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Grosvenor Park

Win VIP tickets to Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Grosvenor Park will present three new productions in its 400 seat picnic theatre in Chester

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Gerry Weber

WIN! Five pairs of Gerry Weber Footwear to give away! Worth up to £100 each.

We have five pairs of Gerry Weber shoes to give away! The lucky winners will be provided with a voucher code to spend at www.josefseibelandfriends.co.uk for a pair of Gerry Weber shoes or sandals worth up to £100.

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Places

Joanne Tunstall and Sam Jeavons at The Knight Shop

The residents of Conwy keeping their heritage alive

Conwy’s current residents are keeping their town relevant and attractive by looking back to the past

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Exhibit at the  Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester

Ten of the best museums in Manchester

A city whose museums and art galleries should stand with the best in the world

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Chester Rd Hartford 1900s

A history of Hartford in photographs

Like many Cheshire villages, Hartford goes back to the Domesday Book, but has seen its biggest expansion with the age of the commuter

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Warrington town centre and Golden Square

Warrington brings art and culture to the centre stage

Warrington is no longer in the artistic shadow of its giant neighbours, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Events

Lamb at Tatton Park

Twelve things to do in Cheshire during Easter

You don’t need to go far to have fun this Easter. There’s so much happening on our doorstep

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Chester Food Drink & Lifestyle Festival

5 things to do at Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival 19th-21st April 2014

With one of the largest food and drink festivals in the north fast approching, we advise on how to make the most out of the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival 19th-21st April 2014.

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North Wales events - Spring/Summer 2014

A selection of the top events in North Wales

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Scooby Doo the Musical

What’s On in Cheshire - April 2014

A round up of events in the Cheshire area

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Matthew and Howard / Photo by John Ingledew

Field Notes, a collaborative art project you can see and hear

Field Notes, a performance featuring specially commissioned contemporary textiles and new music, will transform village halls in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire and beyond into both a gallery and a concert hall.

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Walks

Shutlingsloe

Shutlingsloe Walk - Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough

Keith Carter goes back to Macc and reaches the summit of Cheshire’s third highest peak

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Thurstaston walk

Wirral Walk - Royden Park Country Park, Thurstaston

Keith Carter joins the dog walkers at Thurstaston and enjoys the far-reaching coastal views

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The statue of Robert Peel near the entrance to Gawsworth Old Hall.

Cheshire Walk - Gawsworth and Danes Moss

The historic manor house of Gawsworth Hall looms large on this easy walk across lovely countryside

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The Bridgewater Canal

Cheshire Walk - Dunham Massey, Bridgewater Canal and Little Bollington

An easy walk around the delightful village of Dunham Massey, near Altrincham

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Restaurant Reviews

The River Room Restaurant at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester

Restaurant review - The Lowry River Bar and Restaurant, Manchester

The Lowry Hotel opened to great acclaim nearly 14 years ago. A couple of years later, Prime Minister Tony Blair declared it his favourite place to stay in the city. 
How is its restaurant shaping up now?

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Jo Brown

Jo Brown - My favourite five restaurants

Jo Brown is a consultant in the specialist car sector, working with some of the most desirable motors in the world including Rolls-Royce and Maserati. When she’s not driving luxury cars, Jo, who lives near Altrincham, loves to dine out. She reveals her favourite restaurants.

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Spice Lounge, Hale

Restaurant review - Spice Lounge, Hale

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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The Winners Revealed

Food and Drink Awards

Photography

Chester Cruise - Gareth Edwards

Cheshire Life Reader Photos - April 2014

Send in your entry for the Cheshire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Chester Rd Hartford 1900s

A history of Hartford in photographs

Like many Cheshire villages, Hartford goes back to the Domesday Book, but has seen its biggest expansion with the age of the commuter

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Bird in Blossom, Walton, Warrington - Darren Moston

Enter the the 2014 Cheshire Life photography competition

We launch the Cheshire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Fashion, Health and Beauty

Fashion stylist Zoe Pennick

Fashion Addict - Zoe Pennick

Zoe Pennick, aged 26, from Chester, is a stylist for the Curvy Women Campaign and recently styled the British Plus Size Fashion Weekend catwalk event. She tells us her fashion loves and loathes

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The new Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Palette not only includes an array of versatile colours but a guide on how to apply them for your eye shape, £36, Smashbox

Beauty products - shades of summer

Update your look for the new season with these gorgeous colours

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Rebekka and her mum

Fashion generation - Rebekka and Julie O’Grady

When it comes to clothes, mums and daughters often clash, and dramatically. But editorial assistant Rebekka O’Grady, and her mum, are pretty much in harmony. They reveal their loves and loathes

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Food and Drink

The River Room Restaurant at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester

Restaurant review - The Lowry River Bar and Restaurant, Manchester

The Lowry Hotel opened to great acclaim nearly 14 years ago. A couple of years later, Prime Minister Tony Blair declared it his favourite place to stay in the city. 
How is its restaurant shaping up now?

