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Nantwich festival line-up revealed


Organisers have announced the headline acts for this year’s Words and Music Festival.

The eleventh outing of the eclectic annual festival will feature iconic indie band British Sea Power and folk singer Cara Dillon (pictured).

The event will take place at venues across Nantwich from October 8 to 14.

End of season awards for Dabbers

Club Secretary Carl Thorpe is congratulated by the squad for 500 matches at Nantwich Town FC

NANTWICH Town has paid tribute to its stars of the season in its annual awards ceremony.

Defender Joel Stair, pictured above with Mayor Arthur Moran, was named as the club’s Player of the Year.

Fellow defender Troy Bourne took the Player’s Player of the Season and the Manager’s Player of the Season awards.

Nantwich firefighter rescued by son


A Nantwich firefighter owes his life to his 13-year-old son after he gave him CPR following an incident at sea, off Anglesey.

Joe Rowlands of Snowcrest Place, was kayaking inYnys Dulas off Lligwy beach, Anglesey on February 22 with his 50-year-old dad Paul Rowlands when their sit-on kayak started taking on water, and they capsized about a mile from shore.

Water had got inside the solid vessel and the pair had no way of removing it due to its construction and it became unstable.

The firefighter righted the kayak several times but each time it capsized.

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


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.

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