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Win a TWO-Day City Staycation for TWO at the New ibis Budget Sheffield Centre St Mary’s Gate Hotel

INCheshire magazine & Prestbury Living magazine have teamed up with the brand-new ibis Budget Sheffield Centre – St Mary’s Gate Hotel to offer one lucky reader and their guest a brilliant two-night stay for the ultimate city staycation! The new-build city centre hotel opened for the first time this summer, and as part of the […]

‘A Message From the Head’ – Independent Education

What is striking about this country’s independent education sector is the number of, and diversity of, the schools available to choose from, writes Matthew Robinson. Whilst this is a positive, and whilst it provides optimal choice, it can sometimes feel overwhelming for parents as they start the process of choosing the school which will be […]

Oar-Inspiring – The Olympic Headmaster

It’s not every school that can boast having a former Olympic flat-water canoeist as its head teacher, but Greenbank Preparatory School in Cheadle can, writes Malcolm Storer.   Malcolm Johnson took up the post two years ago, and already he is instilling into his pupils the same drive and determination that propelled him to become […]

Independent Education – ‘Your Search Begins’

Cheshire families living throughout the county’s renown ‘Golden Triangle’ are extremely fortunate to have a wealth of top performing independent day schools from which to choose; most of which have developed successful reputations over many years for the quality of the education they provide. It is advisable to start looking at least a full year […]

Anatomy of a Masterpiece – ‘Obnoxious Liberals’ by John-Michel Basquiat

In the fourth in his series of six articles, our art critic Malcolm Storer examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created. ‘Obnoxious Liberals’ by John-Michel Basquiat New York. !980. After years of civic corruption, the Big Apple […]

LATEST: 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 […]

Anatomy 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 […]

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 […]

A Virtual Introduction… Abbey College Manchester Hosts Webinar

For the benefit of local students ready to progress to further education or exploring their options, Abbey College Manchester is hosting a valuable webinar – ‘An Introduction to Abbey College Manchester’ – on Thursday 25 June at 10am. Hosted by Liz Elam and Chris Randell, Principal and Assistant Principal, the virtual event will provide an […]

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 […]

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