Interiors

Woodwork isn’t just a reason to horse around for talented Jennifer Gater from Nantwich

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10 Secret Santa gifts under £16

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Secret Santa gifts

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality of gifts this Christmas.

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Christmas gifts for animal lovers

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Pawpost delivery

Our favourite Christmas gifts for both animal loving friends and their furry four legged pets.

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Cosy Christmas interiors

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Christmas blooms

Whether you want to buy something for the home, a hostess gift or just want to treat yourself this Christmas, we’ve rounded up our favourite presents.

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Christmas time at Arley Hall

Monday, December 1, 2014
West Door Entrance hall decorated by Thoughtful Flowers

Arley Hall has been in the loving keeping of the Warburton family since 1470 and, as you’d expect, looks simply glorious at Christmas.

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Christmas gifts for the home

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Festive treats for your home

Light some scented candles, start the fire, hang the decorations, then take a seat and enjoy Christmas in your home.

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Gifts for the person who has everything

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Gifts for the person who has everything

We all have that one person who already has everything they want or need. So branch out and give them something they didn’t even know they wanted!

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Advent calendar round up

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Give your mantlepiece a festive makeover

The annual tradition of advent calendars definitely gets us in the festive spirit so we’re eagerly counting down the days till the first of December. Here are our favourites to celebrate the arrival of Christmas.

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Christmas Decorations - Vintage Style

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Starry starry night
Every home should feature at least one star decoration at Christmas, as perhaps the most important symbol of the season. You might prefer a shimmering antique gold, but for a rustic look, this twiggy star is a lovely alternative.
Twig star, £6, Neptune

Vintage ideas for your house for the festive period.

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Christmas Decorations - Red and Silver

Saturday, November 22, 2014
A great alternative to tinsel, try these fun red pompom garland Christmas decorations.
£14 at PomPom Galore, www.pompomgalore.co.uk

Deck the halls

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6 of the best chandelier style lightings

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Ooh la la!
Theres something a little&je ne sais quoi about this pretty golden chandelier.
Temperance Six Arm Gold Chandelier £255
outthereinteriors.com

Chandeliers are a trend that’s never gone away, but has evolved to meet our twenty-first century style expectations. Add a little light fantastic to your home this dull winter season.

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William Yeoward

William Yeoward from Tarporley set off to London to find his fortune with little idea of what that might actually be. From that rocky start he has created a worldwide furniture design business

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Getting cosy for autumn

Monday, October 20, 2014
Keep your feet toasty with a Baa Stool

The arrival of autumn means it’s time to hunker down and make your home cosy for the season ahead. Here area a few simple updates to ease you into the new season and help you banish the winter chills.

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Baa stools

Grab yourself a British made Baargain over at the Great British Life Shop

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A stunning, oversized wooden framed mirror will complement any setting, be it traditional or contemporary, £569, Ayres and Graces

Beautiful pieces to add an opulent flourish to a room.

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John Sims-Hilditch, Wendy and Stuart Allen

Customers and friends joined Stuart and Wendy Allen, of Allen and Allen in Wilmslow, to celebrate the re-launch of their business as the Neptune Design Centre.

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Angelic collection

Emma Samuel from High Legh did what many wives do when her husband’s job demands it and stepped away from building her own career to care for their family. Now she’s decided to embark on an exciting new venture

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Pottery Designer Emma Bossons working on a 'PEONY BRIDE' jug for the Three Williams Collections under the William Morris Catalogue

Her delightful pottery designs are becoming collectors’ items around the UK. But Emma Bossons’ career began as a happy accident and now, even HRH the Queen is impressed

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Jacha Potgieter

Arriving at the railway station in the village of Betws-y-Coed, it was amazing to think that we would be staying in this interesting stone building for the weekend. The station - within Snowdonia National Park - was built by stonemason Owen Gethin Jones in 1868 to the architectural style of contemporary gothic revival. It is now home to an array of quaint shops, cafes and the new, luxury Alpine Apartments.

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These fabulous cushions are the work of London based designer Amy Sia.  Her cushion collection is digitally printed and handmade in the UK. Her signature painterly designs are printed onto 100% cotton backed with a natural coloured cotton/linen blend. Stunning. 
Painterly Cushions by Amy Sia £70 
www.amy-sia.com

Soft furnishings can make or break a room; find your style with that perfect finishing touch.

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Gardens

Saturday, December 20, 2014

School and green-fingered amateurs around the county entered our Garden of the Year 2014 competition. Now we reveal the winners

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Christmas gifts for gardeners

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The perfect gift for garden lovers

Looking for festive gifts for garden enthusiasts? We’ve rounded up our favourite presents for gardeners to help you get started with your Christmas shopping.

