Hobbies & Pastimes

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 […]

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN This £1000 Ring

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THIS £1000 RING – SEE ENTRY DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE Diamond & gemstone rings, earrings and necklaces from century-old family brand, Feder Fine Jewellery Established in 1919, family-run company Feder Fine Jewellery is approaching its 100th birthday. Established and yet contemporary, it specialises in stylish, easy-to-wear pieces […]

Freemasons donate £25,000 to support Better Lives Centre

Cheshire Freemasons Donate £25k to Support Better Lives Centre in Ellesmere Port Friday 27th July saw a delegation of Cheshire Freemasons, led by Provincial Grand Master RWBro Stephen Blank attend the official opening of the ‘Better Lives Centre’ at the Bridge Wellness Gardens in Ellesmere Port. The Wellness Gardens, which opened in 2015, have needed […]

Success in STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts and Mathematics) at Alderley Edge School for Girls

Alderley Edge School for Girls continues its celebrations this week, after reporting huge success at GCSE – particularly in the light of uncertainty over the newly reformed GCSE examinations and with the majority of subjects now reporting numerical rather than letter grades. The percentage of equivalent A/A* grades achieved by students this year has increased, […]

Superb GCSE results are celebrated at Manchester High

Pupils at Manchester High School for girls had plenty to celebrate today, with superb results across a broad range of subjects and a third of students attaining grades 7-9 (A-A*) in all their GCSEs. Headmistress, Claire Hewitt, said: “Our students have proved themselves to be determined and hardworking. They have been supported by their dedicated teachers […]

Withington celebrates another superb year of GCSE results

The reformed GCSEs have seen year-11s at Withington Girls’ School achieve 43% of results at the elite Grade 9 and 11 pupils attain an exceptional clean sweep of at least eight Grade 9s; eight also with the very top A* Distinction in Further Mathematics.  Three pupils achieved 10 Grade 9s plus A* Distinctions in Further […]

Stellar set of GCSE results at King’s School Macclesfield

The King’s School’s students produced a stellar set of GCSE results, with pupils and staff celebrating a steep rise in the very best grades. This year, 27% of all grades were at 9 or 8, formerly the A* grade, up from 20% last year. A huge 47% of all grades are at 9 – 7, or A*/A. Some three quarters of all grades […]

Abbey College Manchester students’ exceptional GCSE success

Abbey College Manchester is celebrating its students’ exceptional GCSE results today (23 August). The city centre-based college is delighted to announce that 20% of all examinations taken were graded at 9-8; 32% at 9-7; 57% at 9-6 and 85% at 9-4. Principal, Liz Elam, commented: “This year’s GCSE results are excellent and we are very […]

International Olympiad accolades for two Withington students

Sasha Geim, a Withington Girls’ School A-Level student, has earned a gold medal and contributed to a record-breaking achievement by the UK team at the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad, held in Prague and Bratislava over the summer. As part of the four-strong team of the UK’s top student chemists, Sasha was required to solve challenging […]

Cricket club’s marquee week a huge success

Rugby World Cup winning star Will Greenwood helped to kick off this year’s popular Sporting Lunch at Neston Cricket’s Club’s annual Marquee Week. Greenwood was guest speaker at the Sporting Lunch, which was packed with business people from companies across the region. The event was sponsored by IP company Forresters plus associate sponsors Macbryde Homes […]

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