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Sensational Salsa dances into the new year in style!

Poetry performers come from far and wide

By Matthew Corrigan on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

A blanket of bleak midwinter fog fell across Marple on the eve of the shortest day. With the lights of the Market Street Christmas trees reduced to a faint, subdued glow, a definite Dickensian atmosphere was discernible. It was all too easy to imagine one could hear the rattling of spectral chains, as though Jacob Marley himself were out there, wandering somewhere in the gloom.

From Sheep Farmer to wool maker

By Denise Ead on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

I recently interviewed Devin Reed at his cottage in Mill Brow after spotting him at a Roman Lakes “Fact and Fun Day”. I was curious to find out about sheep farming in our area and also the process of producing wool for knitting.

Council committed to securing best outcome for Shire Hill

By on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

Councillors have pledged to secure the best possible outcome for Glossop residents ahead of the decision about the future of Shire Hill Hospital.

Heartbeat celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Julia Davenport-Brown on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

As 2017 drew to a close the ladies of Heartbeat Chorus, the Marple based accapella champion choir, toasted not just another successful year in the spotlight, but also twenty years since they were founded.

New Mills Festival Kicks Off Big Come Back Plan with First Festival Fundraiser

By on Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

After a huge response from concerned members of the public volunteering to help get New Mills Festival on a firmer footing for the future we are very pleased to announce the first in a series of events and fundraisers for 2018 that will see the return of the full festival programme and Lantern Procession in 2019.

Pam ‘Can-Do Pottery’

By Denise Ead on Sunday, 10 December, 2017

Southend-on-Sea’s loss is Marple’s gain! Pam Ellis moved to Marple three years ago and “loves the place”. She finds “being semi-rural”, inspires her to make unique and beautiful pottery. Pam has developed her skills over the years, first attending classes down south and more recently, locally.

Howzat for a great season for Hawk Green?

By on Sunday, 10 December, 2017

It's been a great year for Hawk Green Cricket Club with two championship wins.

Marple's Seed Cafe enjoys grand opening

By on Sunday, 10 December, 2017

Marple's Seed Community Cafe, inside the Methodist Church, enjoyed a grand opening by the Mayor and Consort of Stockport Clr Linda Holt and Ken Holt.

Ramblers commemorate 50th anniversary with book

By Diane Inglis on Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

Marple District Rambling Club has found a special way to commemorate its 50th anniversary in the form of a book of walks.

Kindred spirits in Kinder Mountain Rescue Team

By Avril Marsh on Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

Kindred spirits in Kinder Mountain Rescue Team are Amanda Howlett and Alison Aldridge, two of five female hill team volunteers in this 50-strong squad. Their wish ‘to give something back’ means they don’t mind the 24/7, 365 commitment, their love of energetic outdoor sport keeps them at peak fitness, they enjoy the camaraderie and hope their example will encourage more women to join.

Rob raises money for “We love MCR Charity” fund

By Denise Ead on Sunday, 03 December, 2017

Rob Wilson has put his talents to good use by raising over £1,500 for the ‘We love MCR charity’. This charity supports the people of Manchester and formed the emergency fund set up to help those recently injured in the Arena bombing.

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