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Primary school poem by Joy Division singer Ian Curtis fetches £1,100 at auction

An unnamed classmate of Curtis said he wrote An Epitaph for an Electrian [sic] sometime between 1966 and 1967

Drama friends unite in Dan Barlow’s name

Laura Genders is leading a production of Up ‘n’ Under by John Godber at St Michael’s Church in the town centre.

Benefit cheat must repay £12k

Hazel Williamson, 45, of Melksham Close, Macclesfield, claimed more than £12,000 in benefits

Man points police to hidden drug stash

Martin Moorcroft had his house searched by police after they executed a drugs warrant, a hearing heard.

Action group takes charge of community facilities

The Broken Cross Sports and Community Group will run the pavilion, football pitches, car park and access road at Jasmine Park.

Man caught with 'extreme' pornography is sentenced

Richard Westwell, 36, admitted three charges of making photographs or pseudo-photographs of children; as well as one charge of possessing extreme pornography and possession of a prohibited image of a child.

Man, 41, cleared of indecent assault on boy

Nicholas Henshall, 41, of Hawthorn Way, Hurdsfield, was found not guilty of indecent assault at Chester Crown Court.

Man loses court appeal against sentence

Joseph Bottoms, 27, from Macclesfield, was caught peering through a window with his trousers down outside a woman's house.

Action group takes charge of community facilities

The Broken Cross Sports and Community Group will run the pavilion, football pitches, car park and access road at Jasmine Park.

Campaigners hit back in Hollins View row

Campaigners urging Cheshire East Council to keep Hollins View care home open have hit back at a senior council member who accused them of causing anxiety in the town.

Action group to run community facilities

The Broken Cross Sports and Community Group is made up of residents and a Cheshire East Council member and will run the pavilion, football pitches, car park and access road at Jasmine Park.
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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

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

Christopher Bucktin: Could legal cannabis reduce alcohol abuse?

US Editor Christopher Bucktin
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.

Dates set for shutdown of garden waste collections

Cheshire East will not collect green bins for three months from early December after a public consultation.

In pictures and video: Town honours the war fallen at memorials

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A poignant Remembrance Service drew hundreds of residents to the Macclesfield cenotaph on Sunday.

Remembrance services in memory of our war fallen

A round up of the services taking place around Macclesfield.

Dates set for shutdown of garden waste collections

Cheshire East will not collect green bins for three months from early December after a public consultation.

Route for £32m relief road chosen

The Poynton Relief Road will link the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) with the A523 London Road. It aims to improve links to Macclesfield and ease congestion through Poynton.

Residents urged to have say on Woodford development

Developer Harrow Estates wants to build 920 homes on the former BAE Systems site on the former Woodford Aerodrome site, near Poynton. Objectors claim the development erodes the green belt and are urging residents to demand a public enquiry.

Route for £32m relief road chosen

The Poynton Relief Road will link the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) with the A523 London Road. It aims to improve links to Macclesfield and ease congestion through Poynton.

Night of festive fizz to raise money for Prestbury's panto

Christmas champagne, wine and rum tasting night is being held at The Village Club on Bollin Grove on Thursday, December 4

In pictures and video: Town honours the war fallen at memorials

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A poignant Remembrance Service drew hundreds of residents to the Macclesfield cenotaph on Sunday.

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In Pictures: Remembrance Day parades to honour fallen soldiers

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In pictures and video: Town honours the war fallen at memorials

Pictures: New Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman TV series films in Wilmslow

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