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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.

Royal British Legion has plenty in store for centenary event

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Following on from the very successful 2017 appeal - which raised over £15,000 in the Marple area for the Royal British Legion - the appeal team Kevin Murray, Mike Openshaw and Ron Townley have once again got plenty in store for the special centenary 2018 event.

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.

Millions Missing campaign holds poignant demonstration in Manchester.

By Matthew Corrigan on Thursday, 17 May, 2018

Two years ago Ellissa Bryant from Mottram in Longdendale was representing her country in international competition. A keen indoor climber, Ellissa had Olympic aspirations, with the sport about to debut in Tokyo's 2020 games.

On-line petition launched to help combat prickly problem

By Susan Hampshire on Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

An on-line petition has been launched in Marple Bridge to ask that Stockport Council and landowners cut back overgrown hedgerows in Glossop Road.

Local playwright earns famous plaudits

Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Seeing their work on the London stage is the desired denouement in many a playwright’s career, but for Jess Moore it was just act one, scene one. Her debut play, Gin For Breakfast, was performed at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre last autumn, to encouraging reviews and such interest in her themes of mental health that a number of high-profile personalities - Oliver Kamm, Hugo Rifkind,…

Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 30th Anniversary

By Phil Cooke on Sunday, 26 November, 2017

This Year’s Marple Bridge Association Winter Wonderland Event will take place on Saturday the 2nd December from 1pm till 4pm on Town Street in Marple Bridge.

Town Street will be closed for the event which is the Winter Wonderlands 30th Anniversary.

There will be 35 stalls selling various gifts and as always the…

Marple Poppy Appeal underway

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Over 40 large poppies have been fastened in place across Marple and Marple Bridge - to get the 2017 Marple Poppy Appeal firmly under way.

Each large poppy is to honour a local Marple man who fell in the First World War and is sure to keep both his name and his memory alive.

Kevin Murray,…

Marple Poppy Appeal going from strength to strength

By Susan Hampshire on Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

The 2017 Marple Poppy Appeal is gaining fantastic support from all parts of the area – and the organisers couldn't be more delighted with progress.

Cheers! Months of hard work pay off!

By Diane Inglis on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017

Months of hard work have finally paid off for supporters and friends of the Northumberland Arms in Marple Bridge who have raised enough money to buy the pub from Robinsons Brewery.

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