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Nantwich festival a hit with police despite arrests

This year’s Nantwich Jazz Festival has been hailed as a success by Cheshire Police. Officers were out in force throughout the bank holiday weekend to ensure that the festivities were observed in More »

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Return to the cold war in Nantwich

By Jonathan White Visitors to the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker were transported back in time over the Easter weekend. The ‘Soviet Threat’ event recreated what life was like either side of the More »

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Nantwich college launches sport facilities for the community

Nantwich’s Reaseheath College has opened its new professional sports facilities to the public. The occasion was marked with a rugby tournament for local secondary schools. Pupils from Sandbach, Crewe and from Malbank More »

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Nantwich Players’ new comedy drama

Nantwich Players present their new drama Breezeblock Park in December. The play tells the story of a typical Liverpool family, together on Christmas Eve. But beneath the surface of their festive cheer More »

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Stars to launch Nantwich lights switch-on

Nantwich Olympian Bryony Page and Paralympic athlete Andrew Small will be switching on the town’s Christmas lights this year. The trampolinist and wheelchair racer will join local singer Thea Gilmore to officially More »

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Nantwich pupils enjoy free trip to zoo

Pupils from a Nantwich primary school enjoyed a trip to Chester Zoo following a Rotary club’s donation. The zoo donated entry tickets for a local school of the club’s choice after the Rotary More »

Nantwich’s unsung heroes honoured

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Nantwich Mayor Andrew Martin recognised the work of the town’s unsung heroes in this year’s Salt Of The Earth Awards.

The awards winners were invited to a ceremony at the Civic Hall, where the Mayor was joined by Yvette Robinson of South Cheshire College, who sponsored the event.

Councillor Martin said: “Over the past two years as Mayor I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some extraordinary people.

Nantwich festival a hit with police despite arrests

JLS perform at The Railway Hotel

This year’s Nantwich Jazz Festival has been hailed as a success by Cheshire Police.

Officers were out in force throughout the bank holiday weekend to ensure that the festivities were observed in a good-natured manner.

Just a handful of incidents were reported to police, with officers making seven arrests – mainly for public order offences such as being drunk and disorderly.

Nantwch Players take on ‘troubles’ darma

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Nantwich Players are to perform an exhilarating and poignant drama set in Belfast during the ‘troubles’.

Against an off-stage backdrop of burning buses, ravaged blocks and gunfire, Bold Girls is a stirring play about three women whose men have been killed or imprisoned for their political activities.

Chilling themes are offset by humorous and heartwarming moments in this play about people not politics.

Return to the cold war in Nantwich

British Army and anti-tank gun

By Jonathan White

Visitors to the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker were transported back in time over the Easter weekend.

The ‘Soviet Threat’ event recreated what life was like either side of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War.

There were armed troops patrolling the grounds, checkpoints and numerous military vehicles from both Western and Eastern forces.

Battle stations at Nantwich Museum

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EVENTS leading to the Battle of Nantwich on January 25 1644 are the subject of a new exhibition at the Nantwich Museum.

The Road to the Battle of Nantwich, which runs until February 25, explores how the conflict unfolded from the First Battle of Middlewich in March 1642, through the taking of Beeston castle by the Royalists in December 1643 and then, in the same month, the Second Battle of Middlewich and Barthomley Massacre.

By the end of that December Nantwich was under siege by the Royalists which was ultimately relieved through the battle on 25 January 1644.

Nantwich college launches sport facilities for the community

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Nantwich’s Reaseheath College has opened its new professional sports facilities to the public.

The occasion was marked with a rugby tournament for local secondary schools.

Pupils from Sandbach, Crewe and from Malbank School took part in the challenge, judged by former English international rugby player Mark Cueto MBE.

Work starts on £200,000 facelift for Nantwich pool

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A major upgrade of Nantwich Pool has begun with a programme of repairs and improvements.

Cheshire East Council is spending around £200,000 on the refurbishment.

The project will include the replacement of decayed wooden ceilings, replacement of lighting with economical LED lighting systems, full redecoration, the refurbishment of changing room lockers and servicing of the main pool pumps.

Tribute to Willaston man who died in collision

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A Willaston man has lost his life following a collision on the A500 at Barthomley.

Neil Dey, 31, died following the collision, which occurred at around 5.37am on Monday November 7, involving a van and a HGV.

Mr Dey, who was driving the van, was taken to the Royal Stoke Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries but sadly died.

Nantwich Players’ new comedy drama

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Nantwich Players present their new drama Breezeblock Park in December.

The play tells the story of a typical Liverpool family, together on Christmas Eve.

But beneath the surface of their festive cheer are jealousies, quarrels and a big secret.

As the alcohol begins to flow, tongues loosen and a certain piece of news threatens to tear the family apart.

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