Human Interest

Nantwich councillor fights for lower energy prices for town residents

Nantwich councillor fights for lower energy prices for town residents

A Nantwich councillor has launched plans to lower energy costs for local residents. Town Cllr Stuart Hutton is urging people to sign up to a Collective Energy Bargaining Scheme.

October 25, 2012 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

A Willaston and Rope councillor convicted of breaching 11 fire safety regulations, will retain his position as an elected member. Cllr Brian Silvester was fined £45,000 after what fire chiefs said was one of the most serious breaches they’d dealt with.

Cheshire East Council faces next step in Aston housing scheme dispute

Cheshire East Council faces next step in Aston housing scheme dispute

Councillors will decide on whether to impose a series of conditions on a controversial housing development in a Nantwich village. Initial plans for 43 houses in Aston were rejected by Cheshire East, but developers are appealing against the ruling.

Nantwich photographer scoops prestigious global MPA honour

Nantwich photographer scoops prestigious global MPA honour

A Nantwich photographer has won a top prize in a major national photography awards ceremony. Greg Daly, of Ashford Daly Photography, won the Fuji Licentiate Award category in the 2012 Master Photography Awards.

October 23, 2012 0 comments Business, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich MP Edward Timpson launches Wulvern Housing wi-fi scheme

Nantwich MP Edward Timpson launches Wulvern Housing wi-fi scheme

Crewe & Nantwich MP Edward Timpson has pushed the button to launch a new free wi-fi scheme in South Cheshire. The idea was developed by local housing organisation Wulvern, with help from community group Beech Drive Project, and ISP form Internet Central.

October 22, 2012 0 comments Business, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Words and Music Festival best ever, say organisers

Nantwich Words and Music Festival best ever, say organisers

The 2012 Nantwich Words and Music Festival was the best yet, organisers said today. The event finished on October 14 after a final weekend featuring shows by local musicians and international stars including Tim Burgess, Thea Gilmore and Athlete.

October 19, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Music Reviews, Reviews
X Factor wannabe recovers to make Nantwich Spooktacular event

X Factor wannabe recovers to make Nantwich Spooktacular event

A young performer is to play before a huge live audience in Nantwich for the first time since his X Factor dream was shattered by illness. Tim Gallagher, 19, won through to the boot camp in Liverpool after a resounding ‘yes’ from judges only to be rushed to hospital with a blood clot.

Nantwich Camera Club’s Alison Wood scoops competition prizes

Nantwich Camera Club’s Alison Wood scoops competition prizes

Photographer Alison Wood has scooped two prizes in the latest Nantwich Camera Club competition. Judge Toni Pioli picked winners in two classes from an amazing 94 entries.

October 17, 2012 0 comments Clubs & Societies, Human Interest, Latest
Beth Tweddle’s sadness over death of former Crewe & Nantwich club coach

Beth Tweddle’s sadness over death of former Crewe & Nantwich club coach

Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle has paid tribute to her former Crewe & Nantwich coach who died suddenly. Bunbury-based Tweddle was stunned to learn of the death of Fergus Beedham, aged just 47.

October 16, 2012 0 comments Bunbury, Human Interest, Latest, Other sports
Heritage Opera returns to Nantwich Civic Hall with “La Boheme”

Heritage Opera returns to Nantwich Civic Hall with “La Boheme”

The Heritage Opera company returns to Nantwich this month with their production of La Boheme. The popular group’s take on the Puccini classic is sure to be a hit at Nantwich Civic Hall on October 26.

Wrenbury’s Wingate Centre offers children Paralympic gifts

Wrenbury’s Wingate Centre offers children Paralympic gifts

The success of Paralympics GB team is living on at the Wingate Centre in Wrenbury, near Nantwich. The centre has received a donation from Sainsbury’s Nantwich which includes a haul of Paralympic athlete-themed advertising.

Willaston Village Green renamed after Mike Heywood at packed ceremony

Willaston Village Green renamed after Mike Heywood at packed ceremony

Hundreds of Willaston residents turned out to witness the village green’s re-naming ceremony. The popular Nantwich village now has a green named after former parish councillor Mike Heywood, affectionately known as “Mr Willaston”.

Nantwich Choral Society welcomes Harry Potter singing star

Nantwich Choral Society welcomes Harry Potter singing star

A singing star whose voice featured on the film score of Harry Potter, helped visitors brush up on their vocal skills at a special Nantwich Choral Society day. Susan Marrs is one of the region’s leading mezzo-soprano soloists and a Fellow of Trinity College of Music in London.