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Marple swimming club

By Diane Inglis on Monday, 31 July, 2017

Marple Swimming Club has been part of the town’s history for 84 years and has been the training ground for a number of champions.

Dr. Tim's fast-paced crime thrillers

By Denise Ead on Monday, 31 July, 2017

Prolific author Tim Ellis from Marple Bridge has published over 50 books and novellas. From being a youngster he had always wanted to write but he said, “It was difficult as life gets in the way and you have to earn your living, so I had to work instead”.

Marple introduces loyalty card

By Diane Inglis on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017

Marple is about to become one of the first towns in the country to have its own loyalty card scheme for shoppers to use at independent retailers, bars and restaurants.

Opera star to raise £1.5 million for debt she cannot repay

Friday, 21 July, 2017

Britain’s favourite opera star Lesley Garrett is helping to raise £1.5 million for Buxton International Festival - which gave her a break early in her career.

Hayfield St Johns Flower Festival

Friday, 21 July, 2017

Hayfields successful annual flower festival continued this year on the theme of "Counties".

‘Stay of Execution’ for popular Garden House

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 21 July, 2017

Following Stockport Council's enforcement order for closure of the Lakes Road attraction, an eleventh hour appeal has been lodged asking for the decision to be reconsidered.

Marple delivery office closure

By Diane Inglis on Friday, 07 July, 2017

A year-long battle to save Marple and Bredbury postal delivery offices may have come to an end with the announcement by Royal Mail that both offices will close early next year.