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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...


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...


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 ...


New WI group is bidding to woo a younger generation

26 January 2017

A new Women’s Institute group has been established in Sandbach i...


Alsager Partnership given extra funding from town council

26 January 2017

The group behind community events in Alsager was given an additional &...


Fight is still on to keep banking giant in town

26 January 2017

Residents want a high street banking chain to improve the local Post O...


Around the WIs

26 January 2017

The first meeting in January got off to a great start at Astbury Villa...


Plans to turn former kennels at farm into housing for over-55s

26 January 2017

A former dog kennels at Trent Head Farm, Biddulph Moor, could soon be ...


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...


Precept rise of 6.2% to help fund Civic facelift

26 January 2017

Alsager residents will find their tax going up after the town council ...


Hire cost hike could force parish council out of home

26 January 2017

A parish council could be forced out of its village hall home after hi...


Defibrillator switch is to cost council £400

26 January 2017

A parish council could have to fund an electrician to install defibril...


Funding cuts may force school to shut departments

26 January 2017

Alsager School’s headteacher could have to axe the arts and huma...


Race hate slogans are daubed on car in park

26 January 2017

An Alsager resident is concerned that a far-right political movement m...


Mother says cuts are ‘hitting the most vulnerable’

26 January 2017

The mother of a Biddulph teenager has condemned cuts to the maintenanc...


Town hall delays throw festival into ‘disarray’

26 January 2017

Planning for Biddulph Festival has been thrown into “disarray&rd...


Traffic management survey funds needed

26 January 2017

Cranage councillors agreed to contact two neighbouring parishes and re...


Car stolen as driver is knocked unconscious

26 January 2017

Police are hunting two men after a 24-year-old man was attacked and kn...


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 ...


Building new homes on Akesmore Lane would be ‘absolute nightmare’

26 January 2017

A worried resident has claimed plans to build on the fields off Akesmo...


Council rules about declarations of interest

26 January 2017

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


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...


Digital twinning to be explored rather than having a formal link

26 January 2017

Alsager will be taking a virtual trip around the world after the town ...


Car’s not going anywhere fast

26 January 2017

A car has been parked long stay on a street in Alsager, which has left...


Squash court under threat of demolition for gym extension

26 January 2017

One of the squash courts at Alsager Leisure Centre could be demolished...


New rat-run will need measures that deter drivers, say residents

26 January 2017

Church Lawton residents want measures to deter drivers from using a &l...


Youth council plan has been reignited

26 January 2017

Young people in Alsager could be given a chance to have their say on l...


Road repair service to be taken over by the town council

26 January 2017

Biddulph will continue to benefit from a road repair service, despite ...


Offley pupils given a safer route to school thanks to rugby club

26 January 2017

The headteacher of Offley Road Primary has praised the efforts of a gr...


Scouts launch buy a brick scheme to raise last £50k

26 January 2017

The 1st Goostrey Scout Group has launched an appeal to raise the final...


£1.2bn outsourcing of cancer and end-of-life care is back on track

26 January 2017

Controversial plans to outsource cancer and end-of-life care in Staffo...


Funding cuts to alcohol and drug treatments will make £3.4m saving

26 January 2017

A multi-million pound cut to drug and alcohol treatment across the cou...


Council tax precept rise of 4.9% will help preserve services

26 January 2017

Residents will feel the pinch in April, as Biddulph Town Council is th...


Unemployment figures fall to an ‘historic low’

26 January 2017

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


Spring fair gets green light after assurances are given on safety

26 January 2017

The spring fair planned for Sandbach has been given the green light af...


Residents would have to pay as police offer an additional PCSO

26 January 2017

Councillors have been asked to consider the implications of paying for...


Alternative jobs found ahead of store closure

26 January 2017

Workers at a Sandbach store have been found “alternative roles&r...


Squash players hit the wall over court closures

26 January 2017

Sandbach squash players hit the wall when they discovered there were p...


School cuts could mean pupils study from home

26 January 2017

The headteacher at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive said he would not rule ...


End of an era for fruit and veg stall

02 February 2017

The remaining members of a family business that spanned 80 years and e...


Football club’s new stand scores with town councillors

02 February 2017

Town councillors have backed plans for Sandbach United’s first-e...


