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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...


No more new homes until plan is approved

16 April 2015

 Holmes Chapel Parish Council has called for Cheshire East Counci...


Businesswoman joins fight against inequality

03 September 2015

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


New ‘bombshell’ over 750-home plan for quarry

18 December 2015

 Residents and councillors have been shocked by the “bombsh...


Campaigner wants ‘big clean up’ to rid town of dog poo

04 May 2017

An Alsager campaigner hoped the borough council would get involved wit...


Premier League star at Pikemere

04 May 2017

To celebrate the recent launch of the Premier League Primary Stars pro...


Memory café seeks to improve quality of life for dementia sufferers

04 May 2017

Alsager’s memory café, designed to be a “one-stop shop&rdq...


Developers would have to fund road crossings

04 May 2017

A campaigner fighting for new pedestrian crossings on roads used by &l...


Councillor chosen to fight general election

04 May 2017

Sandbach Coun Sam Corcoran has been selected to stand as Labour candid...


Warning to dog owners after pet badly savaged

04 May 2017

An Alsager resident is warning people to be wary of “dangerous d...


Unhappy councillor feels ‘victimised’

04 May 2017

An Alsager councillor has been left feeling “victimised” a...


Lives may be put at risk over ‘crazy’ request to measure pothole sizes

04 May 2017

Local residents could be putting their lives in danger over a “c...


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 £...


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...


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...


Pursuing complaint against ex-councillor not in public interest

04 May 2017

The actions of a former Cranage parish councillor would have been refe...


Fishmonger nets award for his market hall work

04 May 2017

Sandbach’s long-standing fishmonger has landed the highest award...


Mum who beat cancer to climb Kilimanjaro

04 May 2017

A Sandbach mum of three, who was told she had just weeks to live after...


Gas powered plant ‘would have noise level of dishwasher’

04 May 2017

Plans to build a gas-powered electricity plant in Sandbach that would ...


Councillor selected to fight general election

04 May 2017

Sandbach Coun Sam Corcoran has been selected to stand as Labour candid...


UKIP decides not to field candidate

04 May 2017

The newly-formed Congleton and district branch of UKIP has decided not...


Parish council told to give ‘serious’ thought to producing a plan

04 May 2017

Cranage Parish Council has been urged to give “serious” co...


Water with healing qualities should be exempt from VAT

04 May 2017

A Sandbach businessman has submitted a petition to the Government call...


Police find stash of weapons in house

04 May 2017

A stash of bladed weapons and air guns were discovered in a Biddulph h...


‘Leave residents in peace’ is plea over homes plan

04 May 2017

A Brown Lees man fighting plans to build 10 houses on land off Tower H...


Runner breaks toe in footpath pothole

04 May 2017

A Brown Lees man has been left with a broken toe after tripping over a...


Walkers wanted to help create wildlife map for Biddulph

04 May 2017

Biddulph Valley Wildlife Watchers are asking keen-eyed walkers to spot...


The ‘voice of patients’ praised by inspectors

04 May 2017

A group tasked with being the “voice of patients” at Biddu...


Knypersley’s pavilion tribute to Lowe family

04 May 2017

Prior to the second XI’s fixture against Audley on Saturday, the...


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...


Public to be named in interest of openness and transparency

11 May 2017

Sandbach town councillors have decided not to exclude naming members o...


Diabetes charity awards school for care of pupils

11 May 2017

A mum has described how her son’s school made sure he was able t...


Car park ‘disruption’ during Civic facelift

11 May 2017

Drivers using the Fairview car park may face some disruption during Al...


Plan to put garden and food waste in same bin

11 May 2017

Families in east Cheshire could be putting their food and garden waste...


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...


Triton Juniors end of season awards

11 May 2017

Triton Hockey Club’s junior section held its annual awards and p...


Women’s first big competition

11 May 2017

The end of April always heralds the women’s first big competitio...


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...


Troubleshooting cop appointed as force’s new chief constable

11 May 2017

Staffordshire’s new chief constable was confirmed by the county ...


