Environment

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
Nantwich RSPCA seek new home for cat called ‘Lucky’

Nantwich RSPCA seek new home for cat called ‘Lucky’

A cat named Lucky after being rescued from the streets by the RSPCA is hoping her name will finally bring her good luck – after a run of bad fortune.

The six-month-old kitten is currently at RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, after spending the last four months recovering from various health issues.

Reaseheath College student lands RHS bursary for Alcatraz trip

Reaseheath College student lands RHS bursary for Alcatraz trip

A Reaseheath College student in Nantwich is off to study at the historic Gardens of Alcatraz in California after winning a prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Roper bursary.

Jill Wood, a mother-of-four, has always been interested in plant science and gained a BSc Science degree with the Open University while at home looking after her children.

New Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’ being filmed in Crewe this week

New Sky TV drama ‘Curfew’ being filmed in Crewe this week

Filming of a new Sky TV drama featuring Game Of Thrones star Sean Bean will take place in Crewe this week.

Sets have been built and letters sent out to residents to highlight the filming of new series, Curfew.

March 21, 2018 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Busy Nantwich roads to be closed for major highway repairs

Busy Nantwich roads to be closed for major highway repairs

Key Nantwich roads are to be closed to allow for highway repairs and improvements, said Cheshire East Council.

Highways teams are targeting busy routes including Station Road, Prachitts Row, and Millstone Lane with work beginning this weekend, March 25 – just five days before the start of Nantwich Jazz Festival.

March 20, 2018 4 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Shropshire Union Canal embankment collapse leaves boats stranded

Shropshire Union Canal embankment collapse leaves boats stranded

An embankment collapse on the Shropshire Union Canal between Nantwich and Middlewich has left boats stranded and drained a large stretch of the waterway.

The incident has closed the canal between Wardle Lock and Stanthorne Lock, south of Middlewich.

March 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Heritage Falconry birds to star at Nantwich open days

Heritage Falconry birds to star at Nantwich open days

Rare birds who survived the “Beast from the East” Siberian winter, will be the stars of two open day events near Nantwich.

An Eagle Owl, Barn Owl, Harris Hawk and Buzzard will be in full flight when Falconer Toby Milburn attends the Overwater Marina events on Coole Lane, between Audlem and Nantwich.

March 15, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Reaseheath College public lecture on Chester’s “Palm Oil City” bid

Reaseheath College public lecture on Chester’s “Palm Oil City” bid

A free public lecture at University Centre Reaseheath in Nantwich will outline Chester Zoo’s bid to make Chester the world’s first ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’.

It will be presented by Cat Barton, Chester Zoo’s field conservation manager.

New HS2 hub station at Crewe to provide seven trains per hour, says Government

New HS2 hub station at Crewe to provide seven trains per hour, says Government

A new HS2 hub station in Crewe will provide seven high-speed trains per hour, the Government has announced.

The Department for Transport has published its results of the consultation ‘Crewe Hub: options for building on existing connectivity’ held in 2017.

Residents in Nantwich action group call for link road plan to be stopped

Residents in Nantwich action group call for link road plan to be stopped

Angry residents in Nantwich have demanded an application for a through road on their estate to be stopped because of what they believe was an inadequate “engagement exercise” by council chiefs.

Members of the Edmund Wright Way Taylor Drive Action Group (EWWTD) have called on Nantwich Town councillors to support their calls for plans to link the two roads to be stopped.

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council road chiefs say there has been a “sharp decline” in compensation claims for pothole damage – and that 95% of claims are rejected.

They also believe the decline is due to the authority’s “co-ordinated and robust evidence-based approach to prevention, as well as repairs”.

Nantwich driver blasts Cheshire East Council after 4ft pothole claim is refused

Nantwich driver blasts Cheshire East Council after 4ft pothole claim is refused

A Nantwich driver whose car was badly damaged by this massive 4ft-long pothole, said he was refused compensation because Cheshire East Council told him the road was fine!

Kevin Tew’s car suffered nearly £150 damage when it plunged into this 5in deep, 18in wide “bunker” on a bend on Main Road in Weston.

March 7, 2018 9 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Hundreds brave winter chill to enjoy Reaseheath’s newborn lambs

Hundreds brave winter chill to enjoy Reaseheath’s newborn lambs

Hundreds of local families flocked to Reaseheath College in Nantwich to welcome newly born lambs into the world.

And Reaseheath’s sheep flock put on a spectacular show, with 10 ewes producing 24 lambs within hours of the opening of the lambing sheds.