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Parliamentary Candidate speaks up for tackling regional imbalances

Crewe and Nantwich like many areas across Britain has been hit by a decline in manufacturing and engineering jobs over the last 3 decades and more. This has affected the lives of More »

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Nantwich Fete and Skoolzfest

Words and photos by Jonathan White Nantwich Fete and Skoolzfest took place on Saturday 28th June 2014. The events started at 10am and took place in and around the Nantwich Town Centre More »

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The Audlem RNLI Festival

By Stewart green The Audlem RNLI Festival took place over the weekend of Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2014 at OverWater Marina http://www.overwatermarina.co.uk/ near Audlem in Cheshire. On Saturday from More »

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American Classic at The Players’ Theatre

In May, Nantwich Players are presenting the Arthur Miller play, Death of a Salesman. Set in New York in the late 1940s, the plays explores the true meaning of The American Dream More »

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Young entrepreneurs impress with their business idea

Future business leaders from Reaseheath College have won the first leg of this year’s Young Enterprise competition with their quirky idea to recycle glass bottles by turning them into household items. Aptly More »

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The “Soviet Threat” comes to Nantwich

The Soviet Threat is advancing on Hack Green Nuclear bunker this Easter weekend. The museum is taking a step back in time and investigating what life was like either side of the More »

Young bakers’ cakes are fit for a Queen

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Budding bakers from across the region were crowned winners in a hotly contested schools challenge laid down by Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

Just ten entries from a total of 120 made it through to the final of Reaseheath’s Year 9 Schools Bake Off Competition, which was held in the college’s specialist Food Centre last week. The finalists, who included Charlotte Hesketh, 13, from Sandbach High School, had to bake a cake or pastry with a royal theme.

The judging panel, made up of professional chef Brian Mellor, Cheshire WI judge Mary Hignett and Peter Wright, Chairman of competition sponsors the Wrights Pies Food Group , were looking for originality, presentation and taste. Charlotte’s Coronation cake, an orange and chocolate buttercream sponge topped with chocolate ganache, scored highly with the judges.

New life saving kits for Reaseheath campus

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Reaseheath College in Nantwich has become the first college to receive defibrillators from The Oliver King Foundation.

Eight of the potentially life saving kits are being placed strategically around campus and will be used in the event of anyone having a cardiac arrest. Thirty-eight staff members are already trained to use them and many more will undergo training.

The Oliver King Foundation was set up in memory of a 12 year old who died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), which causes sudden death in apparently healthy young people. Nineteen youngsters a week are lost through the condition.

Easter cheer at Richmond Village

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Richmond Nantwich and local Cat Community Radio station have once again teamed up alongside Sainsbury’s of Nantwich and Custom Powders in Crewe to help spread a little Easter cheer.

Now in its fourth year the Richmond Village Easter egg appeal gets bigger and bigger collecting hundreds of eggs which will be donated to youngsters across South Cheshire.

Easter workshops at Nantwich Museum

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Easter Workshops will take place at Nantwich Museum on Wed 9 and Thur 10 April when activities will be based on our local history gaining inspiration from the museum collection.

On Wed 16 and Thur 17 April further workshops will be themed on crafts associated with Easter plus quizzes.

The ever popular workshops are Drop in between 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. The cost is £2.00 per child who must be accompanied. Large groups are requested to book in advance.

Millfield’s governors receive top marks

Left to right Governors Jeannette Walker, Lisa Tonge,Trevor Cornes, Nicola Booth, Robert Graham, and Richard Harrison with pupils Tom Green and Lilly Taylor.

The governing body at a school in Nantwich is one of only six in East Cheshire to achieve the Governor Mark.

The Governor Mark – a national Governors Association approved quality standard for Governing Bodies – has been awarded to Millfield’s Primary School & Nursery.

The Governing Body at the Marsh Lane school went through a rigorous process to earn the Mark and the assessors praised the high quality of governance. They said: “The governing body makes a significant contribution to the work and direction of the school.”

Nantwich Jazz Festival hits new venues

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This year’s Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival will feature three new venues around the town.

The annual festival, now in its 18th year, takes over the town across the Easter weekend from Thursday April 17 to Monday April 21.

And the event, one of the biggest town festivals in the country, provides a welcome boost for the Nantwich economy, bringing in thousands of visitors each year.

Times move on at Nantwich museum

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A keen visitor to battlefields across Europe is the new Chair of the local Nantwich Museum Trust.

“I have been to Waterloo, Blenheim and the Crimea, amongst others,” said Nick Dyer, “but I am thrilled at this opportunity to be involved with my local Museum and especially looking forward to the annual commemoration of the famous Battle of Nantwich.”

65 year old Nick, who lives in Willaston, was co-opted by the Museum Trustees when Nantwich personality, Robert Stones, stepped down from the Chair recently after 11 years in the post.

Wulvern officially ‘top place to work’

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A Crewe-based housing association has been named one of the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Places to Work in the Not-for-Profit Sector in 2014.  As well as being placed 58th on the list, Wulvern was awarded a Best Companies ‘One Star’ accreditation, acknowledging excellence in the workplace.

The Sunday Times Best Companies survey, the largest workplace engagement survey in the UK, found 93% Wulvern employees agreed their job was good for their own personal growth.  93% employees also said their work at Wulvern was an important part of their lives. 

Body identified as missing Nantwich man

Missing Nantwich Man

By Cheshire Constabulary

Following the discovery of a man′s body in the Coole Lane area of Nantwich on Sunday 23rd March formal identification has now taken place confirming that it is missing Nantwich man Jez Cox.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

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