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Elle’s Stars girls raise more than £1,200 at Nantwich Duathlon event

Elle’s Stars girls raise more than £1,200 at Nantwich Duathlon event

A group of Brine Leas girls called Elle’s Stars, have raised more than £1,200 from their exploits in the Nantwich Duathlon.

Competing in memory of their friend Elle Morris, who died earlier this year, they completed the Kids FUN Duathlon at Barony Park in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Brine Leas students team up for Cheshire Duathlon in Elle’s memory

Brine Leas students team up for Cheshire Duathlon in Elle’s memory

Six Brine Leas School students are taking part in the Cheshire Duathlon in Nantwich in memory of their friend Elle Morris.

Millie, Isla, Grace, Jess, Mia, Hannah and Libby have been collecting as many sponsors as possible in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust before Saturday’s race.

Nantwich pupils to be Harry and Meghan for Royal Wedding event

Nantwich pupils to be Harry and Meghan for Royal Wedding event

A Nantwich school is to stage its own Royal Wedding celebration – with their very own Harry and Meghan!

Pupils at Pear Tree Primary School in Stapeley are polishing their shoes, dusting down their best hats and choosing their smartest wedding attire in readiness for the wedding of the year.

More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 visitors thronged to Reaseheath College’s Family Festival in Nantwich on Sunday, making it the best and biggest since its launch 22 years ago.

The action-packed festival, held on the college’s Nantwich campus, offered hundreds of fun activities and displays for record breaking crowds in a day of perfect spring sunshine.

Rescued puppies nursed by Reaseheath College students in Nantwich

Rescued puppies nursed by Reaseheath College students in Nantwich

These adorable rescued puppies have been in good hands after students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich nursed them back to health.

The 11-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier x American bulldogs have had their first training lessons from undergraduates on the college’s Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training.

Young pupils honoured in Nantwich Rotary arts and handwriting competition

Young pupils honoured in Nantwich Rotary arts and handwriting competition

Creative youngsters who entered the 10th Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary Schools Art and Handwriting Competition were honoured at a prize-giving ceremony.

The winners and runners-up were presented with prizes by Laura Smith MP and Cheshire East Mayor Cllr Arthur Moran presented prizes at the Nantwich Museum.

Nantwich children plan time capsule at site of new care home

Nantwich children plan time capsule at site of new care home

Children from a primary school in Nantwich donned their hard hats to visit a care home building site – where they are planning to bury a time capsule!

Pupils from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School visited the site of Barony Lodge Residential Care Home in Barony Road to get inspiration for artwork to place in the time capsule outside the home, which will be run by Sanctuary Care.

92% of Nantwich primary school applicants secure first preference, says Cheshire East

92% of Nantwich primary school applicants secure first preference, says Cheshire East

More than 92% of primary school applicants from Cheshire East have secured their first preference, says the authority.

Thousands of parents found out this week if they had secured their choice of primary school for youngsters starting in September.

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council insists it has no immediate intention of introducing mandatory 20mph speed limits despite renewed calls to boost road safety.

National campaign group 20 is Plenty – which has local branches in Nantwich, Crewe, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow and Bollington – is again urging the council to lower the speed limit in built-up areas.

Nantwich students take part in Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

Nantwich students take part in Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

Students at Malbank School and Sixth Form College in Nantwich have taken part in a real life business challenge aimed at developing skills and raising aspirations of young people.

The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge staff worked with Year 9 students for a day developing their ideas and business acumen.

New special free school for South Cheshire children to open in Crewe

New special free school for South Cheshire children to open in Crewe

A new special free school for South Cheshire children with social, emotional and mental health needs is to open in Crewe.

East Cheshire Youth Achievement Free School Trust, which runs Fermain Academy in Macclesfield, has been approved to open a 40-place special free school for children aged 4-16.

Nantwich woman publishes book of stories based on her Paris life

Nantwich woman publishes book of stories based on her Paris life

A Nantwich woman now living in Paris has published her first book of short stories.

Former Nantwich and Acton Grammar School pupil Nicky Gentil has published “The Jazz-Girl, the Piano, and the Dedicated Tuner”.

Wybunbury youngsters run fundraising scheme in memory of Lewis Crossley

Wybunbury youngsters run fundraising scheme in memory of Lewis Crossley

Big-hearted pupils at Wybunbury Delves are running a fund-raising project in memory of their friend Lewis Crossley, who died of leukaemia last year.

Youngsters in Year 3 came up with the idea to honour Lewis, who bravely battled the disease before his tragic death.