Green fields are under threat due to cost of developing brown land

11 May 2017

Demolishing an industrial site in Alsager designed to withstand the Na...


Civic users face levy

11 May 2017

People hiring Alsager Civic could have to pay an additional £10 ...


Ministry reveals no changes have been made at bail hostel

11 May 2017

The ministry of justice admitted it had not made any changes to how th...


Sandbach Curshaws’ shield victory

11 May 2017

SANDBACH CURSHAWS FC 3 BARNTON WANDERERS 2 (Crewe FA Junior Shield F...


Double success for U12s

11 May 2017

Sandbach United U12s completed a successful season winning the league ...


News from Sandbach Striders running club

11 May 2017

From 5k runs to trail runs, and marathons themed on science fiction, m...


‘Soul destroying’ drivers parking on cleared land

11 May 2017

Drivers parking on recently cleared land off Springfield Road have bee...


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...


Knypersley First gets top marks for landing an ‘outstanding’ rating

11 May 2017

Pupils and staff at Knypersley First School are celebrating being mark...


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...


Pub car park access to planned housing still worries residents

11 May 2017

Controversial plans to build four houses in Brown Edge that can only b...


Councillors vow to fight for ‘fair share’ of pothole fund

11 May 2017

Biddulph’s newly elected county councillors have pledged to make...


‘Honoured’ Jill officially opens village’s new £50k skate park

11 May 2017

Holmes Chapel’s new skate park was officially opened on Saturday...


Allegation against town clerk prompts a review of future complaints

11 May 2017

An “allegation” against the town council’s acting cl...


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...


Fire safety regulations at new bar remain a concern

11 May 2017

Councillors are still worried a newly opened bar could only have one s...


Lost something? Try the new lost property office

11 May 2017

Alsager now has an official lost property office. Anyone who has misp...


Lorry load of love for Syria’s young

11 May 2017

Volunteers from Alsager joined forces last Saturday morning to fill up...


Final say on quarry homes should not be taken by officers

11 May 2017

The borough council’s planning officers having the final say on ...


Divisions over call to give evidence at public inquiry

11 May 2017

Councillors remain divided as to whether the town council should give ...


Bears to parachute in for launch of festival

11 May 2017

Organisers will be flying high when the eighth Brereton Bear Festival ...


New captains tee off

11 May 2017

The new captains of Alsager Golf and Country Club completed the tradit...


Council kerfuffle over the spending of £22

11 May 2017

The £22 cost of joining the Cheshire Playing Fields Association ...


Supporters praised as new Scout hut opens

11 May 2017

Hundreds of villagers attended the official opening of Goostrey’...


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...


Congleton Harriers running club

11 May 2017

With a well organised race, runners will return year after year and of...


Around the WIs

11 May 2017

Around the WIs...


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

11 May 2017

Director: James Gunn Writer: James Gunn Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Sal...


New manager Ian bids to be streets ahead of rest

11 May 2017

Ian Street has described his mission to awaken a “sleeping giant...


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,...


Car park pothole repairs criticised by councillor

11 May 2017

Repair work carried out by the borough council is of such a low standa...


Get tough message as council vows to prosecute vandals

11 May 2017

Vandals who damaged gym equipment in Alsager would be prosecuted if ca...


Jobs blow as up to 90 face axe at BAE Systems

11 May 2017

Up to 90 jobs could be axed at an ammunitions factory on the outskirts...


New mayor sets out his vision for next 12 months in Sandbach

11 May 2017

Sandbach Town Council has appointed Labour Coun Martin Forster as its ...


Parish councillors won’t be reported to the police

11 May 2017

The actions of two Cranage parish councillors will not be referred to ...


Open days give public chance to have say on neighbourhood plan

11 May 2017

Biddolphians were given the chance to have their say on the town&rsquo...


Tories now control town’s two county council wards

11 May 2017

Biddulph was painted blue on Friday when Labour lost control of South ...


Police raids to curb fly-tipping are welcomed

11 May 2017

A Biddulph developer has welcomed recent police raids into fly-tipping...


