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From the High Peak Archives
3rd Dec A child’s cuddly toy left at the water’s edge led police to the discovery of a five-year-old boy and his mother in the icy waters of a reservoir, an inquest heard. Social worker Emma Sillett and her son Jenson Spellman had been missing from home for two days when police frogmen recovered their bodies from […]
14th Nov The Addams Family has been disturbing and amusing people for about 80 years and has proved to be remarkably durable. Beginning as a simple cartoon, the family has survived TV series and several film adaptations. Inevitably a Broadway musical had to follow in 2010, and now High Peak audiences can enjoy a lively production at […]
5th Nov The Woodhead Pass is closed in both directions after a lorry containing wood chippings set alight. Emergency services were called to the lorry, which is still smouldering, at around 3.30am this morning. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes, with South Yorkshire Police saying the blaze may have damaged the […]
15th Oct A Glossop woman is trekking the mountain in a bid to raise money for the leading cancer-treatment centre. Geraldine Barlow, 33, is flying out this Sunday to the highest summit in the world, aiming to reach Basecamp on the 1st of November and return home on the 8th. The trip, which Geraldine hopes will raise […]
7th Oct Determined daughter Rachael Thompson is set to scale new heights when she undertakes the challenge of a lifetime by trekking to the Everest Base Camp. Rachael is setting off on the adventure to raise funds for a charity close to her heart. The 34-year-old, from Padfield near Glossop, explained: “Everest has always been on my […]
13th Sep Ruth George has been given assurances from the Roads Minister that work on the Mottram Bypass and Glossop Spur will begin in two years time. High Peak’s MP is promising to keep the pressure on to make sure that the start date – September 2020 – is not put back. Ruth is stressing she will […]
12th Jul Students at two schools dressed the part as they celebrated their Prom nights in style. The classes of 2018 said a fond farewell at both Longdendale High School and Rayner Stephens High School – both part of the Aspire Plus Educational Trust. Students celebrated their Prom events on successive evenings. The days started with an […]
5th Jul Ruth George has been reflecting on her first 12 months as High Peak’s Labour MP after sensationally over-turning a  huge Conservative majority to defeat Tory candidate Andrew Bingham in the June 2017 General Election. It’s been a year in which Mrs George has been vigorously campaigning on local concerns and taking part in House of […]
29th Jun Gamekeepers fighting in the front line to combat the Saddleworth Moor wildfire have called for a lantern festival to be scrapped as the devastation to wildlife becomes apparent following the blazes. Keepers who have been on the Arnfield moor all week are reporting a catastrophic loss of species. The before and after of such a […]
29th Jun The Peak District National Park Authority which has huge swathes of land in Tameside and Glossopdale has  implemented Operation FireWatch in collaboration with the Moors for the Future Partnership. Staff from the National Park, partner organisations and volunteers are in place at moorland vantage points throughout the national park to look out for fires. With […]