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Showbiz stars set for Winterfest

Comedian Russell Kane and broadcaster Nicholas Parsons are to appear at the Christmas festival in Macclesfield

Silkmen in a flap over new winger

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A swan crash landed at the Moss before being rescued by players and staff.

Pictures: Musicians take over town for Oxjam festival

Around 40 artists performed at 12 venues around Macclesfield for the Oxjam Takeover event in aid of Oxfam.

Dangerous driver facing prison after pensioner death

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Pamela Jayasundera died after she was hit by a Ford Ka being driven by Susan Raybould as she crossed Hurdsfield Road.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the 'Superman of Macclesfield' as pilots spot unknown flying man at 3,500ft

Aviation experts admitted they were baffled by the sighting of the human UFO.

Illegal driver jailed after he was caught stealing fuel

The solicitor representing Mark Lee from Macclesfield told a court prison would 'do him good' so he can overcome his drug problem.

Benefits cheat told to repay almost £12,000

Sylvia Hatchard, 64, told authorities she was a single woman on a low income while claiming £11,763.30 in housing benefit, council tax benefit and pension credit.

New mobile app blocks texts from bullies and paedophiles - and then tips off parents

MP David Rutley and charities back Poynton invention which will sound alarm if kids leave a defined area

Our sporting heroes in the spotlight

The town’s history is littered with athletes who have triumphed at the top of their chosen sport.

It's 'full steam ahead' for a new Macclesfield town council

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Decision made on council after dramatic u-turn by the leader of Cheshire East Council Michael Jones

Councillors to have say on power ballot

Macclesfield Town Hall
Macclesfield's 10 Cheshire East councillors will debate the recent ballot results and make a recommendation on the future governance of the town.
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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.

Our sporting heroes in the spotlight

The town’s history is littered with athletes who have triumphed at the top of their chosen sport.

Helicopter used in search for missing man

Eyewitnesses reported that officers urged residents in Bollington were urged to remain in their own homes as they tried to find the man, who was suffering with mental health issues.

Funding crisis hits town’s needy animals

Three animal sanctuaries have told the Express that are facing record numbers of abandoned pets and are having to turn away animals.

Star pupil off on dream physics placement

Hannah Ruskin has landed an out of this world work experience placement at the CERN particle-physics laboratory in Geneva.

Bake-off star causes stir for Express staff

News editor Rhiannon McDowall’s brownies got the thumbs up from Luis Troyano when he visited the newsroom.

New mobile app blocks texts from bullies and paedophiles - and then tips off parents

MP David Rutley and charities back Poynton invention which will sound alarm if kids leave a defined area

Our sporting heroes in the spotlight

The town’s history is littered with athletes who have triumphed at the top of their chosen sport.

Hollins View campaign: The human cost of closing a care home

The Express speaks to some of the people who use the care home as part of our campaign to keep it open.

Funding crisis hits town’s needy animals

Three animal sanctuaries have told the Express that are facing record numbers of abandoned pets and are having to turn away animals.

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Pictures: Musicians take over town for Oxjam festival

One Direction heart-throb Louis Tomlinson dines out with ex-Man City star Paul Dickov in Alderley Edge

Naomi Hulme with son Leo, 4

Cystic fibrosis sufferer's anxious wait for double lung transplant

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