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It was surreal listening to Conservative councillors clamour to criticise the proposed budget seemingly unable to join the dots between their administration's budget black holes and the austerity policies that their national party has implemented over the past decade which has decimated funding for local councils and our services.

Then decrying Rishi Sunak's rise in council tax, which none of us want to do but is effectively forced on Councils by the chancellor's December economic statement.

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On 12 October, the prime minister announced that Cheshire East, among other areas such as Cheshire West & Chester, Warrington and Greater Manchester, were to be placed under 'Tier 2' restrictions. The full extent of what these new measures mean is, as of yet, relatively unclear.

Cheshire East Council effectively know exactly the same as everyone else. All we know at this stage is what the PM has publicly announced.

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In her first fortnightly column, Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake writes about a week in the life of a "masked mayor" to give you an insight into to how she balances her job as a teaching assistant, mayoral and council duties, as well as her home-life; all within 'new normal' of the pandemic.

One of the most exciting aspects I enjoy as a working Mayor is the variety each week brings. In my first article for Macclesfield Nub News I will reflect on my long week; beginning with chairing, my first, full council meeting as Mayor, ending with a bacon barm at the Green in the Corner community café in Hurdsfield, and everything in between.

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On Thursday 13th August 2020, thousands of young people across the country received results for exams they never got to sit. Granted, the circumstances were unavoidable – a global pandemic being a pretty justifiable reason to cancel exams. However, what is not remotely justifiable is the way the results themselves were calculated.

A-Levels are the key to students futures. Whether they want to go to University or do an Apprenticeship (or something entirely different), young people need positive results. Yet this year, the system of grading that was in place of the exams has crushed the hopes, dreams and aspirations of thousands.

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