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Back in 2005 I had the pleasure of interviewing Tommy Lawrence for our very first issue of the Essential Guide and was deeply saddened to hear of his passing last week.  As a tribute, here is the interview again. Someone who knew all about what it felt like to be…

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Cllr Ian Marks was delighted to receive an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.  Ian commented “I was completely taken back when the letter arrived from the Cabinet Office. It is a great honour to be recognised and not something I was expecting.”  Ian moved to Lymm in…

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