Environment

World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this month

World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this month

Worm charmers from around the globe will descend on Willaston Primary Academy near Nantwich later this month for the annual World Worm Charming Championships.

The quirky competition is known around the world and hundreds are expected to compete for the Best Worm Charmer trophy.

Owner jailed over South Cheshire wedding venue fire safety breach

Owner jailed over South Cheshire wedding venue fire safety breach

A businessman and owner of a 14th century South Cheshire wedding venue has been jailed for 20 months for breaching serious fire safety rules.

Mohammed Isaq, 56, of Davenport Hall, Hale Barns, pleaded guilty to nine charges which relate to his Haslington Hall venue near Crewe.

June 10, 2018 1 comment Crime, Environment, News
Nantwich to Leighton Hospital direct bus service to be scrapped

Nantwich to Leighton Hospital direct bus service to be scrapped

Bosses of D&G Buses are scrapping the only direct service between Nantwich and Leighton Hospital.
Angry customers say the move to end the no. 78 service will leave many facing much longer journey times, having to travel to Crewe Bus Station and then changing to get a second service to the hospital.

June 8, 2018 5 comments Environment, Health, Human Interest, News
New ‘Nantwich Pubs’ book launched at town’s museum

New ‘Nantwich Pubs’ book launched at town’s museum

Nantwich has never lacked for somewhere to enjoy a tipple!

And now it’s been officially recorded thanks to a new “Nantwich Pubs” book just launched at Nantwich Museum.

June 7, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
We join call for better rail services and connections across Cheshire and North West

We join call for better rail services and connections across Cheshire and North West

Today we have joined forces with media outlets across the North West to issue a rallying cry to the government to end rail services chaos in this region.

As part of a day of action, news titles across the region are starting a petition calling on ministers to come good on their “Northern Powerhouse” promise.

Big Sleep Out in Nantwich hailed big success as more than £3,000 raised

Big Sleep Out in Nantwich hailed big success as more than £3,000 raised

Hardy Nantwich folk braved the rain to raise more than £3,000 in the Nantwich Big Sleep Out.

Around 50 volunteers came forward to get involved, as they huddled in the town square to sleep rough in a bid to raise awareness of homelessness issues.

Nantwich floristry students win bronze at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Nantwich floristry students win bronze at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Floristry students from Reaseheath College in Nantwich proved they are among the nation’s best by winning bronze in the finals of the RHS Chelsea Future Florists with a display inspired by the Royal wedding.

The students, competing at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, were challenged to create a floral arch for a Spring wedding just days after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust launches new beer called Squiffy Duck!

Cheshire Wildlife Trust launches new beer called Squiffy Duck!

Cheshire Wildlife Trust has launched a new beer called ‘Squiffy Duck’ to help raise funds.

The trust teamed up with Merlin’s Micro Brewery to create the new brew which will be available for sale this month.

May 24, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East Council says only 5% of rubbish makes landfill site

Cheshire East Council says only 5% of rubbish makes landfill site

By Stephen Topping
Less than five per cent of household rubbish in Crewe and Nantwich is now being sent to landfill, says Cheshire East Council.

They say their new Cledford Lane environmental hub near Middlewich has played a big part in cutting landfill amounts.

May 22, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich fire crews wade in to rescue ducklings from drain

Nantwich fire crews wade in to rescue ducklings from drain

Nine trapped ducklings sparked a full scale emergency in Nantwich today as fire crews and RSPCA officers waded in to help!

The intrepid birds fell down the drain on Western Avenue in Nantwich at around 9.40am today (May 22).

RSPCA Stapeley prepares for baby bird boom

RSPCA Stapeley prepares for baby bird boom

Staff at Stapeley RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich are preparing for an annual baby bird boom, with the arrival of six orphaned tawny owlets in a week.

Every year around May time, the London Road centre sees an increase in the number of baby birds admitted after being found orphaned or out of their nest.

May 21, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich builders find duck bedding down in bag of bark

Nantwich builders find duck bedding down in bag of bark

Builders in Nantwich thought they were going barking mad – when they found this duck bedding down in one of their bulk bags!

Staff at TG Builders on Beam Heath Way found themselves in a flap when they discovered the creature nesting in the bag of bark.

May 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 visitors thronged to Reaseheath College’s Family Festival in Nantwich on Sunday, making it the best and biggest since its launch 22 years ago.

The action-packed festival, held on the college’s Nantwich campus, offered hundreds of fun activities and displays for record breaking crowds in a day of perfect spring sunshine.