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Thoroughly Modern Millie

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Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton is heading to the Palace Theatre, Manchester, in four weeks when she stars in the lead role in hit musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Thoroughly Modern Millie runs at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, from Tuesday 23 May to Saturday 27 May 2017. World champion ballroom dancer Joanne Clifton took the top honours when she danced off with the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing glitterball …

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Jason Manford ‘Muddle Class’ UK Tour 2018

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Extra shows have been added due to an overwhelming popular demand. New dates go on sale on Friday 28 April at 10am. Due to popular demand, Jason Manford is delighted to announce an additional 15 shows for his ‘Muddle Class’ UK tour.  The shows in Halifax, Warrington, Watford, Reading, Northampton, Hull, Blackburn, Manchester, Preston, Nottingham, Isle of Man, London, Birmingham and Sunderland go …

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The Adanola Story

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The story began with two brothers… Hyrum and Josh had an early introduction to fashion and trade, spending many long nights with their grandparents cutting and sewing beautiful bridesmaid dresses before waking early to make gruelling 6am market sales trips around the North West. It was here that they discovered their love of the trade and together decided they would …

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Long running vegan campaign goes large in Manchester

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300 buses took hard-hitting Go Vegan World – the world’s largest and longest running vegan campaign – onto the streets of Greater Manchester ahead of Vegan Education Day. Through striking digital video and stills, a variety of the campaign’s striking adverts targeted shoppers, commuters, tourists and city traffic across Manchester. There were large format digital screens at Printworks and the Arndale, …

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The Quays is set for a sensational summer

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The Quays will play host to a number of fantastic events and attractions this summer, including a new commission from Quays Culture, which will see four gigantic endangered species sculptures migrate to the metropolis of MediaCityUK. There will also be acclaimed theatre productions, monthly artisan food and craft markets and annual sporting events. The Quays is Greater Manchester’s stunning waterfront destination and home to some of …

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Quays Culture commissions endangered species sculptures

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This season, endangered species from land and sea migrate to the metropolis of MediaCityUK, in the form of four gigantic sculptures for Quays Culture’s Unnatural Borders exhibition, which will run from Saturday 20th May until Monday 29th May.  Unnatural Borders is a Quays Culture exclusive commission by Sober Industries (Netherlands), and explores the interaction and impact between human civilization and the animal kingdom environment. Four large sculptures represent …

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Foodies Festival Tatton Park 2017

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Candice Brown Winner of Great British Bake Off, Jane Devonshire MasterChef Winner 2016 and Top TV Chef Rosemary Shrager will be at Foodies Festival Tatton Park 2017 14-16th July.  Cakes & Desserts Theatre From Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown to baking extraordinaire Charlotte White and Crème de la Crème Winner Mark Tilling, master chocolatier Fiona Sciolti and top local cake-makers and patisserie chefs, …

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A great deal for Didsbury and Disley

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Several golf clubs in the region already have reciprocal agreements with other clubs enabling their members to play each other’s courses at reduced rates of green fee. Now, Didsbury and Disley Golf Clubs have gone a step further by striking a great link between their clubs, allowing members in certain categories to enjoy playing privileges at the other club, subject …

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Ronan Keating helps to launch Cancer Awareness Roadshow in Manchester

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Ronan Keating is urging people in Greater Manchester to visit the Cancer Research UK Cancer Awareness Roadshow and make a pledge to help stack their odds against cancer. The roadshow, which has just begun its 2017 season, tours towns in Greater Manchester and across the North West between April and November and will be in Albion Street, Oldham, between 10am …

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Manchester City Women scarf the city

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Manchester City Women scarf the city to spread excitement ahead of their unmissable Champions’ League semi-final. More than 300 Manchester City Women scarves have been draped, hung and hidden throughout the city, as the date of  their highly anticipated UEFA Women’s Champions League clash against Olympique Lyonnais this coming Saturday draws near. An array of Manchester City Women v Lyon …

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The UK Choir Festival brings unique singing experience to the North West

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Founded in 2016, The UK Choir Festival aims to support, train and bring choirs together, allowing them to learn, develop and thrive in a truly unique way. The festival is produced by highly experienced and passionate musical director Russell Scott, who started his musical career in the London Philharmonic Choir over 20 years ago. The UK Choir Festival is designed …

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Further dates announced for Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON

