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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…
Reader's Letter: Yew Tree Farm planning application on Green Belt

Reader's Letter: Yew Tree Farm planning application on Green Belt

Are the developers trying to mislead the residents of Wilmslow? Living behind Yew Tree Farm I have received a glossy leaflet which has an identity crisis.…
Reader's Letter: Actions of the odd few spoil things for the rest of us!

Reader's Letter: Actions of the odd few spoil things for the rest of us!

So much for our efforts at trying to make Wilmslow a brighter place!! Thanks to whoever decided to tip our wheelbarrow planter upside down the other evening.…
Barlow's Beef: CEC Just like Morecambe and Wise but not as funny

Barlow's Beef: CEC Just like Morecambe and Wise but not as funny

Do you remember that hilarious TV sketch when Eric Morecambe insisted he was playing 'All the right notes but not necessarily in the right order'? I was…
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Barlow's Beef: Hospital parking charges make patients sick

Barlow's Beef: Hospital parking charges make patients sick

Judging by the emails I receive residents are clearly angry at parking arrangements at Macclesfield General Hospital. Even blue badge holders are inflamed…
Barlow's Beef: We shall fight on the beaches ..

Barlow's Beef: We shall fight on the beaches ..

Sorry for my digression into national news but the sight of 3,000 migrants storming the Euro Tunnel in a frantic bid to get to the UK fills me with dread.…
Barlow's Beef: We are facing proposals for enormous change

Barlow's Beef: We are facing proposals for enormous change

I had coffee with a local politician this morning. In the middle of discussing a rather thorny issue he said: "The problem is people don't like change…
Reader's Letter: Postal collections

Reader's Letter: Postal collections

Posting a letter this morning on Moss Road, Alderley Edge, I happened to look at the Collection Times notice (see the photo above). For many years the…
Barlow's Beef: No sign of any action on dangerous parking

Barlow's Beef: No sign of any action on dangerous parking

Any idea what the above sign means? Evenings around 5:30pm I drive along Hawthorn Street only to find a couple of vehicles illegally parked outside the…
Opinion: Why are so many drivers, not indicating correctly at roundabouts?

Opinion: Why are so many drivers, not indicating correctly at roundabouts?

Its simple.. When leaving any roundabout, you should signal left only left!!!!! The worst spot is the Alderley Road/A34 bypass roundabout. Traffic coming…
Barlow's Beef: What sort of friend am I?

Barlow's Beef: What sort of friend am I?

Debbie James and Peppy Santo have birthday's today and guess what? I never sent them a card... they'll be mortified. Obviously not as much as Nathan Stewart,…
Barlow's Beef: Who will you meet in the loo?

Barlow's Beef: Who will you meet in the loo?

As a dog owner and regular user of our local parks the proposal to spend around £125K on a new toilet block in The Carrs is commendable. There is…
Barlow's Beef: Build it and they might (not) come

Barlow's Beef: Build it and they might (not) come

Can someone help me out please? Over the past few years I have sold three houses one I owned the others on behalf of elderly relatives. Each one took…