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Nantwich students in marine ‘rescue’

A beached pilot whale and several dolphins and seals were successfully rescued from the front lawn at Reaseheath College in Nantwich last week. Fortunately the emergency wasn’t for real, but a simulated More »

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MP builds on skills at Nantwich college

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson built on his skills when he joined construction apprentices during lessons at Reaseheath College in Nantwich last week. The Minister for Children and Families visited the More »

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Battle of Nantwich event goes with a bang

By Jonathan White Nantwich’s Holly Holy Day event proved another huge success at the weekend. The Battle of Nantwich event and Winter Fayre took place in and around the town centre and More »

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Wintry scenes in Nantwich

Sub-zero temperatures overnight meant that the majority of Nantwich Lake was frozen over on Saturday. Local photographer Jonathan White said: “I took the opportunity to photograph the gulls that were resting on More »

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Lighting up Christmas in Nantwich

Nantwich town centre was illuminated on Saturday with the annual Christmas lights switch-on. With a packed town centre, the event organised by Nantwich Town Council, proved a huge success. The audience were More »

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Nantwich remembers the fallen

The standard bearers of the Nantwich and District Branch of the Royal British Legion led a parade of current and ex-servicemen, civic dignitaries, cadets, scouts and guides through the town centre on More »

Nantwich students in marine ‘rescue’

Marine mammal medic Group lightened

A beached pilot whale and several dolphins and seals were successfully rescued from the front lawn at Reaseheath College in Nantwich last week.

Fortunately the emergency wasn’t for real, but a simulated situation to enable 37 animal management students to gain an internationally recognised qualification in wildlife rescue.

The one day course was offered to degree students and to Access to HE students who are studying science or animal management.

New salon welcomes Nantwich Mayor

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Nantwich Mayor Christine Farrall was one of the first customers through the doors of new salon, The Hair Lounge, based on Swinemarket in Nantwich.

The Mayor has been a client for many years, as is Councillor Arthur Moran, and they were both delighted to welcome them into the town.

The duo in charge of this new salon, Gary Johnston and Kelly McCann, have been working together in the business for over 15 years.

Celebrations at Nantwich Lake

Wildlife fans and dog owners are being invited to a day of celebration at Nantwich Lake.

It takes place between 11am and 3pm on Tuesday, April 7, and has been organised by Cheshire East Council with the help of Ansa Environmental Services Limited – the council’s operating company for parks, the RSPCA and The Dogs Trust.

Two new information signs will be unveiled together with a wooden swan sculpture.

Traffic problems in Nantwich

Traffic problems in Nantwich are expected to ease this week after a series of emergencies caused delays.

The most serious bottleneck was caused on Tuesday morning when Scottish Power Networks set up temporary lights on Hospital Street, where crews were restoring electricity supplies after a power outage.

This coincided with hold-ups caused by an overturned tractor on the A500/A51 Newcastle Road close to the Cheerbrook roundabout.

MP builds on skills at Nantwich college

MP Edward Timpson with joiner James Lewis

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson built on his skills when he joined construction apprentices during lessons at Reaseheath College in Nantwich last week.

The Minister for Children and Families visited the college as part of National Apprenticeships Week, a celebration of the benefits that skilled apprentices bring to businesses and to the national economy by increasing productivity and providing workforce succession.

Mr Timpson tried his hand at bricklaying and joinery in Reaseheath’s tailormade workshops and chatted to successful apprentices who are learning their trade at college and in the workplace.

Nantwich councillors seek re-election

Independent councillors for Nantwich North and West, Arthur Moran and Penny Butterill have announced their intention to seek re-election in this year’s Cheshire East Council elections.

Both Councillors are well known in Nantwich and have represented Nantwich North since 2011.

Arthur Moran is a former Cheshire County and Crewe and Nantwich borough councillor, while Penny Butterill a former Crewe and Nantwich Borough councillor and was Mayoress in 1997 when her husband Doug was Mayor.

Tackling Nantwich’s parking problems

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The Town Council’s pilot scheme for tackling on-street parking problems in Nantwich is resulting in fewer contraventions as people become more aware of where parking is illegal.

The areas visited by Cheshire East Enforcement officers are being varied under the direction of the council with officers visiting known problem locations and patrolling at different times of the day.

Councillor Marren, who initiated the scheme, said “This new approach is identifying locations where there have been persistent breaches of the parking regulations particularly in the evenings when it is assumed the officers are not on duty.  

Wrestling comes to Nantwich

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Megaslam Wrestling, one of Europe’s premier touring organisations, comes to Nantwich Civic Hall for the first time on Friday March 13.

The Nantwich venue has been promised two hours of non-stop family entertainment featuring a splash of American TV Wrestling alongside traditional British wrestling.

The show will feature over 12 professionals, including one former WWE Wrestling Superstar.

Nantwich Rotarians celebrate milestone

The Rotary Club of Nantwich held its 81st Charter Night dinner at Nantwich Town Football Club last week.

Some 136 Rotarians, guests and local dignitaries attended the evening to celebrate 81 years since the club was formed.

Said President Tony Coxhill:  “This is a record turnout in recent years; the attendance by club members and their partners and guests was fantastic. 

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