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Events

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during September

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If you’re struggling with what to do this bank holiday weekend then we’ve shortlisted some of the best events happening in and around Cheshire.

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Following a stunning £2.8 million renovation, the Lady Lever Art Gallery has now opened its South End galleries to explore, plus an exciting exhibition of linocuts from Pablo Picasso. With free entrance and open seven days a week, inspiration awaits.

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The annual Christmas ball held by Future Recruitment has announced Jason Manford as their star performer.

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Competitions

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Three lucky winners will receive treatments at new northern flagship salon, Rush Hair, in Manchester

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Enjoy a night of musical nostalgia in either Manchester or Llandudno.

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Are you inspired by Cheshire’s landscapes? Would you love to show your work in a gallery? Enter Cheshire Life’s new competition to find the Landscape Painter of the Year 2016.

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Places

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hale and Hale Barns mix an unusual village atmosphere with upmarket glamour as evening falls, writes Janet Reeder.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Peacock at Rowsley is a romantic hot spot and more, writes Janet Reeder

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Luxury Break
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Porth Tocyn Country Hotel impressed judges of the Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards and it’s likely to impress you too, writes Louise Allen-Taylor.

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Luxury Break North Wales
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Kelsall is sculpting a successful future with help from talented locals, as Emma Mayoh discovered.

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Social Photos

Manchester Airport bosses laid on a treat for media colleagues at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

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Glamorous dresses, dickie bows and dinner suits were worn in style by hundreds of Cheshire Young Farmers at their annual black tie summer ball.

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The toast was to Sardinia at a special themed evening at Rosso Restaurant in Manchester city centre.

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Bluedot, Cheshire’s newest festival, was a huge hit and has been dubbed ‘The Thinking Person’s Festival’

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Walks

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Take Howard Bradbury’s route south of the border this month, for a walk from Whitchurch, along the Shropshire Union Canal

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This month’s walk in Woodford is for those who like a bit of aeronautical history...and don’t mind cattle, writes Howard Bradbury.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

A pleasant dog walk and a cosy pub in which to relax...does life get any better? Howard Bradbury chooses some favourite walkies involving a pub which will welcome both you and your four-legged friend, time after time.

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Dogs North Wales Pubs and Bars
Monday, July 25, 2016

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

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

Arts

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tara Dean, from Denbigh, is an illustrator and print-maker who shares her talents through experimental art workshops across North Wales, writes Kate Houghton.

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Artist profile - Elizabeth Waggett

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A young artist from Romiley is making waves in the Big Apple after going back to the bare bones of her art, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Following a stunning £2.8 million renovation, the Lady Lever Art Gallery has now opened its South End galleries to explore, plus an exciting exhibition of linocuts from Pablo Picasso. With free entrance and open seven days a week, inspiration awaits.

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Christleton-based artist Gregory Macmillan travelled, chameleon-like, through multiple genres until he, at last, discovered his visual voice, writes Kate Houghton

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Restaurants

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What’s the verdict on Raymond Blanc’s new brasserie in Knutsford? Très bon, writes Louise Allen-Taylor.

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Cheshire Restaurants Knutsford

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Liverpool Pubs and Bars

Food profile - Grafene, Manchester

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Manchester’s latest restaurant, Grafene, has a name which smacks of cutting-edge science, writes Louise Allen-Taylor

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Manchester Restaurants
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Food & Drink

Friday, September 23, 2016

David Hayden has cooked for the rich and famous.Now, he creates exquisite food for sophisticated dinner parties as Mairead Mahon discovered.

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What’s the verdict on Raymond Blanc’s new brasserie in Knutsford? Très bon, writes Louise Allen-Taylor.

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Cheshire Restaurants Knutsford

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Liverpool Pubs and Bars

Katie Stabler from Mobberley is cooking up a new career after appearing on the BBC’s Masterchef.

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Photography

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Our readers share their photos of a pretty village just south of Manchester.

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photography Wilmslow

Gallery: 12 photos that capture the true beauty of Northwich

Saturday, September 17, 2016

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding photography spots around Northwich

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photography

Gallery: 12 photos that capture the true beauty of Port Sunlight

Saturday, September 10, 2016

This model village on the Wirral penninsula is a very photogenic subject.

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Port Sunlight photography Wirral

Fashion, Health and Beauty

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Three lucky winners will receive treatments at new northern flagship salon, Rush Hair, in Manchester

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Sipping champagne with local fashionistas Caroline Rush and Zoe Vaughan Davies at London Fashion Weekend...well, someone has to do it, writes Style Editor Janet Reeder.

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Dr Maria Balshaw, the high profile director of Manchester’s art galleries, tells Janet Reeder why fashion plays an important role in her life.

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Homes and Gardens

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This impressive Arts and Crafts home in Prestbury has stunning grounds.

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Ad Feature: Financial fair play

Friday, September 23, 2016

Nicholas John talks to Jamie Bunce, Managing Director of Inspired Villages, about the costs of living in a retirement care village.

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When BBC Radio 4 broadcaster Winifred Robinson is not on air she likes to be in the open air, tending her garden in Stockton Heath, writes Mairead Mahon.

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The RHS Flower Show Tatton Park returned to Knutsford this year, bringing with it sunshine and many local gardeners keen to show off their skills. Words by Rebekka O’Grady.

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RHS Tatton

Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cheshire Housewife Seema Malhotra is more than just a lady who lunches, she’s also a jet-set mum who runs the luxury fashion brand Forever Unique, as Janet Reeder discovers.

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The annual Christmas ball held by Future Recruitment has announced Jason Manford as their star performer.

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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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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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