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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...


Firefighters issue plea to register appliances and cut risk of blaze

26 January 2017

Local firefighters have urged people to improve their home safety by t...


‘I am a Freemason’ councillor declares

26 January 2017

A councillor has declared she is a Freemason after calls for council m...


Fire related deaths double, but claims county is ‘far safer’

26 January 2017

Fire related deaths have doubled since 2013, despite a claim from Ches...


RU team maintains its push for promotion

26 January 2017

Congleton continued their winning run in Cheshire and South Lancs Thre...


Colts grind out big win

26 January 2017

Congleton U17 Colts’ commitment, intensity and work rate saw the...


Captains’ 70s-style farewell party

26 January 2017

Congleton Golf Club held a spectacular 70s-style farewell party for ou...


Deal struck at ‘11th hour’ for school to use rectory path

26 January 2017

Astbury’s children will be able to walk safely to school after t...


Fears that fly-tipping could rise if waste centre cuts are made

26 January 2017

Charging residents to dispose of waste and limiting the opening hours ...


Apology from town councillor over ‘an error of judgement’

26 January 2017

A town councillor, forced to apologise to the people of Congleton by C...


Wildlife crimes are not ‘taken seriously’ by police says councillor

26 January 2017

Police officers in Cheshire need to do more to combat environmental cr...


Ambulance service inspectors say improvements are needed

26 January 2017

North West Ambulance Service, which covers the east Cheshire area, has...


Police warning after Land Rover thefts

26 January 2017

Police officers have warned Land Rover Defender owners to be vigilant ...


Students escape being caught in the political strife engulfing Gambia

26 January 2017

Sixth-form students from Eaton Bank Academy and a Congleton charity ch...


Wait goes on for Ayrshire Way parking solution

26 January 2017

Yellow lines have not been painted on a road where train commuters par...


Squash court closures would put pressure on Congleton

26 January 2017

Squash players could be forced to move to Congleton after it was revea...


Hub cooking up meals on wheels plan

26 January 2017

Meals on wheels could soon be rolling in Congleton again....


‘Low-life’ have burgled home of fatal fire victim

26 January 2017

A grieving aunt has condemned the “low life” that broke in...


Couple plan tea parties to help old beat loneliness

26 January 2017

Have a cup of tea with me was the call from a charity that is looking ...


Council rules about declarations of interest

26 January 2017

In last week’s Congleton edition, we carried a report about Cong...


Hefty home defeat was a ‘disgrace’ says boss

26 January 2017

Player-manager Andy Alston described Congleton Town’s hefty home...


Vale lose in proverbial game of two halves

26 January 2017

Congleton Vale claimed the margin of victory flattered Knutsford as th...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

26 January 2017

Congleton Harriers took part in just two races at the weekend....


Women march to ‘reject hate and reclaim politics’

26 January 2017

Women from this area helped bring the streets of London to a standstil...


Businesses react to PM’s Brexit speech

26 January 2017

Local businesses have given a mixed response to plans to leave the sin...


Unemployment figures fall to an ‘historic low’

26 January 2017

Booming businesses in east Cheshire have led to an “historic low...


Ambulance service first to be given ‘outstanding’ rating by watchdog

02 February 2017

West Midlands Ambulance Service chiefs say they are “incredibly ...


Fears of Labour takeover if devolution deal goes ahead

02 February 2017

A former county councillor added his voice to concerns that a Cheshire...


Plans for new homes at ribbon mill given the seal of approval

02 February 2017

Plans to demolish Congleton’s oldest operational ribbon mill and...


Make parking free after noon in our town too

02 February 2017

Calls for a return of free parking in Congleton town centre have been ...


‘Children’s lives at risk on non-gritted roads’

02 February 2017

A child’s life is worth more than “a little grit” sa...


Bosley disaster was reason for doubling of fire-related deaths

02 February 2017

The increase in fire-related deaths in the county was caused by the Bo...


Only homes ‘worthy’ of replacing Pegasus should be approved

02 February 2017

A Congleton residents’ action group has urged Cheshire East Coun...


Church’s plan to flatten chapel faces opposition

02 February 2017

Plans to bulldoze a 19th century chapel near to “the birthplace ...


Survey’s shock findings over bullying at council

02 February 2017

One in 10 local authority workers responding to a survey conducted by ...


