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Yesterday, 00:00

A bright but cold wintry day was a fantastic way to experience the cosy hospitality of The Yew Tree, an idyllic country inn, nestling on the border of Bunbury in pretty Spurstow.

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Ahmet Kurcer, Louise Taylor and Steve Brandwood

The corks were popping and glasses clinking when diners toasted the house of Laurent Perrier, the winner of this year’s Alderley Edge Hotel/Cheshire Life Champagne Oscar award

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James Milner and Amy Fletcher attending the 'What Happens In Vegas' Charity Ball

Manchester City footballers enjoyed Las Vegas style fun to raise a fabulous £130,000 for three major charities

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Ben Dunne and Emma Wilding

Sequins, chiffon and sassy dance moves thrilled guests at a glamorous Strictly event which raised over £32,000 for a Warrington hospice

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Competitions

Sunday, January 25, 2015

This is your chance to have a luxurious trip to the region’s newest spa hotel

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Swan Lake Spectacular at Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the nature reserve and animal collection. Many thousands of wild ducks, geese and Whooper swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight with an award winning experience called Swan Spectacular. Everyday the swans are fed at 3pm from Swan Link Hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory including a wardens talk.

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Win four pieces of Zamsoe jewellery

Friday, November 14, 2014
The Star Fish brooch from Zamsoe

The Great British Life Shop has teamed up with Zamsoe to offer one competition winner four pieces of jewellery worth £87.

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Places

From luxury in Morzine to fun on the slopes in Banff, we select seven ski resorts and chalets that are perfect for a winter break

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Bridge Street and town centre

Stockport is always well worth a visit - we pick our top five reasons

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Exterior of Tabley House

Palladian architecture is a style of architecture inspired by the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio, 1508–1580, and today is a term that still refers to buildings designed in a style inspired by Palladio’s work.

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Frodsham

This historic market town has so much to offer

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Events

Yesterday, 12:57

The North’s biggest and best bridal show takes place on 31st January - 1st February

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Spring 2015 Wedding Fayres in Cheshire

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Cheadle Hulme School image by Will Hey Photography

A selection of some of the best Wedding Fayres in Cheshire by the team at Archant Bride

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The Best Of Abba Tribute Show

This brand new show celebrates the music of one of the best-selling music artists of all time - Abba.

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Simply Cheshire

Simply Cheshire is a fabulous new event taking place on Friday May 22nd and Saturday May 23rd 2015 at the magnificent Arley Hall and Gardens, near Northwich. Arley Hall and its stunning gardens is a must see in Cheshire and offers a perfect backdrop to the event.

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Walks

Monday, January 5, 2015

Wrap up warm and explore the county this January with a selection of our fabulous walks

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Sunday, January 4, 2015
Rowers go through their paces on the River Dee

A selection of walks from the Cheshire Life archive covering the area surrounding Chester

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A traditional home built in Cheshires trademark red sandstone

Keith Carter leads a heavenly walk from St Mary to Saighton

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Gifts for walkers

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Christmas
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
St Leonards Church at Warmingham

Keith Carter enjoys a walk through the beautiful countryside around Warmingham

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Restaurant Reviews

Sunday, January 25, 2015

It’s famed for its Sunday lunches, but the Stanneylands Hotel at Wilmslow has much more to offer the serious foodie

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Restaurant One Eighty

Last year marked a new beginning for the revamped Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow hotel, where Restaurant One Eighty seems to have the recipe for success

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The Vicarage Hotel, Cranage

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Arts

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Dante’s Dream, by Gabriel Charles Rossetti

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The shortening winter's day is near a close (1903) by Joseph Farquharson RA (1846 - 1935)

The shortening winter’s day is near a close, (1903), by Joseph Farquharson RA (1846 - 1935)

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Cheshire Life Art Comp judges, Bill Clark,  Wendy Levy and Malcolm Croft

Two stunning art works have taken the top prizes in this year’s Cheshire Life Young Artist of the Year competition.

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Christmas gifts for art lovers

Monday, December 22, 2014

Unsure what to get the art-lover this Christmas? Here’s our choice for some inspiration

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Showcase

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the nature reserve and animal collection. Many thousands of wild ducks, geese and Whooper swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight with an award winning experience called Swan Spectacular. Everyday the swans are fed at 3pm from Swan Link Hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory including a wardens talk.

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The Peninsular New York

The team at Deva Travel, Chester’s independent travel agent, talk through their Top 5 Travel Trends for 2015.

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Strutt & Parker

What is a valuation for - bricks, mortar and monetary value?

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Loaf Hair Alderley Edge

Loaf Hair Alderley Edge; a proven quality salon, giving you City Centre Hair Styling in the Suburbs. As the premier salon in Cheshire our standards and styles are so good; we regularly engage and embrace a celebrity clientele.

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 00:00

A bright but cold wintry day was a fantastic way to experience the cosy hospitality of The Yew Tree, an idyllic country inn, nestling on the border of Bunbury in pretty Spurstow.

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Pan-seared supreme of cod with brown shrimp and caper butter, and saffron potatoes, at The Stanneylands Hotel, Wilmslow.

It’s famed for its Sunday lunches, but the Stanneylands Hotel at Wilmslow has much more to offer the serious foodie

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Ahmet Kurcer, Louise Taylor and Steve Brandwood

The corks were popping and glasses clinking when diners toasted the house of Laurent Perrier, the winner of this year’s Alderley Edge Hotel/Cheshire Life Champagne Oscar award

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Restaurant One Eighty

Last year marked a new beginning for the revamped Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow hotel, where Restaurant One Eighty seems to have the recipe for success

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Photography

Monday, December 1, 2014

We reveal the winners of the Cheshire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Robert Rhead, Chester After Dark

Chester photographer Robert Rhead spent half his life as a tree surgeon, before falling into a career where his talent shines brightly

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Stag in Lyme Park - Joe Mullin

Cheshire Life picture editor John Cocks knows a good picture when he sees one – he’s been taking them for the magazine for more than 30 years after all – but choosing just three from the hundreds sent in for our annual competition is no easy task.

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Fashion, Health and Beauty

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A selection of some of the best Wedding Fayres in Cheshire by the team at Archant Bride

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Winter Fashion - Officewear

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Look smart in this camel hair city coat, £999, wool colour block coat, £499, skirt, £199, cashmere cowl neck sweater, £175, and Maddison double zip bag, £295, Jaeger

Enjoy getting back to the day job in fabulous workwear

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Barrecore Instructor, Gabrielle Taylor with Rachel Isherwood, Carly Bakeman and Rebekka O'Grady

Gwyneth Paltrow is among the A list celebrities who are said to be fans of Barrecore, a fitness regime from the USA which has just opened its first studio outside London in our very own Alderley Edge

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Life TV

Creamline Dairies

Creamline Dairies - the long established, Eccles-based family company – has teamed up with Channel 5’s Milkshake presenter Olivia Birchenough, to produce a lively educational video about milk’s journey from the cow to the breakfast table.

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Coach, Eliot Green, with his students, Anish Kotamarthi (11), Conrad Green (17) and Imogen Hemmings (8)

Three Cheshire pupils have been representing the county in one of the largest chess tournaments in the world. We meet the kings and queens of chess to find 
out more.

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CREAMLINE DAIRIES (CHESHIRE SHOW 18.06.2014)

Creamline Dairies - the long established, Eccles based family company -pulled out all the stops as principal sponsor of this year’s Cheshire County Show.

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Homes and Gardens

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cheshire boasts some of the nation’s poshest postcodes. Here’s our guide to the most expensive and desirable residential areas in the county

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Waters Edge, Mere, Knutsford

This stunning family home combines stylish living with superb leisure facilities

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Emma and Lee Clarke (the owners)

MD Lee Clarke reveals how he’s gone from selling fabrics out of a suitcase to a turnover of £20 million

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Garden Comp winners  at Gordale Garden Centre, Wirral;     Rebekka O'Grady of Cheshire Life (left) with Calveley Primary School's Anni Trinder,  Kelly Spencer and Beverley Dolman (Head teacher) and pupils, Tianna Walton (6), Frank Peter Trinder (7) and Conor Smith (9) and Gordale Garden Centre directors, Jill and Peter Nicholson

School and green-fingered amateurs around the county entered our Garden of the Year 2014 competition. Now we reveal the winners

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, December 8, 2014

Stockport’s Tess Daly has waltzed into a key role which overturns the ancient TV rules. Fancy footwork, indeed.

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James Martin

Everyone talks turkey at Christmas, but TV chef James Martin has other ideas

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Holly Johnson is ready to tour and has a new album

Liverpool-born Holly Johnson, former front man of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, gave up music for painting for 15 years. Now he’s back

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Antonio Carluccio

Janet Reeder discovers why the people of Hale have fallen a little bit in love with the master of pasta

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Sir Bobby Charlton

One of the greatest footballers of all time, Cheshire’s own Sir Bobby Charlton could rest on his laurels. In an exclusive interview with Cheshire Life he explains why he is raising funds to help rid the world of landmines

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Discover

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Vicarage Hotel simply exudes new life after an extensive refurbishment that has lovingly savoured the charm and quirkiness of this beautiful 17th century Grade II listed building.

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Vermilion Cinnabar

Friday, January 23, 2015
vermilion

Vermilion is a unique food, drink and socialising experience.

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Lord Clyde

Friday, January 23, 2015
Lord Clyde

A cosy gastro pub that celebrates the wondrous tastes of each season in the lovely village of Kerridge, Cheshire.

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Fazenda Manchester

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Fazenda Manchester

The Fazenda phenomenon opened in The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester in November 2014 following its roaring success in Leeds and Liverpool...

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The Fox & Hounds at Sproston

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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.

Recently refurbished to the highest standard the Fox & Hounds has been true to its name and have tastefully created a welcoming pub that’s both fresh and modern combined with the traditional quirkiness of a hunting lodge.

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