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Cheshire Wildlife Trust unveils water vole info point on Nantwich canal

Cheshire Wildlife Trust unveils water vole info point on Nantwich canal

Cheshire Wildlife Trust has unveiled a new information point to celebrate one of Nantwich’s rarest wildlife residents. A specially-commissioned oak display gives visitors along the Shropshire Union Canal an insight into the life of the water vole.

February 3, 2014
Pic special: Thousands enjoy “Battle of Nantwich” despite storms

Pic special: Thousands enjoy “Battle of Nantwich” despite storms

By Jonathan White Thousands braved thunder and lightning in Nantwich to enjoy the Holly Holy Day “Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre”. Sealed Knot troops paraded down Welsh Row to the town centre where they lined up for inspection.

January 26, 2014
Holly Holy Day organisers say rain won’t spoil Nantwich event

Holly Holy Day organisers say rain won’t spoil Nantwich event

Organisers of the “Battle of Nantwich” Holly Holy Day are confident it will go ahead despite more heavy rain. The event, which end with the re-enactment of the Roundheads v Cavaliers battle on Mill Island, is set to pull in thousands of visitors to the town tomorrow (January 25).

January 24, 2014
“Battle of Nantwich” Holly Holy Day set to be biggest in Nantwich

“Battle of Nantwich” Holly Holy Day set to be biggest in Nantwich

This month’s Holly Holy Day “Battle of Nantwich” re-enactment is set to be the largest celebration yet, say organisers. The event, scheduled for Saturday January 25, includes the biggest programme of events than any other year.

January 6, 2014
Nantwich Young Farmers to stage “Snow White” show in Acton

Nantwich Young Farmers to stage “Snow White” show in Acton

Nantwich Young Farmers are to host their traditional festive show in aid of Leukaemia Research. The group will stage their version of “Snow White & the seven lumberjacks” from January 8 onwards at Acton Village Hall.

December 9, 2013
Super fibre broadband roll-out unveiled for Nantwich and villages

Super fibre broadband roll-out unveiled for Nantwich and villages

First communities to benefit from Connecting Cheshire’s multi-million pound fibre broadband roll-out are announced More than 15,000 premises are set to benefit from the first phase of investment in new fibre broadband networks across Cheshire.

December 6, 2013
Industrial park off the A51 at Wardle, Nantwich given go ahead

Industrial park off the A51 at Wardle, Nantwich given go ahead

A massive new industrial park near Nantwich has been given the green light by Cheshire East Council planners. They granted outline planning consent for the 65-hectare site on the former Wardle Airfield off the A51.

December 4, 2013
Huge 1,100-home Kingsley Fields Nantwich scheme “backed” by planners

Huge 1,100-home Kingsley Fields Nantwich scheme “backed” by planners

A development of up to 1,100 houses, businesses, shops and a possible school in Nantwich has been recommended for approval. The proposal, for land at Kingsley Fields (pictured), has been put forward by the North West Nantwich Consortium, including Reaseheath College.

December 3, 2013
Review: Acton Amateur Operatic Society’s “Me and My Girl” at Lyceum

Review: Acton Amateur Operatic Society’s “Me and My Girl” at Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner Acton Amateur Operatic Society is presenting its latest production of Me and My Girl at The Lyceum Theatre this week. And this is a fun-packed show with a great cast and amazing choreography.

October 24, 2013
Acton Amateur Operatic Society gear up for latest Lyceum production

Acton Amateur Operatic Society gear up for latest Lyceum production

Members of Acton Amateur Operatic Society are preparing to take to the stage for their latest production. The charity organisation, based in Acton near Nantwich, will perform their version of  “Me and My Girl” at the Lyceum in Crewe.

October 7, 2013
Nantwich primary school crowned Town Sports 2013 champions

Nantwich primary school crowned Town Sports 2013 champions

A Nantwich school scooped glory in the annual Town Sports contest on the town’s Barony Park. Pear Tree Primary, in Stapeley, were crowned overall winners after two intense days of competition involving 29 schools across Crewe and Nantwich.

June 27, 2013
Teachers strike to hit town and village schools across Nantwich

Teachers strike to hit town and village schools across Nantwich

Schools across Nantwich and surrounding villages will be hit by the national teachers strike this week. Several primary schools in the town are having to close some year group classes on Thursday (June 27), while others remain open.

June 24, 2013
Nantwich primary school absences top 16,300, FOI figures show

Nantwich primary school absences top 16,300, FOI figures show

Nantwich primary children missed more than 16,300 school sessions between them in 2011-12, figures reveal. But attendance has improved in all but two primary schools in the area in the last three years, according to statistics.

May 9, 2013