Mother is in lather after becoming victim of a window cleaning scam

02 February 2017

A Congleton woman has warned residents to be vigilant after being scam...


Funds for schools from new homes in spotlight

02 February 2017

Oversubscribed schools across the borough will need to undergo expansi...


Campaigner vows to fight homes plan ‘tooth and nail’

02 February 2017

A campaigner is “absolutely appalled” at a developer&rsquo...


Junior captain wins drive-in

02 February 2017

Sunday was the traditional captains’ drive-in at Congleton Golf ...


Congleton exact revenge

02 February 2017

Having allowed Christleton to beat them back in October, Congleton wer...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

02 February 2017

Knowsley Safari Park was the intriguing venue for the Northern Athleti...


Community groups in X Factor pitches for £25,000 cash pot

02 February 2017

Community projects got the X-Factor treatment when Congleton residents...


Commercial waste dumped along Biddulph Valley Way

02 February 2017

Fly-tippers have blocked part of the Biddulph Valley Way after dumping...


Planners to make Grove Inn ruling on flat in attic

02 February 2017

The redevelopment of a former Congleton pub, that sparked opposition f...


Bears back on the main road to winning ways

09 February 2017

CONGLETON TOWN 3,  MAINE ROAD 1. It was a case of lucky seven f...


Captains appointed

09 February 2017

Abi Jones and Jack Wyatt have been selected as senior club captains an...


Around the WIs

09 February 2017

President Pat Wiltshier welcomed all to the first meeting of 2017.&nbs...


Treo’s memory will be set in stone after funds target reached

09 February 2017

A Congleton sniffer dog, awarded at the highest level for his life-sav...


Tour success has not made cycling safer

09 February 2017

Cyclists have called for better facilities in Congleton, months after ...


Car crashes into office and damages gas main

09 February 2017

A Congleton estate agent is uncertain when it will re-open after a car...


Amended plans for homes on Pegasus site are criticised

09 February 2017

A member of a Congleton residents’ action group has criticised t...


£300m earmarked to boost east Cheshire’s economy

09 February 2017

Millions of pounds could be spent on improving and regenerating east C...


£300m earmarked to boost east Cheshire’s economy

09 February 2017

Millions of pounds could be spent on improving and regenerating east C...


Changes to subsidised bus services expected

09 February 2017

A shake-up of council subsidised bus services could be ahead....


Fifth of pupils applying for high school places live outside borough

09 February 2017

A fifth of pupils applying to join the borough’s high schools in...


Sell-out as 1,000 run in Alsager 5

09 February 2017

The Alsager 5 took place on Sunday when 1,000 runners pounded the stre...


Aircraft company looks to lift off after selection for Government scheme

09 February 2017

A Congleton-based company has been selected to participate in a presti...


Section of local plan will not be ready until 2018

09 February 2017

A key local plan document will not be in place until 2018, according t...


Police chief’s PCSO pledge despite review into funding

09 February 2017

A Cheshire Police boss has said the force is committed to the future o...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

09 February 2017

A chilly morning greeted nearly a 1,000 runners at the superbly organi...


Golf club guard of honour at funeral of craftsman Terry

09 February 2017

Tributes have been paid to retired professional golfer Terry Gilbert, ...


New funding formula provides £201.7m for education budget

09 February 2017

A budget of more than £200m for local schools was approved by co...


Council opposition to latest Pegasus plan

16 February 2017

A campaign group has welcomed a decision by Congleton Town Council to ...


Apathy warning in fight against plan for housing

16 February 2017

An action group has called on residents to oppose plans for a controve...


‘Cavalier’ attitude of pub redeveloper condemned

16 February 2017

Councillors voted to call a halt to the redevelopment of a former Cong...


Contrasting attendance figures for councillors

16 February 2017

With two thirds of the current civic year having passed, some Cheshire...


Mum of three Michelle bids to raise £110,000 for cancer treatment

16 February 2017

A Congleton woman has appealed to local people to help her raise &poun...


Repair bill of £1,400 for vandalised toilets

16 February 2017

Alsager’s politicians were flushed after it was revealed the cou...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

16 February 2017

While over 20 Harriers were running around Alsager a fortnight ago, th...


