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Olympic duo DOUBLE gold haul at Rio

Cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, who live in Chelford, have added five more gold medals to their haul.

Plans to expand Macclesfield shopping centre finally get underway

Bosses at the Grosvenor Centre say it's a £11million investment in the town.

Councillor will donate 'unfair' pay rise to charity

Coun Mick Warren, from Macclesfield, will give the extra £187 to charity

Macclesfield Hospital facing major changes over £24m funding

But health bosses have ruled out job cuts, closing key services and merging with other hospital trusts.

Term-time holiday fines soar

Dozens of parents in Macclesfield have been given fixed penalty notices for taking their children out of school

Macclesfield makers shop is boosting town's arts

The Print Mill sells items by local artists and runs printing workshops.

Gallery: School bus protest steps up a gear as Macclesfield parents stage drive-in.

Parents of children who attend Tytherington School have also staged a protest outside Bollington Town Hall.

More than 100 at parade to remember fallen at Kerridge memorial

The Kerridge War Memorial parade takes place each year to remembers soldiers from the world wars.

Court bosses reveal details after Macclesfield closures

Macclesfield defendants held in custody will appear at Crewe after magistrates and county courts shut.

More than 7,000 Macclesfield people sign petition for second EU Referendum

There are fears about the impact on the town when the UK leaves the EU.

EU referendum: Macclesfield backs bid to remain as UK votes to leave

People in Macclesfield bucked the national trend by voting in favour of staying in the EU. But it wasn't enough, as the Leave vote won it.

What happens now that we have left the EU?

EU Referendum - what happens next? Are we in or out of Europe? What happens now that we've left the EU?

Macclesfield leaders - who's in and who's out?

Tomorrow's big vote is set to go down to the wire

Residents blame drains for floods

Residents say clogged drains are responsible for the flash floods following a torrential downpour

Teachers and parents unite after free school buses axed

Headteachers Manny Botwe and David Waugh say the council has put costs above pupil safety.

Council to axe free school buses despite fears for children's safety

A Tory councillor asked the Conservative cabinet to 'examine their consciences' before risking safety of Bollington, Nantwich and Wheelock schoolchildren.

Heated debate at public meeting in Macclesfield on EU Referendum

There were strong views on both sides at the debate at Macclesfield Methodist church.

Health bosses reveal new shake up in stroke services

East Cheshire Clinical Commissioning group (CCG), which runs healthcare in Macclesfied, believes patient care will improve

Chance to win tickets for sold-out Barnaby events

The Macclesfield Express is giving you a chance to win tickets to two festival events

Council defends land deal with Jersey firm

Cheshire East Council has authorised a deal with TG Ltd based in Jersey to create a masterplan for south Macclesfield

Jobs cuts in Cheshire East Council restructure

The council has announced plans to overhaul how it runs services.

Call for overhaul of ambulance service as Cheshire East patients face long waiting times

A report shows the North West Ambulance Service is failing to hit response time targets for Cheshire East.


Investigation into ‘unauthorised silo’ at Bosley mill site

Cheshire East Council is probing complaints that an unauthorised silo was being constructed at Wood Treatment Limited.

Macclesfield's new mayors elected

Coun Alift Harewood-Jones has been inaugurated as Mayor of Macclesfield, and Coun Olivia Hunter is the new Mayor of Cheshire East

Debate to take place in Macclesfield on EU Referendum

Churches Together in Macclesfield is hosting the event ahead of the vote next month.

Former Cheshire East leader to quit council after police investigation ends

Cllr Michael Jones: “I will resign once the [police] investigation is over and call a by-election once I have spoken to my party and the new leader.”

Labour wins Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner election battle

David Keane ousts John Dwyer in closely fought contest for crime boss role

Person dies after being hit by train at Macclesfield station

Train bosses confirmed the person had died after being struck, and all services were stopped between Stockport and Macclesfield

Person hit by train and dies at Macclesfield station

Train bosses said the person had passed away, and all services were stopped between Stockport and Macclesfield


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