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It’s a bugs life for Nantwich students

Reaseheath College’s garden has caught the eye this month at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. Pupils from The Dingle Primary School in Haslington, enjoyed the limelight when they appeared on More »

Championship trophy for Most Worms - The Caravan Club tag-team

A charming day out in Willaston

by Jonathan White The 36th World Worm Charming Championship  took place last week at Willaston Primary School. The annual championship started shortly after 2pm and participants in each of the 144 plots had More »


Village fete proves a hit

by Jonathan White Wistaston Village Fete proved a huge success on Saturday attracting large crowds throughout the day. The annual event is organised by the Wistaston Community Council and took place at More »

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New boat for disabled launches in Audlem

Free pleasure boat rides for the disabled will soon be operating on a stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal in Audlem. The 17 ft long boat designed specifically for people with mobility More »

Tony Mason outside Walthamstow Central Tube Station

Tony’s trip overground

by Jonathan White A local man recently completed an unusual walk for charity. Tony Mason, aged 65, from Willaston, followed the route of a London Underground Tube line – but above ground More »


Retro night at Nantwich Civic Hall

Nantwich music fans are being invited to put on their blue suede shoes to dance the night away to the sounds of the fifties. The retro night takes place  at the Civic More »

Nantwich artists share their views

Whitby Abbey by Victoria Christmas

An exhibition featuring the work of the art group Quarto has opened at Nantwich Museum and will run until Saturday 7 November.

The group’s work is based upon material collected during their travels each member responding in a different way to the places they visit.

The exhibition, called ‘Our View’, demonstrates this diversity of approach with sketches either done on site or developed back in the studio.

Nantwich Mayor invites shoppers to bag a bargain


As autumn sets in and the car boot season comes to a close, Nantwich Mayor Andrew Martin is urging stall holders and bargain hunters to visit the Table Top Sale at Nantwich Civic Hall.

On most Thursdays more than 40 stalls sell an array of items at the Civic, with doors opening  from 8am until 12noon.  Admission is free and to have a 12ft stall, already set up for you, costs £5.

Cllr Martin said: “If you are thinking of sorting out your sheds, attics, garages and wardrobes, consider having a table top stall at the Civic, as one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure!”

Nantwich poet inspires students

Students Slam Poetry Competition

Local English students have been inspired to put pen to paper after receiving top poetry tips from a Nantwich poet. 

Nantwich Words & Music Festival volunteer Helen Kay visited the A-level group at South Cheshire College to raise the profile of the festival’s poetry competition amongst young people. 

The independent, week-long festival runs from October 12 to 18 and will feature a mix of music artists including UK Chart Topper Barbara Dickson, The Christians and The Magic Numbers.

Nantwich Mayor’s quiz night

Nantwich Mayor Andrew Martin is to host a quiz at the Nantwich Civic next month to raise cash for charity.

Teams of six are invited to take part on Friday October 23 to help raise funds for the Mayor’s chosen charities Nantwich Museum, Nantwich in Bloom, Nantwich Food Band and Nantwich Players.

The evening promises to be a great night out, compared by Chris Radford from The Cat 107.9FM radio, it will also feature a raffle with some great prizes, while each team member will receive a hot pot supper.

Gruff’s intimate Nantwich show


Super Furry Animals star Gruff Rhys is to perform in Nantwich as a part of the town’s eighth annual Words and Music Festival next month.

He will play an intimate set in the Crown Ballroom on Thursday October 15.

Other headlining acts at the festival include The Christians, The Magic Numbers, Mark Chadwick from The Levellers, Frazey Ford, Thea Gilmore and Barbara Dickson.

Nantwich twins fly the flag


Nantwich twins Georgie and India Perris-Redding have been representing their country in the England U18 Mixed Touch Rugby team.

Their England team contested the European Championships over the weekend.

On Saturday in the pool rounds they beat France, Ireland, Scotland and the Middle East, but were beaten by Wales.

On Sunday they beat Scotland in the semi final and were narrowly beaten by a strong Welsh team in shocking weather conditions in the final.

Nantwich Food Festival returns next month

Nantwich Food and Drink Festival

The annual Nantwich Food Festival returns to the town with a tasty programme of events.

The town prepares to host the biggest and best festival yet from Friday September 4 to Sunday September 6.

The fun-filled foodie weekend now attracts around 40,000 visitors a year, making it one of the UK’s largest in-town food festivals. 

New sponsors for Nantwich Town

Nantwich Town Chairman Tony Davison and Cheshire East Deputy Leader Cllr. David Brown unveil the new shirt sponsors

Fairerpower, the energy scheme launched by Cheshire East Council in March, has signed a sponsorship deal with Nantwich Town FC.

The deal sees Fairerpower become shirt sponsors for the Dabbers for the next two years..

In addition, Fairerpower will sponsor several match balls, have a page within the programme and have signage around the ground and the 3G pitch.

Nantwich at play

Nantwich at Play circa 1960
Fun is the key note of the Nantwich at Play exhibition which has opened at Nantwich Museum and runs until Saturday 19 September.

Taking as its theme changing social influences the exhibition illustrates how the people of Nantwich have spent their leisure time through the ages.

Nick and Sarah, two cartoon characters superbly drawn by resident artist Les Pickford, guide visitors through the exhibition.

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