All posts by Editor

  • Efe has no regrets

    Former Nigeria international Efetobore Sodje says he has no regret not playing in the premier league – despite playing in England for 18 seasons. Sodje...

  • Landslip and flooding cause railway chaos

    A landslip and flooding are causing ‘major disruption’ for railway passengers in Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas of South Cheshire Trains are currently unable to run...

  • Barnaby Festival 2020 Events Update

    Disco InFurlough Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st, 4pmView on : Zoom, RSVP below Join us for an online dance party this Saturday and Sunday! Boogie from...

  • The unspoken reality of school cultures

    Bollington author and education consultant, Jeanie Davies, has written a book called The Trust Revolution in Schools based on two decades of experience in education....

  • Online pet-sale fraud on the increase

    Residents across Cheshire are being urged to remain vigilant when buying pets online following an emerging trend of animal related scams during the coronavirus pandemic....

  • Dawn to dusk Peak District litter challenge

    It’ll be the longest day in more ways than one for intrepid cyclist Alex Waddington. While most of us enjoy the long hours of daylight...

  • Keep your dogs under control

    Dog owners are urged to keep their pets under control and think of others when visiting the borough’s parks and open spaces. As residents get...

  • Silkmen mourn the loss of club stalwarts

    Players, fans and staff at Macclesfield Town FC were saddened to learn that two much-loved and devoted supporters have passed away over the course of...

  • Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition

    Autumn, oil on canvas, 70 x 70 cm Pat Havis Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition first opened its doors in 2013. Due to the reorganisation of...

  • Cryptocurrency thief jailed

    A man from St Helens who stole more than £30,000 worth of cryptocurrency has been jailed for 20 months. Mark Andrews, 38, of Woodlands Road, pleaded...

  • Players and staff struggling with mental health during uncertainty

    Macclesfield Town players and staff say their mental health has been “disregarded”, as they await Friday’s independent hearing outcome. The Silkmen, already docked 11 points...

  • MP calls for “fair play off the pitch”

    Following the vote to conclude the EFL League Two season, Macclesfield MP, David Rutley, has issued a statement: “Following the decision made by the clubs...

  • Barnaby 2020 programme

    Barnaby Festival will be presenting a programme of online commissions on the traditional Barnaby dates of June 20 & June 21. These commissions interpret the theme...

  • Making ‘scrubs’ for Macclesfield Hospital

    Chris Watson and Philip Harden with some of the items of scrubs clothing. The Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle are the latest of many organisations...

  • EFL ‘trying their best’ to throw Macclesfield out

    Macclesfield Town players say the club have been unfairly treated by the EFL after League Two was ended on Tuesday.  The Silkmen are facing a...

  • Barnaby 2020 Homemade Parade

    The Barnaby Parade is one of the highlights of the festival bringing people together in a celebration of creativity and community. Sadly, owing to the...

  • Trafford Centre owner on verge of collapse

    Shopping centre giant intu could collapse into administration within a fortnight, it has been claimed. The retail centre owner remains in crucial talks with its...

  • The Royal Cheshire County Show 2020 goes virtual!

    The Cheshire Agricultural Society has announced the launch of The Royal Cheshire Virtual Show 2020. The much-loved traditional event, cancelled owing to the onset of the Covid-19  pandemic, regularly attracts over 80,000 visitors to the Cheshire Showground in Tabley. The online event, which will take place in lieu of the live Show on 16th  and  17th  June, promises to provide a flavour of the entertainment, education and fun which have become the signature of this vibrant  celebration of all things Cheshire. Rob Davenport, Show Director,  commented: “We are thrilled to be offering an online showcase of our wonderful Show, providing  competitors, visitors and traders an opportunity  to celebrate the riches of our county’s agricultural heritage.” Highlights of the virtual event will include fresh, engaging content from the Delamere Dairy Main Ring and  The Roberts Bakery Food  Halls, as well as the sights and sounds of all the celebrated showground marquees. Competitors are invited to enter their prized animals in an array of competition classes, including cattle, sheep, goats and, of course, light and heavy horses. Competitions will be judged on uploaded photographs and videos by a panel of Show judges and winners will be revealed online on the days of the virtual event. The ground-breaking initiative will also enable the Show’s diverse trade stands to present their products and services to an online audience, allowing shoppers to browse and purchase unique...

  • Paul’s Pics

    LocLocal wildlife photographer, Paul Beech, captured a pair of nest-building Great Crested Grebes on one of the Langley reservoirs. He said it was their fourth...

  • Tributes to ex-Kings pupil – GP Edward Cockayne

    The family of Edward Ernest Cockayne, who passed away peacefully at home on Friday, have paid the following tribute to the ‘influential and respected’ family...