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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.


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.

Brave family of tragic Sophie Spencer launch fundraising campaign

Sophie Spencer, 24, was killed when her car hit a tree in Over Alderley two weeks ago.

School celebrates special achievement

Park Lane Special School in Macclesfield, which educates people aged from aged two to 19-years-old, was judged outstanding in all areas by Ofsted officers.

Santas Dash through Macclesfield during charity run

The event took place on Sunday (December 7) at King's School's playing fields off Prestbury Road, Macclesfield.

Charity helps students learn important new skills

Macclesfield College students Sam Cooper and Lee Hodkinson went on a fun and business packed outdoor weekend

Tweet success for social media apprentice

Joel Plews from Macclesfield has landed his first full-time job at a marketing agency.

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.


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