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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...


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...


Surface water worry at housing development

30 March 2017

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


Stabbing threat as traders tackle unruly youths

30 March 2017

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


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

30 March 2017

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


Miss Cheshire finalist Jennifer reveals she was victim of bullying

30 March 2017

A Rode Heath teenager, who was once the victim of bullying, entered th...


‘Decent’ jobs would solve deprivation

30 March 2017

Alsager needs “decent” jobs because people aged between 16...


Quarry bond explanation described as ‘an insult’

30 March 2017

The borough council’s response about a legally binding surety bo...


End of an era as butcher’s shop gets the chop

30 March 2017

It was the end of an era for Biddulph’s high street on Saturday ...


Mayor blasts decision to close bank

30 March 2017

Biddulph’s Town Mayor has called the decision to axe the town&rs...


Size key to developing Meadows School site

30 March 2017

Plans for a development for the over-55s on the site of the former Mea...


Grandfather strides out on epic 1,200-mile walk the length of Britain

30 March 2017

A Sandbach grandfather is aiming to raise £5,000 for the Stroke ...


Pauline receives Rotary’s citizen-of-the-year award

30 March 2017

A former town council chairman, who helped raise more than £400,...


Developer under fire for breach of conditions claim

30 March 2017

A Sandbach resident has called for Cheshire East Council to take legal...


Planning officers back new affordable homes

30 March 2017

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


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

30 March 2017

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


Security cameras upgrade in the fight against crime

30 March 2017

Security cameras in Alsager are due to be upgraded to help clampdown o...


Campaigners suffer blow in bid to keep bank open

30 March 2017

The campaign to save an Alsager bank was dealt a blow this week after ...


Fears 24/7 alcohol sales at petrol station will fuel rise in bad behaviour

30 March 2017

Residents fear plans to sell alcohol 24/7 at a Biddulph petrol station...


Teachers a class act in charity football match

30 March 2017

Biddulph High School’s teachers proved they were top of the clas...


Tory council sticking by its ‘tip tax’ despite minister’s response

30 March 2017

A Government minister has said DIY waste should be disposed of for fre...


Youth banning orders give us more tools, say police

30 March 2017

A police chief has defended plans to ban youths gathering in Biddulph ...


Developer seeking to scrap public footpath

30 March 2017

A public footpath linking Alsager and Church Lawton through a new hous...


MP describes sound of terrorist attack in grounds of Parliament

30 March 2017

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


Aiming to improve mental health services for young

30 March 2017

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


Arts group wants to hear your stories on ‘souling’

30 March 2017

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


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

30 March 2017

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


Crime commissioner is savaged by watchdog

30 March 2017

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


Approved homes plan ‘in a catch-22 situation’

30 March 2017

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


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

30 March 2017

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


Shot stopper Sebastian scores after securing five-year Everton deal

30 March 2017

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


M6 crash rate up during ‘smart motorway’ work

30 March 2017

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


Around the WIs

30 March 2017

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


Extra security is called for to protect new grassed open space

30 March 2017

Fears have been raised that it would be a pointless exercise to clear ...


Voluntary transport group’s vital lifeline to the community

30 March 2017

A volunteer group that helps Biddolphians with no access to transport ...


Homes plan for former borough council land is met with opposition

30 March 2017

A planning application to build 10 homes in Sandbach on land previousl...


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

30 March 2017

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


Chairman criticised for not extending planning meeting

30 March 2017

An 11th hour bid to hold an emergency debate about the long-term plann...


Civic facelift to continue

30 March 2017

Alsager Civic is to undergo phase two of its planned refurbishment, a ...


Developer seeking to scrap public footpath

30 March 2017

A public footpath linking Alsager and Church Lawton through a new hous...


Harm to trees concern over ‘garden grab’ plan

30 March 2017

A plan to build a dormer bungalow in the garden of a property on Beech...


Train to use defibrillators

30 March 2017

An appeal has been made for would-be lifesavers to train to use device...


Students organise a referendum to have their say on funding

30 March 2017

Sandbach and Holmes Chapel students held a referendum to figure out if...


Swimathon makes a splash for 25 years

30 March 2017

Sandbach young people swam more 50 miles for charity recently. Now in...


Work to begin next month on £350,000 refurb for the Civic

06 April 2017

A major renovation at Alsager Civic is due to begin next month after t...


Pensioner fears getting stuck in giant potholes

06 April 2017

A disabled pensioner living in Alsager is concerned she could get her ...


