From the Broadbottom Archives
12th Apr A Glossop mum is running in the Virgin Money London Marathon for Diabetes UK in memory of her cousin who took his own life. Nicole Dimmock, 33, whose cousin Mark passed away in December 2016, is taking on the gruelling 26-mile challenge on Sunday, April 22, to raise awareness of how diabetes affects emotional wellbeing. Mark […]
22nd Mar The ‘mini’ Beast From The East blasted back over the weekend causing almost as much chaos as its big brother. Blizzards which blew in on Saturday night closed both trans-Pennine passes and country roads as strong winds whipped snow into drifts. Drivers were trapped in vehicles on the Snake Pass and Monks Road with police […]
17th Mar Heavy snow has closed the A57 Snake Pass and motorists are advised to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a further severe weather alert for snow this evening. Drivers are being advised to avoid trans-Pennine roads, including the M62 (junctions 21 to 25), A628 and A66, if at all possible […]
15th Mar With the consultation on plans for the Mottram bypass closing on March 25 there’s still time for residents to make their voice heard about how traffic affects their lives. That’s the message from Longdendale councillors Janet Cooper, Gill Peet and Chris Buglass. They say the current bypass proposal is not the end of the story, […]
4th Mar The A57 Snake Pass and Monks road – between Chunal & Charlesworth – will remain closed tonight due to the previous heavy snow, Derbyshire County Council states However, as the slow thaw continues and temperatures gradually increase, it is expected that the routes will be re-opened during the course of the day tomorrow. The council […]
3rd Mar Mottram walker’s miraculous escape after coming into contact with live 11,000 volt cable   The North West’s power network operator, Electricity North West, has issued an urgent safety warning after a walker cheated death when he came into contact with a live 11,000 volt power line. The power network for the region has been battling […]
3rd Mar Derbyshire County Council reports that all-out efforts to beat the ‘Beast form the East’ and Storm Emma and get the region’s road network fully operational again continues. Attempts to dig out snow-laden main roads in the High Peak with the help of farmer contractors has been ongoing with JCBs working to dig out the isolated […]
2nd Mar Conditions across Glossop and the High Peak remain challenging this morning with more roads closed and becoming impassable with the high winds from Storm Emma causing further problems after the heavy snow. The vast majority of Glossopdale’s schools have remained closed today. Derbyshire County Council said fallen trees have added to the difficulties on the […]
1st Mar A Yellow weather warning issued for our region this morning for snow has been extended for the whole of tomorrow (Friday) – but this time for snow and ice. It comes after blizzard-like conditions swept across Glossop and the High Peak this morning with scores of schools closing and Derbyshire County Council advising people not […]
1st Mar Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Glossop. Snow showers have continued overnight as the ‘Beast From the East’ continued to make itself felt with temperatures plummeting to minus six. With the increasing wind gusting at between 30mph and 40mph, that temperature has felt more like minus 11. Many […]