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Simon set to share his love of chocolate with the next generation

By Diane Inglis on Saturday, 22 April, 2017

High Lane chocolatier, Simon Dunn, has written and illustrated his own children’s book to share his love of chocolate with the next generation.

Steve still enjoying his craft after 50 years

By Avril Marsh on Saturday, 22 April, 2017

There can’t be many houses in the Marple area that haven’t had a window or a wardrobe fitted by joiner Steve Kime, as the locality has kept him in business throughout a fifty year career. Although semi-retired now, he is still in his workshop, enjoying his craft rather than his trade, following his creative instinct rather than a customer’s brief.

Items needed for special memory boxes in New Mills

By on Saturday, 22 April, 2017

Knick-knacks and trinkets on themes including the Royal family, holidays and the local area are being sought for a special project to support Dementia in New Mills.

New Mills carers group moves to new venue and date following success

By on Saturday, 22 April, 2017

A special group for carers and the people that they look after is moving to a Friday following success in its first few months.

Batty about bats!

By on Sunday, 09 April, 2017

We are lucky enough to have 18 species of bat in the UK, 17 of which are known to be breeding here - that's almost a quarter of our mammal species.

Phone mast by Ludworth Primary School

By Diane Inglis on Sunday, 09 April, 2017

A proposal to erect a 12.5 metre high mobile phone mast and associated equipment immediately next to Ludworth Primary School in Marple Bridge has met with opposition from the school and local residents.

Fears over peregrine laid to rest by eagle-eyed webcam viewers

By on Sunday, 09 April, 2017

Fears that a new male peregrine at Derby Cathedral would be unable to breed this year have been laid to rest as an egg was spotted by sharp-eyed webcam viewers recently.

Katelyn swims to success

By on Wednesday, 05 April, 2017

Local Stockport Grammar School pupil Katelyn Bergin demonstrated her talent in the pool winning eight medals at the Amateur Swimming Association Nationals.

Have your say- Marple Neighbourhood Forum

By Denise Ead on Wednesday, 05 April, 2017

The Marple Neighbourhood Forum (MNF) held their Annual General Meeting in January at the United Reform Church, Hibbert Lane, Marple. Aims and objectives are to give the community of Marple a say in how Marple evolves in the future. The areas of interest include, Town Centre and Retail, Pride in Marple, Getting Around, Community Space, Housing and Development, Heritage and Tourism and Employment. The people of Marple are invited to express their views which will form the basis of a written plan to be produced in 2018. The Chairman of the MNF David Ackroyd said, “It is vital people put their ideas forward as we need to get as broad a spectrum of views as possible”. David went on to say, “We are still at the beginning of this process in setting up the Forum and as the Plan will be around for 20 years and will affect the younger generation, we need to include schools and get their views also”.

Textile Journeys

By Avril Marsh on Wednesday, 05 April, 2017

Margie Jenkins is one of three guest teachers at this April’s ‘Textile Journeys’ at Mellor Parish Centre, an event that regularly attracts textile artists from far beyond the locality. As president of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, Margie has considerable expertise and will be teaching a workshop on colonial knots with beading. Margie’s own textile journey began in California, where she was born and bred: she cannot remember a time she didn't stitch - embroidery, knitting, tatting, patchwork - along with the other women in her family. Her style defies categorisation, her approach is eclectic. “I am as happy tackling an intricate north country quilt as splashing paint over fabric for a contemporary design,” she says, “traditional, modern, for banner or cushion, I enjoy the whole spectrum, and I always have something on the go. Even when I am travelling - to see my family in California, or on Guild visits here, I pack what I’m going to stitch before what I’m going to wear.”

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