project, which will take eight weeks, is being paid for mostly by public donations of £135,000 to the Canal and River Trust.

August 26, 2015 1 comment Acton, Environment, Human Interest, News
Age UK shop in Nantwich launches PAT tester appeal

Age UK shop in Nantwich launches PAT tester appeal

The Age UK shop in Nantwich is appealing for a local electrician as part of a new scheme.

Staff at the store on Swine Market are taking in electrical items – but they cannot be sold on without PAT testing.

August 26, 2015 0 comments Charity news, News
Nantwich Food Festival to stage “Critter Chomp” insect eating challenge

Nantwich Food Festival to stage “Critter Chomp” insect eating challenge

Nantwich Food Festival organisers are looking for fearless foodies to tackle the Rhino Critter Chomp Challenge.

Competitors will face Deborah Bouchard – actress, author and co-owner of Bongos Rock & Roll Pickles, an artisan chilli company, who has signed up to the challenge along with The Nantwich Town Crier.