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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...


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 ...


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...


Clash over cost of the town hall refurbishment

27 April 2017

Sandbach town councillors have clashed over how much the town hall ref...


Brian reaches blood donation milestone

27 April 2017

A Holmes Chapel man celebrated a milestone blood donation, 60 years af...


Trader fears for future of market

27 April 2017

A trader has warned that Congleton’s market will shut within two...


104-home Waggs Road plan refused

27 April 2017

A controversial plan to build 104 homes in Congleton has been refused ...


Plans for kennels are opposed over puppy farm fears

27 April 2017

Residents have opposed plans to open kennels in Radway Green fearing i...


New notice boards won’t be funded by council tax rise

27 April 2017

Parish noticeboards in Church Lawton are due to be upgraded to newer l...


Strategy is devised to help keep town’s only remaining bank open

27 April 2017

Biddolphians should switch their accounts to the TSB to ensure the tow...


Housing group is accused of not listening

27 April 2017

A Biddulph housing group is no longer listening to local councillors w...


Farewell to PCSO not afraid to go ‘extra mile’

27 April 2017

Biddulph bid farewell on Friday to a PCSO not afraid to go the “...


Family raise money for defibrillator in memory of Annette

27 April 2017

A Church Lawton family has raised money to install a defibrillator at ...


Pharmaceutical giant is looking to sell its Holmes Chapel site

27 April 2017

A pharmaceutical factory in Holmes Chapel could change hands after its...


Sand quarry will bring ‘no jobs, just years of misery’ says villager

27 April 2017

Cranage parish councillors were forced to defend their position on a c...


Exercise area would help villagers stay fit

27 April 2017

Cranage needs an outdoor fitness area to help its residents avoid the ...


Transport festival moved up a gear

27 April 2017

The deafening roar of engines rang through the streets of Sandbach on ...


Design guide is to help developers and protect the area’s rich heritage

27 April 2017

A design guide has been produced by Cheshire East Council to help prot...


NatWest bank closure — 1,500 letters of objection are hand-delivered to HQ

27 April 2017

Alsager campaigners hand delivered 1,500 letters to the NatWest headqu...


MP enlisted to help save village doctors’ surgery

27 April 2017

Rode Heath residents have appealed to MP Fiona Bruce as they fight to ...


County council candidates

27 April 2017

Ahead of the general election on 8th June, residents will going to the...


Bid to raise awareness of the effects of stalking

27 April 2017

Police are again supporting national stalking awareness week, which st...


Pop-up shops could breathe new life into town’s high street

27 April 2017

Pop-up shops could help fill the holes on Biddulph’s high street...


New bid to demolish nursery greenhouses and build bungalows

27 April 2017

A new proposal has been submitted to demolish the existing greenhouses...


Reporter’s face ‘drenched in blood’ following attack

27 April 2017

A Chronicle reporter was taken to hospital after being attacked in Con...


Mum’s pyjama day will raise funds for local cancer victim

27 April 2017

A woman is staying in her pyjamas all day to drum up money for a Congl...


Lottery cash helps children learn more about wildlife

27 April 2017

Knypersley First School pupils helped celebrate the completion of a po...


Views from the street on snap election decision

27 April 2017

People have given a mixed reaction to the prime minister’s decis...


Further maths is axed by high school due to pressure on budgets

27 April 2017

The “constant pressure” on school budgets has forced a Con...


Discovering the joys of being a footballing groundhopper

27 April 2017

Chronicle sub editor Tony Bugby joined non-league football diehards fo...


Taking to the streets with a hard-hitting campaign

27 April 2017

Cheshire East Council has launched a “hard-hitting” campai...


Design guide is to help developers and protect the area’s rich heritage

27 April 2017

A design guide has been produced by Cheshire East Council to help prot...


Mayor opposes banning order in the war against unruly young people

27 April 2017

Headteachers, police officers and councillors have joined forces to tr...


Surprise in store as musical flash mob breaks out in aisles

27 April 2017

Biddulph shoppers were stopped in their tracks on Good Friday when fel...


Fears scrapping waste charges would place tip’s future in jeopardy

27 April 2017

Scrapping controversial waste charges could jeopardise the future of B...


Opening Bronze Age barrow to the public hit by access issue

27 April 2017

Plans to open a Bronze Age monument to the public have taken a knock-b...


First Congleton Triathlon raises £4k for hospice

27 April 2017

Organisers of the inaugural Congleton Triathlon have hailed it a huge ...


Parish councils look at pooling resources for community policing

27 April 2017

Community police officers in rural areas could be joint-funded by mult...


