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On the trail of feedback in link road consultation

30 January 2014

 The deputy leader of Cheshire East Council received a mixed resp...


‘Hankinson’s Field is for the people’

04 December 2014

 The leader of Cheshire East Council has reassured his Conservati...


Businesswoman joins fight against inequality

03 September 2015

  A businesswoman wants to start a “peaceful revolutio...


Planners give developer go-ahead to build four flats on brownfield site

16 March 2017

A developer has won a four-year battle with the borough to build flats...


Potholes repair work ‘is a waste of money’

16 March 2017

A Scholar Green resident has branded the number of potholes in three o...


Dig in and help Congleton win Britain in Bloom place

16 March 2017

In 2018 Congleton in Bloom will be celebrating 20 years of work to imp...


Brewery is not raising a glass to spring budget

16 March 2017

Measures announced in the budget to help pubs are “smoke and mir...


Uphill struggle: bid to revive the Killer Mile

16 March 2017

An attempt is being made to revive the country’s “toughest...


500 homes would add to ‘a soulless sea of new boxes’

16 March 2017

A parish fears plans for 500 homes will be given the go-ahead despite ...


More train disruption predicted

16 March 2017

A passenger group has warned that east Cheshire rail commuters could f...


Parents in firing line over school parking

16 March 2017

“Lazy parents” have been blamed by a councillor for causin...


Judge has condemned social care assessment

16 March 2017

A judge has condemned Cheshire East Council’s assessment of a ba...


Pub opens inside local care home

16 March 2017

A pint-sized pub in a Congleton care home is proving to be just the ti...


Creditors at engineering firm to meet

16 March 2017

Creditors owed money by a Congleton firm have been summoned to a meeti...


Late heartbreak for 10-man Congleton

17 March 2017

CONGLETON TOWN 2 PADIHAM 2...


Congleton children in Icelandic coach crash

06 April 2017

A group of Congleton schoolchildren had a narrow escape in Iceland aft...


Treo statue fund is still short of £3,000

06 April 2017

An appeal has gone out for the final £3,000 towards a statue to ...


Minor injuries unit closures

06 April 2017

Congleton War Memorial Hospital’s minor injuries unit is being t...


Opportunity to cash in on Dane power

06 April 2017

Local people will have the opportunity to buy shares in a clean energy...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

06 April 2017

No sooner had the clocks gone forward than Ian Prime was back midweek ...


Men’s season off to splendid start

06 April 2017

The men’s section of Congleton Golf Club started the new season ...


Congleton Cricket Club open day

06 April 2017

Congleton Cricket Club presents a fun-packed open day on Saturday to c...


Plan to build homes on industrial estate is given go ahead

06 April 2017

An application to build affordable homes on a Congleton industrial est...


Tennis club’s busy season has started

06 April 2017

Congleton Lawn Tennis club sessions started on Saturday for the summer...


Police crackdown on wagons in Astbury

06 April 2017

A resident has raised concerns about heavy goods vehicles blocking a r...


Train services likely to be at standstill on Saturday

06 April 2017

Rail users throughout east Cheshire will miss out on “a bumper d...


Developer is told to do ‘proper job’ on design and layout for estate

06 April 2017

A Congleton developer has been told to return to Cheshire East Council...


It’s a ‘disgrace’ borough has only re-homed five Syrian refugee families

06 April 2017

A campaigner has branded the borough council a “disgrace” ...


Seven games without win as woes continue

06 April 2017

CONGLETON TOWN 0  ASHTON ATHLETIC 1 Congleton Town were beaten ...


Vale punished for the lack of a cutting edge

06 April 2017

Congleton Vale stay eighth in the premier division of the Hallmark Sec...


Crash blackspot resident fears she could be killed

06 April 2017

A woman is fearing for her life because of the number of road accident...


Tears shed as Chelford closes

06 April 2017

Farmers shed tears as they walked away from a popular cattle auction f...


Sales dates for Beeston market

06 April 2017

The new dates for agricultural auctions in Cheshire have been revealed...


Fallout from Michael Jones is still impacting council

06 April 2017

The “difficult circumstances” that led to the former borou...