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  Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON, the show will land at Manchester Palace Theatre from 21 March – 12 May 2018. The new production of MISS SAIGON opened on Broadway to nightly standing ovations following …

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Eamonn Holmes to ‘Run the Runway’

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Television presenter Eamonn Holmes is teaming up with British Airways and Manchester Airport for the annual charity Run the Runway Race over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Eamonn will officially start the race on Sunday April 30, as people get the chance to get their running shoes on for a third year for the 6km run around the runways. The …

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Win afternoon tea with champagne for two at Mottram Hall

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Want to win afternoon tea with champagne for two people at Mottram Hall? Simply enter by answering the following question:   Winner will receive the voucher by email Alternatively, you can send a postcard to Mottram Hall competition, Salutions, 5 The Stables, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5PG TRENDING POSTS

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Musician has the yum factor

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Classical saxophonist, Gillian Blair, is serving up a sweet, musical treat to concert goers at Didsbury Arts Festival 2017. The award-winning performer has come up with an unusual idea to showcase her twin talents – music and baking – at this year’s festival.  Audiences attending her recital, Toot Sweet, are in for a surprise, because Gillian will be handing round …

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Didsbury Business Games Launched

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  Didsbury based businesses with a competitive spirit are being invited to sign up for the first ever Didsbury Business Games The Didsbury Business Games is an annual eight-week programme of fun events aimed at bringing the business community together to raise funds for The Christie Charity. The Games has been established by five Didsbury based businesses; The Waterside Hotel …

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Matilda the musical embarks on UK and Ireland tour

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The Royal Shakespeare Company announces that its multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical will embark on a UK and Ireland tour in 2018-2019. Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the RSC’s touring production of Matilda The Musical will open at Leicester Curve, playing from 5 – 24 March 2018, followed by Dublin Bord Gais Energy …

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Human Appeal charity chief executive talks

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Human Appeal, a humanitarian aid agency based in Greater Manchester, have announced that whilst they welcome the $6billion pledged to help Syrians in the conference held in Brussels this week, the events happening on the ground show that a lot more needs to be done. • A more principled approach is taken when monitoring war crimes • More investment is …

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Laura Ashley boss pays ex wife £64m in divorce

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Pauline Chai had claimed that the former couple’s assets were worth as much as £205 million and argued that she should be awarded half after their 42-year marriage came to an end. It is not clear if the Court agreed with her estimate as certain aspects of this ruling have been kept confidential. Meanwhile Dr Khoo insisted that his ex-wife …

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Pudding Passport comes to Corn Exchange

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Love puddings? Corn Exchange Manchester has launched the first ever Pudding Passport as your gateway to a whole host of sweet Easter prizes. Who doesn’t love a pudding? In celebration of Easter and the delicious variety of international desserts on offer at The Corn Exchange, Manchester, say hello! Ciao! Hola! to the first ever Pudding Passport. There will also be …

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An interview with owner of black white denim

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Within seven years of opening, Jo Davies’ stand-alone Black White Denim (BWD) boutique in Wilmslow has become the northern fashion destination for contemporary designer ladies’ wear. That’s no mean feat. After all, the industry favours London and the South, and business graduate Jo, despite 16 years in national sales and marketing, had no retail experience – apart from shopping for …

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An interview with Boyzlife

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Boyzlife the duo, created by Keith Duffy from Boyzone and Brian McFadden from Westlife, flew up to Manchester with some very lucky British Airways competition winners last month for an exclusive up close and personal concert at the BA offices in Didsbury. TRENDING POSTS

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Cathay Pacific will offer daily service to Hong Kong

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Cathay Pacific has announced that it will be bolstering its frequency in the North West by offering daily flights between Manchester and Hong Kong as of 1st December 2017. The extra services will operate on Sundays and Wednesdays. Having announced at the end of last year that it would be increasing its current four-times-weekly schedule to five-times-weekly as of 2nd …

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Hotel Gotham to showcase Tom Fraud new exhibition

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Five-star hotel will host photographer Tom Fraud’s homecoming to the city with an exclusive launch. Hotel Gotham is set to host internationally renowned photographer Tom Fraud’s Manchester homecoming, with an art exhibition launch. The King Street-based hotel will hold the invite-only event at its rooftop bar, Club Brass, on Thursday 13 April, giving attendees a chance to preview the provocative …

