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Union urges MPs to back food bank

Unite, Britain’s biggest union, is calling on MPs from across the political divide to take a stand against UK hunger by supporting the Hope not Hunger pop-up foodbank…

Chinatown deaths treated as murder

The deaths of two rough sleepers in a fire in Manchester’s Chinatown are being treated as murder, Greater Manchester Police have said. The blaze in a disused building…

Rail shake up for England

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans to bring track and train operations closer together. He has set out his vision for England’s railways to deliver better, more…

Government publishes sugar tax plans

The UK has published draft legislation for a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, which is set to begin from April 2018, despite opposition from some of its own MPs.…

Congleton teen banned from town

A teenager who made the lives of people living and working in Congleton a misery has been handed a criminal behaviour order banning him from parts of the…

  Sport

Liverpool FC say Lallana back training

Liverpool FC say Lallana back training

Adam Lallana has returned training, while Roberto Firmino is also in contention for the trip to the south coast. Lallana…

  Entertainment

BBC to show Roots

BBC to show Roots

BBC Four has acquired the UK premiere of Emmy nominated, four-part series Roots from A+E Networks. Broadcast earlier this year…

Emily Head joins Emmerdale

Emily Head joins Emmerdale

Actress Emily Head has joined ITV serial drama Emmerdale to play the character of Rebecca White, the sister of Chrissie…

  Celebrity

Gary Barlow becomes Patron of Child Bereavement UK

Gary Barlow becomes Patron of Child Bereavement UK

Singer-songwriter Gary Barlow has become a Patron of Child Bereavement UK. His support was announced yesterday at a lunch in aid…

Ronan Keating surprises fans in Manchester

Ronan Keating surprises fans in Manchester

Four Ronan Keating superfans, staying at Holiday Inn Express Manchester on Oxford Road for his concert, got the surprise of…


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Culture

Walter Trout to play Parr Hall

Walter Trout to play Parr Hall

Walter Trout plays earth-shattering blues rock music and was once voted the 6th best guitarist ever in a BBC Radio listeners’ poll. He enjoys rave reviews, has topped…

Vienna Ballet Company at St Helens

Vienna Ballet Company at St Helens

Classical ballet will take centre stage in Spring 2017 when the highly acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet Company returns to St Helens Theatre Royal. Vienna Festival Ballet is proud…

Epstein Theatre steps back in time

Epstein Theatre steps back in time

Audiences at The Epstein Theatre must have thought they had stepped into a time machine when they attended the opening night of Liver Birdsong! For when they arrived…

Helen Marten takes the Hepworth Prize

Helen Marten takes the Hepworth Prize

Cheshire sculptor Helen Marten has won the inaugural Hepworth Sculpture Prize. The former King’s School student, who is “considered one of the most exciting British artists of her…

Cheshire’s best poetry celebrated.

Cheshire’s best poetry celebrated.

Leading poet, writer and broadcaster Ian McMillan presented Cheshire’s finest poets with their awards at this year’s Cheshire Prize for Literature evening, hosted by the University of Chester.…

NCO gears up for Christmas

NCO gears up for Christmas

The Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO) serves up a festive feast with not one, but two December concerts in Cheshire. First up is ‘Winter Wonders’ on Saturday 3 December,…

Health & Beauty

How to look after yourself this winter

How to look after yourself this winter

Eating mangoes, avoiding hot showers and wearing sun cream are just some of the best ways to looking and feeling healthy…

Business News

Frank Olsen wins Dabbers Den

Frank Olsen wins Dabbers Den

The winner of the Nantwich Dabbers Den 2016 is Frank Olsen Furniture. Charlie Graybrook the founder of Frank Olsen Furniture – A range of Intelligent AV Furniture…

Property

Hollins Murray buy Warrington estate

Hollins Murray buy Warrington estate

Property investment company Hollins Murray Group has acquired Bishops Court, a 110,000 sq ft industrial estate in Winwick Quay, Warrington for a reported £4.25m. The purchase from…

Premier League

Man City’s women take the plaudits

Man City’s women take the plaudits

Manchester City Women continued to celebrate this season’s domestic success as they attended a civic reception with the Lord Mayor of Manchester. The team which includes Macclesfield’s…

Basketball

Sponsor for Cheshire Phoenix

Sponsor for Cheshire Phoenix

For the second year running, Swansway Chester Jeep are sponsoring Cheshire Phoenix basketball team, who are delighted with their brand new Jeep Renegade Swansway Chester Operation Director,…

Rugby Union

Sale Sharks eye Solomona

Sale Sharks eye Solomona

Sale Sharks are ready to sign Castleford Tigers winger Denny Solomona, director of rugby Steve Diamond has told the BBC. The player is currently the subject of…

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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