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Closure plans shelved

By Diane Inglis on Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Proposals to close Marple and Bredbury sorting offices and relocate the 84 staff and services to an out-of-town delivery office in Stockport have been shelved.

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.

Marple’s Girl Guides Visit Parliament to mark 100 Years of Votes for Women

Friday, 02 March, 2018

A local girlguiding group, The Second Marple Rangers, last week made a trip to London for a visit to Parliament and Downing Street hosted by William Wragg MP.

Marple’s Green Belt under threa

Sunday, 25 September, 2016

The aim of the Green Belt is to form a barrier to prevent urban spread, so creating areas where countryside is preserved for agriculture, forestry and outdoor recreation. Around Marple large areas of Green Belt have helped to preserve the feel of a country town but all this could be about to change.

Tim Lowe talks to William Wragg

By Tim Lowe on Wednesday, 20 July, 2016

It is said that a week is a long time in politics so for local MP William Wragg the past year must seem like an eternity. It is hard to imagine a more extreme change in lifestyle as he has moved from teaching in a primary school classroom in Rochdale to become a Member of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster.

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road Scheme (MARR)

By Matthew Corrigan on Monday, 18 January, 2016

Community groups in and around High Lane have mobilised to cope with the predicted effects of a controversial new bypass.

Brabyns Preparatory School children visit Parliament

By Tim Lowe on Thursday, 14 January, 2016

Year 3 and 4 Children from Brabyns Preparatory School were recently invited to visit the Houses of Parliament by local MP William Wragg.