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Competitors find it tough going at World Worm Charming Championships

Competitors find it tough going at World Worm Charming Championships

Competitors at the 39th World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston found it tough going today – with the winner charming out just 11 worms!

Dry weather and hard ground made it difficult for the hundreds of people taking part in the annual event in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy on Derwent Close.

Stapeley “Party in the Lane” raises £1,300 for hospice

Stapeley “Party in the Lane” raises £1,300 for hospice

The “Party in the Lane” event in Stapeley has helped to raise more than £1,300 for St Luke’s Hospice, organisers say.

The event, held on June 9, was held on Wybunbury Lane and saw up to 300 villagers attend.

June 22, 2018 0 comments Stapeley, Village News
Vehicle blaze damages A500 embankment at Shavington

Vehicle blaze damages A500 embankment at Shavington

A vehicle fire damaged the A500 Shavington bypass embankment.

The incident happened on the dual carriageway heading towards the Shavington roundabout.

June 21, 2018 0 comments Shavington, Village News
Wistaston man clocks up 12 years of community reporting

Wistaston man clocks up 12 years of community reporting

Keen photographer Jonathan White has clocked up 12 years of community reporting in and around his village of Wistaston.

Jonathan, who works full-time at Cheshire College – South & West, began submitting articles to the local media back in 2006.

Wistaston Village Fete enjoyed by  hundreds of families

Wistaston Village Fete enjoyed by hundreds of families

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of families enjoyed the annual Wistaston Village Fete.

The event, organised by the Wistaston Community Council, took place at Wistaston Church Lane Academy and featured a wide range of entertainment.

June 18, 2018 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Shavington nursery Roundabouts to get garden revamp from homebuilder grant

Shavington nursery Roundabouts to get garden revamp from homebuilder grant

The Roundabouts Day Nursery in Shavington is to enjoy a garden revamp after receiving a community donation from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Manchester.

The nursery, which turns three-years-old this year, has been given £500 to build higher fencing and a new gate, to ensure the safety of the children, as well as to provide more plants and outdoor covering.

June 17, 2018 0 comments Shavington, Village News
Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes 2018 – picture special

Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes 2018 – picture special

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people gathered to enjoy the annual Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes event in glorious sunshine.

The event started at midday with a peal of bells at Wybunbury Tower.

June 10, 2018 0 comments Shavington, Village News, Wybunbury
Wybunbury pupils celebrate opening of Fort Lewis in memory of Lewis Crossley

Wybunbury pupils celebrate opening of Fort Lewis in memory of Lewis Crossley

Pupils and staff at Wybunbury Delves have celebrated the opening of ‘Fort Lewis’ – play equipment built in memory of tragic Lewis Crossley who died of leukaemia.

And the opening on June 4 took place on what would have been Lewis’ 8th birthday.

June 7, 2018 1 comment Village News, Wybunbury
Fire crews tackle kitchen blaze at house in Acton

Fire crews tackle kitchen blaze at house in Acton

Fire crews forced their way into a house in Acton to tackle a kitchen blaze.

The blaze started after a cooker was left unattended at a house on Chester Road at around 2.20pm yesterday (June 5).

June 6, 2018 0 comments Acton, Village News
Popular Shavington pub Cheshire Cheese changes hands again

Popular Shavington pub Cheshire Cheese changes hands again

Popular Shavington pub The Cheshire Cheese has been closed for refurbishment and is to be re-opened by Martin Lewis.

Previous landlord Adam Scally left the pub at the end of May, just a year after taking over.

June 5, 2018 1 comment Shavington, Village News
Wistaston Village Fete set to take place on June 16

Wistaston Village Fete set to take place on June 16

By Jonathan White
The annual Wistaston Village Fete takes place on Saturday June 16 at Wistaston Church Lane Academy on Church Lane.

The event will start with the Rose Queen parade from the Wistaston Memorial Hall at 1.30pm.

June 5, 2018 1 comment Village News, Wistaston
Large number of birds die in farm blaze in Tarporley

Large number of birds die in farm blaze in Tarporley

A large number of birds have died in a fire at a farm in Tarporley, fire chiefs have said.

The blaze happened at a farm on Peckforton Hall Lane and involved two large wooden sheds, each about five metres by three metres.

Heartbroken wife of Audlem man Adam Lovatt pays tribute as murder probe continues

Heartbroken wife of Audlem man Adam Lovatt pays tribute as murder probe continues

The wife of Audlem man Adam Lovatt who died after an incident outside a village pub, has spoken out about her “immense loss”.

Mr Lovatt was found with serious head injuries outside the Bridge Inn on Shropshire Street on May 25 and died later in hospital.

June 2, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Crime, Incident, News, Village News