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Wybunbury Fig Pie Wake event set to attract thousands

Wybunbury Fig Pie Wake event set to attract thousands

Thousands are expected to descend on Wybunbury next week at the popular and quirky Wybunbury fig pie wakes event.

It sees villages competing to roll their fig pies the furthest down the village high street.

Reaseheath students to transform scrubland next to former Redsands site in Willaston

Reaseheath students to transform scrubland next to former Redsands site in Willaston

Plans to turn scrubland into an oasis for Nantwich families to enjoy have been drawn up by University Centre Reaseheath students.

The proposals are for land next to the former Redsands disused children’s home in Willaston, which is being redeveloped into a specialist care home for dementia patients.

Nantwich pebble artists remember Manchester terror attack victims

Nantwich pebble artists remember Manchester terror attack victims

By Jonathan White
Pebble artists in Nantwich and Crewe have been painting bees on rocks to pay tribute on the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

The worker bee is one of the best-known symbols of Manchester and came to symbolise Manchester’s resilience after the atrocity which killed 22 people a year ago.

Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

By Stephen Topping
Men and women are expected to live up to 15 years longer in rural areas of Cheshire than in the centre of Crewe.

Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics highlight an alarming inequality in life expectancy across Cheshire East.

Pebbleart makes an artistic impact in Willaston

Pebbleart makes an artistic impact in Willaston

By Jonathan White
Pebbleart participants are bringing a smile to Willaston residents – by painting rocks and then hiding them for strangers to find.

Pebbles from craft shops or public places are being painted with acrylic paints or permanent pens.

April 5, 2018 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Tributes paid to Willaston volunteer Helenor King who has died

Tributes paid to Willaston volunteer Helenor King who has died

People have paid tribute to long-service Willaston volunteer Helenor King who has died.

The 81-year-old was recognised by many as a hard-working volunteer for a number of causes, including the Samaritans for Crewe Stroke Support Group for decades.

Willaston man tackles 10 marathons in aid of Bloodwise charity

Willaston man tackles 10 marathons in aid of Bloodwise charity

By Jonathan White
A Willaston man is attempting to complete 10 marathons in 10 days to raise funds for the blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.

Paul Dean, 37, is hard in training for the gruelling challenge he aims to tackle starting on May 25 this year.

March 3, 2018 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Sale of former children’s centre Redsands in Willaston completed, says Cheshire East

Sale of former children’s centre Redsands in Willaston completed, says Cheshire East

The sale of the former Cheshire East Council children’s home Redsands in Willaston, Nantwich, has been completed.

Engine of the North, Cheshire East Council’s wholly owned strategic property company, confirmed today it has completed the sale to Richmond Care Villages.

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).

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.

Burst water main keeps Rope Lane bridge closed

Burst water main keeps Rope Lane bridge closed

A major water main burst could keep the busy Rope Lane in Wistaston closed for another four days.

The burst happened earlier in the week, forcing Cheshire East Council to close off the Rope Lane bridge over the railway at the crossroads with Eastern Road and Gresty Lane.

Willaston residents plant 250 trees at Lettie Spencer field

Willaston residents plant 250 trees at Lettie Spencer field

Twenty-five residents in Willaston turned out to help plant more than 250 trees on the Lettie Spencer Playing Field.

The trees, including Birch, Rowan and Hazel species, were planted in areas to improve wildlife habitat and visual interest for park users.

November 25, 2017 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Santa’s on his way – with more Christmas dates than ever in Nantwich and Crewe

Santa’s on his way – with more Christmas dates than ever in Nantwich and Crewe

Santa’s hectic schedule visiting Nantwich and Crewe has been unveiled – giving more youngsters than ever a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Crewe & Nantwich District Round Table have released his busy tour around the towns in the run up to the big day.