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Prestigious creative award for Boxed Red

Knutsford-based full-service marketing agency Boxed Red has scooped the prestigious ‘Best Design/Creative’ award at the 2014 North East Cheshire Business Awards for work completed with Cheshire Estate Agent, Meller Braggins. The team won the prestigious ‘Best Design/Creative’ award at the 2014 North East Cheshire Business Awards. The company’s recent work with Meller Braggins estate agents was the focus of the award entry ...

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Daniella Sciama and brother Nicholas on Daniella's 18th birthday.

Daniella’s legacy lives on at Manchester High

The community of Manchester High School for Girls has been remembering its much valued and very talented member, Daniella Sciama from Hale, who sadly passed away suddenly on the 3rd December 2013 at the age of 18. As part of the School’s annual speech night celebrations held at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester recently, the ‘Daniella Sciama Award’ for outstanding achievement ...

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It is one of the unfortunate certainties in life that we will all have to face unexpected setbacks from time to time, some of which it can take us many years to recover from, if at all. A lifelong love of animals is helping one forty-seven year old Cheshire woman emerge from a five year period of intense personal tradgedy more ...

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Prestigious award for Barchester regional director

Prestigious award for Barchester regional director

Sue Arnold,  a regional director for ten Barchester care homes in Lancashire and Cheshire, has won the ‘Care Operations Manager’ category at the National Care Awards. The awards, hosted by Caring Times, recognise outstanding individuals across the social care sector and were presented at the Hilton Metropole in London by TV husband and wife duo, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. Sue is ...

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Tom proudly displays his Artic Convoy medal

Russia salutes Prestbury's Arctic Convoy hero

Prestbury’s Arctic Convoy hero, Tom Robinson, was among those World War Two veterans honoured last month by the Russian government, writes Barry Hook. Along with other veterans who risked their lives serving on naval convoys delivering much needed food, fuel and armaments to Russia during the Second World War, Mr Robinson was presented with the Ushakov Medal by the Russian ...

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It is one of the unfortunate certainties in life that we will all have to face unexpected setbacks from time to time, some of which it can take us many years to recover from, if at all. A lifelong love of animals is helping one forty-seven year old Cheshire woman emerge from a five year […]

Tom proudly displays his Artic Convoy medalRussia salutes Prestbury’s Arctic Convoy hero

Prestbury’s Arctic Convoy hero, Tom Robinson, was among those World War Two veterans honoured last month by the Russian government, writes Barry Hook. Along with other veterans who risked their lives serving on naval convoys delivering much needed food, fuel and armaments to Russia during the Second World War, Mr Robinson was presented with the […]

CAFT-Fun-Day-Photo-8Stars shine at family fun day

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust was joined by two of its celebrity patrons at its annual Family Fun Day recently. John Bishop and Jason Manford brought their families and friends along to enjoy the event with 800 visitors, helping to raise £5000 for the charity. Local radio DJ Mark Blackman hosted the event, introducing live […]

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20141118_150004A Stabyhoun comes to Cheshire

Cheshire couple and business owners, Donna O’Keefe and Darren Dronfield, have become the proud owners of ‘Ella’, one of the first Stabyhouns to arrive in the UK. “Ella is one of only twenty-six Stabyhouns in the country at present” Donna told us “Number twenty-seven is due to arrive in January.” Considered to be amongst the […]

Care Operations Manager - Sue ArnoldPrestigious award for Barchester regional director

Sue Arnold,  a regional director for ten Barchester care homes in Lancashire and Cheshire, has won the ‘Care Operations Manager’ category at the National Care Awards. The awards, hosted by Caring Times, recognise outstanding individuals across the social care sector and were presented at the Hilton Metropole in London by TV husband and wife duo, […]

Cary-Arms---Exterior-1Your chance to win a luxury spa break for TWO worth £1000

Your chance to win a luxury spa break for TWO worth £1000 at The Cary Arms in Babbacombe, Devon The two-day luxury retreat will include: Two nights in a deluxe room Daily full English breakfast Bottle of de Savary wine in room upon arrival One three-course supper for two Two x 25 minute treatments per person For full […]

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Victorinox launches menswear fashion concession in Manchester

Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss army knife, have launched their first European fashion concession in House of Fraser Manchester, and I’m delighted to report that it’s everything you’d expect from a premium brand best-known for its functional and multi-purpose heritage. Inspired by the iconic Swiss army knife and using fresh and innovative fabrics, […]

Local retailers support ‘Bin Your Bra’ campaign

We all have one….a tangled ball of unused or ill-fitting bras nestling in our top drawer, taking up valuable space! Now there’s no better excuse to clean it out. Local retailers in Hale are getting behind the national ‘Bin Your Bra’ campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Customers can deposit their unwanted or unloved bras in Bra Banks throughout the […]

Your style questions answered

Q. How do you wear a blanket coat? I like the idea but as a busy mum with two young children, I’m not sure it’s the most practical style. A. Blanket coats are one of Autumn’s biggest trends and with a plethora of styles available on the high street, not to mention length, texture and print […]

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