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Olivia's a Corker

Local girl, Olivia Cork, 19, presented Teenage Cancer Trust with a cheque for £4,900, the culmination of a journey which began when Olivia was told she was no longer eligible for a car on the Motability scheme. The Haslington based teenager, who lost her leg to osteosarcoma at the age of 14, has been a tireless fund-raiser for cancer charities, whilst ...

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Wired editor David Rowan, Ric Clark and Max Hopkinson

Tyres on the Drive speeds to success

Mobile tyre-fitting specialist Tyres on the Drive has won the Judges’ Award for Leadership at this year’s Northern Tech Awards in Liverpool. The Cheshire-based company was also named the 12th fastest growing tech business in the North of England and Scotland, having achieved 73% revenue growth for 2013 to 2015, in a league table of the top 50. Winners were selected by ...

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Paul Adams MRCVS, who has opened his second branch of Pet Retreat. Emma Brown is the manager of the new Bowdon salon.

Pawfect Debut

Barry Hook pops along to discover the ideal place to ensure every dog has its day…. Bowdon’s new pet grooming salon opened last month with a menu of treatments which wouldn’t be out of place in a beauty salon. Take for instance the ‘Aromatherapy Bath & Massage’ – A 10-minute body massage with lavender, joba joba or coconut essential oil shampoo. Or ...

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Blake on stage at the O2

Macclesfield teenager signs for Disney

Macclesfield teenager Blake Richardson has just returned from a one month UK and European arena tour with his band 'New Hope Club' supporting The Vamps and is heading off to film for Disney after his GCSEs. The brilliant 16-year-old King's School pupil is suspending his academic career indefinitely, “to focus on the band.” He added: “There is so much coming up; ...

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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. The huge desk top is clear apart ...

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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. […]

victoria thomas - 73Two Stage Rokit Launches Young Stars

The owner of one of Cheshire’s top performing arts’ academies is now utilising her own experience and skills to help those of her students who want to launch professional careers in films; on stage and on TV, writes Matthew Robinson. A little more than four and a half years ago, professional actor and dancer, Victoria […]

Mayor-1Knutsford Mayor’s Charity Ball raises more than £6000

Knutsford Mayor, Cllr Tony Dean, welcomed 216 guests to his Charity Ball at the Mere Golf Resort & Spa recently.  nero Generously sponsored by The Court House Hotel, the evening was a dazzling success and, although the exact figure is yet to be finalised, the Mayor is delighted to announce that the evening has raised more […]

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Blake on stage at the O2Macclesfield teenager signs for Disney

Macclesfield teenager Blake Richardson has just returned from a one month UK and European arena tour with his band ‘New Hope Club’ supporting The Vamps and is heading off to film for Disney after his GCSEs. The brilliant 16-year-old King’s School pupil is suspending his academic career indefinitely, “to focus on the band.” He added: […]

Paul Adams MRCVS, who has opened his second branch of Pet Retreat. Emma Brown is the manager of the new Bowdon salon.Pawfect Debut

Barry Hook pops along to discover the ideal place to ensure every dog has its day…. Bowdon’s new pet grooming salon opened last month with a menu of treatments which wouldn’t be out of place in a beauty salon. Take for instance the ‘Aromatherapy Bath & Massage’ – A 10-minute body massage with lavender, joba […]

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 […]

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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 […]

tumblr_nqrfh1VVlP1teoqwzo2_r1_1280Valentine’s Day Lingerie

Q. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this year I don’t want to get it wrong! Are there any trends I should be considering when buying a gift of lingerie? A. Penny English, owner of See-Saw Lingerie in Hale, Cheshire said: “The lingerie market has always lagged a bit behind mainstream fashion trends […]