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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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Stockport’s health and wellbeing on the agenda at Market event

Friday, 11 May, 2018

This month the health of Stockport will be at the heart of a community event coming to Marple.

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.

And the winners are . . .

Sunday, 25 March, 2018

Jolly representatives of Stockport schools and community groups received their cheques from Chairman Ben Alexander at the Hydro on the 7th of March. A fund of £2,000 has been created through the sale of renewable energy, generated on the River Goyt at Otterspool.

Work underway on Middlewood Way greenway

By Susan Hampshire on Sunday, 25 March, 2018

Work is now under way on improvements to the Middlewood Way greenway - following a two-year public campaign and petition.

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.

Matthew Sharp joins Northern Chamber Orchestra at Stockport Town Hall 

Monday, 05 March, 2018

‘Virtuoso of the Arts’ (The Times) Matthew Sharp is teaming up with one of the country’s most admired orchestras, the Northern Chamber Orchestra for an inspirational concert at Stockport Town Hall on Friday 9 March.

Council backs Fairtrade fortnight 2018

Monday, 26 February, 2018

Stockport Council, together with the Stockport Fairtrade Group, is supporting this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which is running from Monday 26 February until Sunday 11 March.

Buckle up for Country Festival in June

Sunday, 25 February, 2018

The 2018 Buckle and Boots Festival takes place at beautiful Etherow Country Park in Stockport from June 22-24th.

Poetry performers come from far and wide

By Matthew Corrigan on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

A blanket of bleak midwinter fog fell across Marple on the eve of the shortest day. With the lights of the Market Street Christmas trees reduced to a faint, subdued glow, a definite Dickensian atmosphere was discernible. It was all too easy to imagine one could hear the rattling of spectral chains, as though Jacob Marley himself were out there, wandering somewhere in the gloom.

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