*In local news, Congleton’s own Purple Laura (Laura Campbell) has won a silver award for her Seville and spice marmalade at the world’s original marmalade awards at Damelain in the Lake District. Purple Laura is one of the original stallholders at the Congleton Food & Drink Festival. Well done Laura from the Festival Team!

*2 free workshops will be held on 4th April in Byley Village Hall, Middlewich, to help get your community food project off the ground. The workshops will explain how to set up a Food Co-op or Country Market in your area. The event is free, but you must reserve your spot to take part. Find more information about the workshops here and download registration form here.

*ITV is still looking for talented home cooks with great family recipes! If you think your dish has what it takes please email Gino now at or call 090 11 11 33 77.

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