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Events

Enjoy a pizza hot from the oven of a fire engine at this month’s Nantwich Food and Drink Festival

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The spectacular Gladstone's Library, location on Gladfest

Gladfest returns for its third year, welcoming a host of internationally-renowned writers, creatives and thinkers to Hawarden

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New:What’s On in Cheshire

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The Scarecrow’s Wedding, The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during September

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Blair Castle Horse Trials 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Blair Castle  © Paul Booth

Scotland’s Blair Castle plays host to the FEI European Championships of Eventing from 10-13 September 2015

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Competitions

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Great British Life is offering a 12 month subscription to the Jam and Chutney Tasting Club with The Garden Pantry worth £120 to a lucky reader

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‘Cottage on Anglesey’ by Alan Knight

BUY ART FAIR is delighted to offer one lucky person the chance to win an original painting and to attend the VIP preview night with three friends followed by dinner with champagne. Buy Art Fair, the North’s leading art buying event, is taking place from 24-27 September at the iconic Old Granada Studios in Manchester.

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Geno Washinghton

TWELVE lucky Cheshire Life readers can win a pair of tickets to Chester Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival 2 taking place at The Live Rooms on Saturday October 17.

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Places

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Scotland’s Blair Castle plays host to the FEI European Championships of Eventing from 10-13 September 2015

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Cheval Three Quays

Win a two night luxury stay in london overlooking the Thames

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Congleton Park and River Dane

Congleton has many charms and a dedicated community

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Spinningfields, Manchester

Dining and shopping in the heart of Manchester

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Social Photos

From a record amount of cheeses to magnificent Shire Horses in the main ring, this year’s Nantwich and South Cheshire Show was as great a spectacle as ever. Words by Rebekka O’Grady

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The Rev. Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson of Dr and the Medics

Pop fans travelled back in time for the Rewind Festival North at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

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Showgirls Derena Jung and Olivia Beale

The Shannon Bradshaw Annual Ball took place at the Park Royal Hotel, Stretton.

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Chris Evans

DJ Chris Evans’ CarFest North raised over £100,000 for Children in Need

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Walks

Friday, August 14, 2015

The best walk, surely, is one which takes you to a lovely pub or restaurant. Howard Bradbury suggests several strolls which can be combined with a pleasant drink or a meal

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Track through what was once RAF West Kirby

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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Arts

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Karl Fletcher from Sale is an artist with a profoundly unusual style, writes Jacqui Brocklehurst

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Restaurants

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A football-themed restaurant in a football-themed hotel? After 90 minutes, were we over the moon, or sick as a parrot?

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Salt Bar, Macclesfield

Digest this mini-review in 60 seconds

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Sponsored:La Popote Restaurant

Monday, August 3, 2015
La Popote

La Popote Restaurant is a small family owned French Bistro situated in the pretty village of Marton, Cheshire, seven miles from the town of Macclesfield.

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Food & Drink

Enjoy a pizza hot from the oven of a fire engine at this month’s Nantwich Food and Drink Festival

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Frances Quinn (Copyright Georgia Glynn Smith)

Former childrenswear designer and Bake Off winner on channelling her creativity to work with food rather than fabric and why she keeps pencils in the kitchen

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Flora's creme brulees (Love Productions)

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Dessert was the name of the game in episode 4 of the BBC cookery show. With whisks and piping bags at the ready, the bakers set about to create crème brulee, spanische windtorte and a 3 tiered cheesecake

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Community supporters; (Back row) Glenys Matischok, Eryl Williams (Chairman), Eleri Jones, Tommy Griffiths
(Middle row) Sharon Williams (Secretary), Jason Roberts, Rowan Gibson, Gary Cotler, Gwyn Atkinson, Phil Millington
(Front row) Jan Roberts, Ellie Roberts and Brenda Brown

Meet the locals whose pub is not just a great place to have a drink. Their community spirit kept it going and the hostelry is truly a local enterprise, writes Ray King

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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

Monday, August 24, 2015

If you skip breakfast, then your blood sugar levels will stay at rock bottom and you’ll start the day feeling angry and cranky.

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Re-enhance

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Re-enhance

Today more of us are turning to gentler and newer ways to get a younger look, with incredible results. Sun, stress, pollution and smoking can all contribute to your skin not looking its best.

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The Spa at the Midland

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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Homes and Gardens

Sponsored:Are there rules for everything?

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Strutt & Parker

Rules for walking in the countryside

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Maple Bank, Alderley Edge

Alderley excellence

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Celebrity Interviews

Who are the people of power and influence who shape what happens in this area? Who are the VIPs who create, draw or attract wealth? We present our Top 30 Power List. Compiled by Janet Reeder and Paul Taylor

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Frances Grey as Erica Campbell, Claire Rushbrook as Pat Simms, and Samantha Bond as Frances Barden. 

Photographer: STUART WOOD

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The village of Bunbury was one of the stars of ITV’s Home Fires series. Julie Summers, the Cheshire-born author of Jambusters which inspired the drama, tells Mairead Mahon why she finds it such an irresistible place

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The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Amanda Wakeley

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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Monday, August 3, 2015
La Popote

La Popote Restaurant is a small family owned French Bistro situated in the pretty village of Marton, Cheshire, seven miles from the town of Macclesfield.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Strutt & Parker

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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What goes on, and who goes where?

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