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Education

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

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.

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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

Teacher's drugs charge

Fatimah Ahmed, 30, who works at Poynton High School, has been charged with possessing Class A, B and C drugs with intent to supply, and concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property.

King’s School coy on potential new site

The independent school, based at Cumberland Street and Fence Avenue, has refused to say where the sites being considered are due to ‘commercial sensitivity’. One option is understood to be the AstraZeneca site at Alderley Park.

Mother's bullying blast after teenage son's death

Gaynor Dyos-Acton claims Tom was subjected to bullying and intimidation after telling the police about drug dealing

The learning centre at Wilmslow High School

Wilmslow High School’s ‘outstanding’ £1.6m centre opens

The facility is an extension of the current pavilion and will be used by all pupils, but especially the sixth form and those students who follow an alternative curriculum.

Pupils hand Council a history lesson

Young historians spot mistake on the newly-installed Macclesfield timeline at the town’s railway station.

Tribute Paid to Macc Town Legend

Silkmen legend Ron Sutton was involved in the club's most successful period.

Residents rally to help raise funds for Children in Need

Hundreds of people raised £100s to help children and young people across UK.

Tom Dyos-Acton

Tributes to teen after shock death

Tom Dyos-Acton, 16, was found critically ill at his home on Nickleby Road, Poynton, but died in hospital two days later

Jamie Cunningham, 16 has become the youngest ever Poppy Appeal organiser

Remembrance 2013: 1,000 expected to attend services for fallen heroes

A range of parades and services across Macclesfield are scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 10 to pay respect to fallen servicemen and women.

Bookstore closures herald new chapter

Our columnist on the potential demise of the local bookstore

Hero hiker rescues woman from canyon

Ben Farrer, 27, rushed to woman’s aid when she had suffered a serious leg injury in Zion National Park in Utah.

Wilmslow High School's Year 7 hockey team

Wilmslow High School’s new hockey venture proves a hit

Since September, boys’ hockey has been added to the extensive Sports Xtra programme in the school and has proved popular

Ken Potts

Tributes paid to popular headmaster and councillor Ken Potts

Ken taught for more than 35 years in schools across the county before retiring.

Brother’s tribute to ‘hero’ soldier at unveiling of bench

Lance Corporal Jamie Webb was described as a ‘true hero’  by his brother Luke Webb, 18.

Doreen Harper was furious after the swimming slot was cancelled

Fury as Poynton swim class is left high and dry

The club is more than 30 years old and invites physically and mentally disabled patients, people recovering from operations and bad backs sufferers to a free swim, but has now been cancelled

Callum Lake, 10, with Spike, his pet gecko.

Autistic boy's friendship with pet gecko scales new heights

Callum Lake has Asperger syndrome, a form of autism which affects the way he communicates and relates to others.

Journalists

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
Columnist