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Nantwich woman inherits £100,000 from book illustrator she never met

Nantwich woman inherits £100,000 from book illustrator she never met

A Nantwich woman has inherited the £100,000 estate of a children’s book illustrator that had been left unclaimed.

The amazing story of how Judith Hooley discovered the inheritance is to feature on BBC One’s Heir Hunters programme next week (July 17).

July 15, 2018
AJ Pritchard family urges Nantwich fans to back his Strictly bid

AJ Pritchard family urges Nantwich fans to back his Strictly bid

The family of Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard are urging local Nantwich fans to support the former Brine Leas pupil’s bid to win the BBC show.

AJ, 23, is dancing with celebrity partner Mollie King, of group The Saturdays.

November 8, 2017
Nantwich Words & Music Festival to stage songwriting contest

Nantwich Words & Music Festival to stage songwriting contest

Organisers of the Nantwich Words & Music Festival are to stage the event’s first songwriting competition to mark its tenth year.

And the contest will be judged by industry experts, including BBC Radio 6 Music’s Early Breakfast Show host Chris Hawkins (pictured).

July 26, 2017
Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds of families across Cheshire East gathered in Nantwich today to protest at school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

Teachers and parents in Nantwich and Crewe fear the new NFF will see Cheshire East worse off, facing a 4.5% cut in budgets over the next two years.

February 27, 2017
Reaseheath College students serve up fun for Children in Need

Reaseheath College students serve up fun for Children in Need

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich served up a host of fundraising activities to support BBC Children in Need.

Students and staff rallied together to raise funds by running activities including attempting the longest badminton rally!

November 18, 2016
AJ and Chloe dancing

Young dancers from Nantwich to star on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing

Two award-winning young dancers from Nantwich area will be joining the new series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

British and European Youth Latin and Ballroom Champions AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt will be the youngest ever professional dancers to appear on the show.

July 30, 2016
Pheasant Inn at Burwardsley runner-up in Pub of Year Awards

Pheasant Inn at Burwardsley runner-up in Pub of Year Awards

The Pheasant Inn in Burwardsley near Nantwich has been named runner up in the Pub Of The Year category at the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Experts, including John Craven and Chris Packham, were involved in the nomination process.

March 11, 2016
Villagers create “Porklads” calendar inspired by BBC’s Poldark

Villagers create “Porklads” calendar inspired by BBC’s Poldark

Villagers from Church Minshull near Nantwich have been inspired by BBC’s Poldark, to create a fundraising calendar.

Residents clubbed together to recreate famous scenes from the TV drama and produced them in a 2016 charity calendar.

January 19, 2016
Cheshire pub Pheasant Inn shortlisted in BBC Countryfile awards

Cheshire pub Pheasant Inn shortlisted in BBC Countryfile awards

The Pheasant Inn near Nantwich has been nominated for Pub Of The Year in this year’s BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

The country pub in Burwardsley is the only pub in the North West to be shortlisted.

December 28, 2015
BBC’s Beccy Meehan to switch on Nantwich Christmas Lights

BBC’s Beccy Meehan to switch on Nantwich Christmas Lights

BBC newsreader Beccy Meehan will be switching on the Nantwich Christmas Lights this year with thousands expected at the event on November 21.

Beccy will join Nantwich Mayor Cllr Andrew Martin and Father Christmas to flick the switch and light up the town square.

November 10, 2015
Dermot Cavanagh to stage painting workshop at Woore

Dermot Cavanagh to stage painting workshop at Woore

BBC TV artist Dermot Cavanagh is to stage a one-day workshop near Nantwich to encourage more people to take up painting.

Cavanagh’s “anyone can paint” watercolour workshop will be held at Woore Victory Hall, on London Road, Woore, on November 11.

November 9, 2015
Tarporley teacher is new voice of BBC School Report project

Tarporley teacher is new voice of BBC School Report project

A South Cheshire teacher is to be the national voice of a major BBC project.

Tina McMillan, English and Media teacher at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College, was asked to record the voiceover for a new trailer for BBC School Report

September 24, 2015
Nantwich college student in BBC Countryfile show

Nantwich college student in BBC Countryfile show

A Reaseheath College apprentice in Nantwich starred in a BBC Countryfile programme.

Agriculture apprentice Jason Smith, 21, was joined by presenter Matt Baker as he carried out duties of assistant herdsman at his dairy farm in Middlewich.

March 12, 2015