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5 things you need to know about Knutsford

Knutsford is one of Cheshire’s most popular county towns, drawing visitors from across the UK to its friendly shopping streets and beautiful surrounding countryside.

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7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

From luxury in Morzine to fun on the slopes in Banff, we select seven ski resorts and chalets that are perfect for a winter break

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Warrington town centre and Golden Square

Warrington - Culcheth and Grappenhall

Warrington has been settled since Roman times, when those masters of empire established a settlement in an eminently sensible spot on the banks of the river Mersey.

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Christmas gifts for art lovers

Unsure what to get the art-lover this Christmas? Here’s our choice for some inspiration

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Shopping in Sale

5 five things you need to know about Sale

Sale is so well-situated with easy Metro links that it’s definitely worth a visit.

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Blackberry Whiskey Recipe

The perfect way to warm those winter cockles.

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Blackberry and Apple Crumble recipe

It’s blackberry season...go large!

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Fashion, Health and Beauty

Time to Rock The Ages with the new Jo Malone collection launching on March 1 that has been inspired by five defining eras of history. Tudor Rose and Amber and Lily of the Valley and Ivy are our personal favourites, £42 each

Mother’s Day gifts - Perfume

The perfect gift for Mother’s Day on March 15th? It’s got to be fragrance

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Yes, I do
This glorious hairstyle was created by Ziortza Zarauza, for Revlons Yes, I Do Collection 2015 by Revlon Professional.

5 Beauty products for your wedding day

Be purely beautiful on your most special of days.

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Irina Gorianova, the owner of the Laserina clinic with the Endermologie machine

The Laserina clinic, Sale, Manchester

The LASERINA clinic is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year reporting a ‘no complaint’ history. Its reputation is due to extensive medical experience and membership of numerous professional organisations giving staff unlimited access to new technologies and fresh knowledge.

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Great British Holidays & Breaks

Great British Holidays & Breaks 2015
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in Crewe

What’s On in Cheshire

A round up of events in and around Cheshire during March

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Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park  Fashion Show - photo Ian Southerin

10 things to do at Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park

The North’s biggest and best bridal show takes place on 31st January - 1st February

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Cheadle Hulme School image by Will Hey Photography

Spring 2015 Wedding Fayres in Cheshire

A selection of some of the best Wedding Fayres in Cheshire by the team at Archant Bride

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Jayne Lomas at 'Bill & Betty's' home and gifts stall from Cheadle

The best Christmas Markets in Cheshire

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at your local Christmas market?

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Photo by Mark Waugh

The top five things to do at Manchester Christmas Markets

The Manchester German markets, now in their 16th year, are proving to be as popular as ever each year. We pick our top five things to do

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Celebrity interviews


Celebrity interview - Michelle Mone

Powerful women in business are no longer something to be wondered at, but Michelle Mone still stands in a class of her own when it comes to ambition, drive and achievement.

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Simon Constantine

The Guerilla Perfumer - Simon Constantine, Lush

Simon Constantine grew up in a home filled with fragrance, so it’s no surprise he followed his nose into the family business.

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Wrwick Davies in Snow White at Manchester Opera House

Celebrity Interview - Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis both directs and stars in Snow White at the Opera House in Manchester this Christmas. We caught up to learn more about this very busy man.

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When the big day is all over, its time to sit back and count your blessings, and what better way than with one of these fab cushions from Cheshire artisan seamstress, Laura Ault.
Quotation cushion £15

7 Wedding themed gifts for the home

There’s nothing more personal than a wedding day, so go to town and make it a day you and your guests will never forget.

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The way to a mans heart&
Possibly the perfect Valentines gift for your chap, although you might require more than this smart, but subtle, hint to get him cooking this February!
Guzzini Love Pan Stand £12

5 love themed accessories for your home

If he won’t buy you diamonds, why not add a little Valentine’s magic to every room in your home?.

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Red, red rose
Theres no getting away from this fabulous, almost luxuriant, rose image. Imagine the impact in an otherwise minimal room!
Velvet Rose Wall Canvas £19.99

5 products to fill your home with roses

So, he doesn’t believe in Valentine’s Day? Never mind, fill your home with roses and treat yourself to a little permanent romance.

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Kitchen heaven
Where form meets function in perfect harmony.
Siematic kitchen by Arthouse Creative Interiors, Alderley Edge SK9 7DY 01625 581313

6 products to revamp your kitchen

There’s barely a room in the home now where clever design people haven’t taken basic function and transformed it into stunning form…and the kitchen is really where the action’s at this season.

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White out
Mylands, Britains oldest family-owned and run paint manufacturer, has launched a new floor paint; extremely durable, it resists soaps, detergents, grease and oil&so now you can have white wherever you wish! 
Belgravia No. 6 Floor Paint 2.5l £56.50

Interiors - monochrome chic

Add a touch of midwinter drama with ice white and shades of ebony.

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Secret Santa gifts

10 Secret Santa gifts under £16

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality of gifts this Christmas.

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Cracking up
Cracking a nut while youre listening to the Queens speech and digesting a tummyful of turkey and sprouts is just about as Christmassy as it gets. And this Santa nutcracker is just about as Christmassy as nutcrackers get.
Santa Nut Cracker £12.00

Celebrate a Kitsch Christmas with these special items

I’m not usually one for cutesy, but if you can’t be kitsch at Christmas...

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Christmas gifts for animal lovers

Our favourite Christmas gifts for both animal loving friends and their furry four legged pets.

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Christmas blooms

Cosy Christmas interiors

Whether you want to buy something for the home, a hostess gift or just want to treat yourself this Christmas, we’ve rounded up our favourite presents.

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Festive treats for your home

Christmas gifts for the home

Light some scented candles, start the fire, hang the decorations, then take a seat and enjoy Christmas in your home.

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