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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cheshire Freemasons present minibus to Greater Manchester Scouts

A delegation of Freemasons attended Linett Clough Scout Camp near Marple recently to present a fully fitted 17-seater minibus to Greater Manchester East Scouts. Steve Holloway, County Commissioner was delighted to take ownership of the vehicle and on receipt of the keys said: “We are very grateful to the Cheshire Freemasons for providing us with […]

College celebrates outstanding year.

Abbey College Manchester students recently celebrated an exceptional year of success at the annual graduation and awards ceremony, held at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel. In recognition of the students’ achievements, they were each presented with their graduation certificates by the honoured friends and associates of Abbey College Manchester, including representatives from partner universities, former […]

‘Love Your Local Market’ in Knutsford

Local Market fortnight has been launched with a rousing performance from Egerton Primary School Choir at Knutsford’s indoor market hall. Visitors were treated to a beautiful performance from the choir after a short speech from Knutsford Town Mayor, councillor Peter Coan. ‘Love your Local Market’ fortnight extends until May 31st and Knutsford Market Hall traders […]

The Art of Photography

From the gnarled, sun-leathered face of an Indian drifter caught on the platform of Delhi Station, to the crumbling majesty of a former cotton mill in Salford, this exhibition features some of the most poignant photography of the 21st century, writes Malcolm Storer. Peter Aitchison’s work depicts a chance encounter with a person or a […]

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