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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 »

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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 »


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 »


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 »

Nantwich Museum exhibits at Salt Sunday

Blessing the brine by Nicholas Ferenczy

The Story of Nantwich Salt is an exhibition by Nantwich Museum for ‘Salt Sunday’ – a part of the 2015 Reaseheath Family Festival taking place between 10am and 5pm on Sunday May 17.

The story will be told through a comic recently published by the museum.

The exhibition will also focus on the Blessing the Brine ceremony which formed a part of the historic celebrations for the gift of brine to the town which were held on Ascension Day around the Old Biot salt pit. 

Nantwich traffic problems should ease

Cheshire East Council has completed the upgrade of a major road junction in Nantwich.

Work to the junction of Barony Road and Beam Street began in March to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and support traffic flow through the busy junction.

Outdated electrical cables and poles were replaced and energy-efficient LED pedestrian and cycle signalling installed to complement the existing LED traffic lights.

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 Hall on Saturday May 9 with one of the UK’s premier show bands, The Sweet Nothins’.

The Sweet Nothin’s are an exciting and vibrant 50’s/60’s showband, specializing in bringing the classic pop hits from the golden era of music back to life, with tight harmonies, strong vocals and an infectious sense of fun.

Recruiting ‘midnight walkers’ in Nantwich

Midnight Walk Town Crier

NANTWICH Town Crier John Parsons joined a team of ladies to ask the public to sign up to the Midnight Walk to raise funds for their local hospice.

The ladies all work for Business Training & Consultancy Ltd in Crewe and are taking part together.

The Midnight Walk is St Luke’s biggest fundraising event and more ladies are needed to take part this year. 

Civil war project at Nantwich Museum

Civil War

NANTWICH Museum has launched a new project to find out more about the Civil War.

Museum spokesman Graham Dodd said: “Development of our knowledge of life in Nantwich during the time of the English Civil War leading to the battle for the town in 1644 is the aim.

“The English Civil War Project, which will be directed by volunteer Dr Michael Lea O’Mahoney, will study the development of social and historical impacts of the war on the town and the surrounding area.

Midsummer music from Nantwich Concert Band

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New musical director of the Nantwich Concert Band Nick Birch will make his first formal concert with the band this summer.

Nick, a euphonium player with Fairey Brass, winners of the North West Regional Championships for the second year running, will conduct the Nantwich Concert Band in a joint concert with Rode Hall Silver Band on Sunday June 21 at the Civic Hall in Nantwich.

The concert starts are at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 and concessions £5.

Nantwich company launches college academy

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Local healthcare students are looking forward to working in a new centre of excellence thanks to Nantwich company Ableworld.

South Cheshire College’s Health and Social Care department has teamed up with Ableworld to launch a Skills Development Academy which will benefit students and the local community.

Part of the college has been transformed into a replica hospital ward and an elderly person’s house and the area will give students the chance to carry out lots of practical work and learn more about hospital and domiciliary care.

Nantwich students meet candidate

Reaseheath 26 march 2015

Students at Nantwich’s Reaseheath College had the opportunity to question the Labour Parliamentary Candidate Adrian Heald about things that concern them and their vision of the future, when he visited the campus last week.

Mr Heald said: ‘‘Stewardship of the environment and animal welfare were high on the list for the students I spoke to.

“It was really helpful to understand what are their priorities in relation to sustainable agriculture with diversity of crops and support for natural habitats, what kind of society they want to live in for the future and to hear from them about day to day deliverable practical things that they would like to see, like affordable public transport.’’

Nantwich Mayor’s charity night is a hit


Friday evening saw many quick step into the Nantwich Civic Hall for a night of dance with Todd Miller and The Joe Loss Orchestra.

The event, organised by Nantwich Councillor Arthur Moran, was hosted to raise money for the Mayor’s charities including Nantwich Players, Nantwich In Bloom and Nantwich Museum.

The popular band made a very welcome return, playing the biggest variety of music spanning the past 50 years from the Glenn Miller era right through to present day and the likes of Adele and Cee Lo Green.

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