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Sunday, 25 March, 2018

Jolly representatives of Stockport schools and community groups received their cheques from Chairman Ben Alexander at the Hydro on the 7th of March. A fund of £2,000 has been created through the sale of renewable energy, generated on the River Goyt at Otterspool.

Work underway on Middlewood Way greenway

By Susan Hampshire on Sunday, 25 March, 2018

Work is now under way on improvements to the Middlewood Way greenway - following a two-year public campaign and petition.

Marple Civic Society showcase their vision

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 16 March, 2018

A town centre should be a place for people to congregate, to linger and to enjoy. At present, Marple can feel divided by Stockport Road, its slow-moving lines of traffic a deterrent to pedestrians. Marple, says the Civic Society, deserves better. This is the principle which is guiding them through a long and arduous process of consultations, studies and workshops looking into how improvements might be made.

Matthew Sharp joins Northern Chamber Orchestra at Stockport Town Hall 

Monday, 05 March, 2018

‘Virtuoso of the Arts’ (The Times) Matthew Sharp is teaming up with one of the country’s most admired orchestras, the Northern Chamber Orchestra for an inspirational concert at Stockport Town Hall on Friday 9 March.

Council backs Fairtrade fortnight 2018

Monday, 26 February, 2018

Stockport Council, together with the Stockport Fairtrade Group, is supporting this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which is running from Monday 26 February until Sunday 11 March.

Buckle up for Country Festival in June

Sunday, 25 February, 2018

The 2018 Buckle and Boots Festival takes place at beautiful Etherow Country Park in Stockport from June 22-24th.

Poetry performers come from far and wide

By Matthew Corrigan on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

A blanket of bleak midwinter fog fell across Marple on the eve of the shortest day. With the lights of the Market Street Christmas trees reduced to a faint, subdued glow, a definite Dickensian atmosphere was discernible. It was all too easy to imagine one could hear the rattling of spectral chains, as though Jacob Marley himself were out there, wandering somewhere in the gloom.

From Sheep Farmer to wool maker

By Denise Ead on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

I recently interviewed Devin Reed at his cottage in Mill Brow after spotting him at a Roman Lakes “Fact and Fun Day”. I was curious to find out about sheep farming in our area and also the process of producing wool for knitting.

Federal Mogul Christmas Market

By Mike Wallbank on Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Bells will ring, choirs will sing and a brass band will bring even more festive cheer to the Christmas market at Federal Mogul (Ferodo) on Sunday November 26.

Brabyns first in the area to receive Millie’s Mark

Wednesday, 11 October, 2017

Brabyns Preparatory School has become the first independent school in Stockport to receive Millie’s Mark, the new quality mark for excellence in paediatric first aid for Early Years settings. Brabyns has been awarded Millie’s Mark by National Day Nurseries Association in collaboration with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust.

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