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Office bugbears revealed for workers in the North West

OFFICE POLITICS: BONDING RITUALS AND BUGBEARS FOR WORKERS IN THE NORTH WEST REVEALED Cracking a joke, making a cuppa and lending a pen are the fastest ways that office workers in the North West can form bonds and become popular with colleagues – but taking credit for someone else’s work, turning up late and not […]

Valerie is write up there!

Actor and writer, Valerie Bundy from Altrincham, has won a national screenwriting competition with Grazia magazine. Grazia teamed up with BAFTA to find an exciting new talent in screenwriting and after a nationwide search, and hundreds of entries Valerie was picked as the winner. The competition, which sought to find someone with the potential to be the next […]

Jodrell Bank Observatory added to UNESCO World Heritage Site List

Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The observatory becomes the 32nd UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK and joins the prestigious list alongside international sites such as Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Jodrell Bank, owned by the University of Manchester, is famous […]

Lavish 1st birthday party for Alderley Edge’s Parea.

Alderley Edge bar and restaurant, Parea, celebrated its 1st birthday recently with a lavish anniversary party. The up-market venue was decked out in extraordinary florals and tropical décor and was filled with locals and business professionals. Famous faces included former housewife of Cheshire, Magali Gorre, and co-owner of Parea, Chantelle Hesky and her husband, former […]

Rickitt’s Rides – The Caterham Seven 360

In the third of his popular monthly motoring reviews, Hollyoaks’ star, Adam Rickitt, test drives ……. The Caterham Seven 360 ——————————————— Fact File Caterham Seven 360.    Price: £29,990 0-60: 4.8 seconds.    Top speed: 130mph Power: 180bhp Ford Duratec 1999c.    Weight 560kg ———————————————— Does this legend of the track still have a place […]

Amanda McAlister presented with ‘Services to Law’ award at the English Women’s Awards

McAlister Family Law’s managing partner, Amanda McAlister, was last night presented with the Services to Law award at the English Women’s Awards – North.  The awards recognise the contribution made by women to various industries and professions, and are a showcase for the exceptional work carried out by those women throughout the North.  Before establishing McAlister Family Law, which has offices throughout Cheshire and […]

Cheshire Freemasons help hospice ‘pull together’

Wirral Hospice St John’s was able to replace all its patient cubicle curtains alongside all of its patient bays and the window-lined curtains on its inpatient ward, thanks to a grant of £10,000 from the Cheshire Freemasons. The money went to purchase materials, fixings and fitting to replace the curtains at the hospice which were […]

Innovative, plastic packaging-free, business expands within a month of launching in Knutsford Market

As a child, I remember my grandmother taking me into Knutsford shops where products were displayed in bulk, in large boxes or in open hessian sacks. Shopkeepers would weigh the goods she selected before popping them into a paper bag. Quite often, even the paper bag was surplus to requirements, and the loose products would […]

Withington reaches for the stars with Silver Space Education Award

Withington Girls’ School has joined a select group of 45 schools in the UK to receive a Silver Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM) Award and is one of only six schools in the north west to have earned the accolade. As part of a national scheme run by ESERO-UK, Withington achieved the SEQM silver award […]

The Joshua Tree ‘breaks ground’ on its new support centre

Construction has begun on The Joshua Tree’s new purpose-built support centre in Sandiway following 13 years of fundraising. Due for completion during early 2020, the centre will provide an appropriate and much-needed environment for families, accommodating children of all ages from toddlers through to teenagers. It will feature a multi-functional activity room, counselling suites, soft […]

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