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Anyone for Crickets? – Roberts Bakes Bloomers Made from Insects

Like something straight out of the bizarre Bushtucker Trial on last night’s I’m A Celebrity, Northwich-based Roberts is the first major bakery brand in the UK to launch insect bread. And it tastes delicious. And it was year 5 children at Hartford Manor Primary School who were amongst the first to try the limited-edition Crunchy Cricket […]

North West in Bloom awards success for gardening volunteers

Gardening volunteers from mid-Cheshire are celebrating after achieving success in the ‘North West in Bloom’ awards which were held in Southport at the beginning of November. The Butterfly Garden and Cheshire Buddleia Collection, based at the Lion Salt Works, was entered in to the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category as part of the town’s overall entry […]

Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2019 – The Winners!

The winners of the 15th Marketing Cheshire Annual Tourism Awards have been announced at a glittering awards ceremony at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, hosted by TV presenter, Lucy Nicholls. The Awards, attended by 300 guests, recognise excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals working in Cheshire’s visitor economy, now […]

Northwich ‘In Bloom’ competition winners

Six Northwich businesses have been celebrating after receiving prizes for their entries in an ‘In Bloom’ competition. In August, the Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) laid down a challenge to retailers to become ‘Best Dressed Business’ or ‘Best Dressed Pub’ in conjunction with the town’s bid to triumph at the ‘North West In Bloom’ awards. […]

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 […]

School’s ‘shoe appeal’ helps children in Ghana

The King’s School Macclesfield put its best foot forward to send more than 300 pairs of shoes to primary schools in Ghana. Since 2015, King’s youngest pupils have donated their old school shoes at the end of the academic year so their counterparts in Ghana can walk, what is often many miles to and from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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