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Community shows Christmas spirit

Schools, business and care homes in Macclesfield have been getting into the festive spirit with a range of activities and events.

Fears over jobs in Post Office move

A consultation over whether to shut the Macclesfield Crown branch on Castle Street and move services to the WHSmith on Mill Street is ongoing.

Hip-hop artist releases new EP - on cassette tape

Beit Nun, aka Ben Mitchell, is also releasing Death By This Adventure on digital MP3 today.

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Community shows Christmas spirit

Schools, business and care homes in Macclesfield have been getting into the festive spirit with a range of activities and events.

Fears over jobs in Post Office move

A consultation over whether to shut the Macclesfield Crown branch on Castle Street and move services to the WHSmith on Mill Street is ongoing.

Hip-hop artist releases new EP - on cassette tape

Beit Nun, aka Ben Mitchell, is also releasing Death By This Adventure on digital MP3 today.

Ollier Photography celebrates golden anniversary

The studio was established by the late Brian Ollier in 1964. It celebrated its 50th year in business on December 12 with new partners Joe Ollier and Matt Webb.

Accordion player continues support for charities

John Jones MBE, 72, presented a cheque for £906 to the Macclesfield & District MS Society at its Christmas Lunch.

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Arson probe as gym torched days before opening

Firebugs broke in and started a blaze in Lifestyle Fitness, on Epsom Avenue, Handforth, near Wilmslow, at about 1am on Friday.

War diaries finished by former Express reporter

Charles Yates helped turn the diaries of Annie Droege into a book after teaming up with her great nephew.

Tree Festival raises thousands for hospice

The annual Christmas Tree Festival by Macclesfield and Bollington United Reformed Church,encourages businesses and organisations to donate and decorate trees to reflect their identity.

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Arson probe at gym due to open next week

Fire has 'wrecked' part of Lifestyle Fitness, on Epsom Avenue, Handforth.

Hospital fits cameras to catch parking rogues

The new ParkingEye system will record the registration of vehicles entering and leaving the hospital site, and use the data to enforce parking penalties.

Red tape wrecks Santa visit to children

Hundreds of children missed out on a visit from Macclesfield Round Table's Santa because a Cheshire East Council licence was denied until council leader Michael Jones stepped in.

Watch: Inspirational Andrew in the swim to help others

Andrew Guilfoyle suffered devastating injuries after he was knocked down by a car when he was 10 years old. Now the disabled 27-year-old is attempting to swim the equivalent of the English Channel for charity.

'Dad, don't go mad' - cannabis farmer leaves note after secretly using house to grow illicit crop

James Jones, 20, set up the operation behind his dad’s back after stealing the keys to the Macclesfield property. Despite leaving a note if his dad discovered the cannabis farm, the police were called.

History is made as Church of England appoints first woman bishop

The Reverend Libby Lane will cover Macclesfield and Wilmslow as part of her new role as the new Bishop of Stockport.

New awards to celebrate unsung heroes in the community

The Mayor of Macclesfield’s 2015 Community Awards will recognise and celebrate people who have volunteered their time and energy to help others.

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Community shows Christmas spirit

Tree Festival raises thousands for hospice

Red tape wrecks Santa visit to children

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