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Thunderstorms create spectacular lightning show above Nantwich

Thunderstorms create spectacular lightning show above Nantwich

Nantwich residents were treated to a rare spectacular lightning show as a huge thunderstorm rocked the skies above the town.

These incredible images taken by Paul Compton capture lightning strikes above the rooftops of some Nantwich homes.

August 12, 2020
Reaseheath College graduate helps shape future of Chester Zoo

Reaseheath College graduate helps shape future of Chester Zoo

A Zoo Management graduate from University Centre Reaseheath in Nantwich has been appointed Vice Chair of Chester Zoo’s new Youth Board.

Felix Rowan-Young and fellow board members, selected for their enthusiasm and dedication, will help shape the future direction of the famous zoo and develop its appeal to teenagers and young adults.

August 11, 2020
Cheshire East Council unveils nine new walking/cycling schemes

Cheshire East Council unveils nine new walking/cycling schemes

Cheshire East Council has unveiled its first nine walking and cycling schemes to boost Covid-19 recovery – but none are in Nantwich.

The schemes are the first active travel projects to support the borough through the pandemic.

August 10, 2020
South Cheshire couple in hospital after e-cigarette sparks house fire

South Cheshire couple in hospital after e-cigarette sparks house fire

A South Cheshire couple ended up in hospital after a fire in their home was sparked by a charging e-cigarette.

Jennifer Brown, 35, and Scot Washington, 34, suffered smoke inhalation after managing to extinguish the fire in an upstairs bedroom in their house in Crewe.

August 10, 2020
Tributes to Nantwich market trader who retires after 30 years

Tributes to Nantwich market trader who retires after 30 years

Tributes have been paid to a Nantwich Market trader who has called it a day after 30 years working at the market.

Mary Faulkner has run a knitting stall in the market hall in the town since 1987.

August 9, 2020
Cheshire East Council will NOT appeal Sec of State decision to allow Muller scheme in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council will NOT appeal Sec of State decision to allow Muller scheme in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council will NOT appeal a controversial decision by the Secretary of State to allow a massive housing development in Stapeley, Nantwich.

It means Muller Properties are now allowed to build phase one of their proposed “Nantwich South” development.

August 7, 2020
M&Co store in Nantwich saved in company restructure

M&Co store in Nantwich saved in company restructure

M&Co’s store in Nantwich is one of more than 200 to be saved following a financial restructure aimed at preserving more than 2,200 jobs.

The company, which has had a presence in the town for over 25 years, appointed administrators in April as the coronavirus outbreak forced the closure of most UK retailers for almost four months.

August 6, 2020
Free cycling training for children launched by Cheshire East

Free cycling training for children launched by Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council is offering free training to children looking to increase their confidence cycling on roads.

The sessions – which will run for two weeks at Cumberland Arena in Crewe and Macclesfield Leisure Centre on Priory Lane – start on Monday August 17.

August 5, 2020
Nantwich to get “fastest broadband speeds in Europe” says Openreach

Nantwich to get “fastest broadband speeds in Europe” says Openreach

Openreach has outlined plans to make ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable full fibre broadband available to homes and businesses in Nantwich and other Cheshire towns.

August 5, 2020
More than 30 Nantwich outlets join Eat Out to Help Out scheme

More than 30 Nantwich outlets join Eat Out to Help Out scheme

By Jonathan White
More than 30 Nantwich cafes, pubs and restaurants are taking part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ government scheme to boost their trade as lockdown eases.

August 1, 2020
Barony Park fence will not stop unauthorised access, admits council

Barony Park fence will not stop unauthorised access, admits council

Fencing around Barony Park in Nantwich is more aimed at enhancing the site and may not prevent unauthorised access, a council chief admitted today.

The comments come after a small group of travellers (pictured) were able to gain access to the park at the weekend, despite the new fencing being erected around the perimeter.

July 28, 2020
Former Residence venue to re-open as The Townhouse Nantwich

Former Residence venue to re-open as The Townhouse Nantwich

The former Residence restaurant and bar venue on Mill Street is to re-open as The Townhouse Nantwich.

New owners announced last night (July 26) that the outlet would be open late Summer 2020, but few details have been released so far.

July 27, 2020
Cheshire East Council to restart FlexiLink and Shopmobility services

Cheshire East Council to restart FlexiLink and Shopmobility services

Cheshire East Council is to restart its FlexiLink bus and Shopmobility services from August 3.

There will be new safety measures and restrictions to ensure the risks of spreading Covid-19 are minimised.

July 24, 2020