Village News

Robbers armed with crowbars raid Shavington Co-op store

Robbers armed with crowbars raid Shavington Co-op store

Armed robbers threatened staff with crowbars and stole cash and cigarettes in a raid on the Co-op store in Shavington earlier today.

Two men pulled up at the store on Rope Lane in a red car, police believe.

February 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Shavington, Village News
Woman, 76, killed in car smash in Stapeley, Nantwich

Woman, 76, killed in car smash in Stapeley, Nantwich

A woman was killed when her car careered off a Nantwich road and ploughed into a fence post.

The 76-year-old was driving along Peter Destapleigh Way in Stapeley when the accident happened.

February 20, 2017 1 comment Incident, News, Stapeley
Wistaston homeowner escapes tumble dryer house blaze

Wistaston homeowner escapes tumble dryer house blaze

A homeowner escaped a house blaze in Wistaston sparked by a tumble dryer.

The incident happened on Tatton Road in the early hours this morning (February 18).

February 18, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Nantwich youngster Elle Morris undergoes double lung transplant

Nantwich youngster Elle Morris undergoes double lung transplant

Elle Grace Morris has undergone a double lung transplant which her family desperately hope will save her life.

The 11-year-old Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, of Wrenbury Road, Aston, near Nantwich and her mum were called to Great Ormond Street Hospital this week when a donor match was found.

Snugburys to rebuild 40ft Peter Rabbit after suspected arson attack

Snugburys to rebuild 40ft Peter Rabbit after suspected arson attack

Three Snugburys sisters have confirmed they will rebuild Peter Rabbit straw sculpture after it was burnt to the ground by suspected arsonists.

Hannah, Kitty and Cleo Sadler took over the reins of the popular Nantwich ice cream business last year.

Two arrested after drugs and cash seized at Wistaston house

Two arrested after drugs and cash seized at Wistaston house

Two people have been arrested after police seized drugs during a search of a Wistaston house.

Officers who searched a house on Beech Drive after executing a warrant, seized a quantity of Class B drugs and cash.

February 15, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Shavington to stage Cinderella as annual panto performance returns

Shavington to stage Cinderella as annual panto performance returns

Shavington Village Festival is to host its 39th annual Pantomime, and this year it’s Cinderella.

The family show with a classic story and laughs a plenty will star a local cast ranging from seven-years-old to 76.

February 11, 2017 0 comments Shavington, Village News
Nantwich councillor “staggered” by Sec of State’s Stapeley road ruling

Nantwich councillor “staggered” by Sec of State’s Stapeley road ruling

A Nantwich councillor said he was “staggered” and “bitterly disappointed” after a Cabinet minister gave the go ahead for housing developers to use an “unsafe” access point.

Stapeley campaigners lost their fight this week to prevent Wainhomes from narrowing busy Audlem Road from 7m to just 5.5m.

February 8, 2017 1 comment Environment, News, Politics, Stapeley, Village News
Stapeley campaigners angry over Wainhomes “unsafe” road scheme

Stapeley campaigners angry over Wainhomes “unsafe” road scheme

A developer is allowed to make “unsafe” changes to a busy road in Nantwich – because it was granted permission in an earlier application.

Furious campaigners say the work to Audlem Road in Stapeley “defies all common sense”.

February 6, 2017 1 comment News, Stapeley, Village News
Olympic trampoline star Bryony to help Wingate Centre bounce-a-thon

Olympic trampoline star Bryony to help Wingate Centre bounce-a-thon

Olympic trampoline medallist Bryony Page will be back in Nantwich next month – to help the Wingate Centre in Wrenbury stage a fund-raising Bounce-a-thon!

The silver medal winner from Rio will be at the centre on March 19 for its 25th anniversary of the opening of the gymnasium.

Stapeley pupils scoop Nantwich Education Partnership award

Stapeley pupils scoop Nantwich Education Partnership award

Pupils from Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley are celebrating after winning a trophy for the Nantwich Education Partnership Business Enterprise competition.

Youngsters from Year 4, who won through the initial school-based heats, headed to Brine Leas to face one last challenge.

February 5, 2017 0 comments Schools & Colleges, Stapeley, Village News
Fundraising campaign to replace Peter Rabbit sculpture at Snugburys

Fundraising campaign to replace Peter Rabbit sculpture at Snugburys

Big-hearted residents have set up a fund-raiser to replace the Peter Rabbit straw sculpture in Nantwich which was burnt down by arsonists.

Police are hunting the offenders suspected of setting the 40-ft structure ablaze at Snugburys ice cream farm off the A51 in Hurleston.

Wingate Children’s Centre boosted by Nantwich housebuilder

Wingate Children’s Centre boosted by Nantwich housebuilder

A Nantwich children’s charity has received a funding boost from a local house builder.

Wingate Children’s Centre, in Wrenbury, which uses sport to help children with physical or learning disabilities, is offering improved gymnastics lessons.