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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.

Macclesfield kids take their campaign to Parliament

Children at Puss Bank School in Macclesfield have joined the campaign to ensure education is available to children across the globe

Moving prayer service held exactly a week after tragic Bosley Explosion

More than a hundred people attended St Mary's for the prayer event in honour of those affected by the tragedy

Hollins View campaign: Decision to stop care at the Macclesfield home dropped from council agenda

Campaigners vow to continue their fight after the decision is delayed.

Bosley explosion: Leader's pledge to help those left jobless by disaster

Around 50 employees of Wood Treatment Ltd are being urged to contact Cheshire East Council for advice and support.

Bosley explosion: Fire chief warns search for victims could take a long time

Paul Hancock, Cheshire’s chief fire officer, said the scene was one of ‘complete devastation’ which posed ‘significant challenges’.

Bosley explosion: David Rutley says it's his 'darkest day' as MP

Mr Rutley described the aftermath of the explosions and fire as ‘like a war zone’.

Watch: Rescuers at Bosley mill explosion confronted by shocking devastation

The footage, released by Cheshire Fire and Rescue, shows how much of the Bosley wood flour mill has been reduced to rubble

Unemployment lowest in a decade

Official figures reveal 521 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in June.

Labour bid to delay Hollins View decision

Opposition councillors have called-in the decision by the Tory-led Cheshire East Council to close the care home in Macclesfield

Go ahead is given for pest control cuts in Macclesfield

Under the new system the council will only provide pest control for rat problems and the cost for the treatment of rats will quadruple.

Macclesfield MP defends intention to vote to bring back fox hunting

Constituents have reacted with anger that MP David Rutley was to vote in favour of relaxing the Hunting Act.

New £5m fund announced for medicines technology centre at Alderley Park

Chancellor George Osborne announces the fund on a visit to the Nether Alderley site.

Campaigners vow to overturn decision to close Hollins View

Jeff Gazzard is leading the fight to convince Cheshire East Council to keep the care home open

Council's planned cuts to pest control will lead us back to slum conditions, says councillor.

Councillor Janet Jackson says people for whom money is tight may not report a pest problem due to the cost.

Kerridge villagers remember those who gave their lives in service

The village of Kerridge holds it's annual remembrance parade in the summer

Residents anger over drunken youths making park a no-go area

Questionnaires have been sent to residents after police confirmed 'a number of' anti-social behaviour incidents had been reported.

Community leaders say they are 'optimistic' about new town centre plans

It comes after council chiefs revealed that the £90m Silk Street plan will not go ahead

New figures reveal worrying levels of obesity in Macclesfield

More than a third of youngsters leaving primary schools are overweight in some areas

Trio completes mammoth cycle challenge in Abe's memory

Three radiographers cycled 200 miles to Paris to raise money for The Bone Cancer Research Trust after the son of their friend died from the disease

Community backlash against bank closures in Macclesfield

Two of Macclefield's seven banks and one of two in Prestbury are set to close in August.

No laughing matter: stark warning to children over laughing gas craze

  • NHS

Young people are inhaling nitrous oxide and dumping silver cannisters all over Macclesfield

Land for cinema snapped up by council

The purchase of the site on Churchill Way allows the leisure scheme to move ahead.

Macclesfield fashion student shares her passion at Houses of Parliament

Imogen Pruthi, who is studying fashion at Macclesfield College, went down to London as part of the 'I  Stood Up' event

In pictures: Wildboarclough Rose Queen Fete and Fell Race

The event at Crag Hall Gardens saw the rose queen procession, annual fell race, pet show and a whole host of family attractions.

Macclesfield hospice director said damning report on end of life care is wake up call

Mike Pyrah, director at East Cheshire Hospice in Macclesfield, has said the hospice can help with issues around poor end of life care.

New Macclesfeld Town Council set to meet after ballot box blunder

Councillors will meet at Macclesfield Town Hall tonight at 7pm after the election results were confirmed

Ballot box to be reopened after blunder

Council bosses will analyse the votes for Macclesfield Town Council's south ward in private tomorrow

Town council election branded ‘shambolic’ after polling blunder

Hundreds of residents are believed to have been incorrectly allowed to vote for candidates in the South ward for the new Macclesfield Town Council.

Election: Independent group uproots all nine Conservative councillors from Alderley Edge Parish Council

AlderleyEdgeFIRST members celebrate taking all the seats to end the Tory leadership in the village.

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