Month: January 2017

Wirral entrepreneur on hunt for more staff after £1.5m new seaside café success story

A Wirral-born food entrepreneur who created 50 new jobs by ploughing more than £1.5m into an seaside café has launched a recruitment drive for extra staff. Phil Brown, who built up the Philpotts bespoke sandwich empire from his first branch in Chester to 22 outlets across the UK,  has now launched the Sea Shanty Café in […]

Martin puts his best foot forward to funds for charity close to his heart

The production manager is putting his best foot forward at the 2017 Chester MBNA Half Marathon to raise funds for a charity that’s close to his heart. Martin Stevens from Rubicon Garden Rooms has vowed to complete the run  in May for the British Heart Foundation. The 57-year-old was inspired to tackle the 13.1 mile challenge, […]

Warrington vet who once helped sedate a lion is roaring forward in his career

A WARRINGTON vet who hails from South Africa and once helped sedate a lion has been appointed as a new divisional partner for an independent veterinary group. Pieter de Villiers, one of the lead vets at Beech House Veterinary Surgery, was born and raised in Potchefstroom, a town in South Africa’s North-West province. In his […]

Woman with cerebral palsy thanks travel firm for helping to make dreams come true

A WOMAN with cerebral palsy from Wigan has thanked a travel business for supporting a charity that has turned her dreams of driving a racing car into reality. Self-confessed adrenaline junkie, Hannah Shelmerdine, of Golborne who is also visually impaired, was able to get behind the wheel for the first time thanks to Speed of […]

Lovable Kitty saved by local vet after swallowing toy cat – called Kitty 

THE curious ‘tail’ of a cat called Kitty who almost died when she swallowed a toy cat called Kitty has had a happy ending. Experienced vet Ann Mee operated on Kitty, a four-year-old ginger tabby adored by her owners, after she swallowed the two-inch plastic cat from the Kitty in My Pocket children’s toy range. […]

New vet surgery set to open its doors at Birchwood shopping centre

A FORMER plant room at a Birchwood shopping centre is being transformed into a state-of-the-art veterinary surgery. The independently-owned Willows Veterinary Group is set to open its 25th surgery at Birchwood Shopping Centre at the end of the month. The new practice will include two consulting rooms, a pharmacy, a laboratory, an operating theatre with […]

Top Wirral plastic surgeon returns to help child victims of Syrian conflict

A leading plastic surgeon is to fulfil the pledge he made to return to the Middle East to treat the child victims of the Syrian civil war. Ali Juma, an expert in face and breast surgery and body contouring at Spire Murrayfield Hospital on the Wirral, will fly out to the Lebanon in January with […]

Big-hearted trio who saved the life of a little ginger kitten are reunited

The heart-warming tail of a tiny kitten found abandoned by the roadside has had the purrfect ending after she was reunited with the women who saved her life. Nala the ginger kitten was spotted by quick-thinking cat lover Rachael Evans lying helplessly on a grass verge as she drove past on her way to work […]