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Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds of families across Cheshire East gathered in Nantwich today to protest at school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

Teachers and parents in Nantwich and Crewe fear the new NFF will see Cheshire East worse off, facing a 4.5% cut in budgets over the next two years.

Nantwich History Tour book unveiled by Paul Hurley

Nantwich History Tour book unveiled by Paul Hurley

A new 96-page book called Nantwich History Tour will take readers on a journey to the town’s earliest days.

The publication, by Paul Hurley, explores the oldest of the three Cheshire Wiches or Wyches and its historical importance.

February 25, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
Malbank pupils awarded £200 by Asda Community Champion

Malbank pupils awarded £200 by Asda Community Champion

Staff and students from Malbank School and Sixth Form College’s technology department have been awarded a £200 grant from Asda.

The Nantwich pupils have benefited from the supermarket’s Community Champion scheme.

February 25, 2017 0 comments Charity news, News, Schools & Colleges
RSPCA launch probe after swan injured by shotgun in Cheshire

RSPCA launch probe after swan injured by shotgun in Cheshire

A swan was found on a South Cheshire canal peppered with shotgun and airgun pellets, the RSPCA has revealed.

The swan was found by a member of the public at Middlewich Canal and taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich.

February 25, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Fire crews battle chimney blaze at Nantwich house

Fire crews battle chimney blaze at Nantwich house

Fire crews battled a chimney blaze they found well alight at a house in Nantwich.

Nantwich firefighters were called out to the property on Shrewbridge Road at around 7.30pm tonight (February 23).

February 23, 2017 0 comments Incident, News
Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

High winds from Storm Doris are causing havoc across Cheshire today, emergency services have warned.

Cheshire Police have received an unprecedented number of calls relating to the storm from 9am today (February 23).

Campaigners win battle to stop Hack Green RAF base turning into travellers camp

Campaigners win battle to stop Hack Green RAF base turning into travellers camp

Villagers near Nantwich are celebrating after the Planning Inspectorate dismissed an appeal to turn former RAF camp at Hack Green into a travellers camp.

Applicants representing nine traveller families, known as Hack Green Group, wanted to turn the former camp into nine plots.

February 23, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Sound
Robbers armed with crowbars raid Shavington Co-op store

Robbers armed with crowbars raid Shavington Co-op store

Armed robbers threatened staff with crowbars and stole cash and cigarettes in a raid on the Co-op store in Shavington earlier today.

Two men pulled up at the store on Rope Lane in a red car, police believe.

February 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Shavington, Village News
Families set to flock to Reaseheath College in Nantwich for lambing event

Families set to flock to Reaseheath College in Nantwich for lambing event

Hundreds of families will be flocking to Reaseheath College in Nantwich on the first two weekends of March for the popular lambing event.

The lambing weekends have been a major draw to the college over the past 21 years.

Nantwich pupils face fears as class invaded by exotic animals

Nantwich pupils face fears as class invaded by exotic animals

Youngsters in Nantwich faced their fears head on – when they handled exotic animals like snakes, tarantulas and scorpions!

Pupils and staff at Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley were treated to a special visit from Simon Airey, of Corner Exotics in Shrewsbury.

February 21, 2017 0 comments News, Schools & Colleges
Woman, 76, killed in car smash in Stapeley, Nantwich

Woman, 76, killed in car smash in Stapeley, Nantwich

A woman was killed when her car careered off a Nantwich road and ploughed into a fence post.

The 76-year-old was driving along Peter Destapleigh Way in Stapeley when the accident happened.

February 20, 2017 1 comment Incident, News, Stapeley
Nantwich Jazz Festival organisers promise ‘biggest and best’ yet

Nantwich Jazz Festival organisers promise ‘biggest and best’ yet

Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival organisers are promising the ‘biggest and best’ yet as the event celebrates its 21st anniversary.

There’s a star-studded line-up to mark the milestone and more pubs and venues across the town will host performances during the Easter weekend, April 13-17.

February 20, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
South Cheshire student raises amazing £22,680 with Christmas lights

South Cheshire student raises amazing £22,680 with Christmas lights

By Jonathan White
A South Cheshire student raised a staggering £22,680 for charity by setting up a Christmas lights display at his family’s farm.

Graham Witter, 22, a final year Business Management degree student, opened the display up to the public at Carters Green Farm in Weston throughout December.

February 19, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News