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Town is sparkling after more than 40,000 blobs of chewing gum are cleaned off the streets

Workers used high-pressured jet washers to clear the sticky mess from Macclesfield streets

Man who threatened to stab himself in front of murder victim's mum has avoided prison

David Daley, 45,the partner of Madeline Fletcher, whose son Zain Sailsman was murdered in Macclesfield, threatened to kill himself in her garden.

Hungry thief committed two burglaries in just TEN minutes

William Thornton said he stole to eat after problems with his benefits being paid

Tireless Elsie raises £1,000s for Christie

Elsie Oldfield has spent the last few years dedicating her time to fundraising for The Christie cancer hospital

Police helicopter spotted flying above streets of Macclesfield

It has been revealed why the police chopper was said to be flying  'extremely low' by eyewitnesses

Man who threatened to stab himself in front of murder victim's mum has avoided prison

David Daley, 45,the partner of Madeline Fletcher, whose son Zain Sailsman was murdered in Macclesfield, threatened to kill himself in her garden.

Investigation launched after man admitted to hospital with chest wound

There were reports of a man bleeding at All Hallows School and crime scene investigators attended the location.

Farmer counts cost of sheep stolen from his field

Police issue a warning over rural crime after the animals were taken from Dandy Farm in Adlington.

Election: Campaign kicks off as candidates announced.

Candidates have been nominated for Macclesfield MP, Cheshire East and parish elections.

The full list of candidates in the Cheshire East Council elections revealed

Residents are being asked to vote for candidates to represent their communities on Cheshire East Council

Election: Candidates set to battle it out at hustings across the town

Residents will be given the opportunity to grill the town's Parliamentary candidates.
Woody Allen

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.

Oliver! Comes to town

The fantastic Bollington light Opera Group (BLOG) is performing Oliver! in May

Election: Campaign kicks off as candidates announced.

Candidates have been nominated for Macclesfield MP, Cheshire East and parish elections.

The full list of candidates in the Cheshire East Council elections revealed

Residents are being asked to vote for candidates to represent their communities on Cheshire East Council

Dad's marathon effort to say thanks for daughter's care

Daniel Brownhill is running the Manchester Marathon to raise money for the Manchester Children's Hospital which cared for his daughter

Election: Campaign kicks off as candidates announced.

Candidates have been nominated for Macclesfield MP, Cheshire East and parish elections.

The full list of candidates in the Cheshire East Council elections revealed

Residents are being asked to vote for candidates to represent their communities on Cheshire East Council

The full list of candidates in the Cheshire East Council elections revealed

Residents are being asked to vote for candidates to represent their communities on Cheshire East Council

Teens slammed for taking drugs near funeral

The two 19-year-olds were given a caution after they were caught with cannabis at Macclesfield Crematorium.

Dream home: Take a peek inside this salubrious £2.95m Prestbury mansion

In the latest instalment in our luxury property series, we take a tour of this five-bedroom property with a Jacuzzi for EIGHT people

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Town is sparkling after more than 40,000 blobs of chewing gum are cleaned off the streets

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Farmer counts cost of sheep stolen from his field

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