• Sweet natured Poppy the rescue rabbit has happy ending after parasite infection developed a dark side

  • Gym boss speaks of mental health battle after lifesaving cancer screening

  • Ukulele ‘amnesty’ launched as Summer Strum festival spreads musical well being

  • Warrington vet surgery names in top 25 for UK

Gym boss speaks of mental health battle after lifesaving cancer screening

A GYM boss who is taking part in a 3,000-mile relay to raise awareness of mental health has opened up about her own personal battle after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Lauren Retford, who is manager of Pure Gym based at Stretford Mall, was just 29 when her world was turned upside down following a routine […]

Ukulele ‘amnesty’ launched as Summer Strum festival spreads musical well being

A ukulele ‘amnesty’ is being launched as the organisers of Merseyside’s biggest free festival dedicated to the instrument aim to get more people playing, and spread the wellbeing music brings to community groups across the North West. The Summer Strum festival is celebrating a landmark five years in Hoylake with 2,000 music fans expected to […]

Warrington vet surgery names in top 25 for UK

A WARRINGTON vet surgery has been named in the top 25 best practices in the UK thanks to five star ratings from pet owners. Beech House Veterinary Centre, which is part of Willows Veterinary Group, has seen its excellent care and customer service recognised in Vet Help Direct’s annual ‘Best UK Vets’ awards. Vet Help […]

Chef on clean food mission at new Stretford Mall café uplift

A CHEF who has prepared meals for some of football’s biggest stars including Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham is behind the menu at a new ‘clean food’ cafe in Stretford Mall.Gary Yule, is cooking up a storm at the shopping centre’s newly-launched ‘Uplift’ which is on a mission to fuel up gym goers. The 39-year-old […]

Solicitor Steph thanks Wrexham copier firm for helping her reach triathlon goals

A SOLICITOR with a budding triathlon career is targeting success on the world stage thanks to support from a Wrexham-based copier firm. Stephanie King, from Saltney, who is aiming for a best ever top 20 finish at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Switzerland in September, has been handed an ‘invaluable’ sponsorship boost by Rawson […]

Cola the rescue dog and his remarkable ‘tail’ of survival

A rescue dog who survived being shot in Cyprus and was flown over to the UK only to escape and get hit by a car on the M56 has made a remarkable recovery from his injuries. The incredible survival story of four-year-old Cola stunned the veterinary team at Oakwood Veterinary Referrals who looked after him […]

Stretford Mall new entrance development  nears completion

THE multi-million-pound development of a striking new entrance at Stretford Mall is nearing completion – with 98.4% of materials removed from the site being recycled. A staggering 6,000 tonnes of concrete and brick, and 250 tonnes of steel have been recycled by the project, with only 1.6% of all material removed from the site going […]