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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Cheshire Show at Tabley, Knutsford

The Cheshire Show returns on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd June, we pick out a few things to put on your to do list

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Things to do in Cheshire Summer in Cheshire Cheshire Show
Suave Chester

Sunday June 19th is payback time. Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat your dad to something special

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Things to do in Cheshire
This team of Limousin cattle took first prize in the Best Team of Four competition: Jock Wyllie of Stoke, Mary Cormack from Hereford, Mark Hallan of Ashbourne and Richard Bartle from Hereford

The county’s annual showcase of farming, agriculture and rural interests is back, but with a very special seal of approval.

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Summer in Cheshire Cheshire Show Equestrian

New: What’s On in Cheshire

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Medieval Fayre at the Old Hall, Tatton Park

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during June

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Things to do in Cheshire

Competitions

Friday, June 24, 2016
The exterior of Fishmore Hall

Escape to the country house hotel, Fishmore Hall, for a luxury three night stay

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The Xalvador Travel Bag (available in tan leather with cream interior or black leather).

Great British Life is offering The Xalvador Travel Bag from Morgan M worth £155 to one lucky competition winner

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RHS Tatton

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

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Places

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Cherry blossom frames Main Street

This historic market town is forging ahead in everything from fashion and the arts to renewable energy, writes Emma Mayoh

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George Street

Head to Altrincham for an afternoon and soak up the feelgood vibe, suggests Janet Reeder

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Altrincham
Monday, June 20, 2016
Port Sunlight

There’s always something going on in the Wirral, from groups of dedicated volunteers to pupils reaching for the stars. Rebekka O’Grady visits to find out more.

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Wirral
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Stretch of canal on the Welsh-English border

We’re going nowhere...slowly. That’s the joy of a canal boat holiday close to home in Cheshire, writes Louise Allen-Taylor

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Social Photos

Sophie Brines and Amy Mantinieks

A stylish launch party marked the new ownership of Didsbury restaurant, Chalk Bar and Grill, by Mark Andrew Developments.

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Michelle Kane, Bryony Meredith and Liz Allman

Trinkets from Tiffany’s were displayed at a VIP brunch event at the Lowry arts centre before a matinee performance of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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The Porsche 718 Boxster

A special evening to revive a famous number from Porsche’s history was held at the Porsche Centre Chester.

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Hosts, Phil and Alexis Redmond with Leila Bibby, Chairman of The Babygrow Appeal

Brookside creator Phil Redmond and his wife, Alexis, hosted an art event at their home, Tirley Garth, near Tarporley, to raise money for the Countess of Chester Hospital’s Babygrow Appeal.

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Walks

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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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

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

Friday, June 24, 2016
Roast rump of lamb, aspragus, peas, broad beans, boulangere potatoes and red wine jus

This super Northern Quarter venue is a magnet for visitors searching for good food and drink. Emma Mayoh reports

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Manchester Restaurants
Brassica Grill

Brassica Grill is a good, lively restaurant at the heart of the Heaton Moor community, writes Janet Reeder

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Cheshire Restaurants Stockport

Food review - White Lion, Alvanley

Friday, June 17, 2016
White Lion, Alvanley

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Pubs and Bars
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Food & Drink

Friday, June 24, 2016
Roast rump of lamb, aspragus, peas, broad beans, boulangere potatoes and red wine jus

This super Northern Quarter venue is a magnet for visitors searching for good food and drink. Emma Mayoh reports

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Manchester Restaurants
Elderflower

James Wood from Bollington is a renowned wild food forager. He treats us to his Cheshire Elderflower Cheesecake recipe, so head for the hills

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Brassica Grill

Brassica Grill is a good, lively restaurant at the heart of the Heaton Moor community, writes Janet Reeder

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Cheshire Restaurants Stockport

Food review - White Lion, Alvanley

Friday, June 17, 2016
White Lion, Alvanley

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Pubs and Bars

Photography

Friday, June 24, 2016
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
View from The Edge by Paul Roberts

No selfies or paparazzi shots here, as our readers capture the beautiful countryside around Cheshire’s most desrable location.

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Alderley Edge photography
New Brighton lighthouse by Paula O'Hara

Our readers share their photos of a famous Wirral landmark

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Wirral photography

Fashion, Health and Beauty

Lutwyche

You don’t need to travel far to get superb tailoring as some of the finest suits in the world originate right here at Lutwyche in Crewe.

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Ad Feature: The 5 great myths of group exercise

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Total Fitness

Ahhh...Group Exercise. It’s not all lycra and legwarmers you know. Perhaps you’ve picked up your club’s timetable and had a browse at a few classes, maybe you’ve even had a peek into one of the studios, but something’s stopped you from ever going inside. Read on to find out what really happens in a Group Exercise class and why you should put your fears aside and give it a try!

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Laura Doyle, Hayley Benson and Kate Russell

Champagne and canapés were enjoyed by guests at the launch of the new Chester Lipo Clinic.

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Homes and Gardens

Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Inspired Lifestyle

Nicholas John talks to David Scott-Malden, Operations Director at Inspired Retirement Villages, about how the population is ageing and how its needs can be met.

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Cheshire properties - Hale Barns

Monday, June 13, 2016
JSS Hale

Great for families

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Cheshire properties - Bramhall

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Snapes

Family home

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Cheshire properties - Marton

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
JSS Wilmslow

Lovely view

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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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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Total Fitness

Ahhh...Group Exercise. It’s not all lycra and legwarmers you know. Perhaps you’ve picked up your club’s timetable and had a browse at a few classes, maybe you’ve even had a peek into one of the studios, but something’s stopped you from ever going inside. Read on to find out what really happens in a Group Exercise class and why you should put your fears aside and give it a try!

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Inspired Lifestyle

Nicholas John talks to David Scott-Malden, Operations Director at Inspired Retirement Villages, about how the population is ageing and how its needs can be met.

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Friday, June 10, 2016
The Fox & Hounds at Sposton

The Fox & Hounds at Sproston is the must visit pub in Cheshire for those looking for great food, ales & wine, cosy surroundings and a friendly welcome.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Strutt & Parker

Or for farmers, foodies, or families?

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Frith Indian

Discover a range of Oriental rugs available at Frith Rugs.

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