From the Mottram Archives
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 […]
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 […]