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
South Cheshire residents face human trafficking charges

South Cheshire residents face human trafficking charges

Three people from South Cheshire have been charged with human trafficking and a fourth with money laundering. The charges follow an extensive investigation by Crewe CID and the Gangmaster Licensing Authority. Officers executed warrants at five addresses in Crewe. Four men and two women were arrested.

September 9, 2011 0 comments Crime, News
Police warning after ATM gang target Nantwich shoppers

Police warning after ATM gang target Nantwich shoppers

Nantwich shoppers are being warned about a gang who target people at cash machines and then steal their purses or wallets. The warning comes after a number of incidents in and around the town, the latest at Sainsbury’s supermarket on Middlewich Road.

September 8, 2011 0 comments Crime, News
“7 deadly sins” nights launch at Residence in Nantwich

“7 deadly sins” nights launch at Residence in Nantwich

A Nantwich venue is hoping to spice up Sundays in the town with a new theme night. The “7 deadly sins” event will take place at the Residence bar and restaurant on Mill Street. And it kicks off on September 25 on the theme of the first cardinal sin “Envy”.

September 8, 2011 0 comments News
Cheshire Police unit’s fight against Facebook and Twitter criminals

Cheshire Police unit’s fight against Facebook and Twitter criminals

A specialist Cheshire Police team has given a rare insight into how they investigate crime on social networks. The force’s eForensics department includes the Hi-Tech Crime Unit, which helped to bring two men to justice in the county for using Facebook to incite violence during the recent wave of rioting.

September 8, 2011 0 comments Crime, 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
CD giveway for Folk Set in Sandstone music event

CD giveway for Folk Set in Sandstone music event

Nantwich Tourist Information is handing out free CDs to people buying tickets for the forthcoming Folk Set In Sandstone event. Anyone buying tickets for both of the next two Cheshire Folk concerts at Bickerton Village Hall, Bickerton, will be given a compilation CD with 17 different tracks.

September 7, 2011 0 comments News
Patient given all clear over Weil’s Disease fears

Patient given all clear over Weil’s Disease fears

A patient in Leighton Hospital who was suspected of suffering from leptospirosis does not have the deadly infection, tests have shown. The patient was in intensive care displaying symptoms of the condition, also known as Weil’s Disease, which is caught in rivers and canals infected by rat urine.

September 7, 2011 0 comments Health, 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