More cash needed as roundabout scheme is 50% over budget

06 April 2017

An improvement scheme to a major roundabout used by residents to get t...


Concerns raised again about ‘bullying culture’ at council

06 April 2017

Members of Cheshire East Council’s Labour group have raised conc...


Traffic at standstill as blazing van explodes

13 April 2017

Firefighters fought through black smoke in Congleton on Tuesday when a...


Planning officers call for homes on Waggs Road to be rejected

13 April 2017

Planning officers have recommended the authority refuse a controversia...


Minor injuries unit closed for Easter concern

13 April 2017

Concerns have been raised about the future of Congleton’s minor ...


Sustainability group’s warning about fracking

13 April 2017

A local environmental group has warned that fracking could lead to air...


Developer loses appeal as Marton homes plan is rejected by minister

13 April 2017

The secretary of state has dismissed a developer’s appeal after ...


Headshave for charity

13 April 2017

Two Congleton High School pupils braved the shave in front of their te...


Crowdfunding at Clonter to save community panto

13 April 2017

A crowdfunding appeal has been launched to save a community panto at a...


Unemptied bins explanation was ‘rubbish’ says resident

13 April 2017

Claims that a bin lorry could not access a Congleton street were brand...


Council chief executive has been suspended

13 April 2017

The chief executive of Cheshire East Council has been suspended pendin...


Congleton Golf Club ladies invite gents

13 April 2017

The traditional Ladies Invite Gents competition was held on Sunday in ...


‘Care workers should get a decent pay rise, not just council chiefs’

13 April 2017

Senior town hall bosses face calls to forgo salary increases, after fi...


Keen cyclist lost control on Mow Cop lane, inquest told

13 April 2017

A cyclist who lost control of his bike died after he collided with a t...


Congleton Ramblers in Bath

13 April 2017

On Friday, 24th March, 35 Congleton Ramblers headed for Bath for an in...


Exploding the myths on Freemasonry

13 April 2017

What goes on behind the closed doors of the ancient and mysterious fra...


Report calls for a review of borough’s taxi licensing

13 April 2017

A report on child sexual abuse has called for a review of borough taxi...


Ruby’s fund-raisers

13 April 2017

A Congleton branch of a building society presented a cheque to a local...


Thirty years under the big top as local circus celebrates landmark

13 April 2017

A Congleton-based touring circus is celebrating 30 years of “thr...


Don’t grapple with our reporter Herbert as he takes up a martial art

13 April 2017

In a quest to toughen up, Chronicle reporter Herbert Soden visited a l...


Skip hire firm under fire over plans for its recycling centre

13 April 2017

A Congleton skip business was branded a “disgrace” over cl...


Around the WIs

13 April 2017

At the beginning of the meeting, a special welcome was given to two vi...


Late heartbreak for Bears

13 April 2017

Congleton Town put in one of their best performances in recent weeks i...


Police chief’s chief of staff will be on £80,000

20 April 2017

“Value for money” was how Cheshire’s police and crim...


Sounding out improved acoustics for town hall

20 April 2017

Thousands are due to be spent on Congleton Town Hall’s microphon...


Phillip searches for a spoonful of memories

20 April 2017

A resident hopes to stir people’s memories by trying to find out...


Snap election decision ‘was correct call’

20 April 2017

The prime minister’s decision to call a snap general election on...


Claims councillors have been gagged over Suarez denied

20 April 2017

The borough council has denied its acting chief executive instructed a...


Tory MP would rebel in vote on school funding

20 April 2017

Congleton constituency MP, Conservative Fiona Bruce, has said she woul...


Your views sought as council reviews sporting facilities

20 April 2017

Residents’ views on strategies to boost sport participation and ...


Ladies invite juniors

20 April 2017

On Easter Saturday Congleton Golf Club played Ladies invite Juniors in...


Aiming to raise £100,000 for cancer treatment in Germany

20 April 2017

Friends and family have joined forces in a bid to raise £100,000...


First refugee family from war-torn Syria given a new home

20 April 2017

Congleton has welcomed its first asylum seeking family from war-torn S...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

20 April 2017

Congleton Harrier and prolific racer Ian Prime was in action during th...


