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Yesterday, 00:00
Glass Butter Beach

A look behind the scenes of key events happening in North Wales over the holidays

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Just So Festival

Stuck for something to do over the holidays? Try these great days out in and around Cheshire, suggests Janet Reeder

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Young cowboys, Jake Daley (8) and Harry Rushton (9)

The Nantwich Show’s celebration of agriculture and cheese returns on July 27th.

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Raymond Blanc with The Casablanca Steps on a previous Northern Belle excursion with Cheshire Life guests

Cheshire Life and the Belmond Northern Belle train offer readers a chance to join this exclusive occasion, hosted by the renowned chef Raymond Blanc

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Competitions

Tue, 09:00
Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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Salon Prive

Some of the most spectacular cars in the world are coming to Blenheim Palace next month - and you can be there.

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Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Harrogate Flower Show is the UK’s premier autumn gardening event, offering everything you need to create the perfect plot, plus spectacular displays, live entertainment and thousands of beautiful blooms.

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Places

Yesterday, 10:43
Cheadle Hulme

Janet Reeder heads to Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme and discovers plenty of community spirit

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Committee members, Hilary Hilton, Laurie Oatway, Paul Chilton and Franf McCarthy at Wilmslow High School....site for the Wilmslow Show

Wilmslow isn’t just about classy shops and fast cars, it’s also a garden of delights, writes Janet Reeder

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Wilmslow
Monday, July 18, 2016
Alderley Edge London Road

Alderley Edge is the place to experience the great outdoors in unusual ways, writes Janet Reeder

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Alderley Edge
Friday, July 8, 2016
Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa, Leek

Louise Allen-Taylor visits Three Horseshoes and its Mill Wheel Spa on the edge of awe-inspiring moorland, near Leek

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Luxury Break

Social Photos

Maxine Valentine, Christina Georgaltis, Tina Brown and Lesley Haycox

Cheshire’s most stylish garden party, Boodles Tennis, returned once again to The Mere.

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Headmaster Richard Pollock and Jo Pollock Cransley school

With its impressive academic record, there’s usually much to celebrate at Cransley School in Great Budworth, Northwich, at the end of term.

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John Cocks and Louise Allen-Taylor

Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life’s popular and talented Picture Editor, John Cocks, is retiring this month

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Selena Campbell, Beth Tweddle MBE, Katie Ruocco and Sophie Fairclough

Cheshire ladies showed off their fashion prowess at the 2016 Bolesworth International event in Tattenhall

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Equestrian

Walks

Mon, 15:19
Pond beside the rough track leading up the moor from Birchencliffe Farm

This month’s walk begins in ‘Happy Valley’ - that’s Bollington, for the unhappily uninitiated, writes Howard Bradbury.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
A view from the Edge

This month’s walk takes Howard Bradbury to Alderley Edge, but by a route which avoids the madding crowds

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Alderley Edge
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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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Arts

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Tim Watson and his beloved Welsh mountains

Artist and poet Tim Watson was born in Solihull in 1964. His mother was from Prestatyn and his father from Lincolnshire. He trained at art college in Wrexham and at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and had a varied career before buying The Kinmel Arms with his wife, Lynn. He opened a studio and permanent gallery space in the restaurant and bar in 2015. It is here visitors can discover his work, which has been inspired by his beloved Welsh landscape.

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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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Restaurants

Yesterday, 11:10
Bar Lounge, Chester (photo credit: Jason Wilcock)

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Cheshire Restaurants Chester
On the menu at Piste in Tarporley

A spot of après-ski in Tarporley? Louise Allen-Taylor visits Piste, the wine bar and restaurant bringing some Alpine chic to the Cheshire plain.

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Tarporley Cheshire Restaurants
The Corn Mill restaurant overhangs the River Dee

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North Wales
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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 11:10
Bar Lounge, Chester (photo credit: Jason Wilcock)

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Cheshire Restaurants Chester
On the menu at Piste in Tarporley

A spot of après-ski in Tarporley? Louise Allen-Taylor visits Piste, the wine bar and restaurant bringing some Alpine chic to the Cheshire plain.

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Tarporley Cheshire Restaurants
2016 Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards at Carden Park Hotel

The winners were revealed at a glittering ceremony at Carden Park Hotel

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The Corn Mill restaurant overhangs the River Dee

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North Wales

Photography

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Dunham Massey by Tony Marsh

Our readers share their photos of one of the most popular destinations in Cheshire

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Altrincham photography
Budworth Mere sunrise by John Varley

Our readers share their photos from an often overlooked part of Cheshire

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photography
River View, Llangollen by Karen Jones

Most people head to the coast or Snowdonia to take shots of North Wales, but Llangollen has plenty to offer the keen photographer.

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photography North Wales

Fashion, Health and Beauty

Tue, 16:30
Fairisle panel shirt, £400, Kefiya camouflage suiting trousers £315, Neil Barrett

The Northern Quarter is Manchester’s coolest area and a fitting location for this month’s shoot which features some directional designerwear

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Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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UK & Ireland Furla manager, Dimitra Georgiou, with Nicola Simmons,  Joanne Barber and Sarah Weston-Jones

The luxury Italian leather accessories brand, Furla, hosted an ‘invitation only’ lunch at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel.

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Homes and Gardens

Thu, 11:20
Strutt & Parker

Challenges in the Countryside

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Selection of hand built slab bottles, reminiscent of figures with colours that evoke the feeling of the seashore

Kirsti Brown, who works from a studio at home in Hawarden, dreams of making her passion a full-time career one day soon, writes Kate Houghton

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, July 18, 2016
Peter Hook in action. Photo by Stephen Fourie

He was a founder of Joy Division, a byword for Mancunian urban alienation, but Peter Hook now cheerfully embraces a more cheerful life in Cheshire, writes Paul Taylor.

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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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