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Stapeley pupils enjoy Cheshire East Mayor visit

Stapeley pupils enjoy Cheshire East Mayor visit

Pupils at Pear Tree Primary School in Stapeley welcomed a very important visitor when Cheshire East Mayor dropped by.

Cllr Olivia Hunter visited along with the Mayor’s attendant and the ceremonial silver mace.

January 16, 2017 0 comments Stapeley, Village News
Appeal launched for lock keepers on canals near Nantwich

Appeal launched for lock keepers on canals near Nantwich

The Canal & River Trust has launched an appeal for volunteer lock keepers on canals around Cheshire.

They need lock keepers for locations near Nantwich, including Bunbury Locks, Cholmondeston Lock, Hurleston Lock, and Audlem.

Former Redsands children’s home in Nantwich to be sold as care home

Former Redsands children’s home in Nantwich to be sold as care home

Vandal-hit former children’s home Redsands in Nantwich looks set to be sold and turned into a specialist care home for dementia patients.

A bid for the site, off Crewe Road in Willaston, has been made by Richmond Care Villages Holdings Limited, and Cheshire East councillors are being advised to approve.

Richard Moxon (right) and Peter Lewis

Wybunbury IT worker jailed over corrupt NHS payments

A Wybunbury IT specialist has been jailed for 14 months for his part in a scandal over corrupt NHS contract payments.

Richard Moxon, 41, admitted one count of making corrupt payments worth £80,000 to Peter Lewis in exchange for a lucrative £950,000 IT contract.

Crews tackle fires on Welsh Row in Nantwich and Bunbury

Crews tackle fires on Welsh Row in Nantwich and Bunbury

Fire crews were called to a small blaze in the historic Cheshire Cat restaurant in Nantwich.

Three appliances responded after a fire broke out in an electrical heater at the venue on Welsh Row.

January 4, 2017 0 comments Bunbury, Incident, News, Village News
Nantwich grandfather earns MBE for services to Wrenbury Wingate Centre

Nantwich grandfather earns MBE for services to Wrenbury Wingate Centre

A grandfather of four is celebrating after receiving the MBE for services to a children’s charity and the Nantwich community.

Geoff Parsons received the honour for his long service to the Wingate Special Children’s Trust, as well as Nantwich Rotary and Guy Harvey Youth Centre.

Former Shavington High pupil tackles gruelling Antarctic expedition

Former Shavington High pupil tackles gruelling Antarctic expedition

A former Shavington High pupil is part of a team tackling a gruelling Antarctic expedition in aid of ABF Soldiers charity.

Chris Brooke and the SPEAR17 team are attempting to finish Henry Worsley’s expedition, transversing 1,100 miles across Antarctica.

George Formby Ukulele Society stages Christmas concert

George Formby Ukulele Society stages Christmas concert

By Jonathan White
The South Cheshire ‘George Formby’ Ukulele Society was in fine fettle at its Christmas concert in Wistaston.

The concert at the village Memorial Hall, included group, duet and solo ukulele performances.

December 31, 2016 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
RSPCA centre in Nantwich inundated with budgies

RSPCA centre in Nantwich inundated with budgies

Staff at the RSPCA centre in Nantwich are appealing for bird-lovers to get in touch after becoming inundated with budgies.

The Stapeley Grange centre on London Road currently has 21 budgies at the centre.

December 28, 2016 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Stapeley
Woman in hospital after Christmas Day house fire in Bulkeley

Woman in hospital after Christmas Day house fire in Bulkeley

A woman was taken to hospital after being rescued from a house fire in Bulkeley near Nantwich on Christmas Day.

The blaze involving logs near a wood burning stove happened at a property on Wrexham Road at around 2.30am on Christmas Day.

December 27, 2016 0 comments Burland & Faddiley, Incident, News, Village News
Wybunbury Delves staff celebrate Ofsted report

Wybunbury Delves staff celebrate Ofsted report

Wybunbury Delves staff are celebrating their latest Ofsted report that finds the school continues to be ‘good’.

Inspectors also highlighted the primary school’s “unique, nurturing and inspirational atmosphere”.

December 27, 2016 0 comments Schools & Colleges, Village News, Wybunbury
Reaseheath students enjoy “Let it Glow” Christmas Ball in Nantwich

Reaseheath students enjoy “Let it Glow” Christmas Ball in Nantwich

Reaseheath College students finished the term in style with a festive “Let it Glow” Christmas Ball at the college’s Nantwich campus.

More than 500 students partied at a ‘sell out’ black tie disco in the student bar at the specialist land-based college.

December 27, 2016 0 comments Reaseheath & Worleston, Village News
Villagers baffled after toilet dumped at Nantwich road junction

Villagers baffled after toilet dumped at Nantwich road junction

Villagers near Nantwich have been left scratching their heads over a toilet left at a road junction – dressed in mistletoe, tinsel and Christmas lights!

The loo, dubbed the ‘Swanley crapper’ by locals, turned up at the junction of Swanley Lane and Tally Ho Lane, between Burland and Acton.

December 22, 2016 0 comments Acton, Burland & Faddiley, News, Village News