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Concert is a Roaring Success All Round

By Helen Rogers on Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Throughout the school year, Liz Bexon and her Romiley Primary School Brass Band have been raising money for their Charity of the Year, Reuben’s Retreat. As part of their fund-raising efforts, Liz joined forces with Dave McPherson of Romiley, Marple and District Lions Club to organise ‘Brass for Reuben’, an evening of varied musical entertainment. On the evening of Friday 29 June 2018, Stockport College opened the doors of its Peter Barkworth Theatre to Liz with her Band, The VariVocals choir and Marple Band.

Rachel achieves PB in European Games

By Susan Hampshire on Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

High Peak swimmer Rachel Tweedie has recently returned from representing Great Britain at the INAS European Summer Games in Paris.

Marple Neighbourhood plan ready to view

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

A full draft of the Marple Neighbourhood Plan is now available to view.

Partington Players enjoy best ever festival

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Glossop-based Partington Players Theatre group has just enjoyed its best ever one-act play festival with 15 entries from as far away as Warwick.

New team to help older people live independent lives

Sunday, 19 August, 2018

A new team is to be recruited by Derbyshire County Council to improve care for older people.

This is one of a number of measures designed to reduce delays in getting people home from hospital, support independent care providers and give older people a greater choice in their care.

Award winning coach hopes to be a smash

By Susan Hampshire on Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Award-winning coach Shaun Murray is running tennis camps throughout the summer at Mellor Tennis Club.

Shaun Murray was awarded Coach of the Year 2017 for Staffordshire County - he also works with Leek Tennis Club - and was also a finalist in 2017 for the Cheshire County Coach of the Year awards.

Time is right for clock repairs

Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Work to replace the roof and repair the clock at Glossop Town Hall will start in the next few weeks.

New Cross on Cobden Edge

Sunday, 19 August, 2018

A cross has stood on Cobden Edge since 1970 when it was erected by members of Marple Churches Together and it has been a well-known local landmark since then, until damaged in the storms of December 2015.

Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College ‘Outstanding’ results

Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Students at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College celebrate another year of excellent results.  The pass rate on level 3 programmes is 99.4%.  Even though by common consent A levels are more challenging, the College achieved an overall A level pass rate of 99% compared to 97.6% nationally.

Reading and Leeds Festivals await for New Mills musicians

Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Two musicians from New Mills are getting ready to perform alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon and Fall Out Boy, at one of the UK’s top rock music festivals.