Inspiration behind diabetes support group is honoured

27 April 2017

A volunteer from Congleton has received an award from Diabetes UK in r...


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

04 May 2017

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


Premier League star at Pikemere

04 May 2017

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


Memory café seeks to improve quality of life for dementia sufferers

04 May 2017

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


Developers would have to fund road crossings

04 May 2017

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


Councillor chosen to fight general election

04 May 2017

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


Warning to dog owners after pet badly savaged

04 May 2017

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


Unhappy councillor feels ‘victimised’

04 May 2017

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


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

04 May 2017

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


Drivers caught every two minutes speeding at more than 90mph

04 May 2017

As the fines imposed on motorists for speeding increased, Staffordshir...


Weight management service for children being launched

04 May 2017

As national statistics show that more children are obese than ever bef...


Don’t lose your voice at the general election

04 May 2017

Local councils are calling on people to ensure they don’t lose t...


Two badly hurt in crash

04 May 2017

Police have asked witnesses who may have seen an accident on the A537 ...



Mayor grilled over future of town market

04 May 2017

Concerned Congleton traders grilled the mayor over the future of the t...


From sleeping rough to becoming civic chief

04 May 2017

Congleton’s next mayor has relived his remarkable journey from a...


Cycle friendly country park with BMX track could be Tour legacy

04 May 2017

A cycle friendly country park, which would include a BMX track, could ...


Waste depot plan to be scrutinised at inquiry

04 May 2017

The North West Traffic Commissioner has ordered a public inquiry after...


No fuel at Shell for two months

04 May 2017

Shell will close its Congleton fuel station for an eight-week refurbis...


MP prepared to rebel unless there is u-turn on school funding

04 May 2017

Fiona Bruce, the former MP and now the Conservative candidate for the ...


Fines for cigarette litterlouts

04 May 2017

Dropping cigarettes on the ground cost a number of local people £...


Call for stick cams so lollypop wardens can film abusive drivers

04 May 2017

A lollypop warden quit her job because of aggressive and often abusive...


Fears In Bloom entry will be wrecked by improvement work

04 May 2017

Work on a £1m improvement scheme in Congleton town centre is due...


Burglary at community hub ‘is a low life trick’

04 May 2017

Hundreds of pounds was stolen from a popular Congleton community hub d...


Work begins on international HQ for square kilometre array

04 May 2017

Construction has begun on headquarters for the world’s largest r...


Ian Street named new Congleton Town boss

04 May 2017

Congleton Town have appointed a new manager this week. Ian Street desc...


Pursuing complaint against ex-councillor not in public interest

04 May 2017

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


Fishmonger nets award for his market hall work

04 May 2017

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


Mum who beat cancer to climb Kilimanjaro

04 May 2017

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


Gas powered plant ‘would have noise level of dishwasher’

04 May 2017

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


Councillor selected to fight general election

04 May 2017

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


UKIP decides not to field candidate

04 May 2017

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


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

04 May 2017

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


Water with healing qualities should be exempt from VAT

04 May 2017

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


Police find stash of weapons in house

04 May 2017

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


‘Leave residents in peace’ is plea over homes plan

04 May 2017

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


Runner breaks toe in footpath pothole

04 May 2017

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


Walkers wanted to help create wildlife map for Biddulph

04 May 2017

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


The ‘voice of patients’ praised by inspectors

04 May 2017

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


Knypersley’s pavilion tribute to Lowe family

04 May 2017

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


Bus services under threat as council looks to save £1.5m

11 May 2017

Subsidised evening and Sunday bus services could be scrapped across th...


‘Despicable’ theft of cash from brewery

11 May 2017

Hundreds of pounds raised by a Congleton brewery to send a local woman...


The Mills development takes big step forward

11 May 2017

“One more hurdle” has been cleared in the bid to transform...


Public to be named in interest of openness and transparency

11 May 2017

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


Diabetes charity awards school for care of pupils

11 May 2017

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


Car park ‘disruption’ during Civic facelift

11 May 2017

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


Plan to put garden and food waste in same bin

11 May 2017

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


Dean lands coaching job at top Icelandic premier league club

11 May 2017

Former Congleton town player/manager Dean Sibson kicked off a new chap...


Triton Juniors end of season awards

11 May 2017

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


Women’s first big competition

11 May 2017

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


Club’s first major competition

11 May 2017

Congleton Golf Club staged the first major competition of the season o...


Festival win for Rovers

11 May 2017

Congleton Rovers U11s continued their successful season with victory a...


