Archive for December, 2015

Cheshire people rewarded in New Year Honours 2016

Cheshire people rewarded in New Year Honours 2016

Cheshire’s Chief Constable and a university professor from Nantwich are among those rewarded in the New Year Honours 2016 list.

Professor Margaret McRae Whitehead, from the University of Liverpool, who lives in Nantwich, has been made a Dame Commander (DBE) for her services to public health.

December 31, 2015 0 comments Human Interest, News
Storm Frank damages homes and trees in Nantwich

Storm Frank damages homes and trees in Nantwich

A number of properties in Nantwich have suffered damage after Storm Frank battered the region.

The high winds blew down trees and ripped off roof tiles and lead flashing from houses.

Bubble Rush raises £12,000 for St Luke’s Hospice

Bubble Rush raises £12,000 for St Luke’s Hospice

The St Luke’s Hospice Christmas Bubble Rush has helped to raise an eye-popping £12,000!

The event, which took place at Marbury Park, saw more than 400 participants take on the 5km run in bubbly snow.

Woman, 50, charged with Nantwich and Crewe burglaries

Woman, 50, charged with Nantwich and Crewe burglaries

A woman has been charged in connection with burglaries at homes of elderly people in Nantwich, Crewe and Alsager areas.

Tracey Skelton, 50, of Halton Drive, Crewe, has been charged with nine counts of burglary.

December 30, 2015 0 comments Crime, News
Nantwich Town in second place despite Buxton defeat

Nantwich Town in second place despite Buxton defeat

Nantwich Town experienced mixed fortunes in their two festive league games – but will go into 2016 in position to mount a promotion challenge.

The Dabbers slumped to a disappointing 3-1 defeat away at Buxton yesterday (December 28).

December 29, 2015 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Hospital bosses in South Cheshire praise Christmas donations

Hospital bosses in South Cheshire praise Christmas donations

Nantwich Town and Crewe Alex stars took time out to from busy football schedules to deliver donations to a local hospital.

Players and staff from both clubs turned up at Leighton Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Unit with toys, games and gifts for young patients.

December 29, 2015 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Reaseheath arborist sings Christmas carols from tree tops

Reaseheath arborist sings Christmas carols from tree tops

Reaseheath College arborist Twm-Tegid Brunton hit the high notes by singing Christmas carols from the top of a 100ft high redwood tree.

Twm, wearing a fairy skirt over his safety harness, is a member of the North West Welsh Opera Choir.

December 28, 2015 0 comments Reaseheath & Worleston, Village News
Cheshire pub Pheasant Inn shortlisted in BBC Countryfile awards

Cheshire pub Pheasant Inn shortlisted in BBC Countryfile awards

The Pheasant Inn near Nantwich has been nominated for Pub Of The Year in this year’s BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

The country pub in Burwardsley is the only pub in the North West to be shortlisted.

December 28, 2015 0 comments Business, Business
Christmas concerts help raise MRI scanner appeal funds

Christmas concerts help raise MRI scanner appeal funds

Christmas concerts held by a hospital choir have helped to raise vital funds for the local MRI Scanner Appeal.

The Nightingales, choir of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust, performed two Carol Concerts in support of the appeal.

December 28, 2015 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
St Mary’s Church Nantwich holds popular Crib Service

St Mary’s Church Nantwich holds popular Crib Service

By Jonathan White
The annual Crib Service took place at St Mary’s Church Nantwich on Christmas Eve.

This re-telling of the Christmas story was performed, with a modern twist in parts, by a mixture of adults, young people and children at 2.30pm, 4pm and 5.30pm.

December 26, 2015 0 comments Community Events, What's On & Reviews
Rotary Club Santa float helps raise charity funds in Nantwich

Rotary Club Santa float helps raise charity funds in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
Santa has helped raise hundreds of pounds on his Nantwich float – thanks to big-hearted members of The Rotary Club of Nantwich.

The rotary’s traditional evening Santa’s Float visited more than 3,000 houses between December 7 and 18.

South Cheshire man jailed for 20 sex offences against boys

South Cheshire man jailed for 20 sex offences against boys

A South Cheshire man has been jailed for five years for a string of sexual offences while working as a volunteer at the Crewe Heritage Centre.

Rory Kenny, 52, pleaded guilty to 20 charges with his victims as young as 13.

December 23, 2015 0 comments Crime, News
Reaseheath College students enter ‘Harry Potter’ spirit

Reaseheath College students enter ‘Harry Potter’ spirit

Nantwich college students finished the term in style with a festive “Harry Potter” themed Christmas Ball.

Up to 400 students at Reaseheath College partied the night away at a black tie disco in the student bar at the specialist land-based college.

December 23, 2015 0 comments Reaseheath & Worleston, Village News