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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...


Grieving daughter thanks town’s good Samaritan

29 December 2016

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


Family hoping 2017 will be Becca’s year

29 December 2016

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


Head’s warning about planned education cuts

29 December 2016

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


Plans for 30 homes on trading estate rejected

29 December 2016

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


Fears remain over the future of A&E services

29 December 2016

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


Call for councillors to register if they are Freemason members

29 December 2016

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


Charity committed to Hassall Road home despite knockback

29 December 2016

 Plans to convert a bungalow in Alsager into a residential proper...


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

29 December 2016

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


Helping people unable to cope with Christmas debt

29 December 2016

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


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

29 December 2016

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


Uplands Mill is finally completed to end a ‘nightmare’ for locals

29 December 2016

 Residents on Ox-Hey Drive, Biddulph, have welcomed the completio...


Decision on ‘garden grabbing’ homes will be made by officers

29 December 2016

 The large workload of a borough council committee has meant two ...


Structural report will disclose if town hall needs further repairs

29 December 2016

 Sandbach town councillors have agreed to pay almost £3,500...


Lib Dems under fire for claim made in election leaflet over funding cut

29 December 2016

 Local politicians have rallied together to criticise a campaign ...


Councillor quits committee due to panel’s make-up

29 December 2016

 A political divide has led to one town councillor resigning from...


Calls for developer to stump up money for extra school places

29 December 2016

 Plans to replace a sheltered housing scheme for people aged over...


Headteacher fears for school’s future if funding is cut

29 December 2016

 Alsager School could face some “unpalatable” decisio...


Living on ‘knife edge’ due to noisy delivery lorries

29 December 2016

 An Alsager resident has claimed noise from a supermarket is maki...


Plans to create extra space in the tea room at Biddulph Grange

29 December 2016

 Biddulph Grange’s tea room could soon get a makeover if pl...


Foodbanks feel strain from people in crisis

29 December 2016

 Biddulph’s foodbanks are appealing for donations after str...


Parents told don’t miss out on a school place

29 December 2016

 Time is running out for parents to get their primary school appl...


Town hall could soon have wi-fi connection

29 December 2016

 Sandbach town councillors have agreed to “move with the ti...


Future bleak for local schools if funding is cut

29 December 2016

 Sandbach and Holmes Chapel schools could be forced to axe staff ...


Handling of quarry plan ‘a complete shambles’

29 December 2016

 A resident has called Cranage Parish Council’s decision no...


‘County should have its own ambulance service’

29 December 2016

 A retired Staffordshire paramedic has claimed “big isn&rsq...


Council tax to increase by at least 3.95%

29 December 2016

 Biddolphians face higher bills next year as the county council c...


Businesses asked to fund lollipop patrol

29 December 2016

 Biddulph businesses are being asked to help fund a lollipop patr...


Our pantomime is the hottest ticket around

29 December 2016

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


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

29 December 2016

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


Special wheelchair is wanted so Declan can ‘live life to the full’

29 December 2016

 The mother of a Biddulph teenager is hoping he will be able to &...


Golf club’s drive to increase revenue could be bunkered

29 December 2016

 A Sandbach resident fears noise from a golf club’s “...


Design of homes that could replace Pegasus criticised

29 December 2016

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


‘Not enough being done about serious fly-tipping’

05 January 2017

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


Sexual health clinics timetable

05 January 2017

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


Parents go back to basics as real nappy sales rise

05 January 2017

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


Motorist guilty of exposing his genitals while on M6

05 January 2017

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


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

05 January 2017

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


MP calls for the release of campaigner on death row

05 January 2017

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


Scrutiny committees are down to four at council

05 January 2017

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


Deputy mayor happy with police probe into planning decisions

05 January 2017

 A police probe into allegations of misconduct at the district co...


Train station is in need of cash injection to be on the right track

05 January 2017

 An increase to rail fares and a reduced service means Alsager&rs...


Tributes to community stalwart who died on Christmas Day

05 January 2017

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


Alzheimer’s support group needs helpers

05 January 2017

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


Football club to spend £38,000 on clubhouse

05 January 2017

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


Man seriously injured during spate of fires

05 January 2017

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


Bath House project funding in the bag

05 January 2017

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


Floral posts damaged by blooming vandals

05 January 2017

 Vandals, who knocked down Biddulph in Bloom floral posts on Chri...


Bulb planting to raise awareness over polio

05 January 2017

 Rotarians have planted more than 5,000 crocus bulbs in Biddulph....


Meeting bank bosses about branch closure

05 January 2017

 Representatives from a high street banking chain are to meet Als...


Developer plans to build 30 new homes in village

05 January 2017

 A developer has revealed its intention to build up to 30 homes o...