Am-dram groups in the running for top honours

16 February 2017

Performers at Congleton’s Daneside Theatre have been nominated f...


New football teams can net £1,500 cash windfall

16 February 2017

Local football clubs are hoping to score from a £1.5m funding bo...


Club is bouncing with joy after funding bid success

16 February 2017

Gymnasts are jumping for joy after landing a £5,000 community gr...


New developments levy in the pipeline

16 February 2017

A levy on property developments to fund infrastructure projects throug...


Astbury man to meet American ancestor he didn’t know existed

16 February 2017

An Astbury man has discovered a relative he didn’t know existed ...


Foden’s Band backed by more than 400 patrons

16 February 2017

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Foden’s Patrons Soci...


Campaigner Christine in fight against state pension inequalities

16 February 2017

A campaigner is hoping to set up an east Cheshire branch of a pressure...


Chelford Market’s closure will hit the rural economy

16 February 2017

One of the area’s best-known cattle markets is to close at the e...


Murdered backpacker’s mother calls Donald Trump a ‘disgrace’

16 February 2017

The mother of a Congleton man, who died trying to save a fellow backpa...


County FA chief defends the under-fire association

16 February 2017

A Cheshire soccer chief has spoke out after less than 30 MPs passed a ...


Developer wants to turn historic village pub into a house

16 February 2017

A developer has unveiled plans to extend and convert a listed former p...


Bears back in winning and scoring groove

16 February 2017

Congleton Town’s upturn in fortunes continued with victory at Ab...


M6 to close for ‘smart motorway’ work and completion is delayed

16 February 2017

Improvement work to the M6 motorway will take longer than expected bec...


‘Don’t let Moody Hall be another Bossons’ Mill’

16 February 2017

Concerns have been raised that a Georgian Grade II listed building, in...


Scrap proof of domestic violence fee: police chief

16 February 2017

Fees charged to domestic violence victims seeking legal aid, described...


Rovers JFC . . reports round-up

16 February 2017

Rovers witnessed a footballing masterclass from a high-flying Winsford...


Patients need patience as waiting-time targets are missed in A&E

23 February 2017

A protest group has highlighted the NHS A&E waiting-time crisis in...


£38,000 is needed to plug church funding shortfall

23 February 2017

Officials at Congleton’s grade one listed St Peter’s Churc...


Church and Scouts hit target for lottery funds

23 February 2017

Community projects in Congleton and Alsager have been given £10,...


Rovers JFC Reports Round-up

23 February 2017

CONGLETON ROVERS JFC U12 WHITE 1 CUDDINGTON BLUE 2...


Lack-lustre Bears hold on for a hard-earned draw

23 February 2017

CONGLETON TOWN 1 BARNOLDSWICK TOWN 1...


New devolved authority will give Cheshire East place in Premier League

23 February 2017

A bigger, better, more competitive regional authority was how the boro...


Church and charity issue mayday call as they help needy

23 February 2017

A Congleton veterans’ charity and a church have appealed for don...


Watt a donation from Nancy’s Xmas lights!

23 February 2017

A Mow Cop woman has raised thousands of pounds for good causes after h...


Sprinkler system did its job for fire-hit company

23 February 2017

The boss of a Congleton based medical supplies firm, which re-opened o...


Under-pressure doctors would not cope with up to 400 new patients

23 February 2017

A Congleton GP practice has warned it “would not be able to cope...


Residents kept in dark over possible merger of council companies

23 February 2017

A borough councillor is concerned a council owned company could be in ...


Police officers are to carry spit guards as standard issue

23 February 2017

All Staffordshire Police officers are to be provided with spit guards ...


Proposed new funding system for schools is branded as ‘perverse’

23 February 2017

Parents across east Cheshire have joined together to oppose a “p...


Health chiefs repeat the reassurance over A&E

23 February 2017

Health chiefs have again denied claims that the A&E department at ...


Thefts from cars

23 February 2017

Two cars were broken into in Congleton last week. One theft was from ...


Transport charity stalwart is retiring

23 February 2017

A visually impaired community stalwart has announced her retirement af...


Around the WI's

23 February 2017

Astbury The president Margaret Pearson welcomed everyone to the meeti...


Last orders at the band club

23 February 2017

Last orders were called on a Congleton institution last Saturday after...


