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PIC SPECIAL – Holly Holy Day in Nantwich attracts thousands to town

PIC SPECIAL – Holly Holy Day in Nantwich attracts thousands to town

Thousands of people braved the strong winds in Nantwich to enjoy the annual Battle of Nantwich Holly Holy Day celebrations. Visitors marvelled in the traditional spectacle as hundreds of troops from The Sealed Knot performed their re-enactment on Mill Island.

January 22, 2012 0 comments Community Events, Human Interest, Latest, News
Peckforton Castle helps terminally ill girl stage Princess Party

Peckforton Castle helps terminally ill girl stage Princess Party

A terminally-ill four year old will celebrate her birthday with a dream Princess Party at Peckforton Castle, near Nantwich. Tess Sullivan, whose party has been organised by her family at the castle on January 29, suffers from the rare Alexander Disease.

January 20, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, News
Nantwich councillors agree £67 rise in town council tax

Nantwich councillors agree £67 rise in town council tax

Nantwich Town councillors voted overwhelmingly for a rise in council tax, which will see households pay an extra £67 a year. The council needs to bump up the precept by £360,000 in 2012-13 to help fund the takeover of key facilities like the Civic Hall, indoor market, toilets, allotments, and Brookfield Hall.

January 17, 2012 1 comment Human Interest, Latest, News
Tributes paid at popular Nantwich author’s funeral

Tributes paid at popular Nantwich author’s funeral

Family and friends of a Nantwich author who sold millions of books worldwide, paid tribute at her funeral today. Penny Halsall, who wrote under pen names Penny Jordan and Annie Groves, died of cancer aged 65 on New Year’s Eve.

January 16, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, News
Marks & Spencer food store could open in Nantwich by September

Marks & Spencer food store could open in Nantwich by September

Developers have given the strongest hint yet that retail giant Marks & Spencer will be opening in Nantwich. Property investors said on Twitter “M&S are on board” for the old health clinic on Beam Street. A “25 year lease” was also mentioned.

January 13, 2012 4 comments Business, Human Interest, Latest, News
Ex Nantwich Grammar friends’ bid to trace missing classmate

Ex Nantwich Grammar friends’ bid to trace missing classmate

Old friends who went to school in Nantwich 50 years ago have appealed for help to trace a missing classmate. A reunion of Kent Upper Fifth class of Nantwich and Acton Grammar School (NAGS) of 1960 was held with one missing pupil, Tony Horton (pictured).

January 11, 2012 1 comment Human Interest, Latest, News
Ex Reaseheath College manager reveals “thrill” at MBE award

Ex Reaseheath College manager reveals “thrill” at MBE award

A Reaseheath College manager spoke of his “thrill” at being awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list. Geoff Oakes, who retired last year after working for the Nantwich college for 35 years, received the tribute for services to Further Education.

January 10, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Schools & Colleges
Cheshire East councillor dismisses Stapeley gypsy site rumours

Cheshire East councillor dismisses Stapeley gypsy site rumours

A councillor has dismissed rumours that a proposed gypsy site in the Stapeley area of Nantwich is back on the cards. Cllr Peter Groves (pictured) spoke out about the site off Broad Lane which was originally considered by Cheshire East Council among 11 possible locations.

January 6, 2012 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, News
Dancebasics and hospice launch “Strictly Learn to Dance” contest

Dancebasics and hospice launch “Strictly Learn to Dance” contest

Budding dancers in Nantwich could soon be cutting a rug in Cheshire’s very own Strictly Come Dancing competition. Nantwich-based Dancebasics Dance School has teamed up with St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice to find ballroom stars in the area.

New clerk appointed by Nantwich Town Council

New clerk appointed by Nantwich Town Council

Nantwich Town Council has appointed a new town clerk to take the council forward into 2012. Former clerk Riddell Graham has been replaced by Ian Hope (pictured), a former planning officer.

January 5, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, News
Nantwich Town Council tax to rise £67 to fund venue takeovers

Nantwich Town Council tax to rise £67 to fund venue takeovers

Nantwich residents could pay an extra £67 a year each for their town council to takeover the Civic Hall and other venues. Nantwich Town Council says a rise in its council tax precept is needed to run the Civic Hall, indoor market, public loos and allotments from April.

January 4, 2012 2 comments Human Interest, Latest, News
Rescued falcon nursed to health by Stapeley Grange in Nantwich

Rescued falcon nursed to health by Stapeley Grange in Nantwich

A bird of prey rescued by a sharp-eyed traffic warden has been released back into the wild by staff at Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich. Lee Gallagher was patrolling his patch on Merseyside when he spotted the distressed peregrine falcon.

January 3, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, News
Stray cow sparks fire crew rescue at Nantwich canal

Stray cow sparks fire crew rescue at Nantwich canal

Fire crews were called out to rescue a stray cow in a New Year’s Day drama by a Nantwich canal! The animal had managed to get itself stuck on the wrong side of the Shropshire Union Canal bank off Baddiley Lane, Wrenbury.

January 2, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, News