Human Interest

Nantwich-based The Cat radio station earns £2,000 grant

Nantwich-based The Cat radio station earns £2,000 grant

Nantwich-based radio station The Cat has been awarded a £2,000 grant from the Co-Operative Group’s Community Fund. Crewe & Nantwich Community Radio Society, which operates as The Cat from its two studios in Nantwich, received the cheque from the Co-Operative Local Area Committee, representing the North West and North Midlands Region.

September 16, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Burst pipe closes Nantwich outdoor pool

Burst pipe closes Nantwich outdoor pool

Nantwich outdoor pool was closed today (September 15) due to a burst pipe – on one of the warmest days of the month. Swimmers are being advised by staff that it is unlikely to be repaired today. The pool, the only brine outdoor pool in ther country, opens throughout summer until the end of September. Customers are advised to check the Cheshire[Read More…]

September 15, 2011 0 comments Human Interest
Nantwich newlywed’s million pound miss on ITV game show

Nantwich newlywed’s million pound miss on ITV game show

Nantwich newlywed Gary Upton has revealed how he felt after missing out on a million pounds on the dramatic last Red or Black ITV show. The 24-year-old, who lives in Willaston with wife Sarah, made it through to the final stage when he had to simply pick red or black to win a million. But like the dream he’d had before the[Read More…]

September 15, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Nantwich cafe to host pre-school French classes

Nantwich cafe to host pre-school French classes

A popular cafe in Nantwich is to stage fun French classes for youngsters from next week. Kay Leydon will run the La Jolie Ronde pre-school sessions at Funky Monkey, on Regents Park, London Road, every Wednesday. La Jolie Ronde focuses on learning through fun songs, puppets, games and rhymes. Mums and dads will also be encouraged to join in.

September 15, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Lawyer kickstarts Nantwich Players’ Buy-a-Brick appeal

Lawyer kickstarts Nantwich Players’ Buy-a-Brick appeal

A Nantwich dad-of-two has helped kick-start a £1m appeal to create a new theatre in the heart of Nantwich. Family lawyer David Lago is backing Nantwich Players in their Buy-a-Brick appeal to build a modern theatre big enough to cater for their growing number of fans.

September 15, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Cheshire Police backs campaign to beat abuse

Cheshire Police backs campaign to beat abuse

Teenagers in Crewe and Nantwich are being told to speak out if they are aware of an abusive relationship. They may not necessarily be the victim or the perpetrator but may know someone who is, say Cheshire Police.

September 14, 2011 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Ex Brine Leas student stars in Big Brother series

Ex Brine Leas student stars in Big Brother series

A former Brine Leas School pupil is starring in the latest series of Big Brother on Channel 5. Young entrepreneur Harry Blake (pictured), from Hunsterson, near Nantwich, entered the house last week for the new series. The 23-year-old is the second person from the town to star in the show which attracts millions of viewers, following in the footsteps of[Read More…]

September 14, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Holly Holy Day organisers’ plea to secure future

Holly Holy Day organisers’ plea to secure future

The future of Holly Holy Day celebrations in Nantwich could be in doubt after next year’s event, organisers warned today. The re-enactment of the Battle of Nantwich celebrates its 40th anniversary when it takes place on January 21 next year.

September 13, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Man and dog to complete 100-mile challenge for Cheshire SAR

Man and dog to complete 100-mile challenge for Cheshire SAR

A man and his dog will be completing a gruelling 100-mile course around Cheshire to raise money for the county’s search and rescue team. Dominique Shrubb (pictured) has been training for six months for the challenge which will see him cycle 64 miles, run 26 miles and kayak 10 miles.

September 13, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
RSPCA inspector’s 1,500-mile run for Stapeley Grange

RSPCA inspector’s 1,500-mile run for Stapeley Grange

An RSPCA inspector is to run an amazing 1,500 miles across South Africa to raise money for Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich. Emma Timmis (pictured), 27, who recently became a fully-fledged RSPCA inspector, hopes to raise at least £15,000 for the RSPCA centre on London Road. Emma, of Sandbach, starts on Saturday October 8, running 25 miles a day[Read More…]

September 9, 2011 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Record entries for Wistaston duck and boat race

Record entries for Wistaston duck and boat race

A record 900 ducks took part in the 16th Charity Duck Race and Children’s Model Boat Race in Wistaston. The event, held at the Joey the Swan Recreation ground, attracted hundreds of onlookers.

September 9, 2011 0 comments Human Interest
Top poet Tony Walsh to perform at Nantwich Library

Top poet Tony Walsh to perform at Nantwich Library

Nantwich Library will celebrate National Poetry Day with an exclusive show by one of the UK’s most renowned performance poets Tony Walsh – AKA Longfella. Tony (pictured) is a “true giant” of the performance poetry scene while performing everywhere from The British Library to The Glastonbury Festival.

September 9, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Childminder drop-in event at Nantwich Children’s Centre

Childminder drop-in event at Nantwich Children’s Centre

Registered childminders in Nantwich will get a chance to meet Cheshire East Council’s family information service later this month. During the session at Nantwich Children’s Centre (pictured), childminders can learn how to promote themselves by providing a list of their services, like school pick-ups in a certain geographical area.

September 8, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News