Couple ready to quit village after three of their cats disappear

02 February 2017

A Rode Heath resident is considering quitting the village she “h...


Planners to reject new homes off Close Lane

02 February 2017

A proposed major housing development on land west of Close Lane, Alsag...


Council tax rise as county sets ‘most challenging budget’

02 February 2017

Staffordshire County Council has confirmed it intends to raise council...


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...


Playground designs get seal of approval from schoolchildren

02 February 2017

Parents and children had the chance on Friday to have their say on des...


Woman ‘can’t sleep at night’ after break-ins

02 February 2017

A Brown Lees woman, who “can’t sleep at night” after...


Commercial waste is dumped on cycle path

02 February 2017

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


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...


Golf club seeks planning consent for five holiday lodges built one year ago

02 February 2017

A local golf club has been forced by Cheshire East Council to submit a...


Peace shattered by armed siege in Ettiley Heath

02 February 2017

Armed police laid siege to an Ettiley Heath house on Saturday after a ...


Health centre’s £107,000 to spend, but on what?

02 February 2017

A question mark hangs over what overstretched Holmes Chapel Health Cen...


Parents are urged to oppose funding cuts facing local schools

02 February 2017

Headteachers in Alsager have joined together to oppose funding cuts pr...


Air-rifle toting men threat to local wildlife

02 February 2017

Alsager residents are concerned people are using air-rifles to shoot w...


Rectory Farm homes could get go-ahead

02 February 2017

A plan to build five homes on Rectory Farm, Church Lawton, was due to ...


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...


Absence of warden at dangerous crossing labelled ‘disgraceful’

02 February 2017

A concerned councillor has called the absence of a crossing patrol in ...


Hopes that ‘substantial refurbishment’ of empty shop will lift high street

02 February 2017

There are hopes an empty shop on Biddulph’s high street could so...


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 ...


Businessman keen to open ‘agency branch’ in NatWest building

02 February 2017

The campaign to save an Alsager bank has been given a lift after a loc...


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...


Future of village events under threat due to a shortage of volunteers

02 February 2017

The chairman of Biddulph Moor Community Association has warned, &ldquo...


Campaigner vows to fight homes plan ‘tooth and nail’

02 February 2017

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


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...


Garden grab home on Woodside Avenue is to get the go-ahead

02 February 2017

Plans to build a property in a garden on Woodside Avenue, Alsager, wer...


Developers should not ‘ride rough shod’ over you, council warned

02 February 2017

A Wheelock Heath resident has called for Cheshire East Council not to ...


Planners to make Grove Inn ruling on flat in attic

02 February 2017

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


Doctors encouraged not to quit practice in new pilot scheme

09 February 2017

A new pilot scheme in North Staffordshire will try to find ways to kee...


Decision deferred over plans to build dormer bungalow in garden

09 February 2017

The future of a scheme to build a home in a garden on Woodside Avenue,...


Residents take a swing at golf club over holiday lodges plan

09 February 2017

Malkins Bank residents have taken a swing at golf club executives for ...


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...


Headteacher seeks a fair slice of the ‘funding pie’

09 February 2017

A Sandbach headteacher has claimed his primary school is not getting a...


Farmer’s safety fear over plan for roundabout

09 February 2017

Plans for a replacement roundabout near junction 17 of the M6 have bee...


Cycle group gets cash to produce an updated map of area’s routes

09 February 2017

A popular Sandbach cycling body has received £450 from the town ...


Residents oppose plan for homes to be built on site of greenhouses

09 February 2017

Residents have launched a petition against plans to replace greenhouse...


Town needs funds to draw in businesses

09 February 2017

Funding should be available to encourage businesses to move into vacan...


New homes rejected over green belt fears

09 February 2017

A plan to build five homes on Rectory Farm, Church Lawton, was refused...


Police investigate possible links between recycled waste blazes

09 February 2017

Bales of recycled waste dumped on the Biddulph Valley Way last week an...


Call to dump ‘illegal and unfair tip tax’

09 February 2017

Labour councillors, including Biddulph’s deputy mayor, have clai...


Road closure has left the elderly ‘isolated’

09 February 2017

A Gillow Heath woman claims she and other elderly residents have been ...


