Human Interest

South Cheshire “One in Eleven” appeal hits £1.8million target

South Cheshire “One in Eleven” appeal hits £1.8million target

South Cheshire’s “One in Eleven” Appeal has hit its £1.8 million target after 12 months of tireless fund-raising by supporters. The funds will be used to create a new neonatal unit at Leighton Hospital for families in Crewe, Nantwich and surrounding areas.

February 15, 2013 0 comments Health, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich man tackles 156-mile “Marathon Des Sables” for Mencap

Nantwich man tackles 156-mile “Marathon Des Sables” for Mencap

A Nantwich man is tackling the hardest race in the world to raise money for Mencap. Land agent Jack Tavernor will take on the gruelling 156-mile Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara Desert in April.

February 14, 2013 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, Latest
Cheshire East seeks funding help for Nantwich CCTV cameras

Cheshire East seeks funding help for Nantwich CCTV cameras

The future of Nantwich’s CCTV service could be in doubt unless the town council contributes. Nantwich Town councillors have been told by Cheshire East Council they may have to pay up to £26,000 if they want a full service to remain in place.

February 12, 2013 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Ex BBC psychic to stage Nantwich Civic Hall show

Ex BBC psychic to stage Nantwich Civic Hall show

The BBC’s former psychic medium is staging a live show in Nantwich later this month. Mike King has travelled around the world in his work as a psychic and is now staging a series of shows in Cheshire.

Nantwich Police to hold surgery and bike marking days

Nantwich Police to hold surgery and bike marking days

Nantwich Police are holding two events in the next few days in the town square. A Police Surgery will be held on the square this Thursday February 14 between 10am and 2pm.

February 12, 2013 0 comments Community Events, Crime, Human Interest, News
Wistaston Parish Council stages packed annual civic service

Wistaston Parish Council stages packed annual civic service

By Jonathan White Villagers packed into St Mary’s Church in Wistaston for its annual civic service. The event was organised by Wistaston Parish Council, and guests included Mayor and Mayoress of Cheshire East, Cllr George Walton and wife Veronica.

Nantwich Museum given grant for website project with Brine Leas

Nantwich Museum given grant for website project with Brine Leas

Nantwich Museum has won a Sustainable Improvement Fund grant to help pay for a new website. The site, “Nantwich Museum Online”, will help the Pillory Street venue reach a wider audience through digital media.

February 11, 2013 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich councillor backs deferral of 240-homes plan at Marsh Lane

Nantwich councillor backs deferral of 240-homes plan at Marsh Lane

A Nantwich town councillor has welcomed moves to defer a decision on a 240-homes proposal for greenfield land off Marsh Lane. Cllr Arthur Moran (left) spoke out against the Gladman Developments proposals at a Cheshire East Council strategic planning board.

February 9, 2013 3 comments Acton, Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich shop owner in the picture for framing award

Nantwich shop owner in the picture for framing award

A Nantwich trader put himself in the picture for a top accolade – as a Guild Commended framer! Mark Gee, who runs Art of Framing shop in Pillory Street, has passed the professional qualification that recognises excellence in craftsmanship and service.

February 8, 2013 1 comment Business, Human Interest, Latest
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