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Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant Steven Betts has only one number in mind as he gears up for the 38th World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston.

But he won’t be counting his chickens – only his worms – in the hotly contest event which draws in competitors from around the world.

Prostate Cancer Support Group chairman steps down after 17 years

Prostate Cancer Support Group chairman steps down after 17 years

The chairman of the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group has stepped down after 17 years.

Gary Steele founded the group after having been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Edward Timpson’s Cheshire East schools funding success “laughable”, claims Labour

Edward Timpson’s Cheshire East schools funding success “laughable”, claims Labour

Crewe & Nantwich Labour candidate Laura Smith has hit back after Edward Timpson claimed success in the Cheshire East schools funding campaign.

Theresa May announced in her Tory Party manifesto that no schools would have its budget cut under any new National Funding Formula.

Famous Flying Scotsman pulls in the crowds at Crewe Heritage Centre

Famous Flying Scotsman pulls in the crowds at Crewe Heritage Centre

World famous steam locomotive Flying Scotsman cruised in to South Cheshire to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Crewe Heritage Centre.

Members of the public could see Flying Scotsman at close-hand and Flying Scotsman merchandise was available for purchase.

May 19, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
Nantwich marina backs schoolgirl Emily’s Peru expedition

Nantwich marina backs schoolgirl Emily’s Peru expedition

A Nantwich schoolgirl raising money for a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to South America, has received backing from a local marina.

Emily Flattery is raising funds to help poorer communities in southern Peru as part of a Camps International project.

South Cheshire Motorcycle Club helps raise £1,900 for St Luke’s Hospice

South Cheshire Motorcycle Club helps raise £1,900 for St Luke’s Hospice

By Jonathan White
Nantwich bikers in the South Cheshire Motorcycle Club helped to raise £1,900 for St Luke’s Hospice on the ‘Charity Ride Out’

The ride followed a 35-mile route from Winsford and was led up High Street in Sandbach by the St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice Routemaster double-decker bus.

May 18, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Crewe house fire leaves woman and four children in hospital

Crewe house fire leaves woman and four children in hospital

A woman and four children are in hospital after a house fire in Crewe, police have confirmed.

The blaze broke out on Selworthy Drive at around 2.30am today (May 17).

May 17, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Nine-year-old muscular dystrophy sufferer to tackle Nantwich Duathlon

Nine-year-old muscular dystrophy sufferer to tackle Nantwich Duathlon

A nine-year-old Superhero fan is shrugging off his own life-changing condition to tackle the Nantwich Duathlon this weekend.

Thomas Robinson, who has Muscular Dystrophy, will aim to run 400 metres, cycle two kilometres and then run a further kilometre in aid of the charity that supports sufferers like him.

12,000 people enjoy record-breaking Reaseath College Family Festival

12,000 people enjoy record-breaking Reaseath College Family Festival

More than 12,000 people poured into Nantwich to enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Reaseheath College’s Family Festival.

The action-packed festival, which offered hundreds of activities and displays, attracted the largest ever crowd.

Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is new Cheshire East Mayor

Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is new Cheshire East Mayor

Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is the new mayor of Cheshire East – crowning 31 years in public life.

The retired magistrate, who represents Nantwich North and West, takes over the chain of office from outgoing mayor Olivia Hunter at Wednesday’s annual council meeting.

May 15, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Two Nantwich youngsters reach North West final of stamps contest

Two Nantwich youngsters reach North West final of stamps contest

Two budding young artists from Nantwich have moved a step closer to being crowned designers of Royal Mail’s 2017 Christmas stamps.

Ten-year-olds Ben Hastie, of Acton Primary, and Grace Rebecca Lewis were chosen from 22,287 entries submitted from across the North West region.

Nantwich Food Festival to stage volunteers open evening

Nantwich Food Festival to stage volunteers open evening

Organisers of Nantwich Food Festival are holding an open evening for volunteers for this September’s event.

The festival, in Nantwich town centre, is run entirely by volunteers and needs around 100 community-spirited people to get involved.

May 13, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
New Mayor of Nantwich Cllr Penny Butterill installed

New Mayor of Nantwich Cllr Penny Butterill installed

The new Mayor of Nantwich has been installed, with Cllr Penny Butterill taking over the role.

Cllr Butterill, who represents Nantwich North and West, was invested at the Mayor Making ceremony during the annual Nantwich Town Council meeting last night (May 11).

May 12, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News