Health

Fat cat Ringo beats the bulge

A FAT cat has won the battle with the bulge shedding the equivalent of three bags of sugar. Roly-poly Ringo used to munch massive meals until he was put on a strict diet. Now he’s lost 35 per cent of his body weight, thanks to head nurse Katie Hartnoll, who runs Cheshire’s first accredited weight […]

Alfie’s canine acupuncture is on point

A “DEPRESSED” dog suffering with stiff joints and severe back pain has come on leaps and bounds thanks to animal acupuncture. Alfie the Labradoodle used to “walk like Bambi” before he started the alternative treatment at The Firs Veterinary Surgery in Kelsall, part of Willows Veterinary Group. Vet, Fiona Wall carries out the ancient Chinese […]

Award winning fire service volunteer to join recruitment drive at Stretford Mall fun day

A fire and rescue service volunteer who won an award for his work supporting the public in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena terror attack, is calling for more people to join the service. Andre Felix, 32 is joining a recruitment campaign to encourage more volunteers to join Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’ volunteers […]

Charity ball raises £30,000 for children with rare degenerative disease

A CHARITY ball has raised £30,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. The seventh A-T Spring Ball, held at Chester Racecourse Pavilion, was organised by Wrexham businessman Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, and his wife Joanne to help families coping with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children […]

Retired Cheshire vet publishes memoirs

A RETIRED vet who was a pioneer of pet medicine in Cheshire and once encountered glamorous Coronation Street legend Pat Phoenix in her silk nightgown has published his memoirs. Derek Carter, 80, is one of the main founders of the Northwich-based Willows Veterinary Group. His family life and 35-year career caring for animals has been […]

Popular North Wales band who performed for Mike Tyson will be headline act at charity ball

A POPULAR band who were handpicked to perform for legendary boxer Mike Tyson will be playing at a charity ball organised to raise funds for children with a rare, life-limiting condition. Universal Exports will join X-Factor star Pierre Herelle, a former member of the world famous soul group The Drifters, on the bill at the […]

Super-mum Beverly who nursed her daughter through sepsis wins Stretford Mall £200 pamper package

A super-mum who nursed her daughter through a life-threatening illness has won a Stretford Mall Mother’s Day competition with a £200 pamper package. Beverley Wallace is ‘the rock that holds their family together’ according to daughter Jessica Wallace, 28, who was struck with the potentially fatal blood-poisoning condition, Sepsis. Gall bladder stones caused a blockage […]

Terrier Toby sparks unlikely rescue mission

A DOG who sparked an unlikely rescue mission involving a team of vets and a binman had a lucky escape when he became impaled on a barbed wire fence. Plucky Parson Russell Terrier Toby has since made a full recovery following his traumatic ordeal, thanks to the team at Abbeycroft Veterinary Surgery in Northwich. The […]