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Veteran landmine campaigner appointed as CEO to Sir Bobby’s charity

Find A Better Way, the landmine charity founded by Sir Bobby Charlton CBE, has announced the appointment of Lou McGrath OBE to the position of chief executive officer.…

Warrington’s first bus-only road opens

Warrington’s first purpose built bus-only road opens in Birchwood on Tuesday, 31 May. The new bus link connects the A574 Birchwood Way from the Faraday Street roundabout to Ordnance Avenue,…

Unlicensed taxi drivers fined

Two unlicensed taxi drivers have been ordered to pay fines and costs of hundreds of pounds and disqualified from driving in a successful prosecution brought by Cheshire West and Chester…

Crime Commissioner welcomes ban pn legal highs

Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane has welcomed legislation which makes psychoactive substances illegal. From this week it will be illegal to sell or supply any psychoactive…

MMU Crewe rises up league table

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire campus in Crewe has achieved  a huge rise in this year’s Guardian University Guide. Exercise and Sport Science has risen 34 places, from 52nd…

  Sport

Vikings smash fundraising target

Vikings smash fundraising target

For the second year running, Widnes Vikings have been raising funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the cancer charity Sir…

  Entertainment

Odeon to honour Prince with Purple Rain screening

Odeon to honour Prince with Purple Rain screening

ODEON Manchester Printworks is to host a charity screening of Prince’s iconic film ‘Purple Rain’ tomorrow (5 May), with all…

BBC Proms 2016 programme

BBC Proms 2016 programme

The BBC Proms has announced the programme for its 122nd season featuring more than 90 concerts over eight weeks, including four…

  Celebrity

Abbey Clancy to hold book signing

Abbey Clancy to hold book signing

Model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy will be at Selfridges Trafford, Manchester, on Friday 20 May to sign copies of…

Gareth Gates launches tea range

Gareth Gates launches tea range

Former Pop Idol star Gareth Gates has launched a caffeine free coconut tea range – Cuppanut.        …


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Culture

Le Bouge Néon returns to the Epstein

Le Bouge Néon returns to the Epstein

Following the success of its sensational show in February, international burlesque collective, Le Bouge Néon returns to The Epstein Theatre next month. Le Bouge Néon is the crème-de-la-crème of London…

UFO is heading for Warrington

UFO is heading for Warrington

Parr Hall is delighted to announce legendary rockers UFO will be landing at the venue in October. The tour, which calls at Warrington on October 26, will showcase A Conspiracy…

Barnaby Festival offers poetry takeaway

Barnaby Festival offers poetry takeaway

Audiences in Macclesfield will be in for a takeaway treat with a twist during the Barnaby Festival in June. “The Poetry Takeaway” provides the public with their own…

Art with Heart returns to the Lowry

Art with Heart returns to the Lowry

Art with Heart return to The Lowry in June (23,24) to premiere ‘Declaration,’ a curious, comic and candid exploration of ADHD in adulthood. The award-winning Manchester theatre company…

Francis Bacon at Tate Liverpool

Francis Bacon at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool opens one of the must-attend art shows of the year, the largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England. Featuring approximately 30 paintings…

Poynton singers end season with Sea Symphony

Poynton singers end season with Sea Symphony

For their final concert of this season Poynton’s St George’s Singers will once more join forces with Stockport Symphony Orchestra, this time to present Vaughan Williams A Sea…

Health & Beauty

New Montblanc aftershave

New Montblanc aftershave

The crisp white and silver bottle of Montblanc Legend Spirit is a sure-fire way to add a stylistic touch to any…

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Business News

Poynton boat company set to make waves

Poynton boat company set to make waves

Braidbar Boats, based at Lord Vernon’s Wharf on the Macclesfield Canal at Higher Poynton, is among 250 exhibitors preparing to showcase their products at the 2016 Crick…

Property

Cheshire property search company moves into office with a difference

Cheshire property search company moves into office with a difference

A growing conveyancing search specialist firm has opened a new office in a bespoke building, created using aviation technology. Julian and Kerry Lee, who run Property Search…

Premier League

Van Gaal goes from Man United

Van Gaal goes from Man United

Manchester United are expected to confirm within the next 24 hours that Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, and that former Chelsea manager Jose…

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

Shark’s O’Donnell shortlisted for award

Shark’s O’Donnell shortlisted for award

Sale Sharks’ John O’Donnell is one of four rugby players shortlisted for the prestigious Aviva Community Player of the Season award. The quartet from four different Aviva Premiership…

Rugby League

New deal for Viking Marsh

New deal for Viking Marsh

Widnes Vikings winger Stefan Marsh has signed a new a two year contract extension. He will now be playing at the club until at least the end…

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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