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Reader's Letter: Woodbrook Brook

Reader's Letter: Woodbrook Brook

Woodbrook Road has become a suitable name during the past two months. There runs a babbling brook down its increasingly verdant border night and day from…
Reader's Letter: Open the box

Reader's Letter: Open the box

About 12 months ago Royal Mail installed a 'letters only' size post box on Bradford Lane. However, it has remained blocked off since then. In these days…
Reader's Letter: Surely people have their own bins

Reader's Letter: Surely people have their own bins

Whilst taking a walk around the village, station and park I decided to take some photos for the Britain in Bloom judges portfolio. Some of which can be…
Reader's Letter: London Road racetrack

Reader's Letter: London Road racetrack

As the weather gets better we now have 15 plus supercar spotters in the village. Whilst this is great that the kids have a hobby the village has now become…
Barlow's Beef: Crime Commissioner banged to rights

Barlow's Beef: Crime Commissioner banged to rights

What a difference a day makes in Cheshire Police. Seems like only yesterday our Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane was threatening to cut 26…
Barlow's Beef: George Osborne and Jedi Master of the Universe

Barlow's Beef: George Osborne and Jedi Master of the Universe

Wow... what a relief. I've been tossing and turning in my sleep wondering who would edit the London Standard. Those Russians won't allow their £1…
Barlow's Beef: It's time straight talking and truth replaced obfuscation and deceit

Barlow's Beef: It's time straight talking and truth replaced obfuscation and deceit

I think most would agree that these are dangerous and uncertain times. For those born after the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962 this is the most unstable…
Barlow's Beef: Surely it's time we gave independents an opportunity?

Barlow's Beef: Surely it's time we gave independents an opportunity?

Do you remember the withdrawal of community bobbies following the 'police officers on the street don't catch criminals' mantra of the early 80s? You will…
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Barlow's Beef: Handforth residents are not easily duped

Barlow's Beef: Handforth residents are not easily duped

If you knew you were going to upset the company on whom you relied for your employment, you would probably think very carefully about it. You'd want to…
Barlow's Beef: Do you recall The Big Society?

Barlow's Beef: Do you recall The Big Society?

Do you recall The Big Society; education, education, education; we are all in this together and the catastrophic Weapons of Mass Destruction? Are we now…
Reader's Letter: Woodman, woodman, spare that tree

Reader's Letter: Woodman, woodman, spare that tree

When you walk down the steps, from London Road, into the park, you would until a few days ago have seen, on your left, an area of brush. Bush and bramble…
Barlow's Beef: Another smack in the face for Wilmslow residents

Barlow's Beef: Another smack in the face for Wilmslow residents

Sometimes I wonder if there is any point trying to comprehend any decision Cheshire East make. 'Huge disappointment as town's views have been ignored…
Barlow's Beef: When is a 'saving' not a 'saving'

Barlow's Beef: When is a 'saving' not a 'saving'

Do you remember those childish riddles we loved as kids? When is a door not a door etc.? I was reminded of them when I saw this week's statement from…
Reader's Letter: A housing shortage?? Don't think so!

Reader's Letter: A housing shortage?? Don't think so!

The rape of north Cheshire East's, and Wilmslow's and Handforth's, Green Belt will be unchecked thanks to the continuing disregard of the real facts of…
Barlow's Beef: What will be the diet fad of 2017?

Barlow's Beef: What will be the diet fad of 2017?

I bumped into the 20 year-old daughter of an ex neighbour today. We stopped and chatted about families and who was doing what. She's always been a pretty…
Reader's Letter: An accident waiting to happen

Reader's Letter: An accident waiting to happen

Recently, and not for the first time, I was almost knocked down by a car when I was in the middle of a particular Pelican crossing in Wilmslow. I use…
Barlow's Beef: Trump That!

Barlow's Beef: Trump That!

I watched the inauguration of President Obama in 2009 mesmerised by his soaring oratory of hope and optimism. I knew then Barak Obama would be a very…