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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.

Nantwich farm shop Cheerbrook nominated in national “Rural Oscars”

Nantwich farm shop Cheerbrook nominated in national “Rural Oscars”

Cheerbrook Farm Shop in Nantwich has been nominated for the prestigious “Rural Oscars”. The store, off Newcastle Road, has been nominated for the Butcher’s Award in the Countryside Alliance Awards which aim to celebrate rural life, produce and communities.

Parents victory as Stapeley Broad Lane School gets car park go ahead

Parents victory as Stapeley Broad Lane School gets car park go ahead

Parents are celebrating after Cheshire East councillors approved plans for a car-park at a busy Nantwich primary school. The 43-space car park will be built next to Stapeley Broad Lane Primary School.

Street Pastors scheme to be launched on busy Nantwich nights

Street Pastors scheme to be launched on busy Nantwich nights

Street Pastors are being introduced in Nantwich town centre to help police defuse night-time violence. The pastors, who wear distinctive blue jackets, are being brought in to offer pastoral care for revellers caught up in problems on busy nights in the town.

October 11, 2012 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Hospice supporter from South Cheshire wins £10,000 grand prize

Hospice supporter from South Cheshire wins £10,000 grand prize

A lucky St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice supporter is £10,000 richer after scooping top prize in its summer Superdraw. Grace Tran, from Crewe, won the cash windfall after spending just £1 on a raffle ticket.

October 10, 2012 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, Latest
St Mary’s Church rector rewarded for service to Nantwich

St Mary’s Church rector rewarded for service to Nantwich

The outgoing rector of St Mary’s Church in Nantwich has been rewarded for his 13 years service to the town. Rev Peter Chantry was thanked by town councillors for his work across Nantwich.

October 10, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich scoops Silver Gilt award in Britain in Bloom finals

Nantwich scoops Silver Gilt award in Britain in Bloom finals

Nantwich has scooped a prestigious Silver Gilt award in the RHS Great Britain in Bloom competition. Judges praised the town, which is one of only six to gain an award in the most competitive category.

October 9, 2012 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich Cricket Club rewarded at town council ceremony

Nantwich Cricket Club rewarded at town council ceremony

Nantwich Cricket Club was hailed at a special presentation to celebrate their hat-trick of league titles. Members of the club attended the Nantwich Town Council ceremony where Mayor Cllr Graham Fenton presented them with a plaque.

October 9, 2012 0 comments Cricket, Human Interest, Latest
Angry parent launches blog to show Nantwich school road danger

Angry parent launches blog to show Nantwich school road danger

An angry dad has set up a blog to show how parents and pupils are dicing with death outside a Nantwich primary school. Hundreds of photos and videos of chaos outside Stapeley Broad Lane School are published on the “Mad, Scary and Bad” site.

Wrenbury Village Hall sits pretty with 100 new chairs

Wrenbury Village Hall sits pretty with 100 new chairs

A village hall in Nantwich is sitting pretty these days – after buying 100 new chairs! Wrenbury Village Hall managed to secure a Cheshire East Council community grant to offer users a little more comfort.

October 5, 2012 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Human Interest, Latest
Guinea pigs help out at Richmond Village Nantwich care home

Guinea pigs help out at Richmond Village Nantwich care home

Staff at Richmond Village in Nantwich have been receiving a helping hand from an unusual source. Cornflake, a white and ginger guinea pig, has been aiding the Village’s hospitality manager Debbie Mercandelli by typing a few memos!

October 3, 2012 0 comments Health, Human Interest, Latest
Puddle Ducks celebrates 10 years with new Nantwich classes

Puddle Ducks celebrates 10 years with new Nantwich classes

A Cheshire firm which runs swimming classes for babies is celebrating 10 years by launching new sessions in Nantwich. Puddle Ducks is to run classes at the newly revamped indoor pool based at Regent’s Park, off London Road.