From the High Peak Archives
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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 […]
2nd Mar High Peak Borough Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £10.4m for the coming year. A Council Tax increase of 2.9 per cent has also been agreed – setting Band D payments at £186.36 for 2018/19 which equates to a rise of ten pence per week. Executive Councillor for Finance and Operational […]
2nd Mar Glossop’s Town Hall clock could be ticking back to life for the first time since falling silent more than five years ago. The 120-year-old timepiece is being inspected with a view to getting it working again. That’s welcome news for everyone living in what’s been labelled ‘the town where time stands still’. High Peak Borough […]
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 […]
28th Feb The ‘Beast From The East’ truly got its claws into Glossopdale and Tameside on Tuesday night. A Met Office Yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for our region, which will continue into Wednesday, with the outlook for further snow to come for the whole region on Thursday, Friday and even into the weekend. […]
23rd Feb The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, is investing more than £3m to upgrade the power network in Stalybridge, Buxton, Glossop and the High Peak areas. The project, which has already started, will upgrade 7.4km of underground oil-filled power cables, with new environmentally friendly electricity cables. Most of the power network was installed in […]