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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Anatomy of a Masterpiece’ – ‘The Policeman’s Daughter’

In the fifth of his series of six articles, 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.     ‘The Policeman’s Daughter’ by Paula Rego A seemingly innocent image of a young woman dutifully […]

‘Smile, You’re on Covid Camera!’

In this difficult time of lockdown, when boredom sets in and tempers start to fray, it’s nice when someone in the community comes along with an idea to cheer everyone up and bring people together, writes Malcolm Storer. For the lucky residents of Mobberley, in Cheshire, that ‘someone’ is their very own lifestyle and branding […]

“Sharp Scratch” – Cheshire Freemasons Provide Prostate Screening

Cheshire Freemasons have, for many years, worked with specialist organisations to prevent this terrible disease. Last week, they organised the annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) test at Stockport Masonic Guildhall. More than 160 men attended to take the test from Stockport and the surrounding areas, coming from across Cheshire, as far and wide as Knutsford, […]

More than 1,000 jobs on offer

More than 1,000 roles at Manchester Airport will be available to job seekers at the Northern hub’s annual jobs fair this month. Around 25 employers will be represented at the event, which will be hosted at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket stadium on Thursday March 12 from 10am – 3pm. In addition to Manchester Airport […]

Spirit & Grace

Spirit & Grace is a new women’s fashion brand that is dedicated to creating beautifully constructed, high-quality clothing at an accessible price point. I had the pleasure of attending the launch of this exciting new label at specialist off-licence Laithwaite’s Wines’ northern flagship store in Alderley Edge, on Thursday 13 February, writes Johanna Bolhoven. This […]

Gaynor’s Social Scene

Gaynor Morgan-Hoole is the daughter of former Manchester United and Scotland legend, Willie Morgan, who wore the famous no.7 shirt after George Best. Cheshire born and bred, she lives in Prestbury with husband Tim, and daughter Jess. Gaynor has turned her hand to many successful ventures over the years, with charity fundraising being closest to […]

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