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Whaley Bridge Centenary remembrance ceremony to go ahead

By Judy Brown on Sunday, 14 October, 2018

The memorial cross in Whaley Bridge park lies broken in three pieces, but on Sunday 11 November the act of remembrance and wreath-laying ceremony will go ahead as planned. The four-panelled plinth bearing the names of those killed in war remains undamaged and the grassy bank in front of it will be covered in poppies and wooden crosses. As Royal British Legion representative John Baker says, ‘we will be there to remember fallen men and women, not a column of stone.’

Volunteers needed for special Christmas event

Sunday, 14 October, 2018

The New Horizons Trust, which operates the New Horizons canal boat, is looking for volunteers on Friday December 7 when Father Christmas will take a magical lit evening boat ride from the New Horizons mooring to the Marple Social and Forces Club where he will meet as many children as possible.

New bypass is showcased with community open day.

By Matthew Corrigan on Monday, 08 October, 2018

It's been a long time coming, but the new A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road is about to open. The project has not been without controversy. Construction began in early 2015 and long-suffering High Lane residents have put up with more than three years of construction work and its associated noise and inconvenience. The road has been designed to provide an East/West link across the conurbation, with the aim of removing traffic from already heavily congested routes. Various mitigation measures have been considered to try to ensure projected traffic increases have a minimal impact on the village.

Lucy’s Ladies Dinner

Saturday, 06 October, 2018

On Saturday 13th October Babs & Vince O’Brien are opening their home to host Lucy’s Ladies Dinner to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.

High Peak Cider Pub of the Year

Tuesday, 02 October, 2018

A Marple pub has been named as the High Peak Cider Pub of the Year - for the second year running.

First High Lane Dog Show a success

By Matthew Corrigan on Tuesday, 02 October, 2018

A late September sun made a welcome appearance on Saturday afternoon, helping to make the first ever High Lane Dog Show and Fun Day a resounding success. The event was hosted by the Friends of High Lane and Brookside Parks, and will hopefully be the first of many coming events to be alternated between the two sites.

Campaign to raise funds for New Mills school girl

By Matthew Corrigan on Saturday, 29 September, 2018

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

Ludworth School hoping to increase numbers

By Diane Inglis on Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Plans to increase the number of pupils at Ludworth Primary School in Marple Bridge are causing concern for local residents worried about congestion and the lack of parking in the area.

Bank confirms Marple closure

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Royal Bank of Scotland has confirmed it will close the Market Street Branch. In a letter to customers, the bank has confirmed the Marple branch will close in January, along with the Romiley, Disley, Hazel Grove and Chapel-en-le-Frith branches. The Stockport Great Underbank office is scheduled to close in November and Hyde has already gone.

Fundraising efforts to help Stockport mum receive vital cancer treatment

By Gabrielle Pickard Whitehead on Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Heidi Greenwood from Stockport was diagnosed with a stage four brain tumour in May 2017. After enduring 33 courses of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the UK, the tumour kept growing and Heidi was told further radiotherapy would destroy her brain.