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Battle of Trafalgar medal to sell for £16,000 at Nantwich auction

Battle of Trafalgar medal to sell for £16,000 at Nantwich auction

A medal awarded to a Royal Marine who fought in the famous Battle of Trafalgar, could sell for £16,000 at a Nantwich auction. The Naval General Service Medal 1793 -1840, awarded to Thomas Durnell, goes under the hammer at Peter Wilson on Market Street.

February 8, 2013 0 comments Clubs & Societies, Human Interest, Latest
Planners back 240-homes proposal for Queen’s Drive in Nantwich

Planners back 240-homes proposal for Queen’s Drive in Nantwich

Council planners look set to give a 240-home development on land in Nantwich the green light, despite objections. Gladman Developments want to build on land off Queen’s Drive, along with a children’s play area and convenience store.

February 6, 2013 8 comments Acton, Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Millfields Primary pupils bury 100-year time capsule at Nantwich school

Millfields Primary pupils bury 100-year time capsule at Nantwich school

The new Children’s Minister Edward Timpson joined in the celebrations as a Nantwich primary school buried a time capsule. The Crewe & Nantwich MP was invited by Millfields Primary and Nursery on Marsh Lane to bury the capsule to be opened in 100 years.

February 5, 2013 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich Museum staff prepare for Pancake Day

Nantwich Museum staff prepare for Pancake Day

Staff at Nantwich Museum are flat out preparing for Shrove Tuesday! The Pillory Street venue is staging special Pancake Day sessions to help celebrate the annual event on February 12.

February 4, 2013 0 comments Community Events, Human Interest, News
Warning over HS2 impact for South Cheshire local rail lines

Warning over HS2 impact for South Cheshire local rail lines

A link to the planned HS2 railway has been welcomed by a South Cheshire rail passenger group boss. But John Coult, acting chair of the Crewe and Shrewsbury Passenger Association (CASPA), also warned against it overshadowing local rail improvements.

February 4, 2013 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Town press officer lands job at Premier League Sunderland

Nantwich Town press officer lands job at Premier League Sunderland

A key player for Nantwich Town has landed himself a Premier League transfer to Sunderland! Dabbers press officer Ashley Houghton, who has served the club for two years, has secured a dream job in the media department at the Stadium of Light.

February 2, 2013 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Nantwich Town
Hundreds gather in Nantwich to protest over Red Lion abattoir

Hundreds gather in Nantwich to protest over Red Lion abattoir

Scores of protesters gathered in Nantwich town centre to demonstrate against a local abattoir at the centre of an investigation into abuse of horses. The Red Lion Abattoir, at Sound Heath near Wrenbury, is being probed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the RSPCA.

Nantwich primary schools shine at sportshall athletics final

Nantwich primary schools shine at sportshall athletics final

Primary school pupils in Nantwich were on their marks during one of the best sportshall athletics finals ever. Year 5 and 6 pupils from Pear Tree, Weaver and Stapeley Broad Lane went head-to-head with four others at South Cheshire College.

Horse campaigners plan Red Lion Abattoir protest in Nantwich

Horse campaigners plan Red Lion Abattoir protest in Nantwich

Animal rights campaigners across the country are planning to descend on a controversial abattoir near Nantwich in a bid to close it down. Hundreds are expected to gather in Nantwich town centre before travelling to the Red Lion abattoir, at Sound Heath near Wrenbury.

Nantwich Library plans new chess club and “old photos” event

Nantwich Library plans new chess club and “old photos” event

Nantwich Library is launching two new projects next month. The venue plans to run a “Looking after Your Old Photographs” event, and start a new chess club for youngsters.

Crewe and Nantwich politicians say HS2 rail link huge boost for region

Crewe and Nantwich politicians say HS2 rail link huge boost for region

Political leaders in Crewe and Nantwich say a High Speed Rail link to Crewe will be a huge economic boost to the region. The Government announced the HS2 route north of Birmingham today, and confirmed there will be a connection point to the West Coast Main Line south of Crewe.

Combermere Abbey owners win appeal to repair crumbling north wing

Combermere Abbey owners win appeal to repair crumbling north wing

Planning inspectors have given the green light for restoration work at a historic home near Nantwich. The owners of Combermere Abbey are celebrating after getting the go ahead to repair the crumbling North Wing of the Grade 1 building.

Environment Agency issues two Flood Warnings for River Weaver in Nantwich

Environment Agency issues two Flood Warnings for River Weaver in Nantwich

The Environment Agency has today (January 27) issued two Flood Warnings for the River Weaver in Nantwich. Heavy overnight rain and snow and ice melt has caused the Weaver to rise to dangerous levels.

January 27, 2013 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest