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Friday, February 27, 2015

Tesla, the American luxury electric car company, held a drinks party to launch the opening of their new store in Knutsford. The showroom on Canute Place strengthens their presence for customers in the North West, alongside the Warrington Supercharger station at The Park Royal.

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Lucy Danger, Rakesh Vaja, Peter Davys and Sam Nicholson

Canapés and drinks created from foraged and donated food delighted guests at an unusual charity event at Manchester’s Midland Hotel.

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Liam Vickers and his Mercedes 'C' AMG and Max Frederick from Warrington with his Porsche Cayman 'S'

Members of the Super Car Driver club gathered at a convoy event hosted in Knutsford. Around 30 drivers and their cars, which included models such as Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, Maseratis and Porsches, gathered at the Guy Salmon Land Rover garage before driving in convoy to the Bentley Manchester garage. Drivers then enjoyed breakfast at Bentley. Local celebrity racing driver Oli Webb attended in his Porsche.

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Cheshire Ladies Philanthropy Club in Macclesfield;  Pat McMillan (back) with Pauline Middlehurst,  Kate Hepworth, Helen O'Donnell (CEO) and Josephine Wilson

Women across Cheshire are doing their bit to help people in need, as Paul Mackenzie reports

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Competitions

Friday, February 20, 2015

The greatest luxury in life is time. Savour every second.

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David Lloyd Cheshire Oaks

David Lloyd Leisure is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a three-month family membership.

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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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Places

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lots of laughter accompanied lots of bubbles as St. Rocco’s Hospice launched the 10th Starlight Ladies Walk was officially launched on Friday.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Lyme Park, Quarry Bank Mill, Walton Hall and Gardens, Tattenhall, Capesthorne Hall

With dramatic scenery and beautiful architecture, it’s no wonder so many television dramas are filmed in Cheshire

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
This scene of Stockport is by graphic artist Nick Oliver. You can see more of his work at 
www.smilecreative.co.uk or 
contact him at 01257 427465.

There are hills, but once you get to Stockport it’s worth the effort, says Janet Reeder

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

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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Events

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during March

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Manchester Day

As if Manchester ever needed an excuse to celebrate! This city loves to party so here are just some of the reasons to get excited about 2015

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Simply Cheshire, 22-23 May, Arley Hall

Simply Cheshire aims to highlight the breadth and depth of talented and creative entrepreneurs in the county. The event is a platform to showcase their amazing work to a local audience.

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Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park  Fashion Show - photo Ian Southerin

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

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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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thought cowboy food just meant a mess of beans? The South American cowboys do much better for themselves, as a stylish Manchester restaurant demonstrates

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Review - Richmond Tea Rooms, Manchester

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Richmond Tea Rooms

Digest this mini review in 60 seconds

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The interior of the Fox and Hounds, Sproston, Cheshire

Good food and cosy hospitality at the Fox and Hounds at Sproston is establishing it as a destination eaterie

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Arts

Friday, February 13, 2015

This Chorley born woman’s extraordinary early life is matched only by her surrealist paintings, writes Barbara Waite

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5 talented artists from Cheshire

Saturday, February 7, 2015
5 Cheshire artists

These talented artists have been spotted and admired by experts

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A cottage by the Brook

Mixed media artist Louise O’Hara from Davenham followed her dream and found peace; we could all learn from her story

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Dante’s Dream, by Gabriel Charles Rossettii

Dante’s Dream, by Gabriel Charles Rossetti

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Showcase

Friday, February 27, 2015

DesignerSofas4U, the UK’s largest manufacturer of Chesterfield sofas, offer their take on picking the perfect sofa.

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Strutt & Parker

Spreadsheets and soil, tax and tarmac, billing and barns.

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Irina Gorianova, the owner of the Laserina clinic with the Endermologie machine

The LASERINA clinic is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year reporting a ‘no complaint’ history. Its reputation is due to extensive medical experience and membership of numerous professional organisations giving staff unlimited access to new technologies and fresh knowledge.

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Association of Animal Artists

Julie Cross, of the Association of Animal Artists, shows how animal art can enrich your home, and heart, this spring.

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Food & Drink

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Your chance to nominate and support Cheshire’s finest food and drink businesses

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Brimstage Brewery, Wirral; Wincle Brewery, Macclesfield, Tweed Brewing Company, Hyde; Robinsons Brewery, Stockport; Tatton Brewery, Knutsford

A selection of quality breweries creating the perfect pint

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Fazenda, Spinningfields, Manchester

Thought cowboy food just meant a mess of beans? The South American cowboys do much better for themselves, as a stylish Manchester restaurant demonstrates

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Cheshire Life Luncheon - The Yellow Broom

We couldn’t fail to fall for the charms of Twemlow Green’s Yellow Broom restaurant at our recent ladies’ lunch, says Janet Reeder

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Photography

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Join our army of amateur photographers and you could see your picture in print

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Bidston Hill reflections - Val Alderson

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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Fashion, Health and Beauty

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Four years ago, in a salon far from these shores, I endured a facial which was painful. A high-tech bit of equipment moving around my jawline set my teeth on edge so sharply that I thought my fillings would disintegrate. They didn’t, but I’ve since avoided facials with equipment.

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Mother’s Day gifts - Perfume

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time to Rock The Ages with the new Jo Malone collection launching on March 1 that has been inspired by five defining eras of history. Tudor Rose and Amber and Lily of the Valley and Ivy are our personal favourites, £42 each

The perfect gift for Mother’s Day on March 15th? It’s got to be fragrance

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Hillbark Hotel, Frankby

The greatest luxury in life is time. Savour every second.

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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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Strutt and Parker

Plotting and planning: how to understand the world of planning – with a little help from professional friends.

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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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Homes and Gardens

Rachel Bates; Helen Lewis; Lisa Keates; Lana Filippova; Jan Constantine

Cheshire is renowned for its stunning homes - and a wealth of talented interior designers

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PH Property Holdings, winners of Luxury New Build

It was a big night for Cheshire’s designers and architects as many local businesses picked up accolades at the 12th annual Northern Design awards

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Copper; Wall Stickers; Grey; Vintage and Industrial

Every year sees a new trend rising, but how do you ensure that when you’re considering a new look for your home, you choose wisely? Here’s our review of what’s hot for 2015, but we think these items will charm for years to come

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, February 9, 2015

A New Year and a new challenge for Stockport’s own Jason Manford as he takes the lead in the musical The Producers

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A sparkling Tess Daly, host of Strictly Come Dancing, photographed by Ray Burmiston, courtesy of the BBC.

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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Discover

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Crissan is a unique ladies boutique in Cheadle that is synonymous with quality designer clothing and exceptional service and has been trading for 25 years.

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Savills Chester

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Savills Chester

Whether you’re buying, selling or simply trying to find out more about the property market, Savills can help...

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Ziya Asian Grill

Monday, February 23, 2015
Ziya Asian Grill

Delicious Authentic Indian cuisine on the famous curry mile in Rusholme, delivering an exclusive fine dining experience...

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Savills Wilmslow

Friday, February 20, 2015
Savills wilmslow

Whether you’re buying, selling or simply trying to find out more about the property market, Savills can help.

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The Vicarage Hotel

Friday, January 23, 2015
The Vicarage Hotel

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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