More misery for Bears

20 April 2017

Congleton Town were once again the nearly men as they lost cruelly at ...


Wasteful Vale fire blanks in two successive games

20 April 2017

Congleton Vale were unlucky to be held to a goalless draw on Saturday ...


Relegated Congleton CC take place in new league

20 April 2017

Congleton Cricket Club, relegated from the Cheshire County League, hav...


‘Stop reducing services at our children’s centres’

20 April 2017

Campaigners fighting to protect services have criticised Cheshire East...


Pre-school needs your help

20 April 2017

An appeal to ensure the future of a Brereton pre-school has been made ...


Bowl off marks start of season

20 April 2017

Congleton Park Bowling Club marked the start of the season on Good Fri...


MP’s former website is linked to escort service

20 April 2017

A local MP has been targeted by internet pranksters who linked her for...


Trader fears for future of market

27 April 2017

A trader has warned that Congleton’s market will shut within two...


104-home Waggs Road plan refused

27 April 2017

A controversial plan to build 104 homes in Congleton has been refused ...


Vale win in ‘flat, drab affair’

27 April 2017

After being involved in a goalless draw at Garswood the previous week,...


News from Congleton Harriers

27 April 2017

The final 5k run in the autumn/winter series at Alvaston took place on...


Congleton GC April medal

27 April 2017

Last Sunday, Congleton Golf Club hosted the Textile Solutions April me...


Bid to raise awareness of the effects of stalking

27 April 2017

Police are again supporting national stalking awareness week, which st...


Back to winning ways

27 April 2017

Congleton Town recorded a long overdue win on Saturday at Nelson in th...


Reporter’s face ‘drenched in blood’ following attack

27 April 2017

A Chronicle reporter was taken to hospital after being attacked in Con...


Mum’s pyjama day will raise funds for local cancer victim

27 April 2017

A woman is staying in her pyjamas all day to drum up money for a Congl...


Views from the street on snap election decision

27 April 2017

People have given a mixed reaction to the prime minister’s decis...


Further maths is axed by high school due to pressure on budgets

27 April 2017

The “constant pressure” on school budgets has forced a Con...


Discovering the joys of being a footballing groundhopper

27 April 2017

Chronicle sub editor Tony Bugby joined non-league football diehards fo...


Taking to the streets with a hard-hitting campaign

27 April 2017

Cheshire East Council has launched a “hard-hitting” campai...


Design guide is to help developers and protect the area’s rich heritage

27 April 2017

A design guide has been produced by Cheshire East Council to help prot...


First Congleton Triathlon raises £4k for hospice

27 April 2017

Organisers of the inaugural Congleton Triathlon have hailed it a huge ...


Parish councils look at pooling resources for community policing

27 April 2017

Community police officers in rural areas could be joint-funded by mult...


Inspiration behind diabetes support group is honoured

27 April 2017

A volunteer from Congleton has received an award from Diabetes UK in r...


Drivers caught every two minutes speeding at more than 90mph

04 May 2017

As the fines imposed on motorists for speeding increased, Staffordshir...


Weight management service for children being launched

04 May 2017

As national statistics show that more children are obese than ever bef...


Don’t lose your voice at the general election

04 May 2017

Local councils are calling on people to ensure they don’t lose t...


Two badly hurt in crash

04 May 2017

Police have asked witnesses who may have seen an accident on the A537 ...



Mayor grilled over future of town market

04 May 2017

Concerned Congleton traders grilled the mayor over the future of the t...


From sleeping rough to becoming civic chief

04 May 2017

Congleton’s next mayor has relived his remarkable journey from a...


Cycle friendly country park with BMX track could be Tour legacy

04 May 2017

A cycle friendly country park, which would include a BMX track, could ...


Waste depot plan to be scrutinised at inquiry

04 May 2017

The North West Traffic Commissioner has ordered a public inquiry after...


No fuel at Shell for two months

04 May 2017

Shell will close its Congleton fuel station for an eight-week refurbis...


MP prepared to rebel unless there is u-turn on school funding

04 May 2017

Fiona Bruce, the former MP and now the Conservative candidate for the ...


