Human Interest

Friends pay tribute to Nantwich road crash victim

Friends pay tribute to Nantwich road crash victim

A driver who died in a car accident on Marsh Lane in Nantwich has been named locally as Rob Brereton, Mr Brereton’s wife Mandy was seriously injured in the accident when the car collided with a tree close to the junction with Queen’s Drive.

June 21, 2012 10 comments Human Interest, Incident, Latest, News
Wistaston Village Fete attracts hundreds despite rain

Wistaston Village Fete attracts hundreds despite rain

By Jonathan White Wistaston Village Fete attracted hundreds of people, despite it being held indoors for only the second time in its 32-year history. Rain forced the event organised by Wistaston Community Council indoors – but there was plenty of entertainment for the crowds.

Hundreds turn out for Wybunbury Pie Wakes despite the rain

Hundreds turn out for Wybunbury Pie Wakes despite the rain

Hundreds of people braved the rain to attend an historic annual event in a Nantwich village – the Wybunbury Pie Wakes. Nantwichnews writer Claire Faulkner joined the throngs, and took part in a tradition which dates back 200 years.

South Cheshire firm Happy Heritage big hit at Audlem festival

South Cheshire firm Happy Heritage big hit at Audlem festival

A South Cheshire company specialising in vintage events proved a big hit at the 12th Audlem Music and Arts Festival. Family-run Happy Heritage, based in Hankelow near Nantwich, introduced the a “Pop-Up 1920s Speakeasy” to the festival to give punters a taste of the roaring 20s.

June 15, 2012 0 comments Business, Human Interest, Latest
Canal artist stops off in Nantwich during “Year of the Boat” journey

Canal artist stops off in Nantwich during “Year of the Boat” journey

An artist travelling the UK’s canals has been in Nantwich for the latest stage of his “Year of the Boat” project. Rob Pointon, 29, gave shoppers a glimpse of his work when he painted in the heart of Nantwich town centre.

June 14, 2012 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, News
St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice Midnight Walk hailed a success

St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice Midnight Walk hailed a success

More than 1,000 women braved the floods to take part in the St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice 2012 Midnight Walk from Crewe to Nantwich. The 13-mile stroll should raise thousands of pounds for the hospice which helps hundreds of people across South Cheshire.

June 14, 2012 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, Latest
Parents offer son’s death crash car as Cheshire Show police exhibit

Parents offer son’s death crash car as Cheshire Show police exhibit

A smashed car in which a young man died will feature at the Cheshire Police exhibit at the Cheshire Show. The vehicle was being driven in the county when it left the road and hit a tree, killing the driver.

Nantwich charity champion meets the Royals at Buckingham Palace event

Nantwich charity champion meets the Royals at Buckingham Palace event

A Nantwich charity champion enjoyed a Royal day to remember at the Queen’s Garden Party in Buckingham Palace. Olwyn Payton was nominated in recognition of her charity and community work in Crewe and Nantwich.

June 8, 2012 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, Latest
Hundreds brave rain for Willaston Jubilee and Rose Queen Fete

Hundreds brave rain for Willaston Jubilee and Rose Queen Fete

By Jonathan White The rain didn’t dampen the Jubilee spirit as people turned out in their hundreds for the Willaston Jubilee and Rose Queen Fete. The event was staged on the Letty Spencer Playing Fields in Wybunbury Road, Willaston.

Marks & Spencer IS coming to Nantwich, confirms councillor

Marks & Spencer IS coming to Nantwich, confirms councillor

Marks & Spencer is committed to a new store in Nantwich, a town councillor confirmed. Cllr Arthur Moran said the retail giant is to open a new food outlet on the old Beam Street health centre site behind Nantwich Library, despite rumours M&S had pulled out of the development.

June 5, 2012 1 comment Business, Human Interest, Latest, News
More than 3,000 flock to Cheerbrook “Big Taste” event in Nantwich

More than 3,000 flock to Cheerbrook “Big Taste” event in Nantwich

A Nantwich farm outlet welcomed more than 3,000 visitors during their  “Big Taste” weekend. Cheerbrook, off Newcastle Road, Stapeley, staged the event to give visitors a taste of the best food and drinks produced locally.

June 3, 2012 0 comments Business, Human Interest, Latest
Story in pictures – our Olympic Torchbearers in Crewe

Story in pictures – our Olympic Torchbearers in Crewe

Among the nine Olympic Torchbearers who carried the Flame through Crewe today were three homegrown residents. Nantwichnews contributors captured them with these great pictures during their historic journeys around the town.

May 31, 2012 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, News
Nantwich town square hosts Jubilee beacon celebration

Nantwich town square hosts Jubilee beacon celebration

Hundreds of Nantwich children, teachers and parents crammed into the town square to mark the start of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. They danced and sang to music, listened to speeches by dignitaries and watched as a special floral beacon was lit up.