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A mix of ideas

Meet a couple who are so devoted to their Malpas garden that they never go on holiday. Clearly, their dedication is paying off

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Terry Reilly (ex-volunteer now head gardener at Rotunda), Bianca Iaciofano (Jo Malone London UK Communications Coordinator), Maxine Ennis (Chief Exec at Rotunda) and Andy Thomson (head designer/partner at BCA Landscape)

A blossoming garden project by the fragrance brand Jo Malone London is bringing new hope to a corner of Liverpool

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Glamp It Up - Bell tents have a beautifully elegant silhouette, and due to their design for use as military kit in the 19th century are quick and easy to put up and take down
Sandstone Bell Tent £429 to sleep 5/6, or £499 for larger groups.  www.boutiquecamping.com

Camping ain’t what it used to be, at least not for the new generation of festival goers

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Property Market

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Canalside living

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Cheshire properties - Hale

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Cheshire properties - Hale

A truly des res

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Dream properties - Alderley Edge

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Cheshire properties - Alderley Edge

The Edge of Paradise

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Dream property - Patchway, Prestbury

Monday, November 24, 2014
Patchway, Prestbury

This beautiful home is designed to be ideal for modern family life

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Cheshire Properties - Pulford

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Pulford

Fabulous for families

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Property Showcase

Monday, December 1, 2014

Money saving tips for keeping the heat up and the bills down.

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Business Profile - ArtHouse Creative Interiors

ArtHouse Creative Interiors was established in 2004 by Julie Otulakowski (previously Furber), whose experience and expertise of kitchen and interior design runs over thirty years.

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Strutt and Parker

A day in the life of a Property Consultancy office – from tax to tractors.

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Cheshire Towns and Villages

Why you should move to Bollington

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Why you should move to Bollington

Welcome to Cheshire's Happy Valley. Former mill manager Samuel Greg must have known Bollington's potential would only grow.

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Why you should move to Hale or Hale Barns

It's easy to see why people want to live in Hale and Hale Barns. You've got a busy community, a high street packed with fantastic boutiques, bars, salons and restaurants

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Why you should move to Bramhall

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Village shops

With its foot in traditional and contemporary, it is easy to see why people live or want to live in Bramhall. It certainly has a lot to offer.

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Why you should move to Frodsham

Saturday, November 14, 2009
High Street, Frodsham

THE historic market town of Frodsham has a lot to offer homebuyers, from families to couples to the retired.

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Why you should move to Knutsford

Monday, January 28, 2013
Why you should move to Knutsford

It's not surprising Knutsford is a popular place to live.

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Why you should move to Lymm

Saturday, November 14, 2009
Narrowboat passing bridgewater House on the Shropshire Union Canal at Lymm

COMMUNITY is the name of the game in Lymm.

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Why you should move to Stockton Heath

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Stockton Heath

The village is situated near to Warrington, and is easily accessible from the M56/M6. It has many different types of homes, many of them constructed between 1900 and 1930, from original period buildings, refurbished properties and new builds

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Why you should move to Congleton

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
High Street

The pretty market town of Congleton, nestling at the foothills of the Pennines, can be counted as some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain.

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Why you should move to Audlem

Monday, May 17, 2010
The Shroppie Fly by the Shropshire Union Canal at  Audlem Mill

Audlem is a place you fall in love with. This ancient market town, on the southern fringes of our county, is a real treat.

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Why you should move to Sandbach

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sandbach

If you have already chosen to live in Sandbach then you are already fully aware of its charms. If you are still deciding then there is a good argument for setting up home in the historic market town.

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Why you should move to Didsbury

Monday, January 18, 2010
Didsbury Library

Welcome to Didsbury, the Manchester suburb to see and be seen in. <br/>WORDS BY EMMA MAYOH<br/>PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIRSTY THOMPSON

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Why you should move to Hartford

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Hartford properties

Hartford isn't one of the largest or busiest places in Cheshire. A couple of minutes drive and you're through and out the other side of the village.

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Planning Finder

Discover Homes & Gardens

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The advance in communication is rapidly changing the way property is marketed with national surveys showing the first point of contact for the majority of house-hunters is the internet rather than visit an estate agents office...

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We all loved Whitelady!

Friday, December 5, 2014
The kitchen is a space chefs of all abilities will love

ANDY COOPER and his family stayed at Whitelady House, a grand rental home near Lydford Gorge. Here, are his ten reasons why you should make a beeline there too…

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Get out & enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Burgh Island features (under different names) in And Then There Were None and Evil Under The Sun

Remember, remember to have fun in November. With Christmas looming it’s easy to forget to make the most of this month, so here KATE HASKELL selects her top ten ways to have fun right now

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Explore Moor

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Haytor is one of the best spots to see the colours of heather and western gorse

Dartmoor is special not just for its internationally important wildlife and habitats, it is also renowned for its human heritage. Here we look at the top ten things that make Dartmoor special and should be on everyone’s ‘must see’ list

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Mysteries of the Moor

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Holwell Castle occupies a commanding position overlooking the river crossing of the Heddon Water

Exmoor’s leading tourist attractions, from the tumbling streams of Watersmeet to the heights of Countisbury Hill, need little introduction. Here PHILIP DALLING, an explorer of lesser-known treasures, offers an alternative top ten of the moor’s hidden gems

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