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Works starts on Nantwich student housing

Work has started on new student accommodation at Reaseheath College. Builder and developer, Seddon, has begun work on the £11m project, which will deliver five blocks of six, eight and 10-bedroom townhouses More »

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Nantwich food festival to host family Fun Zone

This year’s Nantwich Food Festival will offer a new FunZone for families. Sponsorship by local law firm Hall Smith Whittingham has allowed organisers to create an exciting programme of activities for the More »

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Nantwich festival line-up revealed

The headline acts in this year’s Words and Music Festival have been announced. The festival, now in its tenth year, will take place across the town from October 9 to 15. This year’s More »

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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 »

Young Nantwich Players take on Orwell classic

Nantwich Players are preparing to stage their next exciting youth production Animal Farm.

The classic George Orwell story being brought to life by the Nantwich Players Youth Theatre, tells of the dangers of fascism and cult following, under the guise of animals revolting against their owner.

It’s such a complicated issue told in such simple terms and is increasingly more relevant for the current political situation around the world.

Youths attack Nantwich man in Crewe

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted by three youths as he walked through a park area in Crewe.

The 51-year-old from Nantwich was repeatedly punched and kicked by the teenagers in the attempted robbery in an area known locally as Collinbrook Fields at around 6.15pm on Wednesday February 21.

They demanded money from him and after he escaped their clutches they followed him to the Collinbrook Avenue estate, where one of them hit him over the head with part of a tree branch.

New life at sea for Nantwich’s Jon Snow

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A seal pup orphan, rescued by the RSPCA at just 10 days old, has started a new life at sea after being released back into the wild.

The pup was weak and lethargic when he was rescued on 30 September on Penrhyn Beach, in Llandudno, North Wales, after he was seen alone and without his mother for at least three days.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, where staff named him Jon Snow after the Game of Thrones character.

Awards for Nantwich’s unsung heroes

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This year’s Salt of the Earth Awards have been launched by Nantwich Mayor Penny Butterhall.

The awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and businesses, that selflessly make a real difference to the Nantwich community.

Cllr Butterhill is now inviting nominations for the awards, to be presented at an intimate reception on May 3 at Nantwich Civic Hall.

Man killed by train in Nantwich

A man has died after being struck by a train in Nantwich on February 14.

British Transport Police were called to the scene shortly after 6.40pm. The identity of the man has not been released.

A BTP spokesman said: “We were called to Nantwich Station to reports of a person struck by a train.

Winter wonderland at Weston

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Nantwich families are invited to a charity Christmas light spectacle in Weston next month.

The event, created by Graham Witter, will be raising money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

It will mark the fifth year that his family home, farm buildings and garden will be transformed into a festive woderland.

Modellers host open day in Nantwich

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By Jonathan White

The South Cheshire Model Engineering Society held its annual open day last week.

The free event took place at the rear of The Peacock Inn on Crewe Road in Willaston.

It featured miniature-gauge steam and diesel train rides on the five-inch railway track.

Nantwich students head out west

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A group of Nantwich students have been sampling life in the American mid-west.

The agriculture students visited Iowa to further their knowledge of large-scale production methods.

During the unique study tour, emphasis was placed on the systems of livestock and business management used in countries where production is on a large scale.

Firefighters rescue Nantwich man

Firefighters rescued a Nantwich man from a kitchen fire in his home.

Two fire engines from Nantwich and one from Crewe turned out to the incident at around 12.12am on Monday September 11 at the address in Hospital Street.

The man was rescued by firefighters after they discovered a fire in the kitchen of the first floor apartment.

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