Constitution for youth council is criticised

06 April 2017

Young people in Alsager could soon get the chance to elect their own r...


Residents are warned to be on their guard

06 April 2017

A town and county councillor has warned residents to be wary after a n...


Pokémon inspiration for couple to raise awareness of autism

06 April 2017

A Biddulph couple showed you’ve got to catch ‘em all after...


Contraception clinic closure is a bitter pill

06 April 2017

The planned closure of a contraception clinic in Biddulph is an exampl...


Congleton children in Icelandic coach crash

06 April 2017

A group of Congleton schoolchildren had a narrow escape in Iceland aft...


Treo statue fund is still short of £3,000

06 April 2017

An appeal has gone out for the final £3,000 towards a statue to ...


Minor injuries unit closures

06 April 2017

Congleton War Memorial Hospital’s minor injuries unit is being t...


Opportunity to cash in on Dane power

06 April 2017

Local people will have the opportunity to buy shares in a clean energy...


Memorial garden provides lasting memory of Lucas

06 April 2017

Hundred of balloons were released from Offley Primary Academy, Sandbac...


Dog owners warned after deadly disease is discovered in area

06 April 2017

Holmes Chapel and Sandbach dog owners are being warned to check their ...


WI news

06 April 2017

Eaton The March meeting was once again in the St John Ambulance rooms...


Plan to build homes on industrial estate is given go ahead

06 April 2017

An application to build affordable homes on a Congleton industrial est...


New homes critic in no show for plan decision

06 April 2017

A Sandbach town councillor, who called in a planning application becau...


Residents fear wildlife haven will become a housing development

06 April 2017

Gillow Heath residents fear the removal of plants on land off York Clo...


Gang of teenagers is accused of bullying at village skate park

06 April 2017

A gang of Holmes Chapel teenagers has been labelled “selfish and...


Potholes ‘an absolute nightmare for drivers’

06 April 2017

Biddulph’s deputy mayor has called for action to fix the “...


Cutting community beds doesn’t mean hospital closures are ‘inevitable’

06 April 2017

NHS bosses in north Staffordshire have denied the closure of any of th...


Objections bulldozed as garden grab home is given the go-ahead

06 April 2017

An Alsager application, labelled as “garden grabbing”, has...


Yellow line compromise would permit drivers to still park outside shops

06 April 2017

Alsager campaigners have supported alterations to increased traffic re...


Development in Alsager has reached ‘saturation’ point

06 April 2017

An Alsager resident claimed the town is at “saturation point&rdq...


Plan to build 60 homes on land that ‘frequently floods’ is thrown out

06 April 2017

An application to build 60 homes in Wheelock Heath on land that &ldquo...


Police crackdown on wagons in Astbury

06 April 2017

A resident has raised concerns about heavy goods vehicles blocking a r...


Train services likely to be at standstill on Saturday

06 April 2017

Rail users throughout east Cheshire will miss out on “a bumper d...


Developer is told to do ‘proper job’ on design and layout for estate

06 April 2017

A Congleton developer has been told to return to Cheshire East Council...


It’s a ‘disgrace’ borough has only re-homed five Syrian refugee families

06 April 2017

A campaigner has branded the borough council a “disgrace” ...


Town clerk excludes himself from meeting

06 April 2017

The Press, public — even the town clerk — were excluded fr...


More free parking is needed to ease parking congestion

06 April 2017

Alsager’s train station needs more free parking to stop commuter...


Dog owners are warned to avoid muddy walks

06 April 2017

Alsager dog owners are being warned to check their pets for lesions an...


Taskforce gives advice to revellers about how to drink responsibly

06 April 2017

Revellers were encouraged to drink responsibly over the weekend to hel...


Crash blackspot resident fears she could be killed

06 April 2017

A woman is fearing for her life because of the number of road accident...


Tears shed as Chelford closes

06 April 2017

Farmers shed tears as they walked away from a popular cattle auction f...


Sales dates for Beeston market

06 April 2017

The new dates for agricultural auctions in Cheshire have been revealed...


Fallout from Michael Jones is still impacting council

06 April 2017

The “difficult circumstances” that led to the former borou...


More cash needed as roundabout scheme is 50% over budget

06 April 2017

An improvement scheme to a major roundabout used by residents to get t...


Concerns raised again about ‘bullying culture’ at council

06 April 2017

Members of Cheshire East Council’s Labour group have raised conc...


