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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.

‘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.

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.

AcaBella – can’t stop the music

By Julia Davenport-Brown on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

AcaBella are a harmonious quartet of talented Stockport ladies who burst on to the local music scene with their first professional performance at the inaugural meeting of the High Lane WI.

Skatepark re-opens after six years

Tuesday, 06 June, 2017

Marple skatepark has reopened, updated and upgraded after a marathon funding effort.

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