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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.

Nantwich and Crewe rail passengers face Champions League Final disruption

Nantwich and Crewe rail passengers face Champions League Final disruption

Rail users in Nantwich and Crewe face travel problems this weekend – caused by the Champions League Final more than 150 miles away in Cardiff!

Arriva Trains Wales is severely reducing services between Wrenbury, Nantwich, Crewe and Manchester in a bid to cope with thousands of football fans flocking to the Welsh capital.

Hough woman’s handbag stolen as she visited grave in Crewe

Hough woman’s handbag stolen as she visited grave in Crewe

Thieves stole the handbag of a pensioner while she visited a relative’s grave in Crewe, police have revealed.

The 72-year-old victim, from Hough near Shavington, had parked her car on Badger Avenue to visit the grave at Crewe Cemetery.

Crewe and Nantwich political leaders issue joint support to Manchester bomb victims

Crewe and Nantwich political leaders issue joint support to Manchester bomb victims

Political leaders across Cheshire East have come together to condemn the Manchester Arena terrorist attack and support all those caught up in the horror.

And staff and pupils at schools where pupils were affected, including Malbank School in Nantwich, will be offered support from Cheshire East Council.

Nantwich and Crewe families caught up in Manchester Arena terrorist horror

Nantwich and Crewe families caught up in Manchester Arena terrorist horror

Nantwich and Crewe families caught up in the terrorist attack in Manchester which killed more than 20 people, spoke of their horror today.

Police say 22 people were killed and 59 injured in the suspected suicide bomb attack at the Manchester Arena last night at the end of the Ariana Grande concert.

May 23, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News, Wistaston
Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant Steven Betts has only one number in mind as he gears up for the 38th World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston.

But he won’t be counting his chickens – only his worms – in the hotly contest event which draws in competitors from around the world.

Willaston stages first Civic Service at St John’s Methodist Church

Willaston stages first Civic Service at St John’s Methodist Church

Willaston Parish Council held its first Civic Service at St John’s Methodist Church on Wybunbury Road.

The event was hosted by the Chairman Cllr Maurice Jones and was attended by Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr Olivia Hunter, which was last occasion of her mayoral year.

May 20, 2017 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Jaguar staff help Wybunbury youngsters revamp school play area

Jaguar staff help Wybunbury youngsters revamp school play area

Thirty workers from Jaguar-Landrover visited Wybunbury Delves Primary to help youngsters revamp their play area and library.

Wybunbury Delves was nominated by a parent to be the recipient of the annual Jaguar-Landrover charity event.

May 17, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wybunbury
38th Marbury Merry Days hailed big success

38th Marbury Merry Days hailed big success

By Jonathan White
The 38th annual ‘Marbury Merry Days’ two-day traditional country fair attracted hundreds of visitors.

It was organised by St Michael & All Angels Parochial Church Council and takes places every May next to St Michael & All Angels Parish Church and Marbury Big Mere, near Wrenbury, Nantwich.

May 16, 2017 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Village News
Nantwich student becomes internet star after grilling David Cameron

Nantwich student becomes internet star after grilling David Cameron

A young Nantwich student has become an internet sensation overnight after a BBC video of him grilling former Prime Minister David Cameron went viral.

Max Parry was filmed questioning Mr Cameron who was visiting Nantwich to support Conservative candidate Edward Timpson’s election campaign.

Church Minshull plant sale raises more than £7,000

Church Minshull plant sale raises more than £7,000

An annual plant sale at St Bartholomew’s Church in Church Minshull near Nantwich has raised an amazing £7,200 for the church fund.

The sale took place over three days and more than 2,000 people visited – five times the number of village residents.

May 10, 2017 0 comments Village News
Supreme Court judges allow 170 homes plan for green gap land in Willaston

Supreme Court judges allow 170 homes plan for green gap land in Willaston

A landmark Supreme Court ruling has allowed Richborough Estates to build 170 homes on green land in Willaston.

The decision, by five judges in the highest court in the land, brings an end to a three-year legal battle.

Cheshire East Council could axe Sunday and evening bus services

Cheshire East Council could axe Sunday and evening bus services

A radical plan to axe all subsidised evening and Sunday bus services, is being considered by Cheshire East Council.

The proposal, which will now go out for a 10-week consultation, is designed to save the authority more than £1.5 million.