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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.

Lib Dem stalwart defects to Tories

Ainsley Arnold was a chief member of the party for 15 years on both Macclesfield Borough Council and Cheshire East Council.But after becoming increasingly unhappy at the party's policies he has quit to join the Conservatives.

Petition to save ‘vital’ care home

A petition calling on leaders to keep care home open was launched by Macclesfield Labour councillors earlier this month

Cheshire Building Society leaves town with Nationwide rebrand

The branch on Castle Street in Macclesfield will become a Nationwide as the Cheshire name disappears from the high street.

Council pays £5m into an Alderley Park fund to create 2,600 jobs

Cheshire East has paid into the £15m fund with AstraZeneca and Manchester Science Partnerships to attract new science companies to the hub.

Dark web criminals target thousands of residents to sell data online

An anti-fraud firm claims data from home addresses to bank account numbers is held on 12,842 people in postcode areas SK10 to SK12.

Pictures: Civic pride at town parade

Around 200 people turned out for the Bollington Civic Parade and Service.

Save Hollins View: petition launched to save 'vital' care home for dementia patients

More than 400 people have joined a campaign to save Hollins View care home in Macclesfield after fears Cheshire East Council could close it.

Leader defends criticism of care home facing closure

Cheshire East Council leader Michael Jones claimed at a meeting that there had been failings at Hollins View in Macclesfield connected to drugs distribution to patients.

Calls for meeting on future of dementia care

Councillor Laura Jeuda has called for Cheshire East Council to hold a public meeting on its planned changes to care in Macclesfield.

Row erupts at meeting over future of dementia care

Cheshire East council leader Michael Jones defended the council’s plans for the future of dementia care - which include potential closure of Hollins View care home in Macclesfield - at a heated meeting of the council's cabinet

New drug firm brings jobs boost to town

The arrival of Hematogenix to fomer Astrazeneca site Alderley Park could create up to 50 jobs for scientists within three years

Dementia care plans backed by committee

Cheshire East bosses have proposed moving some dementia care services to the private sector. The move could affect council run Hollins View Care Home, on Clarke Terrace, Macclesfield, which currently offers 40 beds as respite.

Crunch meeting over future of care home

Hollins View in Macclesfield, which offers 40 beds for dementia sufferers could be closed after a review by Cheshire East Council. The proposals will be debated at a crucial council meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

Single council gets vote - but turnout ‘disappointing’

The people of Macclesfield have voted in favour of the formation of their own town council. But the turnout for the ballot was just 16.2 per cent.

War heroes to be honoured by restoration

The Macclesfield War Graves Project aims to restore the graves at Macclesfield Cemetery 100 years on from when the Great War began.

HOURS left to have your say on new town council

Voters have until 5pm today to have their say on proposals for a new form of community governance in Macclesfield

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.

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.

Revealed: The shocking truth behind rape figures

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

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