Author: The Guide Cheshire

Tim’s Talk-In was launched by Congleton Radio on the 20th, of January 2023, bringing together local connections from the day with East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise, Marc O’Hagan and Pamela Moffat from the town’s high school presenting as part of the major business community initiatives. Marc and Pamela run an award-winning national company from Congleton’s Riverside office complex specialising in organisational development, human resources, and learning and development. Their consultancy is called p3od. Clients range from sole traders to councils, universities, health trusts, and the private sector, all seeking to accelerate their business performance. The expertise of p3od…

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Dancers from a Chester-based recovery charity have qualified as peer mentors, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Chester Bluecoat Charity. The dancers, from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, received their AIM Qualifications Level 2 in Mentoring certificates from the Lord Mayor of Chester John Leather at a celebration at Storyhouse in November. The qualification is part of a three-year pioneering project entitled Spreading Wings, for people in recovery from addiction, those experiencing an episode of a mental health crisis, or others battling a long-term mental health condition. Colette Jones described how the mentor course had taught…

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An event designed to raise awareness of blood cancer took place on Thursday 24th November at Whitchurch-based Holts Kitchen Design Experts, raising more than £150 for the company’s chosen charity, Blood Cancer UK. The festive fundraiser included a live demonstration from Anna Flora, a local florist from Nantwich, who welcomed guests with festive drinks and nibbles before demonstrating her festive creations in the Holts showroom. Locally sourced foraged flowers and foliage were used to make festive table arrangements during the demonstration. Furthermore, to raise over £150 for Blood Cancer UK, the event also raised awareness about the disease, which is…

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The UK wine industry has steadily flourished over the past few years, and Carden Park Estate’s English Sparkling is no exception. There are three acres of deliciousness tucked away at the back of the estate, making it Cheshire’s largest commercial vineyard. Since the vines were planted in 1988, the vineyard has thrived year after year. The 4,000 vines now produce up to 6,000 bottles of high-quality Carden Park Estate Reserve Sparkling every year thanks to their dedication, hard work, and nurturing. The Estate has recently hired a new Head Sommelier, Patryk Kapelinski, to strengthen its offerings and support the launch…

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The Swan pub in Tarporley is set to host a three-and-a-half-week Christmas extravaganza. There will be a Santa’s Grotto, wreath workshops, The Great Tarporley Quiz, and a festive gift fair as part of the Swanderland event, which opens on Wednesday 23rd November 2022. A luxury, heated marquee that will be erected at The Swan at Tarporley will host most of the events, and the Santa’s grotto will reside upstairs in the Tarporley Room accompanied by a roaring log fire and a large comfy armchair. Alongside the timetable of events, selected World Cup 2022 football games will also be shown for…

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Carden Park Hotel has launched a first-of-its-kind brand-new luxury zoo escape in partnership with Chester Zoo to offer a break that combines the adventure of the zoo with a luxurious overnight escape. Located in the picturesque Cheshire countryside on 1,000 acres of private estate, Cheshire’s award-winning hotel and spa has partnered with Chester Zoo, one of the UK’s most beloved attractions, to create The Chester Zoo Luxury Escape, an ultimate staycation experience for both families and animal lovers. Just a short drive away from Chester Zoo, Carden Park Hotel offers the ideal indulgent home-away-from-home after a day of unforgettable exploration. Being the largest…

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A free exhibition winding the clock back to the Middle Ages with the help of today’s technology is opening at Chester Cathedral after captivating Museum visitors. Featuring new virtual reconstructions of landmark Chester buildings in the 14th Century and bringing medieval and early modern artefacts rarely displayed to light, Medieval Chester Retold moves to Chester Cathedral from Monday, August 22 to Sunday, September 18, 2022. Organised by the University of Chester and partners, the exhibition provides another chance to discover a new perspective of the city’s past, following a successful two-month run at the Grosvenor Museum. Visitors are again invited to step back in time and experience the medieval city with stunning digital…

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Costa is to join other retailers in investing in the future of Winsford by opening a new outlet as part of the transformation of the town centre. It will open a new 1,800 sq ft unit including a drive-thru with associated outside seating in a prominent spot at the corner of Dene Drive and the A54. Susan Agnew, Acquisition manager for Costa said: “Costa is delighted to be part of this redevelopment and the upgrading of Winsford town centre. “ Phase one of the town centre transformation includes the addition of a new B&M retail unit and garden centre, new…

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A week-long celebration marked the 25th anniversary of Chez Jules on Thursday, July 7th. The French restaurant in Chester’s city centre served old favourites and decked the tabletops with red and check tablecloths, a nod to its early days. On the house, guests were treated to French champagne. To further celebrate #25Années, owner and founder Jason Ellison asked customers to share memories and photos of celebrations held at Chez Jules throughout the years. These have provided a wonderful record of the customers’ Chez Jules moments all the way from the late 1990s. A highlight of the celebrations was the arrival…

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