Village News

Police hunt burglars who broke into Barbridge house

Police hunt burglars who broke into Barbridge house

Burglars broke into a house in Barbridge near Nantwich and tried to steal bikes before being disturbed.

Detectives appealing for witnesses say offenders targeted the back entrance of an address on Bankside Close in Barbridge.

August 17, 2017 0 comments Hurleston & Barbridge, Village News
Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff were left red-faced after painting bright yellow ‘school’ warning signs outside a village school near Nantwich which closed 10 years ago!

The clanger was made outside the old Buerton Primary School on Woore Road near Audlem.

Lorry tips over in third accident on A534 at Faddiley in two weeks

Lorry tips over in third accident on A534 at Faddiley in two weeks

This is the latest lorry accident on an  A534 bend near Nantwich – the third within yards of each other in just two weeks.

Now residents living along the stretch of road in Faddiley are calling for action.

Wistaston Duck Race and Model Boat Race takes place September 9

Wistaston Duck Race and Model Boat Race takes place September 9

The popular Wistaston Duck Race and Children’s Model Boat Race is set to take place on Saturday September 9.

Hundreds of villagers are expected to line up along the stream at Joey the Swan recreation ground.

August 14, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Four major Nantwich housing schemes on “high risk” wrong air quality data list

Four major Nantwich housing schemes on “high risk” wrong air quality data list

Four major Nantwich housing development applications are on a “high risk” list of 12 impacted by the manipulated air quality scandal, Cheshire East Council has revealed.

Developments at Stapeley Gardens, Kingsley Fields, Audlem Road/Broad Lane, and Queens Drive are all on the list the council has been forced to review after external investigators uncovered ‘deliberate’ manipulation of air quality test results.

£11 million building work starts at Reaseheath College in Nantwich

£11 million building work starts at Reaseheath College in Nantwich

Work is underway on an £11 million scheme to build new accommodation for students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

Construction firm Seddon is building 200 bedrooms in five blocks of six, eight and 10-bedroom new-build townhouses on the campus.

Attempted burglary in Peckforton after ‘suspicious’ man spotted

Attempted burglary in Peckforton after ‘suspicious’ man spotted

Police have warned villagers near Nantwich of a suspicious ‘whistling’ man seen in Peckforton a few days before an attempted house burglary.

Offenders tried to break into a house in the village earlier today (August 8), causing damage to a door.

August 8, 2017 0 comments Bunbury, Crime, News, Village News
Lorry crash leaves driver in hospital and blocks A534 near Nantwich

Lorry crash leaves driver in hospital and blocks A534 near Nantwich

A lorry driver was rescued by fire crews after a heavy goods vehicle overturned on the A534 near Nantwich

The incident blocked Woodhey Hall Lane in Faddiley just before 8am today (August 8).

Man, 20, charged with five burglaries in Nantwich and villages

Man, 20, charged with five burglaries in Nantwich and villages

A 20-year-old man has been charged with five burglaries carried out in Nantwich and nearby villages in a 12-day period.

John Boy McDonagh from Charnock Place, Fegg Hayes, Stoke-on-Trent, was charged following an investigation by Crewe detectives.

RSPCA warning after cygnet killed in boat propeller on Nantwich canal

RSPCA warning after cygnet killed in boat propeller on Nantwich canal

The RSPCA is warning people to be wary of wildlife when on a boat after a cygnet was killed by a propeller on a Nantwich canal

The injured and distressed cygnet was found by a member of the public with its skin ripped away, on the canal near to Barbridge Marina, Nantwich
(WARNING: Article contains graphic image)

Canal fans treated to Historic Boats gathering in Audlem

Canal fans treated to Historic Boats gathering in Audlem

By Jonathan White
Canal fanatics were treated to a rare gathering of historic boats in Audlem as part of the Festival of Transport in the village.

Around 40 historic and colourful ex-working narrow boats were moored along the bottom three lock pounds of the Audlem flight of locks on the Shropshire Union Canal.

August 4, 2017 0 comments Village News
Secretary of State orders new inquiry into Muller Stapeley housing bid

Secretary of State orders new inquiry into Muller Stapeley housing bid

A public inquiry into Muller Property Group’s controversial “Nantwich South” housing plan in Stapeley is to be re-opened, the Government has ruled.

It’s the latest twist in a five-year battle between Muller, who want to build a 1,100-home ‘village’ on land off between Audlem Road and Peter de Stapleigh Way, and those campaigning against it.

Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Defiant pensioner Laurence Perry’s mooning gnomes are still enjoying the limelight in Wistaston – despite threats from highways chiefs to have them removed.

Laurence has moved one of the gnomes a few feet from the roadside at Westfield Drive/Park Drive junction into the flower border.