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Sentencing of Peckforton Castle arsonist groom delayed

Sentencing of Peckforton Castle arsonist groom delayed

The sentencing of a groom guilty of sparking a massive fire at Peckforton Castle near Nantwich has been delayed. Max Kay has pleaded guilty to arson after he set fire to the attraction in June 2011 during his own wedding.

March 14, 2012
Nantwich mum celebrates Crufts triumph with Havanese dog

Nantwich mum celebrates Crufts triumph with Havanese dog

A Nantwich mum is celebrating after scooping top prizes at the prestigious Crufts dog show. Mother-of-four Lesa Miles triumphed with her Havanese dog Tanika in the Junior Bitch category and in the Reserve Best Bitch.

March 14, 2012
Couple jailed for “sex tapes” blackmail of Cheshire man

Couple jailed for “sex tapes” blackmail of Cheshire man

A couple who blackmailed a Cheshire man over sex tapes and photographs have been jailed. Suzanne Norbury, 26, and her partner Shaun Dykes, 49,  (pictured) pleaded guilty to blackmail at an earlier hearing.

March 13, 2012
Reaseheath College and local schools team up for rabbit project

Reaseheath College and local schools team up for rabbit project

Reaseheath College’s rabbits and guinea pigs should be jumping with joy after students made special toys to keep them entertained. Animal management students at the Nantwich college have created enrichment boxes for the bunnies from cereal packaging and kitchen roll tubes with hay, shredded paper and healthy treats.

March 13, 2012
Willaston village sign to make way for new flower feature

Willaston village sign to make way for new flower feature

Residents in Willaston are bloomin happy after council bosses agreed to move the village sign to make way for a new flower bed. The ‘Willaston’ road sign at the junction of Wistaston Road and Crewe Road will be moved so a flower feature can be planted at one of the main entrances to the village.

March 12, 2012
Fire crews spend 24 hours tackling barn blaze near Nantwich

Fire crews spend 24 hours tackling barn blaze near Nantwich

Fire crews spent 24 hours tackling a large barn blaze near Nantwich. The fire started in a barn which contained 30 tonnes of hay bales, animal feed and farm machinery off the A49 Cholmondeley Road, in Cholmondeley, Nantwich.

March 12, 2012
Richmond Village, Sainsbury’s and Cat Radio launch Easter Egg Appeal

Richmond Village, Sainsbury’s and Cat Radio launch Easter Egg Appeal

Richmond Village Nantwich teamed up with The Cat Radio and the town’s Sainsbury’s store to launch a Chocolate Easter Egg Appeal. More than 250 eggs were donated to underprivileged and poorly children last year.

March 12, 2012
Cheshire East unveils new children’s homes plan for South Cheshire

Cheshire East unveils new children’s homes plan for South Cheshire

New small-scale children’s homes are to be built in South Cheshire to accommodate Nantwich youngsters who can’t live with their parents. Cheshire East Council is to increase the number of homes in the borough, starting with new ones in Sandbach and Macclesfield areas.

March 11, 2012
Reaseheath College joins Amphibian Ark to help endangered animals

Reaseheath College joins Amphibian Ark to help endangered animals

Reaseheath College’s amphibian specialists jumped to help frogs, toads and newts in a Leap Day campaign. Talks by keepers and tours of the amphibian collection and new teaching rooms were on offer when the Nantwich college opened its zoo to the public.

March 9, 2012
Nantwich primary pupils enjoy Life Education classroom visit

Nantwich primary pupils enjoy Life Education classroom visit

Nearly 300 Nantwich schoolchildren learnt about the benefits of healthy living when the Life Education mobile classroom rolled into town. The state-of-the-art classroom visited Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley and St Oswald’s CE primary in Worleston.

March 9, 2012
Man arrested after car hits telegraph pole on A530, Nantwich

Man arrested after car hits telegraph pole on A530, Nantwich

The busy A530 between Nantwich and Whitchurch was closed after a car careered off the road and smashed into a telegraph pole. The accident happened along Whitchurch Road in Broomhall, near Nantwich, between the Sound Lane junction and the Cock Lane junction.

March 9, 2012
South Cheshire motorbike groups team up for St Luke’s Hospice ride

South Cheshire motorbike groups team up for St Luke’s Hospice ride

Motorbikers will be out on South Cheshire’s country roads as part of the second St Luke’s Hospice charity ride this month. The event will see 12 local motorcycle and scooter clubs coming together to organise a fund-raising event to support the hospice based in Winsford.

March 8, 2012
Brine Leas School scoops tickets for Jubilee event at Westminster Abbey

Brine Leas School scoops tickets for Jubilee event at Westminster Abbey

Pupils at Brine Leas School in Nantwich have scooped tickets to this year’s Diamond Jubilee Commonwealth Day Observance in Westminster Abbey. Hundreds of schools and youth groups applied and Brine Leas won 20 thanks to the creativity of time capsule entries from students.

March 8, 2012