2nd Jan Police in plain clothes took a train ride to catch travelling crooks. It wasn’t long before the partnership of Glossop officers and British Transport Police collared their first suspects. Stop searches for cannabis led to a BB gun and ammunition being retrieved. While four suspects were also identified for previous incidents of anti-social behaviour by […]
2nd Jan A countywide campaign has been launched in Derbyshire to highlight domestic abuse. Run by the police, county council and Derby City Council, it will offer support to victims and raise awareness of what is a growing problem. Last December there were 1,563 domestic violence incidents recorded in Derbyshire, a 5.8 per cent increase on December […]
20th Dec A Gamesley group is a little closer to getting people fitter and reducing the £500,000 a year that inactivity ‘costs’ Glossop. Local Barclays manager Mark The donation means the social enterprise group can continue running its ‘low impact physical activity sessions’ into the new year. Co-ordinator Mick Owen is delighted with the donation and Mark’s […]
20th Dec   A little Gamesley girl has become a real life Christmas angel. Abigail Hardy has had her hair cut off to help a child cancer victim. And she’s raised £350 for her 10ins long locks to be turned into wig. “I can always grow my hair again,” Abigail told proud mum Zoe. “The children might […]
20th Dec   A Glossop woman has told how she found her husband ablaze as fire swept through their home. Sandra Bradshaw, who lost everything in Sunday’s horror blaze, said: “I was in the bedroom when I heard Antony screaming. I ran to the living room, but he was in the hall on fire. “I pushed him […]
18th Dec A Stalybridge shopkeeper has been robbed at gun point as he attempted to lock up his market street business. A number of raiders entered the store, one threatening the man with a shot gun. They stole cigarettes, money and the shops CCTV system. The robbery, which happened on Sunday at around 4.30 pm is the […]
18th Dec   A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was discovered yesterday morning in a flat in Dukinfield. Police were called to the address on King Street just before 10am. Officers attended and found the body of a man, believed to be 64. As we went to press […]
18th Dec Glossop-based Dark Peak Music Centre’s talented music maker Tom Hayes has been picked to play with one of the country’s top youth symphony orchestras. That’s not the only good news to come out of the Dark Peak camp. At the band trust’s winter concert at Glossop Parish Church on Sunday night, it was announced that […]
18th Dec   Stalybridge Swimming Club made a splash at the recent Central Lancashire Dinner Dance by winning a number of awards. Seven swimmers took prizes at the end-of-year presentation for their efforts in the Senior League. George Morreal, Robert Sexton and Claire Hughes all won their events, which consisted of 12 galas between April and October, […]
13th Dec Father Christmas turned commuter on Saturday when he arrived at Glossop by train. Despite having no reindeer, he was given a great welcome by 80 children, parents and grandparents,  who packed the platform to greet him. The station friends’ group’s annual Santa Special had all the ingredients that makes it a huge hit year after […]