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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.

Extraordinary Women

Sunday, 12 August, 2018

Each year St. Martin’s Church, Low Marple, participates in the national Heritage Open Days. This year the national theme is “Extraordinary Women” and the displays and events at St. Martin’s contribute in various ways to this theme. Our hidden gem of a church, next to Marple Station, will be open on Saturday 15th September and the afternoon of Sunday 16th.

Challenging times for Marple Swimming Club

By Susan Hampshire on Sunday, 12 August, 2018

The chairman of Marple Swimming Club has spoken about his concerns for the `challenging times'' facing the long established club.

Talking Newspaper Conference

By Amanda Barton on Wednesday, 08 August, 2018

Chapel-en-le-Frith based volunteers from Buxton Talking Newspapers were delighted to host their first ever conference for the Talking Newspapers Federation in June.

A cheque for £13,000 has been presented to Cancer Research UK

By by Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 02 August, 2018

A cheque for £13,000 has been presented to Cancer Research UK, the result of the recent Open Gardens event in Marple.

St Martin’s Church, Brabyns Brow

By by Matthew Corrigan on Thursday, 26 July, 2018

Father McKenna recently received an email, scrupulously polite, requesting that the church consider stopping the practice of ringing the bells at ten to eight, in order that the good people of Marple Bridge may remain at slumber.

Rotarians’ hard work pays off for Polio eradication in India

Friday, 13 July, 2018

In 1988, it was estimated that there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries across the world and one of those most affected was India. Each year since 2007, Mike Yates, of the Marple and New Mills Rotary Club has spearheaded visits by hundreds of Rotarians to help with India’s Polio National Immunisation Days.

Make it Marple Summer Spectacular

Friday, 13 July, 2018

New stalls, crafting activities and butchers BBQ for July’s artisan and makers market. 11am-3pm, Sunday 15th July at The Railway Pub car park, Rose Hill, Marple.

Swimmer Rachel to represent country in Summer Games

By Susan Hampshire on Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

High Peak swimmer Rachel Tweedie from New Mills has been selected to represent her country at the forthcoming INAS European Summer Games.