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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.

Hollins View campaigners vow to keep up their fight for the care home

The Labour group is looking at options for challenging the decision.

Macclesfield MP climbs mountain to promote the big outdoors

MP David Rutley is used to climbing through the political ranks, but he enjoyed a mountaineering experience with a difference on a visit to Helsby.

Bosley mill bosses: 'staff are being paid'

The owners of Wood Treatment Ltd claims all 50 staff at risk of redundancy will be paid during the consultation period.

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A Levels - Tytherington Students are riding high with a fantastic set of results

Tytherington School is celebrating another year of record-breaking results.

Bosley mill bosses tell staff: no pay and no jobs

Bosses of a Bosley mill are refusing to pay workers facing redundancy in the wake of the deadly explosions and fire last month.Wood Treatment Ltd, which is owned by the Boden Group, said staff would not receive wages from August 7 onwards, but they will receive the minimum statutory redundancy pay.

Hollins View care home to be axed in December

A scrutiny committee upholds decision to close the service despite pleas from carers

Cheshire East refuses to record and stream meeting about Hollins View

Cheshire East has refused to web-stream today’s scrutiny meeting to look into the decision to axe respite care at Macclesfield and Crewe  

Tributes paid to councillor Isabel Thornton-Maddocks who has died

The 34-year-old was a dog breeder and served on Poynton Town Council

National Sheepdog trials head to Sutton

The best sheepdogs and their handlers will descend on Sutton for a national competition.

Bosley explosion: Advice centre remains open for families two weeks after tragedy

Council staff and community organisations are offering support at Bosley St Mary's School.

Hollins View: Council fails to answer questions over planned closure

The Express has issued list of questions which need answering over plans to stop respite care.

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

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