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Chancellor backs Crewe Green Link Road to A500

Chancellor backs Crewe Green Link Road to A500

Plans for the Crewe Green Link Road to the A500 are back on after the Chancellor backed the scheme today. George Osbourne said he and the Department for Transport will fund 60 per cent, (£16.5m) of the £27million cost of the road.

November 29, 2011 0 comments Business, Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich schools and pool to close in national strike

Nantwich schools and pool to close in national strike

Most schools across Nantwich will be closed tomorrow (November 30) along with public venues like Nantwich Baths as part of national strike action. All major teaching unions, including the headteacher’s NAHT, are involved in the strike which leaves thousands of youngsters in South Cheshire at home for the day.

November 29, 2011 0 comments Latest, News
Nantwich Big Cheese Film Club awarded £500 community grant

Nantwich Big Cheese Film Club awarded £500 community grant

Organisers of Nantwich Big Cheese Film Club have been awarded £500 from the Cheshire East Community Grant fund. The grant comes as the club gears up for its next screening of Volver, starring Penelope Cruz, at The Crown Hotel in Nantwich.

Man jailed for knife attack on South Cheshire trader

Man jailed for knife attack on South Cheshire trader

A man who tried to rob a South Cheshire shop and was overpowered by the shopkeeper, has been jailed. Craig Hughes, 27,  entered News Food and Booze in Crewe with a scarf covering his face and demanded money from the shopkeeper.

November 29, 2011 0 comments Crime, Latest
Nantwich traders launch “Christmas Hunt” competition for shoppers

Nantwich traders launch “Christmas Hunt” competition for shoppers

A fun “12 Days of Christmas” hunt has been launched by Nantwich traders, with more than £3,700 of prizes up for grabs. Visitors to the town centre will be on the look out for the images (pictured here) depicting each of the “12 days”, scattered among around 60 stores taking part.

November 29, 2011 0 comments Business, Community Events, Latest, News
Nantwich schoolgirl’s Santa surprise thanks to Railway Children charity

Nantwich schoolgirl’s Santa surprise thanks to Railway Children charity

A surprise from Lapland arrived through the letterbox at the home of one lucky six-year-old from Nantwich. Sasha Medovnikov, from Stapeley, received a personalised letter from Santa Claus, thanks to a campaign by Railway Children of Sandbach.

November 29, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, Latest
Stapeley Water Gardens to close after Christmas

Stapeley Water Gardens to close after Christmas

Stapeley Water Gardens in Nantwich is to close for good after Christmas with the loss of dozens of jobs, it was announced today. The London Road attraction, which has been pulling in visitors for 45 years, will cease trading in the New Year.

November 28, 2011 0 comments Business, Latest, News
Cheshire coroner to open Gary Speed’s inquest

Cheshire coroner to open Gary Speed’s inquest

Cheshire coroner Nicholas Rheinberg will open the inquest into the death of Wales football manager Gary Speed tomorrow (November 29) The hearing will be formally opened at 3pm at Warrington Coroner′s Court in Warrington Town Hall.

November 28, 2011 0 comments Latest, News, Sport
Crewe & Nantwich RUFC to hold Vagrants Christmas party

Crewe & Nantwich RUFC to hold Vagrants Christmas party

Crewe & Nantwich RUFC will be staging its Christmas party at the Vagrants in Wybunbury on December 17. And Santa will be paying a visit to the club on the day to give out special gifts to youngsters.

Leighton Hospital plans to cope with November 30 strike action

Leighton Hospital plans to cope with November 30 strike action

Leighton Hospital bosses are urging Nantwich residents to help them cope with the national strike action. Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust say they are working on plans to limit disruption by industrial action on November 30.

November 28, 2011 1 comment Health, Latest
Nantwich Cricket Club hosts breast cancer fund-raising night

Nantwich Cricket Club hosts breast cancer fund-raising night

Fund-raisers raised the roof at Nantwich Cricket Club with a charity dance event in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. The event, organised by Nantwich fund-raiser and former cancer sufferer Ann Aspinall, featured popular local band Hex.

November 28, 2011 0 comments Community Events, Latest, News
Peckforton Castle trio commended for bravery during fire

Peckforton Castle trio commended for bravery during fire

Three workers at Peckforton Castle near Nantwich were commended at an awards night for their bravery during a massive blaze. Daniel Naylor, Paul Heany and Simon Oxley were given a standing ovation at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards.

November 27, 2011 0 comments Business, Latest, News
250 caught in M6 Cheshire Police speed clampdown

250 caught in M6 Cheshire Police speed clampdown

Police officers have issued a winter “slow down” warning to motorway drivers in South Cheshire. A two-hour speed check on the M6 near junction 16 for Nantwich and Crewe caught 250 drivers travelling well over 70mph. The fastest was clocked at 107mph.

November 27, 2011 0 comments Latest, News