Arts & Crafts

It’s behind you! – 40 Years of Prestbury Panto.

This year, Prestbury Youth Pantomime is celebrating the staging of its 40th consecutive pantomime, writes Malcolm Storer. A lot has changed since the first production of Cinderella back in 1980, but the ethos of the group has remained the same, as Chairman Iain MacLeod and Secretary Emma Hine were keen to point out when we […]

A-level success for Abbey College Manchester

Students and staff at leading independent college, Abbey College Manchester are triumphant this morning (16 August), following another year of outstanding A-Level results. The talented cohort collected their results from the city-centre based college, celebrating an impressive 100% pass rate, (up on last year’s 99%) Each year the college continues to obtain excellent results, with this year being […]

Hillcrest Homes to purchase The King’s School’s Cumberland Street Site

Award winning luxury house builder, Hillcrest Homes, has agreed to purchase a landmark site on Cumberland Street in Macclesfield Town Centre from The King’s School. The site currently occupies the oldest of the 500-year-old independent school’s buildings: a 19th century Grade II listed building, formerly the main school and now a library, and an early […]

A Totally Tropical Fundraiser

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, was joined by 350 guests and its Patrons at its Tropicana Ladies Lunch event on at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa recently. A record-breaking £60,000 was raised which will help the charity provide holidays for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over our region. Tempting tropical cocktails […]

Lowry dealer shuts up shop after 60 years in the art world

One of the North West’s most renowned fine art dealers is bowing out after more than 60 years in the business. George Aird, 84, who was a friend of the late LS Lowry and whose clients included many of the region’s leading business and sports figures, is due to close his Grove Leigh Galleries in […]

Gifts for the discerning at De Moura

Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’ has its fair share of luxury shops and high-end retailers, writes Malcolm Storer. One of the most exclusive and, indeed, fascinating, is De Moura; a unique lifestyle and fine wine store situated in the chocolate-box village of Prestbury. In fact, when I entered De Moura I could have sworn I’d been transported […]

People in Business INCheshire

FHL Cloud Solutions Raises £1,640 for Children’s Hospice Crewe-based FHL Cloud Solutions (FHL), a leading European cloud solutions provider, raised £1,640 for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice over a 12-month period by organising events, casual dress days and donating proceeds from the company’s snack bar. ‎ The money will go towards the charity’s #ONEINAMILLION campaign which […]

Seven year-old pianist charms hearts at top festival

The creative keyboard skills of seven-year-old King’s pupil and star pianist Harriet Bright charmed hearts at the Alderley Edge Festival finale. Harriet, who is in Year 3 and from Prestbury, says “I practise every day and twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays.” She gave a virtuoso performance with her own choice of music, Mozart’s […]

Buckets of help from Congleton Carnival

Congleton Carnival has been able to support 14 local groups and charities with a share of £3,200 donated by the public in the traditional bucket collections that accompany the carnival parade. 15 of the groups attended a cheque presentation on Wednesday 16th May, the final public engagement of the out-going Mayor Councillor Charles Booth. Many […]

Market Traders to Host Quiz Night in Support of Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Knutsford Market Hall will host a quiz night on Thursday 12th July from 7 p.m. to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. All the traders will be involved in the event which will take place in the Market Hall.  Food will be available to purchase from The Market Café as well as a selection […]

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