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Barlow's Beef: Not just any terrorist moisturiser

Barlow's Beef: Not just any terrorist moisturiser

What's your favourite brand of chocolate? I'm guessing Cadbury's will be high on the list. Chocolate lovers have been devouring Cadbury's for generations.…
Barlow's Beef: Cheshire East does exactly what it says on the tin

Barlow's Beef: Cheshire East does exactly what it says on the tin

I was on holiday last week in one of Europe's sunnier isles. I'm not good at lying around the pool so decided to visit a local market renown for selling…
Barlow's Beef: The two most important women in my life tried to kill me

Barlow's Beef: The two most important women in my life tried to kill me

Are you bamboozled by the blizzard of contradictory information we receive about our food? When I was a child my mother always insisted I had a bowl of…
Barlow's Beef: Don't be fooled by developer's meet and greet exercise

Barlow's Beef: Don't be fooled by developer's meet and greet exercise

As a commentator on local affairs I've observed the relationship between developers and council for many years. During that time I've seen developers…
Barlow's Beef: Now we know... New labour hates democracy

Barlow's Beef: Now we know... New labour hates democracy

Has it occurred to anyone in the Labour Party that their conduct throughout the Leadership Election campaign has shattered any illusion of competence?…
Reader's Letter: Alderley Edge Railway Station....what a disgrace to the village!

Reader's Letter: Alderley Edge Railway Station....what a disgrace to the village!

After recently moving into the area my wife and I took the opportunity to travel to Manchester by train from Alderley Station. Initially impressed with…
Barlow's Beef: What language are we speaking?

Barlow's Beef: What language are we speaking?

You know what? I'm getting really tired of Americanisms infiltrating our language. We already have a language. It's called English... doh. I don't know…
Barlow's Beef: Are we too lazy to clean up our own mess?

Barlow's Beef: Are we too lazy to clean up our own mess?

As a dog owner I visit a lot of local parks and often marvel at the amount of work needed to make them such a welcome relief from the expanding urban…
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Barlow's Beef: Hospital parking charges make patients sick

Barlow's Beef: Hospital parking charges make patients sick

Judging by the emails I receive residents are clearly angry at parking arrangements at Macclesfield General Hospital. Even blue badge holders are inflamed…
Barlow's Beef: We shall fight on the beaches ..

Barlow's Beef: We shall fight on the beaches ..

Sorry for my digression into national news but the sight of 3,000 migrants storming the Euro Tunnel in a frantic bid to get to the UK fills me with dread.…
Reader's Letter: Why are police doing speed checks at the top of the hill?

Reader's Letter: Why are police doing speed checks at the top of the hill?

Why on earth are the police doing speed checks literally at the top of the hill on the A34 as vehicles exit our village (Alderley Edge) right by the 40…
Barlow's Beef: We are facing proposals for enormous change

Barlow's Beef: We are facing proposals for enormous change

I had coffee with a local politician this morning. In the middle of discussing a rather thorny issue he said: "The problem is people don't like change…
Reader's Letter: Postal collections

Reader's Letter: Postal collections

Posting a letter this morning on Moss Road, Alderley Edge, I happened to look at the Collection Times notice (see the photo above). For many years the…
Barlow's Beef: No sign of any action on dangerous parking

Barlow's Beef: No sign of any action on dangerous parking

Any idea what the above sign means? Evenings around 5:30pm I drive along Hawthorn Street only to find a couple of vehicles illegally parked outside the…
Barlow's Beef: By George he's done it!

Barlow's Beef: By George he's done it!

I'm pleased that Alderley Park is to get a £5M investment in medicine technology, I really am. Considering it's heritage this is just the sort of…
Opinion: Why are so many drivers, not indicating correctly at roundabouts?

Opinion: Why are so many drivers, not indicating correctly at roundabouts?

Its simple.. When leaving any roundabout, you should signal left only left!!!!! The worst spot is the Alderley Road/A34 bypass roundabout. Traffic coming…
Barlow's Beef: What sort of friend am I?

Barlow's Beef: What sort of friend am I?

Debbie James and Peppy Santo have birthday's today and guess what? I never sent them a card... they'll be mortified. Obviously not as much as Nathan Stewart,…