Human Interest

Cheshire rescue team’s fund appeal to join search for John Lawton

Cheshire rescue team’s fund appeal to join search for John Lawton

Rescue volunteers from Cheshire are ready to fly out to Greece and help in the hunt for missing marathon runner John Lawton. The 62-year-old, from Alsager, has not been seen since Sunday April 8 when he disappeared while competing in the Taygetos Challenge 2012, near Kalamata.

Cheshire East Council backs CarFest North at Cholmondeley Castle

Cheshire East Council backs CarFest North at Cholmondeley Castle

Council chiefs have welcomed the move to bring Chris Evans’ CarFest North to Cholmondeley Castle, near Nantwich. Thousands are expected to attend the festival of cars, music and food in the castle grounds on September 8 and 9.

Pocket globe sells for £18,000 at Nantwich auction

Pocket globe sells for £18,000 at Nantwich auction

A Crewe man enjoyed a surprise windfall when an antique pocket globe found in his parents’ home sold for £18,800 at a Nantwich auction. The celestial and terrestrial globe, less than three inches in diameter and dated from 1710, was the star sale at the Peter Wilson auction.

April 30, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, News
David Wilson lodges 146-home plan for Stapeley Water Gardens site

David Wilson lodges 146-home plan for Stapeley Water Gardens site

Full plans for a housing development on the old Stapeley Water Gardens site in Nantwich have been lodged with Cheshire East Council. Nearby residents now have until May 16 to send in their objections or views on the controversial 146-dwelling plans from David Wilson Homes.

April 27, 2012 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, News
Richmond Village Nantwich worker bids for national gong

Richmond Village Nantwich worker bids for national gong

A care home worker in Nantwich is in the running for a national award in her role as hospitality manager. Debbie Mercandelli, who works at Richmond Village Nantwich, travelled to London for the Great British Care Awards.

April 26, 2012 0 comments Business, Human Interest, News
Wistaston mum’s support for family of missing John Lawton

Wistaston mum’s support for family of missing John Lawton

A Wistaston mum has sent a message of support to the family of missing Cheshire runner John Lawton – just two months after her own husband vanished abroad. John, 62, of Alsager, has not been seen since vanishing while competing in the Taygetos Challenge in Greece.

April 24, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, News
Major delays when Olympic Torch comes to South Cheshire

Major delays when Olympic Torch comes to South Cheshire

Thousands of Crewe and Nantwich people will be hit by road closures and delays when the Olympic Torch comes to South Cheshire. Majorroutes in and out of Crewe will be closed during peak morning traffic when the Olympic Torch Relay arrives on Thursday May 31.

Pictures show size of Wistaston mains burst which flooded homes

Pictures show size of Wistaston mains burst which flooded homes

These pictures reveal the size of the burst which caused parts of Wistaston to flood and leave thousands without supplies. A hole about one-foot long can be seen in the water mains unearthed by engineers repairing the damage along Valley Road in Wistaston.

April 23, 2012 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Latest, News
Wistaston residents’ flooding nightmare after burst water main

Wistaston residents’ flooding nightmare after burst water main

Families in Wistaston were flooded out of their homes today after a burst water main sent a deluge into their properties. Residents woke up to find homes and gardens under six inches of water caused by the burst on Valley Road.

April 22, 2012 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, News
Nantwich Town fans win Cheshire’s first Inter Club quiz trophy

Nantwich Town fans win Cheshire’s first Inter Club quiz trophy

A team of Nantwich Town fans beat off stiff competition from rival clubs – to prove they are the brainiest in Cheshire. Rob Woods, Eddie Gould, Ian Garnett, Lewis Delaney, Carl Thorpe, Graham Woods, David Foulkes and Paul Dean landed the first trophy for the Dabbers in 2012.

April 20, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Nantwich Town
Florist lands dream cake job at Cheerbrook in Nantwich

Florist lands dream cake job at Cheerbrook in Nantwich

Devoted Debbie Dodd spent years training for a career in floristry – only to discover she was allergic to flowers! Now the 41-year-old is bringing in the dough at her new job – as a cake baker in Nantwich.

April 18, 2012 0 comments Business, Human Interest, Latest
Rare Paul McCartney photo to fetch £15,000 at Nantwich auction

Rare Paul McCartney photo to fetch £15,000 at Nantwich auction

A photo of Paul McCartney by wife Linda which featured in a London exhibition of her work, could sell for £15,000 at a Nantwich auction. The image “Paul, Venice”, first displayed 10 years after Linda’s death, goes under the hammer at auctioneers Peter Wilson on Thursday April 19.

Nantwich dad’s London to Paris ride for Railway Children charity

Nantwich dad’s London to Paris ride for Railway Children charity

A Nantwich dad is saddling up to pedal nearly 180 miles from London to Paris in aid of Cheshire-based charity Railway Children. Kostia Medovnikov, from Stapeley, is taking on the huge challenge in the hope of raising £1,300 for the charity, which was founded in Nantwich.

April 17, 2012 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, Latest