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A556 overnight lane closure

Drivers using the southbound A556 from Bowdon roundabout are being advised the carriageway will be down to 1 lane overnight next week as work takes place to relocate…

Ground surveys begin for Congleton leisure centre

Ground surveys are to begin in preparation for the upgrading of the Peter Mason Leisure Centre in Congleton. The work will be carried out over eight days and…

Mayor hails ‘historic’ prayer event

The Mayor of Warrington has praised people of all faiths for uniting at the Town Hall and sharing a common message of peace. The Mayor’s Interfaith Prayers for…

Cheshire East students deliver good GCSE results

Pupils in Cheshire East have, once again, performed above the national average after chalking up some impressive GCSE results. Provisional figures show that 66 per cent of pupils…

Runcorn man jailed for drug dealing

A Runcorn man has been jailed for three years and four months for drug supply offences. Jordan Doran, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Chester Crown Court…

  Sport

Hart’s future not at Man City

Hart’s future not at Man City

It has not been a good summer for Joe Hart. The England number one had to take his share of…

  Entertainment

BGT opera singer to play Gawsworth

BGT opera singer to play Gawsworth

Classically trained tenor Jonathan Antoine, who burst to fame on Britain’s Got Talent, will be performing at Gawsworth Hall next…

Katie Derham to lead Orchestra Challenge

Katie Derham to lead Orchestra Challenge

The BBC has revealed the presenter line up for All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge – a nationwide search…

  Celebrity

Frankie Bridge is new Thomas Sabo ambassador

Frankie Bridge is new Thomas Sabo ambassador

Thomas Sabo, the global premium lifestyle accessory brand, has announced a new ambassador – The Saturday’s girl group member Frankie…

Amy Willerton comes to Cheshire Oaks

Amy Willerton comes to Cheshire Oaks

Former Miss Universe Great Britain and contestant of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Amy Willerton, is coming…


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Culture

Macclesfield Art fair offers artist tours

Macclesfield Art fair offers artist tours

Visitors to the Macclesfield Art Fair will this year be able to enjoy a tour of the event with one of the exhibiting artists leading the way. Organisers…

Bramall Hall re-opens

Bramall Hall re-opens

Bramall Hall has reopened to the public following a major restoration. This was able to take place thanks to a £1.6 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.…

Take a tour around Macclesfield with new book

Take a tour around Macclesfield with new book

A NEW book which gives a guided tour of Macclesfield, showing how the areas you know and love have transformed over the centuries, has been published. Macclesfield History…

Artists explore environment in Runcorn show

Artists explore environment in Runcorn show

Local contemporary artists have their work on show in a new exhibition starting at the end of August at Halton Borough Council’s award winning Brindley Theatre. Landmarks &…

New waterway photographic competition

New waterway photographic competition

A new photographic competition has been launched by the Canal & River Trust across North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. The competition is looking for imaginative and evocative photographs…

Squeeze to play Warrington’s Parr Hall

Squeeze to play Warrington’s Parr Hall

The legendary Squeeze are set to play at Warrington’s Parr Hall next month in their only North West performance this year. The band have long been a captivating…

Health & Beauty

Government’s childhood obesity plan slammed

Government’s childhood obesity plan slammed

The Government has launched a new plan to tackle childhood obesity – but it has attracted criticism for not going far…

Business News

Business owners give more value to apprenticeships

New research has shown employers in Greater Manchester and Cheshire see more value in recruiting an apprentice than leavers fresh from school, college, and even university. Results…

Property

Elan brings Chester scheme to market

Elan brings Chester scheme to market

New homes just three miles from Chester city centre will launch off plan this weekend (September 3 and 4) due to high demand. Elan Homes has been…

Premier League

Mignolet sets Liverpool FC record

Mignolet sets Liverpool FC record

It was lost in the aftermatch reaction following the win over Arsenal but Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet set a new Liverpool record for penalty saves in the…

Basketball

Phoenix sign Quincy Taylor

Phoenix sign Quincy Taylor

Cheshire Phoenix has signed American point guard Quincy Taylor, something of a coup for the basketball team. Taylor started his college career at the University of Alabama  before transferring…

Rugby Union

Sale Sharks launch girls-only rugby camp

Sale Sharks launch girls-only rugby camp

Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks will give rugby-mad girls across Greater Manchester the chance to meet some of the game’s biggest names at a new summer camp…

Rugby League

Vikings open themed room

Vikings open themed room

Widnes Vikings opened a special Vikings themed room in a care home that supports people with complex learning disabilities, to mark Learning Disability Week. Star player Alex Gerrard and…

Ice Hockey

Progress on Phoenix’s new rink

Progress on Phoenix’s new rink

Manchester Phoenix’s planned new rink is progressing as planned whilst discussions over new players continues. Phoenix owner Neil Morris told the club’s official website: “Tony’s recruitment activity…

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