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A Totally Tropical Fundraiser

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, was joined by 350 guests and its Patrons at its Tropicana Ladies Lunch event on at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa recently. A record-breaking £60,000 was raised which will help the charity provide holidays for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over our region. Tempting tropical cocktails welcomed the ladies before they were ...

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Connor with Professor Thomas

University Lodge of Chester / AMULL Prize goes to outstanding student Connor

The University Lodge of Chester No.4477 and the Association of Medical, University & Legal Lodges (AMULL) recognise Connor Elliman for his outstanding contribution and commitment to Performing Arts over his three years of study at the University of Chester. Connor was clearly delighted to received his award for academic and artistic excellence at level 6 and equally delighted to learn ...

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Pictured from left to right with Miss Footman are Keerthi Menon, May Broadley, Sarah Turner, Flossie Blackwell, Charlotte Smith and Freya Shaughnessy.

90th birthday party for first lady of education in Macclesfield

King's Girls’ Division pupils threw a party for Macclesfield’s first lady of education to celebrate Beryl Footman's 90th birthday. Miss Footman, as she is still affectionately known to thousands of former pupils, transformed Macclesfield High School in the sixties and seventies from a seed bed for secretaries, nurses and housewives into a thoroughly modern institution in which women finally began to have ...

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Golf takes new direction at Mottram Hall

Jason Davies is preparing to embrace a new challenge in his burgeoning career after being appointed as director of golf at Mottram Hall in Prestbury, Cheshire. Davies has taken up his new post at the four-star QHotels resort having worked in a succession of key golf roles at golf clubs and resorts across north-west England and north Wales including, most recently, ...

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Amanda McAlister and Paul Reay

Alderley Edge family law firm’s growth continues with recruitment of military divorce expert

Alderley Edge-based McAlister Family Law has boosted its nationally-renowned team with the recruitment of solicitor Paul Reay, an acknowledged expert in the complex field of military divorce. Reay was previously head of the family law division at Hilary Meredith Solicitors, widely regarded as the military’s go-to law firm. He has dealt with a wide variety of cases for those who are ...

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L.S. Lowry, George Aird and Sam TonkissLowry dealer shuts up shop after 60 years in the art world

One of the North West’s most renowned fine art dealers is bowing out after more than 60 years in the business. George Aird, 84, who was a friend of the late LS Lowry and whose clients included many of the region’s leading business and sports figures, is due to close his Grove Leigh Galleries in […]

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Simon Smith arrived at Rydal Penrhos in January 2017 following six years at Haileybury as deputy head (Academic), where he taught History and was also a senior boarding house tutor, Year 7 tutor and refereed many football and rugby matches. Prior to Haileybury, Simon was at Worth School in Sussex for 11 years where he […]

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner [at the time of writing], my meeting with Adam and Katy Rickitt was entirely appropriate. I spent a wonderful afternoon with the loved-up couple who shared their ‘how we met’ story; the rituals that keep them connected and why they never want to leave Cheshire, writes Johanna Bolhoven. […]

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Connor with Professor ThomasUniversity Lodge of Chester / AMULL Prize goes to outstanding student Connor

The University Lodge of Chester No.4477 and the Association of Medical, University & Legal Lodges (AMULL) recognise Connor Elliman for his outstanding contribution and commitment to Performing Arts over his three years of study at the University of Chester. Connor was clearly delighted to received his award for academic and artistic excellence at level 6 […]

Amanda McAlister and Paul ReayAlderley Edge family law firm’s growth continues with recruitment of military divorce expert

Alderley Edge-based McAlister Family Law has boosted its nationally-renowned team with the recruitment of solicitor Paul Reay, an acknowledged expert in the complex field of military divorce. Reay was previously head of the family law division at Hilary Meredith Solicitors, widely regarded as the military’s go-to law firm. He has dealt with a wide variety […]

Jason DaviesGolf takes new direction at Mottram Hall

Jason Davies is preparing to embrace a new challenge in his burgeoning career after being appointed as director of golf at Mottram Hall in Prestbury, Cheshire. Davies has taken up his new post at the four-star QHotels resort having worked in a succession of key golf roles at golf clubs and resorts across north-west England […]

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