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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…
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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.…
Barlow's Beef: Cheshire East does exactly what it says on the tin

Barlow's Beef: Cheshire East does exactly what it says on the tin

I was on holiday last week in one of Europe's sunnier isles. I'm not good at lying around the pool so decided to visit a local market renown for selling…
Barlow's Beef: The two most important women in my life tried to kill me

Barlow's Beef: The two most important women in my life tried to kill me

Are you bamboozled by the blizzard of contradictory information we receive about our food? When I was a child my mother always insisted I had a bowl of…
Reader's Letter: Another Blocked Drive way

Reader's Letter: Another Blocked Drive way

Yet another blocked driveway on Ashdene Road. This is becoming increasingly more commonplace than it should be. It is a result of ignorant and particularly…
Barlow's Beef: Who represents us, the taxpaying public?

Barlow's Beef: Who represents us, the taxpaying public?

Some years ago I took out a loan to help finance my small business. I'd been a customer of the same bank for more than two decades so I believed I would…
Barlow's Beef: Don't be fooled by developer's meet and greet exercise

Barlow's Beef: Don't be fooled by developer's meet and greet exercise

As a commentator on local affairs I've observed the relationship between developers and council for many years. During that time I've seen developers…
Barlow's Beef: Now we know... New labour hates democracy

Barlow's Beef: Now we know... New labour hates democracy

Has it occurred to anyone in the Labour Party that their conduct throughout the Leadership Election campaign has shattered any illusion of competence?…
Barlow's Beef: What language are we speaking?

Barlow's Beef: What language are we speaking?

You know what? I'm getting really tired of Americanisms infiltrating our language. We already have a language. It's called English... doh. I don't know…
Barlow's Beef: Are we too lazy to clean up our own mess?

Barlow's Beef: Are we too lazy to clean up our own mess?

As a dog owner I visit a lot of local parks and often marvel at the amount of work needed to make them such a welcome relief from the expanding urban…