UKIP and Greens won’t contest Biddulph wards

13 April 2017

The candidates for the Staffordshire County Council elections have bee...


Traffic at standstill as blazing van explodes

13 April 2017

Firefighters fought through black smoke in Congleton on Tuesday when a...


Planning officers call for homes on Waggs Road to be rejected

13 April 2017

Planning officers have recommended the authority refuse a controversia...


Minor injuries unit closed for Easter concern

13 April 2017

Concerns have been raised about the future of Congleton’s minor ...


Family right on cue with 24-hour pool marathon in memory of Sharon

13 April 2017

An Alsager family is cueing up for a 24-hour pool marathon later this ...


Lucy wants to be lifesaver in Tom’s memory

13 April 2017

A heart screening will be held in Alsager next month after a local tea...


Grill wins approval to also become a bar

13 April 2017

An application for a new grill in Alsager to also become a bar was app...


Sick mum needs £43,000 to try and improve health

13 April 2017

A Sandbach mum of two has appealed for help to raise £43,000 to ...


Unlucky golf club bunkered in bid to build 13 lodges

13 April 2017

Campaigners have scored a victory over Malkins Bank Golf Club, whose p...


Lottery cash funds cricket club ground improvements

13 April 2017

Elworth Cricket Club has completed two projects to improve facilities ...


Transport festival ready to move into top gear

13 April 2017

Organisers of next weekend’s Sandbach Transport Festival have pr...


A call for suggestions about the future use of park’s phone box

13 April 2017

A Sandbach community group leader, who saved an iconic red phone box f...


Seamstress to Royals starts new sewing club

13 April 2017

A Sandbach seamstress who made Princess Margaret’s tennis outfit...


Sustainability group’s warning about fracking

13 April 2017

A local environmental group has warned that fracking could lead to air...


Plot to damage home was hatched in prison

13 April 2017

A plot to damage an Alsager property was hatched by two men, one of wh...


Developer loses appeal as Marton homes plan is rejected by minister

13 April 2017

The secretary of state has dismissed a developer’s appeal after ...


Headshave for charity

13 April 2017

Two Congleton High School pupils braved the shave in front of their te...


Crowdfunding at Clonter to save community panto

13 April 2017

A crowdfunding appeal has been launched to save a community panto at a...


Campaigning mum is ‘totally overwhelmed’ by her Syrian appeal

13 April 2017

More than a thousand essential items and teddy bears will be sent to d...


Spared immediate jail sentence after attack on pregnant girlfriend

13 April 2017

A Biddulph man who attacked and threatened to kill his pregnant girlfr...


Unemptied bins explanation was ‘rubbish’ says resident

13 April 2017

Claims that a bin lorry could not access a Congleton street were brand...


Council chief executive has been suspended

13 April 2017

The chief executive of Cheshire East Council has been suspended pendin...


‘Care workers should get a decent pay rise, not just council chiefs’

13 April 2017

Senior town hall bosses face calls to forgo salary increases, after fi...


Historic well on wish list as town council vows to preserve heritage sites

13 April 2017

Biddulph Town Council could step in to save a historic local landmark ...


Cancer care outsourcing plan scrapped after no suitable provider found

13 April 2017

A £690m contract to outsource cancer care in Staffordshire has b...


Cannabis factory found in a disused building

13 April 2017

A police raid at the weekend, part of the Staffordshire force’s ...


Keen cyclist lost control on Mow Cop lane, inquest told

13 April 2017

A cyclist who lost control of his bike died after he collided with a t...


Exploding the myths on Freemasonry

13 April 2017

What goes on behind the closed doors of the ancient and mysterious fra...


Report calls for a review of borough’s taxi licensing

13 April 2017

A report on child sexual abuse has called for a review of borough taxi...


Ruby’s fund-raisers

13 April 2017

A Congleton branch of a building society presented a cheque to a local...


Thirty years under the big top as local circus celebrates landmark

13 April 2017

A Congleton-based touring circus is celebrating 30 years of “thr...


Don’t grapple with our reporter Herbert as he takes up a martial art

13 April 2017

In a quest to toughen up, Chronicle reporter Herbert Soden visited a l...


Skip hire firm under fire over plans for its recycling centre

13 April 2017

A Congleton skip business was branded a “disgrace” over cl...


Family’s pride as football club names stand after Colin Oakes

13 April 2017

Stephen Oakes described it as a “never-to-be-forgotten night&rdq...


