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Argos store to close down with loss of 20 jobs

The retailer’s lease at the Grosvenor Centre in Macclesfield is up in January 2015, and bosses say they will not be renewing the contract.

Town hall row ends with brawl with police

A court heard Kristoffer Groot 'lost the plot' after an argument with a Cheshire East Council employee at Macclesfield Town Hall. The 33-year-old from Poynton then grappled with police officers and hit one in the face, causing a cut below his eye.

We’re jammin’ – Oxfam music festival to take over the town

Oxjam Macclesfield is from Friday, October 17, to Sunday, October 19. The venues for the Macclesfield takeover are Mash Guru, Kiva Club, The Swan with Two Necks, Toast Bar and The Porters Prince of Wales.

Lib Dem stalwart defects to Tories

Ainsley Arnold was a chief member of the party for 15 years on both Macclesfield Borough Council and Cheshire East Council.But after becoming increasingly unhappy at the party's policies he has quit to join the Conservatives.

Petition to save ‘vital’ care home

A petition calling on leaders to keep care home open was launched by Macclesfield Labour councillors earlier this month

Dark web criminals target thousands of residents to sell data online

An anti-fraud firm claims data from home addresses to bank account numbers is held on 12,842 people in postcode areas SK10 to SK12.

Yob spat in face of bike shop worker who refused to loan tools

Macclesfield Magistrates Court
Jordan Clarke, 19, tried to punch David Dowse then spat in his face and vandalised his car after he was denied the use of two spanners to fix his bike, a court heard.

Conductor jailed for eight months for abusing pupil

His victim - a pupil at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester - reported the attack to police after remaining silent for 36 years.

Lib Dem stalwart defects to Tories

Ainsley Arnold was a chief member of the party for 15 years on both Macclesfield Borough Council and Cheshire East Council.But after becoming increasingly unhappy at the party's policies he has quit to join the Conservatives.

Petition to save ‘vital’ care home

A petition calling on leaders to keep care home open was launched by Macclesfield Labour councillors earlier this month

Cheshire Building Society leaves town with Nationwide rebrand

The branch on Castle Street in Macclesfield will become a Nationwide as the Cheshire name disappears from the high street.
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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.

Pictures: Civic pride at town parade

Around 200 people turned out for the Bollington Civic Parade and Service.

Terry returns home to speak at charity fair

Terry Waite
Former hostage Terry Waite is returning to the town to give a talk about his experiences at East Cheshire Hospice’s fundraising art fair.

Police still hunting for two witnesses in Robert Hart case

Robert died after being attacked at the Parklife Festival in Manchester in June and police have not yet found his killer.

Town hall row ends with brawl with police

A court heard Kristoffer Groot 'lost the plot' after an argument with a Cheshire East Council employee at Macclesfield Town Hall. The 33-year-old from Poynton then grappled with police officers and hit one in the face, causing a cut below his eye.

Send us pictures of your World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event

There are dozens of events taking place in Macclesfield and Poynton tomorrow.

Luis through to the semi-finals of the Great British Bake Off

The graphic designer from Poynton wowed judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with his black forest cherry tree bread and cocktail donuts in last night's show.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire - full cast revealed

New TV show will put a spotlight on the lives of rich and famous Cheshire "housewives" including Macclesfield WAGs Tanya Bardsley and Leanne Brown.

Saved by the bell! Dog trapped down rabbit hole for FOUR DAYS is rescued after responding to door chime

It's hooray for Henry the border terrier as he's reunited with owner after fire brigade spend hours hunting for pet in Macclesfield field

Tributes for tragic Ashleigh Bowes, 14, who died suddenly at home

Hundreds of people attended the funeral for the popular teen who was a pupil at Fallibroome Academy.

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In pictures: The circus comes to town

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to Parklife murder victim Robert Hart

Angel Di Maria spends some of his reported £180,000-a-week wages in Waitrose

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