Hobbies & Pastimes

New film offers ‘behind the scenes’ look into the world of Cheshire Freemasons

A new film which, for the first time, offers a glimpse of what happens in the county’s Lodge rooms, has been welcomed by Cheshire Freemasons. The new film, Discover Freemasonry, shows interviews with leading Freemasons, as well as delving into Freemasonry’s unique history and symbolism, including the famous handshake. Freemasons being filmed during a ceremony inside […]

Freemasons’ BBQ raises a sizzling £800 for The Christie at Macclesfield.

The Old Castle Lodge in Macclesfield raised £800 for The Christie appeal recently with a summer barbeque. Around 100 tickets were sold for the event hosted by lodge member Norman Bebington and his wife Bronwyn at their home in North Rode, Congleton. For each ticket sold, £3 was donated to The Christie at Macclesfield appeal […]

Sandbach Freemasons’ Casino Night raises £780 for charity

Sandbach Masonic Hall recently held a fun casino night with Lodge members, family and friends all invited. The event was hosted by an ‘international’ team of Freemasons, all members of lodges which meet in Sandbach – Rob Turnbull representing England, Thomas Eves from South African and Meurig Williams from Wales. Rob Turnbull, who has also […]

The Art of Bonsai

The ancient Japanese art of bonsai has been practiced for thousands of years. Its goal is to produce small, perfectly formed trees that mimic the shape and scale of their full-size relatives, writes our art critic Malcolm Storer. On a bright sunny day in Mobberley recently I went along to meet one of the latest […]

A Soul’s Purpose – Knutsford-based hypno-psychotherapist and counsellor, Annette Boden

Positive psychology is a science of positive aspects of human life, such as happiness, well-being and flourishing…. and it can be found in abundance in the soul of Annette Boden. Johanna Bolhoven went along to meet Knutsford-based hypno-psychotherapist and counsellor, Annette, to find out more. Annette Boden is an emotional well-being and stress management consultant with more than […]

Top Knutsford personal training studio celebrates its Nxtep

Founder of Nxtep Personal Training, Laura Hagan, is heading back to her personal training roots in London. She told us: “It’s been a fantastic five years of personal training in Knutsford. I am very proud of the journey my clients have been on. The studio still looks fantastic and I can feel extremely satisfied that […]

Your Chance to Win Dinner, Bed & Breakfast FOR TWO at the spectacular new hotel Hawkstone Hall Hotel & Gardens

Hawkstone Hall & Gardens, in Shropshire, is a magnificent Grade-I listed 18th century mansion, set within 88 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. An extensive renovation has restored the Georgian property to its former magnificent splendour. Guests now approach the stunning property via a mile-long gravel driveway. Upon arrival, imposing double doors open to reveal a […]

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 […]

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