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10:51, 17 APR 2013
Macclesfield plans to honour sailing legend Ben Ainslie after latest Olympic triumph
Plans are afoot to honour Macclesfield-born Olympic hero Ben Ainslie – the greatest sailor in the history of the Games.
Ben Ainslie fighting multiple bids in London’s gold rush
Olympic legend Ben Ainslie says there are up to a dozen sailors with a realistic chance of denying him a fourth gold medal in London.
Practice makes perfect for Ben Ainslie
Ben Ainslie kicked off his Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in solid fashion, but the Finn sailor admits it isn’t all about results this week on Olympic waters.
Ben Ainslie will take Games hype ‘in his stride’
Ben Ainslie has the shoulders to burden the weight of expectation and clinch a fourth Olympic gold medal this summer, according to British sailing chief Stephen Park.
Injured climber rescued after fall from rock face
A climber suffered multiple injuries after plunged 20 feet from a rock face in Kettleshulme.
We have become so inept in the face of danger our grandparents would weep
My heart bled for the family whose spaniel drowned chasing ducks across the ice in South Park. Imagine the anguish of watching as the poor dog exhausting itself in the freezing water.
East Cheshire Hospice
Metal thieves strike 500 times in four years
Metal thieves have sunk to new depths – striking at charities, churches and even East Cheshire Hospice as lead thefts rocket. New figures obtained by the Express under the Freedom of Information Act for the Macclesfield area show criminals have struck more than 500 times in four years.
Wilmslow's artisan market returns this Saturday
Wilmslow's popular artisan market returns to the town this Saturday. As well as dozens of diverse stalls selling the finest food, drink, art and craft, voluntary gardening group Incredible Edible will be promoting their plans for Wilmslow’s entry in Britain In Bloom.
London 2012 Olympics
Year of challenge for Elliot Hanson
Olympic hopeful Elliot Hanson has already made himself into one of the best young sailors on the planet; however, he knows the hard work has only just begun.
Family pet dies in frozen Macclesfield pond as fire crew wait for help
A family watched their dog dying in a frozen pond while Macclesfield firefighters stood by – because they didn’t have a raft or water rescue training. The Oldfields lost their beloved King Charles spaniel Alfie, pictured, after he fell through the ice at South Park on Sunday.
New rescue boat for Cheshire Fire and Rescue
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has taken delivery of another water rescue boat. The county now has three state of the art inflatable craft.
Holy smoke! My barge home has gone... but it's God’s will - video
A barge owner who lost his home and all his belongings after a blaze tore through his boat says the fire was ‘God’s will’. John Eastwood, 24, says he’s lucky to be alive after waking up to the fire and fleeing barefoot before grabbing fire extinguishers.
Ben’s bust-up won’t cost him his place in London Olympics
Ben Ainslie has vowed to move on from his ISAF Sailing World Championship disqualification in Australia despite admitting to being on course for his most rewarding regatta yet.
London 2012 Olympics
Elliott's a prize guy
European champion sailor Elliot Hanson is in line to win one of youth sailing’s most prestigious awards in the new year, the RYA NorthWest Region Young Sailor of the Year Award.
Video: World War Two veteran tells of his experience for the first time
Harry Mottershead saw unimaginable horror during his seven years in the Royal Navy. By the age of 26 he had almost drowned in Arctic waters when his ship was sunk, saved hundreds of lives when he disarmed six bombs and survived an air crash.
Our Cocoon theatre will be ‘world class’
Plans have been unveiled for a world-class theatre which could transform the centre of Macclesfield.
Family in rescue of drowning refugees
A couple on a sailing holiday helped to save 10 refugees from drowning as they attempted to flee Libya.
Elliot sails to silver
Macclesfield's next sailing prodigy Elliot Hanson secured a World and European silver medal at the Laser Radial World and European Youth Championships on the final day of racing in La Rochelle.
Pirates sail in for Macclesfield's birthday celebration
The fireworks are primed, medieval actors are ready to raid – and 12 pirates are sailing in from Italy for Macclesfield’s 750th birthday.
Ben Ainslie’s extreme island adventure
He may have three Olympic gold medals to his name but Macclesfield-born Ben Ainslie will have to wait another 12 months to get his hands on the Gold Roman Bowl after coming up short at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.
Water tank burst floods house
Firefighters attended flooding at a house in Macclesfield early this morning after a water tank burst.
Video: King of the waves stays on course for fourth Olympic gold
Legendary sailor Ben Ainslie stayed on course for a fourth straight Olympic crown with Skandia Sail for Gold glory, but insists he was pushed harder than ever by his young rivals.
Bollington cemetery graves moved to make way for a car park
Graves are being moved to make way for a housing development in Bollington. Contractors started digging up and relocating 110 gravestones in the grounds of St John’s Church to make way for a car park which forms part of plans to transform the church into apartments.
Luxury shopping destination – or is there trouble in store?
The closure of Oddbins this week left another empty shop in Wilmslow town centre – but there is hope with a host of upmarket brands on their way.