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Virtual reality theatre performance commemorates Alan Turing trial

The father of the modern computer is to be celebrated with a play and exhibition in Knutsford. Fifty years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and changes to gay rights in 1967, the trial of mathematician and code-breaker, Alan Turing, is being interpreted as a live theatre performance and virtual reality exhibition in Knutsford. The story of Turing’s trial is to be ...

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Business Growth via Culture

Tanya Hemphill from Ti22Digital, a growth hacking agency, explains how businesses can complete in a highly competitive marketplace via culture. Business Growth via Culture I recently had a conversation with a client about how an e-commerce company that sells brands that can be bought via other online (and offline) stores can differentiate itself in the marketplace. How can a sustainable business model ...

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A Home From Holmes

With house prices set to rise, more people are turning to the rental market. But finding the right property, in the right area, for the right price, can be a stressful business. Rogue landlords abound, not to mention the all too familiar ‘tenants from hell’. People need an honest broker, an estate agent that's fair to both landlord and tenant, so that ...

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Gobby Chef: Processed Food...Processed S**te!

David Mooney spent his early years travelling in France indulging his love of food, wine and life in general. It’s still his favourite travel destination. David is one of Cheshire’s original celebrity chefs. Having worked with the likes of Raymond Blanc and Marco Pierre White in the past, he currently focuses on his three gorgeous pubs. www.carrwoodltd.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yet again the news ...

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Paul Adams with a patient

Great Creatures, Large or Small

There is no better way to start the day than to be surrounded by half a dozen wriggling spaniel puppies, writes Johanna Bolhoven. This was my (very warm) welcome when I went to meet Paul Adams, clinical director at Knutsford Veterinary Surgery, a family-run, independent practice based on the outskirts of Knutsford. As you can imagine, it took us a while ...

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Dog-Hotel-22Stay!…..cation – luxury holidays for little dogs

If you share your life with a pet, then you know you can’t just get up and go for a holiday. You need to plan their holiday arrangements too. And not just any old arrangement, but one that guarantees to keep them safe, secure, happy and comfortable. Johanna Bolhoven drove in to the beautiful Shropshire […]

Paul Adams with a patientGreat Creatures, Large or Small

There is no better way to start the day than to be surrounded by half a dozen wriggling spaniel puppies, writes Johanna Bolhoven. This was my (very warm) welcome when I went to meet Paul Adams, clinical director at Knutsford Veterinary Surgery, a family-run, independent practice based on the outskirts of Knutsford. As you can […]

William Sachiti.The Road to a Driverless Future

William Sachiti is the founder of robotics technologies start-up, the Academy of Robotics and of Clever Bins – outdoor bins displaying solar-powered digital advertising which featured on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den. He became founder of digital concierge service, MyCityVenue, which gained 1.6 million users before being sold to SecretEscapes. He formed Kar-Go in 2016 and […]

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PA_houseoffraser_25089508970344Red Alert

Not only is it a bold lipstick or the sole of a shoe (we can dream), but red is officially the colour of Autumn Winter 2017, and not just splashes of colour here and there, this is about all-over, entirely matching (see Princess Diana reference below), pattern-free, head-to-toe, unapologetically bright and bold, RED. From Audrey Hepburn to […]

Lynette PageBeauty Matters: Quick fixes for parched summer skin

We all love a good holiday – a chance to relax, unwind and take in a welcome change of scenery. But a hard-earned break from work and the daily stresses of life can put a massive strain on skin, which is highly sensitive to temperature hikes; lack of hydration (thanks, long flights!) and a new […]

Warpole_image_Sue-France-2-Sept17Be Different to be Noticed

My husband and I were reminiscing, recently, about a trip we took to Hong Kong, writes Sue France. Peter had clear memories of flying first class: what he ate, where we sat and even the contents of the ‘goody bag’. I couldn’t visualise the journey at all. However, I could clearly recall a conversation with […]

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CC BroachHow to buy vintage

Q. Do you have any tips on how to shop for the best vintage jewellery? A. We asked vintage jewellery expert, Jennifer Gibson. “I’m often asked for tips on how to buy vintage successfully,” says Jennifer. “My advice is simple and mirrors my own buying techniques with 3 simple steps. Firstly, it has to be love […]

ManchesterAirportRunwayFashionShowRunway on the Runway jets off for a third year!

Runway on the Runway, a glittering charity fashion show showcasing top prom-wear in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, returns for a third time this year. In 2015 the second Runway on the Runway fashion show raised more than £40,000 for young people living with cancer here in the North West, with organisers hoping to […]

marie_jo-lingerie-strapless_bra-avero-0100413-skin-3_20237It’s a hold up!

Q. I haven’t picked my Christmas party outfit yet, so I was thinking of investing in a good strapless bra so that I’m prepared for anything. Do you have any recommendations? A. We asked Johanna Bolhoven, owner of See-Saw Lingerie in Hale, for her advice… “Finding a good strapless bra can be tough and they’re often seen […]