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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 »

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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 »

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.

It’s a bugs life for Nantwich students

Beau Atkinson, Ruby Deaville, Poppy Beeson and Thomas Atkinson

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 Reaseheath’s garden at the show.

Thomas Atkinson, six, his seven year-old sister Beau, Poppy Beeson, eight, and seven year-old Ruby Deaville, who were dressed as ‘bug hunters’, posed on the garden with a giant aphid for photographers on press day.

Nantwich road closure

Nantwich motorists are being warned that Marsh Lane will be close for works next month.

The temporary closure of the road is expected to last from Monday August 10 to Friday August 11, 20 metres either side of Ravensmoor Bridge.

The closure is necessary to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out repairs to the damaged bridge parapet wall.

Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times.

Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents vehicles where possible.

New acquisition at Nantwich Museum

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An early twentieth century cheese vat is the latest acquisition for The Cheese and Dairy Room at Nantwich Museum.

The vat, manufacturered by W H Smith of Whitchurch, Salop around 1910, is a superb example of its type.

Such vats were widely used on local cheese-making farms for about 100 years from the mid nineteenth century and some are still in use today.

A charming day out in Willaston

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

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 30 minutes to collect as many worms as possible from their 3×3 metre plot.

There were ‘traditional’ plots for teams of two and ‘tag-team’ plots for teams who wished to change their pairings throughout the charming period.

Techniques included vibrating a garden fork, whacking a tennis racquet and jumping up and down.

Nantwich pupils sample college life

Malbank Pupils

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. 

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