Wistaston

Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Defiant pensioner Laurence Perry’s mooning gnomes are still enjoying the limelight in Wistaston – despite threats from highways chiefs to have them removed.

Laurence has moved one of the gnomes a few feet from the roadside at Westfield Drive/Park Drive junction into the flower border.

Wistaston Rose Queen raises more than £5,000 for Diabetes UK

Wistaston Rose Queen raises more than £5,000 for Diabetes UK

Retiring Wistaston Rose Queen Emma Horne has presented a cheque to Diabetes UK for more than £5,000.

Emma, 15, who was crowned Rose Queen in June 2016, raised an amazing £5,121 through various activities over the past 12 months.

July 23, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Wistaston mooning gnomes row sparks UK campaign to save cheeky chaps

Wistaston mooning gnomes row sparks UK campaign to save cheeky chaps

Gardening fans across the UK have launched a campaign to save Wistaston’s mooning gnomes after the village rumpus hit national headlines.

Thousands of readers have clamoured for a Cheshire East Council climb-down after it demanded gardener Laurence Perry remove his two gnomes baring their bottoms

Village gardener’s cheeky gnomes cause rumpus in Wistaston

Village gardener’s cheeky gnomes cause rumpus in Wistaston

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Green-fingered Laurence Perry’s cheeky garden gnomes have sparked a rumpus in Wistaston – and a council letter threatening action!

Laurence, who has helped transform derelict council land in the village for the last four years, added the gnomes baring their bottoms as part of colourful displays on grass verges.

Wimbledon-themed charity tennis event set for Wistaston

Wimbledon-themed charity tennis event set for Wistaston

By Jonathan White
A Wimbledon themed charity tennis tournament takes place at Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club this Sunday.

The Club’s two courts are located behind the Wistaston Memorial Hall & Community Centre on Church Lane in Wistaston.

July 12, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Wistaston Garden Party to raise funds for Diabetes UK

Wistaston Garden Party to raise funds for Diabetes UK

A Wistaston couple are to stage their popular annual Garden Party to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Sheena and Ken Sambrook, of the Crewe and South Cheshire Local Group of Diabetes UK , are opening up their garden on July 12.

June 27, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

Wistaston man jailed for importing child sex doll in first such UK case

A Wistaston man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has been jailed in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the UK.

Andrew Dobson, 49, of Merrivale Road, was jailed after pleading guilty at Chester Crown Court to one count of importing an indecent object, two counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possessing indecent images of children.

Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

Teenage man badly beaten by gang in Wistaston attack, say police

An 18-year-old was set upon and badly beaten by a gang as he walked through Joey the Swan park in Wistaston, police say.

Detectives from Crewe Local Policing Unit are appealing for information after the serious assault.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Village News, Wistaston
Nantwich Young Farmers Acton performance raises £6,000 for charities

Nantwich Young Farmers Acton performance raises £6,000 for charities

By Jonathan White
A play by Nantwich Young Farmers Club at Acton Parish Hall has helped raise more than £6,000 for local causes.

The ‘Dick Whittington’ production has benefited charities including Bloodwise  and the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Acton, Village News, Wistaston
Wistaston Village Fete pulls in hundreds of families

Wistaston Village Fete pulls in hundreds of families

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of villagers donned their hats and sun cream to enjoy the Wistaston Village Fete.

The annual event is organised by the Wistaston Community Council at Wistaston Church Lane Academy.

June 20, 2017 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Nantwich and Crewe families caught up in Manchester Arena terrorist horror

Nantwich and Crewe families caught up in Manchester Arena terrorist horror

Nantwich and Crewe families caught up in the terrorist attack in Manchester which killed more than 20 people, spoke of their horror today.

Police say 22 people were killed and 59 injured in the suspected suicide bomb attack at the Manchester Arena last night at the end of the Ariana Grande concert.

May 23, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News, Wistaston
Willaston family to stage fashion show in memory of tragic daughter

Willaston family to stage fashion show in memory of tragic daughter

A Willaston family who’s daughter died from a heart defect aged just 22, are to stage a fund-raising Fashion Show in her memory to try and save other lives.

Funds raised will go towards the Ceri Palmer (nee Howells) Memorial Fund and help pay for heart screenings of young people.

April 27, 2017 3 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Wistaston
Cocaine gang from Wistaston and Crewe jailed for 65 years

Cocaine gang from Wistaston and Crewe jailed for 65 years

An organised crime gang from Crewe and Wistaston involved in the supply of cocaine has been jailed for almost 65 years.

The 13 men were members of a gang who had been flooding the streets of Crewe with the drug.