Village News

Train passengers evacuated after blaze on carriage in Willaston

Train passengers evacuated after blaze on carriage in Willaston

Passengers had to be evacuated after a fire broke out on a train between Nantwich and Crewe.

The incident happened as the train travelled through Willaston yesterday (Sunday May 19) at around 10.30am.

May 20, 2019
Shavington Village Festival earns funding boost from housing developer

Shavington Village Festival earns funding boost from housing developer

Shavington Village Festival has secured £370 sponsorship from house developer Taylor Wimpey Manchester.

The popular event, running for more than 40 years and is organised by the Shavington Village Festival and Pantomime Committee, took place on Saturday 11th May and welcomed over 400 visitors from the village and across the region.

May 19, 2019
Fox hunt probe in Church Minshull dropped by Cheshire Police

Fox hunt probe in Church Minshull dropped by Cheshire Police

Cheshire Police have dropped an investigation into the death of a fox during a hunt in Church Minshull near Nantwich.

The force said today that the probe, launched in November 2018, resulted in insufficient evidence to prosecute.

May 17, 2019
Worleston dads to run in aid of Burland mum battling rare cancer

Worleston dads to run in aid of Burland mum battling rare cancer

Ten dads and teachers from St Oswald’s CE Primary School in Worleston have teamed up to tackle the Chester Half Marathon on May 19 and help raise funds for a much-loved mum.

Heidi Spencer, 45, from Burland, and a mother-of-two young boys at the school, is battling stage 4 cancer of the lungs and brain.

May 16, 2019
40th Marbury Merry Days fair pulls in hundreds of visitors

40th Marbury Merry Days fair pulls in hundreds of visitors

By Jonathan White
The 40th annual ‘Marbury Merry Days’ two-day traditional country fair proved a hit with hundreds of families.

The fair is organised by St Michael & All Angels Parochial Church Council and takes places in the field next to the church and Marbury Big Mere, near Wrenbury, Nantwich

May 14, 2019
Police probe suspicious car fire in Wrenbury

Police probe suspicious car fire in Wrenbury

Police are probing a car fire in Wrenbury near Nantwich which is thought to have been started deliberately.

The fire involved a Land Rover parked on Pinsley Green Road in Wrenbury at around 12.20am today (Sunday May 12)

May 12, 2019
Former Tarporley student creates waves in world para canoeing

Former Tarporley student creates waves in world para canoeing

A Bunbury man is making waves in the world of para-caneoing.

Former Tarporley High pupil Stuart Wood has been selected to represent Great Britain at the next World Championships in Poznan, Poland.

May 12, 2019
Wistaston and Shavington schools land DfE “healthy pupil” funding

Wistaston and Shavington schools land DfE “healthy pupil” funding

Staff and pupils at Wistaston Church Lane Academy and Shavington Primary School are celebrating after landing “healthy pupil” funding from Ministers.

Both schools are in line for Condition Improvement Funding, which is dished out by the Department for Education (DfE).

May 9, 2019
Wistaston Scouts Group unveils new £270,000 home

Wistaston Scouts Group unveils new £270,000 home

Wistaston Scouts have unveiled their new £270,000 base after completing a five-year fund-raising project to move headquarters.

The project included demolishing the old Scout Hut and replacing it with a new building which was formally opened in front of an audience which included many who helped out.

May 8, 2019
Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

New Conservative leader for Cheshire East Janet Clowes says talks are now taking place with other parties to see how the council will be run.

Cllr Clowes, who represents Wybunbury Ward, was elected as new leader after the resignation of Cllr Rachel Bailey last night (May 7).

May 8, 2019
Cheshire East Conservative leader blames “Brexit” for local election shock

Cheshire East Conservative leader blames “Brexit” for local election shock

By Aran Dhillon, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council leader Rachel Bailey has blamed the ‘impasse of Brexit’ after the Conservatives lost overall control of the authority in a huge shock.

After a dramatic day of results, the council – which is now made up of 34 Tories, 25 from Labour, 19 independents and four Liberal Democrats – has switched to no overall control.

May 4, 2019
Six arrests over Shavington road incident left man in hospital

Six arrests over Shavington road incident left man in hospital

Detectives investigating a road traffic collision in Shavington are appealing for people with dash cam footage to come forward.

April 30, 2019
Man injured after car smash in Ridley, near Nantwich

Man injured after car smash in Ridley, near Nantwich

One man was badly injured after a car crash on Whitchurch Road in Ridley, near Nantwich.

The driver had to be cut free from the wreckage of the accident. No other vehicles were involved.

April 28, 2019