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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…
Lest We Forget: January 1917 New year, new beginnings, new tragedies ahead

Lest We Forget: January 1917 New year, new beginnings, new tragedies ahead

The Allies now took stock, braced themselves for another cold, freezing winter in the Flanders and French mud and laid their plans for spring. The Germans,…
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…
Reader's Photo: A frosty morning at the Moss

Reader's Photo: A frosty morning at the Moss

Terry Roeves kindly sent us this photo taken at Lindow Moss on Wednesday morning. If you look closely you can see their Hearing Dog for the Deaf puppy,…
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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…
Students strike gold with Duke of Edinburgh's top award

Students strike gold with Duke of Edinburgh's top award

A group of students who achieved their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award were invited to St James' Palace in London to be presented with their award by a member…
Properties and street furniture sprayed with racist graffiti

Properties and street furniture sprayed with racist graffiti

Police Officers are appealing for information from the public after racist graffiti was sprayed on a number of properties and street furniture on Manchester…
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…
Town Council spends 25% of precept on grants

Town Council spends 25% of precept on grants

Further to a brief discussion on wilmslow.co.uk about the Town Council's allocation of grants, one member of the Council has questioned whether it is…
Call for later opening hours as Council proposes to shut recycling centres earlier in summer

Call for later opening hours as Council proposes to shut recycling centres earlier in summer

As reported on wilmslow.co.uk last month, Cheshire East Council is currently considering making changes to its household waste recycling centres in order…
Handforth gets to work on creating Neighbourhood Plan

Handforth gets to work on creating Neighbourhood Plan

Work is now well underway to create a Neighbourhood Plan for Handforth, which is a community led plan that sets out the vision and policies for the future…
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…
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…