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Hayfield Singers’ Christmas Concert

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Hayfield Singers are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous American composer, Leonard Bernstein, at their Christmas concert, which will be held at St Matthews Church, Hayfield, on Sunday 9th December at 7.30pm.

Mixed reaction to A6MARR

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

On the morning of Monday October 15, nearly four years after the bulldozers first went in, the brand new A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road finally opened.

'Why a priest? - With ten sisters it seemed like a good idea' says Father Bill

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Father Bill became Parish Priest of the Holy Spirit Church on Leigh Avenue just over twelve months ago and he certainly has had a baptism of fire.

Rail Link to Stockport?

By Matthew Corrigan on Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Traffic in Marple has been a major concern for many years. At peak times Stockport Road becomes a car park, with commuters from Glossop, New Mills, High Peak and beyond all funnelling through the town and adding to the already heavy local commuter traffic.

Community Pulls Together to Support Red Box Project

By Gabrielle Pickard Whitehead on Thursday, 22 November, 2018

No girl should have to miss school because she has her period. Sadly, as many as one in ten girls miss out on their education because they cannot afford sanitary products.

Help secure the future of Marple Carnival

By Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 22 November, 2018

A Just Giving crowdfunding appeal has been launched to help secure the future of Marple's annual carnival.

Counting down to Countdown host’s arrivalou

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Buxton International Festival is counting down to November 24 when Nick Hewer, star of TV’s Countdown and The Apprentice, comes to the Pavilion Arts Centre to talk about the ups and spectacular downs of British celebrity life.

Have your say on council library consultation

By Susan Hampshire on Sunday, 18 November, 2018

New technology has been installed at both Marple and High Lane Libraries - to help preserve the future of library services.

Enthusiastic audience entertained

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

On Saturday 10th November the annual joint concert of Marple and Hawk Green took place at St Pauls Church in Compstall to help raise funds for the Brass Bands of Marple and for St Pauls Church. This has been a venue for this event for several years and this year was an extra special event as the bands played music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The church had also been undertaking major renovations and has been transformed into an even better venue for this concert.

Campaign to raise funds for New Mills schoolgirl gathers pace

Thursday, 08 November, 2018

Seven year old Sorrel Hutchins has always liked to keep herself active, whether taking part in horse-riding, camping or her favourite theatre workshop, Take Part In The Art.