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Planners back 240-homes proposal for Queen’s Drive in Nantwich

Planners back 240-homes proposal for Queen’s Drive in Nantwich

Council planners look set to give a 240-home development on land in Nantwich the green light, despite objections. Gladman Developments want to build on land off Queen’s Drive, along with a children’s play area and convenience store.

February 6, 2013 8 comments Acton, Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Heavy snow causes problems for Nantwich schools and roads

Heavy snow causes problems for Nantwich schools and roads

Heavy snow is causing disruption and chaos across South Cheshire. Dozens of schools have closed or are closing early and many minor roads are barely passable.

More potholes plaguing Nantwich reported by angry residents

More potholes plaguing Nantwich reported by angry residents

This 10cm-deep pothole in the Nantwich area has sparked a health warning to drivers by reader Andy Oakes. And it seems the hole, on Den Lane between Wrinehill and Blakenhall, could have gone unrepaired for nearly four years.

January 12, 2013 3 comments Acton, Environment, Latest, Politics, Wybunbury
MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

Rural areas of Nantwich will get superfast broadband after the Government earmarked £3.24 million for Cheshire. The move has been welcomed by politicians who say it will help Crewe and Nantwich deliver jobs and boost growth.

Nantwich primary schools celebrate Sportshall Athletics success

Nantwich primary schools celebrate Sportshall Athletics success

Nantwich primary schools are celebrating sporting success after winning through to the final of the Sportshall Athletics Competition. Teams of year 5 and 6 pupils from Crewe and Nantwich schools battled it out in a series of heats.

Two people seriously injured in A49 accident near Ridley

Two people seriously injured in A49 accident near Ridley

A couple suffered serious injuries in a road accident on the A49 near Ridley. The collision closed the Tarporley Road in both directions at Bradley Green, north of Whitchurch, causing traffic chaos.

November 29, 2012 0 comments Acton, Bunbury, Incident, Latest
Lights go down on Nantwich and surrounding villages

Lights go down on Nantwich and surrounding villages

The lights are going down in Nantwich as part of cost-cutting measures by Cheshire East Council. Street lighting  is being removed and reduced on roads across the town and surrounding villages under new proposals.

Nantwich mum quits nursing to launch wedding dress business

Nantwich mum quits nursing to launch wedding dress business

A Nantwich mum has swapped life on the hospital ward for filling the wardrobes of brides-to-be! Kate Dyson has traded in 15 years as a nurse to tie the knot with her dream venture – a wedding dress shop.

November 19, 2012 1 comment Acton, Business, Latest
Cheshire Fire chiefs unveil plans to overhaul emergency cover

Cheshire Fire chiefs unveil plans to overhaul emergency cover

Cheshire Fire chiefs have unveiled plans to change the way large areas of South Cheshire are covered by crews and appliances. Proposals, which aim to save up to £7 million over the next eight years, include a new station at Alsager and possibly adding a second station in Crewe.

Pensioner injured in A534 garden crash at Acton, Nantwich

Pensioner injured in A534 garden crash at Acton, Nantwich

A pensioner was taken to hospital after her car ploughed off a road in Nantwich and crashed into a garden. The 73-year-old woman was driving along the A534 through Acton from Nantwich when the accident happened on a sharp bend.

November 1, 2012 0 comments Acton, Incident, Latest
Acton & Reaseheath WI enjoys awards event at Nantwich Library

Acton & Reaseheath WI enjoys awards event at Nantwich Library

Nantwich Library welcomed the ladies of Acton and Reaseheath Women’s Institute Book Club for a special award ceremony. WI members took part in Cheshire East Libraries “Stories of the World” reading challenge as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Review: Acton Operatics Society’s “La Cage Aux Folles”

Review: Acton Operatics Society’s “La Cage Aux Folles”

By Claire Faulkner Acton Operatics Society has been wowing audiences with its “La Cage Aux Folles” at Crewe Lyceum.  Acton’s opening numbers were outstanding and the following songs and routines didn’t disappoint.

October 11, 2012 0 comments Acton, Latest, Reviews, Theatre Reviews
Corrie star Michelle Keegan to open Nantwich Halloween spectacular

Corrie star Michelle Keegan to open Nantwich Halloween spectacular

Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan will add glamour to a spectacular bonfire and fireworks display in Nantwich. The pin-up, who plays Rovers barmaid Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap, will be at the “Spooktacular” Halloween family fun night at Dorfold Park on October 27.

September 18, 2012 0 comments Acton, Community Events, Human Interest, Latest