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Jon Davey Fundraiser Trek

By Diane Inglis on Sunday, 18 February, 2018

Like many people, Jon Davey was so grateful for the support of Blythe House Hospice following prostate cancer nine years ago, that he was determined to help out with some fund raising.

Glossop Fire Station Under Threat

By Dianne Boardman on Sunday, 18 February, 2018

Glossop people are being urged to fight to save their fire station. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced that they need to find £1.6m in savings by 2019-20 and Glossop is one of the proposed stations to take the cuts.

Shire Hill Hospital Update

By Dianne Boardman on Sunday, 18 February, 2018

Proposals have been put forward to move the intermediate care facilities offered by Glossop’s Shire Hill Hospital to Tameside Hospital. The local Clinical Commissioning Group says it will provide closer access to specialist services there. High Peak Council agreed at a recent meeting to represent local residents and ‘seek to secure the best care outcomes’.

Friends busy fundraising for Hospice

Sunday, 18 February, 2018

An incredible group of friends, from Chapel-en-le-frith, have been busy fundraising for Blythe House Hospice throughout 2017 organising some amazing events. They held an absolutely fabulous fashion show, a great Clarins evening, Chimp Talk, Itsy Bitsy Sip and shop night and other local events raising over £3000 for the local hospice!

Local Marie Curie Volunteers “Daffinitely” have a Spring in their Step

Sunday, 11 February, 2018

Local volunteers for Marie Curie will be busy over the next few weeks in a bid to make a huge “dafference” to patients with a terminal illness.

Marple Fish – new location for the town’s freshest fish

By Jamie and Darren from Marple Fish on Monday, 05 February, 2018

For several months, Jamie Barrett has been planning the move of Marple Fish from a van at the side of the Bull’s Head to its new home on the opposite side of Market Street and, on Friday 26 January 2018, it happened.

Saxophone success story

By Amanda Barton on Sunday, 04 February, 2018

“When I play music it’s like nothing else matters,” says 17 year-old Daniel Poole. And his dreams of a a life in music are now one step further on.

Centenary for Chapel en le Frith Male Voice Choir

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 04 February, 2018

A chance remark would have far-reaching consequences for Bert Longson and a group of First World War veteran friends as they gathered to sing outside Town End Methodist Church one Sunday Evening in 1918. With the war drawing to a close, servicemen were returning to the area from the battlefields of the Western Front. Reunited, the friends began to sing, as they had done in the trenches for morale in the face of the Great War's well-documented horrors. Hearing them, a passing schoolmaster remarked: “With voices like that, you chaps should form a choir.” So they did. And the Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir (CMVC) celebrates its one hundredth birthday this year.

Ian Dalton - Ultra Runner

By Judy Brown on Sunday, 04 February, 2018

‘I like a challenge. I love running. I don’t like stopping.’ So Chapel-en-le-Frith draughtsman Ian Dalton runs ultramarathons.

Noah's ART

By Judy Brown on Sunday, 04 February, 2018

Thursdays are full of squeaks, laughter and twitchy noses at Loxley House, the community centre where Noah’s ART holds regular activity sessions. ART stands for Animal Rescue Therapy and this unique service has two main purposes: animal-assisted wellbeing for humans, and animal welfare. As founder Sharon Hall explains, ‘through caring for rescued animals, we help people gain confidence, skills and a sense of purpose in life.’

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