Human Interest

Nantwich Market traders in running to be UK’s number one!

Nantwich Market traders in running to be UK’s number one!

These Nantwich market traders are hoping to raise a toast as the best in the UK at national awards later this month.

Nantwich Market has already been named as one of the top 10 in the country.

January 22, 2020
Weston Christmas Light Display raises £32,540 for hospice

Weston Christmas Light Display raises £32,540 for hospice

The award-winning Weston Christmas Light Display has raised an incredible £32,540 for the Donna Louise Hospice.

The popular display, put together by Graham Witter in memory of his sister, shone bright once again throughout December attracting thousands of visitors.

January 22, 2020
Rare Queen Anne bowl to be auctioned in Nantwich

Rare Queen Anne bowl to be auctioned in Nantwich

A rare silver bowl, assayed in the year of Queen Anne’s coronation, will be sold at auction in Nantwich.

The bowl, pictured, was discovered at a Cheshire property, will feature in the Peter Wilson Fine & Classic Interiors Auction taking place on Thursday March 12.

January 22, 2020
Wrenbury mum and salon owner back young cancer victims charity

Wrenbury mum and salon owner back young cancer victims charity

A young mum who suffered cancer as a child has teamed up with a Nantwich hairdresser to support a charity providing real hair wigs to children going through the same harrowing ordeal.

January 21, 2020
Company pleads guilty after Nantwich man loses thumb in accident

Company pleads guilty after Nantwich man loses thumb in accident

A company where a Nantwich man and former professional footballer lost a thumb in an industrial accident, has pleaded guilty in court.

Tony Gallimore, originally from Nantwich, was badly injured in the incident at the Seachill factory in Grimsby, where he lives after retiring from football.

January 21, 2020
Nantwich Town Council seek public views on Civic Hall plans

Nantwich Town Council seek public views on Civic Hall plans

Town councillors are seeking views of Nantwich residents over its plans for a £200,000 extension of the Civic Hall.

The proposals, as revealed by Nantwich News earlier this month, include extending the rear of the hall.

January 21, 2020
Women’s projects in South Cheshire receive funding boost

Women’s projects in South Cheshire receive funding boost

Six grassroots women’s projects in Cheshire have received a major funding boost with grants worth more than £44,000.

The projects will receive grants of between £5,000 – £10,000, including two in South Cheshire, Motherwell and CVS Cheshire East.

January 20, 2020
Team Lewis Trust to stage Valentine’s Ball in Hough youngster’s memory

Team Lewis Trust to stage Valentine’s Ball in Hough youngster’s memory

A Valentine’s Ball is to be staged in memory of brave Hough youngster Lewis Crossley, who died aged seven.

The Team Lewis Trust charity plans to host the event on February 14 at the Bet365 Stadium.

January 20, 2020
Almost 1,400 attend first Nantwich Vegan Fair

Almost 1,400 attend first Nantwich Vegan Fair

Almost 1,400 people packed out the first ever Nantwich Vegan Fair yesterday (January 18).

The event, at the Civic Hall, had more than 60 stalls and included talks and workshops.

January 19, 2020
New Assistant Chief Constable appointed by Cheshire Police

New Assistant Chief Constable appointed by Cheshire Police

Cheshire Police have appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable after Jenny Sims joined the force.

She will oversee the Operations Portfolio – which includes local policing and partnerships, uniformed operations, roads policing and the force control centre.

January 19, 2020
Town gears up for Battle of Nantwich re-enactment

Town gears up for Battle of Nantwich re-enactment

Thousands are expected to line the town centre streets for the annual ‘Battle of Nantwich’ next Saturday, writes Jonathan White.

For more than 40 years the troops of The Sealed Knot have gathered in Nantwich to re-enact the battle that took place in 1644.

January 18, 2020
Nantwich Food Festival WILL go ahead after CEC car parks agreement

Nantwich Food Festival WILL go ahead after CEC car parks agreement

Nantwich Food Festival WILL go ahead as planned in 2020 after organisers reached agreement with Cheshire East Council over use of its car parks.

A cloud had been hanging over the festival after it emerged in December that Cheshire East had stalled on talks to use its key sites, Love Lane and Bowling Green car parks.

January 16, 2020
Cheshire East children’s services faces budget cut despite “requiring improvement”

Cheshire East children’s services faces budget cut despite “requiring improvement”

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council children’s services could face a £167,000 budget cut – despite a recent Ofsted report saying it “requires improvement to be good”.

The proposed budget cut for “early help” children’s support in 2021-22 will not affect front-line services, councillors have been told.

January 14, 2020