Protection of pubs campaign backed

05 January 2017

 Local activists have supported the Campaign for Real Ale’s...


Queen recognises John’s ‘tireless’ community work

05 January 2017

 A community stalwart has received a gong in the new year honours...


Village bypass aspiration is under threat

05 January 2017

 The opportunity to build a Holmes Chapel bypass could be lost fo...


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

05 January 2017

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


Switch in the way council auditors will be appointed

05 January 2017

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


Councillors who are Freemasons ‘should declare membership’

05 January 2017

 Alsager’s politicians should declare whether or not they a...


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

05 January 2017

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


Credit union preferable to having payday loan

05 January 2017

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


Civic facelift may have to be scaled back due to a £32,000 VAT bill

12 January 2017

 A facelift to the Civic in Alsager could have to be scaled back ...


Scout group’s tree-cycling raises £1k

12 January 2017

 Alsager’s Scouts chipped into group funds on Sunday night ...


Alsager loses out for cash to larger towns claims councillor

12 January 2017

 Alsager is being overlooked for funding in favour of larger town...


Biddulph U3A offers 40 activities: an ideal way to beat January blues

12 January 2017

 If the new year has inspired a desire for change, then Biddulph&...


Forcing councillors to declare they are Freemasons is illegal

12 January 2017

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


An ‘astonishing’ number of drink and drug-drivers

12 January 2017

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


Alsager by-election could cost taxpayers £9,000

12 January 2017

An Alsager by-election will cost the taxpayer up to £3,000 more ...


Quarry surety bond probe is being sought

12 January 2017

Alsager residents are to petition the borough council to reopen its in...


Don’t build homes on land next to Westfields urge town councillors

12 January 2017

A developer wants to build 10 homes on land owned by Cheshire East Cou...


Heads meet minister over future of school funding

12 January 2017

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


97 retained firefighter posts axed in a move to make £1m savings

12 January 2017

Firefighter positions across Staffordshire have been reduced in a bid ...


Appeal after arson attack

12 January 2017

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


Watch out as computer scammers are about

12 January 2017

An Alsager town councillor is concerned that computer scammers are tar...


Partnership’s funding request ‘reasonable’

12 January 2017

Alsager residents will not be faced with a further tax hike after the ...


Community car scheme reaches end of the road

12 January 2017

The closure of a community car scheme in Brown Edge due to a lack of f...


Village play area back open after arson attack

12 January 2017

A village play area, destroyed after a teenager set it on fire, has re...


Members hit record levels as university seeks new teachers

12 January 2017

Anyone with a skill or interest they would like to teach others is wan...


Class sizes will increase due to cuts in budgets

12 January 2017

A Biddulph head-teacher has warned parents to expect bigger classes an...


Harriet takes the lead at Oxhey First School

12 January 2017

Oxhey First School pupils are doggedly determined to improve their rea...


Three months of traffic congestion is expected

12 January 2017

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


Heads meet minister over funding fears

12 January 2017

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


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

12 January 2017

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


Independent traffic survey demanded

12 January 2017

A resident has lobbied Cranage Parish Council for funds to employ a sp...


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

12 January 2017

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


Authority’s u-turn over sand quarry planning decision

12 January 2017

A firm seeking permission to create a sand extraction quarry near Goos...


Developer appeals over Dingle Lane homes plan

12 January 2017

A Sandbach developer has appealed to the secretary of state in a bid t...


Police consultation criticised ‘for not being a conversation’

12 January 2017

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


WI news

12 January 2017

Alsager WI ended the year with a Christmas party. New president Jancie...


Why have bricks and breeze blocks arrived at Pegasus bungalow?

12 January 2017

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


Fears for children’s safety as crossing is left unmanned

12 January 2017

A Biddulph Moor mother has expressed concern for children’s safe...


It’s the end of the line as four phone boxes in Biddulph face axe

12 January 2017

Four phone boxes due to be removed from Biddulph are a sign of “...


Fire service issues smoke alarms plea following fatal fire

12 January 2017

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


Think before you flush

12 January 2017

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


Appeal after arson attack

12 January 2017

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


Superfast broadband in line for expansion

12 January 2017

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


Town’s pub-lic convenience

12 January 2017

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


Council power firm’s renewal rates blasted

12 January 2017

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


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

12 January 2017

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


Tenth highest earning Member of Parliament

12 January 2017

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


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

12 January 2017

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


New bar is to open in village, but Sandbach is to lose Glasshouse

12 January 2017

Real ale lovers are raising their glasses after plans for a bar in Hol...


Sandbach girls team up with Stoke City Ladies

12 January 2017

Sandbach United’s successful girls’ section has establishe...


