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Developers believe arsonists sparked blaze in former Nantwich Methodist Church

Developers believe arsonists sparked blaze in former Nantwich Methodist Church

Developers renovating the former Nantwich Methodist Church believe arsonists sparked the fire which ripped through the top of the building last night.

The blaze broke out at around 9pm in the Grade II Listed building on Hospital Street where work is underway to turn the old Wesleyan chapel into luxury apartments.

June 20, 2017 2 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Fire crews battle blaze in roof of former Nantwich Methodist Church

Fire crews battle blaze in roof of former Nantwich Methodist Church

Fire crews have battled a major blaze which ripped through the roof of the former Methodist Church on Hospital Street in Nantwich.

The fire broke out around 9pm, and crews rushed to the scene to cordon off the area.

Baby kestrels nursed back to help by Nantwich RSPCA staff

Baby kestrels nursed back to help by Nantwich RSPCA staff

Three orphaned baby kestrels found helpless at the bottom of a tree are being cared back to full health at the RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich.

A member of the public found the birds – initially thinking they were owls – shaking and frightened in the grounds of a residential home in South Yorkshire.

June 19, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Memorial day raises £4,000 in name of tragic Nantwich baby Johnny Forbes

Memorial day raises £4,000 in name of tragic Nantwich baby Johnny Forbes

A memorial day in honour of Nantwich baby Johnny Forbes has helped to raise more than £4,000 for Donna Louise Hospice.

Jessica and Neil Forbes were devastated after Johnny, born 23 weeks premature weighing 1lb 5oz, died just a few days old.

June 18, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, Human Interest, News
Talented South Cheshire dancers scooped seven British Championship trophies

Talented South Cheshire dancers scooped seven British Championship trophies

Talented street dancers from South Cheshire scooped seven awards at the British Dance Organisation (BDO) Championships.

Six dancers from The Glasheen Academy (TGA) in Crewe entered the Street Dance Championships, competing against more than 300 dancers from across the West Midlands.

June 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
Nantwich Words & Music Festival organisers unveil top line-up for 10th event

Nantwich Words & Music Festival organisers unveil top line-up for 10th event

Organisers of Nantwich Words & Music Festival have unveiled a top line-up for the town’s tenth annual event, including a debut for poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Other headline acts range from alternative rock band THERAPY? (pictured) to British rock quartet Tom Robinson and Band and iconic English poet Roger McGough.

June 16, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
Nantwich care home staff help raise £200 for Alzheimer’s Society

Nantwich care home staff help raise £200 for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home staff in Nantwich have helped to raise more than £200 for Alzheimer’s Society.

Brookfield House Care Home, of Shrewbridge Road, was rocked last year when resident Roy Tomlinson walked out and was found dead six days later in an outbuilding.

June 16, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Cheshire Police ruled “inadequate” in HMIC crime recording report

Cheshire Police ruled “inadequate” in HMIC crime recording report

Cheshire Police has been ruled “inadequate” by a Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) report into its crime recording processes.

HMIC inspectors, who are reviewing all forces around the UK, estimated that up to 11,600 crimes were not being recorded properly by Cheshire.

Nantwich RSPCA appeal after swan found shot and cygnets missing

Nantwich RSPCA appeal after swan found shot and cygnets missing

The RSPCA is urging residents to look out for local wildlife after a swan was taken to Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich with multiple injuries – on the same day seven of her cygnets went missing.

The swan, nicknamed Mabel, is a known character on the River Weaver in nearby Northwich, along with her mate Albert and their nine cygnets.

June 14, 2017 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Roman hoards exhibition opens at Nantwich Museum

Roman hoards exhibition opens at Nantwich Museum

An exhibition of two Roman hoards discovered in Cheshire has opened at Nantwich Museum and will run until Saturday July 8.

The coins and jewellery were buried for safe keeping nearly 2,000 years ago but their owners never returned for them.

June 13, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Stamp design by Nantwich schoolgirl makes national final shortlist

Stamp design by Nantwich schoolgirl makes national final shortlist

A Nantwich schoolgirl’s stamp design has made it through to the last 24 of a national Royal Mail Christmas competition.

The entry by Grace Rebecca Lewis, aged 10, will now go through to the final stage of the competition, with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales choosing the final two designs to feature on this year’s 1st and 2nd Class Christmas stamps.

Working group set up to tackle Nantwich travellers issue on Barony Park

Working group set up to tackle Nantwich travellers issue on Barony Park

A cross-party working group of community members has met to tackle the problems of travellers illegally setting up camps on Barony Park in Nantwich.

Councillors from all parties, officers from Cheshire East and Nantwich Town Council, and Cheshire police officers and residents’ representatives, have met to address the issue.

June 11, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Labour’s Laura Smith wins stunning General Election victory in Crewe & Nantwich seat

Labour’s Laura Smith wins stunning General Election victory in Crewe & Nantwich seat

Labour’s Laura Smith has produced a stunning Labour victory in the Crewe and Nantwich of the 2017 General Election.

The Stapeley businesswoman overturned a Conservative majority of more than 3,000 to win by just 48 votes.

June 9, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics, Stapeley