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Sports scholar Josh gears up for first Team GB weightlifting appearance

A sports scholar at Rydal Penrhos Boarding School is in the final stages of training ahead of his first appearance for Team GB later this month. Josh Lynch, a year-9 pupil at the school, will be part of the British contingent that competes at the European Youth Weightlifting Championships, which takes place at the stunning […]

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 […]

Manchester High brings Suffragettes to the City

A ‘Suffragettes in the City’ event was hosted by Manchester High School for Girls (MHSG) at Harvey Nichols in Manchester. The occasion recognised the school’s close connection with the Pankhurst sisters and 100 years of votes for women, as well as the milestone of welcoming the 100th Pankhurst bursary girl to MHSG. More than £21,000 […]

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 […]

High Legh Park Golf Club Captains’ Charity Golf Day

High Legh Park Golf Club is holding its Captains’ Charity Golf Day on Thursday 2nd August to raise money for Sale disability charity, Stockdales. Captains Trevor Pathak and Kath Davies are encouraging players from the local community and beyond to join them at what promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable day. Trevor said; “Both Kath […]

Channel 4’s ‘Great Canal Journeys’ Comes to Cheshire’s Salt Works Museum

On Thursday 14 June, Cheshire’s multi award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich, Cheshire, was filmed for Channel 4’s highly successful ‘Great Canal Journeys’ starring Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Filming also featured their son, actor Sam West and their daughter Juliet West was also on site. The duo and their son were filmed around […]

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 […]

Business networking group celebrates six successful years

BNI Mere was set up in April 2012 to help local people grow their businesses in the Cheshire area. Six years down the line, it’s stronger than ever before. Last month the networking group celebrated passing the milestone of passing over £2.5 million of business since it began. In the last 12 months alone, more […]

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 […]

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