Slashing School Budgets In Leafy Cheshire

Laura Krippner | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Krippner

It could mean goodbye to school sports, theatre, art, technology... all the subjects which provide a rounded education. What could our pupils and teachers achieve if they did receive 'fair' funding? All children deserve the opportunities that a school like Sandbach High offers.

Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.

Tory Backlash Grows Over New Schools Funding Deal

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics

Tory tensions over new school funding plans boiled over at Prime Minister’s Questions as Theresa May was urged to reconsider deep cuts in cash. Eddi...

M6 Lorry Fire Leads To Long Delays As Firefighters Battle Blaze

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

Motorists are facing severe delays this morning after a lorry caught on fire on the M6. The northbound carriageway had to be closed on Tuesday as fire...

Home Fires: How to Make a Drama out of a Crisis

Julie Summers | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Julie Summers

When I set out to write a history of the activities of the Women's Institute of England and Wales in 2009 I had no inkling that it would lead to a full-blown television drama series. I am a historian, so the suggestion that a village women's institute might be a potential seed of an idea for a drama came not from me but from the brilliant mind of Home Fires' creator and writer, Simon Block.

This Soldier Will Use His Improbable Betting Fortune To Help His Ailing Father

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK

Many of us have placed bets on the off chance of winning a few pounds. But when Jon Heywood, a 27-year-old soldier from Cheshire, decided to place ...

Shocking Pictures Show 'Devastated' Bosley Mill Destroyed In Blast

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

The full extent of the damage at a mill in Cheshire, where three people are still missing after a blast and subsequent fire has been revealed in shoc...

Search And Rescue Enter Smouldering Bosley Mill To Search For Missing Workers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.07.2015 | UK

Four people are still missing after huge explosions and a fire destroyed a mill in the village of Bosley, Cheshire. Three men and a woman who are ...

A Destination of Choice: Empowering the North

David Rutley | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
David Rutley

Last time, I discussed the need for the NHS to differentiate between 'treatment' and 'care'. In the last week, three stories have emerged to support this view

It's a Dog's Life

Christina Miller | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

This summer, we decided to do a road trip around the UK. Jake hopped in the back of the car, all of us prepared to rough it in a tent; we had no idea that so many hotels were dog friendly - our "working" dog ended up living the high life at some of the UK's finest hotels! It got me thinking: given the choice, where would dogs go on holiday?

Remarkable Journey Of Lone Two-Year-Old

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

A two-year-old girl managed to walk almost half a mile home from her nursery after escaping through a fire exit, it has been reported. Louise Hilto...

Dog Seized After Pet Has 'Head Ripped Off' In Garden

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

Cheshire police have seized a dog that is reported to have ripped off the head of another dog during an attack. A picture believed to be have been ...

Does the Absence of Rules Mean Chaos?

Dalibor Rohac | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK
Dalibor Rohac

The town of Poynton in Cheshire, some 11 miles outside of Manchester, is known for little else than its annual agricultural show and its museum of his...

Poilce Investigate After Bodies Of Two Women Found

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

An investigation is under way after the bodies of two women were found at a house. The women, believed to be Rachel Clayton, 34, and Emma Speed, 30...

'I Might Have Taken My Own Life If It Wasn't For Family Support'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall, who is fighting historic sex offence allegations, said he might have considered taking his own life had it not be...

Catholic Boys' School Embroiled In Fresh Sex Abuse Allegations

PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Detectives investigating alleged sexual abuse at a Catholic boys' school are looking into new allegations after receiving more calls from former pupil...

One Killed And 10 Injured In M6 Crash In Cheshire (PHOTOS)

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK

One person has died and 10 people have been injured in a nine-vehicle pile-up on the M6. The incident happened on the southbound carriageway near j...

£59,000 For Elvis' Bible

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

A bible used by Elvis Presley today sold at auction for £59,000. The holy book, given to Presley on his first Christmas in Graceland in 1957, was ...

Dank Holiday: UK Forecast More Rain And Wind

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

The Bank Holiday weekend is set to come to a damp and disappointing end with most of the UK enduring more wet and windy weather. Showers are expect...

Diamond Jubilee: Queen Off To The Zoo

PA | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

The Queen is visiting Chester Zoo on Thursday as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour to celebrate 60 years on the throne. She will be accompanied by T...

Three Teens Held Over Surgeon's Murder

PA | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK

Police are continuing to question three teenagers over the murder of a surgeon outside his home. Anthony Owen, 68, was found by two members of the ...

Male Nurse Held Over Stepping Hill Poison Probe Is Named

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

A male nurse arrested over the Stepping Hill Hospital poisonings has been named by sources as Victorino Chua. Mr Chua, 46, was arrested at his Stoc...

Tribute To 'Kind And Generous' Grandfather, The Fourth Stepping Hill Poison Victim

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

The family of the fourth patient to die at Stepping Hill Hospital have been paying tribute to "a loving husband, father and grandfather". Glasgow-b...

Male Nurse Quizzed Over Stepping Hill Hospital Poisoning

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

A 46-year-old male nurse is being questioned by police probing the poisoning of patients at Stepping Hill Hospital. His arrest came as it emerged t...

War Plaque For Scrap Metal Thief Goes To Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK

Michael Coyle has been sentenced to nine weeks in prison for trying to sell a war memorial plaque that he stole from a Cheshire church. The memoria...