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Tributes paid to Nantwich farmer killed in slurry pit accident

Tributes paid to Nantwich farmer killed in slurry pit accident

Nantwich’s devastated farming community has paid tribute to Andrew Huntbach, who died after falling into a slurry pit.

Mr Huntbach was pulled clear of the pit by colleagues at Hollin Green Farm on Hollingreen Lane, between Aston and Audlem.

Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien to quit and take UN job

Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien to quit and take UN job

Eddisbury Conservative MP Stephen O’Brien is to step down and take up a top job at the United Nations.

Mr O’Brien, who has represented the constituency which includes many villages around Nantwich since 1999, will be in charge of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief at the UN.

Village roads included in highways investment schedule

Village roads included in highways investment schedule

Villagers and councillors in Willaston have welcomed re-surfacing plans on two key roads.

Wistaston Road and Wybunbury Road, two main routes through the village, will undergo work to repair potholes and uneven surfaces.

£218,000 lottery grant to fund Community Agents in Nantwich villages

£218,000 lottery grant to fund Community Agents in Nantwich villages

Cheshire Community Action has been awarded £218,000 over three years to provide more Community Agents for rural villages around Nantwich.

The Community Agent schemes aims to help those who don’t live near a town centre and find it hard to access services or the internet.

Nantwich headteacher issues feeder school warning over intake numbers

Nantwich headteacher issues feeder school warning over intake numbers

A headteacher in Nantwich has warned that feeder school pupils may not be guaranteed a place in future because of pressure on admission numbers.

Andrew Cliffe, who runs Brine Leas Academy, is having to raise their normal year 7 entry figure of 215 to 240 – resulting in two extra classes.

Sound village school in Nantwich one of best in country

Sound village school in Nantwich one of best in country

Staff and students at Sound and District Primary are celebrating after SATS results put the school among the best in the country.

The school, on Whitchurch Road in Sound near Nantwich, is in the top 14% of all primary schools in Britain for all subjects.

January 28, 2015 0 comments Sound, Village News
Councillors advised to reject controversial Hack Green travellers site

Councillors advised to reject controversial Hack Green travellers site

Planners have recommended a controversial bid to turn former Hack Green RAF camp near Nantwich into a large-scale site for travelling families, is rejected.

The plan is to create nine large plots on the site off Coole Lane in Austerson, for showpeople families to live and store fairground equipment.

January 20, 2015 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Sound
Nantwich nursery youngsters celebrate summer as winter set to hit

Nantwich nursery youngsters celebrate summer as winter set to hit

A nursery in Nantwich is celebrating summer – as Britain is about to be hit by freezing temperatures and snow storms!

Youngsters at Sounds Active Nursery have banished the winter blues by holding a summer-themed day to celebrate their new opening times.

January 16, 2015 0 comments Sound, Village News
Nantwich Town Council against Hack Green travellers site plan

Nantwich Town Council against Hack Green travellers site plan

Nantwich councillors have agreed to oppose controversial plans to turn a nearby former RAF camp into a site for travellers.

The plans are to change the use of land at the old Hack Green camp off Coole Lane in Austerson, near Nantwich, to provide nine yards for 10 Showpeople families.

July 15, 2014 0 comments Sound, Village News
Thousands enjoy Nantwich Fete and SkoolsFest

Thousands enjoy Nantwich Fete and SkoolsFest

Thousands of people crammed into Nantwich today for the town Fete and annual SkoolsFest event. Proud parents watched hundreds of primary school youngsters sing and dance on the green in front of St Mary’s Church.

Nantwich school winners of 2014 Rotary Art competition unveiled

Nantwich school winners of 2014 Rotary Art competition unveiled

Young artistic talents of Nantwich primary schools are celebrating success in a local competition. Five schools participated in the 2014 Rotary Art Competition organised by The Rotary Club of Nantwich.

Ghost hunters invite public to Hack Green bunker investigation in Nantwich

Ghost hunters invite public to Hack Green bunker investigation in Nantwich

A team of ghost hunters will descend on a well-known Nantwich venue to carry out a paranormal investigation. Cheshire Ghost Hunters, led by medium Derek Acorah, will be visiting Hack Green Nuclear Bunker for the overnight event on March 21.

Wrenbury hosts broadband drop-in event for Nantwich villages

Wrenbury hosts broadband drop-in event for Nantwich villages

Residents and businesses in Nantwich can find out more this week about the roll out of high-speed fibre broadband in Cheshire. Connecting Cheshire will enable 80,000 premises to tap into high-speed fibre broadband over the next 18 months.