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Modellers host open day in Nantwich

Visitors enjoy their miniature-gauge steam ride (3)

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.

Nantwich snappers in focus at museum

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A photographic exhibition by Nantwich Camera Club was launched in the town’s museum this month.

The free display features recent work from members of the successful club and runs in the Millennium Gallery until November 11.

The popular annual exhibition includes print and projected images with a wide range of inspiring subjects.

Works starts on Nantwich student housing

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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 at the centre of the Nantwich campus.

Each of the two and three-storey buildings will feature communal and dining areas, a kitchen and bathroom facilities to promote shared living among students aged 16 and over.

Poetry work marks Nantwich festival milestone

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Nantwich Words and Music Festival is marking its tenth year by launching a poetry anthology.

The work will feature a collection of the poems submitted to the festival’s poetry competition over the last decade.

Winning poets have the chance to win tickets to see Roger McGough performing at The Crown during the festival along with cash prizes.

Nantwich Players take on the beautiful game

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Nantwich Players are looking to bring the roar of the crowd to their next production at the Love Lane theatre.

The Game, by Harold Brighouse, is all about football, with the action taking place on Saturday afternoon.

Things haven’t been going too well for Blackton Rovers, who are threatened with relegation and bankruptcy.

Young artist puts Nantwich in the picture

Christian Turner with his oil painting and card of Nantwich Town Square

By Jonathan White

Talented local artist Christian Turner has captured Nantwich on canvas.

Christian, aged 23, of Sandbach, has produced an oil painting of Nantwich Town Square, which is available to buy as a card.

The card can be purchased from Nantwich Square News on High Street, Special Cards on Market Street and Inside Paradise on Oat Market.

Former Nantwich Redsands home sold

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A former children’s home which lay derelict for years in Nantwich has now been sold.

Cheshire East Council’s strategic property company Engine of the North, has finalised a deal to sell the former Redsands Children’s home in Willaston.

Subject to planning, Richmond Care Villages will transform the site into a specialist centre of excellence in dementia care.

The new facility will create 80 jobs and operate as a satellite campus to Richmond’s existing care village in Nantwich.

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