Archive for September, 2017

‘Asian Serendipity’ exhibition opens at Nantwich Museum

‘Asian Serendipity’ exhibition opens at Nantwich Museum

“Asian Serendipity”, an exhibition by Aneta Talbot, has opened in the Your Space Gallery at Nantwich Museum.

The display features a myriad of images taken during recent travel across Asia focused on Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka.

Electro 80s to stage live charity show in Nantwich

Electro 80s to stage live charity show in Nantwich

Popular 1980s electronica tribute band Electro 80s is to stage a fund-raising concert at the Studio nightclub in Nantwich this weekend.

The show, on Friday September 22, will feature massive 80s hits by bands such as Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Gary Numan, Duran Duran, Ultravox, Devo, Soft Cell and The Human League.

Anger as thieves swipe historic war memorial plaques from Bunbury church

Anger as thieves swipe historic war memorial plaques from Bunbury church

Angry villagers have appealed for help after heartless thieves stole historic war memorial plaques from a church in Bunbury near Nantwich.

Police say the brass plaques were prised off the gates outside St Boniface Church last weekend.

September 19, 2017 0 comments Bunbury, Crime, Human Interest, News, Village News
Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police are investigating allegations into Cheshire East Council’s air quality data and a public funds grant made to Berkeley Academy in Wistaston, the authority confirmed today.

Recent reports revealed air quality data between 2012 and 2014 was ‘deliberately and systematically manipulated’ to suggest it was better than it actually was at around 40 of its testing sites, including in Nantwich and Crewe.

Nantwich firm Connect lands key teaching aid deal with university

Nantwich firm Connect lands key teaching aid deal with university

Nantwich-based training firm Connect has agreed a deal with the Institute for Education at Bath Spa University to use its pioneering training aid, C-Live.

The company, based on Alvaston Business Park, has created C-Live as part of its teacher training programmes from September onwards.

September 18, 2017 0 comments Business, Business
Nantwich college student helps film Bentley Motors spec advert

Nantwich college student helps film Bentley Motors spec advert

Two South Cheshire College students were in the driving seat when they helped a production team working on a Bentley Motors spec advert.

Felicity Davies, 18, from Nantwich, and Amelia Sanlon, from Northwich, worked with professional company David Ellison Films for their work experience.

September 18, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Hundreds enjoy annual Wistaston Duck and Boats race

Hundreds enjoy annual Wistaston Duck and Boats race

By Jonathan White
Wistaston’s ducks made a comeback after their original race was called off – because of wet weather!

Hundreds of villagers were back out in force this weekend for the re-scheduled event, and had a quacking time at the Joey the Swan recreation ground.

September 18, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Anger over Cheshire badger cull plan unveiled by Government

Wildlife campaign groups have criticised Government plans for a badger cull in Cheshire.

Ministers have granted a licence for the culling of badgers which some blame for the spread of diseases like TB among farming livestock.

September 18, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Review: Musical Mayhem charity concert at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Musical Mayhem charity concert at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
An evening of song and dance – with a bit of razzle dazzle – was enjoyed by everyone when local theatre group Musical Mayhem performed a charity cabaret at Crewe Lyceum.

The group was raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Wythenshaw Hospital, St Luke’s Hospice and Team Lewis.

Hibberts solicitors in Nantwich get dirty to help raise charity funds

Hibberts solicitors in Nantwich get dirty to help raise charity funds

Fifteen fundraisers from Nantwich-based Hibberts Solicitors donned their trainers to take part in the challenging Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle.

The group splashed through trenches and climbed over walls in a bid to raise money for Crewe charity, Autism Networks which is close to the heart for a member of staff who has been volunteering there for years.

September 17, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Town progress in FA Cup after narrow win at Shepshed

Nantwich Town progress in FA Cup after narrow win at Shepshed

By Ryan Batty
A super second half goal from sub Steve Jones sent Nantwich Town through to the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round against a difficult Shepshed Dynamo side.

The first half offered little in terms of clear chances for either side, but Dave Cooke’s men turned it up a gear after the interval and came away with a 1-0 win.

September 17, 2017 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Headteachers and council chiefs ‘cautious’ over latest Government schools funding plan

Headteachers and council chiefs ‘cautious’ over latest Government schools funding plan

Council chiefs and headteachers in South Cheshire have given a cautious welcome to latest Government plans for schools funding.

Education Secretary Justine Greening unveiled the latest national funding formula plan this week.

September 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Cheshire Wildlife Trust to stage beaver talk at Bickley Hall Farm

Cheshire Wildlife Trust to stage beaver talk at Bickley Hall Farm

National beaver expert Derek Gow will be in Cheshire to give a talk on the how the animal’s re-introduction could impact the countryside.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is hosting the one-off talk at its headquarters at Bickley Hall Farm, between Malpas and Nantwich.