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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.

Jane goes to the Royal Wedding

By Dianne Boardman on Monday, 18 June, 2018

“I couldn’t believe it when an official Royal Invitation to Harry and Meghan’s wedding dropped through the door,” said Jane Godfrey. “My son Jack, who is the Manchester Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for this year, had received a phone call asking if we wanted to go and he tried to keep it a secret from me, but even when he let it slip I didn’t believe him, so I was totally amazed when I opened it.”

Stockport's Real Tennis Stars serve up an ace with royal seal of approval

Sunday, 13 May, 2018

A quintet of pupils relished the opportunity to learn a new skill and showcase their talents in front of a member of the Royal Family, HRH Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex.

Beatrice Moore, Merryn Summersgill, Tristan Liddle, Alex Pollard and Yusra Nawaz attended coaching sessions at the Manchester Real Tennis and Racquet Club in Salford.

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Mellor Country House Charity

Friday, 11 May, 2018

Mellor Country House is a UK charity, built in 1907, set in three acres of garden and woodland located in the pretty village of Mellor, situated on the border between Greater Manchester and the High Peak. The charity provides self - catering respite breaks for groups, families, carers and individuals primarily from the nearby urban areas because we know that many would not, or could not otherwise, have any break at all.

Hearts4Manchester

By Eugene Henderson on Thursday, 29 March, 2018

THE woman behind the #AHEART4MCR campaign that moved the world in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing is looking for love… again.

Marple Civic Society showcase their vision

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 16 March, 2018

A town centre should be a place for people to congregate, to linger and to enjoy. At present, Marple can feel divided by Stockport Road, its slow-moving lines of traffic a deterrent to pedestrians. Marple, says the Civic Society, deserves better. This is the principle which is guiding them through a long and arduous process of consultations, studies and workshops looking into how improvements might be made.

Rob raises money for “We love MCR Charity” fund

By Denise Ead on Sunday, 03 December, 2017

Rob Wilson has put his talents to good use by raising over £1,500 for the ‘We love MCR charity’. This charity supports the people of Manchester and formed the emergency fund set up to help those recently injured in the Arena bombing.

Beth shows she has a heart to Be Proud of

Wednesday, 29 November, 2017

BETH Clark has been hailed a community hero in recognition of her determination to make Manchester a better place to live in the aftermath of the Arena bomb blast.

Sea Cadet Earns High Status Appointment

By Dianne Boardman on Tuesday, 07 November, 2017

A Sea Cadet from Glossop has just taken up a prestigious post as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for Greater Manchester, which means he will be involved in Royal Family and other ceremonial visits. Jack Godfrey, 17, is the first Royal Marine Cadet to be appointed to the post in 10 years and has already assisted at Manchester Cathedral at a service for Veterans where he met Prince Andrew.

High Lane Protest Walk

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 12 March, 2017

Villagers march on Stockport Town Hall as the campaign to protect High Lane's Green Belt gathers momentum.

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