Bunbury

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
Liberal Democrat councillor to stand in Bunbury Cheshire East by-election

Liberal Democrat councillor to stand in Bunbury Cheshire East by-election

Cllr Mark Ireland-Jones has been selected by the Liberal Democrats to stand in the forthcoming Cheshire East by-election seat of Bunbury.

The by-election was called after former Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones announced he was quitting as councillor in December.

February 13, 2018
Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

The Government’s latest league tables for Nantwich primary schools have been published, rating schools on the improvement shown by pupils in reading, writing and maths.

The tables show the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), compared to where pupils were at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2).

December 14, 2017
Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

The winter  freeze has brought joy and frustration to families across Crewe and Nantwich.

Thousands enjoyed the weekend snow as young and old went sledging, built snowmen and enjoyed gorgeous Winter walks.

December 11, 2017
Spurstow artist Dee Walker shortlisted for MS Amlin prize

Spurstow artist Dee Walker shortlisted for MS Amlin prize

Spurstow artist and former teacher Dee Walker has been shortlisted for the prestigious MS Amlin Continuity Prize with her painting, The Lake is Deep.

The prize, part of the National Open Art (NOA) competition, is sponsored by MS Amlin, the London-based arm of Japanese global insurer MS&AD.

November 20, 2017
Thousands pay respects on Remembrance Sunday across South Cheshire

Thousands pay respects on Remembrance Sunday across South Cheshire

Thousands of people attended Remembrance Sunday parades or paused in silence wherever they were to honour those who gave their lives in battle.

Remembrance parades took place in Nantwich, Crewe, Wistaston and other villages around the region.

November 13, 2017
Anger as thieves swipe historic war memorial plaques from Bunbury church

Anger as thieves swipe historic war memorial plaques from Bunbury church

Angry villagers have appealed for help after heartless thieves stole historic war memorial plaques from a church in Bunbury near Nantwich.

Police say the brass plaques were prised off the gates outside St Boniface Church last weekend.

September 19, 2017
Attempted burglary in Peckforton after ‘suspicious’ man spotted

Attempted burglary in Peckforton after ‘suspicious’ man spotted

Police have warned villagers near Nantwich of a suspicious ‘whistling’ man seen in Peckforton a few days before an attempted house burglary.

Offenders tried to break into a house in the village earlier today (August 8), causing damage to a door.

August 8, 2017
Six Nantwich village churches to stage knitted “Stitches and Stems” festival

Six Nantwich village churches to stage knitted “Stitches and Stems” festival

Communities around six Nantwich churches teamed up to produce these stunning knitted tableau pieces.

School children to grannies, Brownies and Guides to sheltered housing residents, police officers to publicans, and farmers to family practitioners have all helped produce the displays.

July 3, 2017
Hundreds of families enjoy annual Bunbury Village Day

Hundreds of families enjoy annual Bunbury Village Day

Hundreds packed in to the picturesque village of Bunbury near Nantwich to enjoy the annual Village Day.

And this year’s theme was ‘Safari’ which saw young and old dressing up in fun outfits.

June 26, 2017
Calveley boy, 5, to tackle Nantwich duathlon in aid of hospital

Calveley boy, 5, to tackle Nantwich duathlon in aid of hospital

A five-year-old Calveley boy is to tackle the Nantwich duathlon to raise money for a hospital caring for his premature twin cousins.

Big-hearted Hayden Bevan told his mum Jacqui why he wanted to do the challenge after he was given a flier at Calveley Primary Academy about the event.

May 6, 2017
Nantwich children’s nurseries boosted by £750,000 free places funding

Nantwich children’s nurseries boosted by £750,000 free places funding

Two nurseries near Nantwich are among five to share more than £745,000 of government funding to boost free nursery places.

Rope Green Farm Day Nursery in Willaston, and Bramley Hedge Day Nursery in Bunbury, are to benefit from the capital funding.

April 18, 2017