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15:45, 11 APR 2013
Cheshire East Council
Cheshire East acting chief executive: I can make system sing
He is being paid £53,000 for his 16-week tenure at Cheshire East Council but Kim Ryley is determined to prove he’s worth every penny. He explains his style of management and the need for change to chief reporter Charlotte Cox ...
Memories in tune with thousands of listeners...
Wow! I mean wow. I had no idea so many of us tuned into the same radio shows. I thought it was only our family that sang ‘Have a go, Joe,’ at the wireless or yelled ‘open the box’ during Take Your Pick. How wrong I was.
Snub for Tesco earns rebuke for CEC boss and call to quit
An opposition councillor has demanded the resignation of Cheshire East leader Michael Jones over his revelation that ‘Tesco will be refused’.
Council rejects plans for Tesco Extra store in Macclesfield
Plans for a new Tesco store in Macclesfield have hit the buffers after council planning bosses said the application should be refused.
Thief dumps TV after Handforth Dean security give chase
A man was chased by security staff at Handforth Dean after stealing a TV from Marks and Spencer.
Campaigners against new Tesco store lobby councillors
Campaigners against a new, larger Tesco store in Macclesfield have sent an open letter to councillors.
Motorists ignore pleas not to panic buy petrol as queues form and pumps run dry
Panic petrol buying in Macclesfield has had drivers queueing for up to an hour to get to pumps.
‘Despicable’ taxi driver from Macclesfield stole from women aged 82 and 95
Taxi driver Jonathan Boland, 40, was described as ‘despicable’ for stealing from the vulnerable victims aged 82 and 95 after driving them home from separate shopping trips.
New Tesco store is ‘no done deal’, says Macclesfield MP David Rutley
MP David Rutley has warned a new Tesco superstore could suck the lifeblood out of the town centre – but said it’s not a done deal.
St Michael's Church
Campaigners and residents take part in public debate over plans for Tesco superstore at Barracks Mill
Tesco campaigners, councillors, traders and residents joined a public debate on plans for a Tesco superstore. More than 210 people attended the meeting at St Michael's Church to have their say on plans for a Tesco Extra store at Barracks Mill to replace the existing Hibel Road store.
Motorist banned for driving while on drugs
A motorist was banned after driving to Tesco while high on cocaine and sedatives, a court heard. Timothy Edward Shaw, 41, was pulled over by police in the early hours after his tyre blew on the Silk Road in Macclesfield.
Cheshire East Council
Public meeting to debate Tesco's plans for new Macclesfield store
The debate at St Michael’s Church from 7.30pm will discuss proposals to replace the Hibel Road store with a Tesco Extra double the size at Barracks Mill.
Campaigners take store battle online
Campaigners against plans for a new Tesco store have taken their fight online. An online petition and Facebook group both called ‘No to Tesco Extra Macclesfield’ have sprung up in the last week.
Tesco is ‘single biggest threat to town prosperity’
The business community has given an overwhelming thumbs-down to Tesco over its plans for a new superstore. One critic called it ‘probably the single greatest threat to the town’s prosperity’.
Stilts and steroids may not guarantee extra help
So, Tesco want a new 100,000 sq ft Macclesfield store built on stilts to provide free parking for 1000 cars. This is more than a superstore, this is Tesco on steroids.
What’s good for Scots will do nicely...
I like the idea of Scottish independence. I like it a lot. If the Highlands and Islands can go it alone why not Cheshire East?
Here’s how to save cash – just devolve everything and then collect the taxes
Cheshire East’s declaration that town centre management is to be ‘devolved’ is an interesting concept.
We will help town’s traders says Tesco
Tesco has submitted plans for a multi-million pound superstore on the edge of town despite the company’s biggest sales dip in decades. The company’s share price fell by 15 per cent after its lowest Christmas sales figures for 20 years.
Macclesfield rugby star’s ban after shame of drink-drive smash
A Macclesfield rugby star who drove home drunk after his club’s Christmas party has been banned from the road for more than two years. Matthew Simpson, 24, downed seven pints then crashed his car into a tree on the A538 in Mottram St Andrew at 11.30pm on December 10.
Dog is saved but owner homeless after house blaze
A dog was rescued when a blaze started by a cigarette tore through a house in Macclesfield leaving a woman homeless. Border collie Storm was trapped in the kitchen when the fire took hold at Dorset Walk, Upton Priory, on Saturday afternoon.
Dad who committed spate of drunken crime blames tragedy of brother's death
Julian Peel, 31, of Cumberland Street, pleaded guilty to assaulting a security guard, damaging a prison cell and stealing lead from two people in Macclesfield.
Tesco revives ‘store on stilts’ plan
A public consultation at the Heritage Centre showed the chain’s plans to relocate its Hibel Road store to new premises on Black Lane and become a much bigger Tesco Extra, possibly creating 200 jobs.
Tesco move could create 300 jobs
Plans to move Tesco’s Hibel Road store to a derelict mill nearby could create hundreds of new jobs in the town. The supermarket chain, which employs 296 people at its store, wants to build a much bigger Tesco Extra over the way at Black Road – with an additional 200 jobs.
Firefighters rescue boy who got stuck in tree in Macclesfield
The boy, believed to be about seven or eight years old, had been fishing in the river near to Tesco on Hibel Road.