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Woman drowned after bath seizure

Carla Rankin, from Prestbury,  tragically drowned after having an epileptic fit while she was in the bath.

Arson probe after pub blaze

Police believe the blaze which ripped through the George and Dragon Pub on Rainow Road was started deliberately.

Robber armed with axe is jailed for service station raid

A worker managed to press a panic button, before raider made off with a quantity of cigarettes and cash.

Dad killed himself a year after his son was found hanged

Paul Christopher Abbott, 46, was found hanged after struggling to cope with the death of his teenage son Conor.

Anger after bosses announce Crown Post Office will close

The dedicated branch on Castle Street will shut in March with services moved to new counters at WHSmith on Mill Street.

Robber armed with axe is jailed for service station raid

A worker managed to press a panic button, before raider made off with a quantity of cigarettes and cash.

Man jailed for sex with underage girl

Nathan Hole, 21, from Macclesfield, carried on the relationship after discovering her real age.

Disorderly defendant threatened with cells after changing plea TWICE

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Colin Knowles, 40, was warned he would be taken to the cells as he disrupted court while facing a drunk and disorderly charge.

Anger after bosses announce Crown Post Office will close

The dedicated branch on Castle Street will shut in March with services moved to new counters at WHSmith on Mill Street.

Leader refuses to quit over 'Tweetgate' scandal

Cheshire East leader Michael Jones said he will not resign after it was revealed council staff had written political tweets on his behalf.

Outrage at claims Lyme Green scandal cost £3m

Cheshire East’s Labour group say the total amount spent on the botched bid to build a waste transfer station in Macclesfield and its aftermath is now nearing £3million.
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Christopher Bucktin: Dylan Farrow is poor victim in this 22-year tug of hate

Filmmaker Woody Allen and actress Mia  Farrow have waged a war of words since their bitter split more than two decades ago

We should all have the same right to die as Cody Curtis

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Moving Coronation Street storyline brought issue into millions of people's homes

Christopher Bucktin: Could legal cannabis reduce alcohol abuse?

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Researchers believe the increasing availability of the drug could lead to a decrease in the consumption of alcohol – a far bigger killer both here and in the UK.

Dad killed himself a year after his son was found hanged

Paul Christopher Abbott, 46, was found hanged after struggling to cope with the death of his teenage son Conor.

Ellie’s new seat puts a big smile on her face

The courageous five-year-old has cerebral palsy, which means that she has no control of her body

Family of tragic student James Webb pay tribute

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James Webb, 21, from Tytherington, went missing while on a night out in Plymouth.

Professor sheds light on Manchester City players' mystery doodles

Prof Cary Cooper, from Poynton, took on the job of analysing the scribbles made during a press conference in Abu Dhabi last week.

Pictures and video: Blaze tore through historic pub

Fire fire crews battled through the night to control the blaze at the George and Dragon pub on Rainow Road in Higher Hurdsfield.

Firefighters battle major blaze at historic pub

Five crews attended the fire at the George and Dragon pub on Rainow Road, Higher Hurdsfield.

Snow poll: School closures, gritters and roads.

Take part in our poll after disruption caused by the snow prompted complaints from residents.

Woman drowned after bath seizure

Carla Rankin, from Prestbury,  tragically drowned after having an epileptic fit while she was in the bath.

Concert for charities who helped SuperTed

Ted Rourke is on the mend after receiving life-saving surgery for a rare heart disease.His family were helped by Alder Hey Children’s Charity and Lagan’s Foundation.Now mum Sian has organised a concert to give something back.

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