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Investigation into ‘unauthorised silo’ at Bosley mill site

Cheshire East Council is probing complaints that an unauthorised silo was being constructed at Wood Treatment Limited.

Macclesfield's new mayors elected

Coun Alift Harewood-Jones has been inaugurated as Mayor of Macclesfield, and Coun Olivia Hunter is the new Mayor of Cheshire East

Debate to take place in Macclesfield on EU Referendum

Churches Together in Macclesfield is hosting the event ahead of the vote next month.

Former Cheshire East leader to quit council after police investigation ends

Cllr Michael Jones: “I will resign once the [police] investigation is over and call a by-election once I have spoken to my party and the new leader.”

Labour wins Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner election battle

David Keane ousts John Dwyer in closely fought contest for crime boss role

Person dies after being hit by train at Macclesfield station

Train bosses confirmed the person had died after being struck, and all services were stopped between Stockport and Macclesfield

Person hit by train and dies at Macclesfield station

Train bosses said the person had passed away, and all services were stopped between Stockport and Macclesfield

Candidates battle for Cheshire Police Tsar role

Everything you need to know about the candidates for the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner candidates

As Queen Elizabeth II turns 90, see her life in pictures through the years

Her Majesty turns 90 today and as she marks this milestone, look at her life in pictures from when she was a little girl to now

Gallery: Pie shop and public art in the running for awards

The annual Civic Society Awards celebrate the best and worst developments in Macclesfield

Macclesfield set for feisty debate as Nick Robinson and Owen Jones take the stage

Owen Jones joins the BBC journalist for an 'In Conversation' event at the Macclesfield festival.

George Osborne

George Osborne issues statement to Cheshire constituents after tax return reveal

The MP for Wilmslow used it to criticise people 'attacking' families passing on wealth in the wake of the Panama Papers leak.

Council could sell off Macclesfield green belt for more than £70m, campaigners claim

Cheshire East owns 35 hectares of land in south west Macclesfield.

Gallery: Macclesfield runners turn out in droves to join anti-bullying marathon

Ben Smith, 33, is running 401 marathons after another in aid of anti-bullying charity Kidscape and LGBT rights charity Stonewall.

Macclesfield MP writes to planning minister over green belt attack

David Rutley has written to Brandon Lewis MP to raise concerns by campaigners over Cheshire East earmarking green belt for housing.

Campaigners turn out in bid to save Macclesfield children's centre

Members of the Friends of Cheshire East Children's Sure Start Centres spoke at a scrutiny meeting yesterday.

Macclesfield drugs gang jailed for nearly 35 years

An organised crime gang who conspired to flood Macclesfield with class A drugs has been jailed for almost 35 years.

Gallery: Mourners line the streets for funeral of 'Mrs Bollington'

Betty Bonson, former Mayor of Bollington , sat on Bollington Town Council for 30 years and remained an honorary councillor until she died on March 8.

Residents in Cheshire East urged to get registered to vote ahead of EU referendum

Voters can also vote for the Police and Crime Commissioner soon.

Fiona Bruce

Council ignored 'expert' advice before axing children centres

Sandbach MP Fiona Bruce, who chaired an inquiry into children centres, urged Cheshire East Council to delay decision.

Macclesfield to feature on the interplanetary map

  • BBC

'Macclesfield' was chosen via public vote to be the name for an area of Mars being analysed by scientists

Swimmers dive in at fundraising event

Participants took part in the annual Rotary Swimathon organised by Macclesfield Castle Rotary Club

Macclesfield Deaf Club celebrates 35 years

Celebrations included a performance from the Dee Sign Choir.

Macclesfield MP David Rutley reveals he will vote to stay in EU

It comes as the first meeting of the Macclesfield branch of the Britain Stronger in Europe is held.

Generation of Macclesfield kids will miss out if plans go ahead

A swimming club being forced to close say kids will miss out if there is not enough provision

Broken Cross Children's Centre will close after councillors snub bid to save it

Conservative councillors voted against a proposal to use government cash to save four children's centres.

New Cheshire East leader Rachel Bailey voted in to replace Michael Jones after his resignation

Rachel Bailey was voted in with 53 votes compared to 17 for Labour's Damian Bailey.

MPs to debate Meningitis B vaccination after petition

More than 1,300 people from Macclesfield joined the call to vaccinate all children against the disease

Macclesfield politicians divided over EU in or out vote

Macclesfield MP David Rutley said he will listen to the views of residents and businesses before setting out his position.

Warning over future of Macclesfield club after swimming lesson ban

Satellites Swimming Club could close if it loses revenue from lessons.


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