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War time romance goes platinum

By Julia Davenport-Brown on Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Jean and Douglas Crockart are two of the loveliest people you could ever meet and the tale of how this Marple couple came together is a heart-warming romance.

Local playwright earns famous plaudits

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Seeing their work on the London stage is the desired denouement in many a playwright’s career, but for Jess Moore it was just act one, scene one. Her debut play, Gin For Breakfast, was performed at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre last autumn, to encouraging reviews and such interest in her themes of mental health that a number of high-profile personalities - Oliver Kamm, Hugo Rifkind,…

Heather still en vogue after half a century

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Heather Atkin's lifelong knowledge of fashion reads like something out of the pages of Vogue magazine.

Lost ways lost forever?

By Judy Brown on Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Lost ways are paths, tracks, unclassified roads and alleyways which have been used for many years but have never had legal status as rights of way. They could be, for example, farm tracks, ancient packhorse routes, or roads across parkland; they may once have led to mills or quarries long disused; or they may be ginnels running behind rows of terraced town houses. These old routes must be identified before the cut-off date of 1 January 2026 or risk being lost to public use forever.

Multi-million pound repair project underway

By Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 22 March, 2018

A major £2.5 million project to repair part of the historic Peak Forest Canal in Marple is under way.

Marple Skatepark Phase II and Multi-Games on the cards!

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Following completion of the £112k upgrade to Marple Skatepark in March last year Friends of Memorial Park have not been resting on their laurels. The improvements to the skatepark were extremely well received by wheeled sports users and parents alike and its launch was celebrated with an exhibition by professional skateboard, BMX and scooter riders during Marple Carnival in June 2017.

Survey of Peak District birds to take flight

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

A head-count of birds that live on Peak District National Park moors will take place this summer, for the first time in 14 years.

In the swing at Bridgemont

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

Bridgemont youngsters and their families now have an improved play area to enjoy thanks to investment from High Peak Borough Council.

Floral-themed open house hosted by green-fingered volunteer raises over £2,200 for local charity

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

A dedicated fundraiser from Marple has raised more than £2,200 for local charity Reuben’s Retreat, thanks to her green fingers.

Helping High Peak commemorate WW1 centenary

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

This November people across the UK will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War – and the Borough Council is offering grants to High Peak towns and parishes to mark this nationally and internationally important anniversary.