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Sound Primary School pupils land top scholarships

Sound Primary School pupils land top scholarships

Two talented pupils from a Nantwich primary have won scholarships to the region’s most prestigious schools.

Sound & District Primary pupil Anouska Bancks, 11, will be joining her 14-year-old sister, Anastasia at Ellesmere College in Shropshire in September.

August 21, 2015
Sound Primary pupil, 10, earns Cheshire cricket call-up

Sound Primary pupil, 10, earns Cheshire cricket call-up

A pupil from Sound and District Primary School is one of the youngest this year to be selected to play cricket for Cheshire under 11s.

Ten-year-old Ben Wright is a year younger than most of his team mates.

July 22, 2015
Nantwich man, 54, guilty of child sex charges jailed for 4 years

Nantwich man, 54, guilty of child sex charges jailed for 4 years

A Nantwich man has been jailed for more than four years after being found guilty of sexual behaviour involving a 15-year-old child.

Andrew Robinson, 54, from Broomhall, near Sound, was convicted on five counts of inappropriate conduct with a child under the age of 16.

July 2, 2015
Young pupils in Nantwich enjoy Bear Grylls outdoor adventure

Young pupils in Nantwich enjoy Bear Grylls outdoor adventure

More than 20 budding ‘Bear Grylls’ at a Nantwich primary school had a taste of the great outdoors to raise cash for charity.

The resourceful youngsters at Sound and District Primary School used tarpaulin, fabric, string, tape and cardboard to make their own shelters for the night.

June 29, 2015
Thousands gather to enjoy Town Sports at Barony Park

Thousands gather to enjoy Town Sports at Barony Park

Thousands of pupils and parents gathered at the Barony Park in Nantwich for another successful Town Sports event.

More than 30 primary schools across Crewe and Nantwich took part in the competition, now one of the highlights on the yearly calendar.

June 26, 2015
Council backs Nantwich headteachers over 18-rated video games letter

Council backs Nantwich headteachers over 18-rated video games letter

Council bosses have defended Nantwich headteachers for issuing a warning letter to parents about children playing 18-rated computer games.

The letter, sent by Nantwich Education Partnership, tells parents that they could be reported to police or social services if pupils reveal they are allowed to play adult-rated games.

April 1, 2015
Tributes paid to Nantwich farmer killed in slurry pit accident

Tributes paid to Nantwich farmer killed in slurry pit accident

Nantwich’s devastated farming community has paid tribute to Andrew Huntbach, who died after falling into a slurry pit.

Mr Huntbach was pulled clear of the pit by colleagues at Hollin Green Farm on Hollingreen Lane, between Aston and Audlem.

March 27, 2015
Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien to quit and take UN job

Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien to quit and take UN job

Eddisbury Conservative MP Stephen O’Brien is to step down and take up a top job at the United Nations.

Mr O’Brien, who has represented the constituency which includes many villages around Nantwich since 1999, will be in charge of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief at the UN.

March 10, 2015
Village roads included in highways investment schedule

Village roads included in highways investment schedule

Villagers and councillors in Willaston have welcomed re-surfacing plans on two key roads.

Wistaston Road and Wybunbury Road, two main routes through the village, will undergo work to repair potholes and uneven surfaces.

March 9, 2015
£218,000 lottery grant to fund Community Agents in Nantwich villages

£218,000 lottery grant to fund Community Agents in Nantwich villages

Cheshire Community Action has been awarded £218,000 over three years to provide more Community Agents for rural villages around Nantwich.

The Community Agent schemes aims to help those who don’t live near a town centre and find it hard to access services or the internet.

February 1, 2015
Nantwich headteacher issues feeder school warning over intake numbers

Nantwich headteacher issues feeder school warning over intake numbers

A headteacher in Nantwich has warned that feeder school pupils may not be guaranteed a place in future because of pressure on admission numbers.

Andrew Cliffe, who runs Brine Leas Academy, is having to raise their normal year 7 entry figure of 215 to 240 – resulting in two extra classes.

January 29, 2015
Sound village school in Nantwich one of best in country

Sound village school in Nantwich one of best in country

Staff and students at Sound and District Primary are celebrating after SATS results put the school among the best in the country.

The school, on Whitchurch Road in Sound near Nantwich, is in the top 14% of all primary schools in Britain for all subjects.

January 28, 2015
Councillors advised to reject controversial Hack Green travellers site

Councillors advised to reject controversial Hack Green travellers site

Planners have recommended a controversial bid to turn former Hack Green RAF camp near Nantwich into a large-scale site for travelling families, is rejected.

The plan is to create nine large plots on the site off Coole Lane in Austerson, for showpeople families to live and store fairground equipment.

January 20, 2015