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Chester Racecourse announces Fireworks show, Halloween events and 2020 fixtures

Chester Racecourse announces Fireworks show, Halloween events and 2020 fixtures

By Colin Milne
The 2019 calendar of thoroughbred racing is a wrap at Chester Racecourse, but plans for upcoming events are underway.

The home of the annual Ormonde Stakes recently announced a full slate with Halloween happenings, the return of the Lord Mayor’s Fireworks Extravaganza, and 2020 racing fixtures.

October 12, 2019
Readers’ Letters: Macmillan hails World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Readers’ Letters: Macmillan hails World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Dear Editor,
This year our World’s Biggest Coffee morning fundraiser entered its 29th year.

In community centres, schools and workplaces, thousands of coffee mornings were held across the North West to raise money and help us support people affected by cancer.

October 11, 2019
Readers’ Letters: New homes increase flooding fears in Wistaston

Readers’ Letters: New homes increase flooding fears in Wistaston

Dear editor,
I am fearful that the rush to construct new large scale housing estates in Wistaston has already contributed to an increase in flooding on its roads.

October 4, 2019
Readers’ Letters: First aid skills compulsory in state schools

Readers’ Letters: First aid skills compulsory in state schools

Dear editor
You never know how you would act in an emergency, yet our actions could save a life.

This is why I think it’s fantastic that, after 10 years of campaigning by the British Red Cross, it will be compulsory for first aid skills to be taught in all state schools in England from 2020.

September 17, 2019
Buying a home? Mortgage laws that protect you

Buying a home? Mortgage laws that protect you

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Purchasing a home is a big investment and if someone takes advantage of you, they can get away with a lot of money and even repossess your home.

September 13, 2019
Motoring: 4 tips on how to get a great deal for a leased car

Motoring: 4 tips on how to get a great deal for a leased car

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It seems as though there is no place on the roads for older cars these days.

Buying an older car may seem like a wise move when it comes to saving money, yet, the opposite may actually happen.

September 10, 2019
Motoring: 66 Blue Badge holders in Cheshire for one parking space

Motoring: 66 Blue Badge holders in Cheshire for one parking space

A new study shows there is just one disabled parking space for every 66 Blue Badge holders in Cheshire.

The new data was unveiled as the new Blue Badge scheme was launched at the start of this month for people with hidden disabilities who are eligible for a permit.

September 9, 2019
92-year-old Nantwich man set up first Cheshire Police dog unit

92-year-old Nantwich man set up first Cheshire Police dog unit

When PC Alan Friday went to see a man about a dog in Nantwich he ended up learning some new tricks.

That’s because he met up with 92-year-old Peter Dainty – a retired officer who set up Cheshire’s first ever police dog unit.

August 30, 2019
Why keeping hens is “addictive” and taking off in Cheshire!

Why keeping hens is “addictive” and taking off in Cheshire!

Keeping hens as pets is taking off big time in Cheshire – with 99% of hen keepers recommending them as pets.

The figures come from a survey by the British Hen Welfare Trust which saves ex-battery hens (ex-bats) from slaughter by rehoming them.

August 23, 2019
Readers’ Letters: Fears over damaged section of road in Wistaston

Readers’ Letters: Fears over damaged section of road in Wistaston

Dear editor
After long delays, traffic lights have finally been installed and activated at the A530 (Middlewich Road)/Wistaston Green Road junction, along with the resurfacing of a short section of Wistaston Green Road, in Wistaston.

August 16, 2019
The rise of Peer to Peer (P2P) Property Lending

The rise of Peer to Peer (P2P) Property Lending

Owning a property is gradually becoming a viable investment, as its value is always on the increase.

A significant part of property investment is the buy-to-let market which seems to be unstoppable.

August 10, 2019
Readers’ Letters: Time to transfer Barony Park to Nantwich town council

Readers’ Letters: Time to transfer Barony Park to Nantwich town council

Dear editor
Travellers on the Barony Park again
The end of July not only brought with it an abundance of rain, sufficient to cause the cancellation of the Nantwich show, but also the ninth unauthorised encampment on the Barony Park this year.

August 4, 2019
Readers’ Letters: Cheshire people should start talking about death!

Readers’ Letters: Cheshire people should start talking about death!

Dear Editor
I am writing to you to in a bid to encourage your readers to talk about death.

National healthcare charity Sue Ryder has found that when the people of Cheshire were asked about the more light-hearted aspects of how they would like to spend their last days on earth, they had very clear ideas.

July 31, 2019