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Yesterday, 15:29

Enjoy the sunshine with a backdrop of live music - here are some of the best local music festivals taking place this summer

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Heavy Horse Tradesmen Turnout

What’s it like to have a key role in one of Cheshire’s big summer events? Cheshire Life writers chat to people organising some of our major celebrations

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New:What’s On in Cheshire

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during June

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Food Festivals in Cheshire

Our guide to some of the best food events in the county

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Competitions

Yesterday, 17:19

Perfectly placed in 27 acres of coastal woodland, The Park at Mawgan Porth is just a stone’s throw from one of the finest beaches on north Cornish coast, not to mention the miles of coastal paths.

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Win this lamp from White Rabbit England

Great British Life is offering two porcelain animals nightlights worth £149 to a lucky reader

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Pam Weaver at the Cheshire County Show

A fantastic opportunity to win tickets for one of the UK’s biggest agricultural and countryside shows of the year.

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Places

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Janet Reeder finds there’s lots to discover at the new Ainscow Hotel in the city centre

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Spring lambs at Stockley Farm, Arley

Cheshire has a wide selection of farm parks; you can play with the animals, eat homemade ice cream and even ride a tractor.

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Blue Planet Aquarium Aquatunnel

Cheshire is full of beautiful parks and walking trails, but what can you do if the weather lets you down? Here are a few ideas to keep the family entertained

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7 wonders of North Wales

Natural beauty abounds in the hillsides, coastal towns and great houses of North Wales. A trip to any one of these seven locations makes a great day out

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Social Photos

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Over 100 guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool for The House Beauty Spa’s latest book club event. Singer Ray Quinn launched his autobiography, This Time Round, at the event which raised almost £3,000 for Variety, The Children’s Charity, who helps children throughout the UK who are sick, disabled and disadvantaged.

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Alistair Campbell event

Alistair Campbell, Former Communications Director to Tony Blair, received a warm welcome from business and sports people when he arrived in Liverpool to launch his book ‘Winners - and How They Succeed’.

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Barmen, Marcelle Tompkins and David Harris shaking cocktails

Uber glam Tattu restaurant is already set to be a favourite with the in-crowd judging from the reaction of the 250 movers and shakers who turned up for the recent red carpet opening.

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WofY steering committee;  Ann Rowe,  Alison Blackler,  Christine Owen,  Angie Mounsey,  Ruth Richards,  Janet Hetherington, Sylvia Cheater (Chair), Angela Dewey,  Clare Casson,  Rebecca Mellor,  Suzanne Jones,  Liz Redding and Abigail Shrigley-Feigl

Pat Rice from the Wirral was declared Cheshire Woman of the Year 2015 at Eaton Park as the organisers celebrated their 30th event. Emma Mayoh reports

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Walks

Friday, May 15, 2015

Howard Bradbury snaps some panoramic views as he goes up hill and down dale on a walk above Frodsham

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Sunday, April 12, 2015
An inquisitive swan

What could be nicer on a spring day than an easy walk which combines town and country...especially when that town is lovely Nantwich

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A rusty curiosity at the entrance to Alcumlow Hall farm, Astbury.

Prepare to encounter one of the most spectacular survivors of Cheshire architecture on this walk...but bring your sturdiest boots

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Monday, January 5, 2015
5 winter walks in Cheshire

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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Restaurants

Monday, May 18, 2015

Wholesome meaty menus seem to be back in vogue. Reviewer Ray King checks out a beefy restaurant close to home in Wilmslow

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Chez Jules interior, Chester

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Sponsored:Tom at 101 Restaurant Bar and Grill

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tom at 101 Restaurant Bar and Grill

Tom at 101 Restaurant, Bar & Grill opened its doors in March 2004 and Tom Rogers, the proprietor, has been serving quality modern English cuisine to the village of Stockton Heath and the wider Warrington area ever since.

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Arts

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Calling all young artists. Could you be the Cheshire Life Young Artist of the Year?

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Food & Drink

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Our guide to some of the best food events in the county

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Thornton Hall Luncheon

The Lawns restaurant at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa, is no stranger to awards. Guests at a Cheshire Life lunch understand why, says Rebekka O’Grady

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Foodies Festival

Celebrate Foodies Festival’s 10th anniversary this summer with a pair of VIP tickets we are giving away to five lucky Cheshire Life readers.

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Cau, Wilmslow

Wholesome meaty menus seem to be back in vogue. Reviewer Ray King checks out a beefy restaurant close to home in Wilmslow

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Photography

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

From Dame Helen Mirren to the Real Housewives of Cheshire every picture tells the story for the region’s go-to celebrity photographer Rachel Joseph, writes Janet Reeder

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Bidston Hill reflections - Val Alderson

It’s time to get out and about as we launch our annual hunt for the county’s best amateur photographer

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Muddy fun in Knutsford  - Lesley Wood Photography

Higher Walton photographer Lesley Wood has earned a place in the hearts of families across Cheshire, as well as a prestigious fellowship

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Fashion, Health and Beauty

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Losing weight at any time of year can be difficult, but doing it shortly before the holidays can seem an impossible task for many people. With a range of treatments out there that promise to get you ‘beach ready’ for summer, how do you find the right one?

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Mum & Daughter Fashion;  Helen and Georgie Alcroft

Helen Alcroft is often dragged around the shops by her daughter, Georgie, and occasionally dips into the 17-year-old’s wardrobe. Here, the duo from Alderley Edge chat about fashion and style

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Health & Fitness coach, Colin Ayliffe

Health and lifestyle coach Colin Ayliffe thinks we should sit up straight and feel great.

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Homes and Gardens

Strutt & Parker

What goes on, and who goes where?

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Manor Cottage, Over Peover

Tranquil surroundings

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Celebrity Interviews

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

From Dame Helen Mirren to the Real Housewives of Cheshire every picture tells the story for the region’s go-to celebrity photographer Rachel Joseph, writes Janet Reeder

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Tess Daly - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Did you know Stockport has a connection to a host of celebrities on the small screen? Here are our favorite five Stopfordians

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Paula Radcliffe

Former queen of the track Paula Radcliffe will run her final London Marathon this month and is helping to coach a team of women for the Great North Run in Manchester

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Brix Smith-Start

She was a member of the cult Manchester band, The Fall and is married to fashion mogul Philip Start. Of course Brix Smith-Start knows a thing or two about rock chic!

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Nick Robinson at Downing Street Photo by Steve Back/REX

Until the dust has settled on the General Election in May, Macclesfield-born and bred Nick Robinson is likely to be the hardest working man in Britain

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Friday, May 29, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Losing weight at any time of year can be difficult, but doing it shortly before the holidays can seem an impossible task for many people. With a range of treatments out there that promise to get you ‘beach ready’ for summer, how do you find the right one?

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tom at 101 Restaurant Bar and Grill

Tom at 101 Restaurant, Bar & Grill opened its doors in March 2004 and Tom Rogers, the proprietor, has been serving quality modern English cuisine to the village of Stockton Heath and the wider Warrington area ever since.

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