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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.

Anger after bosses announce Crown Post Office will close

The dedicated branch on Castle Street will shut in March with services moved to new counters at WHSmith on Mill Street.

Support for hospital after targets failure

MP David Rutley and Express readers have praised Macclesfield Hospital after it failed to hit A&E waiting time targets.

Leader refuses to quit over 'Tweetgate' scandal

Cheshire East leader Michael Jones said he will not resign after it was revealed council staff had written political tweets on his behalf.

Council leader won't resign over 'Tweetgate'

Cheshire East leader Michael Jones has said he won't resign after council staff wrote political tweets on his behalf.

Outrage at claims Lyme Green scandal cost £3m

Cheshire East’s Labour group say the total amount spent on the botched bid to build a waste transfer station in Macclesfield and its aftermath is now nearing £3million.

Twitter ban after council staff send out tweets for leader

Cheshire East staff have been banned from writing councillors’ tweets after leader Michael Jones asked staff to tweet for him.

UKIP to decide General Election candidate

The candidate will go up against Joan Plimmer (Green), Tim Roca (Labour) and current Macclesfield MP David Rutley (Conservative).

MP makes friends at charity for the elderly

Mr Rutley was invited along to meet the Macclesfield branch of Contact the Elderly

Fears over jobs in Post Office move

A consultation over whether to shut the Macclesfield Crown branch on Castle Street and move services to the WHSmith on Mill Street is ongoing.

Tree Festival raises thousands for hospice

The annual Christmas Tree Festival by Macclesfield and Bollington United Reformed Church,encourages businesses and organisations to donate and decorate trees to reflect their identity.

Government gives green light to build hundreds of new homes in Green Belt

The Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles MP has decided not to hold a public enquiry into the huge housing development in near Poynton.

Fight for town centre post office

Proposals have been unveiled to shut the town Crown branch on Castle Street and instead move services to the WHSmith Shop on Mill Street.

Campaigners herald victory as respite service secured for another year

Campaigners have heralded the council’s shock decision to continue to provide respite at Hollins View.

Express’s battle earns praise

Last week we pledged to continue to battle on in pursuit of the truth despite a judge throwing out our bid to get a key report published in full.

Campaigners against Lyme Green claim victory

Appeal for full report thrown out

It is three years since building work started at Lyme Green leading to a scandal that cost the taxpayer more than £1m. And today the public is still no closer to knowing the full truth as to what went wrong.

Action group takes charge of community facilities

The Broken Cross Sports and Community Group will run the pavilion, football pitches, car park and access road at Jasmine Park.

Campaigners hit back in Hollins View row

Campaigners urging Cheshire East Council to keep Hollins View care home open have hit back at a senior council member who accused them of causing anxiety in the town.

Action group to run community facilities

The Broken Cross Sports and Community Group is made up of residents and a Cheshire East Council member and will run the pavilion, football pitches, car park and access road at Jasmine Park.

Campaigners fight for more answers on future of home

Campaigners have hit back at a senior council member who accused them of causing anxiety in the town.

Independent candidate wins Wilmslow Town Council by-election

David Jefferay became the second non-Conservative councillor after winning the Wilmslow East seat.

Independent and Tory candidate head to head in by election

Polling stations are open for the election for the Wilmslow East seat on Wilmslow Town Council.

MP drops in to charity Christmas card shop

David Rutley visited the pop-up shop run by the Combined Charities Christmas Cards Association in Macclesfield Library.

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In pictures and video: Town honours the war fallen at memorials

A poignant Remembrance Service drew hundreds of residents to the Macclesfield cenotaph on Sunday.

Crunch meeting to debate plans for new town council

The proposals will be discussed by councillors at the Macclesfield Local Service Delivery Committee (LSDC) at the town hall tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5.30pm.

Residents flock to 'Spooky Saturday' bash at Silk Quarter

The town’s MP David Rutley joined residents as Mill Street was transformed into a Halloween treat

Hands off Hollins View: does your councillor support our campaign?

Councillors come forward to support The Express' ‘Hand off Hollins View’ campaign.

Greens name election candidate

Green party candidate Joan Plimmer, 49, joins Labour candidate Tim Roca in the battle for the Macclesfield constituency, which has been held by Conservative David Rutley since 2010.

Community heroes win at awards show

Seven community-spirited people from Macclesfield were honoured with Local Hero awards by Silk 106.9

MP’s call for action on plan

Mr Rutley says 'The regeneration of the town centre is taking too long'.

Call for risk assessment at Hollins View home

Councillor urges council to assess risks of plans to change dementia care

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