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Fundraising milestone for Manchester High

The Manchester High School for Girls’ community was in a celebratory mood recently as fundraising for the Pankhurst Bursary Appeal topped the £1.5 million mark. More than 250 people gathered at Manchester’s Hilton Deansgate Hotel for the school’s annual Bursary Ball, which raised £27,000 for the appeal. The Pankhurst Bursary Appeal enables bright girls from across the region to benefit from all ...

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Raw Food Retreats

Raw Food Retreats

What a difference four weeks can make. Last month Maldives and this month I am teaching at my raw retreats in Charnwood Forest. After all the highs of my wedding and honeymoon, getting back to work is a just as much fun, writes Renee Maguire. I love my raw food retreats as this is my opportunity to share my passion with ...

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Prestbury student chosen for team GB dressage

Prestbury student chosen for team GB dressage

Prestbury student Chloe Vell has been selected to represent Great Britain for Dressage in the European Championships Junior and Young Riders event being held in France (!st to 5th July). Chloe, 17, who attends Withington Girls’ School’s sixth form, will be one of just four riders representing the country in her age group at the international competition, which is being held ...

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Pet Watchers

Who looks after your pets when you are away from home? We all have busy lives – daily family and work commitments, business trips, family holidays, special occasions – and part of our planning process must include provision for our pets to ensure they remain safe and well until our return, writes Peter Pickering. While some of us have trusted friends, ...

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New photos show progress on new A556 motorways link

New photos show progress on new A556 motorways link

New aerial photographs released by Highways England show work on the £192 million new A556 road linking the M6 and M56 in Cheshire well underway. Meanwhile Highways England and Costain, the lead contractor for the Knutsford to Bowdon improvement – which will bypass the existing A556 – have launched a newsletter to ensure residents and other local people are kept up ...

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Chloe Vell.onlinePrestbury student chosen for team GB dressage

Prestbury student Chloe Vell has been selected to represent Great Britain for Dressage in the European Championships Junior and Young Riders event being held in France (!st to 5th July). Chloe, 17, who attends Withington Girls’ School’s sixth form, will be one of just four riders representing the country in her age group at the […]

CLARE-NASIR-PHOTO_webOutlook is fine – Clare Nasir’s books for kids

A fully qualified, Met office-trained, weather forecaster with twenty years’ experience, Clare Nasir’s first love has always been weather and science. Her qualifications speak for themselves with a degree in maths, Masters in applied oceanography and a diploma in environmental policy. During her ten years as GMTV’s weather anchor she was in charge of the […]

SteveBryn puts away his passport

Bryn the border collie has travelled the world to help in disaster areas but now it’s time for him to put away his passport and spend quality time at home. Eleven year old Bryn, has just returned to his home in Mobberley after working in Nepal following the devastating earthquake. He was trained for the […]

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556New photos show progress on new A556 motorways link

New aerial photographs released by Highways England show work on the £192 million new A556 road linking the M6 and M56 in Cheshire well underway. Meanwhile Highways England and Costain, the lead contractor for the Knutsford to Bowdon improvement – which will bypass the existing A556 – have launched a newsletter to ensure residents and […]

Pam Tyers and BrackenPet Watchers

Who looks after your pets when you are away from home? We all have busy lives – daily family and work commitments, business trips, family holidays, special occasions – and part of our planning process must include provision for our pets to ensure they remain safe and well until our return, writes Peter Pickering. While […]

Dutton's David Hemming / Kevin Parker / Fergal GormanMiddlewich firm praised for ‘can do’ approach

A small Cheshire company has become a major new power behind the roll-out of faster fibre broadband across the county. Dutton Contractors Ltd, the Middlewich-based electrical specialists, won an order to connect fibre broadband cabinets and have just completed their first six months. Their work supports the roll-out of fibre broadband as part of the […]

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Festival fashion

Your style questions answered Q. I’m going to a couple of festivals this summer, do you have any festival fashion tips? A. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wear hotpants or one of those natty floral headbands to achieve a chic festival look, but unless you’re lucky enough to spend all your time […]

Your style questions answered

Q. How can I get in on the 70s trend without spending a fortune? A. There’s no escaping it; the ’70s are everywhere this spring and you can get the look for less by working a few select pieces into your existing wardrobe. Accessories are an easy way to add that seventies touch and Next […]

Congratulations to our Facebook competition winner!

Congratulations to Nicola Smith for being our Facebook competition winner. Nicola has won this stylish Estados smooth calf leather purse embossed with a polished crocodile print and lined with pink silk, worth £100! The zip-around design opens to reveal a well-organised interior that boasts: six credit card slots, three full-length note compartments, a zipped coin pocket and […]

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