Congleton mayor signs up to compete in the St George’s Day triathlon

23 February 2017

On your marks! Congleton’s mayor is in training for the inaugura...


Roman artefacts may be buried on homes’ site

23 February 2017

A site earmarked for a 200 home development could contain Roman and pr...


Rising costs have killed popular race

23 February 2017

A race dubbed the country’s “toughest and steepest” ...


Congleton Celts are victorious

02 March 2017

Congleton Golf Club started the new playing season on Sunday with the ...


Joules Winter League final

02 March 2017

Sunday was finals day for the Joules Winter League at Congleton Golf C...


Ramblers enjoy three-mile walk

02 March 2017

A party of Congleton Ramblers enjoyed a three-mile walk in the area on...


Mission accomplished for 1st XV

02 March 2017

Despite beating Linley and Kidsgrove 62-0 at home early in the season,...


Social care spending rise in budget ‘is a sticking plaster’

02 March 2017

Councillors voted to pass Cheshire East’s budget for the next fi...


Around the WIs

02 March 2017

President Jancie Smith welcomed members and visitors to the meeting....


Conference organisers apologise to picketers for its lack of diversity

02 March 2017

Picketers from the Women’s Equality Party — including Cong...


Have a say on plan’s ‘daughter document’

02 March 2017

A consultation has been launched by Cheshire East Council on the secon...


No plan to flatten ‘unsafe’ church

02 March 2017

A company no longer plans to bulldoze a Congleton church, despite the ...


Congleton Unplugged

02 March 2017

Congleton Town Council recently awarded a £500 grant to Congleto...


Brave Becca is one step closer to dream of being able to walk

02 March 2017

A brave Congleton schoolgirl received an innovative device this week t...


Attempt made to evict town council leader

02 March 2017

Police had to be called to the home of the leader of Congleton Town Co...


Road closures are major worry for town’s traders

02 March 2017

Traders are more troubled by road closures in Congleton town centre th...


Go ahead for 200 homes despite fears over levels of affordable housing

02 March 2017

Planning permission has been granted for up to 200 new homes   ne...


Developer must resolve privacy problem before new homes are built

02 March 2017

A developer has been ordered to resolve privacy problems that a major ...


New education funding is far from fair says pressure group

02 March 2017

The f40 group last week explained to Members of Parliament why it was ...


Heaviest defeat of season

02 March 2017

Congleton Town were condemned to their heaviest league defeat of the s...


Harriers in nationals

02 March 2017

Congleton Harriers had eight runners in action at the National Cross C...


Nature reserve gets the go-ahead on plot of land blighted by controversy

09 March 2017

Permission has been granted to turn a disputed plot of land at Somerfo...


Tennis club’s pancake tournament

09 March 2017

Congleton Lawn Tennis Club staged another of its Thursday evening soci...


30th annual Cloud Nine hill race

09 March 2017

Congleton Harriers hosted the 30th running of the Cloud Nine Hill Race...


Call for arms-length council companies to be ‘more open’

09 March 2017

Companies funded by taxpayers’ money need to be more open so tha...


Drivers caught using mobile phones as law is tightened

09 March 2017

Motorists have been reminded that heftier fines and a possible ban are...


Watchdog’s report should ‘instil confidence’ in police

09 March 2017

The county’s police force has been rated good at “keeping ...


Millbrook mental health unit is spared axe, but reprieve comes at cost

09 March 2017

An under-threat local mental health unit has been spared during a prop...


Village school placed in special measures after an ‘inadequate’rating

09 March 2017

A village school has been put into special measures after being ranked...


Tip closure is put on hold amid plan for extra costs

09 March 2017

An under-threat public tip has been given a temporary reprieve after c...


Call for developers to stump up money for better cycle routes

09 March 2017

Major housing developments across the borough need to contribute towar...


Alsager remembers the fallen from Great War

09 March 2017

The Alsager branch of the Royal British Legion will hold a ceremony on...


Campaigners’ victory over developer in bid to save Pegasus

09 March 2017

An iconic Congleton bungalow has been saved from demolition after a ho...


Gas mains work hits traders and gridlocks town

09 March 2017

Congleton traders were counting the cost this week as roadworks contin...


Man’s battle to prevent bungalow from flooding

09 March 2017

A Congleton resident has urged Cheshire East Council to save his home ...


