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HAV­ING, not long ago, watched Songs of Praise on Re­mem­brance Sun­day, I was very stirred by our Chris­tian her­itage as a coun­try as I also re­mem­bered so many who have lost their lives.

The pop­pies will again be un­pinned, and the mu­si­cian play­ing The Last Post will be the echo of a sound just played ev­ery Re­mem­brance Sun­day since 1919.

But that Re­mem­brance tune does con­tinue to be played when sol­diers who give their lives for their coun­try are each brought home to be repa­tri­ated with their home ground and their fam­i­lies.

“Lest we forget...” is a phrase of­ten used to ex­press that we must not forge those who have fought and died, past or present. We will never forget.

We must never forget the roots of our Chris­tian her­itage which in its orig­i­nal truth per­son­i­fies love, hope, peace, courage, ev­ery­day de­cency and free­dom – which are things worth fight­ing for.

He has promised to love us eter­nally, we must be with Him for eter­nity.

So I wrote this poem about heaven, which hope­fully ex­presses that which is of­ten re­garded as ’a dif­fer­ent view’ and yet it speaks of a fu­ture where even death it­self is not the end but really a new be­gin­ning be­cause we were worth fight­ing for too. Val Hay­ward Ad­dress sup­plied


IT was Na­tional Fer­til­ity Aware­ness Week from Novem­ber 2-8.

One in six cou­ples are now strug­gling to con­ceive.

The team at Cheshire Fer­til­ity Cen­tre, Sun­der­land Street, Mac­cles­field would like to thank ev­ery­body who at­tended their events to help raise aware­ness of in­fer­til­ity is­sues and also raise funds for In­fer­til­ity Net­work UK.

The events in­cluded an open evening, cake sale and par­ent and child cof­fee morn­ing, of which all events were well at­tended.

If you would like to find out more about in­fer­til­ity aware­ness or help with any fu­ture fundrais­ing events, please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us on 01625 264110. Emma Ed­wards Lead nurse/head of oper­a­tions at Cheshire Fer­til­ity

●● This week’s Big Pic­ture was taken at 5am by Dave McDer­mott and cap­tures a cres­cent moon over White Nancy. Sub­mit your im­ages to mac­cles­field­ex­press@men­ or up­load them to our Flickr page at­cpics. We will print the best ones

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