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Thousands celebrate Bonfire Night across South Cheshire

Thousands celebrate Bonfire Night across South Cheshire

By Jonathan White
Thousands of families enjoyed Bonfire Night and firework displays yesterday.

The annual Crewe and Nantwich Lions Bonfire & Fireworks Display took place at Queens Park in Crewe last night.

November 6, 2018
Man found with £900 drugs in underpants in Willaston is jailed

Man found with £900 drugs in underpants in Willaston is jailed

A man found in a taxi in Willaston near Nantwich with £900 worth of Class A drugs in his underpants, has been jailed.

Lee Marr, 29, from Liverpool, appeared at Chester Crown Court where he was jailed for more than five years after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

September 3, 2018
Hockeython at Vagrants in Willaston raises £1,000 for Bloodwise

Hockeython at Vagrants in Willaston raises £1,000 for Bloodwise

By Jonathan White
A Hockeython which took place at The Vagrants in Willaston has helped to raise more than £1,000 for Bloodwise charity.

Bloodwise was chosen in recognition of Ladies 1st team player Steph Thompson, who was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia.

August 4, 2018
One charged and three arrested in drugs operation in Willaston, Nantwich

One charged and three arrested in drugs operation in Willaston, Nantwich

A man has been charged with drugs offences following a proactive drugs operation in Willaston, Nantwich, say Cheshire Police.

Lee Marr, 29, from Liverpool, was arrested at 2pm yesterday (July 31) after officers from Crewe Local Policing Unit stopped a taxi on Wistaston Road.

August 1, 2018
Driver jailed for causing A500 crash which killed Willaston man

Driver jailed for causing A500 crash which killed Willaston man

A man has been jailed after his light goods vehicle crashed head on with a van on the A500, killing the Willaston driver.

Adam Daniel Staley, 35, was driving towards Crewe on the A500 at Barthomley when he crashed into a van driven by Neil Dey (pictured), 31, who was heading towards Stoke.

July 13, 2018
Wistaston ‘Church Lane chasm’ repairs finally underway after two weeks

Wistaston ‘Church Lane chasm’ repairs finally underway after two weeks

By Jonathan White
Work started today on repairing the ‘Church Lane chasm’ sink-hole in Wistaston – more than two weeks after it first appeared.

Cheshire East Council highways teams arrived on scene to begin the repairs after the sink-hole emerged on June 26.

July 11, 2018
Another “sink hole”! This time at busy Willaston road junction

Another “sink hole”! This time at busy Willaston road junction

Drivers are being warned to avoid Wybunbury Road in Willaston after a “sink hole” appeared.

The hole is between the junction of Eastern Road and Green Lane, and the route is currently closed, says Cheshire Police.

June 28, 2018
Competitors find it tough going at World Worm Charming Championships

Competitors find it tough going at World Worm Charming Championships

Competitors at the 39th World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston found it tough going today – with the winner charming out just 11 worms!

Dry weather and hard ground made it difficult for the hundreds of people taking part in the annual event in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy on Derwent Close.

June 23, 2018
Wistaston man clocks up 12 years of community reporting

Wistaston man clocks up 12 years of community reporting

Keen photographer Jonathan White has clocked up 12 years of community reporting in and around his village of Wistaston.

Jonathan, who works full-time at Cheshire College – South & West, began submitting articles to the local media back in 2006.

June 19, 2018
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.

May 31, 2018
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.

May 23, 2018
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.

May 21, 2018
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.

April 9, 2018