GPs’ SOS call to patients ahead of general election

18 May 2017

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


New plan for a revamp of the indoor market

18 May 2017

New plans to spend £140,000 to revamp Sandbach’s indoor ma...


Voters will go to ballot box before main event

18 May 2017

The general election is three weeks away, but voters in Sandbach will ...


Warning about the policing of low level crime

18 May 2017

Police do not have the resources they need to protect the people of Bi...


New mayor and former firefighter Chris Wood in aid trip to Tajikistan

18 May 2017

Biddulph’s new town mayor travelled to Tajikistan on Monday as p...


Couple are to walk 49 miles to raise funds in memory of Harper

18 May 2017

A Knypersley couple will walk from their home in Biddulph to Liverpool...


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 ...


A message to opponents of kennels plan

18 May 2017

The man behind plans to build 12 dog kennels in Radway Green   ha...


Sainsbury’s revive plans for Alsager supermarket

18 May 2017

A supermarket giant’s plans for an Alsager store, which could cr...


Safety campaigner accuses council of traffic lights u-turn

18 May 2017

A safety campaigner has accused the borough of back tracking on plans ...


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 ...


Great War memorial must be returned to town says councillor

18 May 2017

A war memorial commemorating the workers of a long-standing Alsager fi...


Claim that fear of being ‘interrogated’ is behind the rise in fly-tipping

18 May 2017

A Brown Lees man has claimed fly-tipping is on the rise locally due to...


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...


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...


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...


Patrols from residents key to beating speed menace on the roads

18 May 2017

Alsager residents and Cheshire Police are working together to crackdow...


Sue finds an ally in bid to rid Alsager’s streets of dog poo

18 May 2017

A campaigner fighting the scourge of dog fouling in Alsager has welcom...


Your call — public asked to decide future of phone box

18 May 2017

The iconic red phone box that was a call away from being scrapped has ...


Warning to parents as large gangs of youths gather in town centre

18 May 2017

Sandbach parents have been warned that their children are “at ri...


Resident appeals to secretary of state over extension ban

18 May 2017

A Sandbach homeowner has appealed to the secretary of state to overrul...


Snowboarder Mia has sights set on Olympic glory at the age of 10

18 May 2017

A 10-year-old Sandbach schoolgirl, who became a snowboarding champion ...


Homes plan rejected as access would be through pub car park

18 May 2017

A plan to build four houses in Brown Edge that could only be accessed ...


Residents fear building 25 new homes in village would create ‘eyesore’

18 May 2017

Villagers fear plans to build up to 25 houses on land off Sytch Road, ...


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...


Controversial council chairman’s tenure is dubbed as ‘dreadful’

18 May 2017

Controversial chairman Coun Julie Bull finally ended her tenure as the...


Around the WIs

18 May 2017

Bosley President Joan Dowse opened the April meeting by welcoming all...


Special car seat that eases pain for Isaiah

25 May 2017

A charity for disabled children has paid more than £1,000 for a ...


Housing plan described as ‘death trap’

25 May 2017

More than 150 objections have been lodged by Brown Lees residents agai...


Plans on tap to convert empty store into the town’s first micro pub

25 May 2017

Drinkers could soon be enjoying a tipple at Biddulph’s first mic...


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...


‘Ghetto’ fear over social housing plan at quarry

25 May 2017

Fears have been raised that a housing developer is trying to create a ...


Greenfield land stirs up a ‘toxic atmosphere’

25 May 2017

An Alsager resident resigned from a working group designed to shape de...


Rail enthusiast appeals for pictures of Jinty, an Alsager steam engine

25 May 2017

An avid rail enthusiast is appealing for information about a steam eng...


Paying tribute to Manchester bomb victim

25 May 2017

A 14-year-old girl from Goostrey who died following the terrorist atta...


Campaigner fighting Dingle Farm scheme wins council backing

25 May 2017

Sandbach Town Council has backed a campaigner’s fight to stop &l...


Community left in shock after schoolgirl’s death

25 May 2017

Tributes have been paid to a 13-year-old girl found dead at her family...