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Gloria Spinello wins Tesco competition

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A pupil from Didsbury CofE Primary School won a food workshop for her class after entering a healthy eating drawing competition organised by the Tesco store in East Didsbury. The store on Parrs Wood Lane invited primary school pupils from the local area to design a poster with the theme of healthy eating. This was to tie in with Tesco’s …

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Francis House charity receive knitted chicks

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A children’s hospice has been inundated with over forty thousand woolly chicks handcrafted by generous knitters in response to the charity’s annual Easter ‘chick knit’ fundraising appeal. Francis House Children’s Hospice based in Didsbury, Greater Manchester, has been receiving the fluffy donations from hundreds of local supporters from across the region and nationwide for months, but in the run up …

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Manchester City run Easter egg hunt

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This Easter, Manchester City launches its first city wide Easter Egg hunt designed to give visitors a fun and engaging football based activity to keep the kids entertained over the half-term holiday. Three giant eggs, branded in City blue and featuring the Club crest, will be hidden in various locations in and around Manchester. Fans will be given clues as …

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Easter events at the Museum of Science and Industry

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Whether it’s the power of water, steam or electricity, experience the sights, thundering sounds and astonishing power of the museum’s machines, muscles and contraptions as they burst into life through a series of hands-on demonstrations, workshops and shows for everyone. Visitors will have the chance to try their hand at crane construction. Can you work under pressure? Build a simple …

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Adrian and Neela Tratalos Together by design

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As an eighteen-year-old student, Neela Shan used to pull pints for Adrian Tratalos in the Griffin in Bowdon. Little did she know how significant a part they would eventually come to play in each other’s lives. Adrian reckons Neela was way out of his league in those days, but he somehow managed to improve his powers of persuasion over time. …

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Plastic surgeon Gary Ross tells all

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If he’d had his way as a teenager, Gary Ross MBChB, MD, FRCS, (Plast) would be playing Premier League football or competing at Wimbledon for a living. Instead, at 44, he has earned the position of a ‘premier league’ plastic surgeon, regularly appearing in Tatler Magazine and topping league tables of Realself Top 100 reviews. An accredited consultant plastic reconstructive …

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Dr John Fox discusses a range of topics

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Dr John Fox has been a Consultant Clinical Psychologist across both independent and NHS services since 2002. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is an Associate Fellow and Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). A: Eating disorders are rare but serious mental health conditions. There are three main types; anorexia nervosa …

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Carina Martins is new general manager of Stanneylands Hotel

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Dynamic, educated and warm, Stanneylands’ Brazilian General Manager Carina Martins is raring to guide Wilmslow’s renowned and refurbished hotel into a new phase. Armed with a University of São Paolo Masters in Tourism, Carina knows her stuff both academically and hands-on. At 35, this happily married mother of two already has three general managerial posts under her belt, including a …

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An interview with the Lord Mayor of Manchester

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Whether in serious mode or otherwise, Manchester’s indefatigable, engaging Lord Mayor, Carl Austin-Behan, is true to himself. His flamboyance as Pride 2016’s pink-cloaked Grand Marshall and 2001’s Mr Gay UK – all pink hot pants and sash – is countered by an unswerving work ethic and non-stop commitment to civic and charitable causes. Fay Wertheimer: Have you always harboured political …

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Fay Wertheimer chats to Penny Worth

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Violist Fay Wertheimer formed Carlton Ensemble’s string quartet and flute group for a one-off City Art Gallery fundraiser in 1982. 36 years on, the quirky, quality quintet and its unnaturally-blonde dowager are still intact. Private and corporate punters enjoy Carlton’s take on anything from Mozart to Game of Thrones, and benefit from its unique experience in background music. Carlton’s friendly …

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Dating app Trueview is the most secure yet

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Revolutionary British dating app, TRUEVIEW, have included a unique nudity filter in their new app launch. The filter prevents users from uploading ‘inappropriate’ shots to their profile. Every photo that is uploaded onto the website is pushed through a filter that detects face and nudity. It then scores the picture and will reject if it detects a certain level of …

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The Grange School netball team win national cup

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Cheshire’s The Grange U13 netball squad powered their way to glory in the final of the School Sport Magazine cup, emerging victorious from an incredibly tense match against renowned netball school, Goldolphin and Laytmer. The Grange side arrived at the final having worked their way through the local and regional rounds of the competition. In the semi-final, they came up …

