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. […]

Mark Radcliffe Presents ‘Folk at the Theatre’ at Knutsford Music Festival

Broadcaster Mark Radcliffe has teamed up with Knutsford Town Council to host a series of gigs in the first wave of announcements for Knutsford Music Festival. The BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music DJ, who lives in the town, will transform Knutsford Little Theatre into a folk club for three nights from Friday, June 22, […]

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 […]

Andy Burnham Officially Opens Latest Investment at Abbey College Manchester

.Abbey College Manchester has marked a significant £250,000 investment in the college with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham officially opening its new facilities. The leading independent college is continuing to grow its strong presence in the city of Manchester, with a major expansion to its amenities on both the ground floor and the basement. The growth of the ground floor […]

Bright Sparks Open Electrical Shop

Two brothers with the surname ‘Spark’ have opened a new electrical store in Sale.   Matt James Spark, bought the old Indespension, Trailer Centre, on Cross Street, turning it into Sparks Electrical Wholesales Ltd. The shop is open to both the public and the trade offering a huge range of goods including luxury lighting. Property […]

The Growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In this month’s new column, Tanya Hemphill from Ti22 Digital (, a strategic digital marketing consulting and training company, reports on the latest developments in technology and the implications they have for business. The North’s Digital Economy Three interesting reports have been recently published about the digital economy and its impact on our economy. A […]

Walking tall at their Funky Fashion Show

The King’s School’s young models staged a flash back Friday with their annual fashion show for Christies celebrated the music of the seventies, eighties, nineties, noughties and even their own decade with a record breaking sell out event. Raising £4,500 on the night, with more yet to come from clothing auctions, the cool cats cruised […]

Dressed to Impress for Alder Hey

The great and the glamorous stepped out in style recently and dug deep to help raise more than £13,000 at a fundraising ball hosted by Cheshire’s leading independent estate agent, Holmes Naden, in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Charity*. Staged at the picturesque Hill Top House in Prestbury, the popular event welcomed 150 guests from […]

Manchester High School pupils bring a little festive cheer to the elderly

The guests were treated to a lively afternoon of entertainment including musical and dance performances, bingo and a festive buffet as 15-year-old Orla Walshe from Macclesfield and 14-year-old Annabel Tragen from Cheadle spent time getting to know their visitors. Annabel said: “We had a great time talking to our guests and finding out about their […]

Altrincham voiceover, Emma, secures hollywood role that’s out of this world

Emma Clarke, an award-winning voiceover artist living Greater Manchester, is set to star alongside Hollywood A-listers Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in upcoming $120million science fiction thriller, Passengers. Altrincham-based Clarke is the voice of the film’s spaceship, The Starship Avalon, a damaged vessel that is floundering through space and venturing into uncertain territory. This is […]

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