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Barlow's Beef: How Cheshire East negotiates on your behalf

Barlow's Beef: How Cheshire East negotiates on your behalf

How good are your negotiating skills? Do you just accept any price or do you haggle?Years ago I worked as a sales rep calling on small businesses. I did…
Barlow's Beef: Gym jam at the leisure centre

Barlow's Beef: Gym jam at the leisure centre

When I'm stressed I have a tried and tested antidote...I go to the gym. Having been a marathon runner in my not too distant past I always enjoy the relaxation…
Barlow's Beef: Another brick in the wall for school trips

Barlow's Beef: Another brick in the wall for school trips

I was listening to a phone-in on the radio this week concerning school outings. The question posed was: 'Would you allow your child to go on a school…
Barlow's Beef: Banking on big profits

Barlow's Beef: Banking on big profits

Apparently it's only just occurred to Cheshire East that large developers are screaming the case for the need for more housing then simply banking the…
Barlow's Beef: What are your new year resolutions?

Barlow's Beef: What are your new year resolutions?

After considerable thought I have my New Year Resolutions sorted.First and foremost I want to take offence. I am absolutely hopeless at holding a grudge…
Reader's Letter: New Year's resolutions for 2016

Reader's Letter: New Year's resolutions for 2016

It may be of interest to consider that others may feel that Cheshire East needs to wake up now that they have a change of leadership in 2016 and there…
Barlow's Beef: Book early for HS2

Barlow's Beef: Book early for HS2

I'm sure you are delighted to know that HS2 high-speed rail service will be coming to a station near you in the next 12-17 years. Well, when I say 'near…
Barlow's Beef: Malice in Bunderland

Barlow's Beef: Malice in Bunderland

Once upon a time there were glorious pastures where animals grazed and children played in a green and pleasant county known to all as Blunderland.Then…
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Barlow's Beef: Going.... Going.. Gone!

Barlow's Beef: Going.... Going.. Gone!

So... our council Leader has resigned following sustained pressure from both public and party following what has become Physiogate. Why anyone is remotely…
Reader's Letter: 'Carry on regardless' with 'residents last'

Reader's Letter: 'Carry on regardless' with 'residents last'

Having spent seven full working days at the reopened examination into the Local Plan for Cheshire East, you are left with the conclusion that the Planning…
Barlow's Beef : Learn the secret of Adele's stunning success

Barlow's Beef : Learn the secret of Adele's stunning success

Like millions of people I love Adele's music. She writes her own material and clearly has an amazing talent. I used to wonder where her inspiration came…
Barlow's Beef: Roll up your vest ... the doctor is on the phone

Barlow's Beef: Roll up your vest ... the doctor is on the phone

I'm told if you want to see your GP it's best to phone the surgery early in the morning. So I called at 8am today and asked for an appointment with my…
Barlow's Beef: Is Lindow Moss the last stand?

Barlow's Beef: Is Lindow Moss the last stand?

Unusually for me I've been ill for almost a month. Twin infections created a raging fever draining every ounce of energy. After three days of lying on…
Barlow's Beef: Thinking is for wimps

Barlow's Beef: Thinking is for wimps

About this time of year animal charities festoon the country with posters telling people 'Dogs are for life not just for Christmas.' Bumper stickers appear…
Barlow's Beef: Cheshire East rebuilds the Iron Curtain

Barlow's Beef: Cheshire East rebuilds the Iron Curtain

Do you remember The Iron Curtain? As a child I thought it was a massive shutter descending from heaven. In reality it was an ideological and physical…
Reader's Letter: Broadway Meadow car park

Reader's Letter: Broadway Meadow car park

Car park is full before 9.00 am every day apart from the disabled spaces which are seriously under used because they are too far from shops or the station…
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.…