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Battle of Nantwich event goes with a bang

By Jonathan White Nantwich’s Holly Holy Day event proved another huge success at the weekend. The Battle of Nantwich event and Winter Fayre took place in and around the town centre and More »

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Wintry scenes in Nantwich

Sub-zero temperatures overnight meant that the majority of Nantwich Lake was frozen over on Saturday. Local photographer Jonathan White said: “I took the opportunity to photograph the gulls that were resting on More »

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Lighting up Christmas in Nantwich

Nantwich town centre was illuminated on Saturday with the annual Christmas lights switch-on. With a packed town centre, the event organised by Nantwich Town Council, proved a huge success. The audience were More »

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Nantwich remembers the fallen

The standard bearers of the Nantwich and District Branch of the Royal British Legion led a parade of current and ex-servicemen, civic dignitaries, cadets, scouts and guides through the town centre on More »

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Steve Cradock comes to Nantwich

Founder member of Ocean Colour Scene, Steve Cradock and his band will be returning to the Crown Hotel in Nantwich on December 4 after playing his first ever live gig at the More »

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Spooky goings-on in Nantwich

The Nantwich Spooktacular brought some ghoulish fun to Dorfold Park at the weekend. The event proved hugely popular and featured a giant bonfire, fireworks display, funfair, fancy dress competition and more. Paul Compton, More »

Gold award for blooming Nantwich

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Nantwich has been awarded a gold award at the North West in Bloom competition.  

An additional award was also presented to the town for its floral bed adjacent to the library. 

The bed was designed by ANSA (the Cheshire East company delivering environmental services) to commemorate 50 years of Britain in Bloom.  

Members of Nantwich in Bloom and Mark Hulme from ANSA were in attendance to collect the awards.

New powers on dangerous dogs in Nantwich

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Cheshire East Council has vowed to enforce tough new laws to help prevent violent dog attacks.

It follows new legal powers being given to police forces and local authorities from this week.

For the first time, police and councils will be able to demand that owners take action to prevent a dog attack or risk a fine of up to £20,000.

Fundraiser at Nantwich Civic Hall

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A charity evening takes place at Nantwich Civic Hall on Halloween night.

Raising money for the Crewe and District branch of Parkinson’s UK, the evening features entertainment from the Matt Stafford Duo.

The event will also feature a silent auction, tombola and disco.

Tickets are £15 on 07592554270. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Festival comes to Nantwich Museum

The  2014 International Big Draw Festival comes to Nantwich Museum on Saturday October 25.

Part of the international Family Arts Festival, the event is free and invites budding artists to consider this year’s theme: Its Our World, a celebration of our environment – urban, rural and coastal.

The Nantwich event will be exploring the natural world of John Gerard the prominent herbalist and gardener born in the town in 1545. 

The Cat gears up for FM launch

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The Cat Community Radio Station has left the airwaves on a temporary basis as the Nantwich station gears up for the FM launch.

Preparation for studio improvements is now underway, meaning there will be a short period of up to three weeks without live broadcasting.

Improvements to the studio and equipment are in process, ready for The Cat’s move to broadcasting on FM in early 2015.   

Lifejam’s charity boost in Audlem

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A special music event took place at The Lord Combermere in Audlem on Saturday October 18.

‘Lifejam’ was the idea of former Audlem resident Reuben Palin and took place to raise money for a new £8.5 million RNLI Lifeboat Station at St Davids, Pembrokeshire in Wales.

Reuben moved with his family to work in Pembrokeshire and has since joined the crew of the St Davids lifeboat.

Nantwich Family Films At 4 presents

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Nantwich’s Family Films At 4 club will present Maleficent on Sunday October 19.

The group screens films at Nantwich Methodist Church on the third Sunday of every month at 4pm (doors open at 3.45pm).

A family ticket costs £10 and covers up to two adults and four children, with individual tickets priced at £4.

Nantwich councillor boycotts meeting

Willaston and Rope ward councillor Brian Silvester has boycotted a meeting, claiming residents and parish councils have not been consulted.

He said: “Cheshire East Borough Council are proposing to change the polling stations in 19 locations but they have not consulted residents or Parish Councils.

“They never seem to learn.

“They did not consult over the abolition of the collection of green waste during the winter and this has resulted in CEC having to pay compensation.

Nantwich Film Club screens new thriller

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Nantwich Film Club presents a screening of The Two Faces of January on Monday November 10 at the Civic Hall.

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1964 novel of the same name, the film stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac.

It is a thriller set in 1962 centred on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.

Entry is £5 on the door. Doors open at 7pm.

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