Troubleshooting cop appointed as force’s new chief constable

11 May 2017

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


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

11 May 2017

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


Civic users face levy

11 May 2017

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


Ministry reveals no changes have been made at bail hostel

11 May 2017

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


Sandbach Curshaws’ shield victory

11 May 2017

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


Double success for U12s

11 May 2017

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


News from Sandbach Striders running club

11 May 2017

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


‘Soul destroying’ drivers parking on cleared land

11 May 2017

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


Tributes to tattoo artist Russ after his sudden death

11 May 2017

The people of Congleton united to pay tribute to a tattoo artist descr...


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

11 May 2017

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


Council denies breaching minimum wage legislation

11 May 2017

Cheshire East Council has responded to allegations that several care w...


Hat trick of awards for Bears’ striker Fletcher

11 May 2017

Declan Fletcher was the big winner at Congleton Town’s end-of-se...


Pub car park access to planned housing still worries residents

11 May 2017

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


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

11 May 2017

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


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

11 May 2017

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


Allegation against town clerk prompts a review of future complaints

11 May 2017

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


Women’s Equality Party branch expansion plan

11 May 2017

The Women’s Equality Party this week said it was showing that la...


Parish councils may share PCSOs as costs increase

11 May 2017

Funding for community police officers could be shared between parish c...


Fire safety regulations at new bar remain a concern

11 May 2017

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


Lost something? Try the new lost property office

11 May 2017

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


Lorry load of love for Syria’s young

11 May 2017

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


Final say on quarry homes should not be taken by officers

11 May 2017

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


Divisions over call to give evidence at public inquiry

11 May 2017

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


Bears to parachute in for launch of festival

11 May 2017

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


New captains tee off

11 May 2017

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


Council kerfuffle over the spending of £22

11 May 2017

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


Supporters praised as new Scout hut opens

11 May 2017

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


Warning to walkers as broken glass is found buried at beauty spot

11 May 2017

Police have warned walkers to be vigilant when using a Congleton beaut...


Dig deep so allotment charity can clear debts

11 May 2017

Locals are being asked to dig deep and help the charity owner of newly...


Public may miss out on election hustings due to a lack of time

11 May 2017

The short timescale before the snap general election has meant local r...


Public inquiry underway into village green bid by Somerford residents

11 May 2017

A public inquiry into a fiercely contested village green application s...


Congleton Harriers running club

11 May 2017

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


Around the WIs

11 May 2017

Around the WIs...


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

11 May 2017

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


New manager Ian bids to be streets ahead of rest

11 May 2017

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


Sale of Chelford’s last ewe raises £1,600 for charity

11 May 2017

The last ewe sold at Chelford Market before it closed raised £1,...


Car park pothole repairs criticised by councillor

11 May 2017

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


Get tough message as council vows to prosecute vandals

11 May 2017

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


Jobs blow as up to 90 face axe at BAE Systems

11 May 2017

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


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

11 May 2017

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


Parish councillors won’t be reported to the police

11 May 2017

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


Open days give public chance to have say on neighbourhood plan

11 May 2017

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


Tories now control town’s two county council wards

11 May 2017

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


Police raids to curb fly-tipping are welcomed

11 May 2017

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


GPs’ SOS call to patients ahead of general election

18 May 2017

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


New plan for a revamp of the indoor market

18 May 2017

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


Voters will go to ballot box before main event

18 May 2017

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


Warning about the policing of low level crime

18 May 2017

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


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

18 May 2017

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


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

18 May 2017

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


Congregating teens ‘at risk of exploitation’

18 May 2017

Teenagers who congregate in Congleton’s town centre after school...


GPs’ SOS call to patients ahead of general election

18 May 2017

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


Plea for iconic bungalow with butterfly roof to be made a listed building

18 May 2017

A Congleton residents’ action group urged Cheshire East Council ...


A message to opponents of kennels plan

18 May 2017

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


Sainsbury’s revive plans for Alsager supermarket

18 May 2017

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


Safety campaigner accuses council of traffic lights u-turn

18 May 2017

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


Need for link road ‘compelling and pressing’ inquiry was told

18 May 2017

A public inquiry into the Congleton Link Road opened on Tuesday after ...


Great War memorial must be returned to town says councillor

18 May 2017

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


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

18 May 2017

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


Old Saw Mill given go-ahead to extend its opening hours

18 May 2017

A community co-operative has had its application to extend its opening...


Village green public inquiry concludes

18 May 2017

A public inquiry into a controversial village green application ended ...


