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Britain in Bloom judges praise Nantwich during visit

Britain in Bloom judges praise Nantwich during visit

Volunteers helped Nantwich look bloomin’ marvellous when judges from the annual Britain in Bloom competition visited the town.

Dozens of people helped ensure flowerbeds, planters and hanging baskets were brimming with colour for the visit last week.

July 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Reaseheath College celebrates success of more than 1,100 FE students

Reaseheath College celebrates success of more than 1,100 FE students

Reaseheath College in Nantwich has celebrated the achievements of more than 1,100 FE students at its annual awards ceremony.

Students, from across the UK and abroad, are now preparing for careers in a range of industries after completing their studies in Nantwich.

Several fire crews tackle large blaze on farmland near Audlem

Several fire crews tackle large blaze on farmland near Audlem

Fire crews from across South Cheshire tackled a large farmland blaze near Audlem today as tinder-dry grass went up in flames.

The fire broke out at around 4.20pm today on land off Lodmore Lane, in Burleydam, near Audlem.

July 15, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Incident, News, Village News
Nantwich woman inherits £100,000 from book illustrator she never met

Nantwich woman inherits £100,000 from book illustrator she never met

A Nantwich woman has inherited the £100,000 estate of a children’s book illustrator that had been left unclaimed.

The amazing story of how Judith Hooley discovered the inheritance is to feature on BBC One’s Heir Hunters programme next week (July 17).

July 15, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Driver jailed for causing A500 crash which killed Willaston man

Driver jailed for causing A500 crash which killed Willaston man

A man has been jailed after his light goods vehicle crashed head on with a van on the A500, killing the Willaston driver.

Adam Daniel Staley, 35, was driving towards Crewe on the A500 at Barthomley when he crashed into a van driven by Neil Dey (pictured), 31, who was heading towards Stoke.

Nantwich police to tackle teenage drugs activity by River Weaver

Nantwich police to tackle teenage drugs activity by River Weaver

Police have vowed to tackle drugs activity in an area of Nantwich after finding a 15-year-old girl in possession of cannabis.

Residents reported seeing teenagers selling and using drugs around the sandbank area in front of the riverside properties near Mill Island.

July 13, 2018 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Barony Park ‘transfer’ could help resolve travellers issue

Nantwich Barony Park ‘transfer’ could help resolve travellers issue

Nantwich Town councillors could request Barony Park be transferred to them from Cheshire East Council in a bid to resolve ongoing issues with illegal traveller encampments.

The idea was mooted at last night’s Nantwich Town Council where members of the public, police and councillors discussed how to prevent traveller groups gaining access to the park.

Reaseheath students in Nantwich raise record-breaking £24,000

Reaseheath students in Nantwich raise record-breaking £24,000

Big-hearted students and staff at Reaseheath College in Nantwich have raised a record-breaking £24,000 for local charities this year.

An impressive £19,175 has been handed over by members of Reaseheath’s Student Association to Visyon – a Cheshire charity which supports the emotional health of children, young people and their families.

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith backs breast cancer fair at Parliament

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith backs breast cancer fair at Parliament

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith joined the search for new life-saving breast cancer treatments at a research fair in Parliament.

The fair, hosted by UK charity Breast Cancer Now, was an opportunity to meet scientists behind cutting-edge research.

July 12, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire College – South & West students celebrate annual awards night

Cheshire College – South & West students celebrate annual awards night

Students at Cheshire College – South & West have celebrated their annual awards at the college’s Crewe campus.

Celebrating the achievements of learners over the past 12 months, 33 individual awards were presented in front of parents, family, friends, college colleagues and employers.

Reaseheath College to launch new fleet of free coach services for students

Reaseheath College to launch new fleet of free coach services for students

Reaseheath College has contracted a new fleet of coaches to transport students between its Nantwich campus and their homes across Cheshire and surrounding counties.

The network of 24 coach services will provide students with free home to college transport from September from as far away as the Wirral, Macclesfield, Stockport, Telford, Uttoxeter Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Ruthin.

July 11, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich couple’s new-born son is NHS first for Leighton Hospital

Nantwich couple’s new-born son is NHS first for Leighton Hospital

Nantwich parents Sally and Rob Capener enjoyed a double celebration after the birth of their son.

For Logan was the first to be born at Leighton Hospital on the day the nation celebrated the NHS’ 70th birthday!

July 11, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Councillors agree £1 million expansion of South Cheshire special needs school

Councillors agree £1 million expansion of South Cheshire special needs school

Cheshire East councillors have backed a £1 million expansion of a school in South Cheshire for children with special educational needs.

Springfield Special School, in Crewe, is to increase from 132 pupils places to 156 under proposals backed by the council’s cabinet.