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Martin Toal

Martin sings at Wembley for 15th time

South Manchester Tenor Martin Toal is preparing to sing for the fifteenth time at Wembley. The St. Ambrose College head of modern foreign languages leads a double life as a specialist French teacher at the top Hale Barns Catholic grammar school and one of the nation's go to performers for the major sporting occasion. Next Sunday he will be singing the National ...

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Tanya Hemphill

The Growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In this month’s new column, Tanya Hemphill from Ti22 Digital (www.Ti22Digital.co.uk), a strategic digital marketing consulting and training company, reports on the latest developments in technology and the implications they have for business. The North’s Digital Economy Three interesting reports have been recently published about the digital economy and its impact on our economy. A recent Tech Nation 2017 report highlighted that ...

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Marginal Gains

Nxtep, a boutique-style personal training studio in the heart of Knutsford, will be celebrating its third birthday in May and what a ride it’s been. Business is booming - the company has just filed a record quarter, and the team is expanding. Johanna Bolhoven went to catch-up with founder, Laura Hagan, to find out more. I first met Laura three years ...

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21st Century Sheds

When is a shed not a shed? When it's a 21st century design innovation. Steeltech Sheds has taken a great British icon and given it the mother of all makeovers. And as Malcolm Storer found out when he visited its new outlet at Wilmslow Garden Centre, Steeltech is set to revolutionise the way we use our back gardens. The company not ...

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The Bling Ring

The world's most elegant woman, Coco Chanel, was said to have advised the following when dressing with accessories: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off!" However, when faced with a veritable Aladdin’s cave of remarkable, standout 20th century costume jewellery, I couldn’t decide what I liked best, let alone what I would want to take off, put down or put ...

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17632226_1513220765354652_2133397827928453941_oProm Power

It’s that time of year when thoughts start to turn to the end of year school party, or PROM, one of the most important dates in the teen calendar, and one where dressing to impress is a prerequisite! Prom is now a really big deal in the UK and every young person wants to look […]

Tanya HemphillThe Growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In this month’s new column, Tanya Hemphill from Ti22 Digital (www.Ti22Digital.co.uk), a strategic digital marketing consulting and training company, reports on the latest developments in technology and the implications they have for business. The North’s Digital Economy Three interesting reports have been recently published about the digital economy and its impact on our economy. A […]

Owners, Teresa and Pierre KrebsCome Fishing – to County Sligo

Teresa Krebs and her husband, Pierre, took over Cawley’s Guest House based in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, after over twenty-five years’ experience working with the Hyatt group internationally. Established in 1964 by Teresa’s parents Joe and Jean Cawley, the guesthouse has been passed down to the next generation to place their mark on Irish hospitality. Renowned […]

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James and Matt SparkBright Sparks Open Electrical Shop

Two brothers with the surname ‘Spark’ have opened a new electrical store in Sale.   Matt James Spark, bought the old Indespension, Trailer Centre, on Cross Street, turning it into Sparks Electrical Wholesales Ltd. The shop is open to both the public and the trade offering a huge range of goods including luxury lighting. Property […]

Job_0899-16The Bling Ring

The world’s most elegant woman, Coco Chanel, was said to have advised the following when dressing with accessories: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off!” However, when faced with a veritable Aladdin’s cave of remarkable, standout 20th century costume jewellery, I couldn’t decide what I liked best, let alone what I would want to […]

nxtep(1of72)Marginal Gains

Nxtep, a boutique-style personal training studio in the heart of Knutsford, will be celebrating its third birthday in May and what a ride it’s been. Business is booming – the company has just filed a record quarter, and the team is expanding. Johanna Bolhoven went to catch-up with founder, Laura Hagan, to find out more. […]

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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 […]