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A LI­BRARY took part in an at­tempt to break a world record.

Mac­cles­field Li­brary joined with other li­braries across the UK hop­ing to break the Guin­ness World record for most pledges re­ceived for a read­ing cam­paign.

On the day of the chal­lenge, Satur­day, July 11, 174 peo­ple made their pledges at Mac­cles­field li­brary, out of a to­tal of 1,658 pledges across Cheshire East.

Sadly the bid fell short of the 100,000 pledges re­quired, re­ceiv­ing only 80,000.

Nev­er­the­less Mac­cles­field li­brar­ian Kather­ine Yates said it was a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment.

She said: “We may not have bro­ken the record but we did suc­ceed in draw­ing more chil­dren into the li­brary. It is re­ally im­por­tant that chil­dren read for plea­sure.”

By sign­ing up to the scheme chil­dren agree to visit the li­brary at least four times over the sum­mer and read at least six books.

There is an awards cer­e­mony at the end of the sum­mer where chil­dren re­ceive small prizes.

Chil­dren can still sign up to the li­brary scheme, which is run­ning un­til Septem­ber 5.


SIX peo­ple have been ar­rested in a crack­down on car crime.

Four men were ar­rested in Poyn­ton and two in Mac­cles­field af­ter a spike in thefts from ve­hi­cles in the towns.

In­spec­tor Cather­ine Mitchell hailed the ar­rests as a ‘good re­sult’ but urged mo­torists to be vig­i­lant.

She said do not leave per­sonal items in a parked cars, never leave any­thing on dis­play in the ve­hi­cle; close all win­dows and en­sure that the car has been locked.

●● Coun­cil­lor Laura Jeuda was lead wit­ness for the record at­tempt

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