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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
King Street Festival

Head to King Street this long weekend to celebrate the past, present and future of the city’s most iconic street.

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New:What’s On in Cheshire

Friday, April 29, 2016
Knutsford Races Point to Point

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during May

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Things to do in Cheshire

The best food festivals in Cheshire

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Food Festivals in Cheshire

Our guide to some of the best food events in the county throughout 2016

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Things to do in Cheshire Summer in Cheshire
Zara Phillips and Drops of Brandy, Chatsworth, 2015  Photo: Fiona Scott-Maxwell

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is approaching fast, and it’s shaping up to be a busy schedule for this stunning event held in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House on 13th-15th May

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Equestrian

Competitions

Friday, May 20, 2016
RHS Tatton

Celebrate Ladies’ Day in style at RHS Tatton and Carden Park Hotel

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Foodies fest

We have seven pairs of tickets to be won for this lively event in Tatton Park

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Win cute colourful kid’s outfits from Milly O Designs worth £150!

Great British Life is offering eight beautiful items of children’s clothing from Milly O Designs worth £150 to one lucky competition winner

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Places

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Hidden Charms on stage at the sell-out Viola Beach tribute gig in Warrington

People in Warrington are always ready to help those in need, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Warrington
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
King Street Festival

Head to King Street this long weekend to celebrate the past, present and future of the city’s most iconic street.

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Macclesfield Town Hall

From award-winning Chihuahuas to a young boy impressing the golf world, Macclesfield is full of enthusiastic people, writes Rebekka O’Grady

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Macclesfield
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Charles Street

There’s a real buzz about one neighbourhood just outside Chester, writes Janet Reeder

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Hoole Chester

Social Photos

Congleton's Matthew Rickhuss on Loughnatousa Paddy

Champion for the second year running, international event rider Paul Sims managed to retain his crown at this year’s Kelsall Hill Horse Trials at Organsdale Farm.

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Equestrian
Teams Gorton Gunners and Burkie's Bandits

Over £105,000 was raised at a clay shoot day held at the Earl of Westminster’s Eaton Estate in Eccleston, Chester.

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Lara, Tess and Si Lees-Jones

Bunbury residents gathered for a special celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday

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Karen Richard demonstrates how to create the perfect hanging basket watched by Carol Burgess,  Enid Turner,  Michelle and Hilda Bradshaw

Spring was certainly in the air at Gordale Garden Centre open evening. The home and garden centre in Burton hosted the event to celebrate the start of the season in style.

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Walks

Tue, 01:00
Stopping to rest on Llanddwyn Island. Image courtesy of Visit Wales, Crown Copyright

Fancy a 135-mile ramble through areas of striking natural beauty? Then you’ll be wanting to tackle the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path, writes Howard Bradbury.

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North Wales Anglesey
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Marple Aqueduct

Howard Bradbury talks a ramble from Romiley to Marple and back, by the scenic route

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
En route to Raw Head Hill near Burwardsley,

As well as castles, look out for rustlings in the undergrowth as you enjoy this walk through Burwardsley, writes Howard Bradbury

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Wales-England border beside the Dee.

One walk, two countries..that is the order of the day for this riverside ramble from Chester, writes Howard Bradbury

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Chester Chester Walk
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Lane leading into Heswall Dales

Fancy a little sea air? Take a bracing walk along the Wirral coast and down through Heswall Dales, suggests Howard Bradbury

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Arts

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Beatrice Forshall, Cheetah, hand painted monotype engraving

Judy Bromley-Davenport tells Janet Reeder about the contemporary art show at her Cholmondeley gallery

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Ian Rayer-Smith

Ian Rayer-Smith, one of Manchester’s most exciting contemporary artists, welcomed guests to the launch of his new collection of paintings and sculptures at Screaming Gander Contemporary Art Gallery, in New Islington, in central Manchester.

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Glass artist, Verity Pulford in her workshop

Verity Pulford creates breathtakingly beautiful glass art from her home studio in Coedpoeth, near Wrexham.

Words by Kate Houghton. Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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The newly refurbished Lady Lever Art Gallery. Photograph by Pete Carr

As the Lady Lever Gallery in Port Sunlight reopens after renovation, Martin Pilkington considers Lord Leverhulme’s legacy and how he used fine art to market his soap products.

