Hobbies & Pastimes

Congleton In Bloom’s first ‘volunteer morning’ of the year.

Calling all green-fingered and handy volunteers! Congleton In Bloom hosts its first volunteer morning of 2022 on Saturday March 05. Meeting in Congleton Community Garden, Lawton Street from 10am-12noon, there will be a variety of activities to join in with. Volunteers can do as little, or as much, as they want during this time; the […]

Scientist tackles marathon for cancer charity in memory of colleagues

A scientist is taking on the gruelling challenge of the Manchester Marathon to raise funds for The Christie charity’s Macclesfield appeal in memory of two former colleagues. Alex Abbott, who works at AstraZeneca, is taking part in April’s marathon in memory of Helen Williams and Jacqui Edwards, who were both treated at The Christie cancer […]

Dating Agency of the Year award win

Elite matchmaking and introductions agency Ignite Dating has announced it has been awarded the Dating Agency of the Year award at the Prestige Awards. The prestigious awards recognise the company’s commitment and driving force in the launch of the business that has resulted in considerable growth and a strong position in the market, delivering outstanding results that achieved […]

Willie Morgan – Enjoying the ‘Quiet Life’

Born in Glasgow on October 2nd 1944, William ‘Willie’ Morgan is one of the illustrious group of players who played in the famous No. 7 shirt for Manchester United F.C.; was included in the official line up of United’s “Magnificent 7’s” along with fellow greats George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham; and […]

Knutsford residents knit poppies for Knutsford Market Hall

A local knitting group has been busy knitting 400 poppies for a display in Knutsford Market Hall ahead of Remembrance Sunday. Knitted in Knutsford was set up 7 years ago by Knutsford resident Val Pallister when a friend asked her to make a ‘twiddle’ aid for her mother who was suffering from dementia. This led […]

Successful Day for Professionals and Amateurs at Knutsford Golf Club

Knutsford Golf Club hosted the highly anticipated PGA Cheshire and North West Pro-Am competition on Sunday 22nd of August, with participants competing for prizes in Professional and Team categories. Teams comprising of three amateurs and one PGA professional set out on the magnificent 9-hole course, posting fantastic results. In the Professional Contest, Phillip Archer, of […]

Back of the Net!… Football Success for Abbey Manchester Trio

A trio of talented footballers from Abbey College Manchester have secured an invaluable opportunity, receiving a much-coveted invitation to train with semi-professional clubs over the summer. The three students, who are currently studying on the college’s unique Academic Studies with Football Training programme in association with International House Manchester (IHM), impressed the local teams and […]

Care Company on a mission to mark important anniversary

Award-winning Cheshire homecare and supported living care provider, Compassionate Care Group, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a staff raffle and by supporting a local charity. The kind-hearted company, based in Ashley, held a staff raffle throughout October and November, with a fantastic first prize of £1,000. All money raised was matched by the company […]

Anatomy of a Masterpiece – ‘Infinity Mirrored Rooms’ by Yayoi Kusama

In the sixth and final article of the series, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created.     ‘Infinity Mirrored Rooms’ by Yayoi Kusama I want to end this series by looking at […]

Calling all ‘Little Einsteins’ – The UK’s 1st Atomic Prep School

At Yorston Lodge Prep School you are never too young to start honing your skills for the workplace of tomorrow. With an exciting new scholarship programme in place, we look forward to widening the world of Yorston discovery to a whole host of new talented primary aged students. Offering families a winning combination of proven […]

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