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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 »

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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 More »

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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 More »

Nantwich fighter on Fury-Klitschko undercard

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Nantwich heavyweight Nathan Gorman is to appear on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s mammoth heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.

Fights are coming thick and fast for the Ricky Hatton-trained 19-year-old as he has racked up four victories with three knockouts since turning professional in December.

Last month Nathan, floored Poland’s Kamil Sokolowski three times en route to a fifth round stoppage and just two weeks earlier he wiped out Hrvoje Kisicek in just one session at London’s Copper Box Arena.

Nantwich wine merchant reopens

Champagne corks will be popping at Rodney Densem Wines in Nantwich on Saturday March 12 as the store reopens after an extensive refurbishment.

There will be lots to taste and every purchase on the day will be entered into a prize draw for a magnum of prosecco – with draws being held throughout the day.

Established in 1972, this family owned business is one of the leading independent quality wine merchants within the UK, offering a comprehensive stock of wines, Champagnes and premium spirits from the inexpensive to one of the finest selections.

Director Nick Gent said: “The shop interior has undergone a number of refurbishments over the years, however as part of our on-going growth and continual improvement we felt it was time to create a really unique and inspiring interior to reflect our range of products and quality of service, thereby re-investing in customer loyalty.”

Nantwich dance raises cash for charity

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Councillor Arthur Moran welcomed 270 guests last month to the Nantwich Civic Hall for a night of dance with Todd Miller and The Joe Loss Orchestra.

The event, organised by the councillor, was a celebration of his 70th birthday, but he was also keen to raise money for three charities he is passionate about.

The dance was a massive success raising well in excess of £3,000, which is to be distributed between Leighton Hospital Prostate Support, Ovarian Cancer and the Nantwich Mayor’s Charities.

Nantwich music festival returns

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THE Nantwich Jazz, Blues & Music Festival marks its 20th year in the town this Easter from Thursday March 24 to Monday March 28.

This year’s headliners include Big Country, The Revolutionaires, Aynsley Lister, Red Butler, Kyla Brox, FM, The Jive Aces, Bad Manners, Nearly Dan, The Swing Commanders, and The Long Lost Blues Brothers.

Festival organiser Phillip Martin said: “When I first started The Nantwich Jazz Festival I could never have imagined that it would be so successful, but here we are announcing the 20th event for Easter 2016!”

Nantwich Mother’s Day event

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This weekend’s Mind, Body and Spirit event at Nantwich Civic Hall offers a great way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day.

The event promises a different, relaxing pampering experience with a vast array of treatments available.

There will be more than 4​0 exhibitors, stage acts and workshops all included in the entrance fee.

Organiser Rosemary Douglas said: “The hall is brilliant with great energy and quiet areas.

Nantwich Museum recalls battle

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More than 600 people visited Nantwich Museum during the recent Holly Holy Day commemoration of the seventeenth century Battle of Nantwich.

As well as having the opportunity to view the permanent exhibitions they were able to enjoy town tours, a musketry demonstration by members of the Sealed Knot, a concert with dancing by period music group Forlorne Hope and various activities for children.

A View to a Battle, the latest exhibition in the Your Space Gallery, was also open and is now entering its final week closing on Saturday 6 February.

Nantwich Players tickets still available

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Tickets are still available for the upcoming production by the Nantwich Players next month.

The company’s marketing manager Clare Hoy said: “So often people tell me that they don’t bother to try for play tickets after the first day of sale as they know they’ll be sold out.

“But that is not always the case – and it is true for our next play, Playhouse Creatures.

“The three comedies produced in the Autumn sold quickly because they were known – one a well-known, long-established play, another a well-known author and the third one, everyone knew from TV.

Global harmony at Nantwich Civic

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A Handbag of Harmonies, adorned with feather boas and glitzy handbags, will sing their hearts out at the Nantwich Civic Hall on Friday February 12 to raise funds to bring drinking water to thousands of people struck by the Nepal earthquake.

Run by Rotary Club of Nantwich in conjunction with the Himalayan Ghurkas, all monies raised will go towards rebuilding the drinking water source in Aruchaur, Nepal damaged by the devastating earthquake, which tragically took some 9,000 lives.

Said President Rod Stokes: “In recent years the Rotary Club of Nantwich have had a close association with the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Ghurkhas and have funded several projects in the mountainous Regions of Nepal.

A View to a Battle in Nantwich

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An exhibition forming part of the Holly Holy Day commemoration of the Battle of Nantwich, which took place in January 1644, opens in Nantwich Museum’s Your Space Gallery tomorrow (Jan 6) and runs until Saturday February.

The war has been commemorated in literature and art and particular attention is paid to its portrayal in various stained glass windows especially those local to Nantwich.

Whilst some of the protagonists were clad in fine uniforms others were ill clad emphasising the frequent lack of distinction between opposing forces.

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