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Yesterday, 01:00

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during August

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John Wakeling from Willaston, Crewe, with 'Beau' the champion decorated shire

Plans are underway for the biggest and best one-day agricultural show in Nantwich. Emma Mayoh spoke to the people who make it happen

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Carnival fun at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 
2014 (credit: Mark Waugh)

RHS Tatton is set to wow visitors again this July with some fantastic displays of horticulture

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FKA twigs: movie magic from the singer-songwriter, producer and dancer Photo Dominic Sheldon

When New York casts an envious eye at this month’s Manchester International Festival, you know you’ve something special on your hands, writes David Upton

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Competitions

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Are you a dog owner? Enter the #Wunderdogs competition to win a Luxury Dog Hamper and more

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Win a Newmakers zebra rocker worth £149

Great British Life is offering a beautiful kids' zebra rocker worth £149 to a lucky reader

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Sidmouth Harbour Hotel

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel is beautifully situated on the East Devon coast, with breathtaking panoramic views over sparkling Lyme Bay and the glorious Sid Valley.

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Places

Yesterday, 00:00

Located on the south west edge of Greater Manchester, Bowdon is an affluent village set on a ridge rising above the Cheshire Plain

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Frodsham

This charming market town offers residents and visitors the best of both worlds

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
King Street

The most interesting people, places and organisations you should be following on social media.

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Social Photos

There was oodles of fun when tennis players and guests gathered on a warm summer night for the glamorous Boodles Champions Ball at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa.

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Gillian Edwards from the North West Air Ambulance, celebrity host Mike Melody and quizmaster Graham Bowcock

Local businesses gathered at Eaton Park, Eccleston, for a charity quiz night in aid of the North West Air Ambulance. Hosted by Berrys, chartered surveyors and chartered town planners, the event saw 12 teams battle it out to be crowned quiz winner.

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Diana Eaglestone, Patricia Thornhill, Jill Halman and John Halman

A garden party was held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of estate agent, Gascoigne Halman, at the home of John and Jill Halman in Mobberley. Around 200 people attended, made up mostly of staff from across the network of 18 offices. Entertainment was provided by The Voice contestant Callum McMorran of The Mac Brothers. Guests were served canapés and the Chilli Banana restaurant served delicious Thai street food.

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Helen Lowe, Nicola Berg, Anja Berg and Laura Kinghorn-Perry

Winnington Park Rugby Club had a special guest at their summer ball, Cheshire Life photographer, Kirsty Thomspon. The under 15’s team main sponsor, Steve Teare, bid £1,000 at a charity auction to have Cheshire Life photograph their event, which raised £6,000 towards to extension of the club.

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Walks

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A rich portion of nature, some wide open spaces and a slice of military history...that’s what we get with this month’s walk on the Wirral, writes Howard Bradbury

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Sunday, June 21, 2015
Hollinwood Lane, en route to the canal.

Water looms large in this month’s walk, which takes us along the Peak Forest Canal and beside the River Goyt in Marple, writes Howard Bradbury

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Friday, May 15, 2015
View from Woodhouse Hill

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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Arts

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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

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Restaurants

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Coast restaurant on Tarporley high street is some distance from the beach, but the super food served here is evocative of the Italian seaside, writes reviewer Ray King

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The Restaurant Bar and Grill, Manchester

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Nigel's Haworth's Lancashire Hot Pot

A year after Lancashire culinary giant Nigel Haworth’s friendly invasion of Cheshire, Louise Allen-Taylor returns to his Nag’s Head at Haughton Moss for second helpings

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BBC 5Live presenter Rachel Burden lives just outside Knutsford with her husband and three children. They love eating outdoors in the summer...well, most of the time

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The Coast, Tarporley

The Coast restaurant on Tarporley high street is some distance from the beach, but the super food served here is evocative of the Italian seaside, writes reviewer Ray King

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The Restaurant Bar and Grill, Manchester

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With the sixth series of the Great British Bake Off set to hit screens soon, we find out how life has changed for past contestants

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Photography

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tatton Park is popular destination for Cheshire residents with plenty of activities and events all year round. We pick some of our favourite reader photos

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Woolston Weir by Anthony Marsh

The long evenings and mild weather give you the perfect opportunity to capture a colourful scene in Cheshire this summer. Here are a few from our readers

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By the canal, Lymm - Sean Nolan

Cheshire is home to several fine canals and waterways. What better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon on a barge or taking a peaceful walk?

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Fashion, Health and Beauty

Friday, July 24, 2015

Feel like getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Head for the fabulous new spa at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, writes Janet Reeder

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Health & Fitness coach, Colin Ayliffe, at Stockton Heath

Work your rear at this time of year

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Paisarn Checninsirinat

Cheshire Life’s Style Editor Janet Reeder heads to the Chester Grosvenor for a lunch date with Chiva Som’s Executive Chef Paisarn Cheewinsiriwat and discovers why celebrities just love his healthy cuisine

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Homes and Gardens

Yesterday, 10:09

Rules for walking in the countryside

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White Oaks, Mottram St Andrew

Handsome detached home

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, July 6, 2015

Celebrities are a notoriously well travelled lot, but it’s not all plain sailing. Here are a few travellers’ tales from six of Cheshire’s famous faces

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The Real Housewives of Cheshire - Rachel Joseph

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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Yesterday, 11:06
Annual charity bike ride to Buckingham Palace

A top academic Cheshire school is making no apologies for placing the health and wellbeing of its pupils at the top of its list of priorities.

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Yesterday, 10:09
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Rules for walking in the countryside

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A perimeter preamble round Cheshire and North Wales … without moving?

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Friday, May 29, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Strictly one for the ladies, and a perfect way to spend a day with your friends exploring the British countryside on two wheels, Macmillan Cycletta is the UK’s leading women-only cycling sportive series, with a range of distances from 20km to 150km rides. Even if you haven’t ridden a bike in years, the distances are challenging but very achievable.

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