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Singles believe they will never retire

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With the constantly rising costs of living, it is clear that many Brits are concerned they will never be financially secure enough to retire. Peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Works surveyed over 1,500 non-retired adults in the UK (YouGov), and made some concerning discoveries. There is a worry amongst single adults that they will never be in a financial position to …

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Barratt Manchester raising money for Francis House

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Local housebuilder, Barratt Manchester, has been raising a glass to its Charity of the Year, Francis House, by collecting £2,150 of donations in a bottle raffle – just one of many fundraising tactics for 2017. The Charity of the Year initiative was launched in 2016 and sees the local housebuilder raise funds throughout the year for a local charity. In …

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Charlotte Collins brings positivity to pregnancy and birth

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The Mama Awards Finalist, Charlotte Collins, has worked with hundreds of parents across Cheshire and has found that building confidence in birth, your baby and your body in a supportive environment is the key to a positive birth experience. Not all cultures associate intense pain with labour, but it is central to almost every discussion of birth here in the …

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The Grange School to open a new sports centre

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Cheshire’s The Grange School are delighted to announce that planning consent has been granted for a new 2500 square metre Sports Centre. Construction work will begin on the £5m scheme in July, 2017 with the new exciting facilities fully completed for September 2018. The new Grange Sports Centre will provide a modern and well lit indoor space for a plethora …

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Scientists to receive over £1million to fund research

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Manchester scientists are set to receive £1.2million from Cancer Research UK to help transform pancreatic cancer treatment in the UK. Around 1,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the North West every year, and currently around 930 people die from the disease. Scientists from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, based at The University of Manchester, will work with …

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Sale Golf Club names first lady president

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Carol Broadbent is delighted and honoured to be the first ever lady to be the club President of Sale Golf Club in its 104-year history. Carol said: “At Sale, we had a President and a Lady President up to 2012 and since then, with changes in equality, the club decided to just solely have a President. Slaters in Manchester (who …

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Ashton on Mersey lady captain on holding major role

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It is the second time that Ashton-on-Mersey’s new Lady Captain Fiona Vaughan-Thomas has held a major Captain’s role. Her first came in 1999 when she was the Captain of the Welsh Girls u18 team and she led them to victory, for the first time in the WGU history, in the Home Internationals and the Triple Crown at High Post Golf …

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Dinosaur themed activities to take place in Altrincham over Easter

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Altrincham town centre is gearing up for a week of free family activities in the run-up to Easter, with the annual trail around the town getting a new twist this year with a dinosaur theme. From Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 April, Altrincham Unlimited (Altrincham’s Business Improvement District) will invite families to ‘eggsplore’ Altrincham in the Great Dino Egg Hunt, …

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Real housewives of cheshire stars invest in menagerie

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The opening episode of the Real Housewives of Cheshire, revealed that Forever Unique owners, Seema Malhotra, husband Sandeep, and artist Stacey Forsey, are secret investors of celebrity hot-spot, Menagerie, in Manchester. Husband and wife, Seema and Sandeep, who have global success with fashion brand, Forever Unique, said that they were invested in Karina from the beginning and were excited to …

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The Christie Ball raises £170,000 for charity

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The Christie charity hosted its glamorous and star-studded annual ball on Saturday 18th March at the recently refurbished Principal Hotel in Manchester. Supported by investment management company, Brooks Macdonald, the event raised an amazing £170,000 which will go towards funding the cost of a £600,000 advanced 3D intervention system which will be the first of its kind in Europe and …

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Unicorn Grocery Chorlton in final three for BBC award

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Manchester’s Unicorn Grocery workers co-operative has been named one of three finalists in the ‘Best Food Retailer’ category of the BBC’s prestigious national Food & Farming Awards 2017. Nominated by its customers, Unicorn has been chosen as a finalist out of 528 food retailers put forward for the award. The finalists in all nine categories were announced on Radio 4’s …

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Five North West schools compete for prestigious award

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Five schools from across the North West are set to battle it out to be crowned the region’s most enterprising school as part of a flagship education initiative from Mosaic, the mentoring initiative founded by HRH The Prince of Wales and part of The Prince’s Trust. Teams of pupils from Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Calderstones High School, Ladybridge High …

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Rosemary water to be sold exclusively at Harvey Nichols

