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Residents urged to ring their bells

Residents will be asked to ring anything from church bells to door bells to launch the start of this year’s Barnaby Festival.

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New plans for derelict site

Pubs that have been derelict for more than 10 years could be turned into a new town centre development under major new proposals.

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Programme of fun announced for torch day

A programme of entertainment and activities has been announced for the Olympic Torch relay’s visit to the region.

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More Olympic volunteers needed

Volunteers are being urged to come forward to play their part in the Olympics in Cheshire.

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Nerve centre is being built

Building work has begun on a nerve centre for the world’s biggest telescope.

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Harry to run for hospice

A 10-year-old boy is so grateful to a hospice that helps his two brothers, he is going on the run to say thank you.

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Creepy crawlies go to college

Spiders, snakes and exotic insects were on hand to help people conquer their fears during a special event.

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Granddad needs a ghost writer

Granddad Sean Mulhern is looking for someone to help turn his dramatic life story into a book. Sean, 72, has plenty of stories to tell from his work in the ambulance service, as a local magistrate and more, but needs help to turn them into an autobiography for his four grandchildren. Sean, from Macclesfield, said: “I have reached a point in my life where unless I get these stories down they could be lost forever. “Because of my disabilities and …

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Ex-England goalie fights for school football pitches

A campaign for new school football pitches is in safe hands thanks to support from former England goalkeeper Joe Corrigan.

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Designer makes Corrie wedding dress

Designer Slim Chadwick is the man behind the latest Coronation Street wedding dress.

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