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Family pays tribute to cyclist killed on A530 near Nantwich

Family pays tribute to cyclist killed on A530 near Nantwich

The family of a cyclist who died in a collision near Nantwich, told how he had only just taken up cycling again after retirement. Stewart Roy Gandy, 65, from Wistaston, died after colliding with a lorry on the A530 Whitchurch Road at Baddington Bridge, Aston.

November 18, 2013
A530 cyclist killed near Nantwich named as Stewart Gandy – man arrested

A530 cyclist killed near Nantwich named as Stewart Gandy – man arrested

A cyclist killed in a collision with a lorry on the A530 near Nantwich has been named as Stewart Gandy. The 65-year-old, from Wistaston, was cycling towards Whitchurch near Aston when the crash happened.

November 13, 2013
A530 Nantwich to Burleydam fifth most dangerous road in Britain

A530 Nantwich to Burleydam fifth most dangerous road in Britain

The A530 between Nantwich and Burleydam has been named UK’s fifth most dangerous road, a new report has highlighted. The eight-mile stretch of single carriageway saw 23 fatal or serious crashes between 2007 and 2011, according to latest 5-year figures.

November 4, 2013
Man injured after tractor accident in Sound near Nantwich

Man injured after tractor accident in Sound near Nantwich

A man suffered serious hand injuries after being trapped in farm machinery at Sound, near Nantwich. Fire crews from Nantwich and Audlem were called out to help cut the victim free from a tractor at premises on Whitchurch Road, Broomhall.

July 16, 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
Artistic Nantwich children scoop honours in museum competition

Artistic Nantwich children scoop honours in museum competition

Nantwich youngsters were rewarded for their creative side after impressing in a local art competition. Children from schools across the town entered the competition run by Nantwich Museum, on Pillory Street.

May 7, 2013
Nantwich schools closed by blizzard conditions

Nantwich schools closed by blizzard conditions

The two secondary schools in Nantwich have been closed because of the weather today (March 22). Headteachers at Brine Leas High School and Malbank School and Sixth Form College both decided to close for the day.

March 22, 2013
Hundreds gather in Nantwich to protest over Red Lion abattoir

Hundreds gather in Nantwich to protest over Red Lion abattoir

Scores of protesters gathered in Nantwich town centre to demonstrate against a local abattoir at the centre of an investigation into abuse of horses. The Red Lion Abattoir, at Sound Heath near Wrenbury, is being probed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the RSPCA.

February 2, 2013
MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

Rural areas of Nantwich will get superfast broadband after the Government earmarked £3.24 million for Cheshire. The move has been welcomed by politicians who say it will help Crewe and Nantwich deliver jobs and boost growth.

December 17, 2012
Nantwich primary schools celebrate Sportshall Athletics success

Nantwich primary schools celebrate Sportshall Athletics success

Nantwich primary schools are celebrating sporting success after winning through to the final of the Sportshall Athletics Competition. Teams of year 5 and 6 pupils from Crewe and Nantwich schools battled it out in a series of heats.

December 1, 2012
Cheshire Fire chiefs unveil plans to overhaul emergency cover

Cheshire Fire chiefs unveil plans to overhaul emergency cover

Cheshire Fire chiefs have unveiled plans to change the way large areas of South Cheshire are covered by crews and appliances. Proposals, which aim to save up to £7 million over the next eight years, include a new station at Alsager and possibly adding a second station in Crewe.

November 13, 2012
Nantwich primary school’s Halloween disco raises £200 for new equipment

Nantwich primary school’s Halloween disco raises £200 for new equipment

Pupils at a Nantwich primary school helped raise more than £200 for a new build project with a frightfully good Halloween disco. Youngsters at Sound and District Primary turned out in force to a themed fancy dress dance organised by the PTA.

November 6, 2012