Village News

New “Farmer’s Apprentice” TV show set in Nantwich

New “Farmer’s Apprentice” TV show set in Nantwich

Nantwich is hosting a new The Apprentice style TV show – to find the next star of the farming world! Reaseheath College is the location for “Farmers Apprentice“, an Alan Sugar-style boot camp searching for farming’s brightest new things.

Willaston councillor angry over Newcastle Road street light switch off

Willaston councillor angry over Newcastle Road street light switch off

A Willaston councillor is calling for street lights along a busy route in the Nantwich village to be switched back on. Newcastle Road falls under the new Cheshire East Council initiative to switch off or reduce street lighting to cut costs.

December 3, 2012 6 comments Environment, Latest, Willaston & Rope
Thousands enjoy Nantwich Christmas Lights switch-on

Thousands enjoy Nantwich Christmas Lights switch-on

Thousands of people packed into the centre of Nantwich to enjoy the traditional Christmas Lights switch on event. Families young and old were entertained by live music, fair rides, a lantern parade, fireworks and Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle!

Nantwich primary schools celebrate Sportshall Athletics success

Nantwich primary schools celebrate Sportshall Athletics success

Nantwich primary schools are celebrating sporting success after winning through to the final of the Sportshall Athletics Competition. Teams of year 5 and 6 pupils from Crewe and Nantwich schools battled it out in a series of heats.

Three Nantwich blood donors honoured for saving lives

Three Nantwich blood donors honoured for saving lives

Three dedicated blood donors from Nantwich have been recognised for rolling up their sleeves to help save dozens of lives. John Bellamy, John McIlwraith and Daniel Robinson were honoured at a ceremony by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

December 1, 2012 0 comments Health, Human Interest, Latest, Stapeley
Two people seriously injured in A49 accident near Ridley

Two people seriously injured in A49 accident near Ridley

A couple suffered serious injuries in a road accident on the A49 near Ridley. The collision closed the Tarporley Road in both directions at Bradley Green, north of Whitchurch, causing traffic chaos.

November 29, 2012 0 comments Acton, Bunbury, Incident, Latest
Reaseheath College animal students visit zoos across the UK

Reaseheath College animal students visit zoos across the UK

More than 500 animal management students in Nantwich were roaring to go during career visits to zoos, museums or educational centres. Behind-the-scenes trips by Reaseheath College encouraged students to think about their future careers.

Gymnast Beth Tweddle attends High Sheriff’s “Crimebeat” celebration

Gymnast Beth Tweddle attends High Sheriff’s “Crimebeat” celebration

Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle was among high-profile guests celebrating the 14th year of the High Sheriff′s charity Crimebeat. Crimebeat works with young people′s groups across the Cheshire to improve the environment and reduce crime.

Soft toy appeal to help Wingate Centre near Nantwich

Soft toy appeal to help Wingate Centre near Nantwich

Staff at a children’s centre near Nantwich are appealing for the donation of soft toys for Christmas. The Wingate Centre in Wrenbury gives out thousands of toys to children who stay at the centre throughout the year.

Visitor attractions near Nantwich scoop Marketing Cheshire awards

Visitor attractions near Nantwich scoop Marketing Cheshire awards

Attractions near Nantwich are celebrating after scooping top prizes at the Marketing Cheshire 2012 annual awards. The Yew Tree Inn, in Bunbury, won the Tourism Pub of the Year, while nearby Peckforton Castle (pictured) was crowned Hotel of the Year.

Two dairy workers scoop awards at Nantwich’s Reaseheath College

Two dairy workers scoop awards at Nantwich’s Reaseheath College

Two dairy technologists in Nantwich are the cream of the crop after completing a second year of their Reaseheath College foundation degree. Kirsty MacDonald, of Robert Wiseman Dairies, was selected as best practical student while Kelly Dearn, a Dairy Crest employee, was chosen as best academic student.

Environment Agency places River Weaver in Nantwich on Flood Warning

Environment Agency places River Weaver in Nantwich on Flood Warning

The River Weaver in Nantwich has been placed on Flood Warning by the Environment Agency. Persistent and heavy rain for several days has seen river levels rise as it flows from the A51 near Reaseheath through the town to Shrewbridge Lodge and Nantwich Lake.

Willaston parents fight to save free bus service to Malbank School

Willaston parents fight to save free bus service to Malbank School

Parents in Willaston are fighting to save a free bus service which carries pupils from the village to Malbank School. Cheshire East Council has identified a “walking route” which they say could mean the withdrawal of free transport.