Human Interest

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.

Fire crews and RSPCA called to Nantwich Lake swan incident

Fire crews and RSPCA called to Nantwich Lake swan incident

These pictures captured the moment rescuers battled through icy waters to save a swan in Nantwich Lake. The swan had become distressed after a freak incident involving a dog being walked around the lake on the A530 Park Road.

January 19, 2013 5 comments Human Interest, Incident, Latest
Ghost-hunters appeal to Nantwich readers for TV paranormal show

Ghost-hunters appeal to Nantwich readers for TV paranormal show

A team of ghost-hunters are coming to Cheshire for a TV show – and are looking for Nantwich residents to join them. The 3rd Eye Paranormal Investigation Team wants two people from the area to take part in a documentary about the paranormal to be shown on TV.

January 18, 2013 2 comments Arts & Entertainment, Human Interest, News
Met Office issues severe snow warning for Cheshire region

Met Office issues severe snow warning for Cheshire region

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for parts of South Cheshire as heavy snow is set to hit the region. Forecasters predict up to 15cm could fall in Cheshire tomorrow (January 18), with ice and strong winds also set to cause havoc.

January 17, 2013 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich cake-a-thon helps raise £1,100 in Matthew Dewhirst’s memory

Nantwich cake-a-thon helps raise £1,100 in Matthew Dewhirst’s memory

Crewe Alex boss Steve Davis was a guest at a Nantwich fundraising cake-a-thon in memory of a teenager who died playing rugby. He was among hundreds who attended the Boot & Shoe pub on Hospital Street on tragic Matthew Dewhirst’s 18th birthday.

January 15, 2013 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, Latest, Sport
Petition of 1,520 names against “Nantwich South” Stapeley plan

Petition of 1,520 names against “Nantwich South” Stapeley plan

A petition signed by more than 1,500 people against the “Nantwich South” plan, is being handed in to Cheshire East Council and the Government. MP Edward Timpson joined with councillors and residents in Stapeley to form the petition.

Nantwich bus users launch Facebook group to fight service cuts

Nantwich bus users launch Facebook group to fight service cuts

Angry bus passengers from Nantwich have set up a Facebook group to fight cuts to local services from the town. Many have hit out after key journeys like the number 44 from Nantwich to Shavington and Crewe before 9am were axed.