Village News

Community Isolation Help Group set up for Wistaston, Nantwich and Crewe

Community Isolation Help Group set up for Wistaston, Nantwich and Crewe

By Jonathan White
Kind-hearted Wistaston resident Nadiah Mckeown is supporting vulnerable members of the community during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Nadiah set up a Facebook group as an isolation help group in March last year prior to the first national lockdown.

January 13, 2021
Villages near Nantwich to benefit from new public transport, says CEC

Villages near Nantwich to benefit from new public transport, says CEC

Villagers in Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem are to benefit from nearly £1.3m Rural Mobility Fund to improve links to the south west of Nantwich.

Cheshire East Council says the Government funding will boost public transport service where it is currently very limited.

January 12, 2021
Nantwich woman sheds 21 stone after doctor’s dire warning of death

Nantwich woman sheds 21 stone after doctor’s dire warning of death

A Nantwich woman lost an incredible 21 stone after a doctor warned her she would not survive to see her daughter start school.

Now Michelle Bufton wants to help others when she launches a weight loss club in Wybunbury later this month.

January 11, 2021
Audlem Tai Chi raises RNLI funds in memory of Geoff Pike

Audlem Tai Chi raises RNLI funds in memory of Geoff Pike

Audlem Tai Chi Group has raised £285 for the RNLI in memory of Geoff Pike.

Geoff was a former teacher with the group, who sadly passed away in November after a short illness.

January 10, 2021
Wistaston residents extend Christmas cheer with displays

Wistaston residents extend Christmas cheer with displays

By Jonathan White
Residents in Wistaston are leaving their Christmas decorations up for January as they try to brighten up winter lockdown months.

Several local residents have left up their Christmas lights this year as a symbol of hope and to spread positivity.

January 10, 2021
Man seriously injured after car crashes into tree at Chorley near Nantwich

Man seriously injured after car crashes into tree at Chorley near Nantwich

A man was airlifted to hospital after his car ploughed into a tree on a country road at Chorley, near Nantwich.

The incident happened on Nantwich Road near Wrenbury. Police, air ambulance and fire crews attended the scene.

January 8, 2021
A51 accident at Reaseheath causes tailbacks in Nantwich

A51 accident at Reaseheath causes tailbacks in Nantwich

A two-car crash on the A51 near Nantwich left one person trapped and long tailbacks today (January 8).

The accident happened on Millstone Lane close to Reaseheath College just after 6.30am.

January 8, 2021
Landmark moment as first person receives Covid vaccine in Nantwich

Landmark moment as first person receives Covid vaccine in Nantwich

Meet Don Marshall – the first person to receive the Covid 19 vaccination in Nantwich!

Don, 86, from Hatherton, received his Pfizer vaccine today (January 7) and is the first patient within Nantwich and Rural Primary Care Network to do so.

January 7, 2021
Wistaston man organises ‘Carols on doorstep’ Christmas concert

Wistaston man organises ‘Carols on doorstep’ Christmas concert

By Jonathan White
A community-spirited Wistaston man staged a Christmas carol concert in his street.

Robert Richardson, of Lear Drive, publicised the concert online and by posting information and carol lyric sheets through the doors of his neighbours.

December 26, 2020
Thieves steal Wistaston village Christmas tree and lights

Thieves steal Wistaston village Christmas tree and lights

Mean-spirited thieves swiped a village Christmas tree and its lights.

The thefts happened in Wistaston where the tree, its retaining post and its lights in the flowerbed were removed and stolen from outside the Memorial Hall off Church Lane.

December 24, 2020
Woman, 80, sentenced over road death of friend near Nantwich

Woman, 80, sentenced over road death of friend near Nantwich

An 80-year-old woman who admitted causing a collision near Nantwich that resulted in the death of a close friend has been sentenced.

Maire Gibson appeared at Crewe Magistrates’ Court Yesterday (December 23) where she was banned from driving for 12 months.

December 24, 2020
Wistaston youngster battling rare cancer sees Christmas wish come true

Wistaston youngster battling rare cancer sees Christmas wish come true

A Christmas wish has come true for a remarkable Wistaston boy whose brave fight against cancer prompted a massive fundraising drive for his treatment.

Eleven-year-old Georgy Capener was diagnosed with the highly malignant Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, following a fall in a friend’s garden on Easter Sunday in 2018.

December 22, 2020
Wrenbury canal liftbridge - new boater control pedestal and Darren Spann

Historic canal lift bridge in Wrenbury upgraded in £150,000 project

The historic canal lift bridge in Wrenbury, near Nantwich has undergone a £150,000 upgrade to give it modern safety controls.

The work has taken two months to complete and means easier operation for boaters on the Llangollen Canal.

December 22, 2020