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Schools at breaking point

By Diane Inglis on Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Schools in Stockport are among some of the worst funded in the country and local head teachers are now claiming that they are unable to make any more efficiency savings to meet their depleted budgets.

Make it Marple fundraiser

Thursday, 13 December, 2018

A fundraiser is being organised by the Make It Marple craft makers - to help support the work of Mellor Country House.

Mellor Resident Achieves Award for Fundraising Efforts

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

The gardens of Marple were in full bloom this summer, as part of the ‘Open Gardens in Marple’ event, which managed to raise an incredible £13,000 for Cancer Research UK.

We will remember them

Sunday, 04 November, 2018

On Remembrance Sunday, Remembrance Services will take place throughout the borough – please note the different starting times:

Low down on a local legend

Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Tim Lowe needs no introduction to many people living in Mellor and the surrounding area. He is a governor of Mellor Primary School, founder member of the Mellor March, bell ringer at St Thomas’s, founder of the Friends of Mill Brow, committee member of the Mellor Society, journalist for this paper, the list goes on and on and that’s without mentioning Tim’s involvement with good causes regionally and nationally.

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.

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.

First Mellor Literary Festival gets underway

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 22 June, 2018

Adding another string to the bow of literature-themed events taking place across the area this summer, the Friends of Mellor Primary School are holding their own day of events on Saturday June 30. Multi award-winning children's author Tracey Corderoy (creator of the Shifty McGifty series of books) will attend, as will James Christie, writer of the acclaimed Dear Miss Landau. They will be accompanied by as many as fourteen local authors, producers of work across a wide range of genres.

Hulme Hall Pupil Scores a Place with Top Lacrosse Team

Tuesday, 05 June, 2018

15 year old Stockport school boy, Drew Bickerton, has secured a place with the U15 England Lacrosse Academy.

The Story of Marie Claire

By Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 24 May, 2018

A modern history novel by local self-published author Vera Mellor is currently being distributed for sale at local outlets.