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Willaston residents fight 21 homes plan for Cheerbrook Road site

Willaston residents fight 21 homes plan for Cheerbrook Road site

Willaston residents have hit out at plans to build 21 new homes on land off Cheerbrook Road, Nantwich. They believe the village cannot cope with more houses which will increase traffic, loss of open space and put pressure on local services.

Nantwich Jazz Festival star Mike Peters reveals feature film role

Nantwich Jazz Festival star Mike Peters reveals feature film role

Musician Mike Peters is in the spotlight ahead of his appearance at this year’s Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival. The frontman of The Alarm is the focus of a new feature film starring Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia) and Keith Allen (Trainspotting).

New Nantwich M&S manager hails warm welcome from town

New Nantwich M&S manager hails warm welcome from town

The boss of the new Marks & Spencer store in Nantwich revealed how she hasn’t even seen inside the shop yet – less than four weeks before opening. Michelle McMurray is desperate to get inside the new Simply Food outlet on Beam Street, which is creating 60 new jobs.

March 15, 2013 1 comment Business, Human Interest, Latest, Stapeley
New 31-homes plan in pipeline near Brine Leas School, Nantwich

New 31-homes plan in pipeline near Brine Leas School, Nantwich

A developer wants to build 31 new homes on land off Audlem Road at the back of Brine Leas School in Nantwich. Initial proposals have been sent to Nantwich Town Council to ask for their views on the plans.

Circus Funtasia to stage five days of shows in Nantwich

Circus Funtasia to stage five days of shows in Nantwich

The circus is in town this week with Circus Funtasia putting up their big tent at the Weaver Stadium in Nantwich. All-human shows will be taking place each day from Wednesday March 13 through to Sunday afternoon March 17.

Nantwich Olympic star Beth Tweddle wins “Dancing On Ice” final

Nantwich Olympic star Beth Tweddle wins “Dancing On Ice” final

Nantwich’s Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle has been crowned champion of ITV’s Dancing On Ice. Tweddle, from Bunbury, skated to victory with dance partner Dan Whiston in tonight’s final show.

Nantwich primary pupils star in Shakespeare at New Vic Theatre

Nantwich primary pupils star in Shakespeare at New Vic Theatre

Pupils from a Nantwich school went down a storm when they starred in their own version of Shakespeare’s  The Tempest. Year 6 youngsters at Pear Tree Primary, Stapeley, were part of the Children’s Shakespeare Festival.

Tributes paid after death of ex Nantwich councillor John Beech

Tributes paid after death of ex Nantwich councillor John Beech

Friends and family have paid tribute to former Crewe and Nantwich borough councillor John Beech who has died. John served on several public bodies during a distinguished career, representing the Acton ward of Nantwich for 14 years.

PCC John Dwyer rewards Nantwich cadets for poppy appeal effort

PCC John Dwyer rewards Nantwich cadets for poppy appeal effort

New Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer rewarded young cadets from Nantwich for their fund-raising efforts. Mr Dwyer, President of Royal British Legion Nantwich branch, presented awards to cadets who raised over £31,000 for the Poppy Appeal.

March 7, 2013 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Marks & Spencer food store set for April 10 opening

Nantwich Marks & Spencer food store set for April 10 opening

The new Marks & Spencer store in Nantwich is to open on April 10, the company revealed today. The Simply Food outlet, which is creating 60 new jobs, will open its doors in just five weeks.

March 6, 2013 11 comments Business, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich Film Club issues plea for new committee members

Nantwich Film Club issues plea for new committee members

Nantwich Film Club is desperate for people to take up key committee positions or the club risks folding. Current chair and treasurer Katharine Dowson is having to step down from her role after two years due to work commitments.

Heidi Browne lines up double act for Nantwich Jazz Festival

Heidi Browne lines up double act for Nantwich Jazz Festival

Singer-songwriter Heidi Browne will be doubling up at this year’s Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival. Talented Heidi is one of a number of upcoming local acts to be playing the Easter weekend event, but on this occasion will be performing twice.

Reaseheath tributes paid after death of farming champion John Platt

Reaseheath tributes paid after death of farming champion John Platt

Reaseheath College in Nantwich has paid tribute to one of the area’s farming champions John Platt, who has died aged 82. Mr Platt was chair of Reaseheath’s College Board for 14 years, retiring two years ago, and was a long standing governor.