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No. 1 Rosemary Water, the world’s first pure rosemary extract drink, has launched in Harvey Nichols following rosemary being heralded by experts and academics as a possible key to a longer, healthier life. The distinctive drink was inspired by Acciaroli, a remarkable Italian village in which more than one in 10 residents lives to the age of 100, and one …

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Belmond Northern Belle offering a variety of luxury journeys

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Belmond Northern Belle, part of the Belmond collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations, recaptures the era of rail travel at its most glamorous. Luxuriously adorned carriages, gastronomic gems, fun excursions and a welcoming ambience ensure an unforgettable experience. In the golden age of travel, beautifully appointed “Belle” trains …

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La Bandera restaurant are encouraging fair tipping for staff

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Manchester restaurant La Bandera has collaborated with local start-up company Gratuu to drive fair and transparent tipping for their staff. Gratuu, a tipping solution developed by Manchester-based entrepreneur Renate Kalnina, allows customers to tip staff directly into their bank accounts using their mobile phones. The application enables users to tip staff directly or via a virtual tip-jar by scanning a …

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Most mums are neglected on Mother’s day

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Mother’s Day is around the corner (if you haven’t got it in your diary already, firstly, what is wrong with you? And secondly, it’s the 26th of March) so children, young and old, will be gearing up to spoil their mums on the day itself. Or will they? As the advertising industry cranks up its campaign to get us all …

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Good American Jeans sold exclusively in Selfridges stores

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Good American, the fashion brand made for the curves of popular culture, launches exclusively in Selfridges this spring. Co-Founders Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede, bring Good American to the UK, a denim-focused fashion brand designed for a curvier, sexier and stronger shape, rather than the straighter silhouette of the traditional fashion establishment. Both Khloe and Emma know the importance of …

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Lucozade Sport encourages people to move for chairty

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Lucozade Sport gives £10 for every mile at designated Virgin Money London Marathon ‘Donation Point’ On 16th March Lucozade Sport arrived in Manchester to give people the chance to convert their steps into money. For every mile run, jogged or walked at the designated ‘donation point’ in Media City, Lucozade Sport donated £10 to charity. Barnaby Gordon, from Manchester said: …

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Manchester fashion industry set to celebrate birthday in style

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On Sunday 2nd April, Manchester Fashion Industry invites you to a night of high fashion and food at Menagerie Bar and Restaurant, followed by an after-show party at The Milton Club to celebrate their 3rd Birthday. With no stone left unturned, they celebrate SS17 with the biggest event to date and once again invite the city’s ‘Fashionistas’ and names from …

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£300,000 has been raised for Saint Marys hospital

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The Red Sea Pedestrians (RSP) have once again pulled off an incredible evening, raising a mind-blowing £300,000 at their 9th annual charity ball in aid of Saint Mary’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Rheumatology Department at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh attended the glamorous ball at The Lowry Hotel where she gave an emotional speech …

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Stonegate pubs win a variety of awards

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Managing a successful pub company takes an unparalleled understanding of the diverse needs of today’s customer, and that is what owner of brands such as Yates, Slug & Lettuce and the newly refurbished Lost Dene on Deansgate has proven, after winning a plethora of national industry awards. These accolades include: Best Managed Pub Company, Best Late Night Operator and Best …

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Luxury homes in Cheshire have been unveiled

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A multi-million-pound scheme of eleven luxury homes has been unveiled in Cranage, with over 50 per cent already sold. Designed by Altrincham-based Calderpeel Architects on behalf of Merepark Homes, the Higher Heath development comprises a mix of eight luxury four and five-bedroom detached homes, as well as three two-bedroom terraced properties. James Mellor, an architect at Calderpeel Architects, said: “The …

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Footballer Gareth Barry visits Ellesmere College in Shropshire

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Gareth Barry may be just a few appearances away from equalling Ryan Giggs’ Premier League record but he took time out to visit Ellesmere College in Shropshire. The Patron of their new football academy, Barry joined up with the elite football coaches for an afternoon session with current Ellesmere players. The former England international has turned out a staggering 620 …

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A year of digital connections between India and the UK

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A pen pal for the digital era, DUET is a multi-platform digital art project about finding space for reflection, expression and connection in our daily lives. Allowing for multiple levels of engagement, DUET features an app, an interactive web platform and a series of outdoor public artworks across cities in India and the UK. Launching in March, DUET is collaboration …

