Archive for October, 2017

Nantwich woman wins Words and Music Festival songwriting contest

Nantwich woman wins Words and Music Festival songwriting contest

A Nantwich woman has won the Words & Music Festival’s first songwriting competition.

Abbie Frances scooped top prize and along with second and third place, she performed at The Crown Hotel in Nantwich on the final night of the week-long festival.

October 22, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
Fire crews battle blaze on train at Calveley near Nantwich

Fire crews battle blaze on train at Calveley near Nantwich

Fire crews had to battle a blaze on a diesel train at Calveley, between Nantwich and Chester.

The blaze broke out on board the engine compartment of the train close to Station Road at around 4am yesterday (October 21).

October 22, 2017 0 comments Alpraham & Tarporley, Incident, News
Nantwich businesswoman earns boost from Theo Paphitis

Nantwich businesswoman earns boost from Theo Paphitis

A Nantwich businesswoman earned herself a Twitter boost when Theo Paphitis selected her as Small Business Sunday winner.

Tara Cork, who owns Perch Upholstery based in Aston, tweeted the entrepreneur during his SBS initiative.

October 22, 2017 0 comments Business, Business
Crewe Movie Makers event in Wistaston raises £181 for Memorial Hall

Crewe Movie Makers event in Wistaston raises £181 for Memorial Hall

By Jonathan White
A fundraising evening of film entertainment by Crewe Movie Makers took place at Wistaston Memorial Hall.

Members of Crewe Movie Makers presented a showreel of 20 individual movies which members had filmed and edited.

October 22, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Cheshire Chicks dressage team qualify for national championships

Cheshire Chicks dressage team qualify for national championships

Nantwich-based dressage team the Cheshire Chicks are flying high after qualifying for the British Dressage Team Quest National Championships.

The team, consisting of Corrie Mclellan, Ellie Foster and mother and daughter Janet and Izzy Maughan, won through to the championships by taking second spot at the North West Regional Finals near Formby.

October 22, 2017 0 comments Other sports, Sport
Green waste collections to stop for two months, says Cheshire East Council

Green waste collections to stop for two months, says Cheshire East Council

Residents in Crewe and Nantwich will not have green waste bin collections for more than two months.

The cost-cutting move by Cheshire East Council will impact households across the borough between December 3 and February 11.

October 22, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich Town earn crucial league win beating Witton Albion 3-2

Nantwich Town earn crucial league win beating Witton Albion 3-2

By Steve Sharman
Two goals inside the opening ten minutes saw Nantwich Town end their losing run in the league with a 3-2 victory over Witton Albion at the Weaver Stadium.

An own goal from Rob Hopley and Sean Cooke saw the hosts take firm control of the game in the opening exchanges.

October 22, 2017 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Review: ‘Just Between Ourselves’ by Nantwich Players

Review: ‘Just Between Ourselves’ by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
Nantwich Players’ latest production ‘Just Between Ourselves’ is a beautiful performance well worth seeing.

Directed by John Powell, the Love Lane theatre group has adapted the popular play written by Alan Ayckbourn.

October 22, 2017 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews

Christmas Fair (Sat 2-12-17)

A ‘Christmas Fair’ takes place on Saturday 2nd December 2017 (11am-2pm) at St Andrews Church on Bedford Street in Crewe. There will be numerous stalls including tombola, jewellery, cheese, jams, cakes and games. Refreshments will include bacon and sausage rolls and a prize raffle. Father Christmas will be in attendance and there will be special children’s activities. Admission is free[Read More…]

October 22, 2017 0 comments Listings

Wistaston Singers, ‘Music for All’ event (Sat 4-11-17)

Wistaston Singers are holding a ‘Music for All’ event to suit all musical tastes on Saturday 4th November 2017 (3pm start) at St Andrews Church on Bedford Street in Crewe. Admission = £6 which includes tea and cakes. Tickets available on the door. Proceeds will be split between St Andrews Church and Wistaston Singers. For further information please contact 01270[Read More…]

October 22, 2017 0 comments Listings
Storm Brian to hit rail Crewe and Nantwich rail services

Storm Brian to hit rail Crewe and Nantwich rail services

Rail travellers in Crewe and Nantwich could be delayed by Storm Brian this weekend, operators have warned.

Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail say the severe weather forecast means emergency speed restrictions will be in place on the Nantwich-Crewe line between Wales and Manchester.

October 20, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Eight South Cheshire College students make Oxford University scheme

Eight South Cheshire College students make Oxford University scheme

A record number of South Cheshire College A-Level students gained a place on the “Access Week Programme” to experience life as a University of Oxford undergraduate.

The partnership aims to inspire students from the North West to make applications to study at Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities.

October 20, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Salon Vie team raise £3,500 for Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research

Salon Vie team raise £3,500 for Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research

A team of hairdressers have proved a cut above the rest after raising £3,500 for Crewe and Nantwich Cancer Research UK.

The Salon Vie Hairdressing staff from Tattenhall staged a fundraising event at The Barbour Institute in the village.

October 20, 2017 0 comments Charity news, News