Human Interest

Ex Brine Leas student stars in Big Brother series

Ex Brine Leas student stars in Big Brother series

A former Brine Leas School pupil is starring in the latest series of Big Brother on Channel 5. Young entrepreneur Harry Blake (pictured), from Hunsterson, near Nantwich, entered the house last week for the new series. The 23-year-old is the second person from the town to star in the show which attracts millions of viewers, following in the footsteps of[Read More…]

September 14, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Holly Holy Day organisers’ plea to secure future

Holly Holy Day organisers’ plea to secure future

The future of Holly Holy Day celebrations in Nantwich could be in doubt after next year’s event, organisers warned today. The re-enactment of the Battle of Nantwich celebrates its 40th anniversary when it takes place on January 21 next year.

September 13, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Man and dog to complete 100-mile challenge for Cheshire SAR

Man and dog to complete 100-mile challenge for Cheshire SAR

A man and his dog will be completing a gruelling 100-mile course around Cheshire to raise money for the county’s search and rescue team. Dominique Shrubb (pictured) has been training for six months for the challenge which will see him cycle 64 miles, run 26 miles and kayak 10 miles.

September 13, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
RSPCA inspector’s 1,500-mile run for Stapeley Grange

RSPCA inspector’s 1,500-mile run for Stapeley Grange

An RSPCA inspector is to run an amazing 1,500 miles across South Africa to raise money for Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich. Emma Timmis (pictured), 27, who recently became a fully-fledged RSPCA inspector, hopes to raise at least £15,000 for the RSPCA centre on London Road. Emma, of Sandbach, starts on Saturday October 8, running 25 miles a day[Read More…]

September 9, 2011 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Record entries for Wistaston duck and boat race

Record entries for Wistaston duck and boat race

A record 900 ducks took part in the 16th Charity Duck Race and Children’s Model Boat Race in Wistaston. The event, held at the Joey the Swan Recreation ground, attracted hundreds of onlookers.

September 9, 2011 0 comments Human Interest
Top poet Tony Walsh to perform at Nantwich Library

Top poet Tony Walsh to perform at Nantwich Library

Nantwich Library will celebrate National Poetry Day with an exclusive show by one of the UK’s most renowned performance poets Tony Walsh – AKA Longfella. Tony (pictured) is a “true giant” of the performance poetry scene while performing everywhere from The British Library to The Glastonbury Festival.

September 9, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Childminder drop-in event at Nantwich Children’s Centre

Childminder drop-in event at Nantwich Children’s Centre

Registered childminders in Nantwich will get a chance to meet Cheshire East Council’s family information service later this month. During the session at Nantwich Children’s Centre (pictured), childminders can learn how to promote themselves by providing a list of their services, like school pick-ups in a certain geographical area.

September 8, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Campaigners fight Stapeley 1,300 home plans

Campaigners fight Stapeley 1,300 home plans

Campaigners fighting to prevent more housing development in the Stapeley area of Nantwich have launched a new website to encourage others to join the protest. The site, www.protectstapeley.org.uk, highlights fears over potential development of 1,300 homes on land between Broad Lane, London Road,  Peter De Stapleigh Way, and the bridleway known as Deadman’s Lane.

September 7, 2011 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Memorial for six men killed by German bomb in Nantwich

Memorial for six men killed by German bomb in Nantwich

A memorial is to be erected in honour of six men killed while disarming German bombs in a field near Nantwich. The men, from the Royal Engineers, had safely disarmed three of the bombs found close to Alvaston Hall, Nantwich.

September 6, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
TV vet Steve Leonard appears at Nantwich Museum event

TV vet Steve Leonard appears at Nantwich Museum event

By Claire Faulkner Popular TV vet Steve Leonard gave a talk at Nantwich Museum about the plight of the orang-utans. Steve (pictured, centre), has experience of working with the animals in Borneo and spoke about the importance of conservation in protecting them.

September 6, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Over £3,000 donated to Oxfam Bookshop in Nantwich

Over £3,000 donated to Oxfam Bookshop in Nantwich

The Oxfam Bookshop in Nantwich has received an impressive £3,000 in donations for the Oxfam East Africa Appeal at the shop at 21 Pepper Street. And donations have ranged from large cheques to a small child bringing in her piggy-bank to the shop.

September 5, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Reaseheath College joins in Queens Park celebrations

Reaseheath College joins in Queens Park celebrations

Reaseheath College students and staff are joining in the Crewe Queens Park celebrations. The college is joining forces with Crewe and Nantwich Horticulture Society to present a local produce and activities show, including demonstrations.

September 3, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, News
Suspected Weil’s Disease case linked to River Weaver

Suspected Weil’s Disease case linked to River Weaver

Exclusive Doctors are probing a suspected human case of the potentially deadly disease leptospirosis, thought to have been contracted in the River Weaver in Nantwich. It’s believed a patient in intensive care at Leighton Hospital has displayed symptoms of the condition, also known as Weil’s Disease.

September 1, 2011 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News