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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.

Voters urged to have a say

Ballot papers sent out to more than 50,000 residents in Macclesfield asking them if they back the creation of a new town council or seven smaller parish councils.

Kids cut ribbon at new play park

The play area on the Millennium Green in Henbury has been formally opened after efforts by the community.

Hundreds pay tribute to fallen

Hundreds of villagers came out to Kerridge to remember all those who have given their lives in conflict.

New police chief and MP discuss tackling crime

At the meeting, Chief Constable Byrne also set out his plans to reduce crime levels in and around Macclesfield.

Voters urged to have a say

VOTERS are being urged to have their say on proposals for a new form of community governance.

Rock band played Parliament after competition win

Adam Gibbons and his band Hex played at the House of Commons after being named the UK’s best young band in the Rock the House contest.

Videos: Bigger and better Barnaby Festival

The Barnaby Festival team expect more visitors to this year's event.

History comes to life at Henbury Village Fete

Hundreds of visitors headed to Millenium Green in Henbury for its annual summer fete.

Moores opens the doors

England coach Peter Moores took time out to return to the club where it all began for him

Voters set to go to the polls

In the north west, more than five million people will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives.

Astra staff welcome latest Pfizer rejection

ASTRAZENECA workers in Macclesfield and Wilmslow breathed a sigh of relief after the company rejected Pfizer’s latest takeover bid - but all eyes are now on what shareholders will do next.

Thousands expected at parade to launch festival

The 50th anniversary Bollington Festival will start this weekend with a variety show and grand parade through the town.

AstraZeneca boss in jobs pledge

The pharmaceutical company’s chief executive promised to retain jobs at the Hurdsfield manufacturing plant in a hearing with the business select committee today.

Leader sorry for Easter message blunder

Complaints made after Cheshire East leader Michael Jones put out political statements in an Easter message.

AZ staff to fight Pfizer takeover bid

AstraZeneca this week rejected Pfizer’s latest £63bn buyout offer – and the firm's staff say they will fight an expected hostile takeover bid

Details of AstraZeneca takeover bid revealed

US drugs giant Pfizer has announced details of a multi-billion pound bid for the pharmaceutical company with bases in Hurdsfield and Nether Alderley.

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.

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