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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.

 

Macclesfield's courts WILL close

Macclesfield's Magistrates and County Courts will close in an effort to save money

War veteran half way to medal goal

Theo Eaves, 93, from Poynton, has been denied a Bomber Command medal despite having survived 35 deadly missions during the Second World War

Grosvenor shopping centre to reopen to all within days

Disabled and elderly people have been banned from the Macclesfield centre since last week after fire safety concerns

King's teacher's comments over 'no-go zone' spark outrage

The letter submitted in support of applications for new school claims King's helped regenerate the Fence Avenue area.

Stay away from A&E at Macclesfield unless emergency

More than 3,300 people visited the department but didn't have treatment last winter.

Woman lined up to be next Cheshire East leader vows to unify party

Rachel Bailey: I'll make sure Tories are 'transparent and unified'.

Parents to fight plans to axe children's centre

Hundreds of parents in Macclesfield are opposed to plans by Cheshire East Council to close Broken Cross Children's Centre in Macclesfield

Pride for three veterans presented with France's top military honour

Norman Iredale, 91, of Handforth and Robert Lasham, 94, and Eric Glennon, 91, of Wilmslow were given Legion D’Honneur by French ambassador.

Paralympic medalist Sarah Storey drafted in to make Macclesfield more cycle-friendly

Dame Sarah Storey, who has 11 gold medals met with Macclesfield MP David Rutley to talk about how to encourage people to cycle more.

Outgoing leader Michael Jones accused of undermining leadership contest

Janet Clowes said he was undermining the process after he stated she had the 'gall to stand'.

Candidates announced to replace Michael Jones and become next Cheshire East leader

Rachel Bailey and Janet Clowes in two horse race for leader after David Brown pulled out.

Macclesfield community facilities to reopen after years of waiting

The pavilion at Jasmine Park has been handed back to the community

Candidates announced to replace Michael Jones and become next Cheshire East leader

Rachel Bailey, Janet Clowes and David Brown are the three Conservative candidates.

Silk heritage of Macclesfield features in Michael Portillo's railway journeys

The former MP filmed at Adamley mill and neighbouring Doe Meadow for the episode on Friday (January 8).

Police are to 'review' council contracts issued

Police are to review the awarding of Cheshire East Council contracts to the council leader’s physiotherapist, a council meeting was told.

Questions still need answers

Councillors say they still want an external investigation into Core Fit.

"The show's over" - highs and lows of outgoing Cheshire East leader Michael Jones

He's faced controversies over his leadership but says he's proud of his legacy.

Councillor blocked from talking on contracts issued to Michael Jones's physio

Coun Sam Corcoran was stopped from speaking by officer who signed off contracts.

"No need for external investigation" says Cheshire East boss

Mike Suarez said internal auditors are looking into contracts issued to leader Michael Jone's physio.

AstraZeneca's site in Macclesfield

AstraZeneca in Macclesfield 'futureproofed' after £75m investment

The pharmaceutical giant is to build a state of the art packing and warehouse facility

Mayor said leader Michael Jones 'misled' council and asked him to resign

Coun Hilda Gaddum said the Cheshire East leader misled the council over contracts issued to his physiotherapist.

Councillors demand answers over £50,000 for Core Fit

The Labour group want answers on why council documents stated £50,000 came from the  leader's Your Money fund, after bosses called it a 'admin error'.

"It's not over" say councillors after leader Michael Jones resigns

Labour councillors have repeated calls for an investigation into Core Fit contracts.

Coun Michael Jones says he's resigning to stop 'blue on blue' in fighting

The Cheshire East leader formally announced his resignation today and said it had nothing to do with contracts for Core Fit.

Cheshire East council leader Michael Jones to 'quit'

Coun Jones is believed to have told members of the Conservative Party that he will be stepping down from his role.

Scheme to boost new business launched in town

Enterprising Macclesfield hopes to be a one-stop-shop for free advice and support to anyone wanting to set up their own social or commercial enterprise.

Alderley Park will benefit from Chancellor's 'Enterprise Zone'

Cheshire East Council is celebrating the inclusion of the science hub to help local growth

updated

Tenants ordered to get rid of pets

The residents of Contour Homes-owned Sutton Gardens in Macclesfield have until November 30 to get rid of their cats and dogs

UKIP election candidate in Paris terror race row

Adrian Howard, from Macclesfield, has denied accusations of racism after claiming 'all mosques' should be closed to combat extremism

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