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10:34, 17 FEB 2016
Council tax bill up by almost £60
Cheshire East Council, Cheshire Police, Cheshire Fire Service and Macclesfield Town Council have all increased their part of the annual bill
Fire crews spent FOUR hours battling blaze
The fire at a house in Poynton spread from the chimney to the loft
Sailing pair on the right tack for awards
Rachel Ward and Geof Weston, from Redesmere Sailing Club, have received awards for their volunteer work
Amazing story of the real Band of Brothers from Macclesfield revealed
Seven boys from the Burgess family fought in the Second World War - and all returned home alive
Boy recovering from rare cancer went on special boat trip with Dame Ellen MacArthur's charity
Christopher Ainley, 10, from Macclesfield joined other children on the boat trip and learned sailing skills.
Cruise ship couple describe drama as their ship rescues 117 migrants
Ian and Denise Rankin, from Prestbury, were onboard the Island Princess off the coast of Greece when a boat carrying refugees issued a mayday call.
In Pictures: More than 100 people turn up for Macclesfield's first Midsummer Pop Up Parade
The event was an offshoot of the popular arts and culture Barnaby Festival
Couples' dream holiday is interrupted by dramatic sea rescue
Macclesfield couples Bob and Pat Burrows and Geoff and Sue Signey were on a cruise in the South Pacific when they witnessed a life-or-death rescue
Rudyard Sailing Club open day
The Sailing Club is holding a free open day on Monday May 4.
Bill, 86, hailed model citizen with ship gift
Bill Peberdy, from Poynton, spent six years lovingly hand-crafting a scale model of the 110ft steamship Sir Walter Scott.
Dad's shed project is an amazing space
Mark Beresford turned a worn-out shed into a play space for his autistic son for TV show George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
Our sporting heroes in the spotlight
The town’s history is littered with athletes who have triumphed at the top of their chosen sport.
Hundreds swan around at Redesmere Fete
Here are some of the pictures from Redesmere Fete, where hundreds of people enjoyed a host of community activities in the sunshine.
Friends rally for pal by collecting funds
A group of friends are raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in honour of their friend
London 2012 Olympics
Quick thinking of the real-life blood brothers
Timothy Russ came to the aid of his brother Russ after he suffered a serious knife wound.
Tragedy of grandfather who drowned on boat trip in Australia
Eric Finlayson drowned while snorkelling on dream holiday
Sailing legend Ben Ainslie helps clinch famous America's Cup victory
Macclesfield-born and raised Ainslie, who spent his first years sailing on Redesmere Lake in Siddington, helped Oracle Team USA to an astonishing America’s Cup triumph over Emirates Team New Zealand.
Dozens of scarecrows come to town for biggest-ever festival
This year’s Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival has been declared the biggest and best yet by organisers.
Barlow’s brief: This is a gamble where we provide the stake...
Vic Barlow takes a look at the approval of the Macclesfield town centre plan
Vic Barlow: Playing the blame game won’t work – once the bulldozers go in, that’s it
Councillors and planning officers stick with me. This article is like antibiotics. You won’t feel better until you finish the course.
Fire cover fears after farm blaze
Concerns have been raised over Wilmslow’s fire cover following a blaze in Styal in which a woman was injured.
Olympic sailing legend Ben Ainslie awarded a knighthood
An Olympic sailing legend who was born and raised in Macclesfield has been awarded a knighthood.
Paralympic medal winners awarded freedom of Cheshire East
It was a double celebration for two of our Paralympic heroes as they were granted freedom of Cheshire East borough.
SPOTY nominee Ben Ainslie calls time on Olympic run while Sarah’s incredible Storey may also have glorious ending
The most glorious summer of British sport may culminate in one of our local stars scooping the final prestigious prize of 2012.