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Anger after Wistaston landmark tree ripped up by developers

Anger after Wistaston landmark tree ripped up by developers

By Jonathan White
Villagers have blasted housing developers after a Wistaston landmark tree was ripped up and chucked in a skip.

The solitary hawthorn, known by locals as “the tree”, was uprooted as part of the housing development on Witters Field off Church Lane.

September 11, 2019
Iconic tree in Nantwich to be removed, council confirms

Iconic tree in Nantwich to be removed, council confirms

A protected tree in the centre of Nantwich is to be removed, Cheshire East Council has confirmed.

The iconic horse chestnut tree in Bowers Row car park has been deemed “unsafe” by specialists.

September 9, 2019
Thousands pack town centre for Nantwich Christmas Lights switch on

Thousands pack town centre for Nantwich Christmas Lights switch on

Thousands of people packed in to Nantwich town square to enjoy the festivities of the Nantwich Christmas Lights switch-on event.

The event, organised by Nantwich Town Council, proved as popular as ever and featured music, entertainment, fireworks and laughter.

November 17, 2018
Sealed Knot unveils plaque in Nantwich to mark 46-year association

Sealed Knot unveils plaque in Nantwich to mark 46-year association

The Sealed Knot Society have unveiled a plaque, stone and tree to Nantwich to mark their long association with the town.

The plaque, stone and mature tulip tree acknowledged The Sealed Knot’s 46 years of involvement in the annual Holly Holy Day events, commemorating the 1643 Battle of Nantwich.

April 15, 2018
Nantwich man, 51, attacked by gang of youths in Crewe

Nantwich man, 51, attacked by gang of youths in Crewe

A Nantwich man was repeatedly punched, kicked and hit with a tree branch by youths as he walked through a park in Crewe, police said.

The 51-year-old victim was assaulted by the teenagers in an attempted robbery in an area known locally as Collinbrook Fields at around 6.15pm last night (February 21).

February 22, 2018
Nantwich tree specialist called in to aid hurricane-hit island

Nantwich tree specialist called in to aid hurricane-hit island

An arboriculture trainer from Nantwich has been helping in the recovery of the Caribbean island of Dominica after it was hit by devastating hurricanes.

Jono Finlow, who trains Reaseheath College students, is a trustee of DART International UK (Disaster Arborist Response Team).

November 11, 2017
Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in Acton

Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in Acton

By Jonathan White
A Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in Acton helped light up the village near Nantwich.

There was a grand opening with a guest appearance from Father Christmas, a ‘Candlelit Concert of Christmas Past’ by the Gallery Singers of Shrewsbury and an open event with prize raffle and light refreshments.

December 18, 2016
Police continue hunt for Nantwich Christmas vandals

Police continue hunt for Nantwich Christmas vandals

Yobs who vandalised Nantwich town centre’s Christmas tree, lights and decorations, have not been traced.

The vandals targeted the lower branches of the tree, ripping off baubles, damaging the base and stealing other electrical decorations.

December 15, 2016
Scrooge yobs damage Nantwich’s Christmas tree and steal decorations

Scrooge yobs damage Nantwich’s Christmas tree and steal decorations

Miserly yobs in Nantwich have vandalised the town square’s Christmas tree and stolen decorations – just days after they were unveiled to thousands at the Lights Switch-on event.

Angry councillors and staff hit out at the offenders for putting a dampener on the festive spirits.

November 24, 2016
Nantwich youngster wins competition to switch on Christmas Lights

Nantwich youngster wins competition to switch on Christmas Lights

A Nantwich youngster has won a contest to switch on the town’s Christmas Lights this weekend.

Eight-year-old Lilyanna won with her answer of 2,000 when trying to guess the number of lights on the star which will top the town’s Christmas tree.

November 16, 2016
South Cheshire cyclist killed in Mow Cop tree collision

South Cheshire cyclist killed in Mow Cop tree collision

A South Cheshire cyclist has died after he ploughed into a tree near Mow Cop, police said.

The 36-year-old victim, from Crewe, was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision on Mow Lane.

September 28, 2016
Family pays tribute to Nantwich man Andrew Beddows killed in accident

Family pays tribute to Nantwich man Andrew Beddows killed in accident

The heartbroken family of Nantwich man Andrew Beddows, who was killed in a road accident, have paid tribute to him.

The 32-year-old died when his BMW car ploughed into a tree on the A49 near Whitchurch.

January 22, 2016
Nantwich man killed in A49 road smash near Whitchurch

Nantwich man killed in A49 road smash near Whitchurch

A Nantwich man was killed when his car careered off the A49 near Whitchurch and smashed into a tree.

Police say Andrew Beddows, 32, from the Nantwich area, died at the scene of the accident.

January 20, 2016