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13:16, 18 NOV 2014
'Souper' mum praised for homeless food service
Louise Williamson, 33, from Macclesfield has juggled a family and university studies to launch a soup kitchen.
Unemployment plummets by a third
There are currently 839 people in Macclesfield claimed Job Seekers' Allowance (JSA), compared to 1,297 in September 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Firm fined after worker's hand mangled by factory drill
Stormguard Ltd, based at Regency Mill on Chester Road, Macclesfield, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after a 36-year-old worker was injured.
Argos reveals it may not leave Macclesfield
A total of 20 jobs looked set to be lost in Macclesfield after the retailer announced its Grosvenor Centre store will close.
Jobs axe looms over Phones 4U staff
The chain, which is owned by private equity firm BC Partners, said all of its 550 stores, including those in Macclesfield and Wilmslow, will be closed today (Monday).
Tatton shares wartime role
The Tatton estate’s connections to the First World War are explored in a new exhibition.
Firm lands a £24k fine after accident
Medaax Ltd, which trades as Adamley Textiles at Adamley Mill, Langley, Macclesfield, has been fined after a teenage apprentice suffered injuries when his arm was dragged around a machine’s roller. The firm was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Astra staff welcome latest Pfizer rejection
ASTRAZENECA workers in Macclesfield and Wilmslow breathed a sigh of relief after the company rejected Pfizer’s latest takeover bid - but all eyes are now on what shareholders will do next.
AZ staff to fight Pfizer takeover bid
AstraZeneca this week rejected Pfizer’s latest £63bn buyout offer – and the firm's staff say they will fight an expected hostile takeover bid
Alderley Park updated: Council part-funds deal to buy the AstraZeneca site
Council leader Michael Jones says the deal secures its future as a global bioscience hub.
Boss is rapped after breaching wage rules
Macclesfield boss incurs fine for failing to pay staff minimum wage
Silk heritage is thriving at Adamley Mill
David Rutley visits Mill to promote the 200th anniversary of the Silk Heritage Centre on Roe Street
Postal workers set to walk out over Royal Mail sell-off
Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) will stage a walkout on November 4 after backing industrial action by 78 per cent.
Landmark scheme gets seal of approval from Iain Duncan Smith
A major initiative to help former drink and drug addicts get back into mainstream work has got the thumbs-up from a Cabinet minister.
Mum in £30,000 benefit fraud
A woman who fraudulently claimed almost £30,000 in benefits over nine years has avoided jail.
George Osborne MP
George Osborne: We're working to secure a future at drugs giant AstraZeneca
MP George Osborne has revealed his determination to transform Alderley Park into a state-of-the-art science hub.
AstraZeneca jobs loss ‘helps fight to save green belt’
Campaigners believe the loss of hundreds of AstraZeneca jobs at Alderley Park has strengthened their fight against plans to build new houses on green belt land.
George Osborne MP
Fears for families in huge AstraZeneca job cuts
An MP has praised pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca for committing its future to its Macclesfield plant – after slashing hundreds of jobs a few miles away.
£1k fine for Macclesfield saw horror
A window manufacturer has been fined after one of its workers had his finger severed by a rotating saw.
Firm fined after man lost finger in horror accident
A man lost his finger in a rotating blade while cutting plastic for a window company, a court heard.
Council plans to axe 1,000 jobs in shake-up
Cheshire East council is planning to axe 1,000 jobs over the next three years. The authority said by shedding a sixth of its 6,300 workforce it will cut £28m – 20 per cent – from its annual wage bill.
Now let’s hope we’re not treated like idiots
Where do I begin (cue song)? After months of painful revelations, an embarrassing ‘internal’ inquiry and an expensive investigation, heads are starting to roll at what must surely have been one of the most arrogant, inept regimes since the Derek Hatton era.
Hard-up Cheshire police officers taking second jobs
Hard-up police officers in Cheshire are taking on second jobs to boost their income.
Cheshire East Council
Council aims to invest £1m in new science hub
The council hopes to invest £1m in part of the AstraZeneca scheme to build a science hub at Alderley Park – expected to create more than 440 jobs.