Residents declare ‘enough is enough’ over development

13 April 2017

Alsager residents said “enough is enough” for development ...


Around the WIs

13 April 2017

At the beginning of the meeting, a special welcome was given to two vi...


Request to lift new financial procedure so bills can be paid

13 April 2017

Business at Sandbach Town Council is being delayed because its new fin...


Police chief’s chief of staff will be on £80,000

20 April 2017

“Value for money” was how Cheshire’s police and crim...


Sounding out improved acoustics for town hall

20 April 2017

Thousands are due to be spent on Congleton Town Hall’s microphon...


Phillip searches for a spoonful of memories

20 April 2017

A resident hopes to stir people’s memories by trying to find out...


Snap election decision ‘was correct call’

20 April 2017

The prime minister’s decision to call a snap general election on...


Plans to give Wood Park a new look are hit by petty vandals

20 April 2017

A spate of “petty vandalism” hit Alsager’s Wood Park...


New bar and grill has only one fire exit

20 April 2017

Alsager residents were concerned that a new bar and grill on Crewe Roa...


More to election than Brexit argues Lib Dem

20 April 2017

A leading Alsager Liberal Democrat welcomed the snap general election ...


Councillor suspended over Facebook posts

20 April 2017

A councillor has been suspended from the Labour Party so that controve...


£52,000 Sainsbury’s windfall may create a community area

20 April 2017

Plans are moving forward to turn land at Station Road, Biddulph, into ...


Fears approval for 10 new homes will ‘open floodgates’

20 April 2017

Biddulph’s deputy mayor fears plans to build 10 houses will &ldq...


MP Karen Bradley in a general election u-turn

20 April 2017

The prime minister’s decision to call a snap general election ha...


Claims councillors have been gagged over Suarez denied

20 April 2017

The borough council has denied its acting chief executive instructed a...


Tory MP would rebel in vote on school funding

20 April 2017

Congleton constituency MP, Conservative Fiona Bruce, has said she woul...


Haslington homes are ruled out of Alsager’s housing allocation

20 April 2017

New homes that are across the parish border in Haslington have been ru...


Software giant to help set up memory café

20 April 2017

An Alsager project that helps sufferers from dementia to share their m...


Kissing gates should be the first of many restoration projects

20 April 2017

The restoration of kissing gates at the old Forge dyeworks on Congleto...


Your views sought as council reviews sporting facilities

20 April 2017

Residents’ views on strategies to boost sport participation and ...


Demolition of landmark pub moves closer with homes planned for site

20 April 2017

Plans to demolish a Knypersley pub and build 14 houses on the site hav...


Tony’s memory lives on through fundraising

20 April 2017

A Biddulph father has been remembered by his Leek United Building Soci...


Traders want parking bay to stop drivers blocking deliveries

20 April 2017

Traders have called for new parking restrictions on Biddulph’s H...


Aiming to raise £100,000 for cancer treatment in Germany

20 April 2017

Friends and family have joined forces in a bid to raise £100,000...


First refugee family from war-torn Syria given a new home

20 April 2017

Congleton has welcomed its first asylum seeking family from war-torn S...


Remains of missing Steve Cook brought home after 12 years

20 April 2017

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


Declan still needs £2,500 for a special wheelchair

20 April 2017

A Biddulph teenager is one step closer to “living life to the fu...


Hurst Quarry housing development opposed again by town council

20 April 2017

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


Losing planning appeal cost taxpayer £55,318

20 April 2017

The fight to save a proposed sheltered housing scheme in Alsager cost ...


Alsager car park would win pothole contest

20 April 2017

An Alsager car park is in such a bad state it could win a “potho...


Access issue still not resolved after three years at development

20 April 2017

A national housing developer currently building 245 homes in Haslingto...


Family of late vicar donate £1,000 towards Scout hut

20 April 2017

Goostrey Scouts received a new four-figure donation as they announced ...


New amateur dramatics and operatic society all ready for curtain to rise

20 April 2017

The newly-formed Sandbach Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society has un...


‘Stop reducing services at our children’s centres’

20 April 2017

Campaigners fighting to protect services have criticised Cheshire East...


Pre-school needs your help

20 April 2017

An appeal to ensure the future of a Brereton pre-school has been made ...


Bowl off marks start of season

20 April 2017

Congleton Park Bowling Club marked the start of the season on Good Fri...


MP’s former website is linked to escort service

20 April 2017

A local MP has been targeted by internet pranksters who linked her for...