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11:13, 8 NOV 2017
Youth brass band wows judges with 'zombie' performance
Macclesfield Youth Brass Band won a talent competition with their rousing performance
An X Factor-style show, body builders and golf are among our Time-trip pictures this week
Can you spot any familiar faces in these photos from the 2000s?
Disney stardom for Macclesfield teen on hold until after exams
Blake Richardson's band was chosen to film for Disney, but the teenager is under strict orders to finish his GCSEs first.
East Cheshire Hospice
Former X Factor star Chico to help Macclesfield raise pounds while losing them
Chico Slimani's Block Fit class is at Fallibroome Academy on Friday, February 5
Do you recognise yourself or anyone you know in our pictures of the 2000s?
See if you can spot a familiar face in our Time-trip column
Violent thug caught posting photos on Facebook from prison cell
Royston Coates is serving a 10-year sentence for his role in the stabbing of a man in 2013.
Mum’s the word for on-song girls
Ex-Wilmslow High pupil, and a Welsh cousin, will compete at the Open Mic UK 2013 Regional Finals after winning her regional heats.
X Factor winner Matt Cardle stars at music festival
He was the star act as more than 1,000 music fans flocked to the cricket club’s inaugural event Live on the Square Family Fun Day and Music Festival.
Same old story despite another X Factor series
Our columnist brings you the highlights of the new series - so you don't have to watch it
Our great sporting summer changed TV reality
Are you finding reality TV programmes difficult to watch after the Olympics? It’s hard to listen to airheads whingeing about their shallow lives when you’ve seen amputees perform heroics.
Wake up and treat all animals with respect
For a relatively wealthy county we have an abysmal record for looking after animals. If I was a horse, dog or rabbit I wouldn’t stay in Cheshire. I’d take my chances and leg it.
Lights create a buzz
Families flocked to Wilmslow for the town’s entertainment-filled Christmas lights switch on event on Friday. Crowds gathered on Grove Street to watch Diva Fever switch on the lights, with the help of Father Christmas.
Reality is a lot less attractive
'Kelly: I can’t sleep for X Factor worry,’ read the headline in one of the newspapers. A mature 30-year-old lady was having sleepless nights fretting about her onerous role as a judge in a talent contest for the terminally deluded.
Pictures: X Factor's Diva Fever help to switch on Wilmslow's Christmas lights
Families filled Wilmslow town centre for the Christmas lights switch-on by a TV pop duo and boy band.
Alderley Edge School for Girls
Festive cheer as lights go on
Crowds thought The Stig from TV's Top Gear had come to Alderley Edge when a helmet-clad racing driver appeared out of a Mustang to switch on the Christmas lights. The driver was accompanied to the stage at The Parade by two girls in Christmas costume for the switch-on event attended by hundreds of people.
Big fireworks show
Bonfire organisers hope this year’s fireworks go with enough of a bang to beat last year’s charity fundraising total.
It’s an ill wind: Mr Methane YouTube video causes row in Romania
Paul Oldfield, aka Mr Methane, is famed for his professional flatulism. But he was blasted by angry emails after the eastern European channel ‘Atena 3’ aired a fake video of him performing the Romanian national anthem on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.
Brave Cheryl Cole soldiers on
It’s official – Cheryl Cole is fighting with our troops in Afghanistan. I know because I saw her in the paper dressed in full combat gear.
Just how could I miss the biggest story of the century?
As the only UK columnist failing to report on the world’s most momentous story I aim to correct that right now. I refer not to the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the demolition of Libya, the death of Osama bin Laden or the imminent collapse of the Euro.
JLS gave Macclesfield the X Factor
It's a good job the JLS visit to Macclesfield was top secret – or their host Simon Peers might have found his studio mobbed by screaming fans.
Step aside Simon, Kate’s the media queen
Isn’t it great to see Simon Cowell knocked off the front pages by a royal wedding?
Cheshire East Council
Lloyd Daniels brings the X Factor to switch-on
The biting cold failed to stop people flocking to Wilmslow’s fun-packed Christmas lights switch-on on Friday.
Cheshire East Council
United ace to switch on Christmas in Alderley Edge
The lights switch-on in Alderley Edge is in safe hands this year with football star Edwin Van der Sar on side to do the honours.
X Factor star to switch on Christmas lights
Wilmslow town centre Christmas lights switch on will have the X Factor, as TV finalist Lloyd Daniels does the honours.