Police chief consults Sandbach residents over force’s budget

12 January 2017

The police and crime commissioner held a roadshow in Sandbach on Monda...


Future looks bright for breweries following a ‘harmonious merger’

12 January 2017

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


Doctors won’t accept repeat prescription requests by chemists

19 January 2017

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


Lib Dems keep hold of Alsager East ward after by-election win

19 January 2017

The Lib Dems kept their town council majority on Thursday by winning t...


New streetlights under fire for being ‘spooky’

19 January 2017

New streetlights in Alsager are considered “eerie” and &ld...


Parish council accused of inaction over move to safeguard The Paddock

19 January 2017

A Cranage resident has attacked the parish council after it failed to ...


Grave concerns over stonemason’s flouting of headstones rules

19 January 2017

Headstones could be removed at Brown Edge Lawn Cemetery if a stonemaso...


Travel firm’s new owner plans more jobs

19 January 2017

The new owner of Biddulph’s Bakers Travel has said the firm&rsqu...


Church appeal for 30 would-be lifesavers for new defibrillator

19 January 2017

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


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

19 January 2017

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


Probation officers ‘cannot meet performance targets’

19 January 2017

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


Patients are urged to order own repeat prescriptions

19 January 2017

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


Arclid waste centre takeover is ruled out by town council

19 January 2017

Sandbach Town Council admitted it would not make financial sense to ta...


Mountain of rubbish remains ‘eyesore’ in field at old dye site

19 January 2017

A 600-tonne mountain of rubbish left in a Biddulph field is still crea...


Air quality management area is set up to tackle pollution in Sandbach

19 January 2017

An air quality management area has been set up in Sandbach as part of ...


Waiting time targets for A&E are missed

19 January 2017

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


Fears left-wing coup will follow devolution

19 January 2017

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


Fears dog owners will oppose proposals to improve beauty spot

19 January 2017

Efforts to save a Brown Edge beauty spot will face opposition from dog...


Residents face ‘uphill struggle’ to save bank

19 January 2017

Alsager residents face an “uphill struggle” in the fight t...


Villagers meet with a view to formulating neighbourhood plan

19 January 2017

Church Lawton residents, who want to help shape development in the vil...


WW1 heroine Myrtle in line to have an Alsager street named after her

19 January 2017

An Alsager woman, who was an ammunitions worker before joining the Arm...


Health service in ‘crisis’ says deputy mayor

19 January 2017

Biddulph’s deputy mayor has criticised NHS plans to cut communit...


Biddulph couple take to the streets helping city’s homeless folk

19 January 2017

A generous Biddulph couple are taking to the streets to hand out bags ...


Cleared councillor still forced to apologise

19 January 2017

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


Parish council under fire for backing golf club holiday lodges

19 January 2017

A Sandbach campaign group, fighting a golf club’s application to...


Strangers help to save family from blaze at home

19 January 2017

A Sandbach mum has praised a group of strangers for “saving her ...


Council chief’s apology over sand quarry plan

19 January 2017

The chief executive of Cheshire East Council has apologised for the &l...


Restaurant closure is new blow for Alsager says local councillor

19 January 2017

A business in the centre of Alsager was given planning permission to b...


Biddulph is expecting another squeeze for primary school places

19 January 2017

Biddulph primary schools are preparing for another bumper crop of four...


Stewart’s search for good Samaritans following A50 crash

19 January 2017

A Biddulph man, who thought he was going to “go up in flames&rdq...


Another council tax blow as fire chiefs discuss precept rise

19 January 2017

Biddolphians’ tax bills could rise further as fire chiefs will t...


Resident unhappy at lack of dialogue from Hall Drive developer

19 January 2017

An Alsager resident is concerned builders could start work on new hous...


Volunteers needed for neighbourhood plan

19 January 2017

The group leading the Alsager neighbourhood plan is appealing for volu...


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

19 January 2017

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


Waiting time targets for A&E are missed

19 January 2017

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


Cuts would be wrong and unfair says fertility charity

19 January 2017

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


Volunteers can help kids grow a love for reading

19 January 2017

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


Councillor’s in the clear over planning comment

19 January 2017

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


Politicians puzzled over names in viaduct bricks

19 January 2017

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


New housing brings unexpected spin off, a cut in council tax

19 January 2017

New housing developments in Sandbach have proved controversial, but th...


Business threatens to quit town following ruling from planners

19 January 2017

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


Impartiality of parish councillors doubted by former chairman

19 January 2017

The former chairman of Cranage Parish Council questioned the impartial...


School praised as staff member fights back from the brink

19 January 2017

The mother of a Sandbach teaching assistant struck down with a life-th...


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...