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18:29, 19 APR 2017
Live: George Osborne quitting as Tatton MP - reaction and latest developments
"But I will remain active in the debate about our country’s future and on the issues I care about, like the success of the Northern Powerhouse."
More than 7,000 Macclesfield people sign petition for second EU Referendum
There are fears about the impact on the town when the UK leaves the EU.
Cheshire East Council
EU referendum: Macclesfield backs bid to remain as UK votes to leave
People in Macclesfield bucked the national trend by voting in favour of staying in the EU. But it wasn't enough, as the Leave vote won it.
What happens now that we have left the EU?
EU Referendum - what happens next? Are we in or out of Europe? What happens now that we've left the EU?
George Osborne issues statement to Cheshire constituents after tax return reveal
The MP for Wilmslow used it to criticise people 'attacking' families passing on wealth in the wake of the Panama Papers leak.
Macclesfield MP David Rutley reveals he will vote to stay in EU
It comes as the first meeting of the Macclesfield branch of the Britain Stronger in Europe is held.
Macclesfield politicians divided over EU in or out vote
Macclesfield MP David Rutley said he will listen to the views of residents and businesses before setting out his position.
Macclesfield Hospital cancels 70 appointment after junior doctors' strike
East Cheshire Hospital Trust reveals impact of last week's industrial action
PM's thanks to extraordinary teenage fundraiser
Harry Norton, 13, was invited to meet David Cameron after helping raise more than £60,000 for charity.
Award for man who turns fir into funds for hospice
Pete Chapman, 56, leads a team of volunteers who have raised more than £500,000 for the East Cheshire Hospice.
PM's delight over free school plans
Prime Minister David Cameron has praised proposals for a free school in Macclesfield for teenagers with behavioural issues as he gave the move the go- ahead.
AZ staff to fight Pfizer takeover bid
AstraZeneca this week rejected Pfizer’s latest £63bn buyout offer – and the firm's staff say they will fight an expected hostile takeover bid
Vic Barlow takes an alternative look at life around Macclesfield
So, just what kind of democracy is it that our politicians want?
If you ever wonder why Government policies fail to reflect public opinion, read on ...
Stelios defeated in easyJet vote
EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou lost his battle against the airline's board today after shareholders overwhelmingly backed its multi-million pound pay plans.
Two centuries of reporting the news and going strong
As The Express arrives at the end of its 200th year in print, we’ve got a lot to write about. To mark our double centenary starting on February 2, 2011, our year-long party has featured radio shows, open days and much more.
Brian Cox: ‘I want PM to come to Jodrell Bank and be inspired like I was’ - video
Professor Brian Cox has challenged David Cameron to visit Jodrell Bank and formally recognise its importance on the world stage.
We need earplugs and Nike T-shirts...
How much more political rhetoric do you want to hear? How many times can David Cameron talk about curbing bonuses for failure?
Cheshire East Council
Hundreds join public sector strike in Macclesfield
Hundreds of workers from Macclesfield were among three million public sector workers striking today. The industrial action in protest at pension cuts, a later retirement age and pay freezes caused chaos for schools, family centres, hospital and council services.
Cheshire East Council
Live: Schools, hospital and services hit by public sector workers’ strike
The industrial action in protest at pension cuts, a later retirement age and pay freezes caused chaos for schools, children’s centres, hospital and council services.
Protection or merely a licence to bomb?
What's your understanding of a ‘no fly zone’? I always thought it was a forbidden corridor of airspace. When David Cameron announced a ‘no fly zone’ over Libya we were told it was to protect the civilian population from attack by Gaddffi’s air force.
It’s a sobering thought that big business rules
It’s amazing how much hypocrisy we must tolerate when big money is at stake. Do you remember when tobacco companies revealed extensive studies ‘proving’ that smoking had no harmful effects? It took decades and a good many deaths before we finally debunked that piece of malevolent manipulation.
Doctors push ahead with a new ‘vision’
Doctors in Cheshire East say they are pushing on with plans to take on commissioning of local services despite the ‘pause’ in the government’s health reforms.
Why must we wait for a crisis to care?
Do you understand David Cameron’s vision of the Big Society? If he’s inferring we should do more to help ourselves, I’m all for it.