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19:33, 8 APR 2013
Sailor Ben Ainslie picks up CBE
MACCLESFIELD’S greatest sailing son Ben Ainslie received a CBE last week – and dedicated it to his family.
Ainslie makes waves in German success
OLYMPIC hero Ben Ainslie stormed to victory in the latest round of the World Match Racing Tour.
There’s no place like home
THERE’S no place like home – especially if it’s a 120ft steel schooner, a house boat, a bus, or a haunted farm in Macclesfield.
Cheshire East Council
Death prompts speed cut calls
THE DEATH of an elderly biker after a collision in Prestbury on Sunday (April 19) has sparked fresh calls to reduce the road’s speed limit.
Redesmere sail into top five
REDESMERE Sailing Club has been named among the top five places to take your first steps onto the water by the Royal Yachting Association.
Petition against fire cuts gathers strength
A SCHOOL boy has joined the Wilmslow firefighters’ campaign as the fight to prevent fire cuts heats up.
Doug and his team get the show on the road
NEWTS and badgers, a fence 1km long and 20m underground, and Stone Age weapons – it’s all in a day’s work for engineer and king of the road Doug Mackie.
More gongs for local stars
LOCAL sports stars have more cause for celebration at the end of a memorable year, after learning they have been named in the New Year’s Honours list.
Ben misses out on BBC’s award
MACCLESFIELD sailor Ben Ainslie missed out on the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award at the weekend.
It's not-so-flash Gordon to the rescue
AS YOU’VE probably guessed, I’m not a committed Labour supporter. But I haven’t condemned Gordon Brown as swiftly as my contemporaries. After the smug and suave Blair years, Mr Brown seems like a welcome change.
Get dialling to make Ben BBC winner
OLYMPIC sailing great Ben Ainslie hopes fellow Maxonians will help him make waves at Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
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Thank you to the CCC
MY MAILBOX is overflowing with messages from Wilmslow residents expressing their gratitude to Cheshire County Council.
Hannah gets kitted out
HANNAH Bristow has been selected by Henri Lloyd and Mailspeed Marine to receive a selection of technical marine clothing designed by Henri Lloyd and double gold medallist Ben Ainslie.
Looking to London and beyond
BROKEN Cross sailing star James Asquith has taken his next significant step in his dream of future Olympic success.
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Stewart's a Shaw thing for success
WILMSLOW teenager Callum Stewart is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Beijing Olympic star Bryony Shaw after going toe-to-toe with the Olympic bronze medalist at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth last week.
'Do I get free pints?' asks Olympic hero
MACCLESFIELD’S Olympic hero Ben Ainslie could soon be riding his wave of sailing glory straight to Silk Town ... for a free pint of ale.
Better than Ben?
SAILING prodigy Elliot Hanson has surpassed the achievements of fellow Maxonian Ben Ainslie at his own age by winning a unique grand slam of prestigious Topper championships.
Ainslie rules the waves
MACCLESFIELD-BORN Ben Ainslie blew his opponents’ challenges out of the water to win his third successive Olympic gold after retaining his Finn title on Sunday.
Town pays tribute to famous son
MACCLESFIELD’S most successful sporting son, three-time gold Olympian Ben Ainslie, may have one honour yet to come – the freedom of the town.
Ben on course for gold
GREAT Britain’s great hope for gold, Ben Ainslie, was in prime position for his third Olympic victory after six races.
Elliott on Topper the world
BRITISH sailor Elliot Hanson, aged 14, will wake up this morning to start his first week as the reigning Topper World Champion.
Ben's blow in Beijing build-up
MACCLESFIELD-BORN sailor Ben Ainslie insists Qingdao’s difficult conditions won’t stand between him and a record third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
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Star on the ocean wave
ADAM Purcell finished his 2007 windsurfing season in some style, with a Blue Peter badge to show for his efforts.
Atlantic rower’s heroic return
A DARING seafaring adventurer has battled with sharks, crashing waves and loneliness to enter into the history books.