Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

AR­SON­ISTS are be­lieved to have set fire to some tim­ber in a for­est. Fire­fight­ers were called to Macclesfield For­est af­ter re­ports of a small fire. The crew at­tended Stand­ing Stone Road and when they ar­rived found that the fire in­volved an amount of tim­ber. The blaze is be­lieved to have been started de­lib­er­ately.

If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion that could help find those re­spon­si­ble call po­lice on 101 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111. The fire was re­ported at 8.36pm on Tues­day, Novem­ber 1.

SWYTHAMLEY His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is host­ing a talk about the First World War mil­i­tary tri­bunals which de­cided whether men could be ex­empted from ser­vice or not. Rachel Cook­sey will present the sto­ries of lo­cal men at the Swythamley Cen­tre on Thurs­day Novem­ber 10 at 7.30pm. Tick­ets are £3 on the door.

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