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Burkina Faso Update

By Judy Brown on Monday, 30 January, 2017

During 2015, Churches Together in Whaley Bridge ran a series of events to tell people about the problems of scratching a living from the land in drought-stricken Burkina Faso, and how Christian Aid was starting to solve those problems. The community in Whaley Bridge raised £5000, which match-funding from the EU turned into £20,000 of aid. This has helped provide seeds, tools, livestock and training to communities in some of Burkina Faso’s poorest areas. The aid has made a huge difference already, as villagers have been able to plant crops, rear goats and make enough money at market to buy food and medicine and send their children to school. Now families can stay together and have real hope for a more prosperous future.

New attraction at Lymefield

By Avril Marsh on Monday, 30 January, 2017

There’s a new attraction at Lymefield in Broadbottom, where textile artist Maxine Pigram recently opened an arts and crafts gallery. She has refurbished the interior of the Outdoor Learning Centre to bring together the talents of the many creative people she has found in the area,displaying their work alongside her own embroidered pictures. Maxine grew up in the village and her family still live there, so she is delighted with the gallery’s location. “I love the countryside round here, and this woodland setting is the perfect place to display arts and crafts, as so much of the work is inspired by nature.”

Fun French Improving Glossop Brains

By Dianne Boardman on Monday, 30 January, 2017

It is now well-known that keeping your brain active is as important as keeping your body active but recent research has shown that reading and tackling the crossword are not enough and we need to keep learning new skills to stop our brains from declining. One of the best ways to get several different areas working at the same time is to learn a new language as it involves vision, listening, memory, speech and leads to more connections making the brain more resilient to damage.

Reuben’s Journey Continues

By Dianne Boardman on Monday, 30 January, 2017

Reuben’s Retreat in Glossop is close to many Review readers’ hearts and the community has got behind the project in a big way from volunteering handymen and gardeners to fundraisers, counsellors, artists and of course support through much needed cash donations. This is what founder Nicola Graham, fondly known as Reuben’s Mummy, calls “My Army”.

Revive a Life

By Diane Inglis on Sunday, 29 January, 2017

As one of the poorest countries on earth, Uganda has more than its fair share of social, economic and health problems. Life expectancy is just 55 years and 38 per cent of the population has less than £1 per day to live on. There are 1.5 million adults living with HIV and AIDS and deadly diseases such as malaria, typhoid and TB are rife.

The Practice Manager

By Jack Hanmer on Sunday, 29 January, 2017

Insurance companies assert that they take care of you' from the cradle to the grave' and this is exactly what the doctors and nurses at Manor House Surgery in Glossop also do.

A stitch in time

By Amanda Barton on Sunday, 29 January, 2017

Previously known as Yarnbirds, the Wiseheart Studio in Whaley Bridge is run by mother and daughter team, Kate and Annie Greatorex. When Kate moved to the area in November she attended a ‘Knit and natter’ session there, only to discover it was the last session as the owner was moving on.

Let's Sing

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 29 January, 2017

A Glossop community singing project is celebrating its first anniversary.

Bounce and Cheer

By Avril Marsh on Friday, 27 January, 2017

“We see lots of smiling faces coming in here,” says Emma Champion, at Glossop’s latest sporting enterprise. That’s hardly surprising, even the name - Bounce and Cheer Education - lifts the spirits.

Chapel woman features in diet show

By Sheila Armstrong on Friday, 27 January, 2017

A CHAPEL-en-le-Frith woman's desire to lose weight led to her featuring in Channel 4’s dieting programme, 'How to Lose Weight Well', which was broadcast in January.