Head takes to YouTube to rally support in fight against funding cuts

09 March 2017

Congleton High School chief David Hermitt has made a plea for parents ...


Victory for Nelson as Bears lack firepower

09 March 2017

 Congleton Town have a game every season where the ball just won&...


Poultry keepers still on high alert over bird flu

09 March 2017

Poultry keepers across the borough remain on high alert for bird flu a...


New homes ‘violated neighbourhood plan’

09 March 2017

Plans to build up to 29 homes on land off Newcastle Road, at Brereton ...


Figures reveal pressure on schools from new homes

09 March 2017

Oversubscribed schools across east Cheshire will have to accommodate a...


More roadworks for town

09 March 2017

Main roads into Congleton will be closed for the next five weekends....


Council considering ‘zero tolerance’ to school parking

09 March 2017

The borough has vowed to take a “zero tolerance” approach ...


Voting changes deferred

09 March 2017

Congleton Town Council leader Coun Bob Edwards and Town Mayor Coun Dav...


Boxer Ramtin wins call up to England training camp

09 March 2017

Teenage boxer Ramtin Musah has taken a sizeable step towards fighting ...


Fears new development will increase flooding threat to existing homes

09 March 2017

The borough has granted permission for up to 30 new homes at Scholar G...


Friends arrange ball to celebrate the life of backpacker Tom

16 March 2017

A weekend of events is being held in memory of a Congleton man who die...


Move to build 29 homes in open countryside is thrown out by planners

16 March 2017

An application to build 29 homes in open countryside in Brereton, that...


Devising alternative plan for mental health services

16 March 2017

A planned consultation into the borough’s mental health services...


History is created as town hall hosts its first funeral service

16 March 2017

A Congleton man was the first to have a funeral service held in the to...


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...


Memories sought for fire station’s 50th birthday

23 March 2017

Firefighters have appealed to veterans to come forward and share their...


Gearing up to put cycling on the map

23 March 2017

Plans to double the number of people cycling in the borough have been ...


Residents object to homes plan saying it’s ‘beyond a joke’

23 March 2017

Residents believe plans for a 16 home development in Congleton are &ld...


Future of council meeting webcasts being looked at

23 March 2017

Showboating councillors and low viewing figures could be two reasons w...


Killer Mile is in line for reprieve after running club takes up baton

23 March 2017

Mow Cop Killer Mile, the country’s “toughest and steepest&...


Community could help to secure playground funds

23 March 2017

Mow Cop residents have the opportunity to decide on the future of a vi...


‘No ifs or buts, you can stick your funding cuts’

23 March 2017

More than a thousand people from across east cheshire took to the stre...


£1.3m cost of educating children in new homes

23 March 2017

More than a million pounds would be needed to pay for the education of...


Legion needs more support to continue parade’s success

23 March 2017

More volunteers are required to make sure Congleton’s Remembranc...


Sore feet worth it for hiking Scouts

23 March 2017

A weekend of sore feet but a major feeling of personal achievement was...


Same again as U19 team notches another RU win

23 March 2017

CONGLETON RUFC U17 19  KENDAL U17 0 Congleton RUFC U19s were vi...


Joint concert for male voice choir

23 March 2017

Biddulph Male Voice Choir took to the stage last Saturday in a concert...


Mental health problems during pregnancy report

23 March 2017

Three out of 10 Cheshire East women will experience mental health prob...


Cyber-crime victims being let down says police chief

23 March 2017

The police and crime commissioner for Staffordshire Matthew Ellis has ...


Community could help to secure playground funds

23 March 2017

Mow Cop residents have the opportunity to decide on the future of a vi...


Award-winning breweries cheer

23 March 2017

Two local brewers have discovered the recipe for success after proving...


End of era as band club is put up for sale

23 March 2017

“For sale” signs went up on an historic Congleton institut...


Treo’s statue will stand next to memorial trees

23 March 2017

A statue to honour a Congleton sniffer dog, awarded at the highest lev...


Man trapped at quarry

23 March 2017

A man had to be rescued by fire crews yesterday (Wednesday) after fall...


Bears architects of their own downfall

23 March 2017

Manager Andy Alston described Congleton Town as their own worst enemie...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

23 March 2017

Near the village of Bamford in the Peak District four Congleton Harrie...