The team of dancers from Handforth and Prestbury School of Dance in Macclesfield have been picked for Team England in the competition.

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During the Crusades, Handforth acquired its own Coat of Arms, which displays the Honford Star. The Honford Star originated from Henry de Honford who, while fighting in the Crusades, painted a silver star on his black shield after seeing a star fall from the sky during a night attack on the Saracens.[6] The town was referred to as Honford in John Speede's map of the area in 1611,[7] after the local feudal family known as the de Honford's.

Cases heard before South and East Cheshire Magistrates Courts

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John Taylor-Groom, 41, from Macclesfield, took the money while director of Debt Help Direct Ltd and Money Worries Ltd

Methodist: St. Mary's Methodist Church was built in 1872, however Methodism was present in the Handforth and Wilmslow area long before this. It is recorded that John Wesley preached at nearby Finney Green on 1 September 1748.[27]

Liam Cox, 23, was arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences during a police stop check.

Heather Gosling, from Poynton, drank half a bottle of Prosecco the morning after her 50th birthday party before getting behind wheel

Norma Topping's sister Lilian Selby said Norma was not given the care she deserved.    

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Handforth's original name was Handforth cum-Bosden, and for many years it was in the parish of Cheadle. The name "Handforth" is believed to originate from the Saxon Hanna's Ford, when there was a crossing on the River Dean. The first mention of Handforth is in a charter dated between 1233 and 1236.

Francesca Marika, also known as Colli, was found slumped behind the wheel of her Audi A3 in a hotel car park in Handforth, a court heard.

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During the Second World War Handforth, along with Cheadle Hulme, was home to large parts of RAF Handforth. This was a maintenance unit, classed as a universal stores depot, and had the official Royal Air Force name RAF Handforth No 61 M.U. (Maintenance unit). The depot opened in 1939, closed in 1959 and covered large areas of land in both Handforth and neighbouring Cheadle Hulme.

Handforth borders Heald Green to the north and Wilmslow to the south, between the Cheshire Plain and the Pennines.[14] The area lies near the River Dean, a tributary of the River Bollin that flows north–west and eventually joins the River Mersey near Lymm. The local geology is mostly glacial clay, as well as glacial sands and gravel.[15][16]

Dale Prescott, 18, suffered nine serious wounds defending a beagle and its owner from vicious Japanese Akita attack

Can you spot any familiar faces in these photos from the 2000s?

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For the period before 1877, see Handforth cum Bosden. For the period between 1936 and 2011, see Wilmslow and Cheadle & Gatley.

Handforth-cum-Bosden was part of the Stockport Registration District between 1837 and 1877, until it was divided onto the separate parishes of Handforth and Bosden. Handforth continued to be part of the Stockport Registration District from 1877 to 1936 when it was then incorporated into the parishes of Wilmslow and Cheadle and Gatley. The parish of Bosden was abolished in 1900 and incorporated into the parish of Hazel Grove and Bramhall.[10]

Handforth, township and hamlet with ry. sta., Cheadle par., E. Cheshire, 5 miles SW. of Stockport, 1311 ac., pop. 736; P.O., T.O.

Norman Iredale, 91, of Handforth and Robert Lasham, 94, and Eric Glennon, 91, of Wilmslow were given Legion D’Honneur by French ambassador.

The dancers, who study at Rawle School of Dance and Handforth & Prestbury School of Dance will perform with the English Youth Ballet


The historic population of Handforth was 650 in 1851, and 911 in 1901.[20] According to the United Kingdom Census 2011, the Handforth Ward has a population of 9,139 people.[21] This is an increase from the data in the 2001 Census, when the Handforth Ward had a population of 8,014 people. The gender composition of Handforth is made up of 4,640 females (50.8%) and 4,499 males (49.2%).[22][23][24]

The Health Centre was purpose built in 1975, purchased from the Health Authority by the GPs in 1992 and completely refurbished.

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Stuart Greer talks to Kevin Ginnelly, director of Changing Lanes, which runs support groups for people with alcohol and drugs addiction

Recent cases heard at South and East Cheshire magistrates court.

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Firebugs broke in and started a blaze in Lifestyle Fitness, on Epsom Avenue, Handforth, near Wilmslow, at about 1am on Friday.

Handforth Dean is a retail park that houses shops such as Tesco, Marks & Spencer and BHS, and is situated by the A34 bypass.[36] Pets at Home has its headquarters based in Handforth.[37]