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08:32, 9 OCT 2014
Driver retires after almost 50 years behind the wheel
Gordon Cooper, 69, of Wingfield Avenue in Wilmslow, has worked at R F Fielding Hay and Straw Ltd since he was 21.
Coffee events brewing for Macmillan charity campaign
There are events around Wilmslow as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Recent death of a puppy after attack left me heartbroken
Our columnist speaks out on the aftermath of recent dog attacks
Spare more than just a thought at Christmas
It’s that time of year when large charities place TV ads to boost their income and, boy, does it work. But what about those small local charities that are too embroiled in helping those in need to have a ‘marketing strategy?’
Trip to meet hero dog Treo is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
When I was a kid the big Christmas treat was Santa’s arrival at our Christmas party. I didn’t speculate on his veracity. If he had a sack full of toys that was good enough for me. A Dinky racing car and I’d believe anything.
Revealed: Wilmslow's worst roads for speeding
New data has revealed the worst roads for speeding drivers in Wilmslow. The figures taken from some of the most notorious roads showed the majority of drivers were breaking the speed limit.
Elvis Presley tribute night for Animal Support Volunteers at Morley Green Club
An Elvis Presley tribute night will have the crowds rocking to raise money for Animal Support Volunteers.
The wonder of Animal Support Volunteers
When someone dumps a litter of kittens by the side of the road late at night, who ya gonna call?
All the answers to dog questions
Almost every day I receive phone calls from anxious owners wanting advice on how to deal with their dog’s behaviour.
Month's rainfall in 24 hours causes chaos
Torrential rain caused havoc across Wilmslow with homes and businesses flooded.
Chapel funds fitting tribute
A new war memorial funded by the final collection at the old Morley Green chapel has been opened in the village centre. Morley Green United Reformed Church closed in April 2010 after nearly 150 years in the village, when the congregation dwindled.
Raiders armed with hammer attack social club manager in Mobberley
Masked raiders armed with a claw hammer attacked the manager of a bar before fleeing with a haul of cash. The 61-year-old manager of Morley Green Social Club, on Mobberley Road, was getting into his car after locking up when two men smashed the window and demanded he re-open the club.
Cheshire East Council
New police bid to slow the rat-run car racers
The thaw has cleared the way for police to crack down on speeding on a notorious Wilmslow rat-run.
Cheshire East Council
Stars come out to stop speeders
Corrie star Simon Gregson and football legend Mike Summerbee are backing a campaign to stop motorists driving at racetrack speeds along a 30mph road.
Betty misses party but show goes on
It's a good job Betty Driver wasn’t providing the hot pot for her 90th birthday bash as last-minute illness kept her away from her Wilmlsow party.
Historic chapel was legacy of kindly ‘bishop’
Morley Green Chapel has closed its doors after 141 years in the heart of the community – but the legacy of the men who played a part in its long history will live on.
Birthday dinner for barmaid Betty
ROVERS Return regulars will know that much respected barmaid Betty Turpin recently celebrated her 90th birthday.
Corrie stars’ animal aid
Soap celebrities will mingle with football stars at a glitzy auction and dinner to raise funds for an animal charity.
Gimme your money!
Be honest, in the twelve years I’ve been writing Barlow’s Brief have I ever asked you for money?
Red campaign is bright idea of a disabled hero
A CAMPAIGN by a disabled former paratrooper to encourage people to wear red on Fridays in support of our troops is building momentum.
Music is the way to cattle's heart
MOOD moosic is the key to inner piece for Bertie the young bull.
Bull sees red after getting bogged down
A HALF-TON runaway bull was at the centre of a dramatic hour-long rescue after he found himself stuck in a Wimslow peat bog.
Dogs have their day
THIS year’s Morley Green Social Club Dog Show was a howling success - even if the weather was a bit ‘woof’.
History repeats itself as Jack Russell Rosie goes missing
A DOG owner has been left distraught after her pet was stolen in broad daylight.