Special roles for ‘rescue dogs’

Natasha Balletta is a lifestyle and pet portrait photographer, Despite being partially sighted, through photography Natasha has found something she loves with a passion and her visual impairments do not stop her. She told us: “I have always loved dogs. Each dog has a different personality. I am a volunteer photographer for All Dogs Matter […]

Abbey College Manchester’s Model UN Summit Success

Budding diplomats from Abbey College Manchester battled it out in a high-pressure United Nations summit recently, to win the much-coveted Geographical Association debate trophy. Intelligent students at the city-centre based college, went head to head with teams from other top schools in the North West to debate the topic of ‘Sustainable Energy for All’. The […]

Care in Your Own Home in Cheshire

Spending cuts; the crisis in the NHS, it all makes for depressing reading, especially for someone approaching their twilight years. Consequently, more and more elderly people are planning their own future; a future that depends not on the whim of a relative or the State but on their own independent choices. Take my mother Gladys, […]

Nice needle work

Spring had sprung…. or so we thought. Then it snowed! This weather can certainly play havoc with one’s skin. Then add walking into a warm, toasty home with central heating on full blast and our skin has no idea what’s going on. It then over compensates and that’s when an imbalance is formed, writes Lynette […]

Banana Chocolate Fudge Bites

Brace yourself, for this is quite simply the tastiest guilt-free dessert I’ve shared with you yet. Perfect timing too, just in time for Mother’s Day, writes Evie Waxman. So, it’s official, the banana is out of the skin; the chocolate is naked on the table top, and the blender ready for action. I am here […]

The 4th R’ in education – relationships

Simon Smith arrived at Rydal Penrhos in January 2017 following six years at Haileybury as deputy head (Academic), where he taught History and was also a senior boarding house tutor, Year 7 tutor and refereed many football and rugby matches. Prior to Haileybury, Simon was at Worth School in Sussex for 11 years where he […]

Online Safety a Priority at Withington Girls’ School

To mark international Safer Internet Day 2018, Withington Girls’ School held a series of events aimed at further improving digital wellbeing for pupils, culminating in an informative presentation for parents on online safety. Withington has already been working closely with Digital Awareness UK and Childnet to help its school community better understand both the implications of […]

Mark Radcliffe Presents ‘Folk at the Theatre’ at Knutsford Music Festival

Broadcaster Mark Radcliffe has teamed up with Knutsford Town Council to host a series of gigs in the first wave of announcements for Knutsford Music Festival. The BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music DJ, who lives in the town, will transform Knutsford Little Theatre into a folk club for three nights from Friday, June 22, […]

Unique Event Will Launch Warrington Business Awards 2018

The Warrington Business Awards are back in 2018 and the organising committee has announced a unique launch event, with both the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotherham, being guest speakers. This special dinner, on the evening of Thursday 1st February, is a sell out. Warrington Business Awards […]

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity Asks Community To Get Crafty

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity is appealing to keen crafters of all ages to make the ‘Forget-Me-Not’ flowers in blue wool with yellow centres, which can be crocheted or knitted in just a few minutes. The charity will then sell them for people to wear to show their support for those affected by Dementia. It is […]

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