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Emilie with her certificate.

The ‘Spotlight’ is on University Prize Winner Emilie!

The University of Chester Annual Valedictory prize-giving 2020 took place on Friday 26th June. As part of the ceremony, The University Lodge of Chester was proud to present the Association of Masonic, University and Legal Lodges (AMULL) Prize to Emilie Sian Lawson, in recognition of her outstanding contribution and commitment to Performing Arts over her three years of study. Cheshire Freemason and ...

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Knutsford petrolhead makes the switch to electric after winning £116,000 Porsche

A Cheshire petrolhead looking to take the jump over the electric car has won Porsche Taycan Turbo worth £116,000, plus £20,000 in cash, thanks to dream car competition, BOTB. Nolan Brew, who lives in Knutsford, was surprised by the BOTB presenter Christian Williams on his doorstep this morning. “I just could not believe it, I only played BOTB for the first time ...

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Natalie Curtis

'Beyond the Now' - The Visual Jukebox of Natalie Curtis

If art is about one thing, it is about essence. Capturing a mood, a feeling, requires great skill and sensitivity, writes our art critic, Malcolm Storer. One such artist, Macclesfield-born conceptual photographer, Natalie Curtis -- daughter of legendary Joy Division frontman, Ian Curtis -- manages to do just that. Her work embodies the freedom and integrity lacking in most conceptual art, where ...

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Your Chance to Win a ‘Revive Me Spa Break’ for Two in 2021

Choice of Spa Treatment, Dinner, Bed, Full English Breakfast, courtesy of Suites Hotel & Spa (Subject to prevailing Covid-19 Health & Safety guidelines at that time) Suites Hotel & Spa is a multi-award-winning hotel, spa and venue situated in the heart of Knowsley. Offering a truly unique approach to overnight stays, it is the only four-star hotel in the North West providing all guests ...

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Stephen Blank

Cheshire Freemasons toast ‘absent friends, and those working on the front line in the NHS’

On Monday 23rd March, the first day of home working for many and millions of people now physically self-isolated, Cheshire Freemasons joined a national call for the whole community to take part in a ‘traditional toast’ at 9.00pm to ensure no one feels alone. The United Grand Lodge of England’s 200,000 strong membership, traditionally toasts ‘absent Brethren’, remembering those who are unable to attend ...

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Pete Lloyd and wife Emma with son Andrew (4) and daughter Robyn (2).Handforth dad is flying high again!

Pete Lloyd used to earn his living moving planes around – now he is keeping parcels on the go writes Andy Buckley (@BuckoMedia). Pete lost his job as operations controller at Thomas Cook in September, when the airline collapsed. The father-of-two soon found work with a courier business until that, too, went out of business […]

InCheshire selection (1)‘Smile, You’re on Covid Camera!’

In this difficult time of lockdown, when boredom sets in and tempers start to fray, it’s nice when someone in the community comes along with an idea to cheer everyone up and bring people together, writes Malcolm Storer. For the lucky residents of Mobberley, in Cheshire, that ‘someone’ is their very own lifestyle and branding […]

2-minA Grand Design

Waterbank is an exclusive collection of five strikingly designed homes by Property Alliance Group, set within a tranquil woodland backdrop in Prestbury, one of the most picturesque villages in Cheshire. It’s certainly an accomplished piece of residential architecture that wouldn’t be out of place on the property programme, Grand Designs. Johanna Bolhoven spoke with lead architect on the […]

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Brothers Scott, Adam and Ryan Thomas with their dad, Dougie JamesLATEST: Gaynor’s Social Scene

Radio Show Guests   You will now find me on CCFM On Air Radio where I am presenting the Weekend Standby Show on Saturdays and Sundays 6am–10am, alongside an eclectic mix of presenters ranging from actors, radio presenters and TV personalities. My recent guests included Hanna Kinsella, beauty and brains; officially known as Dr Hanna […]

PicassoAnatomy of a Masterpiece – ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’ by Pablo Picasso

In the second in his series of six articles, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects another supreme masterpiece of western art, scrutinising the artist and why, when and where it was created.     Nowadays the term ‘changed the course of western art’ is an overused, hackneyed expression. But in this case, there is […]

Emilie with her certificate.The ‘Spotlight’ is on University Prize Winner Emilie!

The University of Chester Annual Valedictory prize-giving 2020 took place on Friday 26th June. As part of the ceremony, The University Lodge of Chester was proud to present the Association of Masonic, University and Legal Lodges (AMULL) Prize to Emilie Sian Lawson, in recognition of her outstanding contribution and commitment to Performing Arts over her […]

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To another.The Rickitt Reports

The Mid-Life Epiphany Recently, Prince Harry and Meghan caused quite a stir with their decision to step away from the Royal Family and follow a road less trodden. As a senior royal, Harry’s stature is certainly unique, but his situation isn’t. Everywhere I look I see people, most often in their 30s or 40s, making […]

Leonardo’s anatomical drawingThe Genius of Leonardo

  In addition to his interest in art, Malcolm Storer is a published author and accomplished ghost writer. ================================================================================= On May 02, 1519 the great artist and polymath Leonardo da Vinci passed away in Amboise, central France. To commemorate this seismic event, the Louvre Museum in Paris has opened its doors to what has to […]

Amanda McAlisterHead of leading family law firm welcomes new stalking protection orders

One of Cheshire’s most respected family law solicitors today welcomed the new Stalking Protection Orders, as they will help many people currently going through the divorce or dissolution process. Amanda McAlister, head of McAlister Family Law, said that stalking by one party of another was a not-infrequent occurrence in the separation process, and early intervention […]

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