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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.

Scheme to boost new business launched in town

Enterprising Macclesfield hopes to be a one-stop-shop for free advice and support to anyone wanting to set up their own social or commercial enterprise.

Alderley Park will benefit from Chancellor's 'Enterprise Zone'

Cheshire East Council is celebrating the inclusion of the science hub to help local growth


Tenants ordered to get rid of pets

The residents of Contour Homes-owned Sutton Gardens in Macclesfield have until November 30 to get rid of their cats and dogs

UKIP election candidate in Paris terror race row

Adrian Howard, from Macclesfield, has denied accusations of racism after claiming 'all mosques' should be closed to combat extremism

Another contract worth £21,000 for leader's physiotherapist

The contract was issued to Michael Jones's physio outside normal procurement rules for 'mind health training' in schools.

Fallibroome Academy hosts global conference

The TEDx Youth Conference is organised for schools to share information and ideas.

Battle lines drawn in plans for £13m retail park

The scheme for the former Barracks Mill site in Macclesfield includes four retail units, a fast food outlet and coffee shop

Macclesfield MP David Rutley voted against cutting VAT on tampons

He was among other Conservatives to vote against abolishing the so-called 'tampon tax'.

Conservative councillors join calls for investigation after £115k contract issued to woman connected to leader

Concerns have been raised over the fitness contract issued to leader Michael Jones's physiotherapist.

Hundreds of Macclesfield parents sign school term-time holiday petition

Supporters want to take their children on up to two weeks of holiday in term-time

Children risking lives playing at derelict Macclesfield mill

Police and community leaders are warning children to stay clear of Barracks Mill on Black Lane

Hundreds of people in Macclesfield call for cannabis to be legalised

The petition - which was signed by 220,000 nationwide - triggered a debate in Parliament

Campaign underway for Ian Curtis statue in Macclesfield town centre

Eamonn Prendergast who launched the campaign says the town needs a permanent memorial to the Joy Division frontman.

Council could pocket an extra £10m under new plans over business rates

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that by 2020, local authorities will be able to keep the proceeds from business rates raised in their area.

Parade to dedicate new Bollington war memorial

Two new plinths have been erected, including twenty names missed off the original monument.


War veteran denied medal takes campaign online

Theo Eaves, 92, from Poynton, flew 35 bombing missions across Europe against the Nazis but has been refused the Bomber Command Clasp

Question time at school for Macclesfield MP

David Rutley MP joined the students at Tytherington School for a parliamentary style debate.

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.


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