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Holly Holy Day organisers gear up for Nantwich’s big day

Holly Holy Day organisers gear up for Nantwich’s big day

Organisers of the Holly Holy Day event staged to celebrate the 1644 Battle of Nantwich are gearing up for another massive event this weekend. Full details of everything on offer this Saturday (January 21) have been released  as thousands are expected to flood into the town.

Redshift Radio to stage Nantwich Jazz Festival roadshow

Redshift Radio to stage Nantwich Jazz Festival roadshow

RedShift Radio has joined forces with organisers of the Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival to help promote this year’s event. The Crewe-based community station will be hosting a roadshow on the main stage in Nantwich town square on the Saturday and Monday. 

Residents unhappy over 270-homes plan for Queens Drive, Nantwich

Residents unhappy over 270-homes plan for Queens Drive, Nantwich

Angry residents in Nantwich hit out at plans to build 270 more homes on a greenfield site. Hundreds of homes have had leaflets delivered from Gladman Developments Ltd, who hope to build the houses on land off Queens Drive.

January 17, 2012 3 comments Environment, Latest, News
Nantwich councillors agree £67 rise in town council tax

Nantwich councillors agree £67 rise in town council tax

Nantwich Town councillors voted overwhelmingly for a rise in council tax, which will see households pay an extra £67 a year. The council needs to bump up the precept by £360,000 in 2012-13 to help fund the takeover of key facilities like the Civic Hall, indoor market, toilets, allotments, and Brookfield Hall.

January 17, 2012 1 comment Human Interest, Latest, News
Tributes paid at popular Nantwich author’s funeral

Tributes paid at popular Nantwich author’s funeral

Family and friends of a Nantwich author who sold millions of books worldwide, paid tribute at her funeral today. Penny Halsall, who wrote under pen names Penny Jordan and Annie Groves, died of cancer aged 65 on New Year’s Eve.

January 16, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, News
Accident closes A51 at Reaseheath, causing traffic chaos

Accident closes A51 at Reaseheath, causing traffic chaos

A three-vehicle road accident on the A51 in Reaseheath caused chaos for hundreds of drivers in and around Nantwich. The accident happened at around 8.45am today (January 16), involving one HGV and two cars.

January 16, 2012 0 comments Latest, News
Nantwich Town new signing Lee Steele faces FA charge

Nantwich Town new signing Lee Steele faces FA charge

Nantwich Town’s new signing Lee Steele has been charged with bringing the game into disrepute over comments made on Twitter. The FA charge relates to a comment about gay rugby star Gareth Thomas.

January 16, 2012 0 comments Latest, Nantwich Town, News, Sport
Defra grant to fund flood alleviation work in Willaston, Nantwich

Defra grant to fund flood alleviation work in Willaston, Nantwich

A Nantwich village is to undergo flood prevention work as part of new funding granted to Cheshire East Council. The Coppice Road/Wistaston Road area of Willaston is to undergo a flood alleviation scheme after the council secured £780,000.

January 16, 2012 0 comments Environment, Latest, News
Nantwich residents urged to meet Leighton Hospital chiefs

Nantwich residents urged to meet Leighton Hospital chiefs

Nantwich residents are being urged to attend meetings with Leighton Hospital chiefs. Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting members of the public to the next meeting of the board of directors and the next council of governors meeting.

January 15, 2012 0 comments Health, News
Regents Park table top sale moved to avoid Holly Holy Day clash

Regents Park table top sale moved to avoid Holly Holy Day clash

A table top sale in Nantwich is being re-scheduled so it doesn’t clash with the popular Holly Holy Day in the town. The sale at the Regents Park Business centre off London Road was due to be held on the morning of Saturday January 21.

Stapeley councillor blasts “terrible” dog mess on Cronkinson estate

Stapeley councillor blasts “terrible” dog mess on Cronkinson estate

Councillors hope a “dog stencilling” scheme in Stapeley will shame pet owners into cleaning up dog mess on their estate. Dozens of residents on the Cronkinson development in Nantwich have complained at the amount of dog mess on streets, walkways, and green areas where youngsters play.

January 13, 2012 7 comments Environment, Latest, News
Lorry driver jailed over horror M6 deaths in South Cheshire

Lorry driver jailed over horror M6 deaths in South Cheshire

A lorry driver responsible for the death of two men on the hard shoulder of the M6 in South Cheshire has been jailed for six years. Malcolm John Simpson (pictured) was convicted of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving after a three-day trial at Chester Crown Court.

January 13, 2012 1 comment Crime, Latest, News
Marks & Spencer food store could open in Nantwich by September

Marks & Spencer food store could open in Nantwich by September

Developers have given the strongest hint yet that retail giant Marks & Spencer will be opening in Nantwich. Property investors said on Twitter “M&S are on board” for the old health clinic on Beam Street. A “25 year lease” was also mentioned.

January 13, 2012 4 comments Business, Human Interest, Latest, News