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Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

High winds from Storm Doris are causing havoc across Cheshire today, emergency services have warned.

Cheshire Police have received an unprecedented number of calls relating to the storm from 9am today (February 23).

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.

Christie Hospital charity event at The Lamb in Willaston

Christie Hospital charity event at The Lamb in Willaston

A fund-raiser craft event will be staged in Willaston to help raise cash for the Christie cancer hospital.

The event will be held in the conservatory of The Lamb, on Wistaston Road, Willaston, on Thursday November 24 from 4.30pm-7pm.

November 20, 2016 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Willaston van driver killed in A500 crash at Barthomley named by police

Willaston van driver killed in A500 crash at Barthomley named by police

A Willaston man killed in the A500 crash at Barthomley, has been named as 31-year-old Neil Dey.

A van and a HGV collided on the road between the M6 and the roundabout for the Shavington bypass.

November 8, 2016 0 comments Incident, News, Village News, Willaston & Rope
New road crossing boosts safety on Rope Lane in Willaston

New road crossing boosts safety on Rope Lane in Willaston

Road safety campaigners in Willaston are celebrating after a new crossing was installed on busy Rope Lane.

Local councillors in Willaston and Rope have been fighting for the crossing for years.

Cheshire East axes Nantwich school bus service despite angry protests

Cheshire East axes Nantwich school bus service despite angry protests

A school bus service taking pupils from Willaston to Malbank in Nantwich is to be axed – despite vociferous protests by parents, teachers and councillors.

Cheshire East Council’s cabinet has upheld a previous decision to bring in a ‘walking route’ instead – which will take Willaston pupils over the London Road level crossing (pictured).

Willaston Primary Academy to stage firework extravaganza

Willaston Primary Academy to stage firework extravaganza

Willaston Primary is to stage a ‘firework extravaganza’ on Friday October 28.

The event will feature fairground rides as well as hot and cold refreshments, including hot dogs and burgers.

October 17, 2016 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Rope councillors take part in Winter clean up campaign

Rope councillors take part in Winter clean up campaign

Rope parish councillors teamed up to carry out a clean-up of the village.

Councillors agreed walkways like Evergreen Way needed the same attention given to gardens.

Rail fans enjoy Model Engineering Society day in Willaston

Rail fans enjoy Model Engineering Society day in Willaston

By Jonathan White
Rail fans were kept on track at the South Cheshire Model Engineering Society annual open day.

The free event took place at the society’s premises behind the Peacock Hotel, on Crewe Road, Willaston.

September 17, 2016 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Thousands line Nantwich streets to watch Tour of Britain

Thousands line Nantwich streets to watch Tour of Britain

Thousands of people young and old lined the streets of Nantwich to watch some of the world’s best cyclists in the Tour of Britain.

The third stage of the race passed down Crewe Road, Millstone Lane, Barony Road and out towards Reaseheath at lunchtime today (September 6).

Willaston club staff heartbroken after Elle Morris money stolen

Willaston club staff heartbroken after Elle Morris money stolen

Devastated fundraisers in Willaston who had cash for poorly Nantwich girl Elle Morris stolen, have started a JustGiving campaign to try and replace it.

Thieves broke in to Willaston Social Club and stole money raised to help the 10-year-old Wrenbury schoolgirl who is waiting for a double lung transplant.

Nantwich mum tells of A500 bridge ‘stones’ horror

Nantwich mum tells of A500 bridge ‘stones’ horror

A Nantwich mum and her two young children were left terrified when young thugs pelted her car with stones from a bridge over the A500.

The victim was driving along the dual carriageway by the former Old Horse Shoe at Willaston.

August 23, 2016 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Willaston & Rope
Dishwasher sparks blaze in Willaston home

Dishwasher sparks blaze in Willaston home

Fire crews tackled a blaze sparked by a dishwasher at a house on Balmoral Place, in Willaston.

The fire caused smoke logging to the property at around 2pm today (August 4).

August 4, 2016 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope