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Chafes appoints new Partners

Chafes Solicitors LLP continues to show its commitment to employee career progression and growth. Following the retirement of Mike Travis in April this year and after a review of the firms structure, Cheshire & High Peak based solicitors Chafes Solicitors LLP, have announced that they are about to promote three of their current solicitors to Partner. The new Partners, Gail Carberry, Rick ...

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Manchester & North Cheshire FSB chair responds to Brexit vote

FSB regional chair for Manchester & North Cheshire, Simon Edmondson, has responded to today’s Brexit vote.   “The FSB is calling on the Government for clarity on what Thursday’s vote will mean for all businesses, including how they will have access to the single market, and around the free movement of people and trade. Businesses in Greater Manchester and beyond those borders will ...

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Kennel Club searches for top dog friendly businesses

The search is on to find the UK’s most dog-friendly places, as the Kennel Club launches its Be Dog Friendly Awards 2016. The competition, now in its tenth year, is part of the wider Be Dog Friendly campaign which aims to break down barriers for man’s best friend by encouraging more businesses and public spaces to welcome dogs. With around 8.5 million ...

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Racecourse set for record-breaking weekend.

Anticipation is building ahead of Chester’s Stella Artois Summer Festival this Saturday 23 July, with the promise of sunshine and a bumper crowd. Introduced in 2015, this July fixture is a repeat addition to the racing schedule and was implemented to meet demand from racegoers for accessibility and a better spread of fixtures across summer months. With County Long Room and ...

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Pictured with the new planters (right to left): Nick White, City Centre Manager at CH1ChesterBID, Jake Potter, chef/owner of Atina Kitchen, Samantha Taylor, Manager of Lee Louise and Cllr Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure at Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Chester street is “blooming” marvellous

Foregate Street in Chester city centre has come alive with colour after the installation of a series of new floral displays. Following discussions with retailers and shop owners, CH1ChesterBID has worked with Chester West and Chester Council (CWaC) to install a range of new planters and baskets on the thriving city centre street, a key gateway to the city. Six new multi-tiered planters, ...

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Chestergate,-MacclesfieldUrban Sketching Comes to Macclesfield

The Art of Urban Sketching has been described as both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the towns and cities where they live. It is primarily about drawing on location, whether inside or outside, writes David Steeden. Urban sketching has been increasing in popularity at […]

Louise RichardsonLady in Law

“We are all rescuers,” says Wilmslow solicitor, Louise Richardson. She’s talking about herself and other family lawyers to Barry Hook On the day I met Wilmslow solicitor, Louise Richardson, in the back of my mind was the plight of Helen the 36-year old daughter of Pat and Tony Archer. For those of you not addicted […]

Rostrum duties go better with a smile.An eye for the finer things

Living with precious, delicate and expensive works of art could be a precarious business for Barry Hook. Not so for this fine art expert from Cheshire Meeting Rachel Houston-Holland in her office in Wright Marshall is a test. It is the type of location where you could imagine the hapless Frank Spencer causing absolute mayhem. […]

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chester races-1Racecourse set for record-breaking weekend.

Anticipation is building ahead of Chester’s Stella Artois Summer Festival this Saturday 23 July, with the promise of sunshine and a bumper crowd. Introduced in 2015, this July fixture is a repeat addition to the racing schedule and was implemented to meet demand from racegoers for accessibility and a better spread of fixtures across summer […]

BNI Holmes ChapelHolmes Chapel networking group seeks new members

A business networking group has officially launched in Holmes Chapel and is actively seeking new members. This BNI (Business Network International) group meets at Cranage Hall every Thursday at 6.45am and the meeting is followed by the hotel’s renowned breakfast! Members generally get away by 8.30am so as not to interfere with the working day. […]

CAFT-Ladies-Lunch-Photo-1CAFT Ladies enjoy ‘A Truly Scrumptious Lunch’

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, was joined by 350 guests at its 12th Annual Ladies Lunch, sponsored by Beechwood Travel, and each one went away with a fantastic goodie-bag full of treats donated by the charity’s generous supporters. Guests were wowed by the strikingly themed room complete with pom-poms, beautiful floral displays by Verdure and […]

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Next maxi (1)Wedding guest: shine without outshining the bride!

Q. Can I wear silver to a wedding? A. The bride and groom should be the focus of attention on their big day. That’s not to say you shouldn’t dress up for the occasion but perhaps avoid turning up in anything loud and garish, especially if it risks a reflection worthy of ‘tanning foils’ in […]

sj_Sunuva_2016_04833 (1)Stay safe in the sun kids

Q. My children really like to swim. What should they wear when they’re on the beach that also gives them maximum protection from the sun A. A healthy dose of Vitamin D is essential for building strong bones but babies and children need protection from the sun at all times. Failing to take the necessary […]

izzyWondering how to wear a hat?

Designing, creating and making hats is without doubt Rosie’s passion (see our March Fashion article, Easter Bonnets), so who better to provide the answer to this month’s style question. Q. I’m lucky to have a number of special occasion events to attend this year including Ladies Day at Ascot. I’ve never worn a hat before but […]