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Rusty plays golden role in family business

Monday, 16 April, 2018

Meet Rusty, a Golden Labrador who plays a key role in the family business.

Consultation green light on 'libraries for Derbyshire' plan

Sunday, 15 April, 2018

Residents will have the opportunity to have their say on innovative new plans for Derbyshire’s library service and help to shape its future when a consultation launches next month.
Derbyshire County Council unveiled its proposed Derbyshire Public Library Service Strategy ‘Libraries for Derbyshire’ last week, setting out its commitment to the library…

25 years in harmony for Hayfield Singers

Sunday, 15 April, 2018

Hayfield Singers will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a performance of Handel's ‘Messiah’, the greatest piece of choral music in the English language, according to the choir’s musical director Simon Mercer.

Deeds not words for new community organisation

Sunday, 15 April, 2018

Hot on the heels of its launch on International Women’s Day, Equality Matters Marple put on its first free event in Marple.

The brand new community organisation hosted a member of the parliamentary education team as part of their celebrations of a century since some women got the vote.

Outgoing Festival artistic director praised for boosting Buxton

Sunday, 15 April, 2018

Buxton International Festival’s outgoing Artistic Director Stephen Barlow has been praised for bringing worldwide acclaim to the annual celebration of opera, music and books.

Charity Calendar raises over £1,400 for local hospice!

Sunday, 15 April, 2018

Local photographer Di Jones Outdoor Photography has worked closely with Stefan and Jackie at the Beehive to raise an astounding sum of money for Blythe House Hospice, through these amazing charity calendars. Blythe House have just a few left in stock – so please get in touch with the fundraising team if you would like one.

Marple Festival of Sport Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd April

Thursday, 12 April, 2018

Marple Festival of Sport Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd April

Make Marple Plastic Free

By Matthew Corrigan on Tuesday, 10 April, 2018

An ambitious project to reduce the use of plastic water bottles could see Marple blaze an environmental trail.

Farewell Alex

By Tim Lowe on Tuesday, 10 April, 2018

Alex Sanders, the first female vicar in the long history of Mellor Church has now retired to spend more time with her family and the wonderful send off that she was given showed how much she had won the hearts of the people of Mellor.

Cobden Cross Appeal

By Helen Rogers on Tuesday, 10 April, 2018

Churches Together Marple are hard at work fund-raising to reach the £25,000 needed to replace the storm-damaged cross on Cobden Edge above Mellor and Marple. The current T-shaped structure will be replaced with a new, stronger cross built to much better withstand the exposed conditions at the Cobden Edge location. Over £10,000 has been raised so far, from fund-raising events and donations by individuals and groups. The cross is not just a religious symbol; it has been a familiar landmark in the area since 1970 and is missed by many people from all areas of the community, not just by churchgoers. The reasons are varied for just why the cross means such a lot to different people, as shown by these comments: “When it is impossible for us to get to the funeral of someone we know, we go to the Cross and think about the good times shared with that person.” “Although not religious, we hold dear that the Cross is there for us.” Since the original cross was erected in 1970, there has been an annual walk to the Cross on Good Friday, with stops along the way for singing and prayer. The 2018 Walk to Cobden Cross is on Friday 30 March and will start at 5.30pm from the car park at Linnet Clough Scout Camp. All ages and dogs (on a lead) are welcome. There are several ways to donate to the Cobden Cross Appeal: Online at Send a cheque payable to “The PCC of All Saints’ Marple”, write Cobden Cross Appeal on the back of the cheque and post it to Cobden Cross Appeal, All Saints’ Church Office, 155, Church Lane, Marple, SK6 7LD. Indicate if you are able to Gift Aid and include your address, so a form can be sent for you to complete. If you would like to arrange a fund-raising event, please email Marian Thompson at or phone her on 0161 427 7254