Around the WIs

25 May 2017

Alsager The main focus of this month’s meeting was to discuss t...


Margaret shortlisted for volunteer of the year in Moorlands

25 May 2017

A Biddolphian has been shortlisted for Moorlands volunteer of the year...


Developer has defended £16,000 management fees

25 May 2017

A Sandbach housing developer has defended its right to charge £1...


Councils are urged to unite and fight Arclid tip closure proposal

25 May 2017

Neighbouring councils in Alsager and Sandbach could join forces to app...


Extra security planned to prevent motorists damaging green space

25 May 2017

Increased security is being considered to prevent further damage to re...


Councils are urged to unite and fight Arclid tip closure proposal

25 May 2017

Neighbouring councils in Alsager and Sandbach could join forces to app...


Environmental map importance outlined

25 May 2017

Large areas of Biddulph have never been mapped for their environmental...


Residents win battle against petrol station selling alcohol 24/7

25 May 2017

Residents have won their battle to stop a Biddulph petrol station sell...


Tributes following death of Goostrey’s oldest resident

25 May 2017

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


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...


Long-serving pair vow to go ‘out with a bang’ before leaving council

25 May 2017

“Going out with a bang” was how Alsager Town Council stalw...


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...


Resident wants public meetings recorded to promote ‘openness’

01 June 2017

Public meetings in Alsager could be recorded to promote “opennes...


Planners reject new kennels as ‘inappropriate’

01 June 2017

A proposal to build a block of kennels in Radway Green has been refuse...


Public footpath threat to new development

01 June 2017

A 350-home development on the outskirts of Alsager could be rejected d...


New blood is needed for Alsager branch of Royal British Legion to survive

01 June 2017

The Alsager branch of the Royal British Legion has appealed for younge...


Constitution agreed for town’s youth council

01 June 2017

Alsager Youth Council is one step closer to becoming a reality after a...


Traffic lights needed at accident hotspot

01 June 2017

Alsager councillors were concerned about the number of collisions on L...


Community angels on a missions to keep Biddulph tidy

01 June 2017

Young Biddolphians are being encouraged to take pride in the appearanc...


New youth café aims to tackle problem of anti-social behaviour

01 June 2017

The Green Tree House has created a new youth café to give Biddulph&rsq...


Wendy’s woe as cat killer strikes for fourth time

01 June 2017

A Biddulph woman, who believes someone is deliberately killing her cat...


Police admit Smart Alert causes fear

01 June 2017

Staffordshire Police have admitted their Smart Alert system has caused...


Public told use A&E for emergencies only after hospital’s record day

01 June 2017

Health leaders last week asked people suffering from minor illnesses o...


Election candidate in fight to stop Leek’s hospital from closing

01 June 2017

Independent candidate Nick Sheldon has put the fight to save Leek Moor...


‘We need to respect, we need to remember’

01 June 2017

The headteacher at Holmes Chapel Compre-hensive School has spoken abou...


Resident wants public meetings recorded to promote ‘openness’

01 June 2017

Public meetings in Alsager could be recorded to promote “opennes...


J17 roundabout plan ‘crucial’ to Capricorn but new chaos ahead

01 June 2017

Sandbach motorists could face months of traffic chaos if plans to repl...


Lifting hunting ban opposed by general election candidates

01 June 2017

Congleton’s prospective Parliamentary candidates have pledged th...


Museum on the move needs help

01 June 2017

Plans are gathering pace for Congleton Museum’s relocation to it...


Speed camera destroyed in late night blaze on A50

01 June 2017

A speed camera in Church Lawton was set on fire on Sunday night. ...


Freemason councillors may have to go public in register of interests

01 June 2017

Freemasons elected to the borough council could be forced to declare t...


World’s best women cyclists are coming to country lane near you

01 June 2017

The world’s top female cyclists can be seen racing through the a...


Becca on road to recovery from life-changing surgery

01 June 2017

A brave Congleton girl, who suffers spastic cerebral palsy, has been h...


