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Marple Poppy Appeal underway

By on Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Over 40 large poppies have been fastened in place across Marple and Marple Bridge - to get the 2017 Marple Poppy Appeal firmly under way.

Each large poppy is to honour a local Marple man who fell in the First World War and is sure to keep both his name and his memory alive.

Kevin Murray,…

Marple Poppy Appeal going from strength to strength

By Susan Hampshire on Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

The 2017 Marple Poppy Appeal is gaining fantastic support from all parts of the area – and the organisers couldn't be more delighted with progress.

Cheers! Months of hard work pay off!

By Diane Inglis on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017

Months of hard work have finally paid off for supporters and friends of the Northumberland Arms in Marple Bridge who have raised enough money to buy the pub from Robinsons Brewery.

Miles turn to smiles!

By Avril Marsh on Monday, 25 September, 2017

Miles turned to smiles when the Wise-Evans clan arrived in Trearddur Bay after cycling from Marple Bridge over the midsummer weekend in June. Their Miles for Margo journey was in memory of Margaret - Margo - Wise who died, aged 58, in February 2015; their mission was to raise funds for the Christie, to say thank you for taking such good care of Margo during her illness.

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.

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