From the High Peak Archives
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 […]
28th Jun Gamekeepers from nine grouse shooting estates in the Peak District have today returned to Saddleworth Moor to help combat the devastating wildfire that has raged throughout the week. Twelve keepers are working on Arnfield Moor, which is managed by RSPB and owned by United Utilities. The keepers have been working continuously for three days alongside […]
28th Jun BATTLING THE BLAZE: Firefighting teams use beaters to extinguish the flames. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has thanked people for supporting its firefighters tackling the moorland blazes. The service says it has received a number of cash donations which will go to the Firefighters  Charity and a charity chosen by one of the partner organisations  […]
28th Jun Some of the health chiefs responsible for Glossopdale’s care have been invited to a public ‘speak your mind’ meeting. With the recent closure of Shire Hill Hospital still raw with many people, there could be plenty of plain speaking. High Peak MP Ruth George has organised the meeting to celebrate 70 years of the NHS […]
24th May Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ campaign has been going on all day today – and at the close of play at 5pm we have collected exactly £2,401 – with the promise of more to come. Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised thousands of pounds for the Tameside Macmillan Unit […]
7th May Glossopdale Foodbank is busier than ever as more and more people turn to it for help. The hunger shows no sign of easing as locals struggle to make ends meet. In the first three months of this year, the foodbank put food on the table for approximately 142 Glossopdale families with 173 children benefitting. A […]