Village News

Hundreds of families enjoy annual Bunbury Village Day

Hundreds of families enjoy annual Bunbury Village Day

Hundreds packed in to the picturesque village of Bunbury near Nantwich to enjoy the annual Village Day.

And this year’s theme was ‘Safari’ which saw young and old dressing up in fun outfits.

June 26, 2017 0 comments Bunbury, Village News
Audlem Village all set for Party in the Park 80s event

Audlem Village all set for Party in the Park 80s event

Audlem village will be turning the clock back to the 1980s for their annual Party on the Park this weekend.

Thousands of families are expected to descend on the village near Nantwich this Saturday July 1.

Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

A Willaston family has scooped top honours at the 38th World Worm Charming Championships.

Hundreds gathered for the event, held in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy.

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

A Wistaston man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has been jailed in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the UK.

Andrew Dobson, 49, of Merrivale Road, was jailed after pleading guilty at Chester Crown Court to one count of importing an indecent object, two counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images of children.

Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

An 18-year-old was set upon and badly beaten by a gang as he walked through Joey the Swan park in Wistaston, police say.

Detectives from Crewe Local Policing Unit are appealing for information after the serious assault.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News, Wistaston
Nantwich Young Farmers Acton performance raises £6,000 for charities

Nantwich Young Farmers Acton performance raises £6,000 for charities

By Jonathan White
A play by Nantwich Young Farmers Club at Acton Parish Hall has helped raise more than £6,000 for local causes.

The ‘Dick Whittington’ production has benefited charities including Bloodwise  and the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Acton, Village News, Wistaston
Wistaston Village Fete pulls in hundreds of families

Wistaston Village Fete pulls in hundreds of families

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of villagers donned their hats and sun cream to enjoy the Wistaston Village Fete.

The annual event is organised by the Wistaston Community Council at Wistaston Church Lane Academy.

June 20, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Cheshire Police ruled “inadequate” in HMIC crime recording report

Cheshire Police ruled “inadequate” in HMIC crime recording report

Cheshire Police has been ruled “inadequate” by a Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) report into its crime recording processes.

HMIC inspectors, who are reviewing all forces around the UK, estimated that up to 11,600 crimes were not being recorded properly by Cheshire.

Hundreds enjoy annual Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes event

Hundreds enjoy annual Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes event

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of families enjoyed the annual Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes village event.

Organised by the Wybunbury Tower Preservation Trust, the event dates back at least 200 years though stopped in 1920.

June 12, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wybunbury
Labour’s Laura Smith wins stunning General Election victory in Crewe & Nantwich seat

Labour’s Laura Smith wins stunning General Election victory in Crewe & Nantwich seat

Labour’s Laura Smith has produced a stunning Labour victory in the Crewe and Nantwich of the 2017 General Election.

The Stapeley businesswoman overturned a Conservative majority of more than 3,000 to win by just 48 votes.

June 9, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics, Stapeley
Man jailed for theft of boy’s bike at Stapeley Co-op

Man jailed for theft of boy’s bike at Stapeley Co-op

A man caught and charged for stealing a boy’s mountain bike outside Stapeley Co-op store, has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Karl Manley, 37, was arrested just 24 hours after an appeal by the victim’s family on Nantwichnews for the return of the £600 bike.

June 5, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News, Stapeley
Brave Nantwich student phoned dad during London terror attack ordeal

Brave Nantwich student phoned dad during London terror attack ordeal

A student nurse from Nantwich described the horrifying ordeal of fleeing for life from terrorists in London – and still had to time to call her dad to reassure him.

Former Malbank School pupil Rhiannon Owen, 19, was out with friends in the London Bridge area last night when the terrifying events unfolded.

Hot air balloon lands yards from Nantwich railway line and pylons

Hot air balloon lands yards from Nantwich railway line and pylons

These dramatic pictures show how a hot air balloon packed with passengers was forced to land just yards from the Nantwich railway line, narrowly missing electricity pylons.

Eye-witnesses gathered to watch the balloon’s dicey descent as it landed in a field next to the Nantwich to Crewe line close to Cheerbrook Farm, off Newcastle Road.