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Villagers support devastated Wistaston pensioner after vandals destroy gnomes

Villagers support devastated Wistaston pensioner after vandals destroy gnomes

By Jonathan White
Angry villagers in Wistaston have rallied in support of a pensioner after mindless vandals destroyed his popular garden gnomes display.

Laurence Perry’s gnomes, which became famous a year ago after a dispute with the local council, have proved a big hit with residents.

Family tribute to motorcyclist killed  in Worleston, Nantwich

Family tribute to motorcyclist killed in Worleston, Nantwich

The family of a motorcyclist who was killed in a collision in Worleston, Nantwich, have released a heartfelt tribute.

Father-of-three William (Billy) Flynn, 55, from Winsford, was killed after a collision between a grey Toyota Aygo and a black and red Yamaha FZS on the B5074, Main Road.

Shavington green gap homes plan rejected by Cheshire East councillors

Shavington green gap homes plan rejected by Cheshire East councillors

By Stephen Topping
Plans to build 15 new homes in the green gap near Shavington have been rejected by Cheshire East Council.

Members of the southern planning committee unanimously rejected the scheme, which included four, three-bedroom affordable dwellings, at a meeting yesterday (August 8).

August 9, 2018 1 comment Shavington, Village News
Marbury farm to become wedding venue after Cheshire East Council go ahead

Marbury farm to become wedding venue after Cheshire East Council go ahead

By Stephen Topping
A South Cheshire farm is set to become home to a wedding venue after councillors granted planning permission, despite objections.

The Charlesworth family, which has been farming at the Grange Farm in Marbury near Wrenbury for 35 years, has been given the go-ahead to use its site as a wedding venue to provide additional income.

August 9, 2018 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Village News
Motorcyclist, 55, dies in road accident in Worleston, Nantwich

Motorcyclist, 55, dies in road accident in Worleston, Nantwich

A motorcyclist has died in a collision on Main Road in Worleston, Nantwich.

Officers from the roads policing unit are appealing for witnesses to the collision between a car and a motorcyclist on the B5074.

Hockeython at Vagrants in Willaston raises £1,000 for Bloodwise

Hockeython at Vagrants in Willaston raises £1,000 for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
A Hockeython which took place at The Vagrants in Willaston has helped to raise more than £1,000 for Bloodwise charity.

Bloodwise was chosen in recognition of Ladies 1st team player Steph Thompson, who was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia.

August 4, 2018 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

By Stephen Topping
An attempt to build 112 homes to fund the renovation of the Doddington country estate near Nantwich has been rejected following fierce opposition from neighbours.

Lady Rona Delves Broughton, who owns the Doddington Estate, wanted to build 112 homes across 12 smaller plots of land to fill a £9.6 million funding gap for the renovation of her estate – which has planning permission to become a hotel, and is on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register in parts.

One charged and three arrested in drugs operation in Willaston, Nantwich

One charged and three arrested in drugs operation in Willaston, Nantwich

A man has been charged with drugs offences following a proactive drugs operation in Willaston, Nantwich, say Cheshire Police.

Lee Marr, 29, from Liverpool, was arrested at 2pm yesterday (July 31) after officers from Crewe Local Policing Unit stopped a taxi on Wistaston Road.

Minshull Vernon family stage hospice fundraiser in memory of granddaughter

Minshull Vernon family stage hospice fundraiser in memory of granddaughter

By Jonathan White
Minshull Vernon couple Tony and Margaret Woods staged a fundraising event for a children’s hospice in memory of their granddaughter.

It took place at their Minshull Hill Cottage and featured a range of activities including a tombola, bric-a-brac, books, home bake and a grand raffle. Refreshments were also available.

July 31, 2018 1 comment Church Minshull, Village News
Hundreds enjoy 19th Audlem Festival of Transport

Hundreds enjoy 19th Audlem Festival of Transport

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of villagers enjoyed the 19th annual Audlem Festival of Transport.

There was a spectacular parade of more than 100 cars, commercial vehicles, tractors and motorcycles.

Wrenbury dads raise thousands with Coast to Coast bike ride

Wrenbury dads raise thousands with Coast to Coast bike ride

Four dads from Wrenbury have raised thousands of pounds for Wingate Children’s Centre after cycling the iconic ‘Coast to Coast’ route from Workington in Cumbria to Sunderland.

Tom Robinson, Oliver Caunce, Josh Walker and Scott Heirene, plus support driver Scott Caunce, took on the gruelling challenge which saw them pedal through the Lake District National Park.

July 29, 2018 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Village News
Motorists warned over “long delays” at busy Wistaston junction

Motorists warned over “long delays” at busy Wistaston junction

By Jonathan White
Motorists in Crewe and Nantwich are being warned of more delays as major works begin at a busy Wistaston junction.

Work is due to start today (July 23) at Wistaston Green Road/A530 junction in Wistaston, next to the new ‘Kingfisher Reach’ housing development and the Rising Sun Inn.

July 23, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Village News, Wistaston
Wistaston student scoops honour from Diabetes UK for fund-raising effort

Wistaston student scoops honour from Diabetes UK for fund-raising effort

A Malbank student from Wistaston has received an award from Diabetes UK after raising funds to support vital research.

Emma Horne, 16, received the ‘Young Person’s Outstanding Contribution Award’ during a service at St Mary’s Wistaston.

July 19, 2018 0 comments Village News, Wistaston