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Spooky goings-on in Nantwich

The Nantwich Spooktacular brought some ghoulish fun to Dorfold Park at the weekend. The event proved hugely popular and featured a giant bonfire, fireworks display, funfair, fancy dress competition and more. Paul Compton, More »

Darren Poyzer performs at Lifejam

Lifejam’s charity boost in Audlem

by Jonathan White A special music event took place at The Lord Combermere in Audlem on Saturday October 18. ‘Lifejam’ was the idea of former Audlem resident Reuben Palin and took place to More »

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Nantwich’s green spaces ‘need protection’

Labour Parliamentary candidate Adrian Heald met residents at Witter’s Field in Wistaston last week, the proposed site for a new development of some 300 homes. Pictured with Peter Wainwright of the ‘Hands More »

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Nantwich scouts back on track

Resurfacing work on the A500 has produced an unexpected spin off for a local Scout camp. More than 300 tonnes of planings – the top surface removed from the worn-out road – More »

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Parliamentary Candidate speaks up for tackling regional imbalances

Crewe and Nantwich like many areas across Britain has been hit by a decline in manufacturing and engineering jobs over the last 3 decades and more. This has affected the lives of More »

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Nantwich Fete and Skoolzfest

Words and photos by Jonathan White Nantwich Fete and Skoolzfest took place on Saturday 28th June 2014. The events started at 10am and took place in and around the Nantwich Town Centre More »

Nantwich benefits fraudster

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A Nantwich man fraudulently claimed benefits, despite having tens of thousands of pounds stashed away in bank accounts, until he was caught and prosecuted by Cheshire East Council.

Patrick Bird, 69, who said he was a single person on a low income, began claiming in November 2009 and received a total of £19,885.79.

But investigators from the council’s benefit fraud team carried out a data matching exercise and found that he had more than £30,000 hidden in bank accounts that he had not declared.

Spooky goings-on in Nantwich

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The Nantwich Spooktacular brought some ghoulish fun to Dorfold Park at the weekend.

The event proved hugely popular and featured a giant bonfire, fireworks display, funfair, fancy dress competition and more.

Paul Compton, of  Nantwich Events Photography Team, who took this photograph, said: “There were some really good costumes made by parents that took a lot of time getting them right, the kids walked around the fairground like little monster of the night.”

Gold award for blooming Nantwich

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Nantwich has been awarded a gold award at the North West in Bloom competition.  

An additional award was also presented to the town for its floral bed adjacent to the library. 

The bed was designed by ANSA (the Cheshire East company delivering environmental services) to commemorate 50 years of Britain in Bloom.  

Members of Nantwich in Bloom and Mark Hulme from ANSA were in attendance to collect the awards.

New powers on dangerous dogs in Nantwich

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Cheshire East Council has vowed to enforce tough new laws to help prevent violent dog attacks.

It follows new legal powers being given to police forces and local authorities from this week.

For the first time, police and councils will be able to demand that owners take action to prevent a dog attack or risk a fine of up to £20,000.

Fundraiser at Nantwich Civic Hall

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A charity evening takes place at Nantwich Civic Hall on Halloween night.

Raising money for the Crewe and District branch of Parkinson’s UK, the evening features entertainment from the Matt Stafford Duo.

The event will also feature a silent auction, tombola and disco.

Tickets are £15 on 07592554270. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Festival comes to Nantwich Museum

The  2014 International Big Draw Festival comes to Nantwich Museum on Saturday October 25.

Part of the international Family Arts Festival, the event is free and invites budding artists to consider this year’s theme: Its Our World, a celebration of our environment – urban, rural and coastal.

The Nantwich event will be exploring the natural world of John Gerard the prominent herbalist and gardener born in the town in 1545. 

The Cat gears up for FM launch

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The Cat Community Radio Station has left the airwaves on a temporary basis as the Nantwich station gears up for the FM launch.

Preparation for studio improvements is now underway, meaning there will be a short period of up to three weeks without live broadcasting.

Improvements to the studio and equipment are in process, ready for The Cat’s move to broadcasting on FM in early 2015.   

Lifejam’s charity boost in Audlem

Darren Poyzer performs at Lifejam
by Jonathan White
A special music event took place at The Lord Combermere in Audlem on Saturday October 18.

‘Lifejam’ was the idea of former Audlem resident Reuben Palin and took place to raise money for a new £8.5 million RNLI Lifeboat Station at St Davids, Pembrokeshire in Wales.

Reuben moved with his family to work in Pembrokeshire and has since joined the crew of the St Davids lifeboat.

Nantwich Family Films At 4 presents

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Nantwich’s Family Films At 4 club will present Maleficent on Sunday October 19.

The group screens films at Nantwich Methodist Church on the third Sunday of every month at 4pm (doors open at 3.45pm).

A family ticket costs £10 and covers up to two adults and four children, with individual tickets priced at £4.

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