Archive for June, 2017

Mornflake teams up with farmers for Nantwich “healthy eating” event

Mornflake teams up with farmers for Nantwich “healthy eating” event

Breakfast giant Mornflake teamed up with farm owners in welcoming Danish teachers to a healthy eating event near Nantwich.

The visitors were in Cheshire as part of the Food For Life initiative.

June 26, 2017 0 comments Business, Business
HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

Cheshire Wildlife Trust fears the five-mile section of HS2 will destroy vital areas of natural habitat.

They believe the high speed link just south of Crewe will destroy 69 ponds, 14 miles of hedgerows, and 27 acres of native woodland, including ancient woods.

June 26, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

A Willaston family has scooped top honours at the 38th World Worm Charming Championships.

Hundreds gathered for the event, held in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy.

Schools enjoy Nantwich swimming gala as Pear Tree and Sound triumph

Schools enjoy Nantwich swimming gala as Pear Tree and Sound triumph

Pear Tree and Sound & District primary schools triumphed in the annual Nantwich schools swimming gala.

Pupils from 15 primary schools in and around Nantwich took part in the event at Nantwich Pool, sponsored by Riverside Dental Practice in Nantwich.

Cheshire businessman raises Prostate Cancer funds on London-Amsterdam bike ride

Cheshire businessman raises Prostate Cancer funds on London-Amsterdam bike ride

South Cheshire businessman Mike Walsh cycled from London to Amsterdam for a second time, all in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Mike, sales director of Eze Talk in Crewe, joined hundreds of other riders for the 145-mile bike ride, which they completed in just two days.

June 25, 2017 0 comments Business, Business
Review: Faith: The George Michael Legacy, Crewe Lyceum

Review: Faith: The George Michael Legacy, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
The first record I ever bought was Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! It was 99p from Woolworths in Nantwich.

So as a Wham! fan, I didn’t need any persuasion to go along and see ‘Faith The George Michael Legacy’ at Crewe Lyceum.

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

A Wistaston man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has been jailed in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the UK.

Andrew Dobson, 49, of Merrivale Road, was jailed after pleading guilty at Chester Crown Court to one count of importing an indecent object, two counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images of children.

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich put their backs into their latest exam – by renovating a dilapidated canal building.

The students spent nine months on the project to revamp the site at Sykes Hollow, near Venetian Marina, as part of their 3rd year NVQ Level 3.

Men killed in crane collapse tragedy in Crewe named by police

Men killed in crane collapse tragedy in Crewe named by police

Two men who died in the Crewe crane collapse incident earlier this week have been named.

David Newall, 36, from Bradford, and Rhys Barker, 18, from Castleford, were working at a building site in Dunwoody Way on Wednesday (June 21) when their crane collapsed.

June 23, 2017 0 comments Incident, News
Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

An 18-year-old was set upon and badly beaten by a gang as he walked through Joey the Swan park in Wistaston, police say.

Detectives from Crewe Local Policing Unit are appealing for information after the serious assault.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News, Wistaston
Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors lay flowers at scene of crane collapse which killed two men

Councillors have laid flowers near to the site of the tragic crane collapse in Crewe which killed two workers.

Emergency services were called to a new-build site on Dunwoody Way after reports of a collapsed crane.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News, Politics
Nantwich Town re-sign keeper Burzynski and Stair for 2017-18

Nantwich Town re-sign keeper Burzynski and Stair for 2017-18

Nantwich Town have re-signed two key players, in goalkeeper Krystian Burzynski and defender Joel Stair.

Manager Dave Cooke believes the deals will help the Dabbers form a key defensive unit as the 2017-18 season draws nearer.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Nantwich Young Farmers Acton performance raises £6,000 for charities

Nantwich Young Farmers Acton performance raises £6,000 for charities

By Jonathan White
A play by Nantwich Young Farmers Club at Acton Parish Hall has helped raise more than £6,000 for local causes.

The ‘Dick Whittington’ production has benefited charities including Bloodwise  and the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Acton, Village News, Wistaston