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Gaynor's Social Scene

My Chat With A World Champion John H. Stracey, born on September 22, 1950, is a former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1978; a former welterweight world champion, beating Jose Napoles in Mexico City, he held the WBC and lineal welterweight titles between 1975 and 1976. John, who is a close family friend, was a delight to chat to; a true gentleman who I have been ...

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The New Normal?... Abbey College Manchester Launches Innovative Learning Initiative

Abbey College Manchester has launched a bespoke and unique timetable scheduling programme, the ‘Learning Continuity Matrix’, designed to safeguard and protect student wellbeing and academic progress throughout times of uncertainty. The innovative COVID response initiative, developed and currently being piloted at the leading independent college, valuably provides students and staff with a fully flexible solution at what is an unprecedented and ...

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Penelope Cheshire

People in Business INCheshire

Finance Director Returns Elgan Jones’ latest appointment is a homecoming in more ways than one. He has re-joined Redrow, and he is back in his native north west. Taking charge of financial management for two of Redrow’s largest housing divisions – Redrow (NW) in Daresbury, Cheshire, and Redrow (Lancashire) at Buckshaw Village, near Chorley – Elgan said: “It’s good to be back.” Originally from ...

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Paula Rego

'Anatomy of a Masterpiece' - 'The Policeman's Daughter'

In the fifth of his series of six articles, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created.     'The Policeman's Daughter' by Paula Rego A seemingly innocent image of a young woman dutifully polishing her father's boot. But beneath this cosy household ...

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Mrs Janet Dallimore

'A Message From the Head' - Independent Education

What is striking about this country’s independent education sector is the number of, and diversity of, the schools available to choose from, writes Matthew Robinson. Whilst this is a positive, and whilst it provides optimal choice, it can sometimes feel overwhelming for parents as they start the process of choosing the school which will be absolutely right. Each child is an ...

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Kay and Willie enjoy their 'quiet life' in CheshireThe Quiet Life – Willie Morgan on his life in Cheshire

Born in Glasgow on October 2nd 1944, William ‘Willie’ Morgan is one of the illustrious group of players who played in the famous No. 7 shirt for Manchester United F.C.; was included in the official line up of United’s “Magnificent 7’s” along with fellow greats George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham; and […]

Mrs Janet Dallimore‘A Message From the Head’ – Independent Education

What is striking about this country’s independent education sector is the number of, and diversity of, the schools available to choose from, writes Matthew Robinson. Whilst this is a positive, and whilst it provides optimal choice, it can sometimes feel overwhelming for parents as they start the process of choosing the school which will be […]

Pete Lloyd and wife Emma with son Andrew (4) and daughter Robyn (2).Handforth dad is flying high again!

Pete Lloyd used to earn his living moving planes around – now he is keeping parcels on the go writes Andy Buckley (@BuckoMedia). Pete lost his job as operations controller at Thomas Cook in September, when the airline collapsed. The father-of-two soon found work with a courier business until that, too, went out of business […]

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Penelope CheshirePeople in Business INCheshire

Finance Director Returns Elgan Jones’ latest appointment is a homecoming in more ways than one. He has re-joined Redrow, and he is back in his native north west. Taking charge of financial management for two of Redrow’s largest housing divisions – Redrow (NW) in Daresbury, Cheshire, and Redrow (Lancashire) at Buckshaw Village, near Chorley – […]

DSC_3157Calling all ‘Little Einsteins’ – The UK’s 1st Atomic Prep School

At Yorston Lodge Prep School you are never too young to start honing your skills for the workplace of tomorrow. With an exciting new scholarship programme in place, we look forward to widening the world of Yorston discovery to a whole host of new talented primary aged students. Offering families a winning combination of proven […]

fullsizeoutput_12e5eGaynor’s Social Scene

My Chat With A World Champion John H. Stracey, born on September 22, 1950, is a former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1978; a former welterweight world champion, beating Jose Napoles in Mexico City, he held the WBC and lineal welterweight titles between 1975 and 1976. John, who is a close family friend, was a delight to chat to; […]

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Leonardo’s anatomical drawingThe Genius of Leonardo

  In addition to his interest in art, Malcolm Storer is a published author and accomplished ghost writer. ================================================================================= On May 02, 1519 the great artist and polymath Leonardo da Vinci passed away in Amboise, central France. To commemorate this seismic event, the Louvre Museum in Paris has opened its doors to what has to […]

Amanda McAlisterHead of leading family law firm welcomes new stalking protection orders

One of Cheshire’s most respected family law solicitors today welcomed the new Stalking Protection Orders, as they will help many people currently going through the divorce or dissolution process. Amanda McAlister, head of McAlister Family Law, said that stalking by one party of another was a not-infrequent occurrence in the separation process, and early intervention […]

Talented Abbey College Manchester Student Showcases Talents for CharityStudents Showcase their Talents for Charity

Students and staff at Abbey College Manchester took to the stage to raise vital funds for Wood Street Mission, a charity which assists children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford. During the spectacular evening, guests were treated to highly talented singing and instrumental performances at the Unitarian Chapel on Cross […]

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