From the Marple Archives
16th Aug GOOD CHEER: Toby Emmett and Michael Maxted are delighted with their results. Students at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College celebrated another year of excellent A Level results this year. The pass rate on level 3 programmes is 99.4 per cent, and even though by common consent A levels are more challenging following recent reforms, […]
10th Aug Romiley Operatic Society is staging the regional premiere of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang bang at Stockport’s Plaza Theatre all this week. Fly along to catch this spectacular show if you can which marks a stunning centenary of performances for the society and is truly a spectacle not to be missed. Romiley Operatic is the […]
5th May The countdown is well and truly on! Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ is on Thursday, May 24. Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised an astonishing £7,000 for the Tameside Macmillan Unit in just one day in February last year, thanks to your amazing generosity. Local groups, organisations, schools and […]
15th Mar   Romiley Operatic Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is proving a sure fire hit at The Plaza Theatre, Stockport. Irving Berlin’s musical is a fantastic toe tapper about the famous, gun slinging showgirl ‘Annie Oakley’. The society’s production has been receiving rapturous applause as they belt out popular musical numbers such as ‘There’s […]
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 Tameside this morning with scores of schools closing and Tameside Council advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary. […]
1st Mar Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Greater Manchester – including Tameside – with the message not to travel unless it is essential. 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 […]
28th Feb WORK IN PROGRESS: Tameside’s gritters have their work cut out and worked round the clock on Tuesday.   The ‘Beast From The East’ truly got its claws into Tameside and Glossopdale on Tuesday night. A Met Office Yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for our region, which will continue into Wednesday, with the […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]
14th Dec With the festive period edging nearer and nearer, the pantomime season is in full swing and a special performance of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ is coming to Romiley.  JB Productions will be bringing the popular classic to The Forum Theatre on Compstall Road, starting tomorrow (Friday). Here are when the performances will be […]
7th Sep Four fire fighting appliances, including a specialist unit from Eccles, were called to deal with a fire on a disused barge on the Peak Forest Canal at Hyde. The blaze was discovered at around 6.30pm on Tuesday and firefighters from Ashton and Hyde responded to deal with the incident close to Raglan Street at Hyde. […]