Fines for cigarette litterlouts

04 May 2017

Dropping cigarettes on the ground cost a number of local people £...


Congleton Lawn Tennis Club

04 May 2017

Congleton Tennis Club’s opening American tournament of the seaso...


Congleton Lawn Tennis Club

04 May 2017

The 2017 South and Mid Cheshire League season has started....


Great golf at home and away

04 May 2017

Congleton Golf Club ladies’ section has been enjoying great golf...


Call for stick cams so lollypop wardens can film abusive drivers

04 May 2017

A lollypop warden quit her job because of aggressive and often abusive...


Fears In Bloom entry will be wrecked by improvement work

04 May 2017

Work on a £1m improvement scheme in Congleton town centre is due...


Manager’s six-goal winning send off

04 May 2017

CONGLETON TOWN 6 ABBEY HEY 1 Congleton Town ended the season on a hi...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

04 May 2017

Last Tuesday evening, Ian Prime was at the Aztec 5k in Bristol, a thre...


Burglary at community hub ‘is a low life trick’

04 May 2017

Hundreds of pounds was stolen from a popular Congleton community hub d...


Work begins on international HQ for square kilometre array

04 May 2017

Construction has begun on headquarters for the world’s largest r...


Ian Street named new Congleton Town boss

04 May 2017

Congleton Town have appointed a new manager this week. Ian Street desc...


Bus services under threat as council looks to save £1.5m

11 May 2017

Subsidised evening and Sunday bus services could be scrapped across th...


‘Despicable’ theft of cash from brewery

11 May 2017

Hundreds of pounds raised by a Congleton brewery to send a local woman...


The Mills development takes big step forward

11 May 2017

“One more hurdle” has been cleared in the bid to transform...


Dean lands coaching job at top Icelandic premier league club

11 May 2017

Former Congleton town player/manager Dean Sibson kicked off a new chap...


Club’s first major competition

11 May 2017

Congleton Golf Club staged the first major competition of the season o...


Festival win for Rovers

11 May 2017

Congleton Rovers U11s continued their successful season with victory a...


Tributes to tattoo artist Russ after his sudden death

11 May 2017

The people of Congleton united to pay tribute to a tattoo artist descr...


Council denies breaching minimum wage legislation

11 May 2017

Cheshire East Council has responded to allegations that several care w...


Hat trick of awards for Bears’ striker Fletcher

11 May 2017

Declan Fletcher was the big winner at Congleton Town’s end-of-se...


Women’s Equality Party branch expansion plan

11 May 2017

The Women’s Equality Party this week said it was showing that la...


Parish councils may share PCSOs as costs increase

11 May 2017

Funding for community police officers could be shared between parish c...


Warning to walkers as broken glass is found buried at beauty spot

11 May 2017

Police have warned walkers to be vigilant when using a Congleton beaut...


Dig deep so allotment charity can clear debts

11 May 2017

Locals are being asked to dig deep and help the charity owner of newly...


Public may miss out on election hustings due to a lack of time

11 May 2017

The short timescale before the snap general election has meant local r...


Public inquiry underway into village green bid by Somerford residents

11 May 2017

A public inquiry into a fiercely contested village green application s...


Sale of Chelford’s last ewe raises £1,600 for charity

11 May 2017

The last ewe sold at Chelford Market before it closed raised £1,...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

18 May 2017

It was a hot and sunny evening last Wednesday as five Congleton Harrie...


Congregating teens ‘at risk of exploitation’

18 May 2017

Teenagers who congregate in Congleton’s town centre after school...


GPs’ SOS call to patients ahead of general election

18 May 2017

“Hold politicians to account” was the call from east Chesh...


Plea for iconic bungalow with butterfly roof to be made a listed building

18 May 2017

A Congleton residents’ action group urged Cheshire East Council ...


Need for link road ‘compelling and pressing’ inquiry was told

18 May 2017

A public inquiry into the Congleton Link Road opened on Tuesday after ...


Old Saw Mill given go-ahead to extend its opening hours

18 May 2017

A community co-operative has had its application to extend its opening...


Congleton Cycling Club’s chain of events

18 May 2017

Congleton Cycling Club was in mourning this month with the loss of its...


