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09:33, 21 APR 2016
As Queen Elizabeth II turns 90, see her life in pictures through the years
Her Majesty turns 90 today and as she marks this milestone, look at her life in pictures from when she was a little girl to now
Vic Barlow takes an alternative look at life around Macclesfield
Fight for your NHS while you still have something to fight for
I’ve just returned from visiting a surgeon friend in the USA. Along with the forthcoming Presidential election we discussed our respective national healthcare systems.
Bin the bonuses
I see taxpayer-backed bank Lloyds has made a £1.6billion profit in the first half of the year, which is nice.
Listening to the American news is bad for your health
The introduction of healthcare reforms is ripping America apart. I don’t recall any issue since Vietnam provoking such vitriol.
Follow the rules Mr President
I WORRY about Barack Obama. He really doesn’t understand the political process does he?
'Flipping' crazy year
WASN’T last year an odd one? Who would have expected back in January that an unknown Scottish spinster would have the fastest selling album in the world, or that Pebbles her cat would attract more publicity than Ronaldo?
More famous faces in frame to be next MP
A TV PRESENTER and a former British UN commander are believed to be among the candidates lining up to replace Sir Nick Winterton as Macclesfield's next Conservative MP.
Looking ahead to a hotpot of activity
HIS NAME was Busta and it suited him. Everything he touched disintegrated. Deprived of leadership, this 100lb rottweiler was a menace to society.
These banker’s big bonuses make me so angry
I'M ANGRY this week…very angry at the suggestion that public money is to be used to pay more grotesque bonuses to top executives of failing banks, while taxpayers funding those bonuses lose their homes and jobs.
President Obama has brought hope in uncertain times
NO-ONE watching the inauguration ceremony for President Obama could be unimpressed by the enthusiastic crowd.
Five minutes with ... Louise Dilnot
LOUISE Dilnot is a volunteer co-ordinator for Just Drop-In (JDI) Youth Info and Advice on Great King Street.
Barack, man of destiny
I AWOKE this morning to the amazing victory in the US elections of Barack Obama.
It’s time for change in Macclesfield
AFTER Barack Obama changed the face of the world by becoming America’s first ever black president, the only black politician to operate in Macclesfield is hoping "change" will now come to the area where she has lived for the last 40 years.
Barack is just the ticket for student
FOR most young Britons a roller coaster ride in America means a trip to a theme park.
Our lot have a lot to learn from Obama
THE MORE I learn of Barack Obama, the more impressed I become. Hitting out at absentee black fathers, Mr Obama said parents need to ‘teach our sons to treat women with respect and to realise responsibility does not end at conception’.