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Nantwich Show cancelled by organisers

Nantwich Show cancelled by organisers

Nantwich Show has been cancelled because of ground conditions caused by heavy rains, organisers have revealed.

They met with insurers and other stakeholders for emergency talks today and took the decision to call it off.

July 30, 2019
Acton youngster crowned art champion in schools contest

Acton youngster crowned art champion in schools contest

An Acton pupil has been crowned champion in a competition to find Cheshire’s best young artists.

Finn Gilding, of Acton Academy in Nantwich, was crowned overall primary school winner for his “Colourful Birds” watercolour piece.

July 12, 2019
Young Nantwich boy with prosthetic leg to climb Snowdon for charity

Young Nantwich boy with prosthetic leg to climb Snowdon for charity

A young Nantwich boy born with a leg and part of his arm missing, is to climb Snowdon for a charity which sends seriously ill and disabled children on dream holidays.

Courageous Jack Wimpenny, 11, from Ravensmoor, has been in training as he prepares to take on the challenge.

March 20, 2019
Acton organises ‘Holly Holy Day’ activities

Acton organises ‘Holly Holy Day’ activities

By Jonathan White
Activities have been organised at St Mary’s Church in Acton on the annual ‘Holly Holy Day’ Battle of Nantwich on Saturday January 26.

The Church will be open from 9am until 11:30am serving hot drinks and buttered toast with the opportunity to go up the Church’s Tower.

January 16, 2019
“Tea at the Tower” Acton walks re-launch after 2018 success

“Tea at the Tower” Acton walks re-launch after 2018 success

By Jonathan White
‘Tea at The Tower’ guided circular walks are re-launching in Acton near Nantwich after their success in 2018.

They will take place each month from St Mary’s Church, on Monks Lane.

January 10, 2019
St Mary’s Church in Acton hosts Christmas Festival

St Mary’s Church in Acton hosts Christmas Festival

By Jonathan White
Visitors to Acton were wowed by a three-day “Christmas Festival” at the village’s St Mary’s Church.

The opening day featured a guest appearance from Father Christmas and a Christmas medley performance by Acton CE Primary Academy choir in the afternoon, followed by a Christmas music concert with TheFunkyChoir.com

December 10, 2018
Police and RSPCA continue to probe dog found dead in Nantwich canal

Police and RSPCA continue to probe dog found dead in Nantwich canal

Police and RSPCA say they are continuing to investigate the death of a dog found in a canal in Nantwich with heavy chains around its body.

The grim discovery was made by walkers by bridge 89 which spans the Shropshire Union Canal south of Marsh Lane and north of the A530 Whitchurch Road.

October 12, 2018
Acton youngster wins regional dot-art school competition

Acton youngster wins regional dot-art school competition

A talented youngster from Acton in Nantwich has scooped top honours in a regional school arts competition.

Tahlia Buckley, a Year 5 student from Acton CE Primary Academy, was crowned alongside Pranathi Tulasi from Chester as overall winners of the dot-art Schools competition.

July 12, 2018
Fire crews tackle kitchen blaze at house in Acton

Fire crews tackle kitchen blaze at house in Acton

Fire crews forced their way into a house in Acton to tackle a kitchen blaze.

The blaze started after a cooker was left unattended at a house on Chester Road at around 2.20pm yesterday (June 5).

June 6, 2018
First Tea at the Tower guided walk in Acton proves popular

First Tea at the Tower guided walk in Acton proves popular

By Jonathan White
The inaugural ‘Tea at the Tower’ guided circular walk in Acton proved a big hit.

The walk went from St Mary’s Church, on Monks Lane, and was led by Nigel and Deborah Anderson.

May 1, 2018
Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

By Stephen Topping
Men and women are expected to live up to 15 years longer in rural areas of Cheshire than in the centre of Crewe.

Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics highlight an alarming inequality in life expectancy across Cheshire East.

April 9, 2018
Bunbury ward by-election: Labour Party candidate Jake Lomax

Bunbury ward by-election: Labour Party candidate Jake Lomax

Family man Jake Lomax is standing for Labour Party in next week’s Bunbury ward Cheshire East Council by-election.

The 44-year-old, who lives in Bunbury with his family, has worked in manufacturing, defence and financial services for many years.

March 15, 2018
Bunbury ward by-election – Green Party candidate Mark Sharkey

Bunbury ward by-election – Green Party candidate Mark Sharkey

Alpraham resident Mark Sharkey has been chosen by Green Party as candidate in next week’s Bunbury ward be-election.

The seat – which covers the communities of Acton, Alpraham, Aston, Barbridge, Church Minshull and Reaseheath and Bunbury, was vacated by former Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones.

March 15, 2018