Residents are local heroes as they take part in a litter pick

01 June 2017

Residents recently came together to tidy the town, and another clean u...


Minister to make ruling after link road public inquiry ends

01 June 2017

A public inquiry into the Congleton link road closed last Wednesday af...


Final designs for Goldfinch homes to be approved?

01 June 2017

An application to discuss the design and layout of a Congleton estate,...


£50,000 cash boost for Warmingham’s new village hall

08 June 2017

A group of Warmingham volunteers have secured a further £50,000 ...


Farmer’s free land offer to cricket club

08 June 2017

Elworth Cricket Club would benefit if plans to build homes on neighbou...


Memorial garden plan to honour bomb victim

08 June 2017

A memorial garden is to be created at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive Scho...


Couple’s ‘hearts ripped apart’ after extension plan refused

08 June 2017

A Sandbach couple had their “hearts ripped apart” after me...


Cranage crime spree

08 June 2017

Cranage residents have been urged to be more security conscious after ...


Ombudsman ruling favours council in wrangle over trees

08 June 2017

An ombudsman has dismissed claims made by a Sandbach resident that Che...


Celebrating a life whose ‘kindness touched us all’

08 June 2017

Family, classmates and teachers have gathered to celebrate the life of...


‘Lots of tears’ on final day at Natwest branch

08 June 2017

This was the scene as a high street banking chain started to dismantle...


Income rises, but Civic made a loss

08 June 2017

Income at the Alsager Civic rose by 17% in the last financial year but...


Carnival under threat until bail out by council

08 June 2017

A popular community event in Alsager could have been cancelled due to ...


Complaint discussion at council is defended

08 June 2017

A councillor has opened up about how Alsager Town Council has dealt wi...


Residents still no ‘fan’ of Asda after being hit by new problems

08 June 2017

A group of residents hoped a visit from environmental health would spe...


Residents oppose homes on site of greenhouses

08 June 2017

A proposal to demolish the existing greenhouses and build three bungal...


Unfair for town council chairman to be left out of pocket, says Shirley

08 June 2017

The cost associated with being the council chairman should not discour...


Danger removed as low branches are lopped by council

08 June 2017

Dangerous, overhanging branches in Congleton have been lopped, despite...


Cutting bus services will sever ‘lifeline’ in local communities

08 June 2017

Residents of villages in and around Congleton, Alsager and Sandbach ha...


Online grooming warning as local teen is targeted

08 June 2017

A Congleton woman has raised fears about online grooming after a local...


Bomb victims in their thoughts as climbers released 22 feathers

08 June 2017

A Congleton gym instructor has released 22 feathers from the top of Sc...


Town centre developer faces council ‘pressure’

08 June 2017

The company in charge of a large-scale leisure development, earmarked ...


Food and drink festival will tickle the taste buds

08 June 2017

Flavours of the world and from around the corner can be tasted in Cong...


Police tackle a large rise in modern slavery cases

08 June 2017

The potential sexual exploitation of an under-16 Polish girl is one of...


Weather holds key to the reopening of town’s popular paddling pool

08 June 2017

The town council hopes to be able to re-open Congleton paddling pool n...


Talking newspaper that’s now high tech celebrates 40th year

08 June 2017

Congleton’s Talking Newspaper has celebrated over 40 years of br...


Doctors’ surgery given a clean bill of health

08 June 2017

A Congleton doctors’ surgery has been given a clean bill of heal...


New Miss Cheshire wants to inspire as well as fund raise

08 June 2017

Newly-crowned Miss Cheshire hopes to use the role to inspire others an...


Merger of waste services is a winner for residents

08 June 2017

A move to merge the borough’s waste and environmental services w...


Kath’s lucky escape on night of Boarded Barn Cottage double murder

08 June 2017

A Scholar Green man has revealed how close his wife came to being at B...


Thieves target mental health charity’s garden

08 June 2017

A Congleton community gardening figurehead has condemned the “lo...


Freemasonry declaration call sparks council review

08 June 2017

Freemasons elected to the borough council could be forced to declare t...


