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Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Mayoress of Cheshire East, Joan Fitzgerald, hosted a ladies charity lunch at Stanneylands Hotel, Wilmslow. The event, which was attended by 101 ladies, featured stalls with items to purchase and a raffle, which raised over £750 in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and MacMillan Cancer Support.

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Rachael Settle with Karen Brodie and Laura Evans

The Premier Pensions and Tax Consultancy Ltd held their third annual dinner at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel.

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Rachel McLellan, Patrick Cornelius, Catherine Nolan and Charlotte Williamson

Family-run jewellery business, Mococo, hosted a decadent surprise party for over 100 of their staff at Chester Racecourse.

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North Wales Life Luncheon - Bertie’s Restaurant, Ruthin Castle

Our lunch guests saw how beautifully Ruthin Castle is flourishing under the expert stewardship of new owners

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Competitions

Yesterday, 09:55

We are giving away 10 pairs or tickets to the smash hit Broadway musical comedy The Producers at the Liverpool Empire on Monday 1 June 2015.

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Pampered Pooch

One reader will win a leather Chesterfield dog bed worth £999 for their pampered pooch, courtesy of Charltons of England

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pics for Simply Cheshire event

Simply Cheshire is offering one lucky reader the chance to win

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Places

Wed, 12:42

There are so many reasons to enjoy North Wales and here are seven of them

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Tue, 00:00
Discovering Disley

High Lane and Disley are sought-after neighbouring locations and not just because of the easy links into the city. Janet Reeder finds out why

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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Can you guess all 6 of these strange and quirky places in Cheshire?

Few counties can claim as much myth and legend as we have in Cheshire, with our vanishing Cheshire Cats and sleeping armies of Arthurian knights. Here are a few lesser known curiosities

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Eastgate Street

Chester’s rich heritage is not the only thing drawing in the crowds. We speak to people with some grand plans

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Events

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during April

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Lamb at Tatton Park

Stuck for ideas of what to do during the Easter break? Here’s some of the best family activities in and around Cheshire

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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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Walks

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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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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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Restaurant Reviews

Eat drink and be merry! Manchester is cooking up a reputation as a foodie capital

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The Red Lion, High Lane

The Red Lion in High Lane is highly recommended by local residents, we went to find out why

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Gusto, Manchester

A Cheshire favourite can now be found in Manchester city centre and it doesn’t fail to impress as we find out on a recent visit

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Arts

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Convent Garden by George Dunlop Leslie (1835 – 1921)

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Leonora Carrington
The Old Maids 1947
Oil on board
582 x 738 mm
 
Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts University of East Anglia. © Estate of Leonora Carrington / ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014.

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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Showcase

Tue, 15:36

The Laserina clinic in Sale specialises in treatment that incorporates a healthy life style, eating in moderation, appropriate exercise routine and cutting edge slimming and anti ageing technology.

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Why are more people heading to Cheshire than ever before?

Gorvins solicitors in Stockport explain why Cheshire’s versatility makes it one of the hottest property locations in the country

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Strutt & Parker

Holding your hand through residential lettings, laws and more

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Barnfield Cars - Eldon Stevens

Have you ever asked yourself, "Where do I sell or buy my next luxury car?"

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Food & Drink

Eat drink and be merry! Manchester is cooking up a reputation as a foodie capital

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The Red Lion, High Lane

The Red Lion in High Lane is highly recommended by local residents, we went to find out why

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Gusto, Manchester

A Cheshire favourite can now be found in Manchester city centre and it doesn’t fail to impress as we find out on a recent visit

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As you'd expect of a restaurant called The Art School, the interior is very stylish

Surely stardom beckons for Paul Askew and The Art School - Michelin stardom - says our reviewer who reports that excellence is on display at this stylish Liverpool city centre restaurant

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Photography

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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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Mondays Child, Childer Thornton - Alf Bailey, Ellesmere Port

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

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Fashion, Health and Beauty

Jo Davies lives in Bowdon and is the founder of Black White Denim

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Knutsford fashion brand

It is one of Cheshire’s most desirable locations and now has the honour of sharing its name with a luxury clothing label

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Life TV

Emma Cornes and a selection of her Handbags

Emma Cornes has been mentored by Barbour’s vice chairman, Helen Barbour, and her intrinsically British handbags are loved by people all over the world. We meet the Kings Marsh bagmaker to find out more.

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Cheshire Restaurant of the Year Restaurant Fraiche:    Photographed here is Jon Jones (Award Sponsor, Hunters Gin, right) with John Carr from Restaurant Fraiche and Claire Montgomery

The county’s culinary champions descended on Manchester’s Hilton Hotel for the prestigious Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards

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Rick Astley - Rolling back the years

Monday, July 14, 2014
Rick Astley

Newton-le-Willows born Rick Astley may well be the sanest man in showbiz. He walked away from fame, then came back on his own terms

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Homes and Gardens

Lily & Lime Striped Bedding Set

Great British Life is offering a beautiful double bedding set worth £165 to a lucky reader.

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The old Stationmasters House, Bramhall

Caroline Firth’s home in Bramhall is the perfect example of this interior designer’s quirky, yet practical, style

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Celebrity Interviews

Yesterday, 00:00

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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Caroline Catz as DI Helen Morton in DCI Banks

As a star of TV’s Doc Martin and DCI Banks, Caroline Catz spends much of her working life in Cornwall and Yorkshire. But her acting ambitions began as a child in Cheshire

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Discover

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Browns restaurant sits at the heart of the Mere Golf Resort & Spa. A haven of a hideaway nestled by the Mere Lake and surrounded by the stunning Cheshire countryside...

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Victors Hale

Monday, March 23, 2015
Victors Hale

Victors in Hale Village is independently owned and operated, it is part of a small family business. The third opening for the company, following the success of Southern Eleven & Neighbourhood both in Spinningfields Manchester.

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Wall Street in Alsager

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wall Street

Ladies Boutique & Fashionwear

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Lucas Estate Agents

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Lucas Estate Agents

Lucas Estate Agents cover the Isle of Anglesey, Bangor and the surrounding area and pride themselves on a professional, yet friendly, service,

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Crissan ladies boutique

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Crissan boutique

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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