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TV actor Ben Miller returns to Nantwich roots

TV actor Ben Miller returns to Nantwich roots

TV actor and comedian Ben Miller is returning to his Nantwich roots this week to open a new play area. The former Malbank School pupil is in town to re-open the new Stapeley recreation site, next to Pear Tree Primary School.

November 9, 2011 0 comments Community Events, Latest, News
Nantwich Town Council to take over major buildings

Nantwich Town Council to take over major buildings

Nantwich Town Council has agreed to take on the town’s Civic Centre and indoor and outdoor markets from April 2012. Town councillors also voted to take charge of public toilets in the market, on Barony Park and Snow Hill car park.

November 8, 2011 0 comments Latest, News
Reaseheath College students display their flower power

Reaseheath College students display their flower power

Ghosts and ghouls crept into floristry workshops at Reaseheath College when junior florists made spooky Halloween designs. Eleven students on a new floristry course made individual designs combining flowers and foliage, pumpkins and ghostly accessories.

November 8, 2011 0 comments Schools & Colleges
Fire crews tackle Willaston rubbish blaze

Fire crews tackle Willaston rubbish blaze

Firefighters from Nantwich were called out to tackle a rubbish fire on Cheerbrook Road, Willaston. Crews extinguished the fire using one hose reel shortly before 10am today (November 7). The cause is being investigated.

November 7, 2011 0 comments News
Lorry driver killed and Cheshire motorway closed after HGV plummets off bridge

Lorry driver killed and Cheshire motorway closed after HGV plummets off bridge

Breaking news… A lorry driver was killed when his HGV ploughed off a bridge over a Cheshire motorway and landed on the carriageway. Cheshire Police and other emergency services are at the scene on the M56, which comes three days after Britain’s worst motorway pile-up on the M5.

November 7, 2011 0 comments News
Olympic torch relay to pass through South Cheshire in May

Olympic torch relay to pass through South Cheshire in May

Residents in Crewe and Nantwich can catch a glimpse of the Olympic Flame when it blazes through Cheshire East next year. Four Cheshire East towns will form part of the Olympic torch relay route on May 31, as it passes through Crewe, Congleton, Macclesfield, Knutsford and surrounding areas.

November 7, 2011 0 comments Latest, News
Cheshire Police claim success on tackling anti-social yobs

Cheshire Police claim success on tackling anti-social yobs

Early intervention techniques by Cheshire Police are cracking down on anti-social behaviour, members of Cheshire Police Authority have been told. The number of disorder incidents recorded between April and September dropped to under 25,000, compared with more then 30,100 in the same period last year.

November 7, 2011 0 comments Crime, Latest
Willaston praised in Cheshire Community Pride competition

Willaston praised in Cheshire Community Pride competition

Willaston has received two awards in this year’s Cheshire Community Pride competition. The Nantwich village won accolades for its Willaston Reach magazine  and was highly commended in the Community Spirit category.

November 7, 2011 0 comments Latest, News
Police hunt masked men after Nantwich Road robbery

Police hunt masked men after Nantwich Road robbery

Detectives want witnesses who saw a robbery at a bookmakers in Nantwich Road to come forward. Two masked men entered Corbetts Bookmakers in Nantwich Road, Crewe, and stole cash from the premises.

November 5, 2011 0 comments Crime, Latest
Accident at Willaston level crossing causes rail delays

Accident at Willaston level crossing causes rail delays

Rail travellers between Nantwich and Crewe were delayed today after an accident at Willaston level crossing. Police had to close the rail line temporarily after the accident involving a lorry at the crossing at around 4pm on November 2.

November 3, 2011 0 comments Latest, News
Nantwich student wins day with Hollywood film star

Nantwich student wins day with Hollywood film star

A Nantwich student was left star-struck when she met up with a Hollywood actor in London. Alice Thompson, 21, was given the chance to meet Australian actor Hugh Jackman and see the film premiere of his latest movie Real Steel at the Empire Leicester Square.

November 3, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Schools & Colleges
Richmond Village Nantwich hosts Soldiers’ Charity event

Richmond Village Nantwich hosts Soldiers’ Charity event

Richmond Village Nantwich hosted a black tie benefit ball in aid of the ABF The Soldiers Charity. Around 75 guests enjoyed the event, including Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs (pictured, left), Nantwich MP Edward Timpson and Deputy Mayor of Nantwich Graham Fenton.

November 2, 2011 0 comments Community Events, Health, Latest
Appeal to save Nantwich play group from closure

Appeal to save Nantwich play group from closure

A Nantwich village play group could close because it is struggling to recruit volunteer helpers. Willaston Pre-School group, which has been open for 25 years, will be forced to close if it can’t find a chairman, said Cllr Brian Silvester.

November 2, 2011 0 comments Human Interest, Latest