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Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

A Willaston family has scooped top honours at the 38th World Worm Charming Championships.

Hundreds gathered for the event, held in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy.

June 25, 2017
Brave Nantwich student phoned dad during London terror attack ordeal

Brave Nantwich student phoned dad during London terror attack ordeal

A student nurse from Nantwich described the horrifying ordeal of fleeing for life from terrorists in London – and still had to time to call her dad to reassure him.

Former Malbank School pupil Rhiannon Owen, 19, was out with friends in the London Bridge area last night when the terrifying events unfolded.

June 4, 2017
Hot air balloon lands yards from Nantwich railway line and pylons

Hot air balloon lands yards from Nantwich railway line and pylons

These dramatic pictures show how a hot air balloon packed with passengers was forced to land just yards from the Nantwich railway line, narrowly missing electricity pylons.

Eye-witnesses gathered to watch the balloon’s dicey descent as it landed in a field next to the Nantwich to Crewe line close to Cheerbrook Farm, off Newcastle Road.

June 1, 2017
Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant Steven Betts has only one number in mind as he gears up for the 38th World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston.

But he won’t be counting his chickens – only his worms – in the hotly contest event which draws in competitors from around the world.

May 22, 2017
Willaston stages first Civic Service at St John’s Methodist Church

Willaston stages first Civic Service at St John’s Methodist Church

Willaston Parish Council held its first Civic Service at St John’s Methodist Church on Wybunbury Road.

The event was hosted by the Chairman Cllr Maurice Jones and was attended by Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr Olivia Hunter, which was last occasion of her mayoral year.

May 20, 2017
Supreme Court judges allow 170 homes plan for green gap land in Willaston

Supreme Court judges allow 170 homes plan for green gap land in Willaston

A landmark Supreme Court ruling has allowed Richborough Estates to build 170 homes on green land in Willaston.

The decision, by five judges in the highest court in the land, brings an end to a three-year legal battle.

May 10, 2017
Willaston boy, 10, to climb Snowdon in aid of Macmillan Cancer

Willaston boy, 10, to climb Snowdon in aid of Macmillan Cancer

A Willaston youngster who lost his grandad and great grandad to cancer, is to climb Snowdon in aid of Macmillan.

Big-hearted Lucas James Mottram, 10, is in training ready for the charity climb on July 9.

May 8, 2017
Crewe & Nantwich Round Table boosted by £200 Willaston donation

Crewe & Nantwich Round Table boosted by £200 Willaston donation

A birthday bash at Willaston Club helped raise £200 for Crewe and Nantwich Round Table.

The event was staged by the former Mayor and Mayoress of Crewe and Nantwich, Brian Silvester and Sheila Davies.

April 26, 2017
Nantwich children’s nurseries boosted by £750,000 free places funding

Nantwich children’s nurseries boosted by £750,000 free places funding

Two nurseries near Nantwich are among five to share more than £745,000 of government funding to boost free nursery places.

Rope Green Farm Day Nursery in Willaston, and Bramley Hedge Day Nursery in Bunbury, are to benefit from the capital funding.

April 18, 2017
Teenagers arrested in Nantwich after lambs found dead

Teenagers arrested in Nantwich after lambs found dead

Two teenagers have been arrested after a number of lambs were found dead near Nantwich.

Police spotted a suspicious vehicle next to the disused Redsands Centre off Crewe Road, in Willaston.

April 10, 2017
Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

High winds from Storm Doris are causing havoc across Cheshire today, emergency services have warned.

Cheshire Police have received an unprecedented number of calls relating to the storm from 9am today (February 23).

February 23, 2017
Former Redsands children’s home in Nantwich to be sold as care home

Former Redsands children’s home in Nantwich to be sold as care home

Vandal-hit former children’s home Redsands in Nantwich looks set to be sold and turned into a specialist care home for dementia patients.

A bid for the site, off Crewe Road in Willaston, has been made by Richmond Care Villages Holdings Limited, and Cheshire East councillors are being advised to approve.

January 9, 2017
Christie Hospital charity event at The Lamb in Willaston

Christie Hospital charity event at The Lamb in Willaston

A fund-raiser craft event will be staged in Willaston to help raise cash for the Christie cancer hospital.

The event will be held in the conservatory of The Lamb, on Wistaston Road, Willaston, on Thursday November 24 from 4.30pm-7pm.

November 20, 2016