Archive for March, 2018

REVIEW: 22nd Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival – IN PICTURES

REVIEW: 22nd Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival – IN PICTURES

Music fans have been flocking into Nantwich to enjoy an eclectic mix of live performances during the 22nd Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival.

Soggy conditions failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of revellers on Good Friday as they took in dozens of different shows in venues across town.

Woman stole £43,000 from sick mum in Audlem nursing home, court told

Woman stole £43,000 from sick mum in Audlem nursing home, court told

A South Cheshire woman has admitted stealing £43,000 from her own mentally ill mother who was living in an Audlem care home.

Cassie Stubbs, of Smallman Road, Crewe, pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court yesterday (March 28) to theft from Rosita Stubbs and was given a suspended jail term.

March 29, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Crime, Human Interest, News, Village News
What’s On: Easter workshops at Nantwich Museum

What’s On: Easter workshops at Nantwich Museum

Easter Workshops for children featuring a range of Easter crafts and quizzes will take place at Nantwich Museum.

The workshops will take place on Wednesday April 4 and Thursday April 5.

More than 1,500 cyclists take part in Cheshire Cat Sportive

More than 1,500 cyclists take part in Cheshire Cat Sportive

By Jonathan White
More than 1,500 riders took part in the Velo 29-Primal Cheshire Cat Sportive cycling event in South Cheshire.

The ride, which started and finished at Queens Park in Crewe, offered participants three different routes.

Watts Commercial Finance scoops Business Moneyfacts Award

Watts Commercial Finance scoops Business Moneyfacts Award

Nantwich firm Watts Commercial Finance has been crowned Commercial Mortgage Introducer of the Year at the 2018 Business Moneyfacts Awards.

The winners were announced to 700 of the industry’s finest by awards host Claudia Winkleman at the Royal Lancaster London.

March 29, 2018 0 comments Business, Business
Children support staff face axe at Cheshire East Council in £1.2 million cuts

Children support staff face axe at Cheshire East Council in £1.2 million cuts

By Stephen Topping
Dozens of staff with “the utmost commitment” to Cheshire East’s youngsters are at risk of losing their jobs following a £1.2 million budget cut.

The future of around 140 employees is under pressure after Cheshire East Council announced it is set to redesign its children’s centres and prevention service at a scrutiny committee meeting on Monday.

March 29, 2018 5 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith returns to MINI Challenge 2018 championship

Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith returns to MINI Challenge 2018 championship

Multiple MINI Challenge JCW race winner Rob Smith has confirmed his return to the championship for the 2018 season.

And Smith, from Nantwich, says he has just one goal in mind – winning the prestigious title.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Other sports, Sport
Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

The Government will pay more than £1 million towards repairing Crewe and Nantwich’s pothole-plagued highways, it has emerged.

Cheshire East Council will receive the extra funds from the national Pothole Action Fund to tackle the borough’s potholes and road defects.

March 28, 2018 8 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Police warn of bogus caller targeting Nantwich households

Police warn of bogus caller targeting Nantwich households

A bogus caller asking to do building or roof repairs is targeting Nantwich households, police have warned.

Officers are urging residents to check on elderly neighbours and make them aware of the alert.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News
Reaseheath College florists qualify for RHS Chelsea for fourth time

Reaseheath College florists qualify for RHS Chelsea for fourth time

Reaseheath College’s talented floristry students in Nantwich have qualified for the finals of the RHS Chelsea Future Florist for the fourth consecutive year.

The competition is held at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22 – 26) and is a national competition open to all colleges and training institutions.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Mornflake backs Nantwich-based UK Triathlon events

Mornflake backs Nantwich-based UK Triathlon events

Mornflake has thrown its weight behind one of the country’s biggest programmes of triathlon events taking place across the country over the next few months, including Nantwich.

More than 10,000 competitors took part in last year’s UK Triathlon series and were kept fuelled by the breakfast giant’s porridge products as they swam, cycled and ran to medal glory.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Business, Business
Nantwich Town thwarted by keeper in 1-1 draw away at Marine

Nantwich Town thwarted by keeper in 1-1 draw away at Marine

By Steve Sharman
A superb goalkeeping display from Marine stopper Martin Fearon frustrated Nantwich Town who were held 1-1 at the Marine Travel Arena.

The Dabbers took an early lead through Harry Clayton who fired home from close range following a goal mouth scramble before Josh Davies headed in the equaliser on the hour mark.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Nantwich mum to launch new ‘creative writing’ workshop

Nantwich mum to launch new ‘creative writing’ workshop

A former masseuse is hoping her new creative writing classes will rub off on Nantwich residents!

Lynn Tammadge is leaving behind her old job as a massage practitioner to pursue her passion for writing.

March 27, 2018 1 comment Business, Business