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Wintry scenes in Nantwich

Sub-zero temperatures overnight meant that the majority of Nantwich Lake was frozen over on Saturday. Local photographer Jonathan White said: “I took the opportunity to photograph the gulls that were resting on More »

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Lighting up Christmas in Nantwich

Nantwich town centre was illuminated on Saturday with the annual Christmas lights switch-on. With a packed town centre, the event organised by Nantwich Town Council, proved a huge success. The audience were More »

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Nantwich remembers the fallen

The standard bearers of the Nantwich and District Branch of the Royal British Legion led a parade of current and ex-servicemen, civic dignitaries, cadets, scouts and guides through the town centre on More »

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Steve Cradock comes to Nantwich

Founder member of Ocean Colour Scene, Steve Cradock and his band will be returning to the Crown Hotel in Nantwich on December 4 after playing his first ever live gig at the More »

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Spooky goings-on in Nantwich

The Nantwich Spooktacular brought some ghoulish fun to Dorfold Park at the weekend. The event proved hugely popular and featured a giant bonfire, fireworks display, funfair, fancy dress competition and more. Paul Compton, More »

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Lifejam’s charity boost in Audlem

by Jonathan White A special music event took place at The Lord Combermere in Audlem on Saturday October 18. ‘Lifejam’ was the idea of former Audlem resident Reuben Palin and took place to More »

Nantwich Family Films At 4 presents

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Nantwich’s Family Films At 4 club will present Maleficent on Sunday October 19.

The group screens films at Nantwich Methodist Church on the third Sunday of every month at 4pm (doors open at 3.45pm).

A family ticket costs £10 and covers up to two adults and four children, with individual tickets priced at £4.

Nantwich councillor boycotts meeting

Willaston and Rope ward councillor Brian Silvester has boycotted a meeting, claiming residents and parish councils have not been consulted.

He said: “Cheshire East Borough Council are proposing to change the polling stations in 19 locations but they have not consulted residents or Parish Councils.

“They never seem to learn.

“They did not consult over the abolition of the collection of green waste during the winter and this has resulted in CEC having to pay compensation.

Nantwich Film Club screens new thriller

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Nantwich Film Club presents a screening of The Two Faces of January on Monday November 10 at the Civic Hall.

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1964 novel of the same name, the film stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac.

It is a thriller set in 1962 centred on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.

Entry is £5 on the door. Doors open at 7pm.

Motorists urged to prepare for winter

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As the winter weather approaches Cheshire Police are keen to reming motorists in Nantwich to take extra care when driving in hazardous weather conditions.

Roads Policing Inspector Richard Hill said: “This week alone we have seen a variety of winter weather including, heavy rain, fog and strong winds, all of which can make driving dangerous.

“As this weather sets in the first thing I would advise all motorists to do is to ensure their vehicles are ready for the extra demands that will be placed on it.

Half term workshops at Nantwich Museum

Nature comes under the spotlight in the next workshops at Nantwich Museum over the half term holidays.

During the sessions children will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of themed arts, crafts and quizzes.  

The drop-in workshops take place from 11am until 3pm on Wednesday October 29 and Thursday October 30.

Man attacked in Nantwich

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail following a serious assault in Nantwich on Saturday (October 4).

The assault is believed to have occurred at approximately 2.40am outside a takeaway in the Swine Market area of Nantwich.

The victim, a 21-year-old man from Whitchurch, suffered serious head injuries and is currently recovering at North Staffordshire Hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

Nantwich’s green spaces ‘need protection’

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Labour Parliamentary candidate Adrian Heald met residents at Witter’s Field in Wistaston last week, the proposed site for a new development of some 300 homes.

Pictured with Peter Wainwright of the ‘Hands off Wistaston’ action group and former councillor Tom Dunlop, Mr Heald said:  “There has been a chronic shortage of decent homes for many years.

“Everyone agrees that something needs to be done, but maximum use should be made of ‘brownfield’ sites while green spaces must be strongly protected. 

Council seeks to boost affordable housing

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Cheshire East Council is investing £500,000 of its capital assets to encourage registered providers and developers to bring forward affordable housing.

The Housing Innovation Fund will be launched by Cheshire East in early October.

A council spokesman said: “Affordable housing creates balanced, sustainable communities while driving superior health and well-being for modest-income households.

“Moreover, it provides the vital impetus for economic activity and aspiration.

New exhibition at Nantwich Museum

A new exhibition by Dr Keith Lawrence opens at Nantwich Museum on Tuesday September 30 and runs until Saturday November 8.
With the aid of a variety of maps and illustrations Nantwich Turnpikes 1744 – 1880 tells the fascinating story of the local turnpike roads, a story which began with an Act of Parliament in 1555.
Visitors will learn of the routes, how they came about, how the roads were constructed and maintained, the variety and location of the tollgates and the rivalry between the towns and local landowners through which they passed.
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