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In my last article on “The 4th R in Education – Relationships” I noted that a headmaster I had previously worked with defined teaching as being fundamentally about “communication and relationships.” Whilst I agreed with him I believe it missed a third, vital, component – a teacher’s subject knowledge, writes Simon Smith. This may seem a rather outdated notion. Education policy ...

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Chelford Community Hub member, David Kent (centre), with Spinney directors Ben Holland (left) and Charlie Holland (right)

Spinney Donation Funds Chelford Community Hub

Company bosses Ben and Charlie Holland have been thanked for funding the running costs of a vital village community hub for the next twelve months. The brothers, directors of Cranage-based motorhome and caravan dealership Spinney, donated £5,000 to the newly-formed charity, Chelford Community Hub. The Hub was established in January with a view to taking over the running of the Astle Court ...

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Abbey College Manchester students with their winning photography (L-R Shuyin Chen Beibarys Saparov Chen Zhu)

Abbey College Manchester Students Showcase Artistic Talents

Talented students at Abbey College Manchester have been recognised for their artistic abilities, following a creative competition. Art and Photography students from the leading independent college entered the challenge by submitting one image which they captured during a recent trip to Madrid. The students were given the invaluable opportunity to be inspired by the sights and sounds of the vibrant Spanish city, being tasked to ...

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Something for Everyone at Prestbury Choral Society’s Spring Concert

Prestbury Choral Society’s recent ‘Singing Day’ was a real treat for the many singers from far and wide who attended. There was a short performance for family and friends at the end of the day, and everyone went away on a high. Now in good voice, the choral society are preparing for their forthcoming Spring concert when they will be accompanied ...

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Founder and CEO, James Roberts

New £100,000 canning line installed at The Mobberley Brewhouse

Craft beers producer, The Mobberley Brewhouse, is ramping up production of its craft beers with the installation of a state-of- the-art canning line. This coincides with 'Batch 1000', an imperial IPA that will be released in limited quantities to celebrate the brewery’s 1000th brew. Founder and CEO James Roberts said: “Last year we launched a range of keg and can beers and ...

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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN An Overnight Stay For Two at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Chester Including Dinner (with Wine), Breakfast and a Free Spa Treatment Situated in 12 acres of landscaped grounds, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Chester is a former 18th Century Manor House, offering contemporary accommodation and conference […]

Bones-Staffie-(002)Special roles for ‘rescue dogs’

Natasha Balletta is a lifestyle and pet portrait photographer, Despite being partially sighted, through photography Natasha has found something she loves with a passion and her visual impairments do not stop her. She told us: “I have always loved dogs. Each dog has a different personality. I am a volunteer photographer for All Dogs Matter […]

INC_Rickitt-Shoot-252-EditWhen Adam Met Katy

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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Lymm Golf ClubWomen golfers in the driving seat

A Cheshire golf club is celebrating a year of firsts which has put women in the driving seat. Left to Right:  Gillian Brown, Diana Broady, Carol Roberts and Jessica Taylor-Booth. For the first time in Lymm Golf Club’s 111-year-history the members have elected women to serve as Club President, the Chair of Council and the […]

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The Mayor of Knutsford has announced that tickets are now on sale for his final fundraising event “Mayor’s Speakeasy Big Band Night” on Friday 27 April at St John’s Church. This is sure to be a great night with jazz, swing and funk music from the Fish Lip Soup Big Band featuring guest vocalist, Jenn […]

Amanda McAlisterFamily Law Firm Opens Alderley Edge Offices

McAlister Family Law, one of the North West’s fastest growing family law firms, has opened new offices in Alderley Edge. Based in Manchester City Centre, the firm chose to locate its new offices in West Street in response to demand from Cheshire residents looking to access high quality, city standard, family law advice without the […]

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sarah bradleyLocal mum organises the prom she never had to raise money for charity

Local mum, Sarah Bradley is organising a Prom for grown ups on 25th November at Shrigley Hall in Cheshire. She had the idea for the prom when she was invited to watch the young leaders from her local Bollington Brownie Group that she volunteered with arriving at their leavers ball. Sarah says “ I was […]

North Wets Charity awards 2Runway on the Runway cruises to victory

Runway on the Runway, one of the most exciting and innovative charity fashion events of recent years, scooped the award for Best Fundraising Event at the North-West Charity Awards held at the prestigious Midlands Hotel in Manchester earlier this month. The inaugural awards celebrated and recognised North West charities and not-for-profit organisations for their outstanding […]

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 […]