Kids get ready for World Book Day

Macclesfield Express - Wed, 01/03/2017 - 14:32

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New music festival will be 'biggest event in Macclesfield's history'

Macclesfield Express - Wed, 01/03/2017 - 13:15

 Andrew Kleek, 36 promises big music names at the new Macclesfield Festival.

Macclesfield farmers launch baa-rilliant fundraising idea

Macclesfield Express - Wed, 01/03/2017 - 13:03

 They are giving people the chance to name a new born lamb in exchange for a donation to Prostate Cancer UK

Interview: Sonya Huber, Disability March – impactful online activism

E-Access Bulletin Live - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 22:56
On January 21 2017, around half a million people took part in the Women’s March in Washington D. C. Symbolically scheduled for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th President of the United States, the aim of the Women’s March was to support and stand up for women’s rights and equality around the world, […]
Categories: Accessibility

Hollywood-voiced avatar solves citizens’ accessibility queries

E-Access Bulletin Live - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 22:55
An online avatar voiced by an Oscar-winning actor has been created to give disabled Australian citizens information on the country’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The virtual assistant ‘Nadia’ is voiced by Australian actor Cate Blanchett and is able to answer common questions about the NDIS – a support scheme for Australian citizens under 65 […]
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Your pictures: Final flurry of February snow

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 16:51

 The last day of February brought a surprise dusting of snow to Macclesfield.

Council approves tax rise to cover rising social care costs

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 15:19

 A 5pc council tax increase has been approved by Cheshire East Council.

New crossing on main road after objections over school bus cuts

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 15:17

 Tytherington School headteacher insists the free bus should remain after the council voted to install a crossing on the Silk Road, Macclesfield.

Church candles continue to shine after community fundraising

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 14:34

 The candles which hang from the ceiling at St Michael's Church in Macclesfield have been put on longer chains to make them safe to light.

Grandad is poster-boy for bowel cancer campaign after screening saved his life

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 09:29

 Alec Broughton, 69, is a volunteer reminding patients to take life-saving tests.

Teen armed with knife attempted to rob garage

Macclesfield Express - Tue, 28/02/2017 - 09:26

 The boy, from Macclesfield, who was 16 at the time demanded cash from the Esso garage.

Online shopping ‘not as inclusive as it should be,’ new research finds

E-Access Bulletin Live - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 22:47
The websites of six popular UK retailers would not achieve the basic standard of online content accessibility, according to new research by a usability consultancy. After a series of ‘mini-accessibility audits,’ accessibility design consultancy User Vision found that some online shoppers with impairments would have difficulty purchasing items from each of the websites examined, due […]
Categories: Accessibility

AI app learns as it provides a window to the world

E-Access Bulletin Live - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 22:43
An image recognition app that identifies objects and colours for blind and visually impaired people through AI (artificial intelligence) technology can ‘learn’ about its surroundings as users teach it. The free version of the Aipoly Vision app comes pre-loaded with information and is able to identify around 1,000 ‘essential’ items (such as coffee cups, headphones […]
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Used Fiat 500 vs Honda Jazz vs Mini One vs VW Polo

Macclesfield Express - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 16:48

 Four small cars that should offer big rewards

The top 10 luxury cars on the market

Macclesfield Express - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 16:48

 These ten vehicles have the best of everything

Six cars that made the world a better place

Macclesfield Express - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 16:48

 The invention of the car changed the world forever

Thug attacks girlfriend and pregnant pal after 'hiding in the closet'

Macclesfield Express - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:58

 Dennis Carlon, 33, from Macclesfield, could face prison after he admitted the vicious assaults