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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.

Father’s pride for filmmaker son

Nat McKinstry, 92, from Macclesfield, met former James Bond star Timothy Dalton and heart-throb Josh Hartnett as they finished filming new TV series Penny Dreadful, which involves art-director son Jonathan McKinstry.

Teen speaks of life-changing trip to South America

Alex McLaren from Poynton, near Macclesfield, spent 10 weeks in Cochabamba, one of the poorest parts of Bolivia, as a volunteer for the children’s charity Tearfund.

No jail sentence will ever be enough say devastated family

“Zain was a much loved and cherished son and brother."

Rock band played Parliament after competition win

Adam Gibbons and his band Hex played at the House of Commons after being named the UK’s best young band in the Rock the House contest.

Schoolboy injured at Learning Zone campus

A BOY was taken to Macclesfield hospital after he was involved in a collision with a car outside Macclesfield Academy.

Girl with Rapunzel-like locks gets the chop for charity

Marianne Rugman, 12, has grown her hair so that it is more than a metre long.

Shhh! Mum’s the word for codebreaker!

Working mum from Macclesfield cracks US code for naval superpower

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.

Former queens come together at Gawsworth fete

A group of former Rose Queens came together to help celebrate 85 years of Gawsworth’s Rose Queen fete.

Pupil gets busy baking for MS

A pupil at Tytherington School hosted a ‘cake break’, selling a range of baked delicacies to students and staff.

Horse racing fanatic wins writing comp

Horse racing fanatic has won a writing competition

Lucky escape for boy after fence horror

Aiden Butterworth from Macclesfield almost lost his leg when concrete fence panels fell down on him

National Polo player Rosie dreams of Olympic medal and taking on world’s best

Rosie’s aspirations to be an Olympic Gold medal winner in the sport

Children collecting phones to get medical equipment for school

The children at Alderley Edge Community Primary School need to collect 400 used phones in four weeks to be recycled in exchange for a defibrillator.

Students celebrate art of silk at show

New show includes a selection from the museum’s seldom seen but very rich archive of Chinese silks and artefacts

Boxing star is a hometown hero

Macclesfield boxer Liam Hanrahan is aiming for to bring a title back to the town

Teachers strike action to hit schools in town

Macclesfield schools to close as teachers strikes

Son was 'sold class A drugs at school’

The mother of a teenage boy who is believed to have killed himself has alleged he was sold class drugs at Poynton High School.

Ex-head accused of abusing pupils at primary school

Former teacher, 70, faces 9 allegations

Parents race to cure disease that killed tragic tot

Dee and Gareth French are running the Bupa Great Manchester Run in memory of their son, Ted, who died of mitochondrial disease

Quick thinking of the real-life blood brothers

Timothy Russ came to the aid of his brother Russ after he suffered a serious knife wound.

Academy top of the class

Macclesfield Academy achieved a 'good' grade in every category after an inspection from schools watchdog Ofsted.

Dad's new ballooning career on the up and up

Alex Ireland quit his job teaching languages to become a full time dad and balloon artist.

Ryan and pals take action for dyslexia charity

A group of energetic young friends will swim, cycle and run their way to a load of cash for a dyslexia charity.

School governor fined for taking daughter on holiday during term time

Paul Lawton admitted deliberately taking his 13-year-old daughter out of Macclesfield Academy, where he sits on the governing board.

Weight loss woman

Super slimmer drops weight with karate, belly dancing and drumming

Shirley McAllister ditched half her weight which piled on after her mum died.


Tributes paid to history man

Lifelong Alderley Edge resident Harold Smith has died.

Santa run raises thousands for charity

Santas flooded through the King's School for the 505050 Santa Dash to raise money for the Christie hospital

Shop bans school kids after theft claims.

SCHOOL pupils have been banned from entering a shop after students were accused of stealing.

African Macc fans don Silkmen shirts

Poverty-stricken kids enjoy football in Macc Town gear


Rhiannon McDowall
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