Jordan’s mum renews call for compulsory heart tests

09 February 2017

As new estimates reveal more than 600,000 people in the UK are carryin...


Housing development rejected for being too ‘isolated’ from town

09 February 2017

Plans to build a 74-home estate on land off Close Lane, Alsager, were ...


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...


‘Much loved’ former councillor died on holiday in Tenerife

09 February 2017

Tributes have been paid to a “much loved” former councillo...


£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...


Freight firm expands and allays fears of a slump after Brexit

09 February 2017

A successful Holmes Chapel freight firm has expanded its business, whi...


Plan to create a bar in listed building wins town council backing

09 February 2017

A proposal to revamp a grade II listed Sandbach building and turn it i...


Town clerk’s hands tied by new regulations

09 February 2017

Sandbach Town Council’s robust new financial regulations have pr...


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...


Plans to improve path that links town centre and railway station

09 February 2017

Residents, including those in new homes, could benefit from an improve...


Residents invited to view sand extraction plans

09 February 2017

Minerals firm Sibelco has invited residents to view its plans for sand...


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...


Task force is to tackle issues on Radway estate

16 February 2017

Drug use is rife on an Alsager estate, but residents are refusing to r...


Closing car park at night would reduce anti-social driving

16 February 2017

Closing Alsager’s Fairview car park in the evening would help cl...


Council payments to community groups will be investigated

16 February 2017

Payments in excess of £14,500 to community groups by Sandbach To...


Campaigners told to resubmit sand quarry objections

16 February 2017

Campaigners fighting the planned Goostrey  quarry will be forced ...


Overspend on town hall refurbishment probed

16 February 2017

An investigation into the Sandbach Town Hall refurbishment, that cost ...


Mountain climbing club inspired by Sherry’s fundraising for David

16 February 2017

A Biddulph woman has created a mountain climbing club to channel the c...


Youngsters are facing ban from parts of centre

16 February 2017

Young Biddolphians could soon be banned from gathering near the Millen...


Youngsters are facing ban from parts of centre

16 February 2017

Young Biddolphians could soon be banned from gathering near the Millen...


Funding cut puts advice bureaus under threat

16 February 2017

Cuts of almost £500,000 to Citizens Advice funding were due to b...


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...


Map that shows the concerns of locals over NHS funding

16 February 2017

The blue dots on the map (right) represent hundreds of Biddolphians wh...


‘Prisoners in our homes’ after bus route diversion

16 February 2017

A bus diversion from Mow Lane has left elderly residents feeling like ...


Children learn about WWI through poetry

16 February 2017

Staffordshire Moorlands schoolchildren on Friday remembered those kill...


Residents can monitor hospital waiting times on campaign website

16 February 2017

Sandbach residents can “track the crisis” within the NHS a...


Smart motorway delay

16 February 2017

Sandbach commuters could face further chaos as improvements to the M6 ...


School club goes from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in space of six months

16 February 2017

A Biddulph Moor school club is celebrating a turn around in fortunes a...


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...


Village’s new £50,000 skate park is on track to be open by Easter

16 February 2017

Holmes Chapel skateboarding fanatics will soon be enjoying a new &poun...


Friends ready for epic charity cycle ride from London to Amsterdam

16 February 2017

Three friends have taken on an “epic challenge” to cycle f...


Club is bouncing with joy after funding bid success

16 February 2017

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


Groups not informed about first spring fair

16 February 2017

Organisers of Sandbach’s first spring fair have been criticised ...


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...


Speedwatch team’s mission to make Alsager streets safer

16 February 2017

I was shouted, sworn, and beeped at, but managed to help catch 21 driv...


PCSO costs could rise sharply in years ahead

16 February 2017

Alsager could have to pay more than £30,000 for a community poli...


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 ...


Parish councillors back neighbourhood plan to shape village’s future

16 February 2017

Efforts by villagers to shape the future of Brown Edge have moved a st...


Civic’s booking policy for community groups is described as ‘unfair’

16 February 2017

An Alsager resident is concerned community groups are being “elb...


Developer and council are at war over sheltered housing

16 February 2017

The developer and borough council battled it out over the viability of...


