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Friday, April 29, 2016
Knutsford Races Point to Point

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during May

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Things to do in Cheshire

The best food festivals in Cheshire

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Food Festivals in Cheshire

Our guide to some of the best food events in the county throughout 2016

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Things to do in Cheshire Summer in Cheshire
Zara Phillips and Drops of Brandy, Chatsworth, 2015  Photo: Fiona Scott-Maxwell

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is approaching fast, and it’s shaping up to be a busy schedule for this stunning event held in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House on 13th-15th May

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Equestrian
Chester Polo match in play

Whether you’re horse crazy or just along for the ride, equine events are an important part of the summer season.

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Summer in Cheshire Equestrian

Competitions

Tue, 09:58
Win cute colourful kid’s outfits from Milly O Designs worth £150!

Great British Life is offering eight beautiful items of children’s clothing from Milly O Designs worth £150 to one lucky competition winner

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Geronimo

Geronimo is back! And this year it’s going to be bigger and better

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Lake Vyrnwy is a beautiful country house hotel with superb views

Our competition gives two lucky readers the chance to win a two night sparkling spa break for two people at this lovely hotel in Powys

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Places

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
DNW May16 A Great Day Out in Conway

A beautiful town that punches above its weight

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Conwy
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Mawddach estuary at Barmouth. Image courtesy of Visit Wales.

Make a splash, dip a toe in or simply sit on the sand admiring the view. North Wales is full of beautiful beaches and we choose just a few of our favourites.

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North Wales
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Vintage Kilo Sale at Victoria Baths

From the 1920’s right up to the late 1990’s here is your complete guide to vintage events in and around Cheshire.

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Things to do in Cheshire
Monday, April 18, 2016
Park Leisure

Anyone who has visited North Wales will be able to tell you that the region is packed with beautiful scenery, historic sites, and locals who are passionate about the language and culture. That’s what makes this region one of the UK’s best undiscovered holiday destinations. Here are some of the reasons you should visit North Wales courtesy of Park Leisure.

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Social Photos

All Bar One launches at the Trafford Centre

A ‘cocktail couture’ evening marked the launch of the new All Bar One in the Trafford Centre.

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Alex Halliwell,  Anna Walsham, Sarah Pull and Helen Kelly

BEAUTY treats and style advice were enjoyed by guests at a ladies’ night at John Lewis, Cheadle.

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Colin and Wendy Parry with M.C. for the evening, TV presenter, Paul Crone

Guests ensured that the final Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation For Peace ball was a fantastic success, with £15,200 raised for the Warrington based charity.

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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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Walks

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
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Lane leading into Heswall Dales

Fancy a little sea air? Take a bracing walk along the Wirral coast and down through Heswall Dales, suggests Howard Bradbury

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Sunday, December 27, 2015
Dog friendly walks in Cheshire Photo Thinkstock/pdtnc

A pleasant dog walk through Cheshire countryside, and a cosy pub in which to relax...does life get any better? Howard Bradbury chooses five favourite walkies involving a pub which will welcome both you and your four-legged friend

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Pubs and Bars
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
George and Dragon, Great Budworth

A rural ramble this month connects a great stately home, Arley, with a village so great it’s even in the name...Great Budworth, writes Howard Bradbury

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Arts

Sunday, May 1, 2016
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
Capel Mawr, Denbigh

Ruthin-based textile artist Cefyn Burgess finds inspiration everywhere, from old looms to the pampas of Patagonia, as Janet Reeder discovers

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Restaurants

Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Globe Inn

The Globe Inn is nestled on the outskirts of the beautiful market town of Nantwich situated in South Cheshire.

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Style in every corner of El Gato Negro on King Street, Manchester

El Gato Negro has just opened in Manchester. This Spanish-style tapas restaurant - its name means black cat - needs no luck. The owners have assembled the ingredients for success, writes Ray King

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Manchester Restaurants Spanish Food
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Food & Drink

Ahmet Kurcer retiring at Alderley Edge Hotel here with team members, Elizabeth Phillipson,  Head Chef, Sean Sutton and Joanne Plant

As he retires, Cheshire Life pays tribute to Ahmet Kurcer, General Manager of the Alderley Edge Hotel, now synonymous with fine dining and exceptional hospitality. Words by Ray King

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Champagne Oscars Alderley Edge Hotel

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Wed, 10:12
THE ALVANLEY ARMS

Located in the heart of the Cheshire countryside the Alvanley Arms boasts magnificent views of the sun rising to the east over the Trout Lake and the sun setting in the west over fields where lambs gambol in the spring.

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Llaeth Y Llan yoghurts

How one farm in Llannefydd turned its surplus milk into a thriving business selling delicious yoghurt

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Sponsored:The Globe Inn, Cheshire

Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Globe Inn

The Globe Inn is nestled on the outskirts of the beautiful market town of Nantwich situated in South Cheshire.

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Photography

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Snowdonia at Sunset by Karen Jones

Our readers share their photos of the natural beauty in Snowdonia

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North Wales photography
Georgie and Magic - Georgie's photoshoot was in Stockport, only a couple of miles from my home. She was with her gelding, Magic, whos seven. Hes a hunter type and she enjoys going on hunts with him.

Owning a horse changed the life of Stockport photographer Joanne Thibodeau, writes Janet Reeder

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photography Equestrian
Queen's Gardens, Warrington by Sean Nolan

Our readers share their photos of Warrington and the surrounding area

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Warrington photography

Fashion, Health and Beauty

Jessica O'Shea and Ellie Philips

Dedicated followers of fashion flocked to a stylish catwalk show and lunch in Liverpool

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Spring makeup tutorial

This month Rebekka talks us through how to create a natural look for Spring using some of her favourite beauty products.

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Homes and Gardens

Axholme

This impressive home in Prenton on the Wirral is ideal for families

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Sponsored:Rent Smart Wales

Friday, April 29, 2016
Strutt & Parker, Chester

Is it smart? Will it work for Wales?

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Celebrity Interviews

Thursday, March 24, 2016
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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Amanda Wakeley by Jen Carey

Cheshire designer Amanda Wakeley gives the lowdown on red carpet dressing for the party season

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Strutt & Parker, Chester

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Inspire Home Design

An Oswestry family are delighted with their new kitchen, which has become the heart of their home.

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Park Leisure

Anyone who has visited North Wales will be able to tell you that the region is packed with beautiful scenery, historic sites, and locals who are passionate about the language and culture. That’s what makes this region one of the UK’s best undiscovered holiday destinations. Here are some of the reasons you should visit North Wales courtesy of Park Leisure.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Strutt and Parker | Working from home – is it really the easy option?

Working from home – is it really the easy option?

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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There are ten Feather Down locations within 90 miles of Cheshire

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