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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...


Grieving daughter thanks town’s good Samaritan

29 December 2016

 A Congleton woman has praised the good Samaritan who handed in m...


Family hoping 2017 will be Becca’s year

29 December 2016

 A brave Congleton schoolgirl has enjoyed Christmas at home after...


Head’s warning about planned education cuts

29 December 2016

 Congleton’s children could face a “lesser quality of...


Plans for 30 homes on trading estate rejected

29 December 2016

 Plans for 30 affordable houses on Congleton’s Radnor Park ...


Fears remain over the future of A&E services

29 December 2016

 A&E services at Macclesfield District General Hospital have ...


Call for councillors to register if they are Freemason members

29 December 2016

 Freemasons who are elected to the borough council should declare...


Village wants to put the brakes on A54’s speeding motorists

29 December 2016

 A village is aiming to put the brakes on speeding motorists....


Helping people unable to cope with Christmas debt

29 December 2016

 Credit unions are standing by to help people with their post-Chr...


MP ‘a great advocate for people’ after she intervened over plans

29 December 2016

 Congleton’s MP has been praised after she intervened over ...


Our pantomime is the hottest ticket around

29 December 2016

 Theatre-goers in Congleton have been urged to support their loca...


Charity on ‘desperate’ plight of young with mental health issues

29 December 2016

 A Congleton mental health charity has held the Government to acc...


Design of homes that could replace Pegasus criticised

29 December 2016

 A decision on plans to demolish an iconic Congleton bungalow has...


‘Not enough being done about serious fly-tipping’

05 January 2017

 Labour councillors who spearheaded plans for Cheshire East Counc...


Sexual health clinics timetable

05 January 2017

 Local people are being advised of a new timetable for sexual hea...


Parents go back to basics as real nappy sales rise

05 January 2017

 Real nappies are making a comeback in east Cheshire with a recor...


Motorist guilty of exposing his genitals while on M6

05 January 2017

 A man who masturbated in front of a woman motorist while travell...


Rector’s tribute to Gawsworth Hall’s patriarch Timothy (75)

05 January 2017

 The rector of Gawsworth, Bishop William Pwaisiho, has paid to tr...


MP calls for the release of campaigner on death row

05 January 2017

 MP Fiona Bruce has called for the release of a democracy campaig...


Scrutiny committees are down to four at council

05 January 2017

 The number of watchdog committees scrutinising the work of Chesh...


Tributes to community stalwart who died on Christmas Day

05 January 2017

 On Christmas Day, Congleton lost one if its most enthusiastic ga...


Alzheimer’s support group needs helpers

05 January 2017

 An Alzheimer’s support group has appealed for volunteers t...


Football club to spend £38,000 on clubhouse

05 January 2017

 Congleton Town Football Club is to spend almost £38,000 on...


Man seriously injured during spate of fires

05 January 2017

 A man remains in a critical condition in hospital after sufferin...


Bath House project funding in the bag

05 January 2017

 It is a happy new year for volunteers renovating the grounds of ...


Looking to the future as villagers receive a draft copy of plan

05 January 2017

 Astbury residents were given a glimpse into the future of their ...


Switch in the way council auditors will be appointed

05 January 2017

 A Government appointed firm, outside Cheshire East Council&rsquo...


Battling Bears lose to wonder goal in derby

05 January 2017

WINSFORD UNITED 4CONGLETON TOWN 2 ...


Vale victorious despite their wasteful finishing

05 January 2017

 Congleton Vale ended the year on a winning note beating Rudheath...


Why rehome dogs from abroad when there are plenty in need here?

05 January 2017

 A canine expert has questioned the need to rehome dogs from abro...


Credit union preferable to having payday loan

05 January 2017

 Biddolphians have been urged to turn to Credit Union Staffordshi...


Another loss for Bears

12 January 2017

CONGLETON TOWN 0BOOTLE 2 ...


Dave’s hole in one tees off 2017

12 January 2017

 Congleton Golf Club welcomed in the new year in spectacular styl...


Forcing councillors to declare they are Freemasons is illegal

12 January 2017

The governing body of Freemasonry has warned that moves to make boroug...