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St Tudno Hotel, Llandudno, award-winning chefs, Ben Jones (North Wales Junior of the Year) and Jack Davison (North Wales Chef of te Year)

Meet the award winning chefs at St Tudno Hotel and Restaurant

A Llandudno hotel with a unique literary connection has written its own success story, with two young chefs winning major awards

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Townhouse's signature cocktail, the 'Chester Mule'

The Townhouse in Chester launches the Chester Mule cocktail

You might have enjoyed a Bellini at Harry’s bar in Venice, or supped a Singapore Sling at Raffles, but now you can enjoy a signature cocktail far closer to home, as Townhouse on Watergate Street launches the ‘Chester Mule’

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Brassica; Confit rabbit with charred saddle, charcoal grilled cauliflower, squash

Why rabbit is making a return to the British menu

It’s lean, healthy, sustainable and plentiful. No wonder rabbit is hopping onto many a restaurant menu

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Life TV

Living Heritage Country Fairs

Cheshire Game & Country Fair *VIDEO*

Cheshire Game & Country Fair

August 23rd - 25th 2014

Cheshire Showground, Cheshire County Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ

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Living Heritage Country Fairs

Cheshire Game & Country Fair - Angling *VIDEO*

Cheshire Game & Country Fair

August 23rd - 25th 2014

Cheshire Showground, Cheshire County Showground, Tabley, Nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ

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Homes and Gardens

Greycoat Lumleys

Domestic staff for your home from Greycoat Lumleys

Are you too busy to dedicate time to a potentially long or stressful search for new staff? Greycoat Lumleys’ Manchester office could be the solution – providing fully vetted staff for your home and family.

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Felt artist, Suzy Shackleton

Suzy Shackleton - Rainow’s felt artist

A Rainow-based felt artist welcomes walkers into her historic studio for a piece of textile history

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Jacqui Brocklehurst

Gardening tips - allotments

We thought it was about time you saw our favourite landscape gardener getting down and dirty. Jacqui Brocklehurst introduces us to friends who are potty about their allotment

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Hatherton, Nantwich

Cheshire Properties - Hatherton, Nantwich

This beautiful family home comes with extensive land and super sporting facilities

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Celebrity interviews

Melissa Porter with son Pierce (aged 3)

TV’s Melissa Porter - why I’m back home in Cheshire

TV presenter Melissa Porter has led a hectic life in London for years. But recent ups and downs have brought her back home to Disley. With her characteristic charm, she reveals what’s been going on

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Abigail Clancy

 at Strictly Come Dancing Launch

Dancing Queen - Abbey Clancy

What’s not to like about Abbey Clancy? From WAG to national treasure, Abbey Clancy has shimmied her way into the nation’s affections

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5 live breakfast presenter, Rachel Burden

BBC’s Rachel Burden - my new life in Knutsford

She’s the first voice many people hear every morning and she sounds right at home in the Cheshire countryside, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Mark Franks from Sale, Cheshire, of The Overtones

The Overtones Mark Franks - From Sale to Buckingham Palace

Vocal harmony group The Overtones doo-wopped their way to Buckingham Palace. But for one member, the path to performing glory began in a church hall in Sale

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Russell Watson

Wilmslow resident Russell Watson looks forward to an event packed 2014

Russell Watson has a big year ahead, including a major role in the commemoration of the First World War. He welcomed Cheshire Life into his Wilmslow home

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Discover

Mandolay~1

The Mandolay Hotel & Conference Centre

Situated close to the heart of the delightful town centre of Guildford The Mandolay Hotel offers everything you should expect from a modern yet traditional hotel.

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Layla

Layla Lebanese Restaurant

Layla Restaurant & Lounge Bar is an authentic Lebanese restaurant combining Eastern spice and European sophistication and serves only the best and freshest dishes.

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Notre Dame

Lingfield Notre Dame

An outstanding Independent Co-Educational Day School, covering Nursery to University.

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Ullswater Steamers.

Ullswater Steamers, See the beauty of the Lake District by boat

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake.

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Jump imaging

Jump Imaging C.I.C

Stunning Photography & Media services- Specialising in portraiture for children with complex needs - Whilst supporting JUMP Childrens Charity.

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Showcase

Re-Enhance Skin, Body and Dental Clinic

Re-Enhance Skin, Body and Dental Clinic

Today more of us are turning to gentler and newer ways to get a younger look, with incredible results.

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