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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 claims the net cost of Lyme Green is only £262k

It says that when all potential and actual savings and costs are factored in, the money spent will total £262,000.

Camera club's annual exhibition will ask public to choose trophy winner

Macclesfield Camera Club will launch its annual show at Macclesfield Library next Monday

New doubts over future of Silk Street after public inquiry postponed

The public inquiry was into the council’s bid to force landowners and businesses to sell up

Council leader says he will 'never' accept award while boss

Coun Michael Jones made the remark in an exclusive interview with the Express

Councillor to stand trial for assault

Damien Druce, 36, who represents Macclesfield South on Cheshire East Council denies assaulting the woman by beating her

Date set for funeral of councillor Philip Hoyland

Coun Hoyland, who represented Poynton West and Adlington since May 2011, died suddenly last Wednesday at the age of 60.

Hundreds unhappy with town centre redevelopment in survey

More than 1,000 people responded to the Express poll about the Silk Street scheme for Macclesfield.

Minister visits Wilmslow on day that government announces new free schools across region

MP Edward Timpson visited Gorsey Bank Primary School to coincide with announcement that new Cheadle Hulme Primary School will go ahead.

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Tributes paid to councillor Phil Hoyland who has died

The 60-year-old married dad represented Poynton West and Adlington on Cheshire East Council

Politicians united in calls for rethink over failed Silk Street scheme

Tory MP David Rutley and the town's Labour councillors in Macclesfield are calling for a new way forward to reshape the town centre.

Parliamentary candidates set to battle it out at hustings event

Space4Autism is organising the public debate to raise issues facing families with autism and more general political matters.

Artist creates Art Deco railway posters for village

Geoff Hall is a descendant of railway engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who has launched the posters to raise money for causes in Alderley Edge.

Paramedic pushes for change in law to make life-saving equipment compulsory in public places

Sara Harris, 43, took a group of Wilmslow High School students to Parliament to fight for mandatory defibrillators and CPR training.

General Election: Tell us what matters in Macclesfield ahead of the 2015 vote

What's important to Macclesfield voters? Tell us the issues that mean something to you

The King's School has revealed the 70-acre site in the green belt it plans to move to

The school has signed an agreement to buy farming land next to its Derby Playing Fields in Prestbury

Council freezes council tax rise - and then leader pledges to do the same next year

Coun Michael Jones promises to keep bills at current rate

Motion of no confidence against council leader fails

Tables turned as Coun Michael Jones instead sees motion in support of him passed by councillors

Rock guitarist to appear in TV show tonight

Adam Gibbon and bandmates from Hex will feature in BBC2's Into the Commons at 9pm

Council leader to face motion of no confidence at meeting

The motion has been put forward by the borough’s Labour Group following a series of controveries

Cash boost puts wind in sails of brass band

Macclesfield Youth Brass Band has secured £2k funding for health project

Criticism as council leader up for award

Coun Jones has been shortlisted for the ‘Leader of the Year’ prize in the 2015 Councillor Achievement Awards.

Residents billed £33 for new council

Macclesfield Parish Council will be responsible for allotments, public toilets, town centre management, street furniture, Christmas lights, floral displays, Weston Community Centre and CCTV cameras.

Charity's plea to community as volunteers wait for a decision over future funding

The Parachute drop-in centre in Macclesfield is asking people to get involved in 'Fundraising February'.

Campaigners step up efforts to save respite care in Macclesfield

The group fighting to keep Hollins View care home open are contacting politicians and councillors to boost the campaign.

Residents rejoice at launch for new community facilities

They had waited more than 18 months to be able to use the amenities at Jasmine Park.

Information watchdog staff in Wilmslow go out on strike over pay

Information Commissioner's Office workers went on strike yesterday after lodging a complaint with their own employer for failing to answer questions over pay.

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.

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