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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.

Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

A Nantwich headteacher is investigating cladding used on his school buildings, in light of the Grenfell Tower disaster which claimed more than 70 lives.

Andrew Cliffe, head of Brine Leas School on Audlem Road, says he has asked “questions” about cladding on a number of buildings on his site in wake of the tragedy.

Two men killed after crane collapses on South Cheshire housing development

Two men killed after crane collapses on South Cheshire housing development

Two men have died after a crane collapsed on a building site near Morrisons supermarket in Crewe, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to a new build site on Dunwoody Way following reports of a collapsed crane at around 4.30pm today (June 21).

Fire crews battle blaze in roof of former Nantwich Methodist Church

Fire crews battle blaze in roof of former Nantwich Methodist Church

Fire crews have battled a major blaze which ripped through the roof of the former Methodist Church on Hospital Street in Nantwich.

The fire broke out around 9pm, and crews rushed to the scene to cordon off the area.

Baby kestrels nursed back to help by Nantwich RSPCA staff

Baby kestrels nursed back to help by Nantwich RSPCA staff

Three orphaned baby kestrels found helpless at the bottom of a tree are being cared back to full health at the RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich.

A member of the public found the birds – initially thinking they were owls – shaking and frightened in the grounds of a residential home in South Yorkshire.

June 19, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich RSPCA appeal after swan found shot and cygnets missing

Nantwich RSPCA appeal after swan found shot and cygnets missing

The RSPCA is urging residents to look out for local wildlife after a swan was taken to Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich with multiple injuries – on the same day seven of her cygnets went missing.

The swan, nicknamed Mabel, is a known character on the River Weaver in nearby Northwich, along with her mate Albert and their nine cygnets.

June 14, 2017 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Roman hoards exhibition opens at Nantwich Museum

Roman hoards exhibition opens at Nantwich Museum

An exhibition of two Roman hoards discovered in Cheshire has opened at Nantwich Museum and will run until Saturday July 8.

The coins and jewellery were buried for safe keeping nearly 2,000 years ago but their owners never returned for them.

June 13, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Working group set up to tackle Nantwich travellers issue on Barony Park

Working group set up to tackle Nantwich travellers issue on Barony Park

A cross-party working group of community members has met to tackle the problems of travellers illegally setting up camps on Barony Park in Nantwich.

Councillors from all parties, officers from Cheshire East and Nantwich Town Council, and Cheshire police officers and residents’ representatives, have met to address the issue.

June 11, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich students riding high after winning college equine contest

Nantwich students riding high after winning college equine contest

Nantwich equine students are riding high after winning a hotly-contested inter-college team competition.

Katie Gibbins, Lucy Lloyd-Brown, Nieve Dillon, Lucy Lunt-Bell, Emily Hassell and Cerys Calcutt, who study Horse Management at Reaseheath College, competed against teams from four other leading land-based colleges.

Five-day London Road closure warning to Nantwich drivers

Five-day London Road closure warning to Nantwich drivers

Hundreds of drivers in Nantwich are being warned as a main road in and out of town will be closed for five days.

The B5074 London Road will be closed between June 12 and June 16 for major resurfacing works.

June 4, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Campaign launched to revamp Nantwich’s crumbling 50-year-old Scout hut

Campaign launched to revamp Nantwich’s crumbling 50-year-old Scout hut

Scout leaders in Nantwich are appealing for help to renovate the town’s crumbling Scout hut.

The base, off Davenport Avenue, is the only one for Scout Troop/Explorers in Nantwich, and is now 50 years old.

June 2, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich and Crewe rail passengers face Champions League Final disruption

Nantwich and Crewe rail passengers face Champions League Final disruption

Rail users in Nantwich and Crewe face travel problems this weekend – caused by the Champions League Final more than 150 miles away in Cardiff!

Arriva Trains Wales is severely reducing services between Wrenbury, Nantwich, Crewe and Manchester in a bid to cope with thousands of football fans flocking to the Welsh capital.

Reaseheath College floristry students prove hit at Chelsea Flower Show

Reaseheath College floristry students prove hit at Chelsea Flower Show

Nantwich floristry students proved they are among the nation’s best by taking top awards at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Reaseheath College diploma in floristry students were runners-up for the third consecutive year in the “Future Florist” national competition open to all colleges and training institutions.