Cheshire East pushes forward after devo stall

Cheshire East Council is to establish a cross-party working group “to develop the best possible case” for devolution, and “create debate around devolved powers for Cheshire”, after its joint devolution bid stalled earlier this year.

Senior Government names sign up to MIPIM UK

Six government ministers are expected to attend the MIPIM UK property conference next week, due to take place from Wednesday 19 October at Olympia in London.

Cheshire East Local Plan inquiry resumes on positive note

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The planning inspector overseeing Cheshire East’s draft Local Plan set the tone on the first day of resumed hearings yesterday, saying that while he still had “outstanding concerns” about the borough’s development blueprint, “we live in an imperfect world and we need to be pragmatic”.

Bailey to take over from Jones at Cheshire East Council

The Cheshire East Conservative Group has announced that its new leader will be Cllr Rachel Bailey, ward member for Audlem, replacing Cllr Michael Jones who stepped down in December following allegations of improper conduct.

Cheshire East leader quits

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Cheshire East Council leader Cllr Michael Jones has resigned following allegations of improper conduct around the award of contracts to a physiotherapy firm.

AS2015: Science remains firmly on agenda

George Osborne reaffirmed his commitment to science as a central plank of his economic policy with funding and detail added to previously announced science projects.