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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.

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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.

Bikes and gardening tools stolen during break-in

Thieves stole a haul of bikes and equipment from outbuildings at a house in Newton, 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.

Hospice staff pull together after nearby power cut causes chaos

Disaster struck on Thursday leading to a loss of all electricity, heat, water pressure, computer systems and telephones, fire alarm, security and nurse on-call buttons.

Staff and pupils commemorate First World War centenary

Students from Tytherington School and Macclesfield College paid tribute during Armistice Day

Tributes paid to fallen soldiers at exhibition

The 100 Years On – ‘Art of Remembering’ showcase at Charles Roe House on Chestergate is on until December 8

Deputy leader steps aside from failing development plan

A new task force will take over after coun David Brown hands over responsibility for the heavily-criticised Local Plan.

Hospital blunders led to baby death

An inquest into the death of Olivia Bellis found a series of failings by staff at Macclesfield Hospital contributed to the baby's death in 2009.

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.

Shame of 73-year-old Blue badge cheat

Michael Fleming, 73, from Macclesfield, was caught by traffic wardens trying to park for free earlier this year. He had kept the badge after the badge holder died in 2011.

Plan to increase town centre homes

Cheshire East Council's Macclesfield Town Centre Housing Strategy aims to bring unused properties and land back into use by converting commercial properties into house and flats.

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.

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