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Tue, 01:00

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during July

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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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The Cheshire Show at Tabley, Knutsford

The Cheshire Show returns on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th June, we pick out a few things to put on your to do list

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Foodies Festival

Join Foodies Festival at Tatton Park this summer 17,18,19th July as they celebrate their 10th anniversary with a feast of top chefs, artisan produce, new food and drink masterclasses and more street food than you can shake a satay stick at!

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Competitions

Yesterday, 18:03

Two lucky Cheshire Life readers will each win Sunday lunch for themselves and five guests at the delightful Nag’s Head, deep in the countryside near Tarporley

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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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Bronzing Duo Glint-Ra

Cheshire life readers are being given the opportunity to win a fantastic summer prize package worth £1000, courtesy of Metquarter, Liverpool.

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Places

It’s an area that has attracted a creative crowd but you don’t have to be an artist or writer to appreciate the beautiful Llŷn Peninsula, as Janet Reeder discovers

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Abersoch

Cheshire-based writer Ray King has had a holiday home in Abersoch for more years than he cares to remember. He tells us about some exciting developments in this popular North Wales beauty spot

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Manchester Macdonald Hotel and Spa

Its exterior looks like a huge office but once inside the Macdonald Hotel Manchester, it’s a bit of a treat

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
George Street

Why Altrincham is the place to be this summer

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Social Photos

Whisky lovers rejoiced at The Cheshire Whisky event at Willington Hall, Tarporley, hosted by one of the leading purveyors of fine wines and distilled spirits in the South Cheshire area, Edencroft.

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Nicky Jones and Sharon Jones

Guests wore their finest flapper dresses and smartest suits for a Great Gatsby Ball held at Wrenbury Hall, Nantwich.

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Presentation of awards

Bright sunshine greeted spectators, players and luncheon guests who gathered for the polo final of The Wirral Ladies Cup and The Jubilee Cup, between Chester Polo and rivals Stobart Polo.

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Vicki Norbury with George (Leopard tortoise)

The 14th annual Cheshire Tortoise Day event was held at the Woodford Community Centre, Stockport. Organised by the five members of the Cheshire Group of the British Chelonia Group, the popular day saw a record attendance of around 700 visitors. Many families arrived to enjoy the day, joined by reptile enthusiasts, vets, tortoise owners and those interested in conservation. Visitors enjoyed educational and natural history aspects as well as fun activities for children.

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Walks

Sunday, June 21, 2015

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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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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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

Tue, 13:18

If your looking forward to a barbeque this summer, but don’t want the hassle of organising your own, there are plenty of American style eateries in the region you could try, here’s a few that we found.

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Manchester Macdonald Hotel and Spa

Its exterior looks like a huge office but once inside the Macdonald Hotel Manchester, it’s a bit of a treat

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Earle restaurant, Hale

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Food & Drink

Tue, 13:18

If your looking forward to a barbeque this summer, but don’t want the hassle of organising your own, there are plenty of American style eateries in the region you could try, here’s a few that we found.

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Manchester Macdonald Hotel and Spa

Its exterior looks like a huge office but once inside the Macdonald Hotel Manchester, it’s a bit of a treat

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Earle restaurant, Hale

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Beetroot, walnuts, goats curd cheese and  watercress

Janet Reeder spends a sunny afternoon exploring the menu at the Lord Clyde in Kerridge

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Photography

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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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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Fashion, Health and Beauty

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cheshire life readers are being given the opportunity to win a fantastic summer prize package worth £1000, courtesy of Metquarter, Liverpool.

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Health & Fitness coach, Colin Ayliffe, at Stockton Heath

If you’re trying to lose weight this summer then you may still believe that cutting down on calories will do the trick.

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Mrs Andrea Thatcher, Mrs Julie Sadler, Mrs Sarah Mensner

Bra-vo! Celebrations are in order as Congleton gets a new lingerie store

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Homes and Gardens

Thu, 16:09

A perimeter preamble round Cheshire and North Wales … without moving?

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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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