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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.

Campaign to save Macclesfield magistrates and county courts

MP David Rutley, Macclesfield Town Council and Cheshire East Council are proposing a new Macclesfield Justice Centre to save courts from axe.

Poynton family fair hailed as success

The event in Poynton aims to showcase local artists

Pupils in Nether Alderley ditch traditional sports for the art of gardening

Nether Alderley Primary School has introduced a gardening club to encourage children to get active in non-competitive way

Families 'in the dark' over Hollins View closure, campaigners claim

Cheshire East Council will close the care home at the end of the year. But campaigners say vital the don't have answers over where care will be provided instead.


Up to 25 people could be made redundant at Macclesfield-based housing association Peaks & Plains

Bosses are blaming the move on Government plans to reduce all social landlord rents

Milk farmers in Macclesfield call urgent meeting of unfair pricing

Mike Gorton, farmer at Over Alderley, says he will be out of business if things don't improve.

Hundreds take to the hills for Gawsworth 10k

Almost 500 runners took part in the cross country and fun run at Gawsworth, near Macclesfield

MPs vote against assisted dying bill

Macclesfield MP David Rutley was among the members who did not support legislation to giving British residents the right to die

Council denies claims parking fines in Macclesfield cannot be enforced

Councillor says legal orders were not updated by Cheshire East Council in 2009

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.


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


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