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Works starts on Nantwich student housing

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 More »

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Nantwich food festival to host family Fun Zone

This year’s Nantwich Food Festival will offer a new FunZone for families. Sponsorship by local law firm Hall Smith Whittingham has allowed organisers to create an exciting programme of activities for the More »

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Nantwich festival line-up revealed

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 More »

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Nantwich festival a hit with police despite arrests

This year’s Nantwich Jazz Festival has been hailed as a success by Cheshire Police. Officers were out in force throughout the bank holiday weekend to ensure that the festivities were observed in More »

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Return to the cold war in Nantwich

By Jonathan White Visitors to the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker were transported back in time over the Easter weekend. The ‘Soviet Threat’ event recreated what life was like either side of the More »

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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 More »

Stars to launch Nantwich lights switch-on

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Nantwich Olympian Bryony Page and Paralympic athlete Andrew Small will be switching on the town’s Christmas lights this year.

The trampolinist and wheelchair racer will join local singer Thea Gilmore to officially start the festive celebrations.

Bryony, 25, (pictured) sprung to success this year in Rio scooping a silver medal, the first ever British trampolining medal.

Nantwich tribute to the Bard

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Nantwich Players will be performing William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in commemoration of the anniversary of his death.

This play was preferred by director Gordon Hamlin, who has a great love for Shakespeare’s plays and has directed several of them.

He said: “I am confident the audience will enjoy this interpretation of the play – it will be fast-moving and fun.

Punk poet heading to Nantwich festival

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The first headline acts have been announced for this year’s Nantwich Words and Music Festival.

Now in its ninth year, the event will this year include iconic punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke and Scottish singer/songwriter Eddi Reader, formerly of Fairground Attraction.

Celebrated alt folk band Stornoway and Sex Pistols songwriter Glen Matlock are among other famous names making their way to Nantwich between October 10 and 16.

Boogie Beat aims to keep Nantwich kids active

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A new preschool group based on traditional fairy tales and stories has launched in Nantwich.

Boogie Beat Music & Movement uses fun props like puppets, parachutes, balls and instruments alongside songs and original music with a very special dance twist.

The group’s Caroline Hissey, pictured, said: “What we offer is very different to all the other preschool groups.

“We incorparate active movement promoting health alongside traditional stories all of which are key points for Early Years Foundation of learning.”

Celebrity chefs at Nantwich Food Festival

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Organisers are busy cooking up special plans for this year’s Nantwich Food Festival.

The annual foodie festival will take place this year from Friday September 2 to Sunday September 4.

A spokesman said: “With the celebrity chefs we have lined up, you can expect to see some hot, sizzling cooking demonstrations at what promises to be the best festival yet!

Nantwich pupils enjoy free trip to zoo

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Pupils from a Nantwich primary school enjoyed a trip to Chester Zoo following a Rotary club’s donation.

The zoo donated entry tickets for a local school of the club’s choice after the Rotary Club of Nantwich sponsored the attraction’s Living with Tigers programme.

An additional donation from Rotary members paid for the travel costs so that pupils, teachers and carers from Nantwich Primary Academy could enjoy the visit for free.

Nantwich mums relax on the water

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Mums from across South Cheshire took a break by cruising the canal in a day’s retreat organised by Motherwell CIC.

A group of ten local mums met at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina to board their hired barge for a day of relaxation and pampering.

Motherwell CIC work with mums across the region to support women in their mothering journey, with a focus on health and wellbeing.

On a beautiful sunny Sunday, they stopped at The Barbridge Inn for a bite to eat and a relaxing walk.

Some of the mums then received a combination of reflexology and Indian head massages during the journey back.

The spring event was one of many health and wellbeing days aimed at supporting mums in taking time to focus on themselves.

Motherwell’s Angelita Woosnam, said: “Our barge day was such a success.

“The weather was absolutely gorgeous giving a chance for mums in the area to get a real break from the demands of a regular day.

“We held a similar retreat day last year and are very proud to have welcomed people that day who now volunteer.”

Schoolgirl charged after Nantwich attack

A SCHOOLGIRL has been charged in relation to the assault of a 14-year-old boy from Nantwich.

The 15-year-old, from Crewe, was arrested on the afternoon of Sunday May 1 following an incident in a field off Wall Lane, near to Nantwich Swimming Pool, the day before.

The victim was filmed being assaulted and officers examined footage of the incident that was posted online.

Blaze at Nantwich timber yard

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Firefighters tackled a blaze at a timber yard in Wardle near Nantwich earlier this month.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire at Rowlinson Timber on Green Lane around 4pm on Wednesday May 11.

A fire engine from Nantwich and two from Crewe, as well as the hydraulic platform and a supporting fire engine from Chester, attended the scene.

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