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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 […]

Jodrell Bank Observatory added to UNESCO World Heritage Site List

Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The observatory becomes the 32nd UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK and joins the prestigious list alongside international sites such as Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Jodrell Bank, owned by the University of Manchester, is famous […]

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 […]

Abbey College Manchester hosts international tour

Abbey College Manchester has boosted the global profile of the city after hosting a duo of international tours with the aim to generate worldwide awareness amongst key educational figures. The city centre-based college welcomed eleven agents from various countries including China, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, firmly consolidating Manchester as a major global hub […]

Withington reaches for the stars with Silver Space Education Award

Withington Girls’ School has joined a select group of 45 schools in the UK to receive a Silver Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM) Award and is one of only six schools in the north west to have earned the accolade. As part of a national scheme run by ESERO-UK, Withington achieved the SEQM silver award […]

Statiflo is making strides down under

Macclesfield-based engineering company, Statiflo, is expanding across Australia and New Zealand after recruiting business partners to spearhead growth in new markets. The company has added Australian business Piping and Automation Systems and New Zealand-based Asmuss Plastic Systems to its growing network. Statiflo, and subsidiaries in the US and Germany, is a world leader in the […]

College celebrates outstanding year.

Abbey College Manchester students recently celebrated an exceptional year of success at the annual graduation and awards ceremony, held at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel. In recognition of the students’ achievements, they were each presented with their graduation certificates by the honoured friends and associates of Abbey College Manchester, including representatives from partner universities, former […]

The Art of Photography

From the gnarled, sun-leathered face of an Indian drifter caught on the platform of Delhi Station, to the crumbling majesty of a former cotton mill in Salford, this exhibition features some of the most poignant photography of the 21st century, writes Malcolm Storer. Peter Aitchison’s work depicts a chance encounter with a person or a […]

It’s full steam ahead at Anderton Boat Lift

It will be full steam ahead at Cheshire’s giant Anderton Boat Lift, near Northwich when it holds a free, family-friendly, Steam Festival on Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May, between 10.30am and 3.00pm. The event will see the grounds of the Anderton Boat Lift, a pinnacle of Victorian industrial engineering, transformed by steam-powered traction […]

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