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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…
Barlow's Beef: Give us the money or else is not a discussion

Barlow's Beef: Give us the money or else is not a discussion

David Keane the police and crime commissioner for Cheshire is urging residents to join the 'discussion on police funding. We have until Jan 24th to express…
Barlow's Beef: What exactly is a 'garden village'?

Barlow's Beef: What exactly is a 'garden village'?

Macclesfield General Hospital is bursting at the seams. Last week they made an appeal for people to stay away from A&E unless they have a dire emergency.…
Barlow's Beef: What's the difference between CEC and a dormouse?

Barlow's Beef: What's the difference between CEC and a dormouse?

'Huge disappointment as town's views have been ignored in Local Plan,' screamed our Wilmslow headline on Dec 21. Councillor Keith Purdom for the Wilmslow…
Reader's Letter: Are modern cars not fitted with indicators?

Reader's Letter: Are modern cars not fitted with indicators?

I know this was published couple of years ago but we seem to have a lot more cars on the road with no Indicators. Is it an optional extra, or are they…
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Barlow's Beef: Greed is the word is the word..

Barlow's Beef: Greed is the word is the word..

So what do you wish for in the coming year? New house, better job, lottery win? Personally I'm hoping to see some reflection on to the constant striving…
Barlow's Beef: The old boy network is dead it's time to bring on the girls

Barlow's Beef: The old boy network is dead it's time to bring on the girls

What an incredible year 2016 turned out to be. Having spent half my life in the USA I thought I understood the culture well enough to predict the obvious.…
Barlow's Beef: Who reads the small print on our behalf?

Barlow's Beef: Who reads the small print on our behalf?

This year has been a strange one don't you think? Both globally and locally nothing has gone as predicted. I'm guessing pollsters are going to find their…
Barlow's Beef: Cheshire East should tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Barlow's Beef: Cheshire East should tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Cheshire East councillors must feel an abused group. They undoubtedly enter local politics because they want to serve the community. New members are usually…
Barlow's Beef: Secretive hospital closure plans are deja-vu

Barlow's Beef: Secretive hospital closure plans are deja-vu

Last week a report leaked to the press indicated that the Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) included a downgrade of…
Barlow's Beef: More great 'savings' from Cheshire East

Barlow's Beef: More great 'savings' from Cheshire East

Great news, folks. Cheshire East has daft proposals (sorry...draft proposals) to illustrate how they can save £100M over the next three years. Sounds…
Barlow's Beef: An elephant never forgets

Barlow's Beef: An elephant never forgets

I always thought cabin fever was a phrase used to describe fur trappers in the frozen tundra driven indoors by inclement weather, the isolation of early…
Barlow's Beef: It's time to be honest about immigration

Barlow's Beef: It's time to be honest about immigration

Immigration is a topic on everyone's lips but impossible to discuss with objectivity. Any suggestion of a meaningful immigration policy triggers outbursts…
Barlow's Beef: I predict a riot (Kaiser Chiefs 2005)

Barlow's Beef: I predict a riot (Kaiser Chiefs 2005)

So, despite the vast majority of MP's rejecting Jeremy Corbyn as leader Labour Party members returned him to office with an even larger majority than…