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The House of Peroni brings a taste of Italy to Manchester this spring

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Italians have always sought to push the boundaries to create something unique – from the pioneering Renaissance art movement that placed Italy as the capital of the world’s art scene, through to Carlo Peroni, who in 1963 was inspired to craft the first premium Italian beer. To celebrate the quality of craftsmanship that is so inherent to the Italian way …

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Award winning playwright makes Manchester debut

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In April 2017, Ransack Theatre will bring Declan Greene’s highly acclaimed work to Manchester for the first time. The playwright is one of Australia’s most prolific writing talents, but until now his work has never been performed in the North of England. Greene’s text confronts themes of adolescent isolation and mental health with sensitivity and intensity. Ransack Theatre will be …

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Women invited to join Pretty Muddy event in aid of cancer

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Local women are being urged to get down and dirty in the fight against cancer by signing up for an exciting new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Tatton Park has been chosen to host Race for Life Pretty Muddy 10K for the first time in the North West on Saturday 24 June, alongside Pretty Muddy 5K. Race …

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Manchester High School for Girls attend unveiling of Emmeline Pankhurst statues

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Pupils from Manchester High School for Girls, the school that suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, chose for her three daughters, were given first glimpse of the six creations that have been shortlisted for the statue of Mrs Pankhurst that will be erected in St Peter’s Square in 2019. The students attended an unveiling event on 27th February 2017 at Portcullis House, …

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Treat mums this mothers day at the Corn Exchange

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Guests will have the unmissable opportunity to arrange a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Verdure Floral Design waiting at the table, available for just £25. If you fancy something extra special, book the Bouquet and Fizz Package, including a bottle of Italian Prosecco on ice for £45. Head out for an early tipple and indulge in a Banyan Brunch offer …

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Cancer Research coffee mornings in Manchester

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People across Greater Manchester are being invited to host a Cancer Research UK Coffee Morning and help raise money to fund life-saving research. Every day, 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West. And that’s why the charity is calling on people across the region to join together with friends, colleagues and family for a cuppa and a …

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Alderley Edge school for girls host photography competition

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Alderley Edge School for Girls hosted their first ever Cheshire Schools’ Photography competition for pupils in Years 5 and 6 for schools across Cheshire. The lucky pupils from the shortlisted schools involved in the competition were Vernon Primary in Poynton, Wilmslow Grange and Loreto Preparatory in Altrincham. This competition also included a group of girls from the host school, Alderley …

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Vicars Cross member Barbara is set for a good year

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Barbara Baird, a member of Vicars Cross Golf Club since she took up the sport in 1976, has served on the committee for many years and was Lady Captain in 1990. She is honoured to have been invited to be the Captain for the Cheshire County Ladies Golf Association in 2017. Barbara is a native of Pembrokeshire and attended Cardiff …

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Gary Barlows Mum raising awareness for Child Bereavement UK

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Marjorie Barlow, mum of Take That’s Gary Barlow, is helping to raise awareness of #MakeforMum, a new initiative from Child Bereavement UK in the run up to Mothering Sunday. Marjorie is a volunteer for Child Bereavement UK, which supports families and educates professionals when a child grieves and when a child dies. Her son Gary Barlow became a patron of …

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Frankie and Bennys chooses Together for short lives as their chartiy partner

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Family-friendly restaurant chain, Frankie & Benny’s have chosen Together for Short Lives, the national charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, to be their charity partner for the next year. Each Frankie & Benny’s restaurant will be directly fundraising for their local children’s hospice and Greater Manchester’s Francis House Children’s Hospice, has been twinned with Frankie & Benny’s in …

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Festival number six in Portmeirion Wales reveals line up

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bootleg Beatles present a special 50th anniversary celebration of Sgt Pepper’s and the Summer of Love. The Cinematic Orchestra, Wild Beasts, Rag’n’Bone Man, Laura Mvula, Kate Tempest, Arab Strap, The Cribs, and many more confirmed in first wave. Goldie and Hercules & Love Affair join electronic bill. Following critical acclaim for their 14th studio …

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Beefayre launch seeds for bees

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With bee populations on the decline it has never been more important for us as a nation to come together to help our bee friends survive. One company that is stepping up and taking responsibility for the long-term future of the bees is Beefayre – introducing the great ‘Seeds for Bees’ giveaway of 2017. Beefayre, as its name suggests, is …

