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Sandbach High School Charlotte Hesketh coronation cake

Budding cake makers crowned cream of crop in Nantwich college contest

Budding bakers were crowned winners in a hotly-contested schools challenge run by Reaseheath College in Nantwich. Ten entries from 120 made it through to the final of the Year 9 Schools Bake Off Competition, held in the college’s specialist food FULL STORY »

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New £5,000 contest launches to find a Crewe and Nantwich “Alan Sugar”

The hunt is on to find the next Alan Sugar in a business start-up competition in Crewe and Nantwich. The idea, backed by South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, targets 18-25 years olds living in a 10-mile radius of Crewe or FULL STORY »

Yew Tree Beer Blooms for Easter. L-R Jon Cox_, co owner  with manager Myles Carr and bar manager James Ivill

Award-winning village pub near Nantwich stages real ale festival

An award-winning Cheshire village pub is rolling out a big Easter beer treat for the Bank Holiday weekend. The annual festival returns to the Yew Tree Inn at Spurstow, near Nantwich, which has twice been voted ‘Pub of the Year’ FULL STORY »

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“Swinging at the Cotton Club” musical to light up Nantwich Jazz Festival

A fully staged musical spectacular will add glamour to this weekend’s Jazz, Blues and Music Festival in Nantwich. Swinging At The Cotton Club, at Nantwich Civic Hall on Saturday, is one of the headline shows at the festival which starts FULL STORY »

Police at accident scene

Police seek witnesses to Wistaston accident on A534 Crewe Road

Police want to trace witnesses to an accident which left a pensioner seriously injured in Wistaston, near Nantwich. The accident happened on the A534 Crewe Road, where a blue Land Rover Discovery travelling from Nantwich area hit a pedestrian near FULL STORY »

Nantwich hypnotherapist stars in global magazine

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A Nantwich hypnotherapist is taking his message worldwide after featuring in the in-flight magazine for Etihad Airways.

Edward Arran works from clinics in Cheshire and has Premiership footballers, TV celebrities, business professionals and mums to be among his clients.

Latest Cheshire East housing supply ruling “big blow”, says Nantwich campaigner

Nantwich South artist impression, Muller

A campaigner fighting  housing developments in Nantwich fears the latest ruling by a planning inspector on Cheshire East’s 5-year supply is a “huge blow”.

Pat Cullen, who heads the Protect Stapeley group, says residents have been “let down”.

Dragons’ Den winners launch Magic Whiteboard at Nantwich Sainsbury’s

Theo Paphitis and Magic Whiteboard

Dragons’ Den winners Neil and Laura Westwood were in Nantwich to launch their Magic Whiteboard product backed by Theo Paphitis.

The couple have secured a deal to sell the product in 75 Sainsbury’s stores across the UK, including the Middlewich Road store in Nantwich.

Wistaston teenager raises £187 for Sport Relief in 12-hour “tennis-athon”

George Raiswell, tennis fundraiser in Wistaston

A Wistaston teenager raised almost £200 after competing in an exhausting 12-hour “tennis-athon”.

George Raiswell, aged 13, played from 7am to 7pm at Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club in aid of Sport Relief.

Crewe & Nantwich RUFC reach playoff final with victory over Stafford

Crewe & Nantwich RUFC player Joshua Collins

Crewe & Nantwich RUFC 1sts secured their playoff final place with a 29-7 victory away at Stafford.

Now the Vagrants side have one final 80-minute game to try and clinch promotion to their highest level ever.

Evo-Stik match report: Nantwich Town 1 Blyth Spartans 1

Nantwich Town v Blyth Spartans, 12-4-14

By James Briscoe
Nantwich Town were left rueing a host of missed chances as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Blyth Spartans.

The Dabbers only had Alex Meaney’s first half strike to show for a dominant performance at the Weaver Stadium.

Nantwich residents warned after two house break-ins overnight

Police incident tape (pic by Freefotouk)

Nantwich residents are warned to be vigilant after two homes were broken in the early hours today (April 12).

The discoveries were made early this morning at addresses on London Road and St Joseph’s Way, in Nantwich.

Porcupine to make first public appearance at Reaseheath Zoo in Nantwich

porcupette with mum eating cabbage

A spiky newborn with attitude is making his first public appearance at Reaseheath College’s zoo in Nantwich this Easter.

The baby porcupine, known as a ‘porcupette’, was born in March to one of the college’s three female porcupines.

Cheshire East Council fails on 5-year housing claim, says Government Inspector

Arthur Moran (left) and Council leader Michael Jones

Councillors have blasted Cheshire East Council after a Government Planning Inspector ruled the authority has failed to demonstrate it has s 5-year housing supply.

The Inspector’s findings are in a report upholding an appeal by a housing developer to build 94 houses on land near Sandbach.

Police swoop on drug users and thieves in day of action in Nantwich

Operation Elderflower by Nantwich Police

Police targeted thieves and drug users in a day of action across Nantwich and other towns in East Cheshire.

Five warrants were issued under the Misuse of Drugs Act at various properties in Nantwich, Crewe, Congleton, Macclesfield and Wilmslow.

Nantwich Walled Garden Society fight to save piece of history

North wall of Nantwich Walled Garden

Members of Nantwich Walled Garden Society have vowed to fight to restore the garden and turn it into a tourist attraction.

The garden site is owned by a private developer who has permission from Cheshire East Council to build properties on the site.

100 people enjoy Willaston “Spring Concert” at primary school

Willaston Junior Choir

By Jonathan White
One hundred people watched Willaston Junior Choir and the Wistaston Singers choir perform a joint ‘Spring Concert’ at Willaston Primary School.

It was the first time that the choirs had combined to perform a concert.

Nantwich Litter Group back in action with two group picks

Nantwich Litter Group volunteers on a recent pick

Nantwich Litter Group will be holding “Group Picks” over the next three weeks.

The first takes place this Saturday April 12 at 10am, and will be followed by another on Wednesday April 30.

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