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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.


Council launch zero-tolerance crack down on littering

A no-nonsense approach to tackling the littering and fly-tipping in Macclesfield has begun.

Countdown begins for town's iconic gasholders

The gasholder on Black Lane, which has been there for more than a hundred years, will disappear from the skyline over the next few weeks

Developers to APPEAL Barracks Mill plan refusal

Bosses say they will fight to build a retail park on the derelict mill site after it was refused by the council.

Hundreds pounds the streets for Macclesfield Half Marathon

More than £5k was raised through the race, which also had 5k and children's fun run versions

MP warns £13m retail park could harm cinema scheme

Macclesfield MP David Rutley believes the Barracks mill plans will impact on the town centre's regeneration.

New boundaries could put MPs on collision course

George Osborne's constituency will be broken up, with Wilmslow and Alderley Edge all being swallowed up into David Rutley's remit

Macclesfield Hospital's children and maternity wards suspended because of staffing shortages

New figures reveal services were suspended temporarily 21 times in a year

Olympic duo DOUBLE gold haul at Rio

Cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, who live in Chelford, have added five more gold medals to their haul.

Plans to expand Macclesfield shopping centre finally get underway

Bosses at the Grosvenor Centre say it's a £11million investment in the town.

Councillor will donate 'unfair' pay rise to charity

Coun Mick Warren, from Macclesfield, will give the extra £187 to charity

Macclesfield Hospital facing major changes over £24m funding

But health bosses have ruled out job cuts, closing key services and merging with other hospital trusts.

Term-time holiday fines soar

Dozens of parents in Macclesfield have been given fixed penalty notices for taking their children out of school

Macclesfield makers shop is boosting town's arts

The Print Mill sells items by local artists and runs printing workshops.

Gallery: School bus protest steps up a gear as Macclesfield parents stage drive-in.

Parents of children who attend Tytherington School have also staged a protest outside Bollington Town Hall.

More than 100 at parade to remember fallen at Kerridge memorial

The Kerridge War Memorial parade takes place each year to remembers soldiers from the world wars.

Court bosses reveal details after Macclesfield closures

Macclesfield defendants held in custody will appear at Crewe after magistrates and county courts shut.

More than 7,000 Macclesfield people sign petition for second EU Referendum

There are fears about the impact on the town when the UK leaves the EU.

EU referendum: Macclesfield backs bid to remain as UK votes to leave

People in Macclesfield bucked the national trend by voting in favour of staying in the EU. But it wasn't enough, as the Leave vote won it.

What happens now that we have left the EU?

EU Referendum - what happens next? Are we in or out of Europe? What happens now that we've left the EU?

Macclesfield leaders - who's in and who's out?

Tomorrow's big vote is set to go down to the wire

Residents blame drains for floods

Residents say clogged drains are responsible for the flash floods following a torrential downpour

Teachers and parents unite after free school buses axed

Headteachers Manny Botwe and David Waugh say the council has put costs above pupil safety.

Council to axe free school buses despite fears for children's safety

A Tory councillor asked the Conservative cabinet to 'examine their consciences' before risking safety of Bollington, Nantwich and Wheelock schoolchildren.

Heated debate at public meeting in Macclesfield on EU Referendum

There were strong views on both sides at the debate at Macclesfield Methodist church.

Health bosses reveal new shake up in stroke services

East Cheshire Clinical Commissioning group (CCG), which runs healthcare in Macclesfied, believes patient care will improve

Chance to win tickets for sold-out Barnaby events

The Macclesfield Express is giving you a chance to win tickets to two festival events

Council defends land deal with Jersey firm

Cheshire East Council has authorised a deal with TG Ltd based in Jersey to create a masterplan for south Macclesfield

Jobs cuts in Cheshire East Council restructure

The council has announced plans to overhaul how it runs services.


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