Human Interest

Cheshire East seeks funding help for Nantwich CCTV cameras

Cheshire East seeks funding help for Nantwich CCTV cameras

The future of Nantwich’s CCTV service could be in doubt unless the town council contributes. Nantwich Town councillors have been told by Cheshire East Council they may have to pay up to £26,000 if they want a full service to remain in place.

February 12, 2013
Ex BBC psychic to stage Nantwich Civic Hall show

Ex BBC psychic to stage Nantwich Civic Hall show

The BBC’s former psychic medium is staging a live show in Nantwich later this month. Mike King has travelled around the world in his work as a psychic and is now staging a series of shows in Cheshire.

February 12, 2013
Nantwich Police to hold surgery and bike marking days

Nantwich Police to hold surgery and bike marking days

Nantwich Police are holding two events in the next few days in the town square. A Police Surgery will be held on the square this Thursday February 14 between 10am and 2pm.

February 12, 2013
Wistaston Parish Council stages packed annual civic service

Wistaston Parish Council stages packed annual civic service

By Jonathan White Villagers packed into St Mary’s Church in Wistaston for its annual civic service. The event was organised by Wistaston Parish Council, and guests included Mayor and Mayoress of Cheshire East, Cllr George Walton and wife Veronica.

February 11, 2013
Nantwich Museum given grant for website project with Brine Leas

Nantwich Museum given grant for website project with Brine Leas

Nantwich Museum has won a Sustainable Improvement Fund grant to help pay for a new website. The site, “Nantwich Museum Online”, will help the Pillory Street venue reach a wider audience through digital media.

February 11, 2013
Nantwich councillor backs deferral of 240-homes plan at Marsh Lane

Nantwich councillor backs deferral of 240-homes plan at Marsh Lane

A Nantwich town councillor has welcomed moves to defer a decision on a 240-homes proposal for greenfield land off Marsh Lane. Cllr Arthur Moran (left) spoke out against the Gladman Developments proposals at a Cheshire East Council strategic planning board.

February 9, 2013
Nantwich shop owner in the picture for framing award

Nantwich shop owner in the picture for framing award

A Nantwich trader put himself in the picture for a top accolade – as a Guild Commended framer! Mark Gee, who runs Art of Framing shop in Pillory Street, has passed the professional qualification that recognises excellence in craftsmanship and service.

February 8, 2013
Battle of Trafalgar medal to sell for £16,000 at Nantwich auction

Battle of Trafalgar medal to sell for £16,000 at Nantwich auction

A medal awarded to a Royal Marine who fought in the famous Battle of Trafalgar, could sell for £16,000 at a Nantwich auction. The Naval General Service Medal 1793 -1840, awarded to Thomas Durnell, goes under the hammer at Peter Wilson on Market Street.

February 8, 2013
Planners back 240-homes proposal for Queen’s Drive in Nantwich

Planners back 240-homes proposal for Queen’s Drive in Nantwich

Council planners look set to give a 240-home development on land in Nantwich the green light, despite objections. Gladman Developments want to build on land off Queen’s Drive, along with a children’s play area and convenience store.

February 6, 2013
Millfields Primary pupils bury 100-year time capsule at Nantwich school

Millfields Primary pupils bury 100-year time capsule at Nantwich school

The new Children’s Minister Edward Timpson joined in the celebrations as a Nantwich primary school buried a time capsule. The Crewe & Nantwich MP was invited by Millfields Primary and Nursery on Marsh Lane to bury the capsule to be opened in 100 years.

February 5, 2013
Nantwich Museum staff prepare for Pancake Day

Nantwich Museum staff prepare for Pancake Day

Staff at Nantwich Museum are flat out preparing for Shrove Tuesday! The Pillory Street venue is staging special Pancake Day sessions to help celebrate the annual event on February 12.

February 4, 2013
Warning over HS2 impact for South Cheshire local rail lines

Warning over HS2 impact for South Cheshire local rail lines

A link to the planned HS2 railway has been welcomed by a South Cheshire rail passenger group boss. But John Coult, acting chair of the Crewe and Shrewsbury Passenger Association (CASPA), also warned against it overshadowing local rail improvements.

February 4, 2013
Nantwich Town press officer lands job at Premier League Sunderland

Nantwich Town press officer lands job at Premier League Sunderland

A key player for Nantwich Town has landed himself a Premier League transfer to Sunderland! Dabbers press officer Ashley Houghton, who has served the club for two years, has secured a dream job in the media department at the Stadium of Light.

February 2, 2013