Fire could have been deliberate

16 February 2017

Arsonists are believed to have started a blaze involving a roof terrac...


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...


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...


Fears countryside will be ‘destroyed’ if sand quarry gets go ahead

23 February 2017

Fears the countryside could be “destroyed” and concerns ab...


Residents are urged to vote in plan referendum

23 February 2017

A group of volunteers have delivered almost 2,500 leaflets to resident...


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,...


Bank closure fight is going to London HQ

23 February 2017

Alsager residents fighting the closure of the town’s NatWest bra...


Ramtin punched his way to club’s first national title

23 February 2017

A local boxer has made history as Ramtin Musah won Beartown Boxing Clu...


Vale Juniors Reports Round-up

23 February 2017

VALE JUNIORS U8 BEARS v WITTON WARRIORS...


Rovers JFC Reports Round-up

23 February 2017

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


Congleton Harriers running club

23 February 2017

After a long day at work, the thought of driving 50 miles through even...


Calling all cyclists!

23 February 2017

Cake is the staple diet of the serious cyclist and there’ll be p...


Congleton Cycling Club’s chain of events

23 February 2017

Members of Congleton Cycle Club attended the Manchester and District T...


Friends in fund-raiser to resurface footpath and make it safer

23 February 2017

A footpath at Biddulph Valley Park could be resurfaced to make it safe...


Storage space needed as mother bids to help world’s child refugees

23 February 2017

An Alsager mother wants storage space for donations to child refugees....


Estate gets spring clean

23 February 2017

Alsager residents helped to spruce up a local estate ahead of the Grea...


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

23 February 2017

CONGLETON TOWN 1 BARNOLDSWICK TOWN 1...


Grice back in the groove

23 February 2017

BACUP BOROUGH 0  ALSAGER TOWN 4  ...


Triton Hockey Club match reports

23 February 2017

TRITON MEN’S 1S 1 PRESCOT MEN’S 1S 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...


Businesses are named and shamed for not paying minimum wage

23 February 2017

Sandbach and Holmes Chapel businesses have been named and shamed for p...


Sandbach win ugly in push for promotion

23 February 2017

SANDBACH UNITED 2  ST HELENS TOWN 1...


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 ...


Residents can help to create a wildlife map of the Biddulph area

23 February 2017

A local action group has urged residents to help them track all creatu...


Plans to turn ‘eyesore’ former kennels into older people’s homes

23 February 2017

The town council gave its seal of approval to a proposed development a...


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...


It’s decision time for garden-grab homes on Woodside Avenue

23 February 2017

Revised plans have been released for a proposed development in a garde...


Honouring the life of First World War hero

23 February 2017

A remembrance ceremony to honour the life of a soldier killed during t...


Rob wants to hear stories from Second World War

23 February 2017

An Alsager author is appealing for stories and pictures about the town...


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” ...


‘Tory tip tax has not led to fly-tipping rise’

23 February 2017

A district councillor has refuted claims that a controversial waste ch...


Don’t ‘mess up’ warning over Artisan Market

23 February 2017

A call from a business group to change the day of the monthly artisan ...


Plan to cut maintenance of disability aids to be reviewed after criticism

23 February 2017

A decision to cut the maintenance of disability equipment will be revi...


Healthy outlook after community groups secured funding votes

23 February 2017

Seven community groups in Alsager shared a £8,420 kitty on Satur...


Homes for older people do not have to be built

23 February 2017

A scheme designed to provide accommodation for people aged 55 and over...


Shared space scheme could be ‘nightmare’

23 February 2017

A proposed shared space scheme in Alsager would be a “potential ...


Roundabout safety ‘given a great deal of consideration’

23 February 2017

The designer of the planned replacement roundabout at junction 17 of t...


Parents’ anxious wait as body is found in Crete

23 February 2017

The family of a Sandbach man, who went missing in Crete 12 years ago, ...


‘Luxury’ homes plans after sale of council land

23 February 2017

Executive “bespoke” homes are planned for Sandbach after C...


Gas generator plan to replace diesel version

23 February 2017

Plans to build a new diesel powered generator plant on Sandbach farmla...


