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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
Drinks cooler sparked devastating Playworld fire near Nantwich

Drinks cooler sparked devastating Playworld fire near Nantwich

This is the charred wreckage of a popular children’s play centre near Nantwich after a devastating fire. But determined owner Mandy Grinnell has vowed to bounce back from the disaster and re-build Playworld in Shavington.

April 27, 2013
Two fires damage properties in Stapeley and Wrenbury, Nantwich

Two fires damage properties in Stapeley and Wrenbury, Nantwich

A hedge fire spread to a nearby shed at a property in Nantwich. Fire crews from Nantwich were called out to the blaze on Broad Lane in Stapeley.

April 26, 2013
Wistaston residents air fears over plans to build 1,800 houses

Wistaston residents air fears over plans to build 1,800 houses

More than 200 residents crammed into a village hall to air concerns on plans to build 1,800 new homes near Nantwich. Muller Property and Gladman Properties are targeting land off Middlewich Road and Church Lane, in Wistaston.

April 12, 2013
Cheshire East Cabinet member vows “action” over Stapeley oak tree felling

Cheshire East Cabinet member vows “action” over Stapeley oak tree felling

A Cheshire East Cabinet councillor has vowed “very serious action” after trees blocking a proposed controversial “Nantwich South” access road were hacked down. Cllr David Brown said they are looking at whether the council’s environmental conditions have been breached.

April 8, 2013
Tree felling shocks councillors as Muller “Nantwich South” plan rejected

Tree felling shocks councillors as Muller “Nantwich South” plan rejected

The first phase of a massive 1,100-home “Nantwich South” village in Stapeley has been kicked out by Cheshire East councillors. But campaigners are angry a second application for an access road was deferred after oak trees were chopped down just hours before the planning meeting.

April 4, 2013
Fans flock to Crewe Alexandra for Johnstone’s Paint Trophy visit

Fans flock to Crewe Alexandra for Johnstone’s Paint Trophy visit

Hundreds of Crewe Alex fans from across South Cheshire flocked to Gresty Road to glimpse the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Nantwichnews editor Pete Leydon (pictured) joined supporters young and old who packed out the club shop during a special promotion of the JPT Final against Southend on April 7.

March 28, 2013
Muller Property “Nantwich South” phase one recommended for refusal

Muller Property “Nantwich South” phase one recommended for refusal

Planners say developer Muller Property’s first phase of a 1,100-home “Nantwich South” village should be refused. Muller’s initial application is for 189 homes and access road into the site between Peter Destapleigh Way, Broad Lane and London Road.

March 27, 2013
New Nantwich M&S manager hails warm welcome from town

New Nantwich M&S manager hails warm welcome from town

The boss of the new Marks & Spencer store in Nantwich revealed how she hasn’t even seen inside the shop yet – less than four weeks before opening. Michelle McMurray is desperate to get inside the new Simply Food outlet on Beam Street, which is creating 60 new jobs.

March 15, 2013
Nantwich primary pupils star in Shakespeare at New Vic Theatre

Nantwich primary pupils star in Shakespeare at New Vic Theatre

Pupils from a Nantwich school went down a storm when they starred in their own version of Shakespeare’s  The Tempest. Year 6 youngsters at Pear Tree Primary, Stapeley, were part of the Children’s Shakespeare Festival.

March 8, 2013
Cheshire East Council passes controversial 240-homes Nantwich plan

Cheshire East Council passes controversial 240-homes Nantwich plan

Cheshire East Council has approved a controversial 240-homes plan for a greenfield site in Nantwich. Gladman Developments proposal for land off Queen’s Drive was passed by the Strategic Planning Board yesterday (February 20), despite objections.

February 21, 2013
Nantwich dad to run London Marathon for Epilepsy Research

Nantwich dad to run London Marathon for Epilepsy Research

A young epilepsy sufferer from Nantwich has inspired his stepdad to run the London Marathon to raise awareness of the illness. Nine-year-old Ben Smith, a pupil at Pear Tree Primary School, has battled with the condition for four years.

February 18, 2013
Nantwich primary schools shine at sportshall athletics final

Nantwich primary schools shine at sportshall athletics final

Primary school pupils in Nantwich were on their marks during one of the best sportshall athletics finals ever. Year 5 and 6 pupils from Pear Tree, Weaver and Stapeley Broad Lane went head-to-head with four others at South Cheshire College.

January 31, 2013