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Mellor painter Richard Leng undertakes ambitious project for local causes

By Louise Robertson on Saturday, 16 September, 2017

Back in last year’s winter edition of the Review we wrote about an unusual way for a person to raise much needed funds for Mellor Village Centre, St. Thomas’ Church and its chosen charities (Wellspring, St. Anne’s Hospice, Medicins sans Frontieres and the Bible Society).

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”.

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.

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.

Local company goes red and wins charity award in the process

By on Sunday, 05 March, 2017

A local structural engineering consultancy has turned itself red in an effort to raise money for charity, and won an award for having the UK’s most unique fund-raising initiative in the process. The staff of Rhodes & Partners wore red clothes and used their Marple Bridge offices to show their support for the recent ‘Wear Red’ day, organized by the Redr UK charity. The charity duly recognized their efforts by naming Rhodes and Partners as winners of this year’s Unique Initiative Award.

Women engineers

By Diane Inglis on Tuesday, 04 October, 2016

Engineering has long been seen as a male-dominated profession but a Marple Bridge consultancy is flying the flag for female engineers with women making up one third of its engineering workforce.

Rollins Wood Community Share Issue

By Avril Marsh on Tuesday, 04 October, 2016

Marple residents now have a chance to buy a share in their local community woodland, Rollins Wood. For two years, dedicated volunteers have been improving this seven-acre wildlife paradise behind Compstall Road in Marple Bridge and September’s share issue opens membership to all supporters of the project.

Marple’s Green Belt under threa

By on 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.

Make your way to Marple for end of summer food extravaganza

By on Monday, 22 August, 2016

Make your way to Marple for a mid-September feast of foodie delights, a real ale trail and fun for all. From modest beginnings a decade ago, the town's Food and Drink Festival is now firmly established as one of the most popular events in the local calendar.

Marple Bridge Surgery

By Diane Inglis on Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

Marple Bridge Surgery has been ranked the best doctors’ surgery in Greater Manchester following the results of the latest GP Patients Survey.