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A very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all my family, friends and neighbours from
Mrs. Jessie Kennedy P3333h
ELSIE WILSHAWWishesfamily,friendsand neighbours a Happy Christmas and
Healthy, Prosperous New Year.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year friends and family
From Bill and John Foy P3415h
Philippa Cook Christmas Greetings and a Happy New
Year to all my family, friends and neighbours.
Special thanks to all who have helped and supported me throughout the year, it has really been appreciated. P3330h
Jack and Stella BOON Moss Cottage, Hurst Road, Biddulph Would like to wish a Very Merry Christmas to all their friends and family and a special thank you to all the staff at
Premier Hairdressers, Biddulph.
YOUNG Dave, Jo, Emily and Dan Wish all friends and relatives a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year. Instead of posting cards we will be supporting the Macular Disease
Society this year. P3321h
To family, friends and neighbours from Brenda Woodward and Family
Rebecca, Frank and Linda
DAVIS of High Street, Biddulph Wish all relatives, friends and customers a Merry Christmas
KELLY Christmas and New Year wishes to my family and friends.
SHIRLEY THORLEY Would like to wish all family and riends a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year.
David and Janet HartshornWouldliketowishallfriendsandrelativesaveryMerryChristmas and a healthy New Year. P3385h
GEORGE BOSTOCK Wishes all relatives and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year. P3387h
HILDA CLOWES Would like to wish relations and friends a very Happy
Christmas and the very best for 2011
Cheers! Your very good health this Christmas!
Fence Lane, Newbold Astbury, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 3NL.
Telephone: 01260 272205 Charles, Mary & Staff wish all Customers old and new and Friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and many thanks for all the support during the years. h
Restaurant Pub Hot Lane, Biddulph Moor. Tel. 01782 513047
Dorothy Kovács and family
Would like to thank all staff,
and customers for their support. May you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and
Prosperous New Year.
NEST Carole and John wish all our friends a Great Christmas and Happy New Year
THE COACH & HORSES
(Fair House) Timbersbrook. Tel: 01260 273019 Our Log Fire guarantees you a warm welcome when you pay us a visit for either a social drink or to taste our traditional lunch time food.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to friends and customers old and new from Jon and Margaret
Waggon & Horses
West Heath, Congleton.
Sheila, Chris and Staff wish all our friends and customers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
The Church House Inn
Buxton Road, Buglawton
Graham, Barbara and all the Staff wish our customers and friends - both old and new,
a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year h
The Crown MOUNT PLEASANT,
MOW COP Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year to all our customers from Andy and all the Staff. Thank you all for your valued custom.
JOYCE HALL Oxhey Crescent WISHES ALL FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND
A VERY HAPPY
NEW YEAR P3312h
MANDY HAMILTONWouldliketowishallher clients a very MERRY CHRISTMAS
and a HAPPY NEW
MARGARET McGREEVY WISHES ALL HER FRIENDS IN THE CONGLETON AREA
AND A PEACEFUL
NEW YEAR. P3353h
Wishing all my friends in Congleton and Scholar Green a
Mrs. A. Sherratt Wishes all her family and friends a Very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2011
RON and RUBY RODGERS Would like to make a special wish for all our friends, old and new, neighbours a Very Happy Christmas and a contented and peaceful New Year. God bless everyone. P3331h
ALBERT and ANN
HORTONWishfamily,friendsand neighbours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mr. and Mrs. K. JACKSON
Wish our relations and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
MRS. JOAN PARKINSON Wishing all relatives and friends
Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year. God bless you all - Joan
Mr. Graham Lucas
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my family,
friends and neighbours.
Sims Wishes all her family and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. P3339h
DOROTHY HARTSHORNWishesallrelatives,friendsand neighbours, Buglawton Friendship
Club, a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year.
MR. ERIC CHADDOCKof48HallsRoad,Biddulph Would like to wish all family and friends a very Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
Myrtle and Norman
EDWARDSWouldliketosendbestwishesto all relatives, friends and neighbours for Christmas and New Year
George and Jessie
CLIFFE Would like to wish family and friends a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
EDNA BAILEY Wishes all her friends and neighbours, new and old, a Happy and Prosperous
Christmas and New Year
Mary and Len
Wish all friends Merry Christmas Happy New Year.
JOAN CARLISLEWouldliketowishallfriendsand family a Very Happy Christmas
FLO AND NORMAN BALLARDWouldliketowishfamilyand friends a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.
HERB BENNETTWishesfamilyandfriendsaMerry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Not forgetting Peg and Jane, xx.
ADA BOOTH Wishes all her family and friends a Merry Chrsitmas and a Happy
New Year P3334h You’ve been framed! Staff surprise long serving cameraman
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“Chronicle” chief photographer Glyn Boon recently notched up a significant birthday and was surprised when his colleagues arranged an impromptu celebration.