Controversial housing plan for greenhouses’ site is to be approved

02 March 2017

A proposed housing development in the Church Lawton greenbelt was due ...


Move to reduce paper use by eco-friendly politicians

02 March 2017

Eco-friendly politicians in Alsager have pledged to cut down on the am...


Restaurant owner seeks an extended bar licence

02 March 2017

An Alsager restaurant is due to reopen after its new owner applied for...


New restaurant on menu

02 March 2017

A former hardware store on Sandbach Road South, Alsager, could become ...



Tip closure is put on hold amid plan for extra costs

02 March 2017

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


Leo quits glamour film job to become air traffic controller

02 March 2017

Travelling the world making films may sound like a glamorous life to m...


Doris whips up a storm across the area

02 March 2017

Storm Doris hit Cheshire and Staffordshire on Thursday and emergency s...


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...


Governor’s letter to parents warning of ‘devastating’ cuts

02 March 2017

Cuts to funding could have a “devastating” impact on Woodh...


Outvoted in the bid for one hour parking charges

02 March 2017

A Labour councillor has accused Conser-vative and Independent members ...


Shop owner faces 300% hike in business rates

02 March 2017

A Biddulph shop owner, who will see his business rates increase by 300...


Community support centre is in demand

02 March 2017

Alsager Community Support Centre commemorated its second anniversary o...


Dog injured by broken glass at Fanny’s Croft

02 March 2017

An Alsager dog owner has claimed glass on Fanny’s Croft has cost...


Residents are sold dream, not reality over shared space

02 March 2017

Alsager residents would be “sold the dream and not the reality&r...


‘Ghost town’ fear if business rates rise

02 March 2017

Increased business rates could have a “disastrous” impact ...


Long-serving parish councillor quits post

02 March 2017

A family’s “delight in causing problems for residents&rdqu...


Tip closure on hold amid plan for extra costs

02 March 2017

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


Missing man Steven Cook’s remains found

02 March 2017

Skeletal remains found down a well in Crete have been identified as th...


More homes could be earmarked for town

02 March 2017

Alsager could need more housing to reach its 2,000-property allocation...


Waiting for impact of business rates rise

02 March 2017

Uncertainty hovers over the impact on Sandbach firms of a planned busi...


Unrecorded bus use data could jeopardise route, passengers fear

02 March 2017

There are fears a subsidised Gillow Heath bus service not accurately r...


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 ...


Children’s lives are at risk by drivers blocking pedestrian crossings

02 March 2017

Drivers blocking pedestrian crossings on Biddulph’s high street ...


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 ...


Housing development rejected after council gets 300 objections

02 March 2017

An application for a “speculative, unwanted and unplanned”...


Village pub raises more than £4,000 for Scouts

02 March 2017

The new Scout hut and youth centre in Goostrey received a further &pou...


Funding cuts would leave schools in ‘dire straits’

09 March 2017

Schools across east Cheshire are in “dire straits” due to ...


Youth centre hours are extended in effort to cut town centre trouble

09 March 2017

Biddulph’s youth centre has had its opening hours extended in a ...


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...


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...


Councillor is under fire for wasting ‘thousands of pounds’ in legal fees

09 March 2017

A Brown Edge councillor has been accused of wasting “thousands o...


Residents’ expertise is key to successful neighbourhood plan

09 March 2017

Biddolphians have been urged to share their expertise to create a neig...


Flippin’ good pancake event raises £1,000

09 March 2017

Biddulph in Bloom volunteers had a flippin’ good time last Tuesd...


No reprieve for county’s Citizens’ Advice bureaux

09 March 2017

A Labour councillor was told Staffordshire’s Citizens’ Adv...


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...


Pupils help keep alive memory of toddler who died aged 17 months

09 March 2017

Biddulph High School pupils came together on Monday to support teacher...


Gloomy jobs forecast as Brexit bites

09 March 2017

Brexit has wiped out hundreds of jobs originally projected for the Sta...


Claim tip charges were levied on ‘false pretext’

09 March 2017

Biddulph’s deputy mayor has accused the county council of implem...


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 ...


Black belt Sophie is golden girl of martial arts at the age of 11

09 March 2017

A Sandbach girl, with a black belt in tae kwon do, has struck gold twi...


