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Knutsford’s round-up of Christmas events

Knutsford Town Council’s festive plans are well underway with some fantastic events organised for December. Look out for the new ‘Christmas in Knutsford’ booklet which includes a roundup of local festive events. The first weekend in December will see the festivities begin with a two-day market, featuring a reindeer parade, entertainment and light switch on […]

Pumpkin Path leads to a great night in Knutsford

Knutsford town centre celebrated Halloween on October 31st with its annual Pumpkin Path event. Families and friends of all ages gathered together, many in elaborate and amazing costumes, to celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe and friendly way. Visitors had to hunt out 11 special pumpkins carved with letters spelling ‘Pumpkin Path’ which were dotted […]

Brace your elves: Christmas in Chester is coming!

The annual Christmas lights switch parade is just one part of an extensive programme of festive activity which includes the arrival of the CheSTAR, appearances from Father Christmas and his elves and the return of the popular holographic Christmas glasses The light switch-on parade begins at Chester Town Hall Square at 7pm on Friday, November […]

Redrow puts new roofs over scouts’ heads

First Great Sutton Scouts are happy campers thanks to funding from homebuilder Redrow. The Scout group is based around a mile from Ledsham Garden Village, where Redrow is creating a thriving community of 2,000 homes across two neighbouring developments, Oaklands and Sycamore Green. Near neighbours, Redrow, donated £750 via its Ledsham Garden Village community fund […]

Pet doctor’s 10 must-try tips if your dog is scared of fireworks

Firework season seems to get longer and longer every year, writes Paul Adams. If your dog is anything like mine, they can get extremely frightened and distressed by fireworks. With Daisy, it all started one November evening two years ago. We were taking her for a short evening walk to do her 1’s and 2’s […]

Your Chance to Win A mini-break for two in historic York at Grays Court Hotel

Beautiful, historic, York is offering one lucky reader the chance to win *Two nights’ bed and breakfast for Two – with dinner on one evening – at Grays Court Hotel in York. This is the only privately-owned residence in York with direct access to the city walls and is the oldest inhabited house in the […]

bluedot festival nominated for UK Festival Award

Having previously won “New Festival on the Block” and “Mind-Blowing Spectacle” at the Association of Independent Festivals, bluedot, the annual intergalactic festival at Jodrell Bank Observatory that fuses music, science, arts and culture,  has been nominated for ‘Best Medium Festival’ at this year’s UK Festival Awards at the Troxy in London. Festival organiser, Ben Robinson, […]

Project 53 arrives in Knutsford

Mobberley Brewhouse will be taking up residence in Knutsford with the opening of its second Tap Room, Project 53 Knutsford. Following the successful launch of its sister Tap Room in Stockport earlier this year, Project 53 Knutsford launches at 12noon on Friday 26th October. The newly developed Tap Room spans 2 plots on Minshull Street […]

100 Young Ballet Dancers required for a production of GISELLE

English Youth Ballet is auditioning for roles in a production of GISELLE on Monday 26 November at The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent.  At the audition, 100 young male and female dancers, aged 8-18, from across the region will be offered the chance to rehearse with and then dance alongside international professional principal dancers in the production for 3 […]

Abbey College Manchester expands pioneering programme

Abbey College Manchester is expanding its highly innovative Combined Studies Programme, following its resounding success. Offering a unique and exciting pathway to a university degree, the city centre-based college has extended the number of partnerships with leading establishments across the UK by 50% since the programme’s launch. Much-coveted places are now offered at six universities, […]

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