Archive for January, 2017

South Cheshire art thief jailed for stealing £2,500 Cathedral icon

South Cheshire art thief jailed for stealing £2,500 Cathedral icon

An art thief who stole an 18th century icon from Chester Cathedral and replaced it with an angel figure, has been jailed.

Vasily Apilats, 61, from Edleston Road, Crewe, was jailed for nine months after previously being found guilty of stealing “The Raising of Lazarus” in Chester in August 2014.

January 31, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Talking Pictures exhibition opens at Nantwich Museum

Talking Pictures exhibition opens at Nantwich Museum

Talking Pictures, an exhibition by Nicholas Ferenczy, has opened at Nantwich Museum

The exhibition is being staged in the Millennium Gallery at the Pillory Street venue and will run until Saturday March 25.

Nantwich and Crewe residents face almost 5% hike in Cheshire East Council Tax

Nantwich and Crewe residents face almost 5% hike in Cheshire East Council Tax

Families across Nantwich and Crewe are facing a 4.99% hike in Cheshire East Council Tax bills, it has emerged.

The whopping rise comes as the authority revealed it has to find £100 million of savings by 2020.

January 31, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich teenage rider storms to equestrian qualifiers victory

Nantwich teenage rider storms to equestrian qualifiers victory

Nantwich teenager Bobbie Heath stormed to victory at a classic equestrian qualifying event.

The 15-year-old triumphed in the second stage of the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers at Addington Manor.

January 30, 2017 0 comments Other sports, Sport
Nantwich visually impaired residents urged to apply for adapted radios

Nantwich visually impaired residents urged to apply for adapted radios

Visually impaired people in Nantwich are being encouraged to apply for free specially adapted radios from a charity.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) provides the equipment to those with sight loss who meet its criteria.

January 30, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Nantwich Voices gear up for Last Choir Standing contest

Nantwich Voices gear up for Last Choir Standing contest

Members of Nantwich Voices are warming their vocal chords ready for the Last Choir Standing competition.

They will compete against seven other choirs from around the region at the Crewe Lyceum on Sunday February 5 in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

South Cheshire Councillor and UKIP supporter backs Trump’s US travel ban

South Cheshire Councillor and UKIP supporter backs Trump’s US travel ban

A South Cheshire councillor and UKIP supporter wants ‘rigorous vetting’ similar to Donald Trump’s controversial US travel ban on seven Muslim countries.

Cllr Brian Silvester, from Willaston, believes it should be the UK’s top priority to “address the Islamist threat”.

January 30, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Leaders Railway Hotel held 0-0 by NHB FC in Premier clash

Leaders Railway Hotel held 0-0 by NHB FC in Premier clash

Premier Division leaders Railway Hotel failed to score for the second week running in the Crewe Regional Sunday League.

The Nantwich side, who remain three points clear at the top, were held to a goalless draw by NHB FC.

January 30, 2017 0 comments Football, Sport
Thousands watch Battle of Nantwich re-enacted on Holly Holy Day

Thousands watch Battle of Nantwich re-enacted on Holly Holy Day

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people lined the streets of Nantwich to watch the annual Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre spectacular.

The event is organised by the Holly Holy Day Society, a small non-profit group of people working with the Sealed Knot re-enactment society and Rotary.

Nantwich Town earn 3-1 win away at fellow promotion chasers Rushall

Nantwich Town earn 3-1 win away at fellow promotion chasers Rushall

Nantwich Town recorded a superb win over promotion rivals Rushall Olympic at Dales Lane.

A Sean Cooke double say them come from a goal down to secure three points and move just two points off the play-offs.

January 28, 2017 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Wingate Children’s Centre boosted by Nantwich housebuilder

Wingate Children’s Centre boosted by Nantwich housebuilder

A Nantwich children’s charity has received a funding boost from a local house builder.

Wingate Children’s Centre, in Wrenbury, which uses sport to help children with physical or learning disabilities, is offering improved gymnastics lessons.

New Nantwich pub prepares to open after creating 47 jobs

New Nantwich pub prepares to open after creating 47 jobs

A new pub is set to open its doors in Nantwich after creating 47 new jobs in the area.

The Sacred Orchard, next to Alvaston Business Park, looks to set offer its guests an alternative with a fine selection of food, ales, wines and activities.

January 28, 2017 0 comments Business, Business

Wistaston Rose Queen’s Fashion Show Evening

Wistaston Rose Queen’s Fashion Show Evening – 16th February 2017 – St Mary’s Church Hall, Wistaston. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £5 – with all Proceeds to Diabetes UK. Tickets available from Ken & Sheena Sambrook 01270662455/and Chris and Mike Horne 01270 669776/07756575835. Please come and support us.

January 27, 2017 0 comments Listings