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The Botanist pub and restaurant set to open in Didsbury Village

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Didsbury, Manchester UK, the award-winning ‘The New World Trading Company’ (NWTC) has revealed The Botanist in Didsbury Village will officially open on Monday 3rd April 2017. The unique pub and restaurant, which resides in the former JD Wetherspoon pub, The Milson Rhodes, located on School Lane, has also announced the creation of 50 new jobs in the area, making the …

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Didsbury and Altrincham compete in RHS Britain in bloom

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Didsbury and Altrincham are among eight Britain in Bloom groups that have been selected to represent the North West region in the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017. They will be competing against groups from across the nation to be crowned one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places in the UK. This year, …

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Do same sex couples receive more equality than heterosexual couples?

In People by Salutions

Stowe Family Law Partner Graham Coy, one of the most experienced Stowe solicitors, based in the London office reports: “This morning the Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in a case brought by a couple who do not wish to marry but would prefer to enter into a civil partnership instead. They had been denied this right because they are …

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Blossoms band perform secret gig at Salford City College

In Education, News by Salutions

Media students were on hand with video cameras as Blossoms band performed six songs from their chart-topping self-titled album, including hits ‘Charlemagne’ and ‘Honey Sweet’, which were filmed as part of the BBC Introducing series. The singers also participated in a Q&A hosted by presenters from BBC Radio Manchester, with fans from around the world sending in questions for the …

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Manchester City brings a taste of Rio to city centre commuters

In Events, News by Salutions

Commuters on Manchester’s Metrolink network were transported to Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, as samba dancers and drummers brought the sights and sounds of the Brazil carnival to their morning commute. A colourful carnival atmosphere complete with Brazilian samba dancers in feather headdresses, wings and vibrant sequins were joined by traditional drummers to bring the party atmosphere to the tramline. …

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Creative teenager designs Kings rugby shirt

In Education by Salutions

Brilliant young designer Christian Beeston has been barred from entering King’s School rugby shirt design competition next year because he can’t stop winning. Instead he will be asked to sit on a judging panel alongside King’s staff to pick out next year’s winner. This year, Christian’s broken glass pattern took less than an hour to draw, but he had been …

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Manchester sleepout raises money for Booth centre

In Events, News by Salutions

Homelessness is on the rise again, affecting people in city centres as well as suburbs. What can be done to ensure that everyone has a safe place to call home? For some insight, we caught up with Amy Hicks, the Development Manager at the Booth Centre in Manchester. The Booth Centre opened its doors over 20 years ago to offer …

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Aston Martin Wilmslow celebrates new look and refurbishment

In Motoring, News by Salutions

Stratstone Aston Martin is celebrating the completion of the extensive refurbishment of their Wilmslow retailer, which has also been named Aston Martin’s highest selling retailer globally for 2016 – the second year running that it has received this accolade. The retailer on Water Lane, Wilmslow, has benefited from an extensive refurbishment. This will delight customers, who can now expect to …

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Your Chance To Impress Theo Paphitis With Fund Raising Ideas

In Events, General by Salutions

Do you think your company has what it takes to impress British retail magnate and entrepreneur, Theo Paphitis? Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s competition ‘Many Hands’ is back! This very worthy charity is searching for 50 inspiring businesses to take part in their competition to help raise vital funds for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Long-term supporter and renowned businessman Theo …

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Kings School Musicians Earn Places At Junior Royal Northern College Of Music

In Education by Salutions

A trio of talented young King’s School musicians have all earned places at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music. Joining pianist and clarinet player John Daly, 16, and opera singer Olivia Hamblyn, 17, this year will be 13-year-old violinist Georgina Bloomfield. All three will be happy to spend all day every Saturday at the famous central Manchester college. Georgina …

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dv8 designs take over redesign and refurbishment of stanneylands wilmslow

In News by Salutions

…by The Mere Collection to work alongside the management team to spearhead the redesign and refurbishment of the much-loved Cheshire icon, The Stanneylands, Wilmslow. Headed by Managing Director Lee Birchall, DV8 Designs will be responsible for aligning the vision of the new ‘best of British dining destination with rooms’ concept, which is set to be popular amongst the local neighbourhood …

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Valentine’s Day – clichéd or romantic?