Memorial match played in honour of hero backpacker

18 May 2017

The family and friends of Tom Jackson, who died trying to save a fello...


Pub customers raise £10,000 for hospice in two-hour auction

18 May 2017

Local publicans praised their patrons for their generosity after &poun...


Patients are warned to expect disruption after cyber attack

18 May 2017

Patients across Cheshire and north Staffordshire have been warned to e...


Court ruling on speculative development is welcomed

18 May 2017

A landmark ruling has been obtained in the Supreme Court by Cheshire E...


Action group wants your backing in bid to re-open local pub

18 May 2017

An action group has appealed for residents to back their campaign to r...


Patrols from residents key to beating speed menace on the roads

18 May 2017

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


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

18 May 2017

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


Your call — public asked to decide future of phone box

18 May 2017

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


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

18 May 2017

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


Resident appeals to secretary of state over extension ban

18 May 2017

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


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

18 May 2017

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


Homes plan rejected as access would be through pub car park

18 May 2017

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


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

18 May 2017

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


Memorial match played in honour of hero backpacker

18 May 2017

The family and friends of Tom Jackson, who died trying to save a fello...


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

18 May 2017

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


Around the WIs

18 May 2017

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


Special car seat that eases pain for Isaiah

25 May 2017

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


Housing plan described as ‘death trap’

25 May 2017

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


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

25 May 2017

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


Community group fury over political inference

25 May 2017

A director of a popular local co-operative has raised concerns that a ...


Bullying claim against social media group

25 May 2017

An administrator of a popular local social media group has urged users...


Love of horses leads to success in Dubai

25 May 2017

A Congleton father has spoken about his pride after his globe-trotting...


Store is ‘desperately seeking help’

25 May 2017

The British Heart Foundation has appealed for unwanted goods to replac...


‘Ghetto’ fear over social housing plan at quarry

25 May 2017

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


Greenfield land stirs up a ‘toxic atmosphere’

25 May 2017

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


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

25 May 2017

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


Paying tribute to Manchester bomb victim

25 May 2017

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


Campaigner fighting Dingle Farm scheme wins council backing

25 May 2017

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


Community left in shock after schoolgirl’s death

25 May 2017

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


Around the WIs

25 May 2017

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


Margaret shortlisted for volunteer of the year in Moorlands

25 May 2017

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


Developer has defended £16,000 management fees

25 May 2017

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


Councils are urged to unite and fight Arclid tip closure proposal

25 May 2017

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


Extra security planned to prevent motorists damaging green space

25 May 2017

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


Councils are urged to unite and fight Arclid tip closure proposal

25 May 2017

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


Environmental map importance outlined

25 May 2017

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


Residents win battle against petrol station selling alcohol 24/7

25 May 2017

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


Tributes following death of Goostrey’s oldest resident

25 May 2017

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


Local playwright’s tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox

25 May 2017

A local playwright staging a drama about the life of murdered Labour M...


Farmer claims council ‘vendetta’ as he pours pigswill over officer

25 May 2017

A Timbersbrook farmer poured pigswill over a Cheshire East Council emp...


Congleton constituency has the highest % of registered voters in UK

25 May 2017

The Congleton constituency has the highest proportion of registered vo...


Congleton Town and Vale Juniors are kicking off exciting new link

25 May 2017

Two local football clubs have forged stronger ties, with one offering ...


Communities respond in wake of Arena attack

25 May 2017

Congleton will stage its own vigil on Saturday night for those killed ...


Disabled driver who lost his parking fine appeals will not pay

25 May 2017

A Congleton man has claimed a private parking firm may be in breach of...


Foodbank’s demand risen for eighth year

25 May 2017

The number of people relying on foodbank handouts in Congleton has ris...


Young people split over scrapping tuition fees

25 May 2017

Young people from across the area have been left divided by Labour&rsq...


East Cheshire health chiefs given £227,000 to help fight diabetes

25 May 2017

Health chiefs have been given a £227,000 cash injection to help ...


Tributes following death of Goostrey’s oldest resident

25 May 2017

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


‘Weasel words’ of Conservative manifesto on schools funding

25 May 2017

A Labour candidate for the Congleton constituency at the general elect...


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

25 May 2017

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


Police and councils step up their fight to stop modern slavery

25 May 2017

“We will not tolerate it”, was the message from Cheshire p...


After school club told to improve by Ofsted

25 May 2017

A Congleton nursery “requires improvement” because of inad...


Council splashes out £8,000 on improvements to paddling pool

25 May 2017

Congleton paddling pool opens for the summer season at 10am on Saturda...