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Macclesfield Express - - TOWN CENTRE SPECIAL REPORT -

CHEAPER POWER

PEO­PLE liv­ing in so­cial hous­ing are set to be of­fered cheaper energy.

Peaks and Plains Hous­ing Trust has signed up to sup­port Fair­erpower, a gas and elec­tric­ity sup­plier launched by Cheshire East Coun­cil and OVO Energy in March.

More than 1,800 peo­ple have switched to Fair­erpower, which of­fers the cheap­est pre­pay­ment tar­iff in the UK – po­ten­tially sav­ing a to­tal of £414,000 per year.

The 5,000 house­hold­ers cov­ered by Peaks and Plains could also ben­e­fit from the sup­plier’s pay-as-yougo tar­iff, sav­ing £108 a year.

Tim Pin­der, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Peaks and Plains, said: “We ap­plaud Cheshire East’s am­bi­tions to re­duce fuel poverty and if Fair­erpower can re­duce fuel bills for many of our hard­pressed ten­ants, that frees up more of their house­hold bud­gets to be spent else­where.”

SCAM WARN­ING

PO­LICE are is­su­ing a warn­ing to users of Face­book across Cheshire re­gard­ing a black­mail scam.

It comes af­ter an im­age of a Face­book user was doc­tored and sent to their em­ployer’s Face­book page.

This im­age was changed so it ap­peared that the vic­tim was en­gag­ing in a sex­ual act in the pres­ence of a child. The vic­tim then re­ceived a mes­sage de­mand­ing £7,500 to stop the im­age go­ing vi­ral. Po­lice are ad­vis­ing peo­ple not to be­friend peo­ple they don’t know on Face­book and re­port crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity to po­lice on 101.

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