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Macclesfield prepare for Wembley and resume their love affair with the FA Trophy

Celebrations as Macclesfield secure their place in the FA Trophy final. Credit: ITV News.

Macclesfield Town are off to London to face York in the final of the FA Trophy, which they last held 21 years ago.

The murals at the Moss Rose tell the stories of the club's love affair with the trophy - and it could be time for a new photo on the wall.

Chris Hall reports:


Train staff to strike over pay deal

Workers at a train maintenance company, based in Crewe, are to stage a 24-hour strike in a dispute over pay. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at Arriva TrainCare will walk out later. The RMT said the company was not prepared to negotiate pay because it was not the recognised union for its employees.

The company should wake up and take notice of the anger amongst their workforce over the pay issue.

Instead they have ignored their staff and offered an insulting increase that systematically undermines our members' standard of living.

– RMT general secretary, Mick Cash

Police investigation into the death of 15 babies at the Countess of Chester hospital

Police have been called in to investigate the deaths of 15 babies at the Countess of Chester hospital.

They will also look into six further cases where babies had potentially life-threatening heart or breathing problems.

Only six months ago a report into the hospital by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health gave 24 recommendations for improvement.

The report also highlighted concerns over blotches on the bodies of some of the babies who had died which doctors couldn't explain.

There is still a mystery about what's gone wrong - and the police need to establish if any of the deaths were due to unnatural causes.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox reports.

Hundreds of people turn out at funeral of war veteran after Facebook campaign

Harry Wheeler Credit: ITV Granada

Hundreds of people have turned out to say farewell to a war veteran who had no surviving family

96 year old Harry Wheeler died at a care home in Macclesfield. He served with the Royal Marines in the second world war.

Well wishers attended Macclesfield Crematorium after a Facebook campaign.

Absolutely blown away. It was initially just a handful of people.

And that was it. We couldn't even fill a seven-seater limo. And they're bursting at the seams aren't they.

Just can't describe it absolutely blown away with everything.

– Mike Jeffers, friend of Harry Wheeler
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