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Road closure in Nantwich after vehicle hits canal bridge

Road closure in Nantwich after vehicle hits canal bridge

A busy road in Nantwich has been closed after a vehicle hit a canal bridge.

Police say the canal bridge at the bottom of Welsh Row is currently closed after being hit by a vehicle.

March 29, 2021
Canal’s “Shroppie Shelf” in Nantwich emerges during pandemic

Canal’s “Shroppie Shelf” in Nantwich emerges during pandemic

By Jonathan White
The Shropshire Union Canal has revealed one of its secrets near Nantwich during the pandemic.

The rarely seen “Shroppie Shelf” has become visible below the water because of fewer boats using the waterway.

March 8, 2021
Shropshire Union Canal breach at Beeston caused by Storm Christoph

Shropshire Union Canal breach at Beeston caused by Storm Christoph

A major breach of Shropshire Union Canal at Beeston near Nantwich was caused by heavy rains and floods from Storm Christoph.

These images from canal users show the extent of the breach which has closed the canal and towpath at Lock 10, Wharton’s Lock and Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock.

January 22, 2021
Nantwich woman’s head shave raises more than £1,000 for charity

Nantwich woman’s head shave raises more than £1,000 for charity

By Hannah Youds
A Nantwich woman has taken part in a sponsored head shave in support of Macmillan Cancer Care.

Haze Birchall, 43, a member of the Nantwich and Border Counties Yacht Club, raised £1,152.50 for the charity.

November 1, 2020
Mystery of the “Nantwich Nessie” talk of the canals around town

Mystery of the “Nantwich Nessie” talk of the canals around town

By Jonathan White
A fish-like creature has been spotted along the Shropshire Union Canal in and around Nantwich, sparking photos and comments across social media over where it came from!

August 28, 2020
Nantwich singer keeps “lockdown” residents entertained with Facebook gigs

Nantwich singer keeps “lockdown” residents entertained with Facebook gigs

Nantwich-based singer-songwriter Jonathan Tarplee has been keeping music lovers entertained during the Coronavirus lockdown.

May 1, 2020
WARNING DISTRESSING IMAGES – Man guilty of stabbing dog and leaving her to drown in Nantwich canal

WARNING DISTRESSING IMAGES – Man guilty of stabbing dog and leaving her to drown in Nantwich canal

A man has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after he stabbed his poorly dog twice and chained a heavy weight around her body and left her drowning in a canal in Nantwich.

Brendan Murphy, 52, who lives on a barge on the Shropshire Union Canal, was found guilty of three animal welfare offences when he appeared at Chester Magistrates’ Court.

November 18, 2019
Residents reassured as towpath cracks emerge on canal embankment in Nantwich

Residents reassured as towpath cracks emerge on canal embankment in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
Concerned residents and business owners have been urged not to worry despite towpath cracks appearing on the 200-year-old Shropshire Union Canal embankment in Nantwich

November 15, 2019
Stapeley Grange appeals for washing liquid to treat oiled birds

Stapeley Grange appeals for washing liquid to treat oiled birds

Stapeley Grange RSPCA staff are appealing for washing liquid appeal after influx of
oiled birds into the Nantwich centre.

They need the liquid to treat up to 20 geese which were admitted after getting covered in dumped oil in a river canal.

August 5, 2019
Fire crews rescue 20 cows stranded in canal near Nantwich

Fire crews rescue 20 cows stranded in canal near Nantwich

Fire crews helped rescue as many as 20 cows which had fallen into a canal at Burland near Nantwich.

They were called out at around 10pm last night (July 26) to the scene off Springe Lane.

July 27, 2019
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.

October 12, 2018
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
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