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There are many excellent state and private schools and colleges in the area and we carry dedicated pages to report on their news.

Beautiful, caring and selfless: the family of Sophie Spencer pay tribute

The popular 24-year-old, from Macclesfield, died in a car crash on Monday

Teenage cancer survivor’s pledge

Tom Melling was just four years old when he was struck down with leukaemia. He spent seven months in hospital and endured four years of life-saving treatment.


Heartfelt tributes to woman, 24, killed in crash

Friends described Sophie Spencer, from Macclesfield, as "a beautiful girl on the outside and inside".

Send us your nativity pictures

As the festive season starts we're asking for reader's nativity pictures.

Staff and pupils commemorate First World War centenary

Students from Tytherington School and Macclesfield College paid tribute during Armistice Day

'Souper' mum praised for homeless food service

Louise Williamson, 33, from Macclesfield has juggled a family and university studies to launch a soup kitchen.

Fundraisers unite for Children in Need

Sponsored events at community centres, schools and workplaces in Macclesfield and the surrounding villages on Friday all contributed to the whopping national sum.

Back to drawing board after damning report on council homes plan

Government planning inspector warns Cheshire East its Local Plan will fail without major changes.

Students enjoy masterclass from cricket pro

Kate Cross, who plays for England Women’s Cricket Club and Lancashire Women’s Cricket Club, spent the morning with junior and senior students playing cricket.

Former teacher sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing 25 young boys

Some abuse occurred while lessons were taking place, with the victims abused in the classroom but out of sight of other pupils.

Former teacher pleads guilty to sexually abusing 25 young boys

Keith Cavendish-Coulson, 71, a former teacher at Terra Nova School in Holmes Chapel, pleaded guilty to 42 counts of indecent assault on boys who were aged between eight and 13.

Inspector to speak on future homes plan for town

Planning inspector Stephen Pratt will soon give his views on the Local Plan which says where development will happen until 2030.

Our sporting heroes in the spotlight

The town’s history is littered with athletes who have triumphed at the top of their chosen sport.

Star pupil off on dream physics placement

Hannah Ruskin has landed an out of this world work experience placement at the CERN particle-physics laboratory in Geneva.

Gifted student dies after eating disorder battle

Anna Haworth, 23, from Macclesfield, suffered cardiac arrest because potassium levels in her blood became ‘dangerously low’ because of her eating disorder, an inquest heard.

Young librarians take the lead at school

Pupils at Wincle Primary School are helping to run the new library designed to promote a love of reading.

New mobile app blocks texts from bullies and paedophiles - and then tips off parents

MP David Rutley and charities back Poynton invention which will sound alarm if kids leave a defined area

Election candidate named

Tim Roca set to bid to become MP for the Macclesfield constituency.

Brave teen's event for diabetes charity

Charlotte Johnson who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in March will speak about her health battle at a fundraising concert.

Funeral of Robert Hart to take place today.

Music-lover Robert, 26, from Rainow, suffered fatal head injuries after being attacked in front of his girlfriend at a festival in Manchester in June.

Pictures: The first Wilmslow Art Trail

Hundreds of visitors attended the inaugural event to view art at 17 venues around the town.

Cash injection for young people's music project

The Cre8 Music Project on the Moss Estate Macclesfield has securing £47,000 in funding.

Tributes for tragic Ashleigh Bowes, 14, who died suddenly at home

Hundreds of people attended the funeral for the popular teen who was a pupil at Fallibroome Academy.

Mum’s tribute to daughter

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of popular Fallibroome Academy student Ashleigh Bowes.

King's girls in 21st celebration

The King’s School girls’ division came of age with a 21st birthday party.

Wilmslow High School shut after power cut

The school has shut this lunchtime due to a power cut at the site and its surrounding area.

Student died in his sleep at university halls

A young DJ who survived a road traffic accident three years ago died suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep.

Pride as hero soldier added to memorial

The family of Lance Corporal Jamie Webb – who died in Afghanistan – laid a wreath as he was remembered at a special service at the National Memorial Arboretum.

New crossing is win for community after road safety campaign

Engineers have installed a zebra crossing and speed signs to keep kids safe outside Ivy Bank Primary School.

Lasting tribute for Robert Hart planned by family and school

Mum and his former school Fallibroome Academy have teamed up to create a tribute to the music fan who died after being attacked at a festival.


Rhiannon McDowall
Education reporter
Mike Glendinning
Sport reporter
Chris Slater
News reporter
Stuart Greer
Crime reporter
Karen Britton
Wilmslow and Alderley Edge reporter
Ben Turner
News reporter
Vic Barlow