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Cheshire East is true Blue when it comes to local and national government and the Macclesfield Express covers local politics with depth and knowledge.

Calls for meeting on future of dementia care

Councillor Laura Jeuda has called for Cheshire East Council to hold a public meeting on its planned changes to care in Macclesfield.

Row erupts at meeting over future of dementia care

Cheshire East council leader Michael Jones defended the council’s plans for the future of dementia care - which include potential closure of Hollins View care home in Macclesfield - at a heated meeting of the council's cabinet

New drug firm brings jobs boost to town

The arrival of Hematogenix to fomer Astrazeneca site Alderley Park could create up to 50 jobs for scientists within three years

Dementia care plans backed by committee

Cheshire East bosses have proposed moving some dementia care services to the private sector. The move could affect council run Hollins View Care Home, on Clarke Terrace, Macclesfield, which currently offers 40 beds as respite.

Crunch meeting over future of care home

Hollins View in Macclesfield, which offers 40 beds for dementia sufferers could be closed after a review by Cheshire East Council. The proposals will be debated at a crucial council meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

Single council gets vote - but turnout ‘disappointing’

The people of Macclesfield have voted in favour of the formation of their own town council. But the turnout for the ballot was just 16.2 per cent.

War heroes to be honoured by restoration

The Macclesfield War Graves Project aims to restore the graves at Macclesfield Cemetery 100 years on from when the Great War began.

HOURS left to have your say on new town council

Voters have until 5pm today to have their say on proposals for a new form of community governance in Macclesfield

Kids cut ribbon at new play park

The play area on the Millennium Green in Henbury has been formally opened after efforts by the community.

Hundreds pay tribute to fallen

Hundreds of villagers came out to Kerridge to remember all those who have given their lives in conflict.

New police chief and MP discuss tackling crime

At the meeting, Chief Constable Byrne also set out his plans to reduce crime levels in and around Macclesfield.

Videos: Bigger and better Barnaby Festival

The Barnaby Festival team expect more visitors to this year's event.

History comes to life at Henbury Village Fete

Hundreds of visitors headed to Millenium Green in Henbury for its annual summer fete.

Moores opens the doors

England coach Peter Moores took time out to return to the club where it all began for him

Voters set to go to the polls

In the north west, more than five million people will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives.

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.

Thousands expected at parade to launch festival

The 50th anniversary Bollington Festival will start this weekend with a variety show and grand parade through the town.

AstraZeneca boss in jobs pledge

The pharmaceutical company’s chief executive promised to retain jobs at the Hurdsfield manufacturing plant in a hearing with the business select committee today.

Leader sorry for Easter message blunder

Complaints made after Cheshire East leader Michael Jones put out political statements in an Easter message.

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

Details of AstraZeneca takeover bid revealed

US drugs giant Pfizer has announced details of a multi-billion pound bid for the pharmaceutical company with bases in Hurdsfield and Nether Alderley.

Revealed: The shocking truth behind rape figures

Figures released by Cheshire Police show amount of rape offences reported in Macclesfield

Express campaign: Showdown talks over Jasmine Park

Council leader and developer Taylor Wimpey will meet campaigners this week to discuss the closed park.

Barlow's Brief

Vic Barlow takes an alternative look at life around Macclesfield

Candidates battle for by-election vote

Independent Stuart Redgard and Conservative Viveene Brooks go head to head for Lacey Green seat.

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.

Campaigners call for council to reopen Jasmine Park

The Express backs a campaign for answers on the eight-month closure.

Silk heritage is thriving at Adamley Mill

David Rutley visits Mill to promote the 200th anniversary of the Silk Heritage Centre on Roe Street

By-election possible after councillor leaves Wilmslow Town Council.

Residents have two weeks to request an election after coun Trevor Jones' resignation.

Leader defends comments made over fracking in Cheshire East

Council leader Jones under fire for releasing a statement which ruled out fracking

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