Archive for June, 2016

Wistaston Memorial Hall hosts Queen’s 90th Birthday celebration

Wistaston Memorial Hall hosts Queen’s 90th Birthday celebration

By Jonathan White
A Queen’s Birthday celebration concert to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday took place at Wistaston Memorial Hall.

Crewe Concert Band performed highlights of music from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Cornwall.

June 20, 2016 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Nantwich mum cuts off long hair in aid of cancer charity

Nantwich mum cuts off long hair in aid of cancer charity

Nantwich mother-of-five Denise Thorley had her long locks lopped off to raise money for cancer sufferers.

The music teacher hoped to raise £500 for the Christie Hospital in Manchester – but has doubled that thanks to support from family, friends and piano pupils.

June 19, 2016 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Gang of thieves steal cars from Wybunbury pub

Gang of thieves steal cars from Wybunbury pub

A gang of thieves stole two expensive cars from a pub car park in Wybunbury near Nantwich.

Police say the crooks struck at the Red Lion pub on Main Road in the early hours today (June 19).

Nantwich Town star Elliott Osborne joins League One Fleetwood

Nantwich Town star Elliott Osborne joins League One Fleetwood

Nantwich Town midfielder Elliott Osborne has signed for League One Fleetwood Town.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who scored 22 goals last season for the Dabbers, will link up with Barry Nicholson’s development squad in a bid to progress into the first team.

June 17, 2016 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Cholmondeley Castle near Nantwich to host Rally GB in October

Cholmondeley Castle near Nantwich to host Rally GB in October

Cholmondeley Castle near Nantwich is to host a leg of 2016 Rally GB – the first time it’s been to England since 1999.

Britain’s round of the World Rally Championship has just been held in Wales in recent years.

June 17, 2016 0 comments Other sports, Sport
Nantwich Words and Music Festival headline acts unveiled

Nantwich Words and Music Festival headline acts unveiled

Headline acts for Nantwich’s 9th Words & Music Festival have been unveiled.

Legendary punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke and Scottish singer Eddi Reader, formerly of Fairground Attraction, will lead the line-up for the six-day festival.

Stapeley Grange vets rescue jackdaw that swallowed tweezers

Stapeley Grange vets rescue jackdaw that swallowed tweezers

RSPCA vets in Nantwich dealt with one of their most “incredible cases” when a young jackdaw pecked off more than it could chew.

The bird had swallowed a pair of tweezers and was rushed to RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre on London Road.

June 17, 2016 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Saucy postcards artwork on sale at Nantwich auction

Saucy postcards artwork on sale at Nantwich auction

Saucy 1950s and 60s postcards could fetch hundreds of pounds when they are sold at a Nantwich auction.

The smutty vintage cards up for sale contain punchlines like “It’s time you bought me some new drawers Mr Smith” and “Would you like to come in and demonstrate your apparatus”.

June 16, 2016 0 comments Human Interest, News
Nantwich Food Festival food awards voting opens

Nantwich Food Festival food awards voting opens

Voting has opened for this year’s Nantwich Food Festival food awards.

The annual awards are a chance for the public to vote for their favourite local outlets that champion produce from Nantwich and the surrounding Cheshire area.

June 16, 2016 0 comments Human Interest, News
Shavington soccer centre given funding boost by Mornflake

Shavington soccer centre given funding boost by Mornflake

Mornflake has helped The Alex Soccer Centre in Shavington kick off a major appeal to repair its leaky roof.

The breakfast foods company in Crewe is the first to get behind a fundraising drive at soccer centre, which needs £28,000 to stop rain pouring into its changing rooms.

June 16, 2016 0 comments Business, Business
Nantwich Singers unveil Shakespeare concert programme

Nantwich Singers unveil Shakespeare concert programme

The programme for the next concert by the Nantwich Singers has been unveiled.

The hour-long recital of words and music is being staged to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary this year.

Nantwich retailers to stage discount event on June 18

Nantwich retailers to stage discount event on June 18

Independent retailers in Nantwich are teaming up to stage a one-off ‘discount sale’ at Nantwich Civic Hall

The town has a growing reputation as a shopping paradise, drawing visitors from far and wide because of its range of designer boutiques and fashion stores.

June 14, 2016 0 comments Business, Business
Review: Jekyll and Hyde at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Jekyll and Hyde at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
If you’re a fan of gothic horror, and like a bit of darkness in your theatre, then you’ll enjoy ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ at Crewe Lyceum.

Adapted from the original by Robert Louis Stevenson, and directed by Nicholas Briggs, this production has everything you want from a Victorian classic.