Vote for plan and more say on village’s future

09 March 2017

Holmes Chapel residents are being urged to head to the polling station...


New scrutiny for councillors over missed meetings

09 March 2017

Sandbach town councillors could face further public scrutiny if the pl...


Work underway on £46,000 skate park

09 March 2017

Work has started on a £46,000 skate park in the grounds of Holme...


Sophie is martial arts golden girl aged 11

09 March 2017

A girl with a black belt in tae kwon do struck gold twice in an intern...


Blocked gullies blamed for widespread flooding

09 March 2017

Alsager residents are concerned that blocked gullies could be causing ...


Residents oppose new shared space scheme for centre

09 March 2017

Alsager residents have opposed a “shambolic” and “da...


Drug dealers on Radway estate targeted by police

09 March 2017

Residents on an Alsager estate fear speaking out about drug use in cas...


Developer accused of ‘cynical manipulation’ over planning rules

09 March 2017

An application to demolish greenhouses to make way for three homes was...


No sign of White Moss report ahead of appeal

09 March 2017

An Alsager resident has claimed the borough council has ignored reques...


Lottery cash is needed to open Bronze Age barrow

09 March 2017

The group looking to open a Bronze Age barrow in Church Lawton to the ...


Cranage residents will have the final say on sale of The Paddock

09 March 2017

A decision to sell land, put aside for Cranage residents, will only be...


Volunteers and funds needed as guide dog charity issues appeal

09 March 2017

A charity covering Holmes Chapel has appealed for volunteers and funds...


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 ...


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...


Just the ticket for the elderly as ‘vital’ bus route is open again

09 March 2017

Gillow Heath residents celebrated the return of a “vital” ...


Heart screening milestone reached

09 March 2017

Hundreds of young people have been screened for heart defects thanks t...


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...


Call for developers to stump up money for better cycle routes

09 March 2017

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


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...


Coyles lands England job

09 March 2017

Former Sandbach United first-team coach Andy Coyles has been appointed...


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...


Action demanded over car park described as ‘dangerous and unsafe’

16 March 2017

A car park at Cedar Avenue, Alsager, that has been labelled “dan...


Devising alternative plan for mental health services

16 March 2017

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


Firm claims locals are not interested in apprenticeships

16 March 2017

A Radway Green business has claimed local workers are “not inter...


Around the WIs

16 March 2017

Alsager WI met on 8th March. After singing Jerusalem visitors and gues...


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...


Another blow to bank campaigners as ATM is being withdrawn

16 March 2017

Campaigners fighting to save an Alsager bank were dealt a blow on Mond...


Bakers Travel is still in a ‘strong position’ despite sale collapse

16 March 2017

The director of a Biddulph coach company has claimed it is still in a ...


Last orders for pub as developer wants to build 14 homes

16 March 2017

Plans to demolish a Knypersley pub to build 14 houses have been submit...


Back to drawing board for council over better public engagement

16 March 2017

Members of a Sandbach Town Council sub-committee have been told to ret...


Purse strings may be loosened so clerk can pay routine bills

16 March 2017

Sandbach Town Council’s new robust financial regulations could b...


Frustrating draw leaves Bach in relegation battle

16 March 2017

SYSTON 20 SANDBACH RUFC 1ST XV 20 ...


Foul play — school and parents join forces to highlight dog poo issue

16 March 2017

Parents, pupils and staff at Oxhey First School have joined forces 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...


Cutting out payroll ‘middleman’ will save council cash

16 March 2017

In a bid to “cut out the middleman”, Sandbach Town Council...


Paul has final watch after 42 years as an on-call firefighter

16 March 2017

The former watch manager at Holmes Chapel fire station has put out the...


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...


Triton Hockey Club match reports

16 March 2017

CHESTER LADIES’ 2S 1 TRITON LADIES’ 1S 3 (Cheshire Women...


Luck deserts plucky Sandbach girls’ side

16 March 2017

SANDBACH UTD U18 GIRLS 0 RYLANDS 4...


Regan is hat trick hero for Beartown Boys

16 March 2017

BEARTOWN BOYS 4  MILTON CRUSADERS 1...


