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Doddington Hall five-star hotel plan set for go-ahead

The grade I-listed Doddington Hall near Crewe and Nantwich looks set to be converted into a five-star country house hotel.

Cheshire East Council's strategic planning board is due to meet on Wednesday (1 July 2015) to discuss a full planning application submitted by Lady Rona Delves Broughton of Doddington Hall Conference Centre Ltd to redevelop the high-profile landmark. The site lies approximately six...
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Travel Group flies past £75m with four deals

A luxury travel group in Chester has bought four travel businesses in a multimillion-pound deal that drives turnover past £75m.

The group's chief executive hailed the deal but told Insider the move was just the beginning. ITC Luxury Travel Group, which last year underwent a management buyout backed by former Capita boss Paul Pindar, has acquired Western & Oriental group. The deal includes four travel...
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Students have taste of Olympics

West Cheshire College recently welcomed London 2012 Olympic Adjudicator, Mike Dooling MBE, to help support the teaching and development of the College’s sports students. The lucky students had the chance to demonstrate their sporting capabilities as Mike helped to officiate a specially designed athletics event. Former marathon runner Mike has been involved in athletics since the 1960s and was an Olympic Torch Bearer and Olympic and Paralympic...
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Cheshire and Warrington fourth in UK for jobs creation due to 85% increase in inward investment

The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced that it is currently the fourth most successful LEP in the UK in terms of jobs created per head as a result of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). According to UKTI, the agency responsible for facilitating foreign direct investment (FDI), the number of new jobs created in Cheshire and Warrington as a result of inward investment projects...
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Council unveils new leisure-led development opportunity to spearhead regeneration of Macclesfield town centre

Cheshire East is moving forward to secure a new leisure-led scheme to spearhead the regeneration of Macclesfield town centre. The Council is set to offer two alternative sites for sale to see what options the market can deliver for development with leisure facilities at its heart. The potential sites identified by the Council are the Duke Street car park and the Churchill Way car park. Early feedback from...
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Chester Unlocked launches in city centre

Retailers report surge in visitor footfall as Hoot’s Route opens to the public  City retailers have hailed the start of ‘Chester Unlocked’ as a “massive success” as visitors and local residents packed into the city centre to explore the world’s first citywide museum trail. ‘Hoot’s Route’ – the first phase of the heritage programme – launched at the weekend with 30 businesses in the heart of Chester...
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Start date set for work on Crewe UTC

WORK on Crewe’s University Technical College, which will equip school leavers to join Britain’s next generation of engineers and technicians, is set to begin in January. Crewe Engineering and Design UTC will train 800 students aged 14-19 who want to pursue careers in industries like automotive, rail and advanced manufacturing. Read more from Business Desk here....
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Over £5m allocated to tackle congestion in Warrington East

A new scheme to reduce congestion and improve local economic growth by attracting investment, is set to commence in the Warrington East area. The scheme has been allocated over £5m and it is hoped that it will both protect and create jobs. The project has been made possible thanks to funding secured by the Warrington Borough Council as part of the Growth Deal for Cheshire and Warrington...
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Student reunion at Istanbul Night

Liverpool FC’s celebratory Istanbul The Reunion Night at the Echo Arena was also a reunion for West Cheshire College’s Technical Theatre students as four ex-students, two current students and a tutor worked at the event. The spectacular Istanbul The Reunion Night marked the ten year anniversary of Liverpool FC winning the Champions League. West Cheshire College Tutor Angie Berwick acted as Assistant Production Manager and was...
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