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Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

By Stephen Topping
Men and women are expected to live up to 15 years longer in rural areas of Cheshire than in the centre of Crewe.

Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics highlight an alarming inequality in life expectancy across Cheshire East.

Bunbury ward by-election: Labour Party candidate Jake Lomax

Bunbury ward by-election: Labour Party candidate Jake Lomax

Family man Jake Lomax is standing for Labour Party in next week’s Bunbury ward Cheshire East Council by-election.

The 44-year-old, who lives in Bunbury with his family, has worked in manufacturing, defence and financial services for many years.

Bunbury ward by-election – Green Party candidate Mark Sharkey

Bunbury ward by-election – Green Party candidate Mark Sharkey

Alpraham resident Mark Sharkey has been chosen by Green Party as candidate in next week’s Bunbury ward be-election.

The seat – which covers the communities of Acton, Alpraham, Aston, Barbridge, Church Minshull and Reaseheath and Bunbury, was vacated by former Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones.

‘Tea at the Tower’ at St Mary’s Church in Acton

‘Tea at the Tower’ at St Mary’s Church in Acton

By Jonathan White
‘Tea at the Tower’ takes place at St Mary’s Church on Monks Lane in Acton every Sunday.

Visitors can enjoy guided tours up the church tower as far as the ringing chamber from 2.30pm to 4.30pm throughout the year.

January 31, 2018 0 comments Acton, Village News
Dorfold Hall owners unveil ambitious plans for Acton village

Dorfold Hall owners unveil ambitious plans for Acton village

The owners of historic Dorfold Hall estate have unveiled plans to build up to 55 homes, a new pub, village green and a link road to help breath new life into Acton village near Nantwich.

Charles and Candice Roundell say the multi-million plan will help create a sense of ‘community’ again, direct traffic away from the narrow Monks Lane, and provide affordable housing for younger families in the village.

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

The Government’s latest league tables for Nantwich primary schools have been published, rating schools on the improvement shown by pupils in reading, writing and maths.

The tables show the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), compared to where pupils were at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2).

Acton St Mary’s Church hosts Christmas Tree Festival

Acton St Mary’s Church hosts Christmas Tree Festival

By Jonathan White
A Christmas Tree Festival took place at St Mary’s Church in Acton near Nantwich at the weekend.

There was a grand opening on Friday with a guest appearance from Father Christmas, followed by a ‘Mingle and Jingle’ charity Christmas concert.

December 11, 2017 0 comments Acton, Village News
Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

The winter  freeze has brought joy and frustration to families across Crewe and Nantwich.

Thousands enjoyed the weekend snow as young and old went sledging, built snowmen and enjoyed gorgeous Winter walks.

Santa’s on his way – with more Christmas dates than ever in Nantwich and Crewe

Santa’s on his way – with more Christmas dates than ever in Nantwich and Crewe

Santa’s hectic schedule visiting Nantwich and Crewe has been unveiled – giving more youngsters than ever a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Crewe & Nantwich District Round Table have released his busy tour around the towns in the run up to the big day.

Thousands brave the rain to enjoy Nantwich Show spectacular

Thousands brave the rain to enjoy Nantwich Show spectacular

Thousands braved the rain and mud to enjoy another spectacular Nantwich Show at Dorfold Park.

And as these pictures show, the weather did not put people off taking in the wide array of events, exhibitions and marquees on offer.

Six Nantwich village churches to stage knitted “Stitches and Stems” festival

Six Nantwich village churches to stage knitted “Stitches and Stems” festival

Communities around six Nantwich churches teamed up to produce these stunning knitted tableau pieces.

School children to grannies, Brownies and Guides to sheltered housing residents, police officers to publicans, and farmers to family practitioners have all helped produce the displays.

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
Villagers baffled after toilet dumped at Nantwich road junction

Villagers baffled after toilet dumped at Nantwich road junction

Villagers near Nantwich have been left scratching their heads over a toilet left at a road junction – dressed in mistletoe, tinsel and Christmas lights!

The loo, dubbed the ‘Swanley crapper’ by locals, turned up at the junction of Swanley Lane and Tally Ho Lane, between Burland and Acton.

December 22, 2016 0 comments Acton, Burland & Faddiley, News, Village News