Church opens less as visitor and volunteer numbers fall

08 June 2017

A local parish church is reducing its opening hours due to a decline i...


Boxing show was ‘best ever’ at town hall

08 June 2017

An action packed night of amateur boxing took place in Congleton Town ...


Half marathon

08 June 2017

Entries for the 34th Congleton Half Marathon are now open....


Planners give green light to new homes off Goldfinch Close

08 June 2017

An application detailing the design and lay out of a Congleton estate ...


Around the WIs

08 June 2017

Astbury President Margaret Pearson opened the May meeting to a very e...


Health chief’s mission to help prepare the public better for death

08 June 2017

Improving the quality of death has been placed at the heart of a new r...


Further £5m found by county council to deal with pothole backlog

08 June 2017

An extra £5m has been announced by Staffordshire County Council ...


Villagers win fight against new homes

08 June 2017

Residents have won their fight to stop plans to build 10 houses on lan...


Fountain favoured as residents vote online

08 June 2017

Biddolphians have been having their say on proposals to install an int...


Mayor back home after an eventful 5,000 mile aid trip to Tajikistan

08 June 2017

After driving 5,000 miles, being stuck at the Russian border for five ...


Villagers oppose mobile phone mast described as a ‘60ft monstrosity’

08 June 2017

Hundreds of villagers have objected to plans to build a mobile phone m...


Feathers released on Scafell in memory of arena bomb victims

08 June 2017

A Biddulph climbing group released 22 feathers from the top of Scafell...


Group funding GP surgeries plans £18m in spending cuts

15 June 2017

Sweeping cuts totalling £18m have been announced by the NHS grou...


Professional golfer John Barnett dies at age of 67

15 June 2017

Former Congleton Golf Club professional John Barnett has died at the a...


Housing growth link to £173,000 overspend by waste collection firm

15 June 2017

The extra costs of collecting household rubbish, as more homes are bui...


Fires at hospital and university

15 June 2017

A 39-year-old man has been charged with two counts of arson following ...


10-year lease extension for tip café

15 June 2017

Bear Grills Café, on Market Street, Congleton, has been granted a 10-y...


Police respond to anti-social behaviour fear

15 June 2017

An increased police presence was seen in Congleton on Friday night fol...


Firefighter blazes trail for Team GB

15 June 2017

A Congleton firefighter is proving to be a blazing success in the cycl...


Care home ‘requires improvement’ after criticisms in report

15 June 2017

Staff at a Congleton care home “were not treating people with di...


Lucky couple 50 years ago celebrate golden wedding

15 June 2017

When a Timbersbrook couple changed their honeymoon plans 50 years ago,...


Double yellow lines plan would ‘isolate’ residents

15 June 2017

Lives could be ruined if the council paints double yellow lines outsid...


Students’ sponsored walk raises £1,100 and counting

15 June 2017

A group of sixth-form students have raised more than £1,100 by c...


Swings to Labour but Tories win

15 June 2017

A 10,000 strong surge in support for the Labour Party failed to stop C...


‘An incredible vote of confidence in me’

15 June 2017

Staffordshire Moorlands MP Karen Bradley held on to her seat on Friday...


UKIP leader Paul quits as party goes into meltdown

15 June 2017

UKIP’s ex-leader voted in Congleton on Thursday, shortly before ...


MPs respond to election fallout

15 June 2017

Conservative MPs who retained their seats in Thursday’s general ...


Man charged with murder following woman’s death

15 June 2017

A man has been charged with the murder of 48-year-old Sarah Jeffery, o...


Amputee is a ‘prisoner in his own home’

15 June 2017

A Biddulph Moor man, who had to have his leg amputated last year, said...


Temporary shops could pop-up to improve trade

15 June 2017

Plans to revitalise Biddulph’s high street with pop-up shops hav...


Salt shakes up local politics by defecting to Labour Party

15 June 2017

Biddulph’s former mayor has defected from the Independents and j...


Controversial mobile phone mast backed by planning officer

15 June 2017

A controversial plan to build a mobile phone mast, described as a &ldq...


