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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.

Tributes paid to teacher who inspired generations of youngsters

Tom Hickman taught at Macclesfield Central School on Byron Street for 24 years

James in the running to land place at world leading culinary school

The aspiring cook met with Michelin-starred celebrity chefs in hope of landing prize scholarship

Former headteacher cleared of indecent assaults on children

Paul Colquhoun, 70, was found not guilty on 22 charges of indecent assault.

Student's pie is the upper crust

Harry Brown's bicycle themed pie won out of 80 entries from across Cheshire and Manchester

In pictures: Children plant a field of poppies in First World War tribute

The stunning display was created by Marlborough Primary School in Macclesfield

Popular teenager seemed happy before he killed himself, inquest heard

Friends and family of Michael Langton, 18, said he showed no signs of depression before he died when he was hit by a train

Pictures: Young performers take to the stage for musical bonanza

More than 50 children took part in all-singing, all-dancing musical performances on stage.

Appeal to find new home for two rescued ponies

Volunteer Sophie Wood needs to find a field within an hour's walk from Lindow Common, Wilmslow, as a new home for Spirit and Uno.

Minister visits Wilmslow on day that government announces new free schools across region

MP Edward Timpson visited Gorsey Bank Primary School to coincide with announcement that new Cheadle Hulme Primary School will go ahead.

Pictures: Children turn detectives in crime scene investigation day

Pupils from schools across Macclesfield took part in the activity at Tytherington School.

Paramedic pushes for change in law to make life-saving equipment compulsory in public places

Sara Harris, 43, took a group of Wilmslow High School students to Parliament to fight for mandatory defibrillators and CPR training.

School ceremony in memory of tragic teen Ashleigh Bowes, 14

To mark the pupil's death a memorial tree was planted and a bench was erected at Falibroome Academy

Tributes to pioneering cancer scientist

Barry Furr, 71, from Macclesfield, was chief scientist at AstraZeneca and was revered for his work on cancer drugs

Young dancers from Macclesfield on fundraising mission in bid for glory at Dance World Cup

The team of dancers from Handforth and Prestbury School of Dance in Macclesfield have been picked for Team England in the competition.

Family silk firm is flying the flag for Macclesfield sewing heritage

Ron Smart, of Bollington silk firm RA Smart, invited dignitaries for a special event to show the work they are doing to 'bring sewing back to Macc'.

Dream trip after 5km charity walk

After hearing about the family’s plight, teachers decided to organise a 5km fundraising walk down the Bollin Valley on their behalf.


Pictures: Snowy scenes across the town

More school closures and gritters out in force across Macclesfield and Wilmslow as snow causes disruption for residents, drivers and businesses.

Snow poll: School closures, gritters and roads.

Take part in our poll after disruption caused by the snow prompted complaints from residents.

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.

Nurse helps orphaned Kwesi find a new home

A trainee nurse has raised £5,000 to help find a new home for an orphan baby in Africa

Macclesfield College chief leaving for Stockport

Macclesfield College's principal Simon Andrews is leaving to run Stockport College in April 2015.


Family of tragic student James Webb pay tribute

James Webb, 21, from Tytherington, went missing while on a night out in Plymouth.

Body of student, 21, found in marina

James Webb, 21, from Macclesfield, was found in a marina in Plymouth where he was studying.

School pupils back campaign for town Post Office

The youngsters at St Alban’s Catholic Primary School have joined the fight for the Crown branch on Castle Street in Macclesfield.

Dad of two died in storm car crash, inquest heard

An inquest into the death of nurse Dan Barlow, 33, from Macclesfield, found he died instantly from head injuries sustained in an 'unavoidable' smash in Lower Withington in February last year.

Police hunting man who exposed himself to children

The offender, described as being in his 30s, tall, skinny with blond hair, is claimed to have flashed twice in front of girls in Macclesfield.

All Hallows is 'Outstanding'

All Hallows Catholic College  has been hailed as ‘Outstanding’ by the education watchdog.

Volunteers wrap presents for community

The group of dedicated gift wrappers were on hand for four days during December to help present-buyers in need

Campaign in memory of tragic Sophie Spencer raises thousands

The 24-year-old aspiring actress from Macclesfield was fatally injured when her car hit a tree in Over Alderley in November. Her family launched a campaign to support a charity which grants the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses.

Children celebrate at grand unveiling of new school extension

The children at Wilmslow Grange Primary School in Handforth welcomed Cheshire East mayor Wesley Fitzgerald who unveiled the two-storey extension.


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