Music

It’s behind you! – 40 Years of Prestbury Panto.

This year, Prestbury Youth Pantomime is celebrating the staging of its 40th consecutive pantomime, writes Malcolm Storer. A lot has changed since the first production of Cinderella back in 1980, but the ethos of the group has remained the same, as Chairman Iain MacLeod and Secretary Emma Hine were keen to point out when we […]

Success in STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts and Mathematics) at Alderley Edge School for Girls

Alderley Edge School for Girls continues its celebrations this week, after reporting huge success at GCSE – particularly in the light of uncertainty over the newly reformed GCSE examinations and with the majority of subjects now reporting numerical rather than letter grades. The percentage of equivalent A/A* grades achieved by students this year has increased, […]

Stellar set of GCSE results at King’s School Macclesfield

The King’s School’s students produced a stellar set of GCSE results, with pupils and staff celebrating a steep rise in the very best grades. This year, 27% of all grades were at 9 or 8, formerly the A* grade, up from 20% last year. A huge 47% of all grades are at 9 – 7, or A*/A. Some three quarters of all grades […]

Manchester High Girls Celebrate Dazzling Results

Manchester High School for Girls (MHSG) was bustling with excitement as A-level students celebrated success with a string of A*s and As in a range of subjects. The overall results have been truly impressive as 74% of all A-levels achieved at MHSG were the coveted A* and A, with 93% of all grades secured in […]

Cricket club’s marquee week a huge success

Rugby World Cup winning star Will Greenwood helped to kick off this year’s popular Sporting Lunch at Neston Cricket’s Club’s annual Marquee Week. Greenwood was guest speaker at the Sporting Lunch, which was packed with business people from companies across the region. The event was sponsored by IP company Forresters plus associate sponsors Macbryde Homes […]

Editor’s Choice: “University not the best route for all” – tell the class of 2018.

It is that time of the year again – nervous teenagers awaiting ‘O’ and ‘A’ level results and, for some, no doubt, initial disappointment at missing out on that anticipated university place. Call me old fashioned, but I think it is important we remind the class of 2018 that other, exciting, further education / training […]

A Totally Tropical Fundraiser

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, was joined by 350 guests and its Patrons at its Tropicana Ladies Lunch event on at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa recently. A record-breaking £60,000 was raised which will help the charity provide holidays for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over our region. Tempting tropical cocktails […]

People in Business INCheshire

FHL Cloud Solutions Raises £1,640 for Children’s Hospice Crewe-based FHL Cloud Solutions (FHL), a leading European cloud solutions provider, raised £1,640 for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice over a 12-month period by organising events, casual dress days and donating proceeds from the company’s snack bar. ‎ The money will go towards the charity’s #ONEINAMILLION campaign which […]

Seven year-old pianist charms hearts at top festival

The creative keyboard skills of seven-year-old King’s pupil and star pianist Harriet Bright charmed hearts at the Alderley Edge Festival finale. Harriet, who is in Year 3 and from Prestbury, says “I practise every day and twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays.” She gave a virtuoso performance with her own choice of music, Mozart’s […]

Buckets of help from Congleton Carnival

Congleton Carnival has been able to support 14 local groups and charities with a share of £3,200 donated by the public in the traditional bucket collections that accompany the carnival parade. 15 of the groups attended a cheque presentation on Wednesday 16th May, the final public engagement of the out-going Mayor Councillor Charles Booth. Many […]

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