Archive for December, 2018

Crewe and Nantwich bar firm to raffle off Buzzcocks guitar in aid of Foodbank

Crewe and Nantwich bar firm to raffle off Buzzcocks guitar in aid of Foodbank

South Cheshire bar firm Beer Dock is raffling off a signed guitar of the late Pete Shelley, to raise funds for local Foodbanks.

Sam McGarrigle, who runs Beer Dock with shops in Crewe and Nantwich, remembered he had the guitar stored away after Buzzcocks frontman Shelley died aged 63 last week.

December 12, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
St Luke’s Hospice to run Christmas Trees recycling fundraiser

St Luke’s Hospice to run Christmas Trees recycling fundraiser

Green-minded residents in Nantwich and Crewe are throwing their support behind the annual campaign to recycle Christmas Trees in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

Registrations for the annual Christmas Tree Collection are now open.

Man trapped in car wreckage after A51 smash in Nantwich

Man trapped in car wreckage after A51 smash in Nantwich

A man had to be cut free from wreckage after an accident on the busy A51 in Nantwich.

The accident happened on the stretch of road near to the Alvaston roundabout at around 5.30pm last night (December 11)

December 12, 2018 0 comments Incident, News
Nantwich methodist swaps gifts for £660 dementia appeal funds

Nantwich methodist swaps gifts for £660 dementia appeal funds

Big-hearted Nantwich methodist Richard Fox swapped his birthday gifts for donations – and raised £660 for the dementia appeal.

Richard, a member of Nantwich Broad Lane Methodist Chapel, decided to ask his friends and family to donate to the “Everybody Knows Somebody – dementia appeal” instead of buying him birthday presents.

December 12, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Health, News
Nantwich pupils stage Bake Off contest in aid of charity

Nantwich pupils stage Bake Off contest in aid of charity

Pupils in Nantwich cooked up a great idea to raise funds for charity when they staged their own Great British Bake Off contest!

Young bakers at Highfields Academy wowed judges with a stunning array of painstakingly decorated cakes and biscuits.

December 12, 2018 0 comments Charity news, News, Schools & Colleges
Motor racing star Tom Oliphant signs for champions West Surrey Racing

Motor racing star Tom Oliphant signs for champions West Surrey Racing

Tarporley motor racing star Tom Oliphant has secured one of the most coveted seats on the British Touring Car Championship grid for 2019.

Oliphant has signed with reigning champions West Surrey Racing for his second season in the biggest race series in the UK.

December 12, 2018 0 comments Other sports, Sport
Bloodwise charity benefits from new Nantwich business donation

Bloodwise charity benefits from new Nantwich business donation

By Jonathan White
A Nantwich businesswoman has donated £385 to leukaemia charity Bloodwise.

Liz Parkin from Bluebell Beauty has presented the cheque to Liz and Mike Boffey, South Cheshire representatives of Bloodwise.

December 11, 2018 0 comments Business, Business
Four teenage Crewe boys punished for bringing misery to residents

Four teenage Crewe boys punished for bringing misery to residents

Four teenage boys from Crewe who brought misery to the lives of residents have been punished for their actions.

The 15-year-old ringleader of the group, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been sentenced to four months at a youth detention and training centre.

December 11, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Review: Fawlty Towers Dining Experience, Crewe Lyceum

Review: Fawlty Towers Dining Experience, Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
I’ve been a fan of Fawlty Towers for as long as I can remember.

So, when the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to attend the Fawlty Towers dining experience at Crewe Lyceum.

December 11, 2018 0 comments Theatre Reviews, What's On & Reviews
Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Cheshire East are stepping up the fight to change the way the local authority is run.

Thousands of residents have already signed a petition launched by the group, which includes long-serving Nantwich North and West Cllr Arthur Moran.

December 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
St Mary’s Church in Acton hosts Christmas Festival

St Mary’s Church in Acton hosts Christmas Festival

By Jonathan White
Visitors to Acton were wowed by a three-day “Christmas Festival” at the village’s St Mary’s Church.

The opening day featured a guest appearance from Father Christmas and a Christmas medley performance by Acton CE Primary Academy choir in the afternoon, followed by a Christmas music concert with TheFunkyChoir.com

December 10, 2018 0 comments Acton, Village News
Crewe & Nantwich RUFC 1sts beat Telford 38-0 for fourth consecutive victory

Crewe & Nantwich RUFC 1sts beat Telford 38-0 for fourth consecutive victory

Crewe and Nantwich RUFC 1sts made it four consecutive league wins when they trounced Telford in torrential rain.

A spilled catch from the kick off put Crewe under pressure and they spent the first ten minutes defending their line.

December 10, 2018 0 comments Rugby, Sport
Vandalised garden gnomes in Wistaston are back home for Christmas

Vandalised garden gnomes in Wistaston are back home for Christmas

By Jonathan White
Cheeky garden gnomes in Wistaston who were targeted by vandals, have made a triumphant return to the village.

Residents were furious when popular pensioner Laurence Perry had 25 of his gnomes smashed or stolen from his Westfield Drive garden and land at the front of his property.

December 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Village News, Wistaston