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960 Crewe and Nantwich women raise £175,000 in St Luke’s Midnight Walk

960 Crewe and Nantwich women raise £175,000 in St Luke’s Midnight Walk

Hundreds of Crewe and Nantwich women helped raise a staggering £175,000 when they took part in St Luke’s Midnight Walk.

Around 960 women lit up the streets between Nantwich and Crewe as the Walk was held for the 13th time.

July 6, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
RSPCA appeal as hundreds of baby birds flock to Nantwich wildlife centre

RSPCA appeal as hundreds of baby birds flock to Nantwich wildlife centre

Staff at Nantwich’s RSPCA wildlife centre are appealing for donations of food after being inundated with baby birds.

Stapeley Grange, on London Road, currently has hundreds of baby birds and many require a diet of ‘meaty loaf’ dog food to help them grow.

July 6, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
New Riding for Disabled Group to launch in Nantwich and Crewe

New Riding for Disabled Group to launch in Nantwich and Crewe

A new Riding for the Disabled (RDA) group is to launch in Crewe and Nantwich as part of an agreement with Reaseheath College.

The new Nantwich & District RDA group will provide help for many local disabled riders, who currently have to travel to Northwich, Knutsford or Clwyd.

Barn owl boxes put to good use by Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Barn owl boxes put to good use by Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Barn owl nest boxes at Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Bickley Hall Farm headquarters are certainly being put to good use!

Members of Broxton Barn Owl group, along with Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Charlotte Harris, found three barn owl chicks in one of the boxes during their annual check.

July 4, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Man, 27, quizzed over A530 death of bank worker Neil Shoane near Nantwich

Man, 27, quizzed over A530 death of bank worker Neil Shoane near Nantwich

A 27-year-old man is being questioned over the death of Nantwich dad Neil Shoane on the A530 road near Aston.

Neil, 44, is alleged to have been struck by a vehicle which left the scene as he walked home from Nantwich to Aston on Sunday July 2.

July 3, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Family tribute to Neil Shoane, killed in suspected hit and run on A530 near Nantwich

Family tribute to Neil Shoane, killed in suspected hit and run on A530 near Nantwich

The family of Neil Shoane, who died in an alleged fail to stop collision on the A530 near Nantwich, have paid tribute to him.

Local dad Neil, 44, was walking towards Aston from Nantwich when police believe he was hit by a passing vehicle which failed to stop.

Man, 44, killed in alleged hit and run on A530 Aston, near Nantwich

Man, 44, killed in alleged hit and run on A530 Aston, near Nantwich

A man, 44, has died in a suspected hit and run incident on the A530 near Aston, Nantwich.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident in the early hours today (July 2).

Reaseheath College earns award for eye-catching display at Cheshire Show

Reaseheath College earns award for eye-catching display at Cheshire Show

Reaseheath College students enjoyed success at the Royal Cheshire Show with a “Highly Commended” award for its eye-catching trade stand and a fistful of rosettes for agriculture students in the showring.

The stand was singled out by judges for its interactive and educational activities and welcoming and friendly staff.

June 29, 2017 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Peter Rabbit returns to Nantwich four months after Snugburys blaze

Peter Rabbit returns to Nantwich four months after Snugburys blaze

The giant straw Peter Rabbit sculpture is back in his rightful Nantwich place just four months after being burned to the ground.

The replacement 40th structure was unveiled this week by Snugburys – together with a CCTV camera and alarms!

Nantwich businessman is one of youngest governors of Mid Cheshire NHS Trust

Nantwich businessman is one of youngest governors of Mid Cheshire NHS Trust

A Nantwich businessman has become one of the youngest community governors of the NHS Trust representing Crewe and Nantwich.

And Ben Selby, 34, said he stood for the position after Leighton Hospital gave his new-born son Grayson life-saving surgery.

June 28, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Nantwich school ‘safe’ after cladding checks, says headteacher

Nantwich school ‘safe’ after cladding checks, says headteacher

A Nantwich headteacher says he has been reassured his school is safe after rigorous checks were carried out after the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

Andrew Cliffe contacted developers who worked on refurbishing parts of Brine Leas School and erecting new buildings to check cladding was safe.

Nantwich man scoops £5,000 shopping spree in bank competition

Nantwich man scoops £5,000 shopping spree in bank competition

A Nantwich man is preparing his family for a shopping trip with a difference after winning £5,000.

Pete Wilson won the prize in John Lewis vouchers after entering a draw at his local Royal Bank of Scotland branch on Pillory Street, Nantwich.

June 27, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

HS2 will destroy Cheshire woodland, ponds and hedgerows, warns Wildlife Trust

Cheshire Wildlife Trust fears the five-mile section of HS2 will destroy vital areas of natural habitat.

They believe the high speed link just south of Crewe will destroy 69 ponds, 14 miles of hedgerows, and 27 acres of native woodland, including ancient woods.

June 26, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics