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Nantwich college students wow M&S bosses with new dishes

Nantwich college students wow M&S bosses with new dishes

Tasty dishes made by Nantwich students could end up on Marks & Spencer deli counters! Final year Food Industry with Management students at Reaseheath College have created deli products to tempt M&S customers.

Nantwich dad to run London Marathon for Epilepsy Research

Nantwich dad to run London Marathon for Epilepsy Research

A young epilepsy sufferer from Nantwich has inspired his stepdad to run the London Marathon to raise awareness of the illness. Nine-year-old Ben Smith, a pupil at Pear Tree Primary School, has battled with the condition for four years.

February 18, 2013 1 comment Charity news, Health, Latest, Stapeley
Horsemeat scandal drives shoppers to Nantwich Farm outlets

Horsemeat scandal drives shoppers to Nantwich Farm outlets

A Nantwich farm shop is cashing in on the horsemeat scandal, with trade soaring by 100%. Cheerbrook, on Newcastle Road, has benefited from the negative publicity aimed at supermarkets over the scandal.

February 15, 2013 1 comment Business, Health, Latest, News, Village News
Wistaston pupils celebrate Chinese New Year in style

Wistaston pupils celebrate Chinese New Year in style

Wistaston youngsters celebrated Chinese New Year in style when they dressed up and made a huge dragon. The pupils of Wistaston Church Lane Primary School also made their own Chinese decorations and enjoyed a Chinese banquet.

February 15, 2013 0 comments Latest, Schools & Colleges, Wistaston
Farmers gather for Reaseheath College conference in Nantwich

Farmers gather for Reaseheath College conference in Nantwich

More than 70 farmers gathered at a dairy farming conference at Reaseheath College in Nantwich. Delegates packed the John Platt Farming Innovation Centre to hear speakers presenting real life case studies of their own businesses.

Wistaston Parish Council stages packed annual civic service

Wistaston Parish Council stages packed annual civic service

By Jonathan White Villagers packed into St Mary’s Church in Wistaston for its annual civic service. The event was organised by Wistaston Parish Council, and guests included Mayor and Mayoress of Cheshire East, Cllr George Walton and wife Veronica.

Young Reaseheath College student scoops sheep farmer award

Young Reaseheath College student scoops sheep farmer award

A Nantwich student has become the first female winner of a regional sheep farmer competition. Ellen Helliwell, based at Reaseheath College, showed all round skills to win the title of “Young Shepherd of the Year”.

Nantwich councillor backs deferral of 240-homes plan at Marsh Lane

Nantwich councillor backs deferral of 240-homes plan at Marsh Lane

A Nantwich town councillor has welcomed moves to defer a decision on a 240-homes proposal for greenfield land off Marsh Lane. Cllr Arthur Moran (left) spoke out against the Gladman Developments proposals at a Cheshire East Council strategic planning board.

February 9, 2013 3 comments Acton, Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Planners back 240-homes proposal for Queen’s Drive in Nantwich

Planners back 240-homes proposal for Queen’s Drive in Nantwich

Council planners look set to give a 240-home development on land in Nantwich the green light, despite objections. Gladman Developments want to build on land off Queen’s Drive, along with a children’s play area and convenience store.

February 6, 2013 8 comments Acton, Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Tickets now on sale for Shavington Village annual pantomime

Tickets now on sale for Shavington Village annual pantomime

Shavington Village Festival Committee are staging their annual pantomime at the village high school later this month. This year’s production is Sleeping Beauty, and will be performed at Shavington High School between February 19 and 23.

Nantwich residents face 2% rise in police council tax bill

Nantwich residents face 2% rise in police council tax bill

Nantwich homeowners face a near 2% hike in the police element of council tax to help fund 21 new officers. Cheshire’s new Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer (Pictured) is set to turn down the Government’s council tax freeze grant of 1%.

February 5, 2013 1 comment Crime, Latest, Politics, Village News
Hundreds gather in Nantwich to protest over Red Lion abattoir

Hundreds gather in Nantwich to protest over Red Lion abattoir

Scores of protesters gathered in Nantwich town centre to demonstrate against a local abattoir at the centre of an investigation into abuse of horses. The Red Lion Abattoir, at Sound Heath near Wrenbury, is being probed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the RSPCA.

Nantwich primary schools shine at sportshall athletics final

Nantwich primary schools shine at sportshall athletics final

Primary school pupils in Nantwich were on their marks during one of the best sportshall athletics finals ever. Year 5 and 6 pupils from Pear Tree, Weaver and Stapeley Broad Lane went head-to-head with four others at South Cheshire College.