Human Interest

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
Thousands enjoy Holly Holy Day “Battle of Nantwich” event

Thousands enjoy Holly Holy Day “Battle of Nantwich” event

Thousands braved the snow and ice to watch the annual “Battle of Nantwich” spectacular played out in the town. And this year, the town centre was packed with other activities to keep the crowds entertained before the march and battle re-enactment.

January 26, 2013 3 comments Community Events, Human Interest, Latest
Residence in Nantwich stages Redshift Radio business event

Residence in Nantwich stages Redshift Radio business event

Dozens of local entrepreneurs and business people gathered at a Nantwich restaurant for a networking event. The Redshift Radio “hub” meeting took place at Residence, on Mill Street.

Latest school tables show how Brine Leas and Malbank performed

Latest school tables show how Brine Leas and Malbank performed

Brine Leas High School in Nantwich has emerged as one of the best in Cheshire East, according to latest secondary league tables. The Audlem Road academy’s “value added” score of 1,024 is the third highest in the region.

Wulvern Housing staff dress down in aid of Nantwich Foodbank

Wulvern Housing staff dress down in aid of Nantwich Foodbank

Staff from housing provider Wulvern have donated food in a “jeans for beans” day to support the launch of Nantwich Foodbank. Wulvern is working with the Trussell Trust and local churches to run the Foodbank at Market Street Church in Nantwich.

January 24, 2013 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich Museum hosts “Battle of Nantwich” exhibition

Nantwich Museum hosts “Battle of Nantwich” exhibition

A Battle of Nantwich exhibition has opened in the Community Gallery at Nantwich Museum. And the display will whet the appetite for this weekend’s Holly Holy Day event – the re-enactment of the 1644 Battle of Nantwich.

Nantwich Choral Society scoops £8,000 Arts Council grant

Nantwich Choral Society scoops £8,000 Arts Council grant

Nantwich Choral Society is singing for joy after scooping an £8,000 Arts Council grant. It will help the group, which includes more than 100 members from across Cheshire, stage its most ambitious production to date – J S Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Swanley Locks on Llangollen Canal, Nantwich set for £50k revamp

Swanley Locks on Llangollen Canal, Nantwich set for £50k revamp

Swanley Locks on the popular Llangollen Canal near Nantwich are to undergo a £50,000 renovation scheme. The funds have been set aside by the Canal & River Trust as part of its essential maintenance programme.

Snow and ice sparks more road and bin delays in South Cheshire

Snow and ice sparks more road and bin delays in South Cheshire

More winter snow and ice is causing problems on South Cheshire’s roads and with bin collections. Refuse teams are battling to catch up with bin collections across the region after snow and ice caused a backlog.

Nantwich families offered help over “bedroom tax” impact on benefits

Nantwich families offered help over “bedroom tax” impact on benefits

Nantwich families are being offered free advice on how the Government’s Welfare Reform could affect their housing benefit. South Cheshire housing provider Wulvern say the so-called “Bedroom Tax”, is part of wider national welfare reforms.

January 21, 2013 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Very Best in Stand Up returns to Nantwich Civic Hall for 2013 season

Very Best in Stand Up returns to Nantwich Civic Hall for 2013 season

The Very Best in Stand Up returns to Nantwich Civic Hall next week with another top bill of acts kicking off a new season. And compere and host for the opening show of the year on February 1 show is Jonathon Mayor – one of the UK’s most memorable MCs.

Secret Nantwich abattoir film of slaughtered horses sparks anger

Secret Nantwich abattoir film of slaughtered horses sparks anger

Workers at a Nantwich abattoir have had licences revoked after an undercover film showing treatment of horses being slaughtered. The film, made at the Red Lion abattoir at Broomhall, near Wrenbury, shows images of horses being beaten and neglected.