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Cheshire East household recycling rate falls 1.5%

Cheshire East household recycling rate falls 1.5%

According to the latest government figures the recycling rates for household waste have fallen for the first time since records began. in Cheshire East…
Over 260 arrests during Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving

Over 260 arrests during Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving

As a result of a Cheshire Police drink and drug drive operation 267 people face a life-changing start to 2017, which represents an increase of 12% on…
Barlow's Beef: What's the difference between CEC and a dormouse?

Barlow's Beef: What's the difference between CEC and a dormouse?

'Huge disappointment as town's views have been ignored in Local Plan,' screamed our Wilmslow headline on Dec 21. Councillor Keith Purdom for the Wilmslow…
The Dogfather: What happens when 'My Baby' takes over

The Dogfather: What happens when 'My Baby' takes over

Two years ago I worked with four-month-old Mastif whose owner referred to her as 'My Baby'. The dog was bright and within ten minutes I had her trotting…
Government gives green light to Handforth's garden village

Government gives green light to Handforth's garden village

Plans to create a new garden village on the eastern edge of Handforth have been given government backing today (Monday, 2nd January). The North Cheshire…
Victims of domestic abuse encouraged to lift lid on their suffering

Victims of domestic abuse encouraged to lift lid on their suffering

As people make their New Year's resolutions, Cheshire Constabulary is urging those affected by emotional, psychological and physical abuse to seek support…
Reader's Letter: Are modern cars not fitted with indicators?

Reader's Letter: Are modern cars not fitted with indicators?

I know this was published couple of years ago but we seem to have a lot more cars on the road with NO Indicators. Is it an optional extra, or are they…
Corrie Star visits panto rehearsal

Corrie Star visits panto rehearsal

A Coronation Street star called in to see young pantomime stars rehearsing for next month's production and wish them the best of luck. Jane Danson, the…
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Move to bolster neighbourhood plans welcomed

Move to bolster neighbourhood plans welcomed

Cheshire East Council has welcomed the government's move to bolster the status of neighbourhood plans in the planning process. The recent announcement…
Olympic heroes awarded Freedom of the Borough

Olympic heroes awarded Freedom of the Borough

Cheshire East's Olympic heroes have been honoured with Freedom of the Borough status at a special meeting of Cheshire East Council. Chelford residents…
Plans for private clinic approved

Plans for private clinic approved

Plans to change the use of an empty retail unit to enable a private clinic to open in the village centre have been approved. Dr Chantrey, who currently…
Court orders driver to pay £180 for parking on Congleton Road

Court orders driver to pay £180 for parking on Congleton Road

Following a number of complaints from local residents police officers have continued to monitor the parking situation on Congleton Road on a regular basis.…
Interiors shop announces closure after 15 years of trading

Interiors shop announces closure after 15 years of trading

The owners of an interiors and gift shop have announced they will be closing at the end of January after trading in the village for 15 years. The Lavender…
Real housewife launches appeal against refusal of wedding venue plans

Real housewife launches appeal against refusal of wedding venue plans

A reality TV star and ex-footballer have lodged an appeal against Cheshire East Council's refusal to grant them planning permission to create a conference…
Barlow's Beef: Greed is the word is the word..

Barlow's Beef: Greed is the word is the word..

So what do you wish for in the coming year? New house, better job, lottery win? Personally I'm hoping to see some reflection on to the constant striving…
The Dogfather: Resolving dog problems is relatively easy

The Dogfather: Resolving dog problems is relatively easy

I had an urgent text today from a lady whose dog was apparently pulling her everywhere."My shoulder aches constantly from his yanking me around and he…
The importance of Choosing Well to get better quickly

The importance of Choosing Well to get better quickly

Promotional Feature Dr Paul Bowen, GP with McIlvride Medical Practice, Poynton, and Clinical Chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group…