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Floral-themed open house hosted by green-fingered volunteer raises over £2,200 for local charity

Buxton inspires world of music

Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Buxton has been praised by one of the country’s top orchestras for helping to inspire generations of musicians.

Book shortlisted for award

By Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

A book written by John Pritchard, a founder member of the Friends of Whaley Bridge Station, was short listed for a prestigious railway award.

Club run by members for members goes from strength to strength

By Judy Brown on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Whaley Bridge Probus Club is a companionable group of retired and semi-retired men from Whaley and surrounding areas. ‘We’re a sociable crew with wide-ranging interests and a warm welcome for anyone who’d like to come along,’ says club secretary Walter Hyde.

Save our Toads!

By Sheila Armstrong on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

A LOCAL group is appealing for volunteers to help them save migrating toads from being run over as they make their way to their spring breeding grounds in Buxworth Canal Basin.

Helping hand to South Africa continues

By Dianne Boardman on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

It’s over a year ago now since we interviewed Lisa Ashton and reported on her fantastic efforts to help the community of Meriting and the vulnerable children in rural South Africa with the Winnie Mabaso Foundation. We decided to catch up at her Glossop home as she prepared to make another trip to see how things had progressed since our last chat.

Save the Bells!

By Dianne Boardman on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

After ringing out every Sunday morning for over 300 years, the bells of Glossop Parish Church are in need of a major professional refurbishment. With bells falling silent across the area – Whitfield is not often rung these days and Dinting is unsafe to do so and Mottram is also at risk – All Saint’s in Old Glossop is the only church in Glossopdale still to ring their bells every single Sunday morning.

Foodie Friends fantastic success

By Dianne Boardman on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

The Foodie Friends Café in New Mills is now well into its second year and has been a fantastic success. Held in St George’s Church Hall on the first Friday of the month and open to everyone, over 150 people visit each time eating food that would otherwise be wasted. The café uses surplus food that is still in date donated by the charity FareShare and two local supermarkets. Energetic cooks create a varied and delicious three-course menu with plenty of options to suit everyone’s tastes. Customers get to enjoy all this plus drinks and treats for a suggested donation of £2.50 for adults and £1 for children.

Ellie is disability champion

By Diane Inglis on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Twenty-two-year old Ellie Bamber has never let her own disability hold her back and is now working as a disability champion in Sheffield, helping other disabled people break down barriers to get into the workplace.

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.

Funeral of Malcolm Marshall Shaw

Monday, 05 March, 2018

It's with a Heavy Heart to announce our Dad 'Marshall Shaw's Funeral' will take place next Thursday 8th March at 11.30am at Stockport Crematorium (Rowan Chapel).

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.