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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...


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...


Surface water worry at housing development

30 March 2017

A town councillor has raised concerns about surface water and the dest...


Stabbing threat as traders tackle unruly youths

30 March 2017

Police have admitted there are anti-social behaviour problems in a tow...


Iron man’s triathlon win in New Zealand was first class

30 March 2017

A Congleton postal worker and athlete left his stamp on a gruelling Ir...


Planning officers back new affordable homes

30 March 2017

An application to build affordable houses on a Congleton industrial es...


Congleton Cycling Club’s chain of events

30 March 2017

Sunday, 26th February: in view of the weather, the venue was changed f...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

30 March 2017

It has been a busy fortnight of racing for many Congleton Harriers....


Baker praises ‘bottle’ as Bears battle back

30 March 2017

Congleton Town displayed “bottle and commitment” according...


Buckley bids to farewell for new life Down Under

30 March 2017

Billy Buckley was suspended for Congleton Vale’s home win agains...


Congleton cane willows to secure promotion

30 March 2017

Congleton RUFC secured promotion from Cheshire and South Lancashire Th...


MP describes sound of terrorist attack in grounds of Parliament

30 March 2017

A local MP praised police for their “professionalism” foll...


Aiming to improve mental health services for young

30 March 2017

Children and young people’s mental health services could be reva...


Arts group wants to hear your stories on ‘souling’

30 March 2017

An arts group has appealed for information about Congleton’s uni...


Resident has described the parking outside school a ‘national disgrace’

30 March 2017

Illegal parking outside Buglawton Primary School and on neighbouring s...


Crime commissioner is savaged by watchdog

30 March 2017

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner was savaged by a watchd...


Approved homes plan ‘in a catch-22 situation’

30 March 2017

An application to build hundreds of homes on  fields near Conglet...


Mother’s big donation drive to help the child refugees from Syria

30 March 2017

An Alsager mother is holding a donation drive to get essential items a...


Shot stopper Sebastian scores after securing five-year Everton deal

30 March 2017

Goalkeeper Sebastian Jensen may only be 11 years of age, but his futur...


M6 crash rate up during ‘smart motorway’ work

30 March 2017

Accidents between junction 16 and 19 of the M6 rose by 4.5% in the fir...


Around the WIs

30 March 2017

Astbury President Margaret Pearson opened the March meeting followed ...


Head claims 10,000 may have taken part in local schools’ referendum

30 March 2017

After recent referendums in relation to Brexit and Scottish independen...


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...