Old canteen could be demolished for homes

15 June 2017

Plans to demolish an old school canteen to make way for houses on land...


Biddolphians save the day after ‘theft’ at community cafe

15 June 2017

The founder of the Green Tree House café has thanked Biddolphians who ...


Arena bomb survivor’s family is hoping to raise £10k for critical care unit

15 June 2017

The family of the Holmes Chapel teenager seriously injured in the Manc...


Partnership asked to produce its accounts

15 June 2017

A call has been made for Sandbach Partnership to provide a copy of its...


In good company: town’s jubilee baby celebrates

15 June 2017

The Queen’s jubilee marked a special anniversary for a former Sa...


Sand quarry application withdrawn

15 June 2017

A Cheshire East Council officer admitted she was a “tad confused...


Pupils’ prize posters with message for dog owners

15 June 2017

Schoolchildren in Holmes Chapel have made anti-dog fouling posters in ...


Calling all relatives of Walter Mason

15 June 2017

Relatives of Walter Mason, a British serviceman from Sandbach who died...


Minister’s leap of faith for African orphanage

15 June 2017

An Alsager minister will be taking a leap of faith when he takes part ...


Refused plans for five homes going to appeal

15 June 2017

The future of five homes at Rectory Farm, Church Lawton, is due to be ...


Christian Aid house to house collections made over £4,800

15 June 2017

Alsager and Church Lawton Christian Aid Committees have thanked all th...


Trucker swaps four wheels for two on a huge charity cycle

15 June 2017

An Alsager trucker embarked on a lung-busting cycle through the United...


Parents urged to make £5 monthly pledge to school

15 June 2017

The headteacher at cash-strapped Alsager School has sent a letter to p...


Raise your glasses as new microbar wins the backing of councillors

22 June 2017

First orders at Biddulph’s new microbar are one step closer afte...


Villagers win campaign to stop development on land off Newpool Road

22 June 2017

Knypersley residents are celebrating a victory for the community after...


Plans for community area is ‘left in limbo’ over who owns land

22 June 2017

Plans to create a family friendly community area on land off Station R...


Mean spirited traffic warden is under fire

22 June 2017

A Biddulph businesswoman has condemned as “absolutely disgusting...


Cuts to community beds condemned

22 June 2017

Biddulph councillors condemned cuts to community beds across the Staff...


Two military heroes to have names placed on town’s war memorial

22 June 2017

Two Biddulph military heroes are to be honoured on the town’s wa...


Bosley disaster fund-raiser awarded MBE in honours

22 June 2017

A community fundraiser and local parish councillor has been awarded an...


Phone mast plan ditched

22 June 2017

Controversial plans to build a mobile phone mast, described as a &ldqu...


Dangerous roundabout will cost approximately £115,000 to make safe

22 June 2017

South View roundabout has been described as an “accident waiting...


Social media is used by angry residents to shame supermarket

22 June 2017

Angry Alsager residents vented their frustrations about a local superm...


Help to save ‘lifeline’ bus route appeal

22 June 2017

A proposed £1.6m cut to bus services across the borough has been...


Legal cost fears over quarry homes appeal

22 June 2017

Alsager councillors failed to reach a decision on making representatio...


Community stalwart has been honoured by Queen

22 June 2017

An Oakhanger community stalwart thought someone was playing a prank wh...


Residents take to social media to highlight their concerns about parking

22 June 2017

These are some of the pictures Alsager residents were driven to post o...


Students lose out for free transport due to a postcode lottery

22 June 2017

College students in Wales get free transport to Reaseheath College in ...


Parking restrictions to end school run chaos

22 June 2017

New parking restrictions could soon be introduced on three roads in Al...


Lily Mae’s death prompts St Mary’s Church to back suicide charity for young

22 June 2017

A Sandbach church has chosen to back a charity whose aim is to help pr...


Proposed cuts to bus services is criticised by town councillor

22 June 2017

A Sandbach town councillor has argued elderly residents will not be ab...


Hospice fundraising scales new heights

22 June 2017

A group of dedicated early-birds will be taking on an unusual challeng...


