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 »

Children learn to milk at cow at Nantwich Food Festival

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 »

Therapy? shoot 2014

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 »

JLS perform at The Railway Hotel

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 »

British Army and anti-tank gun

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 »


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 »

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.

Nantwich Players’ new comedy drama


Nantwich Players present their new drama Breezeblock Park in December.

The play tells the story of a typical Liverpool family, together on Christmas Eve.

But beneath the surface of their festive cheer are jealousies, quarrels and a big secret.

As the alcohol begins to flow, tongues loosen and a certain piece of news threatens to tear the family apart.

Graham’s winter wonderland to raise charity cash


NANTWICH families are invited to a festive wonderland to celebrate Christmas in South Cheshire this year.

The event, based at Weston, is the work of 22-year-old business student Graham Witter and will be raising money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

This is the fourth successive year that his family home, farm buildings and garden will be transformed into a magical festive spectacle, with a visit from Santa every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in the run up to Christmas.

Nantwich boxer takes pro title


Nantwich boxer Nathan Gorman collected his first title as a professional with a clinical first round stoppage of Sheffield’s David Howe.

Nathan, who is trained by Ricky Hatton, picked up the vacant Central Area heavyweight crown in just 127 seconds at Fenton Manor in Stoke and clearly underlined his potential for the top.

At 6ft 8ins and some 14 pro fights under his belt, Howe presented Gorman’s toughest test to date in terms of both experience and stature.

Help out at Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum is on the look out for new volunteers.

Over 50 volunteers currently help with all aspects of the museum’s activities including front of house services and the shop, administration of the collection, historical research, education including work with school groups, leading town tours and fundraising – all essential for the smooth running of the venue.

If you can afford a little time and are interested in joining the team please contact the venue by emailing enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk or calling 01270 627104.

The venue is currently hosting a new exhibition by Keith Lawrence called ‘Cholera and the Mapping of Nantwich’.

Peace garden and labyrinth for Poole


A specially created ‘quiet garden’ and labyrinth has been opened in Poole.

The project, the work of local parishioners, was officially opened by Rev Barry Wilson.

The small Methodist chapel has been in Poole for 175 years and is one of the oldest chapels in the Cheshire South Methodist Circuit.

Stars to launch Nantwich lights switch-on


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.

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