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Police investigate Nantwich arsons

Police are appealing for witnesses following two fires at churches in Nantwich, believed to be linked.

At around 8.45pm on Monday June 19, rubbish bin bags were set on fire outside the front entrance of St Mary’s Church on Church Lane.

Then between 9.15pm and 9.30pm on the same night offenders are believed to have entered The Old Church on Hospital Street and deliberately set the building alight.

Summer boot camp in Nantwich


Crewe and Nantwich RUFC’s ladies team has launched a new initiative to help local women get in shape.

The Boot Camp is designed to increase both sports participation and fitness for all women aged 18 and over.

Coaches and players from the club are running the ten week fitness course designed specifically for women, run by women, and providing the bonus of a free Kid’s Club, for those with children over the age of five.

Nantwich festival line-up revealed

Therapy? shoot 2014

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 headline artists will include Northern Irish, alternative rock band Therapy? (pictured).

The band will perform an accoustic set at the Civic Hall on Friday October 13, followed the night after by Tom Robinson and Band.

Nantwich’s unsung heroes honoured

Delmar Press

Nantwich Mayor Andrew Martin recognised the work of the town’s unsung heroes in this year’s Salt Of The Earth Awards.

The awards winners were invited to a ceremony at the Civic Hall, where the Mayor was joined by Yvette Robinson of South Cheshire College, who sponsored the event.

Councillor Martin said: “Over the past two years as Mayor I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some extraordinary people.

Nantwch Players take on ‘troubles’ darma

Bold Girls Poster press release

Nantwich Players are to perform an exhilarating and poignant drama set in Belfast during the ‘troubles’.

Against an off-stage backdrop of burning buses, ravaged blocks and gunfire, Bold Girls is a stirring play about three women whose men have been killed or imprisoned for their political activities.

Chilling themes are offset by humorous and heartwarming moments in this play about people not politics.

Battle stations at Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum Battle of Nantwich model

EVENTS leading to the Battle of Nantwich on January 25 1644 are the subject of a new exhibition at the Nantwich Museum.

The Road to the Battle of Nantwich, which runs until February 25, explores how the conflict unfolded from the First Battle of Middlewich in March 1642, through the taking of Beeston castle by the Royalists in December 1643 and then, in the same month, the Second Battle of Middlewich and Barthomley Massacre.

By the end of that December Nantwich was under siege by the Royalists which was ultimately relieved through the battle on 25 January 1644.

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 School took part in the challenge, judged by former English international rugby player Mark Cueto MBE.

Work starts on £200,000 facelift for Nantwich pool


A major upgrade of Nantwich Pool has begun with a programme of repairs and improvements.

Cheshire East Council is spending around £200,000 on the refurbishment.

The project will include the replacement of decayed wooden ceilings, replacement of lighting with economical LED lighting systems, full redecoration, the refurbishment of changing room lockers and servicing of the main pool pumps.

Tribute to Willaston man who died in collision


A Willaston man has lost his life following a collision on the A500 at Barthomley.

Neil Dey, 31, died following the collision, which occurred at around 5.37am on Monday November 7, involving a van and a HGV.

Mr Dey, who was driving the van, was taken to the Royal Stoke Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries but sadly died.

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