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Police and RSPCA continue to probe dog found dead in Nantwich canal

Police and RSPCA continue to probe dog found dead in Nantwich canal

Police and RSPCA say they are continuing to investigate the death of a dog found in a canal in Nantwich with heavy chains around its body.

The grim discovery was made by walkers by bridge 89 which spans the Shropshire Union Canal south of Marsh Lane and north of the A530 Whitchurch Road.

Six-week project to start on controversial Nantwich ‘link’ road

Six-week project to start on controversial Nantwich ‘link’ road

Work is set to start on the controversial Taylor Drive – Edmund Wright Way ‘link’ route in Nantwich.

The link has sparked protest from residents living close to it, but others say the link is essential to ease traffic along Welsh Row and Queens Drive and should have been built years ago.

September 22, 2018 7 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Canal towpath in Nantwich to undergo £55,000 overhaul

Canal towpath in Nantwich to undergo £55,000 overhaul

A canal towpath in Nantwich is to undergo a major overhaul to improve access for the public.

Cheshire East Council says it is to spend £55,000 – from developer contributions – to improve the towpath near Queen’s Drive along the Shropshire Canal to prevent becoming too muddy for passers-by.

September 21, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Two men injured in railway incident at Cholmondeston near Nantwich

Two men injured in railway incident at Cholmondeston near Nantwich

Two rail workers have been injured in an incident at Cholmondeston railway bridge near Nantwich.

Cheshire Police, British Transport Police and Cheshire fire crews from Nantwich, Crewe and the major incident rescue unit from Winsford were called to the scene at 2.45am today (September 19).

September 19, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Shropshire Union Canal collapse near Middlewich will cost £3 million

Shropshire Union Canal collapse near Middlewich will cost £3 million

Work has started on the next phase to repair the Shropshire Union Canal breach near Middlewich after a giant 12-metre deep hole was left in the canal bank.

Paddle gates on the locks, which allow water into the canal, had been left open by a member of the public which caused the canal to overflow.

September 7, 2018 4 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich man killed after Porsche crashes into canal bridge

Nantwich man killed after Porsche crashes into canal bridge

A Nantwich man has died after his Porsche Boxster careered off the A54 and crashed into a bridge over a canal.

Father-of-four Anthony Hawks, 50, (pictured) was declared dead at the scene by emergency services after the incident on the A54 Bosley Road in Congleton.

June 25, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Nantwich canal to stage Doggy-Do-Dahs mass walking event

Nantwich canal to stage Doggy-Do-Dahs mass walking event

Dogs and their owners are being invited to join a mass morning dog walk along the Shropshire Union Canal in Nantwich on February 17.

The free Doggy-Do-Dahs event, from 10.30am, is being organised by the Canal & River Trust, the charity which oversees 2,000 miles of canals across England and Wales.

RSPCA warning after cygnet killed in boat propeller on Nantwich canal

RSPCA warning after cygnet killed in boat propeller on Nantwich canal

The RSPCA is warning people to be wary of wildlife when on a boat after a cygnet was killed by a propeller on a Nantwich canal

The injured and distressed cygnet was found by a member of the public with its skin ripped away, on the canal near to Barbridge Marina, Nantwich
(WARNING: Article contains graphic image)

Canal fans treated to Historic Boats gathering in Audlem

Canal fans treated to Historic Boats gathering in Audlem

By Jonathan White
Canal fanatics were treated to a rare gathering of historic boats in Audlem as part of the Festival of Transport in the village.

Around 40 historic and colourful ex-working narrow boats were moored along the bottom three lock pounds of the Audlem flight of locks on the Shropshire Union Canal.

August 4, 2017 0 comments Village News
Willaston dad completes 5-marathon challenge in aid of Bloodwise

Willaston dad completes 5-marathon challenge in aid of Bloodwise

Family and friends stepped out for a Willaston dad to complete a five-marathon challenge and raise funds in memory of his dad.

Paul Dean, 36, organised the 130-mile adventure in a 24-hour period in aid of Bloodwise, formerly Leukaemia Research.

July 4, 2017 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Nantwich students renovate rundown canal building for college exam

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich put their backs into their latest exam – by renovating a dilapidated canal building.

The students spent nine months on the project to revamp the site at Sykes Hollow, near Venetian Marina, as part of their 3rd year NVQ Level 3.

Aqueduct Marina secures Canal & River Trust workboats contract

Aqueduct Marina secures Canal & River Trust workboats contract

Canal & River Trust has awarded a contract to Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina to repair and refurbish five of its maintenance workboats.

And it’s hoped the arrangement will continue as a rolling programme of annual work.

May 22, 2017 0 comments Business, Business
Swan family settling in well on Nantwich River Weaver

Swan family settling in well on Nantwich River Weaver

These gorgeous pictures show Nantwich’s latest swan family are settling in nicely.

The family, nesting near the River Weaver, have been drawing plenty of attention after the three cygnets hatched in the last few days.

May 5, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News