Mr Boon, the face of the “Chronicle” for 50 years, is famously selfeffacing and staff had to resort to subterfuge to make sure they could get him involved in any kind of presentation.
In order to lure him to the White Lion, we had to invent a fake advertising feature that needed photos of renovations to the rear of the High Street pub.
Landlord Joe Manning, who was in on the plan, kept Mr Boon occupied out the back while “Chronicle” staff ran across to the pub and surprised him with a cheer and a rousing chorus of “Happy birthday”.
Second right, Mr Condliffe, presents the gift certificate to Mr Boon watched by “Chroniclers” (from left) Harry Leach, Peter Wetton, Dennis Proudlove, Mark Chaddock, Alan Bloor, Tom Byrne, Harri Wharfe, Steph Barnett, Chris Young and Lyndsey Telford. (“Chronicle” photo. 4844/10).
Mr Boon has only worked for two editors during his years at the “Chronicle”, the late John Condliffe and then his son Jeremy, and it was the latter who presented Mr
Boon with a birthday gift — a gift certificate for a weekend for Mr Boon and his wife Gail at a country hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, together with a walking map of Wensleydale.
He told his colleagues he was a “very lucky man” to have been able to do a job he loved for 50 years.
Mr Boon has seen many changes at the “Chronicle” over the years, starting when photos were still taken on glass plates and the print was made using hot metal. In those days the “Chronicle” still had its own press and was run by the sons of its founder, Lionel and Basil Head.
Government Minister admits high school head makes ‘a very good case’ over sports partnership cash
Fiona Bruce MP met secretary of state for education Michael Gove
P in Parliament this week to press for a review by the Government of ts plans to withdraw funding for school sports partnerships.
Mrs Bruce said: “I sought the eeting to draw the Minister’s attenion to the wide range of excellent ork being done by the Sandbach School Sport Partnership.
future funding of the partnership.
“I can confirm that Mr Gove listened intently to my representations on behalf of pupils and teachers in the Congleton constituency, and more than that, said that Mr Leigh’s point was ‘well made — he makes a very good case’.
“The minister continued that he is ‘aware of the importance of providing clarity at an early date, and will be doing so’.”
Mr Bruce said she had obtained an assurance that the Government was now looking again at this issue to ensure that there will be continuing funding to support sports in schools.
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“I pointed out how the partership encourages and supports oung people to enjoy a wide ange of sporting activities right across my constituency including n Congleton, Middlewich, Alsager and Sandbach.
“School sports co-ordinators from he partnership lead PE classes (where a school has no specialist PE eacher), run after-school clubs and competitive sports events.
“I drew the minister’s attention o the partnership’s very serious concerns that the proposed funding changes would have a detrimental effect on a huge number of pupils currently participating in school sports.
“The secretary of state told me hat the Government is ‘aware of he very good work being done by any SSPs and wants to retain what s good.”
She added: “I also pointed out hat Sandbach High School is a specialist sports college and drew he minister’s attention to the state-
ent by John Leigh, headmaster of Sandbach High School, that at resent ‘the school could not plan ahead when we want to arrange a vibrant programme of sporting activities due to uncertainty about
Warning that VAT increase will worsen Christmas debt
Almost a fifth of the population in the Midlands and North West did not know what VAT stood for, let alone understand how to budget for the VAT rise next month, according to a survey conducted by Citizens Advice.
Advice bureaux in Biddulph and Congleton want to ensure that people are prepared for the changes.
VAT is to increase from 17.5% to 20% on New Year’s Day but one in eight people (13%) were not aware that the rate of VAT would rise, which could increase the pain of any debt hangover after Christmas; 11% surveyed from the Midlands could not identify the current rate of VAT.
Liz Shaw, manager of Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau said: “Christmas is a time of giving and it’s all too easy to overspend.
“There are enticing offers and pressures to buy and it can be tempting to ignore how much you are spending, but this may lead to problems in the new year.
Planning, budgeting and organisation are key to avoid getting into debt at Christmas and beyond. This is why we are issuing a Top Tips For Christmas leaflet in association with Barclaycard.”
Maggie Snook, manager at Biddulph, added: “January is always a busy month for the bureaux with a large number of people needing help to sort out their debts.
“This January could be worse than most for those who are not planning ahead as the 20% VAT increase will put more pressure on budgets. At this time of year we urge people to consider their spending carefully. If you do get into difficulties, get advice as soon as you can from your local citizens advice bureau or visit adviceguide.org.uk”
Most people in the Midlands (57%) and the North West (53%) said they budgeted for Christmas and the most careful were, surprisingly, those aged 24-35.
Women worried about spending more than their male counterparts, 44% of whom claimed they would not be cutting back at all this Christmas.
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