From the High Peak Archives
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 […]
12th Apr The cast of Tintwistle Primary School’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ set off to stage the Shakespearean classic. But the village children’s version wasn’t being played out in a theatre. It was in a muddy, wooded area close to the South Close school, hence the wellies and waterproofs. The pupils took part in a national event […]
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 High Peak MP Ruth George and three students are back after visiting the site of Auschwitz concentration camp. She made the trip with Megan Shaw and Harvey Mellor, sixth formers from Glossopdale School with history tutor Dawn Smith Langridge, alongside Florence Hewett, a gap year student from Buxton. The visit, for East Midland students,  was organised […]
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, […]
9th Mar A man has received an additional jail term of three years for an attempted kidnap in 1977 which will be served consecutive to an existing 15 year sentence for historical abuse against two boys. John Hall, 70, of no fixed abode, was sentenced for the latest offence, against a third boy, at Minshull Street Crown […]
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 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 […]