Local History

Councillor Suzie Akers Smith is new Congleton Town Mayor

A hundred years after women first got the vote, Congleton Town Council has appointed three women to take lead civic roles in the town. Councillor Suzie Akers Smith was elected as the new Town Mayor. Cllr Sally-Ann Holland as the Deputy Mayor and Clara Jackson from the Congleton Air Cadets (230) Squadron as the Mayor’s […]

Market Traders to Host Quiz Night in Support of Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Knutsford Market Hall will host a quiz night on Thursday 12th July from 7 p.m. to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. All the traders will be involved in the event which will take place in the Market Hall.  Food will be available to purchase from The Market Café as well as a selection […]

Spinney Donation Funds Chelford Community Hub

Company bosses Ben and Charlie Holland have been thanked for funding the running costs of a vital village community hub for the next twelve months. The brothers, directors of Cranage-based motorhome and caravan dealership Spinney, donated £5,000 to the newly-formed charity, Chelford Community Hub. The Hub was established in January with a view to taking […]

Knutsfordians invited to consultation on future of Knutsford Market Hall

Knutsfordians are invited to a public consultation to view the plans for the Market Hall building on Tuesday 10th April between 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Knutsford Market Hall on Silk Mill Street. Knutsford Town Council announced it was working with local architects SiCa to demolish the existing Market Hall and re-build a new hall to […]

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, […]

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 […]

International School Award for Alderley Edge School for Girls

Alderley Edge School for Girls in Cheshire has been awarded the foundation level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the […]

Historic city tower complex to tell a new story of the history of Chester

Chester’s medieval Water Tower complex is set to undergo a refurbishment over the next few months to create a new heritage attraction telling the story of the city’s walls, and the people who built, maintained and lived within them over 2,000 years. The exhibition, called ‘Within These Walls’, will replace the current Sick to Death visitor attraction, which was famously home […]

People in Business INCheshire

Salters Den 2017 Winner The Salters Den competition was launched three years ago to find the most exciting new business or business idea in the Northwich and Winsford area and to reward the winner with a prize of cash and expert business advice. The competition is run in partnership with Howard Worth Chartered Accountants and […]

The Woodland Trust launches ‘neighbourhood watch’ scheme for street trees

After a colleague told me recently about his new neighbour’s failed attempt to have a perfectly healthy oak tree chopped down, the following instantly struck a chord with me: –   The Woodland Trust launches “neighbourhood watch” scheme for street trees – Cheshire folk are urged to take part. Cheshire folk are being urged to […]

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