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Nantwich canal to stage Doggy-Do-Dahs mass walking event

Nantwich canal to stage Doggy-Do-Dahs mass walking event

Dogs and their owners are being invited to join a mass morning dog walk along the Shropshire Union Canal in Nantwich on February 17.

The free Doggy-Do-Dahs event, from 10.30am, is being organised by the Canal & River Trust, the charity which oversees 2,000 miles of canals across England and Wales.

RSPCA warning after cygnet killed in boat propeller on Nantwich canal

RSPCA warning after cygnet killed in boat propeller on Nantwich canal

The RSPCA is warning people to be wary of wildlife when on a boat after a cygnet was killed by a propeller on a Nantwich canal

The injured and distressed cygnet was found by a member of the public with its skin ripped away, on the canal near to Barbridge Marina, Nantwich
(WARNING: Article contains graphic image)

Canal fans treated to Historic Boats gathering in Audlem

Canal fans treated to Historic Boats gathering in Audlem

By Jonathan White
Canal fanatics were treated to a rare gathering of historic boats in Audlem as part of the Festival of Transport in the village.

Around 40 historic and colourful ex-working narrow boats were moored along the bottom three lock pounds of the Audlem flight of locks on the Shropshire Union Canal.

August 4, 2017 0 comments Village News
Willaston dad completes 5-marathon challenge in aid of Bloodwise

Willaston dad completes 5-marathon challenge in aid of Bloodwise

Family and friends stepped out for a Willaston dad to complete a five-marathon challenge and raise funds in memory of his dad.

Paul Dean, 36, organised the 130-mile adventure in a 24-hour period in aid of Bloodwise, formerly Leukaemia Research.

July 4, 2017 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich put their backs into their latest exam – by renovating a dilapidated canal building.

The students spent nine months on the project to revamp the site at Sykes Hollow, near Venetian Marina, as part of their 3rd year NVQ Level 3.

Aqueduct Marina secures Canal & River Trust workboats contract

Aqueduct Marina secures Canal & River Trust workboats contract

Canal & River Trust has awarded a contract to Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina to repair and refurbish five of its maintenance workboats.

And it’s hoped the arrangement will continue as a rolling programme of annual work.

May 22, 2017 0 comments Business, Business
Swan family settling in well on Nantwich River Weaver

Swan family settling in well on Nantwich River Weaver

These gorgeous pictures show Nantwich’s latest swan family are settling in nicely.

The family, nesting near the River Weaver, have been drawing plenty of attention after the three cygnets hatched in the last few days.

May 5, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
RSPCA launch probe after swan injured by shotgun in Cheshire

RSPCA launch probe after swan injured by shotgun in Cheshire

A swan was found on a South Cheshire canal peppered with shotgun and airgun pellets, the RSPCA has revealed.

The swan was found by a member of the public at Middlewich Canal and taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich.

February 25, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
Canal volunteers in Nantwich celebrate 100th work party

Canal volunteers in Nantwich celebrate 100th work party

Canal enthusiasts near Nantwich have celebrated a milestone in helping maintain South Cheshire’s waterways.

Members of the Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch Adopters (SUMBA) celebrated their 100th volunteer canal work party at Aqueduct Marina, Church Minshull.

November 22, 2016 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Ill woman treks 60 miles Nantwich-Llangollen for Dogs Trust

Ill woman treks 60 miles Nantwich-Llangollen for Dogs Trust

A woman has completed a 60-mile canal walk from Nantwich to Llangollen with her pet pooch to raise money for The Dog’s Trust.

Emma Husband and her dog Timo completed the trek over two days along the Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals.

August 22, 2016 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
South Cheshire mums join CIC group at Church Minshull marina

South Cheshire mums join CIC group at Church Minshull marina

Mums across South Cheshire took a break from their busy lives by cruising a Nantwich canal in a day’s retreat organised by Motherwell CIC.

Ten mums met at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina to board their hired barge for a day of relaxation and pampering.

Marina staff near Nantwich raise £2,000 for Crohns charity

Marina staff near Nantwich raise £2,000 for Crohns charity

Aqueduct Marina staff near Nantwich have presented more than £2,000 to the charity Crohns and Colitis UK.

Employees Julie Beedham and Coryn Lawton at the Church Minshull venue presented a cheque for £2015.73 to charity representatives Barry and Sue Flint.

September 23, 2015 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Fire crews and RSPCA rescue cow stranded in Nantwich canal

Fire crews and RSPCA rescue cow stranded in Nantwich canal

Fire crews from Nantwich teamed up with the RSPCA to rescue a cow stranded in a canal in Nantwich.

The animal was spotted in distress in the water off Wrexham Road in Burland.

September 22, 2015 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News