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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 »

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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 »

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Recruiting ‘midnight walkers’ in Nantwich

NANTWICH Town Crier John Parsons joined a team of ladies to ask the public to sign up to the Midnight Walk to raise funds for their local hospice. The ladies all work More »

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Midsummer music from Nantwich Concert Band

New musical director of the Nantwich Concert Band Nick Birch will make his first formal concert with the band this summer. Nick, a euphonium player with Fairey Brass, winners of the North West More »

Nantwich pupils sample college life

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Pupils from Nantwich’s Malbank School spent a day at South Cheshire College last week checking out a variety of different courses.

Year 10 students turned their hands to hairdressing, hospitality and catering, health and social care and IT in the practical sessions.

The visit was co-ordinated by the college’s school liaison team and students were able to choose different options during the day, chat to tutors and take a look around the impressive college campus.

Village fete proves a hit

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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 Wistaston Church Lane Academy for the first time.

The event began with a procession from Wistaston Memorial Hall led by a Scottish Piper Reg Flower, followed by the 35th South West Cheshire Scout group with Union Jack flag, St Mary’s Guides, Brownies & Rainbows, and a dance troupe.

Nantwich physio’s Champions League challenge

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Nantwich’s Andy Leach is set to become a Champions League physiotherapist when his club the New Saints enters the first qualifying round of Europe’s most prestigious trophy at the end of June.

The New Saints have been drawn against B36 Torshavn from the Faroe Islands and if they are successful, they will face Videoton of Hungary in the second round.

Andy, who has worked locally in private practice for 20 years, joined the club as head physiotherapist at the beginning of last season and has been an integral part of a team that has won the Welsh Premier League, the Welsh FA Cup and the Welsh League Cup in what has been the most successful campaign of any Welsh football club. 

Relief for Nantwich parents on school run

A Nantwich school is set to build a new car park to tackle traffic chaos on the school run.

Children going to Stapeley Broad Lane Primary School in Nantwich have to be dropped off on the A529.  Cars are often parked on both sides of the road, creating a bottleneck.

The school, a self-governing academy, raised money to buy the land for a car park and secured planning permission two years ago, but the project has been held up by the need to secure agreement from a number of parties.

‘Vintage’ Nantwich up for awards

Nantwich’s vintage industry is thriving, with two of our favourite yesteryear businesses up for this year’s prestigious National Vintage Awards.

Local husband and wife team, Karen and Andy who run The Jolly Good Photo Company, a vintage styled photo booth that uses a genuine 1900s brass and mahogany camera are up for the Event Services and Suppliers award.

Sharon and Andy run Dabber Decades based in the Cocoa Yard, Nantwich and which is becoming well known as a treasure trove for shoppers looking for vintage clothes, accessories and home wares.

They’ve been nominated for the UK Vintage Shop of the Year award.

New boat for disabled launches in Audlem

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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 issues will have its big launch party at Overwater Marina on Saturday, June 27.

The complimentary service is provided by the Overwater Wheelyboat Project after  several grants which include £6,000 from Cheshire Community Foundation.

Tony’s trip overground

Tony Mason outside Walthamstow Central Tube Station
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 – on 9th May this year.
Tony and friend Judith Gibson used a London A-Z map to walk the route of the Victoria line from Euston to Brixton.
On arrival at Brixton they caught the Victoria line train to Walthamstow, then walked back to Euston.
The walk took just over 5 hours – approximately 15 miles in total – and passed all 16 stations on the Victoria line.

Council leader Michael Jones re-elected

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Councillor Michael Jones has been reconfirmed as the leader of Cheshire East Council.

The Conservative, who represents rural Nantwich ward of Bunbury, was formally elected to the post at a meeting of Full Council today (Wednesday, May 27).

Cllr Jones, who is also the leader of the Conservative Group and Chairman of the Cabinet, has led Cheshire East Council since May, 2012.

Backing for Willaston plan

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Cheshire East Council is backing Willaston’s efforts to prevent unsustainable and unplanned development.

Council leader Michael Jones has agreed to designate the parish as the area that will be covered by the Willaston Neighbourhood Plan.

Willaston Parish Council, which covers a largely rural area with a population of 2,277 situated in the green gap between Crewe and Nantwich, applied for the designation in March.

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