Kaylee’s treble helps girls reach cup final

16 March 2017

SANDBACH UTD U15 GIRLS 4 DAVENHAM 3  (after extra time)...



Vale Juniors Reports Round-up

16 March 2017

WEAVERHAM v VALE JUNIORS U8 BEARS...


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...


Design is unveiled to transform park into wildflower meadow

16 March 2017

The group spearheading an improvement scheme at an Alsager park has la...


Judge has condemned social care assessment

16 March 2017

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


Flooding threat to 120 homes built by brook

16 March 2017

Alsager residents are concerned that building work at a development on...


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...


Families left in limbo over start of work at town’s burial ground

16 March 2017

A Biddulph man has criticised the town council for failing to communic...


Café offers new meeting place for town’s teens

16 March 2017

The Green Tree House Café launches a new youth club this month in a bi...


Housing figures for local plan approved

16 March 2017

A local plan for the Staffordshire Moorlands has moved one step closer...


Homes plan at former school has collapsed

16 March 2017

Plans to build 69 houses for the over-55s on the former Meadows Scho...


Neighbourhood plan is backed by 97% of voters in referendum

16 March 2017

Holmes Chapel residents gave the green light to the neighbourhood plan...


Plan to publish attendance data is put on hold

16 March 2017

A plan to publish Sandbach town councillors’ attendance records ...


‘Distraught’ pupil has written to MP about school funding cuts

23 March 2017

A 13-year-old Woodhouse Academy pupil is “distraught” over...


Biddulph will still bloom despite group’s year out

23 March 2017

Biddulph In Bloom’s competitive spirit will be pruned back in 20...


Oliver is a cut above the rest after growing hair for charity

23 March 2017

A rugby loving 10-year-old, who plays in Sandbach, is tackling his big...


Pothole that could get drivers in deep trouble

23 March 2017

A pothole on Marshgreen Road in Biddulph is so deep locals have put a ...


Stoke City star Bruno gets up close with fans in Knypersley

23 March 2017

The latest “meet the players” night hosted by the Knypersl...


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...


Developer back with new homes plan for quarry

23 March 2017

Controversial plans to build 28 houses at Hurst Quarry have been submi...


Plan to tackle antisocial behaviour is ‘draconian’

23 March 2017

Plans to ban youths from gathering in Biddulph town centre have been d...


A war-time romance as couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

23 March 2017

A family-orientated Biddulph couple, whose brood includes 12 children,...


Dumped waste finally to be removed from Biddulph Valley Way

23 March 2017

Bales of recycled waste dumped on part of the Biddulph Valley Way, and...


‘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...


‘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...


‘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...


Great-grandfather who died after being knocked down was a ‘lovely fella’

23 March 2017

Relatives of a great-grandfather who died after being struck by an all...


A welcome for town signs

23 March 2017

The new town entry signs that cost £8,000 have been installed in...


No Pizza Express

23 March 2017

Rumours that a former Sandbach wine bar had been sold to a national re...


Muddy good 5k event for charity

23 March 2017

Next month’s Troll Run is shaping up to be even muddier than las...


Oatcake shop worker injured

23 March 2017

An employee at Povey’s Oatcakes had to be taken to hospital on T...


£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...


Tributes to newsagent, a ‘pillar of the community’

23 March 2017

Tributes have been paid to an Alsager “pillar of the community&r...


Campaigner ‘tearing his hair out’ in bid to get new crossings

23 March 2017

A campaigner for traffic lights in Alsager is “tearing his hair ...


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...


Fears free school bus may be axed if path to school is repaired

23 March 2017

There are fears that if Cheshire East Council repairs a Cranage footpa...


New stand completes ground improvements

23 March 2017

Sandbach United have completed £50,000 worth of ground improveme...


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...


Found guilty of a ‘vicious’ assaults on former partner

23 March 2017

A Sandbach man who was found guilty of “viciously” attacki...


Gearing up to put cycling on the east Cheshire map

23 March 2017

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


Proposed closure of doctor’s surgery is a bitter pill to swallow

23 March 2017

A Rode Heath doctor’s surgery should close because a replacement...


Jovi…not Jon Bon is headline act at Crufts

23 March 2017

A border collie from Alsager was part of a dog racing team that came t...


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...