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Assistant Principal Iain Stewart Principal Liz Elam Deputy Principal Pat McQuade head of Upper School Marc Cronin

Abbey College Manchester Celebrates Exceptional Year

Students at Abbey College Manchester celebrated a year of outstanding achievements at its annual awards ceremony, held at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel recently. In recognition of the students’ success, they were each presented with their 'completion of studies' certificates by the honoured ‘Friends of Abbey College’, including former staff; alumni and other supporters of the college. During the evening, a number of special ...

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Harriet Bright

Seven year-old pianist charms hearts at top festival

The creative keyboard skills of seven-year-old King’s pupil and star pianist Harriet Bright charmed hearts at the Alderley Edge Festival finale. Harriet, who is in Year 3 and from Prestbury, says “I practise every day and twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays.” She gave a virtuoso performance with her own choice of music, Mozart's minuet in F, to win The ...

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Charlotte Parr

Nantwich teen scores place on flagship hospitality programme

A young Cheshire hotelier has been named as the first recruit for a new collaborative management trainee course in partnership with hotel management company RBH and University College Birmingham. High-flier, Charlotte Parr (19), scored the first of 25 sought-after places on the foundation degree programme after impressing bosses in her conferencing and events role at historic Crewe Hall Hotel, which is ...

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Two students from Withington are celebrating places in the international finals of science Olympiad competitions this summer - Sasha Geim (left) will represent the UK in Chemistry and Eleanor Edwards (right) has secured her place on the UK Linguistics Olympiad team.

Team GB Olympiads Successes for Two Withington Girls' School Students

Withington Girls’ School sixth formers, Sasha Geim and Eleanor Edwards, have been selected to represent the UK in this year’s International Science Olympiads after being ranked among the country’s top young scientists in their fields. Following a rigorous selection process, which included written tests and academically-challenging residential training camps, Sasha was chosen for both the UK Chemistry Olympiad and British Physics ...

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Simon Smith on the importance of wellbeing and parkruns

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 was head of history and ...

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Gareth Williams left with his Team Lewis team mates with the car set for Benidorm or Bust (002)Crewe Firm Rally To Raise Funds In Memory Of Local Boy

Cheshire firm, Construction Linx, has signed up to the car rally event ‘Benidorm Or Bust’, taking place  in June 2018, to raise funds for Team Lewis Trust, a charity set up in memory of 7-year-old Lewis Crossley from Crewe. The Benidorm Or Bust event is a 1,400-mile driving challenge to Benidorm over 4 days, between […]

Rydal park run-2Simon Smith on the importance of wellbeing and parkruns

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 […]

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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Captains, Trevor Pathak and Kath DaviesHigh Legh Park Golf Club Captains’ Charity Golf Day

High Legh Park Golf Club is holding its Captains’ Charity Golf Day on Thursday 2nd August to raise money for Sale disability charity, Stockdales. Captains Trevor Pathak and Kath Davies are encouraging players from the local community and beyond to join them at what promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable day. Trevor said; “Both Kath […]

Prunella Scales and Timothy West on board their narrowboat next to the Lion Salt Works MuseumChannel 4’s ‘Great Canal Journeys’ Comes to Cheshire’s Salt Works Museum

On Thursday 14 June, Cheshire’s multi award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich, Cheshire, was filmed for Channel 4’s highly successful ‘Great Canal Journeys’ starring Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Filming also featured their son, actor Sam West and their daughter Juliet West was also on site. The duo and their son were filmed around […]

www.watercult.comMaking waves

Believe it or not, shops will start buying their swimwear for Summer 2019 in the next couple of months, which means the 2018 swimwear season for us shoppers is almost over… (top tip: the best month to go swimwear shopping is January, you may not be able to wear it right then, but it will […]

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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 […]

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 […]