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Port Sunlight

Restaurants

Lamb sweetbreads, broad beans, quinoa, wild garlic flowers

This Heswall restaurant creates stunning food for a surprisingly low price, writes Rebekka O’Grady

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Wirral Restaurants
EastZEast Riverside, Manchester

EastzEast serves exciting Indian cuisine just moments away from the Lowry, Renaissance and Travelodge hotels, the Arndale, the Printworks and the MEN Arena.

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The Coast restaurant at Prestbury

The Coast, a success story in Tarporley, has now opened in Prestbury, and is sure to be a real asset to the village

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Cheshire Restaurants
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Food & Drink

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Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards

All the shortlisted businesses for the 2016 Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards.

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Lamb sweetbreads, broad beans, quinoa, wild garlic flowers

This Heswall restaurant creates stunning food for a surprisingly low price, writes Rebekka O’Grady

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Wirral Restaurants
EastZEast Riverside, Manchester

EastzEast serves exciting Indian cuisine just moments away from the Lowry, Renaissance and Travelodge hotels, the Arndale, the Printworks and the MEN Arena.

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The Coast restaurant at Prestbury

The Coast, a success story in Tarporley, has now opened in Prestbury, and is sure to be a real asset to the village

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Cheshire Restaurants

Photography

Yesterday, 00:00
Mow Cop by Gemma Howarth Rymill

Our readers take the walk up to Mow Cop and are rewarded with fantastic views.

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photography
Sunset on Great Orme by Karen Jones

Our readers enjoys the spectacular views from Great Orme in North Wales

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photography Conwy
Starling Murmuration, Runcorn Bridge by David Baker

Our readers share their shots of an unlikely subject matter, but one all too familiar to Cheshire commuters.

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photography

Fashion, Health and Beauty

Friday, May 20, 2016
Restart Coaching

If you squint hard through the rain and the clouds, you’ll notice that summer’s coming. And with it come the beaches, the shorts, and the insatiable desire to lose weight, get fit, and look and feel fantastic in the sun.

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Abi Fisher (centre) and her team (from the left); Nicole Millington, Sally Prothero,  Sarah Edis-Bates and Laura Zuber with the birthday cake made by competition winner Michelle Greer from Liverpool

Fizz and fashion to celebrate a fabulous five years for style queen Abi Fisher

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Homes and Gardens

Thu, 00:00
Gillian Handley, Laura Baarda, Andy Cobbold, Lorna McIntyre, Julie Spence, Fiona Moxey, Sara Watts, Helen Lewis with Tigerlilli the dog and Hannah Burton

You can’t put Horton & Co into a neat little box – interior design, landscape and architectural design – everything from a full house to a single table lamp can be sourced from their offices in Manley, writes Kate Houghton.

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Tarporley
Strutt & Parker

Or for farmers, foodies, or families?

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Fairfield House

This property in Tattenhall has some lovely period features

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Live In Developments

Property development in the UK has remained one of the most contested industries on the social agenda, causing a butting of heads in the civil and political spheres. Dan Eccles, managing director at Cheshire-based Live in Developments, gives us the lowdown on the main challenges facing them now

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, May 9, 2016
Stacey Forsey at Evelyn's Cafe Bar, Tib Street, Manchester

Prestbury-based Stacey Forsey joins the Real Housewives of Cheshire and tells Janet Reeder how she’ll be bringing something else to the table.

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Karl Davies from Marple, who stars in the BBC's hit series Happy Valley. Photo by Faye Thomas

He has starred in a string of successful TV dramas, including Happy Valley, but Karl Davies’s first acting break was at Marple’s Carver Theatre, at the tender age of eight, writes Howard Bradbury

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Diet Coke man Andrew Cooper is a big fan of fruit

His healthy concoctions have earned him the tag of the Juiceman, but you are more likely to associate the face, and the body, of Cheshire’s own Andrew Cooper with another drink...Diet Coke, writes Paul Taylor

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Hayley Tamaddon who is starring in the musical Chicago at Manchester's Opera House in March

Actress Hayley Tamaddon is delighted to be starring in the hit musical Chicago at Manchester’s Opera House next month

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Zoe Richards from Great Barrow, near Chester, is delighted to be starring in Mr Selfridge

Zoe Richards is about to burst onto our screens in the fourth series of Mr Selfridge, writes Mairead Mahon

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