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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.

More than 16,000 crimes 'unsolved'

According to figures, 16,190 crimes reported in Macclesfield in last five years remain 'unsolved'

Revealed: The shocking truth behind rape figures

Figures released by Cheshire Police show amount of rape offences reported in Macclesfield

Express campaign: Showdown talks over Jasmine Park

Council leader and developer Taylor Wimpey will meet campaigners this week to discuss the closed park.

Barlow's Brief

Vic Barlow takes an alternative look at life around Macclesfield

Candidates battle for by-election vote

Independent Stuart Redgard and Conservative Viveene Brooks go head to head for Lacey Green seat.

Alderley Park updated: Council part-funds deal to buy the AstraZeneca site

Council leader Michael Jones says the deal secures its future as a global bioscience hub.

Campaigners call for council to reopen Jasmine Park

The Express backs a campaign for answers on the eight-month closure.

Silk heritage is thriving at Adamley Mill

David Rutley visits Mill to promote the 200th anniversary of the Silk Heritage Centre on Roe Street

By-election possible after councillor leaves Wilmslow Town Council.

Residents have two weeks to request an election after coun Trevor Jones' resignation.

Leader defends comments made over fracking in Cheshire East

Council leader Jones under fire for releasing a statement which ruled out fracking

Vital service is cut from Macclesfield Hospital

East Cheshire NHS Trust - which runs the hospital - has stopped offering Thrombolysis, a 'clot-busting' drug which must be administered within four hours of patients suffering a stroke to prevent further damage to the brain.

Thespians Whip It Up on stage to comic effect

Macclesfield theatre group act out parliamentary play

Macclesfield General Hospital

Zain's death highlights prediction of councillor – now sadly proved right

Our columnist says Zain Salisman's tragic death resurrected the issue of emergency care at Macclesfield hospital

Bryan Robson in FA Cup plea to Macclesfield Town fans

The Manchester United and England legend has urged fans to support the Silkmen in the second round of the FA Cup on December 7 at 3pm.

Thousands flock to Big Christmas Light Switch On

An estimated 5,000 people turned out to see Macclesfield's town centre illuminated for the festive season

Extra time for Local Plan

Cheshire East has launched the consultation on the plan which sets out development until 2030, despite government planning minister Nick Boles saying it’s flawed.

updated

MP scrubs up for Macclesfield Hospital

Macclesfield MP David Rutley is pulling on his scrubs in preparation for a day spent working at Macclesfield Hospital.

One in Macclesfield six children aged 10 or 11 are obese

  • NHS

Around 16 per cent of children are very overweight as they leave primary school, according to figures collated by the National Obesity Observatory (NOO).

Expert sent in over Cheshire East Council's local plan

In a parliamentary debate, minister Nick Boles said he would send a former chief planning inspector after concerns were raised by Macclesfield MP David Rutley over earmarking green belt for future development.

Nigel Farage

Planning row could mean there’s no such thing as a safe seat

Our columnist reckons UKIP could do well out of disaffected voters

The Lyme Green site

Do like they do down under? Careful what you wish for, councillor

Our columnist on Councillor Frank Keegan's comments about compulsory voting

David Rutley

David Rutley offers sixth formers chance to be MP for a day

The chosen six will spend a day at Westminster with the MP and find out more about parliamentary work.

Lyme Green depot

Pay-out for officers who quit after Lyme Green ‘fiasco’

The figures have been revealed in Cheshire East Council’s  2012-13 statement of accounts

Wilmslow Artisan Market

Sunday move is on the cards for Artisan Market

The decision to move the market from Saturdays was taken during talks between market bosses, Cheshire East Council and Wilmslow Town Council.

The aftermath of the armed raid in which cash was taken after Britannia staff were threatened

Manhunt: Police warning of ‘dangerous men on loose’

Police say that the robbers could pose a threat to the public after hold-ups at a town centre building society, a Co-op store, a newsagents and a wine merchants

Philip Enstone

Independent ends Tory monopoly on Wilmslow Town Council

Independent Philip Enstone, representing campaign group Residents of Wilmslow (RoW), beat Conservative candidate Philip Barton to win the empty seat in the Dean Row ward.

Fears over who will control CCTV cameras in town

Macclesfield’s public-funded security cameras are currently being scrutinised as part of a council review of all CCTV across Cheshire East.

Families feeling pinch as government’s bedroom tax starts to hit homes

Households in Macclesfield are struggling as the effects of the bedroom tax hit homes, according to the town’s biggest social housing provider.

Tesco blasted by group over a ‘fourth store’

A One-Stop Shop opened last month on Cross Street at the site of the former Traveller’s Rest pub.

Macclesfield Town Hall

Just how many politicians do we want to pay for?

Vic Barlow on the dangers of politicians passing the buck.

Journalists

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
Columnist