Features/Opinion

New budget set to raise Chester alcohol prices
Features/Opinion

New budget set to raise Chester alcohol prices

Economics Minister Philip Hammond has spoken for the first time about his plans for the UK government’s budget throughout 2017. In accordance with the Conservatives plans to unfreeze alcohol prices across the UK, all prices will now rise by 3.9% until 2019 in line with RPI inflation. While this means only an additional 23p cost…

How to keep off the weight this Easter Break
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How to keep off the weight this Easter Break

Words by: Rhiannon Marsh Everybody loves Easter, the chance to indulge. Often we don’t get to sit back and eat what we want without feeling guilty. As the saying goes, a second on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. However, for those of us that are still fretting about all those pounds, there are…

Local charities and authorities vow to eradicate homeless with new strategies
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Local charities and authorities vow to eradicate homeless with new strategies

By Rhiannon Marsh With poverty on the rise, North West councils have devised strategies to tackle homelessness. An issue that has been on a decline for years has now risen. Poverty has increased once again in Britain, with places like food banks opening up all over the country. This, according to some, including food bank…

Reflecting on International Women’s day
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Reflecting on International Women’s day

On March 8th, the women of the world celebrated their right to equality. International Women’s Day gave half the generation to boast about their achievements and berate the opposite sex about their old-fashioned values and gender roles. What exactly is the point of an international women’s day? As a woman, do we really need to…

Warrington Voted the “Second Best Place to Live in the UK”
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Warrington Voted the “Second Best Place to Live in the UK”

BY DANNY PRYER Let’s admit, most of us are proud of where we come from, but nobody wants to see their city ranked low in anything across the board. But for Warrington, last year named the worst town for culture in the UK by the Guardian – now has become the second best place to…

Moonrise Kingdom review
Features/Opinion, Lifestyle

Moonrise Kingdom review

Wonderfully odd and charmingly witty, Moonrise Kingdom is one of those ‘diamond in the rough’ films, so to speak, that only come around every so often. Wes Anderson’s tale of adventure, love and growing up, practically went under the radar despite being nominated for 2 Oscars, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. In its opening…

Pancake Day
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Pancake Day

Last Tuesday, social media imploded into a mess of pancake pictures and pancake flipping videos. Some were really good, nicely cooked on each side with just a slight hint of brown around the edges. Some were not, however. Some were disasters. Some people’s pancake fillings had no right to be there, and those pictures still…

What to expect in fashion for the Northwest
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What to expect in fashion for the Northwest

The annual festival for the finale of London Fashion Week was celebrated by the public over the weekend of February 24th. Tickets were available to the public to experience the ways of the fashion industry first-hand alongside buyers, stylists, models and independent boutiques at the event. TV star, chef and author, Laura Jackson presented the…

Fox Hunting Ban
Chester News, Features/Opinion

Fox Hunting Ban

Last year marked the ten-year anniversary since fox hunting was made illegal in the UK. Despite it not being legal for just over a decade, it is still a topic up for debate that is constantly bringing new opinions and problems to the table. In February of this year The Fox and Barrel pub in…

Victoria season 2 returning to chester
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Victoria season 2 returning to chester

ITV’s hit show, Victoria, returns to Chester this week to start filming the second season with Chester sweethearts Tom Hughes and former Doctor Who star, Jenna Coleman. The show’s success was reflected through their nomination for Best Period Drama along with Jenna Coleman’s award for Best Drama Performance, going up against Tom Hiddleston and Cillian…

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