An ‘astonishing’ number of drink and drug-drivers

12 January 2017

 Police have described the number of motorists arrested and charg...


Three months of traffic congestion is expected

12 January 2017

Congleton town centre faces three months of congestion as National Gri...


Heads meet minister over funding fears

12 January 2017

Headteachers from this area have met a government minister in London t...


Health trusts play cupid to reunite couple badly injured after car crash

12 January 2017

A local couple, who survived a life-threatening car crash, were reunit...


Police consultation criticised ‘for not being a conversation’

12 January 2017

A consultation on the future of police has been branded “disappo...


Why have bricks and breeze blocks arrived at Pegasus bungalow?

12 January 2017

Building materials have arrived at the site of an iconic bungalow, eve...


News from Congleton Harriers

12 January 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, Bryan Lomas finished his racing year with his...


Fire service issues smoke alarms plea following fatal fire

12 January 2017

Firefighters have urged residents to install smoke alarms following a ...


Think before you flush

12 January 2017

Dispose of cooking fats properly was the advice after heavy rain flush...


Appeal after arson attack

12 January 2017

Police investigating a deliberate fire at a listed building in Conglet...


Superfast broadband in line for expansion

12 January 2017

A Cheshire-wide superfast broadband scheme could be extended to more t...


Town’s pub-lic convenience

12 January 2017

Drinkers have turned Congleton’s newly refurbished public toilet...


Council power firm’s renewal rates blasted

12 January 2017

A Scholar Green man described a Cheshire East power company as a &ldqu...


Developer’s new move to build flats off Spring Street is still opposed

12 January 2017

A proposal to build flats in Congleton, previously dismissed at appeal...


Tenth highest earning Member of Parliament

12 January 2017

Congleton MP Fiona Bruce is the 10th highest earning Member of Parliam...


Shop, café, flat plan ‘too high and not in keeping with area’

12 January 2017

Objections were raised over a retrospective planning application at th...



Future looks bright for breweries following a ‘harmonious merger’

12 January 2017

Two of Congleton’s breweries have announced that they have under...


Doctors won’t accept repeat prescription requests by chemists

19 January 2017

Four GP practices in Congleton and Holmes Chapel are no longer accepti...


Church appeal for 30 would-be lifesavers for new defibrillator

19 January 2017

A Congleton church is appealing for would-be lifesavers to learn how t...


Developer’s victory in long-running battle to build at Spring Street

19 January 2017

Permission has been granted to build flats in Congleton, despite conce...


Probation officers ‘cannot meet performance targets’

19 January 2017

The bulging caseloads of probation officers in Staffordshire, who each...


Patients are urged to order own repeat prescriptions

19 January 2017

NHS leaders, who plan healthcare services for the 204,000 people in Ea...


Cleared councillor still forced to apologise

19 January 2017

A town councillor has been forced to issue an apology to the people of...


Battling Bears earn a point with 10 men

19 January 2017

Congleton Town’s 10 men fought from behind to snatch a last-gasp...


Congleton Harriers Running Club

19 January 2017

Dedication, determination and hard work paid off for Bryan Lomas on a ...


Fears of a left-wing coup if devolution deal gets go ahead

19 January 2017

A left-wing political coup could be on the cards if Warrington joins i...


Waiting time targets for A&E are missed

19 January 2017

Hospitals across the region have failed to meet targets for accident a...


Cuts would be wrong and unfair says fertility charity

19 January 2017

A fertility charity has branded moves by Cheshire health chiefs to cut...


Volunteers can help kids grow a love for reading

19 January 2017

A national literacy charity has called for more volunteers to pass on ...


Councillor’s in the clear over planning comment

19 January 2017

A councillor has been exonerated after members of a parish council com...


Politicians puzzled over names in viaduct bricks

19 January 2017

Local politicians were surprised to discover their names had been engr...


Business threatens to quit town following ruling from planners

19 January 2017

A family business, which has been trading in Congleton for almost 30 y...


Town’s new shirt sponsor

19 January 2017

Fieldfisher, Congleton Town’s new home team shirt sponsor, offic...


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...