In RETIRED POSTS by Salutions

This was the question I asked of my friends, family and even passing strangers as the month of January drew to a close. For some, there were hopes of health and happiness, for others it was around love and the possibility of some much needed romance in their life. Arguably clichéd and at times difficult to ignore, the shops start …

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Fad diet February? I don’t think so!

In Ask the Experts by Salutions

But how many of us do love, or indeed even like ourselves for that matter? Well if the month of St Valentine isn’t the time to start, then I don’t know when is! Working in the world of health and fitness, there are a number of repeated emotional trends associated with the seasons – January is a strange time. Post December, …

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Stacey Forsey presents premiere art exhibition ‘Taking Risks’ at The Lowry Hotel

In Events, People by Salutions

Known to many for her role in The Real Housewives of Cheshire, Stacey began drawing at an early age before going on to study art, and is now showcasing her eagerly-awaited debut exhibition at the city’s only 24-hour gallery. Teaming up with renowned Northern Quarter gallery Comme Ca Art, the exhibition entitled ‘Taking Risks’, has been inspired by Stacey’s working …

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George’s Worsley Celebrates the Treble

In Food & Drink, News by Salutions

Set in an affluent suburb of Salford, the critically-acclaimed family restaurant is a joint enterprise between Ryan Giggs and friends Bernie Taylor and Kelvin Gregory. Stars of TV, football and radio attended the lavish bash, including Coronation street stars Kym Marsh, Katie McGlynn and Sally-Ann Matthews, ex-Hollyoaks actress Jorgi Porter, Stacey Forsey, from Real Housewives of Cheshire, former Manchester United …

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Give a piece of your ‘art’ this Valentine’s Day

In News by Salutions

Step away from the clichés with a thoughtful and unique piece of original artwork. Owner of Hepplestone Fine Art Gallery and regular BBC Radio art expert, Giles Hepplestone said: “Purchasing art is an enjoyable and fulfilling experience, and one you can share with your partner. An artist will pour their heart and soul into their paintings, and what better way …

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You Win Again – The Story of the Bee Gees

In Events, What's 0n by Salutions

Following its West End debut at the Leicester Square Theatre, You Win Again – The Story of the Bee Gees will be embarking on its first ever nationwide tour. Immerse yourself into the brothers’ hits through the sixties, seventies & eighties, topped off with a glittering array of iconic artists they wrote for, such as Diana Ross, Celine Dion and …

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Over £250k Raised for Teenage Cancer Trust

In News by Salutions

…set up a fundraising initiative to support other young people living in the North West before, during and after cancer treatment. Initially selling ‘Made From Manchester’ tee shirts, Callum’s initiative was taken up by friends, families, school, university and more resulting in a phenomenal £250,000 being raised for Teenage Cancer Trust. Teenage Cancer Trust’s Honorary Patron and The Who front …

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75% of us put compassionate values over selfish ones, shows Greater Manchester research

In News by Salutions

…and as we prepare for mayoral elections in Greater Manchester next year, a new initiative exploring what we in Greater Manchester value launched this week at Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester. Celebrating the values that bring us together, rather than those that set us apart, the museum is partnering with Common Cause Foundation which published research earlier …

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This is My Life…with Nicola Wilburn-Shaw

In People by Salutions

It’s 7pm when divorce lawyer Nicola sneaks in a chat with Salutions. Her two-year-old daughter Amalie is refusing to sleep, but tonight, luckily, dad’s on bedtime duty at the Wilburn-Shaw’s Hale home. It is instantly clear in the first few minutes of talking to Nicola that she is bright, funny, and extremely busy. “Life is so hectic,” she laughs, “but …

Rock and roll for Ian at Bramhall

In Golf by Emily Fitzgibbons0 Comments

  If Bramhall Golf Club’s new Captain Ian Hazlewood was able to play a four ball at his club with his three chosen partners it would be a real rock and roll day. Ian is a massive fan of the Rolling Stones and it is no surprise that the players he would choose would be Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and …

Young guns triumph on great day for golf

In Golf by Emily Fitzgibbons0 Comments

Ashton-on-Mersey Golf Club were magnificent hosts for the finals day of the Manchester Alliance’s Scratch Knock Out competition. Their superbly presented and manicured course drew rave reviews from all eight players taking part in the two finals and was a fitting tribute to the superb skills of their green staff. Off the course the hosting and hospitality in the clubhouse …