Human Interest

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
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