Archive for November, 2018

Crewe welcomes Christmas with a Lumen light fantastic

Crewe welcomes Christmas with a Lumen light fantastic

By Jonathan White
The festive season began in Crewe with the town’s Lumen Christmas Lights switch-on and a winter fairy story projected onto Municipal Building.

The event featured a lantern parade led by Spark! – a street show with drumming and dancing to a kaleidoscopic lighting design – from Lyceum Square to Memorial Square.

November 24, 2018
Live music Christmas concert set for St Mary’s Church Nantwich

Live music Christmas concert set for St Mary’s Church Nantwich

A live music ‘Step into Christmas’ concert will take place on Saturday December 1 at St Mary’s Church in Nantwich.

The concert will feature Crewe Brass, European mezzo soprano Emma Brown, and Acton CE Primary Academy Choir, accompanied by Lydia Price on piano.

November 23, 2018
Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

By Stephen Topping
Seven sticking points in Cheshire are being highlighted on HS2 Ltd’s to-do list – but a leading opponent says it is nothing more than a ‘marketing tool’

The company behind the project came under fire from Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury, for failing to provide visual designs of the planned rolling stock depot in Wimboldsley, between Winsford and Nantwich.

November 23, 2018
Weston Winter Wonderland set for launch in aid of Donna Louise Hospice

Weston Winter Wonderland set for launch in aid of Donna Louise Hospice

Big-hearted Graham Witter is ready to launch another Weston Winter Wonderland in memory of his tragic sister Jessica.

Graham spends weeks preparing the family farm in Weston with thousands of Christmas lights and decorations, before opening to the public.

November 23, 2018
Network Rail to close busy Nantwich level crossing for nine days

Network Rail to close busy Nantwich level crossing for nine days

The level crossing on busy Newcastle Road in Nantwich is to close for nine days to allow for repairs.

Network Rail has given advance warning of the closure which will be in place from January 5 to 14.

November 22, 2018
Man, 23, charged with manslaughter over death of Audlem dad

Man, 23, charged with manslaughter over death of Audlem dad

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Audlem have charged a 23-year-old man with manslaughter.

Samuel Thorpe, of Annions Lane in Wybunbury, is due to appear before Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Thursday December 20.

November 22, 2018
Woman, 72, robbed at cash machine outside supermarket in Crewe

Woman, 72, robbed at cash machine outside supermarket in Crewe

A 72-year-old pensioner was robbed at a cash machine outside a supermarket in Crewe, police say.

The victim was withdrawing money from an ATM outside Morrison’s on Dunwoody Way when she was approached from behind by an unknown man.

November 22, 2018
Christmas Party in memory of Nantwich youngster Elle Morris

Christmas Party in memory of Nantwich youngster Elle Morris

A special Christmas party in memory of tragic Nantwich youngster Elle Morris will help raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The event is being staged by Elle’s mum Becky Whitfield and friends almost a year after Elle’s last day at home before returning to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

November 22, 2018
Seven Nantwich footbridges over River Weaver receive £98,000 overhaul

Seven Nantwich footbridges over River Weaver receive £98,000 overhaul

Seven footbridges over the River Weaver in Nantwich have been spruced up Cheshire East Council in a £98,000 project.

The scheme aimed to boost the network of walking routes for residents, visitors and shoppers in the town.

November 21, 2018
South Cheshire music venue to be demolished for five-storey car park

South Cheshire music venue to be demolished for five-storey car park

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A South Cheshire music venue will be demolished as part of plans to build a five-storey car park close to Crewe railway station.

Cheshire East Council’s strategic planning board has given the green light for a 243-space car park to be built behind the locally-listed Royal Hotel, in Nantwich Road – complete with a car wash.

November 21, 2018
Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith realises dream of BTCC signing

Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith realises dream of BTCC signing

Nantwich racer Rob Smith has realised his lifelong dream after being signed to drive in the 2019 British Touring Car Championships (BTCC).

The Bentley Motors worker was today confirmed as the first driver for Excelr8 motorsport squad for the 2019 season.

November 21, 2018
Farm worker seriously injured in tractor incident in Burland, Nantwich

Farm worker seriously injured in tractor incident in Burland, Nantwich

A man was seriously injured after being trapped underneath a tractor at a farm in Burland near Nantwich.

The man had to be rescued in a major fire service operation at the scene off the A534 Wrexham Road.

November 21, 2018
Nantwich pub’s new boss is on track for success

Nantwich pub’s new boss is on track for success

The new boss of The Globe pub in Nantwich is on the right track to make it a success – after he spent 18 years working on the railways!

Andrew McCall has stepped in to keep the popular hostelry on Audlem Road going after the previous tenants left after 10 years in charge.

November 20, 2018