Chloe steals show in her first-ever 10k run

22 June 2017

A Sandbach teenager beat thousands of professional, amateur and fun ru...


Flower club’s diamond anniversary

22 June 2017

Elworth Flower Club celebrated its diamond anniversary on Sunday, 11th...


Work is underway on a new multi-use gym at town’s rugby club

22 June 2017

Work has begun to construct a new multifunctional gym at Sandbach Rugb...


Awarded with an OBE

22 June 2017

A Sandbach resident has been awarded in the Queen’s birthday hon...


Partnership chief hits out at claims of town councillor

22 June 2017

The chairman of Sandbach Partnership has hit back at claims made by a ...


Final goodbyes at the funeral of Steven Cook

22 June 2017

Family and friends gathered to say their final goodbyes to Sandbach&rs...


Time to say goodbye to Manchester Arena victim Nell Jones

22 June 2017

Family, friends, classmates and teachers were today (Thursday) attendi...


Cleaning town is team effort

22 June 2017

Sandbach Clean Team celebrated its 12th year last Thursday at its 2017...


Haslington Parish Council has held annual meeting

22 June 2017

The recent annual meeting of Haslington Parish Council began at 7pm. T...


Football tournament in memory of Scott

22 June 2017

Family, friends and university pals will take part in the first Scott ...


Full steam ahead with plans to preserve the town’s rail heritage

22 June 2017

It was full steam ahead for plans to preserve Biddulph’s rail he...


Police chief retires after 33 years in Staffs force

22 June 2017

Chief constable Jane Sawyers has retired after 33 years of serving the...


Scaffolder convicted of assault is to do 60 hours unpaid work

22 June 2017

A Congleton man was sentenced to 60 hours of unpaid work for assaultin...


Chloe steals show in her first-ever 10k run

22 June 2017

A Sandbach teenager beat thousands of professional, amateur and fun ru...


Bosley fundraiser awarded MBE in Queen’s honours

22 June 2017

A community fundraiser and local parish councillor has been awarded an...


‘A prisoner in his own home’ after benefit cuts

22 June 2017

A disabled Congleton man has been left a “prisoner in his own ho...


In memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

22 June 2017

Residents across east Cheshire celebrated the ‘great get togethe...


Author uncovers many ‘heartbreaking’ stories of deaths in conflicts

22 June 2017

A man who died in a 1921 airship explosion is one of many names that c...


Captain Marvel helps buy Nina powered wheelchair

22 June 2017

South Cheshire College health and social care student Nina Collins, (1...


Police force criticised for crime-recording process

22 June 2017

The recording of crime in Cheshire has been classed as “inadequa...


Freemasons celebrate their 300th anniversary

22 June 2017

More than 600 Freemasons from Congleton, Sandbach and across Cheshire ...


‘No decision’ over future badger culling licences

22 June 2017

Wildlife campaigners have expressed dismay at plans to set up a badger...


Memorial garden should be treated with respect

22 June 2017

People have been urged to treat a memorial to a local hero with respec...


Neighbourhood plan will soon be ready for local referendum

22 June 2017

The final amendments are being made to the Astbury and Moreton neighbo...


Man received ‘unsurvivable’ burns following sofa blaze

22 June 2017

A 46-year-old man died after a discarded cigarette set alight the sofa...


Playing football for The Christie

22 June 2017

A charity football day will take place on Saturday at Congleton High S...


School appeals after critical Ofsted report

22 June 2017

A primary school headteacher has said she is “disappointed on ma...


Double yellow lines ‘would assist emergency vehicles’

22 June 2017

There could be “a dead body” if the council doesn’t ...


Quarry open day draws more than 600 visitors

22 June 2017

An open day at Sibelco’s Bent Farm Quarry, Astbury, was hailed a...


Dogs have been left in cars during heatwave

22 June 2017

As temperatures soared this week Cheshire Police revealed it has had 2...


A50 crash blackspot petition is presented

22 June 2017

A woman who fears she’ll be killed because cars keep smashing in...