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THIS week is Local Newspaper Week. It is a celebration of titles like the Macclesfield Express.
The event is to show to everyone across the country the importance of having a locallyaccountable, vibrant and dynamic local media.
Of course, your Express is not just about the newspaper – we also have a growing online presence.
As well as keeping you informed of what’s going on locally, our other passion is fighting your corner. We stand up for what you tell us is important in your lives. We right the wrongs. We campaign. We investigate. We’re here to make a difference.
In this fast-changing
globalised world, the Macclesfield Express aims to be the constant in your busy lives, rooted in your communities.
We go back a long way together – to 1811 in fact. We have helped generations of Maxonians by keeping them informed, entertained and in the forefront of the minds of those in power. It may be a digital world now, but all that still holds true. A rigorous framework of regulation ensures you can trust what you read in the Macclesfield Express: We operate under The Editors’ Code of Practice, enforced by the Independent Press Standards Organisation. It covers a wide rangera of standards,ar including accuracy,ac the protectionpr of children,ch privacy,va harass- ment and public interest
We are subject to laws, including libel and contempt of court
All our journalists are fully trained in all aspects of the profession – including the right of reply. The editors’ code and ethics underpin all they do
Before we publish a word – online or in print – articles go through a rigorous checking process
We live in the communities we serve and deal with the same people time and again. We would be nothing without their trust
We are fair, accurate and impartial – we have no axe to grind. We are here to inform, investigate and to entertain
Macclesfield Express editor Gareth Tidman said: “We want to make a difference to the lives of people living in Maccles-