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Reaseheath College Food Centre earns world-first certification from BRC

Reaseheath College Food Centre earns world-first certification from BRC

Reaseheath College’s Food Centre in Nantwich has become the first educational institution in the world to achieve Grade AA certification for food safety from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

It is the highest possible benchmark for best practice in food manufacture.

December 30, 2018
Cheshire Fire Service rated “good”, according to review

Cheshire Fire Service rated “good”, according to review

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is rated “good” in most areas, according to an independent review by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

The service is one of 14 inspected so far with more to be scrutinised in 2019.

December 30, 2018
Strictly star AJ Pritchard and brother injured in Nantwich nightclub brawl

Strictly star AJ Pritchard and brother injured in Nantwich nightclub brawl

Strictly dance star AJ Pritchard and his brother have been injured in a brawl in Nantwich nightclub Nakatchas.

AJ, who made the semi-finals of this year’s BBC series, was enjoying a night out with brother Curtis in the Welsh Row venue when witnesses say a group of men became aggressive towards them.

December 29, 2018
Nantwich teenager Joe Rowlands recognised in New Year Honours List

Nantwich teenager Joe Rowlands recognised in New Year Honours List

Courageous Nantwich teenager Joe Rowlands has been awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the New Year Honours List.

The 14-year-old has been named on the Civilian Gallantry List for his incredible bravery in saving his dad Paul’s life during a dramatic kayaking incident off the coast of Anglesey.

December 29, 2018
Town and parish councils to earn Community Infrastructure Levy funds

Town and parish councils to earn Community Infrastructure Levy funds

Nantwich Town and parish councils could soon benefit from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge on housing and retail developments in 2019.

Cheshire East Council’s draft framework for the scheme has been largely endorsed.

December 28, 2018
Staff and pupils at Weaver School in Nantwich celebrate new building

Staff and pupils at Weaver School in Nantwich celebrate new building

Staff and children at Weaver Primary in Nantwich are celebrating the completion of their new look school building.

The work, completed just before Christmas and seven weeks ahead of schedule, means all pupils can now be accommodated in the maim building and not in mobile classrooms.

December 27, 2018
Race for Life events in Nantwich and Delamere cancelled for 2019

Race for Life events in Nantwich and Delamere cancelled for 2019

Cancer Research UK Race for Life events will not take place at Reaseheath College in Nantwich and Delamere Forest in 2019, organisers have revealed.

They say they are having to reduce the number of the “smaller” events in the county.

December 27, 2018
Fire crews battle chimney blaze in Baddington near Nantwich

Fire crews battle chimney blaze in Baddington near Nantwich

Fire crews had to tackle a Christmas Day chimney blaze at a house in Baddington neat Nantwich.

The fire broke out at a property on French Lane, just off Coole Lane, at around 12.20pm yesterday.

December 26, 2018
Film shows Nantwich mum’s fundraising efforts in memory of Elle

Film shows Nantwich mum’s fundraising efforts in memory of Elle

An inspiring film shows how Nantwich mum Becky Whitfield has been raising money for cystic fibrosis sufferers in memory of her daughter Elle.

The 31-year-old has worked tirelessly for the cause since Elle Morris died a few days after Christmas last year.

December 26, 2018
Police appeal after dog snatched from Nantwich car park

Police appeal after dog snatched from Nantwich car park

Police are hunting for a man believed to have snatched this dog from its owner’s car in Nantwich.

The Jack Russell Terrier called Mouse was taken from owner Mandy Glover who was parked on Morrisons supermarket car park at the time.

December 24, 2018
Nantwich war veteran, 95, awarded Legion d’honneur by France

Nantwich war veteran, 95, awarded Legion d’honneur by France

A Nantwich war veteran was given a special 95th birthday surprise – by being awarded the Legion d’honneur by France!

Ronald Wilson was presented with France’s highest honour for people involved in the liberation of France from the Nazis in the Second World War.

December 23, 2018
More HS2 trains through Crewe could be “major saving” on £56 billion project

More HS2 trains through Crewe could be “major saving” on £56 billion project

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
“A major saving” could be found in the cost of HS2 if Crewe gets five to seven trains an hour, transport chiefs have been told.

The Government announced in March it is backing updated plans for the Crewe hub, which would support up to seven high-speed trains an hour.

December 23, 2018
Family takes 75-year-old back to historic Nantwich pub birthplace

Family takes 75-year-old back to historic Nantwich pub birthplace

A family are taking their mum back to her Nantwich pub birthplace today – as a special 75th birthday surprise!

Norma Rooney’s family wanted to give her a special memory and decided to stage a party in the Black Lion in Welsh Row – where she was born back on December 22, 1943.

December 22, 2018