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Thousands celebrate Bonfire Night across South Cheshire

Thousands celebrate Bonfire Night across South Cheshire

By Jonathan White
Thousands of families enjoyed Bonfire Night and firework displays yesterday.

The annual Crewe and Nantwich Lions Bonfire & Fireworks Display took place at Queens Park in Crewe last night.

Dashcam appeal as police probe double fatal crash on A530 near Nantwich

Dashcam appeal as police probe double fatal crash on A530 near Nantwich

Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage which could help find out why two people died in a horror crash on the A530 near Nantwich.

Two people in their 60s, both from Nantwich, were killed in the accident which happened at 1.46pm on Friday (November 2) on the A530, Whitchurch Road, in Newhall.

Wistaston Fireworks Display takes place at Eric Swan Sports Ground

Wistaston Fireworks Display takes place at Eric Swan Sports Ground

By Jonathan White
The 41st annual Wistaston Fireworks Display took place at the Eric Swan Sports Ground off Church Lane in Wistaston, writes Jonathan White.

It began with a parade – led by bagpiper Reg Flower and drummer Rob Richardson – from the Park Drive/Westfield Drive junction to the Eric Swan Sports Ground.

November 4, 2018 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Two dead after A530 collision at Newhall near Nantwich

Two dead after A530 collision at Newhall near Nantwich

Two people died after a collision on the A530 Whitchurch Road at Newhall, near Nantwich.

The accident involving a lorry and a car closed the road while air ambulances transferred injured people to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

November 3, 2018 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Incident, News, Village News
Horse rescued by fire crews from water-filled ditch near Nantwich

Horse rescued by fire crews from water-filled ditch near Nantwich

A horse was rescued in a two-hour operation by fire crews to pull it from a water-filled ditch in Hatherton near Nantwich.

The incident happened at a field on Bridgemere Lane at around 11am yesterday (November 1).

November 2, 2018 0 comments Hankelow & Hatherton, News, Village News
Pear Tree School in Stapeley launches “Donate a Brick” scheme

Pear Tree School in Stapeley launches “Donate a Brick” scheme

Former pupils, staff, governors and volunteers of a Stapeley school can leave a permanent mark – in a new “Donate a Brick” scheme.

Pear Tree Primary School is raising funds to support the new extension of its school hall and to buy new equipment.

November 1, 2018 0 comments Stapeley, Village News
Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

A street light left in a busy Wistaston road by developers is still there – despite council bosses pledging it would be removed “as a matter of urgency” two weeks ago.

Now a local pro-cycling group has hit out at Cheshire East highways, who say they are “satisfied” the light has been safely cordoned off.

Dozens of firefighters battle large barn blaze in Tarporley

Dozens of firefighters battle large barn blaze in Tarporley

Fire crews across Cheshire tackled a large barn blaze at a farm in Tarporley last night.

The fire broke out at around 10.40pm on Hickhurst Lane, Tarporley.

St Oswald’s pupils target Tesco Bags for Help scheme

St Oswald’s pupils target Tesco Bags for Help scheme

Pupils at St Oswald’s C.E. Primary School in Worleston, Nantwich are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme.

Wistaston Memorial Hall quiz winners are crowned

Wistaston Memorial Hall quiz winners are crowned

By Jonathan White
Sixteen teams battled it out over six rounds of ten questions at Wistaston Memorial Hall’s Annual Quiz.

The teams were competing for the Fred Lorimer trophy, and quiz masters were Peter and Christina Wainwright.

October 29, 2018 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Bonfire Night at The Swan in Marbury

Bonfire Night at The Swan in Marbury

The Swan in Marbury is to stage a get together on Friday November 2 for Bonfire Night.

Friends and families are invited to a traditional bonfire and firework display.

October 27, 2018 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Village News
Wistaston Singers entertain Baptist Church crowd in Crewe

Wistaston Singers entertain Baptist Church crowd in Crewe

By Jonathan White
Wistaston Singers and The Kipling Singers took part in an evening concert at Union Street Baptist Church in Crewe.

Wistaston Singers performed music including West Side Story, Anything Goes, Unchained Melody, Sanctus, The Lord is My Shepherd, You Raise Me Up, and Flying Free.

October 25, 2018 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors and officers at Cheshire East are hopeful a new code of practice will mean the end of ‘bodge job’ pothole repairs on major roads.

Cheshire East Council is set to adopt a new code of practice for road maintenance – called the Well Managed Highway Infrastructure – in line with Government guidelines introduced two years ago.

October 16, 2018 1 comment Environment, News, Politics, Village News