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Special roles for ‘rescue dogs’

Natasha Balletta is a lifestyle and pet portrait photographer, Despite being partially sighted, through photography Natasha has found something she loves with a passion and her visual impairments do not stop her. She told us: “I have always loved dogs. Each dog has a different personality. I am a volunteer photographer for All Dogs Matter […]

New £100,000 canning line installed at The Mobberley Brewhouse

Craft beers producer, The Mobberley Brewhouse, is ramping up production of its craft beers with the installation of a state-of- the-art canning line. This coincides with ‘Batch 1000’, an imperial IPA that will be released in limited quantities to celebrate the brewery’s 1000th brew. Founder and CEO James Roberts said: “Last year we launched a […]

Adjustamatic to open new store in Macclesfield

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of adjustable beds and riser-recliner chairs opens for business in Macclesfield next month with the launch of a new store by Adjustamatic. Located off Churchill Way, next to Majestic Wine, the 3,964 sq ft retail unit comprises 2,250sq ft of selling space showcasing Adjustamatic’s full range of adjustable beds, […]

Care in Your Own Home in Cheshire

Spending cuts; the crisis in the NHS, it all makes for depressing reading, especially for someone approaching their twilight years. Consequently, more and more elderly people are planning their own future; a future that depends not on the whim of a relative or the State but on their own independent choices. Take my mother Gladys, […]

Nice needle work

Spring had sprung…. or so we thought. Then it snowed! This weather can certainly play havoc with one’s skin. Then add walking into a warm, toasty home with central heating on full blast and our skin has no idea what’s going on. It then over compensates and that’s when an imbalance is formed, writes Lynette […]

Banana Chocolate Fudge Bites

Brace yourself, for this is quite simply the tastiest guilt-free dessert I’ve shared with you yet. Perfect timing too, just in time for Mother’s Day, writes Evie Waxman. So, it’s official, the banana is out of the skin; the chocolate is naked on the table top, and the blender ready for action. I am here […]

That’s Your Lot!

Working with rare pieces of art, antiques and collectables is a dream job for many, but for those who work at Wright Marshall auctioneers, it’s a reality. Johanna Bolhoven went to meet Rachel Houston-Holland, regional head of fine art, at their Knutsford salesroom. Wright Marshall is one of the leading auction houses serving Cheshire, Derbyshire, South Lancashire, North Wales, […]

When Adam Met Katy

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner [at the time of writing], my meeting with Adam and Katy Rickitt was entirely appropriate. I spent a wonderful afternoon with the loved-up couple who shared their ‘how we met’ story; the rituals that keep them connected and why they never want to leave Cheshire, writes Johanna Bolhoven. […]

Online Safety a Priority at Withington Girls’ School

To mark international Safer Internet Day 2018, Withington Girls’ School held a series of events aimed at further improving digital wellbeing for pupils, culminating in an informative presentation for parents on online safety. Withington has already been working closely with Digital Awareness UK and Childnet to help its school community better understand both the implications of […]

Unique Event Will Launch Warrington Business Awards 2018

The Warrington Business Awards are back in 2018 and the organising committee has announced a unique launch event, with both the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotherham, being guest speakers. This special dinner, on the evening of Thursday 1st February, is a sell out. Warrington Business Awards […]

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