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Dr. Tim's fast-paced crime thrillers

By Denise Ead on Monday, 31 July, 2017

Prolific author Tim Ellis from Marple Bridge has published over 50 books and novellas. From being a youngster he had always wanted to write but he said, “It was difficult as life gets in the way and you have to earn your living, so I had to work instead”.

Marple introduces loyalty card

By Diane Inglis on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017

Marple is about to become one of the first towns in the country to have its own loyalty card scheme for shoppers to use at independent retailers, bars and restaurants.

Opera star to raise £1.5 million for debt she cannot repay

By on Friday, 21 July, 2017

Britain’s favourite opera star Lesley Garrett is helping to raise £1.5 million for Buxton International Festival - which gave her a break early in her career.

Hayfield St Johns Flower Festival

By on Friday, 21 July, 2017

Hayfields successful annual flower festival continued this year on the theme of "Counties".

‘Stay of Execution’ for popular Garden House

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 21 July, 2017

Following Stockport Council's enforcement order for closure of the Lakes Road attraction, an eleventh hour appeal has been lodged asking for the decision to be reconsidered.

Marple delivery office closure

By Diane Inglis on Friday, 07 July, 2017

A year-long battle to save Marple and Bredbury postal delivery offices may have come to an end with the announcement by Royal Mail that both offices will close early next year.

Shoulder of Mutton Family Fun Day raised amazing amount!

By on Saturday, 24 June, 2017

A fantastic family fun day was held at The Shoulder of Mutton on Sunday 28th May and raised an amazing £538.26 for Blythe House Hospice.

An evening of Nepalese culture raises much needed funds for a children's charity.

By on Monday, 19 June, 2017

The mountainous country of Nepal is perhaps not the first place that springs to mind when thinking about our area, but thanks to a link formed fourteen years ago the award-winning head of a Nepalese charity visited both Marple and New Mills, giving an insight into her work and explaining how donations were helping fund a vital children's project.

Little Hearts Matter

By Diane Inglis on Monday, 19 June, 2017

By the time he was just five years old, Max Barley, had gone through three heart operations, but four years later, the one thing that strikes you now is his huge smile.

Local Marple Charity raises One Million Pounds for Africa

By Denise Ead on Monday, 19 June, 2017

A meal to celebrate the success of the charity HUGS (Helping Uganda Schools) in raising ‘One Million Pounds’ was held recently at Stockport Golf Club. This was organised by Trustee, Bob Blundell and attended by supporters of the charity who enjoyed a delicious meal and were brought up to date with the charity’s latest news. Trustee, Joanna Bircher gave a lively and interesting presentation.