Village green public inquiry concludes

18 May 2017

A public inquiry into a controversial village green application ended ...


Memorial match played in honour of hero backpacker

18 May 2017

The family and friends of Tom Jackson, who died trying to save a fello...


Pub customers raise £10,000 for hospice in two-hour auction

18 May 2017

Local publicans praised their patrons for their generosity after &poun...


Patients are warned to expect disruption after cyber attack

18 May 2017

Patients across Cheshire and north Staffordshire have been warned to e...


Seven-wicket defeat for Bears

18 May 2017

A poor batting display led to a heavy defeat for Congleton at Lymm Oug...


Court ruling on speculative development is welcomed

18 May 2017

A landmark ruling has been obtained in the Supreme Court by Cheshire E...


Action group wants your backing in bid to re-open local pub

18 May 2017

An action group has appealed for residents to back their campaign to r...


Janet aces 12th hole at Congleton

18 May 2017

Congleton Golf Club celebrated another hole-in-one last week....


Congleton Lawn Tennis Club

18 May 2017

Week three of the South and Mid Cheshire League saw Men’s A reta...


Community group fury over political inference

25 May 2017

A director of a popular local co-operative has raised concerns that a ...


Bullying claim against social media group

25 May 2017

An administrator of a popular local social media group has urged users...


Love of horses leads to success in Dubai

25 May 2017

A Congleton father has spoken about his pride after his globe-trotting...


Store is ‘desperately seeking help’

25 May 2017

The British Heart Foundation has appealed for unwanted goods to replac...


Second major of the season

25 May 2017

On Sunday the second major of the season in the men’s section to...


Congleton Lawn Tennis Club

25 May 2017

Week four was an excellent week for Congleton Lawn Tennis Club’s...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

25 May 2017

Last Wednesday, 12 Congleton Harriers joined 220 other runners for the...


Moral victory in a winning draw

25 May 2017

CONGLETON CC 198-4 STOCKPORT GEORGIANS 154-9 A great game of cricket ...


Fine margins for Vale as loss proves costly

25 May 2017

POYNTON 3 CONGLETON VALE 2 Depleted Congleton Vale lost 3-2 at runne...


Rovers are champions after perfect season

25 May 2017

Congleton Rovers U12 Yellows can look back with great pride on what th...


Local playwright’s tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox

25 May 2017

A local playwright staging a drama about the life of murdered Labour M...


Farmer claims council ‘vendetta’ as he pours pigswill over officer

25 May 2017

A Timbersbrook farmer poured pigswill over a Cheshire East Council emp...


Congleton constituency has the highest % of registered voters in UK

25 May 2017

The Congleton constituency has the highest proportion of registered vo...


Congleton Town and Vale Juniors are kicking off exciting new link

25 May 2017

Two local football clubs have forged stronger ties, with one offering ...


Communities respond in wake of Arena attack

25 May 2017

Congleton will stage its own vigil on Saturday night for those killed ...


Disabled driver who lost his parking fine appeals will not pay

25 May 2017

A Congleton man has claimed a private parking firm may be in breach of...


Foodbank’s demand risen for eighth year

25 May 2017

The number of people relying on foodbank handouts in Congleton has ris...


Young people split over scrapping tuition fees

25 May 2017

Young people from across the area have been left divided by Labour&rsq...


East Cheshire health chiefs given £227,000 to help fight diabetes

25 May 2017

Health chiefs have been given a £227,000 cash injection to help ...


Tributes following death of Goostrey’s oldest resident

25 May 2017

Friends and family paid tribute to Ruth Hough, Goostrey’s oldest...


‘Weasel words’ of Conservative manifesto on schools funding

25 May 2017

A Labour candidate for the Congleton constituency at the general elect...


Police and councils step up their fight to stop modern slavery

25 May 2017

“We will not tolerate it”, was the message from Cheshire p...


After school club told to improve by Ofsted

25 May 2017

A Congleton nursery “requires improvement” because of inad...


Council splashes out £8,000 on improvements to paddling pool

25 May 2017

Congleton paddling pool opens for the summer season at 10am on Saturda...