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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…
Opinion: Greenbelt around Wilmslow again under threat

Opinion: Greenbelt around Wilmslow again under threat

Inspection of the Local Plan was suspended last December and Cheshire East was asked to address shortcomings in the supporting evidence for economic growth…
Barlow's Beef: HS2 a miracle waiting to happen

Barlow's Beef: HS2 a miracle waiting to happen

Cheshire East Council has welcomed the announcement by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin that the Government is aiming to bring forward the construction…
Barlow's Beef: Stupid things I've done

Barlow's Beef: Stupid things I've done

Gazing over my shoulder at an article I was composing on my laptop Mrs B asked, "Why do you keep writing about stupid things other people do? Why not…
Barlow's Beef: If you are going to cheat ... cheat big!

Barlow's Beef: If you are going to cheat ... cheat big!

'Crackdown nets benefit cheat whom fraudulently claimed more than £6600,' announces the headline of a recent article referring to a Wilmslow lady…
Barlow's Beef: If you wanna be my council

Barlow's Beef: If you wanna be my council

So tell me what you want, what you really really want. I'll tell you what I want what I really really want. So tell me what you want, what you really…
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Barlow's Beef: This is make-your-mind-up time

Barlow's Beef: This is make-your-mind-up time

Having followed and commented on elections for over two decades the biggest single change I see is political spin. Sadly, conviction politics is all but…
Barlow's Beef: What politicians don't want to discuss

Barlow's Beef: What politicians don't want to discuss

You can't turn on the radio or TV at the moment without some politician bleating on about the economy, the 'dangers' of another coalition or the extra…
Barlow's Beef: It's put-up or shut-up time

Barlow's Beef: It's put-up or shut-up time

Before you decide how to use your vote please take a look at the above photos. Does it make sense to destroy this ancient green field while leaving the…
Barlow's Beef: England expects everyone to do their duty

Barlow's Beef: England expects everyone to do their duty

Due to foreign travel my election news came to me via satellite TV these past two weeks. With the benefit of distance one gets an entirely different perspective…
Barlow's Beef: Resistance is futile at the dentist

Barlow's Beef: Resistance is futile at the dentist

Have you been to the dentist recently? My practice (I hate that word, if there is one thing I don't want it's a trainee dentist) used to be a fairly rudimentary…
Barlow's Beef: Banking on a retirement bonus

Barlow's Beef: Banking on a retirement bonus

The most disingenuous argument foisted on the British public recently is the theory that British banks must continue to pay grotesque bonuses or executives…
Barlow's Beef: Election fever - I don't think so

Barlow's Beef: Election fever - I don't think so

Brought up in a staunch Labour household by a father dedicated to the union he served for 32 years I should be excited by the forthcoming election. My…
Barlow's Beef: Affordable Housing.... I think not

Barlow's Beef: Affordable Housing.... I think not

Remember when politicians trumpeted high-rise tower blocks as the solution to Britain's housing problem? You may have been part of one of those communities…
Barlow's Beef: Would councillors do this with their own money?

Barlow's Beef: Would councillors do this with their own money?

This week's column is like orienteering: you need to